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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Time Warner Cable’s “Enjoy HBO Better” with TRUE BLOOD VIP Comic-Con Sweepstakes

Time Warner Cable is bringing its customers closer to the HBO shows they love with the launch of the “Enjoy HBO Better Sweepstakes,” beginning today. Coinciding with the season 5 kickoff of HBO’s critically-acclaimed vampire series, True Blood®, Time Warner Cable and HBO have teamed up to give Time Warner Cable’s Facebook fans a chance to win a VIP trip to Comic-Con 2012, where the Grand Prize winner and a guest will be given all-access passes to the event, including VIP access to panels for True Blood and Game of Thrones®.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a six-day, five-night trip for two to attend Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, CA, from July 11- 16, which includes air transportation and accommodations. In addition to all-access tickets to the convention, the Grand Prize winner will receive reserved VIP seating at HBO’s True Blood and Game of Thrones panels, $1,000 in spending money, a Tablet PC and an HBO True Blood Prize Pack. The total Approximate Retail Value of the Grand Prize is $7,210 depending on the winner’s residence.

Three First Prize winners will each receive a Tablet PC and an HBO True Blood Prize Pack. The ARV of each First Prize is $660. Five Second Prize winners will each receive an HBO True Blood Prize Pack. The ARV of each Second Prize is $160.

Entrants must reside in a Time Warner Cable service area and be a fan of the Time Warner Cable or Mi Cultura Facebook pages in order to complete and submit the online registration form by June 24, 2012. The Sweepstakes winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about June 25, 2012.

The sweepstakes is part of a broader six-month Enjoy HBO Better advertising campaign that will include social media content related to Strike Back, Boardwalk Empire and other HBO shows. Customers can also “Enjoy HBO Better” by calling Time Warner Cable today to take advantage of great offers on HBO and Cinemax, just in time to catch the newest season of True Blood.

For the official rules and complete details, visit facebook.com/twc or facebook.com/micultura.

No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. The Enjoy HBO Better Sweepstakes presented by Time Warner Cable is open to legal U.S. residents who reside in a serviceable area of Time Warner Cable and those living in the same household in the following states/areas: AL, AZ, CA, CO (only in Gunnison), GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MA, MI, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA, WA, WV, or WI, and 18 years of age or older. Starts 10:01 a.m. ET 6/10/12 & ends 11:59 p.m. ET 6/24/12. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable Inc.

To receive all services, Digital TV, remote and lease of a digital set-top box are required. Some services are not available to CableCARD™ customers. Not all equipment supports all services. All services may not be available in all areas. Subject to change without notice. Some restrictions apply.

via Time Warner Cable Press Release

F.A.C.T.S is Proud to Announce Its Full Line-Up

F.A.C.T.S is proud to announce its full line-up, with most recent the addition of “The Incredible Hulk” Lou Ferrigno as well as Adi Granov, comic-artist famous for his involvement in the Iron Man movies!

“We have been trying to get THE HULK to FACTS for years now and finally the stars and planets are perfectly aligned. Lou Ferrigno is a personal hero and whenever I put on a jeans jacket, I think of that amazing TV-series”, said Emmanuel van Melkebeke, F.A.C.T.S. Convention Director, with a disheartening honesty…

Also to have Adi Granov join the guest line-up is a thrill in itself. Adi has played a fundamental role in designing the Iron Man outfit as well as his allies and adversaries in the Iron Man movies. A Marvel exclusive artist with a major impact in both the comic as well as the movie business!

“I adore his covers to Iron Man as much as any normal FACTS-visitor would, but do not forget his Captain America and Thor coverwork as well”, commented to Emmanuel van Melkebeke.

These latest additions might not be the last even, but for now F.A.C.T.S. has a strong line-up!

F.A.C.T.S. actors:

  • Charisma Carpenter: Buffy, Angel, Charmed
  • Torri Higginsoon: Tekwar, Stargate Atlantis
  • Sherilynn Fenn: Twin Peaks
  • Dirk Benedict: Battlestar Galactica, The A-Team
  • Julian Glover: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Game of Thrones

F.A.C.T.S. artists:

  • Keu Cha: Witchblade, Rising Stars, HEX
  • Barry Kitson: Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Legion of Super-Heroes
  • Aleksi Briclot: Merlin, Spawn, Wizard of the Coast
  • Aleksa Gajic: “Technotise – Edit and I” animation, Scourge Of The Gods
  • Clint Langley: Slaine, 2000AD
  • Minck Oosterveer: Nicky Saxx, Ruse, The Unknown
  • Romano Molenaar: The Darkness, Storm, Lady Death
  • Adrien Floch: Lanfeust of Troy, Ythaq
  • Adam Devreux: Game Over
  • Lectrr: Belgian cartoonist

F.A.C.T.S Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the Benelux, presenting guests and programming to cater for the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.

