'Thrilling Adventure Hour' jumps from the stage to the page
Part stage show, part podcast, The Thrilling Adventure Hour – a science fiction-themed stage show performed in the style of the old-time radio broadcast – has garnered quite a bit of fame. Created by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker and performed by The Workforce Players, The Thrilling Adventure Hour has run for eight years in Hollywood. Hosted by Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast network since October 2011, dozens of celebrity guests (Joseph Gordon-Levett, Emily Blunt, Patton Oswalt, Zachary Levy, and Nathan Fillion to name a few) have appeared in over a hundred critically acclaimed episodes.
It’s just getting started.
Announced by Archaia Entertainment, The Thrilling Adventure Hour will be receiving its first graphic novel anthology in late August. The anthology will feature three brand new stories written by the show’s creators. To celebrate, several events are planned to help introduce The Thrilling Adventure Hour to a wider audience.
Making their debut at San Diego Comic-Con, The Thrilling Adventure Hour World Domination Tour panel is set for Friday, July 19. Nerd HQ‘s Conversation for a Cause series will host a talk with the show’s cast and fans on Saturday, with all of the proceeds going to Operation Smile, and the Horton Grand Theatre will host live performances of The Thrilling Adventure Hour Friday and Saturday.
Running now through October 20, the Cartoon Art Musuem – in partnership with The WorkJuice Corporation, Quixotic Transmedia and Archaia Entertainment – will be hosting a Thrilling Adventure Hour exhibit, including original pieces by anthology artists Heidi Arnhold, Jordie Bellaire, Randy Bishop, Casey Crowe, Lar deSouza, Joanna Etep, Evan Larson, André May, Chris Moreno, Natalie Nourigat, Joel Priddy, Evan “Doc” Shanner, and Jeff Stokely. The exhibition will also feature artwork inspired by the show from Jackson Publick (The Venture Bros.), Ben Edlund (The Tick), Dustin Weaver (Avengers, Astonishing X-Men), and Tom Fowler (Mad Magazine, Mysterious the Unfathomable). Fowler also provides the anthology cover art.
Tickets for the Conversation for a Cause charity panel can be purchased here.