w00tstock 4.0 Tickets to Go on Sale February 17, 2012

w00tstock will be returning for its third consecutive year to Comic-Con! It will be taking place on Thursday, July 12th. This geeky variety show is hosted by comedians Paul and Storm, Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage, and everyone’s favorite Evil Wil Wheaton from the Big Bang Theory. There will be other entertainers that will be announced before Comic-Con. The event will be held at the historic Balboa Theatre, which is next to Horton Plaza. Tickets are going on sale February 17th at 10am PT so I’d pick one up if you want to have a geeky, fun night! See you there!

w00tstock 4.0

A Night of Geeks & Music
with ADAM SAVAGE,
WIL WHEATON and
PAUL & STORM

July 12, 2012

Variety Show for the Internet Set.

For decades, geeks were ostracized, picked on, laughed at and punished by the sun’s harmful UV rays. But there is only so long that a people can be kept down before they rise up against their oppressors; and, indeed, the dawn of the 21st century has seen the ascendancy of geeks and geek culture.

We now celebrate that rise to power–and let’s face it, nerds pretty much run everything now–with w00tstock 4.0, a special event for geeks of every stripe.

Television host/special-effects artist Adam Savage (MythBusters), actor/author/blogger Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stand By Me) and music-comedy duo Paul and Storm (The Internet, Da Vinci’s Notebook) present a high-energy night of music acts, readings, comedy, demonstrations, short films, special guests, and other clever widgets born from and dedicated to the enthusiasms, obsessions, trials and joys of geek pride.

This is the dawning of the Age of Geekdom–and its voices will ring true at w00tstock 4.0

RUN TIME
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CHILDREN
While all ages are welcome at this event (everyone must have their own ticket), please be aware the this show may contain some Mature Language and Content.
Please use discretion when bringing young children.

CAMERAS
Personal cameras will be allowed at this event.
No commercial recording, archiving or tripods allowed.  Please respect other patrons by not blocking aisles or patron views.

Pricing (includes $2.50 Facility Fee)

$37.50 Reserved Seating


Seating Charts Directions and Parking Audience Services
Ticketing Information

Information & Charge by Phone: (619) 570-1100
Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM. MC/VISA/AMX/DSC (per ticket convenience charge will apply).

Window Sales:
Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM. Cash/MC/VISA/AMX/DSC

TDD/TTY:
(619) 615-4177, Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM.

Location
868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (map/directions)

TicketmasterAll sales subject to additional per ticket/order convenience charges.

Online: Ticketmaster.com

Sega Announces Sonic Boom Event during San Diego Comic-Con 2012

Sonic Boom will be held in San Diego, CA on Friday, July 13th from 5pm to 10pm (during San Diego Comic-Con) at the House of Blues. You can purchase a ticket from Ticketmaster, but you will not be required to have a Comic Con badge to attend Sonic Boom. Hotels in the San Diego area fill up quickly for Comic Con, so if you will need a hotel room, we suggest that you book early and/or consult the San Diego Comic Con hotel page.

At the first Sonic Boom last year, fans had a chance to play Sonic Generations, get some great swag, enjoy a great musical performance from Crush40, and more. We don’t want to give away all the surprises we have in store for you at Sonic Boom, but I’ll let you in on one — Crush 40, along with special guests Jean Paul and Alex Makhlouf from Cash Cash, will be playing live! Rock out to your favorite Sonic songs along with an audience full of other fans. Of course that’s just one exciting part of Sonic Boom… but trust me, it’s going to be a night you don’t want to miss.

We’re aiming to make it a great time for Sonic fans of all ages. We hope you’ll come hang out with us, Sonic, and a bunch of Sonic fans!

What’s Different This Year?
We’re doing things a bit differently this year, and we wanted to take a few moments to explain why, and what you need to know about the tickets for this year’s Sonic Boom.

Last year, we distributed tickets for free. As a result of this, we saw people grabbing up large numbers of tickets simply because they could, with no intention to use them. This made our planning more difficult as we couldn’t get an accurate headcount as a result, and many fans that wanted to come felt that they could not, because they didn’t have a ticket.

