2016 Offsite Events

One of the biggest parts about the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 experience will be all of the offsite events offered all around the Gaslamp District. In fact, there is so much to do that it is worth it to go even if you don’t have a ticket to SDCC! However, all offsite events are not created equal- so I have listed my 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. (Listed in order of start times/dates)

**Updated July 18**

Gam3rCon [Wed-Sun 12-12]
lsGam3rCon returns to San Diego for it’s fourth year. This mini-con celebrates all aspects of gaming to include console, tabletop, retro, and more. Beyond the gaming, there will also be panels, a museum, and parties. If you love gaming of any sort, this would be an added bonus to your trip.
Price: $10-60
Location: New School of Architecture & Media Design. 1249 F St,
More info: Gam3rCon Website

CONAN at Comic-Con [Wed-Sat, 3-5p]
w=350The Conan Show returns for another week of filming at Comic-Con! This hasn’t been ‘officially’ announced by Conan’s people but it is listed on the ticket page which reveals that the shows will be taped from Wednesday to Saturday. Last year, Conan was a huge hit with special interviews with Hall H level celebs. This was definitely one of the more popular events. More to come!
Cost: Free
Location: Spreckels Theater
More info: Tickets

Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 8.40.38 PMWB has moved away from it’s home the past few years right outside the Hilton Bayfront and will now be adjacent to the Omni! Heroes Park will be the ultimate Batman v Superman fan experience. See the Batmobile along with exclusive giveaways and a daily scavenger hunt.
Price: Free
Location: MLK Promenade (Southeast of Gaslamp Square Park, behind the Omni Hotel)
More info: Henry Cavill News

Hop-Con 4.0 [Wed 5p]
hopcon40Hop-Con 4.0 is an annual event celebrating the special release of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout. If you are in San Diego early for Comic-Con, this is a great way to kickoff your week of  geek.
Price: TBA- Tickets go on sale May 4th.
Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station
More info: Hop-Con

Wonder Woman Invisible Jet Display [Wed 5p – Sun 4p]
df6482a6123508c0492b3066f964604dTo celebrate the 75 anniversary of the Amazonian princess, there will be a life-size model of Wonder Woman’s invisible jet will be on display at the corner of 6th Street and Island Ave. There will be some interactivity, photo ops and art showcasing the awesomeness of Wonder Woman. Don’t ask me how but I can already say this is going to be awesome.
Price: Free
Location 6th and Island

ALIENS Screening [Wed 7p]
24X36-INCH-ART-SILK-font-b-POSTER-b-font--font-b-ALIENS-b-font-fontYes, can you believe it’s been 30 years since James Cameron’s ALIENS?! We are getting old. What better way to celebrate one of the most iconic sci-fi films of all time than a special screening at Comic-Con! Join Ripley, Newt and a nest of nasty aliens for this nostalgic viewing at Balboa Theatre on Preview Night.
Location: Balboa Theatre
Price: $12
More info: San Diego Theatre

Star Trek: Beyond World Premiere and Symphony [Wed 8p]
Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 3.35.19 PMStar Trek Beyond, the next installment in the Star Trek franchise will have its exclusive red carpet World Premiere at Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 20. Plus it will be shown in the immersive IMAX format! This first-ever outdoor IMAX premiere event will include appearances by the film’s cast and crew, and a live concert performance by the San Diego symphony orchestra. As a special event for this year’s Comic-Con attendees, a limited number of fans will have the chance to attend this special screening. Details about ticket distribution will be announced prior to the 2016 convention.
Price: Free but must acquire ticket
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park
More info: Toucan Blog

Girls Drawin Girls [Wed 8p]
13724831_10154008101324877_1869089637566752934_oThe amazing Mako Fufu will be doing sketches at the ‪#‎GDG‬ Comic-Con International Booth (5628) and Live Painting at the GDG Chuck Jones Gallery show Wednesday July 20th from 8-10. Don’t miss this talented lady!
Price: Free
Location: Chuck Jones Gallery
More info: Facebook

Game of Bloggers Season 2 [Wed 9-12a]
GameOfBloggers16I am pleased to announce that my event, Game of Bloggers Season 2, returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2016! Once again, web royalty will gather to tell tales of internet victory, loss, and glory- at the Dragon’s Den (next to Petco Park) on Preview Night! Will this be the first step of a unifying the e-realm or the setting for the next red wedding? Come find out. I’ll also be showcasing apparel from Hero Within and Elhoffer Design!
Price: Free
Location: Dragon’s Den
More info: Game of Bloggers

He-Man Screening [Wed 10p]
MOTUCFGHCCVR4x6SOL.111537Super7 is proud to present the following PREVIEW for the first new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animation since 1985! Please come (and bring your friends) to the free public screening of “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Curse of the Three Terrors” following Preview Night.
Price: Free
Location: Corner of 8th Ave & G
More info: Super7

