I have been working like crazy on the BlogHer Kirtsy Party for the last few weeks and Friends, it is going to be the raddest party ever! The event actually has an official name, and it’s a mouthful: BlogHer 2010 Voices of the Year Gala and Art Auction Curated by Kirtsy.
So I’ve been calling it the BlogHer Kirtsy Party instead. : )
I don’t want to reveal all the awesomeness that will happen, because if you’re coming, I want you to be surprised, but here are some hints:
-The party is going to range all over an entire floor of the hotel — with unexpected things to see and do in every area.
-In one section there will be type of performance art. By bloggers like Jenny of The Bloggess. I’m not even kidding.
-In another section, bloggers like Karen of Chookooloonks (and maybe me too!) will be wielding a paint brush. You won’t want to miss it, I promise.
-Throughout the party there will be an Art Exhibit with artwork and photography from 90 of your favorite bloggers — including superstars like Ree of Pioneer Woman. And each of these art pieces were created with the 90 winning Voices of the Year blog posts as inspiration. Which means: this party might be your best chance to meet your favorite blog stars. Blog Stars who will be at the party, checking out their words and artwork on display.
-There will be music. There will be food. There will be drinks. There will be the coolest photo opps ever. And there will be a dozen different ways for you to add your own voice to this Voices of the Year Gala.
-Also. During the Gala, there won’t actually be an auction. The auction part will happen a few weeks after BlogHer is over. It will be held online and everyone will have access to it — even if they didn’t attend BlogHer. All proceeds will go to the Nature Conservancy to assist with Gulf Cleanup. Fabulous!
At BlogHer, there has always been a big Friday Night party after the Community Keynote and it’s always been a lot of fun. But I’m telling you, this is a completely new event. Kirtsy pulled in my sister, Jordan of Oh Happy Day, to help. And friends, she is an event genius. It’s going to blow your mind. And your head. And your brain.
When you make your Friday Night BlogHer plans, put the Gala at the top of your list.
P.S. — Are you going to the party? Are you being honored at the party? Fantastic! Pick up some blog bling here (scroll down) .