After much discussion on and off the blogs, we came to the conclusion that Friday afternoon wasn't going to work. There will be actual convention business during that time, and we don't want to pull anyone away from any caucus, event, or meeting they may want to attend.
So... here's the time and place:
The Texas Progressive Alliance presents the 1st Annual Democratic Blogger's Caucus
Friday, June 9, 9pm-midnight
111 E 4th St
Fort Worth, TX 76102 (map)
The Flying Saucer is conveniently located five blocks west of the convention site. For those unfamiliar with downtown Fort Worth, those are real short city blocks, so it's a five minute walk from where we'll all be.
We have confirmed more attendees:
John Courage - Russ Feingold's first "Progressive Patriot" and candidate for TX-21.
Paula Hightower Pierson - Former Arlington city council member and candidate for HD-93.
David Pillow - Candidate for Kent Grusendorf's old seat in HD-94.
David Van Os - Grassroots favorite and candidate for TX-AG.
David Harris - Iraq war veteran and candidate for TX-06.
Also, it looks like the TPA will have a table at the convention, courtesy of the Texas Progressive Council. We're still waiting on "official" confirmation, but it's looking real good at this point.
This is shaping up to be a great event. Official invitations to current Democratic officeholders and candidates are going out this afternoon, and I'll do a massive post sometime next week with more confirmations.
If anyone reading this post has a special connection with any of these folks, please get in touch with me. I'm sure some of you might be able to get confirmations due to your existing connections, and with the event coming up in a few weeks I sure could use your help.
Thanks again for your participation and enthusiasm!