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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Live from Las Vegas: YearlyKos Kicks Off

I've only been in Las Vegas for a few hours, but already it seems YearlyKos has gotten off to a very promising start. It's looking like a very big event, and everything is being handled professionally. We even got goodie bags! I checked into my hotel a while ago, and I'm now at the Rivieria, where the convention is being held.

I've already run into Markos - we crossed paths in the hallway shortly after I registered for the convention.

Currently many convention attendees are at caucus meetings - i.e. a meeting for MyDD readers, and a meeting for Fire Dog Lake readers. I'm in the hallway outside - I've popped into several of the meetings and all seem to be going well. Here's a list of the groups that are meeting now:
  • Firedoglake Caucus hosted by Jane Hamsher- 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
  • MyDD Caucus hosted by Matt Stoller and Chris Bowers- 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Mother Talkers Caucus hosted by Elisa Batista- 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Science Bloggers Caucus hosted by Steven DarkSyde- 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Asian-American Caucus hosted by Curtis Chin- 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Native American Caucus hosted by Neeta Lind- 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
The scheduled event for later tonight is a reception featuring Tom Tomorrow, Laughing Liberally, and of course, Markos himself.

I'll post another update shortly when I have additional news or observations to share.

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