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PajibaCon is Nigh

PajibaCon @ SXSW / Dustin Rowles

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It’s been talked about for years, mostly in a hypothetical sense, by sexually frustrated Eloquents trying to end their dry streaks. Early next year, we’re finally going through with it, folks.

Announcing Pajiba-Con 2009.

We’re going to SXSW in mid-March. At least among the writers here, it’ll be the largest collection of us assembled in one place ever. The Boozehound, The TV Whore, Dan & Sarah Carlson, TK, Brian Prisco, LitelySalted and her boy-toy, ShepRitz, Phillip Stephens, and myself all expect to be there. There are already a couple of Eloquents who are also considering making the trip.

Trying to find a suitable location that would please all of our readers, unfortunately, would’ve been impossible. SXSW seemed like the ideal place: It’s got movie premieres, live music, a lot of places to stay, and Austin in mid-March will probably be in the mid-70s, a welcome respite for those of us in the Northeast, where the snow will still be black and piled up in parking lots and on the sides of the road. It’s also inexpensive, at least relative to Sundance, which is five times the cost, and takes place in Utah in early February. Week-long passes to the SXSW film festival are currently selling for $350. You can get more information about the festival, including lodging, at the SXSW website.

More importantly, there are plenty of bars. And as we all know, Austin bars have the best lavatories.

If you’re already going to SXSW, we’d love to hang out with as many of you as possible; we expect to set up a few Pajiba drinking outings. Likewise, if you’re just searching for a cool place to hang out on Spring Break, or if you just want an excuse to see a lot of films and/or hang out with the staff and, hopefully, a few of the Eloquents, we’d love to see y’all out there. If you have any questions or need any more details, please let me know. I can be reached at dustin at pajiba dot com.



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