MA – Alif the Unseen Signing

Writer G. Willow Wilson signs at Harvard Book Store on Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome graphic novelist and memoirist G. WILLOW WILSON for a reading of her new book, Alif the Unseen.

In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients—dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups—from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif—the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide behind. The aristocratic woman Alif loves has jilted him for a prince chosen by her parents, and his computer has just been breached by the State’s electronic security force, putting his clients and his own neck on the line. Then it turns out his lover’s new fiancé is the head of State security, and his henchmen come after Alif, driving him underground.

When Alif discovers The Thousand and One Days, the secret book of the jinn, which both he and the Hand suspect may unleash a new level of information technology, the stakes are raised and Alif must struggle for life or death, aided by forces seen and unseen. With shades of Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, and The Thousand and One Nights, Alif the Unseen is a tour de force—a sophisticated melting pot of ideas, philosophy, religion, technology and spirituality smuggled inside an irresistible page-turner.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Warner Bros. Explains Wristband System for SDCC 2012; Autograph Signings for Fringe, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Etc.

Warner Bros. Wristband

Press Release:

FAN ADVISORY: CHANGES TO AUTOGRAPH TICKET SYSTEM FOR WARNER BROS. SIGNINGS AT COMIC-CON 2012

 Warner Bros. Entertainment Announces Comic-Con Autograph Signings for Nearly 20 Series, Including The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and HBO’s Game of Thrones, Among Others

 New This Year: Ticket Drawings and Wristband Distributions to Begin in the Morning on the Day of Signings in the Sails Pavilion, Utilizing One Line for All Ticket Drawings for All Signings

BURBANK, Calif. (June 28, 2012) — Comic-Con and Warner Bros. announced today that the Studio will once again follow the official Comic-Con® International: San Diego ticket distribution system for autograph signings at Comic-Con 2012, with the Con implementing a new procedure for 2012. The Studio will present more than 20 signings at the booth this year, including TV and digital series, as well as motion pictures (see current signing dates below).

  • All signings will be held at the Warner Bros. booth, #4545 on the Comic-Con exhibition floor
  • For the second straight year, Warner Bros. will distribute wristbands for signings via daily ticket drawings held at the Sails Pavilion inside the San Diego Convention Center, under the long-standing Comic-Con system

NEW FOR THIS YEAR

  • For 2012, the following modifications will be in effect for the wristband line procedure:
  • All ticket drawings and wristband distributions for all signings will begin in the morning of the day of the specific signing, when the Sails Pavilion opens to attendees. Badged Comic-Con members can begin lining up as soon as the Sails Pavilion area opens to attendees. The ticket drawings will begin at 8:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter.
  • All of the drawings for all signings will now take place in one line on the morning of the signing
  • Advisory to fans and attendees: Lines will likely be much longer this year, and we appreciate your patience and understanding

“We look forward to Warner Bros.’ participation again at Comic-Con,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con International. “The line-up of shows and talent is something we and the fans look forward to each year, and this year’s schedule seems to be the best yet!”

Here’s how it works:

  • Fans identify the signing they want to attend
  • On the morning of the day of the signing they hope to attend, fans should arrive at the Sails Pavilion floor (between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE) in the morning
  • Ticket distribution for Comic-Con’s random draw will begin when the Sails Pavilion opens to attendees. Badged Comic-Con members can begin lining up as soon as the Sails Pavilion area opens. The ticket drawings will begin at 8:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter.
  • A limited number of wristbands will be available for each signing, via Comic-Con’s random draw process
  • There will be one line for all drawings and signings. We appreciate your patience!
  • The random drawing will determine which fans receive wristbands granting access to each autograph line
  • Fans who obtain wristbands should arrive at the Warner Bros. booth 30 minutes before the signing to line up

See below for the current signing dates for TV and digital series. The feature film signings will be announced at a later date.

All signings are at the Warner Bros. booth #4545.

DISCLAIMER: Autograph session information is subject to change. For the most up-to-date signing information, please check for updates at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) during Comic-Con or atwww.thewb.com/comiccon.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 12

  • MAD Autograph Signing

FRIDAY, JULY 13

  • The Big Bang Theory Autograph Signing
  • Cult Autograph Signing
  • Arrow Autograph Signing
  • 666 Park Avenue Autograph Signing
  • H+ Autograph Signing
  • HBO’s Game of Thrones Autograph Signing
  • Childrens Hospital Autograph Signing
  • Nikita Autograph Signing

SATURDAY, JULY 14

  • Fringe Autograph Signing
  • The Following Autograph Signing
  • Revolution Autograph Signing
  • The Vampire Diaries Autograph Signing
  • Person of Interest Autograph Signing
  • HBO’s True Blood Autograph Signing

SUNDAY, JULY 15

  • Supernatural Autograph Signing
  • DC Nation Autograph Signing

 

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter@TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon.

