DC Comics Pop Culture Experience
SXSW – Red River and 7th Street, Austin, TX March 9-18, 2018
Article and Photography by Jim Chapin
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment invited fans into their SXSWXDC Super Hero lair with an epic pop culture experience for the entire duration of SXSW – March 9–18.
The DC/WB bunker featured the House of El’s otherworldly origin story with the upcoming SYFY drama Krypton (premiering March 21), but also Gotham City’s coolest wheels, with a display of Batman’s iconic onscreen Batmobiles. DC fans were also treated to appearances by legendary comic book writers and artists Jim Lee and Frank Miller.
Additional highlights included: free Jitters coffee direct from Central City by day and a nighttime Oswald’s takeover from Gotham; exclusive beer tastings from Supernatural star Jensen Ackles’ local brewery, The Family Business; a special look at how the Constantine comic has been resurrected as a digital series from Blue Ribbon Content; photo-ops with the original creature from the cult-classic film Critters; a pop-up store with the top 50 DC graphic novels, Funko dolls and exclusive T-shirts; and cast and producer autograph signings from WBTV’s Black Lightning.