The Cosplay Train Express [Thu-Sun]
Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 2.06.00 PMIntroducing the first-of-its-kind annual rail adventure will offer a limited number of fans the unique opportunity to engage with global celebrities, past and present, while creating the ultimate cosplay future universe along the way. Includes* roundtrip rail fare to downtown San Diego, all-inclusive food and beverage, and a 21+ environment throughout the train, with specialty cocktails and innovative party programming that brings stars and fans together in smaller, more extraordinary settings. The Cosplay Train Express departs daily from Los Angeles, July 21-24. Fans can choose their adventure from four immersive experiences: The Wizard ExpressThe Sci-fi Universe LoungeTRAXX Celebrity Lounge and Heroes vs Villains Lounge
Price: $239 – $399
Location: From LA to SD
More info: Angry Goat Production

Cat Cafe Coffee and Kitties [Thu 8a-3:45p]
cat-cafe-coffee-and-kitties-comiccon-special-76Take a break with two of your favorite things- coffee and kittens
Price: $15
Location: The Cat Cafe 472 3rd Avenue San Diego
More info: Cat Cafe SD

Entertainment Weekly’s CON-X [Thu-Sun]
12592452_1689360304679339_7144513524261727533_nEntertainment Weekly announced today the launch of this new unique experiential oasis for Comic-Con fans. Con-X will consist of a multi-function stage surrounded by an activation environment featuring a wide variety of fan-focused activities. Con-X will be an immersive fan destination designed to provide an environment where fans can relax, refresh and recharge while complementing their Comic-Con experience.
Price: Free with badge
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North
More info: Facebook

South Park Sculpture Garden [Thu-Sun 9:30a-7p]
south-parkThe infamous animated series turns 20 years old! Come celebrate by taking your picture at the South Park interactive sculpture garden of iconic South Park moments!
Price: Free
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade

Comic-Con HQ Live Stage [Thu-Sun 9:30-5p]
CCHQ_3D_Logo_RGB_Final_TMBlack_.0For the first time ever, Comic-Con will have an official streaming experience through their Comic-Con HQ! Hosted by Alison Haislip & Steve Zaragoza at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, expect daily live programming breaking news on comics, film, gaming, and pop culture. Perhaps this will help fill some of the void left by our believed G4.
Price: Free
Location: Hilton Bayfront
More info: Comic-Con HQ

Amazon Activation [Thu-Sun 9a-8p]
imagesAmazon will be setting up an outside activation in the area just outside the Hilton Gaslamp, across from the convention center. Fans of their original series will interact with number of activities, from a virtual reality experience, photo booths, interactive areas and more.
Price: Free
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade

Hello Kitty Food Truck [Thu-Sun 9:30-5p]
Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 7.47.05 PMThe Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be making an appearance at the 2016 Comic-Con International from Thursday July 21st – Sunday July 24th! Come find them in the Interactive Zone at Petco Park on Thursday – Saturday from 9:30am-7pm and on Sunday from 9:30am-5pm! See you there!
Location Petco Park
More info: Facebook

Nerdist presents Camp CONival [Thur-Sun 10a-5p]
2016-CampConivalLogoCONival returns with a camp theme! Chris Hardwick leads the charge as the Nerdist takes over Petco Park for CONival. Last year there was a Borderlands themed Laser Tag, Geek & Sundry, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, and loads of panels with Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Daniel Radcliffe, and more. I’ll update as they announce what’s in store this year.
Cost: Free
Location: Petco Park
More info: Nerdist

Funko Pop, Pop Up Shop [Thu-Sun 10-3p]
2016_SDCC_LE_Sticker_largeFor those that don’t have badges or want to avoid the large crowds, check out the Funko pop up shop at 448 West Market Street in the Marina District, directly across from the Grand Hyatt Manchester.
More info on what they are selling: Funko

Emerald City and Timeless [Thu-Sun 10-5p]
UnknownOne of the highest anticipated interactive area is the area adjacent to the Tin Fish. NBC will once again be talking over the courtyard area. This year the space will feature upcoming Emerald City and Timeless. This is one of the most visible experiences since it’s right in front of the convention center.

