SIC News

Posted Oct 17, 2012

World-Renowned Musicians, Artists, Writers, Actors, Comedians and Filmmakers to Round out 2012 SIC

Notable entertainers ranging from actor Tom Skerritt to seminal rock musician Wayne Kramer will join Seattle’s own John Roderick and comedian John Hodgman (Daily Show, Bored to Death) as part of the Seattle Interactive Conference’s (SIC) brand-new Entertainment Track. Taking place October 29-30 at The Conference Center at Washington State Convention Center, SIC will also host off-site musical events each evening, rounding out a stellar lineup of talent from day into night. The evening shows include a DJ lineup with recent National Party DJ Champion/Red Bull Thre3style, Four Color Zack and many more exciting musicians and entertainers.

Adding to engaging presentations on emerging technology led by industry experts, this year’s SIC will showcase music, film and entertainment as it permeates every aspect of these cultures. These will include panels and participants such as:

    A Note to the Music Industry with Alex Kochan (AEG Live), Joe Rodriguez (DIY Media), Maggie Vail (CASH Music), and moderated by longtime Seattle-based music critic Gene Stout
    Game-Changers for Humanity with Wayne Kramer (MC5), Dave Dederer (Presidents of the United States of America), Lesley Mansford (Razoo.com), moderated by Ross Reynolds (KUOW)
    Film: Has video killed the television star? Tom Skerritt will join Carl Spence (Seattle International Film Festival), Scilla Andreen (Indieflix.com), and Erik Flannigan (Viacom Entertainment Group)
    Who Owns the Music with Rob Reid (Rhapsody), Joleen Hughes (Hughes Media Law Group) and Melinda Lee (Getty Images Music)
    John Roderick and Friends with Roderick, John Hodgman, Merlin Mann (independent writer), John Colton (musician) and Scott Simpson (writer)
    Digital News Panel: The Changing Game of News with Nancy Trott (Associated Press), Todd Bishop (GeekWire.com), Devin Coldewey (NBC Interactive and TechCrunch), Brier Dudley (Seattletimes.com), and David Bunnell (founder of PC Magazine, PC World, and Macworld)

For dates, times and full abstracts on each above panels, please visit www.seattleinteractive.com. The full lineup for the evening shows includes:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

John Roderick and Friends, featuring: John Hodgman (The Daily Show, Bored to Death), Merlin Mann, Jonathan Coulton, and Scott Simpson 8:30pm-11:00pm (Showbox at the Market: 1426 1st Ave.).

and

DJs Scene (Las Vegas, Rain at Palms Resident), Four Color Zack (National Party DJ Champion/Red Bull Thre3style) & NEIGHT1000 w/Special Edition Laptop Battle doors @ 8pm, Laptop Battle 8pm-9:30pm (Neumos: 925 East Pike Street).

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute w/Sean Majors, Dowlz, and Kippy (More TBA) doors @ 9pm (Neumos: 925 East Pike Street).

About SIC 2012

The 2012 Seattle Interactive Conference (SIC) explores the theme of Game-Changers as it relates to the converging arenas of entertainment, online commerce, advertising, gaming, social media and so much more. SIC is an opportunity to interface with the people and companies of today and the entrepreneurs that will define tomorrow. The Seattle Interactive Conference takes place Monday, October 29-Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at The Conference Center at WSCC (Washington State Convention Center). Hours are: Monday, Doors at 8am, Speakers 9am-5pm/ Tuesday, Doors at 8am, Speakers 9am-4pm, not including after-hours networking events.

Contacts

Jen Bergman Strategic Communications
Jen Bergman, 206-406-9080
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or
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Mark S. Peterson, 206-390-0204
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Posted Sep 27, 2012

Seattle Interactive Conference Sets 2012 Agenda, Adds Tech Legend David Bunnell, Actor Tom Skerritt

Seattle Interactive Conference Sets 2012 Agenda, Adds Technology Legend David Bunnell, Actor Tom Skerritt

SEATTLE--Organizers of the Seattle Interactive Conference today announced that technology media pioneer David Bunnell, (creator of PC Magazine, PC World and Macworld magazines, developer of Microsoft’s first logo) as well as Hollywood icon Tom Skerritt (Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, Picket Fences), have joined the agenda for SIC 2012, set for October 29-30 at The Conference Center at The Washington State Convention Center. SIC 2012 organizers have posted a regularly updated agenda at (www.seattleinteractive.com/agenda).

“We have developed an agenda that provides a of mix of iconic companies and personalities with newer, up-and-coming organizations and individuals who stand to play a leading role in what all of us will be experiencing and talking about for years to come.”

