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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Cast at WonderCon 2014

BOOM! STUDIOS HOSTS
‘DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES’
CAST AT WONDERCON, APRIL 19, 2014

 Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes cast members Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight) and Keri Russell (The Americans, Felicity), along with film director Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Felicity), will make an exclusive signing appearance at the BOOM! Studios booth during WonderCon in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, April 19. BOOM! Studios is the official publisher ofPlanet of the Apes comics. Continue reading

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20th Century Fox WonderCon 2014 Panels

Fox released the listing of movies that will be featured at WonderCon 2014 on Saturday April 19, 2014 in Anaheim. The presentation starts at 12:45 am in the Arena.

The list below shows the cast scheduled to attend (note the attendees can change at the last moment): Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014 Panel Broadcast Thought Inside the Minds of Slasher Film Villains

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FORENSIC PSYCHIATRISTS AND HORROR SCREENWRITER PEER INSIDE THE MINDS OF ICONIC SLASHER FILM VILLAINS

WonderCon Anaheim Panel Analyzes Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and Jason Voorhees

Los Angeles, CA, April 2014 – Once again, the doctors of Broadcast Thought, H. Eric Bender, M.D.Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., return to WonderCon for another unprecedented panel. On Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Room 208, they will team up with very special guest, Mark Swift, co-writer of Friday the 13th (2009) and Freddy vs. Jason,to present “Flashback to the Slash Pack! Inside the Minds of Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and Jason Voorhees.” Continue reading

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Cartoon Network WonderCon 2014 Fan Favorites

Cartoon Network Brings Fan Favorites to WonderCon Anaheim 2014 

Adventure TimeRegular ShowSteven UniverseUncle GrandpaClarence and Teen Titans Go!

Among Featured Panels 

The Land of Ooo will go quiet, the streets of Aberdale will be empty, the Gem’s temple will be dark, the park will be closed and Uncle Grandpa is packing up his RV because Cartoon Network is taking Adventure TimeRegular ShowSteven UniverseUncle Grandpa andClarence, respectively, to WonderCon 2014 held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Fans will get an inside look at the Network’s hit original animated comedy series with exclusive clips and answers to all their burning questions from series producers and voice talent at Cartoon Network panels scheduled for Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19.

Making their WonderCon debut this year are the newest original animated comedy series Steven UniverseUncle Grandpa andClarence from Cartoon Network. All three series originate from Cartoon Network Studios’ prolific shorts program. Steven Universe, created by Rebecca Sugar, is about the misadventures of a boy named Steven, the ultimate “little brother” to a team of magical guardians of humanity—the Crystal Gems. The hilarious series, Uncle Grandpa, created by Pete Browngardt, is about everyone in the world’s magical Uncle and Grandpa and his gang that travels in an RV, bringing magical fun everywhere they go. From first time series creator, Skyler PageClarencetells the story of an optimistic, spirited, lovable boy who sees the best in all things and wants to try everything. Because everything is amazing!   Continue reading

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WonderCon 2013 Presents “Much Ado About Nothing”

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WonderCon 2013 is almost here! Just received the press release for “Much Ado About Nothing” film:

Joss Whedon’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is headed to WonderCon!

Catch the MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING WonderCon panel featuring director Joss Whedon and cast members Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Sean Maher, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Ricky Titus, Tom Lenk, and Romelle Rosemont!

WHEN: Sunday, March 31 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM
WHERE: The Arena @ the Anaheim Convention Center (800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING opens in theaters June 7, 2013.

For more info:

http://muchadomovie.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MuchAdoMovie

http://twitter.com/MuchAdoFilm (Joss Whedon tweets too!)

 Synopsis: Leonato (Clark Gregg), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker), the governor’s niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage.

In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies: Conrade (Riki Lindhome) and Borachio (Spencer Treat Clark), plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins.

A series of comic and tragic events continue to keep the two couples from truly finding happiness, but then again perhaps love may prevail.

The film trailer is here:

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Hemlock Grove Panel at WonderCon 2013

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HEMLOCK GROVE

The Netflix Original Series at
WONDERCON 2013 Friday, March 29th

Available on Netflix April 19, 2013.

