I lucked out today and won a little drawing that b5media had for their bloggers. They were giving away a registration ticket for SXSW (South By Southwest) event that’s coming up in Austin and it starts next week.
There are three different focuses of the conference/festival
I had originally thought I’d go for the music portion because of my Christian Music Fan blog, but Christian music doesn’t have much of a presence or showing at this festival from what I could tell from their website.
So, it looks like I’ll be heading down for the Interactive Festival portion which fits more into my general niche of blogging and technology.
The challenge is getting my butt down to Austin next week as cheaply as possible. I’m not opposed to driving, but would rather not spend 14 hours one-way heading down there and back. Heading down there probably wouldn’t be bad, but I’m sure heading back after 5 days of non-stop activity would be a challenge for me.
If anyone would like to sponsor my transportation costs on this little trip, just send me an e-mail or leave a comment. I might even consider a tattoo or shameless plug on all future blogging posts for the right price.
By the way, the photo is of Darcie and Laura drawing my name out of our CEO’s motorcycle helmet!