Science Channel, Discovery Channel Bring Discovery Spirit to Comic-Con

This weekend, the Science Channel and Discovery Channel joined more than 130,000 comic book fans in San Diego for Comic-Con 2013, the largest international celebration of comics and popular art. With over 20,000 swag bags in tow, the Science Channel took San Diego by storm, presenting two prime-time panels that quickly became “standing room only,” while the Discovery Channel blanketed the city in a protest to “Save Snuffy.” On Friday,…

This Week in Discovery Buzz…

Happy Friday, Discovery family! Here in Silver Spring, it’s been a hot one – both on and off air. With temperatures breaking 100, the start of Comic-Con, a batch of fuzzy visitors, and Honey Boo Boo‘s season premiere, we’ve barely had a chance to breathe! Here’s a roundup of what’s kept been buzzing this week: Comic-Con: Science Channel Investigating the Unexplained Watch n’ Sniff a Hit for Honey Boo Boo…

‘Firefly’ Fans Rejoice: 10th Anniversary Special on Science This Sunday

If there is one thing my time at Comic-Con taught me, it’s that Firefly fans are seriously devoted to their love of all things Serenity. Science is putting that love to the test, asking fans to tweet #FireflyNov11 in honor of Science’s Firefly: Browncoats Unite 10th anniversary special. For every 5,000 #FireflyNov11 Tweets, a new, never-before-seen Firefly video will be revealed to fans. Firefly fans have already unlocked two awesome…

Discovery Communicatons Takes On Comic-Con 2012

As a Comic-Con newbie, I was unsure of what to expect when I packed my bags last week. If you’ve never been to San Diego Comic-Con, it’s some parts magic, some parts mayhem, and all parts awesome. The magnitude of the event cannot be overstated, as 130,000 people pack the San Diego Convention Center dressed in costume, waiting in line for hours to see their favorite panels. It’s definitely a…

Science & John Noble Return with a New Season of ‘Dark Matters’ Tonight

What if humans had the ability to make an object simply vanish in thin air? Is it right to experiment with a living organ donor if it advances scientific knowledge? What happens when science is pushed to the limit?  Science‘s Dark Matters: Twisted But True explores some of the most bizarre, shocking and strange experiments ever conducted in history with host and science fiction favorite John Noble as your guide.…

Discovery Communications Prepares for Comic-Con

Comic-Con. The event conjures up different images and feelings depending on where your fandom lies. At Discovery Communications, teams are prepping to bring a variety of panels and events to the annual San Diego event this year — from the MythBusters (Comic-Con royalty) to a slew of Science goodness, including a special 10th anniversary Firefly reunion. While I’ve helped from afar, this year will mark my first year attending and…

Happy ‘Firefly’ Fourth!

Apple pie, BBQ and Firefly: nothing says “America” like a good old-fashioned space Western. As we head into the July 4th holiday here at Discovery, it wouldn’t be a holiday if we didn’t have some killer marathons for you, and Science is not going to disappoint. For us space geeks, what better way to celebrate Independence Day than with an all-day Firefly marathon? Starting at 8am ET, you can catch…

Animal Planet & Science Are NY-Bound for Comic Con

Discovery’s networks are no strangers to Cons – CatchCon, San Diego Comic-Con… not to mention those criminals on Investigation Discovery. So it’s logical that beginning tomorrow visitors to New York Comic-Con will be treated to panels and more courtesy of Animal Planet and Science. On Friday, the cast of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot (Bobo, Cliff, Matt and Ranae) will be joined by 30 Rock‘s Judah Friedlander for an hour-long panel…

It’s a ‘Dinosaur Revolution’ This Sunday on Discovery Channel

Working for Discovery, I achieve an extra “cool factor” with my nephews when I can introduce them to new series or specials about the natural world — from Life to Shark Week. And, with dinosaurs among the most popular subjects when they do pop in a DVD (Gus likes the “biting parts”), I’m excited that Discovery Channel‘s Dinosaur Revolution has arrived (premieres Sunday at 9pm ET/PT). The series, which had…

MythBusters, Lies, Dinos & Trekkies: Discovery & Science Storm Comic-Con 2011

Today’s post is from guest blogger David Tra, Social Media Specialist for Discovery Channel, who is back from San Diego just in time for Shark Week 2011! Last week, I made the cross-country trip to sunny California for Comic-Con International 2011. The pop culture spectacle was held in San Diego from July 21-24, and featured exhibitors, celebrities, movie premieres and panel discussions. Though not my first time at the geek…