Events

With ‘Pong to Pokémon,’ Bullock Museum spotlights games as art and artifact

Even in an age when practically anything can be looked up instantaneously, there are some pieces of knowledge that defy second-hand learning. Such as: why the joystick for the arcade console version of “Ms. Pac-Man” feels so perfectly clicky, with...

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‘Pokemon Go’ principal John Hanke to open September’s Austin Game Conference

Remember how everybody lost their minds over “Pokemon Go” exactly one year ago? The founder and CEO of the company behind that mobile gaming hit, John Hanke of Niantic, Inc., will be discussing what happened with the massive success of that game and...

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Can’t make it to the fireworks? EarthCam wants to bring municipal spectacles to your screen

Life is often about not missing the fireworks, but sometimes that’s impossible. And while TV or a friend’s FaceTime might be viable options for secondhand thrills, there’s not much variety; you’re probably be seeing Washington D.C. on PBS or your...

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Rooster Teeth offers up more animation, musical  performances with RTX 2017 event in Austin

In the summer of 2011, Gustavo Sorola, one of the co-founders of Austin’s Rooster Teeth Productions, approached the Austin Convention Center about hosting the video collective’s 2012 RTX event, a big video game and Internet culture conference. It...

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PanelPicker is ready for your SXSW 2018 ideas

The long, yet here-before-you-know it trek toward South by Southwest 2018 has begun with Monday’s opening of the PanelPicker, the mechanism by which the bulk of SXSW’s panels and programming gets chosen. PanelPicker is open for submissions through...

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SXSW says it had 421,900 at 2017 events as it continues unifying conferences

(Updated, 11:55 a.m.)  Three months after South by Southwest 2017’s conclusion, the organization behind its events has released a six-page report on how many people participated this year, among other statistics. Clouding the picture is that for the...

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