Thrilling Adventure Hour Makes Its SDCC Debut. FINALLY!


Given the amount of time Bobby talks about the Nerdist Industry podcasts, it’s blatantly obvious that he could not be more excited for the release of the Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel finally seeing the light of day next month. Now we learn of some special events regarding the book going on at Comic-Con next week.


For Immediate Release


Six live performances, two VIP after parties, multiple panels and signing events both on and off the convention floor… all to celebrate the SDCC-exclusive preview of their graphic novel with Archaia

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 11, 2013) – Stage show. Nerdist Industries podcast. Graphic Novel. Web Series. Concert Film. Their stage graced by such Comic-Con luminaries as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nathan Fillion, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Chris Hardwick, Zachary Levi, and many, many more. After over 100 consecutive shows and one of the most successful comics campaigns in Kickstarter history, The Thrilling Adventure Hour (TAH) celebrates its biggest year to date by making its Comic-Con International debut with an onslaught of special events celebrating the SDCC-exclusive preview of their upcoming graphic novel anthology with Eisner Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment.

To begin the SDCC festivities, Archaia will host the panel “The Thrilling Adventure Hour World Domination Tour” on Friday, July 19th at 4:00 PM in Room 32AB at the San Diego Convention Center. During this fun-filled panel, TAH co-creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker will moderate an all-star line-up as they discuss their exciting year. Guests may include artists from the graphic novel and both cast and crew from the show and web series currently in production. A book signing with the co-creators and various WorkJuice Players will occur before Friday’s panel at the Archaia booth 2229 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Outside the convention center, fans can enjoy a series of TAH events during SDCC weekend sponsored by Regent Publishing Services, the acclaimed printer behind their upcoming graphic novel with Archaia:

On Saturday morning at 11:30 AM at Petco Park, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is one of the distinguished guests of Nerd HQ’s popular “Conversations for a Cause” series. With 100% of all ticket sales donated to the charity Operation Smile, Nerd HQ’s popular panel series will grant TAH fans a unique opportunity to interact with their favorite stars during an un-moderated, up-close conversation. To purchase tickets to the event, please visit

Finally, the WorkJuice Corporation and Quixotic Transmedia are proud to announce the Horton Grand Theatre as the official home of The Thrilling Adventure Hour for Comic-Con International 2013. Located at 444 4th Avenue (just a few blocks from the convention center), the Horton Grand will host six staged events in their 250-seat proscenium theatre, including live TAH performances at 7PM and 9:30 PM on both Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th. “The Horton Grand is the perfect home for The Thrilling Adventure Hour,” says TAH co-creator Ben Blacker. “The beautiful architecture and its rich, old-timey spirit really make you feel like TAH was destined to play there. Like it’s been there all along.”

There are three pricing tiers for the Horton Grand Theatre TAH events:

$25.00: Basic ticket to any one performance on Friday or Saturday night

$35.00: One basic ticket to the early 7PM show (either Friday or Saturday night) plus one admission to an exclusive one-hour signing event, which occurs after the Early Show on either night. Only 100 tickets available for each night!

$45.00: One basic ticket to the late 9:30 PM show (either Friday or Saturday night) plus access to our VIP WorkJuice after party! Only 150 tickets available to hang out with the cast and crew in the gorgeous Horton ballroom from 11PM to 2AM. This is a party you definitely do not want to miss!

On Saturday, July 20th at 4:00 PM in the Horton Grand Theatre, TAH fans can also enjoy one amazing opening act: SuperEgo Live! Experience the popular podcast SuperEgo live on stage, as you enter the world of the Superego Clinic for Analytical Pscience. Here doctors Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville, and Resident Specialist Paul F. Tompkins introduce you to a variety of curious characters. Weirdos, really. A bunch of self-absorbed swellheads, improvised and analyzed before your very eyes.

TAH events with NERD HQ and the Horton Grand are open to anyone and not exclusive to SDCC attendees. There is no limit to how many tickets you can buy. The Friday and Saturday shows at the Horton Grand will feature different cast members and different tales, and fans should purchase their tickets soon, as the entire TAH series of live events are expected to sell out shortly.

Tickets to both the opening act and the main performances are available online now at and

Sponsored by Regent Publishing Services, this phenomenal weekend of must-see events celebrates the upcoming release of the first TAH graphic novel debuting nationwide in late August 2013. The book was made possible by a widely successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2012, which raised $192K in 30 days to finance a graphic novel, a web series, and a concert film. The campaign was produced by the book’s editor, Joe LeFavi of Quixotic Transmedia, who also facilitated the Archaia publishing deal and the various SDCC special events mentioned above alongside the TAH co-creators. “We are truly humbled by the tremendous support that we’re received from friends and fans alike this past year,” says TAH co-creator Ben Acker. “We’ve always dreamed of attending SDCC in such a big way, and we can’t wait to share what everyone has made possible with so many great friends.”




