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Are you at the London Book Fair on Tuesday 20th April? If so, there are still places at the London Book Tweet After Party! London Book Tweet is the official tweetup of the London Book Fair, organized jointly by the London Book Fair and Publishing Talk. The publishing Twitterati will be out in force, tweeting, drinking and networking with fellow publishers, authors, agents, journalists and other book industry folk – and we’d love you to join us!
When and where?
It all starts at 5.30pm-6.30pm at the Market Focus Bar in Earls Court 1 (in the Children’s Zone, near the West Brompton entrance), at which the winner of the Author Blog Awards 2010 will be announced by Anna Lewis and Jon Slack.
We are rather at capacity for that part of the evening, but we then move on to the After Party which is from 7.00pm till around 10.30pm at Eclipse, 158 Old Brompton Road, which holds up to 120 of us. We have exclusive use of their boutique basement club, just a 10 min walk from Earls Court: great cocktails, great music, great people. And we’re thrilled to announce that Jonathan Davis (aka @canadiancat) and Ernesto Priego will be DJing at Eclipse. Expect some Latin, salsa, soul and deep house!
More details are on the Twtvite at http://twtvite.com/lbt10. It says ‘full’, but that’s just for the first part: click ‘Waiting List’ to add yourself to the list for the After Party at Eclipse.
There will be much AudioBooing, Tweeting, videoing and Twitpicing. We’re delighted that Toby Rhind-Tutt will be on hand again to take the official photographs (and if you want to add your own to Flickr, there is a Publishing Talk Group Pool you can submit them to, and/or tag them with lbtweet).
Bring on the Twitterwall!
Can’t join us live? Follow the action with the Twitter hashtag #lbtweet. We will also have a Twitterwall at the Market Focus bar, which will display all the tweets containing #lbtweet during the tweetup; and it will display #LBF10 – the official hashtag of the London Book Fair – at other times. If you want your own Twitterwall on your own screen, go to www.twitterfall.com and enter the hashtags you’d like to follow.
You can also follow the action at the London Book Fair Digital Conference on Sunday 18 April with the hashtag #LBFDC. I will be live-tweeting the conference on @publishingtalk.
And if that all sounds too much like hard work, here’s a Twitterwall pre-loaded with #LBF10, #LBFDC and #lbtweet. Or just click on the image below. Simples! Hope to see you there, and watch this space for details.