2020: Cancelled March 5, 2020. “In somewhat related news: performer and JoCo Cruise favorite John Hodgman recently traveled to Venice, Italy, which has now been added to Holland America Line’s travel-restricted locations. As such, he will not be allowed to board the Nieuw Amsterdam, and will be unable to join us for JoCo Cruise 2020. He expresses his deep regret at having to miss the cruise this year, and wishes all Sea Monkeys the bon-est of voyages.”
2020: Announced October 1, 2019.
2018: Announced July 20, 2017.
2016 Programming Note: “Featured Guests will not have their own main stage performances; but they will host events, hold Office Hours, and will very likely appear as guests during other performers’ shows and/or other Main Stage events.” : Jim Boggia, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, John Hodgman, Steve Jackson, N. K. Jemisin, Ted Leo, Molly Lewis, Aimee Mann, John Roderick, Patrick Rothfuss, John Scalzi, Janet Varney, Wil Wheaton
2014 Announced October 3, 2013. “And featuring John Hodgman, as himself.”
2014 Programming notes: “Wil, Hodgman and John Roderick have ”“evolved”“ this year, so to speak. Their presence is an important part of the JCCC experience at this point, but we didn't want to go too overboard with repeat acts. As such, none of them have their own main stage sets this year; but you can fully expect their presences will be made known in various events (*cough* Celebrity Artemis *cough*), sitting in on other people's sets, holding office hours, and generally being around on the ship. For example: Wil's official title for JCCC4 is Emperor of the Game Room. Do with that information what you will.”