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July 3rd, 2018 by Cherry

Amazon Prime Video has a San Diego Comic Con takeover with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Fan Experience! 

The four day geekfest is giving Amazon the opportunity to bring old friends and introduce new ones to the international comic con! They have one panel with creators and cast members  including Carlton Cuse, showrunner and Executive Producer of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan; Ben Edlund creator of The Tick; Sam Esmail director of Homecoming; Neil Gaiman creator, writer, and showrunner of Good Omens; Gale Anne Hurd Executive Producer of Lore; and Naren Shankar showrunner of The Expanse. The second panel is with The Man in the High Castle Executive Producers Isa Dick Hackett and Daniel Percival; and cast members Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Jason O’Mara, and Stephen Root.

“We’re thrilled to bring such a diverse group of creators to SDCC and give fans an exclusive sneak peek at what’s to come for these highly-anticipated shows,” said Mike Benson, Head of Marketing, Amazon Studios. “Our activation for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is our most ambitious to date and will be one of the must-see events of Comic-Con.”

It’s not comic con without a great fan experience and Amazon is gong to introduce everyone to Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan premiering this August. The Jack Ryan immersive escape room experience will test your mettle to see if you have what it takes to be a hero!

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Fan Experience

At the Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan fan experience, Comic-Con attendees will step into the world of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and be thrust into a dangerous field assignment that turns them into unexpected heroes. Visitors will complete the Jack Ryan Training Field by infiltrating, fighting and evading the enemy to gain full field clearance. They will then use that training to help Jack Ryan himself in Dark Ops, a groundbreaking escape room that recreates the pilot episode of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Attendees can also explore the Middle Eastern bazaar which has assignments to be completed at every turn, watch a live leaderboard and pick up some iconic Jack Ryan swag.

The Jack Ryan Training Field is a hyper-reality virtual reality spy experience where participants can prove they have what it takes to be a hero. Heroes in training will go through a series of thrilling true-to-life experiences including rappelling from a helicopter, traversing between dangerous high rise buildings, and zip-lining to ground level. Created with MediaMonks, the Jack Ryan Training Field stands over 30 feet tall and uses the latest Optitrack 4D and Oculus Rift technology to make visitors physically feel as if they were thrust into the action.

Dark Ops is a first of its kind escape room, created by AKQA and Unit 9, which lets participants live the first episode of Jack Ryan. Participants will be tasked with offering remote assistance to Jack Ryan in Dark Ops, where teams of rookie analysts will have to dig deep to uncover a plot of double-crossing, top secret information and an extremist plot set to be put in motion at any minute.

 

The Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan fan experience will take place Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22 at the park located at the corner of 1st street and Martin Luther King Promenade – directly across from the San Diego Convention Center. It will be open daily from 9 am to 7 pm Thursday through Saturday, and 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday.

 

San Diego Comic-Con Panels

In addition to the experience, creators and talent from some of Amazon’s biggest series will be attending panels to discuss their shows. Fans will be treated to never-before-seen clips, and for one series, Amazon will debut an entire episode exclusively to SDCC attendees. Below are the details for Prime Video panels during San Diego Comic-Con:

 

Friday, July 20 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Room: Ballroom 20

Prime Video brings together six exciting creators to share insights and behind-the-scenes looks into their highly-anticipated upcoming Prime Original series. Featured panelists include: Carlton Cuse (Lost), Executive Producer of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, premiering August 31; The Tick creator Ben Edlund (Gotham); Sam Esmail(Mr. Robot) director of Homecoming; world-renowned author Neil Gaiman (American Gods), creator-writer-showrunner of Good OmensLore Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead); and Naren Shankar (Almost Human) showrunner of The Expanse.

 

Saturday, July 21 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm, Room: 6A

The Man in the High Castle returns to SDCC to preview its upcoming third season on Prime Video. This engaging panel will feature cast and creator discussion, exclusive sneak peeks, and audience Q&A. Panelists will include Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Rufus Sewell (Victoria), Jason O’Mara (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Stephen Root (Dallas & Robo) along with Executive Producers Isa Dick Hackett (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) and Dan Percival (Strike Back).

 

Amazon Prime Video named Exclusive Sponsor of the IGN Party

Amazon Prime Video’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be the exclusive sponsor for the IGN SDCC party. Located at the Andaz Rooftop overlooking downtown San Diego, the IGN SDCC Party presented by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will provide an immersive experience into the highly anticipated new series. The party kicks off at 8 pm on Friday, July 20.

