SXSW Parties to Check Into

nerd party1 SXSW Parties to Check IntoFilling out your dance card for SXSW? Here’s where The Observer is hoping to find other New Yorkers.


Capital Factory, “Startup Crawl
4 p.m. to 8 p.m., starting at the Austin Convention center
Notes: Don’t forget to refer to the Gowalla guide in order to check in on Foursquare.
Crashable?: Yes.

Airbnb, “Getting Awesome in Austin!”
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata
Notes: Capacity is 75 people and most of them will be warm, fuzzy members of the posicore Airbnb community. But, bourbon tasting!
Crashable: Most likely.

Laughing Squid, “3rd Annual Calm Before the SXSW Storm Drinkup”
7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. at Ginger Man
Notes: Plancast says don’t get there too late. There might be a line and it’s going to be Austin-chilly (50 degrees).
Crashable?: Yes.


Girls in Tech, “Girls in Tech SXSWi 2011 Meet-Up”
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Canvas Bar & Galler
Notes: BBQ and vodka.
Crashable?: Yes.

Ignite SXSW, “2021 Vision of the Future”
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Austin Music Hall
Notes: Hope the SXSW edition isn’t too pitch-y.
Crashable?: Doubtful–RSVP here. Free for badgeholders and $10-20 for non-badgeholders.

SapientNitro, “Mix at Six”
6 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Venue 222
Notes: Just look at this exciting website.
Crashable?: Yeah.


Foursquare, “SXSW Foursquare Party”
at Cedar Street Courtyard and Péché
Notes: Finally, a real four square party.
Crashable?: Yes, yes.

Hashable, “The Hashable Oasis”
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at The Driskill Hotel
Notes: Power-networking with Hashable users and some big-name investors.
Crashable?: Difficult.

frog design, “Interactive Opening Party”
8 p.m – 11 p.m. at Whitley Building
Crashable?: Yep.

VYou, “VYou Video In Your Pocket”
8 p.m. at IFC Crossroads House
Notes: Special guest A Bajillion Hits.
Crashable?: Yes.


Boxee, “Kegger”
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at 1103 Hillside Ave.
Notes: House party!
Crashable?: It’s encouraged.

Hopskotch, Leetto and TriplePoint PR, “I <3 NYC Startups”
6 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Chupacabra
Notes: Afterparty for the NYC Startup Meetup.
Crashable?: Probably.

Fast Society, “Fast Society SXSW House Party Featuring Patron”
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Former Big Red Sun Venue
Crashable?: Supposedly over capacity, but try anyway.

Bnter and MessageParty, “The Water Cooler at SXSW”
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Beauty Bar
Crashable?: Yes.

Vimeo and Nikon, “LIGHT AFTER DARK at SXSW”
9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Seaholm Power Plant
Notes: Diplo and Eclectic Method perform. By coming to this party, you agree to be filmed.
Crashable?: Badge needed. Admission based on capacity.

Mashable, “Official MashBash SXSWi 2011”
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Mashable SXSWi House at Buffalo Billiard’s
Crashable?: Badge and RSVP required, but we’re sure you can figure something out.

Twilio, SimpleGeo, Apigee and SendGrid, “Get.Down”
10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at The Purevolume House
Notes: Officially the latest-running party at SXSW ’11.
Crashable?: Less so.


GroupMe, Hashable, DailyBooth, SPIN, “Major Rager”
8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Cedar Street Courtyard
Crashable?: RSVP required, no badge.

Tumblr and Funny or Die, “LOL Reblog Party”
starts at 9 p.m. at Highball
Crashable?: Yeah.

Mashable, “Official Mashable Night 2 SXSWi 2011 Party”
10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the Mashable SXSWi House at Buffalo Billiard’s
Crashable?: Badge and RSVP required, but we’re sure you can figure something out.

Thrillist, “Thrillist Takes Over SXSW”
10 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Antone’s
Notes: A concert. Royal Bangs, Hugo, Team Fabrication and The Hood Internet.
Crashable?: You might be able to bribe your way in with email addresses.

Crowdtap, “Crowdtap Launch Party”
starts at 10 p.m. at The Belmont
Notes: Goes until “???”
Crashable: Less so.


8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Six Lounge
Crashable?: Yeah.

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