I first attended South By Southwest Interactive festival in 2003 (read about it here) for Blogumentary. Every year has been a distinct and incredible experience, mostly because of the people. There's really nothing else like it. The interactive fest is unparalleled, but mix in the best indie documentary and music, some booze, and -- well you get the picture.

This year marks my debut as a panelist. Along with Andrew and unknown others, our panel is "Video Blogging Business Models." I think I'm supposed to offer the Minnesota Stories locally-focused vlog business model. You know, the one that's paved my way to riches? Yeah, that one. I have been thinking about this a lot lately (Vlogonomics) so I think we'll have plenty to talk about. There are a couple more vloggy panels on the same day, hopefully not at the same time: "DIY Media: Consumer is the Producer" and "How to Add Video to Your Blog." I'm very happy to see this late addition of vlogs and DIY media to the SXSW schedule.

January 19, 2006 at 06:11 PM in SXSW 2006 | Permalink


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Be sure to press the point that the vlog hasn't paved your way to riches--and even more importantly, that riches aren't what drive you to vlog in the first place.

Posted by: Matt at Jan 19, 2006 7:40:30 PM

oh, and check out the music. music is always overbooked and a lot of these artists will tour anyway, but still a sweet lineup.

i want to lend my cheap videocamera to someone who is covering the local music presence at SXSW.

Animal Collective
Apollo Sunshine
The Apples in Stereo
The Avalanches
The Bats (!)
Belle & Sebastian
Neko Case
Cat Power
The Concretes
Echo & The Bunnymen
The Essex Green
Michael Franti and Spearhead
The Go! Team
Helmet (??)
Her Space Holiday
The Hidden Cameras
His Name Is Alive
Susanna Hoffs & Matthew Sweet :-)
Jolie Holland
King Britt Experience
Ted Leo/Pharmacists
The Long Winters
Mates of State
The New Pornographers
Of Montreal
Robert Pollard ***
Saturday Looks Good To Me
The Starlight Mints

Dan Israel
The Magnolias
Mark Mallman
The Plastic Constellations

Posted by: chuck at Jan 20, 2006 12:13:37 PM

Hey Chuck, I've been meaning to introduce myself. You met my partner Brian (of AudioActivism.org) at an international conference in Minneapolis last year.

I have always wanted to go to South by Southwest, and this year I'm finally going AND I'm on a panel ("Revenge of the Blogs: Election 2008")! However Markos Zuniga is also on the panel, so I don't plan to get a word in edgewise. ;-)

I hope to meet you in person in Austin!

Posted by: Ruby Sinreich at Jan 26, 2006 11:40:48 AM

I am trying to find a diagram of how high a
female 5'3" can mule kick a male 6'2" with
her hands cuffed behind her back.

Posted by: Pat Wanner at Apr 18, 2006 10:06:15 AM

Well, you've obviously come to the right place.

Posted by: chuck at Apr 18, 2006 4:12:38 PM