Tuesday, December 01, 2015


San Francisco, CA, November 30, 2015 – VIZ Media and Wizards of the Coast have jointly announced the expansion of the Magic: The Gathering® publishing catalog with the addition of a second art book to the collection. Set for release in Summer 2016, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – INNISTRAD will feature full color illustrations showcasing the mysteries of Innistrad – its peoples, provinces, and monsters.

In THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – INNISTRAD, terror falls from the skies on blood-spattered wings and nameless horrors lurk in the shadows. These pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering, are your entry into a world beset by terrible evils on all sides and betrayed by the hope it held most dear. Tread lightly as you follow the heroic Planeswalkers of the Gatewatch as they investigate these dark mysteries.

THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – INNISTRAD edition joins THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – ZENDIKAR, a previously announced art book set to debut in January 2016 from VIZ Media that will feature images from popular strategy card game Magic: The Gathering. The 240-page book will feature full color illustrations from some of Magic's best artists, such as Aleksi Briclot. MSRP will be $39.99 U.S. / $45.99 CAN.

Throughout its 22-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. In its newest set, Battle for Zendikar (www.BattleForZendikar.com), Magic returns to the fan-favorite world of Zendikar, where united tribes of elves, vampires, and humans battle the monstrous Eldrazi across strange floating ruins and beautiful landscapes. The Battle for Zendikar card set launched October 2, 2015.

“Innistrad is a favorite plane of Magic fans,” said Elaine Chase, Senior Director of Global Brand Strategy and Marketing for Magic: The Gathering. “We are thrilled to be able to help fans and players explore it in a whole new way through this beautifully illustrated second art book, The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Innistrad.”

“We are very excited to work with the Wizards of the Coast team to release another exceptional art book,” says Beth Kawasaki, Senior Editorial Director, VIZ Media. “THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – INNISTRAD is a wonderful companion to the THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – ZENDIKAR, which debuts early next year. We look forward to Magic fans and players exploring all of the exotic characters, worlds and monsters in these collectible new editions.”

THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – INNISTRAD will be available at Amazon.com and other retail and hobby gaming stores worldwide Summer 2016.


About Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering is the world's best strategy game, with more than 20 million players and fans worldwide. In this innovative card game, players build personalized decks using cards they have collected from booster packs and by trading with friends. Magic offers a robust gaming experience for its community of passionate fans through face-to-face play events and social gatherings in more than 7,000 hobby game stores around the world, complemented by its Magic Duels and Magic Online digital games. For more information, visit MagicTheGathering.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets, and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies—Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd.—VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English-speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump and blockbuster properties like Naruto, Bleach, and Inuyasha, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance, and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction, and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video, and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

Prepare for Battle as the ‘BORUTO: NARUTO THE
MOVIE’ Exclusive Event Comes to Select U.S. Cinemas
Nationwide for Two Nights Only
Fathom Events, ELEVEN ARTS and VIZ Media to Bring Exciting New Installment
of NARUTO Series to the Big Screen for a Special Event on December 13 and 14

DENVER – November 30, 2015 – Charge into another dimension with an action-packed anime adventure when Fathom Events, ELEVEN ARTS and VIZ Media present an exclusive cinema event featuring “BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE” in select cinemas nationwide on Sunday, December 13 at 12:55 p.m. local time and Monday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. local time. This special event will also feature a special introduction from New York Comic Con, featuring opening remarks by Masashi Kishimoto, the film’s executive producer and the creator of the bestselling manga (also published by VIZ Media), as well as the famed Japanese voice of Naruto, Junko Takeuchi.
Tickets for the “BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE” event will be available for purchase beginning Friday, December 4 online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 235 movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE” will be presented with original Japanese dialogue and English subtitles. The plot centers on Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, as Hidden Leaf Village is planning to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from their allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke's daughter, Sarada, Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented, yet mysterious shinobi and Boruto, Naruto's talented, but impetuous son. Meanwhile Sasuke, who’s been on a mission in another dimension, appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending threat. Shrouded with an evil aura, Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear and attempt to assassinate Naruto. Petrified, Boruto is shielded by Naruto, only to disappear in front of Boruto's own eyes. 
“We are pleased to partner with ELEVEN ARTS and VIZ Media, to give cinema audiences exclusive insights into the latest ‘NARUTO’ title including exclusive interviews with the creator and Japanese voice of Naruto,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “Now, anime fans nationwide have the opportunity to enjoy this exciting and highly anticipated event with other shinobi and kunoichi nationwide.”
“The NARUTO series has captivated millions of fans internationally and has had a tremendous impact on the pop culture landscape,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Animation Marketing Manager. “At this exclusive Fathom screening event, fans current & new around the country will be thrilled by BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE with its mix of action and comedy, gripping storyline, as well as get a behind-the-scenes peak at the creation of the movie!”


