Bates Motel Party at SDCC 2014


Playboy and A&E hosted the most talked about party during Comic-Con weekend (Friday 25th July 2014) as they transformed 40,000 square feet of outdoor space into their exclusive Bates Motel themed event.


Guests entered through a “Bates Motel” check-in area and received a pair of polarized sunglasses that, when worn inside, offered a voyeuristic look into the “Bates Motel” façade on display.

Playboy And A&E's "Bates Motel" Event During Comic-Con Weekend -  Inside

(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)

Celebrities and VIP guests enjoyed Patron XO Café-infused ice cream sandwiches; cocktails by Patron Spirits and beer by Heineken; and Music by Mick.

Playboy And A&E's "Bates Motel" Event During Comic-Con Weekend -  Inside

Additionally, celebrities walking the red carpet were given the opportunity to take a key from the “Bates Hotel” valet stand at the end of the carpet and attempt to start the engine of the Triumph Scrambler Custom on display, courtesy of Triumph Motorcycles America and South Bay Motorsports.


(L-R) Miss May 2014 Dani Mathers, Miss August 2000 Summer Altice, Miss September 2012 Alana Campos, and 2013 Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun arrive at the Playboy and A&E Bates Motel Event During Comic-Con Weekend, on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California.

Orlando Bloom, Vera Farmiga, Norman Reedus, and Shane West all successfully started the engine and were each able to make a monetary donation to the charity of their choice on behalf of Triumph Motorcycles America.



Bates Motel” is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film “Psycho,” and gives viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years.  Fans discover dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma (Emmy-nominated Vera Farmiga), truly is. “Bates Motel” returns for season 3 in 2015.


Check out our interviews from the Bates Motel party Red Carpet:

Misha Collins (Supernatural)

Actor Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Actor J. August Richards (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Actress Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel)

Actor Nestor Carbonell

Producer/Writer Carlton Cuse

Actor Mark Ghanime (Helix)

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