12:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Refresh at SXSW
176 schedule::attendees
Location BD Riley's
About  Join Refreshers from around the world to trade tips and tricks at B.D. Riley's Pub. This is a great chance to meet up with old friends and make new ones prior to the panels and the parties. We don't have sponsors, so people will need to cover their own food and drinks, but the pub has assured us that they are very happy to accommodate separate tabs to make it easier on us.

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Everything You Know About Web Design Is Wrong
328 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Just as early filmmakers struggled to break free from the conventions of live theater, after 10+ years Web designers are still trapped in the structures of the past. Forget pages, linear text and other archaic vestiges of design's print ancestry; the separation of content from presentation has already changed everything.
  Dan Willis (Consultant, Sapient)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Get the Most Out of SXSW Film
37 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Created for SXSW Interactive attendees, but useful for everyone, here's an introduction to SXSW's film conference and festival. Learn how to make meaningful connections with all the movie professionals in town for the event.
Tags  film panel

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Getting the Most Out of SXSW Film
27 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  In addition to all things Interactive, SXSW also hosts a giant film conference and festival. Learn how to make meaningful connections with all the movie professionals in town for the event.
  Kevin Kelly (Contributing Editor, Spout), Michael Lerman (Natural Causes), PJ Raval (Unraval Pictures), Agnes Varnum (Communications Mgr, Austin Film Society), Amy Dotson (Producer & Managing Dir of Programming, IFP)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Minority Report is Real
131 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Sci-fi movies have long-celebrated beautiful, tangible, and immersive computer interfaces. Explore the interplay between fanciful Hollywood productions, one-off information visualizations, and useful real-world applications.
  Ben Rigby (Mobile Voter), Barrett Fox (Creative Dir, COCO Studios), (distant-galaxy.com)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

My Boss Doesn't Get It: Championing Social Media to the Man
226 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  We all know that social media is the best thing since sliced bread, right? Then why is it so hard to explain the value of social media to people who don't get it? Join our panelists, who have successfully championed social media initiatives, for a discussion of what works and what doesn't when it comes to selling social media to your boss or clients. This panel is sponsored by Small World Lab.
  (VP of Product Mgmt, Small World Labs), Peter Kim (Sr Partner, Dachis Corporation), (Founder/CEO, Small World Labs), (Sales & Business Dev Expert, CreativeAgencySecrets.com), (Web Interaction and Usability Specialist, Small World Labs/American Heart Association)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

The Conference Networking Catalyst
111 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  One of the main reasons people attend conferences is "the networking opporutnities", but many leave feeling they did not make any real contacts. Thom Singer will educate and inspire the audience to make connections and get more out of their time at SXSW.
  Thom Singer (Author/Speaker, New Year Publishing)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

User Generated Content: State of the Union
222 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  It's been a few years since YouTube and Flickr have dropped on the scene. Now almost everyone you know is creating content and posting it online. With the idea of User Generated Content now proven and the infrastructure in place where are we today? The same old questions keep popping up. "Where do you make money?" "How do you stand out?" and "Where do you find the time?" The panel will take a look at these questions and others as we explore the ever changing landscape of User Generated Content. This panel is sponsored by Ideagin.com
  Dean Mccall (Founder, IdeaGin), Stephen Newman (Chief Exec Officer, Mouth Watering Media), (Mosso: The Rackspace Cloud), (Pres, IncSpring), (Ceo, Topix)

2:30 PM
to 3:30 PM

GameChangers - Improvisation for Business in the Networked World
87 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  As we move from the rigid, hierarchical organizations of the Industrial Age to the fluid, non-linear models of the Networked World, GameChangers have never been more important or essential. Whenever teamwork, creativity, flexibility and problem-solving skills are necessary for success, these players step up. They develop relationships that are good for business. They pay careful attention to details and at the same time have expansive worldviews. They are quick-on-their-feet, unflappable and in tune with their teammates, stakeholders and the marketplace. They are the top performers in any organization the best managers, the most resourceful employees, the culture-shapers. They play the game and make things happen. In short, GameChangers are masters of improvisation in business. Turn yourself and your brand into a GameChanger. All it takes is improvisation!
  Mike Bonifer (Gamechanger, GameChangers LLC)

3:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

The Essential Guide to Open Source Flash Development
76 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  What do the Adobe Flex and ActionScript compilers; the award-winning 3D Flash library, Papervision3D; the native data format for Flash, SWX; and the excellent Flash streaming and interactive server, Red5 have in common? They're all open source. And they're all introduced in this book by the project leads themselves.Contrary to its popular perception as a closed platform, the Flash Platform has an active and thriving grassroots open source community and a plethora of open source projects. In this session, Aral Balkan, founder of OSFlash.org and creator of SWX, will give you an overview of what's possible with open source Flash with examples from the book.
  Aral Balkan (CEO, Naklab)

3:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

SxSW Opening Tweetup
294 schedule::attendees
Location Champions Bar
About  For folk getting in early, wanting to hangout pre-opening party or just not quite feeling the sessions, we're officializing the tweetup that's gone on the last few years unofficially. Same bat time, same bat place, same bat pay your own tab unless someone pays it for you.
Limited Capacity  events::max
Info  jeremy@b5media.com

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

F@ck Stats, Make Art
72 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Via a pictorial journey through his own career of creating grassroots art and publications, renegade social media producer and writer Dave Olson will extol, encourage and explain the importance oftaming the intimidation, solving conundrums and digging deep to muster authentic creative self expression in the digital era.
  Dave Olson (Dir of Fan Communities, MovieSet.com)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Games By the People, For the People
70 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  We are on the precipice of a new age in independent gaming, with more options than ever before for developers at every level to bring their dreams to life and share them with a public that is ravenous for new and innovative ideas. Stop focusing on all of the challenges that exist for indie developers in the world of big budget sequels, and explore the enormous user-generated content opportunities available to anyone interested in game design. Whether your goal is to make millions, or just get your ideas out into the world, this panel has something for you.
  Gareth Davis (Games Platform Mgr, Facebook Inc), Steve Demeter (CEO, demiforce.com), Boyd Multerer (GM, Microsoft), Scott Steinberg (Managing Partner, DigitalTrends.com), Lee Uniacke (CRO, Kongregate)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

How to Rawk SXSW: The Basics
282 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Geared particularly to first-time attendees to SXSW Interactive, this panel focuses on how registrants can leverage all the different elements of the event to achieve your personal and professional goals.
  Glenda Bautista (Agendacide), Baratunde Thurston (Guru, The Onion), John Styn (Digital Explorer, lifestudent.com), Zadi Diaz (Exec Producer, EPIC FU), Ernie Hsiung (Blogger, littleyellowdifferent.com)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Oooh, That's Clever! (Unnatural Experiments in Web Design)
324 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Find inspiration in the ridiculous. See technological quirks as opportunities. Try something previously unheard of with your site design. Laugh in the face of convention. Use and abuse CSS in ways never before imagined. Get away with it. And if it doesn't work, try something else instead.
  Paul Annett (Designer, Clearleft Ltd)

3:30 PM
to 4:00 PM

Roo'd
18 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Learn how a first-time novelist got 12 thousand readers a month and an international book deal using the Creative Commons license, and is now using that experience to break big media's deadlock - through collaboration with the crowd.
  (Hax Enterprises)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Running W/ SXSWissors: Building ARGs Everybody Can Play
71 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Want to know what's up with the sexy students running around SXSW? Want to win badges to SXSW 2010? Play Running with SXSWissors, the kick-ass, irreverent interactive online multimedia game where you'll explore the conference, network and make new friends, and maybe even take your pants off in public. At this session, you'll learn insider tips and tricks on how to rock Running with SXSWissors, score an invite to the hottest VIP party at SXSW, and win those free 2010 badges. You'll hear from the co-founders of The Go Game, the masterminds behind Running with SXSWissors, and how they transformed their game-playing dreams into an international multimillion dollar company.
  (The Go Game), (The Go Game)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

The Ecosystem of News
165 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  It is now conventional wisdom that the newspaper as we have come to know it for last century is over, or will be in a matter of years. The question is whether we're going to spend our time grieving over the loss, or whether we're going to use this moment as an opportunity to invent something even better. We're inevitably moving from the "paper of record" model to a something more distributed, a news ecosystem, but that doesn't mean we can't consciously define the shape of that system. So let's figure out what values we want to preserve from the older newspaper paradigm, and what values we want to improve upon -- and then let's go build it!
  Steven Johnson (outside.in)

4:00 PM
to 4:30 PM

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
244 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Tired of making web sites that work absolutely perfectly but just don't look nice? If so, then The Principles of Beautiful Web Design is for you. A simple, easy-to-follow guide, illustrated with plenty of full-color examples, this book will lead you through the process of creating great designs from start to finish. Good design principles are not rocket science, and using the information contained in this book will help you create stunning web sites.
  Jason Beaird (Front-End Developer, Cyberwoven)

