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HannahMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 15-Oct-13 12:10:30

We are getting pretty darn excited about the imminent approach of BlogFest on November 9, where we'll be hearing from Prof. Tanya Byron, Jon Ronson, Stella Creasy and Jo Brand - as well as some of our fantastic bloggers including Annie Spratt, Tanya Barrow, Jack Monroe, Rosie Fiore, Jax Blunt, Alison Perry, Sonya Cisco, Tanya Tirraro, Cassandra Parkin, Andrea Mann, MaggieWoodley and Gemma Regaldo-Hawkey.

This thread is for everyone who’s already coming, is thinking of coming (or wishes they were coming!) to gather, share tips and info – and generally get ready for the Big Day!

You can also join in the conversation on Twitter by following us @MumsnetBloggers. Feel free to tweet us with any questions – or, alternatively, you can email us on bloggers[at]mumsnet[dot]com.

See you on the 9th!

jellyboatsandpirates Sat 09-Nov-13 22:55:54

Not been this year, but I'm definitely up for coming next year if you sort out a bloggy no mates badge! smile

bloomingheather Sat 09-Nov-13 08:20:21

Brilliant Palmerston - so glad you mentioned passbook. I hadn't heard of it before but then discovered that it was on my phone! Have added ticket to it.

LordPalmerston Sat 09-Nov-13 07:59:05

I've got my ticket on my phone. The passbook thing

katese11 Sat 09-Nov-13 06:53:14

Did we have to print tickets? I haven't done that. ..

Anyone for coffee?

ViviPru Fri 08-Nov-13 23:54:11

Lord P just completed my ritual handbag emptying too. I'm all set. Damn early start for my train.

I'm the one in the denim dress......

ViviPru Fri 08-Nov-13 23:52:25


Is there a cloakroom? Cos its jeffin freezing out and I've got to be milling round portals of publics transport (urgh) but I'm not wanting to be carrying my big ole coat round the gaff....

<Reads fred>

Panic over.

bloomingheather Fri 08-Nov-13 22:56:05

I've just arrived in London - very excited about tomorrow! In a bit of a panic now though, because I forgot to print my ticket and I don't think I'm going to be able to print it off before tomorrow. Does anyone know if we definitely need a paper copy of it, or can I show my e-mail confirmation?

NomadMomDiary Fri 08-Nov-13 22:33:01

I'm so excited. Have just printed my ticket and can't wait to meet you lovely ladies tomorrow am. Here are my details:
@nomadmomdiary on Facebook and Twitter

LordPalmerston Fri 08-Nov-13 21:13:58

Don't worry. Ill spot your green bag. I can lend you my charger.

the stickers were my idea and I'm very proud of myself for it

I am so stupidly excited about this! Especially now I know I can drag more crap along with me - otherwise I'd have to bring my hideously ugly green bag as that's the only thing big enough to take all my crap (it looks like a pus ball).

I REALLY want to wear a pencil skirt, but that means heels, and I can't walk in heels. So it'll be my faithful Docs instead and what will definitely end up as laddered tights. Cardies I took two pairs of shoes to another do -flats for travelling in and err, more flats that weren't so practical when I was there.

Palmerston I'm bringing several notebooks and pens too, but no laptop. Will hammer the heck out of my phone battery though.

LordPalmerston Fri 08-Nov-13 18:37:18

i am all set. Handbag emptied of crap for only VITA Lthings. ARe people bringing laptops/ipads etc?
I don't have a blog so wouldnt really need to DO anything on it... will bring a phone charger though!

JessMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Nov-13 16:05:08

Hi heirraising,

There's a cloakroom at the venue where you'll be able to leave your case.

See you tomorrow!

CardiesAndCrumbs Fri 08-Nov-13 15:36:01

Just about to go and decide on what I wearing, I want to wear heels but feel I'll regret that after 10minutes! Ha!

See you in the morning peeps!

heirraising Fri 08-Nov-13 12:51:40

Great idea about the badges. btw is there somewhere I can leave a wheelie overnight case in the building on Saturday? Might look a bit odd trailing it behind me to all the sessions ! Please come and say hello anyway even if I'm Mrs Bag Lady tomorrow. My blog is Looking forward to meeting you smile

LordPalmerston Fri 08-Nov-13 11:24:38

Lol at badges. I need one to say " tell
Me to shut the fuck up"

ABlissfulMama Fri 08-Nov-13 11:23:21

Hi all I am coming too - it will be my second blogfest - I had no idea what I was doing last year - this year I have just a little bit more.

I hope to catch up with people in person, old friends I met at previous conferences and new ones- put names and blogs to faces and all that jazz.

Looking forward to a great day - it totally surpassed my expectations last year so I anticipate it will be brilliant. V excited about Jo Brand being there too.

I blog at A Blissful Life and I'm @Blissful_Mama on twitter

See you tomorrow! grin

jes73 Wed 06-Nov-13 22:27:17

My first BlogFest - so be kind and say hi. I will probably be standing in a corner - no, not the naughty one!
See you there smile

I blog at
Tweet me

moog40 Wed 06-Nov-13 19:31:35

I will be there on Saturday - last year was a real inspiration, have high hopes of this year too. I'm on Twitter as @SarahWood7, and blog at

janmary Wed 06-Nov-13 10:49:57

Here is the link again - as a link this time!

janmary Wed 06-Nov-13 10:49:05

I think I will need to wear both!!!

Here is my intro post on my blog -

JessMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Nov-13 09:56:04

Hi all - we thought your 'Please talk to me' badges were a fab idea, so we'll be giving out two types of sticker - one will say 'I'm new and a bit nervous', and the other says 'Happy to chat'. With a bit of luck this will break the ice and make it easier to <gulp> start chatting to strange ladies grin.

We're v excited about meeting you all on Saturday!

Natalie82B Tue 05-Nov-13 21:25:09

Ha ha, thank you!

JoanneMallon Tue 05-Nov-13 21:18:06

From my previous experience at blog conferences, you will get everything from "I've been planning this outfit for 6 months" to "I slept in this" and both will fit right in. It honestly doesn't matter. It's not like everyone will go away and post judgy stuff on the internet about what people are wearing. Oh hang on...

Natalie82B Tue 05-Nov-13 21:01:20

Right,I know this is a really lame question but what is everyone wearing??? This is my first blog conference and I haven't got a clue what to wear!

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