I’ll be heading down to SXSW Interactive this year to spread the button love. And when I’m not giving away 1-inchers, I’ll be taking advantage of all that SXSW and Austin have to offer. Here’s my top 5 must see list for SXSWi:
1. #catvidfest: Is This the End of Art?
Of course the cat meme panel would be on my list! The folks behind the Walker Art Center‘s Internet Cat Video Festival will be leading a discussion on the role of the curator in a crowd-sourced environment and what it means for a museum to reflect contemporary culture in the era of YouTube. Will Lil Bub be there?!? I sure hope so.
Friday, March 8, 3:30 – 4:30pm. Click here for more info.
2. SXSW Comedy: IFC’s Maron
Busy Beaver pal Marc Maron is hosting a sneak peek of his new IFC scripted comedy. I can’t wait to see a whole episode!
3. Blood, Sweat, and Online Videos: How to Achieve the Digital Dream
Of course I’ll be stopping by to say a big howdy to Golden Button Award winner Rooster Teeth! They’ll be exhibiting at the Gaming Expo this year and presenting a panel on “the ups, downs, ins, and outs of the wild world of YouTube content creation.”
Friday, March 8 5 – 5:45pm. Click here for more info.
4. Cut & Paste Design Throwdown
Think Iron Chef but with Adobe Creative Suite. Cut & Paste will be heading to Austin to host SXSW’s first live digital design battle. Hmmm…this is giving me ideas. Competitive button making anyone?
Sunday, March 10 7 -10pm. Click here for more info.
5. SXSW Food Crawl
I’ll be joining A Taste of Koko and Food by People for their tour of Austin’s most buzzed-about restaurants and food trailers. The tour schedule hasn’t been released yet, but I’m hoping for tacos, Shiner Bock and red velvet cake. Why red velvet cake? Because that’s how I roll.
Saturday, March 9 12 – 2pm.
See y’all in Austin!