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Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

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The Rise of Digital Comic Book Geek Culture

Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

412 Congress Ave

It’s no longer news that movies and TV shows based on comic books dominate – just look at the Marvel superhero franchises, Batman Trilogy, The Walking Dead, Gotham, Flash, Agents of Shield, etc. When did it start? With the quick ascension of The Big Bang Theory to the top of the TV ratings heap in 2007? When the first Ironman movie premiered in 2008? When Chris Hardwick became first a digital star than a TV personality just talking about geek culture?
This panel of long time creators, observers, and fans of comics-based geekdom will discuss both the roots of today’s digital geek culture and where it is heading now.

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Emma Loggins1



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Jesse Lindsley at SXSW

Jesse Lindsley



The driving force behind Thrust Interactive, Jesse Lindsley, started his company in 2004 with the vision that games can change the world.
Jesse and his talented team have put Thrust on the map by...

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Martin Fleischmann at SXSW

Martin Fleischmann

Farrago Comics

Marty is CEO of Farrago Comics and a veteran entrepreneur, co-founding online insurance lead generation firm MostChoice in 2000. He grew it to #80 on the Inc500 and #1 on Deloitte's Georgia Tech Fa...

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Rob Kutner at SXSW

Rob Kutner


Rob Kutner is a 5-time Emmy-winning writer for CONAN, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and "Dennis Miller Live." He is also the author of the sci-fi comedy bestsellers "Apocalypse How: Turn The E...

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