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Nerdist Industries And Lucasfilm's Course Of The Force Returns For An Epic Second Journey July 9-16

In addition to helping grant wishes, participants of Course of the Force will run quarter-mile segments down the California coast, passing off the official Course of the Force lightsaber. Registration is now open at  http://www.starwars.com/courseoftheforce. Each relay spot is $150, which includes a customized Hasbro lightsaber, exclusive Course of the Force swag bag and the experience of a lifetime.  Runners are encouraged to be creative and wear their best  Star Wars gear.  

All Course of the Force video content will be distributed via Starwars.com  at  http://www.starwars.com/courseoftheforce and hosted on the Nerdist YouTube channel at  http://www.youtube.com/Nerdist

For more information on Course of the Force, visit  http://www.starwars.com/courseoftheforce

RESOURCESWebsite –  starwars.com/courseoftheforceFacebook –  facebook.com/courseoftheforce                       Twitter – @CourseOtheForceGoogle + –  plus.google.com/103291298159790820268Pinterest –  pinterest.com/courseotheforce/YouTube –  youtube.com/nerdist  & youtube.com/courseoftheforce

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo,  STAR WARS™ and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd.  All rights reserved.  All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

ABOUT NERDIST INDUSTRIESNerdist Industries is a multi-platform creator of genre and popular culture content. Its online presence includes a website at  Nerdist.com, a premium YouTube channel ( youtube.com/nerdist), Nerdist News daily e-newsletters, 1.8 million Twitter followers, and a Podcast Network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast, also produced as a TV show on BBC America.  Nerdist also hosts live events around the country such as  The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD and Octagon which leads up to San Diego Comic-Con International.

Nerdist Industries was founded in 2008 by comedian, author, podcaster and AMC's  The Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick.  Hardwick serves as Founder & Chief Creative Officer and digital media entrepreneur Peter Levin serves as Chief Executive Officer.  In July 2012, Legendary Entertainment, the company behind such genre films as  Inception, Watchmen, 300, Man Of Steel and  The Dark Knight Trilogy, acquired Nerdist Industries.  Hardwick and Levin serve as Co-Presidents of Digital for Legendary, in dual roles with their Nerdist positions. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, CA.

ABOUT OCTAGONOctagon, (IPG: NYSE) is the world's largest sponsorship consulting practice, managing and influencing some $3 billion in sponsorship-related spending annually.  Octagon also is a pioneer and leader in athlete & personality representation and management.  With more than 800+ employees worldwide, Octagon works with hundreds of blue-chip corporate clients and more than 800 athletes & personalities clients and manages more than 5,000 events per year.  Octagon's Events & Hospitality team operates four professional golf tournaments, a professional bass fishing tournament and numerous first-class corporate hospitality events. To learn more about Octagon, visit:  http://www.octagon.com .

ABOUT LUCASFILM LTD.Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production.  In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, Lucasfilm's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual effects and audio post-production; LucasArts, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide; Lucasfilm Animation, which produces cutting-edge digital entertainment; and Lucas Licensing which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises.   Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

SOURCE Octagon

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