Via Nerdist News:
The lineup for this year’s WonderCon is simply conbelievable! Puns notwithstanding, we put together a programming guide for the discerning nerd, so you can relax and set your phasers to “fun.”
Penned-Up Aggression- Like the X-Men in Arcade’s death mazes, so shall three of the fastest cartoonists alive fall prey to the whims of taskmaster Mark Evanier in the standing-room only Quick Draw (2:00-3:00PM, Room 204)! Saddle up as Scott Shaw (The Simpsons), Floyd Norman (Disney), and a third mystery cartoonist take twenty paces, then draw like they’ve never drawn before.
Happy Trails – Don’t miss Saturday’s Trailer Park (12:00-12:30, Third Floor Ballroom) to see the latest and greatest trailers for movies coming to a theater near you. Plus, we all know that everyone’s favorite part of the movie is loudly saying whether or not you’d go see the film immediately after the trailer ends.
QMXceptional – We want you to have as good of a time as we always do, so head over to our friends at QMX (booth #463) and tell em’ “Nerdist sent me” to score 10% off all non-artisan goods. Considering what they’re packing (Dr. Who, Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Horrible and more), you’re gonna need every penny.
Koto-a-Go-Go – Our friends at Kotobukiya are renowned for their model behavior, so it figures that the figuremakers would reward you for speaking that self-same phrase if you stop by booth #563: you will automatically be entered to win their unreleased Marvel Fine Arts Magneto statue, a must for any would-be homo superior, and the first 40 people will get a Mass Effect 3 Omni-Tool, real-life DLC for free!
One Nerd To Rule Them All – Whatever you do, make sure to clear your schedule at 5:30 PM on Friday for Nerdist Industries Live!, in which Chris Hardwick, alongside awesome guests from your favorite podcasts and the upcoming Nerdist Channel on YouTube, will take you on a journey into the heart of nerd-ness. Stick around afterwards to get prime real estate for the world premiere of Superman vs. The Elite and turn your enjoyment meter up to eleven.
Whatever you do, consult our full WonderCon coverage first to make sure your weekend kicks ass, takes names then asks those names for an autograph.
Chris Hardwick films his stand-up special at NYU’s Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, NYC, NY) on Friday, February 17th 2012. Two Shows – 7:15PM and 9:15PM
Click here for tickets! They’re Free!
Chris Hardwick is a professional stand-up comedian, author, TV personality and a self proclaimed nerd. You may know him from his frequent appearances on Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and most notably as the current host of AMC’s first live after show “Talking Dead,” which airs as a platform to discuss the network’s highly rated show “The Walking Dead.” In 2008, Chris founded Nerdist, which merged with GeekChicDaily in 2011 to form Nerdist Industries, a multi-platform creator of genre and popular-culture content, where he serves as Chief Creative Officer. Chris recently penned his first book “The Nerdist Way” (Penguin) as a full-fledged self-help book for nerds and his Nerdist Podcast, often found at #1 on iTunes, was named one of the top comedy podcasts by Rolling Stone and GQ. Have no fear, Chris has pioneered the twitterverse garnering a mind-altering 1.5 million followers, which is why Time Magazine named him one of the most influential people on Twitter. Don’t miss his Comedy Special live in New York.
Chris Hardwick and special guest Wil Wheaton appear at Meltdown Comics on Monday January 23, 2012 at 7:30pm.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Chris Hardwick signs at Powell’s Books on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:30PM!
Through his website, Nerdist.com, Chris Hardwick garnered a fiercely loyal following of nerds from across the country. Now, he offers readers the hilarious and life-changing The Nerdist Way (Berkley), a productivity book for nerds on how to harness their power for good, not evil, and to live up to their potential, thereby becoming fully realized Nerdists.
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR
Seth MacFarlane and the cast of American Dad! appear on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00PM!
