Sunday, April 29, 2018
McFarlane Toys will bring a line of collectible figures based on the blockbuster video game franchise played by millions worldwide, Call of Duty. The first wave of hyper-realistic Call of Duty collectible figures will include fully articulated, fan favorite characters, including the iconic John "Soap" MacTavish and Simon "Ghost" Riley from the famed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare titles, with more characters spanning the franchise to be revealed at a later date. Call of Duty collectible figures will be hitting major retailers in the fall retailing at 19.99 USD.
"The cool thing that we're particularly excited about is how these collectible figures tap into the great characters, who we all know and love from Call of Duty. This franchise has delivered incredible experiences full of iconic and memorable characters, and we're delighted to bring these characters to life as collectibles to fans," said Todd McFarlane Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys.
Monday, April 23, 2018
eigoMANGA is pleased to announce that the company has released a virtual reality (VR) digital comic book platform for iPhone and Android devices, called ComX VR.
ComX VR is now available worldwide for iPhone and Android devices and is free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
VR is one of the most exciting and fastest growing segments for digital media yet there has been no scalable platform for comic content, until ComX VR.
The ComX VR platform is the first of its kind that allows Android and iPhone users to read and collect digital comics immersed in a 360-degree environment, rather than being confined to the resolution of a mobile device.
ComX VR works with any Cardboard-compatible mobile VR headset and does not need to use any other external controllers because the app is developed with Gaze-input controls to allow for simple hands-free navigation and interactivity.
No sign up required for ComX VR. If users choose to create a free account, they have the ability to access and transfer their content across different devices.
"VR is the next frontier for comics and ComX VR is honoured to be that pioneer," triumphs eigoMANGA's publisher Austin Osueke.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.”