I’m one of the presenters at Pecha Kucha Columbus. My slide show will be about comic books, from early influences to my latest projects. There will be 9 other presenters, with topics ranging from labor and fashion, to detention tactics, to wine! There will also be music, food, and entry is a mere $2 donation.
The event is Thursday, Feb 11, starting at 7 pm. The location is the OSU Urban Arts Space at 50 West Town Street.
More information and directions can be found here.
What is Pecha-Kucha?
Pecha-Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo, was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Pecha-Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a demand that seems to be global – as Pecha-Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally from Tokyo to over 160 cities world-wide.
Curious? See pecha-kucha.org for more info.
What is the format?
As a presenter, you are allowed to share 20 slides total, and you get 20 seconds during each slide to talk. Slides should be timed… 20 slides at 20 seconds each gives you a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds to speak.