Entertainment Weekly will explode onto Comic-Con 2015 across all platforms; print, video, radio, and social media, making the EW Comic-Con Studio at the Hard Rock Hotel the ultimate talent destination. EW.com will deliver non-stop video content and commentary from the convention, offering fans intimate access to the pulse of the city, a close-up look at the memorable costumes that superfans wear, and a window into the after-hours action that makes Comic-Con such a unique event. Viewers can also get in on the festival action while EW’s award-winning writers and editors interview the TV and film industries’ biggest names in the EW Comic-Con Studio sponsored by LG G4.
“Comic-Con has always been about celebrating the fans and finding new ways to connect them with their favorite actors, directors, showrunners and franchises,” said Henry Goldblatt, Editor ofEntertainment Weekly. “We’re thrilled to once again bring EW’s unique and unparalleled access at San Diego Comic-Con to even more fans through partnerships with Moviepilot, SiriusXM and Tumblr.”
The EW Comic-Con Studio and LG G4 Hospitality Suite will be a one-stop shop for the leading TV and film stars to promote their upcoming projects. For the third year, EW Radio on SiriusXM (channel 105), will air live interviews and coverage with morning show hosts Dalton Ross and Jessica Shaw, and News & Notes host Julia Cunningham with EW Senior Writer Kyle Anderson.
Entertainment Weekly will also expand its already impressive social footprint at Comic-Con this year through a partnership with the geek-centric pop culture platform, Moviepilot. Moviepilot,www.moviepilot.com, a leading entertainment fan site with more than 25 million unique visitors each month and 29 million Facebook fans – with an audience that skews young (80% aged 35 and under) – offers an easy to navigate open-posting model, giving fans a voice with mass audiences and building the next generation of entertainment tastemakers. The Moviepilot and Entertainment Weeklypartnership will bring together Moviepilot’s team of expert fan correspondents as they are matched with their pop culture heroes to create interactive and synergetic out-of-the-box video segmentswhich will post on both EW.com and www.moviepilot.com. “Our mission since day one has been to open up Hollywood to the fans, and Entertainment Weekly shares that passion,” said Tobi Bauckhage, CEO and Co-founder of Moviepilot. “We work a lot with movie studios on connecting top fan influencers with the content they love. So the opportunity to combine our fan base and reach withEntertainment Weekly’s reputation and access at Comic-Con just made sense.”
Tumblr will provide a Tumblr GIF booth at the EW Comic-Con Studio, where talent will be invited to stop by and commemorate their visit at the studio with a fun animated photo. Entertainment Weekly will then post these GIFs on their Tumblr athttp://www.tumblr.com/entertainmentweekly so fans can experience some of the most exciting moments from the EW Studio and share them with their connections.
2015 also marks the third edition of “Inside Comic-Con” an EW bonus issue, which will be distributed on the ground in San Diego throughout the weekend and can be purchased beginning Thursday, July 7on all tablet devices. The bonus issue is a must-read guide for the passionate, engaged and influential Comic-Con attendee, and will feature all the scoop on the hottest movies, comics and TV including a “Comic-Con To-Do List” by Conan O’Brien. Plus, EW’s always popular Comic-Con preview double issue, which will be printed on new and improved paper stock, will hit nationwide newsstands July 3rd.
No Comic-Con experience would be complete without EW’s legendary closing night party on Saturday evening, July 11. The poolside fete will once again take place at FLOAT at the Hard Rock Hotel and will attract some of Hollywood’s biggest film and television talent in a celebration of all things pop culture. This year’s highly anticipated party will feature activations from sponsors HBO, Honda, Bud Light Lime and Bud Light Ritas, along with tunes from DJ Michelle Pesce.
Along with reporting on all of the weekend’s festivities, Entertainment Weekly will also host the following panels and screening at the festival, descriptions below.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY 2015 COMIC-CON PANELS & SCREENINGS
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY presents
BRAVE NEW WARRIORS moderated by West Coast News Editor Lynette Rice
A discussion with Zachary Levi (Heroes: Reborn), Sam Heughan (Outlander) Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black), Kevin Durand (The Strain)about the thrills and fears of taking on iconic characters, how they broke into the business, and their favorite stories from set.
Friday, July 10, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Hall H
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY presents a special world premiere screening and
Q&A moderated by Senior Writer Darren Franich of
AMAZON ORIGINAL SERIES The Man in the High Castle
*Watch EW’s first-ever limited live broadcast from the event on EW.com at 7:30pm PT/10:30pm ET
Friday, July 10, doors open at 6:30 p.m.
San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave. at B Street
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY presents
WOMEN WHO KICK ASS! moderated by Senior Writer Sara Vilkomerson
A discussion with Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Kathy Bates (American Horror Story)
Gal Gadot (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and other fierce, fearless, and flat-out fantastic female actors who open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield.
Saturday, July 11, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Hall H