4:30 PM
to 5:00 PM

Career Renegade: How To Make A Great Living Doing What You Love
257 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Career Renegade is 288 pages of kick-ass, real-world, seriously actionable strategies, resources and case-studies that walk you through the process of building your career around the activities, settings and people that make you come alive. Steering clear of new-age, self-help fluff, this veritable renegade roadmap dives squarely into how to turn nearly any passion into real money (often online), build a powerhouse personal brand, rally the cynics to your cause and leverage your passion, knowledge and platform to make a great living doing what you love?even in this economy.
  Jonathan Fields (Career Renegade/Awake @ The Wheel)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Buzz Out Loud Podcast Taping
39 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Buzz Out Loud is CNET's premiere daily podcast hosted by Natali Del Conte, Tom Merritt, and Jason Howell. They cover all the tech news with their own and their audience's takes on what it all means, often with hilarity ensuing. They'll cover the top SXSW stories with special guests. If you want to understand what's happening in the tech world, especially at SXSW, you need to listen to Buzz Out Loud.
  (Exec Editor, CNET)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Funologists Live & In Person: Guerilla Game Research
76 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  If you work at a game company, research means understanding play, not analyzing boring spreadsheets. Meet Big Fish Games and Pogo funologists and learn how listening and watching gamers transforms product and web design. We share different innovative guerilla (discount) and traditional research methods to inspire user-centered design.
  Julie Ratner (Research Mgr, Big Fish Games), Erica Firment (User Experience Designer, Second Life), Tracy Fullerton (Professor, USC Interactive Media), Jason Schklar (Founder & Principal Consultant, Initial Experience Consulting), (VP of Digital Strategy, Publicis in the West)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Plan B: Can an Ad Guy Bring Bike Sharing to America?
120 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  In increasingly turbulent times, it seems like more and more of us are wearing an extra hat or two in an effort to make a difference. Maybe that explains why Crispin Porter + Bogusky, one of the world's most respected advertising firms, has joined with Humana and Trek bicycles in an audacious plan to bring bike sharing to America with a new venture called B-cycle. All three companies share one common goal: positive cultural change. It's estimated that the U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gasoline a year by increasing cycling from 1% to just 1.5% of all trips. B-cycle can change the way we get around. And that can change our communities, our heath, our environment, and our future. Find out more about B-cycle and why Alex recommends we all begin sticking our noses in places where they don't belong.
  Alex Bogusky (Co-Chairman, Crispin Porter+Bogusky)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Reduce MySpace Between Waist & Thighs So Wiki Live Longer
27 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Is being too 'plugged in' 24/7 destroying your health? There's good news: web 2.0 technologies can help you optimize your fitness! Come learn and discuss.
  David Eckoff (President, Revolutionary Ventures), Biray Alsac (Health/Fitness Educator, FITTmaxx Institute)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Social Engineering: Scam Your Way Into Anything or From Anybody
319 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This session will give you all insider tips to use social engineering, the art of manipulating people into divulging information, to make friends and influence people. The panel will present tricks on how to scam your way into ANYTHING, whether it's a business meeting or a hot-ticket event.
  Brian Brushwood (Host, Revision3/Scam School)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

That Doesn't Suck! Inspiring Creativity With Spore
54 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Spore took the concept of creating and sharing User-Generated Content in video games a step farther than any other game. The creation of multiple in-game editors that were easy (and fun) to use and the sharing of the resulting creativity via a social networking model had unique challenges. The team behind the networked features had to be flexible and iterative to modify the sharing, searching and ratings system in order to surface the best stuff and inspire continued growth for the community. In this talk, Caryl will describe the systems and the inspiration behind them - and show some of the coolest stuff made by the community.
  Caryl Shaw (Producer, Maxis)

5:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life
59 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Find out who you are and achieve what you most want in life with The Vision Board. Through the exercises and inspirational success stories included in this book, you can clarify your true vision and create a personal vision board. Learn the five secrets to living the life of your dreams.
  Joyce Schwarz (Author, JCOM)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Try Making Yourself More Interesting
272 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  There are no cheat codes for community. No Charles Atlas shortcuts to make your pet project the one to rule them all. Want people to think you're awesome? Be awesome. This panel promises a bullshit-free look at how you might tune out the jibber jabber, tune in to those who matter, put your head down and make your online service a little bit more epic each day. We'll dissect Bike Hugger, Photojojo, Metafilter, and other examples of Web charm for what *you* can do. Today, and tomorrow. And the day after. Which is how you will become what you want to be.
  DL Byron (Publisher, Bike Hugger), Amit Gupta (Founder, Photojojo), Brian Oberkirch (Small Good Thing), David Rees (mnftiu.cc), Kristina Halvorson (Pres, Brain Traffic)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

97bottles Happy Hour
332 schedule::attendees
Location The Gingerman
About  Join us on the back patio! Beers and snacks are TOTALLY FREE, but there's a catch: You have to find a [Blue Flavor team member] at the conference to acquire a special 97bottles button beforehand. Show us the button when you get to the Gingerman, and drinks are on us!

5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Austin Interactive Showcase
60 schedule::attendees
Location Fogo De Chao
RSVP Required  Click here
About  Sixteen local Austin companies with a focus on Interactive technology innovations will be featured for all Entrepreneur's Lounge attendees.

5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Emblem SXSW Happy Hour
44 schedule::attendees
Location Emblem Creative
About  Kicking off the interactive & film portion of SXSW with actual social networking! Raising funds & awareness for the Green Corn Project.

6:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Blacks in Tech Meetup
22 schedule::attendees
Location Carver Museum and Cultural Center
About  Hosted by Ogilvy, this event is open to new media professionals as well as those who are hoping to break into this industry. In other words, no badge required to attend. Free refreshments and light food.
Tags  Free Food

6:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

The Mix At Six
555 schedule::attendees
Location Six Lounge
About  Soft launch into the 2009 SXSW Interactive Festival experience with the Friday Night Mix at Six. Hosted by Social Media Group, this official pre-party provides a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new connections. Enjoy great views of downtown Austin from the rooftop deck and expanded room to network in the adjoining Tap Room!

6:30 PM
to 8:23 PM

Strongman
18 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  Stanless Steel can leg-press 10,000 pound dump trucks, drive nails through boards with just his bare hands, and can even bend a U.S. penny in his fingersÑa feat no one else in the world can accomplish. These are acts, he feels, not just of physical strength but of mental and emotional strengthÑdemonstrations of the kind of change possible through will-power and perseverance. Yet as Stan reaches middle age, career disappointments and difficult personal relationships begin to test these strengths and force him to struggle with the weaknesses around himÑincluding his own.
Befitting its subject's sense of integrity and artistic purity, Strongman uses a hard-core verite approach and applies it to a thoroughly modern story.

6:30 PM
to 7:30 PM

Brave New Dating
98 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The dating protocol as we know it has become outmoded. The web has changed the dynamics of our social circle. Just as courtship was replaced by dating, should we now redefine dating or move to a post-dating world? Discover a new approach focused on the outcome rather than the process.
  Ryan McMinn (Microsoft), Ali Watkins (Rough & Tumble Industries)

6:30 PM
to 7:30 PM

Spying 2.0: Can America Compete With Web-Savvy Enemies?
93 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Accelerating technology cycles leave the US intelligence community gasping. Twitter, cloud computing, folksonomies, Loopt... can America's sclerotic intelligence machinery compete as our enemies adopt cheap, fast-evolving open-source and web 2.0 intel strategies?
  Amy Senger (Sr Research Analyst, LMI)

6:30 PM
to 8:00 PM

Buzz Out Loud SXSW Meetup
53 schedule::attendees
Location Cedar Door
About  Come and join the Buzz Out Loud crew as they visit South by Southwest! Tom Merritt, Natali del Conte and Jason Howell will be on hand.

6:45 PM
to 8:30 PM

Awaydays
18 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Paul Carty is 19, good-looking, funny, clever Ð and bored out of his mind. His mother died a year ago. He lives in middle class suburbia with his silently grieving father and feisty young sister, Molly. Carty works as a junior civil servant and spends all his wages on clubs, records, football and gigs. It's at a Bunnymen gig that he meets Elvis. Elvis changes everything.
He's part of a gang called The Pack. The Pack are notorious; they dress in a cultish, almost effeminate style that's at odds with the boneheads and bootboys they fight against. They have androgynous wedge haircuts worn with Fred Perry shirts, Lois jeans and Adidas Forest Hills training shoes. For as long as he has been going to football, Carty has been fascinated by The Pack. Now Elvis seems to be offering him a way in.
Except he isn't. For all that Carty lionises The Pack, Elvis dilutes his idealism. He warns Carty that these lads are nobodies. Elvis is a council estate romantic, a dreamer with big plans about escaping to Berlin, New York, anywhereÉ Anywhere, so long as Carty comes with him. He's been waiting all his life for someone like Carty, someone he can talk with and relate to about art, music, poetry...suicide. They love the same bands - Magazine, Joy Division, Wire - and think the same way; or so Elvis wants to believe. He's smitten with his new mate and plans the big journeys they'll make together.
But Carty soon gets to know the 'other' Elvis - moody, fatalistic and possessive. He throws as many obstacles as he can in Carty's path, whenever he fears he's losing him. Elvis is all too well aware how badly Carty craves the Pack lifestyle, and tries to keep him away - but in spite of all his warnings, Carty's on a collision course, plunging deeper into their dark and vicious world. Elvis can see how Carty's fascination is blinding him, yet he's powerless to pull him back from the brink. Once he's been on his first awayday and sampled the buzz of random violence, Carty just wants more, more, more...
But Carty is never truly accepted by the gang. He's there on sufferance, simply because his sponsor, the psychotic yet enigmatic Elvis is so revered. Their conflict reaches its crisis as Carty tries harder and harder to impress the wild boys, while Elvis sinks deeper into paranoia and jealousy. Something has to break.

6:45 PM
to 8:11 PM

The 2 Bobs
34 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Just as they finish their groundbreaking violent video-game masterpiece, the two gaming legends known as THE TWO BOBS discover that their precious game-software has been stolen... and with it, their livelihoods, genius reputations, everything they own. To get back their game--and their lives--The Two Bobs and their fellow-geek employees MUNCH, DOOFUS, and THE DARK PRINCE are forced to "turn detective" and plunge into the strange world of Christian Venture Capitalists, aged Dixie Mafia hoodlums, and bizarre Internet Spammers that inhabit Austin Texas. Just as all seems lost, The Two Bobs meet THE TWO JANES, ("Sisters Against Spam"), and in a surprising development, the Bobs/Janes tension-filled first date finally unravels the mystery of the stolen game and reveals the villain behind it, The SPAM KING, and his dastardly plan to use their groundbreaking software to build a nefarious Internet/Cable porn empire... The Bobs and their allies must stop The Spam King and get back their game at all costs.

