Wednesday, March 04, 2015

KaBOOM! and Cartoon Network Enterprises Welcome New Artist in
'Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles'
Original Graphic Novel


AT Vol. 5 OGN: Graybles Schmaybles
Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles Cover by Stephanie Gonzaga
 
March 4, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - KaBOOM!, the award-winning all-ages imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, are excited to announce the April debut of its fifth volume in the award-winning Adventure Time original graphic novel (OGN) series, Adventure Time Vol. 5: Graybles Schmaybles, presented in full color. Featuring 160 pages of adventure, as well as the franchise return of writer Danielle Corsetto and the debut of artist Bridget Underwood, Adventure Time Vol. 5: Graybles Schmaybles follows on the success of The New York Times bestselling books Adventure Time Vol. 1: Playing with Fire, Adventure Time Vol. 2: Pixel Princesses, Adventure Time Vol. 3: Seeing Red, and Adventure Time Vol. 4: Bitter Sweets.

“We’re overjoyed to welcome Danielle back to writing an Adventure Time original graphic novel,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Her approach to storytelling is always such a great fit with these characters. Also: Bridget Underwood is a real find. Her artwork brings to life the Land of Ooo perfectly. I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot more of her work in the years to come!”
 
In Graybles Schmaybles, best buds Finn & Jake are about to go on their craziest adventure yet—and they don’t even have to leave their living room. The two pals discover a tiny cube all by its lonesome in the middle of the woods after helping Party God with his technical issues. Their commitment to never leaving the helpless finds their new friend back at the treehouse. Finn and Jake soon discover that some of the most harmless looking things can be the most dangerous.

KaBOOM!'s award-winning Adventure Time comics are based on the hit Cartoon Network original series. From the mind of series creator Pendleton Ward and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, Adventure Time follows the unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, best buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants—and always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades.

The Adventure Time Vol. 5: Graybles Schmaybles softcover arrives from KaBOOM! and Cartoon Network Enterprises in comic shops on April 1st with a cover illustrated by Stephanie Gonzaga (Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake) for the price of $12.99 under Diamond order code FEB151177.

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is March 9th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.


ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey's Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV's The Woods; Mark Waid's Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!'s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

ABOUT CARTOON NETWORK ENTERPRISES
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for LazyTown Entertainment and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is regularly the #1 U.S. television network in primetime among boys 6-11 & 9-14. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.
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IN BRIGHTEST DAY, IN BLACKEST NIGHT…
MOTOR CITY COMIC CON SHINES LIGHT ON 2015 COMIC AND MEDIA STARS
Tickets now available for May 15, 16 and 17 event at the Suburban Collection Showplace
 
Novi, MI (March 4, 2015) – Fighting for truth, justice and the American way, Motor City Comic Con enlists a new cast and crew of comic and media guests for its 26th annual comic con event. Michigan’s No. 1 pop-culture event gathers fans of all ages to meet and greet more than 300 creators, writers, illustrators and actors from their favorite comics, television shows and movies. The event takes place on Friday, May 15 (12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.), Saturday, May 16 (10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and Sunday, May 17 (10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at the Suburban Collection Showplace located at 46100 Grand River Ave in Novi. Event tickets and VIP passes can be purchased by visiting http://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/new-tix/.
 
May the odds be ever in your favor for Saturday’s cosplay contest where local celebrity judges will determine which comic con lovers will win prizes and gift packages. Cowabunga! Motor City Comic Con’s annual Saturday Night Bash celebrates comic con weekend providing entertainment and refreshments to the public. Sunday is also Kid’s Day featuring kid-friendly activities with the comic and media guests.
 
