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The Fringe’s Meet The Media more important than ever, says ThreeWeeks Co-Editor

By | Published on Friday 1 August 2014

Meet The Media

The big Meet The Media event takes place at Fringe Central tomorrow – Saturday 2 Aug – the annual bash where performers from across the Fringe festival get the chance to pitch their shows to the amassed media.

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Chris Cooke will be manning the stall for ThreeWeeks this year, and he says this: “We’ve always enjoyed the opportunity to meet with as many performers as possible at the start of the Festival – what with the ThreeWeeks mission of discovering and championing all the new and unknown talent at the Fringe – and, indeed, before the Fringe Society set up Meet The Media we used to do our own Meet The Reviewers event at the start of the Festival”.

“Though this year”, Cooke adds, “Meet The Media is more important for us than ever before, because we’ve made some significant changes to the way we review the Festival this year, which means we are making more editorial judgements as we assign reviewers to shows. And we’ve allocated a big chunk of review slots especially for the most exciting performers we meet for the first time at Fringe Central tomorrow”.

Of course, with so many shows there is quite a bit of queuing to be done for performers at Meet The Media. Though in the ThreeWeeks queue performers will be encouraged to start their show selling before reaching the front of the line. We’ll be handing out postcards and asking shows to provide a doodle or rhyme that sells their production. The best will be published by ThreeWeeks, with the creator of the overall best doodle or rhyme getting £350 of free advertising in our Week Three edition. So, if you’re a performer, come ready to rhyme or doodle.