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Tiger Beatdown Goes to #SXSW

Next month I will be speaking at South By Southwest! I’ve been invited to lead a core conversation on Dealing With Internet Drama in the Feminist Discourse with the event’s creator, Rachel McCarthy James of Deeply Problematic.

One of the perks of speaking at SXSW is a free badge for the Film and Interactive festivals. Here is a partial list of the things I am going to try to catch while I’m there:

If there are any other events or films you’d like me to cover, leave suggestions in the comment section or message me on Twitter.


  1. drinkwater wrote:

    Food suggestions for Austin (if you are able to get away from downtown):

    1.) Curra’s (get the mole)
    2.) Casa de Luz, macrobiotic
    3.) Kerby Lane/Magnolia (get the queso with all the fixins)
    4.) Ruby’s BBQ
    5.) Eastside Showroom
    6.) Lucky’s Puccia
    7.) Best Wurst

    Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Permalink
  2. drinkwater wrote:

    Oh. Oops. The internet informs me that you know Austin very well. My bad!

    Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Permalink
  3. Garland wrote:

    No problem at all! I’ve only ever been to Kerbey Lane/Magnolia and I’m always looking for good places to get food.

    Monday, February 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Permalink
  4. A.M.D. wrote:

    Can I make a comment that the link for “The Talking Cure: Making Online Discourse Suck Less” opens a kinda sucky page with no discourse. Sounds neat, but no abstract? I know this isn’t your fault Garland, I just wanted to point it out.

    Monday, February 28, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Permalink
  5. KMTBerry wrote:

    It sounds like SXSW Interactive has better stuff going on than last year! At least, of greater interest to a Feminist BLogger!

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 1:34 am | Permalink
  6. Liz wrote:

    I am super excited to hear about The Female Funny. It’s a near-constant topic of conversation among my improviser friends.

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 11:00 am | Permalink
  7. Paula wrote:

    Kerbey Lane and Magnolia are two different restaurants, FYI.

    Friday, March 4, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Permalink
  8. Faith wrote:

    Kindly deconstruct that for me. The anger in my head won’t process all that is wrong with it. I’m getting that women are made for getting fucked, in order to get pregnant for the betterment of society; their bodies are wonderful ONLY BECAUSE they work in sync/”created for” men’s bodies; etc etc. I just have to keep remembering that the asshole who posted this sucked at his job, was not hired back in that same capacity, and that said job was given to me, a lady. Then I have to remember to have the class not to rub it in his face, but oh it is very difficult…

    Friday, March 4, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Permalink
  9. shallowwater wrote:

    I would also recommend Torchy’s Tacos, if you’ve never been, and also all the free swag/booze/food you can eat, because that is my favorite part of sxsw!

    Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 4:30 am | Permalink
  10. Shameless promotion, but come see us if you have a chance- we’re a short helmed by a lesbian director of color, with a female protagonist (Jessica Pare of Mad Men), that deals with queer issues in the scope of modern American politics.

    Plus it’s a sci-fi venture produced by public broadcasting, so nerdy good fun for all!

    We’ll be part of the “Futurestates” series of shorts- come check us out!

    Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Permalink