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An Inside Look at Year Three of Skybound’s ‘The Walking Dead Escape’

the-walking-dead-escape-logoIn February, Skybound announced that Ultimate Fighting Championship co-founder David Isaacs would become President of Skybound EXP, the entertainment company’s live events and experiential marketing subsidiary. Skybound publishes comic books through Image Comics and includes all of Robert Kirkman’s (‘The Walking Dead’) work.

Skybound’s extremely popular ‘The Walking Dead Escape’ – an immersive zombie obstacle course experience for diehard ‘Dead’ fans – is now in its third year at San Diego Comic-Con. For more on the history of the experience and what’s new for this year, we spoke with Isaacs, who is managing the execution for the first time: Read more

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Showtime Hit ‘Penny Dreadful’ Gears Up for First Comic-Con

Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ will make its Comic-Con debut as the opening day headliner, kicking off with a panel tomorrow featuring Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway and showrunner John Logan. In true SDCC spirit, there will be a contest at the panel that will grant two panel attendees access to the after-party.

The show, which features 19th century British fiction characters, will seek to engage fans both in-person and via social with its SDCC presence.

In addition to talent signings, deluxe hardcover editions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Oscar Wilde’s A Picture of Dorian Gray (all characters featured in the show), which each contain original black and white illustrations by Martin Stiff, Louie de Martinis and Ian Bass, will be available for purchase. 150,000 SDCC fans will also be wearing ‘Penny Dreadful’-branded lanyards. Read more

Exclusive: An Inside Look at Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Plans

entertainment-weekly-logoComic-Con begins next week in San Diego and ‘Entertainment Weekly’ will provide readers and fans with unparalleled access.

Through ‘EW Hideout,’ the media brand will host top TV and film talent swinging by to promote their latest projects. ‘Entertainment Tonight’ will serve as the magazine’s broadcast TV partner, while EW Radio (on SiriusXM, channel 105) will air live interviews and coverage with morning show hosts Dalton Ross and Jessica Shaw, and ‘News & Notes’ hosts Julia Cunningham and Mario Correa.

‘EW’ is also preparing widespread print, TV, radio, online and social media coverage. “Our focus is on the real-time conversation, Chris Rackliffe, Senior Social Media Editor for ‘Entertainment Weekly,’ told Lost Remote when asked about the magazine’s social strategy for Comic-Con. “For us, that’s on Twitter and Instagram. Those networks will help our followers hear and see content as it’s happening.” Read more

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

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

Photo from @snoopygrams on Instagram.

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

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