Super Knocked Up Gets Geekie And Goes To Comic Con
OK stop me if you've heard this one: A girl wakes up in a strange bed next to a man she normally can not stand, and a few weeks later they find out she is pregnant. Sounds like the plot to a RomCom, right? Well, now add in super powers and make the girl the most feared super-villain and the guy the premiere superhero in the universe, and you have Super Knocked Up. A totally original and funny web series that is created, written and produced by Jeff Burns, stars Jourdan Gibson as the beautiful and deadly super-villain Darkstar and Mark Pezzula as the handsome and narcissistic superhero Captain Amazing.
Super Knocked Up can be seen across various platforms, including Youtube, JTS.tv (Just The Story), and Koldcast.tv. The show also has a social media presence through Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. With over two million views this award-winning web series - now in its second season - is quickly growing into one of the most popular series on the web today earning them praise from critics, comic book creators and fans. This year the show has won Best Geeky Web Show in the 2013 Comic Uno Second Annual Geeky Awards, Most Original Web Series at The 1st Annual Geekie Awards, in addition to being named an official selection of the 2013 HollywebFestival and the 2013 Marseille Webfest along with winning a Visual Effects award at the 2013 LA Web Fest.
Jeff Burns, reacted to the announcement of The 1st Annual Geekie Awards win with both excitement and pride: “I was so freakin' excited to find out we won Most Original Web Series at The Geekie Awards. Most people know how geeky I am, but now I have an award to prove it! It really is an awesome honor. The amazing Kristen Nedopak, who organized the awards, said the Web Series category was by far the most submitted to category of all the awards, so it's so cool to see we won among all the excellent competition. And it was also really cool to see our friends at web series Shelf Life and Continuum win Geekie Awards too.”
Super Knocked Up will be at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con where Burns and Gibson were invited to speak on a web series panel alongside such notable panelists as Jane Espenson (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Once Upon A Time, Husbands), Brad Bell (Husbands), Katrina Hill and Alex Langely, (Geeks And Gamers Anonymous), Sandeep Parikh (The Guild), and Tara Platt and Stephanie Thorpe (Shelf Life).
“We’re ridiculously excited to go!” says Burns. “San Diego Comic Con is the biggest
comic con/pop culture event in the country, and we’ve always wanted to go. And to get to go for the first time as panelists representing the web series world is a huge honor.” The panel is titled “Web Series Creators Assemble” and will take place on July 18 at in Room 24ABC at San Diego Comic Con.
But this is far more than just a web series. Super Knocked Up is branching out into a franchise with spin-offs and merchandise that includes shirts, art, and even a comic book titled: Super Knocked Up#1 One Night Stand (Offered in printed, and digitally as PDF or CBR Files) all at reasonable prices. The website offers so much and the show brings great humor, and story along with incredible special effects that have only gotten better as the show continues. The actors are outstanding with terrific comedic timing and dynamic on-screen presence. The production of this show is above and beyond what I have seen on other fan-made movies and web series of this nature. I highly recommend you give it a try. I think you will be entertained.
Jeff Burns, who also produced a spinoff series, Super Mashed Up, featuring crossover adventures with characters from various other web series, such as Pairings, Justice Woman, Chop Socky Boom, Clutch, The Bloody Mary Show, Reality On Demand, Out With Dad, Pretty In Geek, Gay Nerds, and Pete Winning and The Pirates.
The 1st Annual Geekie Awards brings together the best of Internet geek culture, from web series to podcasts. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 18th from to (Pacific Standard Time) at the Avalon Hollywood. Tickets for the live show can be purchased on the official Geekie Awards web site, and will be discounted until June 30th. The show will also be streamed live online. A full list of the nominees and winners can also be found on the Geekie Awards web site.
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