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Comicon Events

Wednesday, July 19

Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner 2049” Party 450 2nd Avenue, 7 p.m.

 

Game of Bloggers — House of Blues, 9 p.m.

The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog’s 2 Blog 2 Furious McFadden’s San Diego, 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 20

Adult Swim on the Green — Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier, 1 p.m.

The Dixie Pig presented by IGN and Sony Pictures — The Tipsy Crow, 8 p.m.

Fandango Kickoff Party, featuring a performance by Elle King — Omnia, 8 p.m.

Fandom Party, featuring a Big Boi performance — Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, 7 p.m.

“Sharknado 5: Global Swarming” Party — Sycuan Casino Sports Bar, 7 p.m.

Rave of Thrones, featuringa DJ set by “Game of Thrones” actor Kristian Nairn (Hodor) — Omnia, 9 p.m.

Syfy Party — New Children’s Museum, 9 p.m.

Wired Cafe — Omni Hotel Palm Terrace, noon

“Wynonna Earp” Party — F6ix Nightclub, 9 p.m. 

Friday, July 21

Wired Cafe Lounge — Omni Hotel Palm Terrace, 11 a.m.

Adult Swim on the Green — Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier, 1 p.m.

Gotham Group Luncheon — Monkey King, 1 p.m.

Buzzfeed and The CW’s SRSLY the Best Damn Superhero Party — Marriott Gaslamp Quarter’s Altitude Skyline Lounge, 5 p.m. (invite only)

Universal Cable Productions reception — Omnia Hotel, 6 p.m.

“Dragon Ball” Super Fan bash — McFadden’s Restaurant, 7 p.m.

Fox TV’s cocktail party — The Skybox, 7 p.m.

MTV Fandom Fest — Petco Park, 7 p.m.

Warner Bros. TV mixer — Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, 7 p.m. (invite only)

IMDboat Party — Fifth Avenue Landing, 7:30 p.m. (invite only)

“Future Man” Party, presented by Hulu, Nerdist, and Geek & Sundry — Oxford Social Club, 9 p.m.

“The Gifted” Party, presented by IGN and Fox — The Rooftop by STK, 9 p.m. (invite only)

Nickelodeon Party — Sidebar, 9 p.m.

The Nerd Party, presented by Syfy and Zachary Levi — New Children’s Museum, 9 p.m.

Viceland Party — Fluxx Nightclub, 9 p.m. (invite only)

After-Con, presented by NVE/ Nylon Magazine — Omnia Rooftop, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 22

Wired Cafe Lounge — Omni Hotel Palm Terrace, 11 a.m.

Adult Swim on the Green — Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier, 1 p.m.

NBC Party — Oxford Social Club, 7 p.m.

TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” Block Party — Petco Stadium, TBD

Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Bash — Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, 9 p.m.

Syfy Party — New Children’s Museum, 9 p.m.

Red Wedding Afterparty — House of Blues, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 23

Super Hero Pool Party — The Lafayette Hotel, noon

Adult Swim on the Green — Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier, 1 p.m.

Adam West Remembrance Gathering — Convention Center steps, 7 p.m.

All-Weekend Offsite Events

Petco Park Interactive Zone 100 Park Blvd.When: Th-Sat Open-6pm, Sun Open-5pmWhat: After a bit of hiatus, Petco Park Interactive Zone is back. It is the best place to go if you are badgeless and low on funds. Expect to see photo booths, VR and arcade demos from the Razer Experience Tour, food provided by Netflix’s “The Rise of Voltron,” and much more!

Netflix Experience Hilton Gaslamp, 4th Ave. and L St.When: Th-Sat 11-8PM, Sun 11-3PMWhat: With several original hit shows under their belt, and now a hit movie, “Okja,” Netflix is going in strong this year at Comic Con. Since you’re badgeless and have no hope of getting into Hall H, the Netflix Experience is your next best bet. Catch sneak peeks of upcoming originals, exclusive giveaways, and more. You will also be able to immerse yourselves into the worlds of “Stranger Things,” “Bright,” and the streets of New York with Marvel’s “The Defenders.”

FXHibition Hilton San Diego Bayfront Lawn, 1 Park Blvd.When: Th-Sat 12–6pm, Sun 10–2pmWhat: Fri Screening: 7pm–9pm, doors 6:30pmMuch like the Petco Park Interactive Zone, the Bayfront Lawn is another place to find the most bang for your $0. Immerse yourself in a mixed reality experience with FX shows like “Legion,” “American Horror Story,” “Archer,” “Atlanta” and more. Find out more on their SDCC site, FXSDCC.

