2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: CBS TV Studio Pressroom

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With so much programming (both new and returning) kicking off in the summer as well as the fall, it was no surprise to find CBS at Comic Con this year.  With that said, I caught up with some of the faces of those said shows to chat about what fans can expect from them. Curious to know what particular folks I speak of?  Check out the video below…. Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: CBS TV Studio Pressroom”

2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Jon Schnepp Talks Comic Con HQ’s FILM HQ

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Aside from providing audiences with a hilarious look “behind the curtain” at fan conventions, Comic Con HQ will also have a series geared toward movie news titled Film HQ.  Hosted by film expert, John Campea and friends, the weekly series will tackle all things film-from info about the latest releases to interviews with Hollywood’s biggest players.  Chief among these friends tackling the latest film news will be frequent Campea-collaborator, Jon Schnepp.  With that in mind, I took the opportunity to speak with him info about the show.  However, over the course of the interview, we also discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding footage being leaked from Comic Con.  Check out the interview below… Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Jon Schnepp Talks Comic Con HQ’s FILM HQ”

2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Composer Tyler Bates Talks Music of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

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When it was first announced, 2014’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY was oftentimes labeled as the 1st film to possibly dismantle that the financial juggernaut that is the MCU (or Marvel Cinematic Universe, for the uninitiated). However, thanks to memorable characters (see: Groot) and terrific nostalgic and original musical choices, it went on to become one of the stand out entries from Marvel Studios (both critically and financially).  Now, flash forward 2 years later, its sequel, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2, suddenly finds itself in an unexpected position, that of the hotly anticipated blockbuster. Will it promise great character moment like its predecessor? Additionally, will it again-like its predecessor-feature great music?   Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Composer Tyler Bates Talks Music of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2”

2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring Music For The CW’s Superheroes

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Ever heard of Blake Neely? If you haven’t, you should, as he provides the music scores for practically all of the superhero shows on The CW.  Seeing that he has become somewhat of a perennial guest of Comic Con, it’s always fascinating to pick his brain about his work with music on the various shows.  This year was no different as I inquired about the challenges of working on a show that is long running vs. a series entering its sophomore season (such as Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl).  In addition, Blake also shared with me some another activity he planned to get into over the course of the Con.  Check out of this and more in the interview below…   Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring Music For The CW’s Superheroes”

2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Rob Benedict & Richard Speight Jr. Talks Comic Con HQ’s KINGS OF CON

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Ever wonder what type of shenanigans our favorite stars can-and often do-get themselves into at fan/pop culture conventions?  Well, Rob Benedict and Richard Speight Jr. will seek to answer this question with their new comedy series called Kings of Con.  Written and co-created by the two Supernatural stars, the new Comic Con HQ show, set behind the scenes at fan conventions, features the two stars as “exaggerated” versions of themselves (think: Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm).   Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Rob Benedict & Richard Speight Jr. Talks Comic Con HQ’s KINGS OF CON”

2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: PROP STORE CEO Stephen Lane Talks Props Collectibles

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John McClane’s Badge. Kane’s Spacesuit. The Alien Warrior Costume. What do all of these items have in common?  Well, they’re props from arguably some of the most iconic films of all time!  At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, I had the opportunity to chat with Prop Store CEO, Stephen Lane, about some of the rare props that his company has its possession.  Curious to know what specific props you may the opportunity to have in your collection?  Then check the interview below to find out… Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: PROP STORE CEO Stephen Lane Talks Props Collectibles”

2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Shmaltz & Federation of Beer Talk Collaboration on 50th ANNIVERSARY GOLDEN ALE

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In addition to taking part in the STAR TREK BEYOND Premiere, attendees at this year’s Comic Con were also treated to a special Ale to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek.  Created from a collaboration between Shmaltz Brewery & Federation of Beer, the Ale, subtitled “The Trouble with Tribbles,” will soon be available in select stores across the country.  Curious to know more?  Well, you’re in luck, because I asked Dan Curry & Vern Raincock, from Shmatlz Brewery & Federation of Beer, respectively, to tell us more.  Check it out below…. Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Shmaltz & Federation of Beer Talk Collaboration on 50th ANNIVERSARY GOLDEN ALE”

Celebrate WONDER WOMAN’S 75th Anniversary, Meet The Cast of “SUICIDE SQUAD,” Be The BATMAN and More at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016

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DC Entertainment will be pulling all the stops at Comic Con this year. Period. Don’t believe me? Check out what they’ve got planned (via their press release) below… Continue reading “Celebrate WONDER WOMAN’S 75th Anniversary, Meet The Cast of “SUICIDE SQUAD,” Be The BATMAN and More at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016”

