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Los Angeles, CA (Pop Culture Today) July 2, 201 — For Comic-Con 2013, the Warner Bros. Television/CBS action-crime drama Person of Interest will be featured on limited-edition collectible keycards — with two separate designs — at top hotels throughout the San Diego area during the convention. Nearly 40,000 branded room keys will be available to fans at nearly 30 participating hotels, courtesy of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing.
One keycard features Reese and Finch — series stars Jim Caviezel (left) and Michael Emerson — keeping a watchful eye.
And one keycard could be seen as a response to those who may have suggested that Person of Interest — which posits a world in which a highly sophisticated, all-seeing surveillance program could track the whereabouts of virtually anyone, anywhere, following our every move — was a bit of science fiction. In light of recent revelations in the news, the producers say pardon if they say they told you so…
This marks the sixth consecutive year that Warner Bros. has been the official Comic-Con hotel keycard sponsor — and the first time that a single show has been selected to make its presence known … virtually everywhere.
Person of Interest returns for its third Comic-Con panel session on Saturday, July 20, with executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman joining members of the cast (attendees to be announced)
Fans of the show can now catch up on the first two seasons on digital download (in standard and high definition) through all online retailers, including iTunes and Amazon Instant Video. Additionally, the complete second season of Person of Interest will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on September 3, 2013.
Person of Interest returns for a third season on September 24, airing on a new day and at a new time: Tuesdays at 10/9c on CBS
About Person of Interest
Winner of the 2012 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, Person of Interest stars Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line, The Prisoner) as John Reese, a former CIA agent who teams up with reclusive billionaire and computer genius Harold Finch, portrayed by Emmy® winner Michael Emerson (Lost). The crime thriller follows Reese and Finch as they set out to prevent violent crimes with high tech surveillance and their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese’s special training in covert operations appeals to Finch, a software genius who invented a program — aka the Machine — that can identify people soon to be involved in violent crimes. Tapping into ubiquitous surveillance feeds throughout the city, the two work outside of the law, combining Reese’s black ops skills with Finch’s technological prowess and unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the person of interest, and stop the crime before it happens.
Reese’s actions draw the attention of the NYPD, including by-the-book homicide Detective Joss Carter (Academy Award® nominee Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and the morally compromised Detective Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman – Mystic River). With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything.
Created by Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy), the series is executive produced by J.J. Abrams (Revolution, Fringe, Lost), Nolan, Greg Plageman (Cold Case) and Bryan Burk (Revolution, Fringe, Lost). Person of Interest is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Syfy’s schedule of panels at Comic-Con 2013
FRIDAY, JULY 19:
10:30AM-11:30AM ROOM 6A
Join Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa),Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), Jesse Rath (Alak Tarr), Executive Producer Kevin Murphy and more from Syfy's multi-platform series as they discuss Defiance (the show and game) and share exclusive details from the second season. Moderated by Maureen Ryan, TV Critic for Huffington Post.
11:45AM-12:45PM ROOM 6A
The team behind Helix (Executive Produced by Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore) discusses Syfy's newest series. Get an inside look at the thriller about a mysterious outbreak at a desolate Arctic outpost. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher.
SATURDAY, JULY 20:
BEING HUMAN PANEL:
4:00PM-5:00PM HILTON BAYFRONT, INDIGO BALLROOM
Join cast members Sam Witwer(Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally), Sam Huntington (Josh), Kristen Hager (Nora) and Executive Producer Anna Fricke as they discuss what's in store for the new season. Moderated by Aaron Sagers, entertainment journalist (CNN.com/MTV.com) and geek culture expert.
WAREHOUSE 13 PANEL:
5:00PM - 6:00PM HILTON BAYFRONT, INDIGO BALLROOM
Go behind the scenes of America's top-secret supernatural storage facility with Warehouse 13’s Eddie McClintock (Pete), Joanne Kelly (Myka), Saul Rubinek (Artie), Allison Scagliotti (Claudia) and Jack Kenny (Executive Producer). Take a look back at four seasons and get a glimpse of what's in store for the fifth and final season of the Syfy series. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher.
Los Angeles, CA (Pop Culture Today) July 1, 2013 Syfy’s supernatural drama Lost Girl, a Showcase original series, will be returning to San Diego Comic-Con this year. Appearing will be series lead Kris Holden-Ried who plays Dyson, the shape-shifting homicide detective and noble Light Fae warrior, Gemini Award-winner Ksenia Solo (Life Unexpected, Black Swan) as Kenzi, Bo's human sidekick and street-smart confidante and Zoie Palmer, who plays the brilliant human doctor Lauren in competition with Dyson for Bo’s affection, along with Lost Girl series Executive Producers Emily Andras and Jay Firestone and Producer Vanessa Piazza. The panel takes place on Saturday, July 20 at 7:15pm in room 6BCF. All actors will take part in an autograph session earlier in the day from 3pm-4pm at the FUNimation/Giant Ape booth (#4135).
