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April 28th, 2018 by Cherry

Revry Presents 3rd Annual Out Web Fest (OWF) May 18-20 celebrating independent LGBTQ digital storytelling. Buffer Festival LA, YouTube Space LA and the London Hotel are partnering to celebrate the queer web festival. 

The three day festivities will include industry speaker panel, parties, screenings, digital pitchfests and the Revry Visibility Awards! OWF is the must attend event for creators and fans who want to support diversity in entertainment with established and new storytellers. YouTube Space LA on May 18th will host the opening night event and all other festivities will be at the London Hotel. The closing night awards will include prizes like free sound stage rentals courtesy of Shamrock Studios, Revry Development and Distribution deals, as well as an Audience Award with automatic entry into Rio Web Fest including travel and accommodations to beautiful Rio de Janeiro.

This year OWF is partnering with the New Zealand Web Fest, International Online Web Fest and Buffer Festival for their first Buffer Festival LA on May 17th (including Dodie Clark, Louis Cole, Matthew Santoro, Mikey Murphy & Sabrina Cruz).  “We’re incredibly excited to join forces with Revry’s OWF in the very first Buffer Festival LA.  Revry’s OWF has been a leader in promoting diversity through elevated content and stories about real people and real circumstances, something Buffer Festival is passionate about as we make our expansion across North America,” shares Scott Benzie, CEO of Buffer Festival.

A discounted ticket for both festivals can be purchased at:  (Note: The OWF ticket will be a discounted optional add-on once the Buffer Festival LA customer gets to check-out.)


“OWF has made a mark in the world of content creation in highlighting unique, groundbreaking, and sometimes subversive content that is too often overlooked by the mainstream festivals,” says Revry CEO, Damian Pelliccione“In the 21st Century, short-form content leads as the hottest and fastest growing category in digital entertainment and OWF creates the perfect forum to share multiple perspectives of queer culture that makes our stories some of the most innovative, ground-breaking and unique in the world.”  

2018 LINE UP (Full Program & Tickets at:

DRAMATIC Competition

WOKE – Dir. Maxime Potherat and Jules Thénier
The Y Theory
 – Dir. Caroline Taillet and Martin Landmeters

Jade of Death – Dir. Erin Good
Two Weeks
 – Dir. Isabel Stanfield
Stage Fright
 – Dir. Anna F. Kohlschütter
Sui Generis
 – Dir. Roberto Nascimento 
 – Dir. Anthonia Onyejekwe
Pinky Gurung
 – Dir. Gopal Shivakoti
Expiration Date
 – Dir. Shwenn Shunya Chang

COMEDY Competition

The Feels – Dir. Tim Manley
Femme – Dir. Aiden Peters 
 – Dir. Joel Ashton McCarthy
Potluck S2 
– Dir. Ness Simons
John Loos 
– Dir. CJ Arellano
Build A Boo
 – Dir. Jean-Pierre Chapoteau
Happy Playland
 – Dir. Elsie Bollinger and Sally Bollinger
Sexy Herpes
 – Dir. Madeleine Dyer
Little Sista
 – Dir. Charmaine Bingwa and Reece Jones
Pussy Willow S2
 – Dir. Kate Jessop

MUSIC Competition


Abbott Kiney – Musician – Junius Frey
Nova – Musician – Alsace Carcione
IRL (If You Really See Me)– Musician – Ysa Yaneza
Harlem Cleopatra – Musician – Cazwell (featuring Peppermint)
Lookin – Musician – Big Dipper

Overthinking – Musician – INA
Crush – Musician – Dark Pink Stars
Dance With Me – Musician – Davis Mallory

Comfortable – Musician – Matt Palmer
Nobody Freakin’ – Musician – Megan Vice

Over the past two years awardees, participants, and sponsors have included Tyler Oakley, Gigi Gorgeous, Hannah Hart, Ari Fitz, Amber’s Closet, Viacom, EOne, Grindr, and Maker Studios.

About OWF  (Out Web Fest)

OWF is the world’s only digital festival dedicated to celebrating web series, short films and music videos by and for the global queer community. OWF’s mission is to provide the opportunity for all queer content creators to connect with the global community and celebrate the progressive evolution of LGBTQ+ entertainment. OWF breaks the mold of other festivals by giving prominence and a voice to the honest and unfiltered digital short-form storytelling that does not rely on access to resources, lofty budgets, or elite “movers and shakers” in the industry.

