Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope DVD and HeroClix Exclusive Combo Pack

HeroClix has announced that they will be releasing a four-figure exclusive Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope DVD set! The sets will be available this July at some stores and a limited quantity will also be available at San Diego Comic-Con! Visit the NECA booth if you want one of the Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope DVD and HeroClix Combo-Packs. The DVD is Region 1 encoded.

“COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE- a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010:

  • Eric, an aspiring illustrator, is hoping to impress publishers and land a job;
  • Holly, costume and creature designer, hopes her creations will win the big prize;
  • Chuck, a long-time comic book dealer, is looking for a big sale to pay off his debts;
  • Skip, longtime amateur illustrator wants to be discovered at this year’s event;
  • James, a young fan, hopes his girlfriend will accept a dramatic proposal.

One on one interviews with Comic-Con veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S.”

The four HeroClix figures included in the exclusive combo-pack are shown below. They are the four people who helped make Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope possible:

Stan Lee

Morgan Spurlock

Joss Whedon

Harry Knowles

Note: This HeroClix Comic-Con combo pack should not be confused with the NECA action figure combo pack, which includes two of the noted visionaries above. The NECA action figure combo pack also contains a Region 1-coded DVD (United States, Canada, Bermuda, and U.S. Territories only!) and two action figures to re-enact all of your favorite moments from the movie!

via HeroClix

The Walking Dead Season 3 Preview Weekend — One Week Before Comic-Con 2012!

AMC announced today The Walking Dead Season 3 Preview Weekend on Sat., Jul. 7 and Sun., Jul. 8 beginning at 11:30AM/10:30c each day. Airing just one week before Comic-Con, the two-day programming event will feature a marathon of all 19 episodes from the series’ critically acclaimed first two seasons, culminating with a Talking Dead live primetime special on Sun., Jul. 8 at 9/8c. The one-time-only airing of Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), will be followed by a never-before-seen black and white version of The Walking Dead pilot episode at 10/9c. The special version of the series’ first episode was created specifically for fans of The Walking Dead, as it holds true to the original black and white comic book, written by Robert Kirkman.

Throughout The Walking Dead Marathon, Hardwick will introduce each episode from the set of season three in Atlanta, giving viewers a glimpse of the new sets. Along with several cast members and producers, he will set up the storyline from each episode, and discuss the classic moments and unique characters featured. In addition, every episode with be wrapped with exclusive character and scene-specific content from the first two seasons, including behind-the-scenes footage and sit-down interviews with the cast.

In the hour-long Talking Dead event, shot live in Los Angeles, Hardwick will give fans a first look at The Walking Dead Season 3, including a scene from the new season, and brand new video interviews with the cast, a tour of the new set and a sneak peek at the props and wardrobes featured in Season 3. Hardwick will also sit down with in-studio guests including the show’s executive producers and other celebrity fans. Viewers will get information on the show’s presence at this year’s Comic-Con, including a look at the construction of The Walking Dead booth, updates on AMC’s The Walking Dead Social Game, and other show-related news and topics.

At one point during the live show, Hardwick will also provide a special code to viewers, which they can use to enter The Walking Dead Watch to Win Sweepstakes. The winner will receive a trip to Atlanta and a “stagger on” role as a zombie on the hit show.

The on-air event will be complemented by activities online at amctv.com, where fans can find more exclusive behind-the-scenes videos and participate in Fan Favorite polls, which cover such topics as Fan Favorite Weapon, Fan Favorite Walker, Fan Favorite Walker Kill and Fan Favorite Survivor. The Poll winners will be announced by Hardwick during the Talking Dead live event Sunday night.

The Walking Dead reigns as the most watched drama series on basic cable for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. The series has garnered an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up and a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, among other accolades. Critics have heralded the series as “the most suspenseful show on any network” (Boston Herald) and “the greatest thriller ever produced for television” (Entertainment Weekly). The series tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.

via AMC Press Release

He-Man.org’s SDCC Power Party

He-Man.org‘s SDCC Power Party will be at Hennessey’s in Downtown San Diego on Friday, July 13. VIP tickets are still available but are going quickly. Now is the time to think about all of the off-site events and parties during Comic-Con 2012!

Hennessey’s is located at 708 4th Ave. The party starts at 7pm and goes until closing! The band, Past Action Heroes, will be playing from 9pm to approximately 1am! General Admission is free. VIP tickets get you access to the speakeasy, finger foods available from 8pm, and 5 drink tickets good for select draft beers and well brand drinks! Tickets are $40 per person.

