April 27, 2010

Web Wednesday V36.0 - May 5th

Calling all Asian Digerati!

For our third birthday, we have the pleasure of bringing you acclaimed filmaker Siok Siok Tan, who's latest creation is "Twittamentary", a crowd-sourced documentary about how the real-time web is changing social encounters around the world.

Siok (Twitter: @sioksiok) describes herself as "a filmmaker, entrepreneur and a honorary geek with a deep passion for great storytelling in the age of real time web". She is also an internet entrepreneur who has built Niurenku, an online video venture in China focused on sports, music and youth culture. Siok previously worked as an executive producer for Discovery Channel in Asia. The shows she produced have clinched more than a dozen awards and nominations at the Asian TV Awards and the Golden Bell Awards. Siok has also been a visiting lecturer at the Beijing Film Academy, where she directed a documentary about the Beijing Olympics (Boomtown Beijing) with the assistance of her students. Siok holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honors) in Comparative Literature from Brown University, USA.

We'll be having other birthday surprises so do come along on Wednesday 5th May at Volar Bar & Club, Basement, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong.

The mixer will kick off at 6:30pm and wind up around 9:30pm, with the interview starting at 7:15pm. We'll be showing extracts of the documentary.

If you're on Facebook, do sign up here so we know how many people are coming. If not, you can sign up on this blog.

As per usual, there's a HK$100 entrance fee, including one complimentary drink. Our lovely assistant, Vivian, will issue receipts if you need one. (For students, you can get in for HK$50 without free booze). Thereafter, all standard drinks will be charged at special happy hour prices.

We will donate 10% of entrance fees to help fund the completion of Twittamentary.

Looking forward to seeing old faces and meeting many more new ones!

Napoleon Biggs
Founder & Host - Web Wednesday
Head of Digital Integration, Fleishman-Hillard Communications Asia

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