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SGA-SciFi Digital Media Tour-June 25-27 2007 - Links & more

Below is a collection of links, photos, articles and videos on the SciFi Digital Media Tour which was held June 25-27, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada, to promote returning shows Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, and Stargate Atlantis, as well as new entries such as Flash Gordon.


 

OVERVIEW

 

Ø Hollywood Reporter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i1f07f2fbfe6c089beef27a3cdb916109

 

Bloggers get Sci Fi access

Sci Fi Channel is using the viral power of blogging to promote its fall lineup of programming.

The network is hosting a digital press event in Vancouver, where bloggers and webmasters from various media organizations will report from behind the scenes of such Sci Fi shows as "Battlestar Galactica," "Eureka," "Stargate Atlantis" and "Flash Gordon" through blogs.

The event, which began Monday and runs through Wednesday, will host about 32 online press members from such media outlets as Yahoo, AOL, TV.com and zap2it.com. It includes various panels and Q&A discussions with cast members and show producers.

"With the fragmentation of audiences and the media, people are more and more getting information from the digital press and bloggers of established Web sites, and we wanted to respond to that," said Dave Howe, GM and executive vp at Sci Fi. "What we've seen is that our audience is at the forefront of involvement in communities by bloggers and has an unbelievable knowledge and thirst for knowledge about our shows."

While bloggers will post editorial, photos and video from the event through their media outlet's Web site, video from the junket also will be syndicated for other destinations on the Web. Howe said Colin Ferguson and Salli Richardson from "Eureka" and David Hewlett and Rachel Luttrell from "Stargate Atlantis" were among the show talent taking part in the events.

 

Ø Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/televisionNews/idUSN2631855220070626

Sci Fi Channel is using the viral power of blogging to promote its fall lineup of programming. The network is hosting a digital press event in Vancouver, where bloggers and webmasters from various media organizations will report from behind the scenes of such Sci Fi shows as "Battlestar Galactica," "Eureka," "Stargate Atlantis" and "Flash Gordon" through blogs.  The event, which began Monday and runs through Wednesday, will host about 32 online press members from such media outlets as Yahoo, AOL, TV.com and zap2it.com. It includes various panels and Q&A discussions with cast members and show producers. While bloggers will post editorial, photos and video from the event through their media outlet's Web site, video from the junket also will be syndicated for other destinations on the Web. Dave Howe, GM and executive vp at Sci Fi, said Colin Ferguson and Salli Richardson from "Eureka" and David Hewlett and Rachel Luttrell from "Stargate Atlantis" were among the show talent taking part in the events. The network collaborated with online marketing and communications company New Media Strategies on the event.

 

The following (snerched from a site below) is the actual email from SciFi (so, technically, it belongs to them, but it’s interesting to fans)

 

Digital Press Tour – SCI FI Channel
Battlestar Galactica / Eureka / Stargate Atlantis / Flash Gordon

June 25
7:00pm SCI FI Channel hosted dinner at Il Giardino Restaurant
1382 Hornby Street, Vancouver (Taxi arrangements will be made)

June 26
6:15am Bus pick up at Sutton Place Hotel
6:30am Bus pick up at Metropolitan Hotel
7:00am Arrive Eureka (Vancouver Film Studios)
7:00am – 7:30am Coffee and continental-style breakfast at Craft Service at studio
7:30am - 8:15am Eureka Q&A panel w/ cast (7 cast tbc) in “Global Dynamics Rotunda” set
8:15am – 9:00am Eureka set tour (Gloria Davies, Unit Publicist)
“Global Dynamics” set
“Café Diem” set
“Smart House” set (w/ possible demo of Smart House gadgets)
“Henry’s Garage” set
“Sheriff’s Office” set
9:00am - 9:15am Coffee Break at Craft Service
9:15am – 9:45am Photo opportunity for digital media to have their photo taken on predetermined set
9:45am Pack up and travel via bus to Bridge Studios for Stargate Atlantis
10:00am Arrive Stargate Atlantis
10:15am – 11am Stargate Atlantis Q&A panel w/ cast & producers - in “Gateroom” set (cast: David Hewlett, Rachel Luttrell, Amanda Tapping (tbc), Exec Producers/ Showrunners: Joe Mallozzi & Paul Mullie)
11am –12pm Stargate Atlantis set tour (tour guide tbc)
“Puddle Jumper” set
“Daedalus” set
“Village” set
“Blade” set
“Stargate SG-1” main set
“Main Atlantis set w/ Gateroom”
12pm – 12:30pm Photo op for digital media to have their photo taken in front of the Atlantis Stargate
12:30pm – 1:30pm LUNCH on Stargate Atlantis (catered by Edible Planet)
1:15 – 1:35pm Photo op for digital media to have their photo taken in front of the SG-1 Stargate (tbc)
1:35pm Pack up and travel back to Vancouver Film Studios for Battlestar Galactica
2:00pm – 2:45pm Tour of Battlestar Galactica (Stages I, D, H, ending in G)
(tour guides: Richard Hudolin, Production Designer, Doug Maclean, Art Director)
3:00pm - 3:45pm Battlestar Q&A panel w/ Harvey Frand (Producer) and cast tbc in “Hangar” Stage G
3:45pm – 4:15pm Photo opportunity for digital media w/ Viper (Stage G)
4:15pm - 4:35pm Show n’ Tell – VFX Supervisor, G. Hutzel (Stage G)
4:40pm – 5:00pm Show n’ Tell – Costume Designer, G. Campbell (Stage G)
5:00pm Pack up and travel via bus to Vancouver (Drop offs at Metropolitan Hotel & Sutton Place Hotel)

