CES Press Release

Hollywood Stars, Popular Musicians, Sports Legends and TV Personalities to Attend 2014 International CES

Celebrity guests promote latest innovations in consumer technology

Arlington, VA – 01/02/2014 – The 2014 International CES® will feature Hollywood stars, popular musicians, sports legends and TV personalities promoting innovative products and technologies revolutionizing the ways consumers work, play, connect and access information. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
Innovative television host, journalist and author Maria Menounos will serve as the Entertainment Matters Ambassador for the Entertainment Matters at CES program. Entertainment Matters is a content-focused CES program developed for Hollywood’s film, television and digital communities.
 
New for the 2014 CES, Variety’s Breakthrough of the Year Awards will celebrate a diverse range of talent from the fields of film, television, music, comedy and more at this premiere red carpet event. Actor, comedian, rapper and radio/TV personality Nick Cannon will host the awards on Thursday, January 9in the LVH, LVH Theatre. Cannon is the host of “America’s Got Talent,” and known for his numerous film credits, including “Men in Black II,” “Drumline” and “Roll Bounce.” 
 
At the Breakthrough of the Year Awards, Olivia Munn will be honored as Breakthrough Actress. Munn starred in the film “Iron Man 2,” served as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and starred in the HBO TV series, The Newsroom. Janelle Monae will be honored as Breakthrough Music Artist. The award-winning songwriter, performer and producer debuted her full-length album, The ArchAndroid, in 2010 and received a Grammy nomination. Her 2013 album, The Electric Lady, featured acclaimed singers Prince, Miguel and Erykah Badu. Amy Schumer will be honored for Breakthrough Comedy. Schumer is the creator, star and writer of “Inside Amy Schumer,” her Comedy Central television show. Most recently, she was featured on season two of HBO’s series, “Girls.” Actress Kristen Bell will accept the Breakthrough Film honor on behalf of the film “Veronica Mars.” Bell starred in the “Veronica Mars” television series from 2004-2007 and will reprise the role in the 2014 film adaptation of the series. In 2008, Bell played Sarah Marshall in the comedy film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” She has also appeared in the comedy films “Fanboys,” “Couples Retreat,” and “When in Rome.” Actor Dean Norris will accept the Breakthrough Television honor on behalf of the hit CBS drama, “Under the Dome.”
 
Proclaiming “the Hoppa” as an innovation worth celebrating, DISH will welcome its trio of "Boston Guys" to the 2014 CES.  The three “Boston Guys” continue to star in DISH commercials promoting the in-home and on-the-go functionality of the Hopper®Whole-Home HD DVR.  The actors from the DISH commercials will appear at the DISH booth (LVCC, Central Hall, #8243) on Tuesday, January 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to greet CES attendees.
 
Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter/producer and acclaimed fashion designer Pharrell Williams will sign autographs and talk with fans from 2 -3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8 at the Liquipel booth (LVCC, South Hall 4, #36067). Williams will be helping the company unveil its new Liquipel 360 program. Prior to this, on Tuesday, January 7 at 2 p.m., Liquipel will be handing out its shock-absorbent Skins for smartphones to the first 100 people who stop by.
 
Rapper, entrepreneur, investor and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will make an appearance and sign autographs from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 8, at the SMS Audio booth (LVCC, South Hall 1, #21313). SMS audio combines technology, function and style to bring the highest caliber of sound, comfort and fashion to every product.
 
Rohan Marley and Ky-mani Marley, sons of music icon Bob Marley, will attend the 2014 CES with House of Marley. Rohan will be available for interviews at the House of Marley booth (LVCC, Central Hall, #15273) throughout the show, January 7-10. Ky-mani Marley will perform at the House of Marley booth at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8.
 
Garrett McNamara, American professional big wave surfer known for breaking the world record for largest wave ever surfed in Nazaré, Portugal, will autograph hats at the Body Glove Mobile booth (LVCC, South Hall 3, #31129) from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday, January, 7 and Wednesday, January 8. McNamara is one of only two people in the world to surf tsunami waves created by calving glaciers.
 
Professional mixed martial artist and actor Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will accompany Trident Case at the 2014 CES. Jackson will appear at the Trident Case booth (LVCC, North Hall, #4812) from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8.
 
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will play chess in public at the 2014 CES for the first time since winning the championship in Chennai, India in November 2013. As part of the Nordic Semiconductor team, Carlsen will play a simuli with 20 amateur players from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday January 9 in LVCC South Hall Connector room S228. In the same location on Thursday January 9 from 1-2pm, Nordic will host a press conference with Magnus Carlsen and present a Nordic-enabled heart rate monitor wristband that will give the audience the chance to see all players’ heart rate on a large screen as they play. This technology will be implemented in future world class chess tournaments, and further enhance the entertainment value of chess as a spectator sport. Carlsen will also sign autographs, chessboards and other memorabilia on Wednesday January 8 from 3-4 pm at Nordic Semiconductor’s booth (LVCC, South Hall 2, MP25277).
 
