It’s crazy to see how far IGN has come in the past few years. From their humble beginnings as a bringer of news to now being newsworthy themselves, they are a media juggernaut for all things presented at Comic-Con and with that fact they have made themselves perfect niche in Downtown San Diego.
Here is a rundown of what they will be involved in at the Big Show next week.
· IGN Oasis – The destination spot throughout the long weekend for Comic-Con attendees and IGN fans, the IGN Oasis, presented by AMD, is the perfect venue to chill out at, get limited edition t-shirts, create and share fun photos and videos, enter to win prizes, and meet special guests. Located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center at Hard Rock Hotel’s 207 bar and outside patio, the IGN Oasis will be open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 207 Fifth Avenue.
· IGN – Sprint Experience – The Sprint Gaming Lounge, presented by IGN, provided exclusive looks at three upcoming Capcom games: Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter x Tekken and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition. IGN, Sprint and Capcom fans can also play games on the HTC EVO 3D, experience the 3D Photobooth with characters from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and get custom t-shirts, sunglasses and more. Open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Promenade Park in front of the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter on K Street.
· IGN’s “Sin with the Saints” Party – IGN celebrates Comic-Con with THQ for the upcoming release of Saint’s Row: The Third in an invitation-only party at Hard Rock Hotel’s FLOAT nightclub. Special celebrity guests will walk the red carpet on Thursday, July 21.
IGN editors will moderate and participate in several panels during Comic-Con, including:
o The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
– Moderated by IGN Movies Editor in Chief, Eric Moro
– Thursday, July 21 from 11:15 to 12:15 p.m. in Hall H
o Stan Lee/Blood Red Dragon
– Moderated by IGN Comics Editor, Joey Esposito
– Thursday, July 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
o Warner Premiere: H+ and Mortal Kombat: Legacy
– Moderated by IGN TV Editor, Eric Goldman
– Thursday, July 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
o Resistance 3: Exploring a 1950s Altered America: The Continuing Creation of the Resistance Universe
– IGN.com host, Colin Moriarty
– Thursday, July 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 7AB
o THUNDERCATS panel
– Moderated by Matt Fowler
– Friday, July 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6A
o STARHAWK: The Evolution from Warhawk to Starhawk: The New Universe that is Starhawk
– Moderation by IGN editor, Greg Miller
– Sunday, July 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 25AB
o Supernatural Panel (Screening and Q&A)
– Moderated by IGN TV Executive Editor, Eric Goldman
– Sunday, July 24 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Hall H
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