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[07/22/14 - 07:57 AM]
National Geographic Channel Heads to Comic-Con San Diego
The panel will highlight NGC's smartertainment programming including returning series "Brain Games" and new series "Going Deep with David Rees" and "You Can't Lick Your Elbow."

[via press release from National Geographic Channel]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL HEADS TO COMIC-CON SAN DIEGO

KAL PENN TO MODERATE GAME YOUR BRAIN TO SUPERHERO STATUS

- Panel to Include NFL Superstar Tony Gonzalez, Host of You Can't Lick Your Elbow; David Rees, Host of Going Deep with David Rees; and Brain Games Illusionist Eric LeClerc

Panel to Take Place Friday, July 25, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM at the SDCC, Room 24ABC

Additionally, NGC to Host Nerd Nite San Diego on Friday, July 25, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM at SILO in Makers Quarter

(WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 22, 2014) National Geographic Channel (NGC) today announced that Kal Penn will moderate the network's Comic-Con International: San Diego Panel, Game Your Brain to Superhero Status. Penn is host of NGC's new series Mapology, slated for 2015. The panel will highlight NGC's smartertainment programming including returning series Brain Games and new series Going Deep with David Rees and You Can't Lick Your Elbow.

Game Your Brain to Superhero Status will feature Tony Gonzalez (CBS Sports' "THE NFL TODAY" analyst, You Can't Lick Your Elbow), Dr. Armand Dorian (ER physician, You Can't Lick Your Elbow), David Rees (Going Deep with David Rees) and Eric LeClerc (illusionist, Brain Games). Together, the panelists will take attendees through a series of interactive experiments that will mess with your mind and show you that what may seem superhuman is actually within your reach. The panel will take place Friday, July 25, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 24ABC.

"Who wouldn't want to learn how to hack your way to becoming superhuman? Having Kal, Tony, David and Eric all on one the panel will no doubt make for a mind-blowing experience. Comic-Con is the perfect audience to present our fun and interactive slate of smart programming," said Heather Moran, EVP, content at National Geographic Channel. "Our panel demonstrates our commitment to developing lean-in programming that is accessible and entertaining."

Following the panel, Comic-Con attendees are invited to let their inner geek shine as NGC hosts Nerd Nite San Diego. The special Comic-Con edition of the monthly, nationwide event held in more than 75 cities across the globe will include nerdy presentations from David Rees of Going Deep with David Rees, Aaron Sagers of Paranormal Pop Culture and professor Ron Broglio, field marshal of the Animal Revolution. The event will take place Friday, July 25, at SILO in Makers Quarter with trivia beginning at 7:30 p.m. and presentations at 8:30 p.m.

For more information on NGC's Comic-Con Panel, visit comic-con.org. Brain Games airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT; Going Deep with David Rees airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT; and You Can't Lick Your Elbow with Tony Gonzalez and Mapology with Kal Penn will premiere in 2015 on National Geographic Channel. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.

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About National Geographic Channel

Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 85 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.





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· BIG PICTURE WITH KAL PENN, THE (NGC)
· BRAIN GAMES (NGC)
· GOING DEEP WITH DAVID REES (ESQUIRE)
· YOU CAN'T LICK YOUR ELBOW (NGC)





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