Microsoft will Have Halo 4 Playable on The Con Floor at SDCC 2012, Announces Panels, Etc.

Halo 4

Via Halo Waypoint:

Comic-Con International

Comic-Con International 2012 will take place July 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center (111 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA). We’re excited to announce that Halo 4 will be playable on the floor, and we’ll also be presenting the following panels, the first of which will feature the premiere of the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn trailer. Additionally, you’ll have a chance to receive special prizes at the booth and meet the creative visionaries behind Halo 4 and Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn during special signing events!

Thursday, July 12, 4:45pm – 5:45pm

The Fiction of Halo 4
Room 6BCF, San Diego Convention Center

Halo 4 heralds the return of one of gaming’s most iconic heroes, the Master Chief, in a new, epic sci-fi saga. Expanding and enriching the narrative, 343 Industries, with very special guests, will share how the development of stories across the Greg Bear Forerunner saga, the Karen Traviss Kilo-Five trilogy, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Halo 4 Campaign and Halo Infinity Multiplayer have become connective tissue for Halo 4. Don’t miss the exciting premiere of the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn trailer as well as Q&A with our special guests!

Panelists: Brian Reed (Franchise Writer, 343 Industries), Armando Troisi (Narrative Director, 343 Industries), Brien Goodrich (Cinematic Director, 343 Industries), and Forward Unto Dawn’s director, cinematic director and writers (to be announced) Moderated by: Frank O’Connor (Franchise Development Director, 343 Industries)

Saturday, July 14, 3:15pm – 4:15pm 

Halo 4: A New Campaign and Halo Infinity Multiplayer
Room 6DE, San Diego Convention Center

Halo 4 marks the beginning of a new saga in the blockbuster franchise that has shaped entertainment history and defined a generation of gamers. Developed by 343 Industries, get a glimpse at how they have taken Halo 4 in new directions, introducing an ancient threat and the Master Chief’s greatest challenge, as well as an innovative and fresh new take on multiplayer in War Games and Spartan Ops.

Panelists: Kiki Wolfkill (Executive Producer, 343 Industries), Josh Holmes (Creative Director, 343 Industries), Frank O’Connor (Franchise Development Director, 343 Industries), Chris Haluke (Lead Designer, 343 Industries), and others to be announced soon Moderated by: David Ellis (Spartan Ops Designer, 343 Industries)

Don’t miss this opportunity to get hands-on with Halo 4, and stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer.

E L James, Author of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” Trilogy, will be Signing at SDCC 2012

E L James

Press Release:

E L JAMES, AUTHOR OF THE BEST-SELLING “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” TRILOGY, WILL SIGN COPIES OF HER BOOKS AT COMIC-CON SAN DIEGO 2012.

Next month, E L James, the author of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, will be signing books July 12, 4-5:30 at the San Diego Convention Center. The ticketed afternoon event is free. This is the author’s first book signing on the West Coast. First published in May 2011, Fifty Shades of Grey follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. Subsequent novels in the series, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed explore the couple’s deepening relationship. Since Vintage Books acquired the books in March 2012, the trilogy has sold 16 million copies in the U.S. in all formats.

E L James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

Vintage Books is an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, which is a division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG, the international media company.

Avatar Legacy Fan Panel Scheduled for SDCC 2012

Avatar Legacy Fan Panels returns to San Diego Comic Con for the fifth year with an event dedicated to the fans of the Nickelodeon cartoons  Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra! Moderated by superfan Avatar_Mom, this year’s panel includes special guests Bobby Rubio (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Pixar Studios, Alcatraz High), Freelance Concept Artist DJ Welch (Dark Kenjie), Kevin Coppa (Puppet Benders), and Actor/Voice Actor Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra), and perhaps a few more surprise guests.  If that isn’t enough, there will be a cosplay contest to showcase the fandom’s talented “fabric benders.” The action takes place in Room 28E on Saturday July 14, 2012 from 11:00am – 12:00pm!

JUST ADDED: Gurihiru Studios artists Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano (artists of the Dark Horse comic series ATLA: The Promise) have been added to the panel!

Marvel Presenting Iron Man 3 at SDCC 2012; Disney Featuring Frankenweenie (Tim Burton), Oz (Sam Raimi), Wreck-It-Ralph (Reilly and Silverman)

Wreck It Ralph

Press Release:

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES will be hosting our Hall H Comic-Con panel on Thursday, July 12 from 2:05pm – 3:05pm.

