A new weeks ahead trailer was shown at the end of the final True Blood panel for Comic Con. Video is below. Screen caps are in the gallery. SPOILERS. Don’t peek unless you want spoiling
Comic Con schedule is out for Saturday. Yes True Blood will hold their final Comic Con panel on Saturday 7/26/14. Alexander Skarsgard will not be attending.
“OUTLANDER” FANS REJOICE –
THE LONG WAIT IS ALMOST OVER!
STARZ OFFERS FREE SAMPLING OF SERIES PREMIERE EPISODE OF “OUTLANDER” ON TV AND ONLINE BEGINNING AUGUST 2
First Episode of New STARZ Original Series Available Prior to Worldwide Series Premiere on August 9 on Select U.S. Cable, Satellite and Telco Affiliates
In Addition to Facebook, Starz.com, STARZ PLAY and More
“Outlander” Split Season Airs First Eight Episodes through September 27 with
Second Eight-Episode Half-Season Returning in Early 2015
OutlanderCommunity.com Microsite Gives “Outlander” Fans
Social Media Destination to Share Excitement for Series
Beverly Hills, Calif., July 11, 2014 – Millions of “Outlander” fans…your time has nearly come. Starz announced today details of an early opportunity to enjoy the first full episode of the new STARZ Original Series, “Outlander,” beginning August 2. One of the most widely-anticipated STARZ Original series, “Outlander” is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”). Free sampling of the series premiere episode will be available with multiple television and online platforms nationwide leading up to the worldwide series premiere on August 9. Continue reading
Press release from NBC for their Comic Con panels: (it’s almost time!!)
“Constantine,” “The Blacklist,” “Hannibal,” “Grimm,” “Bates Motel” and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Share Secrets With Fans
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — July 11, 2014 — NBC and Universal Television have announced their plans for the upcoming Comic-Con International gathering in San Diego, which runs from July 24-27.
The network will present panels for returning series “The Blacklist” and “Hannibal” while Universal Television will host panels for NBC’s “Grimm,” its A&E series “Bates Motel” as well as a new untitled series coming to Adult Swim that stars Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and “30 Rock” alumnus Jack McBrayer. Also, Warner Bros. Television will present multiple screenings and a panel for new NBC Friday night series “Constantine.”
Based upon the characters from DC Comics, “Constantine” reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond.
There will be a huge presence for “Constantine” at Comic-Con, including at Gaslamp Square (Thursday-Sunday between the Hard Rock Hotel and the Convention Center) where a 3-D experience will immerse fans in the world of “Constantine.” Limited edition souvenirs will also be given away.
Comic-Con fans will have a chance to see the world premiere of the “Constantine” pilot as part of Warner Bros. Television’s annual Preview Night screenings on Wednesday, July 23 at 6 p.m. in Ballroom 20.
The Warner Bros. Television panel for “Constantine” is set for Saturday, July 26 at 5:15 p.m. in room 6BCF. This will include a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with cast members Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford, as well as executive producers David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone. The panel will be moderated by TV Guide magazine’s Michael Schneider.
Additionally, on Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. in Hall H, “Constantine” will be included in the Warner Bros. Television/DC Entertainment three-hour special Comic-Con event, with cast members and executive producers making appearances on the Hall H stage and footage from the pilot being screened.
To discuss its phenomenal first season, as well as what’s ahead for season two, Raymond “Red” Reddington himself, James Spader, will headline “The Blacklist” panel on Saturday, July 26 at 1:45 p.m. in room 6A. In addition to Spader, executive producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath will participate in the panel, which will be moderated by TV Guide’s Michael Schneider.
The No. 1 new series of the 2013-14 season, “The Blacklist” will take over Tin Fish Restaurant at Gaslamp Square (Thursday-Sunday). Fans will be able to get on “The Blacklist” via a custom photo opportunity and also receive “Blacklist” souvenirs.