Good morning, USA! The animated Smiths of 43 Cherry Lane, Langley Falls, Virginia, led by patriarch Stan Smith, a rabid but clueless CIA agent, are just your typical American brood: devoted wife, dorky son, political-activist daughter, plus a sardonic alien and an anthropomorphic goldfish with the brain of a German Olympian—understanding of course that they inhabit the twisted terrain of Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, and two former writers from that show, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman. Blending satire with good old-fashioned (and not) family comedy, American Dad! has been described by MacFarlane as “sort of a Family Guy meets All in the Family kind of show.” Whatever it is, it’s working; American Dad! is a legit cult hit about to embark on its seventh season on Fox. Join us for a preview screening and chat with the voice cast and creative team.
Tweet questions to Seth and team for the event with #hululive.
Seth MacFarlane, Executive Producer; Voice of “Stan Smith” & “Roger”
Mike Barker, Executive Producer
Matt Weitzman, Executive Producer
Kara Vallow, Producer
Wendy Schaal, “Francine Smith”
Scott Grimes, “Steve Smith”
Rachael MacFarlane, “Hayley Smith”
Dee Bradley Baker, “Klaus”
Moderator: Chris Hardwick
Tickets available here ($15 for members, $20 for non-members)
The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira perform the Nerdist Podcast Live at the Iron Horse Music Hall on
Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 PM! Date moved to Tuesday 11/8 because of a tv scheduling conflict. All tickets will be honored for the new date.
Date moved once again to November 30, 2011. All tickets will be honored for the new date.
Iron Horse Music Hall
20 Center St, Northampton, MA 01060
Felicia Day and the Guild appear on the Nerdist podcast on September 6, 2011 at 7pm!
It’s going to be a Nerdstravaganza as Chris, Jonah, and Matt welcome the cast and creators of The Guild! Join us at 7pm for a screening of an episode or two, then stay for a MMORPG-style live Nerdist podcast with The Knights of Good at 8pm! See why Rolling Stone called The Guild one of “The Net’s Best Serial Shows” before the premiere of Season 5!
Click for tickets ($10)
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Nerdist podcast welcomes Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, stars of Doctor Who, for their Comic-Con International show! Join hosts Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira on Saturday July 23rd at 8pm at 4th and B as they bring The Doctor and Amy Pond to San Diego! More special guests to be announced!
Tickets are $34.00 (21+ only) Get ‘em while they last!
4th and B
345 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Ben Garant & Tom Lennon appear on Nerdist Podcast LIVE on June 30th, 2011 at 9:30pm
Joining Chris, Jonah, and Matt onstage this time are Ben Garant and Tom Lennon! You know them from The State and Reno 911, but soon, you’ll know them from their upcoming book, released on July 5th, called Writing Movies for Fun and Profit. Join the guys as they discuss the business that is show!
Tickets are $10. Click here to purchase!
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira, and Jonah Ray of the Nerdist podcast film their new television show with special guest Craig Ferguson (and possible surprise guests) on Tuesday, June 28th at E!/G4 Studios in Los Angeles.
A Nerdist TV show??? YES! Well, a pilot, at least! This show will air on BBC America no matter what, but if it goes well enough, we’ll make lots more!
The show tapes on the evening of Tuesday, June 28th at E!/G4 Studios in Los Angeles. Our guest will be the SUPERLATIVELY fantastic Craig Ferguson (and possibly a special surprise or two). Would YOU like to be in the audience for this momentous Nerdist occasion? GOOD! I want you there! But I can only take 40 people, so here’s the deal if you want to join us…
*YOU MUST COME IN COSTUME. Whatever you want. Comic-con style.
*If you get selected, you cannot cancel.
*You are committed to having fun, dammit!!!
Send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
*your name and the names of everyone in your party (max 4 people)
*why we should pick you over all others
*what your costume will be
*sorry for all the lists
Let us share this fun moment in time with you! I believe your support and enthusiasm will ABSOLUTELY contribute to the success of this show. Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 24th, so get to it, Goodly Nerds!!!