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IFC’s SXSW Interactive Schedule and Guide to Stratlandia

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So this morning I flew out of LAX double-secret first class Plutonium elite status and finally arrived in Austin where I’ve now toured my personal accommodations (luxury) and the Stratlandia headquarters at IFC Crossroads house (jacked to the gills with indie dopeness). Now I wanted to give you guys just a taste of some of the cutting-edge Interactive coverage and events we’ve got lined up for IFC’s SXSW Livestream over the next several days (the full schedule with film & music is here).

We’ll be adding even more surprise guests, doing some impromptu South By South Best howtutorials, and generally killing it and winning the whole deal. So set your Internet DVR’s (I just invented that, don’t steal my idea), because I’m getting ready to strat-jack Austin into weblivion. Also, if you miss the Livestreams, check back anyway because we’ll be posting the vids separately so they go super viral.

FRIDAY MARCH 11th

My personal guided tour of the IFC Crossroads House. I’ll walk you through the IFC House, showing you all the next-lev tech and innovations. It’ll be like Cribs, except even cooler and classier. (12:30 PM C/1:30 PM ET)

South by South Strat: The Greatest Keynote Speech of All Time. I’ll be doing a live webinar of my famous viral presentation, STRAT, which I proposed to be the keynote for the whole festival this year, but SXSW foolishly rejected. (Streaming live at 1:00p C/2:00p ET)

One of One with Pete Cashmore. I will finally get to sit down with one of my longtime Internet heroes, Pete Cashmore, for a very disruptive strat chat with the (beautiful) man behind social media juggernaut Mashable. (Streaming live at 6:00p C/7:00p ET)

What’s Up With Reggie Watts? Alex will talk to innovative musician/comedian Reggie Watts, and try to figure out what the deal is with his personal brand. (Streaming live at 8:30p C/9:30p ET)

SATURDAY MARCH 12th

One on One With Gary Vaynerchuk. I am super-psyched to “crush it” with strat genius and wine guy Gary V., whose new book The Thank You Economy is blowing up paradigms and changing the way we innovate business. (Streaming TBD)

One on One with Frank Rose. I’m going talk to author and journalist Frank Rose (Wired Magazine) about his new book The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation is Remaking Hollywood, as well as my own ideas for how to give Hollywood a real sexy Internet makeover. (Streaming TBD)

VYou Party. I’m co-hosting a party with hot new video startup VYou.com, of which I’m a very influential early adopter, and strat-chatting with their PR/social media strat guru Rex Sorgatz.

SUNDAY MARCH 13th

Checking In with Dennis Crowley, Mayor of Foursquare. He’s the man behind one of the biggest start-ups in the social media stratosphere and the reigning champion of buzz from last year’s festival, but now Dennis Crowley will sit down with me to strat chat about the future of Foursquare, and how to unlock the badge of total Internet domination. (Streaming live at 3:00p C/4:00 ET)

Witstream: Retweets on Investment. I’m gonna deep dive into the big business of funny Tweets with actor/comedian Michael Ian Black (The State, Stella, Michael & Michael Have Issues) and Lisa Cohen, his co-founder of Witstream, a site that aggregates tweets from Twitter’s top comedians. (Streaming live at 5:30p C/6:30p ET)

MONDAY MARCH 14th

The Meme Machine: “There’s No ‘I’ In ‘Meme’.” I look at the phenomenon of viral meme culture – and try to figure out how to best monetize and exploit it – with thought-leaders Ben Huh (I Can Haz Cheezburger), Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed) and Ben Bator (Texts From Last Night). (Streaming live at 1:00p C/2:00p ET)

TUESDAY MARCH 15th

Internetainment Tonight. I am going to ‘talk shop’ and ‘do some deal memos’ about the big business of online showbiz with top ‘industry insiders’ Mike Farah (Funny or Die), Streeter Seidell (CollegeHumor) and Baratunde Thurston (The Onion). (Streaming live at 12:00p C/1:00p ET).

The Podcasters of Comedy. I’m going to learn more about the dynamic, exploding world of comedian-hosted podcasting by geeking out on “best of breed comedy-casters” Scott Aukerman (Comedy Death Ray), Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies) and Marc Maron (WTF Podcast). (Streaming live at 1:00p C/2:00p ET)

IFC Gets Autotuned. Viral video sensations The Gregory Brothers (Autotune the News, Double Rainbow remix, Bed Intruder Song) stop by to teach me a thing or two about getting hits, going viral, and giving the Internet its own robotic-voiced soundtrack. They’re also going to do a live in-studio performance, which should drive upwards of 20 million streams. (Streaming live at 3:00p C/4:00p ET)

#FollowFunny. I’m retweeting and @-replying with some of my favs from comedy and Twitter, Brett Gelman and Eugene Mirman. Please RT. (Streaming live at 4:30p C/5:30p ET)

On top of all that, I’m also gonna have drop-in guests and also and do some business casual strat-chats with even more influencers and buzz-drivers like Rachel Sklar from Hashable, social media guru Brian Solis, web celeb Molly “Molls” McAleer, Deadspin editor AJ Daulerio, Adam Frucci from SplitSider, and many more.

If you need EVEN MORE South By South Strat (and you do), follow my real-time exploits on Twitter and Foursquare.

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…