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The Deep End by Vox Media is Officially Open at SXSW!


Today you can finally dive into The Deep End by Vox Media at SXSW! Join us at The Belmont Austin - 305 W 6th Street, as we kick off three days of live podcasts, talks and other fun events!

And don’t forget! Vox’s editor at large Ezra Klein will be on stage in his official session ‘How to Break an Industry’ from 3:30PM - 4:30PM in the Austin Convention Center.

Here’s the full lineup of events in The Deep End for Friday, March 9, 2018:

11 AM: Doors open and the day kicks off with our Speakeasy Arcade featuring arcade games and specialty cocktails until 6 PM!

Find the secret side door and enter the arcade of 2018 and beyond, where the editors of Polygon have expertly curated iconic games from your childhood alongside independent gems you won’t soon forget. Specialty cocktails will be served.

11:30AM - 1:30PM: Bites by Dee Dee, Northern Thai street food with Chef Lakana Trubiana

Come by The Deep End to enjoy the popular Austin food truck and one of Eater Austin’s essential restaurants, Dee Dee, providing Northern Thai street food for attendees at The Deep End. Chef Lakana Trubiana will be serving on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend coming early!

12 PM: The Vergecast Live with Nilay Patel & Dieter Bohn, alongside Ashley Carman and Casey Newton

Join The Verge’s editor in chief Nilay Patel and executive editor Dieter Bohn, alongside Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton and tech reporter Ashley Carman, as they offer an irreverent and informative look at what’s happening right now (and next) in the world of technology and gadgets. Added bonus: the first 100 people to this event will receive a free Verge t-shirt (so come early)!

2 PM- 3 PM Recode Decode Live with Kara Swisher and guests Maria Shriver and Christina Schwarzenegger

Join Recode’s Kara Swisher who will speak with activist and journalist Maria Shriver, along with her daughter Christina Schwarzenegger, about their new Netflix documentary, Take Your Pills. The film, which premieres at SXSW, investigates the addictive world of performance enhancing drugs, and how they have impacted education, Wall Street, Silicon Valley and more.

2:30PM - 3 PM: A Fire(less)side Chat: Curbed’s Asad Syrkett x Floyd CEO Kyle Hoff

Curbed deputy editor Asad Syrkett sits down with Kyle Hoff, CEO and co-founder of Floyd, to talk about how direct-to-consumer brands are (or aren’t) upending the home goods space. Armed with American-manufactured products and clever transit ads, can these upstarts disrupt established players in the U.S. furniture and home accessories markets?

3:30PM - 5 PM: More tasty Eater food! And it’s a surprise…

Ready for an afternoon pick-me-up? Stop by The Deep End for an Eater-approved surprise bite, rotating daily.

4 PM: Why’d You Push That Button Live with hosts Ashley Carman, Kaitlyn Tiffany and guests Jordan Guggenheim and Dr. Jess Carbino.

Hosted by The Verge’s Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany, Why’d You Push That Button? asks the hard, weird, occasionally dumb questions about how your tiny tech decisions impact your social life. For this live episode, they’ll talk to regular users and product designers to figure out why people ghost their dates and significant others.

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