<![CDATA[PARKS AND CONS - Press Releases]]>Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:56:35 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Universal Studios Hollywood Kicks-Off the Season of Giving by Offering a Helping Hand to Six Los Angeles-Based Charities as Part of its 13th Annual “Day of Giving” Community Event on Thursday, November 9]]>Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://parksandcons.com/press-releases/universal-studios-hollywood-kicks-off-the-season-of-giving-by-offering-a-helping-hand-to-six-los-angeles-based-charities-as-part-of-its-13th-annual-day-of-giving-community-event-on-thursday-november-9
Universal City, California, October 26, 2017 – In support of its 13th annual “Day of Giving” community outreach program, Universal Studios Hollywood inspires hundreds of employee volunteers to help make a difference to six Los Angeles-based non-profit organizations and nearly 300 homeless children on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

The meaningful “Day of Giving” event is a yearly Universal Studios Hollywood tradition designed to connect employees with diverse community organizations, many of which are beneficiaries of the
Discover A Star Foundation whose mission is to empower individuals and families to lead more productive and fulfilling lives.


As the events take place throughout the Southland, Universal Studios Hollywood will serve as home base for one of the six locations, hosting
Operation School Bell and nearly 300 homeless children.  


In support of
Operation School Bell, homeless children from over 20 LAUSD elementary and middle schools will be treated to a variety of back to school needs, including new clothing, sneakers and school supplies. The children will enjoy an afternoon of theme park fun, experiencing “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM,” “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” and venturing aboard the world-famous Studio Tour.


In tandem with festivities at the park, the day-long event will also deploy hundreds of employee volunteers around Los Angeles to help support community-building efforts at the following organizations:  
AIDS Project L.A. (APLA), where employees will volunteer at the North Hollywood food pantry and help assemble food bags for clients; Downtown Women’s Center,  where volunteers will help prepare brown bag lunches & toiletry kits for their clients in need; Tree People, where employee volunteers will assist with tree care, maintain trails, and remove invasive plants; Union Station Homeless Services where participants will prepare and serve lunch; and Shane’s Inspiration, where employees will take part in a “play date” with special needs children at a nearby Shane’s Inspiration playground.


Supported by Universal Studios Hollywood,
Discover A Star Foundation is committed to making a significant impact in local underserved communities by providing grants to deserving non-profit organizations. Originally founded in 1995, Discover A Star’s mission is to provide financial assistance to neighboring nonprofit groups.  To date, Discover A Star Foundation has raised over $9 million and provided financial assistance to over 65 non-profit organizations.


Universal Studios Hollywood
is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and Flight of the Hippogriff™, Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction.  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

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<![CDATA[Gantom Torch Technology Revolutionizes the Interactive Experience at Knott’s Scary Farm’s Trick or Treat: Lights Out Maze]]>Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://parksandcons.com/press-releases/gantom-torch-technology-revolutionizes-the-interactive-experience-at-knotts-scary-farms-trick-or-treat-lights-out-mazePicture

Valencia, California, October 24, 2017- The third new haunt at Knott’s Scary Farm this year is Trick-or-Treat: Lights Out. Armed with only a seemingly faulty flashlight, a stout heart, and a love of horror, unsuspecting trick-or-treaters enter the haunted home of the Green Witch and plunge into terrors amid total darkness.
 
This year’s Trick or Treat maze features new, state-of-the-art effects and high-impact scares. A flashlight may seem like small comfort in such a setting, but wait—this isn’t just any flashlight. This is a Torch Technology powered flashlight- a specially made, programmable, IR (infrared)-controlled flashlight; the flashlights both receive and transmit IR, allowing each guest’s experience in the maze to change based on where they point the beam of light.
 
The combination of a top-tier maze, total darkness, and the flashlight are what make Trick or Treat the expedition into horror that it is. The haunt offers a mélange of fear, anxiety, shock, horror, and a rising sense of urgency to find one’s way out.

