Another SXSW has come and gone and as we look back, we can’t help but smile at the good times we had at SXSW 2015.

As we started learning three years ago, it is simply impossible to do everything you want to do. So, instead of running ourselves ragged trying to get to all the red carpets and see all the big films, we ditched the schedule (for the most part) and simply went where the day took us.

And, oh, the places we would go.

Here are our top ten moments from SXSW 2015.

10 – Crossing paths with Glee‘s Lauren Potter

At the Samsung Lounge we spotted Potter, who played Becky Jackson on Glee. The actress also stars in Guest Room which premiered at the fest.

9 – The Mophie rescue dogs

So cute.

8 – Angie TriBeCa 

I am not a sitcom/comedy person. But the Airplane style humor in this new TBS series had me in stiches.

The panel that followed, featuring Steve and Nancy Carell and Rashida Jones, was hilarious as well.

I now have a girl crush on Jones, who I later spotted wearing the rocking leather jacket pictured here. 

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7 – Randomly running into Cameron Frye

Spotted Alan Ruck at Starbucks on day one and couldn’t pass up the chance to snap a pic with the Sausage King of Chicago. Ruck wasn’t even in town for SXSW. His wife is shooting a pilot for ABC and their schedule just happened to overlap with the fest.

6 – All the cats!

Met Morris (or, more likely, a descendant of the famous ginger), Grumpy, Waffles, Oskar and Klaus.

But then there was our most favorite, Lil Bub.

5 – A selfie with Sally Field

We like her. We really like her.

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4 –  A selfie stick at the Mashable party

Because there’s no one who needs a selfie stick more than us.

For without a selfie stick, we could not have gotten this stellar pic with JOhn Cusack!

3 – Nat Geo’s Escape the Cold

We had the best time at the Nat Geo Escape the Cold experience. 30 more seconds and we’d have escaped. 

Afterwards, we hung with Sue, the star of the Life Below Zero series. She is fascinating!

2 – All the 80s

In addition to the run-in with Alan Ruck, we watched The Breakfast Club with Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy in attendance, snapped a pic with John Cusack in the background and screened Christian Slater’s new series Mr. Robot.

1 – All the TV

With all the TV programming, we had little time for film and we’re totally OK with that. Lifetime screened the new drama UnREAL, CW premiered iZombie, FX showed The Comedians and, as previously mentioned, TBS previewed Angie Tribeca while USA brought the entire cast of Mr. Robot to the fest. 


Looking for more Best of SXSW posts?

Read about the 9 things Jimmy Kimmel learned at SXSW 2014 here.

Check out the highlights from SXSW 2012 here.

See what our very first SXSW was like in 2008 here.