From Mega Ran:
The SXSW Report, New Interview & More
if you're not going to Austin for SXSW, don't worry, I got you covered... stay tuned to my twitter, i'm sure I'll have all kinds of stuff to share.
Let's get on with it..
First up is a really dope interview done by the folks at Spinner, check that out! in it i reveal my secret celeb crush, and my musical guilty pleasure, among other things..
Next, I found myself in this week's issue of the Phoenix New Times, both online and print, so AZ peeps, grab one of those!
Also, not sure if you saw the Mega Ran "Here We Go Again" video, but it's on Kotaku this week, arguably the biggest gaming blog...in the universe.
check that out and LOL at the comments, accusing the video of being...racist of all things... wow.
OKAY...If you're not even sure what the heck a SXSW is.. its okay, i'm a teacher, so I teach...
SXSW is one of the largest music festivals in the United States, with more than 1,400 performers playing in more than 80 venues around Austin over four days, in March. Though it is an industry-based event, SXSW Music links locally with events such as the annual Austin Music Awards show. SXSW is the highest revenue-producing special event for the Austin economy, with an estimated economic impact of at least $110 million in 2008. 
In 1994, SXSW added film and interactive conferences. SXSW Film has become one of the world's premiere film festivals, focusing on new directing talent. Similarly, SXSW Interactive has attracted a strong following among web creators and entrepreneurs. SXSW Interactive's focus on emerging technology has earned the festival a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies. Twitter launched at SXSW Interactive in 2007.
The music event has grown from 700 registrants in 1987 to nearly 12,000 registrants. SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive events attract approximately 11,000 registrants to Austin every March.
Anyway, I'll be quite busy this week in Texas, as I'm doing half of interactive week, and half of music, so if you're anywhere near Austin, you need to be there! This is what my schedule looks like right now....
March 15, 2010 (Live Performance) @ Flamingo Cantina, Austin, TX, 12AM (no SXSW wristbands needed!)
March 16, 2010 – South By Southwest Festival Comedy Show (Random is the Featured Guest) @ The New Movement Theater, Austin, TX, 730 PM (no wristbands!)
March 17, 2010 – South By Southwest Festival (Panel Discussion) 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Room 11B, Austin Convention Center- Austin, TX (you'll need credentials)
March 17, 2010 –
South By Southwest Festival
(Official SXSW Showcase – Live set with K-Murdock) @ Karma Lounge, Austin, TX (you better have a wristband) - also on the bill, ytcracker, MC Frontalot, Jesse Dangerously and more!
as you can see by my schedule, It's gonna be a loooooooooooong week!
I'm packing now, so I'll catch you guys on the flip side.. hope to see you in Texas or at a venue near you!
and speaking of venues, I'm looking to fill out some dates for a Spring and Summer tour, so let me know if your local college or club would be willing to have a little Random out there when the weather gets warm!
hit me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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