Unfortunately, it looks like prices for SXSW Interactive have increased precipituously. Early bird rates have increased from $250 to $350. Although this is merely acknowledging the popularity of the Interactive session, it will no longer seem as awesome a deal as it used to be. Still it’s good deal if you haven’t gone before.
In other words, I’m still waiting to hear if a panel I proposed will be accepted. Yes, the fact that I include the URL after the voting is over indicates how unlikely that scenario will be. I can’t predict whether I’ll be able to make it this year.