Con Daily Powered by ComicsBeat on ElectricNOW Debuting at San Diego Comic-Con

ElectricNOW Partners With ComicsBeat to Produce a Special

Inside Look at San Diego Comic-Con 2024

Los Angeles, CA – July 1, 2024 – ElectricNOW, Electric Entertainment’s premium OTT app and FAST channel, has joined forces with ComicsBeat, the award-winning website covering the world of comics and comics culture, to produce Con Daily Powered by ComicsBeat on ElectricNOW. This new show will give viewers access to top talent attending the iconic San Diego Comic-Con and a run-down of the show’s activities. The program coincides with ComicsBeat’s 20th Anniversary and will stream exclusively on ElectricNOW throughout the Convention’s run. The announcement was made jointly today by “friend of the show” Dean Devlin, CEO of Electric Entertainment and Heidi MacDonald, Founder and Editor in Chief of ComicsBeat.

Dean Devlin states, “I recall going to early Comic-Cons to promote my films such as ‘Independence Day’ and ‘Stargate,’  long before it became the mainstream sensation it is today. I always felt the special sense of community the convention brought to fantasy and sci-fi fans. Now, collaborating with the award-winning website ComicsBeat, allows me to provide viewers at home who cannot make it to the show with an up-close and behind-the-scenes experience.”

Con Daily Powered by ComicsBeat on ElectricNOW will consist of four special episodes to premiere after each day of Comic-Con, hosted by high-profile online personalities, including Yael Tygiel, Reagan Yorke, Celia Schilling and Kari Lane. Each episode will stream exclusively on ElectricNOW.  One-on-one interviews with top celebrities, celebrity casts from the biggest TV shows and films from the world of Comic-Con and pop culture influencers will be highlighted throughout the show.  Each episode will end with a no-holds-barred panel featuring Con Daily correspondents giving a round-up of events at the show and the day’s news.

Heidi MacDonald continues, “ComicsBeat is thrilled to partner with Dean Devlin and ElectricNOW to bring the excitement of the San Diego Comic-Con to viewers at home via Con Daily Powered by ComicsBeat on ElectricNOW. As a pop culture writer, I’ve always admired Dean’s independence and innovation and his understanding of what makes people love great stories. We’re also totally delighted to be working once again with Yael and Patrick (Meaney) – no one knows Comic-Con and pop culture like they do, and together, we’re going to give everyone an unprecedented and entertaining inside look at the Con.”

The show will be produced by Lucas Thompson of ElectricNOW and directed by Patrick Meaney, well known for his documentaries including Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods, Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously, Chris Claremont’s X-Men and The Image Revolution.



About the Con Daily Correspondents

No stranger to ElectricNOW and the comic book and cosplay culture, Yael Tygiel is host and co-producer of video podcasts such as The Official Leverage: Redemption Aftershow, After The Ark, and more original content featured on the ElectricNOW app.  Reagan Yorke is a comedic Gen Z lifestyle, and film/TV review creator, currently working with Paramount Pictures as a content creator. She brings her passion for film into her content with a hilarious self-awareness and comedic perspective. Celia Schilling is a leading voice in the video game industry and is best known for her contributions to the critically acclaimed Shovel Knight franchise. As an on-stream personality, she has captivated audiences with her passion and expertise at convention panels such as PAX West and East, Portland Retro Gaming Expo, DragonCon, and Anime Expo.  Kari Lane loves covering all things anime, geek-pop culture, horror, and more. Known for her colorful hair and quirky style, she brings a playful vibe to her coverage.  With years of experience as an entertainment reporter, Kari has a knack for connecting with fans and uncovering unique stories.

About ComicsBeat

ComicsBeat is an award-winning website covering the world of comics and comics culture. Under founder and editor-in-chief Heidi MacDonald it has been nominated for three Eisner Awards. In 2024 The Beat celebrates its 20th anniversary and two decades of bringing “nerd news you use” to an audience of millions of pop culture fans and influencers worldwide.

About ElectricNOW

ElectricNOW is the premium OTT app and FAST channel featuring Electric Entertainment’s own produced content such as fan-favorite TV series “Leverage,” “Leverage: Redemption,” “The Librarians,“Almost Paradise,” and “The Outpost,” as well as acquired programming such as the feature films “Blackway” starring Anthony Hopkins and “The Book of Love” starring Jason Sudeikis and Maisie Williams. The ElectricNOW Channel, available on numerous platforms including The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Amazon Freevee, Sling Freestream, Plex, STIRR, Local Now, TiVo Plus, Redbox, Vizio, XUMO, TCL Channel, Stremium, Distro TV, Vidgo, Hisense Vidaa, LG Channels, Glewed TV, TV, and Select TV, is a one-stop shop for fans to enjoy all their favorite shows free, in a 24/7 streaming broadcast. In addition to the free streaming content, the ElectricNOW App also includes special bonus feature content, a program guide, video-on-demand and pay-per-view components. The channel and app offer ElectricNOW Originals, which include such hit series as The Official Leverage: Redemption Aftershow: A Very Distinctive Podcast, Inglorious Treksperts, The 4:30 Movie, Best Movies Never Made, Cartoon Barroom, The Rebel and the Rogue, and Disco Nights in a line-up that includes podcasts devoted to Star Wars, Dr. Who and other sci-fi and entertainment industry-related topics.