The 2015 Comic-Con International in San Diego is almost here, so just before you pack and jet off why not check out these events happening outside the convention centre during Comic-Con. Keep checking back as information will be updated as and when it is announced.
WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY 2015 (PREVIEW NIGHT)
Wooden Wisdom is what happens when Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie play records together. Starts at 10pm.
WEDNESDAY 8TH-SATURDAY 11TH JULY 2015
CONAN @ Comic-Con® STANDBY TICKETS:
Didn’t get a reserved ticket, but still dying to see CONAN @ Comic-Con®? A limited number of Standby Tickets will be made available on the day of each taping.
PLEASE NOTE: Standby tickets are NOT guaranteed tickets. You will fill in any empty seats we have available just before show time and most of these seats will be single seats throughout the theater.
For Standby Tickets, come to the Spreckels Theater Box Office at 8am on the morning of the taping you’d like to attend and join the main line of reservation holders. (July 8th-July 11th). The line will be forming around the corner from the box office (969 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101). At 8am, a member of our staff will distribute numbered wristbands to anyone in the main ticket line that does not have a reservation. You will be given a location and time to return by to see if you’ll be getting in to the show.
WEDNESDAY 8TH-SUNDAY 12TH JULY 2015
Hello Kitty Cafe Truck
The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be making an appearance at the 2015 Comic-Con International from July 8th – July 12! They will be in the Lexus Lot adjacent to the convention.
WED July 8th = 6pm – 9pm
THURS July 9th = 9:30am – 7pm
FRI July 10th = 9:30am – 7pm
SAT July 11th = 9:30am – 7pm
SUN July 12th = 9:30am – 5pm
THURSDAY 9TH- SUNDAY 12TH JULY 2015
Times: Thur 9th July-Sat 11th July 9:30 am – 10:00 pm; Sunday 12th July 9:30 am – 5:pm
Where: Behind convention center at Convention Way and 5th Ave Pier Cost: Free with RSVP here for 18+ (Comic Con Badge also required).
A brand new experience for fans, Adult Swim activities will include Carnival Midway, and The Meatwad Full Dome Experience is back for another year of intergalactic-mind-travel. They’ll be bringing you nightly screenings and daily live streaming events. For more information visit adultswimpresents.com
RSVP includes admission to the Adult Swim Carnival Midway, Meatwad Full Dome, Nighttime Screenings, and live streaming events – Fishcenter Live! and Toonami Pre-Flight*
*additional ticket required. RSVP for details.
18 YRS+ | COMIC-CON BADGE REQUIRED
It’s a CARNIVAL! It’s FREE! WHY AREN’T YOU ALREADY THERE? Come play some free games and get some free stuff while you have some free fun. All you have to do is stand in our lines. We know you guys love lines. These lines are worth it though.
JULY 9‑11 12PM‑7PM
JULY 12 12PM‑5PM
Comic-Con badge required. 18+
Meatwad Full Dome Experience:
Nestle into Meatwad’s vessel and allow him to tenderize your brain holes as you are gently transported through our mind-fudging interdimensional-space-coaster-love-canal; a celebration of America. Are you ready for this type of stimulation? Sing it for our stimulated upliftment, we are breaking theoretical physics here.
JULY 9-11 9:30AM‑7PM
JULY 12 9:30AM‑5PM
Comic-Con badge required. 18+
Live Streaming Events:
Have you ever wanted to watch things you see on the TV or internet not on the TV or internet? Well here’s your chance! FishCenter and Toonami Pre-Flight are broadcasting live from Comic-Con. Come watch TV IN REAL LIFE.
JULY 9 & 10 1‑2PM
JULY 11 1‑2PM
Seating is limited. Tickets will be given away daily beginning at 9:30AM at the ADULT SWIM ON THE GREEN ticketing booth. Must be 18+ with Comic-Con badge. 1 ticket per person. Tickets are non transferable.
Here’s the schedule for the nightly screenings at Adult Swim on the Green:
ADULT SWIM PRESENTS: THINGS YOU’VE NEVER / RARELY SEEN
Featuring Adult Swim specials, never-before-seen pilots, an early look at Mike Tyson Mysteries, The Venture Bros., Squidbillies, and more.
RICK AND MORTY SCREENING
Season 2 Preview
AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE FOREVER & YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL SCREENING
Early look at new episodes
Capacity is limited. Lineup begins at 7PM.
First come, first served.
Comic-Con badge required. 18+
Assassin’s Creed Experience
Times: Thur 9th July-Sat 11th July 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday 12th July 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: MLK Promenade, next to the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel Cost: Free
Parkour like a Master Assassin on this life-size obstacle course based on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the upcoming video game set during London’s industrial revolution.
