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July 23, 2014

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Written by: Sean McAloon
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#ControlTheCon!” Spike TV announced today that it will once again give fans an inside look at the biggest event in pop culture and comics with “Comic-Con All Access.” This year, the show will be totally controlled by fans via social media. Using the hashtag #ControlTheCon, Spike will program all of its Comic-Con coverage catering to what fans request. Additionally, Spike will celebrate the industries “Game Changer of the Year,” as voted by the fans.– previous winners include Norman Reedus and Robert Kirkman. Famed comic artist Todd McFarlane has designed this year’s award. Spike’s coverage kicks off on Saturday, July 26 with interstitials from the San Diego Convention Center leading up to an hour-long special which airs on Spike TV on Thursday, July 31 at 11:00p.m. ET/PT.

“Comic-Con All Access” will feature a new team of correspondents including comedians and hosts Jeff Dye, Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff and YouTube personality Akilah Hughes. The All Access hosts will be the conduit for fan questions for celebrity talent, booth visits, panel coverage and party access. During Comic-Con weekend July 26th and 27th Spike will unlock show content early based on fan response using #ControlTheCon.

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Featured content and interviews will include:
· A special segment on the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics Batman including interviews with Jim Lee, Scott Snyder
· The Cast of “Into The Storm” (Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh and director Steven Quale)
· The Cast of “Hannibal” (Caroline Dhavernas, Scott Thompson, Aaron Abrams) and show runner Bryan Fuller and EP Martha DeLaurentiis
· Nerd Machine’s Zachary Levi
· The Cast of “Let’s Be Cops”
· Bellator’s Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

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For fans who can’t make it to the Con in person can celebrate Comic-Con ® International 2014 at home with Movies on Demand (MOD) on cable. Now playing on MOD are some of the hottest new release genre films, including 300: Rise of an Empire, The Congress, RoboCop and Snowpiercer, plus many treasured classics. It’s all a celebration of the Movies On Demand platform on digital cable as the best way to watch the hottest genre hits with just a click of the remote control.

New release MOD highlights:
In the action adventure, 300: Rise of an Empire, Greek general Themistokles and Persian naval commanders Xerxes and Warrior Queen Artemisia lead their separate forces to the gory battlefield in a battle for superior power. Robin Wright stars as an actress in the sci-fi drama, The Congress, which combines live action and animation to create a provocative world where her career is taken over by a digital replica of herself. RoboCop explores futuristic possibilities in the year 2028 when a critically injured cop is transformed into a robotic superhuman. A massive global warming experiment goes awry and leaves only a few fortunate survivors to board the globe-trotting train, Snowpiercer, a new action film which garnered a whopping 94% positive critical reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Although this train provides an escape from the treacherous earthly conditions, the entrapment on the train instigates a gory uprising.

Comic-Con coverage:
Besides movies, fanboys and geeks of all kinds will get a taste of the action direct from the Con. Through a partnership with the best-known independent film website Indiewire, star interviews captured by Movies On Demand cameras will be featured on their site. Look for their special features called “Beamed from the Con.” Plus, the @moviesondemand Twitter feed will feature daily updates from San Diego.

Classic Genre Films:
Most cable systems now have special Comic-Con folders* in their On Demand menus that house the sci-fi, horror, comic book, hero and fantasy films that they are featuring to celebrate the most famous geekfest. For example, Comcast features more than 80 titles in their “Comic-Con Action” folder on Movies On Demand, available until Aug. 18. A folder called “Comic-Con” can be found in Time Warner Cable, RCN, Midcontinent, Cablevision and Metrocast systems, until Aug. 11.

Check back soon for all your San Diego Comic-con coverage!



About the Author

Sean McAloon
I am a Philadelphia based journalist, who is obsessed with movies and television. I is also a comic book enthusiast , although i can't keep up with everything. I like to spend my free time trying to working on short films. I currently work as an editor for popculturemadness.com and darkmediaonline.com, focusing on entertainment news, interviews and public relations. I studied business management & marketing at Goldey Beacom College.




 
 

 

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