Tuesday, April 17, 2018
BOOM! Studios is proud to announce SIX FIGURE CROWDFUNDING: WHY STRANGERS ON THE INTERNET WANT TO GIVE YOU $100,000, a bold, irreverent, hilarious how-to guide from bestselling Kickstarter campaign manager Derek Miller (Cyanide & Happiness), co-writer Noelle Pugh (Joking Hazard), and featuring laugh-out-loud illustrations by cartoonist Joy Ho. Taking their millions of dollars of supercrowdfunding experience, SIX FIGURE CROWDFUNDING is the ultimate handbook that delivers everything you need to know about being a modern entrepreneur in today’s global marketplace.
"Most crowdfunding advice is either too basic to be useful or completely wrong. Trust me, I've read and taken all the courses so you don't have to,” said Derek Miller. “SIX FIGURE CROWDFUNDING is the no-BS distilled version of advice used from actual creators who have raised at least six-, if not seven-, figures on crowdfunding. This isn't theoretical or fluff, it's the exact campaign tactics that have raised over $30 million on Kickstarter, directly from the creators who did the work themselves. Follow this book and you'll get funded."
“After reading SIX FIGURE CROWDFUNDING to the end, I was stoked to see that someone had made this beast of an endeavor so clear and fun to understand,” said Joy Ho. “As a creative, I have friends who’ve embarked on campaigns themselves, and it's almost a given that I'll have to engage in one in the future. While the book is a digestible read, it doesn't compromise on the information that you need to know. And if you don't think you might engage in Kickstarter anytime soon, it is still an advantageous read for working out what your audience wants, and what the process is for finding support for your work in the real world."
SIX FIGURE CROWDFUNDING is packed with the collective advice and pro-tips from world-class campaign leaders who have experience raising over $30 million through successfully managing and executing several high-profile crowdfunding campaigns including Dude Bro Party Massacre 3 ($241,071) from Michael E. Peter, James Ashby, Tim Ciancio, Michael Rousselet; Augie and the Green Knight ($384,410) from Zach Weiner; OrganATTACK! ($526,274) from Nick Seluk; Superbook ($2,952,508) from Andrew Jiang; G-RO ($3,307,773) from Netta Shalgi; Pillars of Eternity ($3,986,929) from Feargus Uruqhart; and Bones I-IV ($12,380,214) from Ed Pugh. Presented in an easy-to-follow, humorous format, Miller and Pugh will teach you how to maximize your message, mechanics, and marketing.
“SIX FIGURE CROWDFUNDING is unlike anything BOOM! Studios has ever published. This is truly a modern business book for the modern entrepreneur, packed with hard and honest truths about crowdfunding that you won't get from other authors in the space,” said Bryce Carlson, Managing Editor, BOOM! Studios. "Derek and Noelle are here to finally give an authentic voice to this growing DIY creative community. Coupled with the cavalcade of crowdfunding stars featured in this book, readers are going to get a real look into campaign successes—and failures—all straight from people who've lived it. If you're serious about pursuing artistic freedom and earning that sweet, sweet crowdfunding cash, look no further."
SIX FIGURE CROWDFUNDING will be available for sale July 2018 at bookstores (including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million) and local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), along with the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies will be available to purchase on digital book marketplaces, including ComiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
For continuing news on SIX FIGURE CROWDFUNDING and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to
www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
We're not playing the game, it's playing us!
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare, starring Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) opens in theaters Friday the 13th!
Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) lead the cast of Blumhouse's Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Happy Death Day, Get Out, Split). A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone, or something, begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.
Directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), the thriller co-stars Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, Landon Liboiron, Sophia Taylor Ali and Nolan Gerard Funk. The film was produced by Blumhouseâ€™s Jason Blum and executive produced by Wadlow, Chris Roach, Jeanette Volturno and Couper Samuelson.
To celebrate the release of this terrifying new film we have a Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App and a giveaway.
Play the game, If you dare! Grab a friend and take the Truth or Dare challenge to see who survives. Test your skills on the Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App!
