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REVISION3’S IFANBOY STORMS WONDERCON

February 24th, 2009 at 03:17 by Rob Saurini in Press Releases

—IFANBOY TO HOST FOUR EVENTS, INCLUDING SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY TO CELEBRATE
100 ISSUES OF 100 BULLETS—

San Francisco, CA – February 24, 2009 – iFanboy, Revision3’s hit Internet TV program, hits WonderCon this year to cover the second biggest convention of 2009, held in San Francisco from February 27-March 1. Check out iFanboy hosts and Internet superstars Josh Flanagan, Conor Kilpatrick and Ron Richards at the following events:

Tiki Tour
Friday, February 27, 9:00 p.m.
Tonga Room
(Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, 950 Mason Street)
It’s the return of the Tiki Tour! Co-hosted by Isotope the Comic Book Lounge and iFanboy, it’s a pub crawl through San Francisco’s Tiki Bars. This year’s special guest is artist Darick Robertson whose works includes The Boys, Transmetropolitan, Wolverine, and Punisher: Born. The action kicks off at the Tonga Room at 9:00 p.m. and it ends when you drop. (Note: The Tiki Tour is for those 21 and over.)

Spotlight on Alex Robinson Panel
Saturday, February 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
WonderCon, Room 232/234

iFanboy’s Josh Flanagan moderates the Spotlight on Alex Robinson panel. A comic book artist and writer, Robinson’s books include Office Poison, Tricked and his latest book Too Cool to Be Forgotten.

Comics Podcasting Extravaganza
Saturday, February 28, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
WonderCon, Room 220, Hall A

It’s a Comics Podcasting Extravaganza featuring all three iFanboy hosts, Josh Flanagan, Ron Richards and Conor Kilpatrick, as well as Lene Taylor & Logan Hall of I Read Comics. This year’s event includes a new LIVE podcast to be recorded with audience participation. Join the iFanboys at Room 220 in Hall A and bring your A game with you!

100 Bullets Party
Saturday, February 28, 8:00 p.m.
Isotope the Comic Book Lounge
(326 Fell Street @ Gough, San Francisco)
iFanboy and Isotope the Comic Book Lounge (the greatest comic book store in the world) are co-sponsoring a party in celebration of 100 issues of 100 Bullets featuring Brian Azzarello and Dave Johnson. Come have a drink and in the grand tradition of iFanboy/Isotope parties, there will be commemorative pint glasses available for purchase.

About iFanboy
Every week, iFanboy talks comics. The Internet TV show brings you the world of comic books through the eyes of iFanboy hosts Josh Flanagan, Ron Richards and Conor Kilpatrick. Whether you want to see what’s going on at some of the biggest comic book conventions, or you’re not sure what comics you should be reading, iFanboy covers a new topic every week, with passion, honesty, and, if all goes well, some laughs too. Whether it’s talking about comics from the living room or going out and meeting big names at conventions and signings, iFanboy will bring something fun every week. Watch iFanboy for graphic novel and trade paperback recommendations and reviews of comics from Marvel, DC, Image, and Indie publishers. iFanboy has talked to Grant Morrison, Robert Kirkman, Dan DiDio, Brian K. Vaughan, Peter David, Joe Casey, Greg Rucka, Paul Dini, Joss Whedon and others. Episodes appear every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. EST on www.revision3.com/ifanboy.

About Revision3
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is the home of Internet Television, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate, committed fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture and music that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.

The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television. The company is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback. With more than 60 million views to date (and six million per month), Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3 to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Joost, Hulu, Viddler, Blip.TV and TIVO. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple iPod to a computer or a TV.

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REVISION3’S TOTALLY RAD SHOW CELEBRATES 100TH EPISODE

February 17th, 2009 at 12:00 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

San Francisco, CA – February 17, 2009 – The Totally Rad Show, Revision3’s movie, video game, TV and comic review show, airs its 100th episode on Tuesday, February 17 at 3 p.m. EST. Complementing the program’s milestone episode, the hosts will present a special two-year anniversary show in the upcoming episode 104. The 100th episode will be available at www.revision3.com/trs.

Episode 100 will feature hosts and Internet celebrities Alex Albrecht, Jeff Cannata and Dan Trachtenberg as they review movies including Friday the 13th and The International and video games F.E.A.R. 2 and Street Fighter IV. Coverage will also highlight TRS coverage of the 20th Anniversary of Street Fighter.

