Nickelodeon will continue its SpongeBob SquarePants 20th anniversary celebration at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Fans will be invited into the world of Bikini Bottom, July 18-21, 2019. Headquartered at its 1,800 square-foot booth on the convention floor, Nickelodeon will pay tribute to SpongeBob and his undersea friends with activations, panels, talent signings, and interactive design elements featuring The Krusty Krab, The Chum Bucket, and Mrs. Puff’s Boating School.
Every day of the convention, Nick’s booth will feature an interactive game inside The Krusty Krab, where fans will go head to head to complete food orders in a race against the clock; a photo opportunity with a replica of Mrs. Puff’s Boating School; The Chum Bucket towering 22 feet tall over the retail area, where attendees can purchase a variety of exclusive Nick gear and one-of-a-kind collectibles; costumed character appearances; autograph signings with SpongeBob SquarePants cast members and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator and executive producers; and more special appearances to be announced in the coming weeks.
Nickelodeon will present two panels during the convention. “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout” will do a deep dive into the series, celebrating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants, with co-executive producers Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli. Voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton) and Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) will discuss what it was like to portray their characters in front of the camera for the first time in this live action-animation hybrid special. David Canfield (Entertainment Weekly) will moderate. In the second panel, “To Shell and Back,” will feature an exclusive history-making TMNT creator panel, comprised of three generations of Turtle creators: co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles),executive producer Ciro Nieli (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman. These creators will take fan’s questions, share audience giveaways, and unveil never-before-seen original TMNT art. Mike Cecchini (Den of Geek) will moderate.
Daily Booth Activities
- Customized T-Shirt Station. Fans can purchase a T-shirt from the retail shop and customize it on the spot with characters and art from their choice of eight Nick shows: All That, SpongeBob SquarePants, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Loud House, Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.
- Autograph Signings. Signing opportunities with SpongeBob SquarePants voice talent and executive producers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ creator Kevin Eastman and executive producers
- Costumed-Character Appearances. SpongeBob SquarePants and Bikini Bottom friends–Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Pearl–will make appearances at Nick’s booth at select times during the convention.
- Retail. Attendees can purchase Comic-Con exclusive figures and collectibles, the winter edition of the Nick Box, t-shirts, and more.
Giveaways: Enter for a chance to win special prizes over the course of the convention.