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Crave Escape at Comic-Con 2015

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Now that the sun has set on yet another weird and wondrous SDCC, let us take stock of our collective silliness, our serious dedication to providing the the best Con coverage, and our continued efforts to throw the most exciting boat parties this side of land lovin’ geekdom.

Seemingly infinite cosplay galleries? Check.
Exclusive interviews with Hollywood elite coupled with breaking comics and gaming news? Check.
Massively successful concert aboard historic battleship? Check.

Let’s unpack that latter accomplishment, shall we?

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Crave teamed up with Alienware and Mirrored Media to present an exciting array of performances, cosplay fun, and VIP swagger on the decks of the historic USS Midway. The event was led by actor-songstress,  and star of Orange Is The New Black, Taryn Manning, who graciously hosted the evening, awesomely embodying the combination of mild fangirl and masterful hypeman.

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Our Escape plans began to really take shape as our first band, Bay Area-based Cathedrals took the stage. Like a sonorous siren of the sea, lead singer Brodie Jenkin’s especially sultry vocals floated over Johnny Hwin’s soulful instrumentation, providing a warm, melodic groove that proved the perfect accompaniment for the slowly darkening skies.

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Next up was one of L.A.’s finest, Bad Suns, whose combination of wistful lyricism and alt-pop-punk explosiveness brought some much needed adrenaline, and set the stage for some raucous drinking and dancing. Running through crowd favorites  like “Salt” and “Cardiac Arrest,” the boys turned up the emotional intensity just in time for some impromptu fireworks across the harbor.

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Our friends at Alienware made sure we filled our weird-and-wacky quota, hosting a gaming cosplay contest judged by cosplay queen Jessica Nigri and UFC fighter Felice Herrig.

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Finally, nighttime festivities took an especially powerful turn as Cold War Kids took to the stage and played an awesomely extended set that featured hits from across the group’s five albums. Darkness had dawned, the crowd was packed with fans armed with glowing batons, and nearly everyone lost their shit as the boys from  Long Beach belted “First,” the single from their most recent album, “Hold My Home.”

Read the whole article above and check out all the photos at CraveOnline.  See you next year!

Mirrored Media at Comic-Con

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Mirrored Media, leader in experiential marketing and music strategy, will be producing some of Comic-Con’s largest and most exciting events this year. Clients include CraveOnline, the largest online male lifestyle publisher, and 20th Century Fox.

Mirrored Media partnered once again with CraveOnline to produce one of the most highly anticipated events at Comic-Con, Crave Escape, aboard San Diego’s USS Midway. Over 2,000 fans will gather to enjoy exclusive performances by Cold War Kids, Bad Suns and Cathedrals;  as well as a Best of Gaming Cosplay Fashion Show. The evening will be hosted by OITNB actress, Taryn Manning.

Additionally, Mirrored Media was tapped by 20th Century Fox to produce a daytime event, which features 47 agents hitting the streets of downtown San Diego for the upcoming release of Hitman: Agent 47, an adaptation of the popular video game franchise.

“We are so excited to bring CraveOnline back after last year’s huge success, as well as add new amazing partners to this year’s Comic-Con. It’s an incredible opportunity to have our team’s vision come to life in such a creative and fun way,” said Justin Lefkovitch, CEO and Founder of Mirrored Media. “Our goal is to create a unique experience not only for fans and our clients, but also for the talent involved.”

Mirrored Media’s big Comic-Con weekend comes on the heels of being included in Event Markerter’s coveted 2015 IT LIST, as one of the top experiential marketing agencies.