Zachary Levi Talks “Beautiful, Excellent and Intimate” Wedding—and the Best Nerd Party of the Year!

Zachary Levi is off the market. But he’s still having what we’d like to think of a giant nerd orgy (platonic, of course!) down at San Diego Comic Con right now.

It’s the fourth year for Levi’s Nerd HQ, an impressive, massive and –we’ll just say it—cool ass “Mini Con” that Levi started to “compliment” the big Con next door, and raised $215,00 last year for Operation Smile. The four-day event offers celebrity panels and exclusive gaming and tech experiences, and all proceeds go to charity.

“We have some awesome returning guests,” Levi told us of this year’s nerd-tivities (that’s not a word). “Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Seth Green, Orphan Black, The Giver, Into the Storm and myself, I’m always out there doing a panel or two as well. Really, all we try to do every year is give the fans what they really want. So, we listen to them on Twitter…Stephen Amell is doing a panel, Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton are doing a panel. And we have mystery panels…We try to keep them really light and fun.”

Levi’s also known for throwing the best Comic Con bashes with his Nerd HQ parties, which seem to have an iron-clad “no douchebags” policy, because everyone seems to have a legitimate bash and the dance floor is packed.

“I just like dancing,” Levi explains (not that he needs to). “I think any time you have an opportunity to dance, then you should dance, so let’s make an opportunity for that.”

Levi married Reaper star Missy Peregrym in a surprise ceremony in Hawaii last month, and refers to it as the best day of his life. And of course, no one really saw it coming. Although he and Missy had dated years ago, their rekindling was pretty hush-hush and then whammo! The awesome hoodie pic that revealed it all…

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“I’m probably too public with my life and need to kind of rein that back in a little bit,” he joked of the small, secret affair. “It was nice to just kind of have our own little personal, very small wedding. There were a lot of friends and family that weren¹t even able to come, I felt bad about that. It¹s that one big day, but it was really beautiful, excellent and intimate.”

And Chuck fans, he has not forgotten about the other awesome The Nerd Herd! “I’d love to do a Chuck movie at some point,” Levi tells us, “but I don’t know how and when that’s going to happen. I’ll leave that up to the powers that be…I would love to see it.”

Track Down Mystique at Booth #3528

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
THE X-MEN CEREBRO EXPERIENCE

The X-Men Team Brings a Fully Immersive, 360-degree Virtual Reality Experience
Utilizing State of the Art Oculus Rift Technology to Comic-Con!

Limited Edition X-MEN: THE CEREBRO COLLECTION Featuring
Collectible Replica of Professor X’s Cerebro Helmet Available for Pre-Order Only at Comic-Con

Show Off Your Mutant Powers and Track Down Mystique at Booth #3528

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WHAT: No one other than Professor Xavier has been able to control Cerebro…until now! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will give you the power to control the world’s most powerful machine for mutants on the Comic-Con show floor!

Using the Oculus Rift development kit, fans will enter Cerebro to scour the show floor in order to find Mystique before it’s too late in a mesmerizing 3-minute, 360-degree virtual reality world. Each experience will be recorded via a mounted Go-Pro camera and the best reactions will be made available to share on social media platforms.

X-Men enthusiasts will also have the exclusive opportunity to pre-order the X-MEN: THE CEREBRO COLLECTION. Available only at Comic-Con, this limited edition collection of only 1,000 features X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class on Blu-ray packaged in a replica of Professor X’s Cerebro helmet.

Fans who take part in the Cerebro Experience will also be able to collect one of four exclusive X-Men character posters. A new poster will be unveiled each day of the show and quantities are limited.

The X-MEN: THE CEREBRO COLLECTION and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST are available for pre-order separately for $79.99 and $22.99 respectively, or together for $89.99. Product will be shipped to all those that pre-order at Comic-Con when it is officially released later this year.

Additionally fans will have the opportunity to download the state-of-the-art Cerebro app, the definitive source for all official X-Men movie news and the complete reference for mutants in the X-Men movies universe!

WHERE: Booth #3528
Comic-Con International, San Diego Convention Center

WHEN: Wednesday, July 23 – Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Nerd HQ 2014 Panels

Hey Nerds, here are the Conversations for a Cause panels that will be on sale Saturday 7/19/14 at 12pm PDT.

Where is it:? Petco Park.
How much are tickets? $22 each.
How many seats? 300+ seats.
How many tickets can I buy? 2 tickets per panel per order. You can order multiple panels at once (though if you really want a panel, buy that one first).
Multiple orders are allowed.
All proceeds go to @operationsmile
You can purchase Conversations for a Cause tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Heads to San Diego During Comic-Con Week

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Heads to San Diego During Comic-Con Week

With San Diego Comic-Con taking place next week, Disney Interactive is excited to share details on all of the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes’ activities during the show. From hands-on previews to hosting a Pop-Up Shop and games panel with Executive Producer John Vignocchi, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will have something for everyone.

