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Wizbang Does The RNC

July 26, 2004
Dear Kevin Aylward,

The Committee on Arrangements (COA) for the 2004 Republican National Convention invites you to cover this year's convention from August 30 through September 2 in Madison Square Garden.
Looks like it's time to start blegging for donations. Unfortunately, this trip isn't exactly going to pay for itself. Based on some quick estimates, I expect that the costs will run into the several thousand dollars range, just so you know what I'm up against.

Any money you can spare to sponsor Wizbang's coverage is HUGELY appreciated. As a special incentive, donations of $100 (or more) will get a sponsor link in the Wizbang Sponsors section from the date of their donation through the convention. Everyone who donates will get private access to all the pictures I take during the week.

More details...

For the first time, bloggers will hold an on-site presence at the Republican National Convention called "Bloggers Corner." Positioned near Radio Row, credentialed bloggers will have the opportunity to connect with delegates, guests and other surrogates for interviews, and to provide original content, including multimedia, to their audiences. Through this behind-the-scenes look at the convention's proceedings and events, bloggers will play an important role in telling the story of the 2004 Republican Convention.

Bloggers Corner will be located in Madison Square Garden's Theater Lobby in the corridor adjacent to Radio Row. Electrical outlets, tabled work stations and necessary hook-ups for laptop and other portable computers will be available for high-speed Internet and Intranet access. Main TV monitors will also be accessible in all convention common areas including Bloggers Corner and will carry closed circuit coverage of all floor activities.

Bloggers will be credentialed to move about all media areas with access to the Media Center and the news conference center for briefings.

I'm honored to have been invited.

Update: I wonder if Michele has an extra bedroom?

Update 2: CyberJournalist.net (as they did with DNC bloggers) is tracking the RNC bloggers.


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Comments (11)

There's no way I'm travelin... (Below threshold)

There's no way I'm traveling from LI to the City for three days. I'm staying in the city.

Congrats-well deserved.... (Below threshold)

Congrats-well deserved.

That's very cool. Congrats!... (Below threshold)

That's very cool. Congrats!

I live in Astoria, Queens, ... (Below threshold)

I live in Astoria, Queens, not far outside of Manhattan, but not close either. I'm open to suggestions. I'm going as well. Congrats Kevin. I've ridden some of your traffic long enough. Now we're going head-to-head. I owe you plenty of beers.

Congrats!... (Below threshold)


well deserved! congrats </p... (Below threshold)

well deserved! congrats

Congratulations! This news... (Below threshold)

Congratulations! This news really does a lot to improve my opinion of "convention bloggers" after the bleak doings by the DNC.

The RNC, by comparison, is showing real smarts here -- including you -- and it's a well deserved selection at that.

I'll try to donate in a week or so, at least something.

Congratulations!!Ple... (Below threshold)

Please provide an address with which to forward a check to you....on second thought, maybe I should have looked under the "DONATE" section first. Perhaps it's there already? If so please disregard.
this is one of my favorite places to get news updates. I go here every morning before I go to Fox.
Have great time!

Hey ... me too! It'll be g... (Below threshold)

Hey ... me too! It'll be great to meet you there!

Woot! Knock 'em dead!... (Below threshold)

Woot! Knock 'em dead!

Looking forward to the cove... (Below threshold)

Looking forward to the coverage.

I didn't drop a LOT in the jar, but it should be enough to buy yourself one of them fancy gas station cappuccinos so you can stay awake on the drive to the airport :-)






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