Legion M the first fan-owned entertainment company returned to San Diego Comic-Con with an array of events that spanned the entire run of the convention. Legion M was founded by Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison in March 2016. The company allows fans to invest in the creation of entertainment content including movies. television shows, comic books, and much more.
Legion M took over the Theater Box located in the Gaslight Quater. Atop the Theater Box sat a patio fan lounge hosted by the Pop Insider. Fan’s stopped by Thursday through Sunday for a cash bar, recharging station’s, relaxation, giveaways and special activities like dance parties and karaoke.
Starting on Thursday fans had the opportunity to take a picture with a replica of the Stargate located in the lobby of the Theatre Box for the whole weekend and gave fans a chance to spin the prize wheel for unique Stargate prizes, including mini-posters, pins, buttons and more.
On Friday night the critically-acclaimed documentary “Memory: The Origins of Alien” followed by a special Q&A with the film’s director Alexandre O. Philippe (“The People vs. George Lucas,” “Doc of the Dead”) took place. The feature-length film, which premiered to rave reviews in the Midnight Section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the archives of “Alien” creators Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger, including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and O’Bannon’s original 29 page script from 1971, titled Memory. The documentary also takes fans on an exploration of the mythical underpinnings of “Alien” and dedicates focus on the film’s iconic “Chestburster” scene. “Memory: The Origins of Alien” Those in attendance also took part in a Q/A hosted by Legion M.
Legion M also hosted a handprint ceremony with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes. The company is one of the backer’s for Smith’s upcoming film Jay and Silent Bob Reboot which will be released later this year.
As you can see Legion M hosted a variety of events during SDCC including a sneak peek of Jason Mewes directorial debut of Madness in the Method. An activation where you could stand in front of the Quick Stop made famous in the cult film Clerks. A Potterhead party closed out SDCC with a Potter-themed event with giveaways, potion drinks, and a cosplay meetup, featuring the star of Fantastic Beasts Dan Fogler!
We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Legion M. They are a great company and it’s all about the fans. For more information check them out online at https://legionm.com/