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Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure — a brand-new music, comedy, cosplay, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and comic con festival, coming to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4. Serving as a celebration of pop culture and fandom of all sorts, Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, set to immerse attendees in a world where comics, sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming collide with music and comedy.

Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure flyer with performance lineup and venue details
During the day, attendees will have the opportunity to see some of their favorite cast members and special guests during the TV, Film, Gaming, and Comic Book panels, participate in interactive fan experiences, VR, laser tag, table top and video gaming, and tech demos, and visit the artist alley where some of the comic book industry’s top artists and creators will be speaking about their craft, selling artwork, meeting fans and signing autographs. In the evening, the focus will shift to live performances, when fans will witness sets from acclaimed comedians including Patton Oswalt and Jim Jefferies, along with some of today’s top alternative and dance music artists including Empire Of The Sun, Modest Mouse, Phantogram, Cold War Kids, What So Not, Rusko, and many more, spread across three entertainment stages.

Produced by Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure will also boast a massive comic con exhibitor village, a marketplace with a variety of handmade and exclusive items, carnival rides and games, and wandering cosplay performers.

“More than just a comic con, more than just a festival, Big Adventure really is a one-of-a-kind celebration of pop culture and fandom in all forms,” says Big Adventure co-producer Rob Tweedie. “I’ve waited in my fair share of comic con lines over the years, sometimes even overnight. I love the tangible, face-to-face fan experience and the freedom to be yourself that the cons offer. Our goal is to combine that great sense of wonder and community with the excitement and energy of an outdoor festival to create an authentic entertainment event that is truly unique and out-of-this-world. Big Adventure has been a passion project for us at SGE for a while and we’re buzzing with excitement to see it come to life with all of you.”

The performance lineup for Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure is as follows (subject to change):

Live Stage:
Empire Of The Sun, Modest Mouse, Phantogram, Cold War Kids, Echos, Nvdes, Allie X, and Party Nails
Comedy Stage:
Patton Oswalt, Jim Jefferies, Baron Vaughn, Emo Philips, Hari Kondabolu, Kristen Schaal, Maria Bamford, Natasha Leggero, Rhys Darby, and Ron Funches, hosted by April Richardson and Marcella Arguello
Dance Stage:
What So Not, Rusko, Bro Safari, Feed Me, Bonnie X Clyde, Luca Lush, Party Thieves, Ducky, Nitti Gritti, and Chime
A preliminary list of participating comic companies include Skybound, Kodansha Comics, Boom! Studios, and Top Cow Productions. Comic artists will include Andrew Robinson, Andy Belanger, Chris Burnham, Ivan Brandon, Matt Hawkins, Nick Dragotta, Andy Kuhn, Robert Wilson IV, Ande Parks, Brent Schoonover, Farel Dalrymple, Jai Nitz, Justin Greenwood, Matt Horak, Matt Wilson, Matthew Southworth, Morgan Breem, Ramon Villalobos, Brian Level, Tess Stone, Tim Doyle, and many more to be announced.

A limited number of Alt 98.7 pre-sale tickets for Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure will be available on Thursday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Visit www.ALT987.com for more information and how to obtain presale passwords.

General tickets for Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure go on sale Friday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. PT at www.BigAdventureFest.com, with Early Bird Single Day tickets starting at $39.50 (plus fees) and Early Bird Weekend tickets starting at $69.50 (plus fees), while supplies last. A limited number of Single Day and Weekend VIP packages will also be available for purchase:

VIP Lounge + Festival Admission Starting at $99.50
One VIP festival admission ticket (Saturday or Sunday)
Dedicated VIP entry lane into Big Adventure festival
Big Adventure VIP laminate
Limited edition poster
Priority access to comedy show seated ticket raffle, located inside the VIP area
*VIP Lounge package does not guarantee seating within the comedy shows, however it does give you a better chance to grab a ticket to the show from the comedy show tickets area by entering the comedy show seated ticket raffle, located inside the VIP area.
Access to Big Adventure VIP Lounge which includes:
Comfortable areas to hang out and relax
Giant games and photo op areas
Viewing area of The Hangar Music Stage
Access to Baja Blues Beach Club with bar and food available for purchase
VIP restrooms
Weekend VIP Lounge + Festival Admission Starting at $198.50
One VIP festival admission ticket to both Saturday and Sunday
Dedicated VIP entry lane into Big Adventure festival
Big Adventure VIP laminate
Limited edition poster
Priority access to comedy show seated ticket raffle, locate inside the VIP area
*VIP Lounge package does not guarantee seating within the comedy shows, however it does give you a better chance to grab a ticket to the show from the comedy show tickets area by entering the comedy show seated ticket raffle, locate inside the VIP area.
Access to Big Adventure VIP Lounge which includes:
Comfortable areas to hang out and relax
Giant games and photo op areas
Viewing area of The Hangar Music Stage
Access to Baja Blues Beach Club with bar and food available for purchase
VIP restrooms
Ultimate VIP
Comedy & Panel Preferred Seating + VIP Lounge + Festival Admission Starting at $249.50
One VIP festival admission ticket (Saturday or Sunday)
Dedicated VIP entry lane into Big Adventure festival
Big Adventure VIP laminate
Limited edition poster
Big Adventure sponsor swag bag with cool stuff
Priority line for entry into daily panels with VIP seating within rows 1-2
Priority line for entry into comedy show with VIP seating within rows 1-2
*Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Ultimate VIP seating closes 5 minutes prior to show start time. Don’t be late!
Access to Big Adventure VIP Lounge which includes:
Comfortable areas to hang out and relax
Giant games and photo op areas
Viewing area of The Hangar Music Stage
Access to Baja Blues Beach Club with bar and food available for purchase
VIP restrooms

Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure is proud to partner with the following sponsors in its inaugural year: Angel City Brewing, Corona, Kraken Rum, Cosmic Fog, Rockstar Energy Drink, Musicians Institute, Mike’s HARDER, and D-Link.

