We’ve been hosting the It Won’t Stay in Vegas blogger party is 2007, and every year it gets a little bit bigger and a little bit better. Last ypear we had LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner (Geordi LaForge and Data from Star Trek) join us at the Atomic Testing Museum.
As you can imagine, it made for a fantastic event. We had over 1,200 people request to attend the party, and saw over 700 people come through the doors over the course of the evening, including Leo Laporte, Robert Scoble, and iJustine.
Take a look through the photos you can find on FlickR if you search for “It Won’t Stay in Vegas.”
For some juicier grabs from previous years, you can look through the list below, or check out previous year buzz roundup posts.
I ganked the following from our buzz roundup post:
As usual there’s no shortage of pictures, tweets, blog posts, and videos from the party. Here’s a roundup of the online buzz from the party so far.
Seriously, it’s a lot. Scroll at your own risk, I’m not paying for medical expenses caused by too much mouse-wheel activity:
From Brian Solis:
From Jason Preston:
From Picture Prefect:
From Blair Poloskey:
I also got to attend Robert Scoble’s ‘It won’t stay in Vegas’ party and I have to say, the folks at the Parnassus Group know how to put on a blogger event that is both fun and beneficial to the sponsors. I hate to see events like this explode in popularity, because inevitably they turn into junkets that are lacking on true networking and instead just table after table of demonstrations – but I am hoping the best for them, because this event was fantastic and a highlight to my time at CES. AND I won a Sonos multi-room music system – talk about great swag. The folks at Sonos are sending it this week and I cannot wait to try it out.
From Mike Coop:
With a half-hour left to go in the blogger party, it’s safe to say this has been one of my more enjoyable CES parties ever. Lots of folks who’re excited about consumer electronics, great vendor support (thanks!), and a totally enthusiastic vibe.
From Elisabeth Lewin:
Parnassus Group (and a bunch of sponsors) will be hosting the third annual â€œIt Wonâ€™t Stay In Vegasâ€ party during CES, Friday, January 9, at the Atomic Testing Museum. Promoters tout the attendance by and participation of Robert Scoble, as well as Gary Vaynerchuk, and Andru Edwards.
From Krista Neher:
By far the hottest party at CES09 was the â€œIt Wonâ€™t Stay in Vegasâ€ Blogger Party. The party was hosted by Parnassus Group and was a great way to wind-down after the chaos of the CES expo hall.
From Steve Garfield:
2009 “It Won’t Stay in Vegas” Blogger Party -Friday January 9, 2009 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Pre-registration required.
From Melissa Arseniuk:
Bloggerpalooza, aka the â€œIt wonâ€™t stay in Vegasâ€ blogger party at the Atomic Testing Museum from5 â€“ 8 p.m. It is a closed event so if you donâ€™t have an in, go complain about it on your blog.
From Lacy Kemp:
For those of you that attended the It Wonâ€™t Stay in Vegas party last Friday at CES, allow me to share with you the final playlist that YOU created. Thanks to everyone who submitted songs.
From Blair Poloskey:
attending the ‘It Won’t Stay In Vegas’ blogger party and sitting in on the Social Media Jungle super session – where all of my little blogging heroes will be speaking – I might actually get to meet a couple of them (I’m talking about you, Toeman).
From Matthew Norman:
You should have seen the Woot creative team, for example, utterly failing to work the room at last night’s “It Won’t Stay In Vegas” blogger party. All of us are natural wallflowers, much more comfortable cuddle-piling on a Lovesac brand beanbag than meeting new people.
This year I am also excited about getting into the â€œIt wonâ€™t stay in Vegasâ€ blogger party. I have some ideas for projects and this will give me a chance to bounce them off some really good people.
From Jason Preston (hey, that’s me!):
I think everyone enjoyed the Sony gaming loungeâ€“how could you notâ€“and the Lovesac furniture surrounding the consoles provided some really serious lounging cred to the whole outfit.
