I exchanged email with riothero once. He wanted to know if I was also going to SXSW. My answer was basically that I didn't have the time or money. Now he's going to London to meet some bloggers. When I was in high school, even if my parents had had the money to send me to far away places to hang out with people I'd met on the web, they never would have let me. But I'm not bitter or anything.