11 reasons South by Southwest was the couldn't-miss festival of the season

Even the President Is Excited About South by Southwest: Here's Why
Even the President Is Excited About South by Southwest: Here's Why

Over this past weekend, thousands of people headed down to Austin, Texas for the city's annual technology conference, South by Southwest. The festival featured not only some of the world's most up and coming, innovative designs and machines, but also A-list stars and premieres of long-awaited movies and music.

The AOL.com editors were lucky enough to attend the coveted event, where they took advantage of Kanvas -- the massively popular app that allows users to produce viral gifs, videos and much more -- to capture some of the most exciting exclusive features that the festival had to offer.

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1. We got to sit down exclusively with social media star Arantza Fahnbulleh! Check out her selfie swag along with her signature:

2. What better place to celebrate all this art than Austin?

3. Two words: Kerry Washington:

4. #BuiltByGirls is literally #FeminismGoals:

5. Harley Quinn's tattoo parlor can turn you into the Joker:

6. Always YAS to Jojoe:

7. How absolutely adorable is Meagan Nicole?

8. Literally blessed to speak to pop phenomenon Zara Larsson!

9. You can't get to South by Southwest without thinking outside the box!

10. You had us at milkshakes and memes:

11. It was really hard to be grumpy around Grumpy Cat:

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