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SXSW Interactive 2015 Program Guide

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The Competition The SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards competition showcases the best and latest advancements in digital technology and the connected world. The annual SXSW Interactive Awards started in 1998, (originally called The Web Awards) and has continued to evolve and grow as a celebration of innovation, inspiration and creativity. This year, we've broadened the scope of the Awards to highlight innovation in the ever-widening variety of platforms, software, apps and devices. 2015 is SXSW Interactive's 18th annual award ceremony, and is the inaugural year as the newly reminted SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards. Awards Emcee: James Adomian The key to a great awards ceremony is a top-notch emcee. Over the years, SXSW Interactive has found some of the best talent around to host the ceremony. In keeping with that tradi- tion, we are extremely proud to have comedian and actor James Adomian host the SXSW 2015 Interactive Innovation Awards. Check out our previous hosts at awards/past-emcees. James Adomian is a prolific performer, writer, and comedian whose memorable characters appear on screen, on stage and all over the podcast-o-sphere. Recent credits include @midnight, The Meltdown With Jonah & Kumail and Drunk History (Comedy Central), Comedy Bang! Bang! and Maron (IFC), Children's Hospital and The Eric Andre Show (Adult Swim), and Major Lazer (Fox). He co-stars in Hits, the directorial film debut of David Cross that premiered at Sundance, and is currently developing The Embassy, a hacktivist/whistleblower comedy project with Scott Aukerman. Adomian has a long list of web shorts on Funny or Die and his standup album Low Hangin Fruit is available on Earwolf. 18th Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Ceremony Tuesday, March 17 Hilton Downtown, 6th Floor Austin Ballroom and Pre-function Area Pre-Party at 6:00pm Ceremony at 7:00pm L o g o Additional Entertainment Vooza Vooza is a mobile web app that steals data from your phone and sells it to Eastern European spammers. Just kidding. Vooza is actually a video comic strip about the startup world that has been viewed millions of times and buzzed about by the NY Times, Forbes, TechCrunch, David Karp (Tumblr founder) and Dennis Crowley (Foursquare founder). One viewer said, "It's the Spinal Tap of startups." Watch the videos at and follow along on Twitter at @VoozaHQ. Cracked is one of the most visited humor websites on the Internet, and is one of the fastest-growing brands in humor. Whether through its engaging nonfiction humor articles contain- ing some of the most insightful pop culture observations, original video series or up-and-coming comedy-troupe showcases, keeps its audience smiling, laughing and sharing the funny, weird and outlandish takes on our world. For more information on, please visit our website. SXSW INTERACTIVE INNOVATION AWARDS PRESENTED BY PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS Earl McGehee Jason Bollenbacher Earl McGehee Earl McGehee Luke Fontana 58 SXSW 2015 Interactive Festival INTERACTIVE EVENTS

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