Spike TV To Offer Fans A Front Row Seat To “Comic-Con All Access,” One Of The Biggest Events Celebrating Pop Culture

July 16th, 2013 by SPIKE Press

Spike Original Show Presents Awards for “Comic-Con All Access Game Changer” and

“Comic-Con All Access Game Changing Moment of the Year”

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New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – July 16, 2013Spike TV announced today that the network will once again give fans an inside look at the biggest event in pop culture and comics with “Comic-Con All Access.” (#SDCConSPIKE)  Spike’s coverage kicks off on Saturday, July 20 with interstitials from the San Diego Convention Center leading up to an hour-long special which airs on Spike TV on Monday, July 22 at 11:00p.m. ET/PT.

The event will feature special appearances including Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (“Kick Ass 2”), Vin Diesel (“Riddick”), Bryan Cranston (“Godzilla”), Jeff Bridges and Ben Barnes (“Seventh Son”), Samuel L. Jackson (“Captain America 2” and “Robocop”), Norman Reedus (“Walking Dead”) as well as many other surprise guests.  In addition, Spike TV partners with Zachary Levi and NERD MACHINE, who will be presenting their 3rd Annual NERD HQ at Petco Park and will feature their “Conversations for a Cause” panel series, with all proceeds benefiting Operation Smile.

“Comic-Con is a celebration of the fans,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-Platform Programming, Spike TV.  “Spike is excited to give viewers an all access look at the biggest celebrities, movies and TV shows that make this event so amazing.”

In celebration of the revolutionary work in the comics, movies and sci-fi industry throughout the past year, viewers will have the opportunity to vote on the “Comic-Con All Access Game Changer” and “Comic-Con All Access Game Changing Moment of the Year” which will be awarded during the special.

Fans can vote for this year’s honors at comiccon.spike.com.  Among the notable nominees this year are:

 

Comic-Con All Access Game Changer:

Zack Snyder (“Man of Steel,” Director)

Jennifer Lawrence (“Hunger Games,” “X-Men”)

Norman Reedus (“Walking Dead”)

Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock,” the villain in both “Star Trek: Into Darkness” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”)

Brian Michael Bendis (writer, “All New X-Men” and “Age of Ultron”- Marvel Now crossover event)

Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”)

 

Comic-Con All Access Game Changing Moment of the Year:

“Game of Thrones” episode “The Red Wedding”

“Amazing Spider-Man” #700

“Breaking Bad” Season 5 Finale

“Doctor Who” episode “The Death of the Ponds”

“Avengers versus X-Men” (Marvel crossover event)

 

The “Comic-Con All Access” team includes “All Access Live” veterans Katie Linendoll (“All Access Weekly”), Geoff Keighley (“GTTV”), new member to the team Ashly Burch and “TNA IMPACT WRESTLING” stars Christopher Daniels and Kazarian.

Gil Colon, Geoff Keighley, Jaimee Kosanke and Jon Slusser serve as Executive Producers for “Spike Presents Comic-Con All Access.”  Amanda Ahmad serves as Co-Executive Producer.  For more information about “Comic-Con All Access,” please visit comiccon.spike.com.

Sponsors for “All Access Comic-Con” include Taco Bell®, GEICO, 5® Gum, freecreditscore.com and Subaru of America, Inc.

Considered to be the home of the largest comic book and popular arts event in the world, Comic-Con 2013 will run from July 18-21, 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

 

Contacts:      

Aileen Budow            Aileen.Budow@viacom345.com                  212.767.3952

Nicole Platt                Nicole.Platt@viacom345.com                      212.767.8855

 

SPIKE TV UNVEILS 2011 COMIC-CON LINE UP

July 13th, 2011 by leungm

SPIKE TV UNVEILS 2011 COMIC-CON LINE UP

FEATURING A PANEL AND A VIRTUAL MOBILE SCAVENGER HUNT BASED ON THE

NETWORK’S HIT MULTI-PLATFORM SERIES “DEADLIEST WARRIOR” AND

AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS BY TNA WRESTLERS AT SPIKE TV BOOTH

 

 “Deadliest Warrior – Vampires Vs. Zombies” Panel On Thursday, July 21 From 10:00-11:00 AM

 Featuring Legendary Horror Director And Writer Wes Craven,

 World War Z Novelist Max Brooks, Comic Book Author And Novelist Steve Niles

And The Hosts Of “Deadliest Warrior”

 

  “Deadliest Warrior” Virtual Mobile Fan Scavenger Hunt For iPhone And iPads In Partnership With GoldRun At Comic-Con Kicking Off On Thursday, July 21

 

TNA Wrestlers Kurt Angle And Mickie James Confirmed For Autograph Signings At Spike TV Booth On Friday, July 22 And Saturday, July 23 At 1:00PM And 3:00PM At Booth #3945

 

Spike Games To Feature The New “Deadliest Warriors: Legends” Video Game And Host A Tournament At the Spike TV Booth From Thursday, July 21 Through Sunday, July 24

 

NEW YORK, NY – July 13, 2011 – Spike TV is taking its hunt for the “Deadliest Warrior” to San Diego Comic-Con.   The network announced today its plans for the “Deadliest Warrior – Vampire vs. Zombies” panel on Thursday, July 21 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, the launch of a new “Deadliest Warrior” augmented reality mobile app available on iPhones and iPads beginning Thursday, July 21 and a hosted video game tournament at the Spike TV Booth for its new “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” game.  During Comic-Con, Spike will also host an autograph signing with TNA wrestlers Kurt Angle and Mickie James on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM, respectively, at Booth #3945.

