Vote by Sept. 4 on panels you’d like to attend at any of the three South by Southwest conference-festivals to be held in Austin, Texas: interactive, March 12-16; film, March 12-20; music, March 17-21. Example: Jacob Harris of the New York Times wants to hold a panel “Shut Up and Code! (Hacking the Future of News)”: “Talk is cheap. Talk about the future of news is cheaper still, especially since so little leads to action.” To enter competitions: The interactive festival will accept entries Oct. 16 through Dec. 18 (entry fees escalate). The film festival will accept short or feature-length entries Nov. 5 through Dec. 11 (entry fees escalate). No trailers or works-in-progress. FAQ.