a wrap up of the nyc voice over mixer

I knew Sunday would come when I was sitting on the plane Friday at 5:00 a.m.

I knew I would be glad to return home to my wife and kids come Sunday but that I would be depressed that the special weekend that is the NYC Voice Over mixer (presented by friend and agent Erik Shepard at Voice Talent Productions) would be over. I really did think about this. I know how fast time goes. Oy!

The party was actually only one part of the weekend.

I did do some serious work – six different meetings Friday with voice over studios in the city which went very well…then the rest of the weekend seems to be a blur of food, drink and voiceover.

So as I now sit in the comfort of my home trying not to talk as I rest my laryngitical voice from two days of hard talking, I just want to offer some thanks for this weekend:

– My wife and children because Da travels enough and going away for a weekend is a lot to ask

– Lindsay Sheppard and her husband Erik (I put that in rank order) for creating, hosting and improving the party every year

– My Sister-in-Law for a room at her apartment

– The VO-BB. For those who understand, no answer is necessary. For those who do not understand, no answer will suffice

Liz de Nesnera and Melissa Exelberth for some great advice and insight. Thank you both VERY much.

– A New Yorker who would like to remain anonymous for serving as a voice over sherpa

So here are some visuals for you from the weekend…

Friday night dinner at Ted's Montana Grill in mid-town with a lot of VO-BB'ers and other fellow VOs like Larissa Gallagher, Liz de Nesnera and Roy B. Yokelson (taking a picture of me taking a picture of him)

Voice Talent Lisa Biggs with Connie Mustang

Connie Mustang and Lisa Biggs chatting away!

Voice Talents Pam Tierney and Natalie Stanfield Thomas

Two talented and funny ladies (and friends of mine) Pam Tierney and Natalie Stanfield Thomas

Voice Talents Darren Altman and Connie Terwilliger

UK Voice Talent Darren "Sweetcheeks" Altman and Connie Terwilliger at the VO-BB lunch on Saturday afternoon (I was having such a good time it was the only picture I took)

John Florian Tom Dheere

VoiceOver Xtra!'s John Florian and Voice Talent Tom Dheere

Venus Crute, Peter K. O'Connell and Bobbi Owens

Friends and fellow voice talents Venus Crute and Bobbi Owens

Voice Over Talent Dave Courvoisier, Trish Basyani & Terry Daniel

Dave Courvoisier, Trish Basyani & Terry Daniel up on the photo line at the Mixer

Voice Over Talents Peter K. O'Connell, Amy Taylor & John Florian

The great female voice talent Amy Taylor and VoiceOver Xtra!'s John Florian

Voice Over Talent Terry Daniel and Peter K. O'Connell

Terry Daniel is a man of his word - when he says he will buy you a Pepsi, he'll buy you that Pepsi. But he'll also steal your french fries.

Voice Over Talents Leslie Diamond_Bob Souer_Diane Merritt

Bob Souer is a chick magnet! Ask the great Leslie Diamond (from Buffalo) and former Buffalonian transplanted to Greenville, SC, Diane Merritt

Voice Over Talents Lisa Biggs_Peter K. O'Connell and Amy Snively

Up on the photo line with me are voice over talents Lisa Biggs and Amy Snively

Voice Over Talents Peter K. O'Connell Trish Basanyi, Tom Dheere

The lighting in the room was kinda cool and it shows in the back lighting of this shot with me, Trish Basanyi and Tom Dheere

Voice Over Talents Philip Banks, Chuck Davis, Dave Courvoisier and Peter K. O'Connell

This is one of my favorite shots only because we were all so happy at the party and it shows - Philip Banks, Chuck Davis and Dave Courvoisier

Voice Talent Peter K. O'Connell and Kelley Carruthers Buttrick

It was great to see my pal Kelley Carruthers Buttrick at the mixer

Voice Talents Kelley Carruthers Buttrick and Mara Junot

Kelley is also great pals with New Orleans' finest VO Mara Junot

Voice Talents Tasha Johnson and Peter K. O'Connell

From Faffcon 2 and Faffcon 3 my friend and fellow voice talent Tasha Johnson

There were dozens of other folks I met and spoke with but didn’t get a picture with but I enjoyed visiting with you all. Thanks!

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9 Responses to “a wrap up of the nyc voice over mixer”

  1. Considering that so many of us are so often competing against one another for the same business, it is remarkable how we look forward to this opportunity to bask in each others’ company and how we revel in each others’ successes. We are a unique bunch.
    This weekend, as always, it was a pleasure to see you, my friend.

  2. Peter!
    What great shots. Thank you for this post on the 2011 NYC Voiceover Mixer. It was (almost )as great as being there in person. Everyone looks fabulous!

    Best,
    Bobbin Beam

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  5. Thanks for posting these great pics, Peter, and for the joy of reading your thoughts on the spectacular NYC mixer this past weekend. It was delightful to see you again, and you’re absolutely right…the time just flew by entirely too quickly!

  6. Oh, BYW, Peter…just thought I’d mention…I’ve recently migrated my old blog that you have on your blog roll list to a new address…http://www.voicebylinda.com/blog

  7. Hi Linda:

    It was great to see you and you sounded great on Terry Daniel’s VO Christmas Greetings.

    Your blog link has been updated.

    Merry Christmas!

    Best always,
    –Peter

  8. Bobbin- you HAVE to come next year!

    Merry Christmas!

    Best always,
    – Peter

  9. Hey Lee,

    Great to see you and Dick. Merry Christmas.

    Best always,
    –Peter

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