South By Southwest 2018: Film, Music and Interactive Announcements and Weekly Updates

South By Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals held in Austin, Texas is less than a month away commencing on March 9th and running till March 18th. The discounted registration rates ended on February 9th, therefore, the rate for a SXSW Badge will be the walk up rate going forward. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2018 Updates and Artist Additions

I’m excited to report that I got my South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Press Pass to cover the festival here on ground zero and in my hometown, AUSTIN! There have been so many new updates and though January is coming to an end the SXSW 2018 roster of talent added to the festival continues to grow. Check out all the recent new additions and updates for SXSW 2018 also note to register to attend SXSW 2018 before Friday, February 9th to save on the walk-up rate. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2018 Weekly Update

It’s time for your weekly update for SXSW 2018 from your guru on ground zero, me! Below are this week’s updates and deadlines for SXSW 2018. Continue Reading →

Information on Registration for SXSW 2018

SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival is 10 days full of music, tech, film, gaming, comedy and networking in my hometown, Austin, Texas, on March 9th till March 18th. SXSW 2018 planning season has already begun with meet-ups and frequent updates on the conference. Continue Reading →

SXSW Interactive 2017 Recap; Part Duex

SXSW Interactive had so many great technology demos, events and parties that carried on through the entire festival, which has been rare in the years past. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to cover all the technology events; next year I should have a telepresence to cover everything I can’t. I didn’t make it to Youtube, Pandora, Capital One at the infamous Antone’s, OtterBox uniVERSE Case System, Mashable and many more.

While planning my SXSW schedule I picked out the below events based on my personal preferences. These four events were very fun and their lounges and or parties had a ton of interactive demos to try out during SXSW. Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Updated Festival and Travel Information for SXSW 2017

SXSW (South by Southwest) is less than 2 months away and Austin is ready to host one of the best festivals of the year! Since I am on ground zero and press I continue to get updates about SXSW 2017 will keep you all informed as more updates occur.

If you want to register to attend SXSW the cut off date to buy online is February 10th and after that it’s “walk up” only the day of the festivals. Click here to register for SXSW and below is the current pricing till February 10th. Continue Reading →

NEWS FROM ATX: SPOON to Curate Three SXSW Showcases at The Main (“Eno’s”)

As an Austin native I have been a Spoon fan since I was in high school WAY back in the day. Anytime they play at SXSW I go to their shows considering they are Austin Home Grown.

It was announced today that Spoon will hold a three-night residency at The Main during the 2017 SXSW Music Festival. It will also be the same week that they will release their ninth album, Hot Thoughts, March 17 on Matador Records. During the residency, Spoon will resurrect the original, classic Austin venue Emo’s location, currently referred to as The Main, Tuesday, March 14–Thursday, March 16. The band will curate a unique line up each night and will be referring to the venue as “Eno’s” in honor of the band’s founding drummer and Austin stalwart Jim Eno. Continue Reading →

NEWS FROM ATX: SXSW® Announces Judges for Accelerator Pitch Event

My hometown is Austin, Texas and this year will be my 4th year covering South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Interactive as press. Though may seem far off to some March is approaching fast and day one of SXSW is March 10th in the heart of downtown Austin. Today SXSW announced the 39 judges for the ninth annual SXSW Accelerator® Pitch Event®, taking place March 11-12 during the SXSW Startup Village® Track at the Hilton Downtown Austin during the “convergence” portion of SXSW.  

This will be the very first time  attending events at the Startup Village track which brings together startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and innovative tastemakers. Topics range from B2B, B2C, Bootstrapping, Business Strategy, Future of Money, Startups, and anything in-between. Continue Reading →