(mtvU) MTV’s 24-hour college network, mtvU, today announced that multi-platinum rock band Linkin Park will headline the first-ever “mtvU Fandom Awards” and the corresponding “MTV Fan Fest,” which will both take place on Thursday, July 24 at Petco Park during Comic-Con International: San Diego. The “mtvU Fandom Awards” is the ultimate celebration for diehard fanboys and fangirls to honor their favorite shows and movies of the past year. On Sunday, July 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, mtvU will bring the best moments from the show to MTV and mtvU in the 60-minute “mtvU Fandom Awards Special,” showcasing the musical performances and honoring the fans whose tenacious excitement pushes movies, TV, books and comics from subculture to mainstream worldwide success. mtvU will announce Fandom Awards nominees and voting categories at a later date.
“The ‘mtvU Fandom Awards’ will reinvent the traditional award show format,” said Ryan Kroft, “mtvU Fandom Awards” Executive Producer. “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.”
To further honor the dedicated fans of Comic-Con, the “MTV Fan Fest” will feature a stirring set from headliners Linkin Park, part of a free party at Petco Park open to all Comic-Con badge holders with food, drinks, games and giveaways. The “MTV Fan Fest” will lead into the “mtvU Fandom Awards” on Thursday, July 24.
Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum rock band Linkin Park is gearing up to release their sixth studio album, “The Hunting Party,” on June 17. The band will kick off their North American Carnivores Tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI on August 8 in West Palm Beach, Florida. For further info, go to www.linkinpark.com.
Beginning June 17, fans can enter MTV’s latest Ultimate Fan Experience at LinkinPark.MTV.com for a once-in-a-lifetime VIP trip in which one lucky super fan and their guest will get a chance to fly to San Diego for the “mtvU Fandom Awards” at Comic-Con. The day will include a meet and greet with the band and VIP access to watch Linkin Park perform. Additionally, the selected winner will receive VIP tickets to an upcoming “Carnivores” tour date near their hometown, the band’s gear signed and shipped to their home (including guitar, bass, key pad) and more. The MTV Ultimate Fan Experience aims to bring fans and artists together in ways that only MTV can.