Key highlights include: 

  • Disney Infinity Pop-Up Shop: From July 23-26, the Disney Infinity Pop-Up Shop, located at 343 4th Ave. (between J & K streets), will be the official headquarters of Disney Infinity. Open to the public from 5PM-10PM each day, fans will have their first hands-on experience with the game where they can play in both the Play Set mode as well as the newly updated Toy Box mode. Fans will be able to pre-order Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes and be treated to special guests, giveaways and other surprises.
  • Marvel Unlimited Plus Members Event: On July 24 from 3PM-5PM, Marvel Unlimited Plus Members can access the Pop-Up Shop for a special Open House event.  There will be special giveaways and other surprises.
  • D23 Member Event: On July 26 from 2PM-4PM, D23 Members can access the Pop-Up Shop for a special Disney-themed event. Alex Hirsch, creator of Disney Channel’s “Gravity Falls,” will be on site for an autograph session. There will be special giveaways and other surprises.
  • Marvel Games Panel (Room #6A): On July 26 from 12:30PM -1:30PM, Disney Infinity Executive Producer John Vignocchi will participate in the Marvel Games Panel to talk about Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes and reveal big news. Marvel will also be making a series of announcements for upcoming games. Be sure to check it out for more surprises and limited edition giveaways.
  • Marvel Booth (#2329): The Marvel booth will host Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes game demos and attendees will have a chance to play and pre-order the game. John Vignocchi will host daily on-stage presentations. There will also be limited edition giveaways and autograph sessions with special guests.
  • Microsoft Game Lounge (San Diego Hyatt): Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will be showcased and fans will have the opportunity to get hands-on time with the game.

Don’t miss these opportunities to check out the latest edition of Disney Infinity. Please let me know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you in San Diego next week.

 

About Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity is an interactive gaming platform where players have unprecedented freedom and endless opportunity to create stories and play experiences starring the beloved characters from across the worlds of Disney. Building on the success of last year’s initial launch, Disney Interactive announced that  Disney Infinity’s next chapter, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, will hit stores this fall. In the all new game, players use real-world interactive figures to activate original storylines (Play Sets) in the virtual game worlds of popular Marvel franchises and create new adventures with other Disney Infinity characters in the Toy Box mode. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is rated E-10+ by the ESRB. For press assets, visit http://bit.ly/1laEwIL.

Marvel Returns to San Diego Comic-Con With an Action-Packed Panel Lineup!

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Marvel Returns to San Diego Comic-Con With an Action-Packed Panel Lineup!

Face front, true believer! Next week, Marvel makes its return to the biggest comic event of the year – Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 – and we’re bringing the hottest creators, the biggest announcements, and more than a few surprises! Today, Marvel is proud to unveil our star-studded line-up of panels for the convention, bringing fans the answers they’re craving about Avengers NOW!, Original Sin, Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, Death of Wolverine and much, much more! And of course don’t forget to stop by the Marvel Booth (Booth #2329) for your chance get in on the fun all weekend with live events, creator signings and giveaways (while supplies last)!

If you’ve never experienced a Marvel panel live, you don’t know what you’re missing! Stop by for a Q&A with your favorite creators, major announcements and more! But bring a camera, you never know who’s going to show up!

Please note, all guests, times and rooms are subject to change.

Thursday, July 24th

MARVEL: Breaking into Comics The Marvel Way

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST

Room: 7AB

Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business, and get insider tips, advice, and first-hand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski and a slew of Marvel talent!

MARVEL: House of Ideas

Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM PST

Room: 7AB

Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Ryan Penagos (Executive Editorial Director of Digital) and other guests on what’s happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel AR, Marvel.com, Marvel’s vast social media presence and more in this can’t-miss panel!

MARVEL: Avengers & X-Men: AXIS

Time: 4:30PM – 5:30PM PST

Room: 6DE

Are you ready for Marvel’s biggest event of the year? In Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, the Red Skull has enslaved thousands, amassed an army and now broadcasts his message of hate across the world. Earth’s last hope hinges on the fragile alliance of two estranged teams – the Avengers and the X-Men! A who’s who of Marvel talent and editors will be on hand to discuss this Marvel blockbuster! PLUS, find out the latest on current and future X-titles! Join Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Executive Editor Mike Marts, Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Avengers & X-Men: AXIS writer Rick Remender and other Mighty Marvel guests for a rousing discussion and Q&A session!

