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Richard Linklater’s Spiritual Sequel to Dazed and Confused to Premiere at SXSW

Richard Linklater's next film Everybody Wants Some, which has been promised as a "spiritual sequel" to Dazed and Confused, will be the opening night film of the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 11, 2016.

Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some' to Open SXSW

Richard Linklater's new film Everybody Wants Some, which has been billed as a "spiritual sequel" to Dazed and Confused, will premiere March 11th, 2016 as the opening night film of the 23rd South by Southwest Film Conference, The New York Times reports. Linklater wrote and directed Everybody Wants Some, which is set in the...

SXSW Drops Second Round Of Music Acts For 2016 Conference

This morning the organizers of the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference announced a massive round of acts slated to perform at the event, which takes place March 11-20 in Austin, Texas. Check out the huge roster of performers...Show More Summary

BuzzFeed returns to SXSW lineup following online harassment fiasco

BuzzFeed said it would only come back to the South by Southwest festival panel roster if organizers put online harassment back on the agenda, and it's making good on its word. The web firm tells Recode that it's returning to SXSW 2016's lineup now that the event has instituted a day-long Online Harassment Summit. Show More Summary

SXSW Hit-and-Run Driver Sentenced to Life in Prison

killed four peopleRashad Owens, the man who killed four people as he drove his car his into a group of people during South by Southwest in 2014, will spend the rest of his life in prison. A Travis County jury found the 23-year-old guilty of capital murder Friday, according to...

SXSW apologizes, launches day-long Online Harassment Summit

South by Southwest organizers earned the ire of the internet this week after canceling two panels aimed at addressing online harassment and "GamerGate" culture in the video game industry. SXSW canceled the discussions because it received...Show More Summary

Festival South By Southwest has reinstated the two cancelled gaming panels, and announced an all-day

Festival South By Southwest has reinstated the two cancelled gaming panels, and announced an all-day seminar. One panel was about harassment; the other, GamerGate-leaning panel focused on ethics and politics. Both return, though SXSW will work with them to “to develop the most productive focus for their appearances.” Read more...

Online Harassment Panelist: SXSW Ignored Our Security Suggestions, Never Told Us We Were Getting Threats 

Last week, South by Southwest abruptly cancelled two panels planned for March: one discussing how to counter online harassment, and another about “ethics in journalism” stocked with Gamergate supporters. Today, one of the organizers of the online harassment panel says SXSW ignored her security suggestions, right up until the moment they cancelled both events. Read more...

‘Hello, My Name is Doris’ Trailer: Sally Field Follows Her Dreams

Hello, My Name is Doris premiered at this year’s South by Southwest. The film, co-written and directed by Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer), was acquired by Roadside Attractions after its premiere for the price of $1.75 million,...Show More Summary

SXSW's Attempts to Address Online Harassment Reached Clusterfck Levels Of Embarrassment

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Yesterday the South By Southwest Film/Music/Interactive/Everything Entertainment Festival exhibited such high levels of Not Knowing What the Fuck It Was Doing that it became an embarrassment not just to the world of international entertainment festivals, but it was-- and...

SXSW festival pulls pro- and anti-Gamergate panels after 'threats'

Following threats of on-site violence, ‘marketplace of ideas is inevitably compromised’, says Interactive conference director Two panels about Gamergate have been removed from the agenda of the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference following “numerous threats of on-site violence”, according to the festival’s organisers. Show More Summary

SXSW cancels online harassment panel, because of harassment

Online harassment is a real world problem, and you don't need to look any further than a cancelled South by Southwest Interactive panel for more reasons why. Citing "numerous threats of violence" the SXSW planning team has annulled "Level...Show More Summary

SXSW Interactive cancels two gaming panels following threats of violence

Threats of violence prompted the cancellation of two gaming-focused panel discussions that were scheduled to be a part of South By Southwest Interactive in March of 2016. Both "Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games" and "SavePoint:...Show More Summary

SXSW Cancels Online Harassment, GamerGate Panels Due To Unspecified Threats

Two gaming-related panels for the upcoming South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas have been unexpectedly cancelled because of “numerous threats of on-site violence.” Read more...

Citing 'Violent Threats,' SXSW Cancels Both Pro- and Anti-Gamergate Panels

A South by Southwest Interactive panel scheduled for March 2016 called “Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games” has been canceled, with the panelists saying they were told by SXSW organizers it was due to “numerous threats of violence.” A panel featuring pro-Gamergate speakers has also disappeared from the schedule. Show More Summary

SXSW Drops 1st Round Of Acts For 2016 Music Conference

South By Southwest (SXSW) has announced the first round of artists invited to perform. This is just a small sample of the wide array of artists and conference sessions being presented to the attending global music community. SXSW Music’s 30th annual event takes place Tuesday, March 15 – Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Show More Summary

MusicFestNW – Portland, OR 8/21/15-8/23/15 (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The annual MusicFestNW in downtown Portland has transformed over the years from a multi-venue festival reminiscent of South by Southwest into a weekend affair in the park with 20 bands.  The setting at Tom McCall Waterfront Park makes the festival easy to attend and enjoy, but this year there were many drawbacks. Show More Summary

Rupert Grint featured in New “Moonwalkers” Trailer

Rupert Grint’s new movie, Moonwalkers, is set to release in Japan on November 14. (The film made it’s USA debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and was shown at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea.) Just in time for Rupert Grint’s birthday, Japan released a new trailer of the film. The more!

Sean Lennon on New 'Fictional Band' the Moonlandingz

Sean Lennon was astounded when he saw psychedelic punks Fat White Family for the first time at a South by Southwest party last year. "They're one of the best live bands I've ever seen," he says. "We became really good friends." Lennon has since helped the band co-produce their upcoming second album, and now...

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