TUMBLR PARTNERS WITH AMC, MTV, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC CON PROGRAMMING
Platform to Host Meetup for Viral Podcast “Welcome to Night Vale” on July 11 at 1pm at Basic Pizza
Tumblr is partnering with several media partners for a diverse program at this year’s San Diego Comic Con including the “Ship of the Year” award at this year’s MTV Fandom Awards, AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” party, and Entertainment Weekly’s Photo + Digital Studio. In addition, Tumblr will host a meetup for the one it’s community’s most prolific fandoms to experience the popular podcast “Welcome to Night Vale” IRL, which will include a reading with authors Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor and surprise guest appearances from the cast.
“Welcome to Night Vale” Tumblr Meetup
Saturday, July 11, 1:00pm – 4:00 pm (Basic Pizza – 410 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101)
Tumblr will host its fourth annual SDCC fandom Tumblr Meetup, this year’s bringing together the fans of “Welcome to Night Vale” — the twice-monthly podcast in the style of a radio show that broadcasts community updates for the fictional town of Night Vale. The show premiered in 2012 and the fandom quickly exploded on Tumblr with an ever-growing stream of new blogs, fan art, and conspiracy theories. The authors of popular podcast will release a novel this October, and will appear alongside surprise guests from the cast for their Tumblr fans in San Diego. The meetup will include activities that all those who “hail the mighty glow cloud” will understand, like an intern sign-up station, third-eye tattooing, giveaways of custom-WTNV swag, and of course, live readings from the authors. Free, all ages, first come, first serve, no badges necessary.
Fans in San Diego during SDCC can RSVP to the Welcome to Night Vale Tumblr Meetup here: https://wtnvtumblrmeetup.splashthat.com
AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” Screening & Party
Friday, July 10, 7PM (Reading Cinemas Gaslamp) and 8-10PM (Hilton Gaslamp Terrace)
Tumblr, AMC, and Entertainment Tonight will host a private screening and party to celebrate “Fear the Walking Dead” on Friday, July 10. Cast members and producers will be in attendance.
MTV Fandom Awards: “Ship of the Year” Award on Tumblr
Taping on Thursday, July 9, “MTV Fandom Awards Special” to air Sunday, July 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV
Social voting is open for the “Ship of the Year” award presented by Coca Cola with voting exclusively on Tumblr, the home for fandoms. The nominees in the category include “Clexa” from “The 100” (Clark and Lexa), “Arrow’s” “Olicity” (Felicity and Oliver), “Karmy” from “Faking It” (Karma and Amy) and “Pretty Little Liars” “Emison” (Emily and Alison). Starting today, MTV will launch a unique post for each of the “Ship of the Year” nominees on the MTV Tumblr page, with the winner determined by the post with the largest note count. Voting for this award will run through Wednesday, July 8 and the live show will air on July 12. You can see more at http://mtv.tumblr.com/.
Panel: Fandom is My Fandom, or We All Live in a Coffeeshop AU
Thursday, July 9, 5:00pm – 6:00 pm (Room 14A)
Amanda Brennan (community and content associate, Tumblr) will participate in a panel that will look from deep inside popular fandoms, the media companies that work with them, and the sites that host them, alongsideFlourish Klink ( East Los High), Meredith Levine (ZEFR), Aron Levitz (Wattpad), Elizabeth Minkel (New Statesman), Betsy Rosenblatt (Organization for Transformative Works), and Jules Wilkinson (SuperWiki) and moderated byHeidi Tandy (FYeahCopyright).
Entertainment Weekly’s Photo + Digital Studio
July 9 – July 12 (Hard Rock Hotel)
Tumblr will be the exclusive social partner at The Photo + Digital Studio. The Tumblr GIF booth will be on site during Comic Con where talent will be invited to stop by and commemorate their time at The Studio. Entertainment Weekly will be sharing these GIFs on their Tumblr so fans can experience some of the best moments from The Studio.