Syfy + The Asylum Bring SHARKNADO 4 To SDCC 2016‏

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The SHARKNADO Franchise will once again be despending upon Comic Con with a Panel! Find out the details (released today by production company, The Asylum). Continue reading “Syfy + The Asylum Bring SHARKNADO 4 To SDCC 2016‏”

Full TITAN COMICS Schedule At San Diego Comic Con 2016

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Today Titan Comics released its full Comic Con slate.  Curious to know what they will be up to next week? Find out in the press release below… Continue reading “Full TITAN COMICS Schedule At San Diego Comic Con 2016”

FX Announces FXhibition For 2016 San Diego Comic-Con‏

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Today FX has announced plans to bring an innovative activation & art installation to Comic Con. Read the press release below to find out what the network has in store for fans.   Continue reading “FX Announces FXhibition For 2016 San Diego Comic-Con‏”

Third Annual “MTV FANDOM AWARDS” Announces Nominees For “FANDOM OF THE YEAR” & “SHIP OF THE YEAR”

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Today MTV announced some of the nominees for their Fandom Awards Show set to kick off during Comic Con.  Did any of your fandoms get the nod?  Find out in the press release below…

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2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Actress Caroline Williams Talks SHARKNADO 4 & The Future of Horror Films

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Later this month, Syfy will be premiering another entry in everyone’s favorite shark franchise, SHARKNADO (humorously subtitled as THE 4TH AWAKENS).  With Comic Con only a couple of weeks away, I was afforded the opportunity to chat with actress, Caroline Williams, about the film before its huge media blitz at the mega pop culture event.  Not at all a stranger to horror films (having starred in such iconic horror franchises as THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE), I asked the actress about how she got involved in Syfy‘s wildly successfully monster franchise as well as her thoughts on approaching the 30th Anniversary of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2. Check out what she had to say in our interview below… Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Actress Caroline Williams Talks SHARKNADO 4 & The Future of Horror Films”

2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE_Actor Jason Matthew Smith Talks STAR TREK BEYOND

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With San Diego Comic Con steadily approaching, there is a lot of anticipation about many of the events that it will have in store for its attendees. One prime example of such an event will be the premiere of  STAR TREK BEYOND, set to happen on Preview Night.  With that said, I had the chance to speak with actor Jason Matthew Smith about the third installment of the popular franchise.  In the interview, Smith shared not only how he got involved with the third film, but also shared what it had in store for fans.  Check out our interview below…  Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE_Actor Jason Matthew Smith Talks STAR TREK BEYOND”

Spy The Cast of FX’s ARCHER For A Live Performance On The High Seas In San Diego July 21

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Announced today by FX Networks, comes word that a special one-night performance of Archer Live! will be taking place at this year’s Comic Con! Read on to get the details… Continue reading “Spy The Cast of FX’s ARCHER For A Live Performance On The High Seas In San Diego July 21”

BBC.com Culture Presents “Are Heroes Born or Made?” at San Diego Comic-Con‏

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Returning for their second year, BBC.com Culture is coming to SDCC with a panel titled, “Are Heroes Born or Made?”  Read the press release below for more details on the panel as well as its impressive list of panelists… Continue reading “BBC.com Culture Presents “Are Heroes Born or Made?” at San Diego Comic-Con‏”

“NO GUTS, NO GLORY!” Starz Releases New Teaser Trailer & Photo For “ASH VS EVIL DEAD” Season 2

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Today, Starz released a new photo (featured above) & teaser trailer (featured after the press release) for the new season of Ash vs. Evil Dead.  Though the first season was quite satisfying for gore hounds (like myself), it appears that the new season will be (dare I say it…) upping the ante!  You can check out the teaser trailer in the embedded tweet below… However, be warned, the footage featured in the teaser is very graphic! Continue reading ““NO GUTS, NO GLORY!” Starz Releases New Teaser Trailer & Photo For “ASH VS EVIL DEAD” Season 2″

Nickelodeon’s THE SPLAT Brings Marc Summers Back For DOUBLE DARE LIVE Streaming Event To SDCC To Celebrate The Iconic Game Show’s 30th Anniversary‏

nicksplatsdccAre you a fan of former Nickelodeon game show, Double Dare?  Well, if you’re attended this year’s Comic Con, you’re in luck, as the network will be saluting the show’s 30th Anniversary by bringing back original host, Marc Summers, for a special edition of the show to air live at Comic Con!  Check out the press release from Nickelodeon (announced today) below….   Continue reading “Nickelodeon’s THE SPLAT Brings Marc Summers Back For DOUBLE DARE LIVE Streaming Event To SDCC To Celebrate The Iconic Game Show’s 30th Anniversary‏”

NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Debuts New MYCROFT HOLMES Comic Book at SDCC 2016!‏

