Published: Thursday, 10 March 2011 | Written by SciFi Vision
The Reality Rocks Expo is coming to Los Angels April 9-10th, and is the "ultimate reality TV experience about the fans, for the fans, and by the fans." Scifivision received to press releases about this event, the second one will follow in a separate post.
REALITY ROCKS EXPO ANNOUNCES FIRST LINEUP OF STARS FROM MTV, VH1, SYFY, THE BACHELORETTE, DANCING WITH THE STARS, UNITED TASTES OF AMERICA, THE NEXT IRON CHEF AND MORE
Nick Cannon, DeAnna Pappas, Audrina Patridge, Eric Roberts, Karina Smirnoff, Daytime TV's Top Courtroom Judges and Cast Members of Ghost Hunters Among the Talent Slated To Preview Upcoming Shows, Participate In Meet & Greets, Panel Discussions, Open Casting Calls and Much More
LOS ANGELES...March 1, 2011— Nick Cannon, DeAnna Pappas, Audrina Patridge and Karina Smirnoff are among the names of talent announced to participate in the inaugural Reality Rocks Expo, the ultimate reality TV Experience, about the fans, for the fans and by the fans. The Reality Rocks Expo will feature two jam-packed days filled with previews of brand new television shows, meet & greets with everyone's favorite reality TV stars, insightful panel discussions as well as a special VIP Awards program for the Reality Rocks Fan Awards honoring fans' favorite talent and programs when the expo comes to the Los Angeles Convention Center April 9-10, 2011. For an updated list of scheduled events and to purchase tickets starting at $35 for a one-day pass or $65 for a two-day pass to the Reality Rocks Expo visit www.realityrocks.net.
Meet the Reality Stars:
AUDRINA PATRIDGE will be on hand on Sunday, April 10th, to treat fans to a very special preview of the first episode of her upcoming series Audrina, hosted by VH1. The screening will then be followed by an audience Q&A with Audrina and an intimate meet & greet for 25 lucky fans. Premiering on VH1 on April 17th at 9pm ET/PT, Mark Burnett and VH1 team up to give viewers a never-before-seen look into the life of Audrina Patridge, a favorite of MTV's The Hills and ABC's Dancing With the Stars, on Audrina. Cameras roll as Audrina takes her career to the next level while working to maintain some sense of normalcy. Audrina will introduce the world to a never-before-seen side of Audrina - her large, close-knit, Orange County family. As she advances her acting, modeling and business career, she is juggling a prominent role in her tight-knit family.
NICK CANNON will introduce his new MTV series Son of a Gun to fans by previewing the first episode of the show with the show's leading talent Cory Gunz, son of hip hop legend Peter Gunz. Cannon, who conceptualized, executive produces and stars in the show, will also participate alongside Gunz in an audience Q&A and exclusive meet & greet. MTV will document the journey of talented and up and coming rapper Cory Gunz in this new docu-series. This compelling six-part series takes viewers behind the scenes and into the world of Cory Gunz, an artist from Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, as he faces the tough decisions artists encounter as they're struggling to succeed in the competitive and cutthroat music industry. Son of a Gun will premiere on Thursday, April 28th at 11pm ET/PT on MTV.
Additionally, KARINA SMIRNOFF (Dancing With the Stars), DEANNA PAPPAS (as seen on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette), SHORTY ROSSI of Pit Boss, JEFFREY SAAD of United Tastes of America and ERIC GREENSPAN of The Next Iron Chef are among the first talent announced to be participating in autograph signings with fans on the fan central show floor in addition to various panel discussions.
Audition for Reality Shows:
Open casting calls will offer aspiring reality stars the opportunity to break into the business including calls hosted by Divorce Court and Wipeout while panel discussions provide behind the scenes looks at some of America's favorite long running shows including Ghost Hunters and Divorce Court:
Since October 2004, viewers have flocked to Syfy on Wednesday nights to catch the latest hair-raising cases of The Atlantic Paranormal Society on Ghost Hunters! Since its debut, the series has scared up record ratings and inspired two spinoffs, Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters Academy. On Saturday, April 9th, cast members from the series, as well as executive producer Craig Piligian and Syfy's president of original content,?Mark Stern, will be hosting an interactive Q&A panel at Reality Rocks to give fans an exclusive look behind the scenes at cable's #1 paranormal franchise!
Daytime TV's top courtroom judges will make a special appearance for a panel to take place on Sunday, April 10th. Two of television's most popular judges will come out from behind the bench to greet their fans and share the secrets behind a TV court program. Judge Alex Ferrer (Judge Alex), the only television judge with extensive police, legal and judicial experience, and Judge Lynn Toler, presiding over television's longest running court show, Divorce Court, to appear on a special panel at the Expo's main stage. Fans will be introduced to the craziest moments, hear about the most outrageous litigants, and get ready for the judges to answer all their burning questions. In addition, immediately following Daytime TV's Top Courtroom Judge panel, couples headed towards separation, can meet with the producers of Divorce Court for a chance to be on an upcoming episode.
Attend Reality Workshops and Q&As
Some of fans' favorite stars of Reality Television will share their experience on the shows and how it has shaped where they are now in a panel discussion "Reality TV Changed My Life," featuring Gretchen Bonaduce (Breaking Bonaduce and Gimme My Reality Show!), Adrianne Curry (America's Next Top Model and My Fair Brady) and Christopher Knight (The Surreal Life and My Fair Brady), and Eric Roberts (Celebrity Rehab).
Fans will have the opportunity to hear from experts and celebrities within reality television as they provide advice at workshops throughout the weekend. These workshops will teach fans everything from how to advance reality stardom with "How to Become a Host/Reality Star – Parlay Your 15 Minutes of Reality Fame Into a Career" featuring DeAnna Pappas, Cacee Cobb (Newlyweds and The Price of Beauty), to using social media at "Brand Yourself: Using Social Media to advance Your Career in Reality TV," to how to work behind the scenes in "How to Create, Produce, and Pitch Your Reality TV Show," and just how to survive with "How to Make It In Hollywood," and "How to Win a Competition Show," among others.
With over 400 reality shows broadcast into houses across America in the last year, Reality Rocks Expo™ offers a forum for fans to deliver their fiercest devotion yet. More than just a popularity contest, fans themselves are encouraged to participate and voice their opinions on their favorite shows through their fan pages on www.realityrocks.net. The second round of voting is now up for the Reality Rocks Fan Awards at www.realityrocks.net and features nominees from Dog the Bounty Hunter to Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars, Cake Boss, Teen Mom, Chopped, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Iron Chef and Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.
The full list of honorary advisors can be found at www.realityrocks.net. For real-time updates visit:
About Reality Rocks Expo™ Reality Rocks Expo™ is the first and only comprehensive, live fan-based happening that brings the invaluable world of avid and loyal viewers of Reality TV together in an up close and personal setting with their favorite reality, unscripted, factual, and lifestyle shows, celebrities, hosts and judges networks and producers. The ultimate Realty TV fan experience, Reality Rocks Expo is about the fans, for the fans and by the fans. The inaugural edition of Reality Rocks Expo will be held April 9-10, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Reality Rocks Expo™ is a production of Prometheus Global Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences and events, including The Billboard Latin Music Awards), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShoWest, ShowEast, Cineasia, and Cinema Expo International); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Mediaweek, Brandweek, Adweek Conferences, and The Clio Awards). Official media sponsors for Reality Rocks include GotCast.com, RealityWanted.com and Zap2it.com.