About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
ELEVEN ARTS is the Los Angeles based film distribution company that has brought many acclaimed Japanese films, live-action and animation, to North American audiences. ELEVEN ARTS’s major live-action titles include Japan Academy Awards winner Memories of Tomorrow (starring Ken Watanabe) and Oscar nominated director (with The Twilight Samurai in 2004) Yoji Yamada’s samurai film Love and Honor. ELEVEN ARTS is also a respected distributor of popular animation titles such as the Evangelion franchise, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 1: Beginnings/ Part 2: Eternal, Blue Exorcist: The Movie, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie- Rebellion, EXPELLED FROM PARADISE, The Last: Naruto the Movie and  Boruto: Naruto the Movie.
About VIZ Media
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.  Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.


CULVER CITY, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2015) – Crackle, Sony’s free streaming service adds more than two dozen new titles in December, including all-new weekly episodes of the only streaming game show, “Sports Jeopardy!” featuring a special edition episode on December 12 where Dan Patrick’s Danette’s will compete in a game for charity and brand new episodes of the critically acclaimed stop motion animated series, “SuperMansion” with the season finale streaming on December 17.

Crackle’s December programming slate also includes awards movies such as Will Smith’s Ali and Ryan Gosling’s Drive, Adam Sandler’s comedy Click, Kate Beckinsale’s Underworld and Underworld: Evolution and Insidious.

Fans of Jerry Seinfeld will find a lot to love about Crackle in December– in addition to “single shots” of Seinfeld’s Crackle original series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Crackle will present December’s “Happy Festivus: White Elephant” theme, which includes the 1989 premiere episode.

Viewers will not want to miss what Harper’s Bazaar calls the “#1 Best New Fall TV Show.”  Crackle’s first original scripted drama series, “The Art of More,” which premiered on the network in November is streaming all ten episodes.  Set in the glamorous cutthroat world of premium auction houses, “The Art of More” is a seductive and thrilling new drama exploring the dark underbelly of a multi-million dollar business filled with hustlers, smugglers, power mongers, and collectors of the beautiful and the esoteric. 

Below is a complete list of what’s new to Crackle on December 1 and leaving the network at the end of the month.

New Crackle Originals:
·         Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shots, Season 3 (Every Wednesday at 11:30pm EST)
·         Sports Jeopardy! (Weekly Wednesday at 9:00am EST)
·         SuperMansion (Weekly Thursday; Season Finale on 12/17)

What’s New:
Spy Game
Weird Science

Available One Month Only:
A Few Good Men
A Fighting Man
Blood: The Last Vampire
Brian's Song
Brothers In Arms
Cowboy Up
Curse Of The Golden Flower
Deep Winter
Fools Rush In
Meeting Evil
Seinfeld Episodes - Happy Festivus: White Elephant
·         Seinfeld                                     S1           E1
·         The Robbery                              S1           E4
·         The Baby Shower                       S2           E4
·         The Heart Attack                        S2           E11
·         The Revenge                             S2           E12
·         The Pledge Drive                       S6           E3
·         The Gymnast                             S6           E6
·         The Race                                   S6           E12
·         The Jimmy                                S6           E17
·         The Strike                                 S9           E10
Sister Mary Explains It All
The Lazarus Project
The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc
The Right Temptation
Truth Or Consequences, N.M.
Underworld: Evolution
We Own The Night
Year One

