Puppeteer, director and producer Frank Oz, actor and comedian Kevin Hart, actress and producer Elisabeth Moss, "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, musician Lance Bass, and actress and writer Busy Philipps have all been added to the South By Southwest Conference and Festivals speakers list, while Brené Brown will be the SXSW 2019 Opening Speaker, SXSW announced Tuesday.

Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston and is the bestselling author of “The Gifts of Imperfection,” “Daring Greatly,” “Rising Strong,” “Braving the Wilderness” and “Dare to Lead.”

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Jessica Brillhart, founder of independent studio Vrai Pictures and the former principal filmmaker for VR at Google has been added as a keynote speaker for film.

Bass, currently the second most famous former member of NSYNC (someone named Justin Timberlake also sang with them), is also a TV and film producer (“Boy Band Con,” “Celebrity Home Raiders,” “Kidnapped for Christ”).

Moss, an Emmy and Golden Globe winner, currently stars in “The Handmaid’s Tale” and can be seen in Alex Ross Perry's rock flick “Her Smell” and Jordan Peele's “Us,” both of which will be opening theatrically in March and seem likely SXSW screenings.

Oz is best known as an early Jim Henson hire and one of the ur-Muppeteers. He also directed such films as “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “In & Out” and “The Score.”

Philipps is an actress best known for roles in “Dawson’s Creek,” “Freaks and Geeks” and “Cougar Town,” among others. In fall 2018, her late-night talk show “Busy Tonight” premiered on E!.

Elsewhere on the schedule is Kimberly Bryant, the founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE. Black Girls CODE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts.

Former Austin resident and frequent SXSW contributor Bruce Sterling has written 10 science fiction novels and countless short stories, book reviews, design criticism, opinion columns, and introductions for books ranging from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne. His most recent book is a collection of Italian fantascienza stories, “Utopia Pirata: I Racconti Di Bruno Argento.”

CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper will sit down with “Daily Show” host Noah and correspondents Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, Roy Wood Jr. and Jaboukie Young-White for a very large panel indeed about news and entertainment.

Actor/ comedian Damon Wayans Jr. and serial entrepreneur and investor Kristopher B. Jones will explore the convergence of Silicon Valley and Hollywood.

A full list of speakers can be found at SXSW.com. SXSW takes place March 8 to 17.