Nerd HQ Returns to SDCC 2013

Press Release:

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?

UK – Much Ado About Nothing Panel

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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!

Apple Store
235 Regent Street, London, W1B 2EL
020 7153 9000

OR – Husbands Signing

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Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, creators of Husbands, sign the new graphic novel with artists Ron Chan, Ben Dewey, Natalie Nourigat, and Tania del Rio at Powell’s Books on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm!

Powell’s Books
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

CA – Husbands Signing

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Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, creators of Husbands, sign the new graphic novel at Meltdown Comics on Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 3:30 till 5:00 p.m. Then they will appear on the Nerdist Writers Panel. Tickets ($10) at the link…

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

NYC – Husbands Signing

Husbands

Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, creators of Husbands, sign at the new graphic novel at the Columbia University Bookstore on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Columbia University Bookstore
2920 Broadway, Lerner Hall, New York NY

NYC – Husbands Signing

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Jane Espenson and Brad Bell appear at Midtown Comics Downtown on Tuesday April 9th at 5:00 pm for a signing of the all new hardcover graphic novel, Husbands!

Jane Espenson is a regular collaborator with Joss Whedon, working on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly.

Purchase of the Husbands HC is required to attend the event.

Husbands HC:
Written by Husbands creators Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Brad Bell, this is the comic-book continuation of the sitcom phenom. Husbands tells the story of famous gay newlyweds Brady and Cheeks, who sparked a media firestorm when they woke up legally wed after a drunken Vegas weekend. Now, a mystical wedding gift launches the couple on a series of adventures-a tongue-in-cheek journey through iconic genre realms-filled with obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Follow Brady and Cheeks into a superhero showdown, a fairytale fantasy, a Holmesian mystery, an epic galactic battle, a madcap high school romp, and a saucy secret-spy thrill ride. Includes bonus “making of” material and a special introduction.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

CA – Husbands Signing

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Creators Jane Espenson and Brad Bell sign at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM!

About the book:
Written by Husbands creators Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Brad Bell, this is the comic-book continuation of the sitcom phenom. Husbands tells the story of famous gay newlyweds Brady and Cheeks, who sparked a media firestorm when they woke up legally wed after a drunken Vegas weekend. Now, a mystical wedding gift launches the couple on a series of adventures-a tongue-in-cheek journey through iconic genre realms-filled with obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Follow Brady and Cheeks into a superhero showdown, a fairytale fantasy, a Holmesian mystery, an epic galactic battle, a madcap high school romp, and a saucy secret-spy thrill ride. Includes bonus “making of” material and a special introduction.

Barnes & Noble - The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

Firefly Anniversary Special to Premiere November 11, 2012, on Science Channel

Firefly Reunion

Press Release:

TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE LIFTS OFF ON SCIENCE CHANNEL THIS NOVEMBER

–Highly-Anticipated Special Chronicling Joss Whedon cult sensation starring Nathan Fillion Premieres Saturday, November 11 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel–

–The All-Day FIREFLY Event Begins with a Full Series Marathon at 7 AM ET/PT Followed by Back-to-Back FIREFLY: SPECIAL EDITION Enhanced Episodes at 8 PM and 9 PM ET/PT–

TWITTER: @ScienceChannel  #FireflyNov11

(Silver Spring, Md.) —After months of intense buzz and two blockbuster panels at both San Diego and New York Comic-Con, it’s finally time for the main event – FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE on November 11 at 10 PM (ET/PT), Science Channel reunites Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and the entire renegade crew of the Serenity for the first time ever to provide the complete oral history on the franchise that continues to explode in popularity – despite meeting its end a decade ago.  The 60-minute special includes secrets from the set, exclusive cast interviews, and footage from this year’s colossal Comic-Con panel that dominated the pop culture conversation.  Joining Whedon and Fillion for FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE are Serenity crewmembers Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres and Jewel Staite; along with executive producer Tim Minear and executive story editor Jose Molina.

This summer, FIREFLY creator Joss Whedon triumphantly exclaimed to a crowd of thousands at San Diego Comic-Con that “the story is alive.” Legions of fans across the world couldn’t agree more, proving that a series which is comprised of only 14 episodes had endured the test of time.  Guided by Entertainment Weekly senior writer Jeff Jensen, Science Channel re-created the set of the Serenity for this epic gathering capturing the insights and memories of space’s most-rebellious flight crew – including the moment they realized they were canceled and where they believe the FIREFLY universe could live next.

