WordCamp UK ticket sales going well

WordCamp UK logo

Nearly a quarter of tickets for WordCamp UK 2008 have been sold only a week after they where made available.

Entry to the event, to be held Saturday and Sunday 19-20 July 2008 at The Studio Birmingham, is only by pre-purchasd ticket.

To ensure a place at the first WordCamp UK book online now using a debit or credit card.

For more details go to the WordCamp UK wiki, which includes the running order.

Who’s stolen my house?

Picture of house in Bentinck Street London W1

Seen today in Bentinck Street London W1.

Martian soil could support life

Artists impression of Phoenix Lander in Martian twilight

Phoenix Lander scientists believe Martian soil appears to contain sufficient nutrients to support life.

Preliminary analysis on the planet’s soil have found it to be much more alkaline than expected.

In another development Phoenix has scraped to icy soil confirming that surface, subsurface and icy soil can be sampled at a single trench.

The mission appears to be making excellent progress, with the possibility of discovering evidence of Martian life either now, or in the past, seemingly increasing on a daily basis.

At the Freelances’ Fair 2008

Picture of BECTU Freelances Fair 2008

Went to the BECTU London Freelances’ Fair 2008 last Friday at BAFTA Piccadilly.

This is the third year of the Fair, and attendance appeared to surpass last year.

Informative stalls were complemented by a range of seminars and workshops.

At one of the seminars, Dean Whitbread, Chair of the UK Podcasters’ Association, spoke on the exploiting the digital future panel.

Following a quick apparatif of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord at the nearby Red Lion, I returned to the BAFTA bar for a lively discussion with event organisors from BECTU’s Writers Producers and Directors Branch.