Details about the Blog Awards Night on March 3rd

While we (incl me) await the Short List (Jason needs to unlock it and is away this weekend) here are some facts about the night itself. Whether you make the short list or not, do please come along as if it is as good as last year it’ll be fun.

  • The Blog Awards are on March 3rd, in the Alexander Hotel Dublin.
  • There’s room for up to 400 people. It’d be great if we reach capacity. It is not invite only
  • Doors open at 1900 and the event begins at 1930.
  • The bar is open until 1230 that night.
  • After the ceremony there will be a DJ to entertain us til the wee hours.
  • It is not black tie (but see below) and it is theatre style i.e. no tables, just chairs.
  • We have an official photographer, podcaster and sound engineer.
  • The entrance fee is just 5 euros and remember all door takings go to Brainwave, the Irish Epilepsy Association of which Rick O’Shea is a patron, so if you want to pay more than a fiver, go right ahead.
  • We’ll provide you with a pen and a sticker for nametags but create and bring your own if you want.
  • Why not get some Moo cards printed for the night?
  • Yes, we will be looking for ushers/helpers on the night.

Any other questions about the night itself?

34 Comments

  1. McAWilliams says:

    400 people, you must have a bigger room than last year Damien thats great. Looking forward to it already.

  2. aphrodite says:

    Damien it sounds fab! Will we dress UP?! Say yes, pease!

  3. Happy to help out on the night Damien.

    And when you said not black tie (but see below) which bit of below did you mean?

    keith (socially inept and black tie almost-virgin)

  4. Damien says:

    The bit about there being an official photographer to take photos

  5. aphrodite says:

    Keith, get that suit out of the back of the wardrobe – you’re gonna have your picha taken!

  6. JC Skinner says:

    Here’s a few questions, Damien.
    When do tickets go on sale, how can they be purchased, will there be an online purchase facility and when will we hear the shortlist? Monday?

  7. Thanks Damien.

    Hiya Beaut.ie, my black suits are more Men in Black than Wedding Day :-). And like your blog!

    keith

  8. Rick says:

    Absobloodylutely Aphrodite! Think we should all scrub up as most did last year. Give it all a sense of occasion 🙂

    And yes, while a fiver is great anything you would like to contribute to Brainwave will make me look finally worthwhile as patron in their eyes….

  9. Damien says:

    JC. Tickets on the door. We’re not fucking ticketmaster here.

  10. fústar says:

    No online ticket buying facility?! Next you’ll be telling us that there are no limos on hand to taxi nominees to the hotel.

    You’d swear this was an amateur enterprise that you’re doing voluntarily!

    Oh wait…

  11. Twenty Major says:

    Rick – I’d like to contribute my collection of strobe lights and films with lots of flashing special FX to Brainwave.

  12. I’m not Irish or anything – just a visitor who has a few pals nominated, but i’m really impressed with the Irish Blog Awards and the fact that it’s a bunch of volunteers pulling all nighters to bring it all together. It must be a heap of work and organisation.

    Hats off to you guys. You’re doing something really cool. I hope the night goes well.

  13. JC Skinner says:

    Damien, I don’t think I was being rude. I was merely trying to establish how tickets could be bought. If it’s first come first served on the night, that’s fine. That’s all you needed to tell me.
    I only asked about purchasing online because, this being an internet-related awards ceremony, it wasn’t a crazy notion that there might be, and I am keen to obtain tickets.
    I appreciate all the work you’re doing here, but there wasn’t any need to be so short with me.

  14. Twenty Major says:

    Anyone buying or selling a ticket for the Blog Awards?

    Looking for tickets, bud?

  15. I didn’t realise JC was so sensitive. Cn I pre book a ticket with my airline ticket. I dont were black time but I will come dressed as an Arab if you promise not to accuse me of being a terrorist.

  16. Don’t worry about tickets. Last year, Twenty was buying rounds for everyone in the upstairs bar while his PA was hoovering up his awards downstairs. You can spot Twenty by the cap. Don’t be shy.

