winter reading, originally uploaded by mintyfresh.

For years I have listened and read-along as hordes of colleagues, friends, and well-read bloggers headed to Austin in March (woo! no snow! no -39C temperatures! *ahem*) for the annual SxSW pilgrimage.

And finally, this year, I'm heading there too.

But like any trip, this means research! Largely because the list of bands and films and interactive panels is so very long that it's impossible to get through in one sitting. So I'm listening to the shoutcast, making insanely complicated lists (with rankings!) based on the latest schedules so I can figure out exactly what to see, where to be seen, and when.

I suspect when I come back from SxSW I'm going to need a vacation.