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August 6th, 2016 by Cherry
Michael Cudlitz as Abraham, Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter, Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa, Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Tovah Feldshuh as Deanna Monroe, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Alexandra Breckenridge and Austin Nichols as Spencer Monroe - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Comic Con - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

 The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Comic Con – Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

I will not lie I kind of fangirled at the AMC Walking Dead Press Conference during SDCC 2016 and all I can say is ‘I’m just happy to be here’. The press conference had the Production Team: Scott Gimple, Exec Producer/Showrunner, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert – Executive Producers and Greg Nicotero, Director/Special Effects Make-up Supervisor. Cast members: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand, Josh McDermitt and Jeffrey Dean Morgan who answered questions about the upcoming and past seasons, new characters and the comic book series.

 

Official The Walking Dead Season 7 Comic-Con Trailer

The cast of the series is so big they split it into two parts <yoinks> and I got to ask one question <hurrah> but didn’t record it <bah> since we were told NO recordings but afterwards realized nobody else followed the rules but me <wah>.

Danai Gurira as Michonne; Michael Cudlitz as Sgt Abraham Ford; Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene; Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes; Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha; Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes; Josh McDermitt as Dr Eugene Porter - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Danai Gurira as Michonne; Michael Cudlitz as Sgt Abraham Ford; Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene; Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes; Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha; Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes; Josh McDermitt as Dr Eugene Porter – The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

This upcoming season of The Walking Dead (7th) will have a few new characters from the comic book series but they are a few years behind. Especially since they read the series and ‘know’ what’s coming around the bend for instant the dumpster episode was tough. They do read the tweets/blogs/fandom but don’t allow it to affect series decisions but they do respect fandom reaction. Of course a comic book pacing is different than a television series but fans of each and/or both are completely invested so the team wants to respect them and know that it’s a lifetime commitment with no real end in sight.

Director/Special Effects Makeup Greg Nicotero – The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 1 _ BTS – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

As a TV series fan I do know about the comic book series and have seen a few episodes. But since I’m only TV every season is a huge surprise with the who, what and why. My friends that read the comic book have to be warned for <no spoilers> but the producers did drop a few hints during the press conference that TWD world is expanding and that we’ll meet new groups of survivors. Which should add a lot of drama AND a tiger .. a CG Tiger <guffaw> that we saw in the trailer. I’ve heard about Shiva but wasn’t sure what/who and how that would affect the series but the trailer makes those new survivors totally bad ass but am not sure if they are what I’d call ‘good’ but of course the ‘nice’ wouldn’t survive a zombie apocalypse! The series is currently in VA but they said that we might get to see another region of the world with a new kind of weather. I’m hoping winter since I’d assume freezing cold would slow down zombies … I’m no scientist but zombies can freeze right??

Khary Payton as Ezekiel - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Khary Payton as Ezekiel – The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 3 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

As much as I’m team Rick and the rest of my survivor crew they were just too much of a bull in a china shop who always seemed to win and eventually (in real life). Even the biggest bully will meet an even BIGGER bully to knock them down and that’s happened with the introduction of Negan. We’ve gotten clues that someone was in charge with an even bigger more vicious group but I had no idea just how bad this other group will turn out to be in the upcoming season. I mean this past summer having to wait till October to find out who he plans to beat to death has had me on pins and needles! Sorry to say if we have to say goodbye to someone I’m fine with Maggie. How can you have a baby with zombies running around loose???

As I mentioned before I got to ask ONE question about Rick ending up with Michonne. The producers said that (paraphrase): It’s an amazing group of people and be embraced (that they embraced Michonne aka Danai Gurira) new cast members. The character Andrea in the comic book ended up with Rick but we decided to do something difference. I was in charge of the show. When he pitched it I was happy to have it happen. Sometimes in TV shows when you feel the chemistry between cast members in the moment you have to allow the characters to evolve and make room for development.

IMG_9731When the press conference concluded some of the cast members stayed behind to talk with press members. I made a beeline for Rick  Grimes aka Andrew Lincoln and asked well more stated that the scene when he and Michonne were in bed … well I just giggled than said always thought that he needed to be with a strong woman. Andrew laughed and said (paraphrase). ‘Me too I’ve been waiting for that for a long time’. <scream> so wish I’d recorded it but didn’t realize he’d answer my question!

