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SDCC 14: Dreamworks Animation Panel Line up

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DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox would like you to save the date for the following press opportunities at Comic-Con 2014.  Please let us know if you are interested in covering and we will send official confirmations next week.

Thursday, July 24th

10:30AM                              DreamWorks Animation Comic-Con Press Line Begins

Location: Hilton Bayfront – Room OP

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell

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  • Director Tim Johnson

11:15AM                              DreamWorks Animation Comic-Con Press Conference Begins for PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

Location: Hilton Bayfront – Room KL

11:30AM-1:00PM             DreamWorks Animation Comic-Con Presentation

Location: Hall H

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PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

Release: November 26, 2014, in 3D

Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then … you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world.

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Release: March 27, 2015, in 3D

When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

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SDCC 14: SyFy’s Sharknado 2, Dominion, Helix, Defiance and Ascension panels

Friday, July 24th 

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Sharknado 2: The Second One 

Panel:                   7:15PM-8:15PM   Room 6BCF

Get your chainsaws ready! A #Sharknado is about to hit the Big Apple. Join Sharknado 2: The Second One stars Ian Ziering (Fin Shepard), Tara Reid (April Wexler), Vivica A. Fox (Skye), Kari Wuhrer (Ellen Shepard Brody), Judah Friedlander (Bryan) and Director Anthony C. Ferrante as they take you into the eye of the social media and pop culture storm of the century. Get exclusive details on Syfy’s global blockbuster which will ravage nearly 90 countries this July.

Friday, July 25th 

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Dominion

Panel:                  5:30PM-6:30PM   Room 6DE

When angels wage war on humans, you can bet it’ll make for one hell of a Comic-Con panel. Join series’ stars Chris Egan (Alex Lannon), Tom Wisdom (Archangel Michael), Roxanne McKee (Claire Riesen), Alan Dale (General Riesen), Anthony Stewart Head (Senator David Whele) and Executive Producer Vaun Wilmott as they initiate you into the world of Dominion, Syfy’s all-new hit series. They’ll also share details about what goes on behind the scenes in post-apocalyptic Vega.

Saturday, July 26th 

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Helix

Panel:                  12:00PM-1:00PM  Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Indigo Ballroom

Get top line security clearance for behind-the scenes secrets from Syfy’s hit show Helix.  Kyra Zagorsky (Dr. Julia Walker), Mark Ghanime (Major Sergio Balleseros), Jordan Hayes (Dr. Sarah Jordan), Neil Napier (Dr. Peter Farragut) and Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and Steven Maeda give you exclusive access to Arctic Biosystems, and divulge details about what’s in store for season two when the series returns.

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Defiance 

Panel:                  1:00PM-2:00PM   Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Indigo Ballroom

The explosive second season of Syfy’s groundbreaking multi-platform series Defiance has kicked into gear, and nothing is as it seems. Join Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa), Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), Jesse Rath (Alak Tarr) and Executive Producer Kevin Murphy as they discuss the big changes—and huge chances—their characters have taken in this dark and daring chapter of the show.

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Ascension

Panel:                  3:15PM-4:15PM   Room 6DE

In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of people on a century-long voyage to find a new home for humanity. Lucky for us, three of those people were Tricia Helfer (Viondra Denninger), Brian Van Holt (Captain William Denninger) and Andrea Roth (Juliet Bryce).  Join them, the rest of the cast and Executive Producer Philip Levens as they give you an exclusive look deep into space—and the mysteries that unfold there—in Syfy’s hotly anticipated event series, Ascension.

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SDCC 14: A&E’s “Bates Motel” Panel

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Who:   
Emmy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Academy Award nominee for Up in the AirThe Departed), Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryFinding Neverland), Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones) and Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” The Dark Knight Rises).

What:   
Series stars will join executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) for a thought provoking panel discussion about the critically acclaimed drama at San Diego’s Comic-Con. Panel will be moderated by Dan Snierson of Entertainment Weekly.

Where:   
Comic-Con International, San Diego Convention Center  111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

When:  
Panel: Friday, July 25 from 3:30p – 4:30p  Room: 6A

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SDCC 14: MTV’s “Teen Wolf” Panel

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MTV announced today the “Teen Wolf” panel at San Diego Comic-Con will take place on Thursday, July 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Ballroom 20.  Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, plus new cast members Shelley Hennig and Dylan Sprayberry, along with Executive Producer Jeff Davis, will once again take Comic-Con by storm, giving fans a can’t-miss panel in which they will share season four secrets, debut a new mid-season trailer and answer fan questions.  The panel will be moderated by Buzzfeed Senior Editor, Jarett Wieselman."TEEN WOLF" SEASON 4 - starring Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holl
 
On Friday, July 25 MTV will also host the “Teen Wolf” press room from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.  For press room inclusion consideration, please contact Rayna Schwartz, Katie Magnotta, Juliana Clifton; contact details are below.  You must receive a confirmation in order to attend.
 
