I have been speaking with Ian Hayward – MD for Glaxstar - about a Firefox 2 launch party here in London for a few weeks now. As yet the party venue has not been confirmed, nor sadly the date, due to a few changes in the flight arrangements of the Firefox keynote speakers coming over.
But one thing I can confirm is the venue will be “somewhere cool” in central London (able to hold approx 200 people) and Mozilla are sending across merchandise (T-shirts, mugs, pens etc) to give out on the night!
So why even mention it when the date and venue have not been confirmed!? Well to help the organisers of this London event, it would be great if you could register your interest on the Firefox party planner site. Of course if you cannot make it down to London, then there are currently 620 parties across the world being organised and over 5,000 people have already registered their interest in attending one or several of them. I myself will also be heading to Dublin fo their party on the 14th November. Of course you could start your own party and if anyone wants to run one in the Midlands or further North please let me know.
Finally who are Glaxstar? They are a Birmingham based developer company who specialise in building Firefox pro-extensions for blue-chip companies. Recently they built Yahoo’s awesome new delicious bookmark replacement which I now use in Firefox 2. Until this extension came along I had forgotten about delicious and the value of tagging.