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

Visit LiveTerraNova.com to Apply for Upcoming Eleventh Pilgrimage to TERRA NOVA

Just like those who traveled previously to Terra Nova, fans can apply now to be a part of the Eleventh Pilgrimage to TERRA NOVA, the next voyage of the extraordinary global effort to save the human race. The Eleventh Pilgrimage lottery launches today at liveterranova.com, a social-enabled website where fans can test their qualifications and enter the lottery for the next trip to Terra Nova.

Fans can join the experience by logging in with their Facebook ID and then submitting to a “retinal scan” sequence. Once the participant’s identity is verified, he/she will be asked to select six Facebook friends as potential team members for the next pilgrimage. Ambitious applicants will begin with an individual psychological evaluation where they will be tested on mental and emotional acumen that generate results instantly. Because “a family is four,” three Facebook friends will be eliminated after this first exercise. Subsequent weekly assessments, beginning September 5, will test endurance, recall and dexterity, each of which could result in the elimination of an additional friend from the lottery. Additionally, users can check the site regularly for updates, including news reports on the dire conditions of 2149.

In addition, the “Journey to TERRA NOVA” interactive fan experience is currently on the road traveling to 20 markets around the U.S. this summer and early fall. This branded, solar-powered bus features an interactive video green screen, where fans can digitally insert themselves into a scene from the series and then share it with friends via social media outlets by visiting www.journeytoterranova.com. Visitors to the mobile experience can watch an exclusive sneak peek of the show, relax while enjoying a futuristic oxygen bar and receive limited-edition TERRA NOVA Pilgrimage Badges and other collectibles.

Following are the remaining “Journey to TERRA NOVA” mobile experience stops (specific locations to be announced):

City

Date

Phoenix, AZ

Friday, Aug. 12

Dallas, TX

Tuesday, Aug. 16 – Wednesday, Aug. 17

Houston, TX

Thursday, Aug. 18

New Orleans, LA

Saturday, Aug. 20

Chicago, IL

Wednesday, Aug. 24

St. Louis, MO

Friday, Aug. 26

Nashville, TN

Sunday, Aug. 28

Orlando, FL

Thursday, Sept. 1

Atlanta, GA

Monday, Sept. 5

Charlotte, NC

Thursday, Sept. 8

Cincinnati, OH

Monday, Sept. 12

Pittsburgh, PA

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Washington, D.C

Saturday, Sept. 17

Baltimore, MD

Sunday, Sept. 18

Boston, MA

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Philadelphia, PA

Friday, Sept. 23

New York, NY

Saturday, Sept. 24 – Monday, Sept. 26

Visitors to the bus, as well as to http://www.fox.com/terranova/sweepstakes, who are 18 years of age and over, can enter for a chance to win a trip to Australia, where TERRA NOVA is filmed, as part of National Geographic Channel’s “An Expedition to Another World.” The winner of this 10-day high-adventure trip Down Under could snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, visit historical Aboriginal sites, go whitewater rafting down the Barron River and hike in Kakadu National Park, among other adventures. No purchase necessary. For eligibility requirements, complete rules and more information, visit http://www.fox.com/terranova/sweepstakes.

Travel back in time for the special two-hour debut event of TERRA NOVA on Monday, Sept. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and catch the series’ time period premiere Monday, Oct. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The ambitious series follows the Shannons, an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as part of a daring experiment to save the human race. Become a fan of TERRA NOVA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TerraNovaOnFOX and follow the series on Twitter at @TerraNovaOnFOX.

TERRA NOVA is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Chernin Entertainment, DreamWorks Television and Kapital Entertainment. Peter Chernin, Steven Spielberg, Ren� Echevarria, Brannon Braga, Aaron Kaplan, Katherine Pope, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Jon Cassar, Craig Silverstein and Kelly Marcel serve as executive producers. Alex Graves serves as executive producer and directed the series premiere.
via Fox Press Release

Captain America: The First Avenger to Open at Comic-Con!

Before it opens anywhere else in the world, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will open first at Comic-Con. Convention goers in San Diego will be the first audience to see one of the summer’s hottest super heroes beginning at noon PST on Thursday, July 21st, 1-day ahead of its US opening. The movie will play exclusively at the UA Horton Plaza with Captain America-themed festivities happening throughout the day. To help kick-off the day, Paramount and Marvel will host an exclusive free fan screening at 10 A.M. with the movie’s star Chris Evans on-hand to introduce the screening.