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Just announced today by Titan Comics, comes news that NBA Legend, Kareem Abdul Jabbar will be coming to Comic Con to debut his new take on Mycroft Holmes.  Check out the press release below for more info…  Continue reading “NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Debuts New MYCROFT HOLMES Comic Book at SDCC 2016!‏”

truTV’s Impractical Jokers Invade San Diego with Fan Events

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Look out San Diego, truTV’s Impractical Jokers are heading to the Gaslamp District – and they’re bringing some friends. truTV, along with Sal, Joe, Murr and Q – together known as The Tenderloins – will treat fans of the long-running series with great events and experiences like a three-day exhibition and massive block party steps from the San Diego Convention Center from Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23. Building off of last year’s popular Museum of Impractical History, the Hall of Impractical Jokers exhibit during Comic-Con International will give fans incomparable access to the show’s most popular moments and artifacts. Plus, on Saturday, July 23, the party moves to The Park at Petco Park for the daylong, first-ever Impractical Jokers Block Party.

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Starz’ AMERICAN GODS and ASH VS THE EVIL DEAD Making Its Way To Comic Con!

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Today Starz’ announced that two of their shows, American Gods and Ash vs. Evil Dead will have a presence at Comic Con.  You can find the info below…. Continue reading “Starz’ AMERICAN GODS and ASH VS THE EVIL DEAD Making Its Way To Comic Con!”

VISION CHAIR CAPE Flies Into San Diego Comic Con 2016 As A Convention Exclusive

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Hot off the heels of their other announcement, Entertainment Earth has revealed yet another exclusive for Comic Con attendees (however, if you read in the fine print of the press release, there may be hope for those not attending).  Check out the press release below… 

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SDCC Reveal: Exclusive Jakks Pacific C-3PO Action Figure with Red Arm‏

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Hello there, exclusives collectors! Are you dying to get a figure of C-3po from the Battle of Takodana? Well, if you traveling to San Diego for Comic Con this year you may be in luck as Entertainment Earth announces the Jakks Pacific C-3PO Figure with Red Arm.   Check out the press release below…

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NICKELODEON Bringing LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE, RUGRATS, HEY ARNOLD, & MORE To SDCC 2016

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With San Diego Comic Con 2016 only weeks away, expect announcements to pour in from the various movie studios and television networks in the weeks to come.  With that said, Nickelodeon has unveiled today what they have planned for the pop culture event.  Curious to know what they have in store for attendees?  Find out in the press release below… Continue reading “NICKELODEON Bringing LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE, RUGRATS, HEY ARNOLD, & MORE To SDCC 2016”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Vegeta Himself, Chris Sabat, Talks DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION F

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After speaking previously with many of the folks (actors and producers alike) behind DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION F, on the final day of Comic Con I was fortunate enough to speak with Chris Sabat, the voice behind one of my favorite DBZ characters, the antihero known only as Vegeta. Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Vegeta Himself, Chris Sabat, Talks DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION F”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Sunday Recap

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Normally, after a busy week of press obligations and attending panels, Sundays (for me) are normally reserved for extra time in the Exhibit Hall.  However, while I did take some time to hang out in the Exhibit Hall, I broke a bit from my typical routine, and attended panels for Heroes Reborn and The Strain.  Check out some of the cool moments from these panels below… Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Sunday Recap”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Saturday Recap

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Like Friday, Saturday provided plenty of awesome panels (especially in regards to superhero properties)!  With Marvel Studios bowing out this year, Warner Bros/DC and 20th Century Fox pulled all the stops to get attendees buzzing about their films.  Check out a few of the highlights below…. Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Saturday Recap”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Friday Recap

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As mentioned before, Fridays and Saturdays during Comic Con (for me) are designated for panels.  However, in order to make it into the coveted space known as Hall H, many folks really have to WORK HARD for it.  This year was no different as Friday promised a number of panels from a number of hotly anticipated properties, such as Fear The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, as well as STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Friday Recap”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring Superheroes

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If I said it once, I’ll say it again, music plays a pivotal role in how we interpret film or television.  Without it, what we see-on the small or big screen-can seem “naked”-as if it is missing something.  However, with music, the right score can create a sense of dread (see JAWS) or rouse excitement (see SUPERMAN or STAR WARS).  Therefore with that said, at Comic Con this year (in promotion of the “Musical Anatomy of a Superhero” Panel), I sat down with the composer behind many of the superheroes shows currently on television, Mr. Blake Neely. Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring Superheroes”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Thursday Recap

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As mentioned before, Thursday (for many) acts as the first “official day” of Comic Con (as some may not be fortunate enough to get Preview Night).  For me, however, Thursday acts as a press heavy day as I know that I will likely spend the next two days in panels (instead of press rooms or conferences).  Therefore this year I spent the day making the following press rounds: Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Thursday Recap”