In addition, the hosts will announce the opportunity for fans to vote for their favorite introduction and user-submitted background display from the second year of programming. The episode will showcase discussion from the audience’s favorite moments of the year, based on their votes.

“The Totally Rad Show continues to air quality programming on Revision3 because the hosts know how to give their audience what they want—smart, opinionated commentary, perfect for our geek and pop culture fans,” said Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback. “Reaching 100 episodes in any broadcast medium is impressive, and we look forward to another year of success for the show and hosts.”

The Totally Rad Show is the recent winner of the “Best Produced” 2008 Podcast Award. Hosted by Alex Albrecht, Jeff Cannata and Dan Trachtenberg, the Totally Rad Show is Revision3’s explosion of movie, video game, TV and comics news and reviews. Four dudes in a garage. One green screen. A cubic ass-ton of enthusiasm. The Totally Rad Show is all about the feeling of sharing a great new movie, video game, TV show or comic. If it’s out there and it is rad, it is on the Totally Rad Show. For more information, visit www.revision3.com/trs.

About Revision3
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is the home of Internet Television, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate, committed fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture and music that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.

The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television. The company is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback. With more than 60 million views to date (and six million per month), Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3 to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Joost, Hulu, Viddler, Blip.TV and TIVO. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple iPod to a computer or a TV.

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Contact: Sarah Hawes, 646.695.7050, sarah@rosengrouppr.com


CNET Goes Behind The Scenes at Revision3

February 17th, 2009 at 09:01 by Michele Husak in Shows

Recently James Martin of CNET stopped by our offices and studio and took some photos of Revision3, behind the scenes. He also visited Kevin Rose’s apartment and took some photos of Diggnation being taped. Recently the photos along with some cool audio narration from Jim Louderback, David Prager, and Kevin Rose were posted over at CNET. If you’re curious about how we produce shows like The Digg Reel and Diggnation, then you definitely have to check out this audio slideshow. It’s a super cool combination of photos and the folks that make Revision3 tick talking about what we do.

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Flash Player Update: Share Revision3 Shows With Your Friends

February 6th, 2009 at 01:16 by Michele Husak in Website

We started off 2009 with an update to the user interface of our flash player, which everyone appears to really like. But let’s be honest, that was just a much improved cosmetic change. When we rolled it out, we said that we’d have more functionality and changes to the flash player into 2009, and today we’re very excited to share with you the next step in upgrading of the Revision3 Flash player.

Today’s update to the flash player introduces two new buttons on the user interface, “Share” and “Embed”. We’ve made it much easier for you to now take your favorite Revision3 shows and share them with your friends, either by email, posting on your site, or submitting to the social network of your choice. Now all you have to do is click “Share” and you’ll see the flash player transform into a panel with options to provide you the URL to share, or one click post to Twitter, Digg, Facebook and many others.

But we didn’t stop there. Oh no, there’s more. We’re also rolling out the ability for you, the viewer, to choose the clip of your choice to share with your friends. Once you click “Share” or “Embed”, you’ll notice a timeline above the video, and markers that show the time in the video. All you need to do is click on the starting marker and drag to the point of the video you’d like your clip to start at, and then do the same for the end marker. The URL, embed codes and links to other sites automatically update, making sharing your favorite moment easier than ever! So now, when you want to show your buddy that moment when Jimmy Fallon busted on Alex in Diggnation, or show your Dad a cool product review on Tekzilla, you can just pick your clip, and share away! We’re super excited for this bit of functionality and we hope it’s something you, the audience, can find easy to use and enjoy.

Here is the latest episode of Tekzilla if you would like to play with the new functionality:

Like I said, this is the next step in our rollout of enhanced functionality for our flash player, which hopefully will make your viewing experience on Revision3 as awesome as you want it to be. Stay tuned for more updates and changes in the coming months. We’ve got some super cool stuff still in development that we can’t wait to share with you! And as always, let us know what you think. Leave a comment below or talk about it in our forums.

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NEW YORK COMIC CON MEET-UP HOSTED BY IFANBOY, ROFLTHING, 1UP AND POPGUN

February 3rd, 2009 at 11:09 by Michele Husak in Live Events, Press Releases

Who:
Internet superstars and hosts of Revision3’s weekly comic book show iFanboy: Conor Kilpatrick, Ron Richards, and Josh Flanagan; Tim Hwang, founder of ROFLCon, the world’s greatest Internet culture conferences, Garnett Lee, editor of 1UP and Mark Andrew Smith & Joe Keatinge, editors of the Harvey Award Winning Popgun Anthology published by Image Comics.

