Update - Sat 7th Mar, 2020 02:45 GMT: SXSW will no longer go ahead this month due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a full statement, it was revealed how the event organiser was "exploring options" to reschedule the event.
As a result of this, Sega will no longer be running a panel at SXSW. Instead, it'll host a Sonic Panel in a new format in April:
Original story - Fri 7th Feb, 2020 03:30 GMT: Sega will once again be holding a panel at SXSW. This time around it's a 'Gotta Go Fast' Sonic the Hedgehog event, featuring "special guests" from SEGA and the Sonic Team. The description on the website also teases an announcement or two:
Sonic the Hedgehog is back at SXSW! Join special guests from SEGA and Sonic Team as they talk about the latest for the blue blur and his next steps for 2020 and beyond. There’s almost always a special announcement or two to be had, so be sure to stay tuned!
And if you haven't heard about SXSW, here's a description from the website:
The South by Southwest Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.
The panel will take place on 20th March at the Palmer Events Center Discovery Stage Austin, Texas and runs from 3 - 4 pm local time. It also follows an announcement by Sega not long ago, when it revealed it would share news on the 20th of each month to celebrate 2020 as well as the lead-up to Sonic's anniversary in 2021.
What Sonic-related announcements would you like Sega to make at this upcoming panel? Share your thoughts below.