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

G4 and NBC Premiere New Season of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, The World’s Most Difficult and Action-Packed Obstacle Course Competition Series

American Ninja Warrior, the heart-racing and action-packed obstacle course competition series, returns this May to G4 on Sunday, May 20 (9-11 p.m. ET) and to NBC on Monday, May 21 (9-11 p.m. ET). The two networks have teamed up to search across country for the ultimate athlete to be crowned the first, true American Ninja Warrior. From schoolteachers to firemen to police officers to social workers, this competition gives everyday men and women the chance to transform into fearless acrobatic competitors at the six regional qualifying competitions held throughout the U.S. 100 finalists will have a shot at a $500,000 cash prize and the chance to win the coveted American Ninja Warrior title at the national finals in Las Vegas.

Comedian Matt Iseman (“Dumbest Stuff on Wheels,” “Clean House”) returns with his energetic, charismatic style as host and is joined this season by Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, whose experience as an extreme sports athlete brings a unique and colorful perspective to the show. Angela Sun (“Yahoo! Sports Minute,” NBC’s “1st Look”) will serve as the sideline reporter giving fans an up-close look at the course and its competitors.

New episodes will air Sundays on G4 (9-11 p.m. ET) and Mondays (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC (except on July 2) throughout the run of the series. A full broadcast schedule is listed below.

Each qualifying round begins with roughly 125 aspiring ninjas taking a stab at a first-round, preliminary course. As each of the obstacles get tougher, the 30 fastest competitors from the first round will move on to the regional finals. From there, the top 15 will then be deemed worthy enough to head to Las Vegas to take on the infamous final obstacle course, which is modeled after the original “insurmountable” course in Japan. The brand-new final obstacle course structure is located on the Las Vegas strip and presents the same near-impossible challenges as the Japanese original. G4 and NBC collaborated with the original Japanese broadcaster, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television (TBS), to bring the course and its diabolical designs to the U.S.

The competition kicks off in Southern California’s historic Venice Beach boardwalk, where athletes from the Southwest and Northwest regions test themselves on the arduous course. From there, the action shifts to Dallas as the South-Central and Midwest competitors get their shot at fame and fortune. The nationwide-ninja tour concludes in Miami as the Northeast and Southeast regions get their chance to compete in the grand finale in Las Vegas, as the top 100 ninjas square off against the world’s hardest obstacle course.

American Ninja Warrior is executive-produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions’ founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed (“Hell’s Kitchen,” “I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “Pros vs. Joes”) along with Lake Paradise Entertainment’s Holly Wofford and Viki Cacciatore.

Watch as America’s top athletes take on the world’s toughest obstacle course beginning Sunday May 20 only on G4.

Complete airdates follow:
  • Sunday, May 20: 9 p.m.-11pm ET on G4
  • Monday, May 21: 9 p.m.-11p.m. ET on NBC
  • Sunday, May 27 9 p.m.-11 p.m. ET on G4
  • Monday, May 28: 9 p.m.-10 p.m. ET on NBC
  • Sunday, June 3: 9 p.m.-11p.m. ET on G4
  • Monday, June 4: 9 p.m.-10 p.m. ET on NBC
  • Sunday, June 10: 9 p.m.-11 p.m. ET on G4
  • Monday, June 11: 9 p.m.-10 p.m. ET on NBC
  • Sunday, June 17: 9 p.m.-11 p.m. ET on G4
  • Monday, June 18: 9 p.m.-11 p.m. ET on NBC
  • Sunday, June 24: 9 p.m.-11 p.m. ET on G4
  • Monday, June 25: 10 p.m. -11p.m. ET on NBC *Please note different airtime for this night only
  • Sunday, July 8: 9 p.m. -12 a.m. ET on G4
  • Monday, July 9: 9 p.m.-10 p.m. ET on NBC
  • Monday, July 16 9 p.m. -10 p.m. ET on NBC
  • Monday, July 23 9 p.m.-10 p.m. ET on NBC

