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J-Pop Summit 2017 Announces First Guests of Honor; Advance Ticket Sales Date!

J-Pop Summit 2017 has announced that the creator of  HYPERSONIC Music Club, Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi will be a Guest of Honor.

Musical Guests of Honor. so far, are: BAND-MAID (above left), Babyraids Japan (above right), Misaki Iwasa And YANAKIKU – all of whom will perform.

J-Pop Summit 2017 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture located in San Francisco’s Marina district.

Advance tickets go on sale on Friday, May 26th.

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Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior Announce Star-Filled Events at D23 Expo 2017!

DESCENDANTS 2 – Disney Channel’s original movie “Descendants 2” stars Thomas Doherty stars as Harry, China Anne McClain as Uma and Dylan Playfair as Gil. (Disney Channel/Bob D’Amico)

The stars of The Descendants 2 and Tangled: The Series will highlight the presence of Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior at D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California.

Fans will get to see Scrooge McDuck’s money bin and attend a Duck Tales Q&A.

Cast members from Stuck in the Middle, Bizaardvark, K.C. Undercover, Walk the Prank, and MECH-X4 will greet fans at the D23 Expo’s Talent Central throughout the weekend. 

D23 Expo 2017 runs takes place from Friday, July 14–Sunday, July 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

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Zachary Levi To Host Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con!

Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled, Thor: Ragnarok) has been chosen to host Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con this summer.

Airing live on SYFY from Thursday, July 20 to Saturday, July 22 at 11/10c, the three-night broadcast will once again bring the largest genre-focused celebration in the world to fans across the U.S.

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The Overlook Film Festival Unveils Complete Lineup of Features, Shorts, Interactive Experiences and Roger Corman!

The Overlook Film Festival – Roger Corman, the recipient of the festival’s inaugural Master of Horror Award

The Overlook Film Festival announced its lineup today and one of the key announcements was that legendary independent writer-director-producer Roger Corman would receive the festival’s first Master of Horror Award.

The festival has an impressive feature film and shorts lineup – including four world premieres (Blood Drive, Still/Born, Capture and Primal Screen) and such anticipated films as Lady Macbeth, Metal Machine Kodoku and The Untamed.

There will also be a festival-long immersive horror game and much more.

Over its inaugural weekend, the Overlook Film Festival will present 37 films (20 features and 17 shorts from 16 countries) – including a secret closing film described as ‘a hotly anticipated film from a bold voice in film.’

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TBS Brings Pop-Up Search Party Experience To SXSW!

TBS will bring SXSW the best in tech, fashion, design, music and more with the second iteration of “In Search Of” — a pop-up, interactive marketplace with an Austin-flare, bringing to life the network’s buzzworthy hit, SEARCH PARTY.

Inside “In Search Of,” visitors will experience the ideal shop for SEARCH PARTY’s leading lady Dory, complete with the latest in fashion, technology, and artisanal goods, as well as a lounge space to kick back with friends and binge the first season.

In Search Of will be open to festival goers for three days – beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 14th.

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Valiant Unveils 2017 Convention Schedule!

It’s going to be a busy year for Valiant Entertainment – between now and the end of June they will be a part of thirteen science fiction and comics conventions.

Next on their list is SC Comicon in Greendale South Carolina. Future stops will include cons in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, and many more.

Details of Valiant’s for SC Comicon follow – along with a complete calendar of events between now and the end of June – follow.

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Alden Erenreich Officially Announced As Han Solo!

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Today at Star Wars Celebration Europe, Alden Ehrenreich was introduced to fans for the first time as Han Solo, the new star of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story at the Future Filmmaker Panel. The panel featured Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy (Producer) and Kiri Hart (Senior Vice President of Development), who were joined by director Rian Johnson (Star Wars: Episode VIII) and directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord (the untitled Han Solo Star Wars story). Hosted by Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo, the filmmakers were joined by surprise guests John Boyega (Finn), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa) from Star Wars: Episode VIII.

2016 J-POP Summit to Feature Colorful Japanese Fashion Trends!

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One area of Japanese culture that gets overlooked by a lot of J-Pop fans is fashion.

The 2016 J-POP Summit is celebrating Harajuku and Kawaii fashion with a showcase of inspired Japanese fashion at this year’s festival. Brands like 6%DOKIDOKI, Sou-Sou and AOI Clothing will be found the Summit’s Moshi Moshi Nippon area.

Sebastian Masuda, art director and an extremely influential artist for Harajuku kawaii culture will be returning as a Guest of Honor and rising pop star and fashion model UNA will give a special live performance.

For details, follow the jump. 2016 J-POP Summit will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 23rd and 24th at the historic Fort Mason Center located in San Francisco’s Marina district.

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Monstrous Limited Edition Godzilla To Debut at G-Fest XXIII!

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The ultimate Gozilla figure – a 19″ recreation of the beloved creature as seen in Godzilla vs. Destroyah – the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995 will be make its debut at G-Fest XXIII, courtesy of leading distributor Bluefin.

The Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995 is limited to 500 units. Follow the jump for a side view of the statue, dates for G-Fest XXIII, info on pre-ordering and a link to an unboxing video.

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Take a Virtual Trip to Japan at the 2016 J-POP Summit!

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The 2016 J-POP Summit is introducing a virtual trip to Japan, this year – featuring three zones: Zone Tokyo – pop versions of Edo-Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Daijingu Shinto Shrine and City of Tokyo; Zone Station – take a virtual rail trip with six stops, and Zone Stage – a variety of performances including a traditional tea ceremony, cosplay competition and more.

The 2016 J-POP Summit runs from Friday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 24th. The Virtual Trip to Japan will run on July 23-24 in the expanded Travel Pavilion.

For more details, follow the jump.

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