From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…
10 9 8 7 6 Weeks ’til Netroots Nation!
Things are starting to get busy as our mass parachute drop into Providence takes shape. Here’s the latest…
- The 3rd and final scholarship round is underway. Winners get free passes to NN12 and accommodations. Click here to apply or vote for your favorite candidates. Round 3 ends at 11:59pm next Wednesday. I’m crossing my fingers for everyone on the list, because I always liked all of you best.
- The discounted block of hotel rooms is now SOLD OUT…but there are still rooms available at the non-discounted rate, and some discounted-rate rooms may open up if there are cancellations. Please read this update from Nolan Treadway for details.
- Yeah, but where are the panels??? By Thor’s hammer, that’s a great question!!! You can check out all the panels here. All the dates and times were just added so you can start planning for which one’s you’ll want to sit in on. I really wanted to moderate a panel called “Leadership Secrets of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus.” But then I realized all we’d be doing is sitting around picking our noses, so… Oh well.
- Watch NN12 panel previews LIVE via Spreecast. Click here to sign up for reminders. The next Spreecast is Thursday, May 3rd at 12 noon ET. Joanne Bamberger of PunditMom and Anita Jackson of MomsRising will preview the panel called Women Rule: Keys for Social Media and Electoral Success.
- The Thursday night program is being finalized. I’m told there will be highlights of some of the progressive victories that have happened since last year’s convention, and “the headliner that night is currently working to throw some banksters in jail.” My guess: Wyatt Earp.
- This is an official hint for one of the categories or questions that will be asked at the world-famous NN12 Pub Quiz. It comes directly from Adam B: “revenge is on my mind.” Note the small r. I think that’s a hint within the hint telling us to memorize every word that starts with R or has an R in it. Sneaky!
- “Thank You” from Netroots for the Troops! During our thousand-dollar fundraiser earlier this week you contributed $ 2,500. NFTT assembles care packages at Netroots Nation for our troops in remote combat areas overseas and VA hospitals here at home. The donation link is here. If you’re convention-bound, we hope you’ll join us on box-packing day—June 9th.
- To register for the convention, click here. Mary Rickles tells me that registrations are up significantly so far, so it’s looking like this will be the biggest convention…evuh!
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