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Price: Free
Location: Hilton Bayfront Park
More info: FXSDCC

Star Trek Make-up Collection
[Thu 10a]
MACSTMAC will introduce a collection of makeup inspired by Star Trek and, more specifically, Deanna Troi, Uhura, Seven of Nine and the Orion Girl, Vina. The 25-piece special deco collection will encompass lip, eye and face products. Fans attending San Diego Comic-Con will be able to enjoy an exclusive one-day collection presale on Thursday, July 21
Location: MAC Gaslamp
More info: Star Trek

Suicide Squad Interactive Experience [Thu-Sun 10a-7p]
shareV2San Diego’s Hard Rock Hotel will be the home of one of this unique interactive main event to promote the upcoming Suicide Squad film. Fans will be able to walk in and be a part of Belle Reve penitentiary in real-life. The Hard Rock will be transformed, complete with a live-action virtual reality experience, getting their own ink at Harley Quinn’s tattoo show and photo ops in the Belle Reve cells. This will definitely be one of the more popular offsite experiences at Comic-Con.
Price: Free
Location: Hard Rock Hotel

Nintendo Video Game Lounge [Thu-Sat 9:30a – 7p, Sun 5p]
Nintendo-Comic-Con-2015The Play Nintendo Tour 2016 is coming to cities across the country this summer. You can get your hands on the New Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS systems, play games, and have a chance to strike a pose with some of Nintendo’s most popular characters! This fan favorite returns to the Marriott. Play all the latest games and demo the upcoming ones! More info to come!
Cost: Free
Location: San Diego Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis & Marina
More info: NIntendo

Adult Swim On The Green [Thu-Sun 11a – 6p]
image006Need to escape the crowds inside and feel the sun on your face? Adult Swim On The Green is back and it’s gonna be greener than ever. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s on the green behind the convention center at 5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way, The Carnival Midway, The Meatwad Full Dome, and Oversized Prizeball Machine all return and much more! This is a fun and easy outdoor escape from all the madness.
Price: Free
Location: Behind the Convention Center
More info and RSVP at AdultSwim

Game of Thrones: Hall of Faces [Thu-Sun 11-4p]
Hall-of-Faces-1024x619One of the busiest offsite event returns celebrating HBO’s Game of Thrones, this time themed The Hall of Faces. In the past, the space has hosted several interactive experiences and photo ops. This year will probably focus on the House of Black and White. It has also had lines taking up to a couple of hours. So if you are going to do it, go early in the morning.
Price: Free
Location: Across the street from the Omni

Magic The Gathering [Thu 11a – Sun 3p]
Join in the Magic all week long. There will be a huge variety of packs purchase and events to participate in. $30 gets you an Intro Pack and play in our weekend long League and a FREE playmat.
Price: $30
Location: Marriott Marquis & Marina
More info: Cascade Games

Hall of Impractical Jokers [Thu-Sun 12-10p]
1467768995690One of the biggest highlights will be the HALL OF IMPRACTICAL JOKERS, which will allow fans to get up close and personal with the show’s most iconic artifacts and memorabilia from the show. These items will be on display at Dick’s Last Resort restaurant near the San Diego Convention Center
Location: Dick’s Last Resort 345 Fourth Ave
More info: IrmOnline

syfy_logogridSyfy Live Coverage of Comic-Con [Thu-Sun]
Filling the gap left by the beloved G4, Syfy will do the first-ever live broadcast from the confab airing nightly at 8 PM Thursday, July 21 through Saturday July 23. Hosted by Will Arnett, the broadcast will include celebrity interviews, breaking news, behind-the-scenes reports, along with sneak peeks of the hottest films, as well as audience interaction, games, and party coverage, according to Syfy. There will be a chance to be a part of the live studio audience but details have yet to be released.
Location: Marriott Marquis and Marina
Price: Free but based on capacity
More info: Syfy

Nerd HQ [Thu-Sun]
Nerd HQMini-con and fan favorite, Nerd HQ returns to San Diego! Zachary Levi and David Coleman’s uber brand The Nerd Machine is bringing fan favorite NERD HQ back to the New Children’s Museum. This marks the sixth year for NERD HQ to set up camp in downtown San Diego for the annual SDCC weekend. NERD HQ brings the nerd community a four-day haven to connect, recharge and enhance their Con experience. This year’s guests can look forward to a return of the preeminent “Conversations for a Cause” panel series, as well as over 160 hands-on gaming experiences on both PC and console brought to you by AMD and Xbox, and a VR experience brought to you by Oculus.
Location: Children’s Museum
More info: The Nerd Machine

Screen Junkies Central Party [Thu 9p]
header_imageCome hang out with your favorite ScreenJunkies! We are opening the doors to ScreenJunkies Central, after hours to party with you. Drinks will be available for purchase, as well as exclusive merchandise. Meet Andy, Dan, Spencer, and the rest of the gang. This will be the most epic of parties…ok that is a lie, but it will be fun!
Price: Free but 21+
Location: Moonshine Flats 344 7th Ave
More info: Tickets

Star Trek: 50 Artist, 50 Years Art Exhibit [Thu-Sun 10-5p daily]
f129e69de81bedad3d2188572054e6da44467fdcWhat better way to celebrate 5 decades of Star Trek than with an amazing gallery from talented artists from around the world?! The gallery will be open all week long!
Location: Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts, 363 Fifth Avenue, San
Price: TBA
Info: StarTrek.com