Appearing at WonderCon 2013 are executive producers Eli Roth, Brian McGreevy, and Lee Shipman and cast members Famke Janssen (X-Men), Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II), Bill Skarsgård (Anna Karenina), Landon Liboiron (Terra Nova), Penelope MitchellFreya Tingley,Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), and Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica)

The panel with cast members  and producers at WonderCon will be Friday 3/29/13 6:30-7:30 pm in Room 300DE) at the Anaheim Convention Center (Room 304A & 304B) 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802

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Yes Alexander’s brother – Bill Skarsgard is in this series. He’s in the image above looking a bit like Eric Northman! I can’t wait to see this panel at WonderCon.

Here are the links to the series Facebook an website:

Check them out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HemlockGrove?ref=ts&fref=ts

Visit their page on Netflix: http://www.netflix.com/hemlockgrove

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WonderCon 2013 Sneak Peek Panel Line Up

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WonderCon 2013 will take place in Anaheim California Friday 3/29- Sunday 3/31/13. Comic Con posted a sneak peek on their site for the panel line up. The panels look pretty good so far. Can’t wait to see The Nerdist panel on Sunday.

WonderCon Anaheim Panel Sneak Peek (Part One)

The complete WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Programming Schedule is about a week away, but in the meantime we’d like to offer you a sneak peek at some of the great programs we’ll be offering this year. As usual, you can count on panels featuring our special guests (click here for the complete line-up), plus comic publisher presentations, movie and TV panels, workshops, the return of the Comics Arts Conference, and much more over all 3 days of WonderCon Anaheim 2013. But here’s just a little taste of what’s to come at the show in the programming rooms!

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

12:30–1:30 The Latino Comics RoundtableFeaturing cartoonists Jose Cabrera (Crying Macho Man), Javier Hernandez (El Muerto), Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo), and Grasiela Rodriguez (Lunatic Fringe). Influenced in part from their Latino heritage as well as other significant sources, this group of independent artists share their perspectives on making comics in a multicultural society. Moderated by Ricardo Padilla (co-founder of the Latino Comics Expo). Room 213

2:00–3:00 Quick Draw!—It’s another duel-to-the-drawing-boards competition as three of the fastest, funniest cartoonists working today vie for the nonexistent crown. They are Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), Jeff Smith (Bone), and Bobby London (Dirty Duck), with some surprise participants as well. Ring-leading it all as always is the Quizzzzmaster of Quick Draw!, Mark Evanier. No wagering. Room 300AB

7:00–9:00 BBC America’s Doctor Who and Orphan Black Screening­—Join BBC America for an exclusiveSupernatural Saturday screening of Doctor Who and Orphan Black. BBC America’s new Supernatural Saturday lineup launches Saturday, March 30 with Doctor Who at 8/7c, Orphan Black at 9/8c ,and The Nerdist at 10/9c. Doctor Whowill kick off the screening with Steven Moffat’s new episode “Phantom of the Hex,” the first of eight epic new episodes starring Matt Smith and his new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman. Then, catch the premiere episode of BBC America’s new original series Orphan Black. Tatiana Maslany portrays Sarah, an orphan and outsider whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. She takes her identity, her boyfriend, and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a deadly conspiracy. Please note: Doctor Who is TV-PG and Orphan Black is TV-MA. Room 300AB

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

12:00–1:00 Adventure TimeWhat could make WonderCon Anaheim 2013 even more wonderful? How about a totally mathematical Adventure Time panel with some behind-the-scenes superstars? Find out what’s in store for our heroes Finn and Jake this season with a peek at how the show comes to life, exclusive clips, and a Q&A with the audience. So come on, grab your friends! Room 300AB

1:00–2:00 Mainstream Monsters—Join moderator Mark Waid (Thrillbent) as he finds out what enables us as readers to root for “the bad guy.” Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts), Jane Espenson (Once Upon A Time), Brent Anderson (The Phantom Stranger), Jimmy Palmiotti (All Star Western), and Dan Slott (Superior Spider-Man) share with us their tips and tricks for making us pledge our allegiance to characters that may not always play the role of the hero. Room 300AB

6:00–7:00 Textures: A Coloring Workshop with Alex Sinclair—DC Comics colorist Alex Sinclair will show you how he uses textures to enhance his work on comic book panels, pages, and covers. He will share tips on how to use the Adobe Photoshop brush tool to its full potential and to help you create different textures. Alex will do various demos and answer questions about his techniques. [Alex colored the cover for the WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Program Book . . . click here to see it!] Room 210BCD

