The London Girl Geek Dinners Drinks and Film ‘Best Friends Forever’

The London Girl Geek Dinners drinks and talks is being promoted along with a film called  Best Friends Forever .

The details for the event are below.

– 6.00pm arrivals and drinks
– 6.30pm talk starts (45mins max: 15-20 mins talk plus 5-10 mins Q&A each)
– 7.15pm Best Friends Forever (the lead, Vera is flying over for intro/q&a)
– 8.50pm finish

Venue:
Stratford Picturehouse – East London, Salway Rd, London E15 1BX

We’ve made the talk part of the ticket for the screening of Best Friends Forever, so if you buy a ticket to BFF then you also get to come to the talk so ring 0871 902 5740 & quote ‘geek girls’ to get £5.50 ticket

Join us in the bar from 6.30pm for a LONDON GEEK GIRLS DINNERS Networking event. We then have a talk from Holly Gramazio, games designer at Hide and Seek and Ste Curran from One Life Left. Then this fantastic movie and we are super-excited that Vera Miao producer, co-writer and co-star of BEST FRIENDS FOREVER will be joining us for the screening and Q&A!

In this indie, post-apocalyptic THELMA AND LOUISE, two LA hipsters take a road trip across America, unaware of the mass destruction around them.

Harriet, played by Brea Grant (Daphne from HEROES), is a comic book artist, with issues. Her best friend is Reba (Vera Miao), a reckless fun-loving girl who is the antithesis of Harriet. They set off in a beat-up old hatchback to start a new life in Austin, Texas (possibly the hippest city in the US). En route, many misadventures befall our heroines, most of which are perpetuated by the events they are ignorant of.

Being low-budget, most of the apocalyptic elements come from inference, allowing the film to concentrate on the relationship between the two friends as they discover the truth of what has happened.

The two leads co-wrote the screenplay, with Brea directing and Vera producing and women held key crew roles: editing, sound and cinematography (it was shot on Super 16 film, rather than digitally). This is a film that easily passes the Bechdel Test, which is something of a rarity for genre films. While this is not hard sci-fi, it fits nicely into the postapocalyptic sub genre, and will especially appeal to audiences tired of seeing ‘tough men with guns’.

This is a great example of what can be done with relatively little money and plenty of imagination.

Some of the cast and crew are going to be attending so it is REALLY important that we fill that auditorium with LGGD members who are watching the film so the talk is part of the discounted ticket! Anyone who quotes ‘geek girls’ will get tickets for the screening of BEST FRIENDS FOREVER at the members rate of £5.50 rather than £8.50

Details about the film are here:  http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2013/programme/feature/best-friends-forever

So please do buy a ticket, support SciFi London who have supported us so much and support this film which is important to support. Even if you don’t stay for the whole film, you’ll be helping out 🙂 ring 0871 902 5740 & quote ‘geek girls’ to get £5.50 ticket for the May 2nd LGGD event

Plus it means us LGGDers own the whole cinema – WOOOOOO!

See you at the SciFi London event May 2nd at the Stratford Picturehouse – East London, Salway Rd, London E15 1BX

Remember – ring 0871 902 5740 & quote ‘geek girls’ to get the £5.50 ticket

Sci-Fi London & London Girl Geek Dinners Presents… 2012

We’re going back to Sci-Fi London and once again you can buy your Sci-Fi London tickets at a discount as well since you’re a LGGD member! “GEEK GIRLS” is the code for your discount – THANK YOU SCI-FI LONDON!!  http://www.sci-fi-london.com/

The London Gir Geek Dinner event will be on the evening of Thursday 3rd May.  The drinks will be from 19:30 with the talk starting at 9pm.  We have to do it this way because of the films in the screens.
Thanks so people not showing for the EA Games event we do have leftover wine so a big THANK YOU to EA Games for the wine 🙂 Have you contacted them yet about job opportunities?  You should! Amanda Cowie was the lovely person at the last event and you can contact her with your CV on acowie@ea.com
If anyone wants to go to screening of the shorts at 6:30 that evening it will be over in time for the LDDG talk – like previous years everyone will get a code for getting a discount on films at the festival.
We’re just confirming speakers. We hope to get a couple of women to talk about the ZX Spectrum and how it changed programming (especially for women) and possibly Raspberry Pi but this is proving difficult so we may have people speaking on Gaming but hey – that’s half the fun of going to a LGGD talk – no matter what the topic you know it is going to rock – and have the world’s largest power point slides!
So if you’d like a ticket for networking with other women and amazing talks, grab a ticket NOW!
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Remember – we opperate a 3 strikes policy so if you can’t make it please don’t grab a ticket and let someone else come – THANKS!

Sci Fi London Girl Geek Dinner

SCI-FI-LONDON and London Girl Geek Dinners presents an evening of geek girls in film…

If you do a google search for ‘women in film BAFTA 2011’ two of the first four hits are about red carpet fashion. Looking though the 2011 BAFTA nominations it seems like women are mostly only taken seriously in film if they are actors or doing hair, make-up and costumes. Leilani Holmes and Anna Higgs have both had successful careers in a male-dominated field and are joining SCI-FI-LONDON and the London Girl Geek Dinners to present about how they make use of new media, crowd sourcing content and engage with collaborative filmmaking forums to challenge the glass ceiling.