In the 21st Century short-form content leads as the hottest and fastest growing category in digital entertainment and we believe it is the perfect forum to share multiple perspectives of queer culture that make our stories some of the most innovative, ground-breaking, and unique in the world. OWF introduces international and local digital content creators, producers, and fans to inclusive programming that acknowledges the cultural significance of this revolutionary intersection of medium and storytelling.

This festival will feature screenings, panels with industry experts, and a pitchfest which will allow creators a chance to speak one on one with working industry professionals. The festival will conclude with an awards ceremony and closing night party.  For more information, please visit

About Buffer Festival LA

Buffer Festival is an annual showcase of YouTube world premieres, bringing the most acclaimed digital creators and their audiences together. The festival includes a variety of programming, including a red carpet gala and premiere screenings, with YouTube’s highest quality content on full display. Now entering its sixth edition, the festival will host its annual four day event in September. For Ticket and Show information please visit


About Revry

Revry is the premiere queer digital media network for the inclusive 21st century LGBTQ+ community.  As the first-ever global queer streaming service, Revry offers a uniquely curated selection of domestic and international entertainment that includes iconic, award-winning narrative and documentary films, cutting-edge series and originals along with the world’s largest queer libraries of groundbreaking podcasts, music albums and videos.  Revry is available worldwide on seven OTT, mobile, and online platforms, and hosts an exclusive linear channel on Pluto TV with a reach of over 10 million people in over 100 countries.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, Revry is led by an inclusive team of queer, multi-ethnic and allied partners who bring decades of experience in the fields of tech, digital media, and queer advocacy.  Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @REVRYTV. Go Online to:

The London West Hollywood

Welcome to The London West Hollywood, a tranquil oasis that combines cosmopolitan elegance and laid-back California cool to create an unparalleled destination for a discerning new breed of luxury traveler.

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International Online Web Fest

IOWF – The International Online Web Fest is a seasonal online event which specifically helps independent filmmakers to raise their visibility through the web. We do so by creating and taking care of your communication on line and especially on social media channels.

Rio Webfest

Rio WebFest had its inaugural edition held in 2015 in Ação da Cidadania and Casa Porto, two cultural centers located in the Harbour Zone of Rio de Janeiro, where

185 submissions, 65 national and 120 international, competed for more than 30 awards. Headquartered in Cidade das Artes, the 2016 edition grew exponentially, lending to the event real notoriety. The 2017 edition made Rio WebFest one of the most important events of the category in the world, with more than 500 series submitted, of which 206 competed for 54 trophies, cash prizes, co-production contracts and three international trips.

NZ Web Fest

The NZ Web Fest is New Zealand’s festival that curates and celebrates online content, web series and shows — fiction, factual, and anything in between. New for 2018 are submission categories accepting 3D, AR, MR, and VR projects.  #NZWF18 runs each November in Auckland, presenting a conference day of panel discussions and presentations, an awards ceremony, and two days of screenings.




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October 28th, 2016 by Cherry

screenshot-2016-10-28-14-08-46Daredevil Actor Peter Shinkoda Set For Special Appearance with SHAKA Platform 

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con

This Saturday at the SHAKA Booth

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I know how I plan to spend Saturday!!! It’s saying hello to Peter Shinkoda one of the stars from my beloved TNT Falling Skies series (Dai) and of course Nobu from Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix! I hope you have your tickets to attend Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con! All ou have to do for a meet & greet and autograph with Peter is download SHAKA in the  Apple App Store and Google Play ( Than sign in and enter: PeterShinkoda, Daredevil, Netflix or Nobu as your ‘vibes‘.  Peter will be at the SHAKA booth #1403 at 1:30pm

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August 11th, 2016 by Cherry

Attend the 4th Annual Mobile Retail and Food Truck Business Expo with Cassie Betts, CEO of District 2 speaking about how she started her online fashion brand.

This event is a must attend for those interested in hearing from successful business owners on how they made their dreams a reality.


VSEDC  4th Annual Mobile Retail and Food Truck Business Expo Returns

We appreciate Vermont Slauson for Economic Development (VSEDC) for bringing us this unique opportunity. Our CEO Cassie Betts will be speaking on how to start your fashion brand online. This could be a golden opportunity for people looking into start own fashion brand. 

