I have to say that every year I’m impressed with the fan experience the History channel brings for the Vikings series. I will always remember the snakes <shiver> and now this Viking Funeral taking place on Friday, 7/21 from 7-8PM has me ready to go to Valhalla!
How often will you get to see a 45 foot longship set ablaze on the San Diego Bay for a epic funeral ceremony???? That would be never! This fan experience will honor beloved fan favorite characters with a funeral procession through the Gaslamp Quarter (12 – 5:45PM). So head to the San Diego Bay and get ready to grieve like a viking!
- Funeral Procession – throughout Gaslamp Quarter; 12PM – 5:45PM
- Funeral Ceremony & Ship Burning – Embarcadero Marina Park South (200 Marina Park Way)
- 7:00PM – Press check-in
- 7:30PM – 8:00PM – Funeral ceremony conclusion & burning
- *Drinking horns distributed following ceremony
Please see details below and join in on the conversation by using #VikingsSDCC @HistoryVikings and #KnightfallSDCC.
HISTORY Channel SDCC 2017 Schedule
HISTORY’s “VIKINGS” PANEL – Friday, July 21 from 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Room 6BCF (2,000 capacity)
Katheryn Winnick (“Lagertha”), Gustaf Skarsgard (“Floki”), Alexander Ludwig (“Bjorn”), Alex Høgh Andersen (“Ivar the Boneless”) and Michael Hirst (creator/writer) will reveal an exclusive sneak peek of season five. Don’t miss out – come join them and find out what the gods have in store! Cast subject to change.
VIKINGS FUNERAL – Friday, July 21 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park South
A one-day event to honor Ragnar Lothbrok and other beloved characters who have recently risen toValhalla. The Vikings funeral will begin with a procession throughout the Gaslamp Quarter in the early afternoon from noon – 5:45 p.m. The funeral will conclude with a waterfront ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. featuring a floating 45-foot replica Viking long-ship with pyrotechnic display. Cast will be in attendance. Ceremony will be held behind the Convention Center at Embarcadero Marina Park South (200 Marina Park Way).
The popular “Vikings” drinking horn program returns, giving thousands of horn-shaped beer vessels to eager and thirsty fans. Select bars will offer special drink discounts for horn holders. Please follow @HistoryVikings for a complete list of participating locations. The horns will be made available to fans who attend the Vikings funeralevent on Friday, July 21 at 7 p.m.
VIKINGS “WARRIOR’S ALLEGIANCE” CONVENTION CENTER BOOTH – July 19-23 – Booth #4215
A new generation of warriors is rising in the Vikings world and fans have the opportunity to be immersed in it by showing off their swordplay in a video booth. Fans will get into character by selecting their weapon of choice and garbing themselves in Viking gear. A time-slice camera array will capture footage of each fan demonstrating their best battle moves with Ragnar’s sons – Bjorn, Ivar the Boneless, Ubbe and Hvitserk. Video will be available to share on social platforms.
Also available to fans while supplies last is a custom “Vikings” limited edition comicbook from a story created by Michael Hirst, exclusively for SDCC.
“Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear” – July 20-23 – MLK Promenade
HISTORY is setting the stage for SDCC attendees to discover its newest drama series “Knightfall” before it premieres by offering an essential service that is new to the convention – “Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear.” The Holy Grail required protection of the Knights Templar, and SDCC attendees can count on that same protection for their own personal belongings by storing them in HISTORY’s “Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear.” Located along the MLK Promenade in the Gaslamp Quarter, our knights will guard attendees swag while they explore the rest of Comic–Con.
Additionally at the activation location, attendees will get to take a photo with the Knights Templar, watch a sneak peek of HISTORY’s newest drama series “Knightfall” and preview the Knightfall: Rivals video game on Steam Platform™, coming soon on mobile. Attendees will also be able to pick up a comic book from Titan Comics inspired by “Knightfall” entitled “Truth & Lies,” a prequel to the events in the forthcoming series that follows the Knights during the siege of the Acre in 1291 as they try to protect the most important relic in all of Christendom – the Holy Grail.
From creator and sole writer Michael Hirst (Academy Award® winning film Elizabethand the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated series “The Tudors”), “Vikings” is a family saga that tells the remarkable tales of the lives and epic adventures of the raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages. The last season of HISTORY’s longest-running drama series, “Vikings,” averaged 4.1 million total viewers, finishing as the #1 original series on cable on Wednesday nights (Live+7). Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins the stellar cast for season five along with Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgard, Alexander Ludwig and Alex Høgh Andersen. Season five is slated to air later this year on HISTORY.
