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Guide to Outside Events at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017

San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 is nearly here, as well as the convention itself 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.

Last updated 23/5/17

Chris Hardwick confirmed on a Facebook Live video that there will be no Nerdist podcast live or a stand up show at Balboa Theatre during San Diego Comic-Con International this July. It’s unfortunate but when he is doing 15 hour days and hosting 10-13 panels a day at Comic-Con, it’s understandable he would want to take a break this year. His Nerdist podcast live show will be missed this year since I had a great time at the last one I went to when Tom Hiddleston was a guest along with Guillermo Del Toro, that was one of the best podcasts I’d ever seen live. However he hasn’t ruled out that they won’t be back in the future.

Sadly there will be no NerdHQ this year during San Diego Comic-Con.


Event: The Adventure Zone

Date: Friday 21st July 2017

Location: Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $30+
Onsale to General Public on Wed 17th May 2017 12:00 pm PDT

Official website: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0A0052A9B0761A13#efeat4212

Hours of Operation: 10PM


Conan and cast from The Game of Thrones

Event: Conan Live from San Diego Comic-Con International 2017

Date: Live tapings take place between Wednesday 19th- Saturday 22nd July 2017 although it will air between Wednesday 19th July to Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Time: TBA.

Location: Spreckles Theatre, 121 Broadway #600, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

Cost: Tickets are free but they are not available yet.

Official website: http://teamcoco.com/comiccon

Guests: TBA


 

Event: Dana Gould

Date: Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July 2017

Location: American Comedy Company,818 B 6th Ave (Gaslamp Quarter) San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $16 normally but for a limited time only you can get it at a discounted price of $5

Official website: https://americancomedyco.com/products/dana-gould

Hours of Operation: Friday 21st July 2017 at 7.30PM and Saturday 22nd July 2017 at 8PM


Event: Digital LA – San Diego Comic Cocktails

Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017

Location: TBD. Location will be emailed to those who register.

Cost: Free

Comic-Con badges NOT required for entry. May be 21+. Arrive early to avoid the line. RSVP does not guarantee admittance. Subject to capacity. First come first serve.

Official website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-la-san-diego-comic-cocktails-tickets-34599018596

Hours of Operation: 5-7PM


Event: Doug Loves Movies

Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017

Location: American Comedy Company

Cost: $18

Official website: https://americancomedyco.com/products/doug-loves-movies-5

Hours of Operation: 8PM

Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me” and Comedy Central’s “The High Court”) hosts a podcast where he talks to his hilarious special surprise guests about his first love…movies! To have a chance at winning some prizes, bring a movie themed name tag!


Event: Fatman on Batman

Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017

Location: American Comedy Company,818 B 6th Ave (Gaslamp Quarter) San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $30

Official website: https://americancomedyco.com/products/fatman-on-batman-1

Hours of Operation: 9.30PM


Event: Funko Fundays 2017

Date: Friday 21st July 2017

Location:  Grand Hyatt Manchester Hotel, Seaport Ballroom, San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $140 plus fees. Tickets will go on sale on: Wednesday, May 17th – 10:00 AM Pacific Time. Keep an eye on their Twitter & Facebook for the link. For more info click here. Tickets have SOLD OUT but Funko is offering you a chance to win a pair of tickets.

Official website: https://funko.com/blogs/news/funko-fundays-2017-info

Hours of Operation: Doors will open at 6:45PM and the evening’s entertainment starts at 8:30PM


Event: Game of Thrones: The Musical

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017

Location: The Tenth Avenue Arts Center, 930 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Cost: $30+

Official website: http://shop.theateriscoming.com/t/comic-con

Hours of Operation: Shows at 6PM and 9PM


Event: Ghostbusters Mass Hysteria San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Date: Friday 21st July 2017

Location: American Comedy Company,818 B 6th Ave (Gaslamp Quarter) San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: Admission is free

Official website: https://www.facebook.com/events/414539485574341/


Event: Her Universe Fashion Show

Date: Thursday 21st July 2016

Time: 6PM

Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt

Cost: Free on a first come first served basis and you also must hold a valid San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 badge.

Official website: https://www.heruniverse.com


Event: Heroes Brew Festival

Date: Saturday 23rd July 2017

Location: Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $20+

Official website: http://heroesbrewfest.com

Hours of Operation: TBA

Age: 21+ Attendees must have a valid Government issued photo ID for entry.

Let’s get the party started as you can sample craft beer from top breweries, check out the exhibits from leading comic book artists, check out the latest technology and party away with music provided by Game of Thrones Hodor himself.


Event: Hollywood Babble-On: Comic Con Edition

Date: Friday 21st July 2017

Location: American Comedy Company,818 B 6th Ave (Gaslamp Quarter) San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $30

Official website: https://americancomedyco.com/products/hollywood-babble-on-1

Hours of Operation: 10PM


Event: Hop-Con 5.0

Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017

Time: 7-11PM

Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station

Cost: Tickets cost is tba but tickets will be available online from 4th May 2016 by clicking here.

Official website: http://www.stonebrewing.com/events

Hop-Con 5.0 is an annual event celebrating the special release of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout.


