G4 is Live at San Diego Comic-Con with 3 Days of Celebrity Interviews, Breaking News and Exclusive Coverage from the Show Floor

Chris Hardwick Tapped as Special Guest Host For Attack of the Show! Attacks Comic-Con from the Show Floor on Friday, July 13; John Barrowman Joins Attack of the Show‘s Candace Bailey Saturday, July 14 for Four Hours of Live Coverage During G4’s Comic-Con 2012 Live

This July, G4 takes on San Diego’s Comic-Con convention, the legendary show that gives more than 100,000 passionate fans a first look at the next global blockbuster films, critically acclaimed comic books, hottest TV series, biggest stars and all things pop culture. As the only network to present an insider’s look at this highly anticipated event, G4 brings viewers the news headlines, exclusive premieres, panel discussions, celebrity appearances and outrageous fans LIVE from the Comic-Con show floor. G4’s six hours of live coverage starts with X-Play All Access: Comic-Con on Thursday July 12th at 7:00 PM ET/PT, Attack of the Show! Attacks Comic-Con on Friday July 13th at 7:00 PM ET/PT culminating with Comic-Con 2012 Live on Saturday July 14th from 4 – 8 PM ET/PT.

Attack of the Show!‘s Candace Bailey, Sara Underwood, comic book maven Blair Butler and Jessica Chobot along with “X-Play’s” Morgan Webb, Blair Herter and Kristin Adams will report directly from the show floor all three days, giving fans unprecedented access to everything that makes Comic-Con unique. Plus, special guest hosts Chris Hardwick and John Barrowman (Torchwood, Doctor Who) will be LIVE on G4 Friday and Saturday respectively with their own take on all the news and scoop from this year’s event. The biggest names at Comic-Con who will appear during G4’s coverage will be Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Aisha Tyler (Archer), as well as the casts of NTSF: SD: SUV::, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Fringe, True Blood, Children’s Hospital, Doctor Who, The Big Bang Theory, The Arrow and many more.

Additionally, G4 is offering comprehensive coverage via its website at http://g4tv.com/comiccon, featuring web-exclusive video interviews, the latest movie and TV trailers in HD, photo galleries and cosplay coverage from the show, live-blogs from the biggest panels including both the Attack of the Show! and X-Play panels, game previews and all the latest news. G4tv.com will stream two one-hour, live versions of its award-winning weekly talk show Feedback from outside the convention center. Hosted by X-Play‘s Blair Herter, these special live versions of Feedback will air Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th at 1pm ET/10 am PT at G4tv.com/Feedback. The show will feature special guests talking about the biggest news of the convention and live questions and reactions from G4’s Facebook and Twitter audiences.

Comic-Con content will also be available as a Podcast on the “Attack of the Show!” feed and on the G4 iPhone app at http://g4tv.com/app.

G4’s Comic-Con coverage includes:

  • X-Play All Access: Comic-Con
    Thursday, July 12th, 7 pm ET/PT
  • Attack of the Show! Attacks Comic-Con
    Friday, July 13th, 7 pm ET/PT
  • Comic-Con 2012 Live
    Saturday, July 14th, 4 pm – 8 pm ET/PT

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

  • Candace Bailey, Blair Butler, Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, Jessica Chobot, Sara Underwood and Kristin Adams will all be participating in signings at the G4 booth throughout the convention.

Thursday, July 12th

  • X-Play’s Official Comic-Con PANEL
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
    Room 25ABCG4’s “X-Play” is the longest running and most watched video game show in the galaxy.* Each episode is packed with brutally honest reviews, live demos of the biggest games and of course intern humiliation.Hosts 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, and give out prizes to a chosen few. This hour of reflection and finger pointing is guaranteed to be a life changing experience.**
    *We think
    **Probably

Friday, July 13th

  • “Attack of the Show!” Cast Autograph signing
    11:30 am – 1:00 pm PT
    Autograph Area 3
  • Fans attending Comic-Con are invited to meet Candace Bailey, Sara Underwood, Jessica Chobot and comic book expert Blair Butler.

Saturday, July 14th

  • “Attack of the Show!” Official Comic-Con PANEL
    10:00 am – 11:00 am PT
    Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront HotelG4’s “Attack of the Show!” is your ambassador to the information age – from the technology you want to what you watch, listen to and play to what the world is talking about RIGHT NOW.Join Candace Bailey, Sara Underwood, Matt Mira, Blair Butler, “Attack of the Show!” Executive Producers Vinny Rutherford and Joshua Brentano along with special guests as they bring you the closest thing to being on a LIVE “Attack of the Show:” an interactive Comic-Con panel!

    You’ll also get a chance to grill the hosts and producers of the show and discover the dirty secrets and television tricks behind “Attack of the Show!” With more than 1,000 shows to choose from, their knowledge is deep!

  • “Comic-Con 2012 Live” (Four Hours of Live Coverage)
    1:00 – 5:00 pm PT

    Candace Bailey and special guest host, John Barrowman (“Torchwood,” “Doctor Who”) will be joined by comic book maven Blair Butler, correspondents Sara Underwood and Jessica Chobot and others, to deliver some of the most exciting news from the convention.