Q&A panel featuring the imaginative director of Frankenweenie Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland); A special look at the world of Oz The Great and Powerful with director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy); the illustrious voice cast of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph, including John C. Reilly (Step Brothers), Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) and director Rich Moore (The Simpsons).

MARVEL STUDIOS will be hosting its Hall H Comic-Con panel on Saturday, July 14 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

Marvel Studios presents Iron Man 3. Join Producer Kevin Feige and special guests as they provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.



CBS, SHOWTIME and The CW Converge at SDCC 2012 with Panels, Signings, Swag, Etc.

Pauley Perrette

Press Release:

CBS, SHOWTIME® AND THE CW TO CONVERGE AT COMIC-CON® 2012 Panels to Feature the Stars and Creative Teams Behind CBS Television Studios’ “Elementary” (CBS) and “Beauty And The Beast” (CW) And SHOWTIME Series “Dexter®” and “Shameless”

First-Look Pilot Screenings of “Elementary” and “Beauty And The Beast,” Exclusive Sneak Peeks of the Trailer for Season Two of “Homeland” And the First Two Minutes of the Season Seven Premiere of “Dexter®”

The Popular Casts and Producers of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Person Of Interest” Return to Sign Autographs and Headline Warner Bros. Television Panels

CBS Home Entertainment Hosts a Behind-the-Scenes Panel About “Star Trek: The Next Generation’s” Journey into High Definition With Before and After Clips and Featurettes

Stars from “Criminal Minds,” “Elementary,” “Beauty And The Beast” and “Shameless” to Sign Autographs Along with Ben Schwartz from “House of Lies” And Pauley Perrette from “NCIS,” Who Is Also Appearing On the TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorite Panel

CBS Interactive Will Again Host the CNET Base Station Featuring GameSpot and Cover Comic-Con’s Hottest News and Events via CBS.com and GameSpot.com

The “CBS Buzz Tour” Bus Hits Comic-Con as a Key Stop on Its Summer-Long Cross-Country Quest to Reward CBS’s Loyal Fans

Popular “Survivor” Winner Jenna Morasca to Return as Master of Ceremonies of the CBS/SHOWTIME/CW Booth (#4129), Which Will Feature Contests, Signings, Thousands of Giveaways And a Special Comic-Con Photo Experience

CBS, SHOWTIME and the CW will make their mark at Comic-Con 2012 with star-studded sessions and signings, including premiere screenings of new series and first looks at the new seasons of returning hits. CBS Corporation’s extensive presence includes cast and creative team panels with exclusive debuts of episodes, clips and trailers; non-stop booth activity with autograph signings, contests and giveaways; “CBS Buzz Tour” activities and swag; interactive opportunities and on-site coverage via CBS Interactive’s CBS.com, GameSpot and CNET; and the CNET Base Station featuring GameSpot.

The panels will include a CBS Television Studios/CBS session and world premiere pilot screening for the highly-anticipated new series Elementary, a contemporary take on the legendary characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu; a SHOWTIME panel and sneak peek of the first two minutes of the upcoming seaso n premiere of the Emmy-nominated series DEXTER and a first-look trailer of the Golden Globe Award-winning series Homeland; the SHOWTIME panel for the hit series SHAMELESS; the CBS Television Studios/CW panel and pilot premiere viewing of the new series Beauty And The Beast, a modern adaptation of the beloved fairy tale; and the CBS Home Entertainment panel “Before and After: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION’s Journey into High Definition,” featuring illustrative before and after clips and a sneak peek at all-new featurettes.

Stars scheduled to participate include Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan from Beauty And The Beast; cast members of the Emmy Award-nominated The Big Bang Theory; Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, AJ Cook, Kirsten Vangsness and new cast member Jeanne Tripplehorn from Criminal Minds; Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter and Yvonne Strahovski from DEXTER; Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu from Elementary; Ben Schwartz from HOUSE OF LIES; Pauley Perrette fromNCIS; Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapman from Person Of Interest; William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Cameron Monaghan and Jeremy Allen White from SHAMELESS; and even Craig Ferguson’s robot skeleton sidekick, Geoff Peterson.

CBS.com will offer a window into CBS events, news and action at Comic-Con for fans throughout the country via www.cbs.com/comiccon. Coverage will include interviews with attending CBS stars, man-on-the-street interviews, on-demand video coverage of the CBS series panels and photos from key Comic-Con and CBS events, including autograph signings and CBS booth activities. In addition to CBS.com, fans can get real-time updates through Twitter (@CBSatComicCon or @CBS) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/CBS), including live-tweeting of panels and events and access to photos and video.

