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Russell Brand, Cam Newton among SXSW ’15 Convergence speakers

Omar L. Gallaga
ogallaga@statesman.com

In another sizable South by Southwest Interactive announcement this week, the festival released the names of featured speakers and about 60 panels in its Convergence Programming track.

Convergence includes panels related to sports, television and “entertainment and immersion.”

Top names include comic and actor Russell Brand, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, superproducer Brian Grazer, author James Frey, U.S. Women’s National Soccer player Megan Rapinoe and YouTube star Tyler Oakley.

The festival promises there’ll also be screenings and activities open to Film and Music badgeholders as well as Gold, Platinum and Interactive.

Other well-known names in the announced programming include filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and sports icons Rich Eisen and Chris Kluwe.

On Monday, the fest will release information on a large set of panels, about 500, on its website.