Sunday, July 15th

  • In-booth Trivia Challenge hosted by G4’s Kristin Adams with prizes provided by G4.
    11:30 am PT

About G4
G4 offers the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and “geek culture” for the male 18-34 demo. The network, which is available in 59 million cable and satellite homes nationwide, has given young guys of today’s digital generation a television home. G4tv.com is a top web destination for video game news and information. The network’s popular original programming includes “Attack of the Show!,” “X-Play,” “American Ninja Warrior” and “Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan.” G4 also continues to expand its live event coverage at CES, Comic-Con, E3, Tokyo Game Show and more. G4’s digital platforms include G4tv.com, G4 Mobile, G4 Podcasts, G4 on Demand, G4 Video Player, G4 Wii Portal and G4 PS3 Portal. G4 is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

For more information contact:
Kelly Susco / G4 / t: (323) 692-5214 / e: ksusco@g4tv.com

G4 offers the Last Word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and “geek culture” for the male 18-34 demo. The network has given young guys of today’s digital generation a television home. G4 is the #1 podcasted cable network in America and is available in 60 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. G4tv.com is a top web destination for video game news and information. The network’s popular original programming includes “Attack of the Show!,” “X-Play,” “American Ninja Warrior” and “Campus PD.” G4 also continues to expand its live event coverage at CES, Comic-Con, E3, Tokyo Game Show and more. The network’s key acquisitions include “Heroes” and “Lost.” G4’s Multiplex features content on all possible digital platforms, including G4tv.com, G4 Mobile, G4 Podcasts, G4 on Demand, G4 Video Player, G4 Wii Portal and G4 PS3 Portal. G4 is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

via G4 Press Release

Image Expo Announces Special Guests

IMAGE EXPO, the one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics and celebrating creator-owned comics, is announcing many new guests! Joining the Image Comics partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino and Image founders Rob Liefeld and Whilce Portacio, are the following stars of creator-owned comics.

Blair Butler, the host of G4’s Fresh Ink and 2011’s break out writer of HEART, the comic that shows the human side of MMA, will be joining the line up. Writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory, co-creators of CHEW, everyone’s favorite Eisner Award winning gross-out detective comic will also be there. Add to that rising star Nick Spencer, the writer behind such hits as MORNING GLORIES, FORGETLESS, Ultimate Comics: X-Men, and soon Robert Kirkman’s THIEF OF THIEVES, and IMAGE EXPO already has a solid line up!

But that’s not all! Some of the other guests at IMAGE EXPO include:

Keu Cha (MAGDALENA)
Joshua Fialkov (ECHOES, THE LAST OF THE GREATS, I, Vampire)
Edwin Huang (SKULLKICKERS)
Joe Keatinge (POPGUN, GLORY, HELL YEAH)
Larry Marder (BEANWORLD)
Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men, MIND THE GAP)
Marat Mychaels (BLINDSIDE)
Jimmie Robinson (BOMBQUEEN)
Eric Shanower (AGE OF BRONZE)
Kurtis Wiebe (INTREPIDS, GREEN WAKE, PETER PANZERFAUST)
Jim Zubkavich (SKULLKICKERS)

Some of the other previously announced guests include:

Joe Casey (Ben 10, BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, HAUNT)
Jay Faerber (Ringer, DYNAMO 5, NEAR DEATH)
Jonathan Hickman (THE NIGHTLY NEWS, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS)
Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE)
Fiona Staples (SAGA)
Richard Starkings (Comicraft, ELEPHANTMEN)
Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Runaways, SAGA)

IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center, and Northern California’s premier comic con experience in 2012. The Berkeley-based publisher will be filling the demand for a 2012 Bay Area comic book convention that was left unfulfilled when WonderCon announced their temporary relocation to Anaheim, California. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center in the heart of the bustling nightlife and restaurant center of downtown Oakland, CA on February 24-25-26.
Experience the creativity of the men and women making the best creator owned comics in America at this one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics!
There are still some opportunities to be part of IMAGE EXPO available, but space is going fast, so sign up for your exhibitor or artist alley space today! Contact info@ImageComicExpo.com for more information about how to exhibit or sign up for press passes. For more information about the show, visit www.imagecomicexpo.com.
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ABOUT AMAZING COMIC CONVENTIONS:
Amazing Comic Conventions is a leading promotional company operated by Jimmy S. Jay and Jay Company Comics. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con is their signature event, kicking off the Comic Con Season each January. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con is the premier destination for graphic novel pop culture in the Southwest. The 2012 Amazing Arizona Comic Con takes place January 6-7-8 at the Mesa Convention Center, in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Guests for the upcoming event include Walking Dead creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman, legendary creator Rob Liefeld, Batman artist Greg Capullo, and many more. For more information, visit www.AmazingArizonaComicCon.com.
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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS:
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
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via Image Comics Press Release

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