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

12:00–1:00 Nerdist Industries—Join Chris Hardwick (host of BBC America’s The Nerdist and AMC’s Talking Dead) and some very relevant-to-your-interests talent from across the many-headed beast that is Nerdist Industries. Chris and friends will engage in lively conversation about the big things to come for Nerdist in the near future. Surprises, big announcements and, of course, quemments await! Arena

12:30–1:30 Jeff Smith and Terry Moore—Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how two of the industry’s leading self publishers have been successful for more than 20 years. Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL, Shazam) and Terry Moore(Strangers in Paradise, Echo, Rachel Rising) will discuss their publishing process and how they have been able to remain independent throughout their careers. Room 208

2:00–3:30 LEGO Batman: The Movie—DC Superheroes UniteThe ultimate blend of action and humor guaranteed to entertain fanboys of all ages, LEGO Batman: The Movie—DC Superheroes Unite finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne’s accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President; and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman’s technology, forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help. WonderCon Anaheim presents the West Coast premiere of LEGO Batman: The Movie—DC Superheroes Unite,followed by a star-studded panel featuring the preeminent voice of Lex Luthor, Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, SpongeBob SquarePants) and TT Animation’s award-winning director/producer Jon Burton, as well as renowned videogame/animation actors Troy Baker (Bioshock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City) as Batman, Travis Willingham (Avengers Assemble, The Super Hero Squad Show) as Superman, Christopher Smith (Mortal Combat vs. DC Universe) as the Joker, and Charlie Schlatter (Diagnosis Murder) as Robin. Special prizes for special audience questions from moderator Gary Miereanu. From TT Animation, creators of the bestselling video game on which the film is based, LEGO Batman: The Movie—DC Superheroes Unite will be released May 21 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray and DVD. Room 300AB

More panel previews on Monday, March 11, and check out the complete WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Programming Schedule later next week! link here:

WonderCon 2012 was a lot of fun. To see the images from last year’s con please visit these links:

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Battleship Panel 03/17/12

WonderCon day 2 panels

 

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WonderCon 2013 Badges Now Available for Purchase

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WonderCon badges are now available for purchase The information below is from their website.

WonderCon Anaheim, one of the country’s most exciting comics and popular arts conventions, will take place the weekend of March 29 – 31 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), at the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center. In addition to the Exhibit Hall, featuring comics and merchandise from many popular artists and retailers, fans can expect exclusive programming from the top comics publishers in the country, movie and television panels, anime, autographs, games, the Masquerade, and portfolio review. The Anaheim Convention Center is also within easy walking distance to Disneyland’s free Downtown Disney district and The Shops at Anaheim Gardenwalk, making it an ideal location for a long weekend visit. WonderCon Anaheim offers the complete convention experience!
WonderCon Anaheim 2013 badges are on sale now! Take advantage of our online registration discount by visiting http://www.comic-con.org/wca/2013/badge-purchase today. Purchasing a WonderCon Anaheim badge in advance will save you both time and money! All Friday and 3-day preregistered badges may be picked up early on Thursday, March 28 from 12:00 to 7:00 pm.
New for 2013! Anyone who wishes to purchase, apply, or register for a WonderCon Anaheim badge must sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID.  A Comic-Con Member ID is free and available to all adult and junior (age 13 to 17) attendees with a valid and unique email address. Children (age 12 and under) may not register for a Comic-Con Member ID. You may register children onsite for free at the Attendee Registration Area in Exhibit Hall AB if accompanied by a paying adult. Visit https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/ for more information.
We sincerely hope you will join us for WonderCon Anaheim 2013. For more information on WonderCon Anaheim exhibitors, programming, exclusives, and special guests, please visit http://www.comic-con.org/wca 
Please check their website for WonderCon Anaheim hotel information.
Here are some of the galleries from WonderCon 2012:
For any that are wishing to attend San Diego comic Con you must have a member id. To register for one please visit this link:  https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid
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WonderCon 2013 Will Be Held In Anaheim

Comic-Con International Presents

WonderCon Anaheim

March 29-31, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center

WonderCon returns to the Anaheim Convention Center Easter weekend, March 29-31, for three big days of comics and popular arts fun! After a very successful first event in Anaheim in the spring of 2012, WonderCon Anaheim 2013 will include a giant Exhibit Hall (this year in Halls A and B of the Convention Center), multiple programming tracks, plus the Masquerade, Anime, Games, and much more.

