If you were planning on going to South by Southwest this year, you’re in luck: SEGA is returning to the event with another Sonic panel. Gotta Go Fast: The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Panel, will feature several prominent behind the Sonic the Hedgehog brand, including Sonic Team Head Takashi Iizuka, Sonic Social Media Manager Aaron Webber, Sonic Western Product Development Director Austin Keys, and Sonic comic artist/Sonic Mania Animation Director Tyson Hesse.
The panel will be held at the Discovery Stage in Exhibit Hall 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM Central Time on March 16. According to the SXSW website the panel will look back at the Sonic franchise’s strong performance in 2017 and give everyone a world-exclusive first look at what’s to come for the spiny blue mascot.
This will mark the third year in a row SEGA has hosted a Sonic panel at SXSW. Last year, SEGA used the event to give us our first glimpse at Sonic Forces. You will need a gaming wristband to get into the event, which can be bought here. There is currently no word on an official livestream for those who can’t attend the event. Last year, SEGA was unable to host one.