One of my favorite SxSWi events so far was the Ze Frank’s conversation. As alluded to on Twitter, I’m a Ze Frank fanboy, having 2-3 minutes of my life enhanced every day by The Show as it happened back in 2006-2007.
The conversation was a somewhat surreal experience. A room chock full of people that have been enjoyed Ze’s content and contributions online, a room full of fans, that all felt a one-way connection with the speaker and were hanging on his every word. There was a definite buzz in the room. Ze was funny, relaxed, delightfully irreverant and clearly comfortable speaking in front of groups (I’m sure he has this experience frequently).
I can’t remember being in a similar situation before – it was quite unique. Also probably a little creepy if you’re the focus of the attention.
I’m very glad I was there.