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Saturn Awards 2019 Nominations List Released

LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2019) – Nominations for the 45th annual Saturn Awards, honoring motion picture, television, home entertainment and live stage productions, were announced today.  A beloved event for many of Hollywood’s top creative talent, the awards show will be available for the first time ever to global fans via a streaming partner, to be announced shortly. All 2019 Saturn Awards winners will be unveiled at the official ceremony on Friday, the 13th of September at the historic Avalon Theater in Los Angeles.

Leading the way with 14 Saturn Award film nominations is Marvel/Walt Disney Studio’s Avengers: Endgame, and Walt Disney Studio’s Aladdin in second place with nine. For television and streaming, HBO’s Game of Thrones leads with nine nominations, with The Haunting of Hill House and The Walking Dead following second with six nominations each. As a studio overall, Disney leads with 44 nominations among 12 film and television projects across its various companies, Marvel, Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm Ltd. and the Disney Channel.

As part of the show’s revitalization in 2019, the Saturn Awards has moved from its traditional June date to Friday the 13th of September. To accommodate this change, the eligibility window for this year’s nominations is based on a 16-month eligibility period, which includes projects publicly released from March 1, 2018 through July 7, 2019. The 46th annual Saturn Awards will be held at the end of summer/early fall 2020 and will resume a 12-month eligibility period.

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The full list of 2019 Saturn Awards nominations is below.

