This weekend, Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick is unleashing the inaugural ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival in Silicon Valley as the worlds of music, TV, comic books, and comedy collide in a one-of-a-kind event. ID10T is already bringing together the cast and creators behind Mystery Science Theater 3000, Stan Against Evil, The Magicians, Animaniacs, Portlandia, and Harmontown for panels at the event. Today, we’re revealing more comic book and TV, panels. But first, it’s Morphin’ Time!
Nerdist is teaming up with Loinsgate to create a Laser Tag course based on Saban’s Power Rangers. Since the reboot film is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on June 27th, we figured that the ID10T Fest was the perfect chance to let fans revisit the thrills of Saban’s Power Rangers as a head-to-head laser tag game between two teams of five players. To make matters even cooler, Power Rangers stars Becky G and RJ Cyler will be joining in on the competition.
We’re inviting attendees to come to the event dressed as your favorite Power Ranger for an opportunity to walk away with some very cool prizes. We’ll also be showing off costumes from the film, running giveaways, and showing off the demo of the Power Rangers: Legacy Warsmobile game.
We’re also happy to announce that Chris is hosting a panel for Con Man, with Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion as his special guests. Together, they’ll tell us all about the first two seasons of our favorite web series. And good news, everyone! There’s going to be a Futurama panel with three of the prolific voice actors from the series: Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, and Phil LaMarr. That show may be over for now, but Futurama is never far from our hearts.
And we’re far from done. We said that ID10T was also a Comic Conival, and we meant it! Today, we’re adding to our powerhouse lineup with a round up of the comic book panels happening at ID10T Fest. Our very own, Ben Blacker is hosting three panels at the show. First up is the Nerdist Comic Book Panel podcast with Aftershock Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts, Donny Cates, and Garry Brown. Then Blacker will run the Creator Owned Comics panel with special guests Rick Remender, Gerry Duggan, Nick Dragotta, Matteo Scalera, Farel Dalrymple, Ivan Brandon, and Justin Jordan. Finally, Blacker will host an episode of the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast, with guests to be named later.
Valiant Comics and AfterShock Comics will run their own preview panels, while moderator Matt Horak will invite Becky Cloonan, Ivan Brandon, Brenden Fletcher, and Andy Kuhn to discuss the ways that music influences their comics. Want to make your own comics? Jarrett Melendez is running the Drawing and Writing for Comics, TV, and Film panel with his guests Mike Costa, Tom Fowler, Mark Sable, Blair Shedd, and JK Woodward. There are also two breaking into comics panels. On Saturday, Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins will invite Phil Hester, Justin Greenwood, Brent Schoonover, Robert Wilson, and Morgan Green to share the stories about how they broke into the comic industry. On Sunday, Melendez will take the stage again as Nick Dragotta, Garry Brown, Robert Wilson, Jai Nitz, and Gerry Duggan share their comic book origin stories.
Have you had enough awesomeness yet? Because we’ve got more for you! Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser are bringing their Bizarre States podcast to ID10T Fest. We’re also putting on a Robots Among Us: Fantasy vs. Reality panel with Pixar Technical Director Alonso Martinez, and Omar Abdelwahed, SoftBank Robotics America’s Head of Studio. If the robo-apocalypse is happening, it’s starting here!
Tickets are currently on sale at Id10tfest.com, and there is currently a limited number of Fantastic Four-Packs, which gives fans the option to purchase four tickets at only $55.00 each, plus fees. ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and the surrounding grounds in Mountain View, CA on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25th. Check our gallery below for a look at the festival schedule and floor layout.
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