Outdoor Channel’s ‘Hollywood Weapons’ Cast to Appear at Comic-Con International: San Diego

July 17, 2017

Panel Discussion: “The Art and Science of Film Pyrotechnics and Firearms”

Features Outdoor Channel Host Terry Schappert and Firearms Expert Larry Zanoff

NEW YORK (July 17, 2017) Outdoor Channel’s Hollywood Weapons host and firearms expert, Terry Schappert and Larry Zanoff, respectively, will appear at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Saturday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m. (PT) in Grand Room 3 & 4 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The duo will be part of a panel discussion entitled: The Art and Science of Film Pyrotechnics and Firearms. The panel will be moderated by Fast Company’s Susan Karlin.

Schappert, also a former Green Beret, and Zanoff, Independent Studios Services head of armor, also will be signing autographs on Saturday at Autograph Area (AA) Booth 18 at 3-4 p.m. (PT).

“Going to Comi-Con and actually speaking on a panel there is like a dream come true,” Schappert said. “I’m willing to bet I’ll have more fun than the movie and weapon fans! Hollywood Weapons is a show for everyone – film, TV, science, firearms – and pyrotechnics fans will all find something to like.”

“Having Terry Schappert and Larry Zanoff participating in the panel adds a different dimension to our discussion,” Karlin added. “It seems strange to think a show – and talent – from Outdoor Channel would fit in at Comic-Con but Hollywood Weapons clearly does. I think you will see why during the panel.”

The panel: The Art and Science of Film Pyrotechnics and Firearms delves into the science and technology behind the colors and shapes of your favorite action scenes in the movies and television, whether or not those crazy gunfights onscreen and blasts could actually occur in real life and the pyro and firearms involved in the stunt scenes. The experts will share information on how these scenes are created and executed, offer videos and funny behind-the-scenes anecdotes, as well as provide tips on getting into the business.

Besides Schappert, Zanoff and moderator Karlin, panelists include: Thomas Seymour (Criminal Minds), miniatures expert Robert “Hutch” Hutchins (Apollo 13) and Dimitri and Beckie Timohovich (Team America World Police, Burning Man).

Comic-Con has presented thousands of special guests at its conventions throughout the years and brings together comics creators, science fiction and fantasy authors, film and television actors, directors, producers, writers and creators from all aspects of the popular arts together with fans for fun and candid discussions about numerous art forms and programming.

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