Run the course, play the game, pre-order for exclusive swag only at Comic-Con, and even perform the iconic Leap of Faith, all for free.
For the third year in a row, Schick Hydro is partnering with Assassin’s Creed at San Diego Comic Con July 9-12. They will be offering shaves from professional barbers using Schick Hydro 5 to fans at the epic Assassin’s Creed Experience at The Schick Underground – a shaded shaving station modeled after a dingy underground lair located deep beneath the chaotic streets of Britain’s Industrial Revolution – inspired by the game’s upcoming Syndicate edition.
You can find them at MLK Park across from SDCC Hall where they’ll help #ProtectYourNeck from the threats of rival gangs at the AC Experience and the treacherous shaves of your past for a comfortable, hydrating shave.
Enter the FX Fearless Arena
Escape vampires in The Strain’s live action virtual reality mission. Bundle up for a blizzard in the Fargo giant inflatable snow globe. Survive a medieval duel inspired by The Bastard Executioner. Check into a whole new American Horror Story. Are you ready to experience the FX Fearless Arena?
Thursday: 12:00 PM–6:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Lawn, Opposite Hall H
Game of Thrones: Experience the Realm
Times: Thurs 9th July -Sun 12th July (Times and details TBA)
Where: 628 L St. across from the Omni Hotel Cost: Free
This year’s experience will allow fans to step into the world of Westeros by featuring installations such as the chance to use a replica of Arya Stark’s wooden training sword to strike targets as they appear on a 10-foot projection screen. Afterwards, you’ll also receive an artistic portrait made entirely of your sword strikes, that you can share on social media. Attendees will also have the chance to create sharable animated GIFs including being incinerated into ash by Danaerys’ iconic dragons and turned into a WhiteWalker, and to participate in photo opportunity with the Iron Throne and the giant sword used by The Mountain. Select costume displays from Game of Thrones will be featured along with a gallery of select work from the Game of Thrones Compendium Book, featuring original creations from the talented fan-base ranging from art, fashion, food and fans can pick up a limited-edition T-Shirt designed by Beautiful Death artist Robert Ball.
Starting today through July 3 at 12PM ET, HBO NOW (HBO’s new stand-alone premium streaming service) will offer a select number of current and former subscribers attending Comic-Con an exclusive chance to Experience the Realm early by skipping the lines with a special daily HBO NOW VIP preview Thursday-Sunday. For more details and to enter for a chance to win, eligible fans can visit ExperienceTheRealmSweeps.com.
NBC’s World of Heroes Reborn and Blindspot
Where: Gaslamp Square, Fifth Ave. and Harbor Drive Cost: Free
Heroes Reborn takes over Gaslamp Square with a first of its kind 4-D interactive experience where fans will have the opportunity to access their own extraordinary pyro-kinetic ability. Fans will also be able to take an animated “heroic” photo and tour through a Heroes gallery featuring iconic props from the previous series.
Attendees can also discover Blindspot at Tin Fish restaurant in Gaslamp Square. They will be able to receive both temporary tattoo sleeves and partake in a photo op where their head will be placed on a tattooed body, similar to the character of Jane Doe in the new NBC drama. Also, throughout the Gaslamp District, fans can go on a scavenger hunt to search for and find the Jane Doe look-alikes. Once found fans can text “Blindspot” to a number tattooed on her body and receive the next step to enter for a chance to win $1,000.
Where: The New Children’s Museum Cost: Free to visit and play; $22 for Conversations for a Cause
Where is it:? The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego.
How much are tickets? $22 each.
How many seats? 200 seats.
How many tickets can I buy? 2 tickets per panel per order. You can order multiple panels at once (though if you really want a panel, buy that one first). Multiple orders are allowed. All proceeds go to @operationsmile.
Tickets will go on sale at 6am PDT Thursday, July 2. They will release 4 panels every 15 minutes. UPDATE-Tickets are now SOLD OUT for all panels expect for Dead Rising (Click to buy tickets), The Last Ship (Click to buy tickets), Virtual Reality, Project Morpheus, and the Future of Gaming (Click to buy tickets), The Thrilling Adventure Hour (Click to buy tickets) and BattleBots (Click to buy tickets). New panels have been added, they will go on sale from Jul 06, 6:00 PM PDT. SOLD OUT.