5PM – 8PM: It Wonâ€™t Stay in Vegas (Invite Only)
Atomic Testing Museum
Danach ab zur â€œIt Wonâ€™t Stay in Vegasâ€ Party im Atomic Testing Museum und wer rennt mich auf dem Weg zum Shuttle Bus fast ueber den Haufen?
From Mike Coop again:
Favorite reception/party: It Won’t Stay in Vegas, the blogger party at the Atomic Testing Museum. I had a ton of interesting conversations with bloggers and vendor sponsors from across the consumer electronics spectrum; look for upcoming reviews on Burton’s Acoustibuds, magicJack, Monster’s Outlets To Go, and more. I hope I make the cut again next year.
From Beth Blecherman:
It Won’t Stay in Vegas (well, mentioned just because it was a great blogger party!)
From Tom Foremski:
…then I have to pop into the marvelous Atomic Testing museum for the It Won’t Stay In Vegas blogger party; followed by a performance by Diana Ross thanks to Monster Cable celebrating its 30th anniversary…
From Rick at BlogWorld Expo:
As usual, they have an all star lineup of gadget and tech bloggers on the guest list, including Robert Scoble, Gary Vaynerchuk, Andru Edwards, and hundreds of other tech bloggers.
From Blair Cook:
Just got picked up from the Venetian on the LoveSac party bus heading to IWSIV – posting on WiFi from a bus on the Las Vegas strip – not a bad way to blog. Must goâ€¦ there is a fridge full of beer about 6 feet away from me.
From Iris Media, in German again I think:
Wer auf der “It Wonâ€™t Stay in Vegas”  CES Blogger Party von Robert Scoble  und der Parnassus Group mitmachen will, hat sich zuvor unter dem Link
From the team at AMD:
Join Robert Scoble and the Parnassus Group at the AMD Sponsored “It Wonâ€™t Stay In Vegas” Blogger Party
From Maryam Scoble:
After picking their brains, it’s time to go out and party and the best place for bloggers to party in Vegas is at the Atomic Museum on Friday night where we’ll be throwing the ultimate Vegas blogger party from 5-8.
From Chris Byrd:
Friday night, itâ€™s the It Wonâ€™t Stay in Vegas blogger party hosted by Robert Scoble. This promises to be an exciting event and a good time will be had by all for sure.
Tweets / FriendFeed
From Gary Vaynerchuk:
In Vegas? For CES or ASW ? here now? Hope to see you at this at 2pm http://tinyurl.com/2pmvegas @ Cassanov a rooms at the Venetian 2-4pm.
From Julie Vasquez:
Almost done at the It Wont Stay In Vegas party then heading over to the # ASW09 dinner
From Robert Scoble:
Visit here to see our CES blogs, we’ll keep adding to it as more people join the Lovesac mobile lounge
From Tyler Pruitt:
Heading to the blogger party at the atomic testing muse um #ces09
From Robert Scoble:
@anthonyalvernaz yes I will be at CES and am working with @garyvee and others to put on a killer party there. Need more help too!
