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Posts Tagged ‘Nick McGlynn’

Blogger-Penned This Is Why Your Fat Launches With Two Events

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Richard Blakeley and Nick McGlynn – Image via Random Night Out

Last night, media bar Destination (co-owned by Dan Maccarone of Hard Candy Shell, which has redesigned major media sites from Gawker to Eater) hosted a book release party for This Is Why You’re Fat, a meme-to-book deal in the six figures co-written by Gawker videographer Richard Blakeley and Buzzfeed‘s Jessica Amason. The event was co-hosted by Obliterati, a monthly media party started by Nick McGlynn of Random Night Out after Blakeley discontinued his Media Meshing soirees last year.

Earlier in the day, Amason hosted a book release celebration of her own, asking dedicated foodies to travel between six food trucks around the city, order a special This Is Why You’re Fat-inspired culinary creation and post pictures of themselves eating it to Twitter. The event, dubbed the “Eat N Tweet Challenge,” kicked off at 11 a.m., and by the time we made our way to the Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream at 5th Ave and 23rd St. at 1 p.m., McGlynn had already claimed victory. His prize? A private party for 25 friends, catered by the food truck of his choice.

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Cupcakes, Drinks, and Books! Love, Mom

DSC_0169.jpgNick McGlynn made the rounds last night at the Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home packed book party held at the Slipper Room on the Lower East Side. More than one attendee showed up with mom in tow to enjoy green mommatinis and frosted cupcakes. Nick has all the photos at his site Random Night Out, but we managed to snag a few for your enjoyment.

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The Shorty Awards: A Look Back

DSC_0158.jpgWhat else is there to say about last night’s Shorty Awards — no really…what ELSE is there to say?! — except that the people who pulled it together deserve a big congratulations. Of course, if @MCHammer could see fit to don a pair of parachute pants and rap an award or two next year, we wouldn’t complain.

For those of you who prefer your award coverage in pixels instead of tweets the incomparable (and available!) Nick McGlynn‘s photos of the evening can be found here (he’s also responsible for the one above).

Jeff Jarvis Talks Google, The College Humor Show Throws a Party

3257102507_57c955319gga.jpgA couple of fun media events took place in the city last night — or so we hear. Thanks to flu season we were m.i.a at both Jeff Jarvis‘ “What Would Google Do?” Daylife event as well as the The College Humor Show premier party on the West side (watch Barry Diller‘s speech here and see Nick McGlynn‘s photo coverage here).

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Never fear, however! Thanks to the magic of our friend Rachel Sklar‘s Twitter feed (and flickr page) it’s almost like we were there ourselves!

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