Floyd Magazine to present at PechaKucha Night in Roanoke!

Feb 9th – We had a great time at the Pecha Kucha in Roanoke!


Pecha Kucha


PechaKucha Night – Roanoke – NRV Volume 1 – Wednesday February 8th, 2010
202 Market – Downtown Roanoke – Doors open at 6:00, talks start at 7:00pm

You may have seen promos floating around for an upcoming event called PechaKucha and wondered, what the heck is that? As it turns out, “pechakucha” is the Japanese word for “sound of conversation” (according to the event website) and the event at 202 Market is meant as a rapid fire night of presentations and idea-sharing, in which each speaker gets to talk about 20 slides for 20 seconds each. According to Wired magazine, ” The result, in the hands of masters of the form, combines business meeting and poetry slam to transform corporate cliché into surprisingly compelling beat-the-clock performance art.”

PechaKucha Night Roanoke-NRV presents Volume 1

February 8th, 2012. doors open at 6:00pm talks start at 7:00 at 202 Market, downtown Roanoke
(202 Market Square, Roanoke VA).


Roanoke PechaKuchaPechaKucha Night brings prominent and emerging local minds together for an evening of lightning-fast presentations, networking and fun. The PechaKucha format, where a dozen or so presenters are given 20 slides each shown for 20 seconds to reveal their passions, work and inspirations, is now held in over 450 cities around the world. This is the first Pecha Kucha Night held in Southwest Virginia and one of only two Pecha Kucha Nights held in the State of Virginia.

Roanoke-NRV’s Volume 1 features 6 minutes and 40 seconds presentations,  by 14 amazing locals to include, Christiansburg ballroom dance studio owner and instructor Linda Stancell, Floyd Magazine owner Luis Garcia, Roanoke bicycle builder Aaron Dykstra, Monday Fun-day founder and local socialite John Park, Roanoke branding maverick Erica Mason, social media job hunting master Phil Murillas, Roanoke based teacher and local art supporter Brian Counihan, Roanoke Times dayside delivery editor Stephanie Ogilvie, Roanoke Doesn’t Suck rep Jason Turner, and 13 year old Blacksburg native paintball sharp shooter Jacob Wynne. Several other presenters are scheduled to speak but are yet to confirm.

Local Street Style Photographer David Verde will emcee the evening.

PechaKucha Night Roanoke-NRV Volume 1 for one night only at 202 Market downtown Roanoke (202 Market Square, Roanoke, VA)

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 450 cities worldwide.

  1. Pecha Kucha Night is for creativity and not for profit.
  2. Pecha Kucha Night presentations are typically 20 images x 20 seconds each.
  3. Pecha Kucha Nights are about exposing the hidden creativity in a city.
  4. Pecha Kucha Nights are held in social spaces.
  5. Pecha Kucha Night is a true social network.
  6. Pecha Kucha Night is about thinking and drinking.
  7. Pecha Kucha Night is about the live event – not a LCD screen in your home.
  8. Pecha Kucha cities sign a simple hand shake agreement to join the network.
  9. Pecha Kucha Nights are held in over 135 cities.
  10. Over 4,000 people have already presented.
  11. Pecha Nights are organized by artists, designers, students, architects, etc.
  12. Everybody who runs a Pecha Kucha Night has a day job.


Brought to you by:

David Verde

PechaKucha Roanoke-NRV Director
Phone: 540.550.8102

Twitter @pkrke_nrv

About Luis A Garcia

Graphic & Web Designer – Blue Ridge Mountains. Owner of the FLOYD VIRGINIA publication (Magazine). I work from home designing and sending out greeting cards. I enjoy taking pictures & creating video. I'm a Christian Missionary to Malawi Africa. fmc119!(@)