The 12th Annual Classic Game Fest Comes to in Austin in July 2019

The biggest retro gaming event of Texas, the Classic Game Fest returns to Austin, Texas. The 12th annual Classic Game Fest is on July 27-28, 2019 at the Palmer Events Center located at 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704. Attendees get to experience 70,000 square feet of retro video games, tournaments, live entertainment and much more retro gaming fun in the heart of Austin!

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Moontower Comedy Festival Returns to Austin Featuring David Spade and More!

Each year the Paramount Theatre produces the Moontower Comedy Festival in downtown Austin, Texas and this year it will begin April 24th through the 27th. For 4 days the Moontower Comedy Festival will have over 100 performances, several podcast and parties throughout Austin. This year the big comedic names headlining the epic comedy festival will include Nick Offerman, David Spade, Nate Bargatze, Sal Vulcano and Jenny Slate, just to name a few. Below is the list of the current headliners announced for the Moontower Comedy Festival including date and time.

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Ride|Austin Launches “Female Driver Mode” Feature Just in Time For SXSW 2019

While you are in Austin and attending SX besides Uber or Lyft why not try an Austin local ride sharing company that gives back to Austin non-profits? Ride|Austin just announced their new “Female Driver Mode” feature that is designed for female riders who feel more comfortable with a female driver. One may not understand why this feature is needed but I certainly do!

While at South By Southwest 2019 I had a male Uber driver verbally accost me and wouldn’t let me out of the car once stating I didn’t feel safe. The Uber app wasn’t working to end my ride since I was downtown near the convention center and service is always slow during SXSW. As an Austin local, I regret my decision to not book Ride|Austin instead.

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Bag Policy, Badge Pick Up and Safety for SXSW 2019

South By Southwest (SXSW) is just 5 days away and the city of Austin is bustling around preparing for the 10 day international festival that features music, film, tech, comedy and gaming. As your unofficial SXSW guru we wanted to inform you all of new bag policy, weapon policy and badge pick up for the festival.  

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City of Austin Announces City Plans for Dockless Scooters and Bike Transportation for 2019 Spring Festival Season

Over the last year dockless scooters have been a major mode of transportation in Austin especially for students or those that live downtown and now for SXSW 2019. For the very first time South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and spring festival attendees will have the opportunity to utilize the dockless scooters and bikes but there are limits to where people can ride them. According to the city’s Mobility Committee, there are 7 licensed dockless scooter operators that include BirdLimeLyft, and Jump (Uber), Spin, and student-oriented VeoRide.

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HIVE 2018 “Reignite the Dream” Conference Recap

Last week I attended the HIVE “Reignite the Dream” conference in Austin, Texas. It was two days of learning about smart home technology, green home initiatives, and technology innovations that will be transforming the housing market of today and the future. I did not know that housing is the last industry in the country which is still building with 19th Century technology. Steve Johnson, author of “Where Did Good Ideas Come From” and Brian Gaudio, CEO of Module, explained this further in both their presentations. Continue Reading →

The Small Business Expo Is Coming to Austin Next Week

Next week the Small Business Expo will be in Austin, Texas on Thursday, December 6th, 2018. The Small Business Expos are hosted in 17 Major US Cities and include an Exhibitor Hall, Workshops & Seminars, Product Demonstrations, Speed-Networking, a Business Card Exchange, Industry Connections and many other networking areas.  Continue Reading →

HIVE’s Reignite the Dream Conference to Take Place in the Growing City of Austin

During November 28th through the 29th at the JW Marriot the HIVE conference “Reignite the Dream” will take place. As the city of Austin continues to grow faster the housing market has also expanded with a new neighborhood by the day, or so it seems. The HIVE conference is the exclusive innovation and disruption platform that attracts a to reignite the housing dream of Americans, merging housing and building with TECH – green tech, home security tech, building tech and more.  Continue Reading →

Austin-based Rooster Teeth Games To Launch Bendy & The Ink Machine Game With An Event On November 20th

Recently announced, on November 20th, Austin-based Rooster Teeth Games will launch Bendy & The Ink Machine on all three major consoles (PlayStation, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch).  Rooster Teeth and Gamestop will be hosting an event on November 20th from 10am-2pm to celebrate the launch. Austin fans are invited to celebrate the launch of this action horror game at GameStop. Continue Reading →

Developer’s Week To Return to Austin in November

The city of Austin, Texas has been a technology hub for a while now so it’s only fitting to have a Developers conference in the “Silicon Hills.” Developer’s Week will once again host one of the biggest developer’s conference in Austin, Texas from November 6th through the 8th. During Austin’s Developer’s Week attendees can attend workshops and meet exhibitors who are revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence development, JavaScript development, and Dev Management. Continue Reading →