We bloggers are here at the "bloggers table", where we've been supplied with laptops and presumably all the fodder we'll need. There's a crowd of fifty or so distinguished and distinguished-looking guests, who will be the ones you see on your TV. The three of us - me, Ree-C, and Mizanur Rahman from the Chron - will be off on the side. I don't think any of us are too broken up by the prospect of not appearing on camera.
So we'll be here liveblogging the event, which should be getting underway in about a half hour. I don't think any of us knows what to expect, so this ought to be interesting.