SXSW is probably one of the most ingenious gatherings of the decade.
With music, art, film, and yes geek, the festival has managed not only to reach the mainstream in a big way, but is also bridging generations in a unique way, that simply can't be compared to anything else.
While some consider it a party, it's an important event as well.
SXSW 2009 will be held in Austin Texas from March 13-21st. As it says on just-launched 2009 website "The hotels aren't sold out yet", but I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they are by the end of the year.
Conferences will include the SXSW Music and Media Conference, SXSW Film Conference and Festival and the widely Internet acclaimed SXSW Interactive Festival.
The marketing genius continues.
A little less than 6 months prior to the 2009 event, discount passes are being offered on the website. It won't be long before the festival that probably doesn't even need a buzz sees huge press building in ALL types of media ... worldwide.
I suppose there's only one question left.
Will Twitter be ready?
The new SXSW 2009 Website can be found here.