June 27
5:30am Bus pick up at Sutton Place Hotel
5:45am Bus pick up at Metropolitan Hotel
(Media given “continental breakfast to go” on the bus from caterers)
6:45am Arrive Flash Gordon (at studios in Langley)
6:45am – 7:00am Get quick coffee and get seated for panel interview
7:00am - 7:45am Flash Gordon Q&A panel w/ cast (6 cast tbc) in “Ming’s Council Chamber” set
7:45am – 8:30am Flash set tour (Tom Rowe, Exec. Producer) & Wardrobe Show & Tell
8:30am – 9:00am Photo opportunity for digital media to have their photo taken on predetermined set
9:00am – 9:15am Coffee Break at Craft Service
9:15am – 9:45am Screen Tin Man promo tape & view Tin Man production illustrations (in Flash location tbc)
10am – 11am Pack up and travel via bus to Vancouver
Drop offs at Metropolitan & Sutton Place

 

 

OBLIGATORY PHOTO snerched from a site below, from a handout from SciFi Press people.

 



LINKS

 

Below are links to various online blogs/websites which have so far put up something.

 

Ø AOL Television

http://television.aol.com/feature/sci-fi-behind-the-scenes

(check out the photo selection)

 

Ø IESB

http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2791&Itemid=99

(contains text, plus five part video section, plus publicity photos (30))

 

Ø Joe Mallozzi blog

http://josephmallozzi.blogspot.com/2007/06/june-26-2007.html

 

Ø MediaBlvd.

http://www.mediablvd.com/magazine/Magazine-home/mbnews7224327327.html

(text plus video)

 

Ø Monsters and Critics

http://smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1322400.php/Vancouver_Sci_Fi_Channel_adventure_begins

(text)

 

http://smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com/features/article_1325151.php

(link to video)

 

http://smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1324379.php/Sti

(contains text plus links to publicity stills)

 

Ø Montykins

http://montykins.livejournal.com/266231.html

(text plus photos)

 

Ø Scifi-Meshes

http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/latest-news/28233-digital-press-tour-schedule-talent-list.html

(alas, you have to pay to access the article/photos if I read the site correctly)

 

Ø SyFy Portal

http://www.syfyportal.com/news423832.html 

(text)

 

Ø TeeVee.org

http://www.teevee.org/

(text)

 

Ø TV Addict

http://thetvaddict.com/2007/07/01/sci-fi-digital-press-tour-stargate-atlantis/ 

(video)

 

Ø TV.com

http://www.tv.com/story/9814.html?&page=3

(text plus 54 minute video on all shows)

 

Ø TV Jots

http://tvjots.blogspot.com/2007/07/sci-fi-digital-press-tour-stargate.html

(text)

 

Ø TV Squad – contains brief text and video

http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/06/29/stargate-atlantis-panel-at-sci-fis-digital-press-tour-part-one/ (34 minutes)

http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/06/29/stargate-atlantis-panel-at-sci-fis-digital-press-tour-part-two/

(5 minutes)

 

Ø TwitchFilm

http://www.twitchfilm.net/archives/010554.html

(text plus photos, some non-standard from handouts)

 

http://s31.photobucket.com/albums/c365/wraithfodder/SGA%20season%204/?action=view&current=scifipresstour.jpg

 

Other blog/websites reportedly represented at the event (according to Joe Mallozzi) who have yet to report (from Solutions blog).



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