2016 Golden Globe Award Winners [Live Blog]

2016 Golden Globe Award Winners List

Movie awards season will officially kick off tonight and you’re invited to tune in with us as we live blog the 2016 Golden Globe Award winners as they are announced. Continue reading

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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 21st Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees

After last week’s nominations were revealed for the 22nd Annual SAG Awards and 73rd Golden Globes, it feels like it could be anyone’s game at this point. This morning the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced their 21st Critics’ Choice Awards nominees with George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road leading the charge with 13 nods. Hosted by T.J. Miller, the winners will be revealed during a live broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST.

Mad Max: Fury Road has undoubtedly become the underdog favorite of this awards season, as it has become one of the most revered features of the year by critics, myself included – my review. The big topic of conversation, aside from gaining Best Picture recognition, is Charlize Theron’s nods for both Best Actress and Best Actress In An Action Movie. Tom Hardy, of course, is nominated for Best Actor In An Action Movie, but it’s George Miller for Best Director that has really invested my interest into whether he could be a contender come Oscars. The film has also garnered nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Visual Effects, Best Action Movie, and Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie.

Trailing behind the whirlwind, critically acclaimed hit is Carol, The Martian, and The Revenant with nine nominations each. While this year’s big favorite, Spotlight, has earned itself eight nominations from critics, followed by The Big Short and The Hateful Eight with six each. Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, The Danish Girl, Jurassic World, and Sicario each earned five nominations and Room obtained four. Charlize Theron isn’t the only actress up for multiple Best Actress categories, as Jennifer Lawrence is up for three for her work in Joy and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, while Rachel McAdams is up for two awards for Spotlight and True Detective.

And while the film categories are all up in the air, the television categories prove that the increasing output of excellent programming continued this year with FX, ABC, and HBO both gaining 14 nominations each; FOX is close on their heels with 12 nods. The big standout series this year, as determined by critics, is FX’s Fargo with eight nominations. The Leftovers (HBO) and Transparent (Amazon) are not far behind with five nominations each; Black-ish (ABC), Mr. Robot (USA), and Penny Dreadful (Showtime) each earned four.

So what can we takeaway from this year’s 21st Critics’ Choice Awards nominees? For starters, no other awards group has seen more movies this year than the critics, assumably. It’s their jobs to assess the year in film. Who better has a sound voice of reasoning than those who sit in dark rooms and watch movies multiple times per week? In the long run, sure, all awards are practically meaningless gold statues, and the varying award categories the BFCA and BTJA have set have little influence when it comes to the Oscars, but if these voices of reason can help sway voters to at least make an earnest decision at the polls we can be safe in knowing we won’t have another year where a Shakespeare in Love wins against a Saving Private Ryan.

21st CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS NOMINEES – THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

BEST PICTURE

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Sicario
  • Spotlight
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

BEST ACTOR

  • Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
  • Matt Damon – The Martian
  • Johnny Depp – Black Mass
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

BEST ACTRESS

  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Brie Larson – Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  • Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  • Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
  • Tom Hardy – The Revenant
  • Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone – Creed

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
  • Helen Mirren – Trumbo
  • Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
  • Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

  • Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation
  • RJ Cyler – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Shameik Moore – Dope
  • Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes
  • Jacob Tremblay – Room

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

  • The Big Short
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Trumbo

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Todd Haynes – Carol
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott – The Martian
  • Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – Bridge of Spies
  • Alex Garland – Ex Machina
  • Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
  • Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley – Inside Out
  • Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
  • Nick Hornby – Brooklyn
  • Drew Goddard – The Martian
  • Emma Donoghue – Room
  • Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Carol – Ed Lachman
  • The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
  • The Martian – Dariusz Wolski
  • The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Sicario – Roger Deakins

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Bridge of Spies – Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo
  • Brooklyn – François Séguin, Jennifer Oman and Louise Tremblay
  • Carol – Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
  • The Danish Girl – Eve Stewart, Michael Standish
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson
  • The Martian – Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

BEST EDITING

  • The Big Short – Hank Corwin
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
  • The Martian – Pietro Scalia
  • The Revenant – Stephen Mirrione
  • Spotlight – Tom McArdle

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Brooklyn – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
  • Carol – Sandy Powell
  • Cinderella – Sandy Powell
  • The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP

  • Black Mass
  • Carol
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Ex Machina
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • The Walk

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • Anomalisa
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie

BEST ACTION MOVIE

  • Furious 7
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Sicario

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Daniel Craig – Spectre
  • Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Chris Pratt – Jurassic World
  • Paul Rudd – Ant-Man

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Emily Blunt – Sicario
  • Rebecca Ferguson – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World
  • Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  • Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST COMEDY

  • The Big Short
  • Inside Out
  • Joy
  • Sisters
  • Spy
  • Trainwreck

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

  • Christian Bale – The Big Short
  • Steve Carell – The Big Short
  • Robert De Niro – The Intern
  • Bill Hader – Trainwreck
  • Jason Statham – Spy

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Tina Fey – Sisters
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  • Melissa McCarthy – Spy
  • Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
  • Lily Tomlin – Grandma

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

  • Ex Machina
  • It Follows
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • The Assassin
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Mustang
  • The Second Mother
  • Son of Saul

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • He Named Me Malala
  • The Look of Silence
  • Where to Invade Next

BEST SONG

  • Fifty Shades of Grey – Love Me Like You Do
  • Furious 7 – See You Again
  • The Hunting Ground – Til It Happens To You
  • Love & Mercy – One Kind of Love
  • Spectre – Writing’s on the Wall
  • Youth – Simple Song #3

BEST SCORE

  • Carol – Carter Burwell
  • The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
  • The Revenant – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto
  • Sicario – Johann Johannsson
  • Spotlight – Howard Shore

Continue Reading to see the the Television Category Nominees–>>

73rd Golden Globes Nominations Favor CAROL

Following the unpredictable 22nd Annual SAG Awards nominees yesterday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has now revealed their nominees for the Golden Globes. HFPA president Lorenzo Soria was joined by actors America Ferrera, Angela Bassett, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Dennis Quaid this morning to announce the 73rd Golden Globes nominations for both film and television categories. The Golden Globes will be presented live on NBC with host Ricky Gervais on January 10, 2016.

Unlike the SAG Awards where Trumbo gained the most nods, the HFPA favored Carol, a top contender among the chatter I’ve been in tune with. Carol has earned itself five nods, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actress for Cate Blanchett, Best Actress for Rooney Mara, Best Director for Todd Haynes, and Best Score. The Revenant, Steve Jobs, and The Big Short lead behind Carol with four nods each. The Danish Girl, The Hateful Eight, The Martian, Room, and Spotlight each have three.

Regardless, this year’s Golden Globes nominees seem to be more in line with what has been predicted. There are typically a few oddball choices every year with the Golden Globes – The Tourist for Best Picture – Comedy or Musical, anyone? – but I honestly don’t see any I would strongly disagree with. The Martian, The Big Short, and Joy aren’t really comedies or musicals, but they do have some great humor in them.

What really stands out to me, and what fills me with hope for this awards season, is that Mad Max: Fury Road has earned two nods, including Best Picture – Drama and Best Director for George Miller. These nominations alone are a win in my mind and also well deserved – read my review of Mad Max: Fury Road. Also sticking out to me is the fact that Alicia Vikander, who came out of nowhere this year and starred in five big movies, is nominated in two separate categories: Best Actress in a Drama for The Danish Girl and Best Supporting Actress for Ex Machina. Everyone is saying Brie Larson is the new “It’ girl while Vikander seems to be skating by undetected. This woman is an incredible actress and deserves every bit of attention she is earning for her roles.

As far as television categories go, Netflix is the top dog among networks and streaming platforms with eight nominations – the exact same outcome as yesterday’s SAG Awards nominees announcement. American Crime, Fargo, Mr. Robot, Outlander, Transparent, and Wolf Hall all tied with three nominations each. Like Alicia Vikander, Lily Tomlin also scored two nominations herself, but in two separate mediums: one for Best Actress – Musical/Comedy for Grandma and Best Actress – Comedy for Grace and Frankie.

What scares me the most about this year’s Golden Globe Awards is the fact that I agree with a lot of their choices. Even more so in the television comedy categories. Specifically because The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family were not recognized as Best Series – Comedy and Jim Parsons was not nominated for Best Actor. It’s a Christmas miracle!

Without further ado, here are your nominees:

73rd GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES       

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Brie Larson – Room
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  • Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
  • Will Smith – Concussion

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • The Big Short
  • Joy
  • The Martian
  • Spy
  • Trainwreck

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  • Melissa McCarthy – Spy
  • Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
  • Maggie Smith – Lady in the Van
  • Lily Tomlin – Grandma

Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

  • Christian Bale – The Big Short
  • Steve Carell – The Big Short
  • Matt Damon – The Martian
  • Al Pacino – Danny Collins
  • Mark Ruffalo – Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Anomalisa
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

  • The Brand New Testament (Belgium / France / Luxembourg)
  • The Club (Chile)
  • The Fencer (Finland / Germany / Estonia)
  • Mustang (France)
  • Son of Saul (Hungary)

Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Jane Fonda – Youth
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
  • Helen Mirren – Trumbo
  • Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
  • Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
  • Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
  • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Todd Haynes – Carol
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott – The Martian

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Emma Donoghue – Room
  • Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer – Spotlight
  • Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
  • Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs
  • Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • Carter Burwell – Carol
  • Alexandre Desplat – The Danish Girl
  • Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight
  • Daniel Pemberton – Steve Jobs
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto – The Revenant

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • “Love Me Like You Do” from Fifty Shades of Grey
  • “One Kind of Love” from Love & Mercy
  • “See You Again” from Furious 7
  • “Simple Song #3” from Youth
  • “Writing’s On the Wall” from Spectre

Continue Reading to see the the Television Category Nominees–>>

The Coolest Comic-Con 2015 Booths, Exhibits, and Experiences

So here we are again. San Diego Comic-Con. The place that makes geek wet dreams come true. I definitely was excited to get my nerd on this weekend, and I’m always looking forward to seeing what new booths, exhibits, and experiences SDCC has to offer. Suffice it to say, I was a tad underwhelmed by most of what I saw inside and out of the San Diego Convention Center.

This is my fourth year attending Comic-Con. Every year I’m always expecting something different, looking to see new things, but as far as booths go, Comic-Con 2015 seemed a bit lackluster. Most of the major booths and exhibits such as Lionsgate, Warner Bros., DC Comics, Fox, Weta Workshop, Gentle Giant, Image Comics, Marvel, Nintendo, and X-Box among others were pretty much the same as the last few years. And even exhibitors like PlayStation were completely absent. Ubisoft and a few others cut back on the scale of their booths. Even Marvel downsized from a big video screen on their booth to just a giant scrawl to promote Ant-Man.

Last year, DC Comics gave a preview of the cape and cowl that Ben Affleck’s Batman will be wearing in Batman v Superman. This year they went one level up by showcasing the costumes of

However, there were some Comic-Con 2015 booths that did impress me. It wasn’t the movie studios who were going all out, but it was TV series who were making their mark on the show floor, and even outside. As per usual, The Walking Dead booth dominated the floor with a fun experience with multiple photo ops with the undead to tease the upcoming season – they also spoiled some major plot points from the last season. MTV’s Scream and History’s Vikings had fun booth experiences to get splattered by blood and walk away with some swag.

The most comprehensive Comic-Con 2015 booths weren’t inside however, they were outside the convention center. MTV’s Scream Queens had a carnival giant drop ride and FX hosted huge experiences such as an America Horror Story: Hotel recreation and a giant Fargo snow globe. Even Adult Swim had its own area for fans to play around in with a little carnival setting for folks to play games and win prizes.

Nerd HQ changed venues this year and instead of taking over PETCO Park they inhabited three levels of the New Children’s Museum. It was closer to the convention center and had more room for activities.

These are a few stray observations I noticed that I thought I would share. Many folks are not able to make it to Comic-Con and I hope this photo gallery will at least give you a solid taste of what it is like to walk around the epic convention.


Comic-Con 2015

For more info on the exhibitors, visit Comic-Con.org

Comic-Con 2015 Events and Parties Calendar

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 will be busier than ever with all the events, parties, and activities to choose from. And who wants to wait in long lines for panels while you’re missing out on the action elsewhere? Luckily for you, we have compiled an official list of the Comic-Con 2015 events and parties inside and out of the San Diego Convention Center. Enjoy! [If you have an event you wish to include, write to us at info@turntherightcorner.com]

Multiple Day Comic-Con 2015 Events

Conan O'Brien at San Diego Comic-Con

Conan O’Brien at Comic-Con [Wed. 8:00 pm; Thurs. 3:00 pm; Fri. 4:00 pm; Sat. 1:30 pm
Where: Spreckels Theater Cost: SOLD OUT
Conan’s taking the show on the road to Comic-Con, taping all-new episodes at the historic Spreckels Theater. [See the complete guest list here.]

The Art of Comic-Con San Diego 2015

The Art of Comic-Con [Jun. 20 – Aug. 30]
Where: San Diego Central Library Cost: Free
Comic-Con International has partnered with the San Diego Public Library to present an exhibition that celebrates art as an integral tool in promoting the organization’s mission of creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms. Providing unprecedented access to original art by over 60 comics artists, the exhibition traces the history of Comic-Con through art and provides a sneak peek into the evolving process of creating comic art. The Art of Comic-Con presents select pieces from the organization’s archives, including works by Sergio Aragonés, Howard Chaykin, Cliff Chiang, Michael Cho, Colleen Coover, Rick Geary, Gilbert Hernandez, Jim Lee, Dave McKean, Frank Miller, Marshall Rogers, John Romita Jr., Bill Sienkiewicz, William Stout, Babs Tarr, and others. The exhibition was developed and jointly organized by Kara West, the Library’s Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager and Gary Sassaman, Comic-Con International’ s Director of Print and Digital Media. 

Assassin's Creed Experience Comic-Con 2015

Assassin’s Creed Experience [Thur-Sat. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Where: MLK Promenade, next to the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel Cost: Free
The Assassin’s Creed Experience returns to San Diego Comic-Con for its second year with bigger and more challenging obstacles that will have players parkouring and soaring through Victorian-era London. Course attendees will receive instantly shareable action shots of them tackling two of the course’s obstacles, the overhead glider, new to this year’s course, and the iconic 25-foot Leap of Faith. Additionally, fans who pre-order the game will receive The Rooks Initiation Kit, which includes everything they need to join Jacob and Evie Frye’s gang on their quest to liberate London. They’ll also be offering free shaves located next to the course.

Game of Thrones Experience San Diego Comic-Con

Game of Thrones: Experience the Realm [Thur. – Sat. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sun. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 628 L St. across from the Omni Hotel Cost: Free
Paying homage to beloved character Arya Stark’s early days of sword training, the experience will feature an installation that is part sword-handling skill and part artistic process, to create a beautiful, graphic Game of Thrones-style self-portrait. There, they will use a replica of Arya’s wooden training sword to strike targets as they appear on screen. Upon completion fans will receive an artistic portrait made entirely of their sword strikes. Fans can also create sharable animated GIFs including being incinerated into ash by Danaerys’ iconic dragons and turned into a WhiteWalker.  Additionally there will be photo opportunities with the iconic Iron Throne and the giant sword used by The Mountain. Select costume displays from Game of Thrones will be featured along with a gallery of select work from the Game of Thrones Compendium Book, featuring original creations from the talented fan-base ranging from art, fashion, food and fans can pick up a limited-edition T-Shirt designed by Beautiful Death artist Robert Ball.HBO NOW subscribers will have a chance to win early VIP access.

NBC Heroes Reborn San Diego Comic-Con

NBC’s World of Heroes Reborn and Blindspot
Where: Gaslamp Square, Fifth Ave. and Harbor Drive Cost: Free
Heroes Reborn takes over Gaslamp Square with a first of its kind 4-D interactive experience where fans will have the opportunity to access their own extraordinary pyro-kinetic ability.  Fans will also be able to take an animated “heroic” photo and tour through a Heroes gallery featuring iconic props from the previous series. Attendees can also discover Blindspot at Tin Fish restaurant in Gaslamp Square. They will be able to receive both temporary tattoo sleeves and partake in a photo op where their head will be placed on a tattooed body, similar to the character of Jane Doe in the new NBC drama. Also, throughout the Gaslamp District, fans can go on a scavenger hunt to search for and find the Jane Doe look-alikes. Once found fans can text “Blindspot” to a number tattooed on her body and receive the next step to enter for a chance to win $1,000.

Dragon Ball Z Fight for Frieza Galactic Army Boot Camp Comic-Con 2015

Dragon Ball Z Fight for Frieza Galactic Army Boot Camp [Thur. – Sun. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: Free
FUNimation Entertainment invites you to gauge your power levels and train to join Frieza’s army at 2015 San Diego Comic Con with an interactive Dragon Ball Z experience at Petco Park in Nerdist Industries HQ Conival.Convention-goers and fans are welcome to join a guided series of tests that will determine their power level and if they are fit to join Frieza’s epic army in the battle to destroy Earth. Potential recruits will be able to test their skills of energy, agility and strength to see if they have what it takes to join Frieza’s intergalactic army. All new recruits will be issued Galactic Frieza Army dog tags and other fun prizes. Top ranked recruits from each day will be featured on leaderboards and entered to win additional gear and prizes.The fun doesn’t stop there – join us for a daily happy hour at Whiskey Girl in Downtown San Diego, just a short walk from the San Diego Convention Center, where you can kick back, sip on a colorful libation (courtesy of Goku), cool down and charge up!

Mashable House at Comic-cOn 2015

Mashable House [Fri. and Sat. 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm]
Where: Luce Loft Cost: Free
Mashable is bringing the Mashable House to Comic-Con International: San Diego for the first time in 2015, with one goal in mind: Save. The. Internet. From Friday, July 10 to Saturday, July 11, Mashable will take over Luce Loft in San Diego, CA for the ultimate showdown of Internet good vs. evil. Who will prevail? Only you (and social media) can decide the answer

The Last Ship Oculus Rift Experience [Wed. 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Thur-Sun. 9:30 am – 7:00 pm]
Where: Booth #3629 Cost: Free
As part of this immersive activation, each participant will use an Oculus Rift headset to be transported into The Last Ship‘s fictional universe, where they must board a cargo ship taken over by the Immunes (immune survivors of the deadly plague that has nearly destroyed the entire population of the planet) and retrieve the last remnants of the primordial strain.

Gam3rCon San Diego Comic-Con

Gam3rCon [Wed-Sun. 12:00 pm –12:00 am]
Where: Ten’s Avenue Arts Center Cost: $20-60 [$10 for Kids]
Gam3rCon is the premier gaming convention in San Diego, bringing gamers and pop culture fans together to celebrate all things gaming. Taking place during San Diego Comic-Con International, Gam3rCon features four floors of gaming entertainment, including a Video Game Arena, Tabletop Gaming Lounge, gaming industry panels, live theatre, gaming-themed artwork, and rooftop parties.

Geek and Sundry San DIego Comic-Con 2015

Geek & Sundry [Thur. – Sat.]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: Free (No badge required)
Geek & Sundry has a veritable smorgasbord of good-time festivities and swiggity-swagtastic goodies you’re going to want and need in your life. They’re hosting The Joust, a gladiator-style bouncy ring wherein you and your friends can fight to the not-death. Also a TableTop gaming nook, where there’s a chance you could win a Geek Out promo pack. There’s a sweet opportunity to take a photo with a fire-breathing dragon! And there will be appearances by Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Matthew Mercer, and more.

FX Fearless Arena Comic-Con

FX Fearless Arena [Thur. 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Fri-Sat. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun. 11:00 am-6:00 pm]
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Lawn Cost: Free (18+ event)
Building on the popularity of last year’s The Simpsons-based “Homer Dome,” FX Networks will build a theme park featuring massive activations for The Strain, American Horror Story: Hotel, Fargo, and The Bastard Executioner. Fans will be able to register for the activations early by going to fxsdcc.com beginning July 7. Prove your fearlessness by entering a live-action virtual reality experience inspired by The Strain. FX is building a two-story model hotel to give viewers a taste of the era from American Horror Story and the chance to earn prizes. Escape the Forest” is the ideal duel inspired by Kurt Sutter’s upcoming medieval drama The Bastard Executioner. Visitors don the mantle of “warriors” and square off against each other to prove their prowess with a high striker, a cross-bow, and a final puzzle challenge that will help them escape the “forest” and win a TBX-themed hooded t-shirt. The Bastard Executioner will debut on FX this fall. And finally, step inside a giant 20-foot inflatable snow globe featuring snow flurries and a façade of a Waffle Hut – a key location in the second installment of the award-winning limited series Fargo. The first 2,500 pre-registered fans who visit the Arena will receive a free, exclusive FX Fearless giant tote bag in the Welcome Area.

Xbox Lounge San Diego Comic-Con

X-Box Lounge [Thu-Sat. 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Where: Seaport Ballroom, Second Level, Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel Cost: Free
Visit the Xbox Lounge in the Seaport Ballroom on the second level of the Harbor Tower at the Manchester Located at Grand Manchester Hyatt in the Seaport Ballroom, the Xbox Lounge is full of entertainment. Play games. Jump into amazing experiences. Over 90+ gaming stations, including some of the hottest unreleased titles and more!

Entertainment Weekly’s Photo + Digital Studio [Thur. – Sun.]
Where: Hard Rock Hotel Cost: Free
Tumblr will be the exclusive social partner at The Photo + Digital Studio.  The Tumblr GIF booth will be on site during Comic-Con where talent will be invited to stop by and commemorate their time at The Studio. Entertainment Weekly will be sharing these GIFs on their Tumblr so fans can experience some of the best moments from The Studio.

How it Should Have Ended Villains Pub [Thu-Fri. 4pm; Sat. 2pm]
Where: Henry’s Pub & Restaurant Cost: Free
HISHE is creating a real life version of The Villain Pub, a popular destination in their shorts where villains can swap war stories. The plan is to have The Villains Pub brought to life so fans can interact with the space in various ways and also participate in programs to include the creators. Thursday, HISHE Q&A w/creators and an exclusive San Diego Comic-Con debut of “How Jurassic World Should Have Ended.” Friday, HISHE Happy Hour and Hangout with a villains costume contest. Saturday, Creator Workshop – Learn character design, voice work and more

Nintendo Lounge San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo Video Game Lounge [Thur. – Sat. 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sun. 10:00 am – 5 pm]
Where: San Diego Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis & Marina Cost: Free
Fans of all ages are invited to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge during San Diego Comic-Con, from July 9-12. This event will be packed with multiple tournaments, activities, and a chance to play upcoming games for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems.

Nerd HQ San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Nerd HQ [Thu-Sun.]
Where: The New Children’s Museum Cost: Free to visit and play; $22 for Conversations for a Cause
Nerd HQ, presented by Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine, will take up residence at the home of its new partner ‘The New Children’s Museum’ in downtown San Diego for their annual four-day event. Nerd HQ provides fans a free nerdy retreat during the annual pop culture convention while celebrating the city’s newest Cultural Family Hot Spot. This year is expected to be the biggest year yet with The New Children’s Museum’s creative venue offering NERD fans an amazing, inspiring space, with over 35,000 Sq. Ft spanning three floors. This year’s guests can expect an expanded “Conversations for a Cause” panel series on the lower level, a range of fan-focused interactions on the main floor, and in partnership with headline sponsor AMD, the entire top floor will showcase exclusive hands-on game play with a number of this year’s biggest titles.

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Adult Swim On The Green [Thur-Sat. 9:30 am – 10:00 pm; Sun. 9:30 am – 5:pm]
Where: Behind convention center at Convention Way and 5th Ave Pier Cost: Free with RSVP
A brand new experience for fans, Adult Swim activities will include Carnival Midway, and The Meatwad Full Dome Experience is back for another year of intergalactic-mind-travel. They’ll be bringing you nightly screenings (with famous people) and daily live streaming events (with somewhat famous people). It’s free, it’s fun with an RSVP for those 18+.

BAMF [Fri. & Sat. 10:00 am – 10:30 pm; Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Where: Ruocco Park Cost: $5 – 1000
Feeling a little stuffy inside the convention halls?BAMF is where geek meets music at Ruocco Park in San Diego.Dance your booty off to your favorite artists spinning their tunes.Laugh to the inappropriate jokes from your BAMF comedians.Tune in to the best geek podcasts.(Okay, maybe only a few. This is a music festival, after all.)Need a drink? We’ve got a collection of local brews to quench your thirst.Curious about who you’re going to run into at BAMF? Check out our line-up.

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Museum of Impractical History [Thur. 10am-12pm; Fri. 12-7pm; Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 10am-2pm]
Where: Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery Cost: Free
The stars of truTV’s hit hidden-camera series Impractical Jokers are headed to San Diego for the opening of The Impractical Jokers Museum of Impractical History, a specially curated exhibition that will be open to the public. Q, Murr, Joe and Sal will be present at various times throughout the exhibition, which will feature fan-generated artwork and show artifacts from some of the most legendary moments in Impractical Jokers history. It’ll be like Planet Hollywood, but funnier. Throughout the exhibition, fans will have an opportunity to experience themed activations each day that they will recognize from popular Impractical Jokers moments, including portraits from caricature artists, spray paint tattoos chosen randomly by a spin from the Wheel of Doom, and an interactive photo booth that will put fans alongside The Jokers. There’s a special signing on Friday from 3–5 pm.

Comic-Con’s Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive 2015 [Thu-Sat. 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun. 10:30 am – 3:30 pm]
Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt, in the Grand C Ballroom Cost: Free
Comic-Con’s Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive returns for its 39th year, the San Diego Blood Bank’s longest-running event: last year 1,403 pints of blood were collected over the four-day convention. That first year, 148 pints of blood were collected, and as the convention has grown so has our blood drive. Over the past 38 years, 15,387 pints of blood have been donated by Comic-Con attendees. Blood Drive participants also get goodie bags, a Red Queen chapter sampler from our friends at HarperCollins Publishers, and are entered into daily drawings for some fantastic prizes. Winners are posted at the Blood Drive sign-up booth at 6:30 PM each day (4:00 PM on Sunday) in the Sails Pavilion.

Walker Stalker Fan Fest San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Walker Stalker Fan Fest [Fri. and Sat. 11:00 am –-5:00 pm]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: $30-55 w/ VIP options from $160-800
Walker Stalker Fan Fest is the fruit of The Walker Stalkers Podcast Presented By Skybound’s The Walking Dead. Walker Stalker Fan Fest is not just a celebration of Robert Kirkman’s world of The Walking Dead and zombies, it’s a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they’ve had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers! Walker Stalker Fan Fest is two days of events, interviews, and experiences that zombie fans won’t find anywhere else!

The Walking Dead Escape Comic-Con 2015

The Walking Dead Escape [Fri. and Sat. 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: $40 [Survivor; $64 VIP]; $75 [Walker; 100 VIP]; $100 Combo VIP
This isn’t just an obstacle course, this is an immersive experience into the world of The Walking Dead.  Sure, you’ll need to run for your lives, but you’ll also need to make decisions alone or as a group that will determine whether your captured or escape the menacing Negan and his group of Survivors.

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