Did I mention I was obsessive about knowing where things were before I went? I don’t really like driving by myself in a new city, so I used Microsoft MapPoint 2004 to figure out where the parties were located. As a result I have a better idea of where things are in Austin.
MapPoint is a terrible application for any kind of real map annotation, but you can pull long/lat data out of it. I wish I’d found this mapmaker first; it would have saved some time. But at least now I have my orientation maps printed out, and I can tell at a glance where things are and when they’re happening. MapPoint does make nice maps on your printer, though you have to fight it sometimes.
Here are the official parties that I know about, as listed on the SXSW website and a couple mentions I caught around the net. The maps are scanned because MapPoint chokes the Acrobat PDFwriter (by design, perhaps).
South by Southwest Interactive Parties That I Know About
As mapped by Microsoft MapPoint 2004! Double-check the directions, because sometimes the mapping software is dead wrong