Spike TV To Present Fans A Front Row Seat To “Comic-Con All Access Live”

Network’s “All Access” Franchise to Feature Top Names in Pop Culture, Comics and Entertainment Including Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Zachary Levi’s Nerd Machine, Stan Lee, the Cast of “Doctor Who” and others

The Live Multi-Platform Event Airs on Spike TV on July 13 at 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT

Spike TV announced today that the network’s live “All Access” multi-platform franchise, which covers the biggest events in gaming, pop culture and technology, will return with “Comic-Con All Access Live.”  The live event which airs on Spike TV, in HD, on Friday, July 13, from 4:00 – 7:00pm ET/1:00 – 4:00pm PT, will be the command center for all of the top entertainment headlines during the event, and the Comic-Con viewing party destination for fans at home.  “Comic-Con All Access Live” will cover the top panels and announcements from the event, host the hottest stars of the genre, including Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Zachary Levi and much more.

“We are excited to bring our ‘All Access’ multi-platform franchise to Comic-Con 2012,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-Platform Programming, Spike TV.  “Comic-Con is a celebration commemorating everything that fans love about comics, movies, TV shows and games, and ‘Comic-Con All Access Live’ will provide fans with an interactive and up-close experience that only Spike TV can deliver.”

Kevin Smith will join the “All Access” team to serve as moderator of “Comic-Con Bonus Round,” a live series of roundtable discussions surrounding comic books, pop culture and entertainment.  In addition, Nerd Machine’s Zac Levi, David Coleman and Alison Haislip, will return to the “All Access” franchise to give fans an exclusive sneak peek into their popular Nerd HQ event.

Comic-Con All Access Live” will also feature an interview with Stan Lee and the creators of Amazing Spiderman, in honor of the superhero’s 50th anniversary, an exclusive reveal of the landmark #700 issue of “Amazing Spiderman,” interviews with Mark Hamill, Kit Harington from Game of Thrones, and visits from the cast of Doctor Who, and MMA fighter Nate Quarry who stops by to talk about his “Zombie Cage Fighter” comic book.  Dhani Jones (former NFL player and host of Spike TV’s “Playbook360”) will also be on hand to give a behind-the-scenes look into the “Walking Dead Escape” experience at Petco Park, and viewers can also watch “All Access” host, Katie Linendoll run a quarter-mile segment in the inaugural “Course of the Force” lightsaber relay, dressed in an R2D2 costume, to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation.  “Course of the Force” is a Star Wars tribute event beginning in Santa Monica and ending in San Diego.  The relay race takes place from July 7-11.

Also, in celebration of the revolutionary work in the comics, movies and sci-fi industry in the past year, Spike TV will present the “Spike’s All Access Live Comic-Con Game Changer of the Year” award to the most innovative name in the genre for 2012 and is asking fans to help choose the winner.  From visionary directors, inspired actors and comic book architects, viewers can elect Jim Lee, Joss Whedon, Christopher Nolan, Kevin Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Kirkman or David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.  Fans can vote by visiting www.spike.com/events/all-access-comic-con/game-changer-of-the-year.

Comic-Con All Access Live” will be supported on Spike TV through “All Access Weekly” and “Playbook 360;” online on Spike.com,  GameTrailers.com and MTV Geek; socially through its Facebook and Twitter feed @SpikeTV; and through mobile phones and tablets including iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  The live special will also deliver digital pre and post shows, online simulcasts and interstitial programming throughout the weekend.

The “Comic-Con All Access Live” team includes “All Access Live” veterans Katie Linendoll (“All Access Weekly”), Geoff Keighley (“GTTV”), Justine Ezarik (“GTTV”) and Daniel Kayser (“GTTV”).

Spike TV’s “All Access” hosting team will broadcast from their own Comic-Con studio at Petco Park, overlooking the San Diego Convention Center, and will feature coverage of the most anticipated panels, breaking entertainment news and announcements, exclusive interviews with the biggest names in pop culture and entertainment and much more.  Fans can also interact with the “Comic-Con All Access Live” hosts and guests through Twitter using #SDCConSPIKE.  Show hosts will use Spike TV’s social media outlets to answer viewer questions and provide feedback in real-time throughout the live show.

Gil Colon, Kevin Kay, Geoff Keighley and Jon Slusser serve as Executive Producers for “Spike Presents Comic-Con All Access Live.”  For more information about “Comic-Con All Access Live,” please visit allaccess.spike.com.

