Friday, June 6, 2008
The lay of the land
This year's Texas Democratic State Convention is being held at the Austin Convention Center downtown. The building is rectangular. The main convention hall is Exhibit Halls 2, 3, and 4 on the West end of the building. The exhibit hall is on the North end of the building, and the Hillary Clinton campaign has a huge tent just across the street from the exhibit hall. The convention facility is rectangular and long. The stage has two screens on either sides, with banners for the convention sponsors. The press area is to the convention chairman's right (just under the Hillary Clinton banner). There is a big banner for Barack Obama to the chairman's left. The theme of this year's convention is "Moving Texas Forward" and the logo is the same as last years. A banner with the convention logo appears behind the Chairman' podium.