Early details on the event include ten special guests who have been confirmed for the March show: Dean Koontz (author, Odd Thomas series, Frankenstein series),Marjorie Liu (writer, Astonishing X-Men), Doug Mahnke (artist, Green Lantern),Ann Nocenti (writer, Green Arrow, Katana), Jason Palmer (artist/illustrator,Indiana Jones Blu-ray set, Serenity, Star Wars), Dan Slott (writer, Superior Spider-Man), Jeff Smith (cartoonist, Bone, RASL), Steranko (writer/artist, Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and WonderCon friends cartoonist Sergio Aragonés and writer Mark Evanier. (More guests are coming soon…check back for details!)

Hoping to attend WonderCon again next year. For photos and coverage of WonderCon 2012 please visit:
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Get a Free Digital Copy of The Walking Dead Vol. 1 at WonderCon

Get The Walking Dead Vol. 1 Free
at the
comiXology Booth @WonderCon ’12

 

ComiXology
@WonderCon ’12
Anaheim, California
March 16th-18th
Booth #107

ComiXology and Skybound partner up to give out 5,000 free digital copies of The Walking Dead Vol. 1 
first come, first serve

ComiXology@ WonderCon ’12: Giveaways, Panels, and more!

ComiXology, the world’s largest digital comics platform available on iPhoneiPadAndroidKindle Fire and the Web with over 50 million comic and graphic novel downloads to date, will be exhibiting for the first time this year at WonderCon ’12, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California from March 16th-18th.  To celebrate their WonderCon ’12 debut they are offering a not-to-be missed giveaway!

The first 5,000 WonderCon ’12 attendees to come by comiXology’s booth (#107) will receive a limited edition promotional postcard imprinted with a unique download code redeemable for The Walking Dead Vol. 1 exclusively on comiXology.comIn partnership with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound, comiXology is making sure attendees of WonderCon ’12 get a “taste” of the first graphic novel — regularly $8.99 for 140 pages —that the hit The Walking Dead TV show is based on.

In addition to the must-have The Walking Dead Vol. 1 giveaway, comiXology will be providing hands on demonstrations of some new as-of-yet unannounced features on it’s Comics by comiXology digital comics platform at their booth all weekend long.  Attendees will also find comiXology leading the digital comics discussion in a number of different panels during the show.

All WonderCon ’12 attendees are invited to attend the special “ComiXology Open Discussion Panel” where comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger will answer questions from the audience on “Everything Digital” with no topic off limits. The “ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital Panel” will be on Friday, March 16th from 3:30pm- 4:30pm in Room

What: WonderCon 2012
When: March 16th -18th, 2012
Where: The Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA
Booth #:  107Giveaway: Limited edition promotional postcard imprinted with a unique download code redeemable for The Walking Dead Vol. 1 exclusively oncomiXology.com.

Panels:

Friday March 16th
3:30pm – 4:30pm – ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital Panel with comiXology’s David Steinberger – Room 203.

Saturday March 17TH 
11:30am – 12:30pm – Digital Comics Price Fight Panel with comiXology’s David Steinberger – Room 208
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Comic Book Entrepreneurs Panel with comiXology’s David Steinberger – Room 211.

Sunday March 18th  
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101 with comiXology’s Chip Mosher – Room 208.

 

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Nerdist Industries at WonderCon

NERDIST INDUSTRIES TAKES CENTER STAGE
AT WONDERCON
Live podcast panel with special guests will highlight Friday night 

Los Angeles, CA, March 11, 2012 – Nerdists of the world will unite in Anaheim as Chris Hardwick brings Nerdist Industries to WonderCon in a live panel discussion with friends, laughs and surprises. Hear the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Nerdist Industries talk about all Nerdist-centric goings on for 2012 and beyond.

The evening’s agenda will include a lively walk through the premium Nerdist Channel on YouTube (www.youtube.com/nerdist) with an exclusive video surprise for all in attendance. Additionally, Hardwick and fellow panelists will explore the thriving Nerdist podcast network (www.nerdist.com), Nerdist News and TOKYOPOP newsletters (www.nerdistnews.com).

