Webby Awards Swim and BBQ Night
Location: Paul and Dots house 
182 Clover Rd, Cedar Creek, TX
When: Thursday, June 5, 7:00pm 
Phone: 512-581-9617

Paul and Dorothy are having a "Webby Awards" potluck party which will co-incide with the web awards event on the net. Dress and atmosphere are casual, don't be fooled by dressy duds in the picture to the left. 

There will be swimming (so bring your trunks or bathing suit), barbecue, games, and a discussion of this years web awards. And of course a viewing of the webcast in our living room. You can contact us at 581-9617 or 699-4000 to co-ordinate potluck items and directions.

We'll be making a video of this event and souvenir VCD/DVDs will be available at a later date. There will be some VCDs/Windows Media Disks/DVDs given away at the party. There will be a showing of the SXSW Web Award video that we made, or at least some preview clips.

Directions to Paul and Dots place from Austin, Texas

1. Take Highway 71 East past the new airport.
2. Drive about 14 miles till you get to The Diamond Shamrock Station!
3. Turn right on Hwy 1209 (to San Marcos). There's a sign that says Utley, San Marcos
4. Cross Hwy 21 (don't turn on to 21!),
5. Continue across 21 to N Gaines Rd or County 81. 
6. Turn right at the "t" on to Shiloh Rd or County Rd 82
7. Go about 1/4 mile
8. Turn left on Clover Rd
9. Go across the creek and go to the last house on the road.  It's a big green house.
10.
Look for the big blue mailbox, it's the only blue mailbox on this road. It says 182.

 

call 512-699-4000 cell phone or 581-9617 home

 

Guests accepting so far

 

Karen Kreps at Barton Springs

 

Karen Kreps, web designer, and Arye Shapiro, sculptor

 

 

Tommy and Stephanie

Webbie Awards 2003

activism
ActForChange http://www.actforchange.com
Greenpeace http://www.greenpeace.org
The Jane Goodall Institute http://www.janegoodall.org 
voice yourself http://www.voiceyourself.com
World Resources Institute http://www.wri.org 

best practices
Commanding Heights Online http://www.pbs.org/commandingheights 
edutopia online http://www.glef.org
Movable Type http://www.movabletype.org 
Theban Mapping Project http://www.thebanmappingproject.com 
Wired News http://www.wired.com

broadband
BET Hollagram http://hollagram.bet.com 
CBC Radio 3 http://www.cbcradio3.com 
Commanding Heights Online http://www.pbs.org/commandingheights 
Heavy http://www.heavy.com
Homeless http://www.abc.net.au/homeless 

commerce
Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com
Art.com http://www.art.com
Fresh Direct http://www.freshdirect.com
RedEnvelope http://www.redenvelope.com
The Tire Rack http://www.tirerack.com

community
BBC Video Nation http://www.bbc.co.uk/videonation 
Geocaching http://www.geocaching.com
LiveJournal.com http://www.livejournal.com 
Meetup http://www.meetup.com
Nervous Industries http://www.nervousness.org 

education
BrainPOP http://www.brainpop.com
NASA Earth Observatory http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov 
Plumb Design Visual Thesaurus http://www.visualthesaurus.com
sodaplay http://www.sodaplay.com
The New York Times Learning Network http://www.nytimes.com/learning 

fashion
Hint Fashion Magazine http://www.hintmag.com
JAPANESE STREETS http://www.japanesestreets.com 
Lucire http://www.lucire.com
SHOWstudio http://www.showstudio.com
Style.com http://www.style.com

film
Bright Lights Film Journal http://www.brightlightsfilm.com
indieWIRE http://www.indiewire.com
Metacritic http://www.metacritic.com
Rotten Tomatoes http://www.rottentomatoes.com
SPONGI http://www.spongi.com

finance
ClearStation http://www.clearstation.com
E-LOAN http://www.eloan.com
PayPal http://www.paypal.com
Quicken.com http://www.quicken.com
Yahoo! Finance http://finance.yahoo.com 

games
A Tale in the Desert http://www.atitd.com 
Disney's Toontown Online http://www.toontown.com
Indie Game Jam http://www.indiegamejam.com
Orisinal http://www.orisinal.com
PopCap Games http://www.popcap.com
NASA http://www.nasa.gov

govt and law
National Weather Service http://www.weather.gov
Publius http://www.publius.org
Rete Civica Iperbole - Comune di Bologna http://www.comune.bologna.it
United Nations http://www.un.org

health
Cancer.gov http://www.cancer.gov 
HIV STOPS WITH ME http://www.hivstopswithme.org
lifeclinic.com http://www.lifeclinic.com
Planned Parenthood Golden Gate http://www.ppgg.org
teenwire.com http://www.teenwire.com

