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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 19/7/17

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: Adult Swim on the Green

Date: Thursday 20-Sunday 23 July 2017

Location: Located at Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier Behind the Convention Center

Cost: Free

Official website: http://www.adultswim.com/presents/sdcc-17/#by_pAA97kSq6

Hours of Operation: 1 – 6PM

Come spend a leisurely afternoon on the back of a ferocious beast gallivanting through It’s A Fish Hole, or get a six-minute mind massage from the upgraded Meatwad Dome 4D Experience – now with motion seats. We’ve got all new games, friends, prizes, fun, streams (of the live variety), motorized animals, a tarot card reader, dart throwing, a claw machine and shade. Play for glory and be rewarded accordingly! It’s going to be like a choose-your-own-adventure game in real life.


Event: The Adventure Zone

Date: Friday 21st July 2017

Location: Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $30+

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

Hours of Operation: 10PM


Event: AMC’s Deadquarters

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: Martin Luther King Promenade, in front of the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation:

Thursday 20th July 11:00AM–6:00 PM

Sunday 23rd July: 11:00 AM–4PM

Don’t miss AMC’s DEADQUARTERS, the official fan zone of The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead at Comic-Con International. Located directly across from the Convention Center (just off 4th Ave.) and open daily Thursday-Sunday. Stop by and test your swing at the Negan Batting Cages, score a chance to meet cast members, and so much more!


Event: Blade Runner 2049 Experience

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: The Blade Runner 2049 Experience takes place right across the street from the convention center (though exact location is TBA). You can make a same-day appointment at the activation, or if you’re willing to stand in line, you can do that too.

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: 10AM-7PM on Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July. 9AM-7PM on Saturday, July 22 and 10AM-6PM on Sunday, July 23.

Visitors to the offsite experience will pass through a gallery, where Oculus VR will help you feel like you’re in Los Angeles, 2049. The experience doesn’t end when you leave the gallery; a neon-lit post-apocalyptic Los Angeles street scene awaits you when you emerge. See the sights and hear the sounds as the experience tries to determine if you’re human, or “more human than human.” Actors wearing actual costumes from the Blade Runner 2049 set will be around, handing out giveaways and other “surprises.” Additionally, the actual Spinner from the new film will be on display, along with other vehicles featured in the film.


Event: CinemArt: The Supreme Being

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017

Location: Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club, & Bungalows,2223 El Cajon Blvd ,San Diego, 92104

Cost: Free

Official website: CinemArt: The Supreme Being

Hours of Operation: 6PM-9PM


Event: Closet Smash

Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017

Location: Harbor House Restaurant,831 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92101

Cost: SOLD OUT

Hours of Operation: 2 PM – 5 PM PDT

Geeks OUT and Skybound are bringing you an afternoon of food, festivities and fun at San Diego Comic Con!


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: Times vary and can be scheduled to change.

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

Cost: Tickets are free but are available to request now on their official website SOLD OUT. However standby tickets will be available each morning of the taping at Spreckles Theatre. There is limited availability each day for standby tickets so like everything else at San Diego Comic-Con International you need to put in the time and queue for long hours.

http://teamcoco.com/tickets

UPDATE 12/7/17: 

A second block of tickets for Thursday, July 19, with a 7:30PM start time listed has now opened up. You can go request tickets now! SOLD OUT.

The earlier Thursday show (which has already sold out) has now moved to 2PM, though the actual taping will kick off at 3:30PM. The first taping will include a “surprise” TBA film cast. I have a feeling the cast could be something to do with the 10PM surprise Netflix screening.

If you already have requested tickets for the other four tapings, you’ll need to delete one, as there is a maximum of four requests.

Those who are selected for tickets will receive an e-mail to claim them at a later date.

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

Guests:

Wednesday, July 19
Stars from Bright: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez and Lucy Fry.
Stars from Supernatural: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles

Thursday, July 20
The Cast of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”
Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal, Taron Egerton and Colin Firth .

