2020: Cancelled March 6, 2020.
Wil Wheaton will also be unable to join us this year. Here's a statement Wil asked us to pass along to all of you:
I've gone on every JoCo cruise since 2010. It breaks my heart to miss this significant anniversary, but I don't have a choice. Because a nonzero number of y'all reading this will be disappointed upon receiving this news, I just wanted to take a moment and explain.
In about three weeks, I will start a job that has the potential to change my career, and my life. I'm not paranoid, I'm not panicking, but I'm considering my future, my family's future, and doing my best to make choices that are in their best interests.
After extensive consultation with my team of agents and managers, lots of conversations with Anne, and many late nights alone with my thoughts, I concluded that even a 1% chance of being disrupted by a quarantine, or picking something up in an airport, was too much of a risk. If I ended up sick or quarantined, this show would be forced to recast, I would lose the job, and I would be devastated. As much as I love this cruise and the world we all get to live in when we are on The Boat, I have to prioritize the world I live in now, and the world I believe this job is going to open up for me.
Sea Monkeys are awesome, so I know you'll get this: I have a chance to live my dream. *MY* dream, not someone else's dream that I felt obligated to live for most of my life. I know that there is not a person among you who would even consider for a moment putting anything in between me and realizing that dream.
I'm going to miss you all. I'm going to miss everything about The Boat, and I'm going to miss seeing the wonderful people I only get to see once a year.
But my dreams are finally coming true, and I have to do everything I can to ensure I am in the best position to realize them.
I know some of y'all are disappointed. I am right there with you, and it's why we waited until the last possible minute to make this decision. We just kept hoping something would change, that there was some way to justify this tiny risk, and I just couldn't do it. But I know you all understand, and I appreciate that so much.
Have a wonderful voyage, everyone. I will miss you all, and I'll see you next time.
2020: Announced October 1, 2019.
2018: Announced July 20, 2017.
2017: Announced July 14, 2016.
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
2015: 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.” : John Scalzi, John Roderick, David Rees, Molly Lewis, Steve Jackson, Wil Wheaton“
2015 Announced October 10, 2014.
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.“
2014 Announced December 31, 2013.