The WIRED Café is heading back to San Diego Comic-Con this week. This year, WIRED is joining forces with GQ and Pitchfork for the 11th year of the exclusive rooftop oasis, which includes a VIP lounge and consumer activation. The WIRED Café is located on the terrace of the Omni San Diego Hotel.
Editors from WIRED and GQ will host live shows on Facebook, Periscope, and Instagram. Guests at the invite-only event will experience interactive sponsor activations, complimentary cocktails, and a slate of stellar DJ’s curated by Pitchfork. The weekend’s musical talent, presented by Pitchfork, features a DJ lineup headlined and curated by DJ Zach Tetreault of Hundred Waters. 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’s presenting sponsor AT&T Audience Network will have an onsite activation centered around the second season of the hit show Mr. Mercedes including an interactive content wall with games, videos, and a listening station.
New Belgium Brewing’s Voodoo Ranger IPA, the official beer of this year’s WIRED Cafe, will also feature an activation onsite. In addition to free beer for attendees, there will be an interactive digital Voodoo Ranger comic book reading experience and special photo moment with a life-size Voodoo Ranger.
Guest expected to attend but subject to change include Better Call Saul (Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, Michael Mando, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, and Rhea Seehorn), Cut Throat City (Eiza Gonzalez, Kat Graham, director RZA, and Wesley Snipes), Darkest Minds (author Alexandra Bracken, Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Miya Cech, and Skylan Brooks), Iron Fist (Alice Eve, Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Raven Metzner, and Simone Missick), Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Eric Bauza, Kat Graham, and Omar Miller), Riverdale (Ashleigh Murray, Camila Mendes, Casey Cott, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Luke Perry, Madchen Amick, Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Mark Consuelos, Skeet Ulrich, and Vanessa Morgan), and Super Troopers 2 (Brian Cox, Erik Stolhanske, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, and Steve Lemme).
Additional expected guests include Aleks Paunovic (Van Helsing), Asher Angel (Shazam!), Ben Edlund (The Tick), Cameron Cuffe (Krypton), Carlton Cuse (Jack Ryan), Chloe Bennet (Marvel Rising), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther), Danielle Rose Russell (Aloha), Eric André (Disenchantment), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Gary Dauberman (writer & director, the Annabelle franchise), Ingrid Bisu (The Nun), James Wan (director, Aquaman and The Conjuring series), Jamie Chung (The Gifted, Big Hero 6), Jon Huertas (This Is Us), Joe Manganiello (Justice League, True Blood), Kevin Smith (Comic Book Men), Laura Mennell (Project Blue Book), Lights (musician), Matt Groening (Disenchantment), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Olivia Taylor Dudley (The Magicians), Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War Part 2), Pom Klementieff (Avengers: Infinity War Part 2), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Raelle Tucker (Sacred Lies, True Blood), Sam Esmail (Homecoming), Sarah Bolger (Mayans M.C.), Shameik Moore (The Get Down), and many others.
WHEN: Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21
Thursday: 11AM – 6PM
Friday: 11AM – 6PM
Saturday: 11AM – 6PM
WHERE: Omni Hotel Terrace Rooftop | 675 L St. | San Diego
You can check out our coverage for WIRED Cafe from previous years by clicking here.