Howdy from SXSW!

SXSW 2013 LogoBefore I get flack for the headline, I must confirm that I’m an Okie (born and raised), so I still reserve the right to use an occasional “howdy” or “y’all” periodically…as in when I’ve just landed in Austin for SXSW Interactive!

Saturday is Discovery Communications’ big day – with a panel, Animal Planet’s Cats Live Here! party with friends from the CatVidFest & our own Jackson Galaxy and The Captains’ Concert at the iconic Stubb’s. While there’s much to do before then (like test an exclusive, cringeworthy preview Deadliest Catch fans will get of the upcoming season during tomorrow’s Twitter for Tough Guys panel), I can’t help but look forward to everything else that comes with SXSW: insightful panels and keynotes, meaningful opportunities to catch up with business partners, great people watching, and food and music to die for.

We’ll be keeping you updated on all of our SXSW activities on Twitter, so make sure to follow @DiscoveryComm, @Discovery, @DeadliestCatch & @AnimalPlanet for the latest. We hope to see many of you around Austin, and chime in below with your impressions of this year’s Festival!