Friday night fave “Grimm” will return to Comic-Con with a panel on Saturday, July 26 at 3 p.m. in Ballroom 20 that will feature an exclusive video. The panel, moderated by Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times, will include cast members David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner and Claire Coffee, as well as executive producers David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf and Norberto Barba.
For the critically beloved drama “Hannibal,” which Vulture.com says is “unlike anything else on TV or anything that ever has been on TV,” the panel will include cast members Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson, as well as executive producers Bryan Fuller, Martha De Laurentiis, Steve Lightfoot and David Slade. The panel, organized by Gaumont International Television and moderated by U.K. talk show host Jonathan Ross, will take place Thursday, July 24 at 4:45 p.m. in Ballroom 20.
Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin will be joined by the cast, including Vera Farmiga in her Emmy Award-nominated role as Norma Bates, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell to discuss the hit series. Fans will hear firsthand details about what is to come in season three debuting in 2015. The panel will be moderated by Dan Snierson from Entertainment Weekly on Friday, July 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 6A.
TRIUMPH THE INSULT COMIC DOG/JACK McBRAYER SITCOM
The beloved Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and fan favorite Jack McBrayer team up to star in a new live-action original comedy series that is set to premiere in 2015 on Adult Swim. Join co-creator and voice of Triumph, Robert Smigel, co-creator Michael Koman and star Jack McBrayer as they discuss the new series Friday, July 25 at 1 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will officially unveil the details of its highly-anticipated November 2014 release of “Batman: The Complete Television Series” at a Comic-Con International panel – featuring special guests Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar – on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00pm in Hall H.
The actors behind Batman, Robin and Catwoman will give fans their first inside sneak peak at the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history. All the details will be revealed, including an initial look at exclusive content, limited edition packaging, and dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series.
“The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel as you’ve never seen them before!”
Factory Entertainment is delighted to announce number five its 2014 Convention Exclusives line up and the world premiere of its new product line, WriteEms™. What better way that to launch a new and exciting collectibles category than with two of world’s greatest heroes, Batman, The Dark Knight and Superman, The Man of Steel?
These collectible mini-figures feature handy clip-on attachments so you can use them as keychains or hang them from your backpack, laptop case or even your utility belt! Bestof all, they have a hidden secret feature! Pulling off the figure’s head reveals a concealed pencil. Write, doodle and draw to your heart’s content, then click the head back on and you are good to go. Soon everybody is going to collect WriteEms™, and you can be the first with this Comic Con Exclusive debut.*
This exclusive is limited to 2000 sets and will be available at San Diego Comic Con only from the Factory Entertainment Booth (#2747) while supplies last.
*Stop by our booth for a sneak preview of other WriteEms™ coming soon. It’s an extensive line up with lots of familiar faces that you are going to love!
“Curses! I’m going to be holed up in my Batcave and can’t make it to San Diego Comic Con this year.” There’s no need to fear – we’ve put aside a limited quantity that are now available for pre-order on our website HERE while supplies last. You can order today safe in the knowledge that your products will ship to you in August after Comic Con is over.
Stay tuned for more San Diego Comic Con Exclusive announcements. Click HERE to see other previously announced exclusives.
About Factory Entertainment
Factory Entertainment is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality licensed toys and collectibles featuring a wide variety of music and entertainment properties, including Game Of Thrones, Archer, DC Comics, The Beatles, James Bond, Men in Black, Ghostbusters, Universal Monsters, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Jaws, Monty Python, KISS, and The Princess Bride. For all the latest product information, as well as updates and preproduction previews, please visit www.factoryent.com
“Where are my DRAGONS?!”
Hot on the heels of the recent announcement of exclusive #2, Factory Entertainment is delighted to announce the third of its many San Diego Comic Con Exclusives.
Just like the Mother of Dragons, you can get your hands on a set of Game of Thrones® dragon eggs straight from the lands of Westeros! But these are no hard petrified eggs; they’re soft plushies and come with handy clips that allow you to safely attach them to your armor, Maester chain, backpack or rear view mirror. Pretty much anywhere you choose!