6:45 PM
to 8:45 PM

Interactive at the Movies: The Two Bobs
66 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  For Interactive badge holders. Just as they finish their groundbreaking violent video-game masterpiece, the two gaming legends known as THE TWO BOBS discover that their precious game-software has been stolen... and with it, their livelihoods, genius reputations, everything they own.

7:00 PM
to 8:25 PM

New World Order
40 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  New World Order is a documentary about conspiracy theorists. The film is a behind the scenes look at the underground anti-globalist movement. This growing movement targets the annual Bilderberg conference, and the 9/11 attacks as focal points in the alleged global conspiracy.
Alex Jones, a celebrity radio host, and underground cult hero, is the main character of the film. The film chronicles Alex (of Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly), and four other conspiracy theorists, on their ceaseless quests to expose the 'massive global conspiracy' that they believe threatens the future of humanity.

7:00 PM
to 8:32 PM

Paper Covers Rock
10 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  A gripping drama about Sam, a troubled young woman who loses custody of her six year-old daughter in the wake of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. As Sam starts on her path out of darkness and into recovery, she is confronted with a desperate fight to regain the most precious thing in her life, her daughter.

7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM

7:00 PM
to 8:45 PM

The Square
13 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage in a bleak small town, Raymond Yale becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla. He goes along with Carla's plan to take her lowlife husband's cash from his latest crime and escape their mundane world, but things go horribly wrong. And that's just the beginning. In an escalating spiral of blackmail, kickbacks, cover-ups, arson and murder, they find themselves in a nightmare of unforeseen events stemming from their simple plan..

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Charlie Hewson, 'Where Are You Going, Elena?'
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Elena is fed up with bringing people their food, but when she runs away from her waitressing job, the utensils chase her down. Will she escape forever, or will a tenacious pepper shaker win her back?

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Chris Gordon & Dan Lubell, 'America, Let's Go'
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Travel America, Agnieszka style. From New York to LA, Poland's brightest rising star hip-hops her way through a picture perfect postcard world of patriotic kitsch. America's newest pop sensation has arrived! Inspired by music and characters from Karen Odyniec's short film DEADLINE.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Don McCloskey, 'Mister Novocaine'
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  In a fever dream where hands are people, one hand fights the pleasure of the bottle by telling his story through song.
This classic tale of loss and woe features Pablo Ribba (illuminados para el fuego) as Adan the troubadour. Adan's innermost woe drives him from his lonely and tortured existence to the numbing satisfaction of the bottle.
In this world, one can almost hear the tortured cry of a soul in despair as Adan plays the guitar from place to place, his head hung low, his spirits sagging. The weight of the world virtually rests on his small shoulders.
Though, in this case, they are not only shoulders, but the most expressive fingers you have ever seen.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Fleet Foxes, 'White Winter Hymnal'
41 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Alone in a dark wood, 5 lonesome old men sit and ponder the meaning of their solitude. But they are not alone on this cold winter night. For a man older than time itself stands ready and willing to change everything with one swift motion. And he does, setting forth a chain reaction causing the world to spin wildly out of control, the forest grows and shrinks, snow lifts from the ground to the sky, dead mushrooms rise and shrink back to the earth, and the 5 lonely men grow slowly back to their young selves. This animated music video captures the cyclical nature of the Fleet Foxes tune in a magical, fantastically beautiful way.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Gnarls Barkley, 'Going On'
22 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A young man discovers how to travel to another dimension, but he has no idea what he will find when he gets there, or how he will get back. His friends all want to explore, but one by one, the fear of the unknown overwhelms them, and they are too scared to continue with him. Eventually finding another soul to brave the porthole with him, they jump throughÉ

7:30 PM
to 9:15 PM

I Love You, Man
134 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  The film centers on a man who, upon getting engaged, realizes he has no close male friends and must find someone to be the Best Man at his wedding.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Javelin, 'Soda Popinski'
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The Sea Floor Sea Urchin Dance Troupe dance to Javelin's "SODA POPINSKI."

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Kaki King, 'Pull Me Out Alive'
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  PULL ME OUT ALIVE is the music video for the lead single from Golden Globe-nominated musician Kaki King's album, Dreaming of Revenge. Co-directed by Edward Boyce & Doug Karr, with photography by Guy Godfree and animation design by Patrick Jasin, PULL ME OUT ALIVE was made without film camerasÑit consists of 5000 still photographs shot on Nikon D30s. There are no special effects; all of the light trails were created by hand, with up to eight individual light animators flashing LEDs and flashlights on and off over an eight second shot exposure.
PULL ME OUT ALIVE follows Kaki as she travels through the city en route to a gig, collecting luminous experiences along the way. Featuring guest appearances by Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara and Hesta Pryne of Northern State.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Krista Muir, 'Leave Alight'
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  With the flick of many switches, Krista Muir leads us out of the darkness with her powerful voice and resonant baritone ukulele. Light is the central character in this poignant performance piece.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Megachurch, 'Hyper Gospel'
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The members of Mega*Church invite you to join them for a hyper-colored take on religious pomp and circumstance--joy, life, love, fabric, neon, baptism, and cookies!

