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.

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.