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Things To Do Today at SXSW: Tuesday March 11th

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Here are more highlights from the SXSW schedule, as chosen by the SXSW Baby! team:

Interactive

•  Why Fanfic is Taking Over the World
10:00am ACC Ballroom G

Gaming

•  Worst Technology Ever, the Wrong Side of History
12:30pm Sheraton Austin, Creekside

Film

• Premature,
4:45pm  Ritz 1

Music

 •  The Mighty Oaks
6:00pm Embassy Suites

Party

•  SXSW V2V Backyard BBQ
3:00pm East Tent, Brush Square Park

 Other

 •  Trade Show
11:00am-6:00pm Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Halls 3 & 4

Things ToDo Today at SXSW: Monday March 10th

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Here are more highlights from the SXSW schedule, as chosen by the SXSW Baby! team:

Interactive

•  Why Didn’t a Tech Journalist Break PRISM
11:00am ACC Room 18ABCD

Gaming

•  DPS and You, Building a Digital Magazine
9:30am AT&T Conf Center, Classroom 202

Film

• Silicon Valley
1:30pm Vimeo

• We’ll Never Have Paris
4:30pm Topfer

Party

•  12th Annual Nuclear Tacos, East Tent Brush Square
6:00pm East Tent, Brush Square Park

•  A Taste of Scotland 
5:00pm, West Tent, Brush Square Park

Other

 •  Book Signing: Cory Doctorow
12:20pm ACC Ballroom D Foyer

 •  Trade Show
11:00am-6:00pm Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Halls 3 & 4

Things To Do Today at SXSW: Sunday March 9th

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Here are more highlights from the SXSW schedule, as chosen by the SXSW Baby! team:

Interactive

•  Instagramming the News
5:00pm ACC Room 18ABCD

Gaming

•  The Secrets Behind Addictive Storytelling
3:30pm ACC Next Stage, EH 3/4

Film

Jeffrey Tambor’s Acting Workshop
3:30pm ACC Room 18ABCD

Surviving Cliffside
9:30pm Violet Crown

Party

•  StageTwo@SXSW
1:00 – 5:00pm Long Center – Pincer Terrace

•  Fray Cafe 
7:00 – 10:00pm, The Red Eyed Fly

 Other

 •  Trade Show
11:00am-6:00pm Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Halls 3 & 4

Two Wonderful Films at SXSW

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

So I normally do not take time during SXSW week to post about films I’ve seen. I usually use Twitter and word of mouth to pass along recommendations.

Last night I saw two films that made me feel I HAD to write about them.


The first was “That Guy Dick Miller” a documentary about the life and career of the eponymous character actor. The guy has been in everything. I remember him mostly from Gremlins, but his career started back in the ’50s and the man knows how to pack everything into the shortest of scenes. He’s a true treasure.

The second was “Premature” a John Hughes-esque masterpiece that combines the John Hughes comedic “this event is too ridiculous to be real” with a sprinkling of “Groundhog Day”. Reminded me a lot of “Better Off Dead”.

The entire cast shines and the film will certainly become this generations “Ferris Bueller”.


Additional screenings are:

“That Guy Dick Miller”
March 8, 4:30pm Alamo Slaughter
March 11, 8:30pm Ritz 2
March 13, 9:30pm Marchesa

Premature
March 8, 9:30pm Alamo Village
March 11, 4:45pm Ritz 1
March 15, 4:00pm Ritz 2

Things To do Today at SXSW: Saturday March 8th

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Here are more highlights from the SXSW schedule, as chosen by the SXSW Baby! team:

Interactive

•  It’s complicated: Teen’s Social Media Practice
12:30pm Sheraton, Capitol ABCD,

Gaming

•  Fruit Ninja, Slicing up the brand for all media
9:30am Long Center

Film

• Impossible Light
4:00pm Stateside

• Predestination 
10:00pm Paramount

Music

• Ghostwriter’s Meet up
11:00am Proof Annex

Party

•  SXSW Eco Launch Party
8:00pm Blackheart

•  SXSW Comedy Opening Party
10:30pm Buffalo Billiards

Other

•  SXSW Baby Social Breakfast
8:00am Magnolia Cafe, 1920 South Congress

 

Things To Do today at SXSW: Friday March 7th

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Here are more highlights from the SXSW schedule, as chosen by the SXSW Baby! team:

Interactive

•  Monkeys with Lazers: How Mailchimp does AI
3:30pm ACC Ballroom E

Gaming

•  Candy Crush Saga’s Recipe for Sweet Success
11:00am Long Center

Film

• Chef
6:30pm Paramount

• COSMOS
10:00pm Paramount

Party

•  Interactive After Party
10:00pm One American Center, 600 Congress Ave Ste 1600

Other

•  Toy Meetup
3:30pm
Proof Annex

SXSW Documentary Shorts: Font Men

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Reminiscent of SXSW 2007′s Helvetica, this year’s entry, Font Men delves into the work of the team of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones. The short is a combination of interviews, examples of very well known pieces of their work and smart animations showing the development of a typeface as they describe the process. Education, entertaining, and highly topical given the current state of the partners who have gone their separate ways.

Make time to see it along with the other Documentary Shorts in this years program, it’ll be worth your while.

Font Men will be screening in the Documentary Shorts competition and can be seen at the following Dates/Times/Locations:

Sunday, March 9
11:00AM – 12:05PM
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr

Tuesday, March 11
4:30PM – 5:35PM
SXSatellite: Marchesa

Thursday, March 13
2:00PM – 3:05PM
SXSatellite: Marchesa

Saturday, March 15
2:00PM – 3:05PM
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center