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Sennheiser + Paste Interview for Interactive Studio & Lounge at SXSW Interactive and Film 2013, Including Fred Armisen


Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that Sennheiser and Paste have confirmed several interviewees for the Sennheiser + Paste Interactive Studio & Lounge, an official SXSW showcase event to take place in Austin between Sunday, March 10th through Tuesday, March 12th at The Blackheart, 86 Rainey St. The three-day event will feature interviews every half hour between noon and 6pm each day with actors, directors, cinematographers, musicians, video game designers, software developers, comedians and many others.
The audience will be invited to listen to the live Q&As via Sennheiser wireless headphones, while tweeting questions to participants using hashtag #SennheiserSXSW. Additionally, video display monitors will be in place throughout the venue, both indoors and out.
Following is a list of confirmed interviewees (list subject to change): 
March 10
Vincent Grashaw (director, Coldwater)
Jenova Chen (game designer, co-founder Thatgamecompany)
Marshall Allman (actor, The Bounceback, True Blood)
Neil LaBute (director, Some Girl(s), The Wicker Man)
Adam Brody (actor, Some Girl(s), Jennifer’s Body, The Ring)
Joe Swanberg (director) and Drinking Buddies Cast
Trevor Owens (founder, Lean Startup Machine)
Ben Kasulke (cinematographer, Touch Feely)
John and Brenda Romero (co-founder id Software; designer Doom, Quake)
Kamau Bell (comedian)
Axel Alonso (editor-in-chief, Marvel Comics)
Chris Avellone (videogame designer, Project Eternity)
March 11
John Sayles (writer/director, Go for Sisters, Lone Star, Return of the Secaucus Seven)
Hannah Fidell (director, A Teacher), Lindsay Burdge (actress, A Teacher), Will Brittain (actor, A Teacher)
Wiley Wiggins (actor, Computer Chess, Waking Life, Dazed and Confused)
Matt Mason (entrepreneur, Vice President of Marketing at BitTorrent)
Carlton Cuse (writer/producer, Bates Motel, Lost)
Andy White (entrepreneur, Downtown Project)
Ayinde Alakoye (entrepreneur, founder of Hitch Radio)
Alex Winter (writer/director/actor, Downloaded, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
March 12
Fred Armisen (actor, Saturday Night Live, Portlandia)
Taylor Goldsmith (musician, Dawes)
Freddy Camalier (director, Muscle Shoals)
Jake Hoffman (actor, Charm, The Wolf of Wall Street)
Leah Busque (founder,
Aisha Tyler (comedian, actress)
The Sennheiser + Paste Interactive Studio & Lounge will also feature music starting at 8pm each night, featuring Quiet Company, Moon Taxi, The Lone Bellow, Jason Isbell, Houndmouth, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The Last Bison and Spirit Family Reunion and others. During the afternoons, Sennheiser and Paste will also host musicians on the front porch of the cottage-style venue during each day, including Emily Wolfe, Micah Dalton and Seryn. For the duration of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to audition Sennheiser's latest Momentum headphones, which combine premium sound, style and comfort.
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