In addition to being among the first to see the movie, all CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER ticketholders will receive RealD® 3D Collector’s Custom red, white and blue Captain America: The First Avenger glasses and a limited edition poster designed exclusively for the fans. A grand prize package of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER merchandise and other Marvel items will be given away to a select audience member at each screening. USO-costumed women will be standing at the American Flag Pole in Horton Plaza passing out free tickets every hour beginning at 11:00 A.M. to the first 10 people who come dressed as Captain America.

Show times for Captain America: The First Avenger are 12:00 P.M., 12:45 P.M., 2:45 P.M., 3:30 P.M., 5:30 P.M., 6:15 P.M., 8:15 P.M., 9:00 P.M., 11:00 P.M. and 11:45 P.M. Tickets for Thursday’s shows are available for purchase at Fandango.com.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, directed by Joe Johnston, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). One of a continuing slate of films being produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER joins Thor which was released on May 6, 2011 and Marvel’s The Avengers which is coming to theaters on May 4, 2012.” Paramount Pictures will distribute CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER nationwide on July 22, 2011.

Comedy Central Celebrates SOUTH PARK’S 15th Anniversary — Year of the Fan Events at Comic-Con!

South Park” marks its 15th season this year. To celebrate, South Park, COMEDY CENTRAL and South Park Digital Studios will honor the fans that have turned the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series into a cultural phenomenon with a year-long celebration, marking 2011 as “The Year of the Fan.”

What better way to celebrate 15 amazing years of South Park, than by honoring the viewers that have made the iconic series such a long-running success, said Michele Ganeless, president, COMEDY CENTRAL. These all-encompassing South Park events will take the fans even deeper into the show, allowing them to experience it in every arena.

“The Year of the Fan” will bring viewers closer to “South Park” than they’ve ever been before, connecting them to the series in a multi-platform manner fitting for the heralded occasion, including: the Ultimate “South Park” Fan Experience at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego; an upcoming documentary to air on COMEDY CENTRAL that takes fans behind-the-scenes of their favorite show; the introduction of Cheesy Poofs to a store near you, plus all-new never-before-seen South Park merchandise; and, an art exhibit curated by Ron English featuring interpretations of the series by the famed street artist and pop surrealist painter and 14 other hand-picked artists as well. South Park will also host on-going contests and interactive elements at SouthParkStudios.com throughout The Year of the Fan. Additional details below:

• The Ultimate “South Park” Fan Experience at Comic-Con, San Diego: Fans will walk into a 15,000 square foot world of “South Park” located just outside of the San Diego Convention Center. The Ultimate Fan Experience will include:

  • A museum with “South Park”-inspired artwork by Ron English and other curated artists on display (see below), including fan-submitted artwork chosen by English as well as South Park staff artwork
  • Famous “South Park” memorabilia, including the gown Matt Stone wore to the Oscars in 2000 and the original cut-outs and story boards from the early seasons of the show
  • A life-size replica of South Park Avenue
  • Interactive stations with social networking uploading capabilities, including a Create Your Own Avatar station, South Park photo booth and a Face Painting station featuring famous South Park characters including Mitch Connor
  • A Big Wheel pedal racetrack
  • A school cafeteria where Cheesy Poofs will be given away!
  • A Voice of the Fan confessional booth where South Park will interview the fans about their favorite South Park moment, challenge them to sing the Cheesy Poof song or the South Park theme song. The best recordings may be used on COMEDY CENTRAL, South Park Studios.com or on the upcoming Year of the Fan DVD.
  • An MCd center stage with South Park karaoke, costume competition, trivia contests and more!

• “South Park” Documentary: Viewers will get an exclusive inside look into the making of a “South Park” episode. A documentary crew was given an all-access pass to Stone and Parker’s world at South Park Studios in Los Angeles. The documentary will air on COMEDY CENTRAL this fall. COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment will release the directors cut of the DVD in November with new footage and bonus episodes from the 15th season and fan-interactive opportunities.

• Cheesy Poofs: “South Parks” iconic snack will hit the market for a limited-run this fall in Wal-Mart stores nation-wide.