MTV Fandom Awards [Thu 6:30p]
newfandom_960x720Get ready die-hard fans, stans, and everyone in between, because the 2016 MTV Fandom Awards is coming to you on (airing) July 24th, 2016 at 8/7c from Petco Park, San Diego. With what’s sure to be filled with hardcore ships, feels freakouts, and fandoms going head-to-head, this year’s Fandom Awards may be the best yet.
Price: Free (but with CC badge)
Location: Petco Park
More info: Vote at MTV

Fleet Night of Science: Comic-Con After Party! [Thu 6:30p]
Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 12.51.33 PMNo kids. All fun. Fleet Night of Science is a quarterly after-hours event for chic geeks 21+. You get the science center all to yourself (no kids allowed!) to explore exhibits, sip cocktails, enjoy edibles, listen to music and get your geek on with science experiments, clever chats and delightfully nerdy experiences.
Price: $25
Location: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
More info: Science Center

Her Universe Fashion Show [Thu, 7p]
Her-Universe-Fashion-Show-4-07112015-320x480The prolific nerd fashion empire, Her Universe, returns for a 3rd year to present a ‘Geek Coulture’ fashion show and design competition. The two grand prize winners (out of 25) will design a future line for Her Universe. Last years winner are releasing a Star Wars: TFA theme line at Hot Topics. This one of my favorite events of the week!
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt
Price: Free (w/ CC badge) but limited to capacity
Info: Her Universe

w00tstock 8.0 [Thu 7p]
B8P6MCQCIAIIwjBThis annual geekfest is a favorite among Comic-Con fans. Focused on comedy monologues, there is much zanyness to appreciate from fans 18 and up. The usual suspects include Adam Savage, Wil Wheaton, Paul and Storm.
Price: $42.50
Location: Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave
More info: San Diego Theatre

Fandom Comic-Con Party [Thu 7p]
AnimationCelebrate the best of pop culture and have a drink on Fandom. This exclusive party brings the celebrity experience to the fans. Fandom (powered by Wikia) along with 2K Games/Mafia III is hosting the ultimate party at Comic-Con– yep, the real VIP treatment along with some super cool and exclusive onsite events. Think red carpet, band, arcade, drinks and bites a la Mafia III’s New Orleans, pop art makeup, and a lot of surprises.
Price: Free but 21+ and RSVP required
Location: Float at the Hard Rock Hotel
More info & RSVP: Eventbrite

Nerd Night San Diego [Thu 7p]
Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 5.58.16 PMNational Geographic Channel teams up with us again for another free special San Diego Comic-Con edition of Nerd Nite featuring trivia, prizes, free food and drinks, and presentations sponsored by the network’s new six-hour documentary-scripted hybrid miniseries, MARS. Find us on Thursday July 21, 2016 from 7-11pm at the rooftop bar at Hotel Solamar across from San Diego Convention Center. Free admission, free food, free drinks!
Price: Free but 21+ and RSVP required
Location: Hotel Solamar rooftop
More info: San Diego Nerd Nite

Carry On My Wayward Cocktails [Thu 7:30p]
400px-Wayward-Cocktails-Logo-Final-InverseThe Supernatural Wiki, as well as Wattpad are bringing Carry On My Wayward Cocktails, a celebration of all things Supernatural to SDCC. Join the fun at the Analog Bar at 7:30PM in the Gaslamp for a Bunker Banquet, drinks including purple nurples, and a Hunter’s swag bag full of exclusive custom goodies. There will be wonderful door prizes and gifts.
Price: $50-333
Location: Analog Bar
More info: SupernaturalWiki.com

finalsymphony_300Final Symphony, the award-winning, officially licensed concert tour featuring the music of FINAL FANTASY VI, VII and X, will make its North American debut this summer, including this Comic-Con week performance by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Location: Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall. (NE Corner of 7th & B, Downtown San Diego)
Price: $35-90
More info: San Diego Symphony

ARCHER Live! [Thu 8p]
4553815-3049666366-sterlFX Networks brings a special one-night only performance of the famed touring show ARCHER Live! to San Diego aboard the Inspiration Hornblower yacht. The event kicks off with a deep dive into the universe of the beloved, animated spy/P.I. comedy Archer, with an exciting live performance featuring the entire cast. Fans will enjoy live entertainment, food, drinks, giveaways, a photo booth and lounge while docked at the marina.
Price: Free
Location: Hornblower yacht 5th Avenue Landing
More info: Eventbrite

Fatman on Batman [Thu 8p]
Fatman_On_Batman_Thumbnail_1024x1024Marc Bernardin and Kevin Smith talk about all the news in movie make believe, terrific TV and anything that squeaks in Geek! The prince of Comic-Con hosts his fantastic podcast on Thursday night- at 10PM, Smith and Jason Mewes record another episode of Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.
Location: The American Comedy Co
Price: $30
More info: American Comedy Co

