By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on October 14, 2009 at 12:17 am |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Exclusive News

VAMPIRES, VULCANS AND VILLAINS DESCEND UPON THE GREEK THEATRE
FOR SPIKE TV’S 4TH ANNUAL “SCREAM”

Tobey Maguire Presents Tribute To Comic-Con Icon Award Recipient
And Comic Book Marvel Stan Lee

“SCREAM” Will Celebrate The Year Of The Vampire And The Phenomenal Popularity
Of The “Twilight” Saga With Cast And World Premiere Footage From
The Highly-Anticipated “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”

“True Blood” Cast And Creators Alan Ball, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell And More Will Also Be On Hand

“Battlestar Galactica” Cast Reunites For Final Farewell And A Special Tribute To Horror Legend George Romero

Two-Hour Extravaganza Premieres Tuesday, October 27 At 10 PM, ET/PT

New York, NY, October 5, 2009 – As twilight descends upon The Greek Theatre, Spike TV presents “SCREAM 2009,” an evening where galaxies collide and genres unite for the ultimate celebration of all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book.  The 4th annual “SCREAM” is the first and only global event of its kind to honor and celebrate the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped these genres.   “SCREAM 2009” will tape on Saturday, October 17 in Los Angeles, CA.  The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

Spike TV is proud to partner once again with Comic-Con International, the biggest comic book and pop culture convention in the world, to present real-life super hero Stan Lee with the Comic-Con Icon Award at “SCREAM 2009.”  Lee is the creator of such legendary super-heroes as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man and The Hulk.  “Spider-Man’s” Tobey Maguire will lead the tribute to one of the most beloved and influential comic book legends of all time.

“SCREAM 2009” will also honor the godfather of the modern horror film, George Romero with this year’s Scream Mastermind Award.  This award is presented to a filmmaker whose unique vision of horror, science fiction and/or fantasy is both critically-acclaimed and culturally significant.   Romero, best known for his gruesome and satirical zombie masterpiece “Night Of The Living Dead” and its sequel “Dawn Of The Dead,” as well as the cult classic, “Creepshow,” will receive the honor previously presented to cinematic luminaries Wes Craven, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.

“SCREAM 2009” will celebrate the year of the vampire and the phenomenal popularity of the “Twilight” saga with cast and World Premiere footage from the highly-anticipated “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”  In addition, fans will be treated to appearances from the cast and creators of “True Blood” including Alan Ball, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell, among others.  The celebration continues with a “Battlestar Galactica” cast reunion for a farewell tribute featuring Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis, Kate Vernon, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Trucco, Tahmoh Penikett and executive producer David Eick.

“SCREAM 2009” will present awards in 16 different categories.  J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi action-adventure “Star Trek” tops the “SCREAM 2009” list with 17 nominations including the categories of The Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Holy Sh*t Scene-of-the-Year and a nod in the all-new Fight Scene-of-the-Year category.  Comic book-inspired blockbusters “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Watchmen” each nabbed 13 nominations, big screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s best selling novel “Twilight” received 10 nominations, while HBO’s vampire-themed television series “True Blood” garnered nine nominations.  Fans can log onto scream.spike.com until Saturday, October 17 to vote for their favorites.

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” are Taco Bell, Subaru, Geico and Free Credit Report.com.

Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for “SCREAM 2009.”  Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Hamish Hamilton will direct.

Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on October 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Exclusive News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (OCTOBER 7, 2009) — John Brooks, in conjunction with Battlestar Wiki and the Galapagos Art Space, invite fans of Battlestar Galactica to an engaging panel discussion event in Brooklyn, New York.

The panel will be held on December 8, beginning at 8 PM. As a follow-up to August’s successful event at the Hi Christina! art gallery, this panel will be lead by John Brooks, and features Ajay Chaudhary, Patrick Di Justo, and Shane Froebel to discuss all aspects of the Syfy Channel series, Battlestar Galactica, and its forthcoming prequel companion series, Caprica.

Ajay Chaudhary is an instructor in Columbia University’s core curriculum program, teaching classic works of philosophy and religion to undergraduate students, and a PhD candidate at Columbia University’s Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures, specializing in 20th century Iranian Islamic political philosophy, religious political philosophy and comparative philosophy. He also plays in the country band El Diablo Robotico, named after a slightly obscure reference from Angel: The Series.

John Brooks is a seasoned fiction writer, pop culture journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in various pockets of the internet and print publications. He graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religious studies, which he now puts to good use as museum educator at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, where he leads programs on medieval history, classical architecture, and comparative religion.

Patrick Di Justo is the author of the forthcoming “The Science of Battlestar Galactica”, which he wrote in close conjunction with the creative team behind the groundbreaking series.  Patrick is a contributing editor to Wired Magazine and his work has appeared in Popular Science, Scientific American and The New York Times.  He once accidentally gave a long lecture at the Haydn Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History and, due to legal reasons, cannot tell you how the FTL drive works.

Shane Froebel is an administrator for the absurdly thorough Battlestar Wiki and the Chief Information Officer for FrakMedia! in addition to holding a self-accredited PhD in geekology.  Shane studied information technology and politics at Curry College.

The Galapagos Art Space is located on 16 Main Street in Brooklyn, New York at the corner of Water Street in DUMBO. Admission to the event is $10 per person.

Facebook users may confirm their attendance to this event by going to:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150034651196

Updates will be made at the Battlestar Wiki blog at:

http://blog.battlestarwiki.org

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Contact Information

John Brooks
917-703-1822
jbrooks885@gmail.com

Joe Beaudoin Jr.
772-766-9198
joe@frakmedia.net
www.battlestarwiki.org