March 1, 2007

CPAC Day 1: Meeting and greeting

blogcorner_michellem_cpac1.jpgThis is by far the largest conference I've ever attended. I'm in a sort of culture shock having not seen D.C. before and then joining he throngs of conservatives at the Omni Shoreham... it's a joyful culture shock, though, considering how much fun our CRs are having.

While our trip was longer than anticipated, we made it to the hotel and got registered without any major incidents (thank God!). Most of the sessions we wanted to see today were over by the time we got there, sadly, and the one we had wanted to attend was totally filled up. Rather uneventfully, we finally made our way to grab our first meal of the day at around 2 p.m.

Refueling was a great idea, because once we returned to the Omni, we hit the sponsor booths! I love that there are so many people here with so many organizations dedicated to maintaining conservatism in America. Not only that, but they love young people and college students (and they have inordinate amounts of free stuff!).

We split our group and wandered from booth to booth, and Mike and I found what they call "Bloggers' Corner." Basically it's a row of tables in the back of this convention-style room where folks can plug in their computers and jam away at the keyboards to post about the event. An awesome idea, if I do say so myself. I looked up and there was Michelle Malkin!

How exciting it is to meet someone whose blog you read everyday!
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I also got to meet some other big-name conservative bloggers like Mary Katherine Ham (who fills in on Michelle's blog sometimes) and some folks from townhall.com.

Hopefully after a good night's sleep and an early start we'll be ready to tear into what CPAC has to offer us! It's already been a grand time, and we've only just begun to see what all there is available to do and see!

Posted by KarissaKilgore at March 1, 2007 10:16 PM