Hot off the Daily Planet press, Motor City Comic Con guest announcements include:
 
Katey Sagal: Sagal starred in FOX’s Married with Children and ABC’s 8 Simple Rules, and was the voice of Leela in the animated Comedy Central series Futurama. From 2008 to 2011, Sagal took on the role of Gemma, the matriarch of the biker gang series Sons of Anarchy on FX, earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV – Drama.
Dean Cain: Cain flew into the spotlight with his portrayal of Superman and Clark Kent in ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in 1993, alongside Terri Hatcher. Cain helped pave the way for the mainstream acceptance of comic book superheroes. After Lois & Clark, he hosted TBS’ Ripley’s Believe It or Not and starred in several movies, including Out of Time and The Perfect Husband.
Robert Englund: Best known for his role as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street and spin-off movies, Englund attended the Cranbrook Theatre School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and later Oakland University, where he trained at the Meadow Brook Theater. Englund has appeared in more than 75 films alongside Oscar-winners, such as Jeff Bridges, Henry Fonda and Susan Sarandon, and countless TV series, such as V; FOX’s Bones; CBS’ Criminal Minds and Hawaii 5-0.
Steven Yeun: Rasied in Troy, Mich., Yeun studied at Kalamazoo College before starring in AMC’s The Walking Dead as Glenn Rhee. He has also played roles in NBC’s Law & Order: Los Angeles, and Syfy’s Warehouse 13.
John Schneider: Schneider is best known for his role as Bo Duke in the CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard and the original General Lee Charger will joining him in hot pursuit at the event. Schneider is also known for his role as Clark Kent’s father in the WB/CW series Smallville. He is also an accomplished country music singer, releasing nine studio albums.
Ian Ziering: Ziering became a household name after his role as Steve Sanders on the FOX series Beverly Hills, 90210. More recently, he is recognized for his role in the cult fan favorite movie TV SyFy Sharknado.
Robert Patrick: Patrick’s breakthrough role came when he starred in Terminator 2: Judgment Day and proceeded to act in Striptease and the FOX TV series The X-Files. Patrick was also the voice of Piandao in Avatar, Alcide Herveaux’s father in HBO’s True Blood and most currently as Les Packer in FX’s Sons of Anarchy.
Ryan Hurst: Hurst is known for his roles in Disney’s Remember the Titans as Gerry Bertier, and Opie on FX’s Sons of Anarchy.
Emily Kinney: Kinney currently plays the role of Beth on AMC’s The Walking Dead. She also can be seen in episodes of Showtime’s The Big C, CBS’s The Good Wife, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, and USA’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
E. Roger Mitchell: Mitchell is best known for his roles in AMC’s The Walking Dead, CW’s One Tree Hill, Selma, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Equalizer, Flight, Anchor Man: The Legend Continues, The Shield, The Legend of Bagger Vance and The Spectacular Now.
Jodi Lyn O’Keefe: O’Keefe portrayed Cassidy Bridges on CBS’ Nash Bridges and Gretchen Morgan on FOX’s Prison Break as well as appeared in TNT’s Charmed, CBS’ Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. She has also starred in the movies, She’s All That and Whatever It Takes. Currently, she plays Dr. Jo Laughlin in the CW’s The Vampire Diaries.
Michael Welch: Known for his role as the popular Mike Newton in The Twilight film series, Welch is currently on the hit Syfy Channel original series Z Nation as Mack Thompson.
Neal Adams: Adams is an award-winning comic book artist known for his imagery of Marvel characters and his most popular DC Comics’ characters and stories, such as Batman, Brave and the Bold, Detective Comics, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Strange Adventures (Deadman), Superman vs. Muhammad Ali, and X-Men. Adams is credited for changing the past “Batman persona” to the “Avenger of the night” persona that he is today, portrayed in The Dark Knight series. He is highly-regarded in the comic world, described as a “genius” by the editor in chief of Marvel Comics.
Matt Wagner: Writing comics for over twenty years, Wagner is most known for creating Mage and Grendel. Wagner has also worked on a variety of notable characters, including Two-Face, the Batman villain in the graphic novel Faces and titles, such as Sandman Mystery Theatre and Trinity, a DC Comics series featuring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. He has also produced numerous comic covers, including Green Arrow, and is writing a Green Hornet spin-off for Dynamite Entertainment.
 
