It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks, as I reached out to other credentialed bloggers and began forming my strategy for this convention.

I am working closely with the Grizzly Groundswell to coordinate blogging, video feeds and talk radio coverage for this convention. I am looking forward to meeting other credentialed bloggers and working together to bring the Convention to you!

If you look at the tabs above the header image of MidnightBlue you will see a tab for "Mogulus". This is an exciting new feature to the blog that I am developing to showcase my videos from the Convention.

What is Mogulus? The creators of Mogulus have this to say about their product:

Mogulus is the most powerful live broadcast platform on the internet. Producers can use the Mogulus browser-based Studio application to create LIVE, scheduled and on-demand internet television to broadcast anywhere on the web through a single player widget.

Our service comes in two flavors:

Free (ad-supported) and Pro (white-label, no-ads, pay for usage).

Unique features include the ability to mix multiple live cameras, imported videos clips, and overlay graphics.With Mogulus, producers can broadcast live from a mobile phone; use a customizable flash player with integrated chat; and develop a branded channel page on that incorporates interactive chat.

I've found out some details regarding the type of internet access and its cost for the bloggers. Ed Morrissey provides the details in this Hot Air post:

Qwest will provide high-speed Internet access via an Ethernet connection within the Convention Complex.

This service is for public Internet access only. This service does not provide any security capabilities or protections. The customer should ensure that any computers connected are properly protected and secured.

Qwest will provide the customer with a RJ45 plug for each 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps service and a fiber optic SC/PC connector for each 1 Gbps service. The service does not provide any hardware or cabling beyond the plug. The RJ45 cabling provided will be approximately 6ft in length.

10 Mbps (Dedicated) - $850.00
100 Mbps (Dedicated) - $7,650.00
1 Gbps (Dedicated) - $53,550.00

I am looking into getting an ATT air card to use at this convention. The RNC Convention does provide free internet access at the Media Filing Center. I believe that is located across the street from the Xcel Energy Center. As with any adventure there are always complications, but I am confident that I will be able to work out my access issues.

As for the DNC Convention: It seems as though Send in the Clowns and don't forget your PeaceBat are the order of business for the Convention.

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