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.
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About NBC Entertainment
NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards, and ratings success. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s roster of popular scripted series includes such critically acclaimed comedy Emmy winners as “The Office” and “30 Rock,” starring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. Veteran, award-winning dramas on NBC include “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Chuck.” Unscripted series for NBC include the new vocal competition hit “The Voice” as well as the popular “The Biggest Loser,” “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and “America’s Got Talent.” NBC’s late-night story is highlighted by “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live.” NBC Daytime’s “Days of our Lives” consistently finishes among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. On Saturday mornings, the network broadcasts Qubo on NBC, a three-hour block that features fun, entertaining, and educational programming for kids, including the award-winning, 3-D animated series Veggie Tales.
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About A. Smith
A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated and high quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. Founded in 2000 by Arthur Smith and Kent Weed, the company has produced more than 2000 hours of award-winning programming. The company’s current production slate includes such hits as “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Kitchen Nightmares,” “American Ninja Warrior,” “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura,” “Full Throttle Saloon,” “Unsung,” “UFC Countdown” and many others. A. Smith & Co.’s library of programming includes hit shows like “The Swan,” “Skating with Celebrities,” “Paradise Hotel,” “Trading Spaces,” and “Pros vs. Joes.” A. Smith & Co. has developed and produced the #1 show in America an astonishing 20 times and a Top 10 show over 75 times. The company has produced programs with budgets totaling approximately a billion dollars, for more than 40 broadcast and cable networks. In 2011, A. Smith & Co. joined forces with Tinopolis Group and in doing so became the leading North American television production entity within the Tinopolis organization with the ability to tap into that company’s resources on a worldwide basis.
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About Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
With over 50 year history of television broadcasting in Japan, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS) along with 37 TBS Group companies constitutes one of the largest media conglomerates in Japan encompassing a wide range of media and business activities including broadcast (nationwide terrestrial TV/radio networks to digital satellite, mobile, and broadband), content production (TV/radio programs, formats, movies, video/DVDs, internet, computer graphics), domestic/overseas distribution, concerts and other events. With long-running hits like America’s Funniest Home Videos and MXC, TBS continues to be a strong provider of content in the global arena distributing programs of all genres to over 150 countries. For more information, visit our online program catalog at http://www.tbs.co.jp/eng/programsales/index.html
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via G4 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

Marvel’s Comic-Con Panel Breakdown

Marvel takes San Diego by storm this July during Comic-Con International! Marvel will be in full force to provide an exclusive look into all things Marvel (Booth #2329)! No one can compare to what Marvel has planned because we’re running a veritable cornucopia of panels that will span the four daylong event. If you’re a True Believer (and we know you are) you can’t afford to miss out on these exclusive Marvel panels! Trust us no fan will be disappointed because whether you’re a lifelong Marvelite, or a casual fan there will be something for you to enjoy.

Thursday, July 21st

10:15 – 11:15 AM MARVEL: BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY – You have the talent. You have the imagination. You have the “Go get ‘em Tiger” determination that would make the Bullpen proud. But where do you go from there? Discover the next step in your budding comics career with world-renowned talent scout C.B. CebulskiSkottie Young (Ozma of Oz), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), and Marvel SVP of Brand Planning & Communications Mike Pasciullo, as they give you all the right pointers towards getting a foot in the door at Marvel Comics. Discussing all entry points across every department, this can’t miss panel is must for all Marvel hopefuls! Room 6DE

1:00 – 2:00 PM MARVEL DIGITAL: WHAT’S NEXT?! COMICS…AND BEYOND! – Join members of the Marvel Digital Media Group for the first word on Marvel digital comics, casual games, original streaming video productions, social media outreach and the future of Marvel’s ever-expanding digital endeavors.  Room 7AB

4:30 – 5:30 PM MARVEL: NEXT BIG THING – The Marvel Universe is where the biggest comic stories happen—so wouldn’t you like to be the first to know what we’ve got planned? Get the latest news on Marvel’s plan for their biggest heroes and villains, with some surprises along the way! Join panelists Greg Pak (Incredible Hulks), Jonathan Hickman (FF), Jim McCann (Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol), Nick Spencer (Ultimate Comics X-Men), Editor in Chief Axel Alonso and more as they answer all your burning questions while giving you a sneak-peek at the future of Marvel! Room 6DE

Friday, July 22nd

12:30 – 1:30 PM MARVEL: YEAR OF THE X-MEN – The bonds of brotherhood have been broken between Cyclops and Wolverine, as their feud reaches its boiling point – tearing the X-Men apart in X-Men: Schism. But after the dust settles, what’s next for the X-Men and their allies? Enter X-Men Regenesis, where we answer all your questions and reveal exclusive details about what’s next! You’ve got questions & these people have answers! Writers Marjorie Liu (X-23), Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force), Chris Yost (X-Men: First to Last) and Editor in Chief Axel Alonso are on hand to lay out what’s going on with the X-Men for this all-new, all-DEADLY panel! Room 6DE