Friday, July 21
Stars from Game of Thrones: Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Conleth Hill, Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead Wright

Saturday, July 22
Stars from The Lego Ninjago Movie: Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, Zach Woods, Michael Pena, Kumail Nanjiani and Abbi Jacobson

Funko Pop exclusives: Flash Conan, White Walker Conan, Spider-Man Conan and Jedi Conan.


Event: Conival

Date: Thursday 20-Saturday 22 July 2017

Location: Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: 11-5PM

Fan-favorite offsite Conival will be open at the Marina Terrace at the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11:00 – 5:00 pm each day. Conival will feature laser tag (sponsored by the upcoming Hulu show, Future Man), Geek & Sundry’s Tabletop Lounge, a Wonder Woman cosplay march, as well as swag and giveaways.


 

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: Das Bunker at SDCC: A Galactic Dance Party

Date: Friday 21st July 2017

Location: Spin Nightclub,2028 Hancock St, San Diego, California 92101

Cost: $10+

Official website: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1510256

Hours of Operation: 9 PM to Jul 22 at 4 AM PDT


Event: Destination: Funimation

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017

Location: Whiskey Girl ,702 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: 7PM-11PM


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: DJ Uncle Blazer

Date: Thursday 20th July

Location: Bang Bang,526 Market St ,San Diego, CA

Cost: $10-$20

Age: 21+

Hours of Operation: 10PM

Official website: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1517308?utm_medium=914405


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: E Corp’s Bank of E (MR.Robot)

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: 327 4th Avenue between J Street and Island Avenue

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation:  Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 from 11AM-7PM, or Sunday, July 23 from 11AM-4PM.

Fans can stop by E Corp’s Bank of E (327 4th Avenue between J Street and Island Avenue) to receive their own E Corp card, loaded with E Coin cryptocurrency. The E Corp card, which can also be opened online at http://www.e-coin.com, can be used throughout San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter for food, drinks and other surprises at participating retailers (see below). Best of all? You can also visit the show’s infamous Red Wheelbarrow BBQ, located next door to the Bank of E, and present your E Corp card for a BBQ meal.

Your E Corp card can be used for freebies at the following locations:
Rustic Meatballs
The New Yorker Pizzeria
Food Shop
Gaslamp Pizza
Chocolat Cremerie
Burger Lounge
My Yogurt/Dough Pretzel
Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop
Pizza on 5th
Hot Dog Bar
Cute Cakes
Simon Says Coffee
Big Thyme Sandwich
Premier Hot Dog
Cat Café
Berkeley Pizza
Brooklyn Bagel
Blind Burro
Crunch Time Popcorn and Kim’s Creamery
Ciro’s Pizzeria
Lolita’s at the Park


Event: Expanse Escape Room

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: In the lot between 2nd Avenue and J street.

Cost: Free and no badges are required.

Hours of Operation:

Thursday, July 20: 10AM-7PM
Friday, July 21: 10AM-7PM
Saturday, July 22: 9AM-7PM
Sunday, July 23: 10AM-6PM

Alcon Television Group is bringing a The Escape themed Escape Room to San Diego Comic-Con, where attendees transform into operatives trying to cover a sample of the dangerous but invaluable “Protomolecule”, only to become trapped aboard a derelict spaceship suffering total systems failure. Two teams of 4 to 5 players will use their wits to race to the airlock and escape from the ship before infection sets in, and time runs out.

The activation will feature a number of props from the set of The Expanse. Varied prizes will be awarded to attendees that manage to complete the Escape Room and every guest will have the opportunity to take a green screen photo and receive a personalized The Expansecinemagraph.


Event: Fandom Fest Activation

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July

Location: Petco Interactive Zone

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation:

Thursday-Saturday 10AM-6PM

Sunday 10AM-3PM

Fans are invited to stop by FANDOM FEST at the Petco Interactive Zone all week long, where FANDOM has teamed up with Pepsi to provide a special fantasy food truck dishing out pop culture-inspired foods with drink pairings, a lounge area for fans to congregate, and a stage that will feature live FANDOM programs, fan-participatory trivia games, cosplay shows, and talent interviews. No badge is required!

