Four Colman Getty is launching a bi-monthly curated presenting and networking event, Off the Page, which brings together publishers with companies across the creative sector to promote idea sharing, constructive criticism and partnership building.
The first event, on 20th March (from 6.30pm to 9.00pm), will focus on gaming and includes Phil Stuart, creative director of Preloaded, a BAFTA-winning studio making casual and social games with purpose; and Dave Morris, author, video game designer and creator of Profile's acclaimed Frankenstein app. The evening will be introduced by Charlie Higson, author, comedian, avid gamer and GameCity Prize Judge.
The event will consist of fast-moving "PechaKucha"-style presentations, with Q&As from the audience and time for networking. Presenters will be asked to share projects they have worked on, areas where they would like develop in future as well as highlighting problems they foresee or have encountered.
Dotti Irving, chief executive of Four Colman Getty, said the creative sector, and the publishing industry in particular, was going through a period of rapid change and disruption. "There is nothing that those of us in the creative sector like better than to get together, share ideas and spark off each other. Whilst there are lots of opportunities within the publishing industry to network, with Off the Page we'll be bringing thought-leaders from right across the creative sector together to create some cross-industry magic," she said.
For each event, as well as inviting speakers known to Four Colman Getty, the company will be inviting applications for speakers to present, as well as ideas for future themes. Interested speakers should contact Matt Railton at Four Colman Getty (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11th March.
Tickets, which include a drink, are £15, and available at http://offthepage_.eventbrite.co.uk.
The Bookseller will be the media partner to the event.