I applied and I got it. I just got the email stating that I am one of the lucky bloggers receiving full press credentials to cover Live 8 Philly on July 2nd, that's this Saturday.
I was going to cover the incredible event anyways equipped with my D70 and my laptop + WiFi card, but now, I'll have more access which should result in some cool stuff. I'll be posing, live, over at Philly Future throughout the day with photos, Q&A, observations, etc... So get ready folks, this is gonna get going soon.
I didn't know the names of everyone else's blogs from the email, so I'll wait until they're up on Joe Trippi's site at some point. Congrats to everyone and I'll see you all there.
There's also the slim chance that up to five of us will be given the opportunity to travel to Edinburgh [and back] to cover the start of the G8 Summit.
In addition, Richard Branson of Virgin Airlines has donated his airplane to fly the Live 8 crew from New York to Edinburgh and back, and up to five bloggers will be given the opportunity to fly to Edinburgh and back with the Live 8 group. The idea is to blog the trip, including the beginning of the G8 summit. The flight departs from JFK in New York at 7 p.m. on July 3; the same airplane will bring the bloggers and whoever else back to New York on July 7. Lodging in or near Edinburgh will also be provided.A kid can dream... I just saw [1.15a 6.30.05] that John from AMERICAblog will be heading to Scotland. How many spots are left?
One of the bloggers also selected, coming to Philly all the way from Dallas, TX: Anna of annatopia. Read her reaction to the news and welcome her in advance to Philly!: Anna will unfortunately not be able to make it to Philly. Another Philly-area blogger selected is Chris Bowers of MyDD. Matt from The Blogging of the President is another member of our gang. And Brian from Audio Activism is another blogger coming to town. This is going to be awesome!