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THE TICK Takes Over Comic-Con 2017. Keen!

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The Tick is coming to Comic-Con 2017!

Amazon Prime Video is rolling out the blue carpet for everyone’s favorite big blue superhero: THE TICK! Per the press information below, The Tick will be featured in the Gaslamp and in the Con itself in promotion of the new series’ first season, which will drop August 25, 2017 on Amazon Prime (you can read my review of the pilot here: http://www.thenerdelement.com/2016/08/25/the-tick-is-back-and-hes-bluer-than-ever/).

In the Gaslamp, fans will be able to experience the world of The Tick, and at the Convention itself, there will be a panel and autograph signing. For the latter:

  • The Tick Autograph Signing: Limited signing, with the drawing for line tickets to be held Friday, July 21, 2o17 at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Autograph Area.  The signing is scheduled that same day from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Sails Pavilion Booth AA07.
  • The Tick Panel: The panel will take place on Friday, July 21, from 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. in the San Diego Convention Center’s Room 6A. The panel will be moderated by Ralph Garman and feature Executive Producer Barry Josephson, David Fury, Executive Producer Ben Edlund, and cast members Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry, Yara Martinez, Brendan Hines, Scott Speiser, and Michael Cerveris (panelists subject to change).

Read on for more information about the really keen Tick Takeover in the Gaslamp (and don’t forget your SPOON!):


With fully built out buildings from “The City,” a twenty-foot tall animatronic Tick head and “Easter eggs” harkening back to the show, The Tick Takeover is poised to give fans the journey of a lifetime.  Each “Citizen” will leave this enveloping SDCC highlight feeling more connected to the Amazon Original Series than ever before. Additional details include:

  • Unexpected queueing experience  – Visible from all major landmarks at SDCC, an animatronic replica of the Tick’s head will surprise and delight citizens as they learn they are able to control the Tick’s “emotions” using levers that operate the giant 20ft animatronic build.
  • Challenge-based scavenger hunt – Citizens will be asked to help the Amazon Original Series’ two main protagonists, Arthur and The Tick, take down a group of evil-doers and prove that they too can be heroes. This multi-room experience will take place in four locations essential to the series storyline – Goat’s Deli, Arthur’s Apartment, The Warehouse, and The City Police Station.
  •  Amazon Prime Member Lounge – a comfortable, cool environment where Citizens will have the chance to experience Amazon Prime benefits as they stream the pilot episode of the Amazon Original Series, The Tick. Attendees can also unlock digital badges hidden within the space to win exclusive promotional items.
  • Custom mural from “The Most Famous Artist” – Viral art sensation, Matty Mo, also known as “The Most Famous Artist,” will create a one-of-a-kind art piece featuring Superian, providing Citizens with the opportunity to share an “Instagrammable” moment from The Tick Takeover. The Most Famous Artist will also be responsible for creating and curating all the graffiti tags seen around The City.
  • During their adventures at SDCC, Citizens will be able to call upon the #TeamTick street team for help when they are in a bind. Need help with that selfie? Have a painful blister? Have no fear… Team Tick is here! In true Tick form, Team Tick will be taking to the streets of San Diego helping the helpless and defending the defenseless. Citizens seeking assistance from the street team need only flag down a member of Team Tick, adorned with blue antenna, to get help for their distress.

The Tick Takeover will be open to the public Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm, and Sunday, July 23rd from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm at the MLK Promenade (corner of 1st and J street).

About The Amazon Original Series, The Tick

Bursting with scabrous original storylines that turn on a dime, The Tick is a comedy with kinetic action, a wryly inventive visual style and crisply quotable dialogue. Heroes have flown among us for decades but mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (GRIFFIN NEWMAN) one day finds out there are also genuine bad guys in this new Amazon Original Series. He believes he has proof that The City, where he was born and raised, is actually controlled by a global super-villain known as the Terror (JACKIE EARLE HALEY). Destiny soon brings Arthur together with an eccentric, tall, blue-suited muscleman with a mysterious past and list of superpowers: The Tick (PETER SERAFINOWICZ). The title character serves as both the conscience and the unchecked id of the story. Citing the call of destiny, the Tick procures for Arthur a moth outfit with retractable wings and insists that he suit up as his sidekick. He and Arthur are the ultimate odd couple, but may just bring out the best in each other. In their quest to take back The City, the unlikely pair of heroes quickly sees just how complex the struggle between good and evil has become.

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