After many months of planning, discussion and almost throwing in the towel, we will be having our first ever Australian food & drink bloggers’ conference – Eat Drink Blog. It is through perseverance and hard work of many food bloggers and of course, our sponsors, that this event is happening on the 21st of March, Sunday.
has happened yesterday.
I am really glad to be part of this event and will be part of the panel for ‘SEO and how to be social’. Presenting in front of fellow bloggers and friends feels a little daunting but thanks to advice from @stickifingers and @essjayeff, I feel much more relax about it now. By the way, did I mention that Pim from Chezpim will be making an appearance as well?
It was a great day and event. It started early at 8.45am and ended about 11pm. The organisers did a fantastic job (full credit will be given in blog post). The panelists were spot on and kept everyone very iterested. @Tammois is the best MC. She kept everyone in order! And everyone that turned up were such an inspirational bunch of people.
Eat Drink Blog is on mainstream media – The Age
And the photo exibition that is sponsored by SBS Foods will run till the 28th of March 2010 at St. Ali. I am very humbled by all the beautiful and outstanding photography. Alot of time and effort has gone into many of these shots. So please do take time out to visit it.
More photos to come later from Mister – he took most of the photos of the event and definitely a far better photographer than I am. Finally, the long awaited photos from @th0i3 – Eatdrinkblog Photo Album
This is the first of two videos that were taken that day. We were having cocktails made by Der Raum while waiting for our dinner that was prepared by Ben Cooper, St. Ali. One of the highlight of the dinner for us was the grilled Kingfish heads. I am still drooling thinking about it.
Our lovely Sponsors:
- SBS Food – Photo exhibition of food and drink bloggers’ photos
- The Essential Ingredient – Providing the day time venue
- St Ali – Food provider and the evening meal (by chef Ben Cooper). Plus the space for the exhibition and kick-off cocktail party
- Der Raum – Cocktails
- Prentice Wine – Wine
- Red Hill Brewery – Beer
- Daylesford and Hepburn Springs Mineral Springs Co – Soft drinks & water
Thanks everyone again for the hard work and making this a reality
A great round up from fellow bloggers:
- Confessions of a food nazi
- My Aching Head
- Progressive Dinner Party
- Travelling in Mary Janes (part 1)(part 2)
- It pleases us
- SBS Food
- The Age
- Twitter coverage at #eatdrinkblog