I hope some of you out there were able to make it to San Diego Comic Con this year. Thanks to all who turned out to the Adam West, Batman and Family Guy appearances! It gets bigger every year and this time was really special what with the 45th anniversary of the classic Batman series, and the reunion of Adam, Burt Ward and Yvonne Craig. If you missed it, check out some of the great press from the convention, including interviews! USA Today – My Favorite Panel: Batman Wired Cafe Interview with Adam West Entertainment Weekly Interview Los Angeles Times article TheWrap.com article Yahoo! article
It’s that time of year again for the mother of all comic cons. We are pleased to announce that Adam will be making a couple of exciting appearances at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con so if you are in the area, check it out! Friday, July 22nd: Adam, along with Burt Ward and Julie Newmar as special guests of HUB network. The fun starts at 6pm when all three will appear on a panel (sponsored by HUB) to discuss the classic Batman TV series. *HUB currently airs episodes of the Batman series. More information on that here! Saturday, July 23rd: Adam will be appearing at the Fox booth from 9:30-10:30am as the spokesman for the new Family Guy Online game.
We hope you had a chance to visit the Dolby Laboratories Facebook page in the last couple weeks, install their app and enter for a chance to have Adam do a dramatic reading of one of your status updates. As part of Dolby’s Status Update Theater campaign, Adam is helping Dolby “make everything more real, intense, and entertaining. Even your Facebook updates.” For the lucky among you who entered, Adam will be reading the winner’s updates live tomorrow 2/18/2011! And even if you didn’t, you can check it out by clicking here.
Adam is the voice of the new Hebrew National hot dogs campaign from ad agency SapientNitro and directed by Jeremy Konner of the HBO series Funny Or Die Presents. “If it were any more beefy, your mind would literally be blown…kablamy.” Check out two of the new spots below.
Adam West will be starring in an upcoming Dolby Laboratories social media ad campaign. The campaign will be based around the idea that Dolby sound systems “make everything sound great.” Facebook users will be able to submit their best status updates, have them voted on by a panel of judges, and if chosen, they will be dramatically acted out on film by Adam himself. Winners will then be able to post the video to their Facebook pages. The event takes place February 18th so you better sharpen up your Facebookin’ skills. Read the full article here.
Adam West in top pre-Batman form in this vintage commercial for Kellogg’s Flosted Fwakes…err…Prosted Fakes…guess you better just watch this recently uncovered gem yourself.
Adam plays a role in the recently launched Butterfinger campaign. The fun, absurdly wacky campaign features the antics of the Buttefinger Defense League composed of Erik Estrada, Lou Ferrigno and Charisma Carpenter. Their mission, to track down who’s behind a string of Butterfinger thefts plaguing the city. Hmm…I wonder who could be masterminding this nefarious plot?
Adam West is in Austin, Texas today attending a truly unique and special event: Austin’s Night of the Bat. As home of the largest urban population of bats, Austin is throwing a one-day Bat-Extravaganza. Mr. West is attending as the guest of honor and introduce a special screening of the original classic 1966 film Batman. The theater? None other than the Paramount, where the film premiered over 40 years ago. The day continues with a host of special events, a welcome to Mr. West from the mayor, a concert, all culminating with a gathering to view the amazing 1.5 million bats emerge from under Congress bridge for their famous nightly flight.
Adam made a surprise appearance on the Jay Leno’s Tonight Show Wednesday night. Nic Cage was being interviewed about his role in the upcoming film Kick Ass. He was describing how he grew up on the Batman TV series and emulated Adam’s performance for the role. At which point, Jay brought Adam out to face off with Nic in a Batman triva game. Watch below:
Adam became star #329 on the Palm Springs Walk Of Stars last weekend at a ceremony held in downtown Palm Springs. The sidewalk was overflowing with fans, onlookers, press and a very proud family as PSWOS board members and local and state government officials gave speeches honoring Adam’s career. Adam gave a speech and then the event culminated with the unveiling of his sparkling new star outside the Starbuck’s on the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Palm Canyon Drive. Here is some of the press from the event: KESQ KPSP