Look out: MTV is coming to Comic-Con.
Just when you thought it was safe, MTV Geekend promises to give attendees and fans worldwide an exclusive, inside look at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con, hosted by no less than MTV News’ Josh Horowitz and MTV Geek’s Steven Smith. Starting on Thursday, July 18, Horowitz and Smith will be live-streaming the convention, offering news and interviews all weekend with fan-favorite celebrities. NextMovie and Film.com personnel will also be on hand to weigh in on the latest movie buzz, news and events.
MTV’s coverage of the convention begins Thursday with a “Teen Wolf” panel featuring Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed, Holland Roden, Daniel Sharman as well as new cast members who play twin werewolves, Max and Charlie Carver, plus Executive Producer Jeff Davis. That show’s cast will join the cast of MTV2′s “Guy Code” at Petco Park for “MTV2 Party in the Park,” which will feature live performances, free food and drinks, along with the taping of “Guy Code Honors,” a television special which will premiere on MTV and MTV2 Sunday, July 21 at 8 p.m.
During the special, “Guy Code” cast members Jon Gabrus, Jordan Carlos, Damien Lemon and Chris Distafano will offer their opinions about which panels, shows, movies and guests made the biggest impressions at the convention. “Guy Code Honors” will anchor MTV’s “Comic-Con Live” coverage, which will offer comprehensive coverage of the biggest and most highly-anticipated television shows, movies, performers, and more.
Meanwhile, the complete schedule of events for “MTV Geekend” will include a variety of programs, panels and presentations, starting with the aforementioned “Teen Wolf” panel on Thursday, July 18. “Party in the Park” follows that evening at 7 p.m. On Friday. Fans can join MTV Comics Executive Editor Tom Akel for the second annual “MTV Presents: Creator Pitch Live!” a live pitch competition between three of the top comic book creators in the business.
While interviews and special exclusives will be unveiled all throughout the weekend, on XXY, MTV Comics will premiere a new graphic novel, “The Gloom.” Written by Tony Lee (“Doctor Who,” “Starship Troopers”) and illustrated by Dan Boultwood, the book chronicles the adventures of 1940s vigilante The Gloom, who becomes America’s last line of defense against “the Nazis, classic pulp heroism, and common sense.” Lee will be signing copies of the graphic novel at Arcana Studios’ booth #2415.