SDCC 2011: CNN Launches "Geek Out" Blog
07/21/2011 - 2:58pm
Add another pop culture blog to your favorites list, as CNN is joining the fray with their Geek Out! blog.
Geek Out! is in attendance at the San Diego Comic Con, stop by and tell them "hi" from Cosmic Book News!
Here's the info:
Just in time for Comic-Con, CNN’s is announcing the launch of the Geek Out blog. ‘Geek Out’ reports on pop culture events and geeky news stories through the lens of fan and nerd cultures. During Comic-Con, CNN is scheduled to have ‘Geek Out’ sessions with some of the most respected and beloved stars in the sci-fi and fantasy world. You can preview previous content from the franchise at http://CNN.com/geekout. The ‘Geek Out’ blog, officially debuts in September 2011.
CNN is pulling out all stops for this year’s Comic-Con. Last night the CNN Express, the network's fully high-definition mobile news bureau, pulled in and parked steps away from the San Diego Convention Center. During Comic-Con, the CNN Express has a full schedule of interviews with several of Hollywood’s big name television, sci-fi and fantasy world’s stars. The interviews can be seen on CNN/U.S. domestic on shows like CNN Newsroom, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and on CNN platforms like CNN.com.
CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community, is teaming up with Entertainment Weekly.com to enlist iReporters to share their Comic-Con experience from an on the ground perspective. iReport and EW.com will issue assignments on topics ranging from asking fans to document the Comic-Con sights and sounds, to sharing photos and videos of the costumes, celebrity spottings and the legendary Comic-Con night life. The best of the iReport contributions will be vetted and featured on CNN.com, EW.com and HLN's Showbiz Tonight, which airs Sunday through Friday at 11p ET/PT.
Finally, the CNN ‘What’s Next’ blog is acting as a hub for all of CNN Digital’s coverage of Comic-Con. The blog will feature posts, images, video, iReports and real-time tweets on everything from the Comic-Con panels, to film premieres and celebrity interviews: to include the ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’s’ fan mania, the cast of the new ‘Spiderman’s’ Comic-Con debut, the world premiere of the movie ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ and the latest news on the sci-fi and fantasy TV shows that people know and love.