Event Highlights:

  • Partnerships with the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Marco Antonio Regil, Television Host, LA Economic and Workforce Development Department, Fashion Business Institute, East West Bank, Premier Bank, Opportunity Fund, LA Food Council, Freshworks Program and both the American Mobile Retail Association (AMRA) and the Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association (socalmfva).
  • More exhibitors including Kareen Carts
  • And new this year workshops and seminars on Social Media for Your Business, Crowdfunding to Finance Your Business, Email Marketing, How to Start Your Business in a Day with the City of Los Angeles,  Taking Your Business Mobile and more…
  • New this year is a special spotlight on two Crowdfunding Hometown Hero Businesses.  Real talk from two entrepreneurs who did it successfully.

Let’s be part of this unique opportunity. For event details click HERE


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February 14th, 2016 by Cherry

Add the 2016 Wonder Women Tech Conference to your calendar this July for three days of workshops, keynotes and networking.

BE OUR VALENTINE! The Wonder Women Tech 2016 Early Bird Tickets are LIVE NOW! Because ‪#‎WeLovePioneers‬ we’re offering an extra 10% off FOR ONE DAY ONLY on Valentine’s Day! Be one of the first to get your tickets for the most epic ‪#‎STEAM‬ ‪#‎womenintech‬ ‪#‎diversity‬ ‪#‎inclusion‬ Conference! The magic happens July 15th – 17th, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center. We’ll have three stages with amazing keynotes and speakers, including a pitch stage! Explore several breakouts and workshops, two cabana lounges, a networking lounge, a *FREE career fair and expo and much more! The WWT Team is working hard to create a magical event sure to ‘disrupt the conference model.’ TICKETS ON SALE TODAY! REGISTER NOW!!

Wonder Women Tech Wants YOU to be Our Valentine! #WeLovePioneers

A-List Speakers and Pioneers!
Enjoy three stages filled with amazing speakers and influencers from around the world! To date we have over 250 speakers apply to speak at #WWT2016 from over 20 countries! Hear from ‘Oprah’s Fave Guest of All Time,’ President of UN Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and speakers from the top companies in STEAM, including Google, Microsoft, Intel, NASA and many, many more! We’ll also have a pitch stage where companies and individuals can pitch their product and talent!
Career Fair and Expo! 

Wonder Women Tech is committed to changing the industry by fixing the broken pipeline to opportunities. We’re offering a FREE Career Fair for diverse candidates to connect with the companies that are looking for exceptional talent! Upload your resume and register to attend the Career Fair and Expo for free! *You must register and upload your resume to attend. Does not include access to the conference, however conference attendees WILL have access to the career fair and expo!

Interactive Programming!
We’ll have a variety of breakouts and workshops, including WordPress workshops, speaker and sponsor hosted breakouts, DIY/Maker classes, and special sessions for our Seniors and Deaf and Disabled attendees! In an effort to fulfill our mission for Diversity and Inclusion, We’re also providing free STEAM classes for hundreds of underserved adults and children! In between sessions, mix and mingle and enjoy our Networking Lounge or Cabana Lounge under the summer sun!

Check Out The Sizzle Highlights From Wonder Women Tech 2015!

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February 9th, 2016 by Cherry

I’m looking forward to covering the 2016 Wearable Tech Expo taking place on February 17th. “Tomorrowear” is the collaboration of District2.Co, Manufacture LA & Heart Centered Tech. Our mission is to bring exposure to the wearable tech& sustainable / natural fiber communities. Check out the link below for discount tickets (limited availability).

The  Wearable Tech Expo is an elite intimate event looking into the future – where science, fashion, community and tech intertwine.
Come enjoy presentations from some of the newest establishing members in the scene, check out some of the freshest wearables, and meet plenty of apparel industry influencers.

In addition, you can speak directly with exhibitors & inventors, play in one of our 13 virtual reality experiences, mingle with master disruptors, gaze at our closing Wearable Tech Fashion Show, and if you’re still amped, stay for the “NowSounds” Close-out featuring a live performance from Creature! (all while partaking in delicious food & drink)

Only 200 tickets are available for admission, as well as sponsorship & donation opportunities, so grab them before they’re gone!
If you influence big markets, set your sails to the future, or stare at a crystal ball, TomorroWear is your big February event.

*For sponsorship opportunities please email
About Organizers
District2.Co is an online platform that connects Indie Designers with factories. Designers can post a production project & receive competitive bids from factories. Designers can then hire direct from factories based on ratings, reviews & price points.

Manufacture LA is a fashion tech + incubator with a mission to reawaken & rebuild America’s fashion industry, foster the next wave of businesses & create a transparent, sustainable, global supply chain.

Heart Centered Tech acknowledges standout individuals who take part in using technology to help make this world a better place. Our awarded recipients have healed hearts, built communities and contributed through technology.