• New South Park Merchandise And In-Store Locations: To celebrate the Year of the Fan, we have expanded our merchandise and retail presence to include:

  • A custom, limited edition KidRobot blind box series launching this fall nationwide. Kid Robot will premiere two exclusive figurines at Comic-Con in San Diego this July, featuring Dead Kenny and Mysterion, as well as a Mysterion t-shirt.
  • New consumer electronics accessories launching exclusively at Best Buy, including USB drives, iPad cases, iPhone/Pod cases, wireless mouse and mouse pads.
  • New partnerships with JunkFood, New Era and a new series of figures from Mezco.
  • Expanded retail presence including placement at Macys, Old Navy, JC Penneys, Best Buy, TRU, Target, Casual Male and more.

• Art Exhibit: 15 Artists Interpret South Park curated by famed street artist and pop surrealist painter, Ron English, opened on March 28 at Opera Gallery in New York City. English hand-picked 14 artists drawn from the street and the pop surrealism movement to join him in displaying their “South Park” interpretations, making that a total of 15 artists in honor of South Parks 15th season. Unified by their love of the hit series and the passion they brought to their work, their art features the “South Park” characters and the iconic moments throughout the series history. The exhibit will also be displayed at the Ultimate “South Park” Fan Experience at Comic-Con.

• Fans voted on SouthParkStudios.com for the 15 best “South Park” episodes of all-time and shared their votes on Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Each week SouthParkStudios.com will host a “Fan’s Favorite Episodes” where one fan’s Top 15 list will be featured, along with his or her name and personalized “South Park” Avatar.

SouthParkStudios.com finds the ultimate fan with the new “South Park Pop Quiz,” developed by SMERC. Fans can challenge friends and compete with other fans around the world in the ultimate “South Park” trivia contest to prove their South Park IQ.

• “South Park” Avatars take over Facebook profiles across the web. “South Park” fans used the new Avatar creator to make and upload a “South Park” version of themselves as their Facebook profile picture.

Professional Artists Featured At Comic-Con


  • Last Supper in South Park by Ron English – Oil on canvas, 36″ x 68″

  • Wendy Hearts Stan
    by Kathie Olivas – Oil on panel, 20″ x 16″

  • Mr. Peanut Invasion
    by Clark Fox – Oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″

  • Kenny Angel
    by Greg Craola Simkins – Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 12″

  • Howdy Ho, Jesus 2011
    by Mark Dean Veca – India ink and acrylic on wood panel, 36″ x 24″

  • Boys Will Be Boys
    by Lindsey Way – Acid free paper encased in a plexi box, 46″ x 21″ x 11″

  • Ascension of the Kenny
    by Beau Stanton – Oil, collage and gold leaf on canvas, 62″ x 40″

  • Mitch Connor (Hennifer Lopez)
    by Kid Zoom – Aerosol on canvas, 48″ x 78″

  • The Woodland Critters
    by Dave White – Oil on canvas, 42″ x 48″

  • Screaming
    by Naoto Hattori – Acrylic on board, 6.1″ x 8.5″

  • Cartman Kaiju Death
    by Trustocorp – Spraypaint on wood, 80″ x 80″

  • Season Finale
    by KaNo – Acrylic and enamel on wood, 24″ x 24″

  • WWJDWATSC by Ad Hoc Art Collective – Aerosol, acrylic and marker on canvas, 16″ x 26″

  • Critters by Sas Christian – Oil on wood, wood/epoxie frame with glass eyes

  • He’s Bad
    by Colin Christian – Fiberglass and silicone, 27″ x 32.5″
South Park launched on August 13, 1997 and premiered its 15th season on April 27. The series airs Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. and repeats later that night at 12:00 a.m. (all times ET/PT). Fans can follow all of The Year of the Fan activities at SouthParkStudios.com. The series is syndicated in more than 130 territories and translated into 30-plus languages.
Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are executive producers, along with Anne Garefino, of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “South Park.” Frank C. Agnone II is the supervising producer. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are producers. “South Park’s” Web site is www.southparkstudios.com.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL’s Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL’s press web site at www.comedycentral.com/press. Follow us on Twitter @comedycentralpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the worlds leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The companys portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom and GameTrailers .
via Comedy Central Press Release & images from IGN

Details on IGN’s Off-Site Activities at Comic-Con!

IGN has three off-site activities where you do not need to have a Comic-Con pass to attend, but the party requires an invitation. The IGN Oasis runs Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 207 Fifth Avenue. The IGN – Sprint Experience runs Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Promenade Park in front of the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter on K Street. IGN’s “Sin with the Saints” party is on Thursday, July 21 at Hard Rock Hotel’s FLOAT nightclub at 207 Fifth Avenue and is by Invitation Only.

