ESET Launches Comic-Con International 2015 Contest as Nerdist's Official Cybersecurity Partner

ESET to Bring Winner of Contest to San Diego During Comic-Con; ESET On-site with Nerdist at Petco Park July 10th

May 15, 2015, 06:00 ET from ESET

SAN DIEGO, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, today announced the launch of a contest that will bring a winner and their guest to San Diego, Calif. during Comic-Con International 2015, July 9-12.

Ahead of the world's largest gathering of comic and science fiction fans, ESET is challenging contestants to create a caption for an image of ESET's very own superhero, the ESET Android, as he battles cyber threats.

The contestant that submits the best caption wins the Grand Prize which includes:  

  • Round-trip airfare for two to San Diego during Comic-Con International (July 9-12)
  • 3 nights/4 days at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego
  • $500 spending cash
  • VIP access to the Nerdist Industries activation at Petco Park, and exclusive access to their VIP party
  • Interview on "Nerdist News" episode shot at Petco Park outside of Comic-Con, and brought on Nerdist's stage for an additional prize

"Whether you're a gamer, a road-warrior, or a cosplay pioneer, we want you to use and enjoy your personal tech safely and with confidence," said Darren Stordahl, VP of Marketing for ESET North America. "Every day, ESET protects over 100 million people from cyber threats, and for years, the ESET Android has represented the ultimate cyber defender – tirelessly battling viruses and cyber criminals to ensure your online safety."

ESET will also be on-site at Petco Park during Comic-Con as the official cybersecurity partner of Nerdist Industries on July 10th. Attendees will have more chances to win as they participate in one of the largest activations in downtown San Diego. Entrance to Petco Park is free, and open to everyone.

"Nerdist is returning to San Diego for Comic-Con International with another round of epic arena laser tag, more celebrity conversations and a veritable ton of activities to participate in," said Nerdist Spokesperson Brian Walton, VP of Editorial Operations. "The red carpet is still getting cleaned, but we're counting down to the moment we'll be rolling it out for our fans at the Con and the very lucky winner of this trip."

ESET believes people should be able to enjoy safer technology wherever and whenever they connect and feel empowered to go explore the best the web has to offer. As one of San Diego's leading technology companies, ESET is challenging people to think like a heroic cyber-crime fighter and enter their ESET Android caption contest to win the Grand Prize trip to San Diego during Comic-Con International.

The caption contest runs from May 15th, 2015 to June 14th, 2015 and is open to U.S. residents. The winner will be announced on June 15th. To enter and for more information on contest rules and restrictions, please visit www.eset.com/comiccon.

There will be more chances to win additional prizes leading up to Comic-Con, and on-site with ESET at Petco Park on July 10th. Follow all the action on Twitter @ESET, #ESETPower, #SDCC15 and Facebook.com/ESET.

About ESET
Since 1987, ESET® has been developing record award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology®. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires. For more information visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

About Nerdist
Nerdist Industries is a multi-platform creator of genre and popular culture content. Founded by CEO Chris Hardwick, its online presence includes a website at Nerdist.com featuring Nerdist News hosted by Jessica Chobot; a combined 2.75 million Twitter followers; a Podcast Network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast; The Nerdist School comedy training program; and the Nerdist Alliance, a community of curated partnerships with some of YouTube's most talented creators. Nerdist also produces content for television including @midnight for Comedy Central. Legendary Entertainment acquired Nerdist Industries in August 2012.

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