I’m sitting here at Gate A9 in SJC waiting for the nonstop to AUS. My two week whirlwind tour of the southwest continues as I make my way to SxSW Interactive 2007. Waiting with me are Kent Brewster and the Pipes guys from Yahoo! and Jeremy Gillick from PayPal. I am sure more than half the plane will be filled with conference attendees. Even though we have yet to board the plane, it feels like SxSW has already begun.