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Posted 2007-03-10 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
This year's SXSW is turning out to be even more social than last year--not that the panels aren't interesting, just that the impromptu get-togethers are more engaging (as is the way with conferences, apparently). Today I had the pleasure of lunching with this morning's ARG panel, specifically with fellow Torontonian Evan Jones, displaced Brits Dan Hon and Alice Taylor, the wise Brooke Thompson, and the crafty Brian Clark. Fruity drinks FTW! I'd met everyone in the posse previously except Alice, who turned out to be as clever, punchy and charming in person as her writing suggests. Yay!

Over lunch I learned that "The Ocular Effect," (aka Fallen alternate reality game) a project I worked on last summer with Toronto's Xenophile Media, has been nominated for a SXSW Web Award in the "Experimental" category. Luckily Evan Jones (creative director), Thomas Wallner (co-producer), and myself (game designer) are all here in Austin in case the stage needs rushing.
 
     
 
   
 
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Comment posted by adamlittle
March 10, 2007 @ 7:36 pm
     
 
Speaking of gaming and impromptu gatherings, I enjoyed our impromptu Mario Kart DS race today! Never leave home without the DS!

See you around and enjoy the rest of SXSW!
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
March 11, 2007 @ 10:33 am
     
 
Hey Adam, thanks for dropping by the blog :) Yeah, good Kart action, woot!
Rawk on dude.
 
     
 
     
   
 
 
     
 
     
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