Legion M Hosting San Diego Comic-Con Fan Lounge at Skybound Entertainment’s Harbor House Takeover, Revealing Unseen Footage from Upcoming Action-Thriller Mandy During SDCC Panel
Legion M Will Also Share Special MANDY Video Message from Producer Elijah Wood During Its Thursday Morning (10 a.m.- 11 a.m.) Panel in Room 5AB
LOS ANGELES (July 11, 2018) – Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, will celebrate pop culture, films and fans at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). With support from Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead), Legion M will host an exclusive Fan Lounge during SDCC from Thursday, July 19, to Saturday, July 21. Legion M has scheduled an exciting slate of fun activities, contests, appearances and more to coincide with the popular Skybound Livestream powered by NONGSHIM, which will welcome high-profile guests, gamers and comics pros into Harbor House, including Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, “The Walking Dead”), world-renowned film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, and others. A full listing of Legion M Fan Lounge details can be found below.
Located at Harbor House, 831 W. Harbor Drive, the Legion M Fan Lounge will be open Thursday and Friday, July 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by RSVP’ing at the following link: legionm.com/sdcc2018. Everyone interested in attending the Fan Lounge must RSVP, and Legion M members will be given priority access. Become a Legion M member for free by visiting LegionM.com.
Be sure to also catch the Legion M panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 19 (10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Room 5AB) when company executives Paul Scanlan (CEO), Jeff Annison (president), Terri Lubaroff (COO), and David Baxter (head of development) share how Legion M is opening the gates to Hollywood for fans around the world, giving them the opportunity to own a stake in film, TV and digital projects like Bad Samaritan (David Tennant, Dean Devlin), Colossal (Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis), Mandy (Nicolas Cage, Panos Cosmatos), and Legion M original series Pitch Elevator (Leonard Maltin), and the first-ever VR interview series, ICONS: Face to Face (Stan Lee, Kevin Smith). Attendees will learn how Legion M source and develop projects, what’s on the horizon for the company, and how fans can join and invest in Legion M, as well as stay informed about member-only news, meetups and events.
At their panel, Legion M will also reveal unseen footage from the critically-acclaimed upcoming action-thriller Mandy starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage and directed by visionary Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow). Mandy debuts in theaters September 14, 2018. Following the reveal will be a special Mandy message from producer Elijah Wood. Legion M is working with Wood’s production company SpectreVision on Mandy.
Legion M 2018 San Diego Comic-Con Fan Lounge and Events Calendar
RSVP for Legion M Fan Lounge Access: legionm.com/sdcc2018
Wed., July 18 (8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.) Ready Party One, FLUXX Nightclub, 500 Fourth Ave.
Join Legion M and Nerds Like Us and party like a Gunter Avatar inside the Oasis in this Ready Player One-themed night.
Thurs., July 19 (10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) Legion M: How Fandom Is Changing Hollywood, San Diego Comic-Con Room 5AB
The world’s first fan-owned entertainment company reveals how fans can become a part of Hollywood and have access to special screenings, industry events, and exclusive meet-ups. Paul Scanlan (CEO), Jeff Annison (president), Terri Lubaroff (COO), David Baxter (head of development), and others discuss how Legion M has been involved with films like Bad Samaritan (David Tennant, Dean Devlin), Colossal (Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis), Mandy (Nicolas Cage), and The Field Guide to Evil (Ant Timpson), as well as digital series like Pitch Elevator (Leonard Maltin), plus the first-ever VR interview series, Icons (Stan Lee, Kevin Smith). Learn how they source and develop ideas, what’s coming next, and how you can join the Legion and become part of Hollywood.
Legion M will also reveal unseen footage from the upcoming action-thriller Mandy starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage and directed by visionary Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow). Mandy debuts in theaters September 14, 2018. Following the reveal will be a special Mandy video message from producer Elijah Wood. Legion M is working with Wood’s production company SpectreVision on Mandy.
Fans can view the official Mandy trailer here.
Thurs. July 19 (1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.) Free Candy!, Legion M Fan Lounge @ Harbor House
Courtesy of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, stop by the Legion M Fan Lounge between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and pick up a free box of candy to fuel the rest of the day. (While supplies last.)
Thurs., July 19 (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.) Stargate Fan Meet Up Party, Legion M Fan Lounge @ Harbor House
Join fellow Stargate fans for themed drinks and fun! Tickets to this exclusive event will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis on Thursday, July 19. Follow @LegionMOfficial on Twitter and Instagram for details on how to grab tickets!
