San Diego Comic-Con is almost upon us
and the annual WIRED Café @ Comic-Con will be back for its 10th year as the favored escape for notable talent and VIPS attending the convention. Since it would be the 10th year it would have to be epic to celebrate such an occasion. WIRED Café presented by AT&T Audience is an invite-only event held on the terrace of the Omni San Diego Hotel is the destination of choice when away from the convention floor. WIRED Café will feature complimentary cocktails, scrumptious bites, music by DJ Artistic, and an inside look at what’s next in technology and entertainment. Well who can say no to free alcohol and food? Not to mention free wifi,a place to network and a chance to relax away from the insane Comic-Con crowds.
WIRED Café has kicked off the convention in previous years with a bang on the Thursday at Comic-Con. Last year’s event included a luxe lounge, live DJ, complimentary beverages, lite bites, and more. However with this year being the 10th anniversary it will be back to being a 3 day event (Thursday, July 20th – Saturday, July 22nd), just like how it used to be when it first started.
Thursday, July 20 – 11am-6pm
Friday, July 21 – 12pm-6pm
Saturday, July 22 – 11am-6pm
Omni Hotel, Palm Terrace
675 L Street
6th Floor Palm Terrace
San Diego, CA
At the WIRED Café, guests will experience:
- AT&T AUDIENCE Network “Mr. Mercedes” experience, featuring activations inspired by the new scripted dramatic series, including an ice cream truck, custom cocktails, photo booth, and T-shirt station.
- DTS “Silent” Gaming Lounge, equipped with TV display, gaming consoles, chairs, and headphones, where guests will be able to participate in a gaming tournament, with prizes.
- WIRED Café 10th Anniversary Celebration
WIRED staff will be on-site taking photos, conducting interviews, and hosting the first ever WIRED Café at Comic Con Facebook Live Show. Watch it at Facebook.com/WIRED
It could be the same as last year as those luckily enough to receive an invite can choose to opt for either general admission or the WIRED Cafe Insider pass. The limited number of WIRED Cafe Insider passes last year cost $249 but it does offer those who have the pass to skip the lines with express entry to the Café, provides for reserved seating in the Café and enrolls you in the WIRED T-Shirt Collection. Those who attended Wired Cafe before 2016 will remember how the queues reached in excess of an hour to get in, so if you are prepared to pay to save time and have reserved dining included then this is a must for you.
UPDATE 12/7/17: With this year being a 3 day event the WIRED Insider pass costs $449, which includes express entry to all three days, no need to queue in an unairconditioned hallway cramped with several other people for excess of an hour. It also includes reserved dining so you can fill up your tummy after a long day of work and a special gift, maybe an exclusive T-Shirt?
I really hope HBO is sponsoring Wired Cafe again this year at Comic-con as they treat guests to themed cocktails, in previous years the themes included Game of Thrones and True Blood.
UPDATE 29/6/17: WIRED cafe will be sponsored this year by Audience Network, which means they could be theming WIRED Cafe based on their upcoming new television series Mr Mercedes.
UPDATE 10/7/17: Something exciting is being planned for Mr. Mercedes at WIRED Cafe on Friday 21 July during San Diego Comic-Con 2017, more info available soon. In the meantime you can track the inside scoop on Mr. Mercedes, track them down at Comic-Con with Audience Network by clicking here.
UPDATE 12/7/17: Fans heading to San Diego Comic-Con 2017 can now sign up for a chance to win entrance to a fan brunch held at WIRED Cafe on Friday 21st July, 2017 10AM-11.15AM. The WIRED Cafe is only open to WIRED attendees (tech and industry) so the fan brunch is really the only exclusive time for fans to get up there. There will be a screening of an exclusive piece of content for MR.Mercedes at the brunch. Also this is a separate ticketed event that happens before WIRED cafe officially opens at noon on Friday 21st July.
Sign up to register for a chance to win by clicking on this link
UPDATE 13/7/17: Fans can get another chance to win tickets to the Mr.Mercedes Fan brunch at WIRED Cafe by heading to the AT&T store at the address below on 7/20 from 5-6 PM.
UPDATE 14/7/17: Looks like something tasty and cool is heading to WIRED cafe.
Additional details about WIRED cafe will be available soon.
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