2019 SATURN AWARDS NOMINATIONS

* This year’s 16-month eligibility period includes projects publicly released from March 1, 2018 through July 7, 2019. Nominations are listed in alphabetical order.
FILM
BEST COMIC-TO-MOTION PICTURE RELEASE
Aquaman                                                                                           Warner Bros. Pictures
Avengers: Endgame                                                                          Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Avengers: Infinity War                                                                       Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Captain Marvel                                                                                  Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Shazam!                                                                                             Warner Bros. Pictures
Spider-Man: Far From Home                                                            Sony / Marvel Studios
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse                                                  Sony Pictures
BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM RELEASE 
Alita: Battle Angel                                                                              20th Century Fox
Bumblebee                                                                                        Paramount
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom                                                          Universal Pictures
Ready Player One                                                                             Warner Bros. Pictures
Solo: A Star Wars Story                                                                   Lucasfilm Ltd. / Walt Disney Studios
Sorry to Bother You                                                                           Mirror Releasing – Annapurna Pictures
Upgrade                                                                                             BH Tilt
BEST FANTASY FILM RELEASE
Aladdin                                                                                               Walt Disney Studios
Dumbo                                                                                               Walt Disney Studios
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald                                   Warner Bros. Pictures
Godzilla, King of the Monsters                                                          Warner Bros. / Legendary Pictures
Mary Poppins Returns                                                                       Walt Disney Studios
Toy Story 4                                                                                        Pixar Animation / Walt Disney Studios
Yesterday                                                                                          Universal Pictures
BEST HORROR FILM RELEASE
The Dead Don’t Die                                                                           Focus Features
Halloween                                                                                          Universal Pictures
Hereditary                                                                                          A24
Overlord                                                                                             Paramount
Pet Sematary                                                                                     Paramount
A Quiet Place                                                                                    Paramount
Us                                                                                                      Universal Pictures
BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE FILM RELEASE
Cold Pursuit                                                                                       Lionsgate / Summit
Escape Room                                                                                    Columbia Pictures/Sony
Glass                                                                                                 Universal
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum                                                  Lionsgate / Summit
Mission: Impossible – Fallout                                                            Paramount
Skyscraper                                                                                        Universal Pictures
BEST THRILLER FILM RELEASE
Bad Samaritan                                                                                   Electric Entertainment
Bad Times at The El Royale                                                             20th Century Fox
Destroyer                                                                                           Mirror / Annapurna Pictures
Dragged Across Concrete                                                                 Lionsgate / Summit
Greta                                                                                                  Focus Features
Ma                                                                                                      Universal Pictures
Searching                                                                                           Sony Pictures
BEST ANIMATED FILM RELEASE
The Grinch                                                                                         Universal Pictures
How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World                              Universal Pictures
The Incredibles 2                                                                              Pixar Animation / Walt Disney Studios
Ralph Breaks the Internet                                                                  Walt Disney Studios
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse                                                   Sony Pictures
Toy Story 4                                                                                        Walt Disney Studios
BEST INDEPENDENT FILM RELEASE
American Animals                                                                              The Orchard
Anna and the Apocalypse                                                                 Orion Pictures
The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot                              RLJ Entertainment
Mandy                                                                                                RLJ Entertainment
Ophelia                                                                                               IFC Films
Summer of 84                                                                                    Gunpowder & Sky
Tomorrow Man                                                                                   Bleecker St.
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM RELEASE
Aniara                                                                                                 Magnet / Magnolia Pictures
Border                                                                                                Neon
Burning                                                                                               Well Go USA
Ghost Stories                                                                                     IFC Films
The Guilty                                                                                          Magnolia Pictures
Shadow                                                                                              Well Go USA
BEST ACTOR IN A FILM
Jeff Bridges                            Bad Times at The El Royale             20th Century Fox
Nicolas Cage                         Mandy                                                RLJ Entertainment
Tom Cruise                            Mission: Impossible – Fallout            Paramount
Chris Evans                           Avengers: Endgame                          Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Robert Downey Jr.                 Avengers: Endgame                          Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Mel Gibson                             Dragged Across Concrete                 Lionsgate / Summit
Keanu Reeves                       John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum  Lionsgate / Summit
BEST ACTRESS IN A FILM
Emily Blunt                             Mary Poppins Returns                       Walt Disney Studios
Toni Collette                           Hereditary                                          A24
Jamie Lee Curtis                    Halloween                                          Universal
Nicole Kidman                       Destroyer                                           Mirror / Annapurna Pictures
Brie Larson                             Captain Marvel                                  Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Lupita Nyong’o                       Us                                                      Universal Pictures
Octavia Spencer                    Ma                                                      Universal Pictures
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A FILM
Josh Brolin                             Avengers: Infinity War                       Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
John Lithgow                          Pet Sematary                                    Paramount
Lin-Manuel Miranda               Mary Poppins Returns                       Walt Disney Studios
Lewis Pullman                       Bad Times at The El Royale              20th Century Fox
Jeremy Renner                      Avengers: Endgame                          Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Will Smith                               Aladdin                                               Walt Disney Studios
Steven Yeun                          Burning                                               Well Go USA
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A FILM
Cynthia Erivo                         Bad Times at The El Royale             20th Century Fox
Karen Gillan                           Avengers: Endgame                          Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Amber Heard                         Aquaman                                            Warner Bros. Pictures
Scarlett Johansson                Avengers: Endgame                         Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Naomi Scott                           Aladdin                                               Walt Disney Studios
Hailee Steinfeld                     Bumblebee                                         Paramount
Zendaya                                 Spider-Man: Far From Home            Marvel / Sony Studios
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR
Evan Alex                               Us                                                      Universal Pictures
Asher Angel                           Shazam!                                            Warner Bros. Pictures
Millie Bobby Brown                Godzilla, King of the Monsters          Warner Bros. / Legendary
Jack Dylan Grazer                 Shazam!                                             Warner Bros. Pictures
Tom Holland                           Spider-Man: Far From Home            Marvel / Sony Pictures
Shahadi Wright Joseph         Us                                                      Universal Pictures
Millicent Simmonds               A Quiet Place                                    Paramount
BEST FILM DIRECTOR
Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck      Captain Marvel                                  Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Karyn Kusama                       Destroyer                                           Mirror / Annapurna Pictures
Jordan Peele                          Us                                                      Universal Pictures
Guy Ritchie                            Aladdin                                               Walt Disney Studios
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Midsummer Scream Releases Features Guide for 2019

LONG BEACH, CA – Midsummer Scream, the largest Halloween and horror fan convention in the world, returns to Southern California August 3-4 for a monstrous weekend of thrills, chills, and haunting fun. For the first time, Midsummer Scream will occupy the entire Long Beach Convention Center, doubling the show’s size for 2019.

Tickets for Midsummer Scream 2019 are now on sale at MidsummerScream.org including single-day General Admission passes, as well as the very popular limited-edition Gold Bat Weekend Pass, which enables guests to access the show floor, Hall of Shadows, and other areas of Midsummer Scream an hour early each day before the convention opens to the general public; front of line priority access to panel presentations and attractions throughout the venue; a collectible lanyard and credential; and a Gold Bat 2019 enamel pin.

Midsummer Scream is expected to draw over 30,000 fans of all things macabre to Long Beach, where they will find a greatly-expanded show floor featuring more than 350 unique vendors, Paranormal Pixie’s children’s activity area with Buster Balloon, a wide variety of live entertainment performances, and exciting celebrity appearances including the queen of Halloween, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark).