This year, our tickets are being sold through TicketMaster, which is the ticket vendor for the House of Blues. Second, we are charging a small fee per ticket this year — $15 for the ticket and a $5 TicketMaster fee, for a total of $20 per ticket. However, we’re also providing you with more than we did last year — there will be free food at the event (instead of for purchase, like last year), and each ticket holder will get 2 drink tickets that you can redeem for a drink at the bar. (You must be 21 or older with proper ID to redeem your tickets for alcohol.) It is our hope that this system results in more accurate records for us, more available tickets for fans, and a great Sonic-filled evening for everyone.

Last year, we had a separate line for people who wanted to get into Sonic Boom but didn’t have tickets. We did this because of the problem we mentioned before — we didn’t have an accurate headcount, and we wanted to let in as many people as we could. This year, we will NOT have a line for people without tickets. You must have a purchased ticket through TicketMaster to enter Sonic Boom. Although the event is held during San Diego Comic-Con, you do not need a Comic-Con badge to get into Sonic Boom. Just make sure to bring your ID along with your ticket.

via Sega Press Release (edited)

It looks like Sega will most likely be promoting Sonic 4: Episode 2. Stay tuned for more info!

Fanboys vs. Zombies #1 by Boom! Studios for ONLY $1!

When there is no more room in Hell, the undead shall take over Comic-Con! It’s every zombie fan’s wish fulfillment in comic book form this April in the epic new title from BOOM! StudiosFANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #1 written by indie sensation Sam Humphries (OUR LOVE IS REAL, SACRIFICE) with art by hot newcomer Jerry Gaylord! BOOM! Studios offers the first full 22-page issue of this brand new horror-comedy ongoing series for only $1!

A crew of feuding best friends find themselves trapped inside America’s largest comic convention transformed into a seething cauldron of zombies. Is a horde of starving brain-eaters any match against reflexes battle-hardened by video games, nerves tested by horror flicks, and courage crystallized by comic books? Find out as an unlikely band of nerds use their genre savvy to survive in Fanboys vs. Zombies!

“FVZ is the UFC of nerd battles,” says writer Sam Humphries. “Hall H is going to be turned into an action/horror/comedy abattoir. I’ve been going to San Diego Comic-Con for ten years. Plenty of time to formulate a zombie apocalypse getaway AND a plan for total Comic-Con devastation. It is going to be so on.”

“This is the real ‘Revenge of The Nerds’,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “It’s a fun story where nerds really do get to save the day. All the skills these characters have honed in the geek world finally get to be used in real life.”

“With the full first issue priced at only $1, you better grab your zombie escape plan and get down to your local comic shop!,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “This is a book for everyone in the tradition of great zombie fiction like SHAUN OF THE DEAD!” Title ships in April with main covers in a 30/30/30/10 split by Humberto Ramos (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), Alé Garza (FATHOM), Khary Randolph (NEW MUTANTS, SPAWN), and Matteo Scalera (DEADPOOL), a 1-in-25 wrap around “Where’s the zombie?” incentive by Ulises Farinas, a 1-in-50 sketch incentive by Humberto Ramos, and a 1-in-75 sketch incentive by Alé Garza.

A special 1-in 200 CGC 9.8 Near Mint variant by MARVEL ZOMBIES artist and Zombie King Arthur Suydam functions as an homage to the cover of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7.

FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES launches this April with a Diamond Order Code of FEB120828.

FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES is created by Jimmy Fox and Ben Silverman.

via BOOM! Press Release

ABC’s PAN AM Brings Fashion Week Goers An In-Flight Experience Without Having to Leave the Ground, Beginning September 8

Fashionistas Can Enjoy Free Coffee and Tea, Courtesy of Pan Am-Inspired Stewardesses

ABC is bringing an in-flight experience without having to leave the ground to New York’s Fashion Week attendees, SEPTEMBER 8-14. Pan Am-inspired stewardesses will be stationed at coffee carts offering up coffee and tea each morning to local New Yorkers and attendees of some of the biggest fashion shows in New York City.

