South by Sphero - Accelerator Awards, Plutopia and More!

10 Mar 2011

Greetings Sphero Fans! Get ready to play with our balls as we take Sphero on the road to SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. We are pleased to announce that Sphero is a Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator Award finalist (SWEET!). Our full itinerary is below but you should be able to find us by asking anyone at SXSW where the handsome people from Colorado are.

We will be at the Mashable House Geek Games Sunday and Monday. A cross between Animal House, American Gladiators and Lincoln- Douglas style debate (where Lincoln and Douglas are teams of nerds competing for prizes), the Geek Games will feature a one-of-a-kind game we developed just for this event. Our lawyers say we can’t tell you what it is, but we’re sick of them telling us what we can and can’t do (just what is “loitering” anyway?). Come out and compete with Pepsi MAX Sphero Bowling at the Geek Games.

But wait! There’s more! We will also have a play area set up at this year's Plutopia: The Future of Play. There will be interactive installations, musical performances, other robots, and tons more. If the future of play doesn’t involve phone-controlled spheres, we don’t want any part of it.

Below is our full schedule for SXSW. If you'd like to set up a time to meet in Austin, just reach out to press [at] orbotix.com, or start yelling about remote controlled robot overlords. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @GoSphero!

Sunday March 13th

10am - 5pm Find us in and around Austin!

6pm - 11pm Techcocktail

Monday March 14th

2pm - 5pm Mashable House Geek Games

5pm Accelerator Award Presentation Round 1

6:30pm - Midnight Plutopia: The Future of Play

Tuesday March 15th

10am - Noon Find us in and around Austin!

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