Friends & Family use discount code “D2FRIENDS”
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LOS ANGELES, CA— FEBRUARY , 2016— Silicon Beach startup,(fashion B2B ecosystem where brands & fashion designers can hire apparel manufacturers to produce their collections), is hosting the first WEARABLE TECHEXPO “TomorroWear”  at The Reef’s hotspot Maker City LA. TomorroWear is an elite intimate event looking into the future- where fabric sciencefashion, and wearable tech intertwine. Hosted at The Maker City Atelier on February 17, 2016,  District2.Co, alongside Heart Centered Tech, Manufacture LA, & Maker City are ready to illuminate the digital advances liberating humankind’s creativity and enjoyment while enhancing the social and economic development of fashion & tech.

Preceding the “FutureWalk” runway presentation, title-sponsor Heart Centered Techis presenting their Peer-to-Peer Award to Benjamin F. Kuo ,Founder, Editor, and Publisher of SoCalTech. SoCalTech is a high news tech and informational search engine in Southern California. The previous awardee, Eli Eisenberg will present the award. Eisenberg is a venture capitalist at Straight Line Management.

Heart Centered TECH Leadership Awards #HCTLA recognizes people within organizations who lead from the heart. The awards started as a way to acknowledge stand out individuals who take part in using technology to help make this world a better place. After 30 days, the recipients choose who is the next HCT award winner should be, making this the first Peer-to-Peer Awards Ceremony of its kind that was launched in the #LATECH #Siliconbeach community.

With virtual environments & training to immersive art and 3D simulations on the rise, the VR GALLERY is a blend of LA’s finest VR Experiences all in one place for an expression of what’s possible in VR today. There will be narrative film pieces to full on 3D full immersive games. is a leader in providing VR education and has the best VR Gallery of talented artist experiences that are carving the way for content & simulations of the future.

Speak directly with exhibitors & inventors, you will have the chance to mingle with these master disruptors (with food & drink), gaze at our closing Wearable Tech Fashion Show, and if you’re still amped then stay for the “NowSounds” close out show!

A super-secret Hollywood celebrity chef will be the night’s food of choice, and after FutureWalk,  come have a night out on the town and party with these trendy creatives.


Futurists, influencers, investors, fashion experts, wearable tech enthusiast, engineers, Los Angeles startups, innovative fabric mills, apparel manufacturers, and press/media will all be in attendance to witness fashion evolve in a way it has never been done before. We are digitizing the way physical electronics are operating and streamlining it into a natural necessity– fashion, an industry as seasoned and established as spice trading (no pun intended).

TomorroWear is showcasing the tech gadgets in an event and we are hosting a slew of products such as smartwatches, virtual reality, pedometers, 3D printed dresses, etc TomorroWear is the only expo in LA available to market the next generation of inventors and designers. We are the mediators between art and commerce.


February 17 cannot come any sooner as we brands from every different spectrum are coming to the expo. Here is a short list of brands we are showcasing in the 1st ever wearable tech LA event:

  • Activewear: Hollywood stuntwoman extraordinaire Natascha Hopkins’ Capo-Nata “The Lean Body.” The Lean Body is a built-in-one waist trimmer and sports bra.

  • Medical: The Stem Cell Bra by Leonhardt is the first ever bra UNDER EARLY STAGE DEVELOPMENT that is DESIGNED to increase breast size without any invasive surgery.

  • American Made & Sustainable: Leopardet is the next generation Ralph Lauren brand that is proud to say it’s American made— in both design, manufacture, and distribution, utilizing all organic fabrics.

  • Sustainable Clothing: Sun & Seeds’ clothing incorporates the natural elements of the Earth (dirt and plants) to the looks by using sustainable fabrics in the composition of the garments.

  • Diversity Science: Made is an international  design and manufacturing company that creates patened, high fashion denim and couture clothing and accessories; constructed from the best fine fabrics and materials, providing a phenomenal fit for a variety of body types; founded on faith.  Beautifulliberation is the first company to ever capitalize on the diversity of female bodies by scientifically creating the patented golden standards for sizing based on body types.
  • Recycled Threads & Precious Metals: Tambonita aims to make a beautiful, unique, handmade accessory and an eco-sustainable product. Tambonita has an original style that is exclusive in how it’s made. Hand woven and assembled with care, each product is individual, and represents the person wearing or carrying it.
  • 3D Printing and Optical Illusion Design: ShapeShifterZ® is an athletic clothing brand founded in Santa Monica, California. We create goods for athletes that want to enhance the competitive experience, express an inner confidence and outright sense of humor, yet match the demands of modern fitness.
  • Measure-by-Measure scanning: Left Shoe Company helps the customer pull on a pair of geometrically patterned socks and steps on a 3D scanner that analyses and measures both feet from every possible angle. A highly accurate 360° digital model of the feet is created. Once scanned, the customer can choose from a wide variety of designs, leathers and soles to create a unique shoe, knowing that each pair will be made with the best possible fit, specifically for him.

