Two years ago I attended SXSW Interactive for the very first time, and I liveblogged the hell out of it. I had a great time, met some nifty people, but at the same time, I was by myself most of the convention. I didn’t know anyone else who’d be interested—or rather, anybody who was interested and attending.
So I got myself on the bus every morning and hauled my laptop downtown for the day, typed like a madwoman, learned a ton of awesome things, and generally had a lovely (and very hardcore) time.
THIS YEAR, I get convention buddies! Not only is Marty joining me at SXSW this year (oh man, I cannot tell you in how many ways THAT promises to be interesting), but Pace and Kyeli, the really-truly mavens of awesome communication, will be there too—and I have a ton of people I want to meet and/or connect with, like Chris Allison, for instance, who was one of my fellow final interviewees for Seth’s Alternative MBA program in New York, and Naomi Dunford, who is queen of small business fu in far more ways than I can enumerate to you in a single blog post, and Violet Blue, who has long been my favorite sexuality expert and righteous porn blogger, and Havi Brooks, who I missed in Austin before (curse you, birthday!) but don’t intend to miss meeting again. Not to mention a slew of others who I’ve been in touch with, or have no idea who I am, etc. ;}
And yeah… I’ll probably be liveblogging. A little. (Brace yourself!) ;}
What are YOU doing this weekend?