Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2012 Unleashes a Zombie Apocalypse!

Stan Lee’s Comikaze Unleashes A Zombie Apocalypse and Batman Cast Reunion

Stan Lee’s Comikaze, LA’s largest pop-culture convention, owned by comic legend Stan Lee and horror icon Elvira, have just announced a 75k sq ft Zombie Apocalypse obstacle course in addition to their 250k sq ft convention floor, planned for Sept 15-16 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC).

According to the Stan Lee’s Comikaze website, a previous convention in the LACC  left all attendees infected with the zombie virus. Making light of a bad situation, Comikaze dares their attendees to run, slide, climb, and crawl through one of the best-planned, zig-zagging obstacle courses – All while being chased by flesh-eating zombies! The Zombie Apocalypse is conveniently located in Hall K and takes about 35 minutes to complete.

The Comikaze Zombie Apocalypse costs an additional $30.00. The course is not recommended for children 12 and under.

Tickets are limited – So get yours today!

If surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is not something you’re interested in, fans can pay between $75.00 – $150.00 to be transformed into a flesh and brain eating zombie by SFX artists. Zombies are expected to terrorize, chase, and infect the survivors to their heart’s content.

Stan Lee’s Comikaze embraces all zombie culture. There will also be appearances from Norman Reedus (Daryl from Walking Dead), and Tony Moore, the original Walking Dead comic artist.

“I am really proud of this course, no other zombie course has been like it. This will set the standard!” says Comikaze CEO, Regina Carpinelli.

Are zombies not your thing? Never fear!

Stan Lee’s Comikaze presented by POW! Entertainment has over 400 vendors and artists, as well as celebrity signings and cast reunions. Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, will be signing for FREE! My Little Pony voice actress Tara Strong, as well as the cast of Boondock Saints, and the original cast of  the BATMAN TV SHOW (ADAM WEST and JULIE NEWMAR).  Comikaze also has a large interactive stage with a jumbotron to engage fans with fun surprises from celebrities, surprise screenings from major network tv shows, AND promos for fall blockbusters!

If gaming is your thing, Star City Games is hosting a Magic: The Gathering tournament with over $20k in prizes.  There will also be World Of WarCraft and Warhammer 40k tournaments, as well as a live Quidditch match that Comikaze proudly states is the largest outside of a Harry Potter book.

Don’t miss out on this epic event — Get your tickets today!

1-day passes are $20, and weekend passes are $30.  Kids 12 and under are FREE. Those who dare can try their survival skills on our Zombie Apocalypse for an additional $30. Learn more here: http://comikazeexpo.com/zombieapocalypse/ – For more information on Stan Lee’s Comikaze, go to www.comikazeexpo.com  and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

This is but the tip of the Comikaze iceberg!  Expect the unexpected! This show is for you, LA!

via Stan Lee’s Comikaze Press Release

Adam West receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 04/05/12

WHO:

Adam West
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Radio personality Ralph Garman and Seth McFarlane
Special guest: The Batmobile provided by Barris Kustom Ind.

WHAT:

2,468th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of TELEVISION

WHERE:

6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Guinness World of Records Museum*

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor Adam West with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. “We are thrilled to honor Adam with this prestigious award. Fans have been waiting for this special day for many years. Adam West fired up the billion dollar Batman franchise: the golden years and the classic Batman, the Bright Knight. He deserves his place of honor on our famed Walk of Fame,” said Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.

During the span of a 50-year career, from Batman to the voice of Quahog’s Mayor on Family Guy, Adam West has become a television icon.

Born in Walla Walla, Washington as William West Anderson , Adam began his career as a radio DJ and TV show host. He arrived in Hollywood in 1959, after landing a contract with Warner Brothers studios. That same year, he made his feature film debut opposite Paul Newman in The Young Philadelphians.

A long line of TV roles followed on shows like Maverick, Bonanza and The Outer Limits, as well as a co-starring role for a season on The Detectives.

But, in 1965, his life would change forever when producer William Dozier, impressed by Adam’s talent, looks and humor, handpicked him to take on the title role of ABC’s new TV series, BATMAN.

It’s been said the biggest pop-culture phenomena of the 1960’s can be boiled down to the “Three B’s”: Beatles, Bond, and BATMAN. In the early 1960’s, Batman was simply a cartoon character in a comic book that was close to cancellation, but Adam West’s performance in the ground-breaking TV adaptation propelled Batman into becoming one of the most-famous characters in modern fiction. West’s turn as the “classic” Batman has laid the foundation for the success of all the incarnations of the “Caped Crusader” that have followed after him. The smash success of the TV series, and the feature film that followed shortly thereafter, launched Adam West into international superstardom in 1966.

After its original run, BATMAN entered into non-stop syndication and Adam West has continued to garner new generations of fans all over the world for the past 40 years. All the while, he’s continued to work on stage, in movies and TV, and as a much sought-after voice actor.

