Are you going to be at Showstoppers?

by Jason Preston on December 10, 2008

If you haven’t heard of ’em, the ShowStoppers crew hosts a meet-the-press-and-bloggers bash at CES, as well at CTIA, Macworld, and a number of other industry shows. How does it work? As they describe themselves on their site:

ShowStoppers produces invitation-only, special events that organize company launches, product introductions, sneak previews and hands-on product demos for reporters, editors, columnists, bloggers and industry analysts รขโ‚ฌโ€œ trade, consumer, entertainment and business journalists and analysts specifically selected and qualified in advance by ShowStoppers.

I’ve heard no end of great things about ShowStoppers from people who have attended in the past, and I fully expect this year’s event at CES to be as good as those before it.

I’ll be there hanging out, checking out the crazy new gadgets, and tweeting about it. Like our party, ShowStoppers in an invite-only event, so if you think you’d like to show up, make sure you’re on the list.

How do you do that? Here’s the word on the street:

The press badge you receive from the tradeshow does not guarantee automatic admission to ShowStoppers. Issuance of ShowStoppers press credentials is solely at the discretion of ShowStoppers.

For information, working press, bloggers and analysts are invited to contact Steve Leon,, 512-288-0950.

For web-based publications and blogs, please provide a link to an established website with current and regularly updated industry-related news. The site must have an Alexa traffic ranking of 250,000 or lower.

Good luck!

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brettbum December 29, 2008 at 6:11 pm

Definitely a great event. Made it 2 years ago, didn’t make it last year. It was an excellent chance to actually talk to people at the representative companies that actually knew something about the products as opposed to hired models and flunkies that are taught a pitch the day before the show. ๐Ÿ™‚

That said, they seem to change their invite process every single year and it starts to feel a little less appropriate trying to ‘get in’ to an exclusive club just to get an interview.

If you can make it into the event, it will probably be worthwhile, but I wouldn’t lose any sleep over ‘getting in’. Pleanty of ways to get a story without having to go through a popularity contest process.

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