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June 30th, 2016 by Cherry

Zombie fans you have to mark your calendar for AMC’s slate at the upcoming 2016 San Diego Comic Con! AMC will have a ‘The Walking Dead’ themed booth (#4237) in the convention center where fans can get photos of themselves with the evil Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) lineup from the season six finale (who’s going to die???) and the ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ yacht at the Fifth Avenue Pier behind the Convention Center. Fans can see what it’s like to live aboard the Abigail trying to survive!

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THE CAST AND PRODUCERS OF AMC’S

“THE WALKING DEAD,” “FEAR THE WALKING DEAD,” “PREACHER” AND UPCOMING LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW “GEEKING OUT” INVADE SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2016

WHAT:          The cast and producers of AMC’s hit scripted series “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Preacher” and upcoming late-night talk show “Geeking Out” will descend on this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA.

WHO:             “The Walking Dead” panelists include cast members Andrew LincolnNorman ReedusSteven YeunLauren Cohan, Danai GuriraChandler Riggs, Michael CudlitzSonequa Martin-GreenChristian SerratosRoss Marquand, Josh McDermitt and Jeffrey Dean Morgan along with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Executive Producer David Alpert.  The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.

“Fear the Walking Dead” panelists include cast members Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia along with Executive Producer and Showrunner David Erickson, Executive Producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and Dave Alpert.   The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.

“Preacher” panelists include cast members Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti and Graham McTavish along with Executive Producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Co-Executive Producer Garth Ennis.  The panel will be moderated by Kevin Smith.

In addition, Kevin Smith’s annual Comic Con panel will include a sneak peek of “Geeking Out” and a compilation of Kevin’s favorite scenes from season five of “Comic Book Men.” 

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WHEN:          “FEAR THE WALKING DEAD”

  • Panel from 12:00-1:00pm PTon Friday, July 22 in Hall H
  • Autograph session aboard the “Fear The Walking Dead” yacht from 12:00-1:00pm PT on Saturday, July 23, Fifth Avenue Pier (Behind Convention Center)
  • “Fear The Walking Dead” Abigail experience is free to all (ages 13+) and open ThursdayFriday and Saturday from 9:00am – 9:00pm PT.

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“THE WALKING DEAD”

  • Panel from 1:00-2:00pm PTon Friday, July 22 in Hall H
  • Autograph session from 2:30-3:30pm PTon Friday, July 22 at AMC’s booth #4237

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“PREACHER”

  • Panel and live stage reading of the penultimate season one episode on Friday, July 22from 6:30-8:30pm PT in Hall H

 

“GEEKING OUT” 

  • Kevin Smith panel at 7:00pm PTon Saturday, July 23 in Hall H

 

Space at interview opportunities is limited, please RSVP for confirmation. 

 

About “The Walking Dead”

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” reigns as television’s most watched drama for Adults 18-49. “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.  The series is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

 

About “Fear the Walking Dead” 

As “Fear the Walking Dead” embarks on the second half of season two, the Clark, Manawa and Salazar families fracture. The events that took place at the Abigail compound have set all of our heroes adrift. Now they must forge their own paths to survive. “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert and stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris, Colman Domingo as Strand and Danay Garcia as Luciana.

 

About “Preacher” 

Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, “Preacher” is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power: the ability to make people do his bidding with just a word. Once this power attracts the attention of two mysterious angels (Fiore and DeBlanc), Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (“This Is the End,” “Superbad,” “Neighbors”) and showrunner Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”).

 

About “Geeking Out”

Hosted by Kevin Smith (“Comic Book Men,” “Clerks”) and Greg Grunberg (“Heroes, “Heroes Reborn” “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”), the 30-minute late-night talk show will take a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and feature talk, clips, celebrity interviews and out-of-the-studio segments. The series is produced by Matador Content and The Weinstein Company in association with Bandwagon Media with Jay Peterson, Patrick Reardon, Smith and Grunberg serving as executive producers.

 

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(r) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years.  AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “Hell on Wheels,” “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Humans,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands” and the forthcoming “The Night Manager,” “Feed the Beast,” “Preacher,” “The Son” and “The Terror.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “The Making of The Mob,” “Comic Book Men” and the upcoming “Ride with Norman Reedus” and “The American West.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

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