Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine, a multimedia company that brings the best of apparel, accessories, and both long and short form video content to its global clientele, announced today that Nerd HQ will return to San Diego July 18th-21st in a new location, Petco Park (100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101), home of the San Diego Padres.
Over the last three years, Nerd HQ has continually expanded and given fans a unique experience while in San Diego for the international comic book and entertainment festival. This year Nerd HQ will again provide fans with a home base where they can experience cutting edge technology and gaming showcases, exciting autograph signings, cornerstone events and exclusive parties, including Levi’s annual NERD Party.
“With the move to Petco Park, we can bring fans an even bigger, more dynamic experience during Nerd HQ 2013.” said Zachary Levi, Founder of The Nerd Machine. “Moving to the ballpark is a major step in the growth of Nerd HQ and will allow us to expand our tradition of offering exclusive access to new games, technology, and the opportunity for intimate conversations with some of the Hollywood’s most influential celebrities and creatives.”
Returning this year is the very popular philanthropic panel series, “Conversations for a Cause” which will stream through The Nerd Machine YouTube page, NerdMachineTV. Last year’s panels raised $140,000 for Operation Smile and consisted of some of the most talked about films, television shows and video games, including: “Chuck,” “Doctor Who,” “Grimm,” “NTSF,” “Robot Chicken,” “The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Expendables 2,” “Tomb Raider” and “Twilight.” Panelists included many of today’s top actors, actresses and film and game makers including Ashley Greene, Guillermo del Toro, Jason Ritter, Jared Padalecki, Joss Whedon, Kellan Lutz, Lucy Liu, Nathan Fillion, RZA, Seth Green, Stan Lee, Terry Crews, and Zachary Levi, among many others. This year’s panels, which will be announced in the coming days, are sure to bring fun surprises and intriguing discussions. Individual tickets will sell for $22, with proceeds benefiting Operation Smile. For more information, schedule updates and tickets please visit www.thenerdmachine.com.
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ABOUT THE NERD MACHINE – The Nerd Machine is a multimedia company dedicated in bringing its global clientele the best of apparel, accessories, software, hardware, music, and both long and short form video content. We not only put a premium on customer satisfaction and input but also collaboration, as we believe that some of the very best ideas may come out of the very community we serve. Our goal is to nurture an environment where community interaction thrives, creating the best and most forward thinking products available on the market. And, philosophically speaking, spearheading a “mission of redefinition” that changes the global perception of what a nerd is, and thereby allow everyone to celebrate the nerd in themselves. The question is: What are you nerdy about?
Marvel’s AGE OF ULTRON artist BRANDON PETERSON appears at Heroes’ Haven on Saturday June 22, 2013 from noon till 4:00 pm. Brandon Peterson is known for his hyper detailed artwork and intricate line work. He’s currently exclusively working with Marvel Comics and has worked on books like Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Strange, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Magneto Rex, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men. Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now defunct CrossGen Comics, where he worked on titles like Mystic and Chimera, and has worked for Top Cow Productions where he did runs on comic book series like Codename: Strykeforce, Cyberforce, Ripclaw, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade, and his own book, Arcanum.
$20 Quick Sketches (Limited to only 12 Sketches)
$5 gets you 3 raffle tickets for a chance to be one of the 12 people to get in the $20 Sketch List. *Buy as many tickets as you want, only one (1) sketch per winner. You have to be present to win* Call the store for more information!
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
Join director Joss Whedon and actors Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as they discuss their new film, Much Ado About Nothing – a contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, on Tuesday 11 June, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Come early as seating is limited!
235 Regent Street, London, W1B 2EL
020 7153 9000
Meet artist Brandon Peterson at Cards Comics and Collectibles on Saturday June 1, 2013 from 1:00 pm till 5:00 pm! Pick up his exclusive variant cover for Adventure Time #13! Brandon has previously worked on several titles for Marvel Comics including Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Strange, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Magneto Rex, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men.
Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Paul Pelletier, Mike Perkins, Scott Blair, and more sign at Heroes Haven on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
Peter Mayhew, the actor behind Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, is the first featured guest for this years’ Free Comic Book Day at Zeus Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm! Signatures and signed 8x10s are $30 each. Photos with guests are $10 each.
