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One more week for a $200 discount on SXSW Badges

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

If you’ve made your mind up to attend SXSW, be it Music, Film, Interactive, or a mix of the three, and you haven’t bought your badge yet, it’s worth pointing out that the prices go up in the next few days. you have until midnight (Austin time) to snag up to $200 in savings on the walk-up price..

thru Oct 18 thru Nov 22 thru Jan 10 thru Feb 7 Walk up
Platinum
(Everything)
$1525 $1595 $1695
Gold
(Int+Film)
£1295 $1395 $1495
Music $725 $750 $795
Film $595 $625 $650
Interactive $1095 $1195 $1295

If you are buying a badge at this stage, and especially if you are buying one to come to Interactive, then please check out available accommodation before you head to SXSW.com to buy the badge. There are no refunds on badges, and hotel space is crazy-difficult to find this year.

Today is the last chance for a discount on your SXSW Badge

Friday, February 8th, 2013

If you haven’t got your badge for SXSW yet, what are you waiting for? At midnight tonight (Friday 7th) there will be no more discounts, and the badges will be at their maximum price point.

Here’s how the price for your badge looks now, and how it will look after Friday midnight right up to the time when you walk up to the Austin Convention Center and buy your badge because you forgot to do it beforehand.

thru Sept 21 thru Nov 9 thru Jan 11 thru Feb 8 Walk up
Platinum
(Everything)
$1450 $1595
Gold
(Int+Film)
$1195 $1350
Music $750 $795
Film $595 $650
Interactive $995 $1150

If you are buying a badge at this stage, and especially if you are buying one to come to Interactive, then please check out available accomodation before you head to SXSW.com to buy the badge. There are no refunds, and hotel space is at a premium this year.

And by at a premium we mean there was more room in Bethlehem.

It’s the last day to get to the lowest rate on your SXSW badge!

Friday, September 21st, 2012

A quick heads up for all of the readers of The Baby! who may not have got the email blast from SXSW… today is the last day you can pick up your SXSW 2013 badges for the lowest rate. After midnight tonight (Austin time) everything moves up a price band.

You’ll still be picking up a discount compared to the walk-up prices, but individual event badges go up by around $50, while the Gold and Platinum badges get another $100 added to the price.

If you haven’t yet got your badge (really? And you’re a Baby! reader? Unless you’re waiting for some sort of grant to come through to cover the trip, who are you?) then head over to sxsw.com/attend, and we’ll see you in March.

Two weeks left to applt for the SXSWi 2013 scholarships

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

The SXSW Interactive Scholarship this year is looking to support people working with new media in their communities, and to help them get to Austin in March so they can make new connections, friends, and contacts in the tech world. If that sounds like you (or someone you know), then you need to get writing.

Those of you looking to enter have just under two weeks to submit a 300 word pitch to the SXSW team on this year’s question.

Who is using technology or new media to do the most innovative work for good within their community?

Entries need to be received by 2359 on Friday September 14th, after which the SXSW Staff and CauseShift will sift through the applications to find five essays. Those essays will earn two registrations for SXSW Interactive 2013, one for the essay writer, and one for the subject of the essay.

Full details can be found here on SXSW.com. Good luck to y’all!

And you can register for SXSW 2013… now

Monday, July 30th, 2012

I goes now is the time for the diehards to buy their badges for March next year, because the SXSW Team are now open for business and you can register for the 2013 Conferences.

Prices, as always, are on a sliding scale, with benefits to buying your badge as early as possible. Walk-up rates are available right up until the end of the Conference, but be honest, if you know you are definitely coming, then now is the time to buy a (non-refundable) badge.

thru Sept 21 thru Nov 9 thru Jun 11 thru Feb 8 Walk up
Platinum
(Everything)
$1150 $1250 $1350 $1450 $1595
Gold
(Int+Film)
$895 $995 $1095 $1195 $1350
Music $625 $675 $695 $750 $795
Film $395 $495 $550 $595 $650
Interactive $695 $795 $895 $995 $1150

Also worth noting the price increases here. For the early birds registering in this first tranche, Platinum has went up $155, Gold and Interactive have jumped $100, Film climbs $55, and Music has the smallest bump up with an extra $30 being asked for.

So, have you booked your place yet?

Early Bird music wristbands for Austinites are sold out

Monday, February 13th, 2012

If you were looking to get a music wristband for SXSW Music… then it’s just got that little bit harder, because the 4000 early bird wristbands on offer via SXSW have sold out.

These were the “for Austin residents only” bands to allow access to the music showcases part of SXSW (after badge holders were admitted), and music badges are still available for those of you out-of-town coming down for the fun. And there will be a number of wristbands available at the Registration Desk (although we don’t know the exact number).

Bottom line, if you want to be one hundred percent sure of getting into music… you’re gonna need a badge.

Six Weeks To Go: Sort out the basics for SXSW 2012

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

You got the Austin buzz yet?

With six weeks to go until we all start packing bags and heading to Texas for the absolute brain-smash that makes up Southby, whether you are doing Interactive, Film, Music, or the whole eleven day marathon, we’ll count down to the departure every Monday here on The Baby to keep you pointed (roughly) in the right direction.

This week, how to suck eggs.

Sort out your badge

Look I know it’s pricey, and you might have problems getting it past whoever oversees your finances (be it the VC, the accounts department, or your partner), but it’s not going to get any cheaper. And last year Interactive sold out before March so the safety net of a walk-up badge was simply not there. Make the decision. Go or no-go. Buy the badge, or walk away.

SXSW 2012 Now until Feb 10 Feb 11 and Walk up rate
Platinum
(Everything)
$1295 $1395
Gold
(Int+Film)
$1050 $1150
Music $700 $750
Film $550 $595
Interactive $850 $950

You’ll need the official site to do this bit… sxsw.com/attend.

Where are you crashing?

Hotels are in short supply this year, in fact the official Austin hotels are sold out for Interactive (Fri 9 – Wed 14) so you’ll need to look somewhere else. AirBNB might be an option, as are the Austin Craigslist classified. We’ve got a Room Share Forum that might be able to help as well. Ask around your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc, and see if you can find a room buddy for the event – that cuts the cost down as well.

Transport Sorted?

Austin is not in the floo network (I think the clean air act had a huge impact on routes) so you can either road-trip yourself to Austin – in which case get the vehicles booked in for a service before you leave – or you’ll be flying in. Flying in with everyone else to Austin-Bergstrom International. Which means flights will fill up and get more expensive. If you’ve made the call to get here, you do have the flight tickets sorted, booked, and locked down. Right?

Break in the footwear.

I’ll make a prediction right now about your time at SXSW that is 100% going to come true. You will be walking for miles. Every day. Without fail. Put aside the dainty ballet shoes with a sole, forget the fantastically strappy sandals with the kitten heels, or the cool trendy canvas loafers. You need something that supports the ankle, that cushions the impact, that’s comfortable and are broken in!

Simply put, you need a pair of boots made for walking.

You either have them in your closet, or you need to buy them now and start wearing them round the house so your feet won’t get cut to ribbons by the time you to Austin