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ComiXology’s SXSW Give Aways Begin Today!

With SXSW beginning, that also means comiXology‘s give aways are beginning today. ComiXology will  be giving away graphic novel and comics all weekend long. That’s right, we said graphic novels!

If you’re at the show make sure to check out their special panel, happy hour; the previously mentioned free comics and graphic novels, and they’ll be handing out $150,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits toward comiXology content at their SXSW Gaming Expo booth #125

For those who can’t attend, head to this link where you can follow their giveaways happening almost every hour.

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ComiXology Returns To SXSW With Panels, Comics & $150,000 to Give Away

comixology sxswThis coming weekend, comiXology dominates SXSW Interactive with a whole host of activities including: sponsoring the SXSW Geek Stage; a special panel; happy hour; free comics offered throughout the event; and handing out $150,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits toward comiXology content at comiXology’s SXSW Gaming Expo booth #125 & 127.

From March 7th through the 9th, comiXology will sponsor the SXSW Geek Stage where all the big announcements are made and comiXology will be covering the events live as they happen on their social channels.  ComiXology will also be having their own panel on the Geek Stage and making an announcement that is sure to excite new and current comics fans. The comiXology panel will be topped off with a happy hour following.

In addition, comiXology will also be giving out a select amount of free digital comics and graphic novels before and after the events happening on the Geek Stage. If that wasn’t enough, comiXology and Amazon Appstore will be handing out $150,000 worth of $5 dollar gift credits to purchase comics on comiXology’s Amazon Appstore Android App!

comixology amazonHere is a list of all the comiXology events and giveaways at SXSW Interactive:

SXSW Geek Stage powered by comiXology:

Friday, March 7 – 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday, March 8 – 9 – 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SXSW Gaming Expo – Palmer Events Center, Exhibit Hall 1
900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Get a front row seat and hear the latest on comiXology’s social channels throughout the weekend. (Free digital comics and graphics novels too!)

Follow the action on comiXology’s Twitter, Tumblr & Facebook.

Panel:

ComiXology: Take Comics Further
Saturday, March 8 – 4:30PM – 5:15PM
SXSW Gaming Expo – The Geek Stage

Free & open to the public! Top grossing digital comics platform comiXology electrifies the SXSW GEEK Stage in this not-to-be-missed event! Join comiXology’s David Steinberger (co-founder & CEO) & John D. Roberts (co-founder) and moderator Chip “Cuddles” Mosher as they unveil the next big thing for digital comics and graphic novels.

Happy Hour:

SXSW Happy Hour Presented by comiXology
Saturday, March 8 – 5:00pm to 6:00pm
SXSW Gaming Expo – Near The Geek Stage

Right after the panel, enjoy a Texas-size beer with the comiXology crew as they celebrate another year at SXSW!

Booth & Giveaways:

ComiXology SXSW Gaming Expo Booth #125 & 127 Join us at Booth #125 & 127 where we’ll be giving demos of the comiXology platform, and we’ll also be giving away $5 gift credits good for digital comics purchases on the Amazon appstore.

Marvel at SXSW

iOS7_MARVELCOMICS_App_IconThis coming weekend Marvel Entertainment returns to Austin, Texas for a historic third year at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival with two panels bringing fans the future of digital entertainment featuring all the world’s most renowned Super Heroes—Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and more!

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.

Marvel_Unlimited_AppThen, 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.

Marvel is also celebrating SXSW Interactive 2014 by offering fans access to nearly 15,000 of Marvel’s greatest comics for an entire month via the Marvel Unlimited app…for only 99 cents! Fans can access some of the most important stories in pop culture history while online, and take twelve digital comics with them on the go, even when offline!

The offer is valid from 3/1/14 12:01 AM EST to 3/14/14 11:59 PST and is available only for new and former (now-canceled) Marvel Unlimited members. The first month billed at 99 cents with subsequent months billed at the then current monthly rate.

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Marvel Entertainment Makes History At SXSW Interactive’s ScreenBurn Arcade in March 2012

Official Press Release

Marvel Entertainment Makes History At SXSW Interactive’s ScreenBurn Arcade in March 2012

Leading Entertainment Company Unveils Groundbreaking New Publishing Initiatives

This Spring, Marvel Entertainment takes Austin, Texas by storm in its inaugural appearance at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival with the Marvel: Digital House of Ideas panel at SXSW ScreenBurn! In this historic event on Sunday, March 11 at 1pm on the IGN stage at the Palmer Events Center, Axel Alonso (Marvel Comics Editor in Chief), Jeph Loeb (Head of Marvel Television) and Peter Phillips (SVP & GM, Marvel Digital Media Group) unveil Marvel’s bold new multimedia plans that includes the premiere of Marvel’s revolutionary new ways to read comics. Not only does this mark the first major appearance by a comic book publisher in SXSW history, but Marvel is coming armed with the big news—and exclusive animation footage—that can’t be missed by any fan in attendance! Best of all, this event is free and open to the public, so everyone can be on hand to see Marvel’s newest innovations.

“Marvel’s always been the industry leader in graphic fiction & digital media and with the announcements we’ve planned, we couldn’t have picked a more appropriate show than SXSW,” said Dan Buckley. Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. “We’re big believers that both print and digital can work hand-in-hand to bring more readers to comics than ever before—and if you’re at SXSW Interactive you’ll be the first to see just how we’re going to do that.”

Since the launch of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited in 2007, the first major digital comics program in comics history, Marvel has been on the forefront of digital comics publishing with innovations such as the landmark Marvel Comics app in 2010. Since then, Marvel has expanded its digital comics offerings to numerous platforms, while also becoming the first comics company to offer free digital copies with select print issues and comic shop coupons with the purchase of a digital comic.

“We are very excited to have Marvel on board for the ScreenBurn portion of the 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival,”  said Hugh Forrest, Director of SXSW Interactive. “The presence of this industry leader is another indicator of the growth and maturation of the event. Marvel’s addition to the SXSW lineup will add even more flavor to the mix of creative energy that fills Austin in March.”

After the Marvel: Digital House of Ideas panel concludes, fans in attendance will receive a limited edition lithograph (while supplies last) and a chance to have it signed by Alonso & Loeb in a special Marvel signing session.

“Marvel’s fans are the best in the world—bar none—and I’m excited to meet more of them at SXSW” said Alonso. “We have exciting new plans that you’ll see implemented with the release of Avengers VS X-Men #1 that’ll take the biggest comics event in history and make it even bigger!”

Stay tuned to www.marvel.com and www.sxswscreenburn.com for more details on the Marvel: Digital House of Ideas panel and Marvel’s plans for SXSW.

About Marvel:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

About SXSW Interactive:

The 19th annual SXSW Interactive Festival will take place March 9-13, 2012 in Austin, Texas. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies, the event features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to experience a preview of what is unfolding in the world of technology. Join us March 2012 for the panels, the parties, the 15th Annual Interactive Awards, Startup Village, ScreenBurn at SXSW, the SXSW Trade Show and, of course, the inspirational experience that only SXSW can deliver. SXSW

Interactive 2012 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Chevrolet, IFC, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Monster Energy, Samsung, Freecreditscore.com, Microsoft and The Austin Chronicle.

For more information, visit www.sxsw.com/interactive

About SXSW ScreenBurn

SXSW ScreenBurn Arcade presented by Alienware will take place March 9-11, 2012 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas. The SXSW ScreenBurn Arcade is the gaming arm of SXSW Interactive and features three days of a gaming expo that is free and open to the public. Join us for the The Arcade Stage presented by IGN, which will host pro gaming tournaments, panels and reveals by AAA publishers and developers, and a cos play competition. Attendees with a SXSW Interactive, Gold or Platinum badge are also able to participate in ScreenBurn Panels and gaming-related panels at other SXSW campuses. For more info, visit sxswscreenburn.com.