NERD HQ THURSDAY 9TH JULY 2015 SCHEDULE
10am: ZACHARY LEVI (SOLD OUT)
Alison Haislip, Jessica Chobot, Chris Cowan, Donald Hutson, Peter Abrahamson, Greg Munson, Matt Maxham. Click to buy tickets.
1pm: DEAD RISING
NERD HQ FRIDAY 10TH JULY 2015 SCHEDULE
4pm: FALLING SKIES
5pm: STEPHEN AMELL (SOLD OUT)
10:45am: DOCTOR WHO
7pm: THE MAZE RUNNER:THE SCORCH TRIALS
NERD HQ SUNDAY 12TH JULY 2015 SCHEDULE
11am: MARVEL: PARTNERS IN PRIME TIME
12pm: JOSS WHEDON (SOLD OUT)
Scream Queens Mega Scream Drop– Petco Interactive Zone
“Fox’s Scream Queens is taking Comic-Con by storm.
The upcoming horror comedy anthology will feature a customized ride at the Petco Interactive Zone called the Mega Scream Drop that will drop fans 120 feet while capturing their screams with social media sharable GIFs.
The ride will be open Thursday-Sunday (July 9-12) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. The Kappa House Sorority girls and their fraternity boyfriends (like those depicted on the upcoming series from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk) will be manning the ride and passing out branded premium items.”
“Additionally, branded ice cream carts will distribute free scoops outside of the convention center and throughout downtown San Diego Thursday-Sunday.”
Fans of the series will be able to conquer Comic-Con aboard a Vikings Longship, a San Diego Seal Boat that’s been transformed, which will be driving through Downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, and sailing the harbor. The boat will offer free stops at select Gaslamp locations (TBA), and fans will also receive a Vikings Drinking Horn after their rides. Select fans will even have a chance to win a sunset cruise aboard the Longship with the cast of Vikings.
THURSDAY 9TH JULY 2015
Date: Thursday 9th July, 2015
Location: Harbor Ballroom, Second Level at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel
Cost: There are no tickets for this event. Entry will be first come-first served and admission is free with a San Diego Comic-Con 2015 badge. (Capacity is limited).
“Geek Couture” Returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2015 with 2nd Annual Her Universe Fashion Show.
Now the ultimate runway for fangirl fashion is back and bigger and better for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s premiere comic book and popular arts convention. This second annual must-see “Geek Couture” fashion show, to be held July 9th at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, is the brainchild of Ashley Eckstein, founder of Her Universe – the trendsetting geek girl apparel company. Once again, Her Universe and Hot Topic are offering fans and amateur designers, male or female, the opportunity to submit their own women’s fashion designs based on anything that is celebrated at Comic-Con, original or inspired by popular media.
Last year’s winners, Amy Beth Christenson and Andrew MacLaine, wowed the audience with their original, handmade creations and, as a result, their exclusive Marvel Avengers Collection is now available in Hot Topic stores and hottopic.com
MTV Fandom Awards and Fan Fest [7:00 pm – 10:45 pm]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: Free
The “MTV Fandom Awards” honor the fans whose tenacious excitement pushes movies, TV, books and comics from subculture to mainstream worldwide success. To further honor the dedicated fans of Comic-Con, the “MTV Fandom Fest” is a free party at Petco Park open to all Comic-Con badge holders with food, drinks, games and giveaways. The “MTV Fandom Fest” will lead into the “MTV Fandom Awards” onThursday, July 12.
w00tstock 7.0 A Night of Geeks + Music TL DR show for nerds
Time: Thursday, July 9 – 7:00pm
w00tstock is a special event for geeks of every stripe. Television host/special-effects artist Adam Savage (“MythBusters”), actor/author/blogger Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Stand By Me”) and music-comedy duo Paul and Storm (The Internet, Da Vinci’s Notebook) present a high-energy night of music acts, readings, comedy, demonstrations, short films, special guests, and other clever widgets born from and dedicated to the enthusiasms, obsessions, trials and joys of geek pride.
This is the dawning of the Age of Geekdom–and its voices will ring true at w00tstock.
Personal Cameras Permitted – NO tripods or professional equipment.
approx. 4 hours (includes intermission)
Recommended to Mature Audiences
Pricing (includes a $2.50 Facility Fee):
$42.50 Reserved Seating
On Thursday 9th July, why not join in the fun and help celebrate BOOM! Studio’s tenth birthday. This is an open invitation so you don’t need to hope for that elusive invite. After a long day inside the convention centre attending panels and stocking up on your convention exclusives, make sure you stop by this party and mingle with the BOOM! staff, pros and other fans.
