CONtv LIVE Premieres Saturday-Sunday Featuring Live Streaming from Wizard World Chicago

contv livePresented by Verizon, CONtv LIVE will bring VIP CONtv subscribers access to a virtual front row seat all weekend long. Are you a fan of Jeremy Renner, Ben McKenzie or even the legendary man with a mustache Burt Reynolds? No need to wait in line or camp out overnight for premium seating – CONtv will offer VIP access to the Cons top talent. With 15+ hours of live Q&As, interviews, debates, workshops and new video game previews, the weekend will be jam packed with surprises. Hosted by stand up comedian and veteran Comic Con host Erin Darling and Fullscreen YouTuber Andre Meadows of Black Nerd Comedy, with special guest appearances from the cast of Evil Dead, Mortal Kombat X, Tales of Halloween and so much more.

Tune in starting 10:30am CT Saturday August 22, 2015. Join the live chat throughout the weekend for your chance to ask questions and participate in the debate!

The live stream is available to CONtv VIP subscribers ($6.99/month) and accessible via a broad spectrum of connected devices including Android and Mac iOS, Samsung Smart TV, Roku Players and Roku TV, the web, and mobile and tablet devices. This industry-changing experience runs from 10:30am (Central) to 9:30pm on Saturday August 22nd and 11am to 3:30pm on Sunday August 23rd. A full calendar of CONtv LIVE events can be found online (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).

The weekend line up of streaming content will include:

  • Live panels with Jeremy Renner (Avengers, Mission Impossible), Ben McKenzie (Gotham), and Burt Reynolds, the legendary man with the mustache (Cannonball Run, Archer), plus special surprise guests panels
  • Expert discussions on Deadpool, Jurassic World, filmmaking, horror, superheroes, and vampires
  • Live gameplay of the upcoming video game releases of Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat X! LIVE chat and gameplay with the cast of Mortal Kombat X as they take a look at the new game. And, hold on to your flak jackets because the Call of Duty Black Ops III Beta is out and they’re going to show parts of it LIVE
  • Horror Film Fest Special – Get a close look at all the amazing work being featured at the Horror Film Festival, including a sit down with some of the creative minds behind “Tales of Halloween,” a new horror film anthology as well as an exclusive interview with Eli Roth (Hostel, Inglorious Bastards)
  • The cast of Evil Dead and Evil Dead II will be reuniting on the main stage for a special fan Q&A hosted by Ash himself, Bruce Campbell. The panel will include Ted Raimi, Betsy Baker, Sarah Berry, Kassie DePaiva, Ellen Sandweiss, Teresa Tilly, Danny Hicks
  • Cosplay will be Comic Con Royalty on Saturday night. Sit down with professional Cosplayers Heather 1337, Jenifer Ann and Toby Markham aka Sith Camaro to talk about what it takes to make the popular hobby a career. Then everyone’s a star in “Cosplay LIVE!” with live streaming of the costume contest at Comic Con Chicago, including exclusive interviews with top Cosplayers
  • Live chat with fans and the CONtv crew
  • FREE swag giveaways online
  • And so much more!