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“The Deep End By Vox Media” to Debut at SXSW 2018

Vox Media will bring three days of talks, live podcasts, music, food and gaming to The Belmont Austin.

We’re thrilled to announce that Vox Media will host ‘The Deep End by Vox Media’ at SXSW 2018. The Deep End will take over The Belmont in downtown Austin from Friday, March 9th - Sunday, March 11th, open daily at 11AM, rain or shine.

The Deep End by Vox Media will host a slate of exclusive sessions, including live conversations and podcasts hosted by Vox’s Ezra Klein, Recode’s Kara Swisher, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Recode’s Peter Kafka, the hosts of The Verge’s Vergecast and Why’d You Push That Button? podcasts, among others, speaking with some of today’s most influential people in tech, politics, sports, food and entertainment, including Chef José Andrés, James Beard Award-winning chef and Eater’s 2017 Icon of the Year.

The Deep End by Vox Media will be home to a wide range of experiences – some of which include: SB Nation’s interactive NCAA bracket challenge, providing a chance to win tickets to the Final Four; a Speakeasy Arcade, featuring a collection of iconic and nostalgic video games, alongside Polygon editors’ favorite games from independent developers; and an Eater-curated menu of food and drink that will be served throughout the weekend. SXSW audiences are also invited to explore Austin’s diverse neighborhoods and communities, using Curbed Austin as their guide.

“At Vox Media, we know curiosity is a motivation, an emotion. With The Deep End, we’re creating experiences that matter,” says Vanessa Fontanez, General Manager, Experiential at Vox Media. “From Vox, The Verge, and Recode, to Eater, SB Nation, and Polygon, we will lean into our networks’ expertise and our partners’ voices to immerse guests in the worlds of tech, politics, sports and food. The Deep End will really make you feel something, learn something.”

If you’re heading to Austin for SXSW, be sure to request an invitation to The Deep End here, and mark your calendar to catch Vox’s Ezra Klein and Recode’s Kara Swisher on stage as SXSW Featured Speakers. Klein will be on stage March 9th at 3:30pm, and Swisher will host a live interview with CNN International’s Christiane Amanpour on March 10th at 12:30pm.

Stay tuned for more updates from The Deep End -- we’ll be announcing musical performances, additional speakers, and special screenings in the weeks leading up to SXSW 2018.

The Deep End by Vox Media is developed in partnership with Superfly, the creators and producers behind festivals such as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, and is brought to SXSW 2018 in partnership with brand partners Nest, Tempur-Pedic, Great Clips, KeVita, MailChimp, and TWIX®.