I feel as if I can calmly post about this now.
Much like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘s “Moment of Zen” clips, I had a a moment of “SQUEEEEEE!” back in October. SXSW Interactive announced that Adam Savage of Mythbuster’s fame would be the Keynote for Monday, March 10 at 2pm.
My jaw dropped.
A excited stream of “OhMyGawd, OhMyGawd,OhMyGawd,OhMyGawd…” uttered from my mouth.
I think I wet myself a bit.
I couldn’t be more excited! As a complete science nerd (yes Nerd, not geek) I cannot wait to attend this session. Savage has been influential in advancing STEM education, DIY culture, and just plain cool stuff for years, his thoughts on advancing science education and and creativity will fit in perfectly with SXSW. I can’t help but wonder if he’ll float by SXSW Create as well.
And as if this wasn’t enough, There will be a special ZERO-G Experience flight departing Austin on Saturday, March 8!
The ZERO-G flight allows users a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience true weightlessness. Via the company’s specially-modified Boeing 727, parabolic arcs are performed to create a weightless environment allowing you to float, flip and soar as if you were in space.. Participating in this amazing opportunity requires separate fees, but you can receive a 10% discount if you use the code (SXSW14) when purchasing your ticket.
For more info check it out here.