I went yesterday at the Tokyo CGM Night organized by Danny Choo,

and Andrew Shuttleworth :

A meeting aiming at "gathering the leaders in CGM - bloggers, YouTubers, Social Networkers and folks who like to share - and in doing so generate gazillions of page views and buzz". IT/Web/media fellows where also invited.

A cool event to meet face to face some people I used to know only through their blogs or twitter accounts.
By the way, I haven't been in a room with so many gaijin since I came to live in Japan, (of course Japanese bloggers were also here, like the pro-blogger and co-founder of

Danny was wearing of course his stormtrooper suit and made a presentation of each attendant (well... the famous ones).

Danny Choo aka Tokyo Storm Trooper from Lenard Po on Vimeo.

This is a video by Lenard Po, a gifted professional photographer that I just met on the way to the party. By the way, as I did not have anything else than my poor keitai to take pictures, I am using some of Lenard's ones (with his authorization) to illustrate this article, mine are so unusable...(but soon I 'll have a proper camera...yeah!). You can see his full gallery covering the event on his flickr.

Danny knows how to receive guests and thanks to sponsors, proceeded to offer some goodies :

Before starting offering the goodies : Danny and Hector (Mirai inc. CTO and top Spanish blogger) threw some Google pens and Chrome stickers towards the audience (killing 3 attendes).

Here, Danny and Andrew, with the first "presento" :

To win, a huge battle of paper/scissors raged on :

Danny wanted to prove that a Stormtrooper is stronger than the Ironman and destroyed him... poor Ironman, he lost his ironhead....(the tiny piece near the shoes)

During the party I had a good time meeting people like the famous Daimaou, Chief Editor at (thanks for the drink;), Gabriel Shiguemoto - 2D Animation, illustration and design artist - , Ken Brady CEO at or Christophe Sautot, developer at Just to name few of them and to show the diversity of profiles which made the event interesting.

About goodies I got this Google Chrome Comic (japanese version, mmm collector:) and this cute figurine by Kotobukiya (Don't ask me what/who is it, I have no idea...) :

Interesting gadget of the evening, a tiny mobile projector connected to an iphone and displaying a "not too bad" image! (a new arbaito for Danny? stormscreener?)

(These 2 last photos are from my keitai, not difficult to guess though...)

Well, once again thanks to Danny and Andrew for the Tokyo CGM Night!

Posted on : by Tokyo CGM Night Report

Tags : Tokyo CGM Night Danny Choo

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By Danny At 2009-02-07 07:21:40

Great write up!

By Shockerz At 2009-02-07 08:05:16
from Malaysia ,Student

Seem like you have a great time there. Wonder what you guys do there?

By Jérome At 2009-02-07 19:27:43
from Yokohama ,Listening to latest Sebastien Tellier

Shockerz, thx for the question. we were here because we are good looking :) . (I also spend most of my time working at

By Jérome At 2009-02-07 19:35:08
from å¸ƒå›£à®ä¸­ ,çœ àŸà„à§à™à‚ˆï¼

Wha a stormtrooper on my blog?! Thanx for stopping by!

By Andrew Shuttleworth At 2009-02-08 03:28:34

Thanks for the great report.

We've had one more death reported from the pen throwing so are up to 4 now. Will aim for 10 next time.

By Jérome At 2009-02-08 03:44:31
from Kamaya Cho ,Ofuro soon

Hey, thank you for the comment Andrew, it was fun to write!
mmm to reach your goal, maybe you will need to throw some heavier stuff... as I am working for, maybe I can provide some suriken next time! :)

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