Here’s a roundup of the SXSW Salem Panel and Party that was held in Austin on Friday (Party) 13 March and Saturday (Panel) 14 March 2015.

Find out more about Lucy's new recurring role as Countess Marburg in Salem by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Salem Subsite

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Austin Chronicle

Friday night's SXSW Film opening party was presented by WGN America’s Salem, with cast members Lucy Lawless and Shane West in attendance. In honor of the supernatural thriller, Congress Avenue's Speakeasy was remimagined as a "witch's playground."




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Variety – 20 March 2015

Hollywood headed down south for the 2015 SXSW film, interactive and music festival in Austin, Texas, for the annual 10-day event, which wraps up on March 22.

SXSW kicked off on Friday the 13th, very fittingly with a haunted house party, hosted by WGN America’s supernatural thriller “Salem.”

“It’s funky-town,” new cast member Lucy Lawless told Variety, hours after arriving at SXSW with her co-stars (the entire “Salem” cast took a six-hour road trip together from their Shreveport, La., set to Austin, thanks to their flights being canceled at the last minute). “[Austin] has got so much character. We’re in skunkytown at this moment!” Lawless added, as a skunk-like scent wafted over the scene.

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Ahead of the April 5 season two premiere of WGN's Salem, we sat down with the cast to talk about some of the best parts of making the show. We got the lowdown on spooky supernatural occurrences on set and the off-script moments where the stars couldn't help but start laughing. Watch the video for all that, plus the most creative ways for you to insult your friends, colonial style.


Short snippet from the panel


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