This year, Midsummer Scream celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, complete with a must-see panel presentation that includes Disney Legends Bob Gurr and Tony Baxter, vendors on the show floor in the Corridor of Creepy Creeps selling Mansion-inspired merchandise, and a Saturday night party, the Grim Grinning Gala, which promises to be the swingingest wake anywhere for both the living and the disembodied, complete with a movie screening of The Haunted Mansion with live commentary by the film’s Director, Rob Minkoff, and Producer, Don Hahn. Happy Haunts that materialize in costume Saturday night are invited to participate in the Grim Grinning Gala’s contest with a $500 prize being awarded to the ghost with the most creativity!

Deemed the “gateway to the Halloween season” by fans, Midsummer Scream will host presentations from many of Southern California’s major haunt attractions, including Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror NightsQueen Mary’s Dark HarborLos Angeles Haunted Hayride, and Knott’s Scary Farm, as they offer guests exclusive sneak peeks at what terrors they have in store this coming October across the Southland.

Other outstanding presentations will include The Curious Creators of Christine McConnell’s Show; a Tales From the Crypt 30th Anniversary reunion featuring the voice of the Crypt Keeper, John Kassir; the Winchester Mystery House; a look at Spooky and Strange Themed Bars of Southern CaliforniaCharles Phoenix and his all-new Halloweenland retrospective; the ever-popular Buzzfeed: Unsolved with Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej; and a look at JFI Productions’ attractions, from Creep to The Willows and beyond.

The massive Hall of Shadows dark zone is themed this year to Tiki Terror – a monstrously ghoulish mash-up of Polynesian lore and everything evil that goes bump in the night! As guests pass through a foreboding jungle portal created by the incredibly talented CalHauntS group – complete with crashed airplane, crumbling temple ruins, and an erupting volcano – they will find a unique tiki vendor area featuring artists and merchants such as Jeff GranitoSweet SirenTiki Tiki Monster, and McBiff. For those 21 years of age or older, libations can be found in the Drunken Devil’s Freaky Tiki Bar, where guests will mix and mingle with a kooky crew of castaways just dying for social interaction.

Also featured in this year’s Hall of Shadows will be over a dozen haunted attractions and displays, including Sinister Valley from Lake Elsinore’s Storm Stadium, Twisted Minds ProductionsHellsir CemeteryShattered Realm, and Wicked Pumpkin Hollow, to name just a few! Returning once again, the Decayed Brigade will thrill thousands of onlookers several times each day with sliding exhibitions that push the boundaries of gravity!

With more than 350 artisans and exhibitors, Midsummer Scream’s show floor has more than doubled in size, featuring unique artwork, props, Halloween accessories, clothing, and makeup supplies. Always keeping guest comfort in mind, Midsummer Scream has widened the show floor aisles to 15 feet for easier traffic circulation as fans visit their favorite vendors such as Trick or Treat StudiosKreepsville 666Bearded Lady’s Mystic MuseumEdyn Rashae Studios, and Dark Delicacies. Among the horrific hustle and bustle on the show floor, fans will also find Midsummer newcomers Madame TussaudsCrypt TV, and Bloody Mary: Makeup to Die For.

Live entertainment is abundant at Midsummer Scream, from the show floor stage to the Theatre Macabre on the upper concourse of the convention center. Returning again this year to delight guests are Force of Nature Productions teasing their Halloween production; Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group presenting Urban Death for adults, and for the first time ever, Urban Death for Kidz!; a sexy horror fashion show by Poltergeists and Paramours; and Jimmy H as the creepy-but-cool Mudd the Magnificent. Guests will also be wowed ‘40s and ‘50s-style by Dr. Zomba’s Ghost Show of Terror throughout the weekend!

For those looking to get a jump on the Halloween season or sharpen their haunting skills, Midsummer Scream offers a robust education program, completely included in the price of admission, with the exception of select make-and-take classes by the incredible SoCal Valley Hauntersgroup, which has a dedicated workshop area on the show floor. Educational classes and presentations this year range from novice to advanced and include everything from projection mapping on a budget to cosplay ideas and tips, to the importance of audio for your attraction, taught by industry sound designer Dan Bieranowski. There’s even a seminar taught by Matthew Maldonado and Cassie Lopez, two themed entertainment professionals who will teach aspiring designers what it takes to break into the business of creating theme parks and scream parks!