Last Chance to Watch:
6 Bullets
American Crude
American Hardcore
American Movie
Arlington Road
Assassination Games
At Any Price
Attack Force
Bachelor Party Vegas
Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach
Beats, Rhymes & Life: A Tribe Called Quest
Beverly Hills Ninja
Bobby Jones: Stroke Of Genius
Booty Call
Can't Hardly Wait
Cemetery Junction
Company of Heroes
Death Race 2
Death Race 3: The Inferno
Double Team
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Drive, He Said
Drunken Master
Easy Rider
Edison Force
Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control
Fat City
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Flight Of Fury
Game of Death
Godzilla 2000
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah
Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy
Godzilla vs. Mothra
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
Grateful Dawg
Guess Who
Hard Luck
Harry Brown
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal 2000
Hunt For Eagle One
Hunt For Eagle One: Crash Point
I Spy
Intolerable Cruelty
It Might Get Loud
Jackie Chan In Shinjuku Incident
Jackie Chan's The Myth
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
Layer Cake
Legend Of The Millennium Dragon
Mystery Science Theatre 3000: The Movie
Night of the Creeps
No Good Deed
Olympus Has Fallen
Out For A Kill
Puff Puff Pass
Resident Evil: Damnation
Resident Evil: Degeneration
Sex, Lies And Videotape
Shadow Man
Spectre: Official Trailer
Starship Troopers
Straw Dogs
Sunset Park
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
The Armstrong Lie
The Beach Boys: An American Family Part 1
The Beach Boys: An American Family Part 2
The Cable Guy
The Damned United
The Devil's Own
The Fog of War
The Greatest
The Hard Corps
The Hungover Games
The Legend Of Zorro
The Mothman Prophecies
The Nines
The Raid: Redemption
The Razor's Edge
The Return
The Squid And the Whale
Things Are Tough All Over
Today You Die
Tokyo Godfathers
Urban Justice
Vantage Point
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Wilder Napalm

*Note the above is subject to change.

About Crackle
Crackle, a unit of Sony Pictures Television, programs Hollywood movies, popular TV shows, original series and feature films for the worlds connected audience.  Available in 21 countries on every screen, Crackle is always freely accessible with no subscription or commitments required.  The streaming service houses a robust library of original programming available anytime, anywhere on every connected device. Crackle is available on Facebook or follow @Crackle for real time updates.  For additional information, please go to www.crackle.com.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans Captain America VIP Attendees to Receive Exclusive 'Civil War #1' Limited Edition Variant Cover By Michael Golden, January 8-10

Captain America VIP Attendees To Get Variant Cover Available At Ernest N. Morial Convention Center At Registration
CIVWARWIZ2015001_DC11.jpgNEW ORLEANS, November 30, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced that “Rogue” co-creator Michael Golden has drawn the Civil War #1 variant cover to be provided free to all Captain America Platinum VIPs at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 8-10.
A conflict has been brewing in the Marvel Universe for over a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother--and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse. As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships, and families begin to fall apart.

Civil War, a Marvel Comics event in seven parts, stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon. Civil War - the crossover that rewrites the rules - begins here in this double-sized first issue.

A hugely popular Wizard World guest, Michael Golden has penciled everything from Batman to Captain America to Vampirella. If a fan brings up a character, Golden has probably worked on it at some point in his career. His 'Storytelling' panel is not to be missed by aspiring artists, or those who just want a little more insight into this iconic artist's work.
Captain America stars on the Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans celebrity roster are Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Hayley Atwell, Anthony Mackie , Frank Grillo, and directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Other top guests include Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Jenna Coleman (“Doctor Who”), Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Emily Kinney and Scott Wilson (“The Walking Dead”), Ben McKenzie (“Gotham,” “The O.C.”), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”) and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Cars 2), WWE® Hall of Famer Ric Flair® and Diva Charlotte™, Edward James Olmos (“Battlestar Galactica,” Stand and Deliver), Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Spin City”) and Chris 51 (“Epic Ink”).

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. In addition to Golden, Artist Alley will feature Peter Kuper (“SPY vs. SPY,” “World War 3”), Gene Ha (“Justice League,” “Batman”), Christos Gage (“Daredevil,” “Buffy”), Billy Martin (“TMNT,” lead guitarist, Good Charlotte), Rafa Sandoval (“Action Comics,” “Catwoman”), Tom Cook (“He-Man,” “Superfriends”), Sara Richard (“My Little Pony,” “Jem and the Holograms”), Rob Guillory (“Chew”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man”) and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The first event on the 2016 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 8, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, January 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For more on the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, visit http://wizd.me/NewOrleansPR.
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (http://www.wizardworld.com ) 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, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2016 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.