FRIDAY 10TH JULY 2015
Crave Escape is back again this year and will take place at the USS Midway on Friday, July 10 at 7PM with special live performances by Cathedrals, Bad Suns, and Cold War Kids.
Entry is based on RSVP (limited capacity), and you can RSVP here.
FRIDAY 10TH-SATURDAY 11TH JULY 2015
The Walking Dead Escape [Fri. and Sat. 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: $40 [Survivor; $64 VIP]; $75 [Walker; 100 VIP]; $100 Combo VIP
Nerdist Podcast 2015 & Chris Hardwick Funcomfortable Tour
Chris Hardwick is everywhere at San Diego Comic-Con. Whether he’s hosting the big Hall H panel – or last year, panels – or putting on a live show, he either never sleeps, or has perfected the science of cloning and just isn’t sharing yet. Either way, fans of Mr. Nerdist himself will be seeing him again in San Diego, as he just announced two shows at the Balboa Theater during SDCC.
The first will be his live stand-up show, The Funcomfortable Tour, that’s already been touring the US. Fans of Hardwick can head over to the Balboa Theatre on Friday, July 10, for the 7:30PM show to catch him in person.
For those who prefer Hardwick in more of a moderator role, just like the last few years, he’ll also be bringing his popular Nerdist Podcast Live! show back to Comic-Con as well. Hardick, as well as his friends and co-hosts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, will delight fans on Saturday, July 11, at 7:30PM and 10.30pm at the Balboa Theatre.
Want to attend in person? Here’s how:
Buy tickets to the 7:30PM show with Peter Capaldi and Sir Ben Kingsley.SOLD OUT.
- Buy tickets to the 10:30PM show with Maisie Williams, Tom Hiddlestone and Guillermo Del Toro.
- Buy tickets to the Funcomfortable Tour show with Chris Hardwick.
SATURDAY 11TH JULY 2015
Meet & Eat – Breakfast with Orlando Jones & Lyndie Greenwood
Sleepy Hollow fans will be happy to know that Orlando Jones and Lyndie Greenwood are hosting a “Breakfast with OJ” on Saturday, July 11 at 11AM (to 12.30PM) at the Garage Kitchen + Bar. This is a free event, but you’ll need to pay for your own breakfast, and you’ll also need to RSVP by e-mailing RSVPforOJ@gmail.com
You can find more information on Facebook.
WHEN: The meetup is Saturday, July 11th from 10 to 12pm PT.
WHERE: House of Blues, use the entrance on 1056 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
WHO: Everyone in #CloneClub is invited. All people. All clones. All originals. All ages. Bring your seestras. Bring your brother-seestras. Bring your original mother-seestras. Bring your gay friend/acting coach.
WHY: To celebrate Alison Hendrix’s campaign win, and to party.
#CloneClub Meetup FAQ
Do I need a Comic-Con badge to get into the meetup? How much is this going to cost me?
No badges required. No monies needed. That’s right. #CloneClub is a free club with zero dues, and this event will cost you the low, low price of nothing.
WOW. How do I get tickets?!
No tickets. The meetup is first come, first served.
What will happen at this meetup?
We’re cramming as much OB awesome as we can into two CLONETASTIC hours. We’ll have a Felix Photo Booth, a Seestra Tattoo Station, an Eye Patch Bedazzling Area, Surprise Guest Appearances, a DJ with Alison’s Fave 90s JAMS, and SO MUCH MORE.
This sounds epic. Should I come in cosplay?
You mean cloneplay? Yes.
THE X-MEN ROGUE CUT SCREENING WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 11TH JULY 2015 AT 8PM AT THE READING THEATER IN GASLAMP QUARTER, SAN DIEGO, USA.
You can purchase X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut on Blu-ray at either the Fox booth (#4229) or at the Nerd HQ/IGN Lounge at the Children’s Museum to obtain a VIP ticket — with additional seating based on a first come, first served basis. These VIP tickets guarantee you access to the screening
You can also watch along at home when it’s released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on July 14, 2015, July 13 in the UK.
See an early screening of Vacation on Saturday, July 11th at 10pm at the Reading Gaslamp Theater. RSVP here.
Hollywood Babble-On with Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman
House of Blues San Diego, San Diego, CA
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 11:30PM (SOLD OUT).
SUNDAY 12TH JULY 2015
Founded in 2011, Harmontown is a near weekly live podcast by Dan Harmon (Community, Rick & Morty, Channel 101) featuring co-host “Comptroller” Jeff Davis (Whose Line Is It Anyway?). On Sunday July 12th, they will film the show live at Tin Roof San Diego! Get your tickets before this sells out.