BOOM! Studios Drink Up [Thu 9p]
Boom!_Studios_logoThe BOOM! Studios Twitter account just tweeted: “Heading to #SDCC2016? Grab a drink and hang out with us on Thursday night at the Hilton Bay Front Odysea Bar!“. No more information is out yet but sounds like if you need a time to unwind with meet some fans of BOOM! along with some staff, fans and content creators, then this sounds perfect for you.
Price: Free
Location: San Diego Hilton Bayfront’s Odysea Bar

After-Con Party with Kristian Nairn [Thu 9p]
Invited guests will be treated to an open bar on the rooftop from 9PM-12 midnight, and then access to the mezzanine area of the venue to watch a DJ performance by Kristian Nairn AKA Hodor from Game of Thrones.
Price: Invite only event
Location: Omnia Club

slayercomicconSlayer Concert [Thu]
Comic-Con goes heavy metal with the arrival of SLAYER! The head banging will begin on Thursday, July 21 with a special live performance at the House Of Blues. The madness continues with two exclusive signings inside the walls of Comic-Con with a brand new publishing partner, Dark Horse Comics. These signings will take place Friday, July 22, booth #2615, and at the Nuclear Blast Records booth, #501. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10p.
Price: TBA
Location: House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave
More info: TBA

Ghostbusters Mass-Hysteria [Fri 6p]
Screen Shot 2016-05-08 at 10.56.08 AMWho ya gonna call? If you ain’t afraid of no ghosts, check out the 3rd annual Ghostbusters Mass-Hysteria party at the Werewolf Bar in the Gaslamp.
Location: Werewolf Bar 627 4th Ave
More info: Facebook Event Page.

Sonic 25th Anniversary Party [Fri 6-10p]
imagesCelebrate 25 years of Sonic the Hedgehog at the official party at the House of Blues, during San Diego Comic-con! Special guests, musical performances by Crush 40 and Hyper Potions, exclusive 25th Anniversary merchandise and more await!
Price: $25
Location: House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave
More info: Universe

Brews Cruise Comic-Con Edition [Fri 6:30]
Adventure-port-bowSet sail with us as we embark on our bi-annual Stone and Friends Brews Crusie during Comic-Con Weekend. This special edition cruise featured limited release beers. Ticket price includes a 3 hour cruise in the San Diego Harbor, unlimited beer tasting, special tasting of Ommegang Brewery’s “Game of Thrones” Beers, swag and more! There will be two floors of live entertainment featuring Sega Genecide, Nerds playing Party Music from the 90’s and Today.
Price: $45
Location: Hornblower Adventure Yacht – 1800 N Harbor
More info: Buy tickets

UnknownPure Fandom App Launch Party [Fri 6p-10p]
Awesome geek gals, Liz and Lindi of Pure Fandom, will be hosting a amazing hang out and launch party to celebrate their new App. It will be a night of  complimentary drinks for guests, giveaways, raffles, and of course gaming!
Price: Free
Location: Coin-Op Barcade
More info: Pure Fandom

Mission: Comic-Con [Fri 7p]
That Hashtag Show, Wyrd Con, and Nerds Like us present MISSION: COMIC CON! FREE COMIC CON AFTER PARTY for a great cause. We will be hosting a FREE afterparty starring DJ Javi and DJ Galactic Ray. If free wasn’t enough, we’ll also be hosting a Cosplay Contest and multiple giveaways! Be sure to enter into our raffle to help support the Lumos Foundation and win prizes.
Price: Free but ticketed
Location: Behind Petco Park at the MSSION BREWERY
More info: EventBrite

501st Legion Bash at Maz’s Place [Fri 7p-12a]
13529207_10209106372713171_1535599608843498991_nHosted by the Imperial Sands Garrison and sponsored by DK Books with a buffet dinner and bar till 11. Food, friends, raffle, music and fun! Tickets will not be sold at the door if tickets sell out.
Cost: $55 Adults, $27.50 Under 12, Free under 5
Location: SD Library Outdoor Atrium
More info: Facebook
Tickets: Lesley Farquhar at briekalan@gmail.com for tickets

2nd Annual Black Girl Nerds of Color [Fri 7p]
13450188_890355371094307_7652812334732646669_nWe’re doing it again! Come join us for another mashup meetup hosted by Racialicious, BGN, and The NOC! The event will be held at the Hilton Bayfront’s Pool Club, with a view of the waterfront and part of the venue cordoned off for us to use while retaining access to the bar to help you wind down after a day at SDCC.
Price: Free
Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront
More info: Facebook

Chris Hardwick”s ID10T TOUR [Fri 7p]
192075aChris Hardwick returns to the Balboa Theatre for a night of comedy during the Con! Get your tickets soon– this is one show that you won’t want to miss!
Location: Balboa Theatre
Price: $37
More info: Ticketmaster

