The IMDboat Returns To San Diego Comic-Con 2019 With Tons Of Fun And Special Events!

Always one of our favorite places to visit during San Diego Comic-con, for the fourth year in a row, The IMDboat will again serve as a floating video and portrait studio and a must-stop destination for talent, industry VIPs and fans. The boat will be docked at Fifth Avenue Landing, immediately behind the San Diego Convention Center, and opens to invited guests and lucky fans on Thursday, July 18. From the public boardwalk, fans can view the massive LED screen located on the back of the IMDboat and watch live as Kevin Smith interviews leading celebrities.

IMDb events and coverage on and around the IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con include the following highlights:

IMDb PARTY GUIDE:

  • THURSDAY NIGHT

    • On Thursday evening (July 18), Wendy’s is kicking off its huge summer event, the Wendy’s BaconFest on the IMDboat, by hosting the first-ever IMDb Fan Party from 7:30PM to 10:30PM. As the #1 seller of bacon cheeseburgers*, no one knows bacon like Wendy’s. Applewood smoked and fresh from an oven daily, the Wendy’s BaconFest is the ultimate bacon bash to celebrate fan’s love for bacon. Party attendees will enjoy Wendy’s Son of Baconator®,  which boasts a quarter-pound of fresh, never frozen beef, American cheese, plenty of Applewood smoked bacon, ketchup, and mayo, other bacon-inspired treats, dancing, nitrogen cocktails, and receive a special gift bag at the event. Guests will also check out the latest comics, graphic novels and manga titles in the comiXology reading area on-board. Follow @IMDb on Twitter for more details on the party and how to apply for access to #IMDboat. *Source: Based on servings among quick-service restaurants over a 12-month period ending March 2019. Source: The NPD Group/CREST(R)

  • FRIDAY NIGHT

    • The fourth-annual IMDboat Party, presented by Soylent and Fire TV this year, will take place on Friday (July 19) from 7:30PM to 11:30PM. Special guests include: members of the cast of You’re Not a Monster including Kelsey Grammer and show creator Frank Lesser; Kevin Smith; industry influencers; and more. VIP attendees will enjoy dancing, appetizers, cocktails, gifts and more. This is an invitation-only event.

IMDboat SCHEDULE

  • From Thursday through Saturday (July 18-20), IMDb will produce original video coverage on the open-air top deck, including Kevin Smith’s interviews with the casts of Riverdale, Veronica Mars, The Walking Dead, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and more. Between interviews, onboard talent, showrunners and filmmakers will enjoy a private lounge, cocktails and refreshments, a portrait studio and gifts provided by The LEGO Group, Fire TV, Soylent, IMDb TV, and more.

  • From Thursday through Saturday (July 18-20), a limited number of lucky fans will gain access to the first deck of IMDboat to relax and unwind in the Daytime Lounge, where they can learn more about Fire TV and discover the latest titles streaming for free on IMDb TV by saying “Alexa, go to IMDb TV.” Soylent will be providing fans with all the nutrition they need to keep them going strong by handing out their classic ready-to-drink meal as well as their new snack, Soylent Squared. Guests can be among the first to step into character and learn more about the first-ever IMDb animated series You’re Not a Monster, and check out the latest comics, graphic novels and manga titles in the comiXology reading area. Additionally, Comic-Con attendees can play an IMDb trivia game on the massive IMDboat LED screen on the Fifth Avenue Landing boardwalk each morning. Fans can follow #IMDboat to learn how to be considered for access to the Daytime Lounge.

  • From Thursday through Sunday (July 18-21), IMDb Correspondent Ian de Borja will host daily LIVE streaming coverage of San Diego Comic-Con featuring cast and fan interviews and videos from the convention center and the open-air social studio on the bow of the IMDboat, presented by The LEGO Group. Guests including actress and director Pollyanna McIntosh, the casts of Pennyworth, Emergenceand more will discuss their latest projects, and viewers can learn more about the latest product launches from The LEGO Group. Fans can follow along at twitch.tv/imdb and stream live on the Twitch app on Fire TV.

  • On Saturday (July 20), beginning at 11AM PDT, Kevin Smith and The IMDb Show’s Tim Kash will co-host “IMDb LIVE at San Diego Comic-Con,” a 6-hour live-streaming show broadcast on IMDb, Twitch (twitch.tv/imdb), the Twitch app on Fire TV, and Twitter. The show will feature Smith’s wrap-up analysis of the convention and conversations with special celebrity guests including the casts of Riverdale, Supergirl  and more. Also during the live show, IMDb will debut the trailer for its newest original series, You’re Not a Monster, including special guests Producer Kelsey Grammer and other cast members who will talk about this coming-soon animated series. Viewers will also learn about the LEGO Experience at San Diego Comic-Con from Master Builder Chris Erik Varszegi, and preview the new AI-Hosted Cinematic Board Game “St. Noire” powered by Amazon Alexa.

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