|Alexia Tsotsis with Brian Solis|
After we were inspired by the How to Rawk SXSW panel, Web Editor Erin Broadley and I decided to get our blog on at the TechSet
blogger lounge - after winding our way to the "Being John Malkovitch"-esque semi third floor we found our way to the Tech Set + Windows Mobile @wmdev Blog Lounge Tweetup hosted by Brian Solis
, Stephanie Agresta
, and Loke-Uei Tan.
We thought we were going to settle down and work but the open bar proved us wrong, despite the fact that Solis insisted he had already blogged
four times that day.
After eating a hot pretzel to settle our stomachs from our Lone Star whammy breakfast, Erin and I got into a groove. The L.A. scene was representing in full-force because no one Tweetups like we do, and the entrancing Nicole Jordan, Laurie Percival, Natasha Westcoat and Jackie Peters were there representing the fact that L.A. is hot - especially in Texas. Sean Percival, editor of Lalawag
put it best when he Tweeted: "SXSW is awesome, like Twitter come to life." So hot in fact that nine select members of the L.A. crew got their own business cards to scatter and disperse at their leisure.
|(L-R) Jackie Peters and Laurie Percival throw up their #hashtag hand sign|
|Sean Percival shows off the new Lalawag playing cards|
|Rubicon Project's Nicole Jordan|
It was not just L.A. peeps however, I met the very charming Loren Feldman who runs 1938 media
founder Loic Le Meur
. Also representing from L.A. was tech guru Sean Percival and, of course, the hard working scene photographer Wm. Marc Salsburry. People were documenting each other like crazy - so much so that the Twitfailure rate was at 100% (see below). Currently we're carrying around about 30 pounds of mediating equipment, iPhone, laptop, digital camera, plus notebooks water, etc. in order to provide the latest most up to the minute content documentation. Things could be worse, we could have to carry around a typewriter. Needless to say, although we had a great time at the blogger lounger, we high-tailed it back to our room to actually blog.