BlogHer '08 - All About The Parties!
By KristySF on June 13, 2008
BlogHer Original Post
We know how you like to party.
But do YOU know how many opportunities you'll have this year to rock on wichyo bad selves?
Let us count the ways...
Thursday, July 17
The Newbie Mixer
8-10 p.m. @ The Rooftop of the Westin
As the BlogHer Conference continues to grow, it grows ever more intimidating for the uninitiated. And while we have always welcomed blogging newbies (and introverts), this year we thought -- why not break the ice for all the new-comers right off the bat?
BlogHer is therefore hosting a little mixer event open to all who have never attended a BlogHer Conference before. Those who choose to attend can feel comfortable looking around the room and realizing Hey, no one else knows anyone, either! And if you're new to BlogHer AND San Francisco, the room offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.
It's also a good opportunity to meet the BlogHer co-founders and staff. (Just sayin'.)
Light fare and no-host bar.
Thursday, July 17
The "People's Party"
8-10 p.m. @ The Westin
Not an "official BlogHer event," but we are just so tickled that these fabulous ladies got together of their own volition to host an on-site event and invite everyone! It's do-ocracy, cocktail style.
So if you're looking to party pre-event but can't join us for the Newbie Mixer, this is a super alternative. Get the skinny on the People's Party here.
Friday, July 18
Welcome Cocktail Reception
6-9 p.m. @ Ruby Skye
BlogHer's gettin' flossy.
Ruby Skye is a hot-hot-hot club in the middle of Union Square. It also happens to be located directly behind the Westin, so it's barely a block away from the hotel. (AKA "stumbling distance". Ahem.)
Ruby Skye is a beautiful and funky venue, created from a converted theatre. Its lush colors and architectural details give the space a great ambiance even without 1,000 lovely bloggers chilling and milling about.
Not only will there be a signature cocktail and cool pro-green demos, but also a few television celebrities. (Details on who's coming later!)
Check out the club's photo tour here.
Heavy appetizers will be served. Each guest will receive two drink tickets at the door for cocktails. Non-alcoholic beverages will be free. No one under 21 permitted without guardians. BADGES REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.
Saturday, July 19
Closing Cocktail Reception
6:30-9:30 p.m. @ Macy's
Destined to be one of the most interesting cocktail events we've ever hosted, all BlogHer attendees will be given exclusive entry to special areas of the Macy's store. (Note: Macy's is located across the street from the hotel.)
Upon entering the building, BlogHers will be ushered into a cordoned off area of ladies handbags to enjoy a "bubbling" reception. After a few more special stops -- each with drinks and snacks -- the party will conclude at Macy's seventh floor, overlooking Union Square.
As a point of reference, the seventh floor is furniture. And Macy's is roping it off for BlogHers, allowing us the most comfortable lounge experience ever.
We are looking forward to the photos.
Heavy appetizers will be served. All beverages will be free. Absolutely no shopping required whatsoever. BADGES NEEDED FOR ENTRY.
So that's what we've got planned! If you know of any additional event that is open to all BlogHer attendees, please let us know. Just leave a comment below and we'll add it to this post.
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