Come hang out with fellow He-Fans and She-Ravers, including Pixel Dan Eardley, Val Staples, Danielle Gelehrter and Eamon O’Donoghue from Roast Gooble Dinner, as well as a number of creators from the worlds of He-Man and She-Ra.

The VIP access to the speakeasy also gives you a place to duck away from the crowd, have a place to sit and enjoy a few snacks or to order a meal from the Hennessey’s menu (they have some great food, so check out their menu), as well as enjoy drinks! Plus, no doubt many of the special guests who will attend the show will be relaxing in the speakeasy. So you don’t want to miss out!

Please note the finger foods are there as snacks for the entire VIP crowd, not there as your meal. So if you are really hungry and/or haven’t eaten a meal before attending, please be sure to order off the menu!

If you purchase a VIP access package, be sure to identify your Org Username or the Org Username of the person you are with. To get a VIP access package, you have to be a registered Org user or be in attendance with a register Org member!

There’s a limited number of VIP access packages, so first-come-first-serve.
Packages will be available for pickup at select times to be announced before the Power Party.
Join the discussion on the Org forums.
And we can’t wait to see you all at SDCC!

via He-Man.org

Hallmark Unveils Plans, Reveals Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments for Comic-Con 2012!

Hallmark announces its return to Comic-Con International in San Diego – the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world. Celebrating its fifth year at Comic-Con, Hallmark will provide more than 100,000 attendees access to Comic-Con-exclusive Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, visits with a Keepsake Ornament artist and sneak peeks of products to be released in 2013.

During the convention, held July 11-15, 2012, Hallmark will sell limited quantities of the following Keepsake Ornaments:

  • 4-LOM and Zuckuss: This two-pack features the criminal droid 4-LOM and Gand tracking expert Zuckuss from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackTM. Created exclusively for event sales, 4-LOM and Zuckuss are the last bounty hunters depicted in the film to become Keepsake Ornaments. Limited run of 1,000 sets ($35 per set).
  • A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic-book masterpiece “The Dark Knight Returns.” This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 875 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).
  • Cylon Centurion: In the classic 1978 TV series Battlestar GalacticaTM, Cylon Centurions relentlessly pursue the “ragtag” survivors of the twelve colonies of humanity across the reaches of space with a single goal: destroy all humanoids. This gold-painted variant of last year’s popular ornament is Hallmark’s first Comic-Con exclusive to feature sound. Limited run of 750 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).

“We’re excited to return to Comic-Con and to reward our passionate fans with exclusive Keepsake Ornaments and first-looks at new products,” said Beth Dorr, associate merchandise manager for Keepsake Ornaments. “This year, we’re bringing back fan-favorite activities, such as daily pin giveaways, and offering new activities, including autograph sessions with a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament artist.

Visitors to Hallmark’s booth in the Lucasfilm Pavilion will be able to meet and receive free autographs from Robert Chad, one of the Hallmark artists behind the 4-LOM and Zuckuss Keepsake Ornaments.

Also making a return appearance are fan favorites hoops&yoyo. Creator Bob Holt will be in the booth with the hoops&yoyo characters, Thursday, July 12 (4-6 p.m.); Friday, July 13 (1-3 p.m.); and Saturday, July 14 (1-3 p.m.).

Attendees also can view many of the new 2012 Keepsake Ornaments, including Edward and Bella’s Wedding and The Amazing SpidermanTM, as well as get a sneak peek of what’s to come in 2013. A series of collectible buttons featuring five Keepsake Ornaments also will be available for fan pick-up. The series features five designs, with a limited quantity of one design given away each day of Comic-Con.

Fans not in attendance still can be a part of Hallmark’s Comic-Con action. Hallmark will give away one set of Comic-Con-exclusive Keepsake Ornaments on Twitter before the convention begins. Additional product giveaways will be hosted before and during the convention. Follow @HallmarkPR, #ComicCon and #SDCC for more information.

About Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and spend time together – a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 38,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.
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via Hallmark Press Release

Comic-Con Cancelled and Returned Badge Resale

The time has come for all of you that have NOT already purchased badges/passes to Comic-Con 2012! Remember, you must already have a Comic-Con Member ID and it must be confirmed! All others, will only waste your time as the system will not permit you to complete your purchase.

