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.
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 9 in 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.”
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. Wednesday, January 8 at theLiquipel booth (LVCC, South Hall 4, booth #36067). Williams will be helping the company unveil its new Liquipel 360 program. Prior to this, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 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 theSMS Audio booth (LVCC, South Hall 1, booth #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, booth #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, booth #4812) 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, January 8.
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 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 p.m.
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, booth #20425) from 2-3 p.m. 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, booth #7243) at Noon Tuesday, January 7, and 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 8 through Friday, January 10.
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, booth #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 fromTuesday, January 7 through Friday, January 10.
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, Room N256) at 1:10 p.m. 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.-Noon and 2:30-4 p.m. on Thursday, 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.
Professional football player Reed Doughty will join Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. at CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS from 4-7 p.m. 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 the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Level 3, South Seas Ballroom C. Doughty will share his experience with hearing loss and Siemens hearing products.