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15 *MORE* SXSW Parties That You Really, Really Don’t Want to Miss

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can follow him at @garysguide and reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

So last week I did this blog post highlighting the 15 SXSW Parties You Really, Really Don’t Want to Miss. And I got a ton of email from you guys saying a) “Thank you, you’re my hero!” and b) “We want more, more, MORE!” It’s not for nothing that SXSW is called “spring break for the tech crowd.” ;)

For the hardcore partier, I’ve put together what I think is the definitive and best List of SXSW Interactive Parties (225+ and counting!). Print this out for ur trip and you’re golden, my friend. And as you can see, there’re a ton of events that don’t even require a SXSW badge. Awesome sauce indeed!

And for the rest of you, here are 15 More SXSW Parties that have the Gary Stamp of Approval. You’re welcome, my little tech monsters! Now go forth and RSVP away. And later this week, when walking down 6th and Congress, if you notice a guy in a black suit, white shirt, red tie (with ads all over it) and a big ‘fro, come on over and say hello! :)

And now (drumroll please), the 15 *MORE* SXSW Parties that you really, really, reeeaaallly don’t wanna miss… Read More

Parties Parties

The 15 SXSW Parties You Really, Really Don’t Want to Miss

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can follow him at @garysguide and reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

As y’all know, SXSW (a.k.a. “Sundance for the Geek Set”) is less than two weeks away. And ya know what that means. Time to put into place a plan of action on how you gonna be partaying and taking Austin by storm! So to make your life easier to gorge on all those tears-of-joy-inducing Nuclear Tacos and drool-generating Salt Lick BBQs I’ve put together The Definitive Guide to SXSW Interactive 2012 Parties! And of course, it comes with my special commentary & notes to help you make sense of all the madness! You’re welcome. Read More

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Discovering, and Deflating, the Technocrat

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Here’s a new one for the startup kiddies. The New York Times took a spin through SXSW, and discovered a digital elite that needed some deflating.

The technocracy, according to Anand Giridharadas, is the new aristocracy. “Like aristocracies past, it has its own rituals and symbols and practices, and it conceives of itself as uncynically serving the best interests of mankind. Like aristocracies past, it seeks to remake the remainder of humanity in its image. It reaches into the innards of our consciousness to shape what we believe, how we spend our days, how we love and reason and remember.” Read More