Thursday, May 07, 2009


From Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn:

Tonight: Brooklyn Blogfest at PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO
BLOGFEST_LOGO_1920_1080 Brooklyn Blogfest is gonna be so cool.

--The panel, WHY WE BLOG, moderated by Megan Donis is going to be very interesting.

--The raffle with great prizes, including a Casio digital camera, a Casio watch, a framed photo by Hugh Crawford of Coney Island in the snow, a Babeland goody bag, a framed Ork Design Brooklyn poster donated by Brooklyn Frameworks and MORE.

--There's going to be lots of tasty food and a cash bar at the after-party. Galapagos is inventing a special Brooklyn Blogfest drink.

At Powerhouse there will be iced tea courtesy of Yelp. Bottled water courtesy of, and snacks courtesy of Peeled Snacks and Whimsy & Spice Brooklyn Confectioners .

You're gonna love the videos: 20 photographers contributed to Picture Brooklyn: A Tribute to the Borough's Photobloggers edited by Adrian Kinloch of Brit in Brooklyn. All your favorite photobloggers will be represented.

The Blogs-of-a-Feather, small group sessions led by notable bloggers, will be a chance to network and get insight and advice.

What else: The Shout-Out a Blogfest tradition, will be like a groovy open-mic at Galapagos Art Space MCed by Rob Lenihan of Luna Park Gazette.

So come one, come all and find out why Brooklyn is the bloggiest place in America at the Fourth Annual Brooklyn Blogfest on May 7, 2009. Doors open at 7 pm at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO.

Brooklyn Blogfest 2009 is an exciting, idea-filled event for bloggers, blog readers and the blog curious, where you will find: Insight. Advice. Inspiration. Resources.

Here's your chance to meet your favorite bloggers; learn about blogging; be inspired to blog.

"Where better to take the pulse of this rapidly growing community of writers, thinkers and observers than the Brooklyn Blogfest?" ~ Sewell Chan, The New York Times

This year's event is dedicated to Robert Guskind (1958 - 2009), the founder and editor of Gowanus Lounge.

WHY WE BLOG is the theme of a panel discussion moderated by Brooklyn Independent Television's Megan Donis and featuring Jake Dobkin of Gothamist, Anne Pope of Sustainable Flatbush, Tracy Collins of Freakin' Blog, Bed Stuy Banana, and Melissa Lopata of Hip Slope Mama.

This year Brooklyn Blogfest introduces BLOGS-OF-A-FEATHER, special small-group sessions led by notable bloggers in a wide variety of blog categories, where you can connect with other bloggers who share your interests.

Also on the agenda: A VIDEO TRIBUTE TO BROOKLYN'S PHOTO BLOGGERS by Adiran Kinloch of Brit in Brooklyn, WHY WE BLOG VIDEO SPOTS by Blue Barn Pictures, THE ROBERT GUSKIND VIDEO, and the annual SHOUT-OUT: a chance to share your blog with the world!

Whether you live to blog, blog to live or are just curious about this thing called blogging, you won't want to miss Brooklyn Blogfest 2009: the best Blogfest yet.

For information, interview and sponsorship opportunities for Brooklyn Blogfest, contact Louise Crawford (e:louise_crawford(AT)yahoo(DOT)com, c: 718-288-4290).
Fourth Annual Brooklyn Blogfest

May 7, 2009
Doors open at 7 p.m.
powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Admission: $10 ($5 for students and seniors)

Brooklyn Blogfest After-Party
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(right across the street from powerHouse Arena)

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