Winner will receive two FAN Badges, which include:
-One 4-day pass to the festival
-Downtown parking at One American Center every night of festival
-Access to artist/VIP lounge every night of fest
-Access to Festival Kick-off Party
-Access to Festival Wrap party
-Access to Moontower sponsored after-show mix and mingles every night of festival
A large cylinder surrounded by various brown rectangles fill the screen of video game graphics artist Jeff Toney’s Dell computer. As he continues to work on the cylinder-shaped illustration, it soon becomes clear he’s creating a three-dimensional tree. He begins adding smaller and smaller polygons to his tree to give it more definition. Shapes resembling eyes appear, then a nose and a mouth. Finally, he adds a mustache.
Ten years ago this August, Sean Morris and Ryan Ringnald loaded their things into boxes and moved into their dorm rooms at Penland Hall, just two of the 3,168 freshman who would matriculate at Baylor University that fall. Their lives have since taken a more unusual trajectory.
“Listen to me,” Matthew McConaughey instructs Kate Hudson during one of several peculiarly intimate scenes in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. “If you’re going to name my member, you’ve got to name it something hyper-masculine, something like Spike, Butch, or Krull the Warrior King—but not Princess Sophia!”
Knowledge Is Power
Of all the college coaches in Texas—football, basketball, baseball—the most accomplished works for Southern Methodist University. Larry Brown is one of five active coaches in the Basketball Hall of Fame and the only one to ever win both an NCAA championship and an NBA title (with the University of Kansas and the Detroit Pistons, respectively).
In 1997 when demographer Steve H. Murdock published his first book, The Texas Challenge, he was a Cassandra of sorts. He predicted the rise of the Hispanic majority, and he spoke early and often about the implications such a demographic shift would have on Texas’s economy. His devotion to the topic positioned him as a heavy hitter in policy circles and eventually led to his appointment as Texas’s inaugural state demographer, in 2001. In 2008 he became director of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, a post he held until 2009.