or


[07/14/10 - 07:23 AM]
Syfy Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Landmark Sponsor of Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 21-25
Among its plans: panels for "Stargate Universe," "Caprica," "Sanctuary," "Warehouse 13" and "Eureka."

[via press release from Syfy]

SYFY CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY AS LANDMARK SPONSOR OF COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL IN SAN DIEGO, JULY 21-25

WAREHOUSE 13, EUREKA, CAPRICA, STARGATE UNIVERSE AND SANCTUARY PANELS ALONG WITH SPECIAL SCREENING OF MEGA PIRANHA HOSTED BY TIFFANY!

DIGITAL INITIATIVES INCLUDE DEDICATED WEBSITE AND IPHONE APPS

SNEAK PREVIEW OF MEGA PYTHON VS GATOROID

Star-Studded Syfy-EW Comic-Con Party

New York, New York - July 14, 2010 - Whether on stage, online, via mobile, walking the streets, the red carpet or biting into a juicy burger, Syfy will celebrate its 10th anniversary as a landmark sponsor of Comic-Con International in San Diego (July 21-25) through a diverse multi-media campaign that will interact with tens of thousands of fans inside and outside the Convention Center, it was announced today by Blake Callaway, Senior Vice President, Brand and Strategic Marketing, Syfy.

Syfy's 2010 Comic-Con plans will feature five panels showcasing stars and creative talent from its popular series Warehouse 13, Eureka, Caprica, Stargate Universe and Sanctuary; a special screening of the Syfy Saturday Original Movie Mega Piranha, hosted by 1980s pop music idol Tiffany, who co-stars along with Debbie Gibson in the upcoming Mega Python Vs Gatoroid - and will introduce an exclusive clip from the film, and extensive Digital and Mobile offerings from the launch of Syfy.com/Comiccon to iPhone apps.

On the ground marketing initiatives will include Syfy Brand Ambassadors blanketing San Diego's downtown Gaslamp District distributing more than 25,000 coveted premiums. At the core of activity will be the return of Comic Con 2009's most talked about marketing initiative, Caf� Diem. Based on the fictitious restaurant in Eureka (with menu items ranging from Lou Diamond Flapjacks, Cylon Caesar Salad and Syfy Myty to Greaterade, a word play on the marketing tagline Imagine Greater), Caf� Diem last year reached more than 150K customers.

For the fourth consecutive year, Syfy will be holding its annual star-studded party with Entertainment Weekly. Syfy will also be partnering with Xbox 360 and Zune, kicking off their first ever Comic-Con advertising partnership.

Said Callaway: "This is Syfy's 10th year at Comic-Con, which has become a marquee event for fans and the media. Our first trip to San Diego was just a few marketing employees. Now we mobilize a small army of stars, show creators and staff so those attending the convention can fully experience the imagination of the Syfy brand. In particular, we're very excited for the return of our branded restaurant Cafe Diem, inspired by our hit show Eureka, one of many creative initiatives we'll be providing during the five days of Comic-Con."

SYFY 2010 COMIC-CON CAMPAIGN

PANELS

Friday, July 23:

· Stargate Universe - Featuring Robert Carlyle (Dr. Nicholas Rush), David Blue (Eli Wallace), Ming-Na (Camile Wray), and Louis Ferreira (Colonel Everett Young), moderated by Robert Cooper (Series Co-Creator).

· Caprica - Featuring Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone), Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama), Ronald D. Moore (Co-Creator/Executive Producer) and David Eick (Executive Producer) and moderated by Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times.

· Syfy Friday Night Screening - All-new episodes of Eureka guest-starring Wil Wheaton and Haven, featuring a special introduction from Jaime Paglia (Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer, Eureka), Haven co-star Eric Balfour and Wheaton.

· Syfy Original Movies and Chiller Present Mega Piranha - Late-night screening of this terrifyingly fun Syfy thriller Mega Piranha hosted by star and 80's pop music icon, Tiffany. As co-star of the upcoming Mega Python Vs Gatoroid, Tiffany, along with the movie's director Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary), will introduce an exclusive clip from the movie. Plus the screening will feature bonus looks at scary good entertainment from sibling channel Chiller.

Saturday, July 24:

· Sanctuary - Moderated by Josh Gates (Destination Truth) and featuring Amanda Tapping (Helen Magnus), Robin Dunne (Will Zimmerman), Martin Wood (Executive Producer), & Damian Kindler (Executive Producer).

