Wellness Expo, TV fun and more on Day Two of SXSW


It’s Day Two of South by Southwest; here’s a little bit of what’s in store on Saturday.

1. Interactive installations to promote TV shows or movies are always popular at SXSW. This year, you can immerse yourself in a re-created Western town for HBO’s “Westworld,” grab a bite at the Lanford Lunch Box while playing trivia with cast members of ABC’s “Roseanne” reboot, and find out if you have what it takes to be a CIA agent at “Condor” Headquarters in honor of the upcoming AT&T Audience Network series.

2. It’s a SXSW first: The Wellness Expo opens for two days “dedicated to fueling your mind, body, and soul” at the Palmer Events Center. Open to nonbadge-holders who register for a free SXSW guest pass.

3. Dell Technologies founder and CEO Michael Dell doesn’t show up at SXSW very often, but he’ll appear this weekend for a conversation with Clay Johnston, dean of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas. 11 a.m. Saturday in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center.

4. Other prominent speakers Saturday include actor/writer/producer/director Lena Dunham, journalist Christiane Amanpour, best-selling author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates and “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King.

5. Saturday’s lineup has seen one prominent bit of programming drop off the schedule: Correspondent Lara Logan and executive producer Jeff Fager were to discuss the history and impact of “60 Minutes,” but the panel was canceled Friday.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

UPDATE: Bee Cave Road shut down in western Travis County after deadly crash
UPDATE: Bee Cave Road shut down in western Travis County after deadly crash

The Austin Fire Department said a person is dead after crashing a vehicle into a fixed object Tuesday morning in western Travis County. Firefighters are responding to the crash at 9200 Old Bee Cave Road, which police said was reported at 11:49 a.m. Medics have also been called to the scene. Police have shut down both eastbound and westbound traffic...
Affidavit: 26-year-old accused of hitting man with car, breaking his leg in fight over woman, police say
Affidavit: 26-year-old accused of hitting man with car, breaking his leg in fight over woman, police say

A 26-year-old man is facing criminal charges after police say he plowed into a man with his vehicle in Southeast Austin in May in a dispute over a woman. Austin police have issued an arrest warrant for John Anthony Ramirez for aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fine of...
Community news: Have coffee with a Pflugerville police officer Friday

TRAVIS COUNTY PFLUGERVILLE Have coffee with a cop Friday The Pflugerville Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday at West Pecan Coffee + Beer, 100 W. Pecan St. Officers will be available to answer questions and talk to community members. The program allows residents and police to come together in an informal, neutral space...
GOP lawmaker questions Abbott’s bid to review new state regulations
GOP lawmaker questions Abbott’s bid to review new state regulations

A Republican leader in the Texas House is questioning the wisdom of a new policy, revealed in late June, that requires state regulatory agencies to send all proposed rules and regulations to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office to be reviewed before they’re disclosed to the public. In a letter sent Monday to Abbott, Rep. Byron Cook — chairman...
27-year-old shot dead in San Marcos early Tuesday; suspect at large
27-year-old shot dead in San Marcos early Tuesday; suspect at large

San Marcos police are investigating the city’s first homicide of the year after a 27-year-old man was found fatally shot at an apartment complex early Tuesday, officials said. Matthew Jacob Rodriguez, who is from San Marcos, was found dead from a gunshot wound to the chest at 2:24 a.m. at the Park North Condos, police said.  Medics were...
More Stories