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–This March, the third time’s the charm as comixology returns to SXSW in Austin, Texas this weekend sponsoring the SXSW GEEK Stage at the SXSW Gaming Expo and arriving on the scene recommending comics for everyone Friday, March 13th through Sunday, March 15th.

“We have amazing giveaways and events planned during our sponsorship of the SXSW Geek Stage that are aimed at getting you the perfect comic, graphic novel, or manga you’ll love,” said comiXology VP of Communications & Marketing Chip Mosher. “And don’t forget to attend our panel at the GEEK Stage on Sunday to get limited edition SXSW GEEK Stage posters and t-shirts!”

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The weekend begins and ends with comiXology’s sponsorship of the SXSW GEEK Stage at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas where giveaways will happen throughout select panels. Next to the stage, fans will be able to stop by the comiXology booth (#121) where we’ll be giving away 30,000 promo codes for free comics from DC Entertainment. The DC Comics and Vertigo titles being given away at the comiXology booth are sure to excite gaming fans as the giveaway includes tie-in comics to today’s hottest games: Batman: Arkham Knight #1-2, Mortal Kombat X #1-2, and Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1-2.

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Those not attending the event will want to stay tuned to comiXology on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Google+ for the “All Access Austin” coverage of all the amazing SXSW happenings and online free giveaways. Fans shouldn’t miss the special The comiXologist podcasts featuring recommendations and SXSW commentary.

The weekend wraps up with a Sunday afternoon panel entitled “ComiXology Recommends Comics for You” where comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts are joined by The comiXologist podcast co-hosts Matt and Kara with personalized comic, graphic novel, and manga recommendations for the audience. Live from the GEEK Stage at 5:15pm CST, attendees of this panel will be offered a free limited edition t-shirts and poster by comiXology Submit creator Molly Brooks while supplies last.

The SXSW GEEK Stage powered by comiXology takes place at the Gaming Expo during SXSW interactive and is free and open to the public. All weekend long, in addition to comiXology’s panel, the public can catch all the hottest names and rising stars in geekdom speaking on the latest and greatest news in videogames, comics, and gaming tech.

Here’s a list of all the comiXology events and giveaways happening at the SXSW GEEK Stage & Gaming Expo:

SXSW GEEK Stage & Gaming Expo
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704.
Friday, March 13th – Sunday, March 15th
12pm – 8pm CST every day.

comiXology SXSW Gaming Expo Booth #121
Join us at the booth where we’ll be giving away 30,000 codes for Free DC comics for everyone that stops by all weekend long!

All Access Austin
Stay tuned for coverage from SXSW and the Gaming Expo with special comic giveaways happening all weekend long across comiXology’s Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Google+ social channels.

comiXology Recommends Comics For You
Sunday, March 15th – 4:15-5:00pm CST
SXSW Gaming Expo – The GEEK Stage

Free and open to the public, ComiXology wants everyone on the face of the planet to become comic fans and at SXSW we’re making it happen one recommendation at a time! Attendees will receive a free SXSW-only limited edition poster & t-shirt, available while supplies last.

With over 50,000 comics, raphic novels and manga from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

Find your favorite comics and graphic novels at comixology.com and try the comiXology app available on all major mobile platforms.

About comiXology
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.

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