Details on IGN’s Off-Site Activities at Comic-Con!

IGN has three off-site activities where you do not need to have a Comic-Con pass to attend, but the party requires an invitation. The IGN Oasis runs Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 207 Fifth Avenue. The IGN – Sprint Experience runs Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Promenade Park in front of the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter on K Street. IGN’s “Sin with the Saints” party is on Thursday, July 21 at Hard Rock Hotel’s FLOAT nightclub at 207 Fifth Avenue and is by Invitation Only.

IGN Oasis – The destination spot throughout the long weekend for Comic-Con attendees and IGN fans, the IGN Oasis, presented by AMD, is the perfect venue to chill out at, get limited edition t-shirts, create and share fun photos and videos, enter to win prizes, and meet special guests. Located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center at Hard Rock Hotel’s 207 bar and outside patio, the IGN Oasis will be open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 207 Fifth Avenue.

IGN – Sprint Experience – The Sprint Gaming Lounge, presented by IGN, provided exclusive looks at three upcoming Capcom games: Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter x Tekken and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition. IGN, Sprint and Capcom fans can also play games on the HTC EVO 3D, experience the 3D Photobooth with characters from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and get custom t-shirts, sunglasses and more. Open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Promenade Park in front of the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter on K Street.

IGN’s “Sin with the Saints” Party – IGN celebrates Comic-Con with THQ for the upcoming release of Saint’s Row: The Third in an invitation-only party at Hard Rock Hotel’s FLOAT nightclub. Special celebrity guests will walk the red carpet on Thursday, July 21.

Panels – IGN editors will moderate and participate in several panels during Comic-Con, including:

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
    Moderated by IGN Movies Editor in Chief, Eric Moro
    Thursday, July 21 from 11:15 to 12:15 p.m. in Hall H
  • Stan Lee/Blood Red Dragon
    Moderated by IGN Comics Editor, Joey Esposito
    Thursday, July 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Warner Premiere: H+ and Mortal Kombat: Legacy
    Moderated by IGN TV Editor, Eric Goldman
    Thursday, July 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Resistance 3: Exploring a 1950s Altered America: The Continuing Creation of the Resistance Universe
    IGN.com host, Colin Moriarty
    Thursday, July 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 7AB
  • THUNDERCATS panel
    Moderated by Matt Fowler
    Friday, July 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6A
  • STARHAWK: The Evolution from Warhawk to Starhawk: The New Universe that is Starhawk
    Moderation by IGN editor, Greg Miller
    Sunday, July 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 25AB
  • Supernatural Panel (Screening and Q&A)
    Moderated by IGN TV Executive Editor, Eric Goldman
    Sunday, July 24 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Hall H

TNT’s Hit Series FALLING SKIES Invades Comic-Con with Panel, Preview Clips, Autograph Session and Collectible Pin Series

TNT’s Falling Skies, which recently chalked up cable’s #1 series premiere of the year and was renewed for a second season, is returning to Comic-Con in a big way. Falling Skies, which comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, starring Noah Wyle, will have a multi-faceted presence at the annual gathering. Activities will include a panel discussion with stars Wyle, Moon Bloodgood and other members of the cast and production team, preview clips from upcoming episodes and an autograph session. In addition, TNT will give away a series of collectible pins. Attendees can pick up each pin in the five-pin Falling Skies set at specific locations throughout Comic-Con.

The following is a rundown of TNT’s Falling Skies activities at Comic-Con:

Falling Skies Panel: Friday, July 22, 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Room 6BCF – Series stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Sanguin Carter will join executive producers Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank and co-executive producer and writer Mark Verheiden for a Q&A panel session to be moderated by TV Guide Magazine editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum. The panel discussion will include never-before-seen clips from upcoming episodes.

Falling Skies Autograph Session: Friday, July 22, 5-6 p.m. at the Dark Horse Comics booth – All six Falling Skies cast members and co-executive producer and writer Mark Verheiden will be on-hand to sign autographs following the panel session.

Falling Skies, which airs Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT, takes place in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Tom Mason (Wyle), a Boston history professor and the father of three sons, must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as second in command of a regiment of resistance fighters protecting a large group of civilian survivors.
About TNT
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 100.5 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; the Peabody Award-winning Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher; Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle; Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; Hawthorne, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Memphis Beat, with Jason Lee; and Southland, from Emmy-winning producer John Wells (ER). TNT also presents such powerful dramas as The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and, starting next year, Castle; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. TNT is available in high-definition.
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via TNT Press Release

“Deadliest Warrior” to Pit Vampires vs. Zombies Also Comic-Con Panel Info!

Spike TV announced today a special episode presentation of “Deadliest Warrior,” which pits Vampires vs. Zombies, set to air Summer 2011. Vampires and Zombies have terrorized and tantalized their way through pop culture for decades – from “Dracula” to the “Twilight Saga” to “Walking Dead.” Spike TV and the 3rd season of the “Deadliest Warrior” hit franchise are going to finally answer the question – which of these mythical creatures would come out on top in a fight to the finish?

“Deadliest Warrior” steps outside the confines of history for a special fantasy episode featuring an array of icons from film and fiction who are experts on the topic. Experts representing Team Zombie and Team Vampire will join the “Deadliest Warrior” team of Richard “Mack” Machowicz, Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian to make their case for who is, indeed, the fiercest.

The guest star experts include Max Brooks (“World War Z”), Steve Niles (“30 Days of Night”), Scott Bowen (“Vampire Survival Guide”) and Matt Mogk (founder of the Zombie Research Society).

“Deadliest Warrior – Vampires Vs. Zombies” Panel

Panelists:

  • Wes Craven (“Scream,” “Nightmare on Elm Street”)
  • Max Brooks (“Zombie Survival Guide”, “World War Z”)
  • Steve Niles (“30 Days of Night”)
  • Richard “Mack” Machowicz (“Deadliest Warrior” host)
  • Dr. Armand Dorian (“Deadliest Warrior” host)
  • Rasha Drachkovitch (“Deadliest Warrior” executive producer)
  • Robert Daly (“Deadliest Warrior”)

Moderator: Geoff Boucher (LA Times writer, HeroComplex.com founder)

Date / Time: Thursday, July 21 from 10am to 11am
Location: Room 25ABC

Via Spike TV Press Release