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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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Looking to change Austin through 'civic hacking'

Civic engagement isn’t a new concept.  To many, it might not seem like there is new ground to break, but there is something fresh brewing: civic hacking, fueled by the evolving role of technology in this space. So what is "civic hacking?" The concept...

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South by Southwest extending brand to Europe with ‘me Convention’

South by Southwest is extending its brand further than it ever has before: to Europe. On Tuesday, SXSW announced more details about a new event called “me Convention” it will host in September in partnership with Mercedes-Benz. It takes place Sept...

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What worked (politics, weather) and what didn’t (lines, bots) at SXSW 2017

It’s hard to keep a consistent scorecard for South by Southwest because everyone’s South by is so different and personal. You make a schedule and adhere to it as much or as little as you care to and then the adventure begins. The unpredictability...

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‘Uncharted 4,’ ‘Overwatch’ win big at 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards

The SXSW Gaming Awards capped off three days of gaming’s contribution to the famous festival, with a pair of hosts up to the challenge and some of the biggest games of 2016 taking home multiple awards. Related: WWE Superstar Xavier Woods on YouTube...

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WWE Superstar Xavier Woods on YouTube success, unicorn horns and co-hosting the SXSW Gaming Awards 

Whether it's in the squared circle or the realm of YouTube, World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Xavier Woods is no stranger to success.  As part of the tag team The New Day, Woods held the WWE Tag Team Championship a record-setting 483 days, leaving...

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Esports steps into SXSW Gaming Expo’s spotlight

Competitive gaming is perhaps the biggest cultural phenomenon of our time that the average person knows nothing about. The scope of esports is larger than ever before, as games like “League of Legends,” “DOTA 2” and “Street Fighter V” pull in millions...

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