SXSWORLD November 2012


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Tomorrow Happens Here: New and Improved for 2013 What's New SXSW Gaming and Saturday Night Party SXSWedu Now a Festival After another successful conference, the bur- geoning SXSWedu continues its strong trajectory as a national and international convergence event focused on innovations in learning. A number of new and exciting developments in 2013 will expand the conference into a full-blown festival to be held March 4–7 in downtown Austin immediately before SXSW kicks off. With workshops, hackathons, net- working events and an expanded LAUNCHedu entrepreneurs' competition, SXSWedu 2013 is not to be missed. Learn more at Interactive Opening Party Moves to Friday The popular SXSW Interactive Opening Party, presented by frog and Microsoft, moves to a new night for 2013. The party will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 8–11pm at the Palmer Events Center. There will be free shuttles between the Austin Convention Center and the party until 11:30pm. Introducing Film Startup Alley Brand new for SXSW Film 2013, Startup Alley will shine a light on emerging fi lm-related com- panies and business ventures, bringing together the startup, entrepreneur and investor com- munities within the SXSW Film Festival. Startup Alley will include panel programming, meet-ups, mentor sessions and a reception; events will take place at Austin Convention Center. For more information, visit lm/startup-alley or write to us at fi SXSW Gaming (formerly known as ScreenBurn) is SXSW Interactive's gaming culture hub. Be it mobile, PC, console, comics or toys, gaming is everywhere, and SXSW is the perfect place to bring together players and enthusiasts from all over the world. Featuring demos, panels, tourna- ments, workshops and networking events, SXSW Gaming will take place March 8–10, 2013 at the Palmer Events Center. In addition, on Saturday March 9 from 7–10pm, the Video Game Voter's Network will sponsor a party featuring live bands presented by Alternative Press. All events are free and open to the public. Full Day of Music Programming on Tuesday We're adding a full day of Music and Convergence programming on Tuesday, March 12. Music registrants can experience not only a handful of Music panels, but also day of panels covering convergent issues around music, tech, fi lm, TV and beyond. Stay tuned to music for specifi c announcements and details. Music Gear Expo Will Include New App Annex The 4th annual SXSW Music Gear Expo will run March 14–16, 2013. Strait Music is back on board with accessories/instrument sales and guitar repair at the Gear Expo Store. The App Annex is new special section in the show that will feature hands-on music creation and mixing apps. Taylor Guitars, Apogee Electronics, Ultimate Ears, Propellerhead, Bullet Cable, Eventide, KMC Musicorp and Tonerite are a few of the many exhibitors so far for 2013. Plus, the popular Flatstock Poster Show will be right next door! Visit SXSWeek 2013 is March 8–17 INTERACTIVE: March 8–12 Trade Show Now Starts on Sunday New Film Venues SXSW Film 2013 will see some exciting venue additions. We're adding the Topfer Theater at the newly remodelled ZACH Theatre, as well as a swath of programming and events at the historic Stephen F. Austin building, our new fi lm destina- tion right next to the Paramount Theater. Stay tuned to lm for updates. 6 The 2013 edition of the SXSW Trade Show will be held from Sunday, March 10 - Wednesday, March 13 in Exhibit Halls 3 and 4 at the Austin Convention Center. The four-day show celebrates the organizations that defi ne the ever-evolving relationship between media, technology, creators and consumers. The event will again feature such popular attractions as the SXSW Block Party, SXsaloon, Next Stage and the Meet Up Pavilion. Learn how to get your com- pany involved at SXSW ORLD / NOVEMBER 2012 FILM: March 8–16 MUSIC: March 12–17 Final Entry Deadline for 2013 Interactive Awards: November 9 Late Deadline: November 1 Last Minute Deadline: November 15 Showcase Submission Deadline: November 7

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