Entering its 21th edition, F.A.C.T.S. is expected to draw over 16,000+ attendees to its October 22-23, 2011 convention held at the Gent Flanders Expo Convention Center located in Gent, Belgium.

The show will sport 12,000 square metres and will host dealers of toys, comics, movie merchandise, fantasy merchandise, manga and will see 400+ cosplayers and an entire fanvillage, as well as loads of surprises, brighten up the already amazing venue!

For more information, please go to http://www.facts.be

Warner Bros. To Follow Comic-Con Autograph Ticket System

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Entertainment are announcing today that Warner Bros. will follow the official Comic-Con International: San Diego ticket distribution system for autograph signings at this year’s event.

As in years past, all signings will be held at the Warner Bros. booth, which is #4545 on the Comic-Con show floor.  But under the long-standing Comic-Con system, Warner Bros. will distribute wristbands for signings via daily ticket drawings held at Sails Pavilion #9 inside the San Diego Convention Center.

“Safety is always our main concern with signings or events, so it is Comic-Con policy that access is regulated by a drawing for a chance to win — giving all attendees an equal opportunity to enter,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con International.  “We are happy that Warner Bros. has agreed to utilize this system and thank them for once again offering such unique opportunities to our attendees this year, as well as their continued support of Comic-Con.”

Fans interested in attending signings at the Warner Bros. booth should review the schedule listed below, then plan to visit the Sails Pavilion at the time of each drawing.  All fans present at the appointed time will receive numbered tickets that feature a distinct sticker. Then a randomized drawing will determine which fans receive wristbands granting access to each autograph line.

See below for the current schedule of ticket distribution and signing start times.

WARNER BROS. BOOTH (#4545)
COMIC-CON 2011 TICKET DISTRIBUTION AND SIGNING TIMES

DISCLAIMER: Autograph session start times are subject to change.  For the most up-to-date signing information, please check for updates at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) or at www.thewb.com/comiccon.

Thursday, July 21

Batman: Arkham City
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 10:00 a.m.

Mortal Kombat
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 10:00 a.m.
Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545) 11:45 a.m.

Game of Thrones (HBO)
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion): 11:00 a.m.
Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 4:30 p.m.

Friday, July 22

The Big Bang Theory
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 11:00 a.m.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion): 10:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:30 p.m.

ThunderCats
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 11:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:45 p.m.

Childrens Hospital
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 12:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 2:45 p.m.

True Blood (HBO)
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 1:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:30 p.m.

MAD
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:30 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 23

Chuck
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:15 p.m.

Batman: Year One
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 10:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 11:00 a.m.

The Vampire Diaries
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 11:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 1:00 p.m.

Alcatraz
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 12:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 2:30 p.m.

Person of Interest
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 1:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:15 p.m.

Nikita
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 2:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:30 p.m.

Fringe
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 5:15 p.m.

The Secret Circle
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:45 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 24

Signing times to be announced.

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon.

Contacts:
Tammy Golihew
(818) 954-4855, tammy.golihew@warnerbros.com
Twitter: @TeeVeeGal
Tom McAlister
(818) 954-7222, tom.mcalister@warnerbros.com
Twitter: @Tom_McAlister

HBO’s True Blood and Game of Thrones SDCC Panels

HBO is excited to announce that True Blood will make its fourth consecutive appearance at Comic-Con in San Diego this July. Additionally, Game Of Thrones will make its debut this year at Comic-Con, just days before production on season two begins in Northern Ireland. The Game Of Thrones panel is slated for Thursday, July 21, and the True Blood panel is scheduled for Friday, July 22. Confirmed panelists to date are listed below. Additional panelists will be announced as they are confirmed.

Game Of Thrones – Thursday, July 21

  • Special Guest Moderator – George R.R. Martin
  • David Benioff
  • D.B. Weiss
  • Emilia Clarke
  • Peter Dinklage
  • Kit Harington
  • Jason Momoa
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

True Blood – Friday, July 22

  • Moderator – Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack
  • Alan Ball
  • Anna Paquin
  • Stephen Moyer
  • Sam Trammell
  • Ryan Kwanten
  • Rutina Wesley
  • Kevin Alejandro
  • Kristin Bauer van Straten
  • Nelsan Ellis
  • Joe Manganiello
  • Deborah Ann Woll