TVx3 E230: ATX Television Festival Season 3 Recap

ATX Television FestivalOn episode 230, Jason (@theTVaholic) is joined by Danielle Turchiano (@danielletbd), a regular contributor to and author of pseudonym: a novel, and Emma Loggins (@emmaloggins) of (@fanbolt) to talk about some TV news, recap the 2014 ATX Television Festival and discuss the series premieres of Halt and Catch Fire and Chasing Life. Plus, some TV recommendations. (Start times of each segment/topic)

News (00:01:00)

We briefly talked about the following three TV news stories:

ATX Television Festival Season 3 Recap (00:07:37)

We talked a bit about what the ATX Festival (@ATXFestival) is and then Danielle and Emma answered the following questions about attending this year:

  • How many times have you attended ATX Festival?
  • What were your favorite panels?
  • Who did you get a chance to meet or talk with outside of the panels?
  • What was the best thing you ate while in Austin for the festival?
  • Why should someone attend the ATX Television Festival?

Primetime (00:44:28)

We talked about the following two TV shows:

  • Halt and Catch Fire – S.1 Ep.1, “I/O,” (Series Premiere) & Ep.2, “FUD” (00:44:32)
  • Chasing Life – S.1 Ep.1, “Pilot” (Series Premiere) (00:58:21)

TV Recommendations (01:07:10)

Did you attend season three of the ATX Television Festival? If you didn’t, are you thinking about going next year like Jason? What do you think of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire? Did you like ABC Family’s Chasing Life? Did you enjoy this week’s guests? Let us know in the comments, send us an eMail, connect via Twitter @TVtimesThree, or Like us on Facebook.


  1. I don’t like football, but I tried to watch FNL when they first started airing it in syndication on ABC Family. I got through the first season, and that was it for me–just couldn’t get into it. Also really hated the grainy look of the show and the shaky camera.

    ATX does sound like a lot of fun–I believe the badges go on sale today, and I’m thinking about it.

  2. Kyle, Well at least you gave it a try. There are just so many shows that people miss out on because they think it is about something that it is not, etc. Or, we all miss out on them because many of these shows don’t draw any audience and get cancelled.

    I’m totally going to ATX Season 4.

    1. The thing about the festival is that I’m not sure how it works for press–not sure if you can get a refund if you apply for/get press after you already bought a badge.

      The tickets go on sale for $125 at first and then jump to $175 and $225 over time, so would rather buy right away. It says no refunds, but that you can transfer up until May 5–so I guess you could try to sell it to someone else before May.

  3. Jason let me know if you come to Austin. That is my hometown and I can give you a food tour and a bar tour.

      1. I have wanted to but have not had the opportunity to go. Austin hosts a ton of smaller festivals that I usually attend.

        1. Never been to Texas before, but I’ve ordered a badge for season 4–should be fun. I just hope I can handle the heat. 🙂


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