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Are You Coming to SXSW? Enter this Competition to Come have a Beer with Me!

Posted By Darren Rowse 21st of February 2008 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

problogger-chitika-beer-bus.pngAre you coming to SXSW? If so – I’d love to meet you.

Comments are now closed. Winners will be notified by email, by Lara, who is helping to manage the site while we’re in “Guest Blogger Mode”. Thanks to all who entered!

Chitika have been kind enough to sponsor me in coming along this year and to celebrate we’re holding a little event called the:

Chitika/ProBlogger SXSW Beer-Bus!

Yep it’s a party and a great opportunity to come along and meet some fellow bloggers, Chitika staff and me – on a bus for 3 hours as we travel around Austin.

Of course a bus only holds so many people so there’s a limit on how many people can attend so to work out who is ‘on board’ I’m holding a little competition.

Requirements of Entry

  • IF you’re coming to SXSW all you need to do to be in the running to win a spot on the bus is to comment below.
  • You MUST be coming to SXSW to be eligible and you MUST be able to come along on 9 March (Sunday) from 3pm-6pm (update: the party starts at 3pm with the bus leaving at 4pm I’m told).
  • If this excludes you then please don’t enter as someone else will miss out.
  • This competition will run from now until the end of Tuesday 26th.
  • One entry per person.
  • Entries will be selected randomly and will be notified via email (please include a valid email address in the email field of your comment)

I’m not sure exactly of how many spots we’re giving away but I’m hoping it will be around 20 (depending how many RSVPs I get from others that I’ve invited).

Comments are now closed. Winners will be notified by email, by Lara, who is helping to manage the site while we’re in “Guest Blogger Mode”. Thanks to all who entered!

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  • I’ll be there!! However, is it possible to get on a bit late? I have a friend who’s on a panel at 330p. :-\ If not, I’d still love to shake hands and say hi. I’ve been a reader (and evangelist) for several months now, though I don’t comment often, I’ve often used ProBlogger for tips and pointers on blogging for a living.

    Keep up the great work!

    Ricky Cadden

  • Enjoy Texas. I’ll be staying in NYC and writing comic, article, videos, etc.

  • I think the bus needs to leave at 3pm unfortunately. It’s a tough one as whatever time we did it it’d exclude some :-(

  • I will be at South by Southwest. Count me in — I hope.

  • Hey Darren,

    We’ve “talked” a bit via Twitter (I’m ericabiz). I’m an avid blogger and have been steadily increasing my blog’s traffic. I also read ProBlogger on a regular basis and love your site.

    I will be at SXSW on the 9th. I will make sure to be on the bus if I win!

    I look forward to meeting you in person.

    Thank you,

  • Hi Darren,

    Long time fan of PB. Going to my first SXSW and would love to come to this!

    job: Exec Producer, G4’s Attack of the Show

  • Count Benn and I in! I’ve already tried pinning you down for a beer, and this might be the perfect chance!!!

    Plus, who doesn’t like a bus? Oh, and since we’re Austinites we can tell y’all some of the underground Austin stuff from the backseat!

  • Sounds like a blast! Do we get to take turns driving the bus?

  • Yay you’re coming Darren! Can’t wait to meet you finally!

  • Looking forward to meeting you. Also signed up for the meet-up. Noob to SXSW.


  • Wish I was going Darren, but since you’re going, consider stopping by The Beauty Bar on 7th and Red River. It’s owned by my cousins, Jason and Chi Reece. Tell ’em I sent you and you just might get a round or two on the house.

  • Hey there,

    I’d love to come and hang out on the bus. I’ve been reading your blog for about – sheesh – maybe a year and a half now? Wow, time flys.

    Wanted to enter into the contest and say hi to @ericabiz. See ya soon!


  • Darren – what a novel idea. I hope it brings you heaps of publicity.

  • Hey Darren,

    Count me in! I’ll be hanging out at sxsw, will bring my own lunch-box!

  • I live here in Austin – If you like, drop me an email or note when you get here.

  • Hey all – Ryan Travis from Chtiika here – glad to see you are all excited about this event (I am too!).

    Quick correction – the bus actually OPENS at 3 (why not get the party started?), but it doesn’t actually DEPART until 4.

    Looking forward to meeting you all down there!

  • I can’t help it. I’m the father of a two year old who absolutely LOVES the movie Cars, and whenever I hear the name Chitika, I get an image of Chick Hicks (the green car) making a sound that sounds an awful lot like “chitika … chitika” as a way of being a braggart.

  • I will be there and would love to meet you and other fellow bloggers.

    LaQuishe Wright
    Channing Tatum Unwrapped Editor

    [Email addy edited out so you don’t get spammed, LaQuishe. I have it in the admin in the event that you’re drawn for the win.]

  • Darren, I’d be honored to come along on the bus.

    Ryan, I’m attending the Geeks Love Bowling event, which leaves at 7:30, so by returning at 6pm I should have plenty of time to get to the bowling busses.

    Where will the bus leave and depart from? I assume at the main conference center, but thought I ought to ask.

  • Oz

    Beer on a bus for three hours? I hope there’s a bathroom…

  • I don’t drink, but I will be at SWSX and I would like to meet you! = )

  • Darren,
    Have your attorneys cleared the free beer thing? :-)

  • PS: there are some amazing bloggers coming along to this who I’ve invited privately. Wendy Piersall from eMoms, a certain Robert Scoble, Jeremy Wright just to name three…. this is gonna be fun!

  • It sounds like a lot of fun. I’ve lived in Austin for years and never attended SXSW. It’s about time I did.


  • Sounds fun to me… I’m a New England girl. We *never* say no to beers.

  • Lol, yeah I’m the friend thats speaking at 3:30, so unfortunately I won’t be able to be on the bus :(. I do hope that we can meet up sometime during the event though.


    Darla Mack

  • Stephan

    Looking forward to SXSW this year! Went in 2006 so it will be good to go again!

  • I also don’t drink, but I’d be happy to meet you! I’ll be leading a core conversation on Creating Passionate Games on Monday, March 10th, at 3:30pm!

  • I’m game, who can pass up free beer?!