CLOUD 9'S 'THE TRIBE' AT DRAGON*CON - 24 hour 'TRIBE' marathon on WAM!

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The cast from Cloud 9's tween TV drama series THE TRIBE to appear at Dragon*Con (3rd-6th September), North America's biggest annual sci fi and media festival, in Atlanta, Georgia. US broadcaster WAM! to schedule 24 hour TRIBE marathon over labour day weekend (Sept 5th & 6th).

The cast of Cloud 9’s “The Tribe” is to be featured at North America’s largest annual sci-fi and fantasy convention Dragon*Con, in Atlanta, Georgia (United States), over the Labor Day weekend, 3rd-6th September, 2004.

Now in its 18th year, Dragon*Con is a multi-media popular arts event that attracts over 20,000 sci-fi fans from across the globe who participate in some 850 hours of panels, seminars, events, contests, concerts, and a spectacular parade down Atlanta’s Peachtree Street.

Three ‘Tribe’ cast members, Victoria Spence (Salene), Daniel James (Zoot) and Matt Robinson (Slade), are featured guests at the event, appearing in a weekend-long series of panels including ‘Girl Power in The Tribe’, ‘Tribe Trivia’ and ‘The Mysticism of Zoot’, as well as judging the ‘Tribe’ Costume Contest. Other events include the charity auction, in which various ‘Tribe’ memorabilia will be auctioned, a Hall of Fame, where autographs and photographs will be available, and a live musical performance by Matt as part of the Dragon*Con Cabaret.

Also over the Labor Day Weekend, WAM! will feature a 24-hour “Tribe” marathon starting Sunday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The commercial-free tween/teen entertainment channel is to air replays of season four, plus behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews and music videos, culminating in the U.S. premiere of season five on Monday, September 6th at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). “The Tribe” can only be seen in the U.S. on WAM! every Friday night at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) beginning September 10.


“The Tribe” is a popular teen drama about kids who band together to create their own society after a viral epidemic annihilates the entire adult population. The long-running series, now totalling 260 episodes, is produced and filmed by Cloud 9 in New Zealand.

For further information, please contact:


Sarah Horner, MediaVision,

Tel: + 34 91 622 16 93 or mobile: + 34 69 66 52 146


Jayne Pitts, Cumulus Distribution, London

Tel: +44 20 7300 66 24



Star Roberts, Dragon*Con Media Relations

Ed Kramer



Editors’ Notes:

The Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment Group

•The Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment Group, established in 1994, is one of the UK´s most prolific, independent TV production companies, creating quality, family entertainment for audiences worldwide.

•During the last decade, Cloud 9 has produced over 400 episodes of live action family drama at the company´s production studio in Wellington, New Zealand. Cloud 9´s credits include: The Enid Blyton Adventure Series, The Enid Blyton Secret Series, The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson (starring Richard Thomas from the Waltons), Return to Treasure Island, William Shatner´s A Twist in the Tale, The Legend of William Tell, Atlantis High, Revelations, and The Tribe, currently in its fifth series.

•In January 2004, Cloud 9 launched Dreamcloud, a joint venture animation company with Brisbane-based animators Light Knights Entertainment. The company also opened a new production base in Queensland, Australia, marking a major expansion into animation, feature film production, new media ventures and the launch of a training school to nurture new writing and production talent.


•All rights to Cloud 9´s extensive portfolio of programming are handled by the company´s London-based distribution business, Cumulus Distribution.

•The founder and chairman of Cloud 9, Raymond Thompson, is a talented writer and entrepreneur, who has acted as script consultant and writer on over 500 hours of episodic television, including the award winning BBC series Howard´s Way. Raymond, who also holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, in the Creative Industries Faculty, was recognised in the 2003 New Year´s Honours list by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, for services to the television and entertainment industry.

About WAM!

WAM! is the first and only 24-hour commercial-free channel dedicated entirely to providing kid-friendly, socially-responsible entertainment to tweens and teens. WAM! offers primetime movies every night, plus comedy, drama, music, lifestyle and sci-fi series that reflect contemporary teen life. WAM! also features originals that provide "reality with a conscience" and entertaining, educational specials that guide young people from child to adulthood. For more information on WAM! contact us at

About Starz

Starz is the largest provider of premium movie services in the United States with approximately 164 million pay units. Starz offerings include the Starz Super Pak®, with up to 13 digital movie channels and more than 750 movies per month, Starz On Demand®, the only on-demand pay TV subscription service available on the cable and satellite platforms, and its broadband equivalent, STARZ! Ticketsm. Starz also offers a suite of advanced video offerings, including STARZ! HDsm , Encore HDsm, and Starz On Demand HDsm. Starz is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: L, LMCb),

Dragon*Con is an annual multi-media popular arts convention, held in Atlanta Georgia (US).

Last year’s event was attended by over 22,000 fans and 400 retail store owners, and covered internationally by the CNN and Fox news networks.

Dragon*Con crosses over into science fiction, fantasy and horror, gaming and comics, with broad ranges which extend from books, art and film to computer animation, special effects and music.

The event is hosted by a 1,000 member all-volunteer staff. The designated charity for the 2004 convention is the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America Inc. and will be featured on Jerry Lewis’ Labour Day Weekend MDA Telethon.


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