Official Press Release
Ultimate Spider-Man, premiering April 1 on Disney XD as part of the Marvel Universe block, is the super hero show everyone's talking about—and you can experience the world premiere at South By Southwest Interactive Festival! At the historic Marvel: House of Ideas, panel Sunday, March 11 at 1pm on the IGN stage at the Palmer Events Center, Jeph Loeb (EVP/Head of Marvel Television) will debut the entire first episode of Ultimate Spider-Man for fans in attendance. This can't-miss panel also features the unveiling of Marvel's bold new multimedia plans that includes the announcement of Marvel's revolutionary new ways to read comics, courtesy of Axel Alonso (Marvel Comics Editor in Chief) and Peter Phillips (SVP & GM, Marvel Digital Media Group). Don't forget-- this event is free and open to the public, so fans of all ages can be in attendance for the first look at the series that will redefines super hero animation—and the announcements that will change how you see comics!
"We've heard that Austin has some of the best Marvel fans in the world and we couldn't imagine a better 'thank you' for their support than the world premiere of Ultimate Spider-Man which comes to Disney XD on April 1st," said Loeb. "Working with top writers and talent, we've produced an animated series that brings Spider-Man to life like you've never seen him before. They say they do it up big in Texas —and we can't wait for the smiles on the crowd's faces when they get the first look at Ultimate Spidey in action!"
Once the Marvel: House of Ideas panel concludes, fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Marvel lithograph (while supplies last) and a chance to have it signed by Loeb & Alonso in a special Marvel signing session.
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.
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.