For the second year in a row, CNET along with GameSpot will host an interactive station at the iconic Lou & Mickey’s restaurant located in “Ground Zero,” the gateway between San Diego Convention Center and the Gaslamp Quarter where tens of thousands of Comic-Con goers walk by each day. The CNET Base Station featuring GameSpot will be open to all Comic-Con show attendees the first three days of the show (Thursday, July 12-Saturday, July 14) where they can recharge mobile devices, refuel, enjoy some free grub, win cool prizes and play some of the hottest video game titles.

Additionally, GameSpot will cover Comic-Con from the gaming perspective, with a live-streaming stage show at Lou & Mickey’s from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, PT (4:00 PM-7:00 PM, ET), on Thursday, July 12, Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14. GameSpot coverage will also feature a camera person roaming the show floor who takes direction from users at home, who can email their requests to livecamtour@gamespot.com. Visit www.comic-con.gamespot.com closer to the event for regular updates.

“Survivor” winner Jenna Morasca will serve as the official Master of Ceremonies at the CBS/SHOWTIME/CW booth (#4129) on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, welcoming and informing fans about the company’s various Comic-Con activities, as well as hosting numerous trivia games with fun prizes. Booth giveaways throughout the five days will include handy Elementary string bags to hold special swag; “CBS Good-eBag cards” to access free downloads of a variety of prized CBS television and publishing content; Person Of Interest screen cleaners; Sharpies for The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, Person Of Interest and Elementary; special “Star Trek: The Next Generation” 25th anniversary posters for 1701 lucky fans; the very first cycling jerseys to feature iconic art from “Star Trek: The Original Series”; sought-after U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D ornaments from Hallmark marking the 25th anniversary of Picard’s brave crew; exclusive collectible Beauty And The Beast lenticular buttons; and to-be-announced SHOWTIME items. Plus, back by popular demand, the booth will again feature the green screen photo booth, which enables fans to insert themselves within cast shots for select CBS, SHOWTIME and CW series.

Additionally, as a key stop on CBS’s summer-long “CBS Buzz Tour” (#cbsbuzz) campaign, the Network’s star-branded and mobile studio-equipped “CBS Buzz Tour” bus will be at Comic-Con through Saturday, July 14. CBS reality star veterans Alex Boylan (THE AMAZING RACE) and Burton Roberts (SURVIVOR: PEARL ISLANDS), will lead the Buzz Tour’s on-the-road fan activities and will engage viewers from anywhere in the U.S. with CBS.com webisodes, blogs and social media contests and posts. In San Diego, they will give fans special CBS-branded Comic-Con swag, secure behind-the-scenes interviews with CBS stars at the conference and facilitate having the stars answer fan questions submitted via Twitter. Buzz Tour schedules and content will be accessible via www.cbs.com/buzz. Fans can also follow via www.facebook.com/cbsbuzz or on Twitter at @cbsbuzz, @alexboylan and @burtonroberts.


ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE PANELS:

CBS Home Entertainment – “Before and After: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION’s Journey into High Definition” Panel

(Thursday, July 12 at 2:00-3:00 PM, Room 7AB)

“Star Trek: The Next Generation” fans are finally getting their wish, with all seven seasons of the beloved series being retransferred into high-definition. “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The First Season” will be released on Tuesday, July 24, and the team behind the project will give fans an insider’s look at how the original film elements were transferred into high-definition and how the visual effects were painstakingly recreated from the source material to look better than ever. The session will include a first look screening of before and after clips (standard definition versus high definition on Blu-ray).

Robert Meyer Burnett will moderate the panel, which includes Roger Lay, Jr. (Producer/Director, Blu-ray), Mike and Denise Okuda (Project Consultants), David S. Grant (Vice President, Multimedia, CBS Television Distribution), Ryan Adams (Director, Multimedia, CBS Television Distribution), Craig Weiss (Creative Director, CBS Digital), Eric Bruno (Lead Compositor) and Wade Felker (Film Transfer Technician).

For updates, check www.facebook.com/StarTrek or follow on Twitter at @StarTrek.

 

CBS Television Studios/CW Beauty And The Beast Screening/Panel #batbSDCC

(Thursday, July 12 at 3:30-4:35 PM, Ballroom 20)

Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville”) and Jay Ryan (“Terra Nova”) along with Executive Producers Jennifer Levin (“Without a Trace”), Sherri Cooper (“Brothers & Sisters”), Brian Peterson (“Smallville”) and Kelly Souders (“Smallville”) discuss the new CW fall series, a modern adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. Centering on Catherine Chandler (Kreuk), a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective who is haunted by witnessing her mother’s murder nine years ago – as well as the murderer’s quick demise at what she perceived to be the hands of a beast. After years of searching, Catherine finally discovers the beast is Vincent Keller (Ryan), a survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong and left him in hiding to lead a secret life. Join the cast and producers for an exclusive viewing of the first episode, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dalton Ross (Assistant Managing Editor, Entertainment Weekly).

