Austin’s SXSW Conferences is turning into one of our favorite annual events, offering more interaction every year between fans and creators– without the ripe 24-hour queues outside San Diego Comic-Con’s infamous Hall H. And GEEK was lucky enough to be invited to tap into our inner Super Hero by Warner Bros. Television Group and DC Entertainment by visiting their SXSWXDC Super Hero Lair for an epic pop-culture fan experience.
Open from March 9–18th, the impressive traveling pop-up made its debut earlier this year in Washington D.C. before traveling to Austin to host a breakfast super-panel of legendary DC writers and artists including DC Publisher Jim Lee (Batman: Hush), Frank Miller (The Dark Knight trilogy, Batman: Year One), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics #1000, Man of Steel) and Dan Jurgens (The Death of Superman, Action Comics) discussing their favorite moments in the history of Superman and what they hope for the future of the Man of Steel, which you’ll be able to check out tomorrow here on GEEK.
The DC lair highlights don’t stop there, offering a special look at how the Constantine comic has been resurrected as a digital series; a DC Pop-Up Shop with exclusive merchandise including Superman’s 80th Anniversary Exclusive SXSW Book & Poster featuring new art by Jim Lee; an oversized interactive display of the life-cycle of the creation of a comic book; three of Batman’s iconic onscreen Batmobiles and two Bat-cycles; and a limited-edition poster that highlights all 1000 Action Comics covers, featuring the Man of Steel.
We were lucky enough to get a copy of the exclusive book and poster in our swag bags—along with some undies as a nod to the return of a classic Super-style, emblazoned on the back with #TheTrunksAreBack!
You can check out the DC lair and for yourself through March 18th at SXSW. For additional info on DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television at SXSW, please follow them on Twitter at @warnerbrostv and @DCComics.
Check back to GEEK tomorrow for more from the superstar panel!
Images: GEEK Magazine (Corey Sienaga), DC Comics