19 Aug

Vote for me at South By Southwest!

Posted by Bryan White | Tuesday August 19, 2008 | Blogospherics

Against all odds, my panel submission for the upcoming South By Southwest show in the interactive portion has passed the first test in spite of being submitted over a month late.  And if you can believe that, it has nothing to do with movies.  I’d love nothing more than to roll out there and pretend that I’m some kind of horror movie expert for the movie portion of the show, but the fact is that it’s in Austin and that place is overflowing with wannabe Tarantinos, Roths and Harry Knowles… so, you know.

My idea for a panel is actuallly about comics.  Open source comics, to be exact.  Myself and Nick Plante of Zerosum have been talking this out over the last week or so.  A social network aimed at artists and writers to create a line of their own comics in a single mythology, similar to the Marvel Universe or the DC Universe.  It is to be completely non-commercial with a very rigid and limited set of editorial constraints.  Everyone is free to be a part of it. The foundation of the panel is to suggest one alternative direction for social networks so that the web doesn’t become a series of tribes of Myspace of Facebook folks but to actually give social networks some purpose.

So please vote for me.

South By Southwest Panel Picker


  1. August 19, 2008 12:40 pm

    Bryan (Drunken Zombie)

    This sounds like an awesome idea as I have had some comic ideas that I have been wanting to do for awhile but finding an artist to do it has been hard. So I’d love to hear more about this.

  2. August 19, 2008 12:56 pm

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  3. August 19, 2008 3:46 pm


    Done. It sounds like a pretty interesting idea, good luck! If you’re sure you’re headed that way you might want to check into booking a hotel room if you haven’t already… everything near SXSW tends to start filling up *way* in advance, at least for the music part of the fest.

    I’ll definitely be at SXSW but not for the Interactive portion; I’ll be in town for the music and to catch up with friends, and I might catch a few of the films.

  4. August 21, 2008 9:04 am


    I think this is a great idea for a panel, Bryan, and I can’t wait to hear more about what you and Nick and cooking up. I , for one, would love to be a part of something like this. As a writer (and occasionally artist), I love the idea of contributing to a collaborative, shared universe with a whole bunch of others.

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