And then enter to win:
The Truth or Dare Game Night Pack has:
1 - Limited Edition Truth or Dare Card Game: This limited edition Truth or Dare Game is only available via this promotion and has a run of 200 pieces worldwide. It has a card deck featuring dares and the creepy crawly items you need to satisfy the dares in the deck. Test your resolve! The truth will set you free!
1 - Truth or Dare Official Promo Tank - Show off the goods with this Truth or Dare Official Tank. Once you play the card game, the winner will get this tank to show off to all their friends!
Grab a friend and take the Truth or Dare challenge to see who survives
-2 players required - grab a friend a choose who is player 1 & player 2
-Complete the Truth or Dare challenge before time runs out - or pass... if you dare.
-Player who completes the most challenges in the shortest amount of time wins.
There are three ways to enter:
-Follow us on Twitter (@monkeyjedi), Instagram (@popgeekery), or here on the blog, and let us know when you do!
-Let us know who won after you play the "Truth or Dare" blog app via Twitter, Instagram, Email (email@example.com), or in the comment section below!
-Tell us your favorite Truth or Dare story via Twitter, Instagram, Email, or in the comment section below!
Contest starts Wednesday, April 11th and ends on Thursday, April 19th at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be contacted and will then have 24 hours to respond with a mailing address (no P.O. boxes) or an alternate winner will be chosen.
*Each household is eligible to win one prize pack via blog reviews and giveaways. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
**NBC Universal is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping prize to the winner. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
Friday, April 6, 2018
Are you ready to play Truth or Dare? The Truth or Dare Live Experience is happening this weekend at Hollywood and Highland!
Bring your friends and experience this twisted game live and unfiltered. We will be filming your experience, and can share the raw footage with you. We will also be cutting a video for our social accounts and sharing with media outlets. Those who make it out alive will have a chance at prizes and tickets to the Truth or Dare World Premiere with Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey.
Tell the truth or you die. Do the dare or you die. Are you prepared? Only the fearless will survive!
Fri, 4-6-18 hours: 12pm-10pm
Sat, 4-7-18 hours: 12pm-10pm
Hollywood & Highland, 3rd Floor (Next to Hot Topic) 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
'Survival Sunday: The Walking Dead & Fear The Walking Dead' Exclusive Fan Event In U.S. Cinemas on April 15 Only
Fans of “The Walking Dead” universe can now experience their favorite post-apocalyptic world on the big screen as Fathom Events and AMC announced today “Survival Sunday: The Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead,” a one-night fan event on April 15. Celebrating the highly-anticipated series crossover, “The Walking Dead” Season 8 finale and the “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 4 premiere will be screened commercial-free in more than 750 select movie theaters nationwide. The cinema event will also feature exclusive bonus content to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for “Survival Sunday: The Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead” can be purchased beginning Friday, March 16 at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. Members of TWD Fan Rewards Club can purchase their tickets starting Thursday, March 15 at www.TWDRewards.com and earn points for their fandom.
The screening event begins live at 8:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. CT / 6:30 p.m. MT / 5:30 p.m. PT (and tape-delayed to 7:30 p.m. AK and 6:30 p.m. HI) through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“Sunday, April 15 marks an epic and highly-anticipated moment for these series, as worlds collide when Morgan crosses over from ‘The Walking Dead’ and into the new world of ‘Fear,’” said Theresa Beyer, SVP of Brand Activation for AMC. “We are thrilled to be working with our terrific partners at Fathom to provide fans from across the country the opportunity to experience this crossover moment in such a special way and among other members of one of television’s most passionate fan communities.”
Monday, March 26, 2018
BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products announce PLANET OF THE APES: VISIONARIES, a new Original Graphic Novel, releasing in August 2018 as part of the 20th Century Fox Uncovered collection. BOOM! Studios searched the 20th Century Fox film archives and unearthed the first screenplay for the original Planet of the Apes (1968) movie, written by Rod Serling, and adapted into comic book format for the first time as a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the film.
The first Planet of The Apes (1968) film is an adaptation of the French novel La Planète des singes. On the road to making the landmark science-fiction classic, 20th Century Fox commissioned Rod Serling to adapt the source material. Serling’s first draft, which was drastically revised before filming, is a radically different vision of the franchise than the one the world has come to know and love.