Saturday July 20, 2013
3pm-4pm Booth #4135
Autograph session with all actors at the FUNimation/Giant Ape booth #4135. One item may be signed, and posters will be supplied for the session.
Autograph bracelets will be available while supplies last from the FUNimation/Giant Ape booth #4135 on Saturday, July 20 as soon as the exhibit hall opens. An autograph bracelet guarantees only a place in line, and does not necessarily guarantee an autograph. Limit one bracelet per person.
7:15pm-8:15pm Room 6BCF
Lost Girl: Season Three and Beyond – Prodigy Pictures and Giant Ape Media present a fae-tastic panel with cast members Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson), Ksenia Solo (Kenzi) and Zoie Palmer (Lauren), joined by Jay Firestone (Executive Producer) and Emily Andras (Executive Producer) for a Q & A session moderated by Vanessa Piazza (Producer). Get behind the scenes tidbits and the first look sneak peek at Season 4.
Limited quantities of the Lost Girl Wanderer Tarot Card, as well as character buttons will be available throughout San Diego Comic Con. Attendees can follow Giant Ape Media on Twitter (@GiantApeMedia) for notifications of when these free promotional items are being distributed at the FUNimation/Giant Ape booth #4135.
ITEMS FOR SALE
Lost Girl merchandise will be making its debut at SDCC, a styling shirt featuring your favorite sexy succubus Bo will be for sale at the FUNimation/Giant Ape Booth #4135.
RODDENBERRY ENTERTAINMENT AND ARCANA PRESENT WORTH, A NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL THAT RE-IMAGINES THE SUPERHERO
Los Angeles, CA (July 1, 2013) – Roddenberry Entertainment, a company long steeped in fandom and sci-fi history, including the legendary Star Trek, today announced WORTH, a new graphic novel from Arcana. The extraordinary story of Grant Worth will come to life on September 4, 2013 via a beautifully designed hardcover book as well as digital download. This new graphic novel, written by Aubrey Sitterson with art and cover by Chris Moreno, gives readers a look into what happens when a superhero can no longer be super.
WORTH is the heartfelt, dynamic story of Grant Worth, Motor City’s most iconic hero. During the 1960’s, Worth’s mechanopathy (the power to control machines) made him a legendary figure in Detroit, a true hometown hero. Throughout late adolescence and early adulthood this ability brought Worth fame, adulation and prosperity. However, in the late 20th century technology evolved by leaps and bounds with the advent of computer chips, motherboards and microprocessors. Worth found his ability and himself becoming obsolete. Unable to break through the maze of 1s and 0s that became the gateway to most machinery, Grant Worth went from super-hero to somewhat-normal. And this is only the beginning.
Attendees at this month’s Comic-Con International in San Diego will have the unique opportunity to get a preview of WORTH. Exclusive printed editions of the first chapter of this new graphic novel will be available at the Roddenberry Entertainment and Arcana booths throughout the four day event, ahead of its wide release date.
Rod Roddenberry, CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment, and son of the legendary Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, offered, “In addition to introducing a compelling hero to the world, and providing readers with an exciting new story, we’re thrilled to be telling a story that deals with one of today’s most provocative issues, man’s relationship with technology. WORTH represents the very heart and soul of our mission to continue to create thought-provoking entertainment and we’re excited for fans to dive in.”
Sean O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of Arcana Studio shared, “Arcana Studio is delighted to be working with Roddenberry Entertainment to bring such a unique tale to comic book, superhero, and science fiction fans. From a fast-paced and intelligent story to gorgeous artwork, this book has it all, and is a must-have!”
For more information on Roddenberry Entertainment, please visit www.Roddenberry.com. Roddenberry Entertainment can also be found on Facebook (facebook.com/roddenberrycom) and Twitter (twitter.com/roddenberry).
Each year Cosplay seems to become a bigger element at Comic-Con. More girls than ever are attending the con and are enjoying the fantasy element of dressing up as their favorite comic book superhero or sci-fi TV or video game character and to the delight of the still predominantly male audience, are often quite sexy. Of course the guys like to dress up too. Besides being a place to buy memorabilia, geek out over fave TV and movie talent or comic artists and writers, Comic-Con is a place where anybody can get their 15 minutes of fame, be noticed and live out a fantasy, just by donning a cool costume. Need a cool costume? Here are a few places... Yes, these are ads, but please help support this site by clicking through if you need a costume.... Thanks! :)
New Adult Swim Funhouse Will Provide a Soundproof Booth for Series Panels for Fan Favorite Shows and 2014 Animated Series Providing Fans a Sweet Escape from the Con Chaos
By Alicia Hollinger
Los Angeles (Pop Culture Today) 6/28/2013 — This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Adult Swim will be bringing more entertainment, celebrities and one-of-a-kind fan experiences to their fans. Adult Swim programming panels run from Thursday to Saturday, featuring creators, producers and actors from fan favorites The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Robot Chicken, Aqua TV Show Show, Squidbillies, The Eric Andre Show, The Heart, She Holler, China, IL, and sneak peeks of several new and upcoming series such as Rick and Morty, Hot Package, King Star King, and Mr. Pickles.