Blink 182 Concert [Fri 7p]
f80aa88d-71fb-4b5f-955c-a3a3e87109ec_81211_EVENT_DETAIL_PAGE_16_9Less of an offsite event and more of a coincidence, Blink 182 kicks off their tour during Comic-Con!
Location: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
Price: $25-75
More info: Ticketmaster

Cute, Cute Kawaii After Party [Fri 7p]
Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 8.34.55 PMCome and celebrate cuteness, self-expression, and Japanese pop culture during the Cute, Cute, Kawaii After Party!! The party will feature live performances, meet and greets, kawaii make-up stylists, hors d’oeuveres, cosplay contest, a purikura (Japanese photobooth), cocktails, J-pop music videos, party favors, giveaways, and more!!
Location: Balboa Island
Price: $30-35
More info: NIWA.org Facebook

Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! With Scott Auckerman [Fri 7p]
17-exlComedy Bang! Bang! is a high-spirited weekly get-together between host Scott Aukerman and his funny friends! A heady mixture of characters, games, and interviews with famous celebrities like Zach Galifianakis, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Sarah Silverman and Andy Richter.
Price: $30
Location: The Irenic 3090 Polk Ave
More info: Tickets

Women in Comics Meet & Greet [Fri 7:30p]
The Women in Comics NYC Collective International is hosting several events during SDCC including a Cocktail Party Meet & Greet! Seating is limited but feel free to grab a drink at the bar and chill with us!
Price: Free
Location: Monello 750 West Fir Street
More info: Everbrite

SherlockeDCC [Fri 7:30p]
tumblr_static_44w8d1kcwjk0ggg4g8ossgwksThe Sherlock Holmes party of San Diego Comic-Con returns for a third year! Held at the San Diego Central Library, last year was a blast hanging with awesome fellow Sherlockians. Hosted by The Baker Street Babes, Nerd Out, SherlockDC, & more, this is a must for any Sherlock or BBC fans during Comic-Con.
Price: $25-75
Location: San Diego Central Library
More info: SherlockeDCC

Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail [Fri 8p]
Come and see some of your favorite comedians joining hosts Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani for a Meltdown in our home away from home- San Diego Comic-Con!
More info and tickets: AmericaComedyCo

FUNKO Fun Days [Fri 8p]
Funko 2016It’s back! Here’s your chance to mingle with other Funatics, party with Funko and have an amazing night in San Diego. There will be food, drinks and awesome prizes, plus you might even win an exclusive Pop! and other prizes. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, June 1st at 12 noon Pacific Time. Last year, this event sold out quick so be ready!
Cost: $120
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
More info: EventBrite

Space Time [Fri 8p]
Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 9.37.36 AMSongwriter Marian Call hosts her annual extravaganza of science and art for the sixth year in a row, featuring special guests to entertain and inspire. This year will feature historical comic artist & man-about-the-internet David Malki of Wondermark — also dramatic readings by writers Kayla Cagan and Josh A. Cagan — new original songs about Space/Time by songwriter Seth Boyer — and a discussion of life on Mars, for real, by emeritus Mars rover driver Scott Maxwell and Mars rover instrument technician Kim Maxwell!
Cost: $12
Location: 98 Bottles
More info: BrownPaper

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses- Master Quest [Fri 8p]
zeldamasterquest_300The popular The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, returns to San Diego Comic-Con – with some new surprises. Journey back to the land of Hyrule with Master Quest, the next chapter in the acclaimed world tour, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. Master Quest is a never-before seen or heard multimedia concert experience that celebrates the beloved 29-year-old The Legend of Zelda franchise. It’s not to be missed!.
Location: Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall, NE Corner of 7th & B
Price: $35-90
More info: San Diego Symphony

THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL is going to Comic-Con! [Fri 8p]
Location: American Comedy Co.818 Sixth Ave
Seating is very limited, RSVP: Joselyn Alvarado Joselyn.alvarado@cc.com

Nickelodeon’s The Splat [Fri 9:30]11223497_759091044214299_5281164462980666777_n
The network’s programming block dedicated to Nick’s legendary library of hits from the ‘90s and 2000s–will salute the 30th anniversary of Double Dare by bringing back original host Marc Summers for the first time in 16 years for a special live edition of the iconic game show on Friday, July 22.
More info: Entertainment WeeklyFacebook

Harmontown Live [Fri 10p]
Harmon-Approved-Photo-200x200-200x150Comedian Dan Harmon brings his famous podcast live to the Balboa Theatre!  This near-weekly podcast created by Dan Harmon himself (Community, Rick & Morty, Channel 101) and Jeff Davis (Whose Line is it Anyway) amounts to a “live therapy session” for Harmon.  Jeff and Dan go over all the important stuff, like achieving world piece and living in a utopic society. Mature audiences only!
Location: Balboa Theater
Price: $26.50
More info: San Diego Theatres

