South by Southwest® (SXSW®) is quickly approaching. FUNimation attended last year, and we’re coming back for more hashtags, check-ins, app, microblogging, and other in-your-face emerging technology.

We’ll have a booth set up in the SXSW Gaming area at the Palmer Events Center. This portion of the conference is FREE and open to the public, so even if you can’t afford that $1000 badge, you can still stop by the FUNimation booth for some anime goodness. We’ll have a lounge area for you to hang out and watch anime in, as well as a sales area where you can pick up some of your favorite FUNimation Blu-rays and DVDs, not to mention tons of freebies and giveaways. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for contest opportunities throughout the weekend.

Other SXSW highlights that are also FREE and open to the public include:

  • Professional gaming tournaments
  • AAA panel presentations and celebrity signings
  • Cosplay competition
  • On-site parties

Hours of SXSW Gaming Expo
Friday, March 8 | 3:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, March 9 | 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Sunday, March 10 | 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Make sure you swing by our panel on Sunday at 6pm. We’ll be in Exhibit Hall 1 on the SXSW GEEK stage.