Each egg is baseball-sized, and the set of 3 is presented in a beautiful window box. They will be available in a numbered limited edition of just 2000 pieces exclusively from the Factory Entertainment Booth #2747 while supplies last
“But I am stuck defending The Wall and cannot attend Comic Con this year!” we hear you cry? Have no fear! Ravens have been dispatched to ensure that a limited quantity of the edition is put aside and is Available NOW for pre-order on our website HERE while supplies last. You can order today safe in the knowledge that your eggs will ship to you in August after Comic-Con has finished.
Stay tuned for more San Diego Comic Con Exclusive announcements. Click HERE to see other previously announced exclusives.
About Factory Entertainment
Factory Entertainment is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality licensed toys and collectibles featuring a wide variety of music and entertainment properties, including Game Of Thrones, Archer, DC Comics, The Beatles, James Bond, Men in Black, Ghostbusters, Universal Monsters, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Jaws, Monty Python, KISS, and The Princess Bride. For all the latest product information, as well as updates and preproduction previews, please visitwww.factoryent.com
YouTube Geek Week launched Super Wednesday with host Stan Lee’s World of Heroes.
In celebration of the super day, YouTube conducted a keyword search for the most popular superhero ever on the site.
Batman wins with more than 3 billion views of 71,000 hours of video! Check out the top ten list at: http://youtube-trends.blogspot.com/2013/08/batman-wins-youtube-our-top-10-most.html
New videos will be posted throughout the week and some highlights to check out today include:
ABOUT YOUTUBE GEEK WEEK
During the first ever YouTube Geek Week (August 4-10), more than 100 of the top YouTube channels will unveil amazing new videos and all-new series premieres, as well as some pretty creative YouTube collaborations to help fans everywhere discover their ‘inner geek.’ Each of the days will have a special theme with specially curated content such as “Blockbuster Day” with host Freddie Wong and “Super Day” with Stan Lee’s World of Heroes channel. For more information, please visit www.youtube.com/geekweek.
So what are some of your favorite Youtube channels to get your geek on?
Comic Con 2013 was held in San Diego 7/17/13 – 7/21/13. The four days were jam packed with walking around the exhibit halls, panels, enjoying fans and taking lots of photos.
Day one images are on this gallery at the bottom of page. The Walking Dead booth featured “zombies” at the prison. It also would not be Comic Con without the protestors outside in the gaslamp area
It was great to see the cosplayers dressed up as RWBY- Red, White, Blue , Yellow. I was able to interview Kara and Kathleen (still working on editing the video for that) and it was great to hear that they have strong female characters that are not just based on physical looks -Brains and strength instead of just looking hot. Kara is the voice of the character “Weiss” and Kathleen is the voice of “Tex” and “Glinda Goodwich”.
The Profiles in History booth had many of the items that will be auctioned off during their upcoming auction. It was a lot of fun to chat with Brian Chanes and Joe Maddalena.
Friday night Day 2 was just amazing since I was able to do the photographs for the “Vikings’ press room. Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, George Blagen, Gustaf Skarsgard (yes Alex’s brother!), Jessalyn Gilsig, Katheryn Winnick were there representing the cast of the popular History channel. They cast was excited about the upcoming season 2.
My night was just perfect when Gustaf noticed that I was wearing a green Hammarby soccer shirt! He gave me a thumbs up and wanted me to join him on the red carpet.
I will write a separate post for the Day 3 panels since there were quite a few tv shows being featured. Day 4 was also a blast since I got to meet some more of the Rooster Teeth crew! It was impossible to do all the things I wanted do during this year’s Comic Con but I’m happy I did manage to do all the fun things I did get to do!! Can’t wait for next year.
click on more to continue reading and to see the images from the different days of Comic Con: Continue reading
Comic Con 2013 once again featured a True Blood panel in Ballroom 20. The room was filled to capacity with fans who waited many many hours for the chance to see the cast and hear about the rest of season 6.
