As SXSW approaches there are lots of tips and tricks suggestions out there for navigating the festival. If you're looking for the nuts and bolts of how to get in and out of theaters a particularly good one is Larry Richman's "Real Tips for Real People" series. Or just hit me up with questions on Twitter.
If you're looking for some suggestions as to where to eat and or drink during your trip to Austin you might enjoy this short recap from Flow Nonfiction on how to SXS "like a local." It's a fairly low key 6 minutes or so including Top Chef Paul Qui and other Austinites rattling through some fun places to checkout.