If you've been anywhere near Twitter in the last week, you know that the South by Southwest Interactive, Film, and Music festival (known lovingly as SXSW to just about everyone) starts this week. Last year was the first time that interactive registrants outnumbered even music festival attendees, so it's more than safe to say the Internet portion of the program has become the biggest part of the program (probably to the dismay of Austin's old-school music fans!). But hey, we can take a hint. If you're anyone at all online, you're at SXSW. So, we'll be there.
We're throwing a big bash Sunday: a live taping of the Buzz Out Loud podcast that's also a meetup and launch for the new CBS show "Chaos." The live stream starts at 4 p.m. Pacific and we've got a pretty awesome guest lineup (if you don't mind me saying so): nerd queen of the Internet Felicia Day; Pete Cashmore, founder and CEO of Mashable; the founders of group texting startup Yobongo; and musical performances from Dual Core and Amanda French.
Plus, we'll talk with Freddy Rodriguez and Tim Blake Nelson, two of the stars of "Chaos," as well as the show's director, Brett Ratner, and you'll get some sneak peeks inside the making of the show and an extended trailer.
We'll be live-streaming our show, of course, and if you can join us at Cedar Street Austin on Sunday, please come down and say hello, and enjoy some drinks, churros, tacos, and entertainment. (You can also find us on Livestream and Ustream.) And if you're on-site, you can put your name in the hat to win a Motorola Xoom...but you might have to dance for it. Don't say you weren't warned.
We'll also stream a second SXSW BOL episode Monday, live from the Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, Texas, at 2 p.m. Pacific with special guest and BOL favorite Ben Huh, founder and CEO of the Cheezburger empire. And yes: This is a shameless play to combine work with great BBQ. Don't judge us.
Hope you can join us in Austin, one way or the other, and happy SXSW week!