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February 28, 2008

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The Austin American-Statesman reports that (pointer via The Street):

The South by Southwest music, film and interactive festivals and conferences pumped approximately $95 million into the Austin economy in 2007, according to a new economic impact report commissioned by SXSW ...

According to the Angelou report, attendees for the March 7-16 events included 21,000 badge holders, 7,300 musicians and 7,600 wristband holders, or nearly 36,000 people. In addition, the report factored in the impact of 87,000 attendees who bought individual tickets or spent money at music showcases, film screenings, the Town Lake Stage free concerts, the Flatstock poster convention and the Screenburn video arcade.

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Christian Schoepp

Just finished the advance copy of "Who's you city?" that Perseus Distribution sent me, and I can't say enough how much I enjoyed it. Are you preparing a book tour?

RF

Christian - Thank you for the kind words. The answer is yes. Check the main site for dates and times. So far, there are events in NY, San Fran, Toronto, London, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Atlanta, Tampa, Hamburg, and others. Rana is organizing these and there should be more.

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