For the latest updates on Beauty And The Beast, go to www.cwtv.com/beauty-and-the-beast,www.facebook.com/BeautyandtheBeast, or follow on Twitter at @CW_Network, @CBSTVStudios and @MsKristinKreuk.
CBS Television Studios/CBS Elementary Screening/Panel #ItsElementary

(Thursday, July 12 at 4:40-5:45 PM, Ballroom 20)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson over 120 years ago, and this fall on CBS the dynamic duo gets a modern-day makeover cracking cases in contemporary New York City. Brilliant investigator Sherlock, played by Jonny Lee Miller (“Dexter”), is a recent rehab graduate paired with his worst nightmare: sober coach Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu (“Charlie’s Angels”). Together, Sherlock’s unique detective skills and Watson’s medical expertise form a formidable force capable of solving the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Comic-Con guests will be the first to see the premiere episode of the new television series, followed by a panel discussion with series stars Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Executive Producers Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Assistant Managing Editor, Dalton Ross.

For the latest updates on Elementary, go to www.cbs.com/shows/Elementarywww.facebook.com/ElementaryCBS or follow on Twitter at @Elementary_CBS and @CBSatComicCon.

 

The SHOWTIME DEXTER Panel – and Exclusive SHOWTIME Trailers #dexterSDCC

(Thursday, July 12 at 6:00-7:15 Ballroom 20)

The gasps from last season’s finale can still be heard among every DEXTER fan as their worst fears were realized… Dexter got caught, and by none other than Deb! What will he do, what will she do… what’s next for America’s favorite serial killer? If the suspense is killing you, then don’t miss this incredible panel, where you’ll be the first to see the Comic-Con exclusive first two minutes of the season premiere. Moderator Ralph Garman (KROQ entertainment reporter) presides over a revealing interview and Q&A session with the stars and executive producers of the Emmy Award-nominated Dexter. Featured panelists include series star/executive producer Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jennifer Carpenter (Deb), the series’ upcoming special guest star Yvonne Strahovski and executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton and Scott Buck.

Plus, Dexter fans will be the first to see the world premiere trailer of one of the hottest series on television, the Golden Globe Award-winning Homeland, presented by executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa.

Prior to the DEXTER panel, SHOWTIME will also debut the first chapter of the new season of the animated webisode series “Early Cuts: All In The Family,” narrated by Michael C. Hall, written by Dexter producer Scott Reynolds and illustrated by celebrated comic book artist David Mack. “Early Cuts: All In The Family” continues to tell important stories from DexterMorgan’s past – this season written thematically to tie-in to the season six cliffhanger, as Dexter reflects back on other instances where his sister, Deb, has sensed his darkness.

For the latest updates on DEXTER and Homeland and behind-the-scenes coverage of Comic-Con 2012, go towww.facebook.com/dexterwww.facebook.com/HomelandOnShowtime or follow on Twitter at @SHO_Dexter, ?@J2thecarpenter, @Y_Strahovski, @SHO_Homeland and @HowardMGordon.

 

The SHOWTIME SHAMELESS Panel #shamelessSDCC

(Saturday, July 14 at 4:00-5:00 PM, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)

The mischievous, unabashed Gallagher clan returns to Comic-Con for a completely shameless panel! Meet the cast and creative team behind one of the hottest SHOWTIME original series, Shameless, moderated by series’ writer and consulting producer Mike O’Malley (“Glee”). This scrappy, unique family is incredibly engaging, but being a Gallagher isn’t always as easy as it looks. The cast and executive producer discuss how they capture some of their most shameless moments, plus be there when they answer fan-submitted Twitter questions and reveal the Top Five Fan Favorite Moments as voted on by you! Featured panelists include William H. Macy (Frank), Emmy Rossum (Fiona), Justin Chatwin (Steve), Cameron Monaghan (Ian), Jeremy Allen White (Lip) and more, along with executive producer John Wells (West Wing, ER, Southland).

For the latest updates on SHAMELESS and behind-the-scenes coverage of Comic-Con 2012, go towww.facebook.com/ShamelessOnShowtime or follow on Twitter at @SHO_Shameless, @emmyrossum, @Justingchatwin and @cameronmonaghan.