humor
Eric Conveys an Emotion http://www.emotioneric.com
get your war on http://www.mnftiu.cc/mnftiu.cc/war.html 
oddtodd.com http://www.oddtodd.com
The Onion http://www.theonion.com
WHITEHOUSE.ORG http://www.whitehouse.org

living
Bad Girl Swirl http://www.badgirlswirl.com
Do-It-Yourself Network http://www.diynet.com
Girl-on-the-street http://www.girlonthestreet.com 
Kitchens.com http://www.kitchens.com
oddtodd.com http://www.oddtodd.com

music
Flaming Lips http://www.flaminglips.com 
Metacritic http://www.metacritic.com
Okayplayer.com http://www.okayplayer.com
pinknoises.com http://www.pinknoises.com
Tech.Nitions http://www.technitions.com/tech2.html

net art
Andy Deck-Art Context http://artcontext.org/
BlinkenLights http://www.blinkenlights.de
Listening Post http://www.earstudio.com/projects/listenin...
NYC Surveillance Camera Players http://www.notbored.org/the-scp.html 
PuppetTool http://www.lecielestbleu.com/puppettool
*You will find information about Listening Post at the URL provided. However Listening Post is a physical network art installation

news
allAfrica.com http://www.allafrica.com
BBC News Online http://www.bbcnews.com 
Google News http://news.google.com
MSNBC http://www.msnbc.com 
Romenesko http://www.poynter.org/medianews

personal
Cockeyed.com http://www.cockeyed.com
David Still http://www.davidstill.org
Jeff Harris http://www.jeffharris.org
Jenville http://www.jenville.com
NobodyHere http://www.nobodyhere.com

politics
Congress.org http://www.congress.org
Environmental Working Group http://www.ewg.org
IssuesPA http://www.issuespa.net
MoveOn.org http://www.moveon.org
The Note http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/politic...

print and zines
AlterNet http://www.alternet.org
Boxes and Arrows http://www.boxesandarrows.com
Metropolis Magazine http://www.metropolismag.com
Shift Online http://www.shift.com
The Onion http://www.theonion.com

radio
CBC Radio 3 http://www.cbcradio3.com 
Epitonic Radio http://www.epitonic.com/radio.jsp
KEXP http://www.kexp.org
This American Life http://www.thisamericanlife.org
Transom http://www.transom.org

science
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics http://mathworld.wolfram.com
exploreMarsnow http://www.exploremarsnow.org
HowStuffWorks http://www.howstuffworks.com
SCIENCE HOBBYIST http://amasci.com
Scirus http://www.scirus.com

services
eBay http://ebay.com
Evite http://www.evite.com/
Netflix http://www.netflix.com 
Paytrust http://www.paytrust.com 
VolunteerMatch http://www.VolunteerMatch.org

spirituality
BBCi Religion & Ethics http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion 
Girardian Reflections on the Lectionary http://my.execpc.com/~paulnue 
Parish of Trinity Church http://www.trinitywallstreet.org
Pluralism Project http://www.pluralism.org
Ritualwell.org http://www.ritualwell.org

sports
ESPN.com http://www.espn.com
NBA.com http://www.nba.com
Surfline http://www.surfline.com
The Official Site of The America's Cup http://americascup.yahoo.com
Tour de France - 2002 http://www.letour.fr/2002/us/index.html

technical achievement
Apache Web Server http://www.apache.org
Google http://www.google.com
Laszlo Presentation Server http://www.laszlosystems.com
Linux http://www.linux.org
phpBB http://www.phpbb.com 
*You will find information about Apache Server and Linux at the URLs provided. However it is the Apache Server and Linux which are the focus of the nominations.

travel
IgoUgo http://www.igougo.com 
Joe Sent Me http://www.zyworld.com/brancatelli
Lonely Planet Online http://www.lonelyplanet.com 
SeatGuru.com http://www.seatguru.com
The New York Times: Travel http://www.nytimes.com/pages/travel/index....

tv
Animal Planet: Future is Wild Interactive http://animal.discovery.com/convergence/fu.. .
CartoonNetwork.com http://www.cartoonnetwork.com
Frontline/World http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld
HBO Online http://www.hbo.com
Nick.Com http://www.nick.com

weird
20th Century Castles http://www.missilebases.com 
David Hasselhoff Video : Hooked on a Feeling http://www.hellonetwork.com/demo/toysclub/...
FORTEAN TIMES ONLINE http://www.forteantimes.com
Pole Shift Preparation http://www.poleshiftprepare.com
rathergood.com http://www.rathergood.com

youth
3d&i http://www.3d-i.org
BAMboozled.org http://www.bamboozled.org
Disney's Toontown Online http://www.toontown.com
sodaplay http://www.sodaplay.com
Whyville http://www.whyville.net

SXSW Website Competition Finalists - with a few comments

The results are in! Introducing the SXSW Website Competition Finalists for 2003. Winners were announced at the SXSW Web Awards ceremony on Sunday evening, March 9.