Leilani Holmes is short film maker, screen writer and actor who co-runs a collaborative filmmaking group www.ottfilms.co.uk/forum and blogs for the London Screenwriters Festival.

Anna Higgs is a producer with a background in the world of BAFTA-award winning interactive ‘edutainment’ and has been involved the production of a wide range of games, as well as managing digital media projects for a diverse range of clients including Sony, Sainsbury’s, BskyB, Telewest and the BBC.  In 2006 Anna completed her MA in Producing at the NFTS, and founded Quark Films with producer Gavin Humphries.

Quark is a company working across drama, documentary and animation for theatrical, TV and digital platforms with credits as diverse as feature doc THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS, DVD tour film THE MIGHTY BOOSH: FUTURE SAILORS TOUR and BOY CHEERLEADERS for BBC Wonderland and music videos for the Arctic Monkeys.  Anna was recently selected as a finalist for the British Council’s Young Screen Entrepreneur of the Year award 2010 and is a NESTA Fellow on the prestigious Clore Cultural Leadership programme 2010/11.

The wine we will be quaffing are from the Dinastia Vivanco winery and fabulous wine museum in Rioja (Spain).  The white wine  (Vivanco Blanco) is a blend of Viura and Malvasia from 2009.  If this sounds fabulous and you’d like to know more, check www.dinastiavivanco.com and become a fan of the Dinastia Vivanco wine Facebook page to show you appreciate them providing the wine.  We’ll also be asking volunteers to just chat about or give their opinoons on wine in general on the night as well so please do volunteer 30sec of your time if you can

Full Details:

Date & Time: Thursday, 28th April 2011, 6.30pm

Venue: Apollo West End Theatre, 19 Lower Regent Street, SW1 4LR; nearest tube is Piccadilly Circus, Directions here

Hosted by: Girl Geek Dinners and SCI-FI-LONDON

Food & Drink: Drinks and nibbles in the bar, from 6.30pm

Attendees: As usual, men allowed as a guest of a LGGD member.

Tickets: Available from Wednesday 13th April at: http://scifi-london.eventbrite.com/

London Girl Geeks and SCI-FI-LONDON Event

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14th April 2009 :: cosmic news, sci-fi fans, space for another 30 people has materialised due to a rip in the space-time continuum, or something, so we’ve just added these tickets — set your diaries to stun come!

We’re in orbit over the April 2009 London Girl Geek event which we’re holding jointly with the groovy individuals at SCI-FI-LONDON who are also kindly sponsoring the event to be held at the Apollo West End Theatre on Regent Street.

The event will commence at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start with talks on sci-fi film and fiction from the below speakers. The event will flow on to the cinema bar afterwards, and films will be showing from 7.45pm if any attendees wish to book separately. On which, Girl Geeks attending this event are eligible for a 10% discount on SCI-FI-LONDON cinema tickets that evening, just quote London Girl Geeks!

As per details from the SCI-FI-LONDON website (do visit to learn more about what’s happening during their annual festival taking place from 29th April to 4th May), speakers will include:

  • Dr Rachel Armstrong :: Dr Armstrong trained as a doctor at both Cambridge and Oxford and is a qualified General Practitioner, however, her career as a doctor has been far from conventional. Her concern for patients disfigured by the scars of leprosy led her on a journey that questioned assumptions about what ‘normal’ human anatomy is, or indeed, whether there is anything ‘natural’ about us at all. Dr Armstrong will present a resume of her adventures in practical Science Fiction over the last ten years, revealing a shocking portrait of human identity through the work of radical performance artists and leading to her current work that challenges notions of ‘life’ itself. [Warning хочу секс самара : Not for the squeamish or easily morally outraged.]
  • Additional Speaker :: TBA

Many thanks to Sara & Louis from SCI-FI-LONDON for arranging the space and making things happen!

Full Details:

  • Date & Time: Thursday, 30th April 2009, 6:00 for 6.30pm
  • End Time: The event will finish at 8.00pm, with those interested flowing on to the cinema bar for more conversations
  • Venue: Apollo West End Theatre, 19 Regent Street, see Directions for more details!
  • Hosted by: Girl Geek Dinners and SCI-FI-LONDON
  • Food & Drink: Light dips and drinks provided courtesy of SCI-FI-LONDON
  • Subject for the evening: Girl Geeks in Practical Science Fiction
  • Format: Reception, two short talks, conversation.
  • Capacity: 90 people
  • Attendees:
    High School Musical 3: Senior Year

    As ever, boy geeks are welcome to attend if invited by a girl geek although on this occasion we do stress that there are few and limited spaces so more boy geeks = less girl geeks.

If you’d like to attend on 30th April, please sign up at http://scifilondonlggd.eventbrite.com, and we’ll see you at the event!