Andy Baio’s XOXO Festival

Man, oh, man, this is one of the first times I can feel a stinging pang in my gut from not living in Portland, Ore. any longer. The XOXO festival will be held September 13-16.It’s being funded by Kickstarter, which could prove interesting for pre-selling festival tickets of any kind.

XOXO is a celebration of disruptive creativity. We want to take all the independent artists using the Internet to make a living doing what they love — the makers, craftspeople, musicians, filmmakers, comic book artists, game designers, hardware hackers — and bring them together with the technologists building the platforms that make it possible. If you have an audience and a good idea, nothing’s standing in your way.

Not only that, but it’s being held in one of my favorite buildings in one of my favorite neighborhoods in all of Portland. This is not to be missed if you are living in the area or can afford to get there for an extended weekend.

Great weekend to be in Portland between this, Time Based Arts Festival and MusicFest NW. All three are happening at practically the same time.

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