Countdown to NYC

CanNOT believe we are going to New York again so soon!!! This time it’s an almost work trip – Xero’s won a very prestigious Webby Award (often explained as the ‘Oscars of the Internet’) and being New York freaks we put our hands up to go to the gala award ceremony. I think there are a couple of other NZ company winners as well in this international event – it’s a pretty big deal! It’ll only be for a few days and I have got a mountain of work to do before we leave. I feel half excited, half petrified – unexpected spending in the thousands is not part of my personal brand! However it’s going to be amazing to be there when it’s not raining and freezing cold and this time we’re looking to stay lower down the island nearer the Chelsea/Soho area as the awards are on at a venue in Wall Street. Not sure whether we’ll actually get to go up on stage to accept the award, according to the programme every thank you speech is recorded for You Tube and some get chosen to be given on stage. There are loads of categories so that’s a lot of people to get up on stage. Xero won in the Banking/Bill Paying category. The Webby Awards are famous for their 5-word-only acceptance speech rule so everyone at work is already trying to come up with 5 words that will make the glamorous crowd remember us or Xero. Apparently Stephen Colbert’s speech last year as the Person of the Year was “Me me me me me”! Yes it was all about him! It’s a pretty star-studded event with some Hollywood and Internet-ites (like the founder of Twitter) in attendance.

So in a month exactly we’ll be in our posh best rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of the internet world, spreading the Xero word in New York!

5 comments ↓

#1 Short Dark Friend on 05.10.09 at 8:10 am

Oooooh that is soooooo exciting. NYC in the summertime. OG you will be able to buy some strappy sandals:-)…….

#2 jeffrey on 05.10.09 at 8:16 am

oh I’m so envious!!

#3 Basel Lisa on 05.13.09 at 6:31 pm

WHAT? You lucky things!! I’m a bit behind the times, but that’s SO COOL! How long are you going for?

#4 Orange Girl on 05.13.09 at 8:09 pm

You’re not that far behind the times. We only investigated going last Friday and got some airfare quotes then made the decision over the weekend. We’ve know about the Webby’s win for 10 days or so but weren’t sure if anyone was going. We’ll only be there 4.5 days over a weekend with the awards ceremony being on Monday night. The Mister is desperate to go to a Yankees game seeing as our other trips there have been in the winter. It’ll all be over in a flash but so great to go. Just have a lot of work to do before we go.

#5 Webby trophies — OrangeBlog on 08.07.09 at 1:47 pm

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