Nickelodeon Announces 2019 San Diego Comic Con Plans

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SpongeBob SquarePants Returns to Comic Con

Nickelodeon’s getting the jump on other networks with an early announcement of their 2019 San Diego Comic Con plans. This year the network will be setting up a massive Bikini Bottom display for fans of SpongeBob SquarePants to explore on the San Diego Convention Center floor (Booth #4113). Nickelodeon will also be presenting two panels during the Con, one that’s a “deep dive” into SpongeBob and one that features the creators of TMNT projects.

The sold-out San Diego Comic Con runs from Thursday, July 18th through Sunday, July 21st at the SD Convention Center.

Details on Nickelodeon’s 2019 San Diego Comic Con Plans:

  • SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout! – Drop on the deck and flop like a fish because Nickelodeon is celebrating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants! Dive deep down into the making of the brand-new special, “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout!” 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.
  • To Shell and Back: An exclusive TMNT creator panel – It’s creator COWABUNGA time! Three generations of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creators will take the stage to celebrate the history, fandom, and success of the Heroes in a Half -Shell. This exclusive history-making event will give fans rare access to co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), executive producer Ciro Nieli (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and legendary TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman. United for the first time, these award-winning creators will answer fan questions, share audience giveaways and unveil never-before-seen original TMNT art.

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 fan-favorite 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; 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.




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