Writer/Artist Phil Jimenez – Amazing Spider-Man, Fairest, Infinite Crisis, Invisibles, JLA/Teen Titans, New X-Men, Wonder Woman
Artist Stephen Sadowski – Avengers, Avengers/Invaders, Fairest, JSA, Warlord of Mars. Stephen Sadowski is taking advance commissions $75.00 for inked and marker shaded 9×12 single character. These are limited. Details and sign-up at Zeus.
Web cartoonist RK Milholland – Something Positive
Artist Robert Wilson – Knuckleheads
Artist Chad Thomas – Mega Man
Artist Benjamin Hall - Dead at 17: Protectorate, Simon Squareskull
Additional appearances by costumed characters like Captain Rex!
Guests will have merchandise, art and more on sale. Signatures, sketches vary by guest.
Geeksout and Zeus Comics are hosting one of our award-winning LGBT mixers in honor of Phil Jimenez and Stephen Sadowski. Details soon. Friday May 3rd 6-9pm at the Dallas Eagle
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
Writer Greg Pak signs at Orbital Comics on Saturday June 16, 2012 at 4:00pm!
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591
Midtown Comics welcomes writer Marjorie M. Liu who will sign her work at the Downtown store on Wednesday June 6th from 6:00 – 7:00pm!
Marjorie is known for her work on such Marvel titles as X-23, NYX, Dark Wolverine, and most recently the much talked about Astonishing X-Men.
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
Save the date! Writer Marjorie M. Liu signs at Comicopia on Saturday, June 23rd from 12:00pm – 1:30pm! The wedding event of the season is upon us! Northstar’s getting married so come out for the reception!
464 Commonwealth Ave #13, Boston, MA 02215-2734
The X-Men, one of the world’s most popular super hero teams, have always been at the forefront of the biggest stories in comic history; and today is no different as Marvel is proud to announce the wedding that has everyone talking! Today, fans worldwide learned on ABC’s The View, that Jean-Paul Beaubier, AKA Northstar and a popular member of the X-Men, proposes to his boyfriend Kyle Jinadu in Astonishing X-Men #50, on-sale tomorrow in comic stores, on the Marvel Comics app and at the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. The creative team of New York Times best-sellers Marjorie Liu (X-23¸ the urban fantasy Hunter Kiss series and the Dirk & Steele paranormal romances) and Mike Perkins (Stephen King’s The Stand) have put Northstar and Kyle’s relationship to the test—and now they’re about to take their biggest step yet. But will their path to wedded matrimony in New York City be smooth or are there hidden dangers around the corner?
“The Marvel Universe has always reflected the world outside your window, so we strive to make sure our characters, relationships and stories are grounded in that reality,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor in Chief. “We’ve been working on this story for over a year to ensure Northstar and Kyle’s wedding reflects Marvel’s “world outside your window” tradition.”
Then, on June 20th, don’t miss the wedding of Northstar and Kyle in the pages of Astonishing X-Men #51! This unforgettable issue features covers by Dustin Weaver and Marko Djurdjevic, along with a special “Create Your Own Wedding” blank variant cover! Select comic book retailers nationwide will host wedding parties at their stores to celebrate this joyous occasion, with special items exclusively available at participating stores!
“The story of Northstar and Kyle is universal, and at the core of everything I write: a powerful love between two people who have to fight for it against all odds,” said Liu. “This is the quintessential Marvel story, one that blends the modern world with the fantasy of super heroes in order to tell an exciting story that begins with a wedding—and continues in ways you can’t imagine.”
Northstar was first introduced to comic fans in the pages of 1979’s Uncanny X-Men #120, a member of the super hero team Alpha Flight and antagonist to the popular super heroes. A gold medal winning Olympian and successful businessman, the French-Canadian super hero quickly became one of the most popular members of Alpha Flight when its ongoing series launched in 1983. In 1992’s historic Alpha Flight #106, Northstar became the first openly gay super hero when he announced his sexual identity through national media. Since then, Northstar has not only joined the X-Men but become one of their most popular new members. Northstar and Kyle have been a couple since 2009, garnering a large fan following since their first appearance together.
“As a long-time fan of the X-Men, it’s not only a true honor to be part of such a historically significant story but also a complete joy,” explained Perkins.
Writer Marjorie Liu signs at Comicopia on Saturday, May 26th from noon – 3:00pm! Northstar’s getting hitched so come out for the engagement party!
464 Commonwealth Ave #13, Boston, MA 02215-2734