New for 2019, Midsummer Scream has created a Podcast Studio, where fans can watch their favorite podcasters interview industry icons and personalities live in a relaxed, fun environment all weekend long! Programming includes Forever Midnight interviewing Miko Hughes (Gage from the original Pet Sematary); the Theme Park Duo Podcast featuring Jeff Schiefelbein of Sinister PointeParks and Cons chat it up with Jon Cooke and Ted Dougherty of Plague ProductionsDizney Coast to Coast with Kimberly J. Brown from Halloweentown; and Tales From the Fog hosting members of CalHauntS, who invite aspiring haunters to come at them with whatever questions they may have about effects techniques, creating yard displays or walk-through attractions, or prop-making in this very special So, You Want to be a Haunter? audience Q&A session; Fangoria will be hosting two podcasts as well – Post Mortem with Mick Garris interviewing horror legend Tony Todd, and Nightmare University with Dr. Rebekah McKendry, where she’ll deliver a crash-course on all things Hellraiser!

HorrorBuzz is back at it again, with wall-to-wall hand-picked horror flicks in the Screaming Room, where guests are invited to rest for a while, and take in all the gore-filled movies they can handle, including curated film blocks from Etheria Film NightCrypt TV, and USC Film School.

This is Midsummer Scream’s fourth year partnering with Kitten Rescue Los Angeles in presenting the Black Cat Lounge, where guests can mix and mingle with adorable felines roaming freely through a decorated play space. The Black Cat Lounge gives guests looking to adopt a pet the perfect opportunity to bond with their new little friends and give them forever homes.

Tickets are now on sale at MidsummerScream.org.

Warner Bros. Unveils San Diego Comic Con 2019 Official Bags

BURBANK, Calif. (July 15, 2019) — Soar through Comic-Con 2019 with Gotham City’s new vigilante on your back, arm yourself with arrows, or go forth with Archie and the gang! Warner Bros. Television Group celebrates its 10th year as the official bag sponsor of Comic-Con with 23 new designs. The collectible carriers have you covered as you stash your swag in the exclusive accessory.

The SDCC bags, produced for the Studio by I.D. Me Promotions, will feature the following titles:

  • Warner Bros. Television series ArrowBatwomanBlack LightningDoom PatrolDC’s Legends of TomorrowPennyworthRiverdaleThe FlashSupergirlSupernatural and Titans
  • Warner Bros. Animation’s DC Super Hero Girls, Harley Quinn, Looney Tunes Cartoons, Teen Titans GO!, ThunderCats Roar and Young Justice: Outsiders
  • HBO’s Game of Thrones and two versions of Watchmen
  • Plus bags for the DC UNIVERSE digital service, Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe The Movie, and Conan

More than 160,000 bags have been produced for Comic-Con. Fans can claim their cool bags when checking in at the show, while supplies last.

Bag Gallery

3 From Hell Official Trailer

July 15, 2019 – First there was House of 1000 Corpses. Then there was The Devil’s Rejects. Now, from writer/director Rob Zombie comes the next blood-soaked chapter in the most violent crime saga in history… 3 From Hell.

Directed and Written By

Rob Zombie

Starring

Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Richard Brake, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Dee Wallace, Emilio Rivera with Danny Trejo and Sid Haig

In Theaters:

September 16, 2019

For Tickets and Information:

FathomEvents.com

Spaceland New Screenshots

July 15, 2019 – Danger lurks around every corner on far-flung alien worlds, and today, developer Tortuga Team is releasing an overview of just some of the deadly alien aggressors in their upcoming tactical adventure — Spaceland. In the new overview, you can download images and info about monsters like the Creeper, Roach, and the big bad Bronton. Each alien species has distinct combat tactics and abilities, challenging players’ tactical skills as they make the best use of cover, line-of-sight, and good old fashioned firepower to take down these fearsome foes.

Spaceland, set for release on PC later this year, drops players into the boots of a tough-as-nails tactical team of Space Rangers as they explore a hostile world and defeat its vicious denizens in turn-based combat. Shoot, kick, hide, blast, crush — do whatever you can to outsmart and defeat the alien menace!

In the classic traditions of the science-fiction genre, you’ll be tasked with gathering a team of fighters to unravel secrets of the mystical planet your valiant team has landed on. Rich dialogues will reveal the true colors of your teammates, and if you’re lucky, you’ll uncover special details of their individual backstories.