It’s his wildly successful career as a voice actor that has brought him his most recent triumph as “Mayor Adam West” on the hugely popular, and critically-acclaimed, TV series Family Guy on the Fox network. Family Guy airs on Sunday evenings on FOX and fans can enjoy more from Family Guy with never-before-seen footage and extras when Volume 10 releases on DVD this Fall. Also this spring, fans can interact with Mr. West as he reprises his role as Family Guy’s Mayor Adam West, but this time in a virtual format in Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming Family Guy Online game.

For the past 50 years, Adam West has not only been an international television star, but also a devoted father and husband, philanthropist, and dedicated ambassador of goodwill for the entertainment industry as he greets hundreds of thousands of his fans during personal appearances all over the globe.

*Special Note: Adam West has a Guinness World Record!

MOST APPEARANCES AS BATMAN:
Adam West has made 156 individual screen appearances as Batman, including 120 episodes of the 1966-68 Batman TV series and its accompanying feature film, numerous voiceover performances for animated series and TV movies, and the computer generated video short Batman: New Times’ in 2005.

Kevin Conroy, who has voiced the character in animated series and films since 1993, has notched up 118 appearances, putting him in 2nd place, and Olan Soule, who provided Batman’s voice during the 70s and 80s, comes in at 3rd place with 68 separate appearances.”

For more information and to view who shares a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, visit www.walkoffame.com

ALL PRESS MUST RSVP TO ANA MARTINEZ
AT (323) 468-1376 OR Stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME – www.WalkOfFame.com
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to administer the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.
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via WalkOfFame Press Release

Peter Pan Returns to Never Land in First-Ever Primetime Special of Disney Junior’s #1 Series, JAKE AND THE NEVERLAND PIRATES, Premiering Monday, February 13 on Disney Channel

The classic character Peter Pan makes his first-ever appearance in the hit series for kids age 2-7, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” in a primetime special presentation, Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns, premiering MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Featuring six original songs, the special finds Peter Pan returning to Pirate Island to enlist Jake, Izzy, Cubby and Skully in finding his lost shadow. Adam Wylie (“Picket Fences”) voices the role of Peter Pan.

Generating excitement and demand among the youngest viewer category (kids age 2-5) and their parents, Jake and the Never Land Pirates ranks as 2011’s #1 series launch in the demographic (kids age 2-5) and cable TV’s #1 series among Boys 2-5. Overall, Jake and the Never Land Pirates is pacing as Disney Channel’s #1 preschool series of all time among Total Viewers (2.2 million), Kids 2-5 (1.03 million/6.1 rating), Boys 2-5 (648,000/7.5 rating) and Women 18-49 (424,000/0.6 rating).

Season two will debut MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 with new episodes airing daily at 8:30 a.m., ET/PT throughout the week. Sharon Osbourne, Josh Duhamel, Jane Kaczmarek and Tiffani Thiessen star in recurring roles, joining the series notable voice cast including David Arquette, Tori Spelling, Lisa Loeb, Adam West and Ariel Winter.

Beginning Monday, February 6, DisneyJunior.com/PeterPan will feature “Jake’s Countdown to Peter Pan” and the debut of a new two-part game, “Shadow Shenanigans,” where players can take on the role of Peter Pan’s shadow to try to wake the sleeping Jolly Roger crew and then play a shadow matching game.

A full-length preview of Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns will become available via Disney Channel on Demand on February 6. Mobile providers Sprint TV and MobiTV will simulcast the special in conjunction with the television premiere on February 13 on Disney Channel. The special will be available the following day on mobile VOD for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon customers.

Based on Sir James Barrie’s classic children’s book, Disney’s Peter Pan was first seen on the big screen in the 1953 film Peter Pan and later in 2002’s Return to Never Land. A fan favorite of multiple generations, Peter Pan, the little boy who never grows up and has the magical ability to fly, has also been featured in a variety of Disney television specials and direct-to-video releases, as well as the popular video game series “Kingdom Hearts.”

Jake and the Never Land Pirates introduces a crew of kid pirates – leader Jake and pals Izzy and Cubby – and follows their Never Land adventures as they work to outwit two infamous characters, the one and only Captain Hook and Smee, from Disney’s classic “Peter Pan.” The series, which emphasizes teamwork, features original pirate rock music performed by Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates airs daily during Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block for kids age 2-7. The series stars Colin Ford as Jake; Madison Pettis as Izzy; Jonathan Morgan Heit as Cubby; David Arquette as Skully; Corey Burton as Captain Hook; Jeff Bennett as Mr. Smee and Bones and Loren Hoskins as Sharky. Rob LaDuca (“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”) is executive producer. The series is produced by Disney Television Animation.

