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

HARRY POTTER Weekend Drives ABC Family to its Best Week of 2011

Ratings Highlights for July 4-10, 2011 Final National Ratings

ABC Family Charms 2011 Prime Highs, Powered by its Harry Potter Weekend

~Delivers its Most-Watched Week of 2011 Across Target 18-49s, 18-34s and 12-34s

~Is Cable’s No. 1 Network in Prime in Core 18-34 and 12-34 Demographics

~Earns its Best Competitive Rank of 2011 in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and 12-34s

Sunday’s Airings of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and “Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix” Are TV’s Top 2 Movies In Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34

“Pretty Little Liars” is Cable’s No. 1 Original Scripted Telecast in Key Females

ABC Family

Powered by its weekend-long Harry Potter weekend, ABC Family registered its most-watched week in Prime of 2011 in Adults 18-34 (492,000), Adults 18-49 (816,000), and Viewers 12-34 (757,000), as well as among its key female demos: Women 18-34 (330,000), Women 18-49 (536,000) and Females 12-34 (536,000). In addition, this was the network’s second-most-watched week of 2011 in Total Viewers (1.66 million).

Competitively, ABC Family stood as the week’s No. 1 cable network in Prime with Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34.

Also impressive, ABC Family delivered its best competitive showing of 2011 in Total Viewers (No. 5), Adults 18-49 (No. 3), Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34, and was No. 1 for the 4th time in the previous 5 weeks in Women 18-34.

  • Sunday’s airing of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (5:30 – 9:00 p.m.) stood as the week’s No. 1 TV movie in Adults 18-34 (824,000/1.2 rating), Women 18-34 (536,000/1.6 rating), Adults 18-49 (1.48 million/1.1 rating) and Women 18-49 (940,000/1.4 rating).
  • Sunday’s 9 o’clock showing of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.) was the week’s No. 2 TV movie in Adults 18-34 (820,000/1.2 rating), Adults 18-49 (1.47 million/1.1 rating) and Women 18-49 (890,000/1.3 rating).
  • Tuesday’s original “Pretty Little Liars” (8:00 – 9:00 p.m.) ranked as the week’s No. 1 scripted original cable telecast in Women 18-34 (631,000/1.8 rating) and Females 12-34 (1.4 million/3.0 rating).
Editor’s Note: ABC Family announced in November 2010 that the cable channel acquired the network television premiere rights to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” (set to debut on ABC Family in Winter 2013).
Source: Nielsen Media Research (National Ratings, Live + Same Day. Week of 7/4-7/10/11.
via ABC Family Press Release

ABC Family Prepares Harry Potter Fans for When “It All Ends Here” with “Harry Potter Weekend” and Sweepstakes

With the epic battle between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort approaching, ABC Family gives fans a chance to experience the journey through the years of spells and secrets with a magical weekend full of “Harry Potter” films and an online sweepstakes that “Harry Potter” fans won’t want to miss. The “Harry Potter Weekend” event starts with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on Thursday, July 7th and will include airings of each of the first five films through Monday, July 11th, as well as exclusive never-before-seen footage of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”, which opens in theaters on July 15, 2011.

The “Harry Potter” weekend schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 7th

7:30 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Friday, July 8th

3:30 PM – 7:00 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

Saturday, July 9th

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

4:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

7:30 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”

Sunday, July 10th

7:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

10:30 AM – 2:30 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

Monday, July 11th

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

For anyone who believes he or she is the ultimate “Harry Potter” fan, ABC Family has the online sweepstakes not to be missed. Fans can go to http://www.abcfamily.com/harrypottersweeps starting on Thursday, June 30th through Sunday, July 10th to enter their name for a chance to win the “Harry Potter Ultimate Fan Sweepstakes” grand prize. Fans 13 and older can enter once per day to increase their chances.

The grand prize package includes:

  • “Ultimate Edition” DVDs or Blu-ray discs of the first six “Harry Potter” films
  • “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1” (three-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
  • “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 & 2” video games by Electronic Arts
  • Authentic Prop Replica Ten Wands & Wand Display Case
  • Authentic Prop Replica Gryffindor House Sweater & Tie
  • Authentic Prop Replica Gryffindor Robe
  • Plus a copy of The Harry Potter Film Wizardry Book signed by Daniel Radcliffe and other cast members

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 98 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today’s relationships, all told with diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a mix of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas!” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

via ABC Family Press Release