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    Located At 450 2nd Avenue (at 1st Avenue &
    J Street) In San Diego
    "South Park" Fan Experience Part Of COMEDY CENTRAL's Ongoing "Year Of The Fan"Celebration Of The Emmy®
    And Peabody®
    Award-Winning Series
    Fans Will Have A Chance To Win A Pair Of Tickets To The
    Award-Winning Musical "The Book of Mormon" Every Day Of The Experience

NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 — Fans will be transported into the world of “South Park” as they walk into the 15,000

square foot Ultimate Fan Experience located at 450 2nd Avenue (at 1st Avenue & J

Street), just outside of the San Diego Convention Center. The “South Park” Year of the Fan Experience, a free

and open to the public event, commemorates the series’ 15th season. The festivities

kick off with a “South Park” themed parade starting at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21

at 5th Avenue and K Street with the venue officially opening at 1:00 p.m. and run

through Saturday, July 23. Fans can participate in a costume contest which will take

place during the afternoon of Saturday, July 23. The best character costumes will win

a Kid Robot “Mysterion” figurine signed by Matt Stone and Trey Parker.


“South Park” Year of the Fan Experience includes:

• A life-size replica

of “South Park” Avenue.
• Interactive stations with social networking

uploading capabilities including a Create Your Own Avatar station and an official badge

by foursquare (see below).
• A “South Park” photo booth and a face painting

station featuring famous “South Park” characters including Mitch Connor.

• A museum with “South Park”-inspired artwork by Ron English and other curated

artists on display, including fan-submitted artwork chosen by English as well as “South

Park” staff artwork.
• Famous “South Park” memorabilia, including the gown

Matt Stone wore to the Oscars in 2000 and the original cut-outs and story boards from

the early seasons of the show.
• A screening of the original, un-aired “South

Park” pilot and the “South Park Bigger, Longer & Uncut” movie on Friday night at 8:00

p.m., followed by an informal Q&A session with members of the production staff.

• A center stage with “South Park” karaoke, costume competition, trivia contests

and more emceed by comedian Owen Benjamin.
• A Big Wheel pedal fan prix race

• A school cafeteria where special edition bags of Cheesy Poofs will be

given away.
• A Voice of the Fan confessional booth where South Park will

interview the fans about their favorite “South Park” moment, challenge them to sing the

Cheesy Poof song or the “South Park” theme song. The best recordings may be used on


on the upcoming Year of the Fan DVD.

COMEDY CENTRAL has teamed up with foursquare to offer the official badge of San Diego Comic-

Con. The badge will be “South Park” themed and available to everyone who checks in to

San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, unlocking the badge will make fans eligible to

receive a special gift from COMEDY CENTRAL and foursquare at the “South Park” Year of

the Fan Experience.

In addition, “South Park” will be giving away A PAIR OF

TICKETS to the Tony® Award-winning musical, “THE BOOK OF MORMON,” EVERY DAY at the

Ultimate Fan Experience.

To celebrate the 15th season of “South Park,” COMEDY

CENTRAL and South Park Digital Studios will honor the fans that have turned the Emmy®

and Peabody® Award-winning series into a cultural phenomenon with a year-long

celebration, marking 2011 as “The Year of the Fan.” “The Year of the Fan” brings

viewers closer to “South Park” than they’ve ever been before, connecting them to the

series in a multi-platform manner fitting for the heralded occasion, including: the

Ultimate “South Park” Fan Experience at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego; an upcoming

documentary to air on COMEDY CENTRAL that takes fans behind-the-scenes of their

favorite show; the introduction of Cheesy Poofs to a store near you, plus all-new

never-before-seen “South Park” merchandise; and, an art exhibit curated by Ron English

featuring interpretations of the series by the famed street artist and pop surrealist

painter and 14 other hand-picked artists as well. “South Park” will also host on-going

contests and interactive elements at throughout the Year of

the Fan.

COMEDY CENTRAL’S “South Park” launched on August 13, 1997 and

premiered its 15th season on April 27. The series airs Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m.

and repeats later that night at 12:00 a.m. (all times ET/PT). Fans can follow all of

The Year of the Fan activities at

Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are executive producers, along with Anne

Garefino, of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “South Park.” Frank C. Agnone II is

the supervising producer. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman

are producers. “South Park’s” Web site is

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