Comixology will once again be making a big splash (although hopefully not the same kind as they amde last year)at the SXSWi interactive conference which runs March 7-11. Activities will encompass: 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.
“SXSW Interactive brings together some of the biggest names in video games, comics and entertainment and we’re proud to power the stage that will see them strut their stuff,” said comiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger in a statement. “We’ve also got some great things for our fans including our awesome – and free to attend – panel as well as a free happy hour, booth giveaways and more!”
Here is a list of all the comiXology events and giveaways at SXSW Interactive:
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!)
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 Mosher as they unveil the next big thing for digital comics and graphic novels.
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 & 127Join 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.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.