Nerdist House 2020 Brings the Comic Convention Experience Home
Burbank, Calif. — July 6, 2020 – Nerdist formally announced the launch of NERDIST HOUSE 2020, an ongoing series of one-of-a-kind panels, screenings, and unique digital events to bring the comic convention experience to the living rooms and viewing devices of fans everywhere. With a developing slate of celebrity interviews, exclusive screenings, and never-before seen — and possibly never-before-attempted — virtual experiences, staying at home for the Summer of 2020 is looking more attractive than ever!
Nerdist House 2020 officially kicks off at 10am PT on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Previously announced events include:
Saturday, July 11:
10:00 am – 11:00 am PT Hannibal: A Delicious Reunion is a perfect prelude to a Hannibal rewatch, now that the series is on Netflix. Join Nerdist’s Rosie Knight for the much-awaited reunion of the cast and crew of Hannibal, featuring series creator Bryan Fuller, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal Lecter), Hugh Dancy (Will Graham), Gillian Anderson (Bedelia Du Maurier), Caroline Dhavernas (Alana Bloom), Katie Isabelle (Margot Verger), Raúl Esparza (Frederick Chilton), Hettiene Park (Beverly Katz), Kacey Rohl (Abigail Hobbs), Scott Thompson (Jimmy Price), Aaron Abrams (Brian Zeller), executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, co-producer Loretta Ramos, director/executive producer David Slade, and food consultant Janice Poon. Chat with fellow fans and with the Hannibal cast and crew, and help raise funds for The Okra Project.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT The Ultimate RAD Reunion brings together some very special guests from a 1986 cult classic: Rad. In this special retrospective, stars Talia Shire, Bill Allen, and Bart Conner, as well as Robert Schwartzman, who painstakingly remastered the film from its original negatives into stunning 4K, sit down with host and Rad superfan Dan Casey to discuss the film’s legacy, rare behind-the-scenes stories, and much more. Directed by Hal Needham and released at the height of the BMX craze, Rad stands the test of time through its relentless charisma, over-the-top stunts, and resonant emotional core. One of the wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful films of the 1980s, Rad is a BMX coming-of-age story like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Mostly because until now the film was incredibly hard to find! Thanks to Robert Schwartzman and Utopia, this fan-favorite film is finally available on Blu-ray through Vinegar Syndrome.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT TokuSHOUTsu Kamen Rider Panel Nerdist’s Kyle Anderson moderates an exclusive panel exploring Kamen Rider, one of the greatest and most beloved tokusatsu series of all time. Panelists include Team Kamen Rider’s David Clarke, Steve Schultze, Ken Pham, and Anthony Aguirre; Tokunation’s TokuChris; Tokusatsu Network’s Nicole Amber; and TokuSHOUTsu’s Ari Schonfeld.
5:00 pm PT North American Premiere Screening of Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever This is your chance to see this landmark film for the first time in North America! Featuring a special message from a Kamen Rider actor before the film, fans won’t want to miss this. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER will not be streaming anywhere until the end of the summer, so this screening event will be fans’ only chance to watch the film until then. Note: Due to rights restrictions, this screening will be YouTube only.
The panel series will be carried on Nerdist’s YouTube Channel and will simultaneously stream on the Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel and Geek & Sundry’s Twitch Channel. Look for more announcements of panel events and sponsorship opportunities in the coming days and weeks. And, as always, for up-to-the-minute news and the latest announcements, follow Nerdist and Geek & Sundry on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; subscribe to Nerdist and Geek & Sundry on YouTube; and subscribe to Geek & Sundry on Twitch.
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