Simon Bisley: Bisley is a British comic artist best known for his work on ABC Warriors, Lobo and Sláine. He has a distinctive style using acrylics on Bristol board and does not commonly use airbrushes but household items to achieve his creative results. Simon has also worked on such titles as Judge Dredd, Hellblazer, Deathstroke, The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, Fear Itself: Deadpool/Fearsome Four, Batman/Judge Dredd, and numerous Heavy Metal covers.
 
This isn’t the end. Additional media and comic guest announcements are coming soon. For more information regarding Motor City Comic Con guests and events, visit www.motorcitycomiccon.com.
 
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About Motor City Comic Con
Michigan’s largest pop-culture event since 1989, Motor City Comic Con gathers comic book and multimedia dealers from across the country, offering a vast variety of pop-culture merchandise, including comics, art, t-shirts, movie memorabilia, posters and much more! Over 300 comic book creators, writers and artists are on site at Motor City Comic Con each year, as well as more than forty actors from the television and movie industry. Motor City Comic Con offers big fun for kids young and old! For more information, visit www.motorcitycomiccon.com
 
TRANSFORMERS RETURNS TO
HUMBLE BUNDLE WITH IDW PUBLISHING
Leading Publisher Re-Teams With The Pay-What-You-Want Site To Offer TRANSFORMERS Comics

San Diego, CA (March 4, 2015) - Humble Bundle and award-winning publisher IDW Publishing, in conjunction with Hasbro, are reteaming to offer the perfect opportunity to build a digital TRANSFORMERS comic collection. Not only does the bundle feature multiple collected volumes of the hit TRANSFORMERS series, it also boasts some of the most recent issues to date, making it easy to catch up to speed on the latest stories.

Humble Book Bundles typically last for a full two-week time span, however, the contents of this particular bundle are so premium that it will run as a limited time one-week offer. Also unique to this bundle is the "pay $5 or more over the average price" tier, which is being utilized in place of the standard fixed price tier.

https://www.humblebundle.com/books

Customers can name their price for the first 37 issues of TRANSFORMERS: More Than Meets the Eye and the one-shot Death of Optimus Prime.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive volumes 1-6 of TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise as well as TRANSFORMERS: Dark Cybertron Vol. 1.

Customers who pay $5 above the average price or more will receive all of the above plus TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise #33-#37 and TRANSFORMERS: Dark Cybertron Vol. 2.

“This new bundle of Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS comics features the newest directions for Optimus Prime, Megatron, and all your other favorite Autobots and Decepticons,” said Jeff Webber, IDW’s VP of Digital Publishing. “This collection includes brand new issues all the way up to the past month, documenting the very latest stories in IDW’s TRANSFORMERS Universe!”

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publishers and charity. The Humble TRANSFORMERS Bundle 2 Presented by IDW supports the Hasbro Children's Fund, which is dedicated to empowering childhood by bringing the sparkle of Hope, the joy of Play and the power of Service into the lives of the children who need it most.

The Humble TRANSFORMERS Bundle 2 Presented by IDW runs from now until Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

About Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions for awesome digital content and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers, offering them fully-featured titles at prices they set themselves. Consumers pay what they want and decide how to allocate their money between content creators, charity and a humble tip. Humble Bundle also offers the Humble Store, a digital storefront that features great games at great prices with a portion of sales going to select charities. Since the company's launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has helped empower its community to allocate more than $54 million toward charity to date. For more information, please visit https://www.humblebundle.com

About Hasbro Children’s Fund
The Hasbro Children’s Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to empower childhood by bringing “the sparkle of Hope, the joy of Play and the power of Service” into the lives of the children across the globe. Working with strategic charitable partners, the grants made through the Hasbro Children’s Fund support programs that deliver; stability for children in crisis; pediatric physical and mental health services; hunger security; educational programs; quality out of school time programming and programs that empower youth through service.  To learn more about these programs and how they are making a difference for children worldwide, please visit http://www.hasbro.org.

