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On the road again: heading to South by South West

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By Kaye Blum

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After a year’s hiatus, ewritersjourney.com will soon be back on the road (by air, natch) to Austin, Texas for this year’s SXSW conference with Platinum Badge access to Interactive, Film and Music sessions.

Scouring the schedule has been no easy task – there are over 5,000 sessions. I’ve already spent several days trawling through and I’m still not even half-way! Choosing what to attend is presenting quite a dilemma, with as many as 40 sessions listed in the same time-slots.

Naturally, as part of the ewritersjourney.com research, my focus is on mobile, tablets, convergent media, transmedia, locative media and social media. There are not many sessions on interactive film, however there is one Australian group (Epic Films) presenting a case study of their interactive project http://www.wasterlanderpanda.com which I’ll try to catch.

As well as doing my own research, I’ll also be reporting for several industry publications (soon to be announced).

The music line-up is going to be spectacular with over 40 Australian bands attending this year, including a couple of my favourite Melbourne bands – Alpine and Hiatus Kaiyote – along with Sydney folksters Georgia Fair and stalwarts The Audreys. I’ve just read on http://www.noise11.com that Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will be showcasing so if that’s true, exhausting myself for 10 days of back-to-back workshops, panel sessions and gigs will be well worth it 🙂

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Written by Kaye Blum

January 24, 2013 at 11:56 am

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