For those unfortunate souls who didn’t get their San Diego Comic Con tickets, and are now forced to surf the Intardwebz for your information, have a bright spot of hope this year in the form of G4TV.Â The network has announced it will air the Star Wars Comic-Con Panel live on its channel for the fans around the world.Â This is the first time a panel has been broadcast live.
Press release after the jump!
Lucasfilm Ltd. and G4 are joining forces for a milestone in San Diego Comic-Con Internationalâ€™s 40-year history â€“ the first-ever, exclusive television broadcast of a presentation from the massive pop culture convention. The Star Wars Spectacular! will air Saturday July 25th at 2:00pm ET/PT only on G4, and will feature never-before-seen footage, breaking news, surprise announcements, guest stars and more. In addition, G4 will present three hours of live coverage from the Comic-Con floor, beginning at 4:00pm ET/PT.
Traditionally, details surrounding Lucasfilmâ€™s primary panel presentation are closely guarded secrets, with only 6,500 lucky on-site fans allowed access to the wealth of coveted information from a galaxy far, far away. But this year, G4 â€“ the network that delivers all of the latest and greatest news on comic books, games, technology and pop culture â€“ is offering TV viewers the one-of-a-kind opportunity to share the excitement with an exclusive broadcast of the panel.Â G4â€™s Attack of the Show hosts Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn will join Lucasfilmâ€™s Steve Sansweet and a galaxy of guests from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and beyond â€“ including supervising director Dave Filoni, and voice talent from the show â€“ to provide an insider look at the Star Wars universe, with never-before-seen footage and a LIVE table read of an exclusive new Clone Wars script.
In addition, fans are invited to participate in the panel itself by submitting Clone Wars questions through a special G4 micro-site. Questions will be answered during the live presentation by Dave Filoni and other Clone Wars creatives!
2009â€™s Comic-Con International also marks another Lucasfilm milestone â€“ the launch of the all-new Star Wars Stories Project. Fans of the Saga will have the unique opportunity to become a part of the Star Wars universe by contributing to Lucasfilmâ€™s own historical archive. Soliciting movie memories and nostalgia, the Star Wars Stories Project invites fans to share their own tales of fandom through video testimonials. In addition to online submissions, fans will have the opportunity to record their stories at Lucasfilmâ€™s pavilion on the Comic-Con floor.
Fans are invited to upload their fan stories at http://g4tv.com/comiccon
About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world’s leading film and entertainment companies.Â Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company.Â In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the company’s global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio post-production; LucasArts, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems and PC; Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm’s entertainment properties; and Lucasfilm Animation, which is currently producing Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a CG-animated half-hour television series produced jointly with the latest addition to the Lucas family, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore.Â Additionally, Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm’s entertainment properties and businesses.Â Lucasfilm’s motion-picture productions include three of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and more than 60 Academy Award nominations.Â Lucasfilm’s television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards.Â Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.
About Comcast Entertainment Group
Based in Los Angeles, Comcast Entertainment Group operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with programming dedicated to the world of entertainment, and E! Online; The Style Network, the destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable, inspiring and transformational lifestyle programming; G4, offering the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and “geek culture” for the male 18-34 demo; and FEARnet, the world’s premier horror and thriller destination on demand, online and on mobile devices. Â E! is currently available to 96 million cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the U.S. and the E! Everywhere initiative underscores the company’s dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhereÂ from online to broadband video to wireless to radio to VOD.Â The Style Network currently counts 63 million cable and satellite subscribers and G4, the #1 podcasted cable network in America, is available in more than 64 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. FEARnet is a joint venture between Comcast, Sony Pictures Television and Lionsgate.Â FEARnet.com ranks as the number one horror web site and FEARnet On Demand is one of the top five VOD networks.
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