IGN Oasis – The destination spot throughout the long weekend for Comic-Con attendees and IGN fans, the IGN Oasis, presented by AMD, is the perfect venue to chill out at, get limited edition t-shirts, create and share fun photos and videos, enter to win prizes, and meet special guests. Located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center at Hard Rock Hotel’s 207 bar and outside patio, the IGN Oasis will be open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 207 Fifth Avenue.

IGN – Sprint Experience – The Sprint Gaming Lounge, presented by IGN, provided exclusive looks at three upcoming Capcom games: Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter x Tekken and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition. IGN, Sprint and Capcom fans can also play games on the HTC EVO 3D, experience the 3D Photobooth with characters from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and get custom t-shirts, sunglasses and more. Open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Promenade Park in front of the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter on K Street.

IGN’s “Sin with the Saints” Party – IGN celebrates Comic-Con with THQ for the upcoming release of Saint’s Row: The Third in an invitation-only party at Hard Rock Hotel’s FLOAT nightclub. Special celebrity guests will walk the red carpet on Thursday, July 21.

Panels – IGN editors will moderate and participate in several panels during Comic-Con, including:

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
    Moderated by IGN Movies Editor in Chief, Eric Moro
    Thursday, July 21 from 11:15 to 12:15 p.m. in Hall H
  • Stan Lee/Blood Red Dragon
    Moderated by IGN Comics Editor, Joey Esposito
    Thursday, July 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Warner Premiere: H+ and Mortal Kombat: Legacy
    Moderated by IGN TV Editor, Eric Goldman
    Thursday, July 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Resistance 3: Exploring a 1950s Altered America: The Continuing Creation of the Resistance Universe
    IGN.com host, Colin Moriarty
    Thursday, July 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 7AB
  • THUNDERCATS panel
    Moderated by Matt Fowler
    Friday, July 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6A
  • STARHAWK: The Evolution from Warhawk to Starhawk: The New Universe that is Starhawk
    Moderation by IGN editor, Greg Miller
    Sunday, July 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 25AB
  • Supernatural Panel (Screening and Q&A)
    Moderated by IGN TV Executive Editor, Eric Goldman
    Sunday, July 24 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Hall H

ATTACK THE BLOCK Going to Comic-Con 2011 — Special Screening on Thursday, July 21st in San Diego!

From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, ATTACK THE BLOCK follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial war zone.

There will be a special screening of the film on Thursday, July 21st at 10pm at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego, CA, followed by a Q&A with one of the film’s stars John Boyega, writer/director Joe Cornish, and executive producer Edgar Wright. Starting today, fans can secure tickets, on a first come first serve basis, on the following sites: Ain’t It Cool News (www.aintitcool.com), Badass Digest (www.badassdigest.com), Collider (www.collider.com), and /Film (www.slashfilm.com). A limited number of tickets will also be available at the Sony booth on the convention center floor at Comic-Con. The film will hold a panel with Boyega, Cornish and Wright on Friday, July 22nd at 2:00pm in Hall H.

ATTACK THE BLOCK will be released in theaters on July 29th in the following markets: Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, and Toronto; it then will expand on August 19th to additional cities.

ATTACK THE BLOCK stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, Luke Treadaway, Jumayn Hunter, and Nick Frost. It was written and directed by Joe Cornish, and produced by Nira Park and James Wilson. Executive producers were Matthew Justice, Tessa Ross, Jenny Borgars, Will Clarke, Olivier Courson and Edgar Wright. This film has been rated R by the MPAA for the following reasons: creature violence, drug content and pervasive language.

via Screen Gems

Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb” Unveil “Perry the Platy-Bus on Tour” in Times Square

Disney’s Phineas and Ferb debuted “Perry the Platy-bus On Tour” today in New York’s Times Square before crossing the country as part of Disney Channel‘s summer of Phineas and Ferb. The tour celebrates the top-rated animated series and kicks off the countdown to the Disney Channel Original Movie, Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, premiering FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 (10:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. Fans can follow the bus at http://www.disneychannel.com/platy-bus. Also leading up to the debut of the movie is the season premiere of Take Two with Phineas and Ferb, in which the animated stepbrothers interview live action guests. Soccer superstar David Beckham guests SATURDAY, JULY 23 (9:30 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. It will also air on Disney 😄 (date TBA).

