When March rolls around you know that spring has sprung and the annual gathering of geeks is in full swing at the Interactive portion of the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX. Spread out over five days of panels, parties and networking, SXSW is the equivalent of geek heaven and geek spring break squished into on power-packed week. One respite of this crazy event is when there are small havens of quietness, power outlets and awesome smaller events which was the main goal of the Techset Hosted Samsung Blogger Lounge. Static Photography photographer Kris Krüg had a chance to kickback, recharge and spend some quality time geeking out in the lounge with his camera.
Samsung created a small geek haven on the fourth floor of the Austin Convention Center during the Interactive section of the SXSW Festival. The lounge was a spacious resting space with plenty of tables, chairs and power outlets. Lining the walls were big screens that allowed for moments of game play if that was your taste. Small personal-style events were spread out during the days of the lounge that included interviews, acoustic performances and book signings. With free coffee in the morning and free afternoon gadget giveaways, the Samsung Blogger Lounge was definitely the place to rest and recharge during SXSWi 2011.
Here are some highlights from the Samsung Blogger Lounge during SXSW Interactive 2011! Next year come by and plug in for a moment. :)
There was even a sighting of keyboard cat at the lounge!
The awesome folks from Evoke Salon in Toronto were on site at the blogger lounge to give last minute hair touch-ups to the geeks as they worked away on their laptops.
One of the rules of SXSW Interactive is ABC: always be charging. Many samsung devices were plugged in all over the lounge, getting charged up for long days at SXSW.
The boys from Atomic Tom stopped by for a intimate acoustic performance for the geeks working long hours in the lounge.
The geeks were always smiling during their down time at the blogger lounge. This quiet space was a small resting stop during the crazy times of Austin during SXSW.
Daily giveaways were a definite incentive to spend some time working in the blogger lounge. Here one lucky geek holds up the Samsung camera she just won in a raffle drawing.
The Samsung Blogger Lounge was hosted by Brian Solis and Stephanie Agresta. For days they held down the ship and kept the pace of the whole lounge running smoothly.
The Samsung Galaxy Tablet is a great device for photographing, internet browsing and all around geekiness.
Where there is Samsung there are also drool-worthy cameras. Photo geeks would be proud.
Colorful geeks mix with shiny devices - sounds like the perfect recipe at SXSW Interactive.
The blogger lounge had a small stage that was perfect for impromtu interviews. We all know how much geeks loved to be interviewed! :)
Stephanie Agresta brought the whole family to the blogger lounge to hangout. The cute wee one in the center was a bit sleepy..
Esteban Contreras was the go-to person for the whole Samsung Blogger Lounge. Here he stands outside the main Samsung Media/Photo Wall that was housed on the main floor of the convention center.
The Samsung Blogger Lounge hosted by Techset was definitely a major success with the geeks at SXSW Interactive. Everyone loves a place to always be charging!