“Vikings” is an international Irish/Canadian co-production by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. MGM Television serves as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. “Vikings” is produced in association with Corus Entertainment.
“Knightfall” follows the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most prized relic—the Holy Grail—and harboring secrets capable of destroying the Church itself. “Knightfall” goes deep into the inner sanctum of the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their clash with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution on Friday the 13th—a date which became synonymous with bad luck—the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now. “Knightfall” takes viewers inside the world to find out who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing.
“Knightfall” is an A+E Studios production in association with The Combine and Midnight Radio. Don Handfield and Richard Rayner serve as creators and executive producers, with Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Jeremy Renner also serving as executive producer. Dominic Minghella is executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers from Midnight Radio are Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg. Barry Jossen and Douglas Mackinnon serve as executive producers. The drama stars Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey”), PádraicDelaney (The Wind That Shakes the Barley, “The Tudors”), Simon Merrells(“Spartacus,” “Dominion”), Olivia Ross (War and Peace), Ed Stoppard (“The Crown”), Sabrina Bartlett (“DaVinci’s Demons”), Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”) and Julian Ovenden (“Downton Abbey”).
Let me know if you want to meet and grieve like a Viking at SDCC! Leave a comment below and tweet me @cherry_la
Posted in San Diego Comic Con Tagged with: Fan Experience, Funeral Procession, Gaslamp Quarter, History Channel, HistoryVikings, KnightfallSDCC, San Diego, SDCC, Valhalla, Viking Funeral, Vikings, VikingsSDCC
I’m so ready to fangirl after hearing what FX Networks is bringing to SDCC!
This year they are bringing Legion, the Strain (NOOOO it’s the final season), Archer, Atlanta and American Horror Story as they take over the Hilton Bayfront Park at San Diego Comic Con
Make sure if your a fan of the Strain to come see a special sneak peek screening on July 21 with the first two episodes from 7 – 9PM.
This years FXhibition is going to be even bigger than last year with interactive experiences that will have you on the edge of your seat! The installation is from July 20-23 ready to keep fans of FX Network ready to tune in and drop in living out fanboy/fangirl dreams .. or is that horrors the Strain is on the lawn too! I was hooked on Legion after episode three so am very curious about the Sessions: The Legion Mixed Reality Experience that will be powered by Microsoft HoloLens and bring the series to life or nightmare. You will be ‘David Hailer’ using the HoloLens to be a part of his world and test his world. You can make reservations beginning July 17th at LegionSessions.com
American Horror Story fans will get a chance to get a tease of the upcoming season with the larger than life AHS Zoetrope that promises to show the series in a new chilling and (am sure) horrifying way. Fans will also get to learn the title of the new AHS series July 20 with Ryan Murphy announcing the news! Exhibition will have a photo booth inspired by the freshman series Atlanta.
Other sharable video and photo opportunities at “FXhibition” include:
- The FX Scene Stealer, which will use the power of green screen technology to allow attendants to star in personalized scenes from original series like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, Legion, and The Strain.
- The Strain Sun Protection Station, which will feature some of the show’s iconic props including Bolivar’s head and multiple stingers, as well as provide life-saving sunscreen to protect fans from harmful rays.
- Snowfall Lacing Station, where fans can get their own sneakers re-laced by experts in unique styles with FX-branded laces.
- The Archer Wet Bar will encourage fans to rehydrate with water.
- FX Swag Box, a branded claw machine to distribute limited edition prizes, an experience that fans will want to share.
For details and more information on how to be a part of the “FXHibition” experience, visit FXSDCC.com.
ABOUT FX NETWORKS
FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 90 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, includingThe Americans, The Strain, Taboo, Legion and Snowfall; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD: Bette and Joan and the upcoming Trust; and acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. In 2016, FX received a basic cable record 56 Emmy® Award nominations and a basic cable record 18 wins, including 9 for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 85 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Emmy® Award winning comedy series Archer, You’re the Worst and the upcoming untitled Marvel’s Deadpool animated comedy series. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 55 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming.
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By Alexcea Matthews
Impractical jokers unite! Starting next Thursday, July 21st-Saturday, July 23rd, truTV’s Impractical Jokers will be taking over San Diego alongside the much anticipated Comic Con International. Your very own Cherry LA
will be there to interview the cast, which includes all the Tenderloins: Sal, Joe, Murr, and Q, so don’t forget to add your questions to the comment section!