Here are some highlights of the panel: (from EW.com) I was at the panel and the images on this post were ones I took.
The panel: Actors Anna Paquin, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Ryan Kwanten, Nelsan Ellis and Rutina Wesley (pictured), Sam Trammell, Michael McMillian, Anna Camp, Joe Manganiello, newcomer Rob Kazinsky (Warlow), and showrunner Brian “Bucky” Buckner
Footage screened: Just a preview of the second half of season 6. Jessica and company enduring more torture at vamp camp, vampires being tormented, Bill acting all crazy and destructive, lots of Sarah, and Sookie entangled with Warlow in a blood-drenched haze. The final shot was Bill lying face-down on the ground…Screencaps for this trailer are on this post:
Snap judgment: Comic-Con loooooooves True Blood, and the thirsty crowd erupted into raucous cheers for each panelist. When Joe Manganiello said … well, anything, really, but in particular, the simple remark that “Alcide’s not a small guy” — high-pitched screams filled the giant ballroom. New cast member Kazinsky was adorably overwhelmed. “How trippy is this Comic-Con?” he had to point out. “Forty-five-hundred of you right now! Plus, Joe’s really close — and he’s way bigger.”
Comic Con 2013 is in full swing! I am here covering the event and was able to chat and grab some photos with True Blood’s very own Vampire Steve Newlin- MIchael McMillian. He was at the IDW booth signing True Blood comic for fans. Michael took a photo of fans where were on line and tweeted them.
Michael was awesome! I asked him why did he snitch on Eric Northman at Vamp Camp Truman. Well he replied Eric did kill his boyfriend Russell Edginton. As much as I don’t like anyone snitching on Eric he did have a good point. Steve Newlin is still reeling from the loss of his love Russell. The new season has been great so far. Can’t wait to see Michael and the rest of the True Blood cast at the panel being held at Comic Con on Saturday. Here are some photos from the signing. (the comics he signed will be auctioned for charity later this season). A huge thank you to my friends who bought comics and had them signed by MIchael they turned right around and gave them to me for the auction!
This year, two of television’s hottest stars, and big fans of musical score, Matt Lanter (“90210” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) and Janina Gavankar (“True Blood” and “Arrow”) will join top composers from TV and film’s hottest projects – including their own – and provide a unique perspective on how music plays a big part for their characters. The fifth annual popular panel is also placing a special emphasis on how aspiring musicians can find themselves writing songs, lyrics, and score for some of the most exciting projects around.
Attendees will receive exclusive giveaways and be the first to view (and hear) some surprise sneak peeks from upcoming projects. A fan-led Q&A will follow.
PANELISTS: Composers ROBERT DUNCAN (ABC’s “Castle”, “Last Resort” and “The Gates”); GEOFF ZANELLI (Disney’s “The Lone Ranger” and “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”); iZLER (ABC’s “Revenge” and Showtime’s “Shameless”); FM LE SIEUR (Syfy’s “Being Human”); CHRIS TILTON (Fox’s “Fringe” and “Almost Human”); KEVIN KINER (Cartoon Network’s “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and AMC’s “Hell on Wheels”); and MICHAEL SUBY (The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals”).
MODERATORS: MATT LANTER (Cartoon Network’s “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, The CW’s “90210” and “Star Crossed”) and JANINA GAVANKAR (HBO’s “True Blood”, The CW’s “Arrow”, and ABC’s “The Gates”).
WHERE & WHEN: THURSDAY, JULY 18
Panel in the San Diego Convention Center Room 32AB from 6:00-7:00pm
Here are the Conversations for a Cause panels that will be on sale tomorrow, July 11, 2013 at 12pm PDT. True Blood’s Joe Manganiello will be featured on 7/19/13. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefit Operation Smile. Information below from the NerdHQ website:
Where is it:? Petco Park. San Diego, CA
How much are tickets? $22 each.
How many seats? 250 seats.
How many tickets can I buy? 2 tickets per panel per order.
