JOE QUESADA ADDED TO NY PLANET HULK EVENT MODERATED BY WWE’s MATT STRIKER; G4’s BLAIR BUTLER TO MODERATE L.A. EVENT
Earlier Tuesday Newsarama and New York Comic-Con invited websites from around the world to share in the world premiere of the first extended clip from the upcoming Planet Hulk animated feature along with exclusive live coverage of the bi-coastal Planet Hulk events on Thursday evening Jan. 14. Now we have further details on the talent and creators featured at each event, co-sponsored by Newsarama and New York Comic Con.
Following the East Coast exclusive first screening of Lionsgate and Marvel Animation’s Planet Hulk, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada will join Greg Pak – the award-winning film director, screenwriter, and fan favorite comic book writer of the original “Planet Hulk” story, along with Marvel Publishing’s Hulk editor Mark Paniccia and President of Marvel Animation’s Eric Rollman in an interactive panel discussion about the original “Planet Hulk” comic book storyline, its transition to an animated feature, as well as the current Hulk comic book storyline “Fall of the Hulks” and this summer’s Hulk event “World War Hulks”.
The panel will be moderated by WWE wrestler and Friday Night Smackdown color commentator Matt Striker.
Later Thursday evening, following the West Coast exclusive first screening of Planet Hulk, Emmy Award-nominated and Eisner Award-winning writer Jeph Loeb (current writer of Marvel’s Hulk series), Planet Hulk screenwriter Greg Johnson, actor Rick D. Wasserman (voice of the “Hulk”), Planet Hulk Supervising Director Frank Paur and Supervising Producer Josh Fine will participate in an interactive discussion focusing on the production of the highly-anticipated animated film, scheduled for DVD and Blu-Ray Disc release on February 2, 2010.
The panel will be moderated by Blair Butler, host of the “Fresh Ink” comic book segment on G4’s Attack of the Show and writer/producer of the show’s “Slasher School” series of animated shorts.
Click here for more details about the Planet Hulk event. Website editors, webmasters, and owners click here to learn how your site can participate in the premiere of the first extended clip from Planet Hulk, and live coverage of both panels.
The world premiere of the Planet Hulk clip premieres at Newsarama and NYComicCom.com (or your favorite genre website) at 8pm EST/5pm PST Thursday, Jan. 14, followed by live Planet Hulk NYC event coverage. Live coverage of Planet Hulk L.A. begins at 11pm EST/8pm PST that same night.
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We’re in booth #4249, and will be giving away cool schwag and otherwise being gracious hosts for all of Comic-Con, but we’ve got a ton of cool special events scheduled throughout week too. Below is our schedule:
* 1PM: Alison Haislip signing. Here’s your chance to come and meet the fabulous Alison Haislip.
* 11 AM: We’re giving away tickets to Focus Feature’s Thirst at our booth. The screening is Friday night.
* 1:30-2:30PM – Attack of the Show! Attacks Comic-Con – AOTS’ Official Comic-Con PANEL. The entire Attack crew will be on hand to mix it up with all fans who show up in Room 5AB. Fans will be able to take part in one of the largest group Tweets to ever hit the Twittersphere, join the AOTS Orchestra for a moving rendition of the Attack theme, bear witness to a “Comic-Con” exclusive AOTS comedy short, and really mix it up with Olivia, Kevin and company!
* 3 PM: Chris Hardwick In-Booth Signing – Let the Nerdist personally sharpie your unmentionables.
* 10 AM: Rob Zombie is signing in our booth! Do not miss this modern-horror master.
* 5 PM: Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn and Blair Butler are all signing at Autograph Area 5.
* 1PM: Trivia Challenged hosted by Blair Herter in our booth. Expect fun… and prizes.
Of course if you can’t make it down to San Diego, that’s cool. You’ll be able to check it out on TV. G4’s coverage begins Saturday, July 25 at 2PM ET/PT with a two-hour presentation of the Star Wars Comic-Con Spectacular!, the first-ever televised Comic-Con panel. Following, G4 presents three-hours of LIVE comprehensive coverage from 4-7PM ET/PT.