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews).

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

VIZ MEDIA WELCOMES SPRING WITH A NEW DIGITAL MANGA UPDATE AND CONTINUES PROMOTION FOR DIGITAL MANGA STARTER BUNDLES

Kick Start Your Digital Manga Collection With New Special Bundles Featuring Volume 1’s For Acclaimed Popular Series; Also Catch The Digital Launch Of 6 New Manga Series And Updates To 18 Other Continuing Titles

VIZ Media invites manga fans and readers to shake off the winter doldrums with a new digital update for March. March updates include the launch of six brand new manga series, as well as new volume releases for scores of other continuing titles.

During March, VIZ Media also continues its Digital Manga Starter Bundle Promotion that offers the opening volumes from a wide collection of acclaimed manga series. The latest selection of manga bundles are available for a limited time from March 2nd thru March 31st on VIZManga.com, as well as through the comiXology platform. The specially curated digital manga bundles each contain multi-title opening volumes sampled from popular VIZ Media imprints including Shonen Jump and the VIZ Signature line. Each bundle features five Volume 1 editions at a substantial savings over the regular digital MSRPs.

This month, readers can look forward to the digital launch of six new manga series including the supernatural horror saga, TOKYO GHOUL, the paranormal shojo drama, SPELL OF DESIRE, and four additional titles debuting digitally under the VIZ Select imprint: CALLING YOU (single volume), GIRLS BRAVO, RATMAN, and SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS: SPELLBOUND.

A special new selection of manga series bundles also offers readers the opportunity to enjoy unique multi-volume collections of several acclaimed VIZ Media titles including BIOMEGA, CROSS MANAGE, NANA and PSYREN at a substantial savings over regular digital MSRPs.

New March Digital Manga Series Debuts:

SPELL OF DESIRE, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available March 3rd!  
In this paranormal drama by Tomu Ohmi (creator of MIDNIGHT SECRETARY), Kaoruko Mochizuki runs an herb shop in a small seaside town. One day, a mysterious man dressed in black named Kaname Hibiki enters her shop and reveals that Kaoruko is actually a witch. And what’s more, Kaoruko needs Kaname to help control her awakening power! 

CALLING YOU (Single Volume) · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available March 10th!  
In these preternatural tales, a girl creates a cell phone in her imagination, with which she can communicate with others...A young boy discovers his new friend has the power to heal others-and learns about true friendship and sacrifice...And the restorative power of love confronts the tragedy and horror of a deadly train accident. 

TOKYO GHOUL, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Digital First!
DIGITAL MSRP: $8.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available March 17th!  
Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way – except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

GIRLS BRAVO, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available March 17th!  
Meet Yukinari Sasaki, an average high school boy who has extreme girl-phobia - and an allergic reaction when girls touch him. One day, he befriends an alien named Miharu, who comes from a planet that houses only women. Remarkably, Yukinari is able to touch Miharu without breaking into a sweat. Accompanied by Miharu, he returns to his own world: but shortly thereafter, other girls follow them...and his life turns into one big mess!

RATMAN, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available March 24th!  
Shuto Katsuragi is a superhero otaku. Only problem is, he's too short and always getting teased for his height...especially when he tries to emulate his favorite superhero! To make matters worse, Shuto suddenly gets abducted and tricked into participating in some rather sketchy and super-villainous experiments! What's a shrimp to do when his dreams come true in ways he never expected?

SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS: SPELLBOUND, (2-Volume Series) ·
Rated ‘T’ for Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 each (U.S. / CAN) ·
Vol. 1 Available March 24th; Vol. 2 available March 31st!
Eighteen-year-old Nami is a magic user with a keen interest in helping everyone...but herself. Ryutaro is the new boy in school--he's rough around the edges and has a mysterious past, but beneath his rugged exterior is a gentle soul. When these two meet, they leave each other spellbound! It's new love in the world of Someday's Dreamers!

