Third Annual Nerd HQ Shatters Records, Raises $215,000 for Operation Smile

Nerd HQ - 2013 - Operation Smile - Conversations for a Cause - The Nerd Machine - SDCC - Petco Park - HeaderThis Year’s Sponsors Included
Intel & ASUS, The FIAT Brand and Perfect World Entertainment


Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine returned to Comic-Con this year bringing with them Nerd HQ. This annual event, now in its third year, provided fans with a home base during the international comic book and entertainment festival. Guests experienced cutting edge technology with hardware provided by Intel & ASUS; gaming showcases including action-packed Neverwinter gameplay; a sneak peak at the all-new, electric FIAT 500e and several exclusive parties including the festival favorite, Levi’s annual Nerd Party.

Zachary Levi - The Nerd Machine - ShieldAlso back by popular demand was the very popular philanthropic panel series “Conversation for a Cause.” Guest who purchased tickets to these intimate panels of about 250 people enjoyed asking questions of their favorite entertainers in an un-moderated forum. This year’s panels included some of the most talked about films, television shows and celebrities including Riddick, “Cast from 300: Rise of an Empire,” Dr. WhoThe Maze Runner, Haven, I, Frankenstein, Orphan Black, PBS Masterpiece: Sherlock, Psych, “Stoopid Buddy with Seth Green,” “Thrilling Adventure Hour,” “Fannibal Meetup with Bryan Fuller, Hugh Dancy and David Slade,” “Signing with the legendary Jim Lee of DC Entertainment,” “Adult Swim Panel featuring cast members from NTSF and Children’s Hospital,” “Kick Ass 2 Panel and Signing,” “Tiny Commando featuring Ed Helms, Gillian Jacobs, Ryan McFaul and Zachary Levi,” “A Conversation with NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover” and “A Conversation with Zachary Levi and Mystery Guests” and individual panels with Evangeline Lilly, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, Joe Manganiello, Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Richard Madden, Tom Hiddleston, and Nerd HQ Founder Zachary Levi.

With the addition several new fundraising efforts, such as photo opportunities with celebrities including Stan Lee, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, David Giuntoli, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Levi, an exclusive auction on eBay that featured one-of-a-kind artwork from Elevendy, a huge screening of fan-favorite Serenity on Petco Park‘s field, and a generous $10,000 donation from event sponsor Intel & ASUS, the event generated a record breaking $215,000 for Operation Smile or as Nerd HQ Founder Zachary Levi put it, 895 smiles.

ABOUT ASUS
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling and most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC(tm). ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

ABOUT FIAT BRAND
The FIAT brand stands for discovery through passionate self-expression. It encourages people to be in charge of their lives, live confidently and celebrate the smallest of things with infectious excitement. That philosophy is embodied by the North American introduction of the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big. Italian at heart and rooted in a rich heritage, the 500 is synonymous with modern, simple design blending form, function and a pride of ownership that is genuine.

Reminiscent of the original Cinquecento, the Fiat 500 and Fiat 500c (Cabrio) build on the vehicle’s global popularity. Since its initial launch in 2007, more than 1,000,000 Fiat 500 vehicles have been sold in more than 100 countries around the world. The model’s unquestionable popularity is the result of the Fiat 500’s great ability to deliver unmatched personalization options with advanced solutions in terms of quality, engine and passenger comfort. In addition to success on the sales front, the Fiat 500 has earned more than 80 international awards, including being named the 2008 European Car of the Year, 2009 World Car Design of the Year and Best New Engine of 2010 (Fiat MultiAir® Turbo). In the U.S., the 2012 Fiat 500 was named “Best Buy” in the subcompact category by Consumers Digest and was deemed a “Top Safety Pick” by the influential Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The FIAT brand portfolio in North America continues to expand with the arrival of the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth, Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio and the Fiat 500 Turbo. In 2013, the FIAT brand will launch the Fiat 500e, a full-electric version of the Fiat 500, and the Fiat 500L, a new five-passenger model that will expand FIAT’s brand style and efficiency into the growing B-segment.