Thurs., July 19 (7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) Special Stargate Origins: Catherine (Feature Cut) Screening, USS Midway, 910 N. Harbor Drive
During the Stargate fan meetup party, lucky fans will get the opportunity to win tickets to a very special screening of Stargate Origins: Catherine (Feature Cut) aboard the USS Midway located in San Diego’s famed harbor! The screening will be packed full of surprises!
Fri., July 20 (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Mandy Takeover, Legion M Fan Lounge @ Harbor House
Immerse yourself into one of Legion M’s projects that is creating a worldwide stir. Critically acclaimed as one of the best reviewed films at Sundance 2018, and receiving a 4-minute standing ovation at Cannes (Director’s Fortnight), the heavy metal action-thriller Mandy starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage and directed by visionary Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) is readying for release on September 14. See props from the film, get a chance to win a signed Nicolas Cage Mandy poster, the Mandy soundtrack CD produced by the late Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything, Sicario), or a replica shirt from the film! A Mandy-themed mocktail and other surprises will also be on hand!
In the primal wilderness of the year 1983 A.D., Red Miller (Cage), a broken and haunted man, hunts the unhinged religious sect who murdered the love of his life. Directed by Panos Cosmatos, Mandy also stars Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roach, Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouéré, Richard Brake, Bill Duke and Sam Louwyk. Mandy makes its theatrical and VOD debut on September 14, 2018. Fans can view the official Mandy trailer here.
Sat., July 21 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) The Creators of “Evermor”: Ask Me Anything LIVE!, Legion M Fan Lounge @ Harbor House
The creators of Legion M’s original TV project in development “Evermor” will visit the lounge to discuss their project and participate in a live Q&A with lounge attendees. Learn about the development process and how the creators of “Evermor” and Legion M are truly a match made in creative heaven.
“Evermor” by Perry Covington and Erik Figi (One-hour sci-fi fantasy Steampunk series) Orphaned teenage twins, Ellie and Sam, discover a wondrous machine, the Forevertron, which allows them to journey through the multiverse and the almost alien alternate Earths within—finding danger, love, family, and the limitless potential of the human adventure.
Sat., July 21 (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Buffy the Vampire Slayer Treasure Hunt, North Patio @ Harbor House
The Legion M Fan Lounge will be the final stop on a city-wide Buffy treasure hunt! Check in to the Fan Lounge for prizes, Buffy makeovers (yes!), Blood Lemonade, and photo opps with the Grand Vampire!
Sat., July 21 (3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) Meet and Greet with Leonard and Jessie Maltin, Legion M Fan Lounge @ Harbor House
Come and meet world-renowned film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, and his daughter and podcast co-host Jessie Maltin!
For more information about Legion M, please visit www.legionm.com. Follow Legion M on Instagram and Twitter at @LegionMOfficial. Tag #LegionMSDCC and #SkyboundSDCC while in San Diego!
About Legion M
Founded in 2016, Legion M is a first-of-its-kind company conceived and created to be owned by fans. Legion M uses new equity crowdfunding laws enabled by the federal JOBS Act to give fans the opportunity to invest directly in an early stage entertainment company. Legion M has raised more than $3.5 million via equity crowdfunding, making it one of the most successful JOBS Act companies in history. The global Legion M community has grown to 30,000 members, including more than 7,500 fan-owners. Legion M’s current offering ends July 27. For more details go to wefunder.com/legionm.
Legion M’s slate of film, TV, digital and VR projects includes feature-film projects in various stages of development; multiple series for network, cable and digital TV; and a first-ever VR-based interview series “ICONS: Face to Face” starring Stan Lee and Kevin Smith in its pilot episode. Legion M was an investor in the critically acclaimed Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant and directed-produced by Dean Devlin, and the 2018 Sundance and Cannes critically-acclaimed hit Mandy, starring Nicolas Cage, and directed by Panos Cosmatos.
About Skybound Entertainment
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company that houses projects ranging from television, film, emerging platforms, comics, interactive gaming, live events, and more. In 2016, the company expanded to Vancouver with the opening of their Skybound North office, working to expand Skybound’s footprint into the animation and children’s space with top Canadian talent.
Skybound Entertainment is responsible for television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Outcast, and the docu-series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics. Moving into new platforms, Skybound produced the first-ever narrative VR series, Gone, for Samsung’s Milk VR platform and is currently producing VR horror series Delusion: Lies Within and VR anthology series The Incident. The Skybound Interactive slate includes partnerships with gaming companies Telltale, Starbreeze, Skydance, Scopely, and more. Skybound recently acquired a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios, and has an existing first-look feature deal with Universal.
Projects in the pipeline include the film adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s second-longest running comic series Invincible, the animated television adaptation of children’s property My Singing Monsters, and more.