Thursday, July 21: “Deadliest Warrior – Vampire Vs Zombies” panel (Room 25ABC) 10:00 -11:00AMPanel Features WES CRAVEN (“Scream,” “Nightmare on Elm Street”), MAX BROOKS (Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z), STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night), RICHARD “MACK” MACHOWICZ (“Deadliest Warrior” host), DR. ARMAND DORIAN (“Deadliest Warrior” host), RASHA DRACHKOVITCH (“Deadliest Warrior” executive producer), ROBERT DALY (“Deadliest Warrior”) and moderator GEOFF BOUCHER (LA Times writer, HeroComplex.com founder)

Vampires and Zombies have terrorized and tantalized their way through pop culture for decades – from “Dracula” to the “Twilight Saga” to “Walking Dead.”  SPIKE TV and its “DEADLIEST WARRIOR” franchise are going to finally answer the question – which of these mythical creatures would come out on top in a fight to the finish?  “DEADLIEST WARRIOR” steps outside the confines of history for this groundbreaking fantasy episode destined to rouse heated debates amongst fans in the blogosphere for months.  The special episode features an array of icons of film and fiction who are authorities on the topic.  Through these expert interviews, scientific tests and careful analysis, it will be determined who would win in a battle to the death between these two iconic groups, Zombies and Vampires. The “DEADLIEST WARRIOR ” team of Richard “Mack” Machowicz, Dr. Armand Dorian, Rasha Drachkovitch, Robert Daly and special guests Wes Craven, Max Brooks and Steve Niles will be on hand for this special Comic Con panel to make their case for who is, indeed, the fiercest. Acclaimed Los Angeles Times writer and HeroComplex.com founder Geoff Boucher will serve as moderator. 

Thursday, July 21:Deadliest Warrior” Virtual Mobile Scavenger Hunt .  Spike TV has partnered with GoldRun to allow Comic-Con attendees to interact with various augmented reality (AR) warriors.  Throughout Comic-Con, attendees will get to enter the world of “Deadliest Warrior.”  Fans will get to hunt and capture the series warriors during the “Deadliest Warrior “ Scavenger Hunt.   Users are encouraged to take a picture with the warriors and upload them to the Warrior’s Den Facebook page.

“Faceoff” – Attendees to the Spike TV booth will get the opportunity to “Conquer Warriors” by striking a fighting pose with the AR character.  A new warrior will be released each day (Joan Of Arc, George Washington and Ghengis Kahn.).  Designated iPads will stream the action to the booth’s monitors.  Players will be prompted to upload these photos to their Facebook profiles as well as the Warrior’s Den Facebook page.

“Warrior’s Wardrobe” – Through this portion of the application, participants at the Spike TV booth can become George Washington or Ghengis Kahn by taking a picture of themselves with virtual props; George Washington’s wig and tricorn hat or Ghengis Kahn’s helmet. A slideshow of the best images rotate on the monitors at the Spike TV booth. 

“Vampires vs Zombies Face-off” – this component of the app allows Comic-Con attendees to take photos of zombies, vampires, floating body parts and animated blood at the “Deadliest Warrior” panel. Players can then present their pictures for exclusive giveaways at the Spike TV booth.

Thursday, July 21- Sunday, July 24 – Deadliest Warrior:  Legends” Video Game Tournament.  Throughout Comic-Con, fans can swing by the Spike TV booth to play the recently launched “Deadliest Warrior” video game.   Attendees can put their metal where their mouths are and battle the fiercest warriors in history with all new weapons, interactive environments, hand-to-hand combat and new finishing moves.  Prizes include DVDs, t-shirts, posters and more.

Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 – TNA Wrestler Autograph Signing at Spike Booth #3945.   Kurt Angle will sign autographs on Friday, July 22 at 1:00PM.  Mickie James will sign autographs on Saturday, July 23 at 3:00PM.    

Deadliest Warrior” returns with 10 one-hour episodes on a new night with more unprecedented matchups, including the first female warrior and first fantasy matchup, beginning Wednesday, July 20 (10-11PM, ET/PT) on Spike TV.

Deadliest Warrior” is produced by 44 Blue Productions, Inc. with Rasha Drachkovitch and Tim Warren serving as executive producers.  Sharon Levy, Tim Duffy and Jeff Savaiano are Spike TV’s executives in charge of production. 

Spike TV is available in 99.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.   Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos. 

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Contact:  

Aileen Budow              212.767.3952              aileen.budow@spiketv.com

Melissa Sugiura          310.407.4729             melissa.sugiura@mtvstaff.com