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MTV’s Fandom Awards Return to San Diego Comic-Con to Rock Petco Park; Nominations, More

MTV_Fandom_About-ImageAre you ready to rock, San Diego Comic-Con?

The MTV Fandom Awards return to San Diego Comic-Con this year on Thursday, July 21 at Petco Park beginning at 6:30PM – and attendees can stop by for a night of food, drinks, games, giveaways, and more. The event is only open to those with Comic-Con badges.

For the past three years, MTV has taken over Petco Park for one of our favorite free offsite events during San Diego Comic-Con each, featuring free food, free rides, live performances by the likes of Linkin Park (this year’s entertainment hasn’t been announced), and more — making it a great destination for San Diego Comic-Con attendees after the first full day at the convention. You can read our review of the 2014 event to get a better idea of what to expect for 2016.

We recommend lining up early to secure your entry — but it’s an event that’s definitely worth attending.

mtv party in the parkAfter you’ve reveled in all that the MTV Fandom Fest party has to offer, stick around for the return of the MTV Fandom Awards, which will be filmed during the party starting at 8PM. No word yet on this year’s hosts.

Voting begins today at, and you can vote on everything from “Best New Fandom of the Year”, “Fan Freak Out of the Year”, “Bandom of the Year”, and more.

Nominees for “Fandom of the Year,” presented by JOLLY RANCHER Candy, will feature 32 nominees going head-to-head across multiple platforms in a special social tournament spanning movies, TV dramas, TV comedies and, for the first time ever, video games. The nominees for “Ship of the Year,” will be voted on exclusively on Tumblr. Nominees in both categories will be announced on Friday, July 8.

The special will then premiere on MTV on Sunday, July 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Here’s a look at this year’s nominees:

[UPDATE] MTV has now opened voting for “Ship of the Year” on tumblr – and to vote, you’ll need to go add “notes” to the tumblr post you’re interested in voting for, which in tumblr terms, means either reblogging or favoriting the post.

Here are this year’s nominees for Ship of the Year:

[UPDATE July 17] MTV’s voting for Fandom of the Year is currently in round four – go vote now! 

Here was the full list of nominees for Fandom of the Year:


  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpool
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E
  • Mazerunner: The Scorch Trials
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • X-Men: Apocalypse


  • “Arrow”
  • “The Flash”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “Pretty Little Liars”
  • “Supernatural”
  • “Teen Wolf”
  • “The Walking Dead”
  • “The 100”


  • “Broad City”
  • “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
  • “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
  • “New Girl”
  • “Orange is the New Black”
  • “Silicon Valley”
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
  • “Younger”


  • Dragon Age – Dragon Age: Inquisition Trespasser DLC
  • Fallout – Fallout 4
  • Fire Emblem – Fire Emblem Fates
  • League of Legends
  • The Legend of Zelda – The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
  • Pokémon – Pokken Tournament
  • Undertale
  • World of Warcraft


  • “Arrow” – “Olicity” (Oliver + Felicity)
  • Captain America: Civil War – “Stucky” (Steve + Bucky)
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens – “Stormpilot” (Finn + Poe)
  • “Teen Wolf” – “Stydia” (Stiles + Lydia)
  • “The 100” – “Clexa” (Clarke + Lexa)
  • “The Flash” – “Westallen” (Iris West + Barry Allen)
  • Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments – “Malec” (Magnus Bane + Alec Lightwood) 



Best New Fandom of the Year
  • Hamilton
  • Jessica Jones
  • “Mr. Robot”
  • “Scream”
  • Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
  • Suicide Squad
Fan Freak Out of the Year
  • “Game of Thrones” – Resurrection of Jon Snow
  • “Mr. Robot” – Mr. Robot revealed
  • “The Walking Dead” – Glenn’s Death Scare
  • “Pretty Little Liars” – Spencer and Caleb Hook Up
  • “The 100” – RIP Lexa
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Death Of A Legend
Bandom of the Year
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • The 1975
  • All Time Low
  • Panic! At the Disco
  • Pierce the Veil
  • Twenty One Pilots
Animation Fandom of the Year
  • “Adventure Time”
  • “Gravity Falls”
  • Inside Out
  • “Rick and Morty”
  • “Steven Universe”
  • Zootopia
Best Revival Fandom of the Year
  • “Baywatch” (Series) / Baywatch (Film)
  • “Gilmore Girls” / “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”
  • Harry Potter / Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • “High School Musical” / “High School Musical 4: Wild and Knights”
  • “Full House” / “Fuller House”
  • “The X-Files”

Are you excited about the return of the MTV Fandom Awards? Let us know in the comments.

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