Features of Spaceland Include:

  • We’re Going Old-School: Inspired by classics of the genre such as X-COM, Laser Squad, and Incubation, Spaceland turns up the heat on the battlefield by offering a playstyle that is familiar, yet uniquely exciting
  • Quick N’ Fun: Fast and furious battles focus on the action and only take 10-15 minutes. Planning is good, but blasting is better!
  • Packing the Heat: Equip your team with futuristic weapons such as Dash Thrusters, Grenades, Teleporters, Mines, Power Shields, and much more! Scavenge surroundings for equipment and ammo in a hostile environment with scarce resources.
  • Explore and Exterminate: Discover the secrets of alien bases as you explore them, unlocking new data and expanding your digital encyclopedia of alien info — all of which will help you annihilate them with ease!
  • A Beast for Every Occasion: Fight for your life against alien lifeforms that feature speed, strength, armor, and more — all challenging your tactical mettle as you figure out the best way to defeat each type of foe with the equipment at-hand

Dragon Ball World Adventure Begins at San Diego Comic Con

Los Angeles, CA – July 12, 2019 Toei Animation Inc. Funimation, a Sony Pictures Television company, and Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company, revealed today the complete details for the launch of the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con including a history-making Guinness World Records attempt on Opening Day of the tour.

Co-sponsored and presented jointly by Bandai and Toei Animation, the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure opens on Wednesday July 17 at an expansive installation on the Marriott Marina Terrace at the Marriot Marquis San Diego. The tour will continue throughout San Diego Comic-Con 2019 from July 18 – July 21 and will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Following San Diego Comic-Con, the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure will travel to seven additional locations around the world including stops in New York City, Mexico City Mexico, Cologne Germany, Barcelona Spain, Shanghai China, Hong Kong China, and Tokyo Japan.

Dragon Ball Guinness World Records Attempt

Come be a part of Dragon Ball and Guinness World Records history! The 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure will open with a special Guinness World Records attempt to become the largest gathering of people simultaneously performing the iconic Kamehameha super energy attack move.

Fans will gather on Wednesday, July 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure on the Marriott Marina Terrace at the Marriot Marquis San Diego. The first 1,000 participants to arrive will receive a free Dragon Ball Scouter accessory to wear during the Guinness World Records attempt. The Kamehameha super energy attack move will be led by actor Sean Schemmel, the English voice of Dragon Ball character Goku. Guinness World Records will be onsite to supervise and validate the record attempt.

Dragon Ball World Adventure Displays

Dive into the world of Dragon Ball with an expansive collection of multi-faceted interactive installations will delight fans and attendees. Catch interactive kiosks featuring the latest Dragon Ball video game titles from Bandai Namco Entertainment, including Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, Dragon Ball Z Fighter, Dragon Ball Legends, and Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle.

Dragon Ball Animated GIF Photo Booth

Capture your visit to 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure with a unique and shareable complimentary memento.  Head to the Dragon Ball Animated GIF Photo Booth, select your favorite background and pose for a series of photos that will be stitched together and delivered to you as a looping animated gif that can be shared directly with friends and family and/or posted to a variety of social media channels.

Dragon Ball Collectibles & Exclusives

On display will be a wide array of S.H.Figuarts event exclusives and special Dragon Ball products from leading Bandai brands including Tamashii Nations, Shokugan, and Banpresto. Event exclusives will be available to purchase at the Tamashii Nations Booth #3545 inside the Comic-Con Main Hall and require an exclusive merchandise time slot issued by San Diego Comic-Con to purchase.

Dragon Ball Sticker Rally

Join the Dragon Ball Sticker Rally and collect stickers at each attraction inside the Dragon Ball World Adventure. Stickers may be redeemed for free premiums including Dragon Ball wristbands, posters, lanyards, stickers, fans and Saiyan Hair Set headbands. In addition, all tour guests will receive an exclusive 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure oversized swag bag to use to carry all of their Comic-Con purchases.

For additional information on the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure including tour dates by location, please visit www.db-tour.com.

Super7 Announces Universal Monsters Boodega for San Diego Comic Con

July 13, 2019 – Super7 returns again this year with the Revenge of the Boodega Pop-up Event, a collaboration between Super7 and Universal Monsters.

For our surprising release, Super7 and Topps are happy to announce a colossal collaboration with the revolting reveal of the first ever Garbage Pail Kids x Universal Monsters trading cards! All of your classic Universal Monsters are lovingly re-imagined in the delightfully disgusting Garbage Pail Kids style on 24 unique trading cards and stickers, packaged in an authentic wax pack – just like the original Garbage Pail Kids cards, but without the gross gum! Each wax pack of six is a random card and sticker assortment of the craziest collision of creepy classics you can imagine! $6 per pack, while supplies last.

