Las Vegas Comic Expo Relocates to the Riviera

Las Vegas Comic Expo, previously announced to be held at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort, will be relocating to a new venue, the Riviera Hotel and Casino, directly located on the Las Vegas Strip!!!

Due to the flash floods from the recent rain storms, the original hotel and halls located at the Alexis Park Resort were damaged beyond immediate repair to house Las Vegas Comic Expo. Drywall, carpet and a lack of power proved too much to repair in such a short window, thus making the shift to the Riviera necessary.

We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused any of our guests, vendors and attendees. But oddly enough this unfortunate circumstance actually has led to an expansion for the show with a larger convention hall and plenty of space for attendees to browse and shop. The new location at the Riviera will be able to showcase and accommodate the entire guest list of over 50 of the top names in comics and entertainment all united with the exhibitors and artist alley in one grand exhibit hall. The gaming, panels and programs will be conveniently located adjacent to the main hall as well.

The dates of the convention hours remain the same for Las Vegas Comic Expo: Saturday, September 29 (10AM to 7PM) and Sunday, September 30 (10AM to 5PM).

All tickets previously issued will be honored and redirected to Las Vegas Comic Expo at the Riviera. Tickets are still available for sale in advance as well as at the door on the days of the event.

Located on the Las Vegas Strip, The Riviera Hotel and Casino is just a quick cab or shuttle ride from McCarran International Airport (LAS) and only minutes away from downtown Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience.

The hotel offers guests amenities of many dining options including a buffet, food court and steakhouse as well as the Oasis Pool, a barber shop, beauty salon, tattoo parlor (What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas), gaming casino and other forms of entertainment and conveniences. The hotel has ample free public parking, and is also a short walk to the public monorail system.

The Riviera is located at 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

For more information about Las Vegas Comic Expo, including latest updates, please visit us at:

Website: http://www.LasVegasComicExpo.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/LasVegasComicExpo
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lvcomicexpo

RIVIERA HOTEL AND CASINO INFORMATION:

We are making arrangements with the Riviera Casino and Hotel to offer our guests of Las Vegas Comic Expo similar room rates as we had offered to our guests at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort.

We will have updated information to reserve hotel rooms within the next day.

Once we have that information, we will send it out to everyone.
FOR THOSE BOOKED THROUGH THE ALEXIS PARK ALL SUITE RESORT:

If you used the “Las Vegas Comic Expo” promotional rate, you have two options.

OPTION 1:

You can maintain your reservation at the Alexis Park Resort.

The Alexis Park All Suite Resort will run a 14 seat shuttle service, complimentary to and from the Riviera Casino and Hotel, taking our guests door to door. The shuttle service will run on Saturday and Sunday from the Alexis Park every 2 hours at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm noon, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm.

They will also continue to have complimentary shuttle service for their guests between the airport and the Alexis Park All Suite Resort.

OPTION 2:

You can cancel your room at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort and opt to make a reservation at The Riviera Hotel and Casino. The deadline to cancel at The Alexis Park Resorts without penalty is 48 hours prior to the date of your reservation.
For those who made reservations at Alexis Park outside of the Las Vegas Comic Expo promotions, you will need to discuss with Alexis Park about your options.

THE CONFIRMED 100 OFFER:

If you took advantage of the “Confirmed 100 Offer”, your free admission to Las Vegas Comic Expo, as part of our free pass promotion will still of course be honored as long as the following applies:

If you keep your Alexis Park reservation, you will still receive the free admission pass(es).

If you transfer your reservation to the Riviera Hotel and Casino, you will still receive the free admission pass(es).

We will cross check all reservations made with Alexis Park and the Riviera.

With the current situation, the easiest way to claim your free admission is to bring a government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc…) to the Will Call area during the pre-registration or show times.

via Las Vegas Comic Expo Press Release

Sci-Fi Legends Bypass Studios and Networks to Kickstart SPACE COMMAND Franchise Online with Six Figures!

Hollywood visionaries start a new Sci-Fi franchise from scratch with a little help from their fans.

Stars and producers to appear on panel at Comic-Con on Friday, July 13th from 8:30 – 9:30pm (rooms 5AB), to discuss how Kickstarter.com is instrumental in their film-making process.

Space Command, a new and original feature film series from Award-Winning writer/producer Marc Scott Zicree, Oscar and Emmy-Award Winner Doug Drexler and Digital Film Pioneer Neil Johnson and is the first-ever series to be supported by crowd-funding site Kickstarter will appear before its fans Comic-Con 2012.

At this one-of-a-kind panel Sci Fi enthusiasts and film geeks alike will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to get a film into production and how the support of a crowd-funding site like Kick Starter can help surge interest and funds. On Friday July 13 from 8:30-9:30pm their producers of Space Command will present their star-studded panel Space Command: Bold Adventures In The Far Reaches Of Space.

The panel will feature Science Fiction Legends Marc Scott Zicree (The Twilight Zone Companion, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Doug Drexler (Battlestar Galactica), Neil Johnson (Humanity’s End), Michael Reaves (Star Wars, Batman-The Animated Series), and Ian McCaig (The Avengers, Star Wars) where they will premiere original footage from the highly anticipated epic adventure series that spans 200 years of Galactic History. Film stars Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth), Katherine McEwan (Humanity’s EndChristina Moses (Star Trek New Voyages) and Amber Benson (Buffy) will be on hand to discuss their roles in the film. Special guest Cindy Au, from Kickstarter will also appear on the panel.

The visionary team will offer fans a sneak peek at the original Character design, along with producer David Raiklen’s extended version of the existing VFX trailer.  The film and its score are inspired by heroic science fiction of the 50s.  The film is currently in pre-production where its Award Winning production team is currently crafting original space costumes and space ships. Production will take place in October 2012 and the film will be released in a multi-platform manner: DVD, Bluray, digital download with DVD and Video on Demand.

The credibility of the project itself is resulting in a great deal of support from the Hollywood Community.  Leaders in the Sci-Fi genre including Damon Lindelof  (Prometheus, Lost) Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods, Dr. Who, Coraline), Glen Mazzara (Waking Dead) , David Brin (leading author), Jane Espenson (Game of Thrones) and Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) have shown their support and have boosted the project into the mainstream media.

“We are thrilled to have the support from so many of our friends in Hollywood,” said Zicree. “A number of leading writers, producers and directors in the sci-fi world are working on the project, and we are also excited to have stars from DEEP SPACE NINE, VOYAGER, BUFFY, BABYLON 5, PAN’S LABYRINTH and HELLBOY.  Additionally we will have special effects artists and designers from STAR WARS, THE AVENGERS, JOHN CARTER, HARRY POTTER, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and more.”

Space Command’s Kickstarter campaign closes on July 14th.

About Space Command
Space Command is a unique foray into the world of film-making.  Financed entirely by fans and backers via Kickstarter, the program represents a new approach to science fiction – one that brings back the optimistic outlook of humankind’s future and the thrill and adventure of space travel and exploration. You can learn more about Space Command by visiting www.spacecommandmovie.com
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For Additional Information, please contact:

Amy Prenner: (310) 709-1101 – amy@theprennergroup.com
Mike Bawden: (563) 359-8654 – mike@bawdenlareaupr.com