Announcing: BlogHer '12 Party Plan!

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We’re here with the BlogHer '12 Party Announcement!

It seems like just yesterday we were in San Diego learning and playing, time does go by fast but before we take too much time thinking of the past I want to guide you to the future -- BlogHer ’12 Community Parties and More!

Following with recent tradition these Community Parties (official BlogHer parties) will take place at the Hilton New York and once again, will be OPEN to BlogHer attendees with a badge.

Without further ado: The BlogHer '12 Official Party Plan:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Serenity SuiteOnce again we are bringing you a space to relax, unwind and take a little breather from the hub-bub of the conference. Maggie, Heather and a team of caring bloggers will be there to greet you in our Serenity Suite. It will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday and during parties if you want to take a break from the action! For more information, check out our announcement.

Thursday, August 2th:

Evening at the ExpoEvening at the Expo, 6-8PM: Last year Evening at the Expo exceeded all expectations! We knew you wanted to connect with our sponsors in a more focused environment but wow, we didn't know you would be waiting at the door chomping at the bit for 6 p.m. -- but you were! So, we're bringing it back! No conflicts, no decisions, you will have two hours of uninterrupted time to check out the latest and greatest from our sponsors... without whom, as I know you all know, this conference and our low ticket prices would simply not be possible. The party at BlogHer starts here, and we'll be releasing more details about entertainment and activities and prizes as get closer to the event.

People's Party at BlogHer '11The People's Party, 8-11PM: Whether you're a mommy, political, green, life, fashion or any other kind of blogger, all are welcome at the 6th Annual People's Party. Come one, come all and celebrate all bloggerhood to kick off BlogHer '12. The People's Party is co-hosted by BlogHer and: Velveteen Mind, The Bloggess, Motherbumper, Oh, the Joys! and IzzyMom

Queerosphere at BlogHer '11Queerosphere, 10PM-12AM: We've been to Paris, we've danced with male and female impersonators and this year we're creating a lovely chill environment to gear up for BlogHer '12. This is the fourth annual Queerosphere and it is sure to live up to all expectations! As always Deb on the Rox is at the helm to plan that fun. The end goal is the same -- to connect and celebrate on the eve of the conference.


Friday, August 3th

BlogHer '11 Voices of the YearVoices of the Year Reception, 6-8PM: Each year we are honored to hear the community members who are selected to be the BlogHer Voices of the Year and this year is no different! Come join us as we celebrate these amazing writers and share in their success!



LTYM at BlogHer '11Listen to Your Mother/Letter to Your Mother Open Mic Salon, 8-10PM: Wow! Last year was the first year we joined forced with Ann Imig from Ann's Rants, and curator of the Listen to your Mother Shows, and it did not disappoint! Inspired by what you had just seen at the BlogHer Voices of the Year Community Keynote, you came out in droves to share more stories. We are once again sponsoring the Listen to Your Mother tour in 2012, and since LTYM is already a "show on the road," we invited it back to BlogHer '12. Unlike LTYM or Voices of the Year, this will not be a pre-selected or curated experience. This is more like a karaoke-style open mic: Pick your post, throw your name in the hat, and get the chance to read it out loud for other bloggers who are there to do the same... and who are likely all equally one-part-nervous, one-part-excited. BlogHer is for every kind of blogger, so we are adding a "Letter to Your Mother" component...because we all have a mother! So, while you're readying your submissions for the Voices of the Year, keep an eye out for posts that you might also want to read during the LTYM Open Mic Salon!

Sparklecorn at BlogHer '11Sparklecorn, 9PM-1AM: What will the fabulous Sparklecorn ladies cook up for the fourth annual Sparklecorn? Pretty sure there will be unicorns. No doubt dancing will be involved. Glow sticks and glitter? Seems reasonable to assume. But will they have other tricks up their sleeves? You'll have to come and see! Co-hosted by BlogHer and: MamaPop


Saturday, August 4th

Come as You AreCome as You Are, 6-8PM: Last year we were thrilled to partner with Aiming Low to bring their annual party to BlogHer. This year we've taken it up a notch and along with Aiming Low we have partnered with The Mouthy Housewives and are introducing the Come as You Are party! Join us all as we start the Saturday festivities "as we are." Co-hosted by BlogHer, Aiming Low and The Mouthy Housewives.

BlogHer '12 Fashion Show & Style Spotlight!, 7:30-9PM: Styled and MC'ed by BlogHer's editor-at-large Kathryn Finney, this show will feature BlogHer's Style community walking the runway, featuring selections from sponsor and other generous contributors. They'll be joined by guests from across our blogging community and Elizabeth Ardenwill doll the blogger-models up in the latest fall trends for your face. And finally, because a BlogHer Fashion Show could never be just run-of-the-mill glitz and glamour, thanks to sponsor PetSmart, there will even be some models of the canine variety.

Fiesta at BlogHer '12Social Fiesta, 9-11PM: the third annual Social Fiesta is back, celebrating Latinas and Hispanic culture with music, food, dancing, connections...and more music and dancing! Dancing, music and of course, amazing food are part of the evening! Stroll on over, enjoy some heart pulsing music and get your feet and your taste buds dancing! Co-hosted by BlogHer and: LATISM.

cheeseburgher at BlogHer

CheeseburgHer, 10PM-1AM: Just like the People's Party, this is the 6th annual CheeseburgHer Party at BlogHer! With music, dancing, photo booths and, well, beds, the tradition born in a 2007 hotel suite lives on! You haven't attended BlogHer until you've partied with a bag on your head! Co-hosted by BlogHer and: The CheeseburgHers.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Blogalicious Brunch

Brunch with Blogalicious, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.:  We are excited to welcome back the Blogalicious team and celebrate the closing of BlogHer '12 with a lovely, relaxing brunch at the Hilton New York.   Co-hosted by BlogHer and Blogalicious

Our big thanks to BlogHer's own Erin Groh and Melinna Gershik, who have been working with all of the party co-organizers to make this plan happen. If you have any questions, please contact Melinna, and she'll take care of you.

Party on, BlogHers!

Our Party Bling is also live so you can tell the world which parties you're attending!

Lori Luna
vp, event operations


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