Living in Los Angeles, although incredibly expensive and always filled with traffic, definitely has it’s perks. The top perk being that everything BIG is here or comes here. Every big show come here when they go on tour and every big name company has a branch here.
The one I’m talking about specifically this time is my buddy Youtube. In fact their local recording/user “Youtube Space LA” is about a block away from where my husband works so it’s easy to attend any events that they have. Youtube Space LA often holds events to help their youtubers network among other things. One of their most recent events was sponsored by Showtime’s Penny Dreadful.
If you haven’t seen the show heres a quick breakdown from IMDb:
Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. “Penny Dreadful” brings those and other characters into a new light by exploring their origin stories in this psychological thriller that takes place in the dark corners of Victorian London. Sir Malcolm is an explorer who has lost his daughter to the city’s creatures, and he will do whatever is needed to get her back and to right past wrongs. His accomplice, seductive clairvoyant Vanessa Ives, recruits charming American Ethan Chandler to help locate Sir Malcolm’s daughter and slay some monsters. Oscar-winner Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”) is one of the series’ executive producers.
At the event we got a sneak peek at a mini-sode promo for the show’s new season. Honestly it’s shows like these that make me miss cable. *sigh*
Besides the awesome sponsorship who provided some wicked goodie bags including a branded USB power bank, an adhesive card holder (to stick on your phone) and a book about all the cool behind the scenes book. The overall value of the goodie bag is probably around $40-50 per bag (based on comparable products found online). Even though you had to have RSVP-ed to get a bag they probably had at least 50 bags which means that this was a considerable investment on Showtimes’s part. Although I am sure they have a large enough budget to accommodate it.
They, Youtube or Showtime I’m not really sure which, also footed the bill for three alcoholic drink vouchers per person (soda or water was freely available in iced buckets around the event) and one voucher for a free food item at one of two food trucks brought to the event. I got a yummy mini burger from Burger Monster. Delish!
Personally I feel like Youtube Space LA is one of Youtube’s best kept secrets because although they seem to be pulling in at least 100 people per event minimum I feel like they could be pulling in WAY more without overcrowding. That said I had a blast meeting my fellow Youtubers and I can’t wait for the next one!
In the meantime I’m doing a giveaway on my FB page for Penny Dreadful Fans to win the behind the scenes book: The Art & Making of Penny Dreadful! I figure a fan of the show would appreciate it more than me. So make sure to check it out, enter and share with all your freaky friends!