In addition to the cards, Super7 is bringing a stylish selection of thrilling threads and alarming apparel! Six all-new Exclusive Universal Monsters designs to haunt your closet at Halloween and all year-round. Choose from the Universal Monsters x Garbage Pail Kids tee, Japanese Monsters Long Sleeve tee, Gross Frankenstein tee and more. Get these spooky styles before they get you! But the horror doesn’t end there, come check out all the horrifying items at the Boodega, including:

  • Limited Edition 3.5” Japense ReAction figures
  • Universal Monsters Puffy Stickers Pack and Chenille Patches
  • The Creature Lagoon towel
  • 3 Retro Monster Masks to collect
  • Limited Edition Screen printed candles
  • Monster Vision glasses and Underwater Creature specs
  • The Creature Jigsaw puzzle and Boodega Coloring Book
  • 4 to Collect Drive-thru Drinkware – 16oz Pint Glasses
  • 6-Pack Keshi Surprise in Bright Neon Colors

The Revenge of the Boodega “monstore” takes over the San Diego Super7 store, which is a quick 10 minute walk from the convention site, Wed (7/17) 9pm-Midnight and Thurs (7/18) 11am-9pm. Find the Boodega at Super7 San Diego store, 701 Eighth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101.

God Eater 3 Launch Trailer

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (July 12, 2019) – Leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today has released GOD EATER® 3 on the Nintendo Switch™. Players will be able to team-up with friends on-the-go to topple massive beasts known as Aragami in this fast-paced monster-slaying action game.

Join the God Eaters, a group of humans imbued with the unique ability to wield God Arcs, specialized weapons to take down the nearly indestructible Aragami threat that has ravaged the planet. God Arc weapons can come in a wide variety of melee and ranged type capabilities featuring swords, hammers, sickles, spears, shotguns, sniper rifles, and more. Each weapon also comes with unique transforming functions, extending their utility by providing additional attack options to deal more damage. Players can determine which weapon works best for their playstyle and hone its intricacies when taking on missions in Story Mode or online with other GOD EATER 3 players.

GOD EATER 3 incorporates new combat mechanics and customization options to create dynamic fights that change the flow of battles. After devouring an enemy, players can activate Burst Arts which change some normal attacks into special attacks. Players can also choose between several Burst Arts, as well as the specific effects of the Burst Art, to suit their play style. In addition to Burst Arts, a new Dive ability increases the speed of combat by having players race headlong towards enemies for swift attacks, keeping constant pressure on the opposition.

Players can team-up with three other God Eaters either online or through a local connection to tackle story missions together or combine forces with seven other players online to experience Assault Missions, the largest group battles ever seen in the GOD EATER franchise. Cooperating and fighting as a team will help engage the Battle Support System. By fighting next to teammates, players can unleash this new ability which shares various power-ups to help the entire team overcome tough fights and secure victory.

GOD EATER 3 for the Nintendo Switch is now available with an ESRB rating of “T” for Teen and MSRP of $59.99. For more information about GOD EATER 3 or other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. please visit https://www.bandainamcoent.com, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

The Saturn Awards Get A New Location for 2019

LOS ANGELES (July 11, 2019) – The 45th annual Saturn Awards will take place on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood, California. For the first time in its history, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, the organization that founded and owns the Saturn Awards, has made a multi-year partnership deal with veteran television producer Justin W. Hochberg. This new highly sought-after collaboration has immediately resulted in the upcoming, newly produced and reinvigorated Saturn Awards show. The traditionally non-televised Saturn Awards has always been a favorite event among the most groundbreaking creators. This new production will be an exciting evolution of the beloved award show and, for the first time since the one-time TV airing in 1978, it will be available to global fans via a streaming partner to be announced shortly. Hochberg’s additional plans to expand the brand creating a home for fandom year round will include a slate of co-marketing deals and brand partnerships all for the first time in the show’s 45 year history. With new content in development and decades of never before seen exclusive archival awards show footage with fandom’s legendary icons the Saturn brand will provide fans with unprecedented innovative experiences impossible to duplicate.

