Soon, 100,000 extra people will descend on downtown Austin for 10 days of music, tech, and film. Whether you’re a badge-slinging festival goer looking to stay informed on conference happenings, or a local looking to attend unofficial parties and find free food, Twitter can help! Here’s a roundup of the best Austin-based Twitter accounts to follow during South by Southwest Conference & Festivals.
Three Austinites banded together in 2011 and created an account that helps you experience the best of SXSW without a badge or wristband. They even created their own app, so you can find the best free music, tech, film, and networking events on the go during SXSW.
2/@The Free Noms
Get your SXSW nom on—for FREE. This Twitter account will tell you how. And if you stumble upon free food and drinks on your own during the festival, then be sure to tweet the account. Include crossstreet or venue name, plus the hashtag #sxnoms to share the knowledge.
The Unofficial SX Guide team says they’re “sitting on Twitter + FB during SXSW so you don’t have to.” Look to them for guidance on the best unofficial SXSW parties and showcases, plus free food and drink.
➡️ Keep reading: EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Unofficial Guide to SXSW
Austin’s independent and alternative magazine will be on the ground during SXSW to give you play-by-play updates. Interactive, Film, and Music tracks will all be covered.
5/ @SXSW Official
Get important updates immediately by following the official SXSW Twitter account. The feed provides attendees with a wealth of information during the full 10 days of the festival, as well as during the days leading up to it.
➡️ Keep reading: Your SXSW Music Survival Guide
The Austinot should be your number one source for hyperlocal happenings during SXSW. We’ll have three writers on the ground, covering Interactive, Film, and Music (as well as the random things we see along the way). Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates.
@dollarsaenz86 wants to know:
What local SXSW accounts do you follow for updates?
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