Interactive 2014

SXSW Interactive 2014 Program Guide

SXSW Interactive 2014 Program Guide: Tomorrow Happens Here

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Michael Cummings Andrew Bowser Michael Cummings 212 SXSW 2014 Interactive Festival SXSW INTERACTIVE AWARDS HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN, LEVEL 6: GRAND BALLROOM The Competition The SXSW Interactive Awards competition highlights the coolest projects from the Interactive com- munity, including mobile and tablet apps, platforms, games, kiosks/installations, digital campaigns, websites and more, while celebrating those who are building tomorrow's interactive trends. Founded in 1997, the SXSW Intearctive Awards was initially known as the SXSW Web Awards. We love creation at SXSW Interactive and our SXSW Interactive Awards competition honors just that. These projects were created by the Interactive community and push the boundaries of what's possible in digital content to inspire the next wave of creativity. Beginning last August, hundreds of digital creators from the Interactive community entered their latest work in the SXSW Interactive Awards competition. Everything submitted, with the exception of the work in entered in the "Classic" category, was launched or completely re-designed in 2013. The Categories The categories for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards include Activism, Amusement, Art, Business, Classic, Community, Educational Resource, Experimental, Film/TV, Motion Graphics, Music, Personal, Social Media, Student, and Technical Achievement. 17 th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony PRESENTED BY INNOCEAN Tuesday March 11, 2014 • Pre-Party at 6:00PM • Ceremony at 7:00PM Hilton Austin Downtown, Level 6 • Grand Ballrooom and Pre-function Area The key to throwing a good awards ceremony is having a top-notch emcee. Over the years, SXSW Interactive has been fortunate to boast some of the best talent around to host the ceremony—and Jessica Chobot will maintain this tradition for the 2014 event. To see hosts who have taken the Interactive Awards stage visit The Emcee Jessica Chobot currently serves as host for Nerdist News over at Nerdist. com, as well as a freelance host for both TV and web. She spent the first half of her career at IGN Entertainment where she hosted the popular web shows IGN Strategize and The Daily Fix. From there it was only natural for her to jump into television where she hosted G4TV's Proving Ground and as a field correspondent for G4's Attack of the Show and X-Play. She also hosted the two-part special, Sand Wars, on the Travel Channel. Jessica's seven-year career has focused on in-studio productions and event coverage, including the highly successful Nerdist News show, Gamespot's Player vs. Gamer and live event and e-sports coverage for Microsoft. As a notable and knowledgeable woman in the tech, video game and enter- tainment industry, Jessica Chobot has made appearances as an industry expert for ABC World News, EXTRA!, FOX News Live, CBS News and more. In addition to her work in front of the lens, Jessica is currently the lead writer for Zombie Studios' video game, DAYLIGHT, to be released on the PlayStation 4 in 2014. She has also contributed the written word to FHM UK,, MAXIM print and various online properties, as well as many other media outlets. INTERACTIVE EVENTS

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