The Times Square kick-off included hundreds of “Phineas and Ferb” fans, a musical performance by middle school kids from The New Jersey Repertory Theatre Glee Club singing “Everything’s Better with Perry,” dancers and Phineas, Ferb and Agent P characters. It culminated with the reveal of “Perry the Platy-bus,” a 27-foot Airstream trailer complete with bill, tail and googly eyes inspired by Phineas’ and Ferb’s pet platypus, Perry. Scores of fans watched the reveal as it streamed live on Disney Store’s 2,000 square foot LED digital display in Times Square.

Joining in the fun were the creators and executive producers of “Phineas and Ferb,” Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, and the cast, Dee Bradley Baker, Alyson Stoner and Radio Disney’s Jake Whetter.

Fans were invited aboard “Perry the Platy-bus” to play new video games, sing along with “Perry-oke” and meet Phineas and Ferb. “Perry the Platy-bus On Tour” will travel from New York to Los Angeles, making stops at landmark sites and fan events, including San Diego’s Comic-Con International (July 21-24), Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim (August 19-21) and more.

Take Two with Phineas and Ferb
Featuring segments approximately two minutes in length and incorporating a new group of headlining celebrities set in an animated world, the second season will present additional guests including David Beckham, Howie Mandel, Miss Piggy, Jason Segel, Shaun White, Ty Pennington, Tom Bergeron, Guy Fieri, Ben Stiller and Larry King.

“Take Two with Phineas and Ferb” features 10 segments and runs on Disney Channel and Disney XD. Created and executive-produced by Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, the series is a production of Disney Channel. The voice cast includes Vincent Martella, Thomas Sangster, Ashley Tisdale, Alyson Stoner and Bobby Gaylor. The short form series “Take Two with Phineas and Ferb” is a production of Punch Media Productions in association with Disney Channel.

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
In the animated Disney Channel Original Movie adventure, “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension,” the boys finally discover that their beloved pet platypus Perry is in fact a secret agent who battles the forces of evil daily. They join him on a grand adventure that blasts them to another dimension where a truly evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz has taken over an alternate Tri-state Area. When they uncover his ploy to travel back to their dimension to take over their Tri-state Area, the gang, as well as their alter-egos, must band together to stop him. Meanwhile, Candace is convinced that she will lose Jeremy before he heads off to college if she doesn’t put her childish ways behind her.

The schedule for “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension” is:

  • Monday, August 1 — On-demand preview begins on Disney Channel’s on Demand SVOD offering (Cablevision, Time Warner, Verizon, AT&T)
  • Friday, August 5 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) — Premiere on Disney Channel with a mobile simulcast on Sprint TV and MobiTV
  • Saturday, August 13 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) — Premiere on Disney 😄
  • Thursday, August 18 — Premiere on Disney Cruise Line
  • Saturday, August 20 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) — Premiere on the ABC Television Network
2011 to date, “Phineas and Ferb” is TV’s No. 1 animated series in Prime among Kids 6-11 (1.5 million/5.9 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.1 million/4.5 rating), reaching more than 110 million unduplicated Total Viewers across the U.S. in the first quarter. In addition, the series has been TV’s No. 1 animated series each year since its launch in 2008 among Tweens 9-14. (Source: NTI, US ratings, most current, 12/27/10-7/3/11, trackage data with minimum 6 telecasts. Reach: 12/27/10-3/27/11, minimum 6 minutes.)
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. It is currently available on basic cable in over 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world. Disney 😄 is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. In the U.S., Disney 😄 is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 77 million households via its basic cable affiliates. Disney Channel and Disney 😄 are part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.
via Disney Channel Press Release

Nerd Headquarters Takes Over the Gaslamp District!

The Nerd Machine is taking over the Gaslamp District and transforming Jolt’N Joe’s restaurant into the center of the Nerdiverse.

In partnership with Break.com, Xbox, and Gunnar Optiks, the Nerd HQ is the destination for a unique and more intimate, personal experience.
The Nerd HQ is rallying the nerd army so they can share in all the gaming, technology, and entertainment we all love. And oh yea, there is no admission cost, everybody is welcome to enjoy. The Nerd HQ is an all ages event where you all nerds are welcome. However, at 8pm, local laws require us to raise the age limit to 21 and over.