 

THE DAILY CBS/SHOWTIME/CW BOOTH HOURS (#4129):

Wednesday, July 11 (6:00-9:00 PM)

Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14 (9:30-7:00 PM)

Sunday, July 15 (9:30 AM-5:30 PM)

CBS/SHOWTIME/CW BOOTH AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE:

Thursday, July 12:

11:30 AM-12:30 PM – Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu from Elementary

5:00-6:15 PM – Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan from Beauty And The Beast

 

Friday, July 13:

2:15-3:00 PM – Cast members from The Big Bang Theory

 

Saturday, July 14:

11:00 AM-12:15 PM – Ben Schwartz from HOUSE OF LIES

12:30-1:45 PM – Cast members from SHAMELESS

6:30-7:00 PM – Cast members from Person Of Interest

 

Sunday, July 15:

11:00 AM-Noon – Cast members from Criminal Minds

12:30-1:30 PM – Pauley Perrette from NCIS

1:45-2:30 PM and 3:30-4:15 PM – Craig Ferguson’s robot skeleton sidekick Geoff Peterson

SCIENCE Announces a Firefly Reunion Panel, a John Noble Autograph Session, and More for SDCC 2012

Firefly Nathan

Press Release:

BROWNCOATS UNITE! SCIENCE CELEBRATES FIREFLY’S 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH EXCLUSIVE SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON PANEL FEATURING JOSS WHEDON, NATHAN FILLION AND MORE

–SCIENCE Takes Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012 by Storm with Panels for FIREFLY, DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE and STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW–

TWITTER: @ScienceChannel #FireflySDCC #DarkMattersSDCC #SYSK

(SILVER SPRING, MD) - SCIENCE today announced that it will converge on the world’s leading comics and pop culture convention with three exclusive panels at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), taking place July 12-15. Headlined by the 10-year anniversary panel for the cult sensation FIREFLY, the network’s first appearance at the event features a star-studded lineup of top talent, producers and never-before-seen footage, along with numerous buzz-worthy surprises. SCIENCE will burst onto the scene at this year’s Comic-Con providing the ultimate signature experience that fans won’t soon forget, with additional presentations for DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE and STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOWFRINGE, which will make its SCIENCE debut on November 20, also will feature a panel on Sunday, July 15.

For the first time ever, SCIENCE will bring together the cast from the beloved but short-lived series, FIREFLY. Captain Mal and his team will descend upon San Diego 10 years after the sci-fi western first hit airwaves and triggered a fanatical following. Since making its debut on SCIENCE in 2011, FIREFLY has become an audience favorite, attracting an army of both new and veteran Browncoats to the network. Join creator, executive producer and writerJoss Whedon, alongside fellow executive producer and writer Tim Minear, and cast members Nathan FillionAlan TudykAdam BaldwinSean Maher, Michael Fairman and the rest of the crew of Serenity for one of this year’s the most anticipated panels on Friday, July 13, at 12:30 PM (PT).

Friday evening at 7:15 PM (PT), John Noble (FRINGE) and the creators of SCIENCE’s hit series DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE will unveil shocking never-before-seen footage from the show’s second season. Join hostNoble, the series’ executive producer and a featured scientific historian as SCIENCE offers a sneak peak at forbidden research records from the most shocking studies ever executed. Featuring gruesome lobotomy experiments, controversial CIA mind-control studies and accounts of live human transplants, the all-new season shows that science fact can be stranger—and sometimes more entertaining—than science fiction. Noble also will be signing limited edition DARK MATTERS Comic-Con posters at his autograph session for those brave enough to question everything. DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE season two premieres Saturday, July 14, at 10 PM (ET/PT). This is just the beginning of Noble’s Comic-Con conquest, as he will appear alongside the cast of theFRINGE at the Warner Bros. featured panel on Sunday, June 15. FRINGE makes its cable debut on SCIENCE onNovember 20 at 8 PM (ET/PT).

Finally, everyone’s favorite genius generalists Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant make their freshman Comic-Con appearance to record a live edition of their top-10 downloaded HowStuffWorks podcast. Josh and Chuck will lead Comic-Con’s fans in the 360-degree discussion Time Travel: Science Fact or Science Fiction? With surprise guests and exclusive giveaways, the guys also will reveal hidden scenes from their upcoming SCIENCE series STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW, premiering in January 2013.

“As a network, SCIENCE has one foot in the planetarium and the other in Comic-Con. This venue is the Mecca for creativity and inspiration that can spark a great work of art or the next scientific breakthrough,” said Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president for SCIENCE. “From Joss, Nathan and our amazing FIREFLYpanel, to John Noble and DARK MATTERS, to Josh and Chuck; our panels reflect the programming on SCIENCE—totally diverse but all whip-smart, hugely entertaining, lean-forward television.”

“We are very excited to welcome SCIENCE to the Comic-Con International family,” commented David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con. “They have some of the most-anticipated panels at this year’s event and we know they won’t disappoint the legion of fans that come from all over the world to experience the phenomena that is Comic-Con.”

