F.Y.I.

SXSW hosting series of free meet ups next week

Organisers of South by South West in Australia are hosting a series of free meet and greet panel sessions with conference veterans to share their thoughts on this year’s festival.

The announcement:

SXSW is hosting special free “Movie Meet ‘n’ Greet” networking nights in Adelaide, on August 3, and Brisbane, on August 4 with a panel of expert veterans in each city sharing secrets, tips and insider info as well as showing the 90 minute film “Outside Industry” on the raucous 30 year history of SXSW that was never released commercially because the producer never cleared the rich music within.  (See below for dates and speakers)

In March 2015, over 750 paid delegates attended from Australia, 47 bands played official night showcases and innumerable parties, four Australian films were featured in the juried show and various interactive projects were nominated for awards.

The free events are:

ADELAIDE: New Venture Institute, Flinders at Tonsley, 1284 South Rd., Clovelly Park, SA  6:00 drinks, 6:30 panel, 7:30 film.

  • Wendy Perry–Workplace Blueprint, SA delegation Leader 2015 to SXSW
  • David Grice–MD Musitec Ltd, a music technology company at SXSW 2015
  • Sosefina Fuamoli–Live Music Editor for AU Review, two year SXSW vet
  • Kirsty Stark–Producer Epic Films’ online series Wastelander Panda 2013
  • Nigel Standish–CEO Thereitis and 2015 SA Delegation attendee

BRISBANE: New Globe Theatre 220 Brunswick St. Fortitude, Valley   5:30 drinks, 6:30 panel, 7:30 film.

  • Sanatana Mishra–Gaming Designer of Witch Beam,
  • Denise Foley of peak music body Qmusic,
  • Guitarist & Vocalist Danny Belusa of Dune Rats with Manager Matty Woo of Pistol Artist Services
  • Sue Swinburne Founder of Long Distance Pictures.  She was also a delegation leader of IA attendees to SXSW in 2014 for Arts Queensland.
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