Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The blog awards in pictures...

The Blog awards - held at the One and Only in Cape Town (see above: very fancy.) have come and gone, but i have received a number of emails asking for more pictures of the night and more details about what happened. Since there are a hosts of pictures now up on facebook. I decided to share...
Me and big little-brother at the Ogilvy PreDrinks
My happy family - who flew all the way down to Cape Town to attend the awards :)
thank you happy family.
Super-talented funny-man-MC Mr Mamello Mokoena (aka Mum-z)
Mum-z: Why are there very few Xhosa blogs?
There are not enough mouse clicks.
(something like that. it was funny :) ) 
Someone who also travelled pretty phar (London-far) to attend the awards - 
Mr Marky-Mark Warren of the PharSide accepting Best Overseas Blog

indieBerries Accepting Best Personal Blog Award from Dave Duarte partner in Huddlemind - online collaboration business and director of the Ogilvy Digital marketing academy.

...even got Dave to pull the peace sign! yay me!
and go Dave!
Accepting the Havana Club Rum Best Design Blog with JP Naude - CEO of Strategic Media Solutions and The SA Blog Awards and Rob Southworth - Havana Club Rum brand manager.
Priscilla Daniel, Alex van Tonder and Leigh-Anne Jenkins of Cape Town Girl.
Hellen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape and Leader of South Africa's opposition party, being interviewed by "herself" courtesy of ZAnews - winner of Best South African Video Blog.
You can see the full interview at the blog awards here. gotta love the media.
Hellen, (who is also the first South African to have a verified twitter account) gave a very empowering speech on the impact of social media. Everyone really appreciated her time and words.
Thank you.
Pratish Mistry, with JP Naude and Hellen Zille, accepting blog award for Best Political Blog - Wonkie
Liny Kruger accepting award for 2010 Blog of the year - Watkykjy

Organisers of the event with Hellen Zille: Chris Rawlinson and Dave Duarte of Huddlemind, Hellen Zille and JP Naude.
Thank you all for a very successful evening!
Other fun pics...
The following picture has been edited, because the original was too horrific:
mom, dad and indieBerries
(i have no further comment)
me and the mom showing some love.

The afterparty begins...
(me demonstrating how to drink, i think.)
Note protective brother in background acting as very tough bodyguard. (read: trying to get a closer look at Nicole Blomkamp representing 2Oceansvibe.)

And then it got fun...
Here is Dan Nash of Bangersandnash about to get personal... From what I hear it was a great show :)
At this point, little indieBerries had already passed out retired gracefully to her bed.
It was an amazing evening. I am glad I made the 17 thousand hour trip to be there.
Thank you to everyone who made it possible.

Here are the glasses that I got from my Sunglass Hut winners vouchers:
Dolce and Gabbana limited editions. very nice.
nearly got these but i am very happy with my *awesome* choice.
Thanks to Sunglass Hut for being a fab sponsor! :)

and.... one last huge thanks to everyone involved at the awards evening and also to everyone who has shown support for indieBerries in nominating and voting for it in these awards. Drawing cartoons and blogging takes a lot of time and it really means a lot to me to be recognised for it. 
I appreciate it.
I'm excited to see where indieBerries will go this year... I already have some ideas brewing... :)


Mamello said...

Well done on your award IndieB... you looked amazing in that pink number... Mum-z

Chantel said...

Well done! You looked stunning!

Megan said...

I love your dress! Congrats again.

Ndileka said...

love the new sunglasses. the green on the side is so retro ;)

Makavetis said...

Hey, I noticed art as one of your interests, I started a new art blog maybe u'll like it! Thanks and keep up great work.

Anonymous said...

'Retiring gracefully' from a sponsored afterparty...bad form. Nice pics, looks like a fun evening.

Kaloo said...

".... and fun was had by all."

Looks like the event was the awesomeness, totally!

I dig the pics.
Oh, and nice shoes :)

Anonymous said...

Congratualtions Che! You deserve the award. Your blog is very positive --- it makes me happy everytime I visit!

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Nicoleblom said...

and to think we finally met again via email when i complimented your blog hon! :)

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