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I’m so excited about the Star Trek: Discover takeover at San Diego Comic Con from an art exhibit to panel AND a contest to take photos with Star Trek Officers! I’m ready to be beamed up Scotty! Who plans to meet me at the Gallery Takeover in Gaslamp and search for photos ops??? Tweet me to geek out in the gaslamp with Star Trek …….
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY GALLERY TAKEOVER
Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23
CBS is creating a fully immersive Discovery experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue); Comic-Con badges are not mandatory for entry. The exhibit will feature the debut of – and a photo opportunity with – the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters, and the location will also house an official Star Trek Shop with items exclusive to Comic-Con.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) June 29, 2017
“MEET STARFLEET” STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PANEL
Saturday, July 22 at 2:30pm in Ballroom 20
Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Star Trek was a television series that inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. This fall, Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, while learning that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. Join cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp and James Frain, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Heather Kadin, Aaron Harberts and Akiva Goldsman for a conversation and introduction to Discovery.
The panel will be moderated by series guest star Rainn Wilson, who is set to play Harry Mudd, the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal first introduced in Star Trek: The Original Series.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PEDICABS
Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23
Fans can get free “intergalactic” rides throughout the Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair. The pedicabs will feature the series’ chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its arm rests which, in this case, will screen trailers for the highly anticipated new show. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back.
Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22
Fans can take part in the #TrekDiscovery Challenge when they encounter an array of authentically costumed Trek ambassadors, representing crews from five of the Star Trektelevision series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyagerand Enterprise). Fans who post photos of themselves with each of the five series’ crews – and also in the Discovery captain’s chair at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery – and who tag all six photos with the #TrekDiscovery challenge hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, will be eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access. Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can find clues regarding the location of the #TrekDiscovery crews by following @StarTrek on Twitter and Instagram.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) July 17, 2017
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)
VIKINGS FUNERAL – Friday, July 21 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park South
VIKINGS “WARRIOR’S ALLEGIANCE” CONVENTION CENTER BOOTH – July 19-23 – Booth #4215
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
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.
“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” 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
I am so excited to tell everyone about the new ArcLight Cinemas and San Diego Filmmakers Partnership kicking off July 19 in La Jolla!
The new forum is designed to support, educate and enrich women working in and those aspiring to work in the film, media, and entertainment fields. The launch will commence with a kickoff event on July 19, 2016, at ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla with a special evening of content specifically designed for industry women.
Gretchen McCourt, ArcLight’s Executive Vice President, stated “It is important to discuss how the film industry is impacted by women filmmakers, especially in the San Diego region. The launch of this network is a golden opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to learn more about challenges faced by women in entertainment, and how women can collaborate within the industry to make cinematic history.”
Francine Filsinger, President of San Diego Filmmakers, added, “With this network, we’re striving to increase our resources for women in the San Diego Filmmaking community to enhance professional growth in entertainment industry leadership positions.”
The San Diego community is supporting this program to provide education and collaboration opportunities, programs for women in the entertainment industry and networking opportunities. The kickoff event on July 19th will be an opportunity for attendees to hear advice from accomplished speakers in the film and entertainment industry about issues facing women.
Panelists include Stephanie Caleb; President of Creative Affairs, Cinelou Films/Cinelou Releasing; Linda Brown, Emmy Award-winning Cinematographer; Brent Altomar
Launch Event Details:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Doors Open: 5:00pm
Programming Begins: 6:00pm
4425 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Tickets are $25 each, available via ArcLight Cinemas
All who are interested in learning more are invited to attend the launch event. More information can be found below:
ABOUT San Diego Filmmakers
San Diego Filmmakers, a recognized 501(c)(3) educational organization, was established on the fundamental premise that filmmaking is an art encompassing many crafts coming together to tell a story in the most truthful sense. In September 2005, award-winning writers, directors, and producers formed San Diego Filmmakers to create a synergistic resource for filmmakers. Another core conviction of San Diego Filmmakers is that art is best learned by sharing. Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month, presenting high-quality guest speakers sharing insights, experience and passion for the Art of Filmmaking. San Diego Filmmakers connects with over 8,000 industry veterans and enthusiasts and is dedicated to celebrating and elevating the art of filmmaking. Additional information about San Diego Filmmakers is available at www.sdfilmmakers.org.
ABOUT ArcLight Cinemas
ArcLight Cinemas, created by Pacific Theatres, a privately owned, Los Angeles-based company with 60 years of theatrical exhibition history throughout California, Hawaii and Washington is a premier moviegoing experience with an unparalleled commitment to bringing a variety of rich cinematic content to moviegoers in all markets. ArcLight Cinemas operates eight theaters in California including Hollywood, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, El Segundo, Santa Monica, Culver City and La Jolla, as well as one theater in Bethesda, MD, Chicago and Glenview, IL, with a new location in Boston for early 2018. ArcLight also owns and operates the historic Cinerama Dome and programs the TCL Chinese Theatre and IMAX in Hollywood. Pacific Theatres currently operates theaters in Los Angeles that include The Grove and The Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA. Additional information about ArcLight Cinemas is available at ArcLight Cinemas.
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 …..
Help Dark Horse Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary by taking a Short Survey & You Could Be the Big Winner!
WIN A TRIP TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!
