LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2008- TMRZoo.com – Last year, more than 125,000 fans packed the San Diego Convention Center to experience Comic-Con, the only convention of its size devoted to comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, movies, video games, TV and more, and, as anticipation builds for a record-breaking turnout at this year’s event, G4 is ready to take fans inside the phenomenon with six hours of exclusive live coverage. Two consecutive days of “Comic-Con ’08 Live” coverage will air Thursday, July 24 (7:00-10:00 pm ET) and Friday, July 25 (7:00-10:00 pm ET), only on G4.
“Comic-Con is probably the greatest fan spectacle and pop culture experience out there and G4’s young male viewers find more relevance to what goes on there than any other single event”,” said Neal Tiles, President, G4. “Similar to the role other festivals have played in defining past generations, Comic-con has evolved to become the cultural touchstone for what’s driving Gen Y males. While several networks use Comic-con to promote their shows, G4 is the only network that treats Comic-con AS the show”
G4’s popular personalities, including “Attack of the Show” Hosts Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn, will be dispatched to cover every corner of the show floor giving viewers a first-hand look inside the legendary event. Coverage will include breaking news announcements, world premiere trailers, outrageous fans and costumes, in-depth reviews, as well as live interviews with directors, producers and stars from top films and TV shows, including Samuel L. Jackson, Seth Rogan, Stan Lee, Michael C. Hall, Kiefer Sutherland, Rose McGowan, Corey Feldman, Amy Smart, Kal Penn, James Franco, Joel Silver, Robert Rodriguez, Ray Stevenson, Robert Smigel and Zack Snyder.
Additionally, G4 is offering comprehensive coverage via its website at G4TV.COM/COMICCON, where Comic-Con coverage including news, videos, and behind-the-scenes photos will be posted around the clock. Each day’s coverage will also be available the following day via G4 Mobile and G4 Podcasts, which rank among the industry’s most downloaded.
On Saturday, July 26, fans attending Comic-Con will have an opportunity to meet Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn and comic book expert Blair Butler who will be signing autographs in Autograph Alley beginning at 12:00 pm. Following the signing at 2:00 pm, G4 will present a panel about “Attack of the Show,” featuring Kevin, Olivia, Blair and the show’s Executive Producer Gavin Purcell. The panel will offer an in-depth look at the “Day in the Life of a Tech Show,” giving fans a rare glimpse at what it takes to create a daily variety tech show. At 4:00 pm, “Code Monkeys” creator Adam de la Pena will sign autographs for fans on the G4 stage.