[openbeos] [Fwd: LugRadio Live UK 2008]

  • From: "Jorge G. Mare" <kokitomare@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 13:29:12 -0700


We received the invitation shown below to exhibit at LugRadio Live UK 2008. This is an event scheduled to be held at Wolverhampton (UK) on July 19th and 20th.

I am forwarding this message to see if there are any dedicated Haiku fans in the UK who would like to organize a Haiku booth at this event.

The email below from Adam Sweet of the LugRadio team gives quite a bit of information about the event (booth space is free, BTW), and you can find more details on their website here:


Scott McCreary and I organized a Haiku booth at the LugRadio Live USA event last April, so we can provide some guidance if necessary; I could also supply artwork for handout flyers and a big Haiku poster.

So if anybody is up to the challenge, feel free to reply to this message on the list and we can take it from there.


Jorge G. Mare/aka Koki

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: LugRadio Live UK 2008
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 21:22:46 +0100
From: LUG Radio <lugradio@xxxxxxxxx>
To: LugRadio <show@xxxxxxxxxxxx>


As you exhibited at LugRadio Live USA, I thought I'd get in touch
to see if you'd like to exhibit at out UK event in July or if you can't
make, maybe you have some people in the UK who could exhibit on your behalf.

We hope you enjoyed our US event as much as we did, we thought our
exhibitors did a great job and we're thankful that you came. I include
our stock exhibitor email so you have the details to pass around when
you're trying to get people to put together an exhibition.

As always, we're also looking for items to put in our attendees goody
bags, or the nutsacks as we call them. If you have anything you can
supply in a quantity of around 500, then please let us know and we'll
forward you a delivery address. Alternatively if you have something
larger and more prestigious, then we'd love to give them away as prizes
as you may recall from out live show. We like to reward our audience for
taking part by giving them cool prizes.

We'd love to see you again, so please let us know if you think you can
make it or if you can get some people in the UK to exhibit.

Thanks once again,

Adam Sweet and the LugRadio team

As you may or may not be aware, after a successful LugRadio Live USA in
April 2008, LugRadio Live returns to the UK in July of this year at the
Light House Media Centre, the same place we held it last year. The event
will be happening on the 19th and 20th July 2008, and will once again
provide the unique atmosphere in
Wolverhampton. LugRadio Live has developed a strong reputation for
providing a range of topics about free software, Open Source, digital
rights, technology and more, a compelling list of speakers, exhibitors
and birds of a feather sessions, and wrapping it all in a unique, fun,
loose, social and inclusive event, which is often described as combining
the atmosphere of a rock concert and a computer conference.

At LugRadio Live UK 2008, our fourth annual event, we plan on serving up
another helping of this unique atmosphere by inviting around 30
speakers, a full cast of exhibiting projects and companies, an eclectic
range of BOF sessions and plenty of additional sessions such as our
debate discussion panel, a showcase of five minute talks, tech demos,
and of course a live recording of LugRadio in front of an audience. We
expect around 350 - 500 attendees to the event.

Anyway, to the business in hand...

As mentioned, we'll be having an exhibition area where we want to have
projects and companies who do cool things. In the past we've had open
source projects showing off their work such as KDE, Gnome, FreeBSD and
Ubuntu, companies who work with Linux like Neuros, and distributors like
Sun, Red Hat and Novell so we're interested in a good mix of .orgs and
.coms. We were wondering whether you'd be interested in having an
exhibition stand at the event this year? Exhibitor space is free; we
don't charge, because LugRadio Live is a community event. The focus is
on people having a great time, not in making money :-) We'd like it if
your exhibition stand could be something fun and interactive, rather
than just a table with leaflets and advertising, but hey, leaflets and
promotion are important too.

It is free to exhibit, power will be available to exhibitors and we are
still working out whether the venue will allow us to use their network.
Traditionally, we don't put too much emphasis on getting a network but
we're a community based volunteer event and our budget is better spent
on hiring equipment that means you can hear out speakers and giving you
a roof over your head if it rains.

Another thing: as part of the event, we provide each attendee with a
registration bag, containing some free items from different
organisations. We try to keep the items in this bag as interesting as
possible, and in the past this has included pens, badges, software,
clothing and more. If you'd like to contribute something to the bag this
year for LugRadio Live UK 2008, we'd be happy to include it. Both the
goodie bag and an exhibition stand are excellent ways for you to be
associated with a strongly community and Open Source focused event, and
the demographic it attracts. For the bag, we will need 500 of whatever
you choose to contribute, and all you need to do is ship them to us,
there is no charge in addition to sending the items - we will add them
to the bags ready for the event. Alternatively, you can give us some
bigger, cooler stuff, maybe just a few of them, which we can give away
as prizes to our attendees. LugRadio Live is all about getting cool
people involved and to reward them with cool stuff for being part of it.

Also, our call for speakers is open now, so if you'd like to talk, the
details on how to submit your talk are available from
http://lugradio.org/live/UK2008/callforpapers or you can get in touch by
emailing show@xxxxxxxxxxxx if you want to do a quick 5 minute talk about
your project while on stage next to a man in a thong with a gong. In
fact, we're open to enquiries from people who want to wear the
aforementioned thong. Just think of it on the event programmes:

"The YOUR NAME HERE Gong-a-Thong Lightbulb Talk Extravaganza"

LugRadio Live in the UK has developed a strong reputation for being
'the' community event in the UK, and we're keen to continue this
tradition. We would love if you could be one of the organisations who
helped make this happen. :)

At this stage, we're just starting all of the hard work that goes into
the event, but we'd like to hear from you if you'd like to exhibit your
project or organisation at LRL UK 2008. If you're not the right person
to ask about attending, we'd be grateful if you could either pass it on
to the right person for us or get back in touch to let us know who to

You can check who is speaking and how the event is shaping up by
checking http://lugradio.org/live/UK2008/

Any questions or queries, feel free to drop us an email in reply to this
email, and we really hope you can be a part of the event. :)


Adam Sweet and the LugRadio Team

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