2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Books are the New Vinyl

Friday, March 20
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 16AB
Austin Convention Center

As the digital age sucks more and more books into your iPad or Kindle, the need to have the physical in front of you that you can touch and feel and look at becomes an obsession. Yes, we want e-books and audio books, but just as the resurgence of vinyl has created a new cult status, so will the printed book, beautiful in all it's physical glory. Interesting stories, innovative ideas and visual content demands a physical component.


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Rynda Laurel at SXSW

Rynda Laurel



Rynda Laurel has an extensive background in the music, entertainment, brand, and online space. She has helped expand and monetize numerous careers, companies, and ventures by focusing on the core s...

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Frank Turner


Danny Bland


Musician and long-time tour manager turned author, Danny Bland's first novel, "In Case We Die", is a brutally honest, descriptive, vivid tale of love and madness. He is a storyteller of ghosts, bot...

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Marc Gerald

SVP of Innovation

The Agency Group

Chuck D

Chuck D

Public Enemy/Enemy Books

Chuck D, is an American rapper, author,and producer. He helped create politically and socially conscious rap music in the mid-1980s as the leader of the rap group Public Enemy. About.com ranked him...

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