Missing KAPOW this weekend?  Visit IGN for all the latest

08/04/11  - With the sell-out KAPOW! Comic Con taking over London this weekend, IGN ( http://www.ign.com)– the UK’s leading games and entertainment website will be bringing the biggest news and events direct from the show floor.

Thanks to its unrivalled access, the IGN team will be out in force at KAPOW! updating its dedicated hub throughout the weekend at http://www.ign.com/events/kapow– so fans across the world can share the biggest announcements, major panels and exclusive Q&As.  You can also follow IGN UK on Facebook (teamignuk) and Twitter (@IGNUK) throughout the KAPOW! weekend, for a flavour of what’s going on behind-the-scenes.

Throughout the weekend, a stellar list of comic, film and gaming talent will visit the IGN Arena, including Danny McBride, Dave Gibbons, Duncan Jones, Joe Cornish, Mark Millar, the cast of Merlin and Tetsuya Mizuguchi taking part in a special series of signings, panels and Q&A sessions on the show floor.

On Saturday, the IGN Arena hosts an attempt by an A-list of comic talent led by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons and John Romita Jr. to break two Guinness World Records for“Fastest Production of a Comic Book” and“Most Contributors to a Comic Book.” This superstar tag team will create a 20-page comic book starring Superior which will be printed on-site at the end of the day with the first copy auctioned for charity.  You can check out their progress exclusively at http://www.ign.com/events/kapow .

For those lucky enough to have tickets for the sold-out event, the IGN Arena at KAPOW brings the website to life, giving gamers the chance to be among the first to play some thrilling new games including CodeMasters’ DiRT 3&Operation Flashpoint, Disney’s Cars 2 and Valve’s Portal 2.  There’s also a chance to check out a many of  the biggest launch titles for Nintendo 3DS, witness an exclusive Child of Eden presentation from UbiSoft or relax in the IGN Arcade with a selection of games from publishers including Namco Bandai, THQ and Warner Brothers.

Movie fans can visit the Attack the Block Lounge to see exclusive footage from the teenagers vs. aliens epic, and other forthcoming films from Optimum Releasing, or check out the Blu-Ray Lounge for the ultimate home cinema experience in 3D.  The IGN Arena will also be the place for 100s of giveaways and on-the-spot competitions throughout the weekend.

For the latest from KAPOW! visit– http://www.ign.com/events/kapow

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About IGN

IGN Entertainment is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment markets. Collectively, IGN Entertainment media properties reach 4.5 million unique users in the UK, with a worldwide reach of 40 million unique users (comScore). IGN Entertainment’s network of videogame-related properties (including double GMA award winning games and film site IGN.com) provides one of the Web's most comprehensive videogame information destinations, which coupled with leading male lifestyle site AskMen, attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet.

For more information contact:

Will Guyatt, PR Manager, IGN UK 0203 077 4006. 


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