We are also hosting 3d printers and virtual reality games at the event. The designers will have a chance to exhibit and drive the runway show. Hollywood stylist and event coordinating extraordinaire Parris Harris is on board with his gorgeous models at the FutureWalk.

The event is on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at The REEF – 11th Floor Atelier – 1933 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90007. For tix & information: USE DISCOUNT CODE “D2FRIENDS” for 50% off.

PRESS / MEDIA / SPONSORS: District2 welcomes sponsors and media who are ready to succeed with us. We cordially invite you to our expo. Prior to to our event, we are sending media promo-codes to our site in exchange for coverage of the our event on your site and social media. After the event, we ask for the sites and blogs to write and blurb of our event to  the masses.

For potential sponsors interested in being  part of TomorroWear, we will be sending out the event’s Sponsors Deck. The deck will contain all the information needed. For questions, please email Sean Fitzpatrick at

Copyright © *|2016|* *|District 2|*, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
1933 South Broadway
Los Angles, CA 90007, Suite 1168

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March 30th, 2014 by Cherry

Photo: We are looking GOOD at the Fourth Annual National Lifestyle Bloggers Conference & Bloggers Junket #LALLBLOG14 "Going Big, or Going Home!"  #SnapCollage #collage @cushwayapps

LL Blog Badge v2 ATTENDING (1)It’s not easy being a blogger.  You spend the bulk of your creative time alone pondering the keyboard trying to figure out what to write, how to articulate it and the best way to break through the noise of various social media platforms.  It was why I was so excited when Lizza Monet Morales reached out to me to offer a scholarship to attend the 2014 Lifestyle Blogger Conference at LA Mart – Maker City LA (DTLA).  I’d heard about it last year (since I follow Lizza) but I just couldn’t afford the fee to attend.  But with the patronage of Lizza and LLABC I was able to spend two glorious days with my peers!

Being with the other bloggers made me feel like the Velveteen RabbitPhoto: I'm learning so much at the Fourth Annual Lifestyle Blogger Conference from now only the panelists but other attendees!  Thanks so much for #LallBlog2014 and @xoxolizza for this opportunity who with the love of his little boy became real!  I’m a REAL Blogger whose opinions and thoughts are valued by my followers but I’m not generating the income I want.  I’m ‘blogging wrong’!  I know it sounds funny to write it out like that but I am!  I’m a visual person who enjoys shooting film and video so my blog always takes a backseat to my other creative endeavors.  I’m like a child who sees a shiny object and gets distracted.  I get distracted with my tweaking of my videos (they are my babies!) to make them perfect.  I want to tell the stories from my viewpoint that are compelling, interesting and ‘me’ in all my quirky geeky POV.  I distribute them mainly on my own YouTube channel and as a CNN iReporter (it’s exhilarating when my coverage is broadcast on CNN and friends/family email or call to tell me that they saw me on TV I get focused on that ‘reward’ like Pavlov’s dogs but not on the TRUE reward to be valued for my creative endeavors with money).

So from the first moment meeting the other bloggers listening to their frustrations and successes I thought for the next two days “Hey that’s happened to me” or “Hey I WISH that would happen to me!”  I didn’t feel alone in front of my computer.

Photo: I learned the importance of TAGGING my photos! @TargetLatino Wrkshp at #Lallblog14 thx @xoxolizza & #Lallblog14 #SnapCollage #collage @cushwayappsI’ve learned a lot from the many talented panelists and other attendees.  Let me break it down to the points that really touched me and will make me a better blogger utilizing various platforms to put the ‘Business’ in my Blogging!

