Good times @ SXSW
Word up! I'm neck-deep in social craziness here in Austin TX. Two videos you may enjoy, courtesy of Andy Carvin:
I'm having a great time meeting old friends, friends I've only known online, and new friends like Grace from Fearless Cooking TV. I also talked to some cool guys who manage podcasts for Apple's iTunes. It turns out they get tons of preacher podcasts submitted - around 20 per day. That's a lotta preachin' podcasters.
Every year I hem and haw. Should I go to South By Southwest? Last year I was a panelist, so the decision was made for me. I started off on the wrong foot (strep throat!) but had a blast once I got better. I also went to Apple Computer with Rocketboom, and was caught up in the utter insanity of RB's first video ad. Oh man, what a ride.
I didn't propose a panel on time this year, so I'm just a free agent. But I can't pass up the chance to hang with Steve Garfield and Zadi and Casey and the usual lovely suspects. Oh! Here's something odd: None other than Odin Soli is on the list of speakers. You know, Plain Layne, the most notorious fictional blogger of all time (I'd say). Here's a few pics of my interview with Odin for Blogumentary.
If you're going to SXSW, see you there!