Now this is a contest you can cosplay too! Wow, Dark Horse wants to send a lucky comic book loving geek to San Diego Comic Con 2016. This is the ultimate convention prize with a 4-day pass, airfare, hotel, $300 cash & VIP entry to special DH events and all that you have to do is take a survey and maybe you’ll get into the hottest convention in the world! If you win can I be your plus one????
Have you ever wanted to attend the greatest pop culture event in the world? Well, Dark Horse Comics is now giving you the chance to party in style at San Diego Comic-Con!
To celebrate Dark Horse Comics’ thirtieth anniversary, we are offering a trip to San Diego Comic-Con that includes:
• Two (2) four-day passes (July 21–24)
• VIP access to Dark Horse events and activities
• VIP wristbands for all ticketed Dark Horse booth signings
• Hotel room for four days and three nights
• Round-trip travel for two to San Diego, California
• $300 spending money
• One (1) Dark Horse Comic-Con exclusive of your choice
And what do you have to do to win all this, you ask? Simple: take a five-minute survey about your interests in comics and pop culture! That’s it! There’s nothing to buy!
To the many fans and readers who have been with us over our thirty years in business, we want to give something back to all those who have supported us along the way. And what’s a better way to say thank you than an all expense paid trip to San Diego Comic-Con? So come help Dark Horse Comics ring in thirty years by taking our quick survey and letting us know a little bit more yourself and you may be heading to Comic-Con International this July!
The sweepstakes opens on April 4, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. (PT) and closes on May 30, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Winner will be announced June 3, 2016. All official rules, regulations, and details are available online.
About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.
Who’s heading to the BBC AMERICA Cloneclub Fan Meeting at HOB San Diego on Saturday, July 11th! The lucky few who get in will be able to enjoy mimosas and mingle over music with favorite cast members/producers/creators at this fun event!
Leave a comment below with who’s your FAVORITE clone!
Getting my Geek Party on Next Friday at SDCC thanks to National Geographic Channel! RSVP and meet me for a night of SCIENCE!
National Geographic Channel invites you to Nerd Nite at San Diego's Comic-Con next Friday, July 10th from 7:00 – 10:30 PM at SILO in Makers Quarter (753 15th Street, San Diego, CA).
The event will feature free food, trivia (with amazing prizes!) and incredible presentations including: "The Science of Jurassic World," by paleontologist Trevor Valle; "Shop Class 2.0," by Joan Horvath and Rich "Whosawhatsis" Cameron, co-founders of Maker Technology Consultancy Nonscriptum LLC; and "Dead Life: Making a Living in Taxidermy," by award-winning taxidermist Allis Markham.
National Geographic Channel teams up with us again for another free special Comic-Con edition of Nerd Nite featuring trivia, prizes, free food, and presentations sponsored by the hit series Brain Games, the Emmy-nominated series hosted by idea DJ and ‘Shots of Awe’ creator Jason Silva. Find us on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 7-10:30pm at Silo in Makers Quarter at 753 15th Street in San Diego. We will feature presentations, trivia, prizes, FREE FOOD, and much more. Just RSVP here.
Back to the lectures at-hand: *Presentation #1 The Science of Jurassic World by paleontologist Trevor Valle
*Presentation #2 Shop Class 2.0 by Joan Horvath & Rich ‘Whosawhatsis’ Cameron, Co-Founders of Maker Technology Consultancy Nonscriptum LLC
*Presentation #3 Dead Life: Making a Living Taxidermy by award-wining taxidermist Alllis Markham
Anyone want to meet me next Friday, (July 10th) at 7pm in San Diego? I’m excited to do ‘good’ at the first Geeks for Peace event hosted by Morgan Spurlock at the Moniker Warehouse at the 2015 SDCC. The party will be co-hosted by Kevin Smith and Gotham Chopra and will feature special guests including Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Frances Fisher, Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Scott Grimes (American Dad, Justified), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), Eddie Matos (Finding Carter) and Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Agents of Shield). The Band From TV will perform and guests will also include an art auction.
The Geeks for Peace event was conceived by Spurlock after he was presented with the Peace Hero Award by the youth of Kids for Peace in 2013 for his commitment to kids, peace, healthy living and using his voice for good. Funds raised during Geeks for Peace will help Kids for Peace support and expand their programs to underserved youth in the U.S., Pakistan, Iraq, Liberia and Kenya.
No not a star but will get to live out my voice actor fantasy thanks to the Nickelodeon booth i get to test out the interactive voice-record room with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) Donatello and Michelangelo. Well the voice-record room lets you do a VO for select scenes from beloved Nick TV Shows from the beginning like Rugrats and Spongebobs to their newest TMNT, the Legend of korra, Avatar and more! I’m hoping for Invader Zim and the Ren & Stimpy show but I LOVED the humor and voices from them. Really if I have time I’m going to do them ALL! bwa ha ha (had a Zim moment)!!! Did I mention that you might have the opportunity to pitch an original animated project for their first ever open call???? Nick’s animation development team be at the booth from Thursday to Saturday (July 24 – 26) looking for new shows to greenlight for it’s Global Animated Shorts program! I’m so excited to check out the booth so that I can try the Gif, take photos, pitch a show idea (not sure where i’ll find the time and/or idea but what the heck) and just see how the exhibit booth will look this year! I’m going on a limb and going to say that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be HUGE but they have such a great roster of shows that everyone will find a beloved show from childhood … well I watch them still (but I’m a kid at heart) that they’ll want to keep as a momento!