Event: Jay & Silent Bob Get Old

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017

Location: American Comedy Company,818 B 6th Ave (Gaslamp Quarter) San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $30

Official website: https://americancomedyco.com/products/jay-silent-bob-get-old-3

Hours of Operation: 10PM

The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2.

Now you can see them live at The Hollywood Improv recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old. Ranked #1 on Itunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, always hilarious, look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on http://www.smodcast.com.


Event: Legend of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses

Date: Friday 21st July 2017

Location: San Diego Civic Theatre San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $40+

Official website: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0A005266F047477B#efeat4212

Hours of Operation: 8PM


Event: MST3K Live! Mystery Science Theatre 3000

Date: Friday 21st July 2017 and Saturday 22nd July 2017

Location: Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $39.50+
Onsale to General Public on Fri 05/19/17 12:00 pm PDT

Official website: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0A0052A3D99D1A86#efeat4212

Hours of Operation: 7PM


Event: Nintendo Gaming Lounge

Date: Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: Marriott Marquis & Marina,San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: Admission is free

Official website: https://nintendowire.com/news/2017/05/23/nintendo-america-announces-2017-summer-play-tour/

Hours of operation: TBA


Event: Rave of Thrones

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017

Location: Omnia Nightclub, San Diego

Cost: $20+

Official website: https://ticketdriver.com/omniasd/buy/tickets/event/144186?_ga=2.139131579.943946972.1493923850-1090367144.1493743627

Hours of Operation: 9PM-11.30PM


Event: Rick and Morty Rickmobile

It’s time to get schwifty as the Rickmobile, that’s actually a truck and also a store, makes its way across America and to San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 this July. The network Adult Swim has confirmed on their website that the Rickmobile will be in San Diego for Comic-Con from 20th to 23rd July, 2017. If you can’t wait then why note amuse yourself with Ricky and Morty emoji’s, for more info click here, or keep searching for that elusive Schezwan sauce.

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: Exact location is TBA

Cost: Free except for all the swag you buy

Official website: http://www.adultswim.com/promos/rickmobile/

Hours of Operation: TBA


Event: Sal Vulcano w/ Special Guests: Roy Wood Jr & Theo Von

Date:  Thursday 20th July 2017

Location: House of Blues San Diego,818 B 6th Ave (Gaslamp Quarter) San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $25+

Official website: http://www.livenation.com/events/658294-jul-20-2017-sal-vulcano-w-special-guests-roy-wood-jr-theo-von

Hours of Operation: 6.30PM

Doors: 6:30PM Show: 7:30PM Lineup: Sal Vulcano Roy Wood Jr Theo Von All support acts are subject to change without notice.

Age:16 OR OVER WITH PHOTO I.D.

The Impractical Joker Sal Vulcano is dropping by San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 with a show at House of Blues San Diego.


Event: Steam Powered Giraffe

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017

Location: California Center for the Arts Escondido’s Center Theater

Cost: $25+

Official website: http://artcenter.org/event/steam-powered-giraffe-2/

Hours of Operation: 6PM


Event: Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque

Date: Friday 21st July 2017

Location: The Music Box, 1337 India St., San Diego, Ca 92101

Cost: $26+

Official website: https://musicboxsd.frontgatetickets.com/event/5hmm4p154augk50i

Hours of Operation: 9.30PM

Age: 21+


Event: Syfy Presents Live from Comic-Con

Date: Thursday 20th- Saturday 22nd July 2017

Time: TBA

Location: TBA but could be same as last year’s venue which was San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Running Time: TBA

Cost: Tickets are FREE, but space is limited and are not yet available. Last year In order to attend, you had to be a badge holder for Comic-Con although it’s TBA if it will the same for this year.

Age: You must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid government issued ID to be admitted. Anyone who is 16 or 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is 18 years of age or older.

Official website: http://www.syfy.com/

Syfy will invade the world’s largest pop culture convention this summer with SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON, a three-night telecast directly from the heart of San Diego Comic-Con. The host this year will be Zachary Levi. He will also executive produce along with his producing partner David Coleman through his Middle Man Productions Banner.

“We are excited to be back in business with Zac as we prepare for this year’s Live From Comic-Con,” said Syfy’s svp of alternative development and production Heather Olander. “Not only is he an immensely talented multi-hyphenate, but he’s a true fan himself and a Con favorite. With Zac as our host, we are guaranteed to bring a fan first perspective to our coverage, providing an all access inside look at breaking news, celebrity interviews, and the on the ground interactions that make San Diego Comic-Con the premiere genre event!”

“I am beyond thrilled to be collaborating with SYFY during such a powerful year for their network.” said Levi. “As always, we are hard at work trying to bring the fans the most entertaining experience and content possible. My hope is that this year in San Diego will be one of the most memorable ever.”


Event: w00tstock 9.0

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017

Location: Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $43.50

Official website: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/w00tstock-90-san-diego-california-07-20-2017/event/0A005299E7DE6A05

Hours of Operation: 7PM-11PM


Thanks for reading,you can keep up to date with San Diego Comic-Con news by checking my other posts by clicking here or by checking our Twitter @NGeistofficial

Jenny Tang

Nerdgeist Editor

You can contact me for any San Diego Comic-Con related Press, Reviews, Advertising or General Enquiries.

Email: contactnerdgeist@gmail.com

Twitter: @NGeistofficial

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