Whether you were in Austin, Texas for the kick off of the SXSW Film and Interactive Festival and Conferences or in Los Angeles for the madness that is Fashion Week, it is safe to assume you didn't get much shuteye over the weekend.

South by Southwest Interactive kicked off on March 13 and Austin, Texas became overrun with a who's who of the tech and social media industries. See more photos in our SXSW slideshow and check out coverage of the geeks, gadgets and parties here. 

Gendy Alimurung stayed close to the runway and covered the start of L.A. Fashion Week. Catch up on what to expect this coming season by reading her Fashion Diary here. 
Nicole Campos checked out the return of Comedy is Dead to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with comedians Bob Odenkirk, Duncan Trussell, Mike Phirman of Hard 'n' Phirm, Lou Barlow, Melinda Hill, Mike Phirman, Natasha Leggero, Patton Oswalt and Thomas Lennon. She even got some 1:1 time with Oswalt before the show. Read about it here.
Erica Wrightson and Shannon Cottrell headed over to Morton's in downtown L.A. for an absinthe tasting event to celebrate the once-banned liquor's legalization in the U.S. Read Wrightson's mouth-watering review here and view more photos in Cottrell's Green Hour slideshow

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