Nintendo Gaming Lounge – Marriott Marquis & MarinaWhen: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23 (10AM-7PM on Thursday-Saturday, and 10AM-5PM on Sunday).

What: Play some of their most popular games like: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, Pokémon Tournament DX, Pokémon Moon, Super Mario Maker, and more. For more info click here.

 

Adult Swim On the Green Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier, Behind Convention CenterWhen: Th-Sun 1-6pm; 18+What: The first of adults-only events, this is a TOP NOTCH offsite that everyone makes the effort to attend. Wacky carnival games, free swag, and the Meatwad Dome experience – said to be upgraded this year w/motion seats. Get a tarot card reading, befriend a motorized animal, and wait in a gigantic line! Just kidding, skip the line and register at the Adult Swim event site. Also check the site out for a schedule of signings with “Rick & Morty,” “Robot Chicken,” and “The Jellies.”

TBS “Wrecked” Marina behind Convention CenterWhen: Th-Sun 12-5pm; 21+What: This is probably the most legit new event to pop up on the offsite circuit. This “floating island” will include an island bar, coconut skeeball, minigolf, palm tree climbing, and a mechanical boar – all on a barge in the SD bay! They’re even advertising that you can pee in an airplane cabin, but that’s up to you!

VICELAND Party Bus w/James Van der Beek 530 Island AvenueWhen: Th–Sat 9-6PMWhat: Official Party w/Diplo at Fluxx, RSVP onlyI know what you’re thinking – what the hell is this flyer and what does Dawson have to do with Comic Con? Well, it looks like the VICELAND Party Bus is parking itself at SDCC to celebrate the launch of their new show starring James Van Der Beek, “What Would Diplo Do?” Yeah, I have no idea either – but it sounds a trip! The bus is fully loaded with a lounge area, snacks, drinks, music, wi-fi, swag, and even a rooftop deck. There will also be special guests stopping by throughout the week. Probably Diplo. Ask him if you can get into the exclusive party, just don’t catch any STDs.

Mr.Robot 327 4th Ave btwn J and IslandWhen: Th-Sat 11-7pm, Sun 11-4pmWhat: While many people seem to be bummed that Mr.Robot doesn’t have a ferris wheel or panel this year, there is something better! A free meal! Head to the “E Corp’s Bank of E” for an E Corp Card. That card will give allow you to make purchases (I assume), but best of all, if you go to the “Red Wheelbarrow BBQ” next door, they will give you a free bbq meal.

Thursday Parties

Thursday is THE day for parties. I am listing them in the order of importance, most important to backup plan.

IGN x Sony x MRC Studios: The Dark Tower Fan Party Tipsy CrowWhen: 8-2am; Free; 21+What: They list baby ribs and drinks, I don’t know if that means it is free eats and drinks, but with sponsorships like that – you best show up and find out! They’ve also got live performances as well, should be a great time! Register now on eventbrite.

Syfy x The Nerd Machine Fan Dance Party The New Children’s MuseumWhen: 9-12pm; FreeWhat: If you’re one of the many who were disappointed in the lack of a physical Nerd HQ, have no fear! There are not just one, but two fan dance parties by Syfy and Nerd HQ! Show up in your cosplay and dance with all your best friends. This is the party to just let loose at!

Rave of Thrones OmniaWhen: 9:30-2am; $20; 21+What: Kristian Nairn is back with the Rave of Thrones! If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones or dance music, this is not an event to be missed! It is, however $20 pre-sale and probably an arm and a leg the day of. Buy tickets at the Omnia website.

Bangarang Heroes and Rebels BassmntWhen: 9-1am; $15; 21+What: Famed for his roles as Rufio in “HOOK,” and Prince Zuko in “AVATAR: The Last Airbender,” Dante Basco is hosting a dance party at the nightclub Bassmnt. Cosplay is encouraged, egos are not – check it at the door. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased here.

Modern Times Beer Dinner w/Star Wars Spelling Bee BIGAWhen: 7-11pm, $35 online $45 at the door, 21+What: This event is probably going to be pretty dope as who doesn’t love a three course dinner, local beer pairings, and a super geeky spelling bee? Do you know how to spell Tatooine? I’ll give you a hint: I just wrote it. Buy tickets here

Friday Parties

Ghostbusters Mass Hysteria WerewolfWhen: 8am-2am; Free; all ages until 9pmWhat: A beloved event by all, Ghostbusters Mass Hysteria is an all day event with panels and prizes, followed by a party for the adults! It is first come, first serve – and tons of fun. For schedule and more info, follow their FB invite page.