  17. Suzy Byrne says:

    re-applies for job of a ticketmaster – And I don’t demand a service charge, or any of those bloody automated listings when you ring up for none of the concerts you are interested in etc. etc. I also do a mean impression of a bouncer when called upon. (thinks of suitable fancy dress for the night…)

  18. omaniblog says:

    JC : I’m sorry ot have to inform you that all the tickets have now been sold. I’m sure you’ll understand that to comply with health & safety fire regulations, entry has had to be restricted to ‘first come first served’.
    However, in consideration of your expression on interest in this year’s Award Event, Im sure you will have first refusal on a couple of tickets for the 2008 Award Event which will probably be held in Cork.
    If you would like a position in the queue of sponsors for 2008, I have no doube that fulsome consideration will be given to appointing your organisation as “our on-line partner”.

    As esteemed Major Twenty has indicated, there are tickets available for the 2007 Ceremony. “Toutie.com” is worth trying. However, it’s only fair to warn you that all tickets are numbered, bar-coded, retina-infused and bare a holographic image of each blog holder.

    Personation, like what happend last year (reference to a certain Major), will not be tolerated this time…

    As for anyone turning up dressed as a Cork, there will vigilation to ensure that only genuine Arabs are admitted…

    [The Committee in Waiting … draft release… not to be made public without sign-off from The Powers That Be.)

  19. omaniblog says:

    JC : I’m sorry to have to inform you that all the tickets have now been sold. I’m sure you’ll understand that to comply with health & safety fire regulations, entry has had to be restricted to ‘first come first served’.

    However, in consideration of your expression on interest in this year’s Award Event, Im sure you will have first refusal on a couple of tickets for the 2008 Award Event which will probably be held in Cork.

    If you would like a position in the queue of sponsors for 2008, I have no doubt that fulsome consideration will be given to appointing your organisation as “our on-line partner”.

    As esteemed Major Twenty has indicated, there are tickets available for the 2007 Ceremony. “Toutie.com” is worth trying. However, it’s only fair to warn you that all tickets are numbered, bar-coded, retina-infused and bare a holographic image of each blog holder.

    Personation, like what happened last year (reference to a certain Major who was present in his absence), will not be tolerated this time…

    Macdara: As for anyone turning up dressed as a Cork, there will vigilation to ensure that only genuine Arabs are admitted…

    [The Committee in Waiting … draft release… not to be made public without sign-off from The Powers That Be.)

  20. annette says:

    Hey Twenty – who’s hoovering up on your behalf this year?

  21. annette says:

    Suzy – shouldn’t that be ticket mistress?

  22. Twenty Major says:

    I’m sending Tom Cruise this year.

  23. Damien says:

    We’ll supply the couch.

  24. Twenty Major says:

    And Oprah? He’ll only dance for Oprah.

  25. What happens if you get there and it’s full? I doubt I’d be happy to travel all the way up from Cork and not get in?

  26. Happyone says:

    one small question – who decides the winners? I cant find anything on this site about this. Is it Damien or is there a jury/judges? What are the judging criteria? Great idea and great nominees but this bit seems to be overlooked – or else i am not looking hard enough.

  27. Did anyone cut a deal with the hotel on room rates?

  28. Suzy Byrne says:

    Annette – well I suppose it should be mistress – and Maman Poulet will be bringing her rooster….

  29. Elana says:

    Hey, Suzy, let me know what you’re wearing and I’ll coordinate with my outfit :-).

    And…um…400 people in a half hour at the door?!

  30. mj says:

    Oh….I so want to go…..

  31. Suzy Byrne says:

    Elana how we going to manage 400 in half an hour? Me thinks that we’ll need the rooster and a few others…

    as for clothes…oh don’t worry – you could not possibly have the same poor sense of fashion that i have!!

  32. 19 Major says:

    Don’t you mean Tim Cruise?

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