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What Not To Do In Austin

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Congratulations to the team over at The Thrillist, who have managed to put together a useful list of dos and don’ts for anyone visiting Austin. To be fair, once SXSW gets under way the majority of locals are a bit more forthcoming (mostly because they don’t want to annoy anyone spending $1200 a night via AirBNB for their loft apartment). Still, you can’t go far wrong with their 20 things not to do in Austin.

“Hey, wanna go see a movie at Alamo Drafthouse today?”
Everyone else had this idea. Before you. When they bought all the tickets. Enjoy that front row!

All their contrary advice is over here.

Who would submit a panel to SXSW and try not to be selected?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Obviously there’s quite a few people trying not to speak at SXSW, because South By’er Hugh Forrest has taken to Medium.com to talk about the best methods of not getting selected:

All this effort for a simple speaking slot? Really? Perhaps you should save yourself the aggravation of what could be endless hours of tedium. Instead, ensure yourself a rejection letter by following these 10 straightforward tips for creating an amazingly awful PanelPicker proposal.

Oh – he’s using reverse psychology….