ABOUT FIAT 500E
Designing city-friendly, environmentally responsible and fun-to-drive small cars is what the FIAT brand and its “Simply More” belief stand for. The all-new 2013 Fiat 500e electrifies the next chapter of the brand’s legacy by embodying the FIAT brand’s simple, purposeful and fun-to-drive values – through iconic style, engaging dynamics and an environmentally responsible zero-emissions design.

The all-new 2013 Fiat 500e arrives at FIAT Studios in California during the second quarter of 2013.

ABOUT INTEL
Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published a number of popular titles, including Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, Perfect World International and Star Trek Online. The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly acclaimed MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd., Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.com.

ABOUT OPERATION SMILE
Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is an international children’s medical charity with a presence in more than 60 countries, whose network of more than 5,000 medical volunteers from over 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 3.5 million healthcare evaluations and conducted over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities, as well as patients suffering from burns. To build long-term self-sufficiency in developing countries, Operation Smile trains doctors and local medical professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat their own local communities, donates medical equipment and supplies, and provides year-round medical treatment through its worldwide Comprehensive Care Centers.

ABOUT THE NERD MACHINE
The Nerd Machine is a multimedia company dedicated in bringing its global clientele the best of apparel, accessories, software, hardware, music, and both long and short form video content. We not only put a premium on customer satisfaction and input but also collaboration, as we believe that some of the very best ideas may come out of the very community we serve. Our goal is to nurture an environment where community interaction thrives, creating the best and most forward thinking products available on the market. And, philosophically speaking, spearheading a “mission of redefinition” that changes the global perception of what a nerd is, and thereby allow everyone to celebrate the nerd in themselves. The question is: What are you nerdy about?

VIVA LA NERDOLUTION

via The Nerd Machine

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The Cost of SDCC (Start Saving Now!)

Great info for those wanting to see how much one should save up for a trip to Comic-Con!

Nerdophiles

Here’s the biggest thing to remember about San Diego Comic Con: start saving now.

Trust me, it’ll save you a lot of stress in the long run. The last thing you’re going to want to be thinking about when you get to the con is how much money you can’t spend because you haven’t properly budgeted up to this point. The rest of the Nerdophiles staff drove to Comic Con this year, but I’m from Maryland and I had to fly in – making for some unique challenges and some unique considerations when budgeting. I’m breaking down my expenses, so that you can better think about and plan for your own. After all, we’re less than a year away from San Diego Comic Con 2014!

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Nerd HQ 2013: Conversations for a Cause Panels On Sale TODAY!

Nerd HQ - 2013 - Conversations for a Cause - The Nerd Machine - SDCC - Petco Park - HeaderWell today is the day! The Nerd Machine‘s Nerd HQ 2013: Conversations for a Cause panels go on sale TODAY at Noon! Good luck to everyone attempting to get a ticket!


Hey Nerds, here are the Conversations for a Cause panels that will be on sale tomorrow, July 11, 2013 at 12pm PDT.

Where is it:? Petco Park.
How much are tickets? $22 each.
How many seats? 250 seats.
How many tickets can I buy? 2 tickets per panel per order. You can order multiple panels at once (for example Psych, Sherlock, Haven).
Multiple orders are allowed.
Proceeds goes to @OperationSmile

You can purchase Conversations for a Cause tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Nerd HQ 2013 - Conversations for a Cause Panels - Round 1 - The Nerd Machine - SDCC - Petco Park
And here is a peek at a few of the other panels we will have for sale later on…

Nerd HQ 2013 - Conversations for a Cause Panels - Round 2 - The Nerd Machine - SDCC - Petco Park
Stay tuned and keep following our Twitter and Facebook for more #NerdHQ updates!

via The Nerd Machine

Engadget+gdgt Live is Coming to San Diego!

