4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Floating celebrity

Comic-con yacht with Jumbotron

IMDb yacht. Last year, hundreds of fans hung out to watch the live interviews on the screen.
IMDb yacht. Last year, hundreds of fans hung out to watch the live interviews on the screen.

“Watch out San Diego Comic Con 2018 because Captain Kevin Smith is going to be onboard the IMDb boat,” Smith said on an online video.

Kevin Smith, director of Mallrats and Clerks.

Smith is a 47-year-old actor and director of movies Mallrats and Clerks.

This is his third year to post up on the California Spirit, a 158-foot yacht — behind the San Diego Convention Center.

Smith added that this year, he’s bringing cast members from the Bumblebeeabout a yellow Volkswagen Bug that transforms into a robot, The Flash movie, and Arrow, the superhero television series.

IMDb, an acronym for Internet Movie Database, is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. It was launched online in 1990.

On July 17, I parked over by Joe’s Crab Shack and walked about an eighth of a mile to the Fifth Avenue Landing (east gate) to check out the yacht. Upon entering the stern, the celebrities and fans will be greeted with a giant IMDb letters in between the set of stairs that lead to the first level. On the third level of the yacht, staff members were constructing a truss frame with a large jumbotron screen facing the convention center.

The IMDb party begins on Thursday, July 19, and the spirits most likely will be coming from either two of the cocktail bars within the two climate-controlled lower levels.

Last year, hundreds of fans hung out by the landing to watch the live interviews on the screen and waited as celebrities were escorted to and from the convention center, which is about a hundred yards to the north.

Alan Hickey, a photographer, covered the 2017 Comic-Con for his college newspaper, City Times.

“Men in white polo shirts started running two lines of rope across the footpath over to the IMDb yacht,” he said. “As I turned around, the cast of Fear the Walking Dead and their handlers started to walk through. I photographed Sam Underwood, Colman Domingo, Kim Dickens and Alycia Debnam-Carey.”

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

The dine-in ghost kitchens of Barrio Food Hub

Dozens of virtual brands operate in a single building, and it has a parklet
Next Article

Here’s what vegans were lining up for in Encinitas

The new game in plant-based meats is pork… and imitation spiced ham
IMDb yacht. Last year, hundreds of fans hung out to watch the live interviews on the screen.
IMDb yacht. Last year, hundreds of fans hung out to watch the live interviews on the screen.

“Watch out San Diego Comic Con 2018 because Captain Kevin Smith is going to be onboard the IMDb boat,” Smith said on an online video.

Kevin Smith, director of Mallrats and Clerks.

Smith is a 47-year-old actor and director of movies Mallrats and Clerks.

This is his third year to post up on the California Spirit, a 158-foot yacht — behind the San Diego Convention Center.

Smith added that this year, he’s bringing cast members from the Bumblebeeabout a yellow Volkswagen Bug that transforms into a robot, The Flash movie, and Arrow, the superhero television series.

IMDb, an acronym for Internet Movie Database, is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. It was launched online in 1990.

On July 17, I parked over by Joe’s Crab Shack and walked about an eighth of a mile to the Fifth Avenue Landing (east gate) to check out the yacht. Upon entering the stern, the celebrities and fans will be greeted with a giant IMDb letters in between the set of stairs that lead to the first level. On the third level of the yacht, staff members were constructing a truss frame with a large jumbotron screen facing the convention center.

The IMDb party begins on Thursday, July 19, and the spirits most likely will be coming from either two of the cocktail bars within the two climate-controlled lower levels.

Last year, hundreds of fans hung out by the landing to watch the live interviews on the screen and waited as celebrities were escorted to and from the convention center, which is about a hundred yards to the north.

Alan Hickey, a photographer, covered the 2017 Comic-Con for his college newspaper, City Times.

“Men in white polo shirts started running two lines of rope across the footpath over to the IMDb yacht,” he said. “As I turned around, the cast of Fear the Walking Dead and their handlers started to walk through. I photographed Sam Underwood, Colman Domingo, Kim Dickens and Alycia Debnam-Carey.”

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

San Diego in books - Henry Miller, Rick DeMarinis, Max Miller, Alfred Alcorn

Don Bauder, World Almanac, Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission
Next Article

San Diego Reader’s Best Of issue 2021

Joshua trees in Mission Beach, Ace Hardware in Hillcrest, the regulars at Liberty Tobacco, the unnecessity of Balboa Park, “We live on the edge of paradise”
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close