Received this from a friend that runs the host site... thought y'all might be interested. If you're local to Austin TX, go and let us know all the details. If you're not local, check out the news and blogs, or let Terry know if you have a blog of your own you'd like to include. Have fun! spazzdog
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Austin's TourWatch 2005, the USA's largest Tour de France viewing party, provides daily podcasts and video feeds at http://touroftexas.com. We're looking for bloggers, podcasters, Tour participants, etc to interview at this event via skype phone, phone or instant messenger. Let us know if you're available and willing to share your comments with us!

TourWatch 2005, a television viewing party for the Tour de France, will be held in Austin, Texas at Central Market from July 2 though July 24. Central Market is at 4001 N Lamar in Austin, Texas. The event website is http://touroftexas.com

The TourWatch 2005 will be showing the Tour de France on two 61"
large screen, high definition televisions compliments of Circuit City. The TourWatch 2005 crew of podcasters, radio announcers and telecasters will bring your their own commentary and spin on the Tour which will be broadcast at the event and podcast over the Internet.

The Discovery Channel is sending a 3 person crew to produce a documentary on the TourWatch 2005 Event and on Austin's support of Lance in the Tour.
Austin's KEYE TV 42 will be doing a special newscast to be called "Austin Prepares for the Tour" on June 23. Newsweek will be featuring a piece on Austin's TourWatch 2005 in it's June 24 issue.

Central Market, The Austin Podcasting Network, AustinCast, the Spring, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Fitness, the Tour of Texas, Trek Sports Drink and Circuit City are the prime sponsors of the event. The Event is being produced by Spring Beverage Company.

TourWatch 2005 will feature a daily podcast and radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities.

Representatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc).

The podcasters will be interviewing local Austinites who are following the race and will be doing interviews with Tour enthusiasts around the world via phone and skype. The interviews will be carried over the PA System at the event and syndicated over the Internet in the form of podcasts which Tour followers will be able to subscribe to.

If you want to be a podcast star, come by our podcast table at the event, and we'll set you up behind a microphone and help you create your own podcast. Or we'll interview you if you are a Lance fan or Tour de France enthusiast. We'll be doing video interviews for television and video podcasts in high definition tv. So if you want to be a tv star, come by our booth and record an interview or do your own little show.

Contact: Paul Terry Walhus 512.699.4000 or Stephen Dulaney 512.785.4701
email: touroftexas@touroftexas.com website http://touroftexas.com