Welcome to Ali’s Offsite Events
If you are new to San Diego Comic-Con one of the most exciting parts are all the offsite events offered all around the Gaslamp District. Ranging from movie screenings, interactive experiences and mini-cons, there is something for everyone. In fact, there is so much to do that it is worth going even if you don’t have a ticket to SDCC! However, all offsite events are not created equal- so Ali has listed some of her favorites you might want to check out. Please note that times, locations, and prices (and requirement) are always subject to change so go to the respective websites for up to date info.
2 Blog 2 Furious [Wed 7-11PM]
The SDCC Unofficial Blog is hosting a meet and greet on July 19th. Stop and meet the UBloggers and other fellow readers. Finish preview night the right way by grabbing a drink and gabbing with the Unofficial Blog crew.
McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon
731 Fifth Ave.
There is no solid information on this event as of yet, but Conan will be at The Spreckels Theatre during the Comic-Con weekend to tape four of his shows. Tickets are free to the public, but will likely be given through lottery again. Last year’s lottery opened July 8th.
121 Broadway, Suite 600
Hall and Oates and Tears For Fears [Wed 7-11PM]
Who has two thumbs and is crazy excited for some 80s jams? Oh. You, too? Then get yourself over to the Valley View Casino to start your SDCC week with a bang! Tickets are on sale now.
Valley View Casino
3500 Sports Arena Blvd.
Hop Con 5.0 [Wed 7-11PM]
Tickets to this event are now available on Brown Paper Tickets and range from $40-$95. $40 tickets are for DDs and don’t include alcohol. $75 tickets include 15 3oz beer samples, gourmet food stations, and an official Hop Con 5.0 glass. Additional ticket levels include a special tee shirt. Of course, Hop Con is only for those 21 and over, so before you hop into that Uber, make sure you have a valid ID with you.
2816 Historic Decatur Rd. #116
Doug Loves Movies Podcast [Wed 8PM]
This annual live taping of Doug Loves Movies will be returning to SDCC on Wednesday, July 19th at 8PM. It will be held for those 21 and over at the American Comedy Co. Tickets are on sale now.
American Comedy Co.
818 B 6th Ave.
3Art USVenture [Wed-Sat 12-7PM and Sun 11AM-5PM]
3A will be at the Sparks Gallery July 19-23rd. The exhibit is titled “Art Toys Sculpture” and will showcase some of their unique art and collectibles.
530 6th Ave.
Her Universe Fourth Annual Fashion Show [Thurs]
6-8 PM (Not officially announced)
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
1 Market Pl.
Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival 2017 [Thurs 2-8PM]
This is year four for Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival. This festival features over eighty craft brews from over forty different breweries. Joined the Caped Crusader Costume Contest, sample food from various vendors, and hear some live music, all while sipping on some craft brews. WAIT! HOLD THE DOOR! This brew fest will also feature celebrity DJ Kristian Nairn (Hodor from Game of Thrones). VIP admission gets you in at 2PM instead of 4:30, and you can sample unlimited tasters for over two hours. Get your tickets now!
$20-$99 (+$5 fee)
1600 Pacific Hwy
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old [Thurs 10PM]
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are returning to San Diego Comic Con and you can catch a live recording of their podcast on July 20th at the American Comedy Co. Click the link below for tickets.
$30 Ages 21+
American Comedy Co.
818 6th Ave.
Wootstock 9.0 [Thurs 7PM]
“A night of geeks and music with Adam Savage, Paul and Storm & friends.” Tickets are $43.50 and on sale now through Ticket Master.
868 4th Ave.
Rickmobile from Adult Swim [Wed-Sun All Day]
The Rick and Morty Rickmobile will be in town Wednesday through Sunday. The location has yet to be announced, but will likely be held in the Interactive Zone near Petco Park.
For more details on the Rickmobile’s cross-country tour, go to: www.adultswim.com/promos/rickmobile/
Rave of Thrones [Thursday-9:00PM]
Kristian Nairn (Hodor from Game of Thrones) will be bringing his Rave of Thrones DJ set back to the Omnia for the second year. Tickets start at $20.
454 6th Ave.
X Box Lounge [Thurs-Mon 11AM-5PM]
The X Box Lounge has over 90 gaming stations and features upward of 25 games that are playable on X Box One. Stop in between 11 and 5 July 20-24th.
Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Market Pl.
