Fandom brings Cirque du Soleil to SDCC for its annual party


Fandom, the fan-first global platform company, announced today that it has teamed up with the world-renowned circus performance group Cirque du Soleil for its 4th annual Fandom Party at San Diego Comic Con.

The annual rooftop bash, which is one of the top parties to attend during SDCC, will take place on Thursday, July 18th at Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, where guests will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of R.U.N – the first live-action thriller by Cirque du Soleil, followed by a special performance by Girl Talk.

R.U.N, which will be Cirque’s 47th original production will premiere at Luxor in Las Vegas this October, is a groundbreaking new Cirque du Soleil show that provides the audience with an unprecedented sensory experience where state-of-the-art special effects collide with human performance and cutting-edge technology to explore the world of stunts. As a fan of Cirque for many years I never miss an opportunity to catch a show as each production is a sight to behold.

The Fandom Party will feature a specially created act inspired by R.U.N conceived by Show Director Michael Schwandt and Creation Director Stefan Miljevic.  It will showcase a live performance by Tyler Bates, R.U.N’s Music Composer, as well as a voice-over narration written by the show’s Writer, acclaimed filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.  The never-before-seen performance will include pyrotechnic elements, an epic rooftop battle, adrenaline-inducing motorcycle tricking, and live-action stunts.

“We are thrilled to work alongside Cirque du Soleil to unveil this unprecedented live entertainment experience,” said Ken Shapiro, Chief Revenue Officer for Fandom.

“With R.U.N we’ve taken inspiration from the world of action movies and graphic novels to create a truly one-of-a-kind entertainment experience,” said Lou D’Angeli, VP of Marketing for Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. “We couldn’t imagine a better partner in Fandom and a better setting than Comic-Con to share a preview of our new creation.”

Fandom, which is home to more than 200 million monthly users and 420,000 unique communities, brings together more entertainment and pop culture aficionados than any other platform of its kind. Whether you’re a champion gamer, a movie buff, or an advertiser aiming to reach high-value audiences, Fandom is your go-to platform.

Please note: The event is open by invitation only, however, a limited amount of tickets have been made available to the public. To score a ticket fans can follow @getfandom on Twitter for a chance to attend.

Fandom is also bringing the Comic-Con experience directly to fans, covering all the latest breaking news and highlights from San Diego. To stay up-to-date on Fandoms coverage of San Diego Comic-Con and for more information on Fandom, visit

A little more about R.U.N.

R.U.N is the 47th original production of Cirque du Soleil, part of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, and its 10th resident show presented in Las Vegas. Performances will begin on October 24, 2019 and play in the R.U.N Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and start at $69 plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased by visiting, by calling 855.706.5433 or in-person at the R.U.N Theater box office.

To watch the first look teaser of R.U.N click the link HERE.

Are you excited about the Fandom party and the new Cirque du Soleil production? Click here to join the conversation on the FoCC Forum.


Kevin aka "DRWHO42" watches a lot of TV and avoids spoilers like the plague. He is an avid Whovian, Trekker, fanboy, gamer, traveler, planner, self-professed gym rat, and Starbucks espresso loyalist. When not plotting out his schedule for the next tent-pole movie or watching his favorite shows he is on the hunt for pop-culture TV & Movie media news. More importantly he is a frequent attendee of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and New York Comic Con (NYCC). Follow him on Twitter @kevinDW42 @FoCCBlog

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