Remember that there are only 5000 single-day (1-day) badges/passes available! These badges/passes will go SUPER FAST! Expect to login promptly at 8am PT! You snooze, you lose… and this time it’s for good. One last reminder, if clicking the link doesn’t work, try copy-and-pasting the link into your browser OR navigate there manually OR have the link bookmarked in your browser PRIOR to the sale. Well, GOOD LUCK and see you at Comic-Con!

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The Comic-Con International cancelled and returned badge resale will be open only to those who had a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID as of May 24th, 2012. Additionally, anyone who has already purchased a Comic-Con 4-day badge (with or without Preview Night) or Saturday badge will not be allowed to participate in this resale.

Please keep in mind that cancelled and returned badge inventory is very limited. There are only 5,000 single day badges for sale.

The resale will begin on May 31st, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT). There will be no link provided on any social media sites to access the sale directly.

The link for this resale is: located in your email! Go check it out now!

Please note, this link will not be active until 8:00 a.m. PT. If you click this link early, you will receive a “404 – NOT FOUND” error page and you will need to close your browser window and click the link again at or after 8:00 a.m. PT.  We recommend that you bookmark this link prior to the sale, copy and paste it into your browser, or manually type in the URL.

To verify the Member ID and last name you will use to sign-in to the EPIC online badge system, please visit https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/ and login to your Member ID account. Your correct EPIC login info will be displayed at the top of the page.

You will only be able to register up to two (2) people total during your online registration session and you must have the unique Member ID and last name for each individual. You may purchase up to four (4) single day badges (no duplicate days), while supplies last.

For specific rules and regulations for this resale, please visit: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_reg_badge_faq.php or http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_reg.php

via Comic-Con International

MattyCollector’s Comic-Con 2012 Voucher Pre-Sale is TOMORROW!

MattyCollector‘s San Diego Comic-Con Voucher Pre-Sale is TOMORROW, May 30, at 9am PT (12pm ET). Remember that everything is first-come, first-served so BE PREPAREDif you plan on pre-ordering your items! Mattel will only sell a limited amount of items for the pre-sale and that there is a limit of 6 per product and per person (Don’t be greedy!). All items MUST be picked up by 7pm on Saturday, anything left over will be sold on Sunday (ouch!). Anything left over after Sunday will be available on MattyCollector.com on Monday, July 23rd at 9am PT (12pm ET).

You can check out most of their items here if you haven’t already done so. A few photos of the exclusives have not been released yet. Hopefully, they will be soon. Matty Collector’s press release follows.

05/30 SDCC Voucher Pre-Sale

Toy Fans,

SDCC is right around the corner and, as we’ve done since 2010, we’re going to offer a limited amount of products to be pre-ordered here at MattyCollector.com for pick-up at San Diego Comic-Con. It’s first-come, first-served and there are no promises you’ll be able to purchase a voucher for every product. But once you’ve got your voucher, you’re guaranteed to get everything at SDCC!

Here’s how the voucher pre-sale works (please read carefully, because there are important limitations):

  • Be here at MattyCollector.com on Wednesday May 30th at 9 a.m. PT (noon ET).
  • Choose the items you want and add them to your cart. There’s a purchase limit of 6 units per person per product, on all products.
  • Your credit card will be charged and a confirmation email (voucher) will be sent.
  • To redeem your voucher for the specified products, you must present a printout of the email confirming your order (voucher), along with a photo ID, your 2012 San Diego Comic-Con badge, and the credit card used for this transaction in person on Thursday July 12th, Friday July 13th, or Saturday July 14th from 7 AM – 11 AM or 3 PM – 7 PM in the Torrey Pines room at the Marriot San Diego Hotel and Marina, which is just next door to (and connected to) the San Diego Convention Center.
  • If you’re only attending San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday July 15th, this option is not available to you.
  • If you don’t pick up your product by the end of the show on Saturday July 14th, your product will go into the products available for sale at the show on Sunday. You may be able to purchase it then, but there are no guarantees.
  • The voucher pre-sale ends June 14th at 11:59pm PT, however product is subject to availability so shop early for best selection.
  • All sales are final. There are NO REFUNDS so be sure you can personally pick up your purchase(s) at SDCC no later than Saturday July 14th.
  • Products cannot be shipped. This option is for pick up at SDCC only, and only available to SDCC attendees (badges will be required).