Ghostbusters Mass Hysteria Fan Party [Fri 10AM]
Are you a diehard Ghostbusters fan? Come to the Ghostbusters Mass Hysteria Fan Party organized by the Real Tampabay Ghostbusters. While I’m guessing that there won’t be any fire and brimstone, this looks to be a party of “biblical” proportions.
627 4th Ave.
Free for all ages until 9PM. After 9PM only 21 and over.
Youth Art Show: Women In Comics And The Legends That Inspire [Fri 3-7PM]
From the founders of the Prismatic Series comes another art show that’s especially for youth. All artists are 18 and under. Stay tuned for more details.
Ryan Bros. Coffee
1894 Main St.
Bob’s Burgers Fan “Meat Up” [Friday-4:00PM]
A fun meet-up for Bob’s Burgers fans! Wear your coolest costume and get some sweet march from Toddland. Keep an eye on the Facebook Events Page for any changes.
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
Comic Con Club Crawl [Fri-Sat. 9:30 PM- 2:00AM]
Nasstive Entertainment is hosting a Comic-Con themed pub crawl on Friday the 21st. Put on your best costume and meet at the Analog Bar at 9:30PM to start the crawl. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite and are $30. Attendees will receive a free welcome shot at check-in.
801 5th Ave.
Game of Thrones: The Musical-A Song of Nice Satire [Fri-Sun 6 and 9PM]
Do you love Game of Thrones? Do you love musical theatre? Well, you’re in luck, because Game of Thrones: The Musical will be running July 20-22 with performances both at 6 and 9PM at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center. Various ticket packages are available now and if you order now, you can take advantage of some early-bird discounts. ($30-$99) VIP tickets include reserved seating, open bar, a signed poster, and a digital recording of the show.
Tenth Avenue Arts Center
930 Tenth Ave.
‘Game of Thrones’ Fan SDCC Pub Crawl [Fri 8PM]
If you are a Game of Thrones fan and good at holding your alcohol, then maybe this event is for you. There will be games, a scavenger hunt, and of course, much drinking.
Meet at Ramada Downtown Gaslamp to begin the crawl.
Pirate Con on the Star of India [Friday 8-11:59PM]
The Maritime Museum of San Diego will be hosting a Pirate Con onboard their tall ships. The event will be held July 21st and will be for guests twenty-one and over. A $35 ticket includes a drink ticket, appetizers, live music, and a Pirates of the Caribbean Funko Pop. After June 15th, tickets will be $40 online or at the door. Check into their Facebook event page for updated information, and purchase tickets on the Maritime Museum Website.
Star of India
1492 North Harbor Dr.
MST3K Live! [Fri-Sat 7-10PM]
Joel Hodgson, creator and host of MST300, and new host Jonah Ray, will bring the very first live touring version of the show to San Diego. Eegah will be shown on Friday, and a “Secret Surprise Film” will be shown on Saturday for the first time on MST3K. Tickets begin at $39.50 (+$3.50 facility fee), but if you want the full experience complete with meet and greet, photo ops, and lots of swag, you may want to consider one of the VIP packages. Tickets are available at the San Diego Theatres website.
1100 Third Ave.
Art Show: Women In Comics With A Tribute To Carrie Fisher [Sat 6-10PM]
The Prismatic Series will be hosting an event on July 22nd to honor women in comics and will have a special tribute to our beloved princess, Carrie Fisher.
Iron Fist Brewing
1985 National Ave. #1132
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses [Sat 8PM]
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the goddesses will return to San Diego on July 21st at The Civic Theatre. This 2 hour concert includes a 66 piece orchestra, a 24 person choir, and an exciting video collage of memorable moments. Tickets can be purchased through ticketmaster.com.
The Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave.
Harleypalooza 2017 [Sat 1-1:45PM]
What better way to celebrate Harley Quinn’s 25th anniversary than joining Mischief & Mayhem and Harleypalooza for a photo shoot?! While they prefer to focus on the version of Harley from Batman: The Animated Series, all Harley cosplayers are welcome. Plan on attending? RSVP to their Facebook event.
Semi circle stairs outside of the convention center-facing the bay
DC Cosplayer Photoshoot [Sat 2-5PM]
Do you cosplay as a DC character? Join Southern California DC Cosplayer Photoshoots on July 22 at 2PM outside of the convention center. Let them know you’ll be attending by RSVPing on their Facebook event page.
Semi circle stairs outside of the convention center.
*Nerd HQ has been cancelled this year.
*Gam3rCon has moved weekends and will not be held during SDCC this year.