20% off if you sign up by July 28, but I'm thinking that still won't go over well. But, for the opportunity to win a Sharktopus prop? Hmmmm.
via press release:
SYFY UNVEILS SYFY FAN CLUB, THE ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE FEATURING EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, INSIDER ACCESS AND LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIBLES
New York, New York – July 21, 2010 – Continuing the expansion of its online content following the re-launch of Blastr.com, Syfy today announced the ultimate fan experience with the debut of the new Syfy Fan Club.
In making the announcement, Craig Engler, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Syfy Digital, said: “For years our fans have been asking for us to create a fan club that gives them exclusive behind-the-scenes access and great merchandise, and this year we’re excited to launch the official Syfy Fan Club. It’s a great mix of real and virtual offerings that we think will satisfy even our most hardcore fans, and even give them a few things they might not expect.”
The exclusive Syfy membership package ($39.99) includes:
- A custom designed Syfy messenger bag
- A collectible button set featuring favorite Syfy shows.
- Custom designed Syfy Key Chain
- Personalized Syfy ID card
- Personalized Membership Certificate
- Welcome letter from Syfy President Dave Howe.
As well, the Syfy Fan Club offers fans:
- Exclusive video content
- Members-only chats with Syfy talent, writers, directors and executives and industry insiders
- A news section with the latest Syfy announcements
- A photo gallery featuring behind the scenes shots
- Discounts for Syfy Fan Club members, including 15% off at the Syfy store, 10% off at the NBC store and access to a full member discount website
- The opportunity to win autographed scripts, props, and access to Special Events
By joining before July 28, fans will receive a 20% membership discount and be automatically entered in a sweepstakes to win a limited edition Syfy Comic-Con t-shirt prize pack.
Sci Fi Wire, the premiere online destination for entertainment news about science fiction, fantasy and horror, re-launched as Blastr.com on July 15, expanding its scope from a news site to a daily curated smorgasbord of news, features, images, popular science, videos and guest bloggers.
Syfy.com is one of the leading imagination-based websites, averaging 5.5 million visits per month* Syfy.com includes the lifestyle blogs Syfy Wire, DVICE and FIDGIT; Game Center featuring popular games such as Eureka Genius Bowl and the MMOG Dark Orbit; major show sites for the channel’s scripted and unscripted programming, fromand to Eureka and , and video hubs showcasing original short form content and video blogs along with Syfy Rewind, which presents full episodes of Syfy’s critically acclaimed programming.
*Since the rebrand (July ‘09 – June ‘10) Source – Omniture
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)