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Just An Online Minute... Charting The Course For Internet Week New York 2010!

Internet Week New York
June 7 - 14, 2010

Ok, I think I've nailed it down, that slippery little, greasy wiggle worm I like to call my Internet Week schedule. I'm always conflicted because while, yes, my beat is the industry parties that usually occur in the evening, I always think you might appreciate some honest insight on the panels and such that go down. However, every time I mix it up, I get myself into trouble. So, let's just keep it safe, you and I, and stick to the map. If you're following along vicariously, please send me extra energy and serenity vibes! Ready?

Monday June 7

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Internet Week's press preview breakfast, where I will grab my credentials all zombie-like, suck down some coffee and try to pay attention at this ungodly hour.

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6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m - The Hollywood Reporter's Digital Power 50 Cocktail Reception honoring "50 top executives distinguishing themselves at the intersection of media and technology."  <-- never got a response to my press cred inquiry, thanks! 

*NEW*"Made In NY" Awards at Gracie Mansion.  You bet I'm excited to check out Gracie Mansion.  And really, can you say no to an awards show honoring both Seth Meyers and Angela Lansbury?

7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Internet Week Kickoff Party at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Great event space -- I recently covered the Guvera Launch party there, and the space is reminiscent of the Puck Building, but the location makes me more giddy. I can't wait to see what they put together this year to compete with last year's kick-butt DJ Mike Relm and splendiferous crudités.

Tuesday June 8 AKA the day things really start heating up

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Awards and Show. I missed this last year and punched myself in the tooth with regret. They shut down the MoMA, douse it with talented commercial-creating types, slap a ton of food around the sculpture garden, and drizzle the place with fancy mood lighting -- all of which transforms the space into an Alice and Wonderland dreamworld. Probably one of the most surreal nights of my life, one I'm excited to experience again!

7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Turn Party at The Griffin

*NEW* 10:00p.m. - whothehellknows AICP after party at a location I will leave a super sexy mystery until you read about it Wednesday.  Expect delicious photos.

7 p.m. - 11 p.m. The Art of Social Media at The Art Director's Club. I'm going to try my best to double down my late night slot, but if I can't, you should go to this. It looks awesome -- AND they're having the Stumblebum Brass Band, whom I saw at the Governor's Island event I covered nearly a year ago!

Wednesday June 9

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. IDGTechNetwork Rooftop Party at 230 Fifth. Guests will gawk at the Empire State Building and other clusters of ope- air networkers while they celebrate IDGTechNetwork's 2nd Birthday. Embrace those terrible twos!

7 p.m. - 10 p.m. PopEverything!! Buzzmedia and Ustream are throwing a party at my personal Disneyland, PopBurger. Yes, yes there is going to be pop culture trivia and cocktails, but all I really care about is the competition I have with myself regarding mini-burger consumption. OK, and I consider myself pretty on top of pop culture trivia, so I may even participate. I hope one of the surprise special guests is NY1's Pat Kiernan.

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Thrillist Loft. Ah yes, remember the days of nudging and muscling through the scads of Thrillist subscribers to snatch a warm cube of cheese and a sloppy beverage while squashed against the wall at their special events? I don't, either! Which is why I need to reanimate the memories with my first foray in a long time to one of their shindigs. Comedy Central's Tosh.O is featured, as are Kid Robot "art toys," and shocker of all shockers -- Eclectic Method. I will be dragging a +1 to all three events. Under/over on whether she speaks to me ever again after such torture?

Thursday June 10

11:30 a.m. Mirror Awards Luncheon. Welly well well, this luncheon celebrating excellence in media industry reporting will be held at the famed Plaza Hotel on Central Park South. I may have to break out my faux fur flip flops for this one. The hilarious (yes, she IS hilarious) Katie Couric will emcee -- and hopefully this time I won't appear to bathroom-stalk her.

7 p.m. - 10 p.m In case my brain is suffering from smartypants bloat bestowed upon me by the overachieving reporter types from lunch, I thought I'd swing on by the IAC for the launch party of Jason Bateman and Will Arnett's dumbdumb, a sponsor-driven advertising and production company in cahoots with Ben Silverman's Electus. I wonder what sneakers Silverman will be wearing with his mandated cocktail attire. When I have cocktails I'm usually in pjs, so I may have to retool my wardrobe.

Friday June 11

This day is up in the air. I'll no doubt be exhausted, as well as everyone else who is working the week to its fullest, but I have my eye on one event. Should that fall through, I'll just go home, throw on some Intervention, rock back and forth, and catch up on photos.

Monday June 14

The 14th Annual Webby Awards! This is a maybe.  So far I've only been granted Red Carpet coverage, which really won't be that intriguing for this column. I mean, don't you want to hear about the event itself?  Seriously.  So- if you've got something going on Monday night you'd love to see in Just An Online Minute, email me at kelly@mediapost.com

So -- will I see you?

 

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