  • Be NICE kindness is a virtue that makes you someone people WANT to work with and will seek out! Daniel R. Musto @danielrmusto
  • You have to ask and not be a wallflower!  xoxoLizza gave me the confidence to talk with attendees AND her about collaborating on my geek centric POV project.  She gave me the confidence to ‘ask’ and not fear ‘no’!
  • The Networking for Bloggers panel was so right that you have to reach out to ask about guesting on blogs that fit your brand.  As well as reaching out to those blogs that parallel your interest to expose your writing to a new audience.  If you don’t connect and link with other blogs, social media accounts and brands you won’t increase your traffic and reach!  @cassiebetts,  MoxxeeMedia,  @MichelleEmails  and Alyssa Curran @LyssaCurran  and my girl Lizza Monet Morales xoxoLizza Panel Moderator
  • Don’t underestimate the effective use of Pinterest for image outreach! Claudia Havi Goffan @TargetLatino
  • Look at failure as a learning experience as good as an MBA from Yale and that you HAVE to accept help from those whose experience fills in the gap of your lack of knowledge/experience to be a business success!  Patricia Velasquez @wayuuprincess
  • Find a tax professional that’s adept with the special needs of a social media professional blogger that will be able to advise you the best way to maximize your tax deductions! Paul and Lee
  • You have to protect your intellectual property and rights with a contract since your brand is your business and you have to treat it that way! Rosa Elena Sahugun
  • Be true to your brand and use that as the core for all your Photo: Not Just a Blogger panel at the Lifestyle Bloggers Conference with @MarieDenee @norah_s @marianthefoodie @VeronicaGlamm at #Lallblog14 thx @xoxolizza & #Lallblog14endeavors from volunteering to the creation of new revenue streams.  Marie Denee @MarieDenee, Norah Salazar @norah_s & Marian Bacol-Uba @marianthefoodie
  • KNOW your audience!!! Use your analytics to see what they are interested in reading; what gets traction and the most effective platform for your content! John Urquiza & Calvin Lee @mayhemstudios
  • Hold yourself to a standard and your audience will trust you as well as prospective partners/brands that will want to reach them.  If you are willing to sell your voice for money eventually no one will listen.  @Mamavation Leah Segedie @bookieboo, Teresa Garza @teresagarzaMariluz Gonzalez @VesperPR & Luz Rivas @DIYgirls @LuzRivas

I realize that I don’t have to go it alone and that I need to reach out to my community to network, celebrate success, and cry over failures!  It’s time that I reach out to collaborate, to find mentors, for ME to mentor and the friendship of fellow bloggers.  I want to thank Lizza, the Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Collective and SoCal Lady Bloggers for welcoming me to the conference this weekend.  I came to learn, to think and face my personal fears of failure but realize that failure teaches and I’m ready to learn!  If you weren’t able to attend the Lifestyle Blogger Conference this year make sure you follow Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Collective and SoCal Lady Bloggers to keep up to date.  I STRONGLY recommend that you network by following all of the panelists whose wealth of knowledge is invaluable!

What do you think makes a good blog?  Let me know in the comments below or tweet me!  I’d love to connect!

Till next time …

Photo: Thanks @justfab for the gorgeous bags from the #PaulinaRubio Spring Collection for the #lallblog14 #SnapCollage #collage @cushwayappsPhoto: Thank you for the cool grab bag with snacks, vitamins, chocolate, eyeliner and more!! I'm going big in 2014 #lallblog14 #SnapCollage #collage @cushwayapps

Photo: Thanks to our break sponsors @PretzelCrisps @OnBeverages at the Lifestyle Bloggers Conference #Lallblog14 @xoxolizza #SnapCollage #collage @cushwayapps

Photo: Enjoying iced coffee thanks to @stumptowncoffe Fourth Annual National Lifestyle Bloggers Conference & Bloggers Junket #LALLBLOG14 #stumptowncoffe #SnapCollage #collage @cushwayapps

Photo: @Asweetdesign thanks for the cupcakes Fourth Annual National Lifestyle Bloggers Conference & Bloggers Junket #LALLBLOG14 #xoxolizza #SnapCollage #collage @cushwayapps

Photo: Dang that's some tasty mashed potatoes, BBQ chicken, salad and breadsticks at the Fourth Annual National Lifestyle Bloggers Conference & Bloggers Junket #LALLBLOG14 Thanks for the great lunch!! #onbeverages #stonefiregrill #xoxolizza #SnapCollage #collage @cushwayapps #blogger #dtla #losangeles

Photo: Good food, drink and conversation at the Fourth Annual National Lifestyle Bloggers Conference & Bloggers Junket #LALLBLOG14 #xoxolizza #onbeverages #stonefiregrill #SnapCollage #collage @cushwayapps

