Last week, we unveiled the epic lineup of games and panels we’re bringing to Comic-Con this year. With Comic-Con being the biggest pop culture event of the year, Xbox is also committed to bring the best entertainment experiences and stars to the Xbox Lounge this year. We’ve also got some beautiful custom consoles to give away to some lucky fans!
Our entertainment activities at Comic-Con include partners that reach millions of gaming and entertainment fans on Xbox. Between the Xbox booth at the convention center (booth #100) and the Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt (1 Market Place), here are a few ways we’re teaming up at Comic-Con to reach fans one-on-one.
Awesome super heroics by Hulu. Prepare yourself for awesome superhero action as Hulu teams up with Xbox to bring Hulu Original The Awesomes back to Comic-Con. Zoom on over to the Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt from 7/24-27 to record your very own superhero audition video. The Awesomes themselves will select the best audition to be animated into an upcoming episode. Plus, don’t miss Seth Meyers and other cast members during their guest appearance at the Xbox Lounge from 4-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, 7/26. Need more superhero inspiration? There will also be a cape-making station in the lounge where Comic-Con attendees can create a custom cape that encapsulates their super character. The first 100 fans to audition each day will receive a limited edition Prock action figure, and ALL fans who audition will receive a gift card for 1-month free of Hulu Plus.
Fan-favorite talent appearances from HBO. On Friday, 7/25 at 4:00pm, catch True Blood’s stone-cold vampire vixen Pam Swynford De Beaufort (Kristin Bauer van Straten) in the Xbox Lounge. Pam asks that you avoid bringing stakes and silver. Winter is coming to Comic-Con and Game of Thrones’ dearly departed Oberyn Martell is joining us in sunny San Diego. On Saturday, 7/26 at 2:30 p.m., Pedro Pascal is scheduled to appear at the Xbox Lounge. Stop by the HBO GO living room at the Xbox Lounge all weekend to win custom prizes and more!
A BIG crowd-pleaser from WWE. WWE is bringing out the heavyweights as WWE Superstar Big E takes on Comic-Con. The hulking 290-pound former Intercontinental Champion, who deadlifts over 800 pounds and bench presses 575 pounds, is scheduled to come to the Xbox Lounge on Friday, 7/25 from 2-3:00 p.m. for photos and signings.
In addition to the entertainment news above, we’ve also got some other Comic-Con announcements to share with the fans we’ll be seeing at the show. We’ll be celebrating the games and apps currently on and coming to Xbox One with one-of-a-kind custom console giveaways. You could win a gorgeously designed Xbox One that’ll make you the envy of your friends, just by stopping by the Lounge and tweeting a photo of your favorite one. From Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection to The Nerdist and MLG, there’s sure to be one that strikes your fancy.
Finally, launching today is our brand-new Xbox Events website for Comic-Con (and beyond!) that will help keep you up-to-date on all of the happenings at our US events. For SDCC, you can find the latest Xbox at Comic-Con news, panel information, more details on winning a custom console, the complete breakdown of the great gaming and entertainment at the Xbox Lounge and our booth, and much more. Head on over to www.xboxeventsus.com to take a look for yourself.
Remember, we’ve got a few surprises in store for the show, so stay tuned for more news on SDCC next week here on Xbox Wire!