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A-List Communications Unveils 3-Day Celebrity Hospitality and Media Hub During Comic-Con International: San Diego July 21 – 23, 2011
A-List Communications and its partners, including presenting sponsor Nintendo of America Inc., will strategically stage the invitation-only, VIP hospitality and media space just across from the San Diego Convention Center, in a 6,000 square foot retail store in the historic Gaslamp Quarter District.
As a presenting sponsor, Nintendo will provide VIP guests a reprieve from their hectic show schedules with an opportunity to immerse themselves in 3D gaming without glasses at the Nintendo 3DS™ Experience. The experience will feature The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D, a game that lets guests join the story’s protagonist Link™ on an epic adventure in one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time, made even better in 3D. For guests who want to share their fondest memories from the past 25 years playing The Legend of Zelda games, an on-site video testimonial booth will capture those memories in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the franchise.
Complementing the Nintendo 3DS Experience, the official “WireImage Portrait Studio” (courtesy of Connected Kenneth Cole Reaction fragrance) will be conducting official publicity photos for film/TV casts and other celebrity talent attending the convention on appointment-
WireImage photographer Michael Bezjian, owner of The PhotoFund, will partner with Connected Kenneth Cole Reaction cologne and offer talent the opportunity to post photos on ThePhotoFund.com where portraits are made available for purchase to the public with 100 percent of funds donated to charity. For this event, each time a portrait is purchased, a donation will be made to The American Red Cross, the official non-profit beneficiary of the program.
Attending VIP guests can also enjoy 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’
The Arts & Cinema Centre presented by Nintendo is expected to be buzzing with casts and crews from top films and studios being promoted at the convention. The exciting line-up includes the cocktail reception for Magnet Releasing’s upcoming film Tucker & Dale vs. Evil with Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk & Katrina Bowden. Additionally, there will be a gala reception for the film Sushi Girl with Mark Hamill, James Duvall, Danny Trejo, Noah Hathaway and other celebrity talent expected to attend. Other press junkets, parties and activities will be announced closer to the event date.
“We’re very excited about expanding our presence this year, bringing on presenting sponsor Nintendo, and creating full day and night programming just a short distance from the convention center. Our other partners, including Connected Kenneth Cole Reaction, SPIN Magazine and the American Red Cross significantly add to the build-out of the overall experience that will help bring together filmmakers, TV personalities and the media community, and benefit a charitable cause,” says David Manning, Executive Producer/President, A-List Communications.
Comic-Con is the largest and most celebrated convention in the Americas, filling the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with over 125,000 attendees. It is an important pop-culture event for Hollywood studios, television networks and corporate brands looking to debut new releases, casts and products to a large celebrity, media and consumer fan base. Expected celebrity talent attending Comic-Con this year include Kellan Lutz and other key leads from the cast of Twilight, cast of MTV’s “Teen Wolf”, and actors Natasha Henstridge, Minka Kelly, Rachel Weisz, Zachary Levi, Jon Favreau as well as dozens more.
Talent from past Arts & Cinema Centre events include Vera Farmiga, Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, Amanda Peet, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Kevin Kline and Samuel L. Jackson.
About A-List Communications LLC
A-List Communications (www.a-listcommunications.com)
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at http://www.nintendo.com
About Connected Kenneth Cole Reaction
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