Now, for the first time in any medium, that vision is fully realized as a graphic novel with PLANET OF THE APES: VISIONARIES from acclaimed actor/comedian/writer Dana Gould (The Simpsons) and Chad Lewis (Avengers Origins).
This is the world you know from the acclaimed Planet of the Apes film series, but with key differences - Taylor is Thomas, and Ape City isn’t a crude, primitive grouping of huts; instead, it’s a bustling and urbane metropolis filled with cars and skyscrapers and a vibrant Ape culture. In a world where Apes wear modern clothes, drive modern cars and rule the late night talk show scene, the arrival of one man will forever change how Apes – and Humans – view themselves.
Using the original 1966 makeup test and concept art as a jumping off point, discover an all new, yet classic “look” to the classic franchise in PLANET OF THE APES: VISIONARIES which also features a stunning cover by Eisner award-winning superstar Paolo Rivera (Daredevil). This landmark graphic novel continues the year long celebration of the Planet of the Apes 50th Anniversary at BOOM! Studios, which has included all new comic book series, coloring books, archival collections and more.
“Planet Of The Apes meant as much to me growing up as baseball means to most kids. No lie,” said Dana Gould. “That I'm now able to be involved with this universe in a creative capacity, much less adapting the original Rod Serling script... I mean, Rod Serling! I am incredibly grateful to BOOM! Studios for this once in a lifetime opportunity.”
“PLANET OF THE APES: VISIONARIES is a dream project because it combines my love of retro sci-fi fi and anthropomorphic characters,” said Chad Lewis. “There’s nothing better than drawing human emotions on gorillas and chimps! Dana has deftly translated these great characters and world into the graphic novel format and it's a joy to illustrate every corner of the rich universe.”
PLANET OF THE APES: VISIONARIES is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Big Trouble in Little China, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.
“For every Planet of the Apes fan that’s wanted to see what Rod Serling’s original film would’ve looked like and the team on this graphic novel will blow you away,” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Dana Gould and Chad Lewis having lovingly adapted the ambitious, original plan for Planet of the Apes film into a graphic novel that speaks to the timeless, unflinching themes of the franchise while offering an entirely new vision of familiar faces.”
Print copies of PLANET OF THE APES: VISIONARIES will be available for sale in August 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) and book stores. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Friday, March 16, 2018
CHARGE! is an action network showing the most "kickin" and "punchin" films ever created.
This month COMET TV has the best of the worst marathon, with the best of the worst movies ever created.
Over on CHARGE!, there's the Kickboxer marathon with all five Kickboxer films.
"BEST WORST MOVIES" in March
We're rolling out the red carpet for some of the best worst movies on planet Earth. They're so bad, they're awesome. Catch films like:
Jaws of Satan (1982)
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Monster Dog (1984)
The Milpitas Monster (1976)
Vicious Lips (1986)
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Cyberpunk might be all the rage right now, but Johnny Mnemonic was doing it before it was cool. Keanu Reeves stars as a data courier who traffics top secret information via an implant in his brain. Sounds cool, right? Not when that data ends up acting like a virus that could kill you dead if you donâ€™t get the passwords in time.
Thursday, March 15 at 4/3C
Wednesday, March 28 at 6/5C
FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES
Friday Primetime Movie 8/7C
Saturday Encore Presentation 8/7C
King Cobra (March 9)
Monkey Shines (March 16)
Code 46 (March 23)
High Spirits (March 30)
Monday-Friday at 2/1C & 10/9C
Unlock the secrets of the ninth chevron with the boldest show in the Stargate franchise's illustrious history. SGU features stunning visuals, a complex storyline, and all the gate-hopping action you could possibly need. So, what are you waiting for? Board the Destiny and join COMET for the adventure.
CHARGE! punches it's way into our lives with an awesome Kickboxer marathon!
All five films will be shown Monday-Friday, March 26-30 at 6/5C - including the original Van Damme movie that started it all!