PAWmicon [Sat 10a]
Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 12.40.02 PMPAWmicon, the dog-friendly convention celebrating orphan pets and their awesome owners, is back! We invite you and your four-legged superhero to this celebration of animals big and small. Enjoy PAWmicon festivities including: Cosplay contest for dogs and dog-and-owner pairs, Music, Games, Giveaway and more!
Price: Free
Location: Hazard Center
More info: Facebook Page

Harleypalooza Meetup and Photoshoot [Sat 11a]
harley-quinn-cosplay-11Harley Quinn, DC Comics Fans and photographers should check out the 6th annual massive gathering for Harley cosplayers. Despite which outfit, version or universe we prefer, we’re all Harley fans! This is an event in which fans and creators can come together to spread the Harley Quinn love and discuss any and everything pertaining to our favorite clowny characters.
Price: Free
Location: TBA
More info: Facebook Page

Shatner Singularity [Sat 11:30]
MTIwNjA4NjMzOTcwMDAxNDIwShatner, remembered for his iconic role as Captain James T. Kirk in the television series, “Star Trek”, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, will be the special guest of the Chuck Jones Gallery on Saturday, July 23, from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM. Mr. Shatner will be launching his new publishing imprint, “Shatner Singularity”.
Location: Chuck Jones Gallery
More info: Facebook

The Aquabats: Nerd Herder [Sat 12p]
42231-tap-67470This annual favorite returns and welcomes all ages to this hilarious family friendly event during Comic-Con. The Aquabats are a quirky alternative rock band whose infectious blend of rock and humor has won over crowds all over the globe.
Cost: $22-45
Location: House of Blues
More info: Live Nation

ScooterCon [Sat 3-10p]
Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 8.58.09 PMBack by popular demand! This year will be a back-to-basics ride. Prize for best costume!!. Come dressed as your favorite superhero, cartoon character or whatever you want. Incorporate your helmet and/or scooter into the costume. We will be crashing the ComicCon on masquerade night. Ride leaves at 3:30 and we will end at The Whistle Stop this yera. NIght ride back downtown for those who are interested
Location: Gelato Vero Cafe 3753 India St

Heroes Brew and Fan Fest [Sat 3p]
Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.41.45 PMUnwind from the con madness on Saturday with some brews and bros (and sisters). For you beer lovers, there will be 40+ Breweries & Unlimited Samples of Over 100 Craft BeersCaped, a Crusader Costume Contest, (with Prizes) Music, Entertainment, Merchandise & Food Vendors.
Location: Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy
Price: $20-44
More info: Heroes Brew Fest Tickets

Assassins Creed Cosplay Gathering [Sat 3:15p]
Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 1.00.58 PMCalling all cosplay Assassins! We will be hosting a meetup for anyone in Assassin’s Creed cosplay from any of our games, and for Assassin’s Creed fans. Community Manager Andrien Gbinigie will be on hand to chat, and we’ll have a photographer so you can have your pictures taken, and possibly some video. There may even be some prizes as well.
Price: Free
Location: Children’s Park, Martin Luther King Promenade,
More info: Facebook

Annual Zombie Walk [Sat 5p]
4825557631_ac5aea9a7e_bAll ages, from 3 months to 3 centuries! The zombiewalk is open to everyone who shows up as the undead. Bring your grandparents, bring your kids, bring your dog! Remember… the more the scarier!
Price: FREE!
Location: Children’s Park, near the corner of Island Avenue & 1st Avenue in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.
More info: SD Zombie Walk

Earper Fan Meet Up [Sat 5:30]
Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 1.42.33 PMAre you a fan of the hit SyFy show “Wynonna Earp”? Will you be in San Diego during SDCC ’16? Do you like meeting new people and having a great time? No SDCC Badge required! Just come ready to meet other fans of this amazing show! Cosplay is welcome and encouraged, so throw on some boots, bring your stetson, and don’t forget Peacemaker!
Price: Free
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South
More info: Earper

Super Video Game Land 3 [Sat 6p}
Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 6.14.24 PMSuper Video Game Land returns to Mission Brewery for an art show like no other. Once a year artist Anthony Bulcao brings his creations to downtown San Diego during SDCC to celebrate our nostalgia for retro video games. Stop by for this free event, taste some of Mission Brewery’s delicious craft beers, and meet one of the most unique and prolific artists working today.
Price: Free
Location: Mission Brewery
More info: Facebook

Batman Telltell Series Preview [Sat pm]
BjCUcGdFor those heading to San Diego Comic Con next week, we have an extra surprise. On the night of Saturday, July 23rd, you can be among the VERY FIRST to experience the premiere episode of BATMAN – The Telltale Series at a special crowd play event on the big screen ahead of public launch! Join Troy Baker (voice of Bruce Wayne) and host Greg Miller (Kinda Funny) along with some of the Telltale team for an evening full of fun, excitement, and perhaps even some giveaways as the crowd will be encouraged to shout and direct the choices on-screen.
More info and register: Telltell Games

