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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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WonderCon Perks and Quick Guide Online Now

WonderCon will be held March 16 through March 18 in Anaheim California. WonderCon offers a variety of panel discussions, movie and TV series events, comics publisher presentations and much more. per the WonderCon website:

On Friday and Saturday, the program schedule extends into the evening hours and includes special nighttime programs. On Friday, catch the exclusive world premiere of the new WB Animation and DC Universe movie Superman vs. The Elite, which screens in the giant Ballroom on the third level starting at 6:30. On Saturday evening, the WonderCon Masquerade returns for its eighth big year (click here for details). As always, your WonderCon membership badge gets you into these events for free, while seating is available.

The full programming schedule for WonderCon is online at this link. You are able to customize your schedule to make planning for the event a bit easier. Universal Pictures will present footage and special guests  from two of its upcoming epic action-adventures: Battleship (May 18) and Snow White and the Huntsman (June 1). Battleshipdirector/producer Peter Berg will be joined by two of the star’s from the film, Alexander Skarsgård and Brooklyn Decker, to discuss the project. Snow White and the Huntsman‘s director, Rupert Sanders, will answer questions about the new movie starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin.

[box] Celebrity appearances and program schedule are subject to change. All event and program rooms have limited capacity as set by the fire marshal. Even though your badge is needed to get into all events, it does not guarantee you access to any event if the venue has reached its capacity. Rooms are not cleared between events. Most autograph signings are limited — your badge does not guarantee autographs at any signing event. Please…absolutely no recording of the video footage or images presented by the studios on the screens.[/box]

There is a “quick guide” online to help attendees make the Con experience a great one. Quick guide link

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park are offering special tickets and savings for WonderCon attendees and their guests.

Buy in advance and save! Significant savings with your pre-arrival purchase of specially priced one-day and multi-day Theme Park tickets. These tickets are created just for you and not available at the front gates of the Theme Parks!

Tickets are valid Wednesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 27, 2012. The Ticket Store closes at 9:00 PM Pacific Time on Thursday, March 15, 2012 so purchase your tickets before you get to WonderCon!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.disneyconventionear.com/ZMWC12C

Really looking forward to WonderCon this weekend! Keeping fingers crossed that Alex’s schedule will allow him to be there on Saturday.

 

 

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Alexander Skarsgard Photos NASDAQ Bell Ringing in NYC

A very lucky fan who took some great photographs of Alexander Skarsgard when he was in New York City to ring the Nasdaq opening bell published the rest of her photos. (the image above is one of my favorite ones!) Huge thanks to M-brushfire fairy for the great images. Her blog is called charity4suckers and she is on a mission to create change one blood sucker at a time. (she donates money to the charities of the fave cast who play vampires). Her blog post was called “operation bucket list! My trip to NYC to see Alexander Skarsgard @Nasdaq. So happy she got to see him and yes she got some great photos!!

SOURCE:  There are larger images and more on the source site. Again a huge thanks to M!!

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Nathan Barr On Schedule For Upcoming Wondercon!

The full schedule for Wondercon has been released! Nathan Barr, True Blood composer is scheduled to appear on Friday 4/1/11.which will take place over three days from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3. The event will be held in San Francisco at Moscone Center South. SOURCE: Movieweb

1:30-2:30 Behind the Music with CW3PR: Composing for Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy Film

Award-winning composers Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies), Nathan Barr (True Blood), Scott Starrett (The Event), Marco Beltrami (V, Scream 4), Michael Suby (The Vampire Diaries) andSean Callery (24) have all composed WonderCon and Comic-Con fans’ favorite movies and TV series, and are here to share a behind-the-scenes perspective on creating exhilarating musical moments for television and film. Together with moderator Bryan Fuller (creator, Pushing Daisies; producer, Heroes), the panelists will discuss their respective projects, the pivotal director/composer relationship, and how they got their big break into the music composing industry. With a Q&A following the panel, plus exclusive announcements and giveaways for attendees. Room 104

Sounds like it will be a fun filled weekend!

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