Here's the low down on all this stuff.
wristbands are going up this year. the first batch that goes on
sale next week are going for $95/ea. right before the conference the price
goes up to $115. we're still going to honor the $85 rate for poster artists that pre-buy them. if they get to town and decide they want one it'll be $115.
I believe Jermaine's deal has expired and/or filled up. However SXSW offers discount rooms. I have a PDF form that i will e-mail you if you are interested. more info here:
the sxsw hotel list and rates we offer are located at: http://www.sxsw.com/attend/hotels/index.php
folks need to scroll to the music and platinum part of the page for the music hotel list.
I also have a form that outlines what you can get through the convention center for electriacal outlets, modem dial ups, or ethernet, etc. The costs outlined are a one time fee for the entire event. SXSW and API have nothing to do with setting these rates and purchasing utilities will be between the artist(s) and the convention center. SXSW has arranged a limited time discounted rate on SOME of the utilities.
e-mail me for forms or questions firstname.lastname@example.org