Break Media, the online video sponsor, will be covering the event and posting reports from Nerd HQ and the SDCC. We are also creating 3 original videos in promotion of the event that will begin airing around July 4. Xbox, the official console of the HQ, will be providing interactive gaming areas for all HQ visitors to enjoy. Gears of War 3, Rayman and Gunstringer will all play prominently at the HQ. We will set the record for the most dancers in one game of the Kinect’s new “Dance Central 2”.  Gunnar Optiks, the official eyewear of the HQ, will be providing demo glasses for gamers and techies alike.

The Second Annual NERD Party will be bigger and better than ever at the HQ. Great sounds from DJ NERD, Kinect dancing, drink specials, and more.

The Nerd HQ will be launching our first series of “Conversations for a Cause” featuring your favorite stars from the world of entertainment and technology. These discussions of less than 250 will provide a much more personal connection with the speakers. “Conversations” with will include stars from “Firefly”, “Battlestar Gallatica”, “Stoopid Monkey”, and friends of Zac Levi. The “Conversations” will be followed by an autograph signing in the exhibition room. Check back soon for the schedule.

One hundred percent of your $20 dollar (or more) donation goes to providing life-changing surgeries for children through Operation Smile.

The Inaugural “Nerd Machine Shorties” will be available throughout the event and the Top Videos will be placed on Break.com so they can be rated. A viewing and awards ceremony will take place at Sunday’s Nerd Brunch. Toshiba tablets will be available to rate the videos on Break.com. Prizes include Xbox packages, GUNNAR Optiks, and more.

Follow @thenerdmachine on twitter for surprise HQ appearances

Some of this year’s sponsors…

Nerd Machine Shorties

In an attempt to kick off the inaugural Nerd HQ with a “BANG” and offer you the most awesome interaction possible, we’re launching our first ever film festival, the “Nerd Machine Shorties”. The “1-Minute” video submissions will be judged by  and a winner will be chosen from the final 10 contenders. Prizes will be awarded the night of the festival, July 21st. Fun right?!

Read carefully, because here come the rules.

  1. Submissions may be shot on any medium you wish, but must be in a format playable on the web for judging and for playability in the Nerd HQ venue should they make the final cut and be shown the day of the festival.
  2. Submissions must be no longer than one minute in length. That’s right, you heard me, ONE MINUTE, or 60 seconds if you prefer. This includes all titles and credits. We believe your incredibly talented and creative minds are up to the challenge. Do you?
  3. Judging will be based on creativity, ingenuity, personality, and many other words that end in “ity”. Basically, the more fun you have with it, the more fun we’ll have watching it.
  4. Let’s keep it clean nerds.  No excessive profanity and no nudity, we run an all ages machine here.
  5. Submissions must be uploaded NO LATER THAN July 3, 2011 in order to be eligible!!!  We understand that time is limited, they are called “Shorties” for a reason, so get’er done people. B’okay!

Other than that, the world is your oyster. Digital effects, Anime, a Zombie apocalypse? Be our guest. We’re living in a digital age my friends, anything is possible.

***The Filmmakers Presence is not required to be judged or receive prizes.
***Videos must be sent in MPEG or Quicktime format for initial submission.
***Email films to NerdHQ@thenerdmachine.com
***By submitting videos you are authorizing Nerd Machine LLC and Break Media the permission to air your content on their respective family of websites.
via The Nerd Machine

NCsoft to Bring City of Heroes and Guild Wars 2 to Comic-Con

NCsoft at Comic-Con San Diego 2011 Activities

Stop by the NCsoft booth (#5345) at Comic-Con International San Diego to meet artists and developers from City of Heroes FreedomTM and Guild Wars 2®. They’d love to chat with you and answer questions you have about their games. Check out the latest from City of Heroes Freedom, and try your hand at the Engineer profession in Guild Wars 2 on PCs provided by Alienware and with peripherals from Razer.

Desdemona from City of Heroes Freedom will make appearances at the NCsoft booth during Comic-Con San Diego to meet fans. David “Noble Savage” Nakayama will also be creating free illustrations of selected City of Heroes Freedom players’ in-game characters. The artists from Guild Wars 2 will be signing limited edition postcard books, as well. Stop by the NCsoft booth to find out more.

