Why wait until July? You're invited to get your BlogHer '09 on in 17 cities this June

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Whether you're going to BlogHer '09 in Chicago or not, you're invited to a blogger meet-up in one of 17 cities this June.

Thanks to some incredible blog-hostesses with the mostest -- with a little help from BlogHer.com's new party-starting Groups technology -- you can find out below where and when bloggers are getting together in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Boulder/Denver, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Los Angeles, NYC, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Why the meet-ups? Every year we see women blogging about wanting to get together with other BlogHers who live nearby -- some of us wish we could attend BlogHer's annual conference but can't, or newbies with pre-conference jitters write about wondering what to wear, or oldies write about wondering who's going.

This year, we have the technology! You may not even have a ticket to BlogHer '09, but don't let that stop you from joining us. As you'll see from the list below, the bloggers hosting these meet-ups are amazing, talented women whom we think you'll really enjoy meeting. Huge props to Jenny Lauck of Three Kid Circus -- this was her great idea.

Here's how to sign up:

East (3 cities):

Boston: http://www.blogher.com/groups/boston-area-bloghers
Hosted by Susan Getgood from Getgood Marketing and Snapshot Chronicles

NYC: http://www.blogher.com/groups/new-york-area-bloghers
Hosted by Megan Smith from Megan's Minute:

Philadelphia: http://www.blogher.com/groups/philadelphia-area-bloghers
Hosted by Paula Gregorowicz, BlogHer CE

Midwest (3 cities):

Chicago: http://www.blogher.com/groups/chicago-area-bloghers
Hosted by Jamie from Oh How Lovely

Cincinnati: http://www.blogher.com/groups/greater-cincinnati-bloggers
Hosted by Shannan Boyer from MommyBits

St. Louis: http://www.blogher.com/groups/st-louis-area-bloghers
Hosted by Kelli Best-Oliver from South City Confidential

South (4 cities):

Atlanta: http://www.blogher.com/groups/atlanta-area-bloghers
Hosted by Renee from CutieBootyCakes

Austin: http://www.blogher.com/groups/austin-area-bloghers
Hosted by Skye Kilaen from Flooded Lizard Kingdom

Dallas: http://www.blogher.com/groups/dallas-area-bloghers
Hosted by Jes Ferris from Chirky

Tampa: http://www.blogher.com/lets-have-tampa-area-pre-blogher-meet-june-whos
Hosted by Janet Dean from Caffeinatrix

West (5 cities):

Boulder/Denver: http://www.blogher.com/groups/boulder-denver-area-bloghers
Hosted by Gwen Bell from Gwen Bell Dot Com | Big Love in a Small World

Los Angeles: http://www.blogher.com/groups/los-angeles-area-bloghers
Hosted by Y from Joy Unexpected

Portland: http://www.blogher.com/groups/portland-or-area-bloghers
Hosted by Katherine Grey who is @thisKat on Twitter

San Francisco: http://www.blogher.com/groups/san-francisco-bay-area-bloghers
Hosted by Ana Picazo from Finding BonggaMom

Seattle: http://www.blogher.com/groups/seattle-area-bloghers
Hosted by Mrs. Flinger from Mrs. Flinger

Canada (2 cities):

Toronto: http://www.blogher.com/groups/toronto-area-bloghers
Hosted by Katie from MotherBumper and Catherine Connors from Her Bad Mother

Vancouver: http://www.blogher.com/groups/van-city-bloghers
Hosted by Mr. Lady from Whiskey in My Sippy Cup

I don't know which parties Elisa, Jory and I'll hit. Selfishly, I wish I could join them all!

This list of local groups is just what we have today -- if you want to host a meet-up near you, we welcome your ideas below. After all, BlogHers have also started discussions in three other cities:

Albuquerque/Santa Fe: http://www.blogher.com/groups/albuquerque-santa-fe-new-mexico-area-bloghers
Hosted by Virginia DeBolt from Web Teacher

D.C.: http://www.blogher.com/groups/dc-area-bloggers
Hosted by Alison Fill from Run Amok Amok

Minneapolis/St. Paul: http://www.blogher.com/groups/twin-cities-area-bloghers
Hosted by Pamela Punt who is PJCloud9 on Twitter

Best,
Lisa

for Elisa, Jory and Lisa
BlogHer Co-founders

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