The Disney Junior programming block on Disney Channel reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior’s animated and live action series blend Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. Disney Junior is available on basic cable in more than 99 million U.S. homes (via a daily block on Disney Channel) and to millions of other viewers on 28 Disney Junior channels (fka Playhouse Disney channels) and free-to-air broadcast partners around the world. It is also seen via subscription video-on-demand and a broadband website, DisneyJunior.com. In 2012, Disney Junior will add a basic cable and satellite channel in the U.S.

via Disney Channel Press Release

FOX Fanfare 2011 Schedule

In addition to exclusive sneak peeks of its programs and panel discussions with the cast members and creators of FOX series, the FOX FANFARE booth (#4313) will feature an incredible lineup of talent on the convention center floor for star-studded autograph signings and exciting booth activities, including distribution of the exclusive 2011 FOX FANFARE poster tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways, merchandise sales, as well as Angry Birds Rio and iPad App demos available for fan interaction.Times and locations of FOX FANFARE panels, screenings and activities:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS

ALCATRAZ  Between 6:00-9:00 PM – Ballroom 20
Executive producers J.J. Abrams and Elizabeth Sarnoff deliver a chilling new midseason drama for FOX revolving around America’s most infamous prison, the one-time home to the nation’s worst murderers, rapists, kidnappers and thieves.

THURSDAY, JULY 21

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 2:00-3:00 PM – Room 7AB
Original cast members Jon Heder, Tina Majorino, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Sandy Martin and Diedrich Bader and executive producer Mike Scully (THE SIMPSONS) of the hit indie film present a new series following your favorite awkward teenager like you’ve never seen him before – animated!  Join us for a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage of the newest member of FOX’s Animation Domination lineup and a “sweet” Q&A session.

FRIDAY, JULY 22

BONES/THE FINDER  1:45-2:45 PM – Ballroom 20
Creator/executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan and cast members David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel will be on hand to discuss the shocking finale of BONES Season Six as well as what’s in store for Booth and Brennan in an exciting Season Seven! Hanson will also introduce the audience to THE FINDER, his new series starring Geoff Stults and Michael Clarke Duncan, followed by fan Q&A.

BOB’S BURGERS  3:00-4:00 PM – 23ABC
Creator/executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Jim Dauterive and voice cast members H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal will be on hand to entertain animation fans with hilarious never-before-seen clips from Season Two followed by a fan Q&A.

SATURDAY, JULY 23

TERRA NOVA  11:00-NOON – Ballroom 20
Cast member Stephen Lang (“Avatar”), executive producer Rene Echevarria (“Castle,” “Medium,” “The 4400,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), executive producer Brannon Braga (“24,” “Star Trek: Enterprise”) and co-executive producer Jose Molina will unveil this epic adventure series 85 million years in the making, set to premiere this September on FOX. This new event drama from the brilliant minds of Steven Spielberg (“Jurassic Park,” “The Pacific”) and Peter Chernin follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race.

THE SIMPSONS  1:00-1:45 PM – Ballroom 20
Entering its record-breaking 23rd season on FOX this fall and airing its landmark 500th episode in 2012, THE SIMPSONS has won 27 Emmy Awards, was the subject of an international film smash in 2007 and inspired a ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. Not to mention, Homer Simpson was named the greatest television character of the last 20 years by Entertainment Weekly. Get insight into the daily doings of this series from creator Matt Groening, showrunner Al Jean, co-executive producer Rob Lazebnik, co-executive producer Matt Warburton, supervising producer Mike Anderson and producer/panel moderator Tom Gammill.

FAMILY GUY  2:00-2:35 PM – Ballroom 20
Join voice cast members Alex Borstein, Seth Green and Adam West and executive producers Mark Hentemann, Steve Callaghan and Kara Vallow for a sneak peek at the all-new upcoming episode “Stewie Goes for a Drive” featuring guest voice Ryan Reynolds (“Green Lantern”) followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

AMERICAN DAD  2:35-3:15 PM – Ballroom 20
Catch a preview of the Season Seven premiere of AMERICAN DAD, featuring guest voice Cee Lo Green, followed by a Q&A with voice cast members Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane and Dee Bradley Baker alongside executive producers Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman and Kara Vallow.

FRINGE  4:15-5:00 PM – Ballroom 20
Cast members Anna Torv, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble join executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman for a fan Q&A session.

ALCATRAZ  5:00-6:00 PM – Ballroom 20
Cast members Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jason Butler Harner and Parminder Nagra join executive producers Liz Sarnoff and Jack Bender for a fan screening of the chilling new midseason drama for FOX followed by a Q&A.

SUNDAY, JULY 24

GLEE  10:00-11:00 AM – Hall H
Join creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy and creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk and cast members of the musical sensation for a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes secrets, followed by a Q&A session in which fans can ask everything they ever wanted to know about the Golden Globe-winning series.

ALLEN GREGORY  11:00-NOON – 25ABC
Join creator/executive producer/voice cast member Jonah Hill (“Superbad,” “Get Him to the Greek”), showrunner David Goodman (FAMILY GUY) and creators/executive producers Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul, along with an all-star voice cast, for a sneak peek at FOX’s new animated series that tells the story of the most pretentious 7-year-old of our time. Catch exclusive series animation followed by a fan Q&A session.

THE CLEVELAND SHOW  1:45-2:45 PM – Hall H
Join voice cast members and executive producers for a look at the series’ not-to-be-missed parody of “Die Hard” followed by a discussion with panelists Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez, Rich Appel and Kara Vallow.

via Fox