Our glamorous representative in gadgetland EllaWoot recently ‘worked extremely hard’ at some awards dos – she reports:

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The last fortnight has seen all our favourite techy magazines go into awards overdrive. First stop last week – the Stuff Awards. I had to turn myself from Ella to Cinderella in record time – here’s me in the silver frock:

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The award ceremony was held at the uber-swanky Dorchester on Park Lane. The venue was awash with all my favourite tech faces. I’m a big fan of the Stuff gang so the champagne reception immediately perked up as I saw Tom Wiggins and Will Findlater, the life and soul of all good industry parties. The award categories were relevant and interesting and IWOOT were up there with the nominees for Retailer of the Year. Unfortunately Play.com pipped us to the post – but next year vote for us and we’ll hopefully be blogging with a trophy gleaming away on the mantelpiece! And what’s a party without an embarrassing episode? Cue drunk dad at a wedding-esque moves. Here’s a pic of a guest showing us his moves.

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The song he was moshing to… ‘Wild Thing’… ’nuff said!

Last night I took myself off to the T3 Awards. If you translate the swankiness of Park Lane into sheer cool, you’ve got the venue of the awards. A less formal dress code and dry ice made for an exciting ambience. I had a front row table with Radio 1 and Sky News and my soon-to-be-partner-in-crime, Jane from MSN (as pictured). Mike Brooke the Editor of T3 and Johnny Vaughn were the masters of ceremony and were very funny at that. Apple, Google and Sony won the lion’s share of awards and were all well-deserved with an expert panel judging each and every nominee.

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Thanks to Stuff and T3 for having me along to their bashes and roll on the next party in gadgetland!”

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