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By Anil Dash
Posted March 4, 2008.

If you're headed to the South by Southwest Interactive Festival this week, join us on Saturday, March 8th, as Six Apart hosts KICK! the unofficial kickoff event of the SXSW Interactive Festival. 


KICK! is a fun, free playground-style kickball game that is a great way for you to meet and mix with attendees of the Interactive festival and other bloggers who use Movable Type, TypePad and Vox.  Here's what you need to know:

  • When: Saturday, March 8th at 10:30am
  • Where: Palm Park, behind the Austin Convention Center
  • Who: Everyone's invited! It helps if you're a geek or a blogger
  • What: Kickball. A simple game, tons of fun, and nobody gets picked last
  • How: Just show up with some shoes you can run in, and we'll handle the rest

Six years ago, KICK! was started as a way to welcome the community of early bloggers that had just begun to adopt SXSWi as an informal annual homecoming. Join the tradition by coming out to play some ball or just drink some Progress coffee and eat some breakfast tacos.

If you plan on joining us, please leave a comment to this post and be sure to RSVP on KICK!'s Upcoming page. And be sure to check out the MT-powered official KICK! site, which was built with Movable Type and the Universal Template Set -- five minutes and the kickball community had a shiny new home!




bloggingman on March 8, 2008, 11:32 a.m. Reply

I have mt4.1 personal version and trying to use the userpics feature but my pic does not show up beside posts or comments….whats wrong?

Thanks for any help,

Greg parson

Greg parson on March 12, 2008, 8:06 p.m. Reply

Did not get a chance to make it to this years SXSW event but I am looking forward to going next year and seeing you all then.

Craig Murray

Craig Murray on July 8, 2012, 10:16 p.m. Reply

This games is lots of fun :)

Rachel Gatleen

Rachel Gatleen on August 6, 2012, 3:45 a.m. Reply

Do you have another similar events like this one? Of course I am talking about the near future.


iwin on December 23, 2012, 6:40 p.m. Reply

I want to do something similar and the old DateTags from Staggernation aren’t working for me. I’ll have to hack it myself to find out to create a modifier like future=”1” or something.