College football analyst for ESPN’s upcoming SEC Network, former NFL Quarterback, Heisman trophy winner and two-time NCAA National Football Championship winner Tim Tebow and American mixed martial artist, former semi-professional football player and finalist and the runner-up of Spike TV's “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” Brendan Schaub will attend the 2014 CES as ambassadors for SOUL Electronics. Tebow and Schaub will appear at SOUL’s press conference from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8 in LVCC South Hall Connector room S228. They will also attend the SOUL CES After Party at TAO (in The Venetian) on Thursday, January 9. Doors open at 10:00 p.m.
 
CBS Interactive’s CNET will bring stars of the network’s new television series “INTELLIGENCE” to their “INTELLIGENCE” Premiere Party at the 2014 CES at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7 outside of TAO Las Vegas, located in The Venetian. The series stars Josh Holloway (“Lost”) as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. Marg Helgenberger (“CSI”) stars as Lillian Strand, the Director of the elite government cyber-security agency. Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”) stars as a Secret Service agent in the series.
 
Voted “The Greatest DJ Of All Time” by Mixmag, #1 DJ by Rolling Stone and recipient of the inaugural “Legend Award” from DJ Mag, legendary DJ and producer Tiësto, will hold a press conference at the Audiofly booth (LVCC, South Hall 1, #20425) from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7.  He will announce the Club Life by Tiësto line of in-ear headphones. This new line brings cutting-edge sound, comfort and fashion to each pair of in-ear headphones. Tiësto and Dave Thompson, CEO of Audiofly will discuss their mutual love of music and the creation of the Club Life by Tiësto in-ear headphones. Attendees will also see the world premiere of the music video of his latest single, “Red Lights,” from his forthcoming album. No autographs will be offered.
 
Jabbawockeez, the all-male, hip-hop dance crew best known for winning season one of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” will join Hisense Corporation at the 2014 CES. The group will perform in Hisense’s booth (LVCC, Central Hall, #7243) at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, and 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 8-Friday, January 10.
 
American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, Vince Neil will represent Marshall Headphones at the 2014 CES. Neil will speak to fans and sign autographs in the Zound Industries booth (LVCC, South Hall 1, #21718) from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8. On Thursday, January 9, DJ Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia will appear in the booth from 4-6 p.m. representing Urbanears, An open bar will be on site serving free drinks to those who visit the booth during these time.
 
Ana Sia, world-renowned DJ who focuses on "house" style music, will perform five, 25 minute sets at Accessory Power's booth (LVCC, South Hall 3, #31665) at the 2014 CES. Sia has performed with names like Pretty Lights and Glitch Mob amongst other famous artists. She will perform her original music in addition to mixing other popular music. Accessory Power’s ambassador, TabletMan, an interactive character that highlights their most popular and upcoming items, will also accompany them to the 2014 CES, walking the show floor daily from Tuesday, January 7-Friday, January 10.
 
ZTE Corporation will bring seven-time NBA champion Robert Horry to the 2014 CES. Horry will make his appearance at ZTE’s booth (LVCC, South Hall 3, #31431) from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 8. Horry is one of only two players to have won NBA championships with three different teams.
 
Germán Quiroga, an up-and-coming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racer, will appear in the OtterBox booth (LVCC, North Hall, #4631) with the No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8. Autographs and photo ops will be available.

Tim “Ringy” Saylor and George “KG” Wyant, starts of National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” will accompany Garrett Metal Detectors to the 2014 CES. Saylor and Wyant will appear in the Garrett Metal Detectors booth (LVCC, South Hall 4, #35401) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 9.
 
As part of the Kids@Play conference track at the 2014 CES, Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton will participate in a panel discussion during The End of the One Hit Wonder conference session (LVCC, North Hall, N256) at 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8. Burton will discuss the Reading Rainbow App, inspiring children to read, and promoting the use of technology to support literacy.   
 
Justin Wong of Evil Geniuses, American competitive gamer, specializing in fighting games, will join BenQ American Corp. at the 2014 CES. Media and gamers are invited to play Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on Xbox with Wong in BenQ’s booth (LVCC, South Hall 2, MP25067), from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9.
 
Celebrity "Rock n' Roll" Chef Kerry Simon, Executive Chef and proprietor at "Simon" in Las Vegas' Palms Place Hotel, will be showcasing his talents in a truly unique way at the 2014 CES. Sponsored by Lynx Grills, Simon will cook a savory hot breakfast for members of the media from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8 at the CES Lynx Lounge, located at the Renaissance Las Vegas pool area, across the street from the Convention Center.  This event has limited capacity. 
 
Mastering Engineer and co-founder of Sheffield Labs, Doug Sax, will accompany ATC Loudspeakers/Lane Mountain Audio in their Venetian Suite (#29-227) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 8.
 
Former NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria will join Lighting Science at the 2014 CES in their booth (LVCC, South Hall 2, #26428) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7. Lopez-Alegria will discuss his experience with Lighting Science products on board the International Space Station. 
 
