Maker Studios to Make an Appearance at Comic-Con 2014

/ Jul 23, 2014

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For the first time ever, Make Studios will make an official splash at Comic-Con, which will take place tomorrow through Sunday in San Diego. With The Nerd Machine’s Nerd HQ as its partner for the 2014 convention, Maker will be responsible for live performances, panels, and meet-and-greets with digital (and otherwise) celebs.

Located in Petco Park, Nerd HQ will feature the Polaris by Maker stage, where Maker’s creative partners, such as DJ Amy Pham, will perform live and interact with fans. Such performances will show on, while other live content from the convention can be viewed on the YouTube channels of Nacho Punch, The Platform, and Polaris (which currently provides a run down of the stage’s Comic-Con events).

“Maker is home to the largest geek culture network in the world along with the biggest digital stars—a perfect match for one of the largest pop culture events of the year,” explained the company’s chief content officer, Erin McPherson.

Besides DJ Amy Pham, talent set to appear on the Polaris by Maker stage during Comic-Con includes JonTron, Bebopvox, CaptainSparklez, Toby Turner, and KassemG. KassemG will also be filming for his own channel, with plans to tack on the next installment of his “California On…Comic-Con” videos, as will Nacho Punch, who will film “Comic-Con…Pickup Lines” with Commander Holly, Ross of The Game Grumps, Amy Pham, and others.

The Maker lineup also promises to put on a special, live “IronCrafters” challenge by Anki Drive and will offer plenty of chances for fans to meet their favorite, Maker creators.

Owned by The Walk Disney Company, Make Studios was founded in 2009 and boasts over 450 million global subscribers. Their partnership with The Nerd Machine, a multimedia company with a self-explanatory demographic, and Polaris, a gaming and geek culture network on YouTube, has led to the following schedule offered during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con:

Thursday, July 24

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Skybound presents “Superfight!”: Talent battle over their wildest heroes, craziest powers, and weirdest arguments to win the day.

Talent participants: Steve Zaragoza, Dodger, Robert Kirkman, Michael Cruz, Michael Truly, Amy Pham, The Warp Zone, Doug Jones, Max Landis and more!

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

IronCrafters” Panel: Fan favorite gamers discuss the recurring Polaris Minecraft challenge series “IronCrafter” before their nighttime live challenge kicks off.

Talent participants: JonTron, Bebopvox, CaptainSparklez, Stampylonghead

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

IronCrafters Live!” Presented by Anki DRIVE: Host JonTron puts our challengers into a heated Minecraft battle enhanced by Anki DRIVE.

Talent participants: JonTron, Bebopvox, CaptainSparklez, Toby Turner, Stampylonghead

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

DJ Amy Pham: Experience a rock, electronic inspired set by fashion + beauty talent Amy Pham.


Nerd HQ Fan Party sponsored by Maker Studios, SEGA® of America, Intel and Catan Anytime powered by Internet Explorer

Friday, July 25

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Skybound presents “Superfight!”: Talent battle over their wildest heroes, craziest powers, and weirdest arguments to win the day.

Talent participants: Nika Harper, Holly Conrad, CaptainSparklez, Michael Rooker, Andy Goldenberg, Jimmy Wong, Steve Karydnal, and more!

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

“Sort This! LIVE”: A heated, live debate on the important topics like the top comic book movie heroes of all time.

Talent participants: ComicBookGirl19, Dodger, NegativeNeil, Jesse Cox

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

KassemG meet-n-greet: Meet YouTube’s resident “man-on-street” comedian

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

“Rejected” Panel: Digital’s biggest comedy, parody stars (8.5 million subscribers and growing) discuss their unique careers, experiences, and how they became “icons.”

Talent participants: Bart Baker, Nathan Barnatt, Steve Kardynal

10:00 PM

Nerd HQ VIP Party sponsored by Maker Studios, SEGA® of America, Intel, Alien Isolation, and Catan Anytime powered by Internet Explorer

Saturday, July 26

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Cosplay Parade: Host Commander Holly welcomes fans in a celebration of the Cosplay community.

Talent participants: Commander Holly, Chad Quandt

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Skybound with Game Grumps present: “Superfight!”: The final battle arrives—talent fight over their wildest heroes, craziest powers, and weirdest arguments culminating a special Q&A for fans.

Talent participants: The Game Grumps – Egoraptor, Morterm3r, RubberRoss, Danny Sexbang, Barry

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Stampylonghead Panel: Join Stampy along with special guests to discuss the world of Minecraft and beyond!

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Stampylonghead meet-n-greet: Meet the fastest growing gamer around.

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DJ Amy Pham: Our resident DJ gears fans up for the party.

9:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Ninja Sex Party Concert: NSP brings their special brand of comedy rock and blue humor to the Nerd HQ stage—prepare to have your minds blown and your souls owned.

Talent participants: Danny Sexbang, Ninja Brian and a special guest

9:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Ninja Sex Party meet-n-greet: Meet the guys behind the fun.

Sunday, July 27

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

“Friendzone LIVE!”: Your favorite gamers recap the week at Comic-Con—“Friendzone” style, complete with couch gaming and surprises for all.

Talent participants: Proton Jon, Chugga Conroy, NintendoCapriSun, Dodger, Chad

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

“ThrownControllers”: Test the limits of your retro gaming knowledge in a game show unlike any other!

Talent participants: The Runaway Guys – Proton Jon, Chuggaaconroy, NintendoCapriSun

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

“ThrownControllers” creator meet-n-greet: The Runaway Guys – ProtonJon, Chuggaaconroy and NintendoCapriSun



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