Fancy becoming a games writer? NMK is holding an event just for you!


Ever fancied being the next Charlie Brooker? Kieron Gillen? N’Gai Croal? Or even our very own Gary Cutlack? Read on…

It’s always been a hard industry to crack, unless you know the right people, or have the right opportunities presented to you – like New Media Knowledge’s writing for games conference. Held at a central London venue, on June 17th at 6pm, you’ll learn all about the industry, how to get your foot in the door, and whether GTA IV is better on the Xbox 360 or PS3. Ok, I made that up, but it’s bound to come up in conversation.

It costs just £25, otherwise if you’re a freelancing baked beans eater, student, or general unemployed gamer, you can get a discounted…

Shiny Video Interview: Kat speaks to Jason Calacanis of about Google, Nick Denton, and who his next frenemy will be

Last night I had the privilege of speaking to Jason Calacanis, fresh off the plane from the US., on his first trip to the UK. Here to attend the NMK Forum (from which I’m liveblogging from as we speak), he had some exciting news to announce the next day, of which we’ve since learnt is Mahalo’s Greenhouse. Take a look at the video to hear him talk about his online ‘rivals’…

NMK Forum 2007 – liveblogging Jason Calacanis's announcement about's Greenhouse

nmk-logo.jpgToday I’m liveblogging straight from the NMK Forum 2007, (New Media Knowledge), which is an annual conference dealing with social media, and the impact it has on the future.

Stay tuned throughout the day for live updates on Web 2.0 notables like Jason Calacanis (, Jem Stone (BBC New Media), Tom Bureau (CNET), Jyri Engeström (Jaiku) and our very own Ashley Norris.