In addition to providing beverages, stewardesses will also be handing out the must-have bags of the season – the highly coveted Pan Am Explorer bag, as well as Pan Am track bags — that people have been buzzing about since their debut at San Diego Comic-Con.

Scheduled dates and times in and around Lincoln Center for the In-Flight Experience are as follows:

  • September 8 – 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • September 10 – 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • September 12 – 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • September 13 – 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • September 14 – 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
About Pan Am
Passion, adventure and espionage… They do it all – and they do it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in a thrilling and highly original new series, “Pan Am,” premiering SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, on the ABC Television Network. “Pan Am” stars Christina Ricci (“Penelope”) as Maggie, Margot Robbie (“Neighbours”) as Laura, Michael Mosley (“Justified”) as Ted, Karine Vanasse (“Polytechnique”) as Colette, Mike Vogel (“The Help,” “Blue Valentine”) as Dean and Kelli Garner (“Going the Distance”) as Kate. Series creator Jack Orman (“ER,” “Men of a Certain Age,”), Thomas Schlamme (“The West Wing,” “Parenthood,” “Mr. Sunshine”) and Nancy Hult Ganis (“Akeelah and the Bee”) are executive producers. Orman also wrote the pilot, with Schlamme directing. “Pan Am” is produced by Jack Orman Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment and Shoe Money Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
via ABC Press Release

San Diego Comic-Con Attendee Badge Pick-Up Information

I continue to see people asking questions about badge pick-up so I will post the info from Comic-Con’s website here for convenience.

You may pick up your badge at one of the two locations depending on your badge type. Please make sure to bring your barcode confirmation and Photo ID to either:

Warner Bros. Booth Info for Comic-Con 2011

With Comic-Con 2011 just a week away, anticipation is at a fever pitch, and things are getting so hot, the Warner Bros. booth (#4545) at Comic-Con will be on fire! (Figuratively, at least.) The Warner Bros. booth is always a must-visit destination for fans, and this year is no exception, with prizes, multiple daily giveaways, autograph signings and more. And, at 3,600 square feet, this will be the biggest Warner Bros. booth ever.

One lucky Con-goer will be driving home from San Diego in style, as the Studio is celebrating Warner Bros. Animation’s new hit animated comedy series The Looney Tunes Show (Tuesdays 8/7c on Cartoon Network) by giving away a Tweety Bird–branded convertible Volkswagen Bug at the Warner Bros. booth!

Here’s the lowdown:

WARNER BROS. BOOTH GRAND PRIZE: YOU COULD WIN A TWEET RIDE

  • Visit the Warner Bros. booth #4545 to find out how you could win the Tweety-branded Volkswagen Bug and other special daily prizes.
  • The winner of the car will be revealed on Sunday, July 24, at the Warner Bros. booth and will be posted to http://www.thewb.com/comiccon.

MICROSOFT TAGS AND QR CODES

  • Throughout Comic-Con, the exterior of the Warner Bros. booth will incorporate a number of Microsoft Tags into its design. Additionally, the T-shirts worn by Warner Bros. both staff will also feature an exclusive Microsoft Tag.
  • The Tags will deliver exclusive content and premiums to fans that they can only get at the Warner Bros. booth. The Tags, content and premiums will change every day during Comic-Con, so be sure to visit the booth early — and often!
  • And one mystery item will feature a QR code pointing to exclusive content for fans. Be the first to spy this!
  • Note: To access the tags and the QR code, fans must use a smartphone equipped with a Microsoft Tag reader and QR code reader.