You can order multiple panels at once (for example Psych, Sherlock, Haven). Multiple orders are allowed. Proceeds goes to @operationsmile You can purchase Conversations for a Cause tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com. – See more at: http://www.thenerdmachine.com/nerd-hq-2013-conversations-for-a-cause-panel/#sthash.u1jM7sFV.dpuf
They will also have other panels coming up for sale soon! Good luck to all trying to buy tickets. They will sell out fast since there are only 250 seats in the venue.
ROOSTER TEETH ANNOUNCES
ONLINE PREMIERE OF “RWBY”
New Anime Series from the Creators of “Red vs. Blue”
Premieres on RoosterTeeth.com July 18th
Austin, TX— Tuesday, July 9, 2013 — Rooster Teeth Productions is thrilled to announce the online premiere of their highly anticipated new anime series, RWBY. The first season will premiere exclusively on the Rooster Teeth website on Thursday, July 18th.
“We’re just ridiculously excited about how awesome this show is. The fan reaction at RTX was off the charts, and we can’t wait to reveal episode one to our fans online, and new audiences around the world,” says Rooster Teeth CEO and Co-Founder Matt Hullum.
Created and directed by Monty Oum, RWBY is the story of four very different girls brought together for one legendary purpose. Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are new students at Beacon Academy, a school designed to train warriors and monster-hunters. Unfortunately, monsters aren’t the only threat to the citizens of Vale and before the year is over, the students of Beacon may find that homework is the least of their problems.
Rooster Teeth premiered the first episode of RWBY at RTX 2013 to a packed room of 2,400 excited fans. Following the premiere, cast and crew received a standing ovation.
“RWBY‘s episode one premiere at RTX was met with a standing ovation. The acceptance of this new project by our fans was overwhelming to the dedicated team members who all put their hearts into it,” says series creator and Rooster Teeth Director of Animation Monty Oum.
Check out the RTX 2013 - RWBY Panel video here:
Check out the four RWBY character trailers here:
“Red” Trailer - http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=6052&v=more
“White” Trailer - http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=6934&v=more
“Black” Trailer - http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=7194&v=more
“Yellow” Trailer - http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=7615&v=more
FROM THE CREATORS OF RED VS. BLUE,
“ROOSTER TEETH BEST OF SHORTS AND ANIMATED ADVENTURES”
RELEASES JULY 16 ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND DVD
Available for the First Time in a 2-Disc DVD Set
The team from Rooster Teeth is ready for action, and they’re putting their very best assets on display. On July 16, Cinedigm’s Flatiron Film Company will release ROOSTER TEETH: BEST OF SHORTS AND ANIMATED ADVENTURES on digital download and DVD. Both web series will be available in a 2-disc DVD set for the first time ever!
Best of Rooster Teeth Shorts is a RT staff and fan favorite collection of short films from the live-action sketch comedy series. The disc includes an uninhibited look at the rise and fall of Rooster Teeth Shorts. With dozens of fan favorite Shorts lovingly grabbed by the Rooster Teeth community, and over 30 minutes of raw, unexposed material, the Shorts are full of Rooster Teeth’s nuttiest bits.
The DVD set also includes Best of Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures. The team has taken their favorite Animated Adventures (the animated shenanigans of the RT staff with audio taken from the Rooster from the Rooster Teeth podcast) and put them all together in the funniest, derpiest, electric-fenciest DVD known to man.
Bonus material on the DVDs includes:The Kinda True Story of Rooster Teeth Shorts; Bonus Shorts; Behind-the-scenes Stories from the Animated Adventures; 3D Animated Adventures; Animated Adventures Production Time Lapse; Outtakes and Rooster Teeth Trailers for upcoming shows.
Rooster Teeth creator and producer will be present at Comic Con. Comic Con preview night is Wednesday 7/17/13 and the con ends on Sunday 7/21/13. I’ll be there covering many of the events. Some True Blood related (and some not). Once a year fans meet up and have the time of their lives there. (exhausting but a lot of fun) Can’t wait to see a lot of the fans there!!