VIZ Media’s Digital Manga Starter Bundle Promotion continues through March 31st on VIZManga.com as well as comiXology.

Classic JUMP Bundle II · Promo MSRP $9.99
Bundle includes:
·         DR. SLUMP, Vol. 1
·         DRAGON BALL, Vol. 1
·         KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC, Vol. 1
·         ROSARIO + VAMPIRE, Vol. 1
·         YU-GI-OH!, Vol. 1

VIZ Media Mature Starter Bundle · Promo MSRP $20.00 (*Only available via VIZManga.com)
·         BIOMEGA, Vol. 1
·         BLACK LAGOON, Vol. 1
·         DOGS, Vol. 1
·         IKIGAMI, Vol. 1
·         NANA, Vol. 1

VIZ Signature Starter Bundle · Promo MSRP $20.00
·         BOKURANO: OURS, Vol. 1
·         CHILDREN OF THE SEA, Vol. 1
·         I’LL GIVE IT MY ALL TOMORROW, Vol. 1
·         OISHINBO, Vol. 1
·         SATURN APARTMENTS, Vol. 1

VIZ Media March Manga Series Bundles
·         BIOMEGA, Vols. 1-6; $12.00
·         CROSS MANAGE, Vols. 1-5; $10.00
·         NANA, Vols. 1-10; $20.00
·         Claymore, Vols. 1-10; $20.00

Additional digital manga content for March includes updates to 18 other continuing series. Included in this month’s update are exciting new volumes for popular continuing titles such as FOOD WARS! (Vol. 5), NARUTO (Vol. 69), ONE-PUNCH MAN (Vol. 6), SGT. FROG (Vol. 6), TERRA FORMARS (Vol. 5) and many more!  

Readers can enjoy all of these new manga titles that are available on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and 7” tablets. The titles may also be purchased through the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, comiXology, iBooks and GooglePlay stores. These dynamic digital platforms offer fans the opportunity to explore and enjoy a massive catalog of new and classic manga titles that spans over 2,500 volumes across more than 220 different series.

The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. Through the innovative VIZ Manga digital platform registered users are able to use one account to view their purchased manga across more devices than ever. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday. Fans can also find these titles and more for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo eReaders, as well as in the comiXology, iBooks and GooglePlay Stores.

Most manga volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga application starting from only $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. Readers can also explore free Chapter 1 previews of every series. For more information, please visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps.

To learn more about VIZ Manga, please visit www.vizmanga.com.

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TOKYO GHOUL © 2011 by Sui Ishida/SHUEISHA Inc.
CONtv Launches With Over 2,500 Fan-Centric Films, TV Episodes, Exclusive Original Programming, Comic Con Panels And More!

No Badge? No Problem! Need Your Fan Fix?  CONtv is now available! No Cable Required!
ConTV Logo.jpg(Los Angeles, CA) March 3, 2014 – A revolution in fandom begins! Today marks the preview release of CONtv , the multi-platform digital streaming network available on iOS, Android and the web. CONtv gives Comic Con fans the immediate power to view thousands of hours of premium, fan-centric programming from their connected, mobile and preferred viewing devices. Both free and VIP accounts are available at CONtv.com, with CONtv VIP subscription packages providing the ultimate ad-free fan experience, access to exclusive content, first look and perks at Wizard World Comic Cons, including reserved seating and discounts. Download the CONtv app at the app store on iTunes, the Google Play store, and coming soon to Samsung and other platforms.

