Comic-Con At Sea, A Unique Sci-Fi Convention Experience On The High Seas
Convention goers can look forward to the ultimate fan experience with Comic-Con at Sea, embarking on its maiden voyage June 14-21, 2015, exploring Spain, France and Italy on Royal Caribbean’s award winning cruise ship Allure of the Seas.
This distinctive, multi-genre event incorporates a 7-day European cruise with an intimate convention experience that includes expert panels and workshops on everything from costume design and music scoring to special effects makeup, writing a graphic novel and producing a movie. Fans will also have the opportunity to attend an acting workshop taught by Golden Globe nominee Richard Hatch where they can learn how to build confidence and communication skills, gain insight about the business of acting, and learn how to break into today’s entertainment industry. Additional convention highlights feature guest meet & greets, cocktail parties, dining experiences, movie screenings, autograph signings, professional photo ops, a Cosplay contest, concerts and a CD release party for the rock band Ghost of the Robot (featuring James Marsters). Access to convention programming onboard is exclusive to Comic-Con at Sea ticket holders.
Celebrity guests appearing at Comic-Con at Sea include fan favorites such as James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek Axanar), Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse), Alaina Huffman (Stargate Universe, Supernatural), Drew Roy (Falling Skies, Secretariat) and stars from the television series Bitten. The guest line-up also features musicians, authors, comic creators, costume designers, special effects experts, directors and producers. A full guest list is available on the event website at www.comicconatsea.com.
Comic-Con at Sea organizers have planned the event so that fans and guests can participate in shore excursions and various cruise offerings during the day, with the evenings dedicated to convention specific programming. Allure of the Seas, which will be making its European debut this summer, offers several recreational activities for passengers to enjoy. For the more adventurous, there are activities like zip lining, rock climbing, surf simulators, a full sized basketball court and an ice skating rink. Passengers who wish to participate in more leisurely pursuits can take advantage of the full service spa, spend quiet time in the adults only solarium, do a bit of shopping in the indoor mall, lounge around the cruise ship’s four pools or soak in one of the ten available whirlpools. The cruise ship offers many diversions for children as well such as a youth center, water park, full size carousel, video arcade, a movie theater, a science lab, scrap booking area and art studio.
A special highlight of Comic-Con at Sea is that fans can explore renowned European destinations with more than 80 shore excursion packages to choose from (as of current date). Several of the outings will be exclusive to the convention group. Shore excursions range from sightseeing and city tours, relaxing on the beach to specialty experiences such as a wilderness adventure or a cuisine tour with wine tasting. For this convention cruise, ports of call are Barcelona, Palma De Mallorca, Marseilles, Rome, Florence and Naples.
With three all-inclusive cruise packages, a stellar guest list and a large variety of activities and entertainment options, Comic-Con at Sea promises to be an exceptional convention experience. Join in the fun this summer, June 14-21, 2015. Cruise passes can be purchased via the website at www.comicconatsea.com. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.