Served on Thursday and Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm

The fantasy food truck will be serving up free food paired with Pepsi products and inspired by pop culture (Fire + Ice Float made with Pepsi Fire, Ichiraku Ramen Taco with a Pepsi Zero Sugar, Wookie Cookie with a Diet Pepsi, Chimichanga with a Classic Pepsi).

Served on Friday 10:00am-6:00pm and on Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm

They will also have live entertainment and celebrities all week long, including Michael Rooker more. You can find the complete schedule on their site.


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: FXhibition

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Lawn, 1 Park Blvd.

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation:

Thursday 20th July 12:00–6:00 PM

Friday 21st July: 10:00 AM–6:00 PM; Evening Programming: 8:00–10:00 PM

Saturday 22nd July 10:00 AM–6:00 PM

Sunday 23rd July: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

At San Diego Comic-Con this month, FX bends the boundaries of Comic-Con’s reality and invites fans to enter FXhibition 2017. Visitors will immerse themselves in the mind-altering world of Legion in the Sessions Mixed Reality Experience, suspend the rules of normal in the Atlanta Shop Shot, and succumb to the twisted terror of American Horror Story as they stare deep into the hypnotic AHS Zoetrope.


Event: Gabe Eltaeb’s Fourth Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser

Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017

Location:  Basic Bar/Pizza 410 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Hours of Operation: 9PM-1AM


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: Game of Thrones: Winter is Here

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017-Sunday 23rd July

Location: 628 L Street (Across from the Omni Hotel) San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: Free

Game of Thrones Winter is Here is open on a first-come-first-serve basis to members of the public with a valid 2017 San Diego Comic Con badge:

  • Thursday July 20 – Friday, July 21 from 11:00am – 5:00pm PST
  • Saturday, July 22 from 10:00am – 5:00pm PST
  • Sunday, July 23 from 9:00am – 1:00pm PST

HBO® is giving San Diego Comic-Con Festival-goers the chance to experience a unique “Winter is Here” environment. The immersive experience will bring fans through individual shareable touchpoints based on the world of Game of Thrones.

Upon entering the “winterized” entrance, fans will be registered with their own Dragonglass RFID wristband that will capture each touch point of a fan’s journey throughout the activation, producing individual links with ready-to-be-shared pieces of content. The journey will take fans through Winterfell, Dragonstone, King’s Landing and North of the Wall.

Every guest that goes through the experience will be given a custom SDCC Night King Funko Pop! Figure, a t-shirt featuring the Night King key art and an exclusive Robert Ball Episode 701 mini-poster.


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,Harbor Ballroom, Second Level

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: HT Nerdette and Funko Meet-Up

Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017

Time: 7-8PM

Location: Seasons 52,789 W Harbor Dr

Cost: Free

There will be free food, drinks, and Hot Topic Funko giveaways – but space is extremely limited to just 50 guests, and it’s first come/first serve. Badgeholders only.

 


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: Knightfall on HISTORY Presents: Guardians of the Gear

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July

Time: Thursday to Saturday 11:00 AM–7:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM

Location: Along MLK Promenade near the Omni Hotel and Petco Park

Cost: Free

The Holy Grail is the most sought-after treasure in history, requiring the constant protection of the legendary Knights Templar. At Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear, Comic-Con badge-holders are invited to store their personal treasures under the same protection: the watchful eyes of the templar knights. Stop by to store your swag and steal a glimpse of the elusive Holy Grail.


Event: Kong: Skull Island

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: Behind the Omni Hotel on MLK Promenade

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation:  Thursday 20th July–Sunday 23rd July 8:30 AM–7:00 PM

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Legendary invite you to experience firsthand the primordial wonders of Kong: Skull Island. The MonsterVerse comes to life as fans get to visit a Monarch Containment Zone which houses the gigantic bones of Kong’s ancestors, enter the Iwi temple to uncover the ancient secrets of Skull Island, and navigate the beast-infested jungles of the island for a close encounter with the mighty Kong himself!


