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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

SYFY WIRE San Diego/New York Comic Con

Entered in 360 Video

About this entry

Our 360-degree Comic Con videos sought to accomplish two goals. First, we wanted to produce material that showcased the brand's recent recommitment to celebrating EVERYTHING sci-fi, fantasy, horror and the fandoms that love them. There is no better place to capture that spirit than at San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con. Second, we wanted to acknowledge the tech-forward mindset of our audience by producing SDCC coverage in an atypical way.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

What better way to celebrate fandom and geek culture than at the two biggest geeky events of the year? Our videos took viewers to the most visually rich, right-in-the-middle-of-it events from San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con. Shooting them in the 360-degree format allowed for an immersion into the cons that's only beat by being there. Events we shot included the convention floors, giant cosplay meet ups, fan gatherings, a video game marching band, Artists Alley (where comic book creators showcase their work), exhibition booths and even lunch with Kevin Smith.


Our videos have earned over 50,000 views since their debut. They also garnered significant press attention as part of SYFY's rebrand efforts, which but the brand's focus back on the larger genre and its fandom.


Produced by

SYFY Digital


Entry Credits

About the Shorty Awards

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Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch,, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City