“For 44 years, The Saturn Awards show has been the ONLY award show to exclusively recognize Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror feature films and television,” said Robert Holguin, the President of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. “Today genre fans make up the most powerful portion of today’s global entertainment audience but our rich history started long before it was mainstream and includes everyone from J.J. Abrams to Gale Anne Hurd, George Lucas to Jason Blum, Jordan Peele to Gal Gadot, Ryan Coogler, Zoe Saldana and legends like Rod Serling. We couldn’t be more grateful to Justin and the team he has assembled as they take this to infinity and beyond.”

The reinvigoration of The Saturn Awards also includes the creation of an Awards Advisory Board with members of the TV, film, animation and fan community. The board’s role will be to help produce the annual presentation and ensure it rigorously honors fans and fan culture. Board members that have joined the advisory board thus far include writer/producer Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers 1-3), Christina Steinberg producer of the Oscar winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, filmmaker Dean Devlin (Independence Day), producer Roy Lee (It, Bates Motel), Director Robert Rodriquez (Alita: Battle Angel, Cannes winner Sin City) and Oscar winning director Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) among others.

“I’ve been a fan of the Saturns my entire career,” says Orci. “I cannot wait to roll up my sleeves to help celebrate pop culture’s most impactful storytellers. For every geek, cosplayer, nerd and underdog, this one is for us.”

“I am a life-long fan and the opportunity to reinvent the show for today’s social media age and further develop this unique brand for fandom with innovators like Bob Orci, Dean Devlin, Christina Steinberg, Roy Lee, Peter Ramsey and Robert Rodriguez, whose work has generated billions and thrilled millions, is a chance to work with real life superheroes,” says Hochberg, who has brought all of these new elements together.

Nominations for the 45th Saturn Awards will be announced on July 15, 2019.

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DC and Warner Bros. Join Forces with Massive Comic Con Lineup

BURBANK, Calif. (July 12, 2019) — For the first time ever, Comic-Con titans DC and Warner Bros. will join forces on the convention floor in a digitally revamped, two-story combination DC Warner Bros. booth (#4545, located near Artists’ Alley). With more than 6,500 square feet across two levels, this iconic space produced by Vision Events will host nearly 40 signings featuring not only the stars and creative teams from Warner Bros., HBO series and New Line Cinema films, but also almost 50 legendary DC writers and artists, proving to be the ultimate DC and Warner Bros. fan destination.

Utilizing constantly evolving digital signage on towers and screens, the DC Warner Bros. booth will serve as a must-experience environment, including an Arkham Asylum Activation that delves into the world of Harley Quinn; a re-creation of one of Riverdale’s Pop’s Diner booths; an Instagram-worthy station with the Central Perk couch from Friends; actual costumes and props from The Dark Knight film trilogy, in celebration of Batman’s 80th anniversary, and more! Always a destination for Comic-Con fans, the DC and Warner Bros. booths will now unite to become a one-stop shop delivering constant activities for fans to enjoy, including talent appearances, autograph signings and more.

Here’s a closer look at this year’s DC Warner Bros. booth areas of interest:

CENTRAL PERK AND POP’S DINER RE-LOCATE TO SAN DIEGO

WITH RIVERDALE AND FRIENDS SETS!

  • Celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2019, Friends will be “there for you” with the iconic Central Perk couch. The ultimate ’gram-worthy destination, the Friends couch will be available for fans to take photos and post to social (hashtag #WBSDCC or #Friends25). But if coffee’s not your thing, and you’re more of a milkshake type…
  • …grab a booth at Pop’s Diner! Elements from the popular Riverdale set have been meticulously re-assembled for fans to get together for another unforgettable photo op. Entering season four Riverdale returns October 9 and airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

THE DARK KNIGHT COSTUMES & COLLECTIBLES!

  • Sure, Comic-Con turns 50 this year, but DC is celebrating 80 Batman-worthy years of crime fighting in Gotham City (#Batman80)! Get up close and personal to actual costumes, props and more from Warner Bros. Pictures’The Dark Knight Trilogy. Whether it’s Ra’s Al Ghul, Scarecrow, Bane, Selina Kyle or Batman himself, you’ll find all these plus photo ops and more on display in the DC WB booth!
  • In addition, there will be a number of DC Collectibles and fan merchandise on display from Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

HARLEY QUINN ARKHAM ACTIVATION!