Adult Swim stars on hand will include Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Seth Green, Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris, Eric Andre, Hannibal Buress, and many more. Fans can also stop by the Adult Swim booth #3721 to enjoy free mini massages and a place to escape from the hectic pace of the convention floor.
This year the Adult Swim Funhouse will be making its official grand opening at SDCC, to the “delight and confusion of attendees.” The magic castle will be erected across from the convention center, in the Petco Park parking lot just over the footbridge. Fans will have a chance to enter the world of Adult Swim and get lost within the 10+ rooms. The multiple paths and room challenges will force guests to crawl, dance, and sing their way to get to the end. Those fans who survive and emerge from the Adult Swim Funhouse will receive free custom live screen printed t-shirts. Free for fans, tickets will be distributed at the Funhouse each day starting at 4:00 p.m. and will be open Thursday, July 18 – Saturday, July 20 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. each night.
Below is a schedule of series panels. Panel times and room locations will be announced in the coming weeks.
ADULT SWIM PANELS
Thursday, July 18
The Heart, She Holler
The creators and stars of Adult Swim’s epic TV event, The Heart, She Holler, will explain it all at this panel. Executive producers John Lee (Xavier: Renegade Angel, Wonder Showzen), and Alyson Levy (Xavier: Renegade Angel, Wonder Showzen) will be joined by cast members Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara, Ratatouille), Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy) and Heather Lawless (The Campaign). The panel will be moderated by Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers, 30 Rock).
Friday, July 19
The Venture Bros.
Show creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will discuss the original series, now in its fifth season, and answer fan questions. They will be joined by the voice of Brock Samson, Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick).
Watch a sneak peek of Childrens Hospital season 5 and hear from the show’s creative team, led by creator and star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), executive producer Jonathan Stern (Burning Love, Newsreaders) and executive producer David Wain (The State, Wanderlust). They will be joined by members of the show’s ensemble cast of comedic heavyweights, including Lake Bell (How to Make It in America), Erinn Hayes (Parenthood), Ken Marino (Party Down, The State) and Rob Huebel (Human Giant, The Descendants).
NTSF:SD:SUV:: (National Terrorist Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle::)
Watch a sneak peek of NTSF:SD:SUV:: season 3 and hear from the show’s creative team led by creator and star Paul Scheer (The League), executive producer Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital, Newsreaders) and consulting producer Curtis Gwinn (Fat Guy Stuck in Internet). They will be joined by members of their ensemble cast including Karen Gillan (Dr. Who), Brandon Johnson (Funny or Die), June Diane Raphael (Burning Love, Ass Backwards) and Martin Starr (Party Down, Freaks and Geeks).
The Eric Andre Show and Hot Package
Adult Swim’s late night hosts will share the stage for a season preview and fan questions. Eric Andre (Don’t Trust the B—in Apartment 23), host of the returning late night talk show The Eric Andre Show, and his sidekick Hannibal Buress (30 Rock, SNL) will be joined by Derrick Beckles (TV Carnage), host of the new live-action fictional Canadian entertainment news program Hot Package.
Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by head writers/co-executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer, writer/director Zeb Wells, and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, to discuss the Emmy-winning series. Come watch a sneak peek and get your questions answered about the upcoming new season and the next Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. Keith Crofford, vice president of production for Adult Swim, will moderate the panel.
Creator and executive producer Brad Neely and executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld discuss the second season of the animated series China, IL, which will air this fall. They will be joined by cast member Hannibal Buress (30 Rock, SNL). The panel will be moderated by Jonah Ray (The Meltdown, The Nerdist).
Saturday, July 20
Rick and Morty
Premiering this winter, Rick and Morty is a show about a sociopathic scientist who drags his unintelligent grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Executive producers Dan Harmon (Community, Channel 101) and Justin Roiland (Channel 101) will preview the new animated series, and will be joined by writer Ryan Ridley and cast members Spencer Grammer (Greek) and voice actress Kari Wahlgren. The panel will be moderated by Rob Schrab (The Mindy Project, SCUD).
[adult swim] Presents
Dave Willis (Squidbillies, Aqua TV Show Show) and Ned Hastings (Squidbillies, Aqua TV Show Show) will discuss the return of long-running animated series Aqua TV Show Show and Squidbillies. Christy Karacas (Robotomy) will preview season 4 of Superjail! and JJ Villard (Monsters Vs. Aliens) and Tommy Blacha (Metalocalypse) will discuss the upcoming new series King Star King. Also fans will get an exclusive look at new Adult Swim series Mr. Pickles from creators Will Carsola and Dave Stewart (Funny Or Die Presents Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time).