Are you going to be in Southern California on Friday afternoon, or can you be there? Yes? Then, what are you doing that afternoon? Because this is what you should be doing: You should be at Wondercon 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center, where you’ll find an outrageous assortment of things to see and do and buy. And you will also find on Friday at 5:30 pm a very special event for those of us here at Nerdist Industries, a live panel hosted by Chris Hardwick his own self and featuring some special guests, all there to unveil the official and complete lineup for the Nerdist Channel on YouTube and talk about what’s happening in the Nerdist Industries world.
Here’s the official press release:
NERDIST INDUSTRIES TAKES CENTER STAGE
Live podcast panel with special guests will highlight Friday night
Los Angeles, CA, March 11, 2012 – Nerdists of the world will unite in Anaheim as Chris Hardwick brings Nerdist Industries to WonderCon in a live panel discussion with friends, laughs and surprises. Hear the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Nerdist Industries talk about all Nerdist-centric goings on for 2012 and beyond.
The evening’s agenda will include a lively walk through the premium Nerdist Channel on YouTube with an exclusive video surprise for all in attendance. Additionally, Hardwick and fellow panelists will explore the thriving Nerdist podcast network, Nerdist News and TOKYOPOP newsletters.
The Main Ballroom of the convention will become the Nerdist Ballroom for an hour of comedy, insight and fun at 5:30 on Friday March 16th.
Joining Chris on the panel will be Nerdist contributors:
Alison Haislip – Four Points, Course of the Force
Alex Albrecht – Four Points
Matt Mira – Just Cos, The Nerdist Podcast
Kumail Nanjiani – Indoor Kids
Emily Gordon – Indoor Kids
Steve Agee – Indoor Kids
Chloe Dykstra – Just Cos
“Last year I had the pleasure of moderating the Doctor Who panel at Wondercon, and saw some amazing booths & people walking the show floor. At the time, I had only wished that this Con was closer to where I live in L.A. With the news that it had moved to Anaheim in 2012, I can only infer that I willed this into reality. Naturally, I’m super-excited–both for the southern migration of Wondercon and my weird new psionic power.” -Chris Hardwick.
Team Nerdist will be touching on:
The Nerdist Channel: The newest member of the Nerdist Industries family goes live on April 2nd. Shows from the brains of Harry Knowles, Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Zombie and Hardwick himself have already been announced, but Wondercon will get the first public announcement of the FULL channel line-up!
The Nerdist Podcast Network: The home of Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira and Jonah Ray’s signature podcast as well as host to a variety of podcasts including The Indoor Kids w/ Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon, The Nerdist Writer’s Panel with Ben Blacker, Sex Nerd Sandra, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes and many many more. Find out who has new podcasts coming to your earholes and what you can expect from some of your favorites!
Course of the Force: Get more details on the pre-Comic Con Olympic-torch-style relay from Santa Monica to San Diego this July. Find out what awesome celebrities have already jumped on board the Force train and how you can get involved. Runners take their marks July 7th, 2012.
Nerdist.com: Meet the original voices that come together to form the choir of beautiful harmonies that make up Nerdist.com, the web’s best source for original minds.
Please note all times, dates and locations are subject to change.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Nerdist Industries Live! w/Chris Hardwick
Location: Ballroom, Third Floor
The host of BBC America’s The Nerdist and AMC’s Talking Dead, Chris Hardwick will host a lively discussion of his newest ventures, with special guests from the all-new Nerdist Channel on YouTube, and his podcast network and comedy shows from Nerdmelt Theater in Los Angeles. Join Chris and friends for a no-holds barred conversation and some surprise announcements!
Yeah, you have to be there. So be there.