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SXSW: Marvel hits the Geek Stage with special announcements

Marvel Comics is headed back to the South By Southwest Interactive Festival next month with two events and a special focus on their digital comics initiative.

“We’re excited to return to SXSW for a third year and unveil our exciting plans for the future of digital publishing, gaming and more,” said Dan Buckley, President, TV, Publishing and Brand Management, Marvel Entertainment. “This is our biggest SXSW yet—with more panels, more news and more exclusives than we’ve ever brought to the show before!”

One of the biggest comic book publishers in the world, Marvel always has something cooking so it’s no surprise that they’d be back at the cutting-edge SXSW festival for the third year in a row. The company has also really spearheaded the digital comics revolution and pioneered ‘day and date’ physical/digital releases, coming out with consistent content monthly way before anyone else on such a large scale.

If you’re planning on being at the Austin, TX festival next month and you’re a Marvellite, then you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not attending what Marvel has on tap. The House of Ideas has a twin bill with Saturday and Sunday shows planned on SXSW’s ‘Geek Stage’ and here’s what the lineup is looking like right now:

  • First, at 1:30pm (CST) on Saturday, March 8th, on the SXSW Geek Stage presented by comiXology, join Axel Alonso (Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment), Kristin Vincent (VP, Digital Products), TQ Jefferson (VP, Games) and Ryan Penagos (Executive Editorial Director, Digital Media & @AgentM on Twitter) for Marvel: Your Universe! Learn how fans are a unique part of the Marvel Universe, be the first to hear exclusive news about Marvel’s hottest games and get a first look at new footage from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the hit series airing Tuesdays on the ABC network.
  • Then, at 1:15pm (CST) on Sunday, March 9th, on the SXSW Geek Stage presented by comiXology, Marvel’s all-star lineup returns for Marvel: House of Ideas! This is the panel no fan will want to miss as Marvel unveils new initiatives that will redefine the world of comics as you know it! After the panel concludes, fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #1 (while supplies last) and a chance to have it signed by Alonso, Jefferson, Vincent and Penagos in a special Marvel signing session.

And remember that admission to the festival is free of charge too, so if you miss these presentations, you’ve no one to blame but yourself. Oh, and if you won’t be making the trip to the Lone Star State, you can still stay up to date on what Marvel has in store by following the proceedings on Marvel.com or SXSW’s site.

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