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March 18th, 2014 by Cherry

LL Blog Badge v2 ATTENDING (1)Are you interested in taking your blog to the next level?  If you’re in Los Angeles you should join me at the 4th Annual Lifestyle Blogger Conference taking place on March 27 – 29th.   This is an opportunity to learn how to make a living out of your passion for writing using your blog as a kickoff to a successful business.  It’s not just about being creative it’s about being a smart creative writer who has a plan that will generate money so that they are able to do what the love.  Rather it’s talking about the latest jewelry line, how to plan the perfect wedding, decorating made easy or (like me) trying to take my geekiness to the next level with my blog incorporating my diverse interests in fashion, shopping, bargains, dating, travel, natural hair and getting fit.  I’m like a lot of people .. a bit of a jigsaw puzzle that when you first open the box it’s a confusing mess but as you slowly piece it together you’ll see the design in all it’s beauty .. well in my case quirkiness!

I’m VERY blessed to have the opportunity to attend the conference courtesy of #LALLBLOG14 and Lizza Monet Morales aka xoxolizza @twitter & xoxolizza @Instagram sponsoring my attendance to help me figure out better way to connect the pieces of my blog.  I have the geek down and just need to get the contacts for the business to pop!  So check out the schedule for the event and then go to eventbrite to buy a ticket!  You don’t have to figure out the business of blogging alone!  Get great advice from the professionals!!!!

The Fourth Annual National Lifestyle Bloggers Conference & Bloggers Junket (#LALLBLOG14) is a two-day, one-track conference focused on business development and growth for bloggers that are focused on “Going Big, or Going Home!”  

Conference Highlights Include:

  • Invitation to the Opening Night kick-off Reception
  • Three Keynotes
  • Two sponsored lunches
  • Snacks +  Drinks
  • Behind the scenes tour of the LA Mart
  • Blogger Junket (One-on-one blogger meetings with brand reps)
  • SWAG Bag (Valued at $100+)
  • Opportunity to win hourly prizes
  • Seven workshops/panels, including:

* Networking for Bloggers in the Social Media Age (Panel)
Expert speakers will provide you with key tools, tips, and must do’s to help you grow your blogging network and avoid burning your bridges
Speakers include:  @district2ptco  @cassiebetts  @moxxe  @michelleemails @lyssacurran 

* Legal 101 for Bloggers
Rosa Elena Sahugun, one of LA’s leading lawyers, will provide #lallblog14 attendees with do’s and don’t’s in contract law.
She will also discuss libel, slander and defamation and how to keep your blogging business on course.

* How to create a Digital Strategy to Promote and Grow your Blog/Online Business (Panel)
The Digital Strategy panel has the expertise of former FIDM instructor and international marketing professional John Urquiza.
Joining John Urquiza on the Digital Strategy panel will be @mayhemstudios @vickyayala

This #powerhouse panel will make you think outside of your blog and create a Digital Strategy that is well rounded. 

* Not Just a Blogger – Showcasing bloggers that have used their blog as a spring board to further grow their career (panel)
This panel of bloggers made a career outside of their blog, and will share tools and tips for other bloggers to follow in their footsteps.
@MarieDenee (The Curvy Fashionista)  @norah_s  and @marianthefoodie will teach attendees how to utilize their blog for career growth.

* Maximizing SEO for your Blog/Online Business (workshop)
Learn world-class SEO knowledge from recent keynote from Engage Mexico and founder of Target Latino, Claudia Havi Goffan.
Claudia has created a presentation with SEO strategies that are done by leading Fortune 500 brands that bloggers can use to grow their online presence. 

* Tax Do’s and Don’t for Bloggers (workshop)
The Tax For Bloggers workshop to help us all get our blogging business on course.
A leading Los Angeles “Enrolled Agent,” which is NOT the same as a regular tax pro, will help you navigate tax law to help you grow your business

* The Ethics of Blogging (panel)
This is our “signature panel.”
Panelists include @mamavation founder @bookieboo, journalist turned blogger@teresagarza, entertainment and lifestyle PR agency founder and radio personality @VesperPR, and Founder and executive director of @DIYgirls and MIT grad, @LuzRivas.

* and much, much, more!!


Fourth Annual Lifestyle Bloggers Conference - March 27-29....

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September 6th, 2013 by Cherry

Free Nook Fridays is the best kind of friday since it’s free stuff for your Barnes and Noble Nook Devices.

Today’s Free Fridays book selection, Jayne Denker’s By Design, is a playful, sexy romance about finding true love, and finding yourself along the way.