Engadget - gdgt - Live in San Diego - HeaderWhen: Friday, July 19, 2013
Hours: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Stingaree – 454 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Unlike trade shows and press-only events, Engadget+gdgt Live is the only tech event series in the country specifically designed to bring gadget lovers and tech brands together in a fun environment where they can get to know each other a little better.

We’ll have a bunch of great tech companies with us ready to show you their newest products and get your feedback.

Engadget+gdgt Live in San Diego is FREE to attend but you do have to be 21+.

There will be tons of great swag and chances to win some awesome gear. To win you have to know how to enter, so READ THE FLYER we give you at the door.

Below is the current list of the companies participating, but check back because we’re still adding more. Also, be sure to follow @gdgt and @gdgtevents for updates! The official hashtag for this event is #engdgtSD if you want to join the conversation.

Press Preview Hour
If you’re a member of the press, please email barry [at] gdgt [dot] com for details on the Press Preview Hour from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

Sponsorships
There’s still a little time to have your company become a sponsor and showcase your products and/or services at Engadget+gdgt Live in New York. Email barry [at] gdgt [dot] com for details.

Hope you can make it!

VenueMap - Stingaree - Downtown - San Diego

Platinum sponsors
  • Outlook
Gold sponsors
  • Cooler Master
  • Nokia
Silver sponsors
  • Cobra Electronics
  • ESCORT
  • GoGo
  • Incipio
  • iRobot
  • Logitech
  • Phiaton
  • Transporter
  • Western Digital

via Engadget+gdgt

Win a Pass to Nerd HQ from the Verizon “Super Hero Summer” Sweepstakes!

Verizon - Super Hero Summer Sweeps - Nerd HQ - Zachary Levi - Website - Entry Page - SDCC - Comic-Con 2013 - HeaderThis is the first sweepstakes to win a trip to NerdHQ! It is sponsored by Verizon and you can enter once every day until July 8th! Good luck! Let us know if you win!


You could win a trip to San Diego! Enter the Super Hero Summer Sweeps for a chance to win access to all events at Nerd HQ during the biggest comic book weekend of the year. From July 18-21, you and a friend can:

  • See the real MK 42 armor from Marvel’s Iron Man 3
  • Mingle with celebs at a private party at Petco Park on July 20th
  • Get $1,000 in spending money (gift cards for winner & guest?)
  • A Nerd Machine prize pack (consisting of various items)
  • A food and beverage credit of $50 per day to be used at Nerd HQ events
  • A photo opportunity with Zac Levi
  • Attend one Nerd HQ panel every day
  • Access the VIP lounge during the private party

The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $11,400.00

Fill out the form at the link provided below to enter! You can submit once every day through July 8th, 2013!

Verizon - Super Hero Summer Sweeps - Nerd HQ - Zachary Levi - Website - Entry Page - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. ET on 6/10/13 and ends at 6:00 p.m. ET on 7/8/13. Open only to legal residents of the forty-eight contiguous United States and D.C. who are age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. For full rules and eligibility requirements click here. Sponsored by Verizon Services Corp.

In order to enter the Sweepstakes, visit www.verizonsweeps6.com or www.verizon.com/im3 during the Entry Period, enter your name, address and telephone number, email and date of birth and follow the on-screen instructions. Normal time rates, if any, charged by the entrant’s Internet service provider will apply. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person and per e-mail address per day, regardless of which Website at which the entrant enters.

On or about July 9, 2013, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received.

For the names of the winners, available after July 9, 2013, or a copy of these Official Rules, send a selfaddressed, stamped envelope to: Verizon “Super Hero Summer” Sweepstakes, c/o Erwin Penland, 125 E. Broad St., Greenville, SC 29601. Please indicate “Rules Request” and/or “Winners List Request.”

Verizon Services Corp., One Verizon Way, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

Roddenberry Dive Team’s Comic-Con Dive & Cleanup!