Knott’s Scary Farm’s Trick or Treat maze debuted in 2012 and is the oldest maze at Knott’s Scary Farm. Ken Parks, Vice President of Entertainment, and Jon Cooke, Entertainment Designer at Knott’s, sat down earlier this year to consider whether to discontinue the maze. “It’s a fan favorite,” said Jon, “and we didn’t want to give it up. So we started looking at what we could do to change it up. That’s when we came across Gantom’s Torch Technology.” The maze opened this season as ‘Trick or Treat: Lights Out.’

The Guest Experience
“It puts the guests into a spot where they’re a character in the attraction,” Cooke Commented. We’re just seeing the beginning of being able to use technology to create these larger, immersive environments,” said Parks. “We’ll be leaning into technology but not losing what made us famous, which is a simple, tactical scare.”

Philip Hernandez, Director of Marketing at Gantom Lighting & Controls, talked about his experience working on Trick or Treat: Lights Out: "Working on this project with the creative team at Knott's has been a dream come true for me, coming from the themed entertainment and Halloween space. Contributing to an experience like this is something I've dreamt about since I was running my home haunt in high school. At Gantom our passion is creating compact technology for creative professionals to use in magical experiences. This is what we live for!"

Behind Torch Technology

Gan explained how the Torch Technology powered flashlight works. “What we’re doing is taking decades-old IR technology that’s in everybody’s remote control and we’re incorporating it into various forms of interaction. What you see at Knott’s is only one iteration of that, one manifestation of a guest walking through a scene and being able to trigger effects. Torch technology is a communication technology among multiple points, multiple people, and people and scenery.

“The Torch isn’t limited to any form factor. We happened to make the flashlight form factor because it was the best fit, thematically, for a haunted house setting. We can incorporate it into virtually anything.”

About Gantom Lighting & Controls

Gantom, formerly Darklight, was founded in the Spring of 2010 as a manufacturer of special-effects lighting equipment catering to the themed attraction industry. The company specializes in illumination of low-light and space-constrained environments where traditional theatrical luminaries aren’t suitable. Its award-winning products are the “secret weapons” of many lighting designers and industry experts and have been installed around the world in a wide range of applications including theme parks, museums, bars and clubs, and haunted venues attractions.

​For more information, contact Philip Hernandez at 575-639-0511 or philip@gantom.com

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<![CDATA[Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con and Official Media Partner ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Announce Appearance by Dwayne Johnson at L.A.’s Mega Pop Culture Gathering at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 28]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:55:44 GMThttp://parksandcons.com/press-releases/stan-lees-los-angeles-comic-con-and-official-media-partner-entertainment-weekly-announce-appearance-by-dwayne-johnson-at-las-mega-pop-culture-gathering-at-the-los-angeles-convention-center-on-october-28Picture
LOS ANGELES, CA (Thursday, October 12) – Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con and Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (EW), the official media partner of the 2017 edition of L.A. Comic Con, announced today that Dwayne Johnson will make a special appearance at the convention. On Saturday, October 28, Johnson will appear on behalf of his upcoming film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which hits theatres  December 20. The 3-day pop culture extravaganza runs from  October 27-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 
 
As the Official Media Partner, EW is collaborating with L.A. Comic Con to enhance and elevate talent participation and programming for the over 100,000 attendees expected for this year’s 3-day mega-convention.  EW will feature all the fun and excitement of the Convention in the magazine as well as on EW.com.  And to top it all off, each and every badge holder will receive a one-year subscription to America’s leading pop culture magazine, with a total combined audience of 26 million consumers.
 
Badges are available now at http://StanLeesLAComicCon.com.
 
2017 marks the 7th year for Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con, which has grown into one of the largest gatherings of stars and creative talent in comic book, publishing, gaming, film, broadcast, cable and streaming entertainment. 
 
About Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con:
Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest and best large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. With a mission to provide celebrity, creator and talent access that is unequalled in comic conventions, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con features unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops that give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.  Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is a partnership of Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment, Cassandra Peterson, and Comikaze Entertainment, Inc.  Visit  http://www.stanleeslacomiccon.com/.
 
ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY is your all-access pass to Hollywood’s most creative minds and most fascinating stars. The magazine was launched by Time Inc. in 1990 and is America’s leading consumer publication in the entertainment category, with a guaranteed circulation rate base of 1.5 million and a combined audience of almost 28 million loyal, engaged fans.  Each day, EW.com publishes a myriad of featured stories, news articles, TV-recaps, original videos, film reviews and photo galleries. The PEOPLE/ENTERTAINMENT WEEKKLY Digital Network continues to rank as the #1 site in its competitive set with close to 100 million monthly unique visitors. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY is the first to know about the best in entertainment. With sharp insight, unparalleled access and a trusted voice, EW keeps readers plugged into pop culture. This is where the buzz begins.

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<![CDATA[Announcing DESIGNERCON 2017]]>Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://parksandcons.com/press-releases/announcing-designercon-2017America’s Biggest Designer Toy Convention Returns to Pasadena For 12th
Year After Record-Breaking Success in 2016
​CONVENTION DATES
November 11 - 12, 2017
PASADENA CONVENTION CENTER
300 E. Green Street, Pasadena CA 90404
www.designercon.com
October 2, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA – Presented by 3D Retro Toys and Crewest, DesignerCon (aka
DCON) is the west coast’s premier convention for fans, collectors and creators of cutting-edge
collectible art and design. On November 11-12, DCON will return for its 12th year to the Pasadena
Convention Center with over 400 artists and vendors selling limited edition designer toys, original art
works, apparel items and more!

Last year, over 25,000 people attended DCON to buy art and related merchandise from renowned artists
and brands such as Paul Frank, Coop, the SuckLord, Jeff Soto, DKE Toys, Han Cholo, Ragnar, Kid
Robot and hundreds more creators. In 2016, DesignerCon founder Ben Goretsky also partnered with
Crewest Studio to produce the first annual DCON Panel Discussions and Official Party.
This November, DesignerCon will be bigger and better than ever, demonstrating again why DCON is the
most anticipated annual event in the designer toy world, featuring the work of creators from Japan, Hong
Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, different parts of South America and the rest of the globe.
DCON 2017 will have more world-class artists and vendors than ever before, more panel discussions
hosted by Crewest artist and media personality Mark Brickey, and another killer party with DJ Z-Trip
presented by Crewest.

For the first time ever, DesignerCon is partnering with global streetwear brand The Hundreds to release
the official t-shirt. The convention is also commissioning renowned Crewest artist kaNO to create
exclusive original artwork for DCON tickets and badges, and legendary artist Tara McPherson will be
creating exclusive and original art for the official DCON program / magazine.

More artist collaborations along with panel guests and discussion topics will be announced soon.

About DesignerCon

Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and
designer goods with urban, underground and pop art! DCon is over 90,000 sq. ft. and features over 400
vendors, art & custom shows, live demonstrations, and much more! The show coordinators strive to
provide a fun, safe, comfortable environment for fans, artists, and vendors to meet. Join us every
November at the Pasadena Convention Center for a weekend of fun, toys, and art!
www.designercon.com

Founded in 2006 by Ben Goretsky, DesignerCon brings together artists, manufacturers, distributors, and
retailers in the designer toy / vinyl collectibles market and has grown over the last 12 years to
incorporate everything in the design world including apparel, plush, printing, sculpture, designer toys,
and both fine and urban art. The steady growth DesignerCon has enjoyed correlates with its popularity in
today’s art nerd, geek culture; collectors and designer toy lovers alike wait through the night for new
releases, pre-orders for new artist collaboration apparel are sold out within minutes, and artists use the
convention as an opportunity to announce exclusive releases and collaborations.

About 3D Retro

3DRetro is a producer and retailer of some of the best colectible, art figurines in the low-brow artworld.
Since 2003 3DRetro has been serving the collectors community in providing the best the industry has to
offer. 3DRetro works with some of the most amazing artists in the "low-brow" art world to produce
amazing "art-toy" collectibles. We also work with other popular large producers from all over the world
to bring our customers the latest and greatest in out world. Founded in 2003 as an online store, 3DRetro
has worked with suppliers from around the world to put the best collectible figures in our store. In 2014
3DRetro opened its very open retail store in Glendale, CA to allow customer to see these amazing
collectibles in person. In 2009 3DRetro started producing our own line of collecible figures with such
popular artists as Brandon Ragnar, Jim Mahfood, Nathan Hamill, Gary Baseman, Brandi Milne, Bob
Dob... to just name a few. Every year we are proud to work with more and more artist from our
community and bring the collectors amazing limited edition collectible figures. Retailers may carry our
products by contacting our distributor DKE Toys directly.

