LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In a digitally-democratic move to let viewers declare their loyalty, today Reality Rocks Expo™ launches online voting for the first ever fan-voted reality, factual and lifestyle television awards that will be announced during Reality Rocks Expo™ on April 9-10, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. From now through November 30th, 2010, fans can visit www.realityrocks.net to vote for their favorite reality television shows that aired from September 2009 through September 2010.
Whether to delight in the drama of life as a Kardashian or awe at the dangers of confronting whalers, viewers tuned in to over 400 reality shows in the last year. Reality Rocks Expo™ now offers a forum for fans to deliver their fiercest devotion yet. This awards program is more than just a popularity contest. The fans themselves are encouraged to participate, too. Beginning today, by registering at www.realityrocks.net, fans are able to:
- Create their own, personally branded fan page
- Vote for their favorite shows
- Converse with other reality television fans, show celebs, hosts and judges
- Upload videos and photos
Fans will also have a shot at their own award and prizes. "The Fireball Fan Award" will be presented to the fan with the most active and dedicated fan page. The winner will receive two free coach class, round-trip tickets to Los Angeles for the Reality Rocks Expo™, two nights hotel and VIP All Access Pass. Five runners up "Fireball Fans" will receive complimentary "All Access VIP Badges" to Reality Rocks Expo™. Everyone who registers to vote at www.realityrocks.net will have a chance to win one of 100 free registration tickets to the event.
Once voting concludes on November 30th, 2010, the top 75 reality/factual and lifestyle television shows selected by the fans will move to a second round of voting by category and genre, including: Favorite Female Personality; Favorite Villain; Best Host of Science Reality; and Favorite Food Competition, to name a few. The second round of voting will begin in January 2011 and will run through March, with the final awards being presented at the on-site Reality Rocks Awards.
Adding their names to the growing list of honorary advisory committee members supporting the Reality Rocks Expo™ are some of reality television's most influential movers and shakers, including: Cris Abrego, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of 51 Minds; Orly Adelson, President of Dick Clark Productions; Thom Beers, CEO and Executive Producer of Original Productions; Pierre Brogan, Agent, Television and Alternative for Creative Artists Agency; Jason Burinescu, Vice President of Development for Intuitive Entertainment; Nick Cannon, Host of America's Got Talent; Shaleen Desai, Head of Alternative Programming for BBC Worldwide; Damla Dogan, Vice President Original Programming and Series Development for E! Entertainment Television; Tanya Hekimian, VP, Development for September Films USA; Corie Henson, Vice President Alternative Series and Specials for ABC Entertainment; Eli Holzman, President of Studio Lambert; Mark Koops, Managing Director at Reveille; Matt Kunitz, Creator, Executive Producer Wipeout for Endemol USA; David McKillop, SVP of Development and Programming at the History Channel; Theresa Patiri, Vice President Production Management and Operations for WE tv Networks; SallyAnn Salsano, Founder and President of 495 Productions; Jill Schwartz, SVP, Programming Development for Fox Television Studios; and Troy Searer, Founding Partner and CEO of Tijuana Entertainment.
The full list of honorary advisors can be found at www.realityrocks.net. For real-time updates visit:
About Reality Rocks Expo™
Reality Rocks Expo™, is the first and only comprehensive, live fan-based happening that brings the invaluable world of avid and loyal viewers of Reality TV together in an up close and personal setting with their favorite reality, factual, and lifestyle shows, celebrities, hosts and judges networks and producers. The ultimate Realty TV fan experience, Reality Rocks Expo is about the fans, for the fans and by the fans. The inaugural edition of Reality Rocks Expo will be held April 9-10, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Reality Rocks Expo™ is a production of Prometheus Global Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences and events, including The Billboard Latin Music Awards), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShoWest, ShowEast, Cineasia, and Cinema Expo International); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Mediaweek, Brandweek, Adweek Conferences, and The Clio Awards). Official media sponsors for Reality Rocks include GotCast.com and RealityWanted.com.
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