Featured attendees also include: Paul Cornell, writer, Marvel Comics’ Captain Britain & MI13 and television writer, Dr. Who and Robin Hood; Mike Norton, artist, Green Arrow & Black Canary and Trinity; Tom Katers, co-host, Around Comics and host, Tom vs. The Flash; Meredith Gran, writer, Octopus Pie; Jonathan Rosenburg, creator, Goats; Scott Kurtz, creator, PvP; Brad Guigar, creator, Evil Inc; Robert Khoo, business manager, Penny Arcade; Neil Kleid, cartoonist, RANT Comics, Action Ohio, The Chemistry Set; Wes and Tony, Amazing Superpowers; Scott Ramsoomair, cartoonist, VG Cats; Johnny Johnny, Tiki Bar TV; Jay Faerber, writer, Dynamo5; Dean Haspiel, artist, The Alcoholic; Colleen Doran, writer/artist, A Distant Soil; Rantz Hoseley, Comic Book Tattoo; Derek McCullough, writer, Stagger Lee; and more to be announced!

What:
Meet-up with iFanboy, ROFLThing, 1UP and Popgun during New York Comic Con! You’re invited to mix and mingle with Comic Book creators, fans and Internet celebrities as they experience Comic Con. Find out the latest happenings from the Con and all things entertainment—and share a beer with the hosts and creators, too.

When: Saturday, February 7
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: Stitch Bar & Lounge
247 West 37th Street
Between 7th and 8th Avenue
New York City

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Sarah Hawes at 646.695.7050 or sarah@rosengrouppr.com.

About Revision3
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is the home of Internet Television, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate, committed fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture and music that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.

The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television. The company is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback. With more than 60 million views to date (and six million per month), Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3 to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Joost, Hulu, Viddler, Blip.TV and TIVO. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple iPod to a computer or a TV.

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REVISION3 TO STREAM BIL LIVE

February 3rd, 2009 at 11:01 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

— CAN’T AFFORD TED? TRY BIL!
UN-CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING TO BE AVAILABLE AT REVISION3.COM —

San Francisco, CA – February 2, 2009 – Internet Television leader Revision3 announced today that it will stream the BIL 2009 conference live at www.revision3.com/bil, giving the network’s Internet-savvy audience exclusive access to BIL’s original programming live as it happens, through a partnership with Revision3 and its hosting partner BitGravity. The TED-inspired un-conference begins immediately after TED ends – February 7-8, 2009 – in Long Beach, Calif.

“If you don’t get invited to the super-exclusive and expensive TED conference, you’ll have to spend a kilobuck to see the live stream – otherwise you’ll have to wait weeks and months to see what happened,” said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. “Since BIL is the everyman’s TED, it made perfect sense for Revision3 and our friends at BitGravity to bring it to everyone around the world, free of charge and live while it happens.”

BIL is an open, self-organizing, emergent arts, science, society and technology conference for people changing the world in big ways. It is a place for passionate people to come together to energize, brainstorm and take action. For more information, visit http://bilconference.com/.

About Revision3
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is the home of Internet Television, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate, committed fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture and music that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.

The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television. The company is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback. With more than 60 million views to date (and six million per month), Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3 to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Joost, Hulu, Viddler, Blip.TV and TIVO. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple iPod to a computer or a TV.

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Contact: Sarah Hawes, 646.695.7050 or sarah@rosengrouppr.com


Scam School Tapings in San Francisco This Week!

February 2nd, 2009 at 06:59 by Michele Husak in Live Events

To all our friends and audience members in the San Francisco Bay Area, want to be on on Scam School? Now’s your chance. Brian Brushwood has been spotted in the streets of San Francisco (watch your wallets) and will be taping episode of Scam School in and about the area and we want YOU to come watch and maybe even get on the show, including the very special 50th episode taping! Here are the details of where and when:

WHEN: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 – 2 PM to 5 PM
WHERE: Bacchus Kirk – 925 Bush St (between Jones St & Taylor St) – San Francisco CA

WHEN: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 – 5 PM to 9 PM
WHERE: Amante – 570 Green Street (between Columbus Ave & Jasper Pl) – San Francisco, CA

We hope you can make it out and join us for some scamming fun with Brian Brushwood and Scam School!

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