7:30 PM
to 8:50 PM

Music Videos
6 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Yeasayer 'Wait for the Summer'Director: Mixtape Club

Kaki King 'Pull Me Out Alive'Director: Doug Karr

Temposhark 'Blame'Director: Motomichi Nakamura

Terp 2 It 'F@ck This City'Director: Drew Baldwin

The Hidden Cameras 'In the Na'Director: Joel Gibb

The New Pornographers 'Myriad Harbor'Director: Marc Lemond

Megachurch 'Hyper Gospel'Director: Lara Gallagher

Talkdemonic 'Duality of Deathening'Director: Orie Weeks III

Prefuse 73 'Aborted Hugs'Director: Jurassic Technology

Roots Manuva 'C.R.U.F.F'Director: Jessica Lux

Javelin 'Soda Popinski'Director: Ian McAlpin

Thunderheist 'Jerk It'Director: That Go

Charlie Hewson 'Where Are You Going, Elena'Director: Josephine Decker

The Sword 'Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians'Director: Mike Colao

Christopher Gordon 'America, Let's Go'Director: Karen Odyniec

Don McCloskey 'Mr. Novocaine'Director: Peter Rhoads

The Dirty Hearts 'Record Store'Director: Jose Jones

Tycho 'Meridian'Director: Brian Levi Bowman

The Saturday Nights 'Count it Off'Director: Travis Senger

Fleet Foxes 'White Winter Hymnal'Director: Sean Pecknold

Octopus Project 'An Evening With Rthrtha'Director: Phillip Niemeyer

Krista Muir 'Leave a Light'Director: Kara Blake

Gnarls Barkley 'Going On'Director: Wendy Morgan

Oren Lavie 'Her Morning Elegance'Director: Oren Lavie

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Oren Lavie, 'Her Morning Elegance'
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The video animates the fantastic dream of a sleeping woman without ever leaving her bedroom, using her mattress as the canvas of the dream and her bed frame as the dolly of her journey.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Prefuse 73, 'Aborted Hugs'
10 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  An Ingenue is tormented by a Gentleman Caller, and her own sexuality in this expressionistic music video about paranoia, jealousy, filth, and rage.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Roots Manuva, 'C. R. U. F. F.'
6 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A boy's journey through a nightmare toy war, set to a track by Roots Manuva.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Talkdemonic, 'Duality of Deathening'
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A robot lives alone in a tiny apartment. He's made a choice to be human, hoping that determination alone might allow him to make it so. He pretends to be a person, eating, laughing, talking with homemade dummies, all the while having no real idea why he's doing any of it. He figures there are just some things you do when you're human. He is given a vision. In the dream state he sees humanity for what it truly is, and realizes at once the error he's made. It isn't so bad, not being human.

7:30 PM
to 7:33 PM

Temposhark, 'Blame'
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The music track is about loneliness, frustration, anger and hope. The story in the animation evolves arounda boy who is trapped in the lonely inner city and he keeps on trying to stay strong with hope for a bettertomorrow.The song title is Blame from the debut album The Invisible Line, written by Robert Diament and Youth (Martin Glover) Distribution in USA through Defend Music

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Terp 2 It, 'F@ck This City'
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Nerdcore rapper Terp 2 It hates the city of Orlando, Florida so much, he wrote the song 'Fuck This City' and then made a music video so everyone could feel and understand his hatred. Produced by internet comedy video group Studio 8, 'Fuck This City' turns the usual flashy hip hop music video conventions on their heads and smooshes you deep inside Terp's angry head. Yet lurking beneath the hearty mixture of no-holds-barred trash talk and abrasive imagery hides the goofy soul and wit of Terp 2 It. By the end of the video, you might find yourself wondering whether you should be more afraid for Orlando or for Terp, should the two ever cross each other's paths. 'Fuck This City' can be found on Terp 2 It's debut album The Freshest Dude from Studio 8 Records.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Dirty Hearts, 'Record Store'
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Inside a Small Record Store, a teenager steals the new "Dirty Hearts" album, which leads to an over the top chase sequence, after a run in, with a local officer.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Hidden Cameras, 'In The Na'
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Pairing the gestures of contemporary dance with an ecstatically high-energy pop song, In The Na depicts a scientific experiment in hypnotism and human behavior gone awry.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The New Pornographers, 'Myriad Harbour'
15 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Hairband as interpreted by Fluorescent Hill.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Octopus Project, 'An Evening With Rthrtha'
18 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The music video "An Evening with Rthrtha" is a high-velocity psychedelic stop-motion animation made from thousands of photos on hundreds of layers using an eclectic array of analog animation techniques. The final result is a horrible/splendid array of bats, butterflies, that depicts "An Evening with Rthrtha".
As the band explained to the directors, "Rthrtha" is a large ancient and convivial pink bat that could fight large beasts on the order of Godzilla and Cthulu, but actually prefers a wild night out with friends.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Saturday Knights, 'Count it Off'
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  In a distinct Sesame street style, The Saturday Knights reinvent the kids show as a hip-hop singalong with puppets, numbers, kids and more.Shot on vintage tube cameras and with hand-drawn animation, this video is a blast to the past.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Sword, 'Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians'
5 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Under the light of a century old broken moon, a caravan of humanity's last survivors march through the civilized bones of wasteland earth to find one of "The Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians."

