Media Alert: First-ever Blogger Bash Takes Place In New York City July 17-18, 2014

Two-day Conference Dedicated to "Making an Impression" to Bring more than 400 Bloggers, Digital Influencers and Members of the Media Face-to-face with more than 100 Well-known Lifestyle Brands.

Jul 10, 2014, 16:33 ET from The Big Toy Book and Blogger Bash

NEW YORK, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blogger Bash is not a typical blogger conference.  Instead, it is a conference that breathes life into the blogging world, eliminating stuffy conference rooms, impersonal convention centers and exhausting speeches.  Designed with both bloggers and brands in mind, Blogger Bash will take place in a hip, chic New York City venue that will allow experienced bloggers with established followings to mingle, interact with brands, and have fun in a relaxed informal environment.

Blogger Bash is a two-day conference, complete with events, parties, special guest speakers and roundtable discussions, all designed to create a more meaningful dialogue between brands and bloggers.  Over the course of the two days, guests will engage with leading companies in various lifestyle sectors, including toys, technology, baby products, fashion, food and more.  Brands will provide a first look at new products coming to market, hands-on demonstrations, and, of course, some great swag.

Blogger Bash is open to both bloggers and traditional media. 

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Blogger Bash is the brainchild of "Toy Insider Mom" Laurie Schacht, publisher of The Toy Insider and founder of The Big Toy Book, and influential parenting bloggers Joey Fortman of Real Mom Media and Charlene DeLoach of Charlene Chronicles.  Meet the full Blogger Bash team here.

509 West 34th St., 2nd Floor (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001

July 17 – 18, 2014

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 17th

Opening Night Party: The Big Toy Book's Sweet Suite 14
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The fifth annual Sweet Suite, the "Biggest Night of Play" that connects bloggers with top toy makers and children's brands, will kick off Blogger Bash. LeapFrog, Kurio, Activision's Skylanders, Hasbro, Disney Infinity, MGA Entertainment, Crayola and Razor will be among the more than 60 companies participating sure to make attendees feel like a kid again.  Guests will play with some of the hottest new toys while enjoying sweet treats from Bazooka, organic Vita Chocolate, martinis from Lemonhead, wine from Zipz Premier Wine, and tasty snacks from Chicken Soup for the Soul. #SweetSuite14

Angry Birds Stella Sweet Suite After Party
9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Sweet Suite party continues with an Angry Birds Stella-themed after party hosted by Rovio Entertainment Ltd. Attendees can enjoy refreshments and food as they get demos of the new Angry Birds Stella app. #angrybirdsstella

Friday, July 18th

Bat-tastic Breakfast
7:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Attendees will enjoy a Bat-tastic Breakfast with the year's most highly anticipated family-friendly video game, LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham, scheduled for release later this fall. Hosted by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games, the event will take attendees into the DC Comics universe and allow them to get hands-on with the next installment in the blockbuster LEGO video game series. One Funny Mother Dena Blizzard will kick-off the event, with the presentation set to begin promptly at 8:15 a.m. #LEGOBatmanGame

MommyTech Exhibition
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Living in Digital Times will be onsite all day sharing all things MommyTech, the technologies that are changing family life as we know it.  Guests will also be able to add their own talking photos to a special Blogger Bash gallery created by SpeakingPhoto for a chance to win great prizes. #mommytech

GameTruck Party
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

GameTruck will be parked outside Location05 all day offering guests the ultimate video game experience. This Mobile Game Theater has something for every gamer.

Speed Dating Sessions
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

This intimate roundtable format will allow guests and brands to get to know each other speed dating style. 

Media Panel
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Panelists Ciaran Blumenfeld of and Momfluential, Deborah Mitchell of Deborah Mitchell Media Associates, Samantha Meiler of NickMom, and Samantha Murphy Kelly of Mashable will share their experiences in both the new and traditional media realms.

Rockin' Lunch with Johnny Rockets
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

An interactive and rockin' lunch hosted by Johnny Rockets to celebrate National Milkshake Day.

Baby Palooza
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Guests will have the opportunity to check out the latest products in the baby and toddler space, everything from familiar household brands to up-and-comers. They'll also walk away with photo secrets from special guest and world-famous baby photographer Anne Geddes. #BTBBaby

Chicken Soup for the Soul Food Demos
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul's chef will demo quick 10-minute meals from their new line of comfort foods.  They will also be looking for bloggers to share their real life stories for the next Chicken Soup for the Soul book.  Special guest Linda Francis Lee, a New York Times best-selling author, will also share signed copies of her latest novel "The Glass Kitchen," including recipe cards, as part of this inspirational session.  #CSSEvents

#EAEvents Social Suite
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer fun meets social good at this Element Associates party. Attendees can view the new Joseph Nogucci jewelry collection, get tips from Washdrops on throwing an eco-friendly car wash, help AutoTexPink "wipe out breast cancer," and more. #EAEvents

Kidz Vuz Back to School Event
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

KidzVuz will make back–to-school shopping a breeze for attendees.  This event will showcase fashions from Lands' End, the latest technology from Microsoft, as well as companies such as LifeLock, National PTA and many more. #KVBackToSchool

For the most up-to-date Blogger Bash agenda, click here.


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