Friday, July 25th

MARVEL: Spider-Verse

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST

Room: 6DE

It’s the most epic Spider-Man event of all time as every Spider-Man EVER come together to face a world-ending threat! Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man) and Mark Waid (Daredevil) will be taking any and all questions from YOU the fans! This is one panel no Spidey fan can miss!

MARVEL: Avengers NOW!

Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM PST

Room: 6BCF

This is the Avengers like you’ve never seen then before! Marvel is bringing its biggest creators and its best characters together for Avengers NOW! Join Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Rick Remender (Avengers & X-Men: AXIS), Jason Aaron (Original Sin) and other guests as they dish on the evolution of Marvel’s most iconic characters!

Marvel Television Presents

Time: 3:00PM – 4:00PM PST

Room: Ballroom 20

Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) returns with exciting news and fun surprises for fans! Join Jeph and the casts of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter in this can’t-miss panel that will take you behind the scenes and into the future of Marvel’s live action television series.

Saturday, July 26th

Marvel Animation Presents!

Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM PST

Room: 6BCF

Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television; Hydra Agent) returns for what’s become one of the most popular television panels at San Diego! Join Jeph, Stephen Wacker (VP – Animation & Writing Panel Blurbs ), Cort Lane (Huge Nerd, VP) and Eric Radomski (Giant Dork, SVP) for the latest news on the House of Ideas’ hit animated shows: Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Marvel’s Hulk & The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. PLUS: See the eye-popping WORLD PREMIERE of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors’ history-making epic: “Spider-Verse”! DOUBLE PLUS: A special EXCLUSIVE never before seen surprise for MARVEL fans that you will all be talking about for the rest of the convention!

Marvel Video Games

Time: 12:30PM – 1:30 PM PST

Room: 6A

Join the Marvel Games team and some of the most talented developers in the industry as they cover nearly 15(!) awesome Marvel gaming experiences spanning all platforms – many of which feature the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! Whether it’s EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS regarding one of the year’s biggest console titles (Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes), UPDATES to current favorites (Marvel Avengers Alliance, Marvel Avengers Alliance Tactics, Marvel Heroes, Marvel Puzzle Quest, Marvel: War of Heroes, X-Men: Battle of the Atom, Marvel Pinball and more), or entirely NEW GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS, there’s something here for every True Believer of the digital age. Also, a surprise special guest appearance — and the COOLEST GIVEAWAY we’ve ever handed out!

MARVEL: Cup O’ Joe

Time: 2:45PM – 3:45 PM PST

Room: 6BCF

Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred exposé on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film, and T.V? This panel is for you! Featuring Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Editor Jordan D. White, writers Brian Michael Bendis (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man) and other Mighty Marvel guests!

Marvel Studios

Time: 5:30PM – 6:30PM PST

Room: Hall H

Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Sunday, July 27th

Marvel Unlimited Plus Members Only Panel

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST
Room: Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Marvel Unlimited Plus members are invited to attend a special member only panel at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel’s Indigo Ballroom! Join our emcee, the ever-lovin’, brown eyed Agent M, Ryan Penagos and a gaggle of outrageously talented creators including Jason Aaron, Simone Bianchi, Gerry Duggan and Todd Nauck for exclusive sneak peeks, reveals, a Q&A session and free stuff!*

*Available while supplies last. Panel line-up subject to change. Marvel Unlimited Plus membership does not guarantee entry.

MARVEL: Women of Marvel

Time: 11:15PM – 12:15PM PST

Room: 5AB

From Ms. Marvel to Black Widow, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in the industry recently. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Panelists include Producer & Photographer Judy Stephens, Marvel’s The Watcher host Lorraine Cink, Social Media Manager Adri Cowan, Marvel Studios Asset Manager Alexis Auditore, Marvel Studios SVP of Visual Effects Victoria Alonso, writer Erica Schultz (Revenge OGN), artist Katie Cook (All-New Marvel NOW! Animal Variants), artist Joanna Estep (100th Anniversary: Fantastic Four), artist Rachelle Rosenberg (Amazing X-Men) and special guest Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso!

MARVEL: Next Big Thing

Time: 12:30PM – 1:30PM PST

Room: 6DE

Gather ‘round friends and family to pay respect for our honored dead – the legendary X-Man Wolverine! The Death of Wolverine is here and it will rock you to the core! Plus, what happens in the wake of this summer’s murder mystery mega-event Original Sin? Join Executive Editor Mike Marts, Senior Editor Nick Lowe, and writers Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine), and Mark Waid (Daredevil) for a panel discussion on the next big storylines of the Marvel Universe!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel.com and @Marvel on Twitter, the best way to get exclusive photos and videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators