Meet AOL's Future

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AOL hosted a  “New York City Blogger Bar Meet Up”  at SoHo bar Sweet & Vicious yesterday evening.SAI stopped by.

The place was full of girls with bangs and guys with beards wearing thick-rimmed glasses.

It looked a lot like a party Gawker Media would throw, which, we imagine, was sort of the point. 

With its 80 or so blog brands and money to spend on buying more, AOL (AOL) is trying to turn itself into a giant version of Nick Denton’s smaller, but highly profitable new media empire.

So, yeah, when scrolling through the pictures of the event we’ve got here keep ing mind: You are looking at the faces of AOL’s future.

At the meet-up we also learned…

…that AOL media’s softball team is coming off a 27-2 victory (but nobody could remember the name of the opponent).

…that Urlesque.com managing editor Kelly Reeves loves her job almost as much as her readers like looking at funny cat photos and videos.

…that former AOL media boss Bill Wilson, who quit AOL in January, is missed.

…that AOL media is well-staffed with energetic, happy-looking young people.

The guy on the right is Greg Voakes of Asylum and the gentleman in the middle is Cass Anderson of Guyism.com. Guy on the left is Tal Siach of Walyou.com

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Julieanne Smolinski from Lemondrop.com

Stephen Lenz from Urlesque.com

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Lindsey Weber from Urlesque.com at left and Alicia Roda from Inside Movies at right

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Nick Nadel and Bonnie Biess from Asylum.com

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Gordon Hurd, Asylum.com's Managing Editor

From left to right: Debbie Saslaw, Elizabeth Brady (Asylum/Moviefone/AOL TV), Bonnie Biess (Asylum), Nick Romano (Asylum)

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Here is James Del and Nick McGlynn

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