1:45 – 2:45 PM MARVEL: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AVENGING FRIENDS – Spider-Man’s riding high after hitting the Big Time, but it’ll all come crashing down this summer in Spider-Island! It’s the fight of his life and we’ve got an in depth look inside the event that changes the course of Peter Parker’s life. But ol’ Web-Head isn’t the only New Yorker with a major storyline this summer! Daredevil makes his return, Punisher wages a new war, Venom explores the dark side of saving the world and more of your favorite heroes are back with a vengeance! Sit down with our spectacular panel of creators, including Zeb Wells (Avenging Spider-Man), Rick Remender (Venom), Mark Waid (Daredevil), Greg Rucka(Punisher), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Senior Editor Steve Wacker, Editor in Chief Axel Alonso and more as they lay the groundwork for New York City’s greatest heroes. And don’t forget to grab your exclusive Daredevil pin – only at this panel! Room 6DE

4:30 – 5:30 PM MARVEL TELEVISION PRESENTS: ANIME ON G4 – Marvel Television and G4 take your favorite characters – Iron Man, Wolverine, The X-Men and Blade –  to Japan to tell their stories in a whole new way, beautifully animated by the anime masters at Madhouse. Also, watch a never-before-seen episode with Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb and surprise guests! Plus, get a sneak peek at The X-Men’s explosive first episode.Room 6BCF

Saturday, July 23rd

10:30 – 11:30 AM MARVEL TELEVISION PRESENTS – Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb, brings the inside scoop on Marvel’s latest series that take your favorite heroes from page to screen. Get a first look at the premiere of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes season 2, a sneak peek at a certain ULTIMATE webslinger, and a few other surprises from Marvel Television. Room 6BCF

12:30 – 1:30 PM MARVEL INTERACTIVE: MARVEL VIDEO GAMES – Learn all about Spider-Man: Edge of TimeX-Men DestinyCaptain America: Super Soldier, Super Hero Squad OnlineSuper Hero Squad 3DS and uDrawMarvel Pinball and the Marvel Universe MMO. Also, find out some exciting new details about the future of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and other Marvel games via exclusive trailers, surprise reveals, and Q&A with the game creators from some of the industry’s top publishers. Room 6A

2:45 – 3:45 PM MARVEL: CUP O’ JOE – This is it, Mighty Marvel fans- the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for, and it’s here!  Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with surprise guests.  You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about! Room 6BCF

Sunday, July 24th

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM MARVEL: WOMEN OF MARVEL PRESENTED BY OXYGEN

Forget Spider-Woman & Emma Frost, meet the real Ms. Marvels of the comic world!  Join women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel to hear what it’s like working as a woman in comics today. These ladies are busting through the four-color ceiling! Guests include host Grace Randolph (The Weekly Watcher), writer Marjorie Liu (X-23), artist Christina Strain (Runaways) and more, brought to you by Oxygen. Room 5AB

12:30  – 1:30 PM MARVEL: FEAR ITSELF – The biggest comic book event of the year has everyone talking—but just want comes after it concludes? We’ve got the exclusive news here, with the big announcements that’ll change the future of the Marvel Universe—and set your favorite characters in exciting new directions. Be the first to know the biggest news of the weekend as the creators behind the comic blockbuster event answer your questions and leave you cheering! Join Senior Editor Steve Wacker, Senior Vice President C.B. Cebulski,  Nick Spencer (Iron Man 2.0), and more for the news you can’t miss. Room 6DE

And to learn more about the Amazing Spider-Man and Ghost Rider, Spirit of Vengeance films, check out Sony’s panel on Friday, July 22nd at 2pm in Hall H!

Do yourself a favor True Believers, head on over to the San Diego Convention Center July 21st to the 24th. No fan can miss out on the fantastic line up of superstar talent, exciting panels, and loads of top secret information that Marvel will be dishing up in San Diego!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

G4 Announces Plans for Comic-Con!

G4 has released their preliminary plans for the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. In attendance at the San Diego Comic-Con will be: Kevin Pereira, “Attack of the Show!” Co-Host; Candace Bailey, “Attack of the Show!” Co-Host; Blair Butler, “Fresh Ink” Host and “Attack of the Show!” Contributor; Alison Haislip, “Attack of the Show!” Correspondent; Sara Underwood, “Attack of the Show!” Correspondent; Alex Sim-Wise, “Attack of the Show!” and “X-Play” Correspondent; Morgan Webb, “X-Play” Co-Host; Adam Sessler, “X-Play” Co-Host; Blair Herter, “X-Play” and “Attack of the Show!” Correspondent; Kristin Adams, “X-Play” Correspondent; and Chris Gore, “Attack of the Show!” Correspondent.