Here on the Web-side, we’ll be bringing you a deluge of special content all week: Interview, live blogs of the big panels, tons of photos, videos and more, more more more. Check out our site for more details.
G4 AND DARK HORSE COMICS LAUNCH SPECIAL “CON-TEST” TO FIND THE ULTIMATE COMIC-CON FAN
Winner Will Join G4’s Olivia Munn, Kevin Pereira and Blair Butler as Special Correspondent at Comic-Con 2009 and Receive Exclusive Privileges from Dark Horse Comics
MILWAUKIE, OR, May 15 – Beginning today, G4 and Dark Horse Comics are kicking off a search for the ultimate Comic-Con fan who will receive the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to appear in G4’s special coverage of the year’s most buzzed about convention. One lucky winner will be selected as a “Special Correspondent” to G4 and join “Attack of the Show” hosts Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira, as well as Comic Book Expert Blair Butler on the show floor. Dark Horse, one of the largest comic book publishers, with titles like Hellboy, Star Wars, Umbrella Academy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Alien will also welcome the winner as their “official guest,” granting access to their special event and more. To enter, fans are encouraged to create a video that demonstrates their pop culture knowledge and on-camera abilities, and submit to g4tv.com/comiccon. The “Con-Test” kicks off Friday, May 15, 2009, and closes at 11:59PM on June 22, 2009.
Once again, G4 will present special coverage of Comic-Con 2009 direct from the show floor. Last year’s attendance broke all records, topping 160,000 people and solidifying Comic-Con as the one of the biggest pop culture conventions in the world. G4 and Dark Horse Comics will bring one lucky fan to the heart of it all and put them in the spotlight at this massive event devoted to comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, movies, video games, TV and more. G4’s Kevin Pereira and Blair Butler will announce the winner live on “Attack of the Show” on June 29.
“Comic Con International has become the ultimate pop culture gathering for fans of almost any medium,” said Dark Horse President, Mike Richardson. “What better way to reward our fans than with a chance to appear on the ultimate pop culture television show with our creators and top talent. The winner of this contest is sure to have the time of their life!”
“G4 viewers are huge fans of Dark Horse Comics and Comic-Con is the perfect opportunity for us to team up,” said Neal Tiles, President, G4. “Comic-con is a major event for our audience and we are excited to reward the hard and true comic book fans with a chance to experience the phenomenon in person.”
Fans must submit a video that demonstrates their knowledge and love of pop culture.
Submission dates: May 15, 2009 – June 22, 2009.
Winner will receive airfare and accommodations for themselves and 1 guest to Comic Con â€˜09
Winner will have an opportunity to act as “Special Correspondent” for G4 and appear on air
Winner and guest will each receive a Dark Horse grab bag valued at $600.
Winner and guest will be given special access to all Dark Horse related events and signings.
Contestants will be judged on overall knowledge of all things pop culture, creativity and on-screen charisma demonstrated in their videos. G4 and Dark Horse Comics want to find the ultimate pop culture fanatic and stand-out personality who deserves this special Comic-Con opportunity. Videos must be at least 30 seconds in length and no longer than 10 minutes.
For official contest rules and to submit videos please visit http:g4tv.com/comiccon
About Comcast Entertainment Group
Based in Los Angeles, Comcast Entertainment Group operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with programming dedicated to the world of entertainment, and E! Online; The Style Network, the destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable, inspiring and transformational lifestyle programming; G4, offering the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and “geek culture” for the male 18-34 demo; and FEARnet, the world’s premier horror and thriller destination on demand, online and on mobile devices. E! is currently available to 96 million cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the United States. In 2006, E! launched the E! Everywhere initiative underscoring the company’s dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to radio to VOD. The Style Network currently counts 60 million cable and satellite subscribers and G4, the #1 podcasted cable network in America, is available in more than 65 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. FEARnet is a joint venture between Comcast, Sony Pictures Television and Lionsgate. FEARnet.com ranks as the number one horror web site and FEARnet On Demand is one of the top five VOD networks.
About Dark Horse Comics
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as The Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, their highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, and Serenity. Today Dark Horse Comics is the third largest comic-book publisher in the U.S. and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publisher of licensed comics material.