The roundhouse kicks begin March 26 at 6/5C
Saturday, March 10 at 10/9C
Monday, March 26 at 6/5C
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back
Saturday, March 10 at MIDNIGHT/11C
Tuesday, March 27 at 6/5C
Kickboxer 3: The Art of War
Saturday, March 17 at 10/9C
Wednesday, March 28 at 6/5C
Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor
Saturday, March 17 at MIDNIGHT/11C
Thursday, March 29 at 6/5C
The Redemption: Kickboxer 5
Saturday, March 24 at 10/9C
Friday, March 30 at 6/5C
Revisit a classic. The British ultra suave spy series The Avengers is sleuthing itâ€™s way onto CHARGE! with back to back episodes Monday through Friday at 1:30/12:30C. Ranked by TV Guide as one of the top 20 cult TV series of all time, The Avengers is a spy-fi delight! Weekdays at 1:30/12:30C
The Comet TV and Charge! March Pack has:
1 - Limited Edition Johnny Mnemonic COMET TV T-shirt: One of the best of the worst films ever. Can you carry Nearly 80 Gigs Of Data In Your Head! It depends on if I have my morning coffee! This shirt is exclusive and only 130 are in existence.
1 - Kickboxer Exclusive Charge! Clamshell Box: Talk about retro goodness! This Bloodsport exclusive clamshell box features exclusive throwback artwork and will immediately take you back to the days of waiting in line for new release movies at the video store!
1- Kickboxer "Kickin' It" Viewing Kit: When you're working up a sweat either by saving the world or sitting on the couch, this viewing kit will aid you, in your quest. It has an official Kickboxer elastic headband as well as some popcorn and stickers.
2 - Exclusive COMET TV Film Cards: The best thing to celebrate the cult classic films arriving on COMET TV this month! A limited edition set only available here!
2 - Exclusive CHARGE! Film Cards: Get in the mood to check out CHARGE! with this card set showcasing some of the awesome movies showing on CHARGE! this month!
There are three ways to enter:
-Follow us on Twitter (@monkeyjedi), Instagram (@popgeekery), or here on the blog and let us know when you do!
-Let us know your best worst movie ever is via Twitter, Instagram, E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or in the comments section below!
-Tell us your favorite moment from any of the Kickboxer movies via social media, E-mail, or in the comments section below!
Contest starts Friday, March 16th and ends on Saturday, March 31st at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be contacted and will then have 24 hours to reply with a mailing address (no P.O. boxes) or an alternate winner will be chosen.
*Each household is eligible to win one prize pack via blog reviews and giveaways, If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
**COMET and CHARGE! is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping prize to the winner. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
BOOM! Studios today announced RUGRATS: R IS FOR REPTAR 2018 SPECIAL #1, an all-new oversized one shot comic about everyone’s favorite T-Rex arrives in stores April 2018. When the power goes out at the Pickles home, the babies and adults come together to share their own personal favorite Reptar stories. This graphic novel is based on Nickelodeon's original animated series, Rugrats.
Writer Nicole Andelfinger (Munchkin), along with artists Edras Cristóbal (Marvel Adventures), Sarah Webb (Kochab), Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance) and Ilaria Catalani, deliver a unique collection of short stories by Grandpa Lou, Phil & Lil, Angelica Pickles, Susie Carmichael and Tommy Pickles, each sharing their own version of Reptar.
“The fans demanded it and now we’re thrilled to put the spotlight on Reptar,” said Whitney Leopard, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “While you’ve seen the world’s favorite green dino in our monthly Rugrats series, we knew that was only the beginning. Now you’re going to see that there’s no such thing as too much Reptar!”
RUGRATS: R IS FOR REPTAR 2018 SPECIAL #1 features a main cover by Savanna Ganucheau (Adventure Time Comics) and a variant cover by Matt Frank (Godzilla). This special is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of world-class licensed series such as Rocko’s Modern Life, Steven Universe, Over the Garden Wall, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Brave Chef Brianna by Sam Sykes and Selina Espiritu, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.
For breaking news on RUGRATS: R IS FOR REPTAR 2018 SPECIAL #1 and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.