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Vancouver Does SXSW

Thursday, February 28th, 2008 — 12:54pm PDT
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Everyone is talking about it, from musicians to geeks and social media fanboys and girls, it’s the uber popular SXSW (South by Southwest) festival and it’s happening next week.

The SXSW MUSIC AND MEDIA CONFERENCE showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on over fifty stages in downtown Austin. By day, conference registrants do business in the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center and partake of a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature. [SXSW]

The Flaming Lips @ SXSW 2007 – Photo Credit: Kris Krug on Flickr

Phillip beat me to the punch on listing all Vancouverites/Canucks who will be in attendance so here’s who he has listed so far:

  • Jordan Behan of Strutta
  • Kris Krug of Static Photography and Raincity Studios
  • Dave Olson of Raincity Studios and happyfrog
  • Robert Scales of Raincity Studios
  • John Biehler
  • Todd Sieling of Ma.gnolia
  • Tod Maffin of the CBC
  • Tris Hussey of Maple Leaf Two/b5 Media
  • The folks from One by One Media
  • Colleen Coplick of 99 Directions
  • Roland Tanglao of Raincity Studios
  • Joseph Thornley of Thornley Fallis
  • Jay West of Jaywest Production Inc.
  • Peter Andersen
  • Dave Delaney of Emma Email Marketing
  • Travis Smith of hop studios
  • Rochelle Grayson of Donat Group and Twemes
  • Arieanna of Blogaholics
  • My favourite Vancouver musician and yours, Matthew Good will also be performing on March 15th at Momo’s and be sure to watch out for Raincity’s party, representing Canadians and lovers of a good time everywhere (read more on Raincity’s SXSW 2008 preview).

    But there’s more than just parties and concerts, there’s also the interactive portion. To give you an example of ONE day’s schedule here’s a link Tod passed along including such sessions as: How to Bluff Your Way in Web 2.0, New Dogs, New Tricks: New Media Goes to the Movies, Unleashing CSS: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love IE 7, Commercialization of Wikis, Ruining User Experience, From Tags to Riches: Life After Code and hundreds more! Did I mention this is all just from one day out of ten? Yeah.

    Photo Credit: Robert Scales on Flickr

    To keep all of us insanely jealous folks back home up to speed on the goings on in Austin I have recruited two bloggers who will be guest posting and cross posting their updates and entries from their own sites: John Biehler (iPhone master, tech and gadget guru) and Colleen Coplick (the queen of PR). Watch for their entries next week when SXSW gets underway. If you are attending and would like your name added to the “blog watch” simply leave a comment below or over on Phillip’s post.

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    1. Tris’ last name is Hussey and he is now with b5Media. But thanks for the link! See you in Austin!

    2. Miss604 says:

      Whoops! I just copied/pasted, it’s fixed now and I left One By One Media in there too ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. Dave Delaney says:

      Thanks for the link love! See ya in Austin. Bring the maple syrup (too cliche?)


    4. colleen says:

      yay! i’m so excited to be posting here. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Also, my biz partner in 99directions Adele Mcalear will be coming to Austin and she’s from Montreal. I think Rochelle Grayson is coming as well from the Donat group. ๐Ÿ™‚

    5. DaveO says:

      Good times ahead! Roland and I will crank out abundant loads of social media from the booth to keep you entertained whilst you tend the home fires.

    6. arieanna says:

      I’ll be there too! SO excited.

    7. kk+ says:

      rad that matt is coming. i kick his ass last year a bit about getting down to texas.

      thx for the post. wish you were coming. gonna be a blast. ๐Ÿ™‚

    8. […] of blogging around here until after the conference but will be dropping dispatches from Austin on Miss604, Flickr, Utterz and Twitter…and possibly other places depending on what I find and have time […]

    9. Tod says:


      Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขve created a wiki at to find out who from Vancouver are on which flights and in what hotel. Perhaps find each other on the flight so we can bother chat with them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (invite key: flyaway!)

    10. […] but I think we should have a Vancouver/Victoria/Canadian blogger meet up somewhere somehow.  Rebecca has the list of BC folks attending and Colleen Coplick is reporting for Techvibes.  Not to be left out, b5 is running the blog […]

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