The Paley Center for Media today announced the lineup of honorees for their second annual East Coast edition of the ultimate TV fan festival, PALEYFEST New York: The William S. Paley Television Festival. Citi is the official card of PALEYFEST New York, which will take place at The Paley Center for Media building from October 11 to 21. The star-studded events include the cast and creators of ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; AMC's The Walking Dead; CBS's Blue Bloods; FOX's Bob's Burgers and Gotham; FX's Archer; and NBC's Law & Order: SVU. (more...)
Rentrak Corporation (RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services whichare based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending Aug. 31, 2014. (more...)
Following hints last week from THE WALKING DEAD creator Robert Kirkman that Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus) may be gay, THE WALKING DEAD writer Scott M. Gimple has told TVLine.com that there will definitely be a gay male character in the future. (more...)
Pop-culture provocateurs SPACELAB9 have teamed up with DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS for a comic book shop exclusive deluxe edition vinyl LP for the official soundtrack to multi-award winning fan-favorite drama series AMC's THE WALKING DEAD. (more...)
Neal Adams ('Batman,' 'Green Lantern'), Leinil Yu ('Hulk,' 'Wolverine'), Rafael Albuquerque ('Superboy,' 'American Vampire'), Salvador Larroca ('Avengers vs. X-Men,' 'Captain America') and Jim Cheung ('Iron Man,' 'Fantastic Four') are among the more than 315 comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 21-24 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. It is largest and longest-running of the 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature more than 50 celebrities as well as a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
Mike Zeck ('Spider-Man,' 'Punisher'), Marv Wolfman ('DCU Online,' 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'), Arthur Suydam ('Marvel Zombies,' 'Army of Darkness'), Greg Horn ('Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'The Avengers'), Rob Prior ('Heavy Metal,' 'Spawn the Impaler'), Andrés Guinaldo ('Superboy,' 'JLA's Vibe'), Alvaro Martinez ('Cataclysm,' 'Ultimate X-Men'),Carmen Carnero ('The Punisher,' 'The Superior Foes of Spider-Man'), Michael Golden ('Batman,' 'Hulk'), James O'Barr ('The Crow,' 'Uncoffined')), Mike McKone ('Justice League United,' 'Astonishing X-Men') and many others will appear in Artist Alley throughout the four-day convention.
In addition, VIP attendees will receive a free copy of Guardians of the Galaxy #17, featuring an exclusive variant cover drawn by Martinez. Many other artists will have exclusive lithographs and prints, provided free to VIPs and available to all fans for purchase.
David Boreanaz ('Bones,' 'Angel'), Norman Reedus ('The Walking Dead,' Boondock Saints), Matt Smith and Karen Gillan ('Doctor Who,'), Katie Cassidy ('Arrow,' 'Gossip Girl'), Patrick Stewart (X-Men, 'Star Trek: TNG') William Shatner ('Star Trek,' 'T.J. Hooker') and comics legend Stan Lee top the celebrity roster at the event. Wrestling fans are geared for the appearance of five WWE standouts, including WWE Superstars John Cena, Batista and Bray Wyatt, WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino and WWE Diva Paige.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Chicago Comic Con show hours are Thursday, August 21, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, August 22, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more on the 2014 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, visit http://wizd.me/ChicagoPR.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com. (more...)
Anchor Bay Entertainment has partnered with AMC and Republic Records to offer The Walking Dead fans an exclusive soundtrack with the release of The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-ray and DVD. The soundtrack and Blu-ray/DVD sets will be made available only through Walmart. In addition, attendees at Comic-Con International 2014 can preorder the set with the “Rick Grimes Sherriff's Badge” Comic-Con collectible at the Anchor Bay Entertainment booth (#4037). The soundtrack, entitled “Songs of Survival Vol. 2,” features exclusive tracks from artists such as Phantogram, Godsmack, Colbie Caillat and The Lumineers and will be included with both the standard and Limited Edition Collection Blue-ray and DVD release of The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season. (more...)
What is a hotel brand like Courtyard by Marriott doing at San Diego Comic-Con? Simple. The hotel brand is connecting with travelers and having a little fun. Courtyard is enabling Comic-Con fans to compete to be crowned "King" and "Queen" in a cosplay contest, featuring author, George R.R. Martin (visionary behind the "Game of Thrones" series) actor, Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead") and famed special FX maestro, Greg Nicotero ("The Walking Dead") as the distinguished panel of judges. (more...)
Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, two of the stars of the long-running hit Emmy nominated TV series 'The Big Bang Theory,' will make their respective first Wizard World appearances at Chicago Comic Con (more...)