For more information on this year’s lineup, please visit: SCIENCECHANNEL.com and Comic- Con International: San Diego 2012 at http://www.comic-con.org/cci/.

SCIENCE CHANNEL PANELS AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2012

TIME TRAVEL: SCIENCE FACT OR SCIENCE FICTION? STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW WITH JOSH & Chuck

Thursday, 7/12/12, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Room: 5AB

SCIENCE presents Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, hosts of the Top 10 iTunes podcast STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW, as they lead a discussion about time travel with some very special celebrity guests for a live from Comic-Con taping of their podcast. Josh and Chuck’s loyal fan following, chemistry and insatiable curiosity are core to the launch of SCIENCE’s upcoming series STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW, as the two pioneer the way for what likely will be more introductions of talent discovered and incubated online finding a place on new platforms. Join Josh and Chuck and the SCIENCE team at Comic-Con for an exclusive sneak-peek of STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW, as well as limited edition Comic-Con exclusive giveaways from SCIENCE.

 

FIREFLY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Friday 7/13/12, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m., Room: 20

It has been 10 years since the crew of Serenity took flight in Joss Whedon’s short-lived but now revered series,FIREFLYSCIENCE will reconvene, for the first time in a decade, Captain Mal Reynolds and the crew from the ship, calling all Browncoats to unite at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. The cast of FIREFLY will talk about the past, present and future of FIREFLY, 10 years after its debut. SHINY.

 

DARK MATTERS

Friday, 7/13/12, 7:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m., Room: 6A

This summer, SCIENCE returns to the laboratory to unearth history’s most sinister tales with the second season of the breakout series DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE. Join USA Today’s Brian Truitt; John Noble; Executive Producer Rocky Collins; and science historian Michael Stevens as we take a closer look at the forbidden research records on the most shocking scientific studies ever executed. From gruesome lobotomy experiments, to controversial CIA studies, to spine-chilling accounts of live human transplants, the all-new season shows that science fact can be stranger, and even more entertaining, than science fiction. The six world premiere episodes take audiences inside a real-life Twilight Zone, where shocking CGI re-creations illustrate Unforgettable tales of genius gone horribly awry. DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE premieres Saturday, July 14, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT).

 

JOHN NOBLE/DARK MATTERS AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Saturday, 7/15/12, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

John Noble, host of SCIENCE’s hit series DARK MATTERS, will be signing limited edition Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012 commemorative posters during his autograph session.

About SCIENCE:

SCIENCE, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.” The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown. Guided by curiosity, SCIENCE looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard. SCIENCE and the SCIENCE HD simulcast reach more than 68 million U.S. households. The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/Science Channel and twitter.com/Science Channel.

 

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 200 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 140 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

 

About Comic-Con International: San Diego

Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book and popular arts convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the Web: Comic-Con.orgFacebook.com/comicconTwitter.com/comic_con.

MTV Returns for SDCC 2012 with Teen Wolf Plus Live Pitch Competition Between Marc Silvestri, Kevin Eastman, and David Peterson

Teen Wolf

MTV’S HIT DRAMA “Teen Wolf” RETURNS TO COMIC-CON, GIVING FANS ACCESS TO THE CAST, AND AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT ALL-NEW EPISODE

