Howdy partners! DeviantART is packing up part of HQ and hittin' the road for South by Southwest (aka SXSW), taking place March 11th-15th in Austin, Texas. We're bringing $admins, deviantWEAR, The deviantART Sandbox for SXSW attendees, a Texas-sized deviantMEET for all deviants, and maybe even a surprise or two. Have we got your attention yet? Holla!
What's the Sandbox?
Great question! The deviantART Sandbox is the name of our lounge at SXSW. Unlike other "lounges," which are designed to encourage plugging-in, networking and go-go-going, we want people to unplug, sit-down and stop-stop-stop. We think every attendee of SXSW could use a huge shot of inspiration and a comfortable place where they can give their inner-creative some TLC. Who better to provide this than deviantART?
The deviantART Sandbox was designed to showcase some of the amazing-ness deviantART has to offer, including real-world and digital art galleries, a deviantART muro classroom, laptops to browse the site and participate in a community-wide SXSW chat, art tables and even a reading corner featuring books from deviantART members. If you plan on attending SXSW (register at SXSW.com/attend) take some time to visit The deviantART Sandbox, and tell your friends!
Have a book you want added to our library? Send a note to $nicolejordan for details.
What's the big deal about SXSW?
Year after year SXSW brings together a whole new crop of people eager to connect, share and create. The audience tends to be rule-breakers, boundary-pushers and the type of people that inspire others. Remind you of our community? Yeah, us too. We thought deviantART could remind this business community a thing or two about the importance of creativity and art in building personal sandboxes and keeping the soul happy.
Want to know which $admins are making an appearance? Drum roll please...See Who Else is Coming
Watch Live on uStream!
Just because you can't be there in person doesn't mean you can't, well, be there! We had so much fun live-streaming the 10th BirthdAy Bash that we're dusting off the web-cam and setting it up in The deviantART Sandbox so you can see all the action. We'll also have a SXSW chat to interact with each other, $admins and visitors to the Sandbox.
It's all kicking off March 11th at 1:00 PM CST.Chat with us!
Austin, TX deviantMEET
What better way to get warmed-up for our SXSW activities than to spend some time with our local deviantART members? We're holding a free deviantMEET that is open to everyone, and separate from The deviantART Sandbox at SXSW. Here's the skinny:
|Where||The Ballroom @ Spider House
2908 Fruth St.
Austin, TX 78705
|When||March 9th, 2011 @ 4:00-9:00 PM|
Get More Info in the devMEET Article