Sunday, March 13, 2011

Partying for a Cause

Last night, Reel Women helped kick off SXSW festivities at what was dubbed one of the “5 Essential Parties for SXSW Film-Goers.” It was a night of, “ohemgee, where do I park?!,” drinking, dancing, mingling, and an all around good time at Karma Lounge downtown. RW members partied it up alongside advocates of Animal Trustees of Austin (or ATA), and TAG Talent and DVA Talent who so kindly helped put the shin-dig together.

Yours truly was passing out some super cool swag bags with some sort of heavenly chocolate concoction and an awesome box of Post-Its (among other things) to fancy-looking people, and chatting it up with a bunch of pretty cool strangers. I didn’t see any fellow RW Students there, which can only lead me to assume it was because you couldn’t find parking…

The party was hosted by comedians Sheena Simmons and J. Ryan Jarmon, with some tune-age provided by The Johnston Brothers, Faction Discord, Legs Against Arms and Nick Krause.

Proceeds from VIP ticket sales were set to benefit RW and ATA in an effort to help fund the public service announcements the two are partnering up for. Big thanks to everyone who came out and to the talent agencies for sponsoring this upcoming project!

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