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What happens to you when you stay at SXSW for too long?

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

I know that you don’t actually move to Austin for SXSW, you just stay there for a little less than two weeks, but with such an intense experience it can feel like you are anchored in the Texan state capital. Perhaps that’s why after so many years of attending SXSW, this Scotsman has a lot of affinity for Postgrad Problem’s ‘27 Things That Will Happen When You Move To Austin‘ article. For example:

6. The first place you got drunk was somewhere on Sixth Street, but you had trouble remembering which part of Sixth Street you got drunk on.

24. If your first festival experience was ACL, people told you, “Just wait ’til SXSW…”

25. If your first festival experience was SXSW, people told you, “Just wait ’til ACL…”

Read on at Post Grad Problems.

Warm over your foodie instincts for SXSW with Culture Map

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Cutlure Map’s Austin section has started (like many) to look ahead to March and SXSW, and I’ve been drawn to their article on ‘unusual menu times in Austin‘:

“I’m a huge fan of Pinthouse Pizza for the pizza and beer, but my favorite thing on the menu is their Pinthouse Salad with spinach, red onion, dried cranberries, blue cheese, candied pecans and poppyseed dressing. A new place that has just opened on the east side is Haymaker. They have a hefty menu of meat and cheese dishes, but their black bean burger is one of the best in town.”

Josh Hare, Hops & Grain Brewery

You can read the full article here, and don;t forget to take notes in your SXSW Notepad for delicacies to try in March. You don’t know about the SXSW Notepad? Swing by tomorrow, we’ll tell you more.

Milo- A Buttload of Fun

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Yeah, couldn’t resist the horrible pun, how could I when the movie is about a man who has a demon who lives in his lower intestines. This movie really could have gone down the toilet (oh come on! These jokes line themselves up!) but Milo managed to be one of the best horror comedies I have ever seen. Ken Marino is fantastic as the main character, and as the director/writer team pointed out in the Q&A who hasn’t had something come out of their a**?

For those of you worried about the gore factor, let me tell you that while this movie does have its gore laden moments it is one that doesn’t go over the top on the flying guts. In fact you might find yourself laughing more often than covering your eyes and cheering for the er? underdog? so to speak.

If you missed it tonight, Milo has additional screenings Monday March 11 at Alamo Slaughter, Thursday March 14 at Paramount, Friday March 15 at Topher

12 miles of cable, just for your wifi at SXSW

Monday, March 4th, 2013

What does it take to wire up Austin so that everyone can get onto the Wifi network called ‘SXSW2013′? Wayne Brenner finds out for the Austin Chronicle, by talking to Scott Wilcox from the SXSW team:

Sometimes we put antennas on the tops of buildings and we run the cables into their networks. And then we go in, and – we’ll use, this year, about 500 computers and different types of network devices that require connectivity – so we’ll go into these locations, and because they’re not normally built out to accommodate the density of users we have attending SXSW, specifically the Interactive part, we have to augment the networks already in place. So we bring the bandwidth to the location, and we have to wire out the networks, put additional access points for wireless usage, and so on. So it’s a combination of things across the city, in the approximately 200 venues we’re using this year.

And I’m sure we’ll still have a bundle of people at Interactive wonder why the ACC never has working internet… Read on at the Austin Chronicle.

Two Wings or Four Wheels To Austin?

Monday, January 7th, 2013

With the slow rise of Bolt and Megabus in the US (as covered by Bloomberg recently), taking to the skies to reach Austin may not be your only option. You could take the bus!

BUs Travel Review site Wanderu has put together a guide to getting the bus to Austin in general, and SXSW in particular. With details on how to get to the Texan state capital from LA, New York, or Chicago, you can kick off your Southby week with a bit of a road trip… and no liquid carry-on issues!

New Austin Beer Guide available!

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

The fine folks at AustinbeerGuide.com have published their Winter edition just in time to start planning for SXSW!

The new guide, which is published seasonally, gives details on all Central Texas brewers, brepubs, and beer bars, including descriptions of their products and maps for locations.

It is a great resource, and everyone attending SXSW should give it a look see, even veterans will be surprised at how much the craft beer scene in austin has changed since last year.

Some beers to note are Independence’s Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout, winner of a Good Food Award and several seasonal beers from the local Austin brewers. when in doubt, ask your friendly SXSW beertender for whats new!

The newest guide can be found here. Note the maps on pages 52, 54, and 56.

Of special note for Ewan is page 25 ;)

Austin is the killer app, says Hugh MacLeod

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Long time SXSW Interactive fans will remember Hugh MacLeod’s artwork gracing the swag bag. Since then the Texas based Scottish artist has gone from strength to strength, and when his latest artwork hit The Baby’s email box, we kinda regret not having a physical office to buy a print and hang it up.

There’s something special about Austin, a special confluence of factors (climate, quality of life, hippie-meets-music-meets-cowboy-meets-high-tech-meets-barbecue-meets-Mexican-food) that makes it one of the most spectacularly livable cities in the Western world. I wanted to create a cartoon that gave justice to that idea, an idea that the geeks would understand.

Austin is the Killer App

Austin is the Killer App

Prints can be ordered direct from Hugh over at Gaping Void.