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Comic-Con Awards Show Eyed By the Convention In Partnership With Lionsgate

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The biggest fan convention is looking to launch a branded awards show franchise. I’ve learned that Comic-Con International and Lionsgate, partners in the new video streaming service Comic-Con HQ, are in talks to create a Comic-Con awards show based on the 46-year-old event itself that would draw on its big fan base. Details are sketchy as the idea is still in its early stages, but I hear the conversations are being led by David Glanzer, Chief Communications and Strategy… Read

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‘Con Man’ With Alan Tudyk & Nathan Fillion Landing At New Comic-Con HQ Streaming Service

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Con Man, the sci-fi web series from Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and PJ Haarsma, will stream exclusively this summer on the soon-to-launch Comic-Con HQ, the ad-free subscription streaming VOD platform from Lionsgate and Comic-Con International. The web series, created by Tudyk (Firefly, Frozen) and exec produced by Tudyk, Fillion (Castle, Firefly) and author Haarsma, is loosely based on Tudyk's and Fillion's experiences with Firefly, and follows Wray Nerely (Tudyk), co-star… Read

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Syfy To Broadcast Live From San Diego Comic-Con

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Can’t make it to the Con this summer? Syfy will bring it to you. The network today announced Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con, its first-ever live broadcast from the confab airing nightly at 8 PM Thursday, July 21 through Saturday July 23. The broadcast will include celebrity interviews, breaking news, behind-the-scenes reports, along with sneak peeks of the hottest films, as well as audience interaction, games, and party coverage, according to Syfy. In addition… Read

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Lionsgate & Comic-Con’s SVOD Channel Comic-Con HQ Sets Launch Date

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Comic-Con International and Lionsgate today announced the launch date of Comic-Con HQ, their subscription video-on-demand platform that will debut shortly before San Diego Comic-Con this summer. Comic-Con HQ will launch May 7 with free beta access in advance of the official premiere in June. Comic-Con follows in July. The ad-free streaming service will feature “an evolving slate of programming including original scripted and unscripted series, recurring daily and weekly… Read

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Comic-Con Organizers Issue Statement After Fan Confusion

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Will Comic-Con stay in San Diego? No word yet, but there’s a lot of confusion among fans on what’s going on with the organization’s desire to expand their annual convention in San Diego. Comic-Con International made the unusual move today of putting out a statement regarding a ballot initiative that was drawn up by a group called Citizens Plan for San Diego that seems to be at odds with their own desires for a contiguous expansion along the waterfront. Signatures are… Read

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Deaf ZombieWalk Driver Found Guilty In Comic-Con 2014 Accident Trial

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UPDATE, 2:01 PM: "Sir, you are a good man, but you made a costly mistake that day,” Judge Amalia Meza told Matthew Pocci today of his striking a woman with his car at Comic-Con 2014’s ZombieWalk. The remarks from the bench came as Pocci was sentenced to 60-days of home confinement and 120 hours of volunteer work for the incident. Last month Pocci was found guilty by a San Diego jury of a felony charge of reckless driving. He could have faced up to 3-years behind hars. PREV… Read

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‘Sherlock’ Special Gets Title & Airdate On PBS & BBC; Season 4 Shooting In Spring

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The Victorian era Sherlock special that’s been shrouded in mystery these past many months has dropped some clues today, and an updated trailer (above). Masterpiece and PBS have announced that the 90-minute one-off special, titled Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, will premiere in the U.S. at 9PM ET on Masterpiece Mystery on January 1, 2016. BBC One also confirmed it is airing the same day in the UK. This marks the first time the series has premiered on the same day in both… Read

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Daredevil Season 2 Trailer: Punisher Goes “Bang” After NY Comic Con Peek Leaks

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The Man Without Fear isn't returning to Netflix for a second season until next year, but New York Comic Con got a look at what’s to come. In a Season 1 sizzle reel and a teaser trailer for Season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil, fans this weekend saw their first glimpses of Jon Bernthal as the Punisher in action and Elodie Yung as Electra – and now you can too as it has been officially released after leaking all over the web earlier today. In the Season 2 material (see below)… Read

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‘Person Of Interest’ New York Comic Con Teaser: Virtual Identity Crisis

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For the fifth year in a row the Person Of Interest team were at New York Comic Con for a discussion of the upcoming season. Included in the discussion was a teaser showcasing how The Machine’s image recognition system works or, in this case, kind of doesn’t work, instead swapping out members of the team for one another. It’s content-free but it’s charming seeing the cast impersonating one another, particularly Amy Acker’s version of Michael Emerson in a moment that feels… Read

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‘Jessica Jones’ Details Revealed, Full Pilot Shown – New York Comic Con

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Following an appetizer consisting of early glimpses at the second season of Daredevil, Netflix and Marvel served New York Comic Con attendees a main course this afternoon by screening the entire pilot of Jessica Jones, starring Krysten Ritter in the title role. The second of four shows based on Marvel characters to appear on the streaming service, Jessica Jones follows the former superhero who hung up her cape after a personally disastrous conflict with the supervillain… Read

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New York Comic-Con To Get First Look At ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’

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Marvel Television will unveil a first look at its new Netflix series Marvel’s Jessica Jones at New York’s Comic-Con on October 10, more than a month before the original series’ November 20 streaming debut. The clip will run during a Saturday panel moderated by Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of television and Jessica Jones‘ exec producer. The cast is expected to show, too. Jones stars Krysten Ritter as the title character, a former superhero rebuilding her life in New York City… Read

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‘The X-Files’ Event Gets Episode 1 Screenings At Mipcom, New York Comic Con

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The X-Files miniseries event is, much like the truth, out there, and now we know when. In early October, Fox is giving the return of Mulder and Scully two premieres, one for buyers and another for fans. First up, the first episode of the miniseries will screen for international buyers at Mipcom on October 6, at the Grand Auditorium of the Palais de Festivals in Cannes. Four days later on October 10, it will screen for attendees of New York Comic-Con at At New York's… Read