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July 29, 2009

MamaPop Went To BlogHer And All I Got Was This Lousy Gigantic Lucite Diamond

Guilty_pleasure Who's the big winner? WHO?

No, not you, silly! MAMAPOP, BEEEYATCHES!

Yes, we're officially a winning Guilty Pleasure. But really, what's there to feel guilty about? It's not like we're making YOU stalk Joss Whedon or anything, right? No blood on your hands, oh nooooooo. Cowards.


July 28, 2009

MamaPop Sparklecorn Extravaganza 2009: Unicorns Love High-Quality Digital Cameras, Swag, AND Babies

MamaPop Sparklecorn 2009

Yes, you need more party photos. Resistance is futile. GIVE UP.


July 27, 2009

MamaPop Sparklecorn Extravaganza 2009: A Party That Will Live In Infamy

This past Friday was easily one of the best days of my entire life.

And also one of the most trying. I spent almost the entirety of it quite literally running around Chicago with my better half in Sparklecorn Party Planningdom, Her Bad Mother, in an almost cartoonish, flailing panic, attempting to fix into place the final pieces of our party. There were last minute blunders to be sure, and moments when I honestly feared things would fall apart completely -- that one of the 50 people that comprised the links that made up the great Sparklecorn Chain of Being would fail, and we'd end up with a less-than-complete version of the vision both Catherine and I had of what Sparklecorn would be. But in the end, we begging, pleaded, and cajoled all involved to come through for us, and lucky for us, they did.

Our dear photographer friend Ryan of Pacing The Panic Room and porch-light pictures was one of those important links, as we flew him in to Chicago with the expressed purpose of documenting the party for posterity. When he arrived on Friday I felt terrible, because I was such a basketcase and so overloaded with all I needed to do before party time that I gave him quite literally no instructions or guidelines whatsoever and simply let him loose with his camera, saying only something to the effect of "Uhh, do whatever you think will be cool... If you need me, I'll be over here in this corner sobbing quietly. [insert quiet sobbing]"

After the jump is Part One of his photographic documentation of that night -- a collection of my personal favorites from all the images he took. They are, I think you'll agree, FREAKING AMAZING.


July 23, 2009

This Weekend We're Going To Party Like It's 1999, Give Or Take A Decade

BlogHer. Has. Begun.

Or, rather, pre-BlogHer has begun, which is to say that it has sort of begun, and that drinking is imminent. Of course, the real party doesn't get going until tomorrow night, but still. Real girls start partying the day before.

A few outstanding details as MamaPop gets ready to rumble, BlogHer-style:

1) That drink-naming smackdown? We have a winner! BlackEyedGurl wins a pass to the party (and! bragging rights!) So what's the name of the drink?


The Vengeful Unicorn. Drink, and be afraid.

2) We're hosting a Room Of Your Own panel on Saturday. You want to go to there.

3) Did I mention the drink? VENGEFUL UNICORN, betches! Grab that baby by the horn!

(Thanks so much again, again, again to the awesome, spectacular, and incredibly generous people at TypePad/Six Apart, Federated Media, bTrendie and Dove and Yahoo! Canada, who are helping us make this the most awesometastic party in the history of the universe EVAR.)

(See you there!)

July 21, 2009

Sparklecorn Fiesta Ahoy!

It's like three days until MamaPop throws the part of the year - of the century! of the millenium! - and if I said that we're a wee bit excited I would be understating the facts immensely (also, I would be glossing over the fact that we're also overwhelmed - throwing party for 500 people! OH MY GOD - and maybe also a little bit sweaty.)

Some details, for those of you who are attending (and for those of you who we will sorely miss, you can follow the details, you know, for fun and wistfulness):


July 16, 2009

What Not To Wear To A Sparklecorn Extravaganza

Eight days and counting. EIGHT DAYS until the awesomest party in the history of the world, ever, and then some.

So, what are you going to wear? Are you going to rock something Olivia Newton-John circa Xanadu? Or something more along the Let's Get Physical/neon headband lines? Whatever it is, make sure that it's sparkly. Or glowy. Or something. You gotta tell me, because I'm still undecided, and I need inspiration.

Also, because I suspect that this is just not quite the right look:


July 14, 2009

Drinking Games, Ahoy!

Mamapop-drinky Oh, hey, so you know that little shindig that we're throwing at BlogHer? The one with all the glitter? Yeah, that one. There's going to be liquor there, did you know? I hope you're all of legal drinking age. Because, seriously.

Anyway, about that liquor? Some of it - a lot of it - is going to be provided by the good folks at Templeton Rye. RYE, BABY. Get ready to slurp some Manhattans. And what is even more awesome than Manhattans at a hosted rye bar? SUPER SPESHUL FOR MAMAPOP LIPS ONLY MAMAPOP DRINKS at a hosted rye bar.


July 10, 2009

We Gots A Party, Party


Could you just die?

I could just die.

But then I'd miss the party, and that would suck. Because with the help of the awesome, spectacular, and incredibly generous people at TypePad/Six Apart, Federated Media, bTrendie and Dove and Yahoo! Canada, this is going to be themost awesometastic party EVAR.

The guest list is now (we know, we know) closed, as we're at maximum capacity.We're sorry, we really, truly are. We'd let the world in if we could. Best we can do at this stage is tell you to keep your ears to the ground and stay alert for word of folk with RSVPs who won't be attending. Maybe if you bake them a unicorn pie (not with real unicorn, of course), they'll let you have their spot.


July 03, 2009

Three More Weeks Of Squee

Yeah. We're pretty much in a constant state of OMG!!SQUEE!1! around here

And we're just, like, giving daily thanks to the awesome, spectacular, and incredibly generous people at TypePad/Six Apart, Federated Media, bTrendie and Dove and Yahoo! Canada. Because without them, we wouldn't be able to throw this awesometastic party for ourselves and 500 of our closest friends.

The guest list is now (we know, we know) closed, as we're at maximum capacity. No word on whether anyone is scalping, but we fully expect that if scalping does occur, it will be at a minimum price of three sparklecorn tail braids and a bucket of glitter. So.

June 16, 2009

MamaPopRocks! II: A Sparklecorn Extravaganza THE REVENGE

[Taps microphone] Hello? Is this thing on? Ahem.

We the people of the Sovereign State Of MamaPop, again cordially invite all you fabulous betches and bestards to come get down with us at what will beyond a shadow of doubt be the most awesometastic and glitterlicious party of the year in all of Blogland (I know things you don't -- you're just going to have to trust me on this).


April 01, 2009

MamaPop to Become Sovereign State; Sparklecorn to Rule

Sparklecorn Fueled by Jager Bombs and Percocet, the writers of MamaPop have declared this site a sovereign state. That means that if you're reading this, you are now under our jurisdiction and will be subjected to all of the disciplinary wedgies therein. All hail Sparklecorn.


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