Though I have been a South Texas resident for as long as the South by Southwest Interactive Festival has been around, this will be my first official year of attendance. I did take a day off with my buddy Matt to attend the amazingly boring (and free) trade show last year, where I managed to get all flustered introducing myself to Zeldman and Joe Clark. Ah, celebrity. But this year I will be attending the whole shebang, from start to finish, and I’m pretty excited about that.
Being a SXSW noob, I’ve discovered that you only get one shot to upload a photo for your badge, so I’ll be sporting a picture that makes me look like I’ve been bungee jumping into the Sun. Note to self: a little color correction goes a long way.
In person, I’m astonishingly tall, bespectacled, quiet and a tad socially awkward. Fun, huh? Instead or publishing my sunburnt photo, here’s one of me getting ready to take down someone who just asked me “How’s the weather up there?”:
;) Travel safely, folks. See you in a few days!