They’re kicking things off with a bang on Thursday, July 21st from 12-10pm by following up last year’s Museum of Impractical Jokers with the Hall of Impractical Jokers. For three days, Comic Con attendees can get up close and personal with some of the best jokes and artifacts from the show, while playing custom games like “Pin the Tail on the Ferret with Blackout Glasses” and pleasing their inner foodie with themed drinks and food. There will also be a live-streamed Q&A with the whole Tenderloin squad and CherryLA asking questions at 6:30pm. You don’t want to miss this madness at Dick’s Last Resort in San Diego’s Gaslamp district!
But the best is saved for last when on Saturday, July 23rd they move venues to The Park at Petco Park (Seventh Avenue and K Street) from 3:30-8pm for a block part of impractical size. While there, attendees can try their hands at some of the show’s most beloved dares and punishments like, “Pseudo Sumo” where participants can try out sumo wrestling, and “Rodeo Clown” for the brave souls wanting to ride a mechanical bull. With music from DJ Sid Vicious, and an autograph signing with the Jokers from 4-5pm, this is the place to be.
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS BLOCK PARTY
Saturday, July 23 from 3:00-8:30 p.m. PT at The Park at Petco Park
On Saturday, July 23, join truTV and thousands of fans at the one-of-a-kind Block Party extravaganza celebrating all things Impractical Jokers. Unlike anything you’ve ever seen – unless, of course, you’re a New Yorker who grew up going to neighborhood block parties and street fairs – this massive block party will give fans a chance to get up close and personal with some of the show’s most exciting and iconic dares and punishments. Things like:
Pseudo Sumo: Trying their hand at sumo wrestling (Season 4; Episode 11)
Rodeo Clown: Riding a mechanical bull (Season 3; Episode 9)
Field of Screams: Navigating a corn maze with Benjamin the Cat (Season 3; Episode 3)
High Wire Hijinks: Walking a 20-foot tightrope (100th Episode Live Special)
There will be lots to do, including music from DJ Sid Vicious, food, an autograph signing with the Jokers from 4:00-5:00 p.m. and an exclusive sneak peek of a never-before-seen episode of Impractical Jokers starting at 8:00 p.m.
All activities are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.
Plus don’t miss the exclusive sneak peak of a never-before-seen episode of Impractical Jokers at 8pm!
This is not a weekend you want to miss, I mean that would just be impractical, a joke really. Ok, I’m done with the puns, for now…
New episodes from Impractical Jokers’ fifth season return on Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with a special hour-long episode that drops the four long-time friends in London for Impractical Jokers: British Invasion. The special will be followed by the series premiere of Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes at 11:00pm ET/PT which packs classic, fan-favorite episodes of the show with sharable pop-up facts throughout.
Let me know what to ask the guys when I talk to them at SDCC 2016 …..
Posted in San Diego Comic Con Tagged with: Brian Q. Quinn, Fan Experience, Hall of Impractical Jokers, Impractical Jokers, James "Murr" Murray, Joe Gatto, Museum of Impractical Jokers, NYC, Sal Vulcano, San Diego, San Diego Comic Con, SDCC, truTV
Awoo Teen Wolf fans get ready to howl on Thursday, July 21 for the panel full of surprises for the MTV hit supernatural drama AND an exclusive first look at the Season 6 trailer
MTV is taking over the convention hall with the ultimate fan experience with an interactive Virtual Reality activation with the first-to-market gaze activated technology at Booth #3729. MTV fans can meet and get autographs from Teen Wolf & the Shannara Chronicles. The booth will have cool swag to hand out all weekend with MTV portable chairs, MTV iFans, Teen Wolf Fangs, both series and more for geek fans at SDCC.
The signing schedule for the MTV booth will be announced via MTV “Teen Wolf” Social on Twitter and Instagram with #TeenWolfSDCC.
Thursday, July 21
“Teen Wolf” Panel 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Location: Ballroom 20
“Teen Wolf” cast members and executive producer Jeff Davis will take Comic-Con by storm for the seventh consecutive year, with a few surprises in tow. The pack will reveal an exclusive first-look Season 6 trailer, share shocking revelations for the upcoming season and answer fan questions. Entertainment Weekly’s resident “Teen Wolf” expert Samantha Highfill will moderate the panel discussion and fan Q&A.
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