Tons of exciting things are happening at the mtvU Fandom Awards and MTV Fan Fest this coming week in San Diego during Comic Con! Linkin Park and MTV are joining forces to put on this epic award show that will showcase all our favorite TV shows and movies. Plus musical performances and surprises that MTV says “will set fandom hearts a-flutter”. Sounds AH-mazing!
Some amazingness that is included will be best-selling author John Green gets honored with the ‘Visionary Award’, Channing Tatum and Diego Luna will intorduce an exclusive first look at The Book of Life, and Chloe Grace Moretz will present a NEW clip from If I Stay!! Plus more. Those won’t be the only highlights of the night. Tons of stars will be in attendance and find out which or your favorite fandoms will take home awards. If you happen to be at SDCC this week then get to San Diego’s Petco Park on Thursday, July 24 to see all the action. Our very own April will be there, so if you see her say “Hey!” If not tune into MTV on Sunday, July 27 at 8/7c to watch the show. I know I can’t wait!
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JOHN GREEN TO BE HONORED WITH THE “VISIONARY AWARD” AT “mtvU FANDOM AWARDS” AND “MTV FAN FEST” DURING COMIC-CON SAN DIEGO
Stars Channing Tatum and Diego Luna to Introduce an Exclusive First Look of the Animated Feature Film “The Book of Life” and Chloe Grace Moretz to Present an Exclusive Clip from the Feature Film ”If I Stay”
Stellar List of Presenters Includes Jenna Dewan Tatum, Kellan Lutz, Rob Riggle, Dan Harmon, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, Orlando Jones, Retta, Steven Yeun, Molly Tarlov, Michael Willet and Nathan Kress Along with Special Surprise Appearances
New York, NY (July 21, 2014) – MTV’s 24-hour college network, mtvU, today announced New York Times best-selling author John Green as the first-ever recipient of The “Visionary Award” which goes to a one of a kind creator whose work has moved and inspired fans worldwide. Green is much beloved by his fandom not only for his best-selling novels, but also for his supreme social media engagement which birthed a community of devoted fans called “nerdfighters.”The award will be presented by Jenna Dewan-Tatum at the first ever “mtvU Fandom Awards,” which will take place along with the “MTV Fan Fest” on Thursday, July 24 at Petco Park during Comic-Con International: San Diego. MTV and mtvU will premiere the 60-minute “mtvU Fandom Awards Special” on Sunday, July 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, celebrating the honorees and showcasing some of the best moments from the show.
“I am lucky enough to have been a member of some sort of fandom at every stage in my life, so receiving this award means a great deal to me,” said John Green. “The communities of people who unironically love a television show, or a movie, or a game, or a singer, or a book know how meaningful, supportive, and creative fandom can be. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my books and for the support the TFiOS movie has received this summer. ”
Continuing the evening of fandemonium are Channing Tatum and Diego Luna, who will be on hand to present fans with an exclusive first look of the much-anticipated animated film from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez “The Book of Life.” Additionally, Chloe Grace Moretz will present an exclusive clip from the highly touted feature film “If I Stay,” which is based on Gayle Forman’s best-selling YA novel. Also among the day’s presenters will be celebrity super fans Orlando Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) and Retta (“Parks and Recreation”), Dan Harmon, Gillian Jacobs and Jim Rash (“Community”), Kellan Lutz (“Expendables 3”), Steven Yeun (“Walking Dead”), Jenna Dewan Tatum (“Witches of East End”), Rob Riggle (“Let’s Be Cops”), Molly Tarlov (“Awkward”), Michael Willet (“Faking It”) and Nathan Kress (”Into the Storm”). Rounding out the night, fans can expect some special surprise appearances from their favorite stars. Tyler Oakley, YouTube sensation and MTV’s social media correspondent for the evening, will be on the ground bringing fans on social media up close and personal with their favorite stars. Fandom Award voting for all categories ends July 23 at 6 p.m. ET. Get your votes in before July 23 at FandomAwards.MTV.com
John Green is the award-winning, #1 best-selling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the PrintzMedal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in theworld. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com. John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The “mtvU Fandom Awards” and “MTV Fan Fest”
The “mtvU Fandom Awards” honor the fans whose tenacious excitement pushes movies, TV, books and comics from subculture to mainstream, worldwide success. To further honor the dedicated fans of Comic-Con, the “MTV Fan Fest” will feature stirring sets from Linkin Park and rising hip hop artist G-Eazy, part of a free party at Petco Park with food, drinks, games and giveaways. Due to overwhelming demand for entrance, priority admission will be granted to Thursday and four-day Comic-Con badge holders on a first-come-first served basis. The “MTV Fan Fest” will lead into the “mtvU Fandom Awards” on Thursday, July 24.
The “mtvU Fandom Awards Special” will also feature taped appearances from celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Aaron Paul, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Dylan O’Brien, Holland Roden, Kat Graham and more. Additional taped appearances include Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Kit Harrington and Ellen Page.
Eric Conte and Ryan Kroft are the Executive Producers of the “mtvU Fandom Awards.” Gina Esposito is the Executive in Charge of Music Talent; Wendy Plaut is the Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Joe Buoye is the Executive in Charge of Production.
Official sponsors of the “2014 mtvU Fandom Awards” include Jolly Rancher Candies, LG G3 and Tostitos.
Broadcast to nearly 750 college campuses as well as via top cable distributors in 700 college communities nationwide, mtvU reaches more than 8 million U.S. college students – making it the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S., as well as on cable systems from Charter Communications, Verizon FiOS TV, Suddenlink Communications, AT&T u-Verse and nearly 70 others. mtvU is dedicated to every aspect of college life, reaching students everywhere they are: on-air, online and on the campus. mtvU airs music videos from emerging artists that can’t be seen anywhere else, news, student life features and initiatives that give college students the tools to advance positive social change. mtvU is always on campus, with hundreds of events per year, including exclusive concerts, giveaways, shooting mtvU series and more. For more information about mtvU, and a complete programming schedule, visit www.mtvU.com.