Bil Browning

Free Drinks in Austin: SXSW Queer Blogger Tweetup

Filed By Bil Browning | March 09, 2010 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Site News
Tags: Austin, Oil Can Harry's, South By Southwest, SXSW, Texas

The annual South By South West conference and festival in Austin, Texas, is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in the nation. It combines film, music and the internet into a sort of interactive geek fest, film festival and rock concert. See me speak at SXSW 2010 (http://sxsw.com) Tens of thousands of people attend each year. My understanding though, is that they've never had a session that was explicitly queer. Until now.

I've been invited to be a speaker at this weekend's only LGBT-focused session: Engaging The Queer Community. Co-panelists will include Trish Bendix from AfterEllen and Sinclair Sexsmith of SugarButch. The moderator will be Fausto Fernos of Feast of Fun podcast.

Jerame and I are driving down to Austin from Indiana, so posts from me will be light from Thursday through Tuesday of next week. If you live in the Austin area and plan on attending either the session or the party, leave a comment and let me know so we can be sure to hook up while we're there.

Of course, we're throwing a party while we're in town. Details on how to claim your free drinks after the jump.

Engaging The Queer Community

Saturday, March 13 at 03:30 PM

A discussion on maintaining successful and active blogs and social networking sites that are geared toward the LGBT community and its niches.

Presenters:

Trish Bendix - MTV/AfterEllen.com
Bil Browning - Bilerico Project
Fausto Fernos - Feast of Fun (moderator)
Sinclair Sexsmith - Sugarbutch Chronicles

SXSW Queer Blogger Tweetup

Sunday, March 14 at 9pm
OilCan Harry's
211 West 4th Street (walking distance from the conference)

  • Live tweetup using hashtag #sxswgay
  • Free wifi available
  • Your favorite viral videos from 2009 playing on the bar's TVs
  • T-shirt and merchandise giveaways
  • Free drinks to all SXSW attendees and people who follow Oil Can Harry's on twitter @oilcanharrys or show their SXSW pass.

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Margaretpoa Margaretpoa | March 9, 2010 6:14 PM

I would surely come but Beth's annual fiftieth birthday party is this weekend. Maybe I can get some of the LGBT attendees to make a side trip downtown. We'll see. :-)

You and Jeremy are "driving down to Austin from Texas" ? Good luck finding it south of the border.
:-)