Fandom Partners with Cirque du Soleil to Debut Groundbreaking New Show at SDCC

Attendees Will be Treated to an Exclusive Preview of R.U.N – The First Live-Action Thriller by Cirque du Soleil 

Fandom, the fan-first global platform company,  has teamed up with Cirque du Soleil for its 4th annual Fandom Party at San Diego Comic Con.

The annual rooftop bash will take place on Thursday, July 18th at Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, where guests will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of R.U.N – the first live-action thriller by Cirque du Soleil, followed by a special performance by Girl Talk.

Premiering at Luxor in Las Vegas this October, R.U.N is a groundbreaking new Cirque du Soleil show that provides the audience with an unprecedented sensory experience where state-of-the-art special effects collide with human performance and cutting-edge technology to explore the world of stunts.  The Fandom Party will feature a specially created act inspired by R.U.N conceived by Show Director Michael Schwandt and Creation Director Stefan Miljevic.  It will showcase a live performance by Tyler Bates, R.U.N’s Music Composer, as well as a voice-over narration written by the show’s Writer, acclaimed filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.  The never-before-seen performance will include pyrotechnic elements, an epic rooftop battle, adrenaline-inducing motorcycle tricking, and live-action stunts.

“We are thrilled to work alongside Cirque du Soleil to unveil this unprecedented live entertainment experience,”  said Ken Shapiro, Chief Revenue Officer for Fandom. “At Fandom we’re committed to providing our fans with the ultimate destination to celebrate their pop-culture passion and we cannot wait to bring that experience to life once again at Comic-Con.”

“With R.U.N we’ve taken inspiration from the world of action movies and graphic novels to create a truly one-of-a-kind entertainment experience,” said Lou D’Angeli, VP of Marketing for Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. “We couldn’t imagine a better partner in Fandom and a better setting than Comic-Con to share a preview of our new creation.”

Home to more than 200 million monthly users and 420,000 unique communities, Fandom brings together more entertainment and pop culture aficionados than any other platform of its kind. The Fandom community doesn’t simply consume entertainment: its members live and breathe it, sharing their passions with fellow fans and attending the industry’s biggest events. Fandom’s content creators and users represent the most highly engaged fans in entertainment, with 48 billion minutes of engagement and 25 million yearly contributions. Whether you’re a champion gamer, a movie buff, or an advertiser aiming to reach high-value audiences, Fandom is your go-to platform.

The event is open by invitation only — but a limited amount of tickets have been made available to the public. Fans can follow @getfandom on Twitter for a chance to attend.

Fandom is also bringing the Comic-Con experience directly to fans, covering all the latest breaking news and highlights from San Diego. To stay up-to-date on Fandoms coverage of San Diego Comic-Con and for more information on Fandom, visit www.fandom.com.

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