At the risk of sounding like a ruthless self-promoter, I’m very excited to let everyone know that the music video of Rock and Roll Heaven (above) that I produced late this last summer is in the running for three Vloggie Awards! In case you are unaware of what the Vloggies are, they’re the first ever awards for online videos, video casts and of course video blogs.
There are 35 categories in the Vloggies. With everything from “Funniest Video” to “Best Cooking Vlog” to “Best Green Vlog.” Of Course there are dozens of categories that you would expect to find; such as “Best Tech Vlog”, “Best News Vlog” and of course “Best Female Vlogger, Male Vlogger” and “Best Vlog”. My video is up for awards in the categories of: “Best Editing in a Video”, “Best Experimental Video”, and “Best Original Music.”
There will be two awards in each category, one selected by a panel of judges, and the “People’s Choice” voted for by the public, online. VOTING IS NOW OPEN, and needless to say, I would really appreciate your vote in any or all of the three categories I mentioned above. By the way, you can vote as often as you like! You might want to hurry because voting closes on Friday, October 27th.
Vote for all your favourites here: http://vloggiessf.com/vote
The awards will be announced Saturday, November 4th. The ceremony will begin at approximately 7:30 PM. The event is being held at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco, the same venue where they had VloggerCon 2006. The awards are being hosted by Irina Slutsky, who many of you may know as the blonde reporter on Geek Entertainment Television. Her Co-host is Daniel McVicar, an actor from the soap opera, “The Bold and Beautiful” and the operator of his own video blog, “The McVlog.” McVicar has just launched a cool new website that is both a new video blog and social network called “The Late Night Mash.” As of this writing a few of the more notable celebrities expected to present are: Andrew Baron and Joanne Colan of RocketBoom, Kent and Doug from Ask a Ninja.com, and Kevin Rose of Diggnation. The final list of presenters is about to be released on the Vloggies website and Blog. The Vloggies are being produced by the new parent company of Geek Entertainment.TV, PodTech, so you can expect to see Podtech CEO John Furrier and mega-blogger/vlogger Robert Scoble at the event!
Now if that isn’t enough, my good friend, mentor and trusted associate, Podcast Voice Guy, Joe Klein (pictured on left), is going to be the announcer at the Vloggies! Joe tells me that he’s going to be doing some very “off the wall” and unexpected stuff as the show’s announcer. He is also working closely with the producers of the event, and says that this is going to be one incredible evening! (BTW, Joe and I may have an interesting announcment to make in the very near future. Stay tuned!)
As regular readers know, I live in the UK and will, unfortunately, not be able to attend the event. So the question arises, who will accept the Vloggy on my behalf if I win…??? (Hmm…)