You survived and are back for more! Mazel Tov and welcome to day two of the choose your own adventure that is SXSW.
What will you do today? Will you make me the most jealous person on earth when you go see super cutie patootie Neil deGrasse Tyson? Will you make me even more jealous by checking out the world premiere of Veronica Mars? Your fate is in your hands! Choose well, young Jedis!
- The Cities & Startups: A Marketing Match session, which was scheduled for 11am at the Sheraton, has been canceled.
- Today's weather: 40% chance of showers. High 59, low 39. Oof. What up with that?
Film Events for March 8, 11am-5:15pm
- Marc Webb Keynote. Use your spidey sense to find your way to the Vimeo and see SXSW Film's inaugural Keynote.
11am, Vimeo Theater
- A Conversation with Tilda Swinton. Swoon. One of the coolest ladies on earth.
12:30pm, Room 16AB in ACC
- A Conversation with Jason Bateman. #bluthpower
2pm, Room 16AB in ACC
- Veronica Mars. Catch up with Veronica, Logan and the gang!
3pm, Paramount Theatre
- From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. First Blood + True Blood.
4:30pm, Vimeo Theater
Interactive Events, 9:30am-6pm
- SXSW Accelerator Starts Today. Ready, set, pitch!
9:30am, 4th floor of Downtown Hilton
- A Virtual Conversation with Julian Assange. Important discussions to be had no matter where you stand on the issues.
11am, Exhibit Hall 5 in ACC
- A Conversation with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Such space. Very science. Wow.
2pm, Exhibit Hall 5 in ACC
- Mix at Six Reminder. Get busy hangin' with your fellow digital creatives.
6pm, Palm Door on Sixth
Comedy Events, 3:30pm-4:30pm
- Inside Late Night with Seth Meyers. Get a behind the scenes look at the former SNL head writer's new show. Bonus points for Olivia Munn.
3:30pm, Room 18ABCD in ACC
- Media & The Personal Brand - ESPN, Grantland & 538. Nate Silver and Bill Simmons talk personal brands under the ESPN name.
12:30pm, Ballroom D in ACC
- Book Signing - Nate Silver. The statistics guru will be signing copies of his book The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't.
1:40pm, Ballroom D Foyer in ACC
Open to the Public, 11am-8pm
- SXSW Gaming Expo. Get thy game on.
12pm-8pm, Exhibit Halls 1 and 2 in Palmer Events Center
- SXSW Create. Be like Madonna, express yourself!
11am-6pm, City Terrace in Long Center
- These events are open to the public with free Guest Pass wristbands, available in advance or on-site.
Interactive Opening Party photo courtesy of Hutton Supancic / Getty Images