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Thunderheist, 'Jerk It'
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Jerk it is our first music video, made for the band Thunderheist. It features skin giggling in slow motion, strobing animal prints, and a girl with a large rooster. After winning the band's contest, it premiered on pitchfork.tv. It has since received more attention than we ever imagined and for that we are humbled and truly grateful. We would like to thank Anna, Mike, Tristan, Caleb, Diana, Carey, Jennifer, Yoshiko, Eric, and Bronwyn for volunteering their time. Without them this video would not have been possible. We are also grateful to Grahm and Isis of Thunderheist and their manager Tash, and to all the bloggers and festival programmers who posted the video and took an interest in our work. Thanks!

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Tycho, 'Meridian'
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The philosophy of materialism holds that the only thing that can be truly proven to exist is matter. Fundamentally, material composes all things and all phenomena are the result of material interactions; therefore, matter is the only substance and can neither be created or destroyed. Hence, we are all made of only what came before us yet discretely conceived through form; we are all made of earth and sky and stars.
Meridian uses time lapse footage coupled with a live action environment to describe the material connection between the ethereal universe and human perception. Featuring the track "The Daydream" by the ambient artist Tycho, star-scapes intersect a city and a female protagonist in the process of discovery within the context of ordinary life.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Yeasayer, 'Wait for the Summer'
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Inspired by Yeasayer's polyphonic harmony and tribal sound, this video follows migrating beetles, cosmic apple orbits, and primal spirits through the cycles of the planets and seasons.

7:30 PM
to 11:59 PM

SXSW Coworking Meetup
150 schedule::attendees
Location Hotel San Jose
RSVP Required  Click here
About  Last year's coworking meetup was a smashing success, so we've decided to do it again. We're expecting coworkers and coworking gurus from all over the world to attend. Join us!
Info  sched@tonybacigalupo.com

8:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

The TechSet Meets The Rat Pack
361 schedule::attendees
Location The Belmont
About  Come enjoy the unique and stylish period-specific décor that conjures scenes from Las Vegas and Palm Springs during the Sinatra era. You'll be surrounded by incredible and pioneering entrepreneurs and influencers as we create our own Rat Pack rich with relationships that will propel us long after the curtain closes on SXSWi 09.

9:00 PM
to 10:27 PM

Medicine for Melancholy
17 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  A love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American twenty-something's dealing with issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority in rapidly gentrifying San FranciscoÑa city with the smallest proportional black population of any other major American city.

9:00 PM
to 2:00 AM

AMODA Digital Showcase
266 schedule::attendees
Location The Mohawk
About  The Austin Museum of Digital Art presents a party featuring live electronic music and visual art. Expect video projections, interactive installations, and a Laptop Battle with musicians competing to outperform one another in a series of elimination rounds. Free for Interactive badge holders. www.amoda.org

9:00 PM
to 1:00 AM

Pastries and Pasties! A Burlesque Cupcake Cookoff!
430 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's
About  Want to have your cake and eat it too? Well, with the magic of Austin's newest culinary trend, and the help of our finest performers, now you can! Come to Emo's to celebrate the cutest confections that amateur and professional cupcakers have to offer. And, while you're wiping that icing off your 'stache, watch some of the finest tassel-twirling you've ever seen! Also, featuring stars from Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, Jigglewatts, and Big Star Burlesque! Free to SXSW badgeholders.

9:00 PM
to 4:00 AM

The PureVolume House
200 schedule::attendees
Location The PureVolume.com House
RSVP Required  Click here
About  The PureVolume.com House

9:15 PM
to 10:38 PM

Trust Us, This Is All Made Up
24 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Described by the New York Times as "Second City-seasoned masters of long form improv", Tj Jagodowski and David Pasquesi have become living legends in their field. Their performances of entirely improvised, character-driven, often hilarious and wholly original one-hour plays have mesmerized audiences worldwide. Exploring the folds of faith that underlie their relationship and the transcendental forces that govern their improvisation, TRUST US, THIS IS ALL MADE UP features an unforgettable live performance recorded at New York's Barrow Street Theater. Whether you're a student of improvisation or simply interested in the underpinnings of human imagination and the depths of mutual understanding, this journey will leave you laughing, guessing, and in awe of this altogether remarkable feat.

