April 16, 2024
Promotional photograph for Comedian-Con: The Cruise. Courtesy Comedian-Con

Mixing water and gremlins is just not a good suggestion, in line with the favored 1984 film.

Mixing water and Comedian-Con? We’re about to search out out.

It’s not the Love Boat. And it’s not a “three-hour tour.” However Comedian-Con is hitting the excessive seas subsequent 12 months when it debuts “Comedian-Con: The Cruise,” a themed cruise ship tour that’s providing a special expertise for followers of the popular culture occasion.

The cruise is scheduled to happen Feb. 5-9, 2025. It isn’t changing the annual occasion held on the downtown conference heart. That may proceed individually. As an alternative, it’s being billed as a singular alternative for followers to take pleasure in a extra intimate model of the large conference.

“It’s a totally immersive expertise the place our friends get to rejoice their love of all issues, on this case popular culture,” stated Greg Laubach, government director of Leisure Cruise Productions, the corporate organizing the occasion.

The St. Louis-based firm has been round greater than 20 years and organizes quite a lot of themed cruises, together with Stark Trek and ‘80s cruises.

“Our cruises are actually epic,” stated Laubach.

However that is the primary time it has labored with Comedian-Con Worldwide. And it gained’t be the final as Laubach stated the corporate has a multi-year settlement to do extra cruises.

For the inaugural cruise, followers will board Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas ship in Tampa after which sail to Cozumel, Mexico, earlier than returning to the U.S.

Organizers are promising screenings, panels, photograph alternatives, themed cosplay events, aggressive tabletop and video gaming and karaoke. Plus, there can be early and late night exhibits. Celebrities scheduled to look to date embrace actors Warwick Davis, George Takei, Ernie Hudson, Mary McDonnell, Michael Trucco, Felicia Day and creator Robb Pearlman.

Laubach stated that followers and celebrities being on the ship will result in extra informal and private encounters.

“Our celebrities don’t come on simply to carry out,” he stated. “If you happen to’re within the buffet at one of many eating places, you’ll see them. You’ll sit with them at occasions. All of our friends are inspired to stroll round and greet and take part. Simply the venue itself creates this intimate gathering the place you’re feeling you’re one on one.”

Though Comedian-Con every year attracts about 135,000 attendees, the cruise can be capped at 2,000 friends. The ship can be solely used for friends of the themed cruise. Tickets begin at $990 per individual and go increased for balcony rooms and suites. Info is on the market at comicconthecruise.com.

Laubach, who can be aboard the ship serving to to coordinate all of the actions, isn’t even calling it a conference.

As an alternative, he stated, “It’s the final fan journey.”