Pirate Con Maritime Museum of San DiegoWhen: 8-12pm; $40; 21+What: I’ve heard stories about this party. Depending on who you are, this could be either good or bad. You’ve been warned! Bonus! You get a Funko toy with the purchase of your ticket! Tickets may be purchased at the Maritime Museum of San Diego website here.

 

Japanese Pop Culture Party: Yokai Omatsuri Japanese Friendship GardenWhen: 7:30-11:30pm; $25; 18+What: If kawaii Japanese culture is more your thing, check out the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park for activities, food, and DJs. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Das Bunker Galactic Dance Party at SDCC Spin NightclubWhen: 9pm- ???; $25; 21+What: Los Angeles’ famed Industrial Dance Club treks over to San Diego for a night of galactic fun. Spin is known to go well into 4am, so if you’re looking for an all nighter, this is your party! Buy tickets here.

Saturday Parties

Syfy x The Nerd Machine Fan Dance Party Pt. 2 The New Children’s MuseumWhen: 9-12pm; FreeSee Thursday’s description

DCC Horror Cosplay Meetup • Club Sabbat Presents Horror vs Sci-FiMEETUP: Location TBA; 6:30-7:30pm; Free; All AgesAFTER PARTY: Numb3rs Nightclub 9-2am; $7; 21+The well beloved Zombie Walk is no longer, but lives in the spirit of an all new horror meetup! In zombie fashion, the location is TBA, follow the FB account here for more info. Following the meetup is the after party presented by Club Sabbat, come in your horror gear or switch it up to galactic babe status. Watch the tentacles! The after party is 21+, sorry horror kids.

Comic-Con Club Crawl Analog BarI’m not a huge fan of crawls, but I admit they can be fun – and people seem to enjoy them. Use this discount from Goldstar. This crawl is also on Friday, but don’t pay more when you can pay less. Go Saturday. More info and tickets here.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

• Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner 2049 party. 7-10 p.m., 450 Second Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required

2 Blog 2 Furious, The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog's annual party. 7-11 p.m., McFadden's Pub, 731 Fifth Ave. Free. First come, first served.

• Game of Bloggers. Media insiders networking event. 9 p.m.-midnight, House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave. Open to the public.• IDW:PDX and Black Crown Rock ’n’ Roll afterparty. Jolt’N’Joe’s, 379 Fourth Ave., Loft 25. 9:30 p.m., $10.

THURSDAY, JULY 20

• Wired Cafe. Annual talent and VIP private lounge, featuring DJ, food and drinks as an escape from the crowds. 11-6 p.m., Omni Hotel Palm Terrace, 675 L St. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• Skydance Interactive's VIP reception. Featuring Archangel. Open bar, exclusive VR and PC demos. 5-8 p.m., Mary Jane's at the Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• Fandom party. Featuring musical performance by Big Boi. 7-11 p.m., Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• Scholastic party featuring special g uests R.L. Stine and more. 7-10 p.m., Hotel Palomar Summersalt pool deck and lounge, 1047 Fifth Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required.• Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's welcome party. Special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. 8-11 p.m., Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave. Free for CBLDF members; non-members: $10-$20 donation. RSVP required by clicking here.

• Fandango kickoff party. With special performance by Elle King and surprise guests. 8 p.m.-midnight, Omnia Rooftop, 454 Sixth Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• IGN and The Dark Tower present the Dixie Pig. Featuring food, drinks, live entertainment, music and promotional giveaways. 8 p.m.-2 a.m., the Tipsy Crow, 770 Fifth Ave. Free, 21 and over (no hats or backpacks). First come, first served or register here.

• Alpha party, presented by Nerdist and Geek & Sundry and Kraken. 9 p.m.-midnight, Fluxx, 500 Fourth Ave. Sign up for free 30-day Alpha trial at ProjectAlpha.com for tickets. RSVP required.

• Machinima bash. Featuring DJ Kristian Nairn (aka Hodor from Game of Thrones) 9 p.m.-midnight, Omnia Nightclub, 454 Sixth Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• Syfy fan party. Featuring musical performances, DJ sets and a live show by the Spazmatics. Free. First come, first-served. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., New Children's Museum, 200 W. Island Ave.

Wynonna Earp party. 9-11 p.m., 526 F St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues in the Gaslamp district. Invitation only, RSVP required.

