BlogHer, the premiere event for women in social media, is almost here!
BlogHer '13 in in its 9th year and will be held at the Sheraton Chicago and at McCormick Place Convention Center on July 25-27, 2013.
And Queerosphere's co-hosted party at BlogHer is a don't-miss event, to be held July 26th at the Sheraton!
The Queerosphere Community Party is a celebration of the LGBTQ blogosphere within BlogHer. It's so phenomenal that BlogHer dedicates space and resources to honor the diversity of voices that are the strength of online publishing. All badge holders are invited, and as a community of out voices and allies we have a lot of celebrate this year. LGBTQ issues have been in the news, at ballot boxes, in the courts, in brand marketing and on all of our Facebook pages, and that's due in large part to the queer online media and to our supportive allies in both digital and mainstream media. Queerosphere is a few hours to see each other IRL and cheer on all that we do together and all that is ahead for us.
We'll be in a swank penthouse suite this year as part of a cool night of community parties where attendees can roam and enjoy celebrations throughout the Sheraton. Think progressive parties and open houses. Think vista views of the city in a gorgeous salon. Queerosphere will be Out & Open from 9 pm - midnightish.
The night begins with a special reception honoring the Voices of the Year and then the fabulous Listen to Your Mother Show Open Mic followed by Killer Karaoke.
The Serenity Suite is open all night.
And in the mix, from 9 to midnight in different rooms:
- The 4th annual Queerosphere party
- The 3rd annual Come as You Are party
- Fly DIY party
- The Multi-Culti party
That's how cool BlogHer is, amazing and plentiful choices for networking, learning and celebrating every moment. If you aren't hooked up to attend yet, take care of that first. Then start mapping out your personal agenda of life changing brilliance, and make sure to add Queerosphere to your Friday night plans. See you soon!
What are you doing for Pride this year?
My trip to SF Pride last year was amazing! Hometown Pride celebrations are fantastic and deep-hearted, but nothing is quite like a big city where even the subway riders are triumphantly full of rainbow love and wristband products.
I've been seriously tempted to head back there this year because the Eden Festival is so freaking amazing. From their site:
EDEN Pride Weekend San Francisco is a 4-day event during Pride in San Francisco for women and our friends and allies. 10 events over 4 days with celesbians, hot musical performances, national celebrity DJs, dancers, our host hotel and over 6,000 women coming together for this amazing event. Weekend passes and single event passes available for details check out www.edeninthebay.com.
Seriously. Celesbians. And I'm one of the blog media sponsors. It's an epic festival. Are you tempted? Will you be there? Are you currently on your way to give all of your clothing to Goodwill now that you know that paint can be used as a floral fabric substitute? Either way, Happy Pride Month!