Chris Hardwick and the Nerdist Podcast [Sat 7p & 10p]
Chris+Hardwick+Comic+Con+International+2012+1qvLa9i5baPlMr Nerdist himself returns to Comic-Con to record his live podcast! Joined by partners-in-nerd Jonah Ray and Matt Mira at the Balboa Theater, this annual event promises fan interactions and surprise celebrity guests.
Price: $37
Location: Balboa Theater
More info: Ticketmaster

OUAT The Rock Opera [Sat 7p]
imagesOnce Upon A Timers! Check out this *SING-A-LONG SCREENING AND CONCERT OF ONCE UPON A TIME: THE ROCK OPERA featuring that little bouncing ball and Rocky-horror style LIVE performances from the cast. Several cast members will be performing including: Erin Stegeman, Amiee Conn, Katie Cofield, Ace Marrero, Mark Whitten, Vivian Lamolli, Jeremiah Peisert and MORE!!  Music, drinks and prizes!
Price: $42 – 99
Location: Venue:  10 Ave Arts Center   930 Tenth Ave
More info: IndieTix

The Chuck Jones Galley will host an event to show paintings and sculpture from renowned voice over artist Nancy Cartwright on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30pm during San Diego International Comic Con.  The event is her first ever art gallery exhibition and reception, and is open to the public.
Price: Free
Location: 232 Fifth Avenue
More info: Facebook

Underground Lightsaber Fighters Battle [Sat 8p]
Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 8.16.47 AMThe Underground Lightsaber Fighters are having a special battle in July for Comic-Con Weekend! After spending all day at the con, take a quick ride to Balboa park which is only a few miles away from the convention center to join hundreds of Lightsaber Fighters! Hundreds have already replied.
Price: Free
Location: Balboa Park Fountain
More info: Facebook Page

Nuke the Fridge After Party [Sat 9p]
11063417_1354954244533737_3763586229194035496_nJoin us on Saturday 7/23 for a special super hero costume themed costume party as Bassmnt proudly presents the one and only PARTY FAVOR!! His edgy and exhilarating festival trap has been steady turing heads around the globe! 21+ and over.
Price: $10
Location: Bassmnt
Buy tickets: Bassment Club or Facebook page

Hollywood Babble-on with Kevin Smith [Sat 10p]
Hollywood_Babble-O-1n_thumbnail_b5a13024-88f9-43bb-b546-d724941084c8_1024x1024Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.
Location: The American Comedy Co
Price: $30
More info: American Comedy Co

Final Girls Screening [Sat 11:59p]
imageWhen Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend an anniversary screening of Camp Bloodbath, the infamous ’80s horror film that starred Max’s late mother (Malin Akerman), they are mysteriously sucked into the silver screen. The Final Girls is a genre-blending horror comedy also starring Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat with Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev.
Price: $7.50
Location: Ken Cinema
More info: Tickets

HEAT Comic-Con Pool Party [Sun 12p]
poolpartyA First of it’s kind! Bring Cosplay to The Lafayette for some fun in the SUN!  Closing out Comic-Con Weekend, HEAT brings you our first ever Water Gun Fight! Free water guns for Everyone! Come Dressed in your bathing suit Cosplay, or just come dressed for the SUN! 2 Local DJ’s, Full Production Event, Full Bars, Coctail Servers, FOOD, Pool Floats and Toys, Loung Chairs, And More!
Price: Early Bird $15, Pre Sale $20, General Admission $25
Location: The Lafayette Hotel – 2223 El Cajon Boulevard
More info: EventBrite

Agents of SHIELD Wrap Party [Sun 5-8p]
sdcc-wrap-party-600x353End Comic-Con with a bang with this Agent Carter and Agents of SHIELD fan party! Returning for a 3rd year, this will be a great way to decompress from the show and exchange stories with fellow fans.
Price: $25
Location: Henry’s Pub
More info: RSVP at ShieldTV.net

The Bottle O’ Water Post Comic-Con Recap Show [Mon 11a]
featured-COMIC-CON-2015-off-site-a-cup-o-tea-bottle-o-water-hangout-pegasus-2-700x352In what has become a tradition for the Cup O’ Tea Hangouts, Leonard Sultana and Alyssa Franks meet up on the Monday, following the chaos and bedlam of San Diego Comic-Con. They will be LIVE on Monday 25th July from 12pm, for approx an hour or so and joined by a number of dedicated and loyal fans, too! TEN lucky viewers will be able to join them for a lavish drinks and nibbles reception at 11am.
Location: Motor Yacht Pegasus
More details: An Englishman in San Diego

Monday, die of exhaustion…