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SxSW 2012 Party List

Decentralized Dance Party @ TBD, Saturday 7pm

Giftiki & Kiip have teamed up to bring T&G's DDP to SXSW 2012.
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By popular demand, we are returning to Austin for another DDP.
Startups Giftiki and Kiip are making it happen for SXSW 2012.
The theme is Extreme Physical Fitness.

What is a Decentralized Dance Party (DDP)?
The DDP is a portable, battery-powered Party System.
It was invented by Tom and Gary, two gentlemen from Vancouver.
It consists of hundreds of Party people, carrying boomboxes, and a DJ who wears a backpack, containing an FM radio transmitter.

Black Dog Promotions @ Convention Center, ongoing

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

TechKaraoke @ The Stage, Friday 8pm

RSVP link:

We're back for our third straight year at SXSW, and we cannot wait to rock out with all of you! Join the TechKaraoke team and our sponsors (TBA) as, this time, we begin SXSW Interactive with a real bang!

Boxee SxSW Kegger @ 96 Red River, Sunday 1pm

Boxee with the help of Turntable and Sling are aiming to throw the Kegger to end all Keggers - Come down to our Block Party at 96 Red River - Austin opposite the convention center for an awesome afternoon of drinking Come out and meet good people, have some food, and have a few drinks.

CNET Party @ Maggie Mae's, Sunday 9pm

CNET presents Delta Spirit Listen up and live it up!   RSVP now and join our CNET Editors.  Delta Spirit kicks off their 2012 tour with their new album at SXSW.

SXSW Social Breakfast 2012 @ Magnolia's Cafe, Saturday 8am

This will be year five of the Social Breakfast! Join Ewan at Magnolia's Cafe and start your SXSW experience in the company of friends, both new and old at "The SXSW Social Breakfast." Everyone is welcome, this is an open invitation to share breakfast at one of Austin's greatest Cafe's (or at least... one of the greatest I've found in many years at SXSW) on the first morning of the conference.

Magnolia's will be opening up the patio area for the meeting, and of course we'll have the rest of the restaurant for any overspill, so turn up, grab a table, and enjoy a great meal. You'll have plenty time to chat, have your coffee, and still make it back in time for the first sessions.

Circus Mashimus @ ACC Room 3, ongoing

Once again, the fun-filled big top circus that is the Mashery Lounge will be back at SXSW 2012 in March. With great furnishings and flowing refreshments, the Circus Mashimus is a great place to talk API shop with Mashery folks or simply relax while catching up on email. Check the Circus Mashimus site for updates on their developer meet up and lounge activities as the event draws near.

The Mix at Six @ Roial, Friday 6pm

Presented by Can We Network

The Mix at Six is the first happy hour of the Interactive Festival and is the definitive place to re-connect, break the ice and just have a great time. Food, drinks and networking galore.

Microsoft Interactive Opening Party @ Palmer Event Center, Saturday 8pm

900 Barton Springs Rd.

The legendary interactive social experiment continues. This year frog will join with the Microsoft Coding4Fun group to create yet another playful look at technology. Take the short walk or the shorter shuttles leaving from the Convention Center to the Palmer Events Center to see what these creative minds make!

The Interactive + Film Fusion Party @ The Stage, Sunday 7pm

SXSW is all about convergence and there's no better event to celebrate this than at the official Interactive + Film Fusion Party hosted once again by Meebo. In true Austin style, this party will have you on your feet enjoying the complimentary libations and live music from local rockers the John Evans Band.

Startup Weekend, Zaarly & Twilio @ Kingdom, Friday 8pm

Startup Weekend, Zaarly and Twilio have teamed up to bring you the must attend party at SXSW this year! Stop by and have some drinks on us and dance into the night with DJ Christian Barbuto and DJ Remmington Steele behind the booth. Did we mention free drinks? This is where the whos who of the startup world will be Friday night... and hey, maybe even some celebrities (wink, wink). We hope to see you there!

Also, did we mention free drinks?

State of NOW (#140conf) @ Lanai, Friday 7pm

Catch up with the #140conf Community while you are at SXSW. Jeff Pulver is holding a Texas style cocktail party Friday, March 9, from 7-9pm at Lanai. The lights will be up, the music low, the energy will be high, and you can enjoy interacting in a space just right for making connections and creating lasting relationships. You deside which state is bigger, the State of NOW or the State of Texas.
Hope to see you in Austin @ SXSW.