Jen Sidorova, Miss East Coast 2013, will attend the 2014 CES with Charmtech Labs LLC. Sidorova will promote universal accessibility by supporting Capti Narrator – an innovative app that will improve the productivity of students, busy professionals, people with print disabilities, and anyone who wants to listen to content instead of reading it from the screen. She will appear at Charmtech Labs’ Press Day Power Session (Mandalay Bay, level 3, South Seas ballroom J) from 4:30-5 p.m. on Monday, January 6, and will also be available for interviews and photos at Charmtech Labs’ booth (Venetian, #74111) throughout the show.
 
Professional football player Reed Doughty will join Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. at CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 5. Doughty plays for the Washington Redskins as a safety. Open exclusively to registered CES media and industry analysts, CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS will be located in South Seas ballroom C, on level three of Mandalay Bay’s South Convention Center. Doughty will share his experience with hearing loss and Siemens hearing products.

Monster will bring several celebrities to the 2014 CES. 4-time NBA champion and entrepreneur Shaquille O’Neal will attend Monster's Press Conference (Mandalay Bay, level 2, Breakers A and B) from 9-9:45 a.m. on Monday, Januay 6. He will also appear in Monster's booth (LVCC, Central Hall, #9406) from 12:30-5p.m. on Tuesday, Janaury 7.  Philly-based rapper, and Founder and CEO of Dream Chasers Records Meek Mill will also attend Monster's press conference on Monday, and appear in Monster's booth from 12-4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7. Actor, model and entrepreneur Tyson Beckford will appear in Monster's booth from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 9, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, January 10. Beckford will also attend Monster's 35th Birthday Celebration at 12 a.m. on Wednesday at the Chateau Night Club. British singer-songwriter, rapper, beatboxer and record producer, and one of Billboard’s Hot 100 Artists in 2009, Jay Sean will appear in Monster's booth from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, January 9. Nick Cannon, entrepreneur, actor, comedian, rapper, and radio/television personality, known for his role as host of The Nick Cannon ShowWild 'N Out, and America's Got Talent, will appear in Monster's booth from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, January 9. "Acoustic soul " singer and songwriter, and winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s The Voice, Javier Colon will appear in Monster's booth from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8. Colon will also attend Monster's UFC Event from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the TUF Gym on Tuesday, January 7. Mick Fleetwood, British musician and actor, drummer and co-founder of the rock band Fleetwood Mac will appear in Monster's booth at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7. Grammy-award winning musician and composer George Benson will appear in Monster's booth from 12-4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8. Also on Wednesday, Beson will attend Monster's Retailer Awards and Concer at 8 p.m. at the Paris Hotel, and Monster's 35th Birthday Celebration beginning at 12 a.m. at Chateau Night Club. Stephan Bonnar, retired American professional mixed martial artist and UFC Hall of Famer who competed as a Light Heavyweight for the UFC, and Forrest Griffin, former Ultimate Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion, will attend Monster's UFC event from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7 at TUF Gym. Bruce Buffer, Official Octagon announcer for UFC events, Arianny Celeste, model and rung girl for the UFC, and Anthony Pettis, current UFC Lightweight Champion, will appear in Monster's booth from 12-3 p.m. and at Monster's UFC event from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7.

Global entertainer and entrepreneur will.i.am will attend the 2014 CES with 3D Systems. will.i.am will join 3DS CEO Avi Reichental for a strategic announcement followed by Q&A at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8 at the 3D Systems booth (LVCC, South Hall, #31424). Those interested in attending can RSVP to press@3dsystems.com. 

Sports legend and TV personality Taylor Twellman will accompany MC10 to the 2014 CES. Twellman is ESPN's lead analyst for Major League Soccer, and is a former U.S. Men's National Team player and Major League Soccer MVP.  He serves on MC10’a Sports Advisory Board, and will be accompanying the team to share how MC10's technology is changing the game for athletes of all levels.  Twellman will be available for interviews at the Bellagio Hotel from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Wednesday, January 8th and 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Thursday, January 9th.  Please contact Elyse Winer at ewiner@mc10inc.com or 617–645–5183 to schedule a time. 

Myles Kovacs, founder of DUB and well-known in the automotive industry, will join Elektrobit at the 2014 CES. Kovacs will be appearing at the Ford broadcast stage from 2-3:30 p.m.  and Elektrobit’s booth (LVCC, North Hall, #3034) on Thursday, January 9. 

Seth Gold is the star of truTV's most successful show, 'Hardcore Pawn'. A fourth-generation pawnbroker, he was named the 2013 National Pawnbrokers Association Pawnbroker of the Year.  Gold will attend the 2014 CES in order to connect with businesses that are relevant to the pawn industry. He will attend Monster's 'Retailer of the Year' awards as well as the after-party on Wednesday, January 8, and will be walking the show floor January 8-10. For media inquiries please contact Jo Mignano atJMignano@kruppnyc.com.

The three Legends Football League breakout stars Danika Brace, Carmen Bourseau and Cynthia Schmidt playing for the Las Vegas Sin, will be at CES Wednesday, January 8 from 4.00 to 6.oo pm at the NetRange booth (LVCC, South Hall 2, #25133). Stop by to meet these celebrities at a world premiere with the launch of the brand new LFL Smart TV app presented by leading global Smart TV solutions provider NetRange in cooperation with the Legends Football League.

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