This year has a been a mess for major events. Anything that involved being near other people has been canceled because of the CONVID-19 pandemic. We must all be safe at this time, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. San Diego’s Comic-Con has decided to offer up a virtual experience this year. No more trying to find a hotel closer to the city than Utah. No more waiting 18 hours to attend the panel to announce the latest mega-movie. Everyone can put on their sweatpants and flip flops to cosplay as Carl from Aquateen Hunger Force. And there will be announcements and panels. Shout! Factory will be a part of the fun with the folks from Mystery Science Theater. Everyone gets the perfect seat in the panel room instead of being trapped behind the guy in the Bullwinkle antler helmet. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory with directions, links and times:
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Pop culture fans rejoice! Although the traditional San Diego Comic-Con will not be held this year, Shout! Factory is pleased to announce it will be participating in the convention’s official virtual event, Comic-Con@Home, as well as programming supplementary content for the company’s streaming channel, Shout! Factory TV. Comic-Con@Home will be held on the same dates as the previously canceled Comic-Con, July 22-26, 2020. All aspects of Comic-Con@Home 2020 are free and there are no limits to how many can attend a panel.
MSTies worldwide can tune into the Comic-Con@Home channel on Thursday, July 23 at 6 pm PT, for Mystery Science Theater 3000 – A Panel Panorama. Join Erik Adams (The AV Club) as he leads a discussion with MST3K creator Joel Hodgson and former cast members Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot # 2) and J. Elvis Weinstein (Tom Servo # 1) as they engage in some good old-fashioned Q & A. To watch the panel, visit Comic-Con@Home’s official YouTube channel:
Shout! Factory will also host a virtual booth through Comic-Con@Home’s official website, where fans will see pre-order pages for upcoming releases, introductions to Shout! Factory TV channels, Shout! Factory’s annual sale of Con-centric titles and a shopping spree contest in which three lucky winners will be picked.
For fans who can’t get enough con-related programming, Shout! Factory TV will be streaming a marathon of pop-culture favorites from July 22 through July 26 entitled Shout! Stays In. Showcasing episodes from beloved tokusatsu series Ultraman Leo, Kamen Rider and Super Sentai; cult superhero films including Guardians and Rendel: Dark Vengeance, graphic novel documentaries such as The Image Revolution and Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously; Shout! Factory convention panels from years past; and content from TokuSHOUTsu and MST3K new to Shout! Factory TV, there’s something for all con fans to enjoy from the safety of their home.
For continuing updates on Shout! Factory’s Comic-Con@Home activities and news, please visit ShoutFactory.com, and follow us on Twitter, on Instagram, and on Facebook.
Shout! Factory TV’s Shout! Stays In can be viewed on ShoutFactoryTV.com; Shout! Factory TV’s Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Android apps; and the following digital streaming platforms: Twitch, Samsung TV Plus, Comcast Xfinity, Xumo, Redbox, Vizio, IMDb TV, and STIRR.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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