Teen Wolf” will also have a show-themed booth on the convention center floor for the first time ever.  The booth (#3729) will be open to fans all weekend long and will be highlighted by signings and special appearances by cast and crew.  The booth will also feature four full days of activations where fans can insert themselves into a custom character poster and create their own “Teen Wolf”-inspired monster. Additionally, MTV commissioned artist Swann Smith to illustrate a limited edition bestiary that serves as a full guide to the creatures of Beacon Hills.  The bestiary will be distributed for free throughout the weekend and Swann will be on hand signing copies at the booth. "TEEN WOLF" SEASON 4 - starring Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holl
 
There will also be a cast signing at the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment booth (#4213), which distributes the DVD.  Special edition season three DVDs that will be exclusive to Comic-Con attendees, will also be available for purchase at the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment booth. 
 
For more ways to connect with “Teen Wolf” like it on Facebook at Facebook.com/teenwolf or follow the show on Twitter @MTVTeenWolf and #TeenWolfSDCC. 
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COMPLETE SCHEDULE
 
Thursday, July 24
“Teen Wolf” Panel
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Ballroom 20     
 
Friday, July 25
Press Room
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Hilton Bayfront Hotel
*Must RSVP and receive confirmation from MTV to attend.  Exact room location will be release upon confirmation.
Signing
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment booth (#4213)

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SDCC 14: Starz Original Series “Outlander” Panel

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This year Starz will present the highly anticipated new series “Outlander,” based on  Diana Gabaldon bestselling novels will have a panel at San Diego Comic Con 2014.Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall and Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall in the STARZ Original Series OUTLANDER

“Outlander” spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. It follows the story of Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a married combat nurse from 1945, who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. Upon her arrival, she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited and Claire’s heart is torn between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall in the STARZ Original Series OUTLANDER

  “Outlander” premieres Saturday, August 9 at 9:00 pm ET/PT exclusively on STARZ and is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

“Outlander” Online:
For more information, go to the official Outlander Facebook Page and follow @Outlander_Starz on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation with #Outlander and #STARZ. 

Website: http://www.starz.com/originals/Outlander

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WHAT:    Starz’ Official San Diego Comic Con 2014 panel:
From “Outlander:” Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, Author Diana Gabaldon, and cast including Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish and Lotte Verbeek  
 

WHEN:    Panel on Friday, July 25th from 2:15 – 3:15 in room 6A 

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Review – The Last Tinker: City of Colors I PC

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In a world where creativity has given way to conflict a young boy Koru save Tinkerworld from the all-devouring Bleakness. Use the power of those colors to aggravate (red), frighten (green) and grieve (blue) your enemies as you manipulate them to solve logical puzzles and overcome various obstacles.

Explore the beautifully handcrafted districts of Colortown with agile Koru in free-running fashion and meet various fantastical and charming creatures. Return the colors to Tinkerworld in this tale about the power and beauty of imagination.

Presentation/Visuals:

The last Tinker: City of Colors is a 3D action platformer similar to games like Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Dexter, The environments are very vibrant and colorful and the levels are a decent size. As for the graphics the team went for the paper/cartoonish look for the game. The world of Tinkerwold is divided by 3 colors aggravate (red), frighten (green) and grieve (blue) and each level is also represented by a color, lizards, turtles, bears and few other familiar animals are also connected to those colors. Everything about The Last Tinker reminds me the past 3 generations ago when 3d plats was at its peak.

The one downfall I have for the level designs is the fact that there isn’t a wide verity of them, if it wasn’t for the built in guide system I would have been lost plenty of times.

Controls/Gameplay:

f_greendistrict2_windmill_00_130216025895243046Like all casual 3D platform games the controls are straight forward and simple, you have your attack, evade, buttons. But unlike usually games before it The Last Tinker doesn’t have a jump button with will throw some players off. The Combat is punch chain base similar to that of a arcade beat’em up game as you play the evade button comes in handy when dealing with multiple enemies, sometimes it can be problematic as well, especially when the camera is involved, theirs times where I would evade and because the camera doesn’t rotate I find myself diving into more trouble which is frustrating at times. In all the combat controls work but leaves much to be desired.

The last Tinker its purist is a puzzle game, players will use a yellow mushroom character who can be manipulate and used to solve logical puzzles and overcome various obstacles all form a simple whistle.

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One aspect of the game I found fun would be the pipe grinding, some levels have rail portions to them and players must time there jumps as they jump from one pipe to another, During these portions of the game I found myself wanting more sections like this in the game, It’s a nice little addition to each level

Sounds:

The soundtrack for the game is appealing and does a great job setting the vibe for each level, the music differentiates between levels and makes the levels more appealing.

Besides the sound effects for attacks and other environment interact there’s absolutely no dialogue throughout the game, instead we hear gibberish lingo that reminds me of the Sims whenever you talk to NPCs, this really bugged me as I played through the game.