Roddenberry Dive Team - Comic-Con Dive and Cleanup - SDCC - Birch Aquarium at Scripps - La Jolla Shores - Header“Come Boldly Explore the Underwater Universe at La Jolla Shores!”

Presented by Roddenberry Dive Team

WHAT:

5th Annual RDT Comic-Con Dive

WHERE:

La Jolla Shores

DATE:

Thursday, July 18, 2013 (First Day of Comic-Con)

TIME:

6:30 Early Bird Gathering. Diving between 7:30am – 9:30am.

COST:

 FREE! RSVP Required.

NOTE:

 A Comic-Con Pass is not required to attend this event.

To all Scuba Divers and Ocean Lovers traveling to San Diego for this years Comic-Con event, come join the Roddenberry Dive Team for a morning of adventure as we dive the beautiful La Jolla’s Underwater Ecological Preserve. We will be joined by aquarists and scientists from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. They will talk to us about local marine life, including the elusive leopard sharks we see in the area this time of year. Generally, as scuba divers, we never need an excuse to go diving but in this particular case we’ve joined forces to provide our out-of-town aquatic brethren an unforgettable dive opportunity. RSVP REQUIRED. Click Here to RSVP!

Rod Roddenberry - Roddenberry Dive Team - Birch Aquarium - Comic-Con Kelp Tank Dive Show - SDCCDONUTS & COFFEE
For the early birds; a few of us will be arriving at La Jolla Shores (next to “Kellog Park”) around 6:30am to enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean as the early morning sun shines onto the majestic pacific. Coffee, juice, yogurt, donuts and muffins will be available. We plan on gathering at one of the beach-side fire-pits for a bit of warmth and camaraderie. (If you have extras chairs and are willing to bring them, please do so for our out of town guests).

DIVING & DISCOVERY
Divers will start suiting up around 7:30am for an early morning dive adventure to tour the La Jolla Underwater Canyon. Once geared-up and ready, we’ll do a surface-swim out about 100 yards to where the depth is approximately 40+ feet. After a final buddy/gear check, we’ll descend to bottom where we’ll continue west to a maximum depth of 100’. From there, each buddy team, while monitoring their depth, time and air, will explore this magnificent underwater realm and gradually work their way east back to the shore.

DIVE/GEAR RENTALS
The La Jolla Shore water temperature ranges from the low 50‘s at depth to the high 60‘s at the surface. 7mm wetsuits or Drysuits are recommended. ALL dive gear (including Tanks &l; Weights) must be brought with you as there will be no rentals available on site. However, gear rental are available prior 7/18/12 from local dive shops. If renting gear, remember to call ahead and reserve your gear and pick it up the day before (7/17/12).

PARKING & DIRECTIONS
La Jolla Shores has an extremely convenient parking lot located next to the beach and only a few yards from where we’ll be gathering and doing our dives. The cross-streets are Calle FrescotaCamino del Oro. Click HERE to see a map of the dive site and parking lot.

RSVP
If you plan on attending this event, please RSVP by clicking the button below.

RSVP TODAY »

When you RSVP for this Comic Con dive adventure, you will be taken to a confirmation page with more information about the dive. You will receive a reminder email two weeks prior to the dive and a final confirmation email one week before the dive.

All divers must complete a RDT Release of Liability form to dive. Not a member? Why not? It is FREE to join at roddenberrydiveteam.com for special discounts, unique events, trips and experiences, and information about upcoming events. Join us an boldly go….

If you have any questions regarding this RDT dive, please email us at diveteam@roddenberry.com.

BIRCH AQUARIUM KELP TANK DIVE SHOW
Join us after the dive at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps for a special Comic-Con Kelp Tank Dive Show at 12:30pm. Rod Roddenberry will be the special guest diver for this Kelp Tank Dive Show. The kelp tank dive show is free with Aquarium admission.

