It begins. Actually it’s been beginning for a while but here comes the avalanche. If my crumbling memory be accurate, MTV had a FanFest-y thing at PetCo last year, and this time it’s even more extensive with a concert by LINKIN PARK!!!! and a new thing called the mtvu Fandom Awards
Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park will headline the first ever mtvU Fandom Awards and MTV Fan Fest, both of which will be held on Thursday, July 24, at Petco Park during San Diego’s Comic-Con. Then on Sunday, July 27, at 8 p.m., on the final day of Comic-Con, MTV and mtvU will air the 60-minute mtvU Fandom Awards special, showcasing the musical performances from the Linkin Park-headlined show, and honoring all of the fans whose passion have swept across the globe, stemming out of Comic-COn.
“The mtvU Fandom Awards will reinvent the traditional award show format,” says executive producer Ryan Kroft. “In addition to handing out trophies, we will recognize the achievements of fans and their favorite obsessions with special surprises and experiences. It’s the perfect event to reward the fans at Comic-Con, the epicenter of all fandoms.”
Nominees and voting procedures are yet to be announced but FINALLY you can win an award just for being a total passionate fan!
Comics-y folk will continue to go to the Eisner Wards on Friday night which will remain the dignified, elegant awards at SDCC.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.