Bunnell launched Personal Computing magazine in 1977: In exchange for articles written by his friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Bunnell worked on several Microsoft projects, including the design of the company’s original logo. In 1981, he started PC Magazine in the spare bedroom of his house in San Francisco. Following PC Magazine, he created PC World, and in 1984, working in secret with Steve Jobs, he published Macworld on the very day the Macintosh was introduced. He has since developed and run several other media properties and, most recently, virtual social worlds. Bunnell will deliver a standalone presentation, “From Type Slugs to Tweets (and many stops in-between).” He also will appear in a panel discussion, “Changing the Game of News,” featuring print, online, and broadcast journalists exploring the massive transformations taking place in the world of journalism and broader information sharing.

Meanwhile, Skerritt will be featured in “Has Video Killed the Television Star?”, joining Viacom Digital Entertainment EVP of Digital Media Erik Flannigan, Indieflix CEO Skilla Andreen and Seattle International Film Festival associate director Carl Spence in discussing the fundamental changes affecting how video is produced, distributed, and consumed. Bunnell and Skerritt are the latest additions to an agenda that mixes leaders from established giants such as AOL, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Starbucks with scores of earlier-stage companies and entrepreneurs—all of whom are defining the technology and media landscapes of tomorrow. Comedian John Hodgman (The Daily Show, Bored to Death – and who memorably played “The PC” in Apple’s popular “Get a Mac” TV ads) will join a panel hosted by Seattle’s own John Roderick; meanwhile, new media visionary Jason Silva and legendary rock-and-roll guitarist and social activist Wayne Kramer are among the event’s many other notable personalities.

Panels and presentations dedicated to the tracks of “Develop,” “Design,” and “Digital” will cover the very latest developments in specific areas such as Big Data, Social Enterprise/Collaboration, Search Engine Optimization, Digital Subscription Services, Mobile Content and Advertising, Social Media Management, Digital Music, Digital Engineering and Online Technology, Mobile Search, and dozens of other topics.

“SIC 2012 provides a rare opportunity for attendees to interact directly with some of the online technology and digital entertainment sectors’ most influential personalities and companies,” said Brian Rauschenbach, Seattle Interactive Conference founder and curator. “We have developed an agenda that provides a of mix of iconic companies and personalities with newer, up-and-coming organizations and individuals who stand to play a leading role in what all of us will be experiencing and talking about for years to come.”

To accompany a packed two days of programming and presentations, SIC 2012 has a full slate of after-hours networking, entertainment, and social events.

About Seattle Interactive Conference

The Seattle Interactive Conference is a two-day event celebrating the convergence of online technology, creativity, and emerging trends in one of the world’s most innovative cities. SIC brings together entrepreneurs, developers and online business professionals from throughout the US and beyond for a powerful combination of in-depth presentations, networking opportunities, and uniquely Seattle social events. Attendees have the rare opportunity to explore transformative technologies and business models with visionary thinkers and peers in areas ranging from online commerce and social media to gaming, interactive advertising, entertainment, and much more.

Contacts

Pointer PR
Mark S. Peterson, 206-390-0204
mark@pointerpr.com


Posted Aug 29, 2012

Seattle Interactive Conference Set for October 29-30, 2012

Seattle, WA – August 29, 2012 – Organizers of the Seattle Interactive Conference today announced that its 2012 event, SIC 2012, will be held October 29-30, with “Game Changers” as its theme and featuring a powerful agenda ranging from internationally renowned new media visionary Jason Silva to Daily Show comedian John Hodgman and leaders from stalwarts such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, AOL, Starbucks, and Amazon.  They will be joined by senior executives from companies such as Hulu, Cheezburger, Razorfish, and dozens of other established and emerging companies from throughout the US and beyond.  SIC 2012 features sanctioned networking events, a full slate of evening entertainment, a “Laptop Battle,” as well as the first-ever Seattle meet-up for readers of Engadget, a popular international Web-based magazine focused on gadgets and consumer electronics.

Tickets for SIC 2012, two full days dedicated to the convergence of online technology, creativity, and emerging trends in one of the world's most innovative cities, are available now exclusively online via the SIC Web site. 

Set for The Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle, SIC 2012 showcases programming tracks focused on “Develop,” “Design,” and “Digital,” with dedicated programs ranging from online commerce and social media to gaming, interactive advertising, entertainment, enterprise collaboration, and more.  After a successful 2011 debut that attracted more than 3,000 attendees, SIC 2012 will accommodate up to 4,000 attendees and more than 150 participating companies. 

