For those of you who aren’t familiar with this event, South By Southwest (SXSW) is an annual Film, Music, and Interactive festival that’s held in Austin, TX. I’ve heard so much about this festival lately that I had to experience it for myself. I decided I would make it a work vacation. Milena wanted to come along, so I bought two passes to the Interactive festival and attempted to get a room at the Hilton across the street from the Austin Convention Center. To my chagrin they would not offer me an employee rate. As a matter of fact, I couldn’t secure an employee rate from any of the Hilton properties in downtown Austin. Luckily, I have a couple of classmates from UNLV that live in Austin and work at a Marriott. I contacted one of them through Facebook and explained my predicament. He was able to immediately secure a Friends & Family rate through Marriott at the Renaissance Hotel. It’s kind of funny & sad that I had to go outside the brand I work for to get a discounted room rate.
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Every year Star Trek fans from all over the planet converge for one week on the Las Vegas Hilton. They are affectionately known as “Trekkies”. To the outside world, it may seem a little odd, but within their community speaking in Klingon (tlhIngan Hol in Klingon) or having in-depth discussions about Episode V in Season 2 is as common place as a blue, pin-striped suit is on Wall Street. Continue reading