From Adam Jackson:
Just got put on the “it won’t stay in vegas’ guest list! woot! http://i twontstayinvegas.co…
From Holger Eilhard:
@nilsmobil Hope you requested an invite!? http://it wontstayinvegas.com/
From John Andrews:
If ur in Vegas Friday, request an invite to Scoble’s blogger thing http://itwontstayin vegas.com/ #wordcamplv
From Dustin Wax:
RT @johnandrews: If ur in Vegas Friday, request an invite to Scoble’s blogger thing http://itwont stayinvegas.com/ #wordcamplv
@levarburton Good to hear you’re going to CES also! Will you be attending this event as well? http://itwontst.wpengine.com
From Mike Prasad:
Arriving at the #itwontstayinvegas party! Can’t wait to see @scobleizer @briansolis @garyvee @rob inyang and everyone else. 😉
From Julie Vasquez:
Heading out to the It Won’t Stay In Vegas Party – who’s there now? http://it wontstayinvegas.com/
From Chris Rauschnot:
RT @brettbum: Heading out to the It Won’t Stay In Vegas Party http://itwontstay invegas.com/ see you soon
From Mike Coop:
is at It Won’t Stay in Vegas (www.itwontstayinvegas.com). Great vibe, great food & drink, great schwag! #ces09 #iwsiv09
From Efren Toscano:
Heading to the #iwsiv event #ces09
From Blair Cook:
On the @bloggerbus headed to IWSIV
what happens when you reach a critical mass of bloggers? #iw siv #ces09
@BlurayStats i posted 6 videos from that party – here’s a montage: everybody loves a montage http://tin yurl.com/9bdxtz #ces09 #iwsiv
Here’s a partial list of the blog posts and press about the “It Won’t Stay in Vegas” CES Blogger Party:
From Cnet News:
The party was a lot of fun, and all the sponsors did extensive giveaways. I got a flight suit from Intel and Zero G, a private company that offers “weightless” (parabolic trajectory) flights.
From Brian Solis at Bub.blicio.us:
After a series on meetings at the LV Convention Center, I was invited to attend the â€œIt Wonâ€™t Stay in Vegas Blogger Partyâ€ hosted by the Parnassus Group.Last yearâ€™s party was incredible so I couldnâ€™t refuse.
From PodTech Video:
Behind the media/blogger scenes at CES 2008. In this episode: Intel hosts a cocktail party for bloggers at the Atomic Test Museum.
From IdaRose Sylvester at Digital Lifestyle Girl’s Place on the Web:
And, we bloggers have this cool party (link above) at the Atomic Test Museum. I really look forward to wearing my blogger hat and promoting the role of blogging as a new, important form of professional communication, and I certainly look forward to all the support I will get.
From Steve Rosenbaum at Magnify.net:
The blogger crowd was in fine form. Brian Solis -bub.blicio.us and PR 2.0 blogger was snapping away… Robert Scobel and Tom Foremski, Marc Cantor, Sarah Myers, former Pod Tech CEO John Furrier, were all working the room and being bloggerish.
From Tom Foremski:
For your viewing pleasure… Intel’s CES event at the Atomic Testing Museum.
From Rod Begbie:
I won a raffle at the blogger party.
My prize? An Intel flight suit. Apparently, Intel was sponsoring one of those Zero-G parabolic flights, and had some custom flight suits made. Do I get a flight on the vomit comet? Do I bollocks. Just the suit.
From Chief Dragon at ThreeSeven.ca:
Also, for anyone blogging CES in Vegas, there is a massive Blogger Party tonight – the second annual “It Won’t Stay In Vegas” CES Blogger Party. Shuttles leave from the Bellagio and wind their way over to the Atomic Testing Museum starting at 5:30. There are unbelievable prizes to be won but you have to be there to win. And when I say unbelievable you seriously have to believe the unbelievability.
From Joe Duck:
Another blogger upgrade are all the â€œblogger onlyâ€ parties here. Intel sponsored the one yesterday at the Atomic Testing Museum, and Monster the night before at a Paris Hotel Suite. Hey Silicon Valley – YOU could learn a lesson on how to treat bloggers from the CES sponsors, though CES has the advantage of filtering folks via the cost to get to Las Vegas.
From Jason Preston at Jason-Preston.com:
Not to mention I got to meet and hang out with tons of cool bloggers: Brian Solis was there, so was Marc Canter, and Robert Scoble. I met Spencer Yip from Siliconera, and Andru Edwards & the Gear Live crew were cruising around with a camera.
From Teresa Valdez Klein at TeresaCentric:
The â€œIt Wonâ€™t Stay in Vegasâ€ Blogger Party last night was a lot of fun. We had a good crowd of bloggers, an awesome band, tasty food and tons of fun. I even got to sing a few songs.