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:

Chuck sucks down a diet coke full of Mentos
Chuck goes head-to-head arm wrestling Bre Pettis. Special appearance by Amanda Congdon

Today I interviewed two of the three creators of Lonelygirl15 for tomorrow's Rocketboom. Tomorrow, Andy and I are taping a very special famous person interview to be revealed soon. Wowoweewa!

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.

March 11, 2007 at 07:19 PM in SXSW 2007 | Permalink | Comments (3)

I'm registered!


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!

January 12, 2007 at 07:23 PM in SXSW 2007 | Permalink | Comments (15)