SXSW: March 15 2018

Today was a SXSW Music day. This morning Bill and I went to the Four Seasons Hotel and tried to get into the KUTX morning concerts. Alas, we arrived too late and the room was already at capacity. After a quick breakfast, Bill went off to see some movies, and I mostly hung out at the Austin Convention Center. I especially like the Radio Day Stage there. That huge room is never crowded, the sound system is clear, and the lineups are stellar.

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SXSW: March 14 2018

SXSW Interactive has now switched over to Music. Bill and I started out the day with a highly-recommended documentary at the Alamo Lamar. Bill continued with SXSW Films while I hung out at the Austin Convention Center in the afternoon. We the met back up for music in the evening. The weather was perfect. It was a delightful day.

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SXSW: March 13 2018

This was the last full day of SXSW Interactive. People were starting to leave, so most sessions weren’t crowded. I tried a variety of non-tech subjects today: faith, space, food, and comedy. Oh, and I finally found some free snacks. Note to 2019 self: Hang out more near the Food sessions.

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SXSW: March 11 2018

Today was a mostly good SXSW day. I attended a nice variety of Interactive sessions and enjoyed a movie at the Paramount in the evening. My only complaint is food-related: once again I missed lunch. My mid-afternoon search for free food was a waste of time. I finally gave up and paid for a meal.

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Getting Ready for SXSW: 2018

The craziness known as South by Southwest begins tomorrow. Bill and I picked up our SXSW badges at the Austin Convention Center when Registration opened at 9 AM this morning. We each received a tote bag with Interactive and Film pocket guides plus a map (as in previous years, the Music pocket guide will be available soon). There are no more large booklets with details about every session and a gazillion advertisements. All that information (including ads) is available on the SXSW GO app now.

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