SXSW 2017 Film Festival Starts Tomorrow! Do You Have Your Pocket Guide?

The SXSW 2017 Film Festival will host nine days of screenings starting tomorrow till March 18th. This year the film festival has a diverse film lineup, programming ranges from independent films by new filmmakers to Hollywood comedies and genre standouts.

For the first time the film festival will run simultaneously with SXSW Interactive and SXSW Music which is AWESOME! I love the convergence between all the festivals this year, truly lets you experience at least 2 festivals with just one badge. Those attending the film festival will have the unique opportunity to connect with tech and music industry experts. Continue Reading →

Note from Editor: Hi-Tech Chic’s Journey for 2017

As of last week I will no longer be writing for Cutegeek.com. My main focus will now be growing and building up this site, Hi-Tech Chic.

Hi-Tech Chic has been off to a great start this year with events like CES 2017 in Las Vegas. I experienced more robots than I have ever seen, the drone rodeo in the desert and several different booths with virtual reality. Needless to say it was a blast!

Another great event I attended was GDC in San Francisco and the AMD launch events including the after party with Mix Master Mike, which was AWESOME! Continue Reading →

Happy International Women’s Day! WOMEN ROCK!

My abuelita and I around the same age!

Happy International Women’s Day! When I think of all the amazing women in my life and those I had the lovely experience to meet I realize how awesome us women are.

What woman inspires you every day? For me it’s my abuelita for starting off as a secretary at the airforce base and retired as the Chief Transportation Officer. How inspiring as that? Every time I think I can’t do something I think of her and remind myself that I can. If she was able to overcome the obstacle of not only being a woman in the work place but also being Hispanic in a time where it wasn’t that accepted I can overcome any thing. 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 →