Books at SXSW? You Can Make It Happen

August 18th, 2009 · 20 Comments
by Kassia Krozser

A few years ago, I wrote a post lamenting the lack of book people at the South by Southwest Interactive festival. Last year, as we know, a panel put together by a group of publishers missed its target, angering the audience. This year…wow, it’s a bookstravaganza.

I am so pleased to see so many book folk stepping up to show that, yes, there are cool things happening in the publishing industry. The Interactive festival has come a long way from its geekish roots. Held concurrently with the Film festival, the conference brings together the most creative minds in media, from Alternate Reality Gaming to traditional print.

But the magic doesn’t happen magically! There is a panel picking formula, and festival attendees vote on panels they want to see (said voting carries 30% of the weight in the process). Help your fellow book people by voting for the panels you’d like to see at this year’s SXSW Interactive festival!

And, if I missed a panel, please post it in the comments. Also, you’ll need to register to vote, but it’s quick and painless.

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