‘Weekend’ column at The Register moves to… the weekend

After more than two years appearing every Friday lunchtime, Alistair Dabbs’s “irreverant” column at The Register (it has also been described as “profane”), Something For The Weekend, Sir?, has been moved from its usual slot to the weekend.

The move is part of The Register’s launch of its weekend edition, with the IT scandalsheet / website now publishing seven days a week.

So far, a fixed time for the column has yet to be determined, with the column appearing on Saturday mornings, Saturday afternoons and Sunday lunchtimes over the last few weeks.

Hang in there.

Previous editions of Something For The Weekend, Sir? can be read for free here.

Bento Media is currently preparing a collected edition of Alistair’s first 100 SFTWS columns (plus explanatory footnotes, extra material and the notorious but never-before-seen ‘spiked’ column) to be published as a low-cost ebook just in time for Christmas. Hint.

More details on the book and its availability will follow.

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Dabbs and Depp: the ideal match

Bento Media has been hired on a rolling contract to handle editorial production for one of Hachette Partworks’ latest series, Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides.

This 16-page weekly partwork comprises model-making instructions (build your own model of the Black Pearl pirate ship) and sequential photo-illustrated story book of all the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

Bento Media’s involvement began in June 2014, about a quarter of the way into the partwork’s run. The initial two-month contract was extended by a further four issues, then converted to a continuous rolling contract.

Details of the partwork (including subscription details if you’re interested) can be found here.

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Magazine sold, office taking offers…

Bento Projects is pleased to announce that travelGBI magazine was sold to Travel Weekly this month, while the Hoxton/Shoreditch office is attracting a surprising amount interest since going on the market for offers “in excess of £1.2m”.

This has freed up Bento Media to concentrate on two new contracts: editorial production on a partworks for Creative Plus/Hachette and a media management system development/training project for DMG Media.

– Alistair Dabbs

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Bento Media in media management configuration, documentation and training

Alistair Dabbs is currently working on a short-term contract to assist with the closing stages of a media management roll-out project with one of the UK’s largest national newspaper companies.

The work involves some configuration to meet user demands but mostly documentation and training for users based in London, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney.

Details of the system and the client are privileged at this time.

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Check out our shiny new Bento Projects office in Hoxton, E2

Redecoration of our Bento Projects office in Hoxton has been completed, as these photos reveal. We now have lots of room to play with, so if you’re looking for desk space in the Tech City / Silicon Roundabout catchment in London, get in touch.

We’re at Perseverance Works at the top of Shoreditch High Street – about a 10-minute stroll from Old Street. If you do want to join us here, I’m afraid you’ll have to put up with lingerie shoots and TV ad recordings taking place regularly in the adjacent studios. Just saying.

We’ll post a full set of updated office and environment shots later.

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