October 18, 2009

First 2 Forward - Match 5 (Oct 21st)

Web Wednesday's foray into new events for the Asian Digerati continues with First 2 Forward, the bilingual game show hosted by the multi-talented MC Hyperlink (Pictured in all his eccentric glory below!).
"What is First 2 Forward?" you may ask. MC Hyperlink tells it like this, "It's like a TV game show. It's like a creative department show n' tell. It's like nothing you've ever seen!".

Still don't get it? (I didn't at first!), "First 2 Forward is...Two top creative directors. Five rounds of competition. One event that reveals the freshest, funniest, and freakin' coolest stuff from around the Web". In Cantonese, "First 2 Forward就好像電視遊戲節目一樣,由兩位參加者進行5個回合的比賽,各人需要根據不同的要求,找出最精彩、最搞笑、最貼題的超連結即可。而首次參加比賽的2位參加者均為城中出色的廣告創意總監,且看他們哪一位能勝出首次比賽!"

Tempted? Follow First 2 Forward for the latest updates on Twitter (@first2forward) and come to Match 5 on October 21st (a Wednesday, course!) to watch James Reeves, Creative Director of McCann, battle it out against Jay Oatway (@jayoatway), Tech-Culture Trend Hunter, Digital Journalist, Social Media Evangelist and previous guest speaker at Web Wednesday Hong Kong.

We even have a groovy, bi-lingual email invite, designed by MC Hyperlink's creative crew at MRM Worldwide, that goes out to our 1,800+ members.
From this month on, First 2 Forward will be hosted at the Philia Lounge, 4 Arbuthnot Road, Central. Doors open 8:00pm. Show starts 8:30pm.

Introducing ... celebrity judge crowdsourcing! Be ready to say your piece and put up a score because MC Hyperlink will be diving into the audience to select random judges for every round.

第五回: 2009年10月21日晚上8時Philia Lounge, 中環亞畢諾道4號

October 7, 2009

AppsXchange Asia - 20% discount

The nice folks at Questex Media, who publish a wide range of B2B magazines (including Telecom Asia, Network World Asia, Computer World Hong Kong and Enterprise Innovation) and run various trade events and conferences, are offering Web Wednesday members a 20% discount off their upcoming event, AppsXchange Asia.

As you can tell from the name, this event will bring together leading lights in the mobile telecoms field to talk about the growing popularity of apps stores and to address the impact of cloud computing on mobile services and business models.

If apps are your thing and you want to rub shoulders with the mobile operators, then register here (don't forget to enter the promotion code "WEWE") to attend the two day event on 16-17th November 2009 at the J.W. Marriot Hotel in Pacific Place, Hong Kong.

[Web Wednesday is an official supporting partner of this event, alongside the Mobile Entertainment Forum, the Mobile Marketing Association, Mobile Monday, the Hong Kong Wireless Development Centre and the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association.]

October 5, 2009

Fame and Fortune - Prizes at Web Wednesday!

Hello Future Glitterati,

We've got some fab prizes lined up for the upcoming Web Wednesday on 7th October:

1st Prize: Gift certificate for dinner at trendy new restaurant SOHO8 with either LUMINA stars JuJu Chan or Michael Chan. Gift certificate worth HKD 888, dinner with actor is priceless!

2nd Prize: A walk-on role in Lumina's next YouTube video, featuring LUMINA stars Emilie Guillot and Simon Yin.

3rd Prize: A glossy LUMINA notebook autographed by the cast.

Sign up to let us know you're coming by signing up on Facebook or LinkedIn and turn up on the night to drop your namecard and take your first step towards becoming a Web Celebrity.

October 2, 2009

Web Wednesday Hong Kong - Social Mixer V29.0 (Oct. 7)

Calling all local Digerati and Glitterati,

This month (Wednesday 7th October), we'll be bringing the glamour of Hollywood movie-making to Web Wednesday!

Our guest speaker will be Jennifer Thym (@jenthym), the writer, director and producer of "Lumina - The Web Series", Hong Kong's 1st foray into distributing and marketing a fantasy thriller via the web.

Jennifer will be joined by members of the cast (actors, videographers, musicians and producers) so don't forget your autograph books! Sign up for the event on Facebook, LinkedIn or via this blog.

LUMINA is free to view on their website (luminaseries.com) and their YouTube Channel (youtube.com/luminaseries). Being very web marketing savvy, Lumina fans can also keep updated via Twitter, Facebook or AliveNotDead. Within two weeks of launching, Jennifer had already signed a distribution deal with KoldCast.tv in the US.

Watch the latest episodes embedded here:

As Jennifer describes it: "Filmed on the RED One and starring JuJu Chan, Michael Chan and Vince Matthew Chung, LUMINA is a dark, densely woven fantasy set against the sparkling backdrop of Hong Kong. Lumina Wong (JuJu Chan) is beautiful but works far too much; although she lives in a city of millions, she still feels lonely and isolated. Late one night, Lumina has a chance encounter with Ryder Lee (Michael Chan), a handsome young man from another world that she can see in mirrors and darkened window reflections. She revels in the fantasy relationship until mirrorspy Eben Sanchez (Jacob Ziacan) comes into her life, warning her of the treacheries of the people of the Dark Realm. Soon Lumina must choose between the safety of the world she knows and the deadly allure of the unknown."

The night kicks off at 6:30pm and ends around 9:30pm, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to mix with the movers and shakers of our local Internet and meet some talented local artists!

There will be an entrance fee of HK$100, unless you're a bona-fide student, in which case it's HK$50. This includes one complimentary drink. All other drinks are at Happy Hour prices. (We will issue a receipt, if you require one).

We will donate 10% of entrance fees to Oxfam's relief work in Philipines and Vietnam in the wake of Typhoon Ketsana.

Do invite budding producers and entertainment gurus to join the Asian Digerati on Wednesday 7th October at Volar, Basement, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central.