We here at Celebrate the Web can’t believe that San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner! The panel and mixer event that we put on last year was such a success in bringing scifi / fantasy web series talent together, but this year we want a less formal celebration of ALL New Media individuals attending the convention, so in lieu of panels, we are excited to announce that we have organized a New Media Meetup on Thursday July 21st, from 5:30-8 at the Bristol Hotel. Sponsored by SAG New Media and blip.tv, we will be co-hosting the event with some of the best organizations the Web has to offer: the IAWTV, Tubefilter and The League of Extraordinary Ladies. There will be food and drink specials with two bars set up, and blip.tv has generously donated drink tickets to the first 35 people in attendance.
We have planned the event for the Thursday so it does not conflict with the different web series panels that are on the SDCC schedule AND so that new media talent in town can connect before the madness of the weekend. It’s exciting to see the new media presence grow with each passing year. We hope you can make it!
A quick walk from the Convention Center: the Bristol is a boutique modern hotel that reflects the energy of our medium. The mixer is free and being held in the hotel lobby bar. There will be drink and appetizer specials for attendees of the Event.
|Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm|
|The Bristol Hotel
1055 First Avenue
San Diego, CA 9210
blip.tv’s mission is to help people to discover the best in original web series and to help web series producers make a sustainable living. blip.tv was founded in 2005 by five friends who fell in love with the first web series they saw. They decided to create a site that makes it easy for people to discover the best in original web series. blip.tv is now the largest independently owned video network in the world.
The International Academy of Web Television is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of web television as well as furthering the common good and general welfare of industry professionals by:
* Encouraging public appreciation for the art and science of web television
* Honoring excellence in web television through awards or other forms of recognition
* Developing specifications and standards and encouraging the adoption of these standards across the industry
* Encouraging the development of quality web television content through educational programs, workshops, seminars, or other events
* Fostering a spirit of community by using the social media art forms that best encourage cooperation and cordial relations among industry professionals
* Serving as a leader on issues and topics of interest to industry professionals
* Providing members of the organization access to unique and valuable resources
SAG New Media is here to help members grasp the implications of the emerging technologies on their livelihoods and to aid producers in using our members for their creative endeavors on new platforms.
The New Media Department stays on top of the latest changes in content creation and distribution. They work internally with the Guild’s negotiating, organizing and policy-making committees, but they also reach out with a clear message: The professional Screen Actors Guild actor will be an indispensable component of advertising, industrial, and entertainment content on any screen, no matter how screens might evolve.
The mission at Tubefilter is simple – to grow the audience of web television. It’s news division, Tubefilter News, is the leading authority in episodic web television and web series. The web is full of great storytelling. As you’ve probably noticed, there are a lot of stories out there, but too often they get lost in the web video shuffle. Tubefilter News helps you discover and keep track of the stories worth caring about.
The League of Extraordinary Ladies was formed in Los Angeles, CA, in 2010 when a group of geeky women met at a Tweetup and then began hanging out together. They joined together and formed an organism more powerful than each individual, a coven of women who have similar interests and are supportive of each other.