I’ve been busy with lots of things, but you might be interested in my diaries about attending SXSW. I finished the last installment a few days ago. Interestingly, several other groups have started in Houston to capitalize on SXSW momentum. Refresh Houston is a meeting of web developers and BarCamp Houston .
I like upcoming.org although it didn’t have mindshare. We really need a free version of Meetup, which was an absolutely terrific service.