Welcome to the Slugger Awards 2008…

We had a great readers’ panel meeting on Saturday night, which significantly over ran the allotted and was very productive. Yesterday we were working with WIMPS up at Stormont grabbing video voxpops from politicians, lobbyists and political insiders. Winners’ night is next Tuesday in the Atrium of W5 at the Odyssey in Belfast, and is free and open to all comers. We’ll gather there from 6pm onwards. It will be the biggest fattest blog meet up, with free drinks and nibbles and we hope with a fair proportion of the great and the good in Northern Irish politics and media thrown in. Make sure you book in advance and ensure you get your place. And this is a blogger’s do, so the style is (un)strictly informal.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty