Zachary Levi (Chuck) and The Nerd Machine – a multimedia company dedicated to bringing the best of apparel, accessories, and video content to pop culture fans around the globe – are returning to San Diego Comic-Con with Nerd HQ, located once again in the Gas Lamp. Nerd HQ gives fans a unique Comic-Con experience through cutting edge technology and gaming showcases, exclusive parties (including Levi’s annual Nerd party), autograph signings, and the popular panel series “Conversations with a Cause.”
The Nerd HQ has moved to the newly created Block No. 16 Union and Spirits. which has over 15,000 square feet of gaming, technology, and entertainment. The “Conversations for a Cause” panels are back and will feature some of your favorite Comic Con icons. As always, 100% of the proceeds for the panels benefit Operation Smile. Break media will provide Live Streaming of all panels and daily highlight videos to make sure fans stay informed. As a bonus, SPIKE TV will be broadcasting live from the HQ on Friday and Saturday to their network and digital outlets.
Xbox 360 will once again fill the event with 40 gaming stations featuring the newest, as well as unreleased, gaming titles. Crystal Dynamics will debut the first playable demo of the completely reborn Tomb Raider franchise, exclusively at the HQ. Additionally, Vizio will provide Laptops, Tablets, and PC’s for fans to demo. Their monitors will fill the space and fans will get to see their newest 3D technology with exclusive content for Nerd HQ.
This year’s “Conversations with a Cause” panelists include: Zachary Levi and Chuck cast members Adam Baldwin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Mekenna Melvin and Yvonne Strahovski; Expensables 2 cast members Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture; Grimm cast members Bitsie Tulloch, Bree Turner, David Giuntoli, Reggie Lee, Russell Hornsby, Sasha Roiz and Silas Weir Mitchell; Man with the Iron Fist director and star RZA; NTSF cast members Paul Scheer and Rebecca Romijn; Psych cast members Dule Hill, James Roday, along with Psych Creator Steve Franks, Executive Producer Kelly Kulchak and Producer Chris Henze; Camilla Luddington (voice of Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider video game); along with Aisha Tyler, Lost Producer Damon Lindelof, Guillermo Del Toro, Jared Padalecki, Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Seth Green and Stan Lee.
The Second Annual Nerd HQ takes place at Block No. 16 Union and Spirits, located at 344 7th Avenue in San Diego.
Check out the entire Nerd HQ schedule, below:
Thursday, July 12, 2012
- 9:30 AM Expendables 2 – Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture
- 11 AM Psych – Dule Hill, James Roday, Steve Franks, Kelly Kulchak and Chris Henze
- 12 NOON Chuck cast members
- 2:30 PM Seth & Robot Chicken
Friday, July 13, 2012
- 10 AMComics icon Stan Lee
- 12 NOON Man with the Iron Fists – RZA panel followed by a signing
- 3 PM The Rise of the Guardians – Guillermo Del Toro and “friends”
- 4:30 PM Nathan Fillion from Serenity, Castle and the upcoming TV movie Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special
- 5:30 PM Assassin’s Creed 3 game preview
Saturday, July 14, 2012
- 10 AM NTSF: SD SUV cast Paul Scheer and Rebecca Romijn
- 12 NOON Tomb Raider game preview
- 3 PM Avengers director Joss Whedon
- 4:30 PM Writer and Producer Damon Lindelof (World War Z, Cowboys & Aliens, Prometheus)
- 5:45 PM GRIMM cast members, with a signing EARLIER during the day at 11 AM
Sunday, July 15, 2012
- 3 PM Jared Padalecki from Supernatural
- 4:30 PM Zac Levi, with a signing to follow the panel
Get additional details on San Diego Comic-Con’s Second Annual Nerd HQ at TheNerdMachine.com.
Find out more about what’s happening during San Diego Comic-Con 2012 at filmfetish.com/sdcc12.