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South by Southwest Panel Picker

As I have been talking about for a while now, I submitted proposals to the big South by Southwest Interactive and Film Festivals ( scheduled for next March in Austin, TX. South by Southwest organizers put all proposals up on a site called the Panel Picker, and allow the general public to vote for (or against) them. The results of this voting becomes 30% of the score that determines whose proposals are selected. Selected proposers get free admittance to both Festivals.

I’d really appreciate it if you would vote for my proposals! You can look at all proposed sessions by going to and searching by name or topic or whatever, or you can go directly to my session pages with these links:

(Interactive) “Potterize it! Sharing the Magic of Fan Culture” I would be moderator to this panel of people who have built huge communities around the Harry Potter books/movies. The most recent conference they put on had over 3200 attendees!

(Interactive) “Co-Authoring without Homicide” This was submitted by me and a writer friend of mine with whom I’ve co-authored several projects.

(Film) “More than MySpace: Social Media for Filmmakers” This is a panel with some really interesting actors and actresses.

In order to vote, you have to register and log in. It’s quick and free, and they won’t bombard you with spam email – this is just to prevent autobots from voting. It’s a simple thumbs-up or thumbs-down kind of thing.

Voting ends this September 2nd at midnight Austin time.

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