PLEASE BE SURE YOU HAVE READ THIS FAQ before signing up for this service.
1. When do I give you my name, e-mail and work info? Or do I even have to?
After you sign up for the service, you should receive an e-mail with a link to the log-in page. This email will come directly after signing up. Please use the log-in page provided to enter in the following:
- A username/password (you can make this be anything you desire)
- Your Name – First/Last
- Your E-mail
- Your Work Info
2. When do you send out the calendar of events?
The calendar is updated daily, and will not be complete until the festival. We are creating a streamlined SX Calendar which will be available to all members. Events can be exported to your iCal/Gmail calendar, and the calendar includes a map of all SX venues. You can also search by venue for events. Stay tuned!
3. How do I know which events I’m RSVPed for?
You should receive e-mail confirmations from the events themselves. This process is a little slow at the start. There are many parties that require typing a captcha, which we must enter your information person by person manually. We are working very fast to get through as many parties as possible a day. Many Music events do not send an confirmation, we are creating a list of events we’ve finished by date to let you know what has been completed. RSVPs are not automatic and do take up to 24hrs (potentially over) to begin. If you signed up and do NOT recieve RSVPs after 48 hrs, please let us know via email.
4. Does the list only include free events or does it also include ticketed events that you can pre-pay for?
The list is mainly free events. Events that are not free (or require a ticket) or badge only detail their requirements for entry. We do not RSVP for badge-only events, but do often list the events on a calendar so those with badges can have the event information.
5. Can you get me into the Perez Hilton Party/Fader Fort/PureVolume House/Anywhere with free tacos?
We have no advantage for entrance to the Perez Hilton Party, Fader Fort, or any other major event other than diligently monitoring the release of party information, and beginning the RSVPing process quickly. There is a chance that several parties might close quickly, which we cannot control. We provide all links to RSVP, announce RSVPs via social media, and create posts on the site regarding party information. We always suggest that if there is a party that you absolutely have to be on a the list for – that you RSVP yourself. Our service goes for RSVPing to as many events as possible and to help create a detailed schedule of events.
6. Is this service worth it?
That’s up to you. We’re happy you’re considering using it to help wade through the mess of parties. We believe this service works best for a SXSW first-timer or someone who does not have the time to sort through party invites. We will continue to highlight ‘Must See’ shows on the blog portion of the website, and are doing our best to respond to as many sxsw parties as possible. If you are unhappy for any reason, please let us know by filling out the ‘Contact Us‘ page. This is our third year RSVPing people for unofficial Southby events, and we’ve always had excellent feedback and press coverage.
7. “Does signing up to use RSVPster mean I get to cut in line at every party? Cause that’d be totally rad and worth it.”
Not at all. While we wish we had this type of party-prowess, we’re not in control of how events function, and we cannot promise that you’re going to skip a line, get in first, or even promise that you’ll get into the event. All we can do is RSVP you to the sxsw parties, say a little party-prayer, and hope for the best. This isn’t a OMGALLACCESSSXSW pass, it’s just a way to keep organized with all the many, many events happening during South By.
8. What about adding a ‘Plus One’/'Guest’ to my RSVPs?
In the past, we’ve taken two emails per sign-up. We’ve changed our service this year to ensure more accurate RSVPing – we want you to get information on parties you actually want to attend. We are no longer taking a ‘plus one’ or ‘guest’ email address, but we do click ’plus one’ whenever able on RSVPs (and mark it in the calendar).
9. WHY AM I GETTING SO MANY EMAILS?
HOW THIS WORKS: We RSVP you to unofficial events hosted on third party websites. Each event WILL send you an email confirmation (some do not, we say this in the calendar listing) — this means you will have hundreds of party-related emails. We suggest creating a new email address to use for this service or organizing your invites by folders. Yes, you will have an insane amount of email.
If you ever experience a problem, please email to let us know.
We clearly state that RSVPster.com cannot guarantee entrance to any event. Event entry is up to the operator of the event, capacity, and other circumstances. We are not affiliated with the SXSW Music/Film/Interactive Festival. By signing up for RSVPster.com, you are agreeing to these terms of service and understand entry to an event always falls at the will of the event operator. By submitting your email address to RSVPster.com, you are allowing for the distribution of this address to events/companies/organizations/individuals associated with unofficial South By Southwest Music, Interactive, and Film operations. Your email address will be entered into party databases on websites associated with the festival, and you will receive information from these Third Party websites. RSVPster.com is not responsible for any spam messages received as a result of RSVP confirmations related to unofficial events or parties. RSVPster.com operates as a ‘opt-in’ email distribution service, and payment for the service ensures consent to distribute any email address associated with the client account. Please be sure you understand these terms of service before registering for this website.
Refunds: There are NO REFUNDS issued after purchasing due the RSVP process beginning soon after purchase. You may request to be taken off the list by emailing us, but we cannot issue a refund for this service. Please be sure you understand this before signing up to use the service, and we appreciate your business.