Want to hang out with NCsoft on Friday night? Check the NCsoft schedule to find out how you could pick up a ticket to attend the NCsoft San Diego Meet & Greet. The NCsoft Fan Meet & Greet will be Friday, July 22, 2011. Ticket holders can meet fellow players of their favorite NCsoft games while chatting with City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2developers and artists. Guests will be treated to refreshments and could take home some nifty game swag. Attendees can also get hands-on time to play City of Heroes Freedom, as well as Guild Wars 2.

Make sure to check out the City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2 speaking sessions during Comic-Con. In them, you can find out the latest information from City of Heroes Freedom, the world’s most popular super-powered MMO, and learn how Guild Wars 2 will set a new standard for social play in online fantasy RPGs!

Check back for more details on NCsoft activities at Comic-Con San Diego 2011!

 

NCsoft at Comic-Con San Diego 2011 Schedule

During the convention, NCsoft will be hosting a number of scheduled events and activities (listed below). All items and times are subject to change.

TIME DESCRIPTION STAFF
Thursday, July 21, 2011

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by for a limited giveaway of the Guild Wars 2 Postcard Collection 2011 and signing by the Guild Wars 2 artists.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

Thursday, July 21, 2011

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m

NCsoft Booth #5345

Comic Book Signing

Come by the booth to get a signed copy of a City of Heroes Freedom comic book, signed by David “Noble Savage” Nakayama.

Staff

David “Noble Savage” Nakayama,
Art Lead

Thursday, July 21, 2011

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Room 24 ABC

Speaking Session:

City of Heroes Freedom: The Future of Super-Powered MMOs

Be the first to find out about the top-secret content release coming this summer to City of Heroes Freedom, the world’s most popular super-powered MMO. The Paragon Studios team will be on site to share exclusive revelations about the upcomingCity of Heroes Freedom game update that will redefine the online gaming industry.

Speakers

Melissa “War Witch” Bianco,
Lead Game Designer
Matt “Positron” Miller,
Lead Systems Designer
David “Noble Savage” Nakayama,
Art Lead
Nate “Second Measure” Birkholz,
Development Producer
Andy “Zwillinger” Belford,
Community Manager

TIME DESCRIPTION STAFF
Friday, July 22, 2011

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Character Sketches

Win a chance to have your City of Heroes Freedom character drawn by concept and comic artist David “Noble Savage” Nakyama! New and veteran players alike can enter a raffle to have their characters drawn by Paragon Studio’s resident comic book artist.

Staff

David “Noble Savage” Nakayama,
Art Lead

Friday, July 22, 2011

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m

NCsoft Booth #5345

Character Sketches

Win a chance to have your City of Heroes Freedom character drawn by concept and comic artist David “Noble Savage” Nakyama! New and veteran players alike can enter a raffle to have their characters drawn by Paragon Studio’s resident comic book artist.

Staff

David “Noble Savage” Nakayama,
Art Lead

Friday, July 22, 2011

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by for a limited giveaway of the Guild Wars 2 Postcard Collection 2011 and signing by the Guild Wars 2 artists.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

Friday, July 22, 2011

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Paragon Studios Ustream Chat

Join the Paragon Studios Community Team as its members broadcast live from the booth at San Diego Comic-Con throughUstream.

Staff

City of Heroes Freedom Community Team

TIME DESCRIPTION STAFF
Saturday, July 23, 2011

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m

NCsoft Booth #5345

Character Sketches

Win a chance to have your City of Heroes Freedom character drawn by concept and comic artist David “Noble Savage” Nakyama! New and veteran players alike can enter a raffle to have their characters drawn by Paragon Studio’s resident comic book artist.

Staff

David “Noble Savage” Nakayama,
Art Lead

Saturday, July 23, 2011

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Character Sketches

Win a chance to have your City of Heroes Freedom character drawn by concept and comic artist David “Noble Savage” Nakyama! New and veteran players alike can enter a raffle to have their characters drawn by Paragon Studio’s resident comic book artist.

Staff

David “Noble Savage” Nakayama,
Art Lead

Saturday, July 23, 2011

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Room 23 ABC

Speaking Session

Guild Wars 2: Rethinking the Online RPG: How Guild Wars 2 Explores New Dimensions in Social Gaming

Are you tired of grind, repetitive combat, and no community in your fantasy RPG? Learn how Guild Wars 2 will set a new standard for social play in online fantasy RPGs! Accompanied by stunning concept art, key creators will examine how the lore, design, and gameplay of Guild Wars 2 offer a fresh, social-driven approach to cooperative online fantasy RPGs.