ACTIVITIES AND GIVEAWAYS

  • As always, fans can meet stars and creators from their favorite TV series, home entertainment releases and video games during signings at the booth. Visit http://www.thewb.com/comiccon or follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) for details about signing times and the new autograph ticket system and wristband procedures.
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will once again have a number of video game kiosks in the booth, giving fans the opportunity to play the upcoming Batman: Arkham City and LEGO: Harry Potter Years 5–7 games in advance of their release and get their hands on the all-new action RPG Bastion as it officially launches on July 20.
  • Warner Bros. Consumer Products ThunderCats Bandai Display: Fans can get an early look at the hottest toys from the new animated series ThunderCats before they hit stores, as the Warner Bros. booth hosts a preview of Bandai America’s Fall 2011 line. Check out the full line of Lion-O, Cheetara, Tygra, Panthro and Mumm-Ra action figures, the ThunderTank, ThunderRacers, Deluxe Sword of Omens and more!
  • Fans will be treated to numerous giveaways at the booth throughout Comic-Con. Must-have items include:
    • Limited-edition Looney Tunes buttons from Warner Bros. Consumer Products
    • Young Justice playing cards and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mates monsters from Warner Bros. Animation
    • Puzzle cubes from Cartoon Network
    • Lt. Jim Gordon replica eyeglasses from Batman: Year One, collectible salt shakers from Supernatural and Supernatural: The Anime Series, and The Vampire Diaries Blood Bag water bottles from Warner Home Video
    • Harry Potter pins from Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
    • Fringe luggage tags from Warner Bros. Television
    • WB Games scavenger hunt cards redeemable for prize bags that include LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5–7 mini figures and T-shirt, Batman: Arkham City water bottle, Bastion bandana and The Lord of the Rings: War in the North magnet. Also being given away are The Big Bang Theory: Mystic Warlords of Ka’a game cards from WB Games.
    • DC Entertainment will hand out copies of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 #1, which gives attendees a first look at all 52 highly anticipated first issues, including an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 by Jim Lee and Geoff Johns. Additionally, QR codes will be handed out in the booth giving Comic-Con attendees access to exclusive new THE NEW 52 behind-the-scenes content.
    • And more!

WARNER BROS. BOOTH DESIGN

  •     Rising 30 feet above the convention floor, the iconic Warner Bros. Water Tower anchors the Studio’s 3,600-square-foot booth.
  •     Designed by Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, the two-story booth will feature a modern, sleek, minimalist look for 2011, with elegant white walls and silver floors.
  •     Gold frames and mirrors featuring giant portraits of Studio stars will hang high above the booth.
  •     And, no, your eyes do not deceive! The second floor of booth will be the hottest place at Comic-Con, with a ring of fire surrounding the entire structure.
For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please visit http://www.thewb.com/comiccon and follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC).
Contacts:
Tammy Golihew
Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Publicity
(818) 954-4855, tammy(dot)golihew(at)warnerbros(dot)com
Twitter: @TeeVeeGal
Tom McAlister
Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Publicity
(818) 954-7222, tom(dot)mcalister(at)warnerbros(dot)com
Twitter: @Tom_McAlister
via Warner Bros. Press Release

Comic-Con International: San Diego 2011 Souvenir Book Cover!

Here’s the cover to the 2011 Souvenir Book for Comic-Con! Enjoy!

ATTACK THE BLOCK Going to Comic-Con 2011 — Special Screening on Thursday, July 21st in San Diego!

From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, ATTACK THE BLOCK follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial war zone.

There will be a special screening of the film on Thursday, July 21st at 10pm at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego, CA, followed by a Q&A with one of the film’s stars John Boyega, writer/director Joe Cornish, and executive producer Edgar Wright. Starting today, fans can secure tickets, on a first come first serve basis, on the following sites: Ain’t It Cool News (www.aintitcool.com), Badass Digest (www.badassdigest.com), Collider (www.collider.com), and /Film (www.slashfilm.com). A limited number of tickets will also be available at the Sony booth on the convention center floor at Comic-Con. The film will hold a panel with Boyega, Cornish and Wright on Friday, July 22nd at 2:00pm in Hall H.

ATTACK THE BLOCK will be released in theaters on July 29th in the following markets: Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, and Toronto; it then will expand on August 19th to additional cities.

ATTACK THE BLOCK stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, Luke Treadaway, Jumayn Hunter, and Nick Frost. It was written and directed by Joe Cornish, and produced by Nira Park and James Wilson. Executive producers were Matthew Justice, Tessa Ross, Jenny Borgars, Will Clarke, Olivier Courson and Edgar Wright. This film has been rated R by the MPAA for the following reasons: creature violence, drug content and pervasive language.

via Screen Gems