I know what you’re thinking: what the frak is Byteside? Put simply, it’s a live show happening in Sydney where some of Australia’s top tech and gaming journos and pundits get together and have a chat about some of the hottest industry news and products over a couple of beers. It’s the brainchild of ex-Gizmodo AU editor and occasional Kotaku AU editor Seamus Byrne and Atomic magazine founder Ben Mansill and it’s launching at Sydney's Shelbourne Hotel on September 15.
On top of the live event, the show will also be recorded and uploaded to the web so everyone outside of Sydney can enjoy the experience. Among the guests on the first show are MactheMag editor Matthew Powell, Atomic editor David Hollingworth, Sproog Media publisher Nick Ross, Hyper editor Daniel Wilks, Gizmodo AU editor Nick Broughall and, well... quite possibly me.
If you want to come along and enjoy the show, Shay and the Byteside crew are offering Kotaku readers two double VIP passes worth about $60 each. The VIP passes offer you priority access to the show, plus some free drinks for you and a friend on the night. All you need to do is sign up to the Byteside news list and select Kotaku in the drop down referrals menu. You should probably sign up for the list anyway, so you know when all the events are happening and how to RSVP to attend a show.