About Crewest Studio

Crewest Studio exists for people who are driven by culture. We advocate for the fundamental importance
of creativity, art and design in the world, make creative culture more accessible and help artists promote
and monetize their talents in novel ways. At our core, we are a creative communications company. We
believe entertaining, informing and educating people about art and design can make the world a better,
more creative place. An artist-led company, we develop, produce and distribute authentic, contemporary
and culturally-relevant lifestyle media experiences. Our focus is on the culture, process and business of
the visual arts. For all who enjoy creativity, we create emotional connections with stories, films, podcasts,
events, products and services. And, we curate them in one convenient place for all to enjoy —
crewest.com
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<![CDATA[The Queen Mary Unveils the All-New Ghost and Legends Haunted Experience]]>Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://parksandcons.com/press-releases/the-queen-mary-unveils-the-all-new-ghost-and-legends-haunted-experienceLargest Interactive and Immersive Haunted Attraction in the World
 
Opens Friday, October 13, 2017
LONG BEACH, Calif., (Oct. 2, 2017) – The Queen Mary, dubbed one of the top 10 most haunted places on Earth by Time Magazine, is pleased to unveil the newly-intensified and re-inspired Ghost and Legends, opening to the public on Friday, October 13. Offered year-round, thrill seekers and scare enthusiasts are invited to board the haunted RMS Queen Mary to test their fears in the world’s largest interactive and fully immersive haunted attraction. Experience the spirit legends of the Queen Mary first-hand with all-new special effects, cutting-edge technology and, of course, the chance to encounter paranormal activity for a one-of-a-kind, spine-chilling, fun time.
 
“The new Ghosts and Legends offers guests an entirely different level of the traditional haunted experience. We crafted terrifying original stories and characters based the ship's well-known paranormal tales and hot-spots onboard the Queen Mary to create a truly thrilling, immersive, and unique encounter,” said Brian Luallen, Director of Entertainment Events, The Queen Mary.
 
The reimagined Ghost and Legends elevates scares with innovative interactive technology and special effects including a tesla coil firing 3.4 million volt bolts of lightning at a frightfully intimate distance, massive water effects, fog projections with state of the art CGI specters, and a hand-held ghost tracking  tablet given to select attendees for the tour. To further enhance the frights, tour groups will also be given a flashlight to guide their way through the dimly lit attraction. Thrill-seekers beware - the flashlights will be controlled by the twisted minds of the Ghost and Legends producers!
 
Ghost and Legends haunted experience aboard the Queen Mary will open on Friday, October 13 at 11 a.m. The year-round attraction will be open daily and runs every 30 minutes starting at 11 a.m., accommodating up to 30 guests per experience. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and are available at http://www.queenmary.com/tickets/. For more information, including hours or to purchase tickets online, please visit queenmary.com
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<![CDATA[All-New “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and the Heartwarming Return of “Grinchmas” Ring in the Festive Holiday Season at Universal Studios Hollywood]]>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:52:00 GMThttp://parksandcons.com/press-releases/all-new-christmas-in-the-wizarding-world-of-harry-potterand-the-heartwarming-return-of-grinchmas-ring-in-the-festive-holiday-season-at-universal-studios-hollywood
Universal CityWalk also Celebrates the Holidays with
Special Appearances by Saint Nick and Free Outdoor Concert
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Universal City, California – September 27, 2017 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk deck the halls for a wintry calendar of festive holiday experiences and an array of delectable treats that families and friends far and wide can enjoy.

The all-new “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” experience will resonate throughout the immersive land this yuletide season transforming the iconic HogwartsTM castle into a dazzling light projection spectacular, while the quaint town of Hogsmeade village shines brightly with décor uniquely themed to each of the individual storefronts. 

The a cappella Frog Choir, comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant throaty frogs, will perform all-new holiday themed songs.