Verdict:

The Last Tinker: City of Colors is a visually appealing game which surprisingly has minor flaws for a small production game, its safe and charming which should please all causal gamers especially fans of the genre. How every the gameplay is not completely sound and needs some work

 

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Dark horse Celebrate Earth Day with Brian Woods The Massive

tabletThere are no shortage of ways to celebrate the 44th Earth Day, and today Dark Horse offers comics fans the perfect opportunity to get in the worldwide celebration of eco-consciousness!

Today, and today only, Dark Horse is offering digital comics readers two special offers to catch up on Brian Wood’s acclaimed series, The Massive! Fans can catch up on all 22 issues for only $10! Not only that, we are giving away the first four issues absolutely free!

The Massive follows a group of direct-action environmentalists after the world has experienced a crippling ecological disaster.  With society grinding to a halt and the planet itself in a state of rebellion, this group sails the world’s oceans looking not only for its lost sister ship, the titular Massive, but for some sense of logic in all the chaos.  What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world’s already ended?

Download Brian Wood’s The Massive to your iOS or Android device, and head to your local comic shop tomorrow to pick up The Massive #22, and find out what critics have been raving about!

Praise for The Massive:

Wood manages to perfectly blend suspense and moral philosophies with geo-political brushstrokes to create one of the freshest books on shelves.”Complex

“Wood’s post-crash world is still just as big as it was before, and he continues to find intriguing ways to explore it, while building up enough history and characters within the context of the series to keep it exciting. The Massive…remains as interesting as it did when it began.” Comic Book Resources

“The Massive is a gripping read that should have no trouble winning over many readers to Wood’s newest creator-owned venture.”IGN

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WonderCon 2014 News: Nerdist Panel Schedule

Nerdist folks will be hanging out throughout the weekend, please make sure you check out there panels down below!

Friday 6:30-7:30 (RM 213)

The Indoor Kids - The Indoor Kids is a Nerdist Industries podcast about video games, sure, but it’s also about all the other things that keep us from frolicking in the sunshine – games, movies, TV, books, apps, and more! Come watch as comedian/actor Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon ValleyPortlandiaAdventuretime) and writer Emily V Gordon (Flower Deranger) bring their podcast live to you at Wondercon! With special guests Kevin Pereira (Attack of the Show), comedian Jordan Morris and more!

Friday 7:30-8:30 (RM 213)

James Bonding – Who doesn’t love 007? James Bonding is the podcast where everyone’s favorite MI6 agent gets analyzed and discussed by Matt Mira (The Nerdist PodcastAttack of the Show) and Matt Gourley (SuperegoDrunk History). Come watch as the pair get into the ultimate debate of who is the best double O alongside a panel of fellow Bond lovers fighting for their James.

Saturday 3:30-4:30 (RM 213)

Nerdist News Live – Jessica Chobot (Mass Effect 3) and the Nerdist News team will catch you up on the latest in movie, TV, comic book, gaming and tech news. The Nerdist team is going to break down the days’ news, interview guests and then turn some of the questions (and jokes!) over to you.

Sunday 12:00-1:00 (ARENA)

The Nerdist Panel – Join Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central’s @Midnight, AMC’s Talking Dead) and some very-relevant-to-your-interests talent from across the growing Nerdist Empire. Chris and friends will engage in lively conversation about the big things to come for Nerdist in the near future. Surprises, big announcements and, of course, quemments await!

Sunday 2:00 – 3:00 (RM 207)

Cosplay 101- Come explore the ins and outs of cosplay with the fabricators and cosplayers leading the way. Join Chloe Dykstra (SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay) and Johnny Wickham (JustCosCosplay Confidential) as they find out how some of the best cosplayers around the world create their looks, exploring fabrication, design, and character. Are you a cosplayer? We want to see it! Come show off your work!

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Dark horse announces Exclusives for WonderCon 2014

WITCHER #1 CVR VARAs the pop culture world gears up for this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, Dark Horse announces two special variant covers for this year’s show!

First up, Dark Horse brings an all-new variant cover for a critical hit and fan favorite, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with an exclusive Season Ten first-issue cover by Tomb Raider art director Brian Horton! Limited to 1,000 copies, these are sure to be scarce!

Second is a variant for Angel & Faith Season Ten #1, by Buffy cover LOUADC HC CVR-BCartist Steve Morris! Again, with only 1,000 copies produced, these will go fast!

These two special WonderCon exclusives will retail for $5 and are limited to five per person.

Dark Horse also has three other convention exclusives, produced in limited editions and available while supplies last!

Legendary artist Stan Sakai has done a special cover for the upcoming The Witcher, a canonical tie-in series in the world of the Witcher video games, which have collectively won over 250 awards and sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide! All proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition variant will benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai.

HBYIB HC CON EX CVRArt Baltazar and Franco bring you the characters that sprung from Mike Mignola’s imagination, with an AW YEAH twist, in Itty Bitty Hellboy! A limited-edition hardcover is available at WonderCon for $20, while supplies last!

The Last of Us: American Dreams, from Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, collects the comics that are the official lead-in to the game. This limited-edition hardcover will first be available at PAX East this weekend, and then in very limited quantities at WonderCon for $24.99.

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