OC Blogger Bash Happy Hour @ BlogHer ’11

Last night, we had the pleasure of hosting 50 amazing bloggers at our pre-bash happy hour at BlogHer ’11 in San Diego. From the venue and the food to the atmosphere and conversations, the whole experience was absolutely fantastic. We raffled off some great prizes including an iPad 2 to benefit Help A Mother Out. If the OC Blogger Bash happy hour was any indicator of what may be to come for the OC Blogger Bash, we are beyond excited. Here are some photos from the evening!

Gift bags from Y Water & OC Blogger Bash

Save the date! OC Blogger Bash, Sept. 24 Anaheim, CA

Great ladies, great conversation, GREAT evening!

Raffle time!

Vin de Syrah- awesome lounge!

We met lots of new friends!

Our wonderful PR team, Purry Communications, sporting the OC Blogger Bash t-shirts

Anaheim/OC team, sporting 60s attire a la the OC Blogger Bash

Thank you to everyone who made this wonderful event such a success- MomsLA, Help A Mother Out, Purry Communications and of course, all our new blogger friends. We’re looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Now, off to BlogHer ’11!

BlogHer ’11- here we come!

Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau may be turning 50 this month, but instead of climbing over the hill, we’re running up the hill at full speed. The prime example: blogging. Say what you will about corporate blogging- some do it well, some just do it and some don’t even know what the word means. We are happy to say #3 is not us.

About six months ago, Anaheim/OC launched a blog with the intent to provide our visitors an insider’s perspective on everything OC. Just a few months later, here we are heading to BlogHer ’11, where we’ll be hosting a cocktail party to introduce ourselves and the OC Blogger Bash. With the help of our friends at MomsLA, we have an amazing group of about 50 LA and OC-based bloggers joining us to raise money for Help A Mother Out. We’ll enjoy cocktails and appetizers together, and one lucky lady will be heading home with an iPad 2 (plus another to be raffled via Twitter).

To say we are excited is an understatement, and as with any new experience, there is an element of anxiety with the anticipation of the unknown. As we pack for a few days in our neighboring San Diego, we can’t help but feel like we’re heading to a foreign country- an exotic land of hashtags, swag, exclusive parties, celebloggers and of course, plenty of surprises.

Like the new kid in class, we’ve been envisioning what our experience will be like for weeks. We’re eager to make new friends, anxious to just be there already and most importantly, can’t wait to wear our new outfits- OC Blogger Bash style. See you at BlogHer ’11!

p.s. Join us on Twitter! @OCBloggerBash #OCBloggerBash