Goodness me – I thought this year was going to be easy – I knew all the suppliers – I knew what we needed where – but trying to top last years event is proving tough work.
Top Gear has the cool wall – I have the planning wall. It contains everything we need to know to just make the day happen. There are a couple of blurred spots as I confirm them before announcment, but other than that it’s all coming into place.
We’ve released another 100 tickets this morning via Microsoft developer lists, and I think we’ll be releasing another 100 on Friday. The only other bit of news is that I’m planning on running buses from Newcastle, Manchester and Cardiff – I’ll be down in Cardiff next week at the geek meet to talk about backstage and mashed. Right now the plan is to release special bus tickets on the sign up page next week – http://mashed08.eventbrite.com
We’re using backnetwork again this year – http://mashed08.backnetwork.com – fantastic site – I’ll be processing those who’ve signed up via eventbrite later this week – you should get your invites automatically.
Only other cool thing is the website badges – they went down well last year – and I’m loving this years logo – they should be up on backstage before the weekend… in theory!