SIC 2012 will also bring an expanded base of digital music and entertainment-related programming to the docket, providing companies like Rhapsody an arena for exchanging perspectives with personalities such as musician John Roderick and the Daily Show’s Hodgman (also known for his portrayal of the “PC” in contrast to Justin Long’s “Mac” in Apple’s popular “Get a Mac” advertising campaign).  Additional luminaries from the technology and entertainment sectors will explore technology’s capacity to do good, via “Game-Changers for Humanity,” while a panel of print, broadcast, and digital media leaders will discuss the ever-changing landscape of journalism in 2012 and beyond.  Entrepreneurs will also figure prominently in the programming, with 2012 Emmy-nominated speaker Elan Lee having recently raised $215 million for his Fourth Wall Studios venture.  Venture capitalists and angel investors will provide SIC 2012 with additional perspectives.

“The Pacific Northwest is only strengthening its position as a global powerhouse in the world of interactive technology, whether we’re talking about traditional technology giants, entrepreneurial ventures in digital media and advertising, or additional areas emerging on an almost daily basis,” said Brian Rauschenbach, SIC curator.  “SIC 2012 is here to generate important discussions about what lies ahead and how all of us should be prepared to address the exciting and challenging times upon us.”

Some key additions to SIC 2012 include:

• Engadget Meet-up: On Monday night, October 29, SIC will produce and co-host Engadget’s debut “Reader Meet-up” in Seattle, following several standing-room-only Engadget events for technology and digital media professionals held in such markets as New York and San Francisco.  Slated for Showbox at the Market, Engadget’s meet-up is free-of-charge to SIC attendees and the general public and will provide a dynamic forum in which attendees can exchange ideas with Engadget’s editors as well as have the opportunity to win numerous gadgets and other technology prizes. 

• The SIC Laptop Battle provides a competitive event for laptop computer musicians to match skills against one another, showcasing a combination of sound design, competition, and stage performance.  Created by Seattle entrepreneur Zach Huntting, Laptop Battle involves one-on-one competitions done in three-minute rounds.  Structured as a single-elimination tournament, Laptop Battle will use a panel of distinguished judges as well as crowd response to determine which competitors advance to the championship match.  SIC will soon post registration information on its Web site for those interested in competing; 

• Sanctioned networking events, happy hours and entertainment: Working with sponsors such as Bing, Filter, AOL, WINTR and others, SIC will provide attendees with several after-hours choices in terms of networking events, meet-ups, and music/entertainment in venues throughout downtown Seattle. 

According to Rauschenbach, SIC was developed not only to cater to the Seattle-area technology community, but to draw attendees, speakers, and participating companies from throughout the US and beyond, providing a place to exchange ideas, information and share visions for the future. With an early-bird pricing points of only $499 (Platinum Conference Pass) and $399 (Gold Conference Pass) to attend, the event is deliberately priced to be as accessible as possible, at a time when many other multi-day conferences charge $1000 or more to attend.   SIC 2012 plans to post its complete agenda in the coming weeks.

About Seattle Interactive Conference
The Seattle Interactive Conference (SIC 2012) is a two-day event celebrating the convergence of online technology, creativity, and emerging trends in one of the world's most innovative cities.  SIC brings together entrepreneurs, developers and online business professionals from throughout the US and beyond for a powerful combination of in-depth presentations, networking opportunities, and uniquely Seattle social events.   Attendees have the rare opportunity to explore transformative technologies and business models with visionary thinkers and peers in areas ranging from online commerce and social media to gaming, interactive advertising, entertainment, and much more. SIC 2012 takes place Monday, October 29 through Tuesday, October 30 at The Conference Center at WSCC (Washington State Convention Center). Hours are: Monday, Doors at 8am, Speakers 9am-5pm; Tuesday, Doors at 8am, Speakers 9am-4pm, not including after-hours networking events. To register for the conference or for more information, go to www.seattleinteractive.com.


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Posted Jul 24, 2012

SIC Poster Contest Voting Live

All submissions are in now for the Seattle Interactive Conference 2012 Poster Design Contest and we have them all showcased now at:

http://www.seattleinteractive.com/sic-poster-contest

Voting has started so check out the 25 poster submissions and cast your vote for your favorite poster. The winner will receive two Platinum conference passes, have their design showcased and printed for our upcoming street campaign. Thanks to all of the creative shops and graphic artists that submitted their designs. We love them all and will leave it up to the community to pick the winner.