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HISTORY AND COSMIC-CON® ANNOUNCE “ALIEN CON

FIRST-EVER ANCIENT ALIENS® FAN EVENT DESCENDS OCTOBER 28-30, 2016, IN SANTA CLARA, CA

In a move to offer longtime fans and curious newcomers a deeper dive into all things Ancient Aliens, HISTORY® and leading event developer, Cosmic-Con®, have inked a multi-year licensing deal to create the first-ever Alien Con. The three-day immersive experience inspired by the network’s ground-breaking, hit franchise about ancient astronaut theory and exploration will take place October 28-30, 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

Alien Con will provide show fans, sci-fi buffs and pop culture enthusiasts the ultimate in alien exploration with a riveting line-up of thought-provoking special presentations, interactive displays and exhibits, never-before-seen episodes, celebrity appearances, exclusive merchandise, fan competitions and much more. Smart, fun and engaging entertainment for all, advance tickets for Alien Con are on sale now and include a wide range of VIP packages.

Jill Tully, Vice President, A+E Networks Brand Licensing: “Alien Con is an exciting chance to expand the successful Ancient Aliens franchise into a unique event touchpoint that enables us to connect directly with our audience and partners. Together with Cosmic-Con we are going to deliver a next level entertainment experience that fully captures the fan community’s passion for exploration and discovery.”

Favorite Ancient Aliens themes across science, history and archeology will come to life at Alien Con through a unique blend of entertainment and information. Beginning Friday, October 28th, Alien Con will kick off with a Halloween themed opening night party highlighted by a sure to wow costume competition with celebrity guest judges.

Activities planned for Alien Con include:
Exhibit space showcasing specialty merchandise; interactive photo-ops built around signature show elements; pro mat scape, make-up and design work shops.
Join the conversation at panels and special Q&A’s shaped by intriguing theories posed across the past 8 seasons of the series with NASA astronauts, experts and academics.
Fan film fest, screenings and premiere of a never-before-seen episode of Ancient Aliens.
See the stars with insider access to celebrity photo and autograph sessions.

Alien Con will be supported across all HISTORY® platforms and promotional campaign featuring sweepstakes, affiliate tie-ins, social media extensions, and sponsorships.

Returning Friday, May 6 at 9/8c for its eleventh season, Ancient Aliens is coming off season ten success that saw the series among the Top 10 Most Buzzed about Cable Sci-Fi Series in Q2 2015. The wildly passionate Ancient Aliens fan base generated nearly 3 million social engagements across platforms during season (driven primarily by YouTube and Facebook ) and currently boasts 1.3mm Facebook Fans.

The Ancient Aliens series investigates everything from how our ancestors were able to achieve extraordinarily advanced feats of engineering, to why there are so many written descriptions of “flying machines” and visitors from “above” who possessed extraordinary powers. Whether examining cave drawings and sculptures of spaceships and astronaut suits or the architectural marvels of Stonehenge, Easter Island, and Egypt, Ancient Aliens uncovers evidence that suggests our ancestors may have received help from a more advanced celestial species. The series includes interviews with expert archeologists, physicists, authors, religious scholars, and engineers.

About History
HISTORY®, now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of signature series including “Pawn Stars,” “American Pickers,” “The Curse of Oak Island,” “Alone” as well as the hit drama series “Vikings.” The HISTORY website is located at history.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/history and Facebook at facebook.com/history. For more press information and photography, please visit us at https://press.aenetworks.com/

About Cosmic-Con
Cosmic-Con® is the event division of Famous Monsters of Filmland®, the world’s longest running entertainment fan magazine (est. 1958). For years, Famous Monsters has brought fans of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and pop culture together at events across the United States. Cosmic-Con, officially established in 2012, developed as a natural progression of Famous Monsters as a means to champion, promote, and foster fan gatherings, including the world-renowned San Diego Comic-Con International. The mission of Cosmic-Con is to partner with the biggest names in the entertainment industry to bring audiences experiences that are truly out of this world.

About Famous Monsters
Famous Monsters of Filmland®, founded in 1958, is the only original sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and pop culture fan magazine remaining in circulation today. Famous Monsters influenced an entire generation of monster fans who grew up to become some of Hollywood’s most recognized names: Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, Rick Baker. Today, the magazine enjoys worldwide distribution, and the company has grown to include comic books, designer apparel, an online store, a prominent place at San Diego Comic-Con, a division for special events, an exclusive chocolate line, licensed guitars, and countless other goodies. To learn more about Famous Monsters, visit famousmonsters.com… or just ask your eccentric neighbor.

About Prometheus Entertainment
Ancient Aliens is produced by Prometheus Entertainment. Executive Producer is Kevin Burns (Angels & Demons Decoded, Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler, Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest, Batman Unmasked, etc.). Prometheus Entertainment has earned nominations for eight Emmy Awards (winning two) and produced more than 500 hours of critically acclaimed and highly rated programs for A&E, History, National Geographic, AMC, E!, Bravo, and more. Executive Producer for HISTORY is Mike Stiller.

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