The Main Ballroom of the convention will become the Nerdist Ballroom for an hour of comedy, insight and fun at 5:30 on Friday March 16th.

Joining Chris on the panel will be Nerdist contributors:

Alison Haislip – Four Points, Course of the Force
Alex Albrecht – Four Points
Matt Mira – Just Cos, The Nerdist Podcast
Kumail Nanjiani – Indoor Kids
Emily Gordon – Indoor Kids
Steve Agee – Indoor Kids
Chloe Dykstra – Just Cos

“Last year I had the pleasure of moderating the Doctor Who panel at Wondercon, and saw some amazing booths & people walking the show floor. At the time, I had only wished that this Con was closer to where I live in L.A. With the news that it had moved to Anaheim in 2012, I can only infer that I willed this into reality. Naturally, I’m super-excited—both for the southern migration of Wondercon and my weird new psionic power.” –Chris Hardwick.

Team Nerdist will be touching on:

The Nerdist Channel: The newest member of the Nerdist Industries family goes live on April 2nd. Shows from the brains of Harry Knowles, Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Zombie and Hardwick himself have already been announced, but Wondercon will get the first public announcement of the FULL channel line-up!  www.youtube.com/nerdist

The Nerdist Podcast Network: The home of Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira and Jonah Ray’s signature podcast as well as host to a variety of podcasts including The Indoor Kids w/ Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon, The Nerdist Writer’s Panel with Ben Blacker, Sex Nerd SandraYou Made it Weird with Pete Holmes and many many more. Find out who has new podcasts coming to your earholes and what you can expect from some of your favorites! ww.nerdist.com/podcast

Course of the Force: Get more details on the pre-Comic Con Olympic-torch-style relay from Santa Monica to San Diego this July.  Find out what awesome celebrities have already jumped on board the Force train and how you can get involved.  Runners take their marks July 7th, 2012. www.courseoftheforce.com

Nerdist News and TOKYOPOP: Find out what’s important to nerds daily and free with the e-mail newsletter from Nerdist Industries. Get a peek at where the exclusive news, features and prizes come from! www.nerdistnews.com & www.nerdistnews.com/tokyopop/

Nerdist.comMeet the original voices that come together to form the choir of beautiful harmonies that make up Nerdist.com, the web’s best source for original minds. www.nerdist.com

Please note all times, dates and locations are subject to change.  

FRIDAY, MARCH 16
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Nerdist Industries Live! w/Chris Hardwick
Location: Ballroom, Third Floor

The host of BBC America’s The Nerdist and AMC’s Talking Dead, Chris Hardwick will host a lively discussion of his newest ventures, with special guests from the all-new Nerdist Channel on YouTube, and his podcast network and comedy shows from Nerdmelt Theater in Los Angeles. Join Chris and friends for a no-holds barred conversation and some surprise announcements!  

ABOUT NERDIST INDUSTRIES
Nerdist Industries is a multi-platform creator of genre and popular-culture content – a true next generation media company. Founded in 2008, Nerdist is the brainchild of comedian, author, podcaster and new media personality Chris Hardwick. In 2011, Nerdist and GeekChicDaily merged to form Nerdist Industries with Hardwick serving as Founder and Chief Creative Officer and digital media entrepreneur Peter Levin, co-founder of GeekChicDaily, serving as Chief Executive Officer. Nerdist Industries investors include Legendary Pictures, Mandalay Enterprises, Machinima CEO Allen DeBevoise, Japanese media juggernaut Yoshimoto Kogyo and Revolution Studio’s Joe Roth. Nerdist Industries’ partners in its premium YouTube channel include The Jim Henson Company, Broadway Video Entertainment and The Chernin Company. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, CA.

For more info:
Resources
Website – www.Nerdist.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/nerdist
Twitter – @Nerdist@Nerdistnews@Nerdistchannel
YouTube – www.youtube.com/nerdist
Daily email newsletter – www.nerdistnews.com
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Battleship Movie Trailer and On the Barge Video

Another video trailer for Peter Berg’s film “Battleship” was added to youtube. (video below). Alexander Skarsgard can be seen for a brief moment at around the 42 second mark. The film is due to be released May 18,2012. Universal Pictures is also featuring a panel at WonderCon with Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker and Peter Berg. CLICK ON READ MORE for new trailer video and also the “On the Barge” video showing footage of filming.

On the Barge video:

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