Photo of Magic Johnson, courtesy Getty

With eight months to go until SXSW 2017, the Austin festival on Monday announced a handful of its first speakers, including NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Transparent creator Jill Soloway.

Johnson will be speaking during the Interactive portion of the fest, while Soloway will deliver a keynote speech as part of the Film schedule. The full SXSW announcement can be seen here.

The news comes as SXSW will open 2017 registration on Aug. 1, with next year's event set for March 10-19, 2017.




SXSW Adds More 2017 Music Acts
Rick Ross to Host 2017 MTV Woodies at SXSW
Listen: Mt. Wolf Returns with Stunning New Single 'The Electric'
Watch: Maggie Rogers Makes Stunning TV Debut on 'Tonight Show'
Watch: Skott Releases New Video for 'Glitter & Gloss'
SXSW Adds Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Seth Rogen, Kesha & More