Good news from the folks at SXSW, this is the email I just got:
"Hi Paul Terry : Thank you for your patience with the application process! We are pleased to inform you that you have been approved for a 2014 SXSW INTERACTIVE Press Credential. This credential will provide you admission to all SXSW Interactive events.
Would anyone else like to join my press team for SXSW Interactive? I could use an interviewer, a video editor and a video camera shooter.