Upon boarding the USS Midway, guests steeped into a fully branded entryway, immersing themselves into the world of The Last Ship—TNT’s hit new post-apocalyptic series about the crew of a Navy destroyer searching for the cure to a global pandemic.
Guests then headed through the similarly themed Science Lab, where footage from the show could be viewed. From there, they had the opportunity to partake in the Laser Maze, a laser-tag style target practice meant to take down intruders who threaten the cure. For a select group, refuge could be found in the TNT-hosted VIP Hangar Bay Lounge.
Meanwhile, all guests were invited to peruse the Captain Morgan Loot Lounge for specialty cocktails—and to then head to the main deck to have their photo taken in front of real fighter jets.
If that wasn’t enough for the CraveConquersTheCon party to leave its mark on San Diego Comic-Con, the night came to a climax with a DJ set by Grimes, opening for an exclusive performance from the Grammy Award-winning group MGMT on the CraveOnline stage, followed by an aerial show with skydivers and fireworks.
Celebrities were in abundance, including Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries, pictured below: middle), Paul Wesley (Vampire Diaries), Shane West (Salem), Nathan Fillion (Castle, pictured below: left), Skrillex (musician), Travis Van Winkle (The Last Ship), Julie Benz (Defiance), Grant Bowler (Defiance), Lucas Till (X-Men), Charles Michael David (The Originals), Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob), Luke Barnett (The Amityville Haunting), Phoebe Tonkin (The Originals), Keahu Kahuaniui (Teen Wolf), Maitland Ward (Girl Meets World), Genesis Rodriguez (Man on a Ledge, pictured below: right), and many more.
Friday, July 25, 2014 will forever be known as the night CraveOnline conquered Comic-Con and social media surrounding the annual event in San Diego, CA. See more exclusive photos of guests enjoying themselves, the performances, and the venue itself here.