Chris Hardwick to be Celebration special guest host

The ‘Nerdist’ host will be joining us in Orlando as a “special guest host,” whatever that means. He’s known within the geek community for his podcast and being the host of G4’s Web Soup. (Hopefully he’ll be less obnoxious than the last Star Wars ‘hosting’ job G4’s Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn did at SDCC ’09.) He’s also the host of AMC’s Talking Dead.

He’ll also be hosting Course of the Force, a charity run, at San Diego Comic Con.

This is our first major news on the con since the stage hosts, though there have been announcements on standard Celebration fare like the artist lineup, a collecting track, costume pageant, autograph farm and speed dating.

UPDATE. In other shocking news, The Clone Wars’ Supervising Director Dave Filoni will be at the con.

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