Experience panels and presentations from the cast and creators of the biggest properties in entertainment including Stranger Things, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead, Marvel Comics and more. These panels are held twice nightly, so that everybody has a chance to experience them.
We’re especially excited about our Stranger Things panel—it’s one of our favorite shows of the year. We’ve invited Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Randy Havens (Mr. Clarke) and Catherine Dyer (Agent Connie Frazer) to come and join us. We’ll be announcing more guests for this panel soon—stay tuned!
Frank Miller/The Dark Knight Team
Comic book legend Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City, 300) will make a special appearance on the Fan2Sea stage. Miller’s ground-breaking work on the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns changed the face of comics forever and redefined Batman for a new generation. Known for his intense, hard-boiled storytelling and gritty noir aesthetic, Frank Miller is one of the most influential artists in the industry today. He’ll be joined by his Dark Knight III: The Master Race collaborators Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson.
The Walking Dead
What does it to take to survive The Walking Dead? We talk to series actors Sonequa Martin-Green, Seth Gilliam, Lew Temple and Madison Lintz about their harrowing experiences filming the highest rated show on television. Stay tuned, more guests to be announced.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Attend a Guardians of the Galaxy onboard screening and then see our exciting panel with the talented team behind the upcoming Marvel Studios release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Taking the stage will be Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Michael Rooker (Yondu) and Ramsey Avery (Supervising Art Director). They will discuss the creative process behind one of the most anticipated films of 2017 and reveal what it takes to create the uncharted realms of the Marvel Universe.
We’ll be running several panels featuring artists and writers from Marvel Comics. First, we’ll be discussing the phenomenally successful Star Wars titles with creators Mark Brooks, Gerry Duggan, Mark Waid, Charles Soule and Phil Noto. Then we'll be taking on the "Merc with a Mouth," Deadpool, with Gail Simone, Reilly Brown, Scott Koblish, Gerry Duggan and Chris Sims.
Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti will discuss their popular Harley Quinn title. Laura Martin (Eagle Award, Eisner Award, Harvey Award) will host a masterclass on the art and science of color in comic books. Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Batgirl) will be on hand to talk about writing for comics. Comic book legends Scott Snyder (Eisner Award, Batman, American Vampire), Greg Capullo (Batman, Reborn, Spawn), and Tim Sale (Eisner Award, Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman Confidential) will entertain fans with a panel about their work on DC Comics throughout the years. Other notable artists in attendance include Joyce Chin, Arthur Adams, Chrissie Zullo, Chris Uminga and Clay Mann.
And we’re not done yet! We still have more great panels in store for you—check back for updates.
Stranger Things Cocktail Party: Mix and mingle with the stars of Netflix’s Stranger Things! As part of this exclusive party, you’ll receive an autograph and photo with a star of your choice, as well as drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Limited to 50 guests; ticket required. Cost: $195
Dual Event—The Walking Dead & Guardians of the Galaxy Cocktail Party: Mix and mingle with the stars of AMC’s The Walking Dead and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy! As part of this exclusive party, you’ll receive an autograph and photo with a star of your choice, as well as drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Limited availability; ticket required. Cost: $195
Frank Miller VIP Experience: Join Frank Miller and his Dark Knight III collaborators (Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert & Klaus Janson) for an intimate private panel in the Sin City Casino, followed by a Q&A and an autograph signing session. Lithograph and comic book for signing included with your ticket! Limited availability; ticket required. Cost: $250
VIP Experiences available for credit card purchase in advance by calling 800-376-2504.
ALL Autograph and Photo-op sessions are available for credit card purchase in advance by calling 800-376-2504.
Additional Autograph and Photo-op sessions will be available for purchase onboard. While in port, CASH ONLY accepted onboard. Please plan accordingly.
Ever want to feast like a king on the iron throne? Or down a glass of Romulan ale? Fan2Sea is working with the Royal Caribbean’s talented chefs to prepare a custom menu that will transport you to the worlds of fantasy and beyond.
The great thing about being on a ship is that we keep the party going all night, every night! There will be live music with The Flux Capacitors, the ultimate 80’s party band! Also performing nightly is geek-centric DJ Eliot (Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars Weekends, Disney Cruises). Finally, we have some great late-late-late-night entertainment from the Nerdlesque All-Stars, who are bringing some tantalizingly nerdy acts to the stage. And with sixteen bars and lounges available open late, you may have trouble deciding what to do first.
Throughout the day, enjoy intimate conversations and podcast tapings at our interview stage. The wonderful Star Wars Minute (Alex Robinson & Pete The Retailer) will be on board, dissecting the Star Wars saga, one minute at a time. Sailor Business (with Chris Sims) talks about everybody’s favorite early 90’s anime series, along with special guests.
Do tribbles trouble you? Do you know your rancor from your Rodian? Then prove your mettle in our trivia tournaments, held nightly in the onboard pub, the Quill & Compass. Hosted by our onboard celebrity guest experts, this showdown will be the ultimate test of unnecessary knowledge.
Enjoy the coolest movies ever under the stars on our huge screen on the pool deck. We’ve carefully curated some double features and paired them with themed cocktails and other surprises you won’t want to miss.
Held daily in our dedicated cinema, Fan2Sea will host amazing movie marathons, from early in the morning to late, late at night. Do you have the fortitude to watch 19 hours of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films? An entire day of back-to-back cult classics? Come for the long haul, or just swing by and catch an old favorite.
Midnight means just one thing: movie madness. Join us nightly at the Quill & Compass pub as we screen the weirdest of the weird, including The Visitor, The Miami Connection and Roar. On the last night of Fan2Sea, we shift gears and present the awesome Cornetto Trilogy in its entirety: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.
No matter if you’d like a quick game break or a day-long D&D campaign, we have you covered. Come choose from our library of games, or bring your own to play at our tables. And of course, we’ll be running game tournaments throughout the cruise—stay tuned for all the details.
In addition to our flagship panel presentations held in the Pacifica Theater, we’ll be running smaller panels and workshops on everything from costuming and monster makeup, to comics, movies and more. Some Panels & Workshops include:
Making Comics for a Living
Do you dream of working in the comics industry? Our panel of comics professionals will share their stories of how they got started in the business and offer tips to aspiring artists, writers and editors.
The Art of Prop & Costume Design Workshop
This hands-on multi-session workshop will introduce you to the tricks and techniques costumers use when creating their incredible outfits. Using the materials provided, you’ll be able to quickly experiment with mold-making, distressing, foam carving and more.
Ever wanted to swing a sword like Zorro...while dressed like Zorro? Ready to take your first step into a larger world as a lightsaber wielding Jedi? This physically fun panel covers everything from what theatrical combat is, where and when you can use it, how to pursue a career in it and how to incorporate it into your daily life and hobbies.
What would our event be without fantastic costumes? We’re excited to welcome on board a bevy of awesome cosplayers, including Kristen Hughey, Kristen Lanae, Mary McDonnell, TJ McDonnell and Danica Rockwood. Plus, professional cosplay photographer David Love will be on hand to share his experience with all of us. We're also having a costume contest with $1,500 Grand Prize! Check back for all the details, coming soon.
We are excited to be hosting two documentaries and their creators on board during Fan2Sea. Brian Stillman will be presenting his vintage Star Wars toy documentary Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys, followed by a Q&A. Also appearing is Eric Zala, one of the creators of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaption Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. Both the adaptation and the documentary will be screened, followed by a Q&A. Plus, catch Back in Time: A Back to the Future Documentary with featured performers The Flux Capacitors.