Speakers

Colin Johanson,
Lead Content Designer
Bobby Stein, Lead Writer
Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Leah Rivera, Game Designer

Saturday, July 23, 2011

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Paragon Studios Ustream Chat

Join the Paragon Studios Community Team as its members broadcast live from the booth at San Diego Comic-Con throughUstream.

Staff

City of Heroes Freedom Community Team

Saturday, July 23, 2011

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by for a limited giveaway of the Guild Wars 2 Postcard Collection 2011 and signing by the Guild Wars 2 artists.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

TIME DESCRIPTION STAFF
Sunday, July 24, 2011

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

NCsoft Booth #5345

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by for a limited giveaway of the Guild Wars 2 Postcard Collection 2011 and signing by the Guild Wars 2 artists.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

 

NCsoft San Diego Meet & Greet 2011

The NCsoft San Diego Meet & Greet 2011 is a ticketed event. Check back for more information on details about how you could get a ticket.

At the Meet & Greet, ticket holders can meet fellow players of their favorite NCsoft games while chatting with City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2 developers and artists. Guests will be treated to refreshments and could take home some nifty game swag. Attendees can also get hands-on time to play City of Heroes Freedom, as well as Guild Wars 2.

Valid photo ID is required for admission. No one under 18 will be admitted without parent or legal guardian. Admission to the event is limited to NCsoft San Diego Meet & Greet ticket holders only and is granted on a first-come, first-served basis to the capacity of the venue.

NCsoft San Diego Meet & Greet 2011

When
Friday, July 22, 2011

 

City of Heroes Freedom Speaking Session at Comic-Con San Diego 2011

City of Heroes Freedom The Future of Super-Powered MMOs

How does a massively multiplayer online game stay innovative and exciting for over SEVEN years? With phenomenal new content, adventures, and powers! This year is no exception, as City of Heroes Freedom will once again redefine the online gaming space in 2011 with its next major new content release. The Paragon Studios team will share epic storytelling, dazzling graphics, and thrilling adventures—and the team will provide the rest of the details only for the panel attendees!

The panel will give the attendees a rare opportunity to interact with the Paragon Studios team. Attendees will see firsthand the results of years of intense development and hear about the inspirations for the next exciting expansion. Throughout the panel, the audience will be treated to exclusive content and have the opportunity to interact with the Development Team. The panel promises to be packed with new revelations and surprises.

Thursday, July 21, 2011
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Room 24 ABC

  • Speakers
  • Melissa “War Witch” Bianco
    Lead Game Designer
  • Matt “Positron” Miller
    Lead Systems Designe
  • David “Noble Savage” Nakayama
    Art Lead
  • Nate “Second Measure” Birkholz
    Development Producer
  • Andy “Zwillinger” Belford
    Community Manager

 

Guild Wars 2 Speaking Session at Comic-Con San Diego 2011

Rethinking the Online RPG: How Guild Wars 2 Explores New Dimensions in Social Gaming

The upcoming Guild Wars 2 MMO will be an immersive, dynamic gaming experience that will shatter clichés and player expectations for game design and social game play in online fantasy RPGs. Set in a beautiful, richly detailed fantasy world, Guild Wars 2 is based on ArenaNet’s popular Guild Wars online game series, which has sold over 6 million units worldwide.

In this presentation, ArenaNet creators such as Lead Content Designer Colin Johanson, Lead Writer Bobby Stein, Lead Concept Artist Kekai Kotaki, and Character Artist Kristen Perry will examine how the lore, design, and gameplay of Guild Wars 2 combine to deliver a fresh, social approach to online fantasy RPGs. Learn more about Guild Wars 2’s innovative dynamic event system and the game’s fluid and social-centric approach to combat. You’ll also learn more about crafting your character’s personal story, and dive deeper into the lore and rich world design that will make Guild Wars 2 such an incredible gaming experience.

After the presentation, the ArenaNet panelists will answer questions from the audience and further explain what to expect from Guild Wars 2.

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Room 23 ABC

  • Speakers
  • Colin Johanson
    Colin Johanson
    Lead Content Designer
  • Bobby Stein
    Bobby Stein
    Lead Writer
  • Kekai Kotaki
    Kekai Kotaki
    Concept Art Lead
  • Kristen Perry
    Kristen Perry
    Character Artist
  • Leah Rivera
    Leah Rivera
    Game Designer

 

NCsoft at Comic-Con San Diego 2011 Partners

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