Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Photo-meet at Irish Blog Awards

IT IS getting closer and closer to the third annual Irish Blog Awards and Mr Mulley has another great brain wave for events over the Irish Blog Awards, a photo-meet. It is about time we organised something like this around the weekend of March 1st.

After all there have been events for techies, pre-award cocktails so considering the amount of cameras and photobloggers present at the awards, maybe they would be interested in a photo-meet the afternoon before the awards.

We can finalise where, when and what closer to the time, but a show of hands would be great; let me know in the comments if you are interested. I’ll also put a thread up on a number of Flickr groups about it to try and interest some of the Flickr people who may not be aware of the Irish Blog Awards and create an event on Facebook.

So whatdayathink?

19 comments:

Dublx said...

Hi, I think it is a great idea!
I would like to attend such a meeting.
Is there any Awards ceremony taking place?

Red Mum said...

Hi Dublx, okay thats one person interested.

There is an awards ceremony that night, so the idea would be to grab a load of newbies and get them to come along to the awards that night.

grannymar said...

Nominations for the Irish Blog Awards close on 18th January. The Awards Ceremony is set for Sat 1st March at the Alexander Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin

Sofaville said...

if I'm still in Dublin at that date then I'd definitely be up for a meet.

Claire said...

Ooooh, yes I'd definitely be interested...but now I'm torn between the this and the ladies meet-up in the Market Bar that day too.

Sabrina said...

Claire, the Market Bar gig isn't until 4PM, at which point (I'm guessing here) you'd have dimming light anyway, so maybe Redmum would be organising a photo tour (which is a great idea!) for earlier.

Then you can both come to the Market Bar! Would love to meet up with you both.

McAWilliams said...

Cool idea Red count me in.

Red Mum said...

Excellent this is all sounding great.

@Claire I would imagine it would be earlier rather than later.

I'd initially think about 12.

Has anyone thoughts on where we go? I'll have a look and see if theres anything happening that day (other than the blog awards of course).

John said...

Is "photo-Meet" code for a midday drinking session, or should we actually bring cameras ?

Either way - sounds like a good idea.

BR,
John

rymus said...

Interested here too, depending on what the details of the event are.

Declan said...

Sounds interesting, but cant commit to attending yet. If I can I will.

73man said...

I'd be on too. Cameras, drinks, whatever. Am on Flickr as 73man but also into this cos I am about to buy a new Canon 400D.

Red Mum said...

More on the photo meet here http://redmum.blogspot.com/2008/01/photowalking-tour-irish-blog-awards.html

Neil said...

I'll be there if I can get the day off work, which I probably can.

Looking forward to it!

Ken McGuire said...

If I can make it to Dublin early I should be able to drag along a Kilkenny photographer or two as well. Sounds like a good plan.

Used to do meetups in Dublin / Cork with the DeviantART crowd, always a good laugh.

Darragh said...

Red, I am on for it too
Stuck note in diary
Darragh Sherwin

Kim Lightholder said...

Love the idea!!! Was gutted when i missed the first dSLR User meet-up in Dublin, and wouldn't you know it, it was featured in the magazine the next month... stupid flu.

So now i'm vowing to never miss another opportunity... :)

Krystian "MacKozer" Kozerawski said...

any news about "photo meet" before Blog Awards gala in Alexander hotel?

Red Mum said...

Krystian: I updated this yesterday, all the details can be found here

http://tiny.cc/iba

Hope to see you then...