  • As previously announced, DC UNIVERSE will take fans into the comically twisted realm of DC’s criminal “queenpin” Harley Quinn with an Arkham Activation that gives visitors an immersive, interactive glimpse into the highly anticipated adult-animated comedy series Harley Quinn.
  • The upcoming Harley Quinn series premieres later this year, exclusively on DCUNIVERSE. Featuring the voice of The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco as the Divine Ms. Quinn, the animated adult comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation is executive produced by Cuoco, WBA’s Sam Register and iZOMBIE’s Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey.

DC UNIVERSE MEMBERS EXCLUSIVES!

  • One year after DC UNIVERSE launched its membership program at Comic-Con, the ultimate DC fan destination is back with a slate of members-only fan events and exclusive giveaways.
  • DC UNIVERSE members will have access to a fantastic line-up of exclusive events and giveaways, including members-only signings, screenings and private gatherings. DCU members will not want to miss out on opportunities such as the premiere of DC Spotlight: Shazam; VIP tickets to Batman’s induction into the new Comic-Con Museum’s Hall of Fame; members-only signing with DC’s Jim Lee; a private yacht brunch with talent; and more. Visit the DCU Redemption Area for more information.
  • Current DCU members will also have the opportunity to collect an original series print every day in the Redemption Area of the booth. New members of DCU who purchase an annual membership onsite and online will receive an exclusive gift set of four limited-edition comic books with new variant covers.
  • For more information about exclusive DCU member events and benefits, click here.

STARS & SIGNINGS AND MORE!

  • From Thursday through Sunday, a stellar roster of talent — including DC writers and artists, producers and stars from Warner Bros. Television shows, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Entertainment, New Line Cinema, HBO and Rooster Teeth — will be signing for fans at the Warner Bros. booth. Talent to be announced.
  • Please note: Wristbands are required for all signings at the DC Warner Bros. booth. DC and Warner Bros. follow Comic-Con’s ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure. For more information on signings, please visit https://comic-con.org/cci/exclusive-signings-faq.
  • Additional signing times will be posted at the DC/Warner Bros. booth.
  • THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019
    • 10:00–11:00 a.m.                    IT: Chapter Two
    • 11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.            Todd McFarlane
    • 1:00–2:00 p.m.                        Greg Capullo
    • 2:00–2:45 p.m.                        Teen Titans GO!
    • 2:45–3:30 p.m.                        His Dark Materials
    • 3:35–4:05 p.m.                        The Banana Splits Movie
    • 3:35–4:05 p.m.                        Critters Attack!
    • 4:00–5:00 p.m.                        Tom King & Mitch Gerads
    • 6:00–7:00 p.m.                        Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair
  • FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019
    • 10:00–10:45 a.m.                    The 100
    • 10:30–11:15 a.m.                    Legacies
    • 11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.            DC Super Hero Girls
    • 12:00–1:00 p.m.                      Tom King, Mitch Gerads & Nick Derington
    • 1:00–1:45 p.m.                        Krypton
    • 1:15–2:00 p.m.                        Pennyworth
    • 2:00–3:00 p.m.                        Frank Miller, John Romita, Jr., Danny Miki & Alex Sinclair
    • 2:15–3:00 p.m.                        Veronica Mars
    • 3:30–4:30 p.m.                        Game of Thrones
    • 4:30–5:15 p.m.                        DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
    • 4:30–5:30 p.m.                        Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair
    • 5:45–6:45 p.m.                        Rooster Teeth RWBY
    • 6:00–7:00 p.m.                        Greg Capullo & Scott Snyder
  • SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019
    • 10:00–10:45 a.m.                    Doom Patrol
    • 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.            Westworld
    • 12:30–1:15 p.m.                      Titans
    • 1:15–2:15 p.m.                        Greg Capullo & Scott Snyder
    • 2:15–3:00 p.m.                        Arrow
    • 2:45–3:30 p.m.                        Batwoman
    • 3:00–3:45 p.m.                        Supergirl
    • 3:45–4:30 p.m.                        Black Lightning
    • 4:30–5:15 p.m.                        The Flash
    • 5:45–6:30 p.m.                        Young Justice
    • 6:00–7:00 p.m.                        Tom King & Mitch Gerads
  • SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019
    • 12:00–12:45 p.m.                    Supernatural
    • 12:45–1:30 p.m.                      Greg Capullo & Scott Snyder
    • 2:00–2:45 p.m.                        Riverdale
    • 3:00–4:00 p.m.                        Tom King

For continuing info on DC and the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please visit comiccon.thewb.com, and follow @warnerbrostv and @dccomics on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook), hashtags #WBSDCC and #DCSDCC.