Offsite Events

Welcome to Ali’s Offsite Events

2 Blog 2 Furious: Gaslamp Drift
Hosted by SDCC Unofficial Blog
Wednesday, July 18th from 6-9pm
Free to attend. All ages until 9pm
731 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

An Evening with the Mythbusters
Wednesday, July 18th from 6-8pm
The Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
$24.95-$29.85 at Eventbrite
Be part of a talkback with the real Mythbusters team, Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara at 6pm and then go upstairs at 7pm to see Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition to test myths from the show and see some actual props.

Bend the Knee: A Game of Thrones Fan Art Show
Tuesday, July 17th
7pm-midnight (all ages until 9:30pm)
Basic Pizza
410 Tenth Ave., San Diego, Ca 92101

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vampire Hunt
Saturday, July 21st
Search the con floor and throughout the Gaslamp district for vamp nests to get rewarded with fun Buffy prizes! Use the link below to RSVP and grab your official merch!
Buffy Vampire Hunt

Cabana Con
Saturday, July 21st
12pm-3pm by invite only, 3pm-6pm open to public
Marriott Marquis Tequila Bar and Grille
333 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Conan 2018 Tapings
Wednesday, July 18th at 3:00pm
Thursday, July 19th at 3:15pm
Friday, July 20th at 4:00pm
Saturday, July 21st at 5pm

Tickets are currently up on  but won’t last long. Available for those 16 and over.

Experience at Comic Con
Thursday, July 19th-Sunday, July 22nd
Free, but SDCC badge holders can have the VIP experience
Lexus Lot at Petco Park
2 North 11th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Aside from the fun activities and giveaways, DC Comics will be here and giving out free ice cream! Stop by to sample Golden Lasso Twirl, Krypton Cookie Dough, and Dark Knight Brownie Bite! (Also available in stores.)

Game of Bloggers
Wednesday, July 19th
House of Blues
1055 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
RSVP to Kari Lane at

Get Your Geek On: San Diego Symphony presents the Movie Music of John Williams
Wednesday, July 18th at 7:30pm
Jacobs Music Center-Copely Symphony Hall
750 B St., San Diego, CA 92101

Experience music from Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and more, played by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $30-$45. Concert begins at 7:30pm, but doors will open at 6pm for pre-concert festivities featuring Star Wars themed cocktails and a costume contest. No bag check will be available for those big SDCC totes, so it’s best to leave them at the hotel. Click the link below for tickets.
Get Your Geek On Tickets

The Great SherlockeDCC Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, July 18th-Sunday, July 22nd
$5 Entry fee and an opportunity to win $500+ of prizes from Big Finish, Geeky Teas, Hogwarts Running Club, Masterpieces, and our favorite, Hero Within!

There is also an extremely limited $25 tier (only 30 available), which includes a mystery swag bag with books, DVDs, screen prints, and more!

Head to for tickets.

Her Universe Fashion Show
Thursday, July 19th
6-8pm, Free
Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101
Seating is first come, first served. Line up begins at 1pm. Doors open at 5:15pm.

LAIKA Live: San Diego
Friday, July 13th-Sunday, July 22nd
350 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Check out this immersive experience from the studio that brought us Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline, The Boxtrolls, and ParaNorman. This year will be three times as big as last year! Come experience puppets, props, sets, costumed characters, fan art, tech demos, and plenty of merchandise available for purchase.
Friday, July 13: 2-10pm
Saturday, July 14: 2-10pm
Sunday, July 15: 11am-5pm
Monday, July 16: 12-5pm
Tuesday, July 17: 12-5pm
Wednesday, July 18: 12-5pm
Thursday, July 19: 10am-10pm
Friday, July 20: 10am-11pm
Saturday, July 21: store opens at 10am, floor hours are 2-11pm
Sunday, July 22: 10am-6pm

Rooftop Cinema Club: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Wednesday, July 18th at 8pm
Manchester Grand Hyatt
Roof and box office open at 6:30, and you can score 4 hours of complimentary parking with purchase of food or drink (excludes popcorn and candy). Screening is for those ages 18 and over. Three different ticket levels available here.

Stargate Fan Meet Up with Legion M: SOLD OUT
Thursday, July 19th from 6:30-9:30pm
Harbor House Restaurant
Meet up with other Stargate fans, have a Stargate themed drink, and maybe see a celebrity or two from the show!

Super7 Pop Up Shop
Wednesday, July 18th-Sunday, July 22nd
701 E 8th  Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Super7 will transform into Horde’s Lair on Wednesday, July 18th from 9pm-12am, and Thursday, July 19th from 11am-9pm. Stop in and grab your Laughing Prince Adam figure!

For the weekend, Super7 will turn into the Universal Monsters Boodega. Hours are Friday, July 20th from 9pm-12am; Saturday, July 21st, from 11am-9pm; and Sunday, July 22nd from 11am-5pm.