A wide selection of all-new custom-made Christmas ornaments created especially for “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will also debut this season. Collectibles include a variety of decorative Hogwarts castle snow globes, Hogwarts crest and mascot ornaments representing each of the houses, as well as a collection of unique tree toppers and house pennant garland.

Newly introduced holiday-themed fare and the eagerly-awaited seasonal return of hot Butterbeer will further complement the overall experience.

“Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will take place daily from November 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018.

The all-new “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” experience invites guests to celebrate this special time of year in J.K. Rowling’s compelling Wizarding World for themselves. 

As night falls on Hogsmeade village, “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts TM Castle” will illuminate Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with colorful imagery and impressive dimensional animations that dance across Hogwarts castle in tandem to a musical arrangement from the Harry Potter movies.

“Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” represents the immersive land’s first holiday themed program since opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2016.

Grinchmas™” returns to Universal Studios Hollywood with a Who-lebration of fun fit for The Grinch, his faithful dog Max and a roster of Who-ville Whos.  The annual event comes to life with a towering 60 foot tall whimsical “Grinchmas” tree where Martha May Who-vier and the Who Dolls will take center stage performing energetic musical sets to usher in the Christmas season in style.  The Who-liday Singers—a hip boy-band ensemble—will perform nightly a cappella concerts featuring a mix of Christmas favorites and pop rock.

“Grinchmas” will take place weekends on December 2-3 and 9-10, and daily from December 15 through December 31, 2017.

Spirited holiday décor and festive whimsy will permeate throughout the theme park including “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and the adjoining “Super Silly Fun Land” as a crew of very merry and mischievous Minions gleefully spread Christmas cheer to visitors of all ages.

A spectacular 40-foot tall Christmas tree will glisten with 200,000 LED icicles choreographed to the lights and sounds of the season in the 5 Towers plaza. Santa Claus will make nightly appearances and offer special photo opportunities at 5 Towers.

The iconic, dancing water fountain situated at the heart of CityWalk will also make a splash this holiday season. This visually dynamic fountain, displaying over 230 individual power jets, will project streams of choreographed water into the air complemented by red and green LED lights and an array of holiday-themed music.

Free concert performances at “5 Towers” and an eclectic ensemble of talented street performers will make CityWalk the ultimate L.A. holiday destination.

The spirit of the season continues with a wintertime transformation of Universal CityWalk, beginning the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 24 through Sunday, December 23, 2017. 

The holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood is included in the price of theme park admission.  More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on  Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Admission to Universal CityWalk is free. More information available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com
A similar holiday program will also take place at Universal Orlando Resort.
 
About Warner Bros. Entertainment: Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms.  A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product, and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.
 
About Dr. Seuss:  Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.
 
About Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and Flight of the Hippogriff™, Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction.  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

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<![CDATA[ATOMIC CRUSH EVENTS ANNOUNCES RETURN FOR YEAR TWO OF COMIC CON REVOLUTION]]>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:39:14 GMThttp://parksandcons.com/press-releases/atomic-crush-events-announces-return-for-year-two-of-comic-con-revolutionSaturday May 19 & Sunday May 20, 2018 At The Ontario Convention Center in Ontario California – Tickets on Sale Now
 
Top Talent Currently Scheduled To Appear Include Jason Aaron, Sandy King Carpenter, Ming Chen, David Lafuente, Dustin Nguyen, Stan Sakai, Cat Staggs and Timothy Zahn
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New York, NY September 27, 2017 Atomic Crush Events (ACE) is pleased to announce the return of Comic Con Revolution (CCR) to Ontario, California.  The second annual comic con will be twice as large as year one.  Over double the square footage, more exhibitors, more vendors and even more guests.  CCR will be held on May 19 & 20, 2018 at the Ontario Convention Center and will feature two full days of programming. 
 
The initial guest list boasts some of the most incredible talent in the industry including Jason Aaron (X-Men, Star Wars), Sandy King Carpenter (Film Producer & Comic Writer), Ming Chen (AMCs Comic Book Men), David Lafuente (Archer & Armstrong), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman), Timothy Zahn (Star Wars Novelist).  Many more additional announcements will be made before Comic Con Revolution opens its doors for year two.
 