1:30 PM PST – 3:30 PM PST: SDCC Archaia book signing event
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Archaia Booth 2229

4:00 PM PST – 4:45 PM PST: SDCC panel: “The Thrilling Adventure Hour World Domination Tour”
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 32AB

7:00 PM PST – 2:00 AM PST: The Horton Grand and Regent Publishing Services present “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”

7:00 PM PST – 8:00 PM PST: Early show
8:00 PM PST – 9:00 PM PST: Exclusive one-hour signing event
9:30 PM PST – 10:30 PM PST: Late show
11:00 PM PST – 2:00 AM PST: VIP WorkJuice after party
Buy tickets today at:


11:30 AM PST – 12:30 PM PST: Conversations for a Cause
Location: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Buy tickets today at:

4PM PST – The Horton Grand and Regent Publishing Services present “SuperEgo Live at SDCC!”
Location: Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Buy tickets today at:

7:00 PM PST – 2:00 AM PST: The Horton Grand and Regent Publishing Services present “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”

7:00 PM PST – 8:00 PM PST: Early show
8:00 PM PST – 9:00 PM PST: Exclusive one-hour signing event
9:30 PM PST – 10:30 PM PST: Late show
11:00 PM PST – 2:00 AM PST: VIP WorkJuice after party
Buy tickets today at:

About Archaia – Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 75 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Rust, Cow Boy, Cursed Pirate Girl, Gunnerkrigg Court, and Artesia. Archaia has also published an entire line of graphic novels in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, including the multiple award-winning Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand and such beloved tales as The Dark Crystal, The Storyteller, and Fraggle Rock. In addition to its partnership with Henson, Archaia has forged creative partnerships with storytellers in all facets of the entertainment industry, resulting in print and digital expansions of such noted properties as Bleedout and HAWKEN (video games), Immortals and Planet of the Apes (film), and Space: 1999 (television). Alongside these celebrated titles, Archaia has released English translations of numerous renowned foreign titles to much fanfare, including The Killer, Sergio Toppi’s Sharaz-De, and The Secret History.

Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation within the creator community for producing meaningful, transformative content, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. In the past three years alone, Archaia was honored with thirteen Eisner nominations, six Harvey nominations, two Harvey Awards, and five Eisner Awards, including the Eisner Awards for Best Anthology in 2011 and two consecutive wins in 2011 and 2012 for Best Graphic Album—New.

In 2013, Archaia was acquired by BOOM! Studios. Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent.

About Nerd Machine – The Nerd Machine is a multimedia company dedicated to bringing the best of apparel, accessories, software, hardware, music, and both long and short form video content to our customers around the globe. We not only put a premium on customer satisfaction and input but also collaboration, as we believe that some of the very best ideas may come out of the very community we serve. Our goal is to foster an environment where community interaction thrives, thus creating the best and most forward thinking products available on the market. And, philosophically speaking, spearheading a “mission of redefinition” that changes the global perception of what a nerd is, and thereby allow everyone to celebrate the nerd in themselves. The question is: What are you nerdy about?

About Regent Publishing Services – Established in 1985, Regent Publishing Services, Ltd. specializes in print and book production solutions within the highly competitive markets of Southeast Asia. Now 28 years later, fifty individuals and five sales offices assist hundreds of customers around the world. Regent offers the hands-on management crucial to generating the best results and the long-standing relationships with craftsmen and freight forwarding experts to remain cost-competitive without compromising the integrity of your final product. Eager and able to produce quantities from 1,000 to 100,000 or more, Regent’s proven process delivers the quality and care your printed materials deserve. Unlock the potential of your printed works at

About The Thrilling Adventure Hour – The Thrilling Adventure Hour (TAH) is a live staged show in the style of old-time radio performed monthly at the famous Largo of the Coronet Theater in LA. Running since 2005, each show features three stories brought to life by a talented troupe of actors and comedians such as Paul F. Tompkins (Best Week Ever), Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), Busy Philipps (Cougar Town), James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros), John DiMaggio (Futurama), as well as a parade of A-list guest stars like Nathan Fillion, Patton Oswalt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Jason Ritter, Alison Brie, Neil Patrick Harris, Ed Helms, Zachary Levi, Chris Hardwick, Colin Hanks, Andy Richter, and many more! This multi-faceted cast portrays all manner of characters from an ever-evolving array of recurring worlds and genre backdrops including space westerns, goofy super-heroics, fast-talking mediums and a British time-traveler… just to name a few. Learn more at:

About Quixotic Transmedia – Proudly serving as the Wonkavator for forward-thinking entertainment brands, Quixotic is a fun, accessible, and fully customizable hub for vertical and horizontal transmedia brand development. The one-stop destination for innovative branded entertainment, Quixotic provides the friendly and informed perspective of a brand strategist, the imaginative solutions of a creative agency, and the turnkey, full-service support of a transmedia producer. With a focus on transmedia brand development, we specialize in packaging and producing original brand extensions for top entertainment properties, building the bridges for those worlds to widen their scope and extend across multiple forms of media. In support of this mission, Quixotic has fostered a vast network of quality vendors in every facet of the industry, ensuring that people make the right friends and entrust their brands with industry pioneers capable of bringing their ideas to life. Learn more about how you can change the way that you share stories with the world at

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