The 2010 SXSWi Official Party Guide

by SARAH KUNST · March 12, 2010

    As Rachelle and crew learned last year, SXSWi is not for the faint of heart or weak of iPhone battery. This year every geolocation service is trying to be the next breakout star, but the best way to find your friends is to check our guide because we've rounded up the parties everyone will want to be @.



    Nokia SXSW Party Posse When: Fri, March 12,2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Where: Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill Why: Notable for getting the weekend off to a boozy start, stop by the grill and begin happy hour a bit early [Details]



    (SXSW) Diggnation LIVE at The Bigg Digg Shindigg When: Sat, March 13,7:00 pm - 12:00 pm Where: Stubbs, 801 Red River Why: NYC played host to Digg last month, now it's time to let Texas have a turn [Details]


    SXSW Gawker Media and io9's Time Bender When: Sat, March 13,9:00 pm - 3:00 am Where: Pure Volume House Why: When you get tired of the madhouse head to Gawker's invite only geek out. Watch it though Denton, people in Texas are friendly...[Details]

    F*CK YEAH SXSW! Presented by Tumblr, Kickstarter and Soundcloud When: Sat, March 13,6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where: 603 Red River Street Why: This party will get a lot of "likes" [Details]

    SXSW The Silicon Prairie Party hosted by Big Omaha When: Sun, March 14,8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Where: Lanai Why: We can't pass up the chance to mention our midwest roots - take time out Sunday to see what's happening in the plains states [Details]

    (SXSW) Mashable's MashBash SXSWi 2010 When: Sun, March 14,10:00 pm - 2:00 am Where: Buffalo Billiards Why: Scottie Hottie Pete Cashmore and crew will be hosting this giant (and rumored to be overrated) party [Details]

    SXSW Digital Speakeasy with AnyClip, & Pepsico When: Sun, March 14,10:00 pm - 2:00 am Where: Invite Only Why: Does a digital speakeasy involve checking in at a super secret Foursquare location? Find out. [Details]

    GeoBash SXSW 2010 When: Sun, March 14,8:00 pm - 4:00 am Where: Pure Volume House Why: Geo is the new social [Details]

    Thrillist Austin Launch Party - SXSW When: Mon, March 15,8:00 pm - 12:00 pm Where: Downstairs at Stubbs Why: Thrillist never lets a chance to party pass them by and the launch of a new city is as good a reason as any [Details]

    SXSW Skip Intro Foursquare / Brizzly / Katalyst party When: Mon, March 15,8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Where: Cedar St Courtyard Why: Aston Kutcher's Katalyst teams up with hometown faves Foursquare for a skippin' good time [Details]


    We Are Scientists SXSW When: Thu, March 18,7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where: The Phoenix Why: Claim taco sickness and stay in Austin for this concert during the music festival portion of the triumvirate [Details]