"We've been hard at work reaching out to exciting and talented creators over the last few months,"  commented ACE Co-Founder Mike Scigliano.  "As each one confirms their participation the first thing we think about is how our attendees will react to the news."
 
Not satisfied with just growing exhibit hall and the guest list, Comic Con Revolution will now play host to two days of programming full of panels and events for the entire family.  They'll also be producing the second annual Cosplay Revolution Costume Contest hosted by Ming Chen with the winners receiving one of the most unique awards ever.  The ultimate goal is to create a full weekend experience.
 
“We were overwhelmed with the support and love that Ontario and the entire Inland Empire showed Comic Con Revolution last May,” said ACE Co-Founder Drew Seldin.  “It's driven us to produce a bigger and better experience for 2018.”
 
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Comic Con Revolution website www.comicconrevolution.com/ontario/.
 
Also available are exclusive logo enamel pins, pint glasses and tees.
 
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<![CDATA[LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT WEAVES A WEB OF FUN WITH ITS ANNUAL BRICK-OR-TREAT PARTY NIGHTS HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION!]]>Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:45:31 GMThttp://parksandcons.com/press-releases/legolandr-california-resort-weaves-a-web-of-fun-with-its-annual-brick-or-treat-party-nights-halloween-celebration
September 26, 2017  
 
WHAT:
Brick-or-Treat Party Nights, presented by Shutterfly®, is returning with exciting entertainment, sweeter treats and even more not-so-spooky thrills this year every Saturday night (Sept. 30Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 28). LEGOLAND® California transforms into a monster mash bash for the ultimate family fun Halloween party featuring Ghost Cruise adventure, a new pop-badge challenge, a fall festival complete with a LEGO® pumpkin patch building activity, Bluegrass Band Jamboree and a special LEGO Friends meet and greet in Heartlake City, where kids can decorate their own craft and more!
 
Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is a special event and admission can be purchased for as low as $49 if purchased online in advance. New this year, guests can purchase a full second day Resort Hopper ticket to enjoy LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE aquarium and LEGOLAND® Water Park. Special event ticket holders can enjoy costume contests, trick-or-treating at candy stations filled with tasty goodies and other surprises, festive music and live entertainment. LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE aquarium are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on select dates throughout October and LEGOLAND Water Park is open weekends 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. through October 29. With special event admission to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights on September 30October 7, 14, 21 and 28, guests can extend their day until 9 p.m. at both LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE aquarium to enjoy all of the Halloween festivities-plus- add on a second day Resort Hopper ticket to extend the fun all weekend long. For exclusive savings and more information, visit www.BRICKORTREAT.com or call 760-918-5346.

WHEN:
Sept. 30Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28
3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
 
WHERE:
LEGOLAND® California Resort, Carlsbad
Please call for event details

VISUALS:
  • Thousands of kids and parents in costume
  • Trick-or-treating at candy carts and treat stations
  • “The Curse of the Hallowmeenie” theater show
  • Costume contests and interaction with the “Boo Crew”
  • The “Spirits of Halloween” animated light show
  • Hubble Bubble’s Dance Party, Monster Fighter Mash Character Dance Party and Bluegrass Band Jamboree
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<![CDATA[NINJAS TAKE OVER LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT FOR LEGO® NINJAGO® DAYS, September 23 & 24]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:25:52 GMThttp://parksandcons.com/press-releases/ninjas-take-over-legolandr-california-resort-for-legor-ninjagor-days-september-23-24
Weekend Celebration Kicks Off the Day After “THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE” Launches in Theaters!
September 19, 2017  
WHAT:
It’s ninja time! LEGOLAND® California Resort celebrates the opening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated big-screen animated adventure “THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE,” in theaters nationwide on September 22, with LEGO NINJAGO Days on September 23 & 24. Guests are invited to come join in some LEGO NINJAGO fun at the family theme park and meet some of their favorite LEGO NINJAGO characters, including Kai, Jay and Nya. Guests can also participate in activities such as building a LEGO mystery mosaic, completing a scavenger hunt in Miniland U.S.A. and be one of the first to play “THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE” video game. All activities are included with the price of admission into LEGOLAND California Resort.

