First time at Flatstock - recommendations

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Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:48 pm

Rudy's BBQ is the best. Bring a tube, go to or or Slater first tell Bona that you plan on flipping everything immediately.
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Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:57 pm

I went shopping for EMEK once and then "acquired" something for Jermaine from the conference center.
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look what that got you
For the best concert and movie posters available, check out: http://www.jojosposters.com

For other art crap....be sure to check out: http://www.jojosfineart.com

And for the kinkiest records in the world......check out the newest website in the Jojo Empire: http://www.jojosrecords.com
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Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:26 pm

"The legendary Smokey Robinson will visit Flastock 24 on Thursday afternoon following his keynote address to sell his limited edition prints designed by Shepard Fairey. Swing by to get your one-of-a-kind poster signed by both Smokey and Shepard."
For the best concert and movie posters available, check out: http://www.jojosposters.com

For other art crap....be sure to check out: http://www.jojosfineart.com

And for the kinkiest records in the world......check out the newest website in the Jojo Empire: http://www.jojosrecords.com
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Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:32 pm

Kaber wrote:I'm heading over to SXSW and will have the joy of checking out Flatstock.

Any recommendations for the trip e.g

Are tubes and mylar paper on sale there.
Does stuff sell out fast?
Any particular artists (old and new) folks recommend I check out?

Thanks
are ya looking for flips or keepers?

flips: find jojo, follow him, buy what he buys. drive home. get rich. buy an island.
keepers: find out where your favorites artists booth is in advance, be the first person there in the morning
and talk that artist into drawing small sketches. most of them cave in after 6 to 10 hours.
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:36 am

iratasan wrote:
Kaber wrote:I'm heading over to SXSW and will have the joy of checking out Flatstock.

Any recommendations for the trip e.g

Are tubes and mylar paper on sale there.
Does stuff sell out fast?
Any particular artists (old and new) folks recommend I check out?

Thanks
are ya looking for flips or keepers?

flips: find jojo, follow him, buy what he buys. drive home. get rich. buy an island.
keepers: find out where your favorites artists booth is in advance, be the first person there in the morning
and talk that artist into drawing small sketches. most of them cave in after 6 to 10 hours.
The flippers pay for the keepers, right. :lol: So jojo show me the way ;-)

Is there a map online of the flatstock layout or at the convention centre?

Thanks for all the tips so far - the food ones are especialy good - man I love mexican and bbq.
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:09 am

Pick one of these up for me?

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The legendary Smokey Robinson will visit Flastock 24 on Thursday afternoon following his keynote address to sell his limited edition prints designed by Shepard Fairey. Swing by to get your one-of-a-kind poster signed by both Smokey and Shepard.
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:48 am

jojobadass wrote:"The legendary Smokey Robinson will visit Flastock 24 on Thursday afternoon following his keynote address to sell his limited edition prints designed by Shepard Fairey. Swing by to get your one-of-a-kind poster signed by both Smokey and Shepard."
Where did you read this? Will Shep be there?
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:52 am

Kaber wrote:
The flippers pay for the keepers, right. :lol: So jojo show me the way ;-)

Is there a map online of the flatstock layout or at the convention centre?

Thanks for all the tips so far - the food ones are especialy good - man I love mexican and bbq.
There is not a map, but there is a little booklet that API puts out that has a mini biography on each artist. Flatstock is not that large. It;s like 4 rows of 20 artists each (rough ballpark).
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:53 am

this is on the flatstock page on the sxsw site

shep was at sxsw last year.....who knows.
For the best concert and movie posters available, check out: http://www.jojosposters.com

For other art crap....be sure to check out: http://www.jojosfineart.com

And for the kinkiest records in the world......check out the newest website in the Jojo Empire: http://www.jojosrecords.com
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:56 am

nimsu8 wrote:
Kaber wrote:
The flippers pay for the keepers, right. :lol: So jojo show me the way ;-)

Is there a map online of the flatstock layout or at the convention centre?

Thanks for all the tips so far - the food ones are especialy good - man I love mexican and bbq.
There is not a map, but there is a little booklet that API puts out that has a mini biography on each artist. Flatstock is not that large. It;s like 4 rows of 20 artists each (rough ballpark).

in 2008 there were lines at rob jones and bona's booths

last year, there were no lines.

I expect this year to be much like last year........so, I wouldn't worry about missing anything.
For the best concert and movie posters available, check out: http://www.jojosposters.com

For other art crap....be sure to check out: http://www.jojosfineart.com

And for the kinkiest records in the world......check out the newest website in the Jojo Empire: http://www.jojosrecords.com
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:06 am

you know, one of the best things about flatstock austin.......is being able to see mig kokinda's work in person.
For the best concert and movie posters available, check out: http://www.jojosposters.com

For other art crap....be sure to check out: http://www.jojosfineart.com

And for the kinkiest records in the world......check out the newest website in the Jojo Empire: http://www.jojosrecords.com
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:18 am

You guys are getting some really bad BBQ advice, other than what Jojo said.

Stubbs: Doesn't even rate. Historic place though. Great music. Go for the vibe, not the food.
Saltlick: The #1 most overrated BBQ in Austin. It's barely OK. The country atmosphere is nice though.
Rudy's: They have decent BBQ. But, I wouldn't call it top notch. I mean, the BBQ sauce is factory made with HFCS in it. It is a chain.

Austin area has 4 of the top 5 BBQ places in the state. Snow's in Lexington, the 2 Jojo mentioned in Lockhart, and Louis Mueller's in Taylor.

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The tubes are shorter ones. I think 24" wide. Unless they get other varieties this year.
That ATM has run out of cash in the past.

Meet and talk to your artists, and don't be fan boys.
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:24 am

if you bring a laptop or an iPhone......there is wireless available and most artists accept paypal payments, but don't expect them to have a CPU.
For the best concert and movie posters available, check out: http://www.jojosposters.com

For other art crap....be sure to check out: http://www.jojosfineart.com

And for the kinkiest records in the world......check out the newest website in the Jojo Empire: http://www.jojosrecords.com
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:41 pm

redbear wrote: Stubbs: Doesn't even rate. Historic place though. Great music. Go for the vibe, not the food.
Saltlick: The #1 most overrated BBQ in Austin. It's barely OK. The country atmosphere is nice though.
Rudy's: They have decent BBQ. But, I wouldn't call it top notch. I mean, the BBQ sauce is factory made with HFCS in it. It is a chain.
Stubbs: true.
Saltlick: that is your opinion, but I still think it is one of the best, pretty easily.
Rudy's: also true. It is a chain, nothing special.

And I've hit up 3/4 other locations you've mentioned, and they're great - but I still say Salt Lick is the way to go if you're an out-of-towner.

Thanks for the ATM advice - I'll probably just go to HEB before and do the cash-back with my debit.
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