SXSW 2011, Part 2

More SXSW vegan events are being announced as the event draws near. For the first half of our coverages of vegan SXSW 2011, see this post.
Counter Culture wil be hosting a day of free music on March 16 beginning at noon. Sue will be making her special vegan corn dogs for the event. More information, including a list of bands, is available on Counter Culture’s Facebook page.
On March 17, Moby will be hosting a vegan BBQ at Cheer Up Charlie’s. The bands start playing at 6 PM. Entry is free, but donations and some of the night’s proceeds will benefit Compassion Over Killing. For more information, see Moby’s website.

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.

Internet Activism: Vegan Bloggers Take Over the World

Please take a minute and a vegan panel idea at SXSW if you haven’t had a chance yet! I want to bring some of the best vegan bloggers to Austin!

Here is the description: A surge of vegan bloggers has been using the internet to make change in the way people think about animals through new forms of activism. VeganMoFo (the vegan month of food) and worldwide Vegan Bakesales to raise money for causes and promote veganism are just some of the ways that we are breaking out of the stereotypes of the past and creating a revolution. Learn creative ways to promote your message and engage your community on & off the web and more about food activism and using your culinary skills to promote compassion.