SXSW Bingo

This is my completed SXSW Bingo card, created by the time-tracker company Harvest. (Click on it to view it at full size.)

Completing the card won me a Kindle 2, something I have always coveted but would never have bought for myself, even though I read a lot, so it was more than worth the effort it took to get these photos.

The card:

 

Know-it-all column

The Fail Whale (not on a computer): a man from Keen footwear (http://www.keenfootwear.com/) standing outside of the Convention Center twitpic.com/28wyl

Hash Tag Hand Signs: My fellas @jeyb and @guyp oblige twitpic.com/22lqh

Someone wearing this t-shirt: The Harvest guys promised they’d hook me up with a shirt photo if I got all the other squares, so this was the last photo I took. Thanks @EvilPRGuy, @bjhess and @dannyw! twitpic.com/25us8

BJ Novak making people laugh: Mr. Novak had a panel with some other hilarious comedy writers. He’s the blurry one in the middle, wearing a hat! twitpic.com/23×79

Someone wearing a Snuggie: Surprisingly, especially considering how cold it was at the start of the conference, no geeks at SXSW seemed to have a Snuggie with them…not even for the purpose of ironic humor (though supposedly someone spotted one out on Sixth Street). So, we bought one. I was happy to have the excuse. twitpic.com/250rh

 

Food! column

A food blogger eating food: @GoGameMei is great – she blogs about food at eatfamilystyles.com AND her job involves running around in costumes giving people random gifts and inventing secret handshakes! twitpic.com/23x4s

Tacos: D at Iron Cactus, eating soft tacos twitpic.com/22y79

Free cupcakes: Ice cream and cupcakes on their way into the burlesque show Pasties and Pastries at Emo’s. It turns out the girl on the left is @Silona, whose panel I attended the last day of the conference! twitpic.com/22y8s

A pie chart in a presentation: Scott Belsky from Behance talks about “Making Ideas Happen” – great panel, lots of very useful tips and interesting research. twitpic.com/23x1u

Double fisting: D with two alcoholic beverages twitpic.com/22y6o

 

Just for fun column

People playing Rock Band: Lots of gaming going on at Screenburn twitpic.com/22klw

Techy mom: A mum in the Lego pit in the Conference Center with her son, she was very nice and let me snap this pic! twitpic.com/23×32

FREE SPACE

Geek girl: Oh…that’s me. twitpic.com/22l2e

Pair programming: @jeyb and @guyp with some handy PHP script on a netbook. twitpic.com/22lv4

 

Celebrities column

Someone who is internet almost famous: @guyp won a game show in the UK called “In It To Win It” and got 20k pounds! He was also a star employee during the ARG Perplex City with a very clever video series and he does lots of stuff online to this day. It’s only a matter of time. twitpic.com/22ko5

Gary Vaynerchuk with a glass of wine: I hovered at the front of the ballroom before @garyvee’s panel just so I could ask him to pose with an imaginary glass of wine. Thank you, @garyvee! twitpic.com/2514y

Guy Kawasaki Twittering: I tracked down the secret AllTop party for the net elite (held at Allen’s Boots) and luckily they had extra invites, so I was able to snap a pic with @guykawasaki! Thank you!! twitpic.com/2510x

A famous actress: We spotted @feliciaday a few times during the conference, but never got a chance to speak to her (once she was walking intently down the street, and once I was going up an escalator while she was going down, though I squeaked out a quick ‘hi’). She was really happy to help with the bingo squares, and offered to be the ‘geek girl’ as she hadn’t brought her Kindle 2. I’m glad she was so nice and friendly, because I like her work as much as I admire her true understanding of the workings of the internet and its culture. twitpic.com/23×89

Scobleizer: I was running up to the Trade Show because someone had spotted a Kindle up there, and I saw Robert Scoble (@scobleizer) crossing the street outside, so I hauled butt to catch up with him. He was very nice and posed with me and very politely didn’t mention anything about ‘the crazy girl charging down the street toward me with a camera.’ twitpic.com/250w7

 

Gadgets column

Something built with an Arduino: Spotted at DorkBot, this is a series of lights used to control one of the bleepy things twitpic.com/23x9l

Old school arcade cabinet: In Champion’s across from the convention center twitpic.com/23wx7

Someone using Kindle 2: Found at the Blurb booth (thanks @AndruEdwards!) twitpic.com/250y6

Cowboy hat: @micahsaul wore this cowboy hat all through Interactive! I was lucky to see him on Sixth Street early on in the week. twitpic.com/22y82

Someone using a Zune: This space is particularly evil as NO ONE at Interactive has a Zune. We had to go to a Best Buy to find one. twitpic.com/250q3

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