For more information on Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure, visit:

http://www.BigAdventureFest.com
http://www.facebook.com/bigadventurefest
http://www.instagram.com/bigadventurefest

#BigAdventureFest

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Caesar’s Reign Comes To The Big Screen With New Trailer For Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes

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Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike. “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is directed by Wes Ball (the “Maze Runner” trilogy) and stars Owen Teague (“IT”), Freya Allan (“The Witcher”), Kevin Durand (“Locke & Key”), Peter Macon (“Shameless”), and William H. Macy (“Fargo”). The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”) and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) and Patrick Aison (“Prey”), based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and the producers are Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick, Jr., p.g.a. (“The Maze Runner”), Rick Jaffa, p.g.a., Amanda Silver, p.g.a., Jason Reed, p.g.a. (“Mulan”), with Peter Chernin (the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy) and Jenno Topping (“Ford v. Ferrari”) serving as executive producers.

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Masterchef Is Back! For Halo Season 2

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A quick recap – Halo is set in a war-torn 26th century, where humanity led by the United Nations Space Command or UNSC and their supersoldiers known as Spartans, fights against the onslaught of the alien conglomerate known as the Covenant. The full dust-up of Halo Season 1, can be found here. Onward into the introduction of Halo Season 2!

It’s been six months since the forced separation of Spartan Masterchief John (Pablo Schreiber) and Cortana (Jen Taylor), and the Silver Team has been sent on a mission to evacuate residents of the planet Sanctuary before the Covenant glasses the whole thing. This comes with its own set of challenges, given the resistance of the planet’s inhabitants, and it doesn’t help that Masterchef starts seeing things right in the middle of trying to save some marines. Or is he? Those energy swords the squad of Elites were carrying looked worryingly real.

Back on Reach, the Silver Team is entirely dismayed to learn they have a brand new Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) representative come in as the new boss, to finally replace the traitorous Halsey, James Ackerson (Joseph Morgan). And of course, Ackerson manages to immediately get under Masterchief’s skin, by not only expressing far too much interest in John’s relationship with Cortana but also apparently disbelieving of John’s report of his encounters on Sanctuary. That just means Masterchief has to go around, if not entirely over, Ackerson’s head.

Elsewhere, Soren (Bokeem Woodbine) is trolling the slave markets in his boredom, only to stumble across a soon-to-be indentured servant who claims he knows the whereabouts of the UNSC’s most hunted human, Catherine Halsey (Natascha McElhone). That should bring a huge bounty, but really, Soren should’ve known better by now.

Halo Season 2 premieres Thursday, February 8th, 2024, and will continue to air every Thursday, only on Paramount+!

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Reborn as a Vending Machine I Now Wander the Dungeon’: I look forward to your next use!  

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If the title of this delightful little isekai anime entry didn’t give it all away, our nameless protagonist is a vending machine fanatic who, after being killed by a vending machine, gets reincarnated in another fantasy-style world as one! 

Japan has a tendency to give birth to all sorts of crazed fads that can last for decades, and no one does better when it comes to the vending machine industry, too. These days there are vending machines that will serve you sushi you can actually eat, hot pizza in the box, wagyu steaks, freshly popped popcorn, and a whole mind-boggling array of tasty treats, and other non-edible but still useful items! Umbrellas! Condoms! Oxygen masks, sterile bandages, shoes, and emergency clothing! Actually, far more things that we use on an everyday basis, could be considered as technically a vending machine, and the anime explores that beautifully. Into the world of vending machine fanaticism, we dive! 

So our poor protagonist never gave a name, and inevitably when he’s discovered by his first official friend the starving hunter Lammis, she dubs him “Boxxo”. Like many isekai that seem to take inspiration from video games and RPGs, Boxxo discovers he ways he can communicate, level up his existence, and even evince magic-like powers and attack and defend against monsters and enemies. Though in the beginning, and as an underlying theme throughout the show, Boxxo is primarily concerned with providing unique never-before-tasted-in-this-world food and drink to the amazed folk, human and otherwise. 

Boxxo’s prices are entirely reasonable and hey, he can even choose to give out his wares for free on occasion, so his popularity immediately skyrockets. Lammis with her awkward charm and prodigious strength blessing, introduces Boxxo to other friends of Clearflow Lake Village and associates along the way – Director Bear, an actual bear-monster who’s the head of the Hunters Association; Lammis’ friend Hulemy, the insane genius magic item engineer; the Bearcats Suco, Pell, Short and Mikenne, cheerful hunters with astronomic appetites; even suspicious Kerioyl, leader of the Menagerie of Fools party. 

The show approaches the practicality and versatility of the true vending machine with amusement, but also with the love true fans display for things they’re passionate about. Certainly, things like a brothel needing a condom vending machine exist in our world, but to toss them into a potentially more innocent other-world isekai is a welcome and often hilarious treat. The show celebrates the cheerful idiocy and devotion of the fans to their chosen fandom, in this case, yes vending machines, but also the spirit of the lonely otaku finally finding their Tribe! 

Pay your coins to watch ‘Reborn as a Vending Machine’ on Crunchyroll now! 

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