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Do you have a famous celebrity autograph or picture?

Were you bashful in asking to get it?

What's the most famous one you might have?

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Here's mine:   The President----(albeit before he become President...)

I spent most of my life in New England; and was always close to NH, where I grew up.  So, I often went back there for the ritual of the quadrennial presidential primary races.  
I've seen many of the last several years of candidates---McCain, Hillary,
Dodd, Bush, Buchanon, Bradley, Clinton, et al.......

Always loads of fun.  This particular trip was about going to the first Democratic debate in NH in 2007---all the major Dem contenders were there; including Obama, and Hillary.
Fun debate, and afterward they all pretty much stayed to chat with the folks gathered around the stage--me included.  I got to chat with Obama for a few moments, and got his autograph----and he joked about me "selling it after I become President".  No Way-it's framed..and it's a keeper.

Tell us about your experience in obtaining a celebrity autograph or picture....were you embarrassed to ask? Was it your first attempt?  How old were you when you got your first one?  (I remember as a kid seeking out baseball player autographs--never much success)

I'm sure some of you West coast folks might have some good stories...

(And, ahem----Navajo & MB do NOT count----though Markos' might....LOL)

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These tables have been organized for our groups to connect during NN13 in the plenary sessions. This is where the opening and closing keynotes take place along with many noon-time-speaking events. Box lunches are sometimes provided and it's great to have a place reserved with familiar faces. If you're attending you're invited to start a table or sit at any of the established ones. Just let me know in the comments or send me a Kosmail. Please note: This is not assigned seating. You may sit at any of the reserved tables at any time. I plan to move around and mingle. There will be over 2500 people there so being able to find each other is nice.

Netroots Nation 2013 in San Jose: Plenary Session Table Reservations

SFKossacks:
1. side pocket √
2. mrs. side pocket √
3. kimoconnor √
4. citisven
5. lineatus √
6. Cali Scribe √
7. Glen the Plumber √
8. remembrance √
9. jotter √
10. aha aha √
SFKossacks:
1. Lusty √
2. RainyDay √
3. norm √
4. catilinus √
5. Lorikeet √
6. madhaus
7. boatsie
8. maggiejean √
9. paradise50 √
10. smileycreek √
SFKossacks:
1. Horsefeathers √
2. dharmasyd √
3. Ebby
4. Bustergirl
5. highacidity √
6. sfbaytransplant √
7. Senor Unoball
8. paradox
9. slouching √
10. shanikka
SFKossacks:
1. edrie √
2. Jeff in CA
3. Mrs. Jeff in CA
4. mber √
5. Susie Raye √
6. vcmvo2 (Honorary)
7. N in Seattle (Honorary) √
8. dangoch √
9. timethief
10. ceebee7 √
SFKossacks:
1. Malacandra
2. Cedwyn √
3. pixxer √
4. Sreeizzle2012 (Honorary)
5. BentLiberal
6. Floja Roja √
7. Laughing Planet √
8.
9.
10.
Central Valley Kossacks:
1. tgypsy √
2. Kestrel √
3. Caddis Fly √
4. Sychotic1
5. peregrine kate (honorary) √
6. ProvokingMeaning (honorary)
7. mrsgoo √ (mrgoo √)
8.
9.
10.
Texas Kossacks:
1. nomandates √
2. texasmom √
3. texasdad √
4. doraphasia √
5. krwheaton √
6. TexMex √
7. cosette √
8. mr. cosette √
9. cosette jr. √
10.
Los Angeles Kossacks:
1. Shockwave
2. jakedog42 √
3. susans √
4. murphy
5. gmats
6. Susan
7.
8.
9.
10.
NYC and beyond:
1. sidnora √
2. belinda ridgewood √
3. hayden
4. Todd Beeton
5. theroaringgirl √
6. thankgodforairamerica √
7. devtob √
8. LuLu √
9. chicklet √
10.
Community Quilt Project:
1. Sara R √
2. winglion √
3. loggersbrat √
4. ramara (Arizona) √
5. Horace Boothroyd III √
6. linkage √
7. watercarrier4diogenes
8. allensl
9.
10.
Military Community Members:
1. DaNang65 √
2. drnatrl √
3. angelajean √
4. exlrrp (Maybe)
5. ccasas
6. llbear (Maybe)
7. Mark E Andersen √
8. gordonsoderberg
9.
10.
Cheers & Jeers Readers:
1. vicki √
2. Sharoney √
3. Spousal Unit √
4. brillig √
5. mik √
6. K1 √
7. cskendrick √
8. Arenosa √
9. SanDiegoDem
10. PerfectStormer √

