Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Marvel Entertainment is Set to Make History At SXSW Interactive in March 2014

If you're heading to Austin, Texas for the South By Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW), we have the details on two can’t miss panels from Marvel Entertainment. The panels will give fans the future of digital entertainment featuring all the world’s most renowned Super Heroes-Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

The event is free and open to the public, so everyone can be on hand to see Marvel’s newest game-changing innovations featuring all your favorite Super Heroes from comic books, television, gaming and more.

Dan Buckley, President, TV, Publishing and Brand Management, Marvel Entertainment expresses,  “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. This is our biggest SXSW yet—with more panels, more news and more exclusives than we’ve ever brought to the show before!”

Here are the details on the two panels, thanks to their press release:

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.


More about Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited:

Since the launch of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited in 2007, the first major digital comics program in industry history, Marvel has been on the forefront of digital comics publishing. After becoming the first major publisher to offer single issue digital sales in 2009, Marvel has continued to expand its digital comics offerings to numerous platforms, with an unrivaled library of award-winning storytelling. Marvel also became the first comics company to offer free digital copies with select print issues and comic shop coupons with the purchase of a digital comic. In 2012, Marvel Entertainment became the first major comics publisher to attend SXSW, announcing such landmark initiatives as Marvel Infinite, followed by historic announcements in 2013, including Marvel Unlimited, Marvel Original Video and more.

Let us know if you'll be attending the event and the Marvel panels and head to www.marvel.com and www.sxswgaming.com for more details on the panels and any more news on the event. Also, join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #MarvelSXSW.

-Larissa Mrykalo

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