Animation/Cartoon
Croatian Tales of Long Ago nice fairy tale flash with sound, runner up
Sixsidia couldn't get it to work . . . confusing but nice graphics
Tales on the LEGO Express well done interactive cartoon on a train
TotalPort Movie nice demo
Wednesday Cooper great new way to do poetry, the winner

Art/Culture
Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People well done native peoples site, A for content
Circle of Stories 
Heimophotography stunning Iceland photos w/ nice interface, runner up
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston very fine museum site
Nikolas Koenig Photography The winner, a very good site could have been a great one if the author had offered a "slide show" option

Audio/Radio
Andante well done classical music site Winner

Corridos Sin Fronteras 
Hot Topic Radio
Passport To Texas
Sonic Memorial Project

Content/E-zine
AllAboutDJ nice pull down menus with top music charts 
Drunken Boat real nice poetry magazine with audio
GAIN 2.0 average looking business design site
Polar Inertia The 7.5 and 8 point text is unreadable, talk about fine print
Urban Collective terrific main page drop down tied to graphic window Winner

Developer's Resource
Airshare.org
All Consuming Winner Book Reviews tied to Amazon purchase links and to book blogs
Flash Goddess
Tangent
Usable Help

Educational Resource
Campfire Stories with George Catlin
Face to Face
Safe As Mother's Milk: The Hanford Project
Stories Untold
The 35th Infantry Division in World War Two

Experimental
A is for Apple
mc.clintock.com
onModular
Trevor Van Meter Flyguy
You and We

Film/Film Industry
Anamorphoses
Bowling For Columbine
Ice Age
Minority Report
Terminator 3

Gaming
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Shooting Stars Krazy Golf
The Sopranos, Big Pussy's Poker Heaven
Tokidoki's Sushi Race
Tracker: The Hunt for Zin

Green/Non-Profit
The Green Squad
It's My Life
Mercury Rising: Bearing Witness to Climate Change
Network for Good -- Youth Noise
WWF Expeditions in Conservation: Mesoamerican Reef

Grrl Site
Another Girl at Play
GirlsAllowed! Winner for clever pictures and captions
Nike Goddess Very fine fashion site, close runnerup
Torrid
Zanadi Jeans

Humor/Satire
Behind the Typeface: Cooper Black
Indecision 2002
Soapfiend
Super Console Wars
Totally Off the Record

Movie/TV
In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01
Media That Matters
SPONGI
Three Abreast
Wanda Jean: One Year Later

Music Industry
The Artist Couch Exchange
Misra Records
Motel Records
Sleeman
Songwriters Hall of Fame Virtual Museum

Musical Artist/Band
Blofeld
Gershwin Music Estate
J.Boogie
Rush
Sparta

Personal/Online Diary
Fear and Loafing on the Mayan Riviera
First-Year Student Journals
optimal | suboptimal
The SB Project
WiredNomad

Redesign/Relaunch
Art*o*mat
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents
Kaliber10000
PeterFunch.com
Scene 360

Services
AbstractDevice
Meetup
Pixeltees
Veer: Visual Elements for Creatives
Who's We Design Studios

Student
Closure
Headcase Productions
Fresh Media v3
One Night at the Star Fright
Tagged

Weblog
Airbag nice three column layout, great graphics, interesting content
Erichian nice page but it doesn't look like a weblog
Pixelog again nice photos but why is it so hard to do an automated slideshow, makes me click, click, click, click...
Ultramicroscopic very nice subtle use of color and graphics
WHEDONesque.com Share your views on Buffy, Angel, Firefly and any other projects in which Joss is involved. Blood and Burba weed will be served. Bring your own demon. The winner.

Weird/Extreme

The Awakening
Bad Girl Good Woman Productions
The Devil's Dictionary
A Dog and His Elephant
Holiday Greeting

2002 SXSW Website Competition Winners

Congratulations to the 2002 Web Awards winners! Don't forget to check out all the finalists from the 2002 Website Competition. All of these sites were launched in calendar year 2001, demonstrating that amazing innovation and creativity is still very much alive and well on the internet.

Animation/Cartoon Deep Fried, Live!
Art/Culture Thinkcollective
Content/E-zine Burning Word
Developer's Resource Ultrashock v4
Film/Film Industry     Tongsville
Green/Non-Profit NorthPole2002.com
Grrl Site WhatsHerFace.com
Humor/Satire Unpluggedtv.com
Music Industry LostRock.com
Musician/Band Utah Carol
Online Education Resource What is a Print
Online Gaming Aliveis.com
Online Movie/TV I Witness
Personal/Online Diary Mastication Is Normal
Redesign/Relaunch Born Magazine
Services Creatas
Streaming Audio/Radio Looplabs
Student Ry-guy.com
Weblog Dollarshort.org
Weird/Extreme Teddy
People's Choice Award Deviant Art
Best of Show Tongsville