Gay Men of ANY Certain Age:
1. gizmo59
2. gizmo59's partner?
3. Dave in Northridge √
4. Steveningen
5. scaboni?
6. cooper888 √
7. gotmooned √
8. FogCityJohn √
9. slksfca
10. sfbob √ (Plus TrapperSF √, dinner only)
Native American Netroots:
1. navajo √
2. Meteor Blades √
3. 4Freedom √
4. no way lack of brain
5. translatorpro √
6. Kitsap River √
7. Charles Curtis Stanley √
8. TheFatLadySings
9. TFLS's guest
10. TFLS's guest

Netroots for the Troops:
1. TexDem √
2. Velovixen √
3. bsegel √
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Misc:
1. Elizabeth Lasensky √
2. Gail Sredanovic √
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
raines √
ukiyo √
Megan √
Mr. sidnora √
Mr. Scribe √
peregrine kate's daughter √

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Community Quilt Project

Community Quilt Project NN13 Flash Mob Photo


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smileycreek is organizing and asking all Community Quilt recipients to bring their quilts to NN13. It will be a group hug celebrating one of the most beloved community building projects we have here at Daily Kos with Sara R and winglion at the center of it.
Date: Saturday, June 22nd
Time: 6:30 PM after the closing keynote
Location: Vista Point seating area
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In front of Exhibit Hall I there are two staircases leading down to the main entrance to the Convention Center on San Carlos Street. It's called Vista Point. Access it from the inside of the building because the outside entrance is currently under construction.
1. paradise50
2. Dave in Northridge
3. remembrance
4. BeninSC (not attending, quilt only)
5. mimi
6. cskendrick
7. DaNang65
8. llbear (not attending, quilt only)
9. MsSpentYouth
10. Smoh (not attending, quilt only)
11. slksfca
12. belinda ridgewood
13. Ebby
14. Bustergirl
15. Kitsap River
16. Charles Curtis Stanley
17. Dr. Lori (not attending, quilt only)
18. Regina in a Sears Kit House (not attending, quilt only)
19. peregrine kate
20. shanikka
21. Darkhawk (not attending, quilt only)
linkage has volunteered to video record this event and do interviews of the quilt owners.
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Sunday, June 23rd

Post NN13 Birding Event

TIME: 9:30 AM
LOCATION: TBD
TBD • TBD

ORGANIZER: Send lineatus a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. lineatus
2. Senor Unoball
3. peregrine kate
4. Kestrel
5. angelajean
6. Ebby
7. BCO Gal
8. Belinda Ridgewood
9. tgypsy
Maybees:
Latest diary: Dawn Chorus: Meet the locals!

"At Netroots Nation, we will try to introduce you to as many of them as possible.  There will be an "official" birding trip on Sunday after things wrap up at the convention, but I'm up for early morning and lunchtime quick trips whenever it works.  There's a lot to see within minutes of the convention center.  Any local Kossacks who aren't able to attend NN13 are still welcome to join in any walks or trips - Kosmail me." [lineatus]


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Friday, June 21st

WarrenS Invites Boston Kossacks to His 350ma Benefit

TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Emmanuel Church
15 Newbury Street • Boston

ORGANIZER: Send WarrenS a kosmail to attend.

Three dance companies representing diverse movement traditions will join together to draw attention to the global climate crisis. Featured artists are the Zoé Dance Company, the Navarasa Dance Theater, and Nani Agbeli & The Agbekor Society. Tickets are $20; $15 students/seniors. All proceeds will go to 350ma, the Massachusetts chapter of the environmental organization www.350.org. For information and online ticket purchases, please visit the event website.

RSVPs:
1.
2.
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Dancing For The Planet - 350ma Benefit Concert: Boston, MA, 06/21/13
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Monday, June 24th

SFKossacks Hike Cliff House Coastal Trail, Muir Woods & Marin Headlands

TIME: TBD, start mid-morning
LOCATION: Cliff House Coastal Trail, Muir Woods & Marin Headlands  • San Francisco

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. navajo
2. belinda ridgewood
3. kimoconnor
4. side pocket
5. Lorikeet
6. slksfca
7. Glen the Plumber
8. Mark E Andersen
9. Dave in Northridge
Maybees:
norm


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Tuesday, June 25th

SFKossacks take the Ferry to Tiburon for Lunch at Guaymas

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Meet at Ferry Terminal behind Ferry Building
Embarcadero & Market • San Francisco

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. navajo
2. belinda ridgewood
3. Lorikeet
4. dharmasyd
Maybees:
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Glacier National Park
June 27- June 30th

Glacier National Park Kossack EPIC Meetup!