Click Here for more information about this event.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

via Roddenberry Dive Team

Syfy’s Hit Series FACE OFF Debuts Season Three on a New Night and Time Tuesday, August 21 at 9 PM ET/PT

A New Group of Talented Special Effects Make-Up Artists Join Host McKenzie Westmore for an Exciting Season of Movie Make-up Magic

Returning as Judges are Ve Neill and Glenn Hetrick, Joined by New Judge Neville Page

Guest Judge Appearances Include Brian Grazer, Kevin Smith, Gale Anne Hurd, Sean Astin, Matthew Wood, Paul WS Anderson, Laila Ali and Barney Burman

A new season of infinite imagination and fantastic make-up magic ignites with the third season of Syfy‘s most popular unscripted series, Face Off, premiering on a new night and time, Tuesday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The season will introduce a talented group of special effects make-up artists who will meet face to face in Los Angeles to compete in a series of elaborate challenges that will ultimately determine just who has the skillful hand to win Face Off.

Face Off is an authentic depiction of the high creative standards necessary for a special effects make-up artist to succeed in their craft. The series debuted in January 2011 as a new reality competition program to critical and ratings success. The second season finale of Face Off became the most watched unscripted telecast in Syfy’s nearly 20-year history, transforming 3.58 million total viewers, based on Live +7 data. This also established a Syfy original series record – for scripted and unscripted programs – for most Adults 18-34 viewers with 1.01 million.

Returning to the lab for the new season is actress and host McKenzie Westmore, along with judges Ve Neill (The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Glenn Hetrick (Mad Men, Heroes). Patrick Tatopolous will sit on the judges’ panel for the premiere episode, before he starts production design on his latest project, 300: Battle of Artemisia.

Joining the series as the new judge is Neville Page, Lead Creature Designer on the highest grossing movie of all time Avatar, Character Designer on Ridley Scott’s recent blockbuster Prometheus, Lead Creature and Character Designer on J.J. Abram’s Star Trek, Lead Concept Designer on Tron: Legacy and Creature Designer on Super 8. Page’s upcoming films include Creature Designer on The Amazing Spider-Man and his most recent work on J.J. Abram’s highly anticipated next installment of the Star Trek film-franchise.

The season also boasts an array of prominent guest judge appearances including Academy-Award winning producer Brian Grazer (How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Beautiful Mind), Kevin Smith (Red State), Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, The Walking Dead), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings), LucasFilm collaborator and actor Matthew Wood (Star Wars prequels), Paul WS Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil: Afterlife), boxer Laila Ali and Oscar-nominated makeup artist Barney Burman (Star Trek, Mission Impossible III).

The challenges featured will be some of the most difficult, creative and inventive yet: the contestants will create eye-popping new creatures inspired by the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss, an original alien character inspired by the classic cantina scene from Star Wars: A New Hope, as well as creations for a challenge inspired by the NBC series Grimm. The challenges will be set against the backdrop of Southern California, from the high seas off the coast of San Diego to the WhoVille set at the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot.

The Face Off contestants will be whittled down week by week as they compete to outshine their competition. The winning artist will receive $100,000 and will also be given the opportunity to become a guest lecturer at the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academies in New York and Paris.

To meet the cast of season three, see photo galleries and video, visit www.syfy.com/faceoff. Photography and bios are also available at www.nbcumv.com. Following are the season three Face Off contestants:

  • Carpucine Childs, 30 – Marietta, GA
  • Nicole Chilelli, 28 – Sacramento, CA
  • Derek Garcia, 32 – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Eric Garcia, 32 – Kissimmee, FL
  • Rod Maxwell, 47 – West Hollywood, CA
  • Jason Milani, 25 – Hopewell Jct, NY
  • Sarah Miller, 29 – Vancouver, BC
  • Thomas Pietch, 27 – Columbus, OH
  • Alana Schiro, 36 – Northridge, CA
  • Laura Tyler, 28 – Orlando, FL
  • Roy Wooley, 46 – Tucker, GA

Face Off is a production of Mission Control Media with Dwight D. Smith, Michael Agbabian and Derek Atherton serving as executive producers.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

via Syfy Press Release

An Evening with Marian Call during Comic-Con Weekend!