“When Science Channel began airing FIREFLY in 2011, we immediately realized that these fans are a subculture united by a unique and fanatical passion for the series,” says Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel.  “Our goal is to present them the series they love – but in a totally new and surprising way.  Whether that’s through exploring the science behind the show or reuniting the entire cast for the first time, we want Science Channel to be the home for Browncoats everywhere.”

Science Channel’s FIREFLY Saturday extravaganza begins at 7AM ET/PT with an all-day marathon of the series.  That evening, at 8PM ET/PT, the final two episodes will be enhanced and presented as FIREFLY: SPECIAL EDITION.  Here, Molina gives fans unique insight into the inner workings of the series by revealing FIREFLY facts and behind-the-scenes info.  Finally, at 10PM ET/PT, The Event Browncoats everywhere have been waiting for - FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE premieres on Science Channel.

FIREFLY the series is set in the year 2517, in a new star system and follows the adventures of the ragtag crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast depicts nine distinct characters who, have all banded together for very different reasons.  Led by Captain Mal Reynolds (Fillion), who fought on the losing side of a civil war, viewers engage with characters who, are now living on the outskirts of society,

FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE is produced by Science Channel.  Debbie Myers is general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel. Bernadette McDaid is vice president of production and Kaitlin McIntyre is producer for Science Channel.  Jose Molina is executive story editor for the FIREFLY: SPECIAL EDITION enhanced episodes. 

About Science Channel:

Science Channel, 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 Channel looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard.  Science Channel and the Science Channel HD simulcast reach more than 74 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, includingHowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

CA – Weekend Before Halloween Charity Screening

Ben Edlund, Jane Espenson, Sean Becker, and Greg Aronowitz appear at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90027) on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

Whedonopolis presents the “Weekend Before Halloween” charity screening of Dr. Horrible and The Guild season 5 and Husbands season 2.

The beneficiary this year will be Best Friends Animal Society, a grassroots organization working toward making Los Angeles a “no-kill” city by placing dogs & cats considered “unadoptable” into good homes, and reducing the number of unwanted and homeless pets through effective spay and neuter programs.

We will also have a canned food drive for SOVA, a Community Food & Resource Program which responds to hunger in our community by providing individuals and families with the resources they need to regain self-sufficiency and independence, including free groceries, case management, counseling, and other supportive services, including legal counseling and job search assistance. We encourage attendees to bring non-perishable foods to donate. Canned meats and fish are especially requested, click here to see SOVA’s list of needed items!

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SCIENCE Descends on NYCC 2012 with Stuff You Should Know, Oddities, and a Sneak Peek at the Firefly Reunion Special

BROWNCOATS UNITE FIREFLY’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Press Release:

SCIENCE INVADES NEW YORK COMIC CON WITH  FIREFLYODDITIES AND STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW

–SCIENCE Presents NYCC Panels for BROWNCOATS UNITE: FIREFLY’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW and ODDITIES at the Javits Center on October 13 and 14, 2012–

TWITTER: @ScienceChannel

(NEW YORK, NY) — SCIENCE today announced that it will descend upon the East Coast’s ultimate comics and pop culture convention with three exclusive panels at this year’s New York Comic Con, taking place October 11 – 14. Headlined by the exclusive sneak peek of the definitive FIREFLY reunion event BROWNCOATS UNITE, the network’s appearance at this event features a star-studded lineup of top talent, producers and never-before-seen footage, along with numerous buzz-worthy surprises. SCIENCE also will present for a panel STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW with the Top 10 iTunes podcast kingpins, Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, who will investigate the magic behind comic book movies. New York’s favorite masters of the macabre ODDITIES also will make their mark with a show-and-tell NYCC won’t soon forget.

On Saturday evening, October 13, the IGN Theater at the Javits Center will be the place for all things shiny and the site of one big FIREFLY reunion party. Since making its debut on SCIENCE in 2011, the show has become an audience favorite, attracting an army of both new and veteran fans of the Joss Whedon series to the network. It has been 10 years since the crew of the Serenity took flight and now SCIENCE will give New York Comic Con an exclusive sneak peek of BROWNCOATS UNITE: FIREFLY’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, which makes its world premiere debut on SCIENCE on Saturday, November 11 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. From behind-the-scenes with those directly involved to never-before seen footage, SCIENCE is going to have something for both old and new fans alike.

STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW’s own genius generalists Josh Charles and Chuck Bryant make their freshman New York Comic Con appearance to record a live edition of their top-10 iTunes downloadedHOWSTUFFWORKS podcast. Josh and Chuck will lead Comic Con’s fans in the 360-degree the History of Comic Book Movies with surprise guests and exclusive giveaways, and will also reveal hidden scenes from their upcoming SCIENCE series STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW, premiering in January 2013.

NYCC was buzzing last year with the appearance of the cast from one of SCIENCE’S most popular shows,ODDITIES. This year, join Mike Zohn, Evan Michelson and Ryan Matthew as they open the door to their famed East Village antique shop, Obscura, for the most extreme form of show-and-tell. These purveyors of the peculiar will unveil a sneak peak of their upcoming season, holiday specials and reveal to fans some of their most bizarre finds exclusively to the New York Comic Con audience.

“We are the network that puts the “science” in “science fiction.” SCIENCE had a great experience at New York Comic Con last year and we’re turning up the volume with a mind-blowing lineup of smart, lean-forward programming and panels that will shake up the fans at NYCC,” says Debbie Adler Myers, General Manger and Executive Vice President of SCIENCE.

“This is a great line-up of guests and panels and we are grateful to SCIENCE for providing this awesome programming at our show,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President and Show Manager for New York Comic Con.  “The pop-culture universe is ever expanding and NYCC is intent on including everything that may be of interest to our fans. I am happy that SCIENCE sees so much value in our show and I look forward to making their participation a huge success. We will have thousands of fans eager to catch these great panels.”
For more information on this year’s lineup, please visit: SCIENCECHANNEL.com and New York Comic Con athttp://www.NewYorkComicCon.com.

SCIENCE PANELS AT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012
Friday, October 12
STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW With Josh & Chuck: The History of Comic Book Movies
Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Location: 1A21
In the beginning, comic books that were turned into movies sucked. Fortunately for us, Hollywood’s motto when it comes to bringing superheroes to life is try, try again. What’s resulted is an evolution in sophistication of not just effects, but also a deeper understanding of the characters themselves. Join Science Channel and HowStuffWorks’ Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, hosts of the Top 10 iTunes podcast, Stuff You Should Know, as well as a few surprise guests, as they explore the campy beginnings of comic book movies, from Batman to today’s mind-blowing super-realism of Watchmen and The Dark Knight. Audience participation is expected – especially to collect limited edition New York Comic Con exclusive giveaways from Science Channel.

Saturday, October 13 
ODDITIES ANTIQUE ROAD SHOW
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM 1A08
Join the cast of Science Channel’s hit series Oddities, Evan Michelson, Mike Zohn, and Ryan Matthews as they appraise some of their most macabre, bizarre and obscure items. They will open the doors of their famed East Village shop Obsucra Antiques and Oddities, the Big Apple’s epicenter of the eccentric, pop culture’s Mecca of the macabre to New York Comic Con for the first time, to interact with fans to talk about what’s in store for their new season. Surprise guest appearances and exclusive footage as well as NYCC giveaways will be on hand. Join the purveyors of peculiarities Evan, Mike and Ryan, where weird is the new normal. [ODD FOLKS?]

Saturday, October 13
FIREFLY TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EVENT: FIRST LOOK!
Time: 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Location: IGN Theater
Capacity: 3000
It has been 10 years since the crew of the Serenity took flight in Joss Whedon’s short-lived but now infamous show FIREFLY. SCIENCE will give New York Comic Con an exclusive sneak peek at their 10th Anniversary Special Event making its world premiere on 11/11/12. From behind-the-scenes with those directly involved to never-before seen footage, SCIENCE is going to have something for both old and new fans alike. Captain ‘Mal’ Reynolds and the crew from the ship are calling all Browncoats to unite at the 2012 New York Comic Con. Special surprise guests and exclusive New York Comic Con giveaways are just the beginning. SHINY.

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/ScienceChannel and twitter.com/ScienceChannel.

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 REEDPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime & East, Star Wars Celebration, Fantasy Football Fest and the UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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