Later this summer, the city of San Diego will once again transform into the wonderful world of Comic-Con, the epicenter of action for fans of movies, TV, comics and more. And if you haven't booked your tickets yet, MTV is giving you one extra reason to do so now.
Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park will headline the first ever mtvU Fandom Awards and MTV Fan Fest, both of which will be held on Thursday, July 24, at Petco Park during San Diego's Comic-Con. Then on Sunday, July 27, at 8 p.m., on the final day of Comic-Con, MTV and mtvU will air the 60-minute mtvU Fandom Awards special, showcasing the musical performances from the Linkin Park-headlined show, and honoring all of the fans whose passion have swept across the globe, stemming out of Comic-COn.
"The mtvU Fandom Awards will reinvent the traditional award show format," says executive producer Ryan Kroft. "In addition to handing out trophies, we will recognize the achievements of fans and their favorite obsessions with special surprises and experiences. It's the perfect event to reward the fans at Comic-Con, the epicenter of all fandoms."
Nominations and voting categories for the mtvU Fandom Awards will be announced at a later date.
Additionally, fans can enter MTV's latest Ultimate Fan Experience at LinkinPark.MTV.Com to win VIP access at the Fandom Awards at Comic-Con, including a meet-and-greet with Linkin Park and VIP access to watch the band perform. Fans can enter beginning on June 17, the same day Linkin Park releases its next studio album, "The Hunting Party."