· Warehouse 13 & Eureka - Back-to-back Warehouse 13 and Eureka panels, featuring Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Saul Rubinek (Artie Nielsen), Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan), Jack Kenny (Showrunner/Executive Producer) and Eureka's Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo), James Callis (Dr. Grant), Jaime Paglia (Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer), and Bruce Miller (Executive Producer/Writer). The Eureka panel will be moderated by Allison Scagliotti and the Warehouse13 panel will be moderated by Neil Grayston.

DIGITAL/MOBILE

· Syfy.com/Comiccon will contain a complete schedule of Syfy events, links to the store, fan club, video coverage of all Syfy panels and the ability to view photos from the Caf� Diem photo booth during the Convention.

· Last year the Comic-Con iPhone App generated more than 60k downloads and more than two million page views. The 2010 version provides the ability to share Comic-Con photos; view, rank and order photo booth prints, check into Syfy events with Foursquare and follow Syfy on Twitter.

· @Syfy will be tweeting from San Diego.

· Using the social networking site Foursquare, consumers will be able to check into Syfy talent panels and Caf� Diem to win a prize pack.

CAF� DIEM

· At the 2009 Comic-Con, Syfy transformed Maryjane's restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego into Cafe Diem and sales were the highest they have ever been for a four-day period.

· This year, patrons will be able to take photos with their favorite Syfy show backdrop (Ghost Hunters, Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Stargate Universe), then go to Syfy.com/Comiccon to download their photo or share it with their friends on Facebook and Twitter, among other social networking sites.

PARTY

· For the fourth consecutive year, Syfy will be partnering with Entertainment Weekly for the hottest exclusive (Saturday, July 24) industry event, including talent from Syfy series Warehouse 13, Eureka, Caprica, Stargate Universe and Sanctuary. Last year's attendees included Jennifer Love Hewitt, Seth MacFarlane, Zachary Quinto and Jesse McCartney, along with the casts of Glee, Vampire Diaries and True Blood.

Xbox 360, Kinect for Xbox 360 and Zune

· For the first time ever, Syfy has a Comic-Con sponsor, Xbox 360 and Zune.

· Within the Syfy/Entertainment Weekly party, Xbox will receive a branded suite in which partygoers can demo their newest gaming system, Kinect for Xbox 360.

· At Caf� Diem, Xbox 360 and Zune will have a presence including branded menu items and promos, all of which will highlight Syfy programming on the Zune entertainment service on Xbox 360.

· Zune will carry all extended Syfy trailers from Comic-Con on their platform after the show panels and can be viewed on Xbox LIVE.

OUTSIDE THE CONVENTION CENTER

· Syfy Brand Ambassadors will take over the downtown Gaslamp district, flanked by a seven-foot Imagine Greater balloon, distributing more than 30K coveted premiums.

STORE

· Consumers can go to The Rock Shop within The Hard Rock Hotel or to syfy.com/comiccon to purchase Syfy merchandise including Destination Truth, Warehouse 13, Eureka, and Ghost Hunters International t-shirts as well as new specialty items such as the Fargo bobble heads.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)





  [july 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· CAPRICA (SYFY)
· DESTINATION TRUTH (SYFY)
· EUREKA (SYFY)
· MEGA PIRANHA (SYFY)
· SANCTUARY (SYFY)
· STARGATE UNIVERSE (SYFY)
· WAREHOUSE 13 (SYFY)









[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
Season Two of "My Big Redneck Family" Premieres Saturday, January 17 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Tom Arnold is back to host the 13-episode second season as this lovable gang faces more parenting problems, marital misadventures and questionable career moves than ever before.

[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
First-Time People's Choice Award Nominee Iggy Azalea and Last Year's People's Choice Award Winner Fall Out Boy to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2015"
They will join the lineup with recently announced performers Lady Antebellum.

[12/19/14 - 08:00 AM]
FOX's TV Everywhere Content Now Available to More Than 20 Million DirecTV Customers Nationwide
In addition, DirecTV will make the feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD available for out-of-home streaming on the DirecTV Everywhere platform.

[12/19/14 - 07:28 AM]
Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern Gives Viewers a Tasty Look at Foods That Define Global Locations on New Series "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations"
The 13-episode series, an extension of the popular "Bizarre Foods" franchise, takes viewers on an international journey to iconic cities around the world for a taste of their quintessential, not-to-be missed dishes.