Marian Call will be in San Diego during Comic-Con weekend and will be performing at the Space Travelers Emporium on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. They are located at 1947 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104. All ages are welcome. The event is Free, but a $10 recommended artist donation should be considered. The concert is well worth the donation! (She will also have a booth at Comic-Con from what I hear.)

Previous Marian Call concerts at the Emporium have been wonderful fun. Her songs’ themes range the geeky gamut from Battlestar Galactica to Jane Austen, with a mix of spaceships, road trips, and intelligent humor. We’re looking forward to hearing some new ones from her latest album, Something Fierce, as well as old favorites.

The Space Travelers Emporium is also having a Space Art Show during the South Park Walkabout from July 14, 2012 to July 28, 2012.

Venue questions: (619) 512-3592 or @SpaceEmporium on Twitter

Artist questions: admin@mariancall.com   Website: www.MarianCall.com

via San Diego Space Society

Gourmet Food Truck Event in San Diego — Liberty Station

Time
Sunday, June 19· 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Location

NTC Promenade
Liberty Station
2640 Cushing Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106

Ticket Info

20 of Southern California’s top food trucks convene at San Diego’s Liberty Station for one large food truck festival. The San Diego Food Truck Festival will take place Sunday, June 19th from noon to 7pm.

General Admission tickets are $10, with pre-sale attendees having early entry from 1pm to 3pm. (UPDATE: SOLD OUT)

VIP tickets are $20, with exclusive entry from noon to 1pm, guaranteeing shorter lines for the hour. (UPDATE: STILL AVAILABLE)

Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $10 with admission beginning at 3pm.

Trucks

Scheduled trucks are:

  • Bitchin Burgers
  • Ahn – Joo: A Korean Snack Bar
  • Super Q
  • The Gathering Spot Bistro Truck
  • Chomp Chomp Nation: More Than Singapore
  • Chunk-n-Chip Cookies
  • India on Wheels: Authentic Indian Food
  • Devilicious
  • MangiaMangia Mobile
  • Kona Ice: San Diego Coastal
  • Sweet Treats
  • SD Street Eats
  • Asian Persuasion Food Truck & Catering
  • Lime
  • Fry Smiths
  • Kal-bi-Q
  • Crepes Bonaparte
  • Pierogi Truck
  • Sea Bird: OC’s Original Veggie Truck
  • More?

Cowboys & Aliens World Premiere at Comic-Con

Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau, director of Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ Cowboys & Aliens, is inviting thousands of fans to Comic-Con’s® world premiere of the new film that stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde, it was announced today.  The extravaganza with Cowboys & Aliens’ stars marks the first time that the world’s largest entertainment convention has allowed a movie premiere of this size and scope during the weekend’s festivities.

Remarked Favreau: “I owe the fans at Comic-Con so much, and it is only right that they are the first people who will get to see Cowboys & Aliens.  By bringing the world premiere of the movie to San Diego, it’s my small way of thanking them.  I can’t wait to share this night with thousands of the fans who have supported my films over the years.”

The world premiere event will be held at the San Diego Civic Theatre on Saturday, July 23, 2011.  The red carpet events begin at 7:00 PM, and the film starts at 8:00 PM.  For more details on the action-thriller, and updates on the Comic-Con events and the world premiere, like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cowboysandaliens and follow Cowboys & Aliens on Twitter @cwboysandaliens.

Cowboys & Aliens opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, July 29, 2011.

About
Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau (Iron Man) directs Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in an event film for summer 2011 that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way: Cowboys & Aliens.  Joined by an arsenal of top moviemakers—Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci—Favreau brings an all-new action-thriller that will take audiences into the Old West, where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world.  www.cowboysandaliensmovie.com