There have been comic conventions on a cruise boat before, but never quite like this.
The organizers of San Diego Comic Con are partnering with Royal Caribbean and Entertainment Cruise Productions for a five-day Comic-Con event aboard a ship going from Tampa to Cozumel (and back). Comic-Con: The Cruise is described as "the ultimate fan adventure", and will feature the organizers of SDCC organizing this seperate, standalone event.
Comic-Con: The Cruise is scheduled for February 5 - 9, 2025.
“With a stellar reputation for producing fan events on the ocean, we are excited that Entertainment Cruise Productions has developed Comic-Con: The Cruise to be a truly new kind of adventure,” says SDCC spokeperson David Glanzer. “The team at ECP shares our passion for transformational events and innovative programming and we are excited they are building something so amazing.”
Although the event is almost two years away, the organizers promise "An unparalleled lineup of talent performing special shows every night and interacting with guests in out-of-the-ordinary events," to include tastings, trivia sessions, live demonstrations, themed parties, cosplay events, vendors, panels, meet-and-greets, and more.
Comic-Con: The Cruise will be onboard Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas's, which includes among the standard amenities a Vegas-style casino, a 40-ft rock climbing wall, and mini-golf.
Comic-Con: The Cruise will cost people $990 per person (double occupancy) minimum, with that rate including all performances, interviews, parties, and events presented on the cruise, plus all meals.
Here's a list of all the upcoming comic cons - by land and by sea!