Flatstock 8 is coming up March 17th and 18th. So we want to get a jump on it and start working on promotion and details.
Some discussion from the last SXSW included limiting the number of booths and going three days. We have basically unlimited space in Austin so we do not have to limit unless a consensus thinks that's a good thing. I can see both sides. Less people means potentially more sales for the artists there. However I don't like to exclude anyone if don't have to. So thoughts on this is welcome.
On extending the number of days. SXSW is much different than Bumbershoot. Bumbershoot runs three days during a holiday so people are not having to get off work to come to the show. If we went three days here it would be Thursday through Saturday. Sunday is out because SXSW is over. We've never done Thursday because stats show SXSW attendees usually come to the Convention Center once during the conference. Also we think alot of the traffic is local and Thursday would be impacted by work schedules more than a Friday or Sat. that's why we have only run it for two days.
if the consensus is to extend the days I'll see what SXSW says and let you know.
once the dates are completely set we can start making flyers and handbills and get them out way early. SXSW has a street team for us but last Flatstock we didn't have very many posters sent to put up.
We will be sending out press releases early and we are working on sponsorship again already.
So let me know your thoughts and let's help these suckers keep growing.