THE NERDIST: COMIC-CON and THE NERDIST: TRIBUTE TO TOYS AND GAMES Premiere Saturday, July 28 on BBC America

All-new specials, The Nerdist: Comic-Con and The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys and Games

Every year, thousands of nerds converge in beautiful San Diego, where they shun the sunny skies and head indoors for the biggest comic book convention in the world: Comic-Con. In The Nerdist: Comic-Con, Chris Hardwick and his crack team of nerd experts do their best to piece together what happened at this year’s event. From cosplayers to blockbuster films, new TV shows and video games, this episode has it all. Even comic books. The special features interviews with Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill at Comic-Con, with in-studio guest appearances from Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek) and John Barrowman (Torchwood, Doctor Who). The Nerdist: Comic-Con premieres Saturday, July 28, 9:00pm ET/PT.

The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys and Games comes new in the box. Chris and co-hosts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira talk about the nerdiest toys, collectibles, and games. Brooke Leigh Lawson and Gregory Crafts make in-studio guest appearances, while Chris and Aisha Tyler travel across time and space… playing the game, “Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock.” The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys and Games premieres Saturday, July 28, 10:00pm ET/PT.

The Nerdist Specials Premiering August

  • The Nerdist: Tribute to Science – Saturday, August 4 at 10:00pm ET/PT
  • The Nerdist: Tribute to Nerd Girls – Saturday, August 11 at 10:00pm ET/PT
  • The Nerdist: Tribute to Time Travel – Saturday, August 18 at 10:00pm ET/PT

via BBC America Press Release

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

John Barrowman from TORCHWOOD and DOCTOR WHO to Appear at C2E2

Captain Jack Harkness From Doctor Who And Torchwood Coming To Chicago

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) has announced actor John Barrowman — best known as Captain Jack Harkness in the BBC’s Torchwood and Doctor Who – will be appearing at this year’s event as a Spotlight Guest.  C2E2, from the creators of New York Comic Con, is April 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  The event is a popular culture convention spanning the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga, and games, and John Barrowman is the latest addition to the show’s roster of guests.  Previously announced comic talent appearing at C2E2 include Adam Hughes, Joe Kubert, Marc Silvestri, Rick Remender, and Scott Snyder.  Previously announced entertainment names include Anthony Daniels, Chad Michael Murray, Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris, Chris Hardwick, and Josh Gates.

Barrowman’s body of work spans both the UK and US, appearing on British series including HustleHotel Babylon, and his entertainment show,Tonight’s The Night, and in the US on programs ranging from Desperate Housewives to Central Park West.  He is most known — and has become a pop culture icon — for his portrayal of Captain Jack Harkness.  First appearing in 2005 in Doctor Who, Harkness was a rogue anti-hero both equal and opposite Who‘s altruistic Doctor.  Captain Jack proved extremely popular with fans and critics alike, leading to further adventures with The Doctor in subsequent years and the starring role in Doctor Who‘s adult-oriented spin-off, Torchwood.  Torchwood‘s fourth season, Miracle Day, was a UK and US co-production, airing this past summer on Starz in the USA.

“We’re very excited to welcome John Barrowman this year to C2E2,” Show Organizer Lance Fensterman said.  “Doctor Who has grown into a global phenomenon, and John Barrowman is an actor with a following on both sides of the Atlantic.  There’s tremendous excitement from the fanboys and fangirls within C2E2′s own office, and we know our audience in Chicago will be overjoyed to meet him.”

“I’m so excited about C2E2 because it involves two of my favorite things — my US fans and the city of Chicago. We’re going to have a great time!” Barrowman said.  ”C2E2 will be a special kind of homecoming for me. I’m thrilled to be back in one of my favorite cities in the world, and I’m so happy at long last to be able to spend some time with my US fans.”

John Barrowman will be appearing at C2E2 on Saturday and Sunday.  He’ll be signing autographs and be participating in a panel discussion.  For more on John Barrowman, please visit www.johnbarrowman.com.  Tickets to C2E2 are available now.  For tickets and further show guests and information, visit www.C2E2.com.  For the latest news, follow @C2E2 on Twitter.

ABOUT REEDPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena.  ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration VI, Fantasy Football Fest, and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.
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via C2E2 Press Release