Spike TV Unveils 2011 Comic-Con Line Up

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Spike TV Unveils 2011 Comic-Con Line Up Featuring a Panel and a Virtual Mobile Scavenger Hunt Based on the Network’s Hit Multi-Platform Series “Deadliest Warrior” and Autograph Signings by TNA Wrestlers at Spike TV Booth

“Deadliest Warrior – Vampires Vs. Zombies” Panel On Thursday, July 21 From 10:00-11:00 AM Featuring Legendary Horror Director And Writer Wes Craven, World War Z Novelist Max Brooks, Comic Book Author And Novelist Steve Niles And The Hosts Of “Deadliest Warrior”

“Deadliest Warrior” Virtual Mobile Fan Scavenger Hunt For iPhone And iPads In Partnership With GoldRun At Comic-Con Kicking Off On Thursday, July 21

TNA Wrestlers Kurt Angle And Mickie James Confirmed For Autograph Signings At Spike TV Booth On Friday, July 22 And Saturday, July 23 At 1:00PM And 3:00PM At Booth #3945

Spike Games To Feature The New “Deadliest Warriors: Legends” Video Game And Host A Tournament At the Spike TV Booth From Thursday, July 21 Through Sunday, July 24

NEW YORK, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Spike TV is taking its hunt for the “Deadliest Warrior” to San Diego Comic-Con. The network announced today its plans for the “Deadliest Warrior – Vampires Vs. Zombies” panel on Thursday, July 21 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, the launch of a new “Deadliest Warrior” augmented reality mobile app available on iPhones and iPads beginning Thursday, July 21 and a hosted video game tournament at the Spike TV Booth for its new “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” game. During Comic-Con, Spike will also host an autograph signing with TNA wrestlers Kurt Angle and Mickie James on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM, respectively, at Booth #3945.

Thursday, July 21: “Deadliest Warrior – Vampires Vs. Zombies” panel
(Room 25ABC) 10:00 -11:00AM – Panel Features WES CRAVEN (“Scream,”
“Nightmare on Elm Street”), MAX BROOKS (Zombie Survival Guide, World War
Z), STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night), RICHARD “MACK” MACHOWICZ (“Deadliest
Warrior” host), DR. ARMAND DORIAN (“Deadliest Warrior” host), RASHA
DRACHKOVITCH (“Deadliest Warrior” executive producer), ROBERT DALY
(“Deadliest Warrior”) and moderator GEOFF BOUCHER (LA Times writer,
HeroComplex.com founder) Vampires and Zombies have terrorized and
tantalized their way through pop culture for decades – from “Dracula” to
the “Twilight Saga” to “Walking Dead.” SPIKE TV and its “DEADLIEST
WARRIOR” franchise are going to finally answer the question – which of
these mythical creatures would come out on top in a fight to the finish?
“DEADLIEST WARRIOR” steps outside the confines of history for this
groundbreaking fantasy episode destined to rouse heated debates amongst
fans in the blogosphere for months. The special episode features an
array of icons of film and fiction who are authorities on the topic.
Through these expert interviews, scientific tests and careful analysis,
it will be determined who would win in a battle to the death between
these two iconic groups, Zombies and Vampires. The “DEADLIEST WARRIOR ”
team of Richard “Mack” Machowicz, Dr. Armand Dorian, Rasha Drachkovitch,
Robert Daly and special guests Wes Craven, Max Brooks and Steve Niles
will be on hand for this special Comic-Con panel to make their case for
who is, indeed, the fiercest. Acclaimed Los Angeles Times writer and
HeroComplex.com founder Geoff Boucher will serve as moderator.

Thursday, July 21: “Deadliest Warrior” Virtual Mobile Scavenger Hunt.
Spike TV has partnered with GoldRun to allow Comic-Con attendees to
interact with various augmented reality (AR) warriors. Throughout
Comic-Con, attendees will get to enter the world of “Deadliest Warrior.”
Fans will get to hunt and capture the series warriors during the
“Deadliest Warrior” Scavenger Hunt. Users are encouraged to take a
picture with the warriors and upload them to the Warrior’s Den Facebook
page.
— “Faceoff” – Attendees to the Spike TV booth will get the opportunity
to “Conquer Warriors” by striking a fighting pose with the AR
character. A new warrior will be released each day (Joan Of Arc,
George Washington and Ghengis Kahn). Designated iPads will stream
the action to the booth’s monitors. Players will be prompted to
upload these photos to their Facebook profiles as well as the
Warrior’s Den Facebook page.
— “Warrior’s Wardrobe” – Through this portion of the application,
participants at the Spike TV booth can become George Washington or
Ghengis Kahn by taking a picture of themselves with virtual props:
George Washington’s wig and tricorn hat or Ghengis Kahn’s helmet. A
slideshow of the best images rotate on the monitors at the Spike TV
booth.
— “Vampires vs Zombies Face-off” – this component of the app allows
Comic-Con attendees to take photos of zombies, vampires, floating
body parts and animated blood at the “Deadliest Warrior” panel.
Players can then present their pictures for exclusive giveaways at
the Spike TV booth.

Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24 – “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” Video
Game Tournament. Throughout Comic-Con, fans can swing by the Spike TV
booth to play the recently launched “Deadliest Warrior” video game.
Attendees can put their metal where their mouths are and battle the
fiercest warriors in history with all new weapons, interactive
environments, hand-to-hand combat and new finishing moves. Prizes
include DVDs, t-shirts, posters and more.

Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 – TNA Wrestler Autograph Signing
at Spike Booth #3945. Kurt Angle will sign autographs on Friday, July
22 at 1:00PM. Mickie James will sign autographs on Saturday, July 23 at
3:00PM.

“Deadliest Warrior” returns with 10 one-hour episodes on a new night with more unprecedented matchups, including the first female warrior and first fantasy matchup, beginning Wednesday, July 20 (10-11PM, ET/PT) on Spike TV.

“Deadliest Warrior” is produced by 44 Blue Productions, Inc. with Rasha Drachkovitch and Tim Warren serving as executive producers. Sharon Levy, Tim Duffy and Jeff Savaiano are Spike TV’s executives in charge of production.

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