G4’s Comic-Con coverage includes:
“X-Play All Access: Comic Con” – Thursday, July 21st, 7 pm – 8 pm ET/PT– Kicking off three consecutive days of coverage, “X-Play” broadcasts live from Comic-Con for the first time with a special one-hour live episode dedicated to the hottest gaming action at the convention. Videogames have a huge presence at Comic-Con and hosts Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb and Blair Herter will bring viewers live hands-on demos, new videogame world premieres and surprise live guests. Correspondents Kristin Adams and Alex Sim-Wise report all latest news straight from the show floor.

“Attack of the Show! Attacks Comic-Con Live” – Friday, July 22nd, 7 pm – 8 pm ET/PT – On day two of unrivalled Comic-Con coverage, there will be a special Con themed “Attack of the Show!” Host Kevin Pereira will initiate his co-host Candace Bailey into her inaugural Comic-Con as this is her first time experiencing the pop culture phenomenon. Viewers will also get to see their favorite AOTS! segments such as “Around the Net” and GadgetPron” with a special Comic-Con twist.

“Comic Con ’11 Live” – Four Hours of Live Coverage – Saturday, July 23rd, 4 pm – 8 pm  ET/PT – Hosts Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey will be joined by comic book maven Blair Butler, correspondents Alison Haislip, Sara Underwood, Blair Herter and others, to deliver some of the most exciting news from the convention.

G4’s on-site events for Comic-Con attendees include:
Thursday, July 21st
11:00 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.

*In Booth Signings:
Sara Underwood     10:30 am – 12 pm
Kristin Adams          1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Blair Herter               5:30 pm – 7 pm

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 pmPT – “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.

*In Booth Signings:
Adam Sessler             10:30 am – 12 pm
Morgan Webb             1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Alison Haislip               3:00 pm – 4 pm
Candace Bailey & Kevin Pereira        5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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?”

*In Booth Signings:
Blair Butler                  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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, Alison Haislip, Blair Herter and others, to deliver some of the most exciting news from the convention.

Sunday, July 24th
*In Booth Signings:
Chris Gore                  10:30 am – 12 pm

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

* All booth signings are on a first come first serve basis with wristbands being given out at the G4 Booth the day of the signing when the convention floor opens.

G4 Will Premiere Marvel’s Original Anime Series Iron Man and Wolverine in July

This summer, G4 and Marvel team up to bring fans a whole new way to see their favorite Super Heroes with the premiere of two original Marvel anime series, “Iron Man” and “Wolverine.”  The eagerly anticipated series will air exclusively on G4 with twelve half-hour weekly episodes that include interconnecting storylines and cameo appearances by several popular Marvel characters. G4 viewers can be part of all the action when “Iron Man” premieres on Friday July 29th at 11pm ET/PT followed by “Wolverine” at 11:30pm ET/PT and will air weekly Fridays from 11:00-Midnight ET/PT. With epic battles, action-packed storylines and mind-blowing animation, these series star some of the most popular Super Hero comic book characters of all time. And for more intense action, two new Marvel anime series—X-Men and Blade—will premiere later this year, exclusively on G4.

G4 is the exclusive U.S. television home of the four brand-new anime series, guided by New York Times best-selling author Warren Ellis (Iron Man: Extremis, Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis) and produced by Madhouse for Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ).  Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes,” “Castle,” “Profit”) will lend his voice to the character of Tony Stark in “Iron Man” while Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,”  “Gilmore Girls,” “Rocky Balboa”) takes on the title role in “Wolverine.”

“Iron Man”
In an effort to make amends for his past in weapons manufacturing, Tony Stark has dedicated himself to building the world up rather than tearing it down. Traveling to Japan to build a new arc reactor that will deliver unlimited free energy to the Japanese people, Stark is challenged by the Japanese government and the media when he attempts to import the necessary nuclear priming device.  When the nuclear reactor is repeatedly attacked by the mysterious Zodiac consortium, Stark must gather his allies to take on Zodiac and its mastermind.

“Wolverine”
Based on the popular graphic novel by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, the series begins when Mariko, the love of Logan’s life, is forced back to Japan by her crime-lord father, Shingen. Logan vows to get her back at any cost. He is plunged into a chaotic world of corruption and violence, forcing him to team up with young assassin, Yukio, to battle their way through the Japanese criminal underworld.
For more information, visit http://www.g4tv.com/marvel
The “Iron Man” and “Wolverine” anime series are produced by Madhouse, Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan. Sony Pictures Television is the distributor.

via Press Release