Wizard World, Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment Team Up to Discover, Develop, and Incubate New IP

CULVER CITY, Calif., February 12, 2018 – Wizard World, one of the country’s largest producers of fan conventions with over 500,000 visitors each year, has teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives, it was announced today by John D. Maatta, CEO of Wizard World, and Jeffrey Godsick, Executive Vice President, Brand Strategy and Global Partnerships, Sony Pictures Consumer Marketing, who will oversee the relationship for the studio. read more

Anime Ascension Tournament Returns to Irvine for 2018

Third year of SoCal’s anime-focused fighting game tournament ups the ante with $6,000 in pot bonuses

Torrance, Calif.— February 7, 2018 — Fighting Gamers@UCI and Aksys Games are pleased to announce that Anime Ascension will return to Irvine for its third year. The most passionate anime-focused fighting game tournament runs from March 31 through April 1 at the UC Irvine Pacific Ballroom. Featured games include Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, BlazBlue Central Fiction, and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], with side game announcements coming soon. Level Up, LLC will be the official streamers of the event. read more

Razer and KSV eSports Strike Major Global Sponsorship

Two-year Deal Adds KSV eSports’ Multiple World Championship Teams to Razers’ Roster of Elite eSports Athletes

IRVINE, Calif. – Feb. 6, 2018  Global eSports organization and industry leader KSV eSports and Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced details of a partnership to supply Razer’s best-in-class gaming peripherals for all KSV’s world class athletes, including dominant Overwatch League (OWL) season one favorites Seoul Dynasty. read more

Deadly Premonition: The Board Game Now Available on Amazon

Uncover the Deep Dark Secrets of Greenvale and Track Down the Raincoat Killer in the Official Board Game 

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 31, 2018 – Rising Star Games announced today that Deadly Premonition: The Board Game is available now on Amazon.com Inspired by the cult phenomenon video game, this limited run of Deadly Premonition: The Board Game places players in the town of Greenvale where you play as a detective on the hunt for the murderer, but beware… the killer is hidden amongst the detectives! The ‘Deluxe Edition’ of Deadly Premonition: The Board Game is available now on Amazon.com, featuring premium items such as, a custom die, original soundtrack, a themed gaming cloth, and a download code for the original cult hit PC video game, upon which the board game is based. read more

Skydance Media Announces Strategic Investment by Tencent Holdings Limited

Los Angeles, CA and Beijing, China  Skydance Media, LLC (“Skydance”), a diversified media company that creates elevated, event-level entertainment for global audiences across multiple platforms, and Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”, SEHK: 00700), a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, have announced that they have entered into a partnership, with Tencent making a strategic investment in Skydance Media. read more