Event: The Laika Experience

Date: Friday 14th-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location:  520 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101 

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation:

  • Friday, July 14: 2 PM to 10PM
  • Saturday, July 15:  11AM to 10 PM
  • Sunday, July 16: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Monday –Tuesday, July 17-18: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 19: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 20: 11:00 AM to 11 PM
  • Friday, July 21: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 22: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 23: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

What to See and Do:

•   Sets, puppets, monsters, props from LAIKA’s films: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016); The Boxtrolls (2014); ParaNorman (2012), Coraline (2009).

  • LAIKA merchandise available for purchase.
  • Nike’s customized shoes created for each of LAIKA’s films.
  • Take a photo with the main characters from LAIKA films.

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: The Legend of Zeldorado-Comic Con Kickoff Party

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017

Location: El Dorado Cocktail Lounge,1030 Broadway ,San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Cost: NO COVER BEFORE 10:00 – $5 AFTER

Official website: https://www.facebook.com/events/449666562084496/

Hours of Operation: 8.30PM-2.30AM

****PB&J PRESENTS: THE LEGEND OF ZELDORADO****

PB&J and El Dorado are kicking off Comic Con week with a Zelda-themed party and live dance music showcase! Vibey synthwave, glitched out bass music, and funky fresh house & techno all night 🙂

COSTUMES WELCOME & ENCOURAGED!!

******SPECIAL GUESTS******
Mochipet (San Francisco | Petnation Music | Daly City Records)
https://www.facebook.com/Mochipet.PetNation/
https://mochipet.bandcamp.com/
http://www.mochipet.com/

Syntax (San Diego | Rossi Corsa Records | 30th Floor Records)
https://soundcloud.com/syntax201
https://www.facebook.com/syntaxmusic1/

******PB&J RESIDENTS******
Brian Rose – https://www.mixcloud.com/brian-rose2/
Selektor K (Kyle Hapgood)


Event: Marked Men 7

Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017

Location: Star of India Pirate Ship, 1492 North Harbor Drive,San Diego, CA 92101,United States

Cost: $50+

Age: 21+

Official website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marked-men-7-annual-pirate-and-fantasy-comic-con-party-tickets-34714634406

Hours of Operation: 8PM-1AM


Event: Midnight Texas

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: Gaslamp Square next to Tin Fish Restaurant

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: Thursday 20/7-Friday 21/7: 11:00 AM–7:00 PM

Saturday 7/22 to Sunday 7/23: 10:00 AM–6:00 PM

Don’t miss NBC’s interactive outdoor experience, where fans can take a supernatural journey into the dark, thrilling town of Midnight, Texas! Enjoy a 4D experience guaranteed to ignite all your senses.


Event: Mission Comic Con Strikes Back Party!

Date: Friday 21st July 2017

Location: Mission Brewery,1441 L St, San Diego, California 92101

Cost: $10

Official website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mission-comic-con-strikes-back-tickets-35864124562

Hours of Operation: 6 PM to Jul 22 at 12 AM PDT

Featuring
I heart Radio’s DJ Javi, and DJ Dirty Rich Kid
Free Giveaways all night
Geek Speed Dating Brought to you by CUDDLI
Live SILK SCREENING BY VICIOUS KILL
SPECIAL GUESTS ALL NIGHT.
Taking place at The Mission Brewery, only a short walk from the Convention Center.
This year we are donating proceeds to Saint Jude Childrens Hospital.
Buying tix automatically puts you in a drawing to win 3 Big Prizes!
Prize 1: Two Badges to Next Years San Diego Comic Con 2018!!!
Prize 2: Two Badges to Stan Lee’s Comic Con in Oct
Prize 3: Two Badges to Anime Expo 2018
Plus Giveaways all night from Image Comics, Valiant Comics, Boom Comics, and many more.


Event: Movie Pilot Presents The Super News Pizza Live Lounge

Date: Thursday 20th and Friday 21st July 2017

Location: Berkeley Pizza,539 Island Ave , San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: TBA

Movie Pilot Presents The Super News Pizza Live Lounge HQ will bring fans in San Diego and around the world live coverage of Comic-Con, with live shows which will feature interviews with top talent, special FX makeup transformations on hit Facebook Live show Becoming, and video gameplay. Fans visiting San Diego can watch it all go down and be part of our live audience Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21.


Event: MTV’s Fandom Fest

Date: Friday 21st July 2017

Location: Petco Park

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: 7PM

Stop by for a night of activations, giveaways, live music, and more. The event is only open to those with Comic-Con badges.


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: NatGeo’s Nerd Nite at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017

Location: Hotel Solamar (Rooftop Terrace and Pool),435 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: Free-SOLD OUT

Official website: https://tikly.co/events/2118

Hours of Operation: 7PM-11PM

National Geographic Channel and Nerd Nite are back in San Diego again for another free special edition of Nerd Nite. This Nite takes the audience on an intergalactic journey through Earth and to Mars to celebrate the second season of NatGeo’s Mars and its upcoming new series, One Strange Rock. Mars vs. Earth – a classic battle!

The Nite will feature three funny-yet-smart presentations by JPL’s Bobak Ferdowsi (‘The Mohawk Guy’) and Mallory Lefland, former NASA astronaut Jerry M. Linenger, and Aaron Sagers (Editor-at-Large of Blastr.com). And also as always, there will be FREE FOOD and DRINKS!


Event: The Netflix Experience

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July

Location: Hilton Gaslamp Hotel, San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: Admission is free

Hours of operation: Thursday 7/20– Sunday 7/22 11:00 AM–8:00 PM

Sunday 7/23: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM

Step into the world of Netflix at the Hilton Gaslamp for a one-of-a-kind experience with a sneak peak of upcoming original films and series, exclusive giveaways, and more! Visit the Upside Down with Stranger Things, get immersed into the world of the new film Bright, and dive into the streets of New York City with the Defenders.

Netflix Surprise Screening (10 p.m., Horton Grand Theater, Netflix) 

Fans are invited for a surprise screening of Netflix’s upcoming original film on Thursday 20th July. Before the screening, there will be interactive activities that include costumes and prop displays, interactive activities, and autograph signings. Make sure you head to the Netflix booth #3729 for more info and how to obtain tickets.


Event: Nintendo Gaming Lounge

Date: Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd July 2017

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

Cost: Admission is free

Hours of operation: 10AM-7PM on Thursday-Saturday, and 10AM-5PM on Sunday

To celebrate the July 21 launch of Splatoon 2, fans will be able to take part in some extra-fresh Splatoon 2 activities. A Splatoon 2-themed photo booth will be set up at the Lounge to let fans take eye-catching photos with replicas of Splatoon 2 weapons. Two professional Splatoon 2 cosplayers, Heidi O’Ferrall and Leo Camacho, will even visit the booth at select times to celebrate the game’s launch and take photos with fans. The first 20 fans per day that show up to the Splatoon 2 photo booth in Splatoon costumes will receive game-themed gifts.
In addition to a playable version of the Super Mario Odyssey game at the San Diego Comic-Con booth, the offsite Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be featuring several of their most popular games and titles, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, Pokémon Tournament DX, Pokémon Moon, Super Mario Maker, and more.
Attendees can also play select Nintendo 3DS games in 2D on the New Nintendo 2DS XL system before it launches in stores later this month. Fans can also participate in competitions sponsored by Nintendo for a chance to win prizes, catch a glimpse of the upcoming Super NES Classic Edition hardware and celebrate the launch of Splatoon 2 with special game-themed activities. Best of all – no badge required!
Here’s a look at all of their playable games at the Lounge:
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
1-2-Switch
ARMS
Splatoon 2
Pokkén Tournament DX
EA SPORTS FIFA 18 from Electronic Arts
Super Bomberman R from Konami
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers from Capcom
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition from Mojang AB
Nintendo 3DS
Hey! PIKMIN
Miitopia
Pokémon Sun
Pokémon Moon
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS


Event: Party with Sam Jones aka Flash Gordon

Date: Friday 21st July 2017

Location: The Waterfront Bar & Grill,2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, California 92101

Cost: Free

Official website: https://www.facebook.com/events/118250538789051/

Hours of Operation: 9 PM to Jul 22 at 2 AM PDT

Start this Comic Con weekend with a party at The Waterfront. Sam Jones, aka Flash Gordon, will be showing us how to party like the 80s. He’ll be guest bartneding and servin’ up special Flash Gordon inspired drink specials. DJ Raji Rabbit will be providing the sound.


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: Razer Experience Tour

Date: Thursday 2oth July-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: Petco Interactive Zone

Cost: Free

Official website: https://www.razerzone.com/razertour

Hours of Operation: TBA

The Razer Experience Tour has something for everyone. Check out their custom racing pods featuring Project Cars 2 or step into another world while trying out a virtual reality demo. Use the new Razer Blade to play some of the latest titles in PC gaming. And feel free to charge up your phone while hanging out with the #RazerTour.


Event: Rebels, Raiders and Supermen: The Music of John Williams

Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017

Time: 7.30PM

Location: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

Cost: $20+

Official website: http://purchasing.sandiegosymphony.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=6522#


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: Schick Hydro Escape

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: The Interactive Zone in Petco Park

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: 9 AM – 5 PM

The “Schick Hydro Escape” will take fans through interactive, mental and physical challenges that dive deeper into the genesis of the Schick Hydro superhero, Hydrobot, to unlock the mystery of his creator’s disappearance, Dr. Hiroshi.

Fans will be required to complete different puzzles in order to “power up” Hydrobot and escape the room. As puzzles are completed, the Schick Hydro superhero will be unveiled in order to escape the room.

A fully “powered up” hologram of the Schick Hydro superhero Hydrobot – a razor designed like no other to help protect and defend against irritation – in the “Schick Hydro Escape.”


Event: Screen Junkies Central

Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017

Location: House of Blues , San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: Event is sold out but you can still RSVP for the free after party.

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

Hours of Operation: 7:00 PM – 11:59 PM

The ScreenJunkies party (21+ only) kicks off at 10PM, and will be DJed byWooden Wisdom: Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie – DJ Set.


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: Super Hero Pool Party

Date: Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: The Lafayette Hotel,2223 El Cajon Boulevard,San Diego, CA 92104.United States

Cost:

Pre-Sale Tickets $12
General Admission Tickets $16
Door Tickets $20

LE Parties is back with another party you don’t want to miss, the Super Hero Pool Party, In conjustion with Comin-Con San Diego. The second year in a row, Cosplay comes to The Lafayette for some fun in the SUN! Closing out Comic-Con Weekend, the great Water Gun Fight! Free water guns for Everyone with Pre-Sale Tickets!

Come Dressed in your bathing suit Cosplay, or just come dressed for the SUN! This full producation Day & Pool Party will have sounds by 2 amazing DJ’s, Pool Floats, Photo Booth, Step & Repeat Red Carpet Entrance, Cheap Drinks, Food, and one Sunday Funday you won’t want to miss!

Age:Event is 18+

Official Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/super-hero-pool-party-tickets-34559330889?aff=es2

Hours of Operation: 12PM-5PM


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. SOLD OUT

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: The Tick Takeover

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: Corner of 1st Avenue & Martin Luther King Promenade

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

Hours of Operation: Thursday 20th-Saturday 22nd July: 9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Sunday 23rd July: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

San Diego Comic-Con attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves into the world of The Tick at Amazon Prime Video’s Tick Takeover, a movie set level design experience positioned directly across from the San Diego Convention Center on MLK Promenade (on the corner of 1st and J street). With fully built out buildings from “The City,” a twenty-foot tall animatronic Tick head and “Easter eggs” harkening back to the show, The Tick Takeover is poised to give fans the journey of a lifetime.  Each “Citizen” will leave this enveloping SDCC highlight feeling more connected to the Amazon Original Series than ever before.


Event: VICELAND Party Bus

Date: Thursday 20th- Saturday 22nd July 2017

Location: VICELAND Party Bus Parking Lot,530 Island Avenue ,San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Cost: FREE

Hours of Operation: 9AM-6PM

The VICELAND Party Bus is hitting the road and heading back to San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate the launch of their new show starring James Van Der Beek, What Would Diplo Do?

You can find the bus at the VICELAND Bus Party Lot (530 Island Avenue) on Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 from 9AM-6PM daily, for giveaways and surprises. The bus is fully loaded with a lounge area, snacks, drinks, music, wi-fi, swag, and even a rooftop deck. There will also be special guests stopping by throughout the week.


Event: Vikings Funeral

Date: Friday 21st July

Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: Ceremony Starts at 7:00 PM

An event to honor Ragnar Lothbrok and other beloved characters who have recently risen to Valhalla: Be on the lookout Friday afternoon for a clan of warriors from the hit series Vikings on HISTORY. They’ll carry the corpse of a fallen warrior through the Gaslamp Quarter to his funeral, from Noon to 5:45 PM. The funeral ceremony will then commence at 7:00 PM in Embarcadero Marina Park South, featuring an appearance by the cast and a burning 45′ Viking longship in the bay!


Event: Westworld Experience Center

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017-Sunday 23rd July

Location: TBA

Cost: Free

Westworld Experience Center is open on a first-come-first-serve basis to members of the public with a valid 2017 San Diego Comic Con badge:

Thursday 20th July 11 AM- 8:30 PM
Friday 21st July 1 PM- 8:30 PM
Saturday 22nd July 12:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Sunday 23rd July 11 AM- 2:30 PM


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


Event: Wrecked Pop-Up Island Tour

Date: Thursday 20th-Sunday 23rd July 2017

Location: Marina behind the Convention Center.

Office website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wrecked-pop-up-island-tour-san-diego-comic-con-tickets-35411790619?aff=es2

Update 20/6/16: Tickets are no longer required for the event! Those who registered were e-mailed this message:

This event will be taken off of Event Brite, however it will be taking place over the course of Comic-Con at the Marina behind the Convention Center. There will be no “tickets” for this event as it is on a first come-first serve basis, so please disregard all “ticket” information. See you all there!

Comic-Con badges NOT required for entry. May be 21+. There will be an island bar. There will be coconut ski ball. There will be a mechanical boar. Come party on the Wrecked Pop-Up Island Tour July 20-23 at San Diego Comic Con for free.

Hours of Operation: 12PM-5PM


Event: Xfinity TV Diner

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017-Sunday 23rd July

Location: Petco Interactive Zone

Cost: Free

For attendees heading to San Diego Comic-Con this week, don’t forget to stop by the Petco Interactive Zone as Xfinity is planning something special. Xfinity TV Diner will allow fans to feast on their favorite shows including Orange is The Black, Game of Thrones and Luke Cage. Yes if you are feeling hungry this weekend, why not try the three TV dinners Xfinity is serving based on three popular shows on television, Orange is The Black, Game of Thrones and Luke Cage.

Event: X-Gene Screening Station

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017-Sunday 23rd July

Location: Hilton Bayfront Lawn

Cost: Free

Fox will host an X-Gene Screening Station at the Hilton Bayfront Lawn where Comic-Con attendees can be tested for the X-Gene. At the station, each person will be laser-scanned and then complete a cheek swab genetic test with a nurse. Once registered, fans will either receive an “I Got Tested” sticker or an “M” sticker if they are found to, indeed, be carrying the Mutant Gene. Those who have the special gene will also be able to share and post a photo in an exclusive “Wanted” poster. (Others will still have social media bragging rights in the form of an “I Got Tested” backdrop.)

 


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

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