Since the Folded Word office has been nomadic since 5 June 2010, internet and software access have been limited. While many of the Twitter zines have rolled along unscathed, the 3Cheers process has been battered and bruised. Rather than wait until we settle back in to our normal HQ in late July, we will attempt a mobile version of the 3Cheers video and announcement. Since the slate of nominees contains a large percentage of European residents, we will not be hosting it at the usual time. While this might cut down on the attendance of some of our regulars, we are hoping it will give other people access to the fun of being first to know who won and congratulate them. We will also be giving away door prizes, so you might be rewarded for getting up at the crack of dawn or staying up past your bed time.
The live chat announcement and video unveiling will start at 4:45 a.m. GMT on Sunday, 11 July 2010. To more easily convert that for your location, see the cities and times below:
- Boston — 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, 10 July 2010
- San Francisco — 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, 10 July 2010
- Sydney — 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, 11 July 2010
We will be using Skype to host the chat. We’ve never used the group chat feature before, so it will be a bit of a learning curve. If you think you will attend and have a Skype account, please look for the username “foldedword” in the Skype directory and request to be added as a contact. That way we can add you to the 3Cheers group and ?ensure? that you make it into the chat. Along with the contact request, please mention 3Cheers so that we know you are a human. We will send you a confirmation message through Skype if we get your contact request. If you send a request but do not get a confirmation within 24 hours, please email J.S. at editors [at] foldedword [dot] com.
Cheers & thanks for your patience!