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BlogFest '13 - thank you for an incredible day!

Jo Brand

This Saturday 9th November saw the Bloggers' team - and a big gang of you lovely lot - descend on Kings Place NW1 for BlogFest, Mumsnet's glittering celebration of sharp writing and big ideas.

Our heads are still spinning from the expert advice, dazzling speeches and <ahem> highly-charged debates – as well as the gin! If you want to re-live the day, or see what it was all about – do check out the gorgeous photos from Anna Gordon (who expertly captured the excitement of the day despite being six months pregnant!). You can also watch Jo Brand’s closing keynote speech here – which is naughty, hilarious and inspirational in equal measure.

Thank you to everyone who came and made it such an unforgettable day – and we hope to see even more of you there next year!

Who was there?

Lionel Shriver

The very wise Prof Tanya Byron, campaigning MP Stella Creasy, roguish commentator Toby Young, whipsmart blogger Glosswitch and storyteller extraordinaire Jon Ronson - not to mention Richard Bacon, Lionel Shriver and many more.

Blogging... And Beyond

BlogFest keynote panel

Our panellists debated the big issues - what kind of internet do we want? How can bloggers shape the debate? Can you be a 'mummy blogger', and still be a feminist? Plus masterclass panels on how to take your writing to the next level.

Watch the highlights


Watch Jo Brand rounding off the day with her highly entertaining and inspiring keynote on the power of women's voices. Plus catch up on our brilliant Think Bombs from the Jon Ronson, Prof Tanya Byron and Dr Sue Black.

Say cheese!

talking at BlogFest

We had brilliant snapper Anna Gordon capturing everything from registration (hands up who loved the badge bumping?) to the cheeky G&Ts. Have a browse and re-live the highlights. 

A big thank you to our partners

BlogFest sponsors

Our sponsors, Coca Cola Great Britain, family holiday company Mark Warner, Honda, TalkTalk and Red & Yellow Care deserve a massive thank you. All had brilliant stands and really added to the day - plenty of cocktails, goodies and even a spot of wind surfing! 

Post about BlogFest to win

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Share a post about your day at BlogFest and include a top tip for family holidays and you could win a fab summer getaway from Mark Warner! Just add your blog to our competition linky to enter. Plus - join our creative writing comp to win some new books.