IMDb and Kevin Smith will host SDCC coverage from the IMDboat this year, this marks the third year that the Smith has hosted the event for IMDB aboard the iconic ship. San Diego Comic-Con will kickoff on July 19th and run through July 21st and the IMDboat will offer a wide-array of original celebrity interviews; a 90-minute live show; and traditional convention coverage.
A long list of celebrities are scheduled to appear on the boat this year, including the casts of “The Predator” reboot, “Doctor Who,” “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Flash” and more. Other highlights include the presentation of an IMDb “Fan Favorite” STARmeter Award to Olivia Munn and an exclusive party in honor of the world’s biggest celebration of fandom. Comic-Con preview coverage, including an exclusive conversation between Smith and “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, is available now at imdb.com/comic-con.
“For the third consecutive year, IMDb is thrilled to celebrate and chronicle all of the action from the pop culture universe by giving our hundreds of millions of customers all over the world a virtual front row seat to Comic-Con, hosted by super-fan Kevin Smith,” said Rob Grady, IMDb COO. “We are also excited to present a ‘Fan Favorite’ STARmeter Award to Olivia Munn, who consistently ranks high on the IMDbPro STARmeter chart, as determined by our users.”
From Thursday through Saturday (July 19-21), IMDb will produce original video coverage on the open-air top deck, including Kevin Smith’s interviews with fan-favorite celebs and casts. Pop Culture fans can also hit the IMDb Facebook page for live daily recaps with Kevin Smith, Kerri Doherty and Tim Kash from “The IMDb Show”, along with IMDb Twitch correspondent Ian de Borja. On Saturday (July 21) Smith will host IMDb LIVE At San Diego Comic-Con, a 90-minute live-streaming show broadcast on IMDb, Twitch (twitch.tv/imdb) and Twitter. The show will feature Kevin Smith’s wrap-up analysis of the convention and conversations with special celebrity guests. As part of the live show, viewers will also learn about the LEGO Experience at San Diego Comic-Con from Master Builder Chris Steininger and see the official trailer of Taco Bell’s new Web of Fries II.
As we mentioned earlier, this will be a big year for Olivia Munn. IMDb Founder and CEO Col Needham will present the IMDb “Fan Favorite” STARmeter Award to Olivia Munn (The Predator, X-Men: Apocalypse, “The Newsroom”) on the IMDboat. Previous IMDb STARmeter Award Recipients include Sam Rockwell, Bill Skarsgård, Tatiana Maslany, Brie Larson, Felicity Jones, Peter Dinklage, Miles Teller, John David Washington and Pom Klementieff.