No, it's not the Compagnie Générale Maritime Night...
(Photo by strtigga)
But the Consumer Generated Media Night organized by Danny Choo and Andrew Shuttleworth, you can read more about it here : CGM Night official page but also on my previous articles : CGM Night #2, CGM Night #3 (it is a monthly event).
Ok, most of bloggers already published their articles now on this fourth night (damn they're fast!), so no way to write something fresh 2 days after the event...
Anyway, to sum-up : once again it was fun. The Tokyo CGM night is definitely now a good place for companies to introduce their new geeky products or web services to the Japanese market. Besides, I think this time the proportion between gaijin and locals was more balanced, it's all good.
The products of the night :
Eye-fi and Jib TV (and the Poken people were there also).
(Photo by Steve Nagata)
Eye-Fi lets you upload from your camera, photos and videos directly through open wi-fi spot to your computer or online services : a real cool gadget for bloggers!
This lucky cow-boy won one Eye-fi in a massive paper/scissors fight. (Photo by : Ken)
Jib TV : an English language TV channel about Japan news for the rest of the world.
(Photo by Steve Nagata)
It's an NHK initiative pushed by a French fellow actually, famous Youtuber and writer/comedian Kevin "tokyocooney" is also part of the team. I had a talk with him on the train back home : he hates French people ! na... I am killing. Anyway keep on eye on the channel I am sure they will bring you good stuff from Japan.
As it was taking place during a week day, I could not stay that long but I had some chat with a crazy English man, Joseph from Tamegoeswild. Chris from Nihongo Notes was also here as most of the twitter/blogger gaijin community :)
I also met Ken, well for a first meeting we had to do an arm-wresling fight to win a Obi-wan Kenobi figure... It's the second time I do arm-wrestling at CGM Night, I think it's enough now :)
You can see the end of the fight on this youtube video and the full fight here (if you enjoy skinny geek guys arm-wresling...)
Here is my prize :)
Obi-wan Kenobi from the Clone Wars anime made by Kotobukiya. I will put it on my desk at work I guess.
By the way Ken helped Danny to design the poster, and just released an iPhone App.
Others bloggers/photographers articles/galleries :
(List from Danny's article, drop me a mail if your wonderful article is not listed)