Welcome back CriterionCast readers! Day 1 of SXSW was so much fun. Again, here are my raw tweets, minus the @ replies and junk that doesn’t pertain to my experiences here in Austin. I’ll return to annotate, and expound upon the various stories mentioned within.
I’m at The Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave, E 7th St, Austin). http://4sq.com/44DiiB
7:26 AM Mar 12th via foursquare
Taking the bus this morning into downtown was suprisingly easy and cheap. The stop was not too far from where I’m staying.
7:33 AM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
I’m at Austin Convention Center (500 E. Cesar Chavez St, Red River St, Austin) w/ 76 others. http://4sq.com/8RQqOx
7:42 AM Mar 12th via foursquare
In line for SXXpress passes… No more predators at 10:30… http://twitpic.com/18482z
8:08 AM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
First in line for the 1:30 Predators sxxpress passes, definitely getting into Kick Ass at 7pm! http://twitpic.com/184b66
8:25 AM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
The folks handling the SXXpress area are the nicest, problem-solving-est people! Great job #SXSW!
8:43 AM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Recharging the batteries, hanging out by the Pepsico Podcast Playground. #SXSW
9:09 AM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
The folks at SD Comic Con should take some lessons from SXSW in organizing, communication, and overall customer service. #SXSW
9:09 AM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Just created a free @phonebooth account for @CriterionCast, they’re here at #SXSW, looks like an awesome service!
9:24 AM Mar 12th via web from Austin
I’m really hoping to meet @leolaporte at #SXSW, catch a glimpse at his mobile broadcasting set-up!
9:24 AM Mar 12th via web from Austin
Holy crap, Chase actually reversed a late fee that was incorrectly charged to my account, without me having to call and complain. Great job!
9:36 AM Mar 12th via web from Austin
RT @theauteurs: At #SXSW? Then you should be coming to our party on Saturday! http://bit.ly/dat7xl
10:41 AM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Austin Capitol Building. #SXSW http://flic.kr/p/7Kgyzj
10:49 AM Mar 12th via Flickr
The Paramount Theater. Austin, Tx. #SXSW http://flic.kr/p/7KgEKG
11:01 AM Mar 12th via Flickr
Ryan in the bright Texas sun, wandering around Austin. #SXSW http://flic.kr/p/7KcWPc
11:22 AM Mar 12th via Flickr
Got to meet @landon_speak (Film School Rejects) and @usefulmusic (indieWire) at the IFC House. Both great chaps, you should follow them.
11:34 AM Mar 12th via Tweetie
I’m at Whole Foods Market Flagship Store (525 N Lamar Blvd, at W 5th St, Austin) w/ 14 others. http://4sq.com/2NtLcy
12:02 PM Mar 12th via foursquare from Downtown
Lunch at the Whole Foods Basestar: Vegetable Pot Stickers and Buddha’s Brew Kombucha (local) #SXSW http://flic.kr/p/7KhnWb
12:14 PM Mar 12th via Flickr
For the Food Geeks: The exterior of the Whole Foods Flagship store, Austin TX. #SXSW http://flic.kr/p/7Khp3w
12:16 PM Mar 12th via Flickr
Waterloo Records, Austin TX. I’m told this place is sweet. #SXSW http://flic.kr/p/7KhpSN
12:17 PM Mar 12th via Flickr
Hanging outside of the “How to Rawk SXSW Film” panel, charging the phone. trying to cool off from wandering around.
1:10 PM Mar 12th via web from Austin
Start the Night Right! Happy Hour EVERY NIGHT @ the IFC Crossroads House starts @ 5PM. 7th & Brazos http://ow.ly/1icZX #ifcsxsw
1:15 PM Mar 12th via HootSuite
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At the How to Rawk SXSW Film panel, discussing newbie tips. Gowalla won’t let me check in. I’m recording audio.
1:54 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
You should all follow @fromthehip and her #SXSW Film List. She’s giving a nice talk at the How to Rawk… panel.
2:22 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Also on the panel: @gadgetguy! Great stuff about blogging and film. #SXSW
2:24 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Oh snap, @gadgetguy just compared having a Blackberry to owning a pager. That was cold man. #SXSW
2:29 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Being evacuated! Fire alarms! Hanging out with the Film School Rejects and Gordon & the Whale crew. Heading to the Paramount for Kick Ass.
3:16 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Just met the awesome @jenyamato at the red carpet for Kick Ass! In the SXXpress line, I’ll try and save seats for the @rejectnation if I can
3:37 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Also saw @EricDSnider en route to the end of the line. #SXSW #kickass
3:38 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Kick Ass bumper sticker: http://twitpic.com/186swf
3:56 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
No matter how many times I recharge my iPhone, it cannot handle the amount of tweeting I’m attempting, it may not last the night.
3:59 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Kick Ass bumper sticker #2: http://twitpic.com/186vos
4:09 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Just quickly shook @leolaporte’s hand awkwardly as he walked past me! Geek handshake #2, check. He was shorter than I imagined.
4:35 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
I’m in! Row E, on the left side facing the screen on the aisle. It’s filling up fast. #kickass #sxsw
4:36 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Just got the 20% battery warning. Expect less tweeting.
4:42 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Holy fuck, Kick Ass was incredible! Off to see some Predators!
7:13 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
Okay, my phone is seriously going to die, I’m powering down, going dark until I find an outlet I can use.
7:17 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck
I just unlocked the “Austin Explorer” badge on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/doXpDs
9:46 PM Mar 12th via foursquare
Recharging! (@ The Hideout Theatre) http://4sq.com/44DiiB
9:46 PM Mar 12th via foursquare from Downtown
Drinking a cup of decaf at the Hideout, recharging the phone, bursting at the seams with geek joy.
9:47 PM Mar 12th via web from Downtown
So the Predators panel was a lot of fun, Rob. Rodriguez and Nimrod were there to show us two cuts of the trailer, plus a rough scene.
9:48 PM Mar 12th via web from Downtown
Best part, I got to ask a question! “Was there pressure towards 3D?” Rodriguez: you should shoot for 3D, converting doesn’t work well…
9:49 PM Mar 12th via web from Downtown
Next best part, got to sit next to Ed Douglas, and talk to a guy from The American Genre Film Archive, they just formed recently.
9:51 PM Mar 12th via web from Downtown
Third best part: Predator tri-laser pointers for everyone in the audience!
9:52 PM Mar 12th via web from Downtown
Fourth best: I got to meet Alex Albrecht outside of the theater, & geek out for a minute about what we had just seen. So many handshakes!
9:53 PM Mar 12th via web from Downtown
If any of you Austin film friends aren’t going to any midnight screenings, and want to talk movies, I’m at the Hideout for about a half hour
9:54 PM Mar 12th via web from Downtown
It looks like the next bus to take me home won’t be here for another 50minutes! Time to work on my schedule!
10:22 PM Mar 12th via web from Downtown
Getting ready to take the “Night Owl” bus back to Vanessa’s. A full day tomorrow of screenings and panels!
10:53 PM Mar 12th via TweetDeck