Now that that’s out of the way, on to the fun stuff! Here’s this year’s list of products created just for SDCC and available for order during the voucher pre-sale:

  • Masters of the Universe® Classics Vykron™ (Barbarian)
  • Bruce Wayne to BatmanThe Dark Knight Rises™ Movie Masters® Figure
  • DC Universe Tiny Titans
  • DC Universe DC Comics Vertigo™ Death
  • DC Universe Polly Pocket® DC Comics Villains Set
  • Disney • Pixar Cars 2012 Comic-Con Mater
  • Ghostbusters™ Zuul gatekeeper of Gozer
  • Hot Wheels® Scooby-Doo!™ THE MYSTERY MACHINE
  • Hot Wheels® K.I.T.T. Knight Industries Two Thousand
  • Monster High® Scarah Screams™ Doll

The voucher pre-sale is the best way to guarantee you get all your most-wanted items, but if you miss this sale or the product you want is sold out for pre-sale, all of them will be available for purchase at our booth at SDCC on a first-come, first-served basis.

Not going to SDCC? We’ll have limited quantities of some items available here at MattyCollector.com on Monday, July 23rd at 9 a.m. PT (noon ET). We’re still working out the final list of available items but we’ll definitely have Vykron™ packed in either spaceman or military warrior garb.

That’s everything for now! Remember, the sale starts Wednesday, May 30th at 9 a.m. PT (12 noon ET). Want an email reminder? Click here to register. Or, join me on Facebook, Twitter and in our Fan Forums and you’ll get reminders there, too. And one last thing… Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich is posting video previews on the MattyCollector.com YouTube channel , so check it out and subscribe so you don’t miss a single one!

–Matty

Factory Entertainment Reveals Their San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Exclusives!

Factory Entertainment has four San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives available this year. The first item is the Men in Black Worm Guy Shakems™ Premium Motion Statue. It stands 7″ tall, limited to 500 pieces and will be $25. The next item is the Garfield Shakems™ Premium Motion Statue which stands 7″ tall, limited to 500 pieces and costs $25. A Shakems™ Premium Motion Statue of Uncle Martin from the classic sitcom My Favorite Martian is the third item that will be available at Comic-Con. It stands 7″ tall, limited to 500 pieces and will be $25. Finally, we have the 1/2-size scaled edition of the Mount KISSmore Polystone Sculpture which features the Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman and The Catman! The “desktop” version measures 7″ wide x 5″ tall, limited to 500 pieces and will cost $35.

All items are available while supplies last and you will not be charged until your order ships after the convention! Now here are the exclusives!

Men In Black – Worm Guy Shakems SDCC 2012

Available as an early bird exclusive at this year’s Comic-Con. Our fabulous Worm Guy Shakems Premium Motion Statue debuts here!

Featuring a whimsical and oddly pleasing wobbling motion, the distinctive MIB Worm Guy alien is shown taking a coffee and cigarette break. He (She? It?) stands 7” tall and comes in a full color window box. Get it at the show before anyone else! Please note – after Comic-Con this item will not be offered in the US again this year.

Garfield – My Hero! Shakems SDCC 2012

A Shakems Premium Motion Statue for the hero enthusiast! We’re proud to present the acerbic cat, Garfield, in his superhero form. A highly detailed polyresin collectible, this mighty piece stands 7” tall. His huge sandwich, a light snack for Garfield, is mounted on a spring so that it wobbles on the end of his fingertip tantalizingly!

Supplied in a full color branded window box, this 2012 Convention Exclusive is a limited edition of only 500 pieces.

My Favorite Martian – Uncle Martin Exclusive Black & White Shakems SDCC 2012

A Shakems™ Premium Motion Statue of Uncle Martin from the classic sitcom in a convention exclusive black and white deco. A highly detailed polyresin collectible, standing 7” tall, Uncle Martin is dressed in his signature metallic flight suit and is standing on a sculpted earth shaped base as an homage to the show’s opening credits.

Supplied in a full color branded window box, this 2012 Convention Exclusive is a limited edition of only 500 pieces.

KISS – Mount KISSmore Polystone Sculpture Scaled Edition SDCC 2012

A fitting tribute to one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all time. KISS! Featuring the Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman and The Catman, this polystone monolith is handcrafted in granite effect resin and can be displayed free standing or wall mounted. This convention exclusive is a scaled half-size version of our full-sized Mount KISSmore collectible (available here). A handy desktop size, it measures 7” wide x 5” tall.

Supplied in a full color branded window box, this 2012 Convention Exclusive is a limited edition of only 500 pieces.

BUTTERFINGER® Builds World’s Most Extravagant News Van, Reveals Roving ‘News Network’ on Yahoo! Screen

It’s the end of the world as BUTTERFINGER® knows it! Counting down the days to the Mayan prophecy predicted for December 21, 2012, Butterfinger today embarks on a nationwide tour with the Butterfinger BARmageddon News Network (BBNN) news van.