9:30 PM
to 10:49 PM

Blood Trail
8 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  At times war photographer Robert King resembles a heroic misfit straight out of the pages of Scoop, thrown into the heart of battle, struggling to adapt to the brutal environment he finds himself in. Occasionally comic, often touching, more often dark, Blood Trail, the tale of Robert King, is a unique and personal journey, a film which follows him over 15 years and through three wars.
His journey starts in Sarajevo in 1993, a 23-year-old fresh out of Art College and prepared to dodge bullets on the front line dreaming of a Pulitzer Prize. His dream proves elusive. Fired by his photo agency and struggling to make ends meet, any swashbuckling allusions Robert holds for the career he has chosen quickly evaporate: as he realises this is one of the toughest professions in the world.
Despite himself, Robert stays in the game, over time establishing himself as a respected professional, his work making the front covers of global media titles. Over 15 years Blood Trail records Robert's life from boy to man, to husband and father. It is a biography, which leads from reckless naivety to maturity hardened by war and softened by family. It is a story, which forces Robert to inevitably question why he chose a profession, which involves an endless trail of death and destruction.

9:30 PM
to 10:44 PM

Know Your Mushrooms
29 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  From the award-winning director of COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL, GRASS, GO FURTHER and a host of paradigm-shifting films reappraising the backwaters of popular culture, Ron Mann investigates the miraculous, near-secret world of fungi with his newest piece of cinema, KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS.

9:30 PM
to 10:51 PM

You Wont Miss Me
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three-year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital. Starring Stella Schnabel, featuring Rene Ricard and introducing other notable New York personalities, the film gives pathos to the frenzy of the youthful desire for acceptance.
Shot in a variety of styles and formats, YOU WONT MISS ME mixes non-actors with professionals, verité with staging, order with abstraction, to paint an evocative picture of a contemporary rebel.

9:45 PM
to 10:56 PM

Monsters From The Id
27 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The 1950's was an idealistic time in American History. It was also the Atomic Age where new technology promised to both save humanity as well as destroy it. All of these factors gave birth to the most prolific genres in film history, 1950's Sci-Fi Cinema. More then just little green men, 50's Sci-fi Cinema provided inspiration for the generation who achieved one of the greatest accomplishments of mankind; Spaceflight. Monsters From The Id weaves the intersecting themes of over 30 films in order to tell the untold story of the Modern Scientist and his role in inspiring a nation. The film continues to explore the psychological and cultural impact of 50's Sci-Fi cinema in America and asks, 'where is science inspiration found today?'

10:00 PM
to 11:31 PM

ExTerminators
41 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  "Ex-terminators" is a black comedy centering on Alex (Graham), a lonely accountant whose one act of rage results in her being sentenced to court ordered therapy. There she meets Stella (Coolidge), the owner of a small extermination business who uses her car as a weapon; and Nikki (Heard), a dental technician with the face of an angel and the mind of a sociopath. Together these women will form their own 'silent revolution', wrecking havoc on the men of Texas.

10:00 PM
to 11:20 PM

The Snake
21 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  A no-budget romantic comedy -- without the romance. The Snake is a desperate cad who fixates on a troubled young woman, joins her support group, and enables her eating disorder. It only gets worse from there.

10:00 PM
to 1:00 AM

SXSW Film Opening Party
233 schedule::attendees
Location Buffalo Billiards
About  SXSW Film is turning 16 this year and you're invited to the opening night celebration. Enjoy drinks with the film industry's elite and rising stars! (Make sure to stop by the Natural American Spirit table on the smoking deck.)

11:30 PM
to 12:57 AM

Lake Mungo
9 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist. He discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges. Lake Mungo is a mystery, a thriller and a ghost story weaved into a 'documentary' that illustrates how the dead can forever haunt the living.

11:59 PM
to 1:50 AM

Ong Bak 2
60 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  The first ONG BAK hit the world like a heat-seeking guided missile. A missile in the shape of Tony Jaa, touted as the new Bruce Lee and the can't-miss martial-arts superstar of his generation. This prequel, set in medieval Thailand, features Jaa as a young nobleman who masters many martial arts disciplines in his journey of revenge. Expect stand-up-in-your-seat excitement as Jaa flies through the air; twisting, turning and demonstrating the utmost contempt for the laws of gravity. And now that he has added a full range of martial-arts styles to his repertoire, Jaa is twice as deadly and twice as exciting.

11:59 PM
to 1:31 AM

Zift
14 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  A Bulgarian neo-noir murder mystery about Moth, a man who is freed from prison on a wrong conviction. His quest for truth leads him into a diabolical city of decaying neighborhoods, gloomy streets and bizarre characters. Through flashbacks, hallucinations and sensual encounters, Moth finally gets to the bottom of the conspiracy.
 


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