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Sci-Fi Titans to Tussle, Earth's Fate Undecided


Sci-Fi Titans to Tussle, Earth's Fate Undecided

SolarWinds Hosts Intergalactic Smackdown; Pick Your Champion at thwack.com

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/13 -- The Multiverse, Stardate: -310170.77 -- For years, the battles have raged between sci-fi fanbases -- Picard versus Kirk, Wars vs. Trek for the best "Star" series, The Doctor versus... well, the Doctor. But now, a clear victor can be determined and one iconic science fiction figure shall rise above the rest, thanks to the Sci-Fi Bracket Battle, hosted by the brave souls at SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI).

Blasting off on March 8, 2013, at thwack.com, this plasma-powered slugfest will be presented in a bracket-based, "March Madness"-style competition featuring 33 science fiction titans across literature, television and cinema, with community votes determining each round's winner. This means that you have the power to push your favored icon to victory, while condemning the loser of each matchup to a date with a faulty airlock and a black hole.

The full slate of match-ups will be announced on March 8, 2013, at thwack.com, but to help slake the inevitable thirst for bloodshed, consider these questions:


 
--  Who is the "true" captain of the USS Enterprise?
--  Which rogue AI is doomed to deletion?
--  Would you rather ASSIMILATE or EXTERMINATE?

These fights, however, are anything but fair -- galvanize your fanbase and ensure that your champion tastes the sweet nectar of victory. Push your agenda across your favorite social channels with #SWIscifibattle or engage in text-to-text battle on thwack or your favored message board -- but get the message out:

Your champion will win, and the others will be left sucking Rancor droppings.

The Details:


 
--  The Sci-Fi Bracket Battle begins March 8, 2013, at thwack.com with the
    announcement of the fight card, and the "prequel" battle.
--  Voting on round one will begin on March 12 at Midnight CT and lasts
    until March 15, 2013 at 12 noon CT.
--  Voting on round two begins on March 19, 2013.
--  Additional rounds will be announced via SolarWinds Whiteboard blog,
    with the champion crowned on April 1, 2013.

About SolarWinds SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds.com and thwack are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Media Contacts: Tiffany Nels SolarWinds, Inc. pr@soalrwinds.com +1 512-682-9545

John Terrill SpeakerBox Communications (for SolarWinds) jterrill@speakerboxpr.com +1 703-287-7825

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