TIME: 24/7
LOCATION: Glacier National Park
402 9th St W • Columbia Falls, Montana

ORGANIZER: Send arizonablue a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. BlueJessamine
2. arizonablue
3. Mr.arizonablue
4. Truman
5. Ojibwa - arriving for the weekend
6. MTmofo
7. figbash!
8. spottedbear
9. jakedog42
10. Oke
11. cooltraveler
12. Mr.cooltraveler
13. state of confusion
14. Lute the Norwegian
15. Josh Blue
16. Thinking Fella
17. Blu Gal in DE
18. NormAl1792
19. winifred3

Maybees:
Joan McCarter
slksfca
Ed in Montana
BoiseBlue
BoiseBlue GF
Timmethy

Latest diary: Glacier National Park Check In! Glacier National Park Meetup - Part II w/ lodging and campground info!
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Saturday, June 29th

Houston Area Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Goode Company Taqueria and Hamburgers
4902 Kirby Drive • Houston

ORGANIZER: Send Chrislove a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Chrislove
2. nomandates
3. suesue
4. Mr. suesue
5. cosette
6. Delilah
7. MarciaJ720
8. jmbar2
9. mister mustardhead
Maybees:
GrannyOPhilly
Mr. cosette
Bridgitt (honorary Kossack)
Latest diary: Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Scheduled for Saturday, June 29!
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Sunday, June 30th

SFKossacks Watch the Gay Pride Parade

TIME: Meet 10:00 AM, Parade at 10:30 AM
LOCATION: One of the Montgomery BART Stations
The one at Montgomery and Market, across Market from the Palace Hotel • San Francisco

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. slksfca
2. dharmasyd
3. kimoconnor
4. navajo
5.
Maybees:
SanFernandoValleyMom
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Sunday, July 7th

Chicago Kossacks Go to a Ballgame!

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Fifth Third Bank Ball Park
34W002 Cherry Lane • Geneva

ORGANIZER: Send NormAl1792 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. NormAl1792
2. winifred3
3. figbash
4. broths
5. Mr. broths
6. edwardssl & her family
Maybees:
luvweasel
Jennifer Clare
Latest diary: Chicago(land) Kossacks Meet-Up July 7: Take Me Out to the Ball Game
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New York Hudson Valley Kossacks

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Saturday, July 13th

NY Hudson Valley Kossacks' First Meet-up

TIME: NOON
LOCATION: Hudson House
2 Main Street • Cold Spring, NY

ORGANIZER: Send boran2 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. boran2
2. thankgodforairamerica
3. betson08
Maybees:
ask
curly
Latest diary: [Coming soon!]
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Thursday, July 18th

Phoenix Kossacks Meet-up for navajo

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Rancho de Tia Rosa
3129 E. McKellips • Mesa

ORGANIZER: Send arizonablue a kosmail to attend.

navajo's in town one day, even though it's a Thursday we hope you can make it.

RSVPs:
1. arizonablue
2. Mr. arizonablue
3. navajo
4. Azazello
5. Mrs. Azazello
6. ninothemindboggler
7. Mrs. ninothemindboggler
8. thomask  
9. mrs. thomask
10. BluejayRN
11. Late Again
12. Mother Mags
Maybees:
Kane in CA
Kane in CA friend
cosmic debris
PSzymeczek
Mr PSzymeczek
Mr. Late Again
dewey in the desert
Latest diary: ATTN Phoenix Kossacks: Let's Welcome Navajo to the Valley of the Sun!
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Saturday, July 20th

Dkos Asheville, North Carolina Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr. • Asheville

ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Randallt
2. Otteray Scribe
3. davehouck
4. Joieau
5. SteelerGrrl
6. SteelerGuy
7. Captain Sham
8. Smiley7
9. Burns Lass
10. DawnN
11. Gordon20024
12. Phil S 33
Maybees:
eeff
Audri
gulfgal98
PearlJamSteelworker
Amy
Latest diary: DKos Asheville Open Thread 5/18/13: Frogs and tomatoes and snakes, oh my!
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