It’s awards season in the media world with tonight’s National Magazine Awards (the Ellies) following hot on the heels of this week-end’s White House Press Correspondent’s Dinner, and will culminate in next Thursday’s Time 100 Gala. That’s a lot of
free drinks, fancy dresses and dusted off tuxedos. By next Thursday one imagines certain faces are going to feel so familiar (and certain small talk so well-worn) that everyone will be ready to return their dark offices and casual wardrobes. But, in the meantime, let’s party!
This week’s festivities (notwithstanding Tuesday’s “Skirts, Slacks, and Supper“) kicked off yesterday in an ASME double-header: first the annual American Society of Magazine Editors members’ luncheon, and then three hours later (writers can party!) at a pre-Ellies reception held at the New York Public Library.
FishbowlNY was fortunate enough to be in attendance and ran into a number of tonight’s nominees, including the team from Men’s Health who informed us their lunch had consisted of a hamburger and a pint of ice cream (also the sort of “health” we happen to be very familiar with) as well as David Willey the incoming president of ASME.
Pictures from the evening after the cut.