Sponsors for “Comic-Con All Access Live” include Dodge as a convergent sponsor, Burger King and GEICO as on-air sponsors and Axe as the show’s digital sponsor.

Considered to be the home of the largest comic book and popular arts event in the world, Comic-Con 2012 will run from July 12-15, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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G4 At Comic-Con!

G4 is planning on having six hours of live coverage of Comic-Con and will be broadcasting X-Play and Attack of the Show live from the exhibit floor.

G4 has some amazing things coming your way from San Diego’s famous Comic-Con later this week. We’re planning six hours of in-depth live coverage from the Con, including news, exclusive premieres, crazy costumes, panel discussions, celebrity appearances and outrageous fans. Also, for the first time ever, we’ll be broadcasting both X-Play and Attack of the Show live from the show floor.

You can watch “X-Play All Access: Comic-Con” on Thursday July 21st at 7:00 PM ET/PT, “Attack of the Show! Attacks Comic-Con Live” on Friday July 22nd at 7:00 PM ET/PT culminating with “Comic Con ’11 Live” on Saturday July 23rd from 4 – 8 PM ET/PT live from the convention floor.

… and that’s all just what’s on TV. On the internet, our Comic-Con website will feature hours of web-exclusive video interviews, the latest movie and TV trailers in HD, photo galleries and cosplay coverage from the show and live-blogs from all the biggest panels.

“X-Play All Access: Comic-Con”
Thursday, July 21st, 7PM ET/PT

“Attack of the Show! Attacks Comic-Con Live”

Friday, July 22, 7PM ET/PT

“Comic Con ’11 Live” – Four Hours of Live Coverage

Saturday, July 23rd, 4 pm – 8 pm  ET/PT

G4’s on-site events for Comic-Con attendees include:

Kevin Pereira, Candace Bailey, Blair Butler, Alison Haislip, Chris Gore, Chris Hardwick, Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, Sara Underwood, Kristin Adams and Alex Sim-Wise will all be participating in signings at the G4 booth throughout the convention.

Thursday, July 21st

1:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
X-Play LIVE: A Show on Television – X-Play’s Official Comic-Con PANEL
Room 25ABC

Now into its 13th year, G4’s “X-Play” is TV’s longest running and most watched video game show.  Each episode is packed with brutally honest reviews, live demos, and of course intern humiliation.

Hosts Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, Kristin Adams and Executive Producer Wade Beckett make their triumphant return to Comic Con and promise a no holds barred live panel. They’ll take questions from the audience, debut a brand new comedy short, challenge the hardcore fans with trivia, and give out prizes to a chosen few.

Friday, July 22nd

11:30 am – 1:00 pm  PT
“Attack of the Show!” Cast Autograph signing
Autograph Area 3

Fans attending Comic-Con are invited to meet Kevin Pereira, Candace Bailey, Sara Underwood, Alison Haislip and comic book expert Blair Butler who will be signing exclusive Comic-Con posters.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm PT
“X-Play” Cast Autograph signing
Autograph Area 2

Fans attending Comic-Con are invited to meet Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, Kristin Adams and Alex Sim-Wise who will be signing exclusive Comic-Con posters.

Saturday, July 23rd

10:00 am – 11:00 am PT
“Attack of the Show!” Attacks Comic-Con – AOTS’ Official Comic-Con PANEL
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel

G4’s “Attack of the Show!” is TV’s first, and only, live daily show dedicated to the “digital generation”…from breaking the hottest web videos, reviewing the latest tech, movies and videogames, everyday AOTS takes its audience to the virtual water cooler. Fans are invited to join Kevin Pereira, Candace Bailey, Blair Butler, Sara Underwood and “AOTS” Executive Producers as they bring attendees the closest thing to being on a LIVE “Attack of the Show!,” an interactive Comic-Con panel. There will be giveaways, stunts, audience games and a special panel screening of upcoming comedy for “Attack of the Show!”. Fans will get a chance to grill the hosts & producers of the show and find out the dirty secrets and television tricks behind “Attack of the Show!”, such as “How can I get a job on AOTS?,” “What guest surprised Kevin the most?”

1:00 – 5:00 pm PT
“Comic Con ’11 Live” – Four Hours of Live Coverage

Hosts Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey will be joined by comic book maven Blair Butler, correspondents Sara Underwood and Alison Haislip and others, to deliver some of the most exciting news from the convention.

Sunday, July 24th

1:30 pm
In-booth Trivia Challenge hosted by G4’s Movie Expert Chris Gore with prizes provided by G4

via G4TV.com