WHEN:

September 23 & 24, 2017

WHERE:

LEGOLAND California Resort, Carlsbad, CA

ACTIVITIES:

THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ Character Meet & Greets
Meet characters from the movie in LEGO NINJAGO World!
10 a.m., 11a.m.12 p.m.1 p.m.2 p.m.3 p.m.4 p.m.
Mystery Mosaic LEGO® Build
First come, first serve! Work together to build a LEGO mosaic and check out our FB page to see it completed!
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Miniland U.S.A Scavenger Hunt
Find the ninjas in Miniland U.S.A. and complete your entry form for a chance to win a LEGO NINJAGO prize pack!
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WB Family GameSpace, featuring THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE Video Game
Master new skills and upgrade your weapons in your training to find your inner ninja in this new video game.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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<![CDATA[LORE: a haunting experience from the minds of Creep LA, based on the Amazon Prime Exclusive Series]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://parksandcons.com/press-releases/lore-a-haunting-experience-from-the-minds-of-creep-la-based-on-the-amazon-prime-exclusive-seriesCreep LA to bring to life Amazon Prime Exclusive's Lore for an Immersive Horror Experience
Los Angeles –– Brought to you by Just Fix It (JFI) Productions, the creative minds behind Creep LA and The Willows, comes a truly unique immersive experience imagined from the world of Amazon Prime Exclusive’s upcoming series Lore – derived from Aaron Mahnke’s popular podcast Lore which averages five million monthly listens.

Taking place at Magic Box LA (1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90007; with entrance to Creep LA: Lore located at 1986 Hill St, Los Angeles, CA, 90007) in Downtown LA on select dates from October 5th through November 12th, thrill seekers are invited to step into an altered world where folklore comes to life. Whereas fear is best kept buried, Creep LA embraces the folklore to unveil the frightening truth: the scariest stories are often rooted in truth. In this space, stories aren’t just tales around a campfire, but an experience that will creep inside and leave you haunted.

The upcoming Amazon Prime Exclusive’s new series Lore is a six-episode anthology series (streaming globally on Amazon Prime on October 13th) that presents the frightening and often disturbing tales based on real people and events that have led to our modern-day myths and legends. Celebrating the origins of the horror genre, Lore explores the real-life tales behind pop culture’s most legendary horror myths, such as vampires, changelings, werewolves, séances and possessed dolls. Creep LA will bring real-life historical events that birthed many folk tales which ultimately spawned some of our darkest nightmares to life pulling inspiration and using elements from the show.

JFI Productions’ Creator/Producer, Justin Fix said of collaborating with Amazon, "We couldn't be more excited to have Amazon join us on this season. Creep LA's experiences have always focused on the darkness of humanity and the human condition. There is no better opportunity than Lore to focus on the past and the creation of these monsters we have grown to fear. While monsters are scary, the people behind the masks are the real danger."

JFI Productions has also partnered with True Connection, a nonprofit dedicated to youth empowerment through art, mediation and SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) for the third season of Creep LA.

Upon entering Creep LA: Lore, handlers will guide groups of eight brave souls inside this imagined universe where groups travel through a fully engaging, multi-sensory, 1-hour walk-thru experience within a dynamic and diverse environment of moody rooms, intimate encounters, and terrifying scenarios. At  Creep LA: Lore, everyone is part of the experience whether they intend to be or not.

Past Creep LA experiences have received rave reviews and praised JFI Productions’ Justin Fix and
his team, Producing Partner J.T. Swierczek, Writer Daniel Montgomery, Artistic Director David Ruzicka, Performance Director Fione Rene, and Choreographer Steph Turek along with seasoned collaborators and their cast of top artists for building unique spaces and delivering top-notch boundary-pushing experiences.

Now in its third season, Creep LA has continuously sold out their previous event series almost immediately upon going on sale.

Tickets for Creep LA: Lore are for ADULTS ONLY and scheduled to go on sale on Friday, September 15th at 10am PDT. Ticket prices start at $65. For more information and to purchase
tickets, please visit: www.CreepLA.com.

Engage with and follow us on social media at: #creepla @creeplosangeles
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