Watch ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Live from PAX West’ with Your Friends in Cinemas Nationwide from the Sold-out Seattle Gaming Festival on September 4 Only

Fathom Events, Dungeons & Dragons and Wizards of the Coast Bring This Exclusive Live Event to the Big Screen for One Night

DENVER--()--Set to be a critical hit, “Dungeons & Dragons: Live from PAX West” comes to U.S. cinemas live on Sunday, September 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 6:00 p.m. PT, presented by Fathom Events, Dungeons & Dragons and Wizards of the Coast. The PAX West convention sells out quickly year after year and the D&D Live Game is a big draw, with fans sometimes waiting in line for hours to watch it. This year, fans will have a chance to see the legendary group of D&D adventurers called Acquisitions Incorporated, led by acclaimed Dungeon Master Chris Perkins, on the big screen. This one-night live event includes a behind-the-scenes look at building the Dungeons & Dragons adventure and creating the set pieces, starting 30 minutes before stated show time, plus commentary from Perkins, as well as an exclusive adventure booklet for attendees.

Tickets for “Dungeons & Dragons: Live from PAX West” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 300 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“The Acquisitions Incorporated players are hilarious and great at improvisation,” said Chris Perkins, Dungeon Master for “Dungeons & Dragons Live from PAX West.” “I can’t wait to see how they handle their biggest threat ever: GIANTS! It’s going to be brutal, suspenseful and fun.”

Taking place in Seattle, PAX West is the premier festival that focuses on all things relevant to gaming culture, with one of the top events being the annual D&D Live Game, featuring Acquisitions Inc. The Live Game has been growing in popularity since it began in 2010, and in 2015 thousands of fans waited in line for hours to witness heroic storytelling from some of the most entertaining D&D players in the world. This year, rather than fans being turned away, they are able to experience PAX West through a VIP and up-close cinema experience.

“D&D fans are not going to want to miss this special event. Watching the game with like-minded fans at your local movie theater is the next best thing to being right at the gaming table!” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said.

“There’s something really special about being in Benaroya Hall, watching a Dungeons & Dragons game live in front of thousands of people,” said Nathan Stewart, Global Brand Director of Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast. “Now fans across the country are going to be able to experience a part of that magic, laughing and hanging out with their friends as they watch the antics of Acquisitions Inc. on a big screen. That’s what D&D is all about.”

For artwork/photos related to “Dungeons & Dragons: Live from PAX West,” visit the Fathom Events press site.

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 885 locations and 1,348 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

About Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.

About Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade (www.penny-arcade.com) is an online comic strip with over 3.5 million monthly readers. The New York Times–bestselling “Penny Arcade” comic is widely considered one of the most authentic and influential voices in gamer culture and the gaming industry. Penny Arcade created the PAX gamer festivals (West, East, South, and Australia)--the largest consumer gaming festivals in the United States and in Australia. In 2008 they created Acquisitions Incorporated, launching the “friends playing D&D” genre via podcast, and starting in 2010, grew Acq Inc into a main-stage, standing room only, live event at PAX West and East. In 2016 "Acquisitions, Inc: The Series" was launched as an episodic webseries.

Contacts

Fathom Events
Jessica Nelson, 720-262-2753
jnelson@fathomevents.com
or
Katherine Schwappach, 720-262-2713
kschwappach@fathomevents.com
or
Scoop Marketing for Fathom Events
Erik Stein, 818-761-6100
estein@solters.com
or
Wizards of the Coast
Greg Tito, 917-407-2405
greg.tito@wizards.com
or
360 PR for Wizards of the Coast
Sheila Tayebi, 617-585-5764
stayebi@360pr.com

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Fathom Events, Dungeons & Dragons and Wizards of the Coast Bring This Exclusive Event, Live from PAX West, to the Big Screen for One Night

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Contacts

Fathom Events
Jessica Nelson, 720-262-2753
jnelson@fathomevents.com
or
Katherine Schwappach, 720-262-2713
kschwappach@fathomevents.com
or
Scoop Marketing for Fathom Events
Erik Stein, 818-761-6100
estein@solters.com
or
Wizards of the Coast
Greg Tito, 917-407-2405
greg.tito@wizards.com
or
360 PR for Wizards of the Coast
Sheila Tayebi, 617-585-5764
stayebi@360pr.com