As I mentioned in my coverage of SXSW last year, the festival has grown exponentially in the past decade. When I first started making the annual trip to Austin, the events took place mostly on or near the 6th Street drag downtown, and hitting up anything more than a ten-minute pedicab ride away from it was considered adventurous. Thanks to the proliferation of unofficial events that have sprung up around the official festival, you can go to the most out-of-the-way corners of the city and still be surrounded by showcases.