It has become obvious through reading this forum (and other literature), and through personal experience that networking is a large part of obtaining a continual flow of work in sound/music for games. Often the best kind of networking happens face-to-face.
Say someone didn't necessarily want to live in California (no offense to CA!)... is there anywhere else to go that would be worth the move? I have heard good things about Austin, Texas. Are any of you from there, or have knowledge of the game industry in Austin? I've read that it's the third largest city for the game industry in the US, and #1 outside of CA.
I'm basically just seeking opinions about Austin's video game scene, and/or about the quality of life there in general. I am currently in Michigan, but have access to a free place to stay in Austin for a while should I choose to relocate.
Thanks for your time!