Built to collect evidence, the BBNN news van features state-of-the-art news equipment and never-before-seen devices with potentially supernatural capabilities. Armed with early evidence of BARmageddon, such as video of last month’s bizarre crop circle in Kansas to eyewitness accounts of the disappearance of Butterfinger candy bars, the BBNN is taking the strange tales from Manhattan, Kansas, to Manhattan, New York, the media capital of the world.

“Since April 1st, we continue to hear more and more stories about strange occurrences involving Butterfinger that seem to be related to the end of the world,” said Butterfinger brand manager Jeremy Vandervoet of Nestlé USA. “Butterfinger is on a mission to tell those stories and uncover who is laying a finger on everyone’s beloved candy bar. What better way to engage with Butterfinger enthusiasts, conspiracy theorists, and news hounds alike, than a real-life, roving news network that keeps us all connected and informed as the end of the world draws near.”

A news network like no other, the BBNN is dedicated to uncovering real-world footage of BARmageddon perils – any evidence of the end of the world and to uncover the truth behind the recent Butterfinger bar disappearances across the country. Interviews and incredible stories will be available to the public via exclusive BBNN reports within the BBNN on Yahoo! Screen, Yahoo!’s video destination. Viewers can access the BBNN subpage on www.ButterfingerBARmageddon.com.

The BBNN news van will travel North America from coast to coast, making stops along the way at the United States’ kitschiest—and sometimes most revealing—roadside attractions and unexplained mystery sites, including Roswell, the Petrified Forest in northeastern Ariz., the waterfront Blue Whale structure of Catoosa, Okla., and the world’s largest basket in Newark, Ohio. The BBNN will operate with two expert conspiracy theorists, Jason and Adam, at the helm, ready to keep Butterfinger fans everywhere informed about potential threats to their beloved bars and reveal evidence of the end of times. Along the way, lucky consumers who spot the van will get a chance to try the new Butterfinger Bites, easy to eat bite-size pieces of the beloved Butterfinger candy bar, perfect for road trips.

The final stop for the BBNN will take place on the west coast in mid-July, when masked men and the true geniuses behind every known conspiracy theory in the world convene in San Diego, at the largest comic book convention of its kind. There, Butterfinger will reveal its latest BARmageddon news and findings.

Among the exciting news stories to be covered by the BBNN – strange weather patterns taking place the world over, a troupe of Silicon Valley moguls declaring intentions to extract water and precious metals from orbiting asteroids, a 150-pound, 450-million-year-old fossil nicknamed “Godzillus” that has scientists stumped over its ancient origins, and of course, the unprecedented disappearance of Butterfinger bars from four well-known cities – Milan, Moscow, Montezuma and Manhattan – coincidentally occurring as the world’s first crop circle featuring a Quick Response Code (QR Code) appeared in the center of a Manhattan, Kansas wheat field.

Butterfinger fans and conspiracy theorists with any BARmageddon stories to tell or end-of-the-world mysteries should submit their news tips to the BBNN at Facebook.com/Butterfinger.

About Butterfinger
Butterfinger is a one-of-a-kind candy bar with the crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery taste people love. No other candy bar comes close to the intense flavor and texture of a Butterfinger. Keep up with the latest news about Butterfinger at
Facebook.com/Butterfinger or follow its sweet tweets at Twitter.com/Butterfinger.
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About Nestlé USA
Named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine for fourteen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day.
From nutritious meals with LEAN CUISINE® to baking traditions with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That’s what “Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life” is all about. Nestlé USA, with 2011 sales of $10 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2011 sales of $94 billion. For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or NestleNewsroom.com.
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About Yahoo!
Yahoo! (YHOO) is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. And Yahoo!’s unique combination of Science + Art + Scale connects advertisers to the consumers who build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit the pressroom (
pressroom.yahoo.com).
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Contact: MEDIA REQUESTS ONLY – GolinHarris – Jessica del Mundo, 213-623-4200 jdelmundo@golinharris.com
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via Yahoo! Press Release

HISTORY Brings the Cross-Country Cookout to Comic-Con 2012!

Having a humongous 80-foot Smoker & Grill on wheels at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 will definitely be a fun thing to have! Not only that, but sampling free BBQ? Now THIS will be the HUNGER GAMES for Comic-Con 2012!

