COMEDY CENTRAL® to Present WORKAHOLICS, BRICKLEBERRY and FUTURAMA Panels and a WORKAHOLICS Happy Hour Event at the Hard Rock Hotel at Comic-Con® International 2012 in San Diego

COMEDY CENTRAL returns to Comic-Con® with a Workaholics panel on Thursday, July 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; a Brickleberry panel on Friday, July 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and a Futurama panel on Saturday, July 14 from 12:00-12:45 p.m.

On Thursday, July 12, a press conference with Blake, Adam, Ders and Kyle from Workaholics will be held in press room Aqua 306A from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel (1 Park Blvd.) followed by an autograph signing from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at table AA04 in the Sails Pavillion (2nd level of the Convention Center). Then get ready to party with the guys at the Workaholics Happy Hour Event (first come, first served) taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel’s FLOAT from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13.

  • Thursday, July 12: Workaholics panel (Room 24ABC) 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Join stars, Co-Creators, writers, and Executive Producers Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck as they take fans behind-the-scenes and give a sneak peek into upcoming new episodes, including a few special guests that are guaranteed to be “Tight Butthole.” Also, one lucky fan will be selected to have their name written into a future episode. S’Go!

  • Friday, July 13: Brickleberry panel (Room 6A) 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    From Creators and Executive Producers Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, and Executive Producer and voice actor in the series Daniel Tosh, this hilarious new animated series premieres on the network on September, 25 at 10:30 p.m. after new episodes of Tosh.0. Voice cast including David Herman (Office Space), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jerry Minor (Anchorman), as well as O’Guin and Black will be on hand for a panel discussion following a screening of an entire episode for the first time exclusively at Comic-Con.

  • Saturday, July 23: “Futurama” panel (Ballroom 20) 12:00-12:45 p.m.
    Futurama cannot be killed! Join the cast and crew of the Emmy® Award-winning series for world premiere footage of the all-new season on COMEDY CENTRAL. Plus, wear your Futurama-themed costume for the chance to win slightly valuable prizes! Scheduled panelists include Creator/Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo).

From the minds of the hilarious and irreverent Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy, Workaholics, currently in its third season, is a single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9 and party together 24/7. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk and always live for the day…even if they don’t know what day it is. Whether it’s Blake (Blake Anderson) dressed in a bear coat, Adam (Adam Devine) singing about Catherine Zeta Jones while high on mushrooms or The Ders (Anders Holm) celebrating his birthday with a drinking triathlon, the boys always seem to run into trouble wherever they go.

Brickleberry, co-produced by Fox 21 and COMEDY CENTRAL, is based on a group of dysfunctional forest rangers at a national park that is facing closure until a new ranger comes in to whip everyone into shape and save the park. The series is created, written and executive produced by Waco O’Guin and Roger Black (MTV2′s Stankervision) and executive produced by Daniel Tosh (Tosh.0), who also voices a character. Brickleberry premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following new episodes of Tosh.0.

Futurama focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life at Planet Express, an intergalactic delivery company. There he meets love interest Leela (Katey Sagal), a sexy cyclops with anger management issues, and best friend Bender (John DiMaggio), a beer-powered kleptomaniac robot. In 2011, the series earned two Emmys® for Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Maurice LaMarche. Futurama is currently in its seventh season and airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Charity Auction for a 4-Night Stay at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront During Comic-Con 2012

JDRF is having a charity auction on Charitybuzz to raise funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and has an item someone may find useful during Comic-Con 2012. It is a 4-night stay at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront! Currently there is one bid at $350 on this item and it ends on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 2:28:00 PM EDT. Estimated retail value is $1,300. (There are also other items that you can bid on.) Good luck to any and all bidders. The auction details follows.

Get ready for the 43rd annual Comic-Con on the bayfront in beautiful downtown San Diego. The largest Comic Convention in the Americas is a Mecca for comic book enthusiasts, science fiction/ fantasy fans, and pop-culture devotees. Along with panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, there are previews of upcoming feature films, portfolio review sessions with top comic book and video game companies, and exciting evening events.

If you know you will be attending Comic-Con and want to get a hotel room in a prime location; here’s your chance! Right now you have the opportunity to secure a four-night stay at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront from July 11-14, 2012. The Hilton Bayfront is just south of the San Diego Convention Center, where Comic-Con is held.

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront is located at 1 Park Boulevard near Harbor Drive, across the street from PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres. It can be reached from both Harbor Drive and the waterfront walkway along the park behind the Convention Center. Score the best diggs in town!

Terms: Does not include tickets to Comic-Con and does not have to be redeemed for that period. Reservations are required 14 days in advance. The original gift certificate must be present at check-in. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned. Travel is not included. Expires 1 year from the close of auction.

Shipping and Handling The minimum shipping, handling and applicable insurance for this item is $14.95. Additional shipping charges may apply based upon the location of the winner. Hard copies of tickets, travel certificates and merchandise are shipped via FedEx or professional shipping service. Detailed redemption information for non-tangible items will be emailed to the winning bidder.

Donated by: San Diego Hilton Bayfront

The proceeds for this item benefit JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
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Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF‘s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. Past JDRF research efforts have helped to significantly improve the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.
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Visit website: http://www.jdrf.org

closes: Tue, 8 May 2012 2:28:00 PM EDT