Fandom Partners with Cirque du Soleil to Debut Groundbreaking New Show at SDCC




Attendees Will be Treated to an Exclusive Preview of R.U.N – The First Live-Action Thriller by Cirque du Soleil 

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Los Angeles, CA – July 2, 2019 — Fandom, the fan-first global platform company, today announced that it has teamed up with Cirque du Soleil for its 4th annual Fandom Party at San Diego Comic Con.

The annual rooftop bash will take place on Thursday, July 18th at Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, where guests will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of R.U.N – the first live-action thriller by Cirque du Soleil, followed by a special performance by Girl Talk.  

Premiering at Luxor in Las Vegas this October, R.U.N is a groundbreaking new Cirque du Soleil show that provides the audience with an unprecedented sensory experience where state-of-the-art special effects collide with human performance and cutting-edge technology to explore the world of stunts.  The Fandom Party will feature a specially created act inspired by R.U.N conceived by Show Director Michael Schwandt and Creation Director Stefan Miljevic.  It will showcase a live performance by Tyler Bates, R.U.N’s Music Composer, as well as a voice-over narration written by the show’s Writer, acclaimed filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.  The never-before-seen performance will include pyrotechnic elements, an epic rooftop battle, adrenaline-inducing motorcycle tricking, and live-action stunts.

“We are thrilled to work alongside Cirque du Soleil to unveil this unprecedented live entertainment experience,”  said Ken Shapiro, Chief Revenue Officer for Fandom. “At Fandom we’re committed to providing our fans with the ultimate destination to celebrate their pop-culture passion and we cannot wait to bring that experience to life once again at Comic-Con.”  

“With R.U.N we’ve taken inspiration from the world of action movies and graphic novels to create a truly one-of-a-kind entertainment experience,” said Lou D’Angeli, VP of Marketing for Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. “We couldn’t imagine a better partner in Fandom and a better setting than Comic-Con to share a preview of our new creation.”

Home to more than 200 million monthly users and 420,000 unique communities, Fandom brings together more entertainment and pop culture aficionados than any other platform of its kind. The Fandom community doesn’t simply consume entertainment: its members live and breathe it, sharing their passions with fellow fans and attending the industry’s biggest events. Fandom’s content creators and users represent the most highly engaged fans in entertainment, with 48 billion minutes of engagement and 25 million yearly contributions. Whether you’re a champion gamer, a movie buff, or an advertiser aiming to reach high-value audiences, Fandom is your go-to platform.

The event is open by invitation only — but a limited amount of tickets have been made available to the public. Fans can follow @getfandom on Twitter for a chance to attend.

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To watch the first look teaser of R.U.N click the link HERE.

 About Fandom

Fandom is a global entertainment platform powered by fan passion. As the fan-trusted source in entertainment, we provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. Whether looking for in-depth information on favorite franchises or discovering what’s buzzing in entertainment and gaming, fans come to the platform to meet other fans and devour our original expert content in a trusted, carefully curated environment. With over 200 million monthly users and more than 400,000 communities across movies, TV, and gaming, the Fandom audience is extremely young and influential: #1 in reach among Teens (13-17), Young Adults (18-24) and Millennials (18-34) in the comScore Top 100.

About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is the world leader in creating, producing and distributing live entertainment. With an established reputation in circus art shows, the Group further leverages its creative and innovative powerhouse to present a variety of compelling entertainment forms through its divisions, such as Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, VStar Entertainment Group, The Works Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences and 4U2C. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group productions have performed in more than 65 countries in over 450 cities, with an average of over 15 million tickets sold yearly. Beyond its various experiences and shows, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet through art and creativity. For more information, visit

About R.U.N

The first look teaser and logo can be downloaded here

R.U.N is the 47th original production of Cirque du Soleil, part of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, and its 10th resident show presented in Las Vegas.  R.U.N will begin performances on October 24, 2019 and play in the R.U.N Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and start at $69 plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased by visiting, by calling 702.352.0221 on April 30, 855.706.5433 beginning May 1, or in-person at the R.U.N Theater box office. 

About Girl Talk 

Girl Talk (aka Pittsburgh’s Gregg Gillis) has been constructing meticulous sample-based music since 2000.  His early work was known for its raw experimental nature, but by the release of his 2006 album, Night Ripper, that style evolved into genre-smashing, breakneck-paced party jams. Night Ripper consisted of over 300 songs, from wildly disparate Top 40 genres and eras, mashed up and layered together into one cohesive collage.  It received critical acclaim, and the attention resulted in a rapidly growing fanbase. Girl Talk continued to develop his signature style with the release of Feed the Animals in 2008 and All Day in 2010. He steadily toured over the following years, bringing his renowned confetti-covered and sweat-soaked performances to venues ranging from house party basements to major festivals.   By 2014, Gillis began focusing on collaborative work, mainly doing the production and beats with rappers. That year, he released “Broken Ankles,” an EP with Freeway. This has been followed up by one-off songs with Wiz Khalifa, Erick The Architect (from Flatbush Zombies), Smoke DZA, and Don Q.   

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