This summer, HISTORY® is taking BBQ to the next level with the Cross-Country Cookout, a nine–city tour of the hottest festivals in America, featuring the 80–foot Ultimate Smoker and Grill. This is no ordinary backyard BBQ – the giant grill has the capacity to cook up to 2,000 pounds of BBQ at once!

Check out the schedule below and make your way to one of our events to sample free BBQ and enjoy great HISTORY entertainment and giveaways. You might even spot some of your favorite HISTORY stars along the way.

Date (2012) Event Location Event Details
May 26 – 27 HISTORY 300
Fan Zone at Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Parkway South
Concord, NC 28027
  • Ticketed event
  • For more information, visit History 300
June 7 – 10 CMA Music Festival
Broadway and 2nd Avenue
Nashville, TN 37201
  • Grill is located in public lot
  • Attending concerts at CMA requires ticket purchase
  • For more information, visit CMA Music Festival
June 23 – 24 National Capital BBQ Battle
Pennsylvania Avenue NW
(9th – 14th Streets)
Washington, DC 20004
June 26
11:00am – 6:00pm
Union Square Park
Corner of 17th Street &
Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
  • Open to the public
July 8 Rose Bowl Flea Market
Entrance area
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
  • Grill is located in public lot
  • Entering Rose Bowl Flea requires admission purchase
  • For more information, visit Rose Bowl Flea Market
July 12 – 14
11:00am – 8:30pm
Comic-Con
Island Ave
between 1st and 2nd Streets
San Diego, CA 92101
  • Grill is located in public lot
  • Attending Comic-Con requires ticket
July 21 Pawn Stars Cookout
Gold and Silver Pawn Shop
713 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Open to the public
July 27 – 28 Cheyenne Frontier Days
Frontier Park
Cheyenne, WY
  • Grill is open to public; rodeo and night shows require tickets
  • For more information, visit Cheyenne Frontier Days
August 5 – 10 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
1st Street and Lazelle Street
Sturgis, SD 57785

Follow HISTORY on Foursquare and check in to the Cross-Country Cookout to unlock the Historian Badge!

Follow HISTORY on Twitter and Tweet #CrossCountryCookout

via History Press Release

Comic-Con 2012 Returned Attendee Badge Resale Info! Register by TODAY before 5:30pm PT!

Remember, TODAY (May 24, 2012), is the LAST DAY to register for a Comic-Con Member ID if you would like to participate in the Attendee Badge Resale. Also remember that is does not close at midnight, but at 5:30pm PT!

Comic Con, International has not yet released the actual date of the sale, but keep and eye on their Twitter account, Facebook page and their website for further details!

They didn’t have a whole lot of returned/refunded badges to put back on sale so they made all badges to be available single-day (1-day) badges. The badge resale will only be available to people who don’t already have a 4-day or a Saturday badge. Good Luck to Everyone!

Comic-Con 2012 Cancelled / Returned Badge Resale

Comic-Con 2012 badges are sold-out. There will be a resale of cancelled and refunded badges shortly.

To be notified of the badge resale date, please sign-up for a Comic-Con Member ID and be sure not to “opt-out” of email correspondence. The Comic-Con Member ID system will close at 5:30 pm Pacific Time (PT) on May 24, 2012 to prepare for the badge resale. You must sign-up for a Member ID and confirm your email before this date to participate in the badge resale.

Only those who have not purchased or registered for a Comic-Con 2012 4-day badge or Saturday badge will be allowed to participate in the resale.

Since we received so few returned Comic-Con 4-day badges, we decided to split them into single day badges to accommodate more people who want to attend this year. Comic-Con will have 5,000 single day badges available for purchase.

To receive an email notification of the resale date and time, sign-up for your Member ID before May 24, 2012 and be sure not to “opt-out” of email correspondence from Comic-Con.

We are not taking a wait list for returned badges or badge resale notification.

Everyone who intends to purchase, apply, or register for a Comic-Con badge must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. This includes attendees, volunteers, professionals, trade professionals, and members of the press. Please visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_reg_memberid.php for details.

While Comic-Con has made every effort to make the badge purchase experience fair for everyone, it is possible that problems outside of our control could result in the system not working as planned. The possibility exists that anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware software may aggressively block browser cookies, JavaScript, or other operation of modern web applications. It is also possible that user error, specific hardware problems, local ISP issues, or simply the extremely high level of demand beyond our control may result in your computer and/or browser not behaving as described above. While Comic-Con has done extensive testing, we make no guarantees that your efforts will result in a successful badge purchase regardless of when your enter the process.

via Comic-Con Press Release