Bi-Annual Spa Week from Spaweek.com starting on April 17, 2017

Spa week from SpaWeek.com  is a bi-annual event every April and October. During Spa Week hundreds of spa and wellness locations across North America provide two to three full-service spa treatments for just $50 each. I have participate almost every event, who doesn’t need to be pampered for only $50.00?

If you are interested in participating in Spa Week it takes only 4 steps. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2017 Interactive Recap; Part One

SXSW (South By South West) this year is the first year that I covered it solely for Hi-Tech Chic and it proved to be a very successful SXSW thus far as press. It was also the first time I did LIVE broadcasting via twitter and Facebook which was also an interesting experience for those listening, commenting and following my LIVE broadcast. I must admit cell coverage was non-existent during SX so I dropped the broadcast every so often. My apologies who got dropped off the broadcast and thanks for tuning in! Continue Reading →

SXSW® Interactive Innovation Awards 2017

I have never attended the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards before this year. I promise I always made a valiant effort but for those who have attended SXSW understand the events, films, and live music are overwhelming. Proudly this year folks “I MADE IT!”

It was held at the Austin downtown Hilton location which was very convenient to the Austin Convention Center. The ceremony was slow going and frankly not that entertaining then again it’s the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards so I should not be too harsh. Continue Reading →

SXSW Updated Guest Pass Info and Tips for SXSW Badge Holders

For those who will be attending any of the SXSW (SX) Festivals here is some updated information on the SXSW Guest Pass and tips for SXSW badge holders to make your SXSW experience easy!

The key once you arrive into Austin (ATX) is to know where the Austin Convention Center is located in regards to where you are staying during SX. The Austin Convention center is located at 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78701 and parking is very limited. Continue Reading →

Snoop Dogg Joins Artists Advocacy Panel at SXSW Conference

WWWWHHHHHHAAAAATTTTT?!?!?!?! I never and I mean never go to panels anymore mostly because they are boring and I’m a class clown which has gotten me in trouble before while at a panel. I have a feeling that this will not be a boring panel far from in fact! So bummed I only have my press badge SXSW for interactive and gaming only. Maybe some nice person will take pity on me and let me in, afterall I am one of Snoops his biggest fan! Here is the official press release from SXSW: Continue Reading →

Vice President Joe Biden to Speak at the 2017 SXSW Conference with an Introduction by Dr. Jill Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be doing a keynote in regards to Connect to End Cancer series at SXSW.

Below is the official press release from  SXSW released yesterday. Enjoy!

The SXSW Conference is honored to announce that The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., the 47th Vice President of the United States, will speak on Sunday, March 12 at 3:30pm at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. He will be introduced by Dr. Jill Biden. Continue Reading →

CONTEST: Enter to Win the #BeAnOriginal Prize Package Featuring a Gretsch Guitar, VOX Amp, Penguin Gift Card, and FLOOD Subscription

FLOODfest Austin will be returning to SXSW for it’s 3rd year at Cedar Street Courtyard. Embarrassingly I have never attended it during SXSW but this year it’s on and hope to get into FLOODfest Austin!

To celebrate the upcoming FLOODfest Austin at SXSW, iconic American lifestyle brand Original Penguin and FLOOD Magazine are launching the #BeAnOriginal contest. Beginning today, fans have a chance to win an exclusive Original Penguin Prize Pack that includes a $4,000 Gretsch Limited Edition Penguin with Bigsby guitar, a $500 Original Penguin Gift Card, and a free subscription to FLOOD Magazine. The #BeAnOriginal contest will run until April 3rd and anyone is eligible to enter through floodmagazine.com/beanoriginalcontest. Continue Reading →

AMD’s 2017 GDC and Ryzen 7 Announcements

GDC (Game Developers Conference) happened last week in San Francisco at the Moscone Convention Center from February 27th through March 3rd. I went this year to GDC and AMD was one of my favorite announcements plus they had a killer after party with Mix Master Mike. In all honesty I am an AMD girl and have been waiting on their new launch of their products that will hopefully prevail over their competitors. Continue Reading →

The 411 on the Newly Expanded SXSW Gaming Expo 2017

The SXSW (South by Southwest) annual festival that has been here in my hometown of Austin, Texas for the past 24 years in coming up! For my 4th consecutive year as press I will be attending and covering all the SXSW festivals LIVE from March 10th to the 19th. This years SXSW Festivals include: Film, Music, Interactive, and Comedy events. SXSW will also have the newly expanded SXSW Gaming Expo and the new 3 day gaming pass which will include the SXSW Gaming Awards, Esports Tournament Stage, Indie Corner, Tabletop Experience, and Free Open Play Arena.

Since the gaming new portion of SXSW this year below is some great information to gear you up for SXSW Gaming Expo. Continue Reading →

2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Tonight

The infamous iHeartRadio Music Awards are live tonight  at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on TBS, TNT and truTV. The awards show will also be live streaming on iHeartMedia stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio site. The performers for the awards show include: Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Ed SheeranThe ChainsmokersShawn MendesThomas RhettNoah Cyrus ft. Labrinth, and Big Sean. Hosting the iHeartRadio Music Awards will be Ryan Seacrest. Continue Reading →