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West by West Midlands Social, Saturday 13th March 2010, Birmingham UK

WxWM 2 – Thursday 28th May: The Unagenda and other information

Format

Being the antithesis of anything formal is a tough job, but one we adore. We’ve been approached by a few fantastic folk who are happy to get up and talk – after possibly an intriguing warm-up (hope you’re all feeling limbered up after it) our first speaker will pick up from where we left off at the original WxWM to ease us back into the spirit of rebellion.

Agenda shmagenda – we run on adrenaline and beer and not by rigid timeframes and stuffy rules, so we’re hoping to keep it all mixed up with speakers, ‘live tweeting’ of topics randomly picked from the throng (so have those questions or topics at the ready) and live cartooning from the excellent Tribune cartoonist Alex Hughes. So make sure you’re lookin’ purdy, as Alex may well capture you in your full glory!

What to bring

  • Stetson, of course (or if you can don another piece of utterly ridiculous headwear, we’ll go for that. I’m thinking feather fascinators for the boys, then πŸ˜€ ). If you’re anti-hat, fear not, we’ll still let you in.
  • A means of connecting to teh internetz that won’t need to use wi-fi. We’re maxing out the broadband to broadcast the event live via Rhubarb Radio, but would love it if those who can bring their own 3G/dongle connection thingummies (phone, laptop, whatever floats your boat) would do so if they want to put the social into media!
  • Those who’ve agreed to bring equipment – please can you be there early so we can have everything set up by no later than 6.40pm. We fancy a beer before it starts!
  • Speakers – if you’ve said you’re running (or might want to run and haven’t mentioned it to us yet) a presentation, please bring whatever equipment you need. There’s a pre-installed projector and screen for speakers, and we’ve had the kind offer of additional projector/screen from Jon Bounds for Alex’s artsing.

Putting it out there

Hashtag is #wxwm if you’re tweeting about us. Follow us on Twitter @wxwm. If you can’t join us in person, use Twitterfall to set up a custom search for the #wxwm hashtag and get interacting. Want to just sit back and listen? Watch out for us publicising where to find the audio feed from Rhubarb Radio shortly – it’s the best way to keep up with the action as it happens if you’re not at the event.

Time

We’ll start at 7pm prompt. WxWM posse will be at the Spotted Dog from about 6pm, so feel free to swing by for a cheeky beer and to muck in if you want to. Would be excellent if everyone could be in the venue by 6.50pm, so you can sneak in a beer and bag a seat. If you’re joining us later, this is fine – just pop in when you’re ready or willing.

Where are we going, again?

It’s at The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth (make sure you go to the one in Warwick Street, as there is another Spotted Dog in Digbeth. I found this out last night as my taxi driver took me on a magical mystery tour). Please note, food’s not served at the venue, so please ensure you are suitably fed!

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Any questions? Email us or stick ’em in the comments. Otherwise, we are very much looking forward to seeing you on Thursday night. Yeee-haw!

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9 Responses

  1. Shona says:

    Indeed. You can bring that with you as well. We’re all for inclusion, you know πŸ˜€

  2. pigsonthewing says:

    What’s the nearest chippie/ takeaway?

  3. Shona says:

    There are chippies on Digbeth High Street. Failing that, we just quiz Getgood for her knowledge πŸ˜‰

  4. dollydaydream says:

    I can bring my power lead? My battery dies after 15 minutes and what fun can I have with just 5 minutes of Twitter?????????!!!!!!

    What I mean is, will there be somewhere to plug in? Of course I can bring my power lead…

  5. dollydaydream says:

    Oh no, I don’t have a dongle anyway, so ignore the above.

    • Shona says:

      Eeks! Was about to say that would be fine – but we really are pushing the broadband to the absolute max with the broadcast :/ We’ll be doing live tweeting (or attempting to, at least), so all is not lost πŸ˜‰ Just really glad for people like you to be there to add some zing to the proceedings!

      See you tomorrow

      x

  6. racesail says:

    Not quite sure what I am letting myself in for but looking forward to an interesting evening! We can do utterly ridiculous headware πŸ™‚

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