AFTERELLEN.COM MEET-UPS: SAN FRANCISCO, PARIS, LYON — AND NOW SEATTLE!
Our AE San Francisco Meet-up is this Sunday, June 22, from 2-4 p.m. at the Lookout in the Castro. Go here for more details. Karman, Bridget McManus, Malinda and Sarah P. will be there.
We finally have a place for the Paris AfterEllen.com Meet-Up on June 29th: L’Imprévu café, located at 9 rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris, from 2pm to 5pm. Go to this forum thread to post questions or get more info about the Paris event.
Details on the Lyon Meet-Up on
July 4th Thursday, July 3rd will be available soon. In the meantime, go here to ask questions/make suggestions about it.
We’ll be holding a Seattle AfterEllen.com Meet-Up on September 6th. No details yet, but put the date on your calendar!
Finally, a little background info about our meet-ups: we don’t have a large travel budget, and we can’t afford to send staff or vloggers all over the country/world (as much as we wish we could)! So we generally hold these meet-ups whenever there are going to be at least a few AfterEllen.com staff and/or vloggers in one city at the same time for other reasons. We had the New York City one last month because there were several folks already planning to be in Manhattan for the NewNowNext Awards, and we’re holding the San Francisco one this weekend because Karman and Bridget are going to be in town shooting an episode of their travel show You Can’t Take Them Anywhere!, and Sarah Pecora and Malinda already live there. But I’m not attending the latter, for example, because I don’t have a business reason to be in San Francisco — that’s the same reason Malinda didn’t attend the New York one, and why only Bridget, Karman, Lori and I will be at the France ones (and not, say, Jill Bennett, or Trish, or Jenn and Dee).
So apologies in advance if we have a meet-up in your city and your favorite vlogger/staff member isn’t there, but until lesbians run the world and start printing our own money, that’s just how it has to be!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
In the next episode of Morgan Spurlock‘s documentary series 30 Days, airing June 24 at 10 p.m. ET on FX, a 41-year-old mother of two adopted sons, who believes that children should be raised by a mother and a father, spends a month with a pair of gay dads and their adopted kids. She also hangs out with a bunch of lesbian moms.
The 22nd London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is going to be touring the U.K. from June through September (thanks Simone!).
AE reader Jaden let us know that the EW.com list of 28 TV Castmates With Perfect Chemistry was not actually an ordered list, so TiBette and Spashley were not ranked higher or lower than anyone else. Sorry for the error!
Fans of Blood Ties, the Lifetime drama series which stars AfterEllen.com Hot 100 #24 Christina Cox as a kick-ass private eye who is bisexual in theory (if not in practice), took out an ad in Variety trying to save the show. No word yet on whether it worked, but look for Christina in the upcoming Spike TV movie/pilot SIS — and in a future episode of everyone’s favorite fake lesbian detective series, Ladycops.
Both 3Way and Laughing Matters…Next Gen (which features AfterEllen.com vloggers Bridget McManus and Gloria Bigelow) will be screening at Outfest in L.A. on Saturday, July 12th. Get your tickets at outfest.org.
A new episode of Cathy DeBuono‘s vlog What’s Your Problem? will debut this Monday on TheSmockingCocktail.com.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be no new Lo-Down vlog this week, but Malinda and Sarah P. will be back in two weeks with a review of the new Angelina Jolie movie Wanted. The U People vlog will also be on a break this week, and both Gay Girls Who Game and She Got Me Pregnant will be taking the next two weeks off, and We’re Getting Nowhere will be returning with weekly episodes on June 26th (in the meantime, you can see two out of the three WGN vloggers in the recent "Movie Trailers" episode of Ghostella’s Haunted Tomb).
This weekend, look for the Retro Reviewers‘ take on If These Walls Could Talk 2, another installment of our new WNBA vlog From the Cheap Seats (barring technical difficulties), and a new Brunch with Bridget.
AfterEllen.com now averages over 700,000 readers (unique visitors) a month. Yikes! That man shortage Usher identified must be worse than we thought — quick, someone call Tila Tequila and tell her to take credit for it!
— by Sarah Warn
That’s it for this week! Got the inside scoop on a hot new lesbian/bi actor/musician/TV show/film? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.