Emmie Brewster is an interior designer who is frustrated with a demeaning boss, an emotionally unavailable boyfriend, and a widowed father who has a more active dating life than she does. Nothing seems to go right…until she meets Graham Cooper, a handsome new client who makes it very hard for Emmie to do her job.


But Graham is already involved with someone else, a confident, successful woman whom Emmie only dreams of becoming. With Graham’s support, can Emmie finally break the cycle, and jumpstart her career and her love life?



Surf the web on your NOOK like never before! Today’s Free Fridays app selection is the paid version of Puffin Web Browser which includes Adobe Flash support.


This app renders full versions of websites on your tablet quickly and efficiently with cloud computing technology. Start browsing now!


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September 3rd, 2013 by Cherry

Be an All-Access Early-Bird!
The All-Access Pass is your ticket to the highlights of the sixth-
annual IndieCade Festival and Conference, October 3-6. All-Access is the “Conference Badge” for game developers, insiders, and anyone who doesn’t  want to miss a single keynote, workshop, presentation, social event, or chance to hobnob with the other All-Access pass-holders in the more intimate small scale of the conference.
The All-Access Pass will sell out. If you’re going to buy it, get the early-bird price here or at Brown Paper Tickets!

Workshops and Panels

There’s games aplenty on IndieCade’s festival track, but if you want to go even deeper, check out the Conference sessions! Available with an All-Access Pass and geared towards professionals, these conference sessions include keynotes and workshops featuring luminaries such as:


Robin Hunicke (Journey, Flower), speaking about staying true to herself and her conflicts with demands of industry–and dreams of financial windfall.  “Authenticity:Doing What It Feels Good to Do,” with Brenda Romero, Eric Zimmerman, and Frank Lantz.


Sit with Brenda Romero (Loot Drop) as she discusses the lessons that all gamemakers can take away from perfection as pursued by three-star Michelin chefs in “Jiro Dreams of Game Design.”


“Crowdfunding: Do You Feel Lucky?” discusses the behind-the-scenes action of a successful crowdfunding campaign in ways that may be unexpected; with Chris Avellone, Max Temkin, Kenzie and Susan Wilson, Brenda Romero.


See the full list of 50+ speakers!


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July 23rd, 2013 by Cherry

How can you NOT love San Diego Comic Con with all the fun stuff that goes on in the Convention Center, surrounding hotels, Petco Park and areas all around town.  Now this fun online free book deal from Angel Phoenix Media … Download fast



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Angelwitch: Book One, Dragonscarpe - Deluxe EditionAngelwitch: Book One, DragonscarpeThe Pandora SequenceVenus IA


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VENUS IA is a full-throttle, fem-powered sci-fi actioner in the vein of Taken, Blade Runner, and Riddick by Alex James, writer of The Pandora Sequence, Blake’s 7, and the upcoming Territorial movie. Set against a bleak, morally warped future dystopia, corporation employed secret agents battle for the galaxy’s most sought-after commodity, Ambrosia. – MORE


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The tour-de-force meta-thriller by Alex James, writer of Venus IA, Blake’s 7, and the upcoming Territorial movie, that dives headlong into the mythologies that are resonant in the world today – conspiracy, the alien agenda, and radical planetary change. – MORE



(Amazon Exclusive)
For the Angelwitch series, writer Pat McNamara (of the trailblazing digital comic The Legend of Spacelord Mo Fo) with Master pin-up artist and illustrator Michal Dutkiewicz (Wolverine, Lost in Space, Batman), have delivered a fantasy saga so epic, with illustrations so grand and evocative, we had to create a new format – the giant-sized Cinematic Novel. Now you can get this amazing reading experience in eBook format for free! – MORE




(iTunes Exclusive)
For the Angelwitch series, writer Pat McNamara (of the trailblazing digital comic The Legend of Spacelord Mo Fo) with Master pin-up artist and illustrator Michal Dutkiewicz (Wolverine, Lost in Space, Batman), have delivered a fantasy saga so epic, with illustrations so grand and evocative, we had to create a new format – the giant-sized Cinematic Novel. Now you can get this amazing reading experience in eBook format for free! – MORE




Where Book One in the series, Dragonscarpe, was delivered in one Volume, Angelwitch Book Two: Triumvirate is so huge, we had to divide it in half. Triumvirate Part One includes over 200+ stunningly illustrated pages of grand and heroic fantasy, and as with Book One, is delivered in one of the largest original illustrated fantasy eBooks ever published. – MORE


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