In addition to a huge offering of over 2,500 fan-centric, curated films and TV episodes, CONtv offers all-access to pop culture conventions nationwide anytime, anywhere, showcasing exclusive events, panels and talent from Comic Cons, including:

· Ongoing event coverage with exclusive series “Live @ the Con,” and “All Access Pass,” allowing fans to get up close to the action with celebrity panels featuring industry icons like William Shatner (“Star Trek”), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead”), and Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead), one-on-one spotlights with pop culture heroes like Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”) and Manu Bennett (“Arrow”), artist and creator workshops with top-notch professionals like Joel Adams (“King of the Hill”) and Tom Hodges (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), and expert Q&A’s with fan favorite talent like Sara Underwood (“Attack of the Show!”). 
· After-hour fan events like the “Drink & Draw” where professional and amateur creators go head-to-head in drawing and writing competitions and “Cosplay LIVE,” where local and National Cosplayers compete for the best cosplay of the con. Planning a trip to the next con? “CON City,” dives into local culture with nightlife, geek culture, and unique offerings that makes each Comic Con distinct.
· CONtv also boasts an expansive portfolio of acquired film and television content spanning cult television, sci-fi, horror and fantasy films, grindhouse classics, thrilling martial arts adventures, and much more.

A dynamic, interactive initiative bred from within the Comic Con fanspace, CONtv will debut new titles and programming on a weekly basis. The programming will evolve to meet viewer demands and the service will continue to grow as viewership data sheds light on fan preferences.

In the coming weeks, CONtv will debut the following original programming:
· On March 9th, fans will find full vindication for their hours of binge viewing with host and horror icon Bruce Campbell’s new pop-culture trivia game show “Last Fan Standing.” New episodes will release Mondays throughout the spring.
· On March 22nd, all 11 episodes of  “Fight of the Living Dead”, the highly anticipated, genre-bending horror/reality series that follows top YouTube celebrities as they struggle to “survive” in a simulated zombie apocalypse, will release exclusively on CONtv.
· The explosive action continues into April with “My Morphing Life,” the pulse-pounding series that centers on the insane real-life adventures of original Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank.

CONtv is a joint venture created by Wizard World (OTCBB:WIZD) and Cinedigm (NASDAQ:CIDM).

Visit CONtv.com for more details!

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About CONtv
CONtv is a new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace that provides audiences access to thousands of hours of content showcasing an original slate of programming, as well as an eclectic catalog of over 1,200 must-watch titles. Everything from quirky original series, elusive cult films & television shows, celebrated genre movies encompassing sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, grindhouse, martial arts action, to exclusive live coverage of Comic Con events nationwide, all available on-demand either in a free, ad-supported format or a subscription-based model for premium content. CONtv is a partnership of Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM), one of the nation’s largest independent distributor of digital entertainment, and Wizard World, producers of the largest Comic Con Tour in the U.S. Together, they provide an unrivalled hub of content, community and conventions across the broad spectrum of devices including Android and Mac iOS, Samsung Smart TV, the web, and mobile and tablet devices. For more information, visit CONtv.com.

About Cinedigm
About Cinedigm
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with thousands of physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television.  The company’s library of films and TV episodes encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen Indies from Flatiron Film Company®, acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Films and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers, including National Geographic, Discovery, Scholastic, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more.

Additionally, given Cinedigm’s infrastructure, technology, content and distribution expertise, the company has rapidly become a leader in the quickly evolving over-the-top digital network business.  Cinedigm’s first channel, DOCURAMA, launched in May 2014, and is currently available on iOS, Roku Players and Roku TVs, Xbox and Samsung, with additional platforms currently being rolled out.  Cinedigm launched CONtv, a Comic Con branded channel in partnership with Wizard World, on March 3, 2015.  The Company’s third OTT channel, DOVE MOVIE CHANNEL, will be a digital streaming subscription service targeted to families and kids seeking high quality and family friendly content approved by Dove Foundation.   Adding to Cinedigm’s diversified portfolio of digital networks​, the Company announced in early 2015 an OTT partnership with TV4 Entertainment and the planned launch of the BRIGHT EDUTAINMENT OTT channel.

Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp. www.cinedigm.com.

About Wizard World
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more.
The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.