SXSW Is for Vegans

This is a great year to be vegan at Austin’s South by Southwest. For those of you who know as little about music as I do, South by Southwest is a huge music festival. Huge. Hundreds of bands from all across the world will be in Austin from March 15 through March 20. And thousands of industry people and fans. Over the years, the festival has grown to include films, media presentations, and panels. For the week of the festival, Austin is dominated by all things music, film, and technology.

One of this year’s panels will feature Lone Star Plate’s own Lazy Smurf talking about vegan activism through blogging. She’ll be joined by Laura Beck from Vegansaurus. They’ll discuss how to spread the vegan message and create community through blogging. Monday, March 14, 3:30 PM, Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
The South by Southwest fun spills over into numerous outside events, including a Compassion Over Killing table with Vegetarian Starter Guides and Easy Vegan Recipe booklets at a to be announced music venue. What goes with vegan pamphlets better than vegan baked goods? The table will also feature a vegan bake sale. COK is still looking for volunteer bakers and people to table. Information about signing up can be found on COK’s website here. Saturday, March 19, noon to 6 PM. Venue TBA.
And finally, Lazy Smurf has the scoop on all the best places to get vegan eats near South by Southwest in her updated vegan guide to SXSW. Breakfast tacos (an Austin institution), food carts, Tex-Mex, late night dining, and the best grab-and-go options.

4 thoughts on “SXSW Is for Vegans

  1. The problem with the vegan activism through blogging panel is that you can only go to it if you have a SXSW Interactive pass. The rest of the Interactive conference isn't much interest to me, so I am not buying a pass. Is there a way to watch this one panel without a pass?

  2. Dave, I don't know of any way to see just one panel, unfortunately. This is out of my budget, too. I think a lot of attendees are there as part of their work or business, and that's where the high price comes from.

  3. Dave and Molly: In previous years, they've recorded the audio from the sessions and then podcasted them after SXSW, so you're able to listen to it that way.

    I'm looking forward to it this year!

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