MTV News and MTV Geek! To Provide Wall-to-Wall Convention Coverage
 
Exclusive Unveiling of the Trailer of New Scripted Comedy Series “The Inbetweeners” Will Air Following the “Teen Wolf” Panel
New York, NY (June 27, 2012)— MTV announced today the hit drama Teen Wolf” will be back at Comic-Con for the third consecutive year, with a panel featuring all the stars from the series, and a special sneak peek of an all-new episode. In addition, MTV Geek! will host a live pitch competition between three top comic creators in the industry. For those who can’t make it to San Diego this year, MTV News and MTV Geek! will bring the Con to fans providing wall-to-wall convention coverage.
“Teen Wolf” cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden and Colton Haynes are taking Comic-Con by storm again, and giving fans an exclusive first-look at an all-new episode, along with the latest scoop from season two during the Q&A session, moderated by TV Guide Magazine Senior Writer, Damian Holbrook. Fans will want to stick around for the can’t-miss world premiere trailer of MTV’s upcoming scripted comedy series, “The Inbetweeners,” immediately following the Q&A session. The series, from executive producer Brad Copeland (“Arrested Development,” “My Name is Earl”), will premiere Monday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
On Thursday, July 12, join MTV Comics Executive Editor Tom Akel for MTV Presents: Creator Pitch LIVE!, a live pitch competition between three of the top creators in the business, including Image co-founder/Top Cow CEO and co-creator of “Witchblade” and “The Darkness,” Marc Silvestri, co-creator of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and owner/editor/publisher of “Heavy Metal,” Kevin Eastman, and Eisner Award-winning creator of the all-ages hit “Mouse Guard,” David Petersen.
Just three weeks prior to Comic-Con, the creators will each be given the same topic, something that’s been a hot button issue to the industry from the past year, from which they will draw their inspiration to develop a new comic series. Creators have 10 minutes to present their pitch to the fans, there will be time for questions, and then put it to a vote that’s determined by the fans.
MTV News and MTV Geek will be live all week long from San Diego delivering complete coverage from the panels, on the floor, in the press rooms, on the streets, and live broadcasts from the Hilton and the Omni hotels throughout the week. Join hosts Josh Horowitz and Steven Smith for fan-favorite movies, comic creators, TV shows, cosplay, gaming and more! Keep it locked to www.comic-con.mtv.com for the schedule and updates and follow along on Twitter using #MTVSDCC.
Please Note: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change
MTV PANEL SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, JULY 12
“Teen Wolf” Panel
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Room 6A
MTV Presents: Creator Pitch LIVE!
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Room 25ABC
About MTV:
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.

FX Heads to SDCC 2012 with Wilfred, Archer, and Sons Of Anarchy

FX Archer

Press Release:

FX ANNOUNCES FULL COMIC-CON SLATE

WilfredArcher and Sons Of Anarchy Head to San Diego

June 26, 2012, LOS ANGELES – The offices of ISIS, Wilfred’s house and the SAMCRO Clubhouse will be empty starting July 12, as the casts of FX’s Wilfred, Archer and Sons Of Anarchy head down to Comic-Con for panel discussions and autograph signings.

Fans will be treated to a screening of the season four premiere episode of Archer during their panel, while Wilfred will screen a never-before-seen episode. Since the first episode of Sons Of Anarchy season five will not be ready, expect some exclusive first-look footage, as well as some giveaways for the fans.

Below is the full schedule.

Thursday, July 12

Wilfred

FOX Booth Signing – 1:30-2:30pm

Press Room – 2:45-3:45pm (Room TBD)

Panel – 4:00-5:00pm: Screening and Q &A: Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) stars as “Ryan,” a young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with “Wilfred,” his neighbor’s canine pet, played by Jason Gann (The Wedge), who co-created and starred in the Australian version of Wilfred in 2007. While everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, Ryan sees a crude and surly man in cheap dog suit. Join Elijah and Jason with Wilfred co-stars Fiona Gubelmann (Don’t Trust The B** in Apt 23) and Dorian Brown (Roommates) as well as showrunner/executive producer David Zuckerman (Family Guy) and executive producer/director Randall Einhorn (The Office) as they discuss bringing this unique, live-action comedy to life. Room: Indigo (Hilton Bayfront). Moderator: Alan Sepinwall (HitFix)

 

ARCHER

FOX Booth Signing – 2:45-3:45pm

Press Room: 4:00-5:00pm (Room TBD)

Panel – 5:00-6:00pm: Screening and Q&A. This animated, half-hour comedy revolves around the spy agency known as the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its self-involved employees. Join series creatorAdam Reed (Sealab 2021) and the show’s voice-over actors as they discuss their daunting and enigmatic work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillances – which are all actually unmitigated occasions for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. Panelists include H. Jon Benjamin (Bob’s Burgers) as the highly skilled yet incredibly vain master spy “Sterling Archer”;Aisha Tyler (The Talk) as Archer’s fellow agent and ex-girlfriend “Lana Kane”; Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live) as the easily intimidated comptroller-turned-ISIS-agent, “Cyril Figgis”; Judy Greer (Arrested Development) as the loquacious secretary, “Cheryl Tunt”; and Amber Nash (Frisky Dingo) as the discordant director of human resources for ISIS, “Pam Poovey.” Room: Indigo (Hilton Bayfront). Moderator: TBD

 

Sunday, July 15

 

Sons Of Anarchy

Press Room – 11:40am-1:00pm (Sapphire EF)

FOX Booth Signing – 1:30pm-2:30pm

2:45-3:45pm Sons Of Anarchy: Get an inside look into the world of FX’s highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter (The Shield) and the entire cast: Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Ryan Hurst and Dayton Callie. Room: Hall H. Moderator: Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly)

 

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Sons Of AnarchyJustified and American Horror Story, and acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny In PhiladelphiaThe LeagueLouieArcher, Wilfred, Brand X with Russell Brand,Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Legit. Its library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. The network’s other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.

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