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How Starz is using social to show that pirates are better than zombies

Starz continues to grow in popularity as they get ready to launch more originals than ever before. Michael Bay’s Black Sails, set to launch in January 2014 had a big presence at Comic-Con and has already sparked fan interested in a big way. The pirate adventure, starring Zach McGowan (Jody from Shameless), “centers on the tales of Captain Flint and his men and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic ‘Treasure Island.’” The show has even already received a second season order before the first season has aired. Fueled by a social campaign and Comic-Con activation the network has already engaged social TV fans in a big way by showing off why pirates are better than zombies. Read more

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An interview with Facebook’s Nick Grudin about making Comic-Con more social than ever before

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Comic-Con in San Diego felt like a giant IRL social media chat about your favorite TV shows, movies comics and more. Among the many big players that participated this year was Facebook and Instagram (owned by Facebook). The social giant, which recently launched hashtags and a partnership with Trendrr went above and beyond to bring Comic-Con to life and to millions who couldn’t attend. We interviewed Nick Grudin, who oversees strategic partnerships for Facebook’s brands about their impressive activations and partnerships in San Diego. Read more

Advanced screening of ‘The Blacklist’ at Comic-Con helps drive positive buzz

The Blacklist, NBC’s new drama with James Spader had a big presence at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. An advanced screening of the show has earned the network an overwhelming amount of positive buzz as the fall TV season draws closer. Here are this week’s insights from Crimson Hexagon. Read more

A&E’s Bates Motel cast and creators on social TV and fan engagement

Lost Remote attended Comic-Con for the second time this year and was able to meet the talent and creators from arguable the best drama on television right now. A&E‘s Bates Motel had a huge presence at Comic-Con including a panel, press event and social media infused party with lines to get in around the block. Most of the cast was in town and available to answer questions about their own use of social media and what fan engagement means to them.  Read more

How Nickelodeon’s Korra Nation fan Tumblr engaged fans at Comic-Con

We’ve written before about Nickelodeon’s Tumblr presence for  Legend of Korra (an animated series where series “set in a fictional universe where some people can manipulate, or “bend”, the elements of water, earth, fire, or air) and the fan base they’ve built around Korra Nation. Yesterday, the network not only hosted a success panel at Comic-Con but they even launched a detailed scavenger hunt for the biggest fans in San Diego, using their Tumblr presence. Here are the details. Read more

truTV’s Impractical Jokers take fan interaction to a new level with app that lets fans call them

truTV’s Impractical Jokers are at Comic-Con this year as they get ready for their new season of pranks and the launch of a limited edition Comic-Book. Three of the four Staten-Island born comedians,  Q, Joe and Murr hosted a breakfast for press this morning where they discussed how great an experience it has been growing their show with truTV and how important social media and fans are to their job. We learned about the Impractical Jokers app and which platforms the guys like using the most. Read more

What kind of social network would Comedy Central’s Key and Peele create?

We asked the Comedy Central stars, Key and Peele what kind of social network they’d create. Comic-Con is in full swing and to celebrate the comedy network hosted a fan and press event yesterday with some of their biggest stars. Here’s what Key and Peele had to say when we asked them what kind of social network they’d create. The two currently have a hit sketch comedy show on the network. Read more

Entertainment Weekly expands Comic-Con coverage with Entertainment Tonight

Comic-Con is back and Lost Remote has returned for the second year to cover this TV fan phenomenon. Last year we learned about how important Comic-Con is to the TV world from Entertainment Weekly‘s (EW) Lynette Rice. Now the entertainment giant is returning to San Diego with mover coverage than ever before – this time teaming up with a major TV partner. Read more

How Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ is building buzz around their Comic-Con prescence [infographic]

For this week’s look at social TV with Crimson Hexagon we address the giant TV event that will be happening at the end of this week. San Diego’s Comic-Con has become a must for fall TV marketers to be a part of. Whether it’s a simple booth, major panels, or a giant party – the TV world is trying to reach the world’s uber fans by making a splash at this event. Here’s how Fox’s Sleepy Hollow is generating buzz around their Comic-Con presence.  Read more

Join Lost Remote, the Shorty Awards and GetGlue for a social TV schmooze at Comic-Con

Headed to Comic-Con and want to catch up with the social TV industry to discuss the coming fall TV season, the most buzzed about Comic-Con panels and how the television ecosystem as we know it as changing with new devices, apps and social platforms? Great news! We’re partnering with the Shorty Awards (the show I produce) and GetGlue for an informal schmooze at Comic-Con (what’s become an essential fan-driven event for TV) to sip on some scotch and catch up. Here are the details. Read more