G4 PRESENTS “COMIC-CON ’09” FEATURING LIVE COVERAGE FROM INSIDE THE LEGENDARY POP CULTURE CONVENTION AND THE FIRST EVER TELEVISED COMIC-CON PANEL ON SATURDAY, JULY 25
Coverage Kicks Off With a Special Presentation of The Star Wars Spectacular! Panel Hosted by Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira from 2-4PM ET/PT
Following, Delivers Three Hours of LIVE Convention Coverage From 4-7PM ET/PT Featuring Interviews With James Cameron, Peter Jackson, Megan Fox, Rob Zombie, Keifer Sutherland and Many More
LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2009 – What was once just a small comic book convention for a dedicated group of fans has become a true pop culture phenomenon. Comic-Con is now one of the biggest conventions in the world devoted to comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, movies, video games, TV and more. And G4 is once again the only network bringing all the news headlines, exclusive premieres, crazy costumes, panel discussions, celebrity appearances and outrageous fans LIVE from the Comic-Con show floor to TV audiences. G4’s coverage begins Saturday, July 25 at 2PM ET/PT with a two-hour presentation of the Star Wars™ Comic-Con Spectacular!, the first-ever televised Comic-Con panel. Following, G4 presents three-hours of LIVE comprehensive coverage from 4-7PM ET/PT.
Packing more than 160,000 people into the San Diego Convention Center last year, the convention has become the launch pad for major announcements and development deals among comic book publishers, movie studios, TV networks, video game developers and more, making it a mainstream attraction. G4’s televised coverage of this year’s convention will be hosted by Attack of the Show’s Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira and will include breaking news announcements, world premiere trailers, outrageous fans and costumes, in-depth reviews, as well as live interviews with directors, producers and stars from top films and TV shows.
“Comic-Con is probably the most significant event of the year for G4’s young male audience,” said Neal Tiles , President, G4. “Many networks use Comic-Con as a platform to promote their shows but G4 is the only network that views Comic-Con as the show itself. We recognize that the news and buzz that come out of the convention greatly determines what our viewers will be passionate about in the coming year.”
G4’s Comic-Con coverage includes:
“Attack of the Show”
Thursday, July 23, 7PM ET/PT
On Thursday, July 23, “Attack of the Show” will offer a sneak peak at the Comic-Con floor from the preview night with Alison Haislip . “AOTS” will give viewers inside scoop on some major announcements that will be made by “Fresh Ink’s” Blair Butler about Top Cow & Image Comics, Marvel, DC & Dark Horse, during Saturday’s show.
Star Wars Spectacular! – The Official Lucasfilm Panel
Saturday, July 25, 2-4PM ET/PT – only on G4
The Star Wars Spectacular! will be hosted by Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn, and broadcast on G4 for TV audiences, for the first time in Comic-Con history. The panel will feature never-before-seen footage, breaking news, surprise announcements, guest stars, a live table read of an exclusive new Clone Wars script and much more. The panel will feature a wide array of exciting panelists, including Steve Sansweet (Lucasfilm’s Head of Fan Relations), Star Wars: The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni, voice actors Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Catherine Taber (Padmé Amidala), Tom Kane (Yoda), and several other surprise guest stars.
“Comic Con ’09 Live” – Three Hours of Live Coverage
Saturday, July 25, 4-7PM ET/PT, only on G4
Hosts Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn will be joined by comic book maven Blair Butler, correspondents Alison Haislip , Blair Herter and others, to deliver some of the most exciting news from the convention. The team will interview James Cameron, Peter Jackson, Megan Fox, Ben Foster, Rob Zombie, the cast of 24, the cast of the upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie, the cast of V and many other celebs and stars. In addition, this year’s show will include an exciting array of costume changes and surprise characters.
G4’s on-site events for Comic-Con attendees include:
Thursday, July 23
1:00-2:00PM – In-Booth signing session with “Attack of the Show” Special Correspondent Alison Haislip
Booth # 4249
Friday, July 24
11:00AM – In-booth give away for the Focus Features screening of “Thirst”
Screening will take place Friday night at the Gaslamp Stadium 15
1:30-2:30PM – “Attack of the Show!” Attacks Comic-Con – AOTS’ Official Comic-Con PANEL
Fans are invited to join Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Alison Haislip , Blair Butler and “AOTS” producers as they recreate the experience of being part of a live show. Fans will be able to take part in one of the largest group Tweets to ever hit the Twittersphere, join in on the “AOTS” Orchestra for a moving rendition of the Attack theme, bear witness to a “Comic-Con” exclusive AOTS comedy short, have chances to win one-of-a-kind props from the show and grill the hosts of the show to find out the dirty secrets and television tricks behind their favorite “Attack of the Show” stunts.
3:00 – 4PM – In-booth signing session with “Attack of the Show” Special Correspondent and “Web Soup” Host Chris Hardwick
Saturday, July 25
10:00-11AM – In-booth signing session with Halloween 2 Director, Rob Zombie
5-6:30PM PT – G4 Cast Autograph signing
Autograph Area 5
Fans attending Comic-Con are invited to meet Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn and comic book expert Blair Butler who will be signing autographs in Autograph Alley.
Sunday, July 26
1:00-4:00PM In-booth Trivia Challenge hosted by “X-Play” Special Correspondent Blair Herter, with prizes provided by G4, Dark Horse Comics, Fandango, Lucasfilm, and Fearnet
Televised coverage begins Saturday, July 25 at 2PM ET/PT and continues through 7PM ET/PT.
Additionally, G4 is offering comprehensive coverage via its website at http://g4tv.com/comiccon, where it will feature web-exclusive video in HD, 24-hours with Olivia Munn behind-the-scenes videos, photo galleries from the show, Liveblog coverage from all the biggest panels, game previews and coverage and all the latest news. Comic-Con content will also be available as a Podcast on the “Attack of the Show” feed, G4 Mobile and G4 Video on Demand
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