FRIDAY, JULY 21

• Wired Cafe. Annual talent and VIP private lounge, featuring DJ, food and drinks as an escape from the crowds. noon-6 p.m., Omni Hotel Palm Terrace, 675 L St. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• Gotham Group's annual lunch. 1-4 p.m., Monkey King, 467 Fifth Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• BuzzFeed and The CW present SRSLY the Best Damn Superhero Party. 5-8 p.m., Altitude Sky Lounge at the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, 660 K St. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• Universal Cable Productions mixer. 6-9 p.m., Omnia Hotel, 454 Sixth Ave.

• Fox Television Group cocktail reception. 7 p.m., the Skybox, 350 10th Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• MTV Fandom Fest. Featuring food, drinks, games and giveaways. 7-11 p.m., Petco Park, 19 Tony Gwynn Way. Free and open to all SDCC badge holders. First come, first served.

• Warner Bros. Television cocktail media mixer. 7-9 p.m., Float Rooftop Bar at the Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• IMDboat Party. 7:30-11 p.m., the IMDb Yacht at Fifth Avenue Landing, 600 Convention Way. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• Dragon Ball Super Fan party. McFadden's Restaurant, 731 Fifth Ave., 7-9 p.m., all ages free until 9 p.m.

• Arcana Studios and Los Angeles Beijing Studios launch party for Pandy vs. Aliens. 8-11 p.m., Indigo rooftop. Invitation only, RSVP required.

Future Man, presented by Hulu, Nerdist and Geek & Sundry. Oxford Social Club, 435 Fifth Ave., 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• IGN and Fox present The Gifted afterparty. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., the Rooftop by STK at the Andaz, 600 F St. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• Viceland party. Hosted by James Van Der Beek and featuring Diplo-approved DJs. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Fluxx Nightclub, 500 Fourth Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• Syfy and Zachary Levi's The Nerd Party. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., New Children's Museum, 200 W. Island Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• NVE/Nylon magazine present After-Con. 9:30 p.m., Omnia Rooftop, 454 Sixth Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required.

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SATURDAY, JULY 22

• Wired Cafe. Annual talent and VIP private lounge, featuring DJ, food and drinks as an escape from the crowds. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Omni Hotel Palm Terrace, 675 L St. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• Bill Prady's League of Extraordinary Nerds cocktails meet-up. 3-7 p.m., the Pool Club at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 1 Park Blvd. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• NBC's annual party. Featuring the cast and producers from supernatural thriller MidnightTexas. 7 p.m., the Oxford Social Club at the Pendry Hotel, 550 J. St. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• National Geographic and Nerd Nite celebrate Mars and One Strange Rock. 7-11 p.m., Red Planet/Blue Planet at the Solamar terrance and pool, 435 Sixth Ave. Invitation only, RSVP rquired

• Syfy fan party. Featuring musical performances and DJ sets. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., New Children's Museum, 200 W/ Island Ave. First come, first served.

Entertainment Weekly's annual star-studded closing night celebration. 9 p.m., Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave. Invitation only, RSVP required.

• Red Wedding Afterparty. Dance party to celebrate the end of SDCC and the one-year anniversary of The Hero Within. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave. Open to the public.

• Insight Editions' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' pizza party, with special guest KEvin Eastman. 9-11 p.m., Biga Cucinato a Legno, 950 Sixth Ave., Suite C. Invitation only, RSVP required

 So Comic-Con officially kicks off tomorrow but there are already parties and events starting as early as today so we got some essential Tips To Surviving Comic-Con as well as some special Comicon Food they’ll be having downtown. 

Here are three tips to surviving comiccon.

Wear Comfortable Shoes- you’re going to be doing a lot of walking and a lot of line waiting.  

Bring sunblock…whether you’re walking around to all the events etc you’re going be outside a lot

Remember the The 5-2-1 Rule and live by it.

The best way to survive SDCC, or any other convention, is to live by the 5-2-1 rule. That means at least

5 hours of sleep.

2 big meals.

1 shower.


Every day.

If you’re downtown walking around to all the events some local restaurants down there have comicon inspired food.

At Café 222, (222 Island) they will be serving Captain American waffles.

The dish features golden brown malted waffles shaped like Captain America’s shield, topped with fresh berries and whipped cream for that patriotic red, white and blue look. The dish is on the kid’s menu, and available in limited quantities from July 19 to July 23.

At Sally’s Fish house inside the Manchester Grand Hyatt they have the Light-Saber Chopsticks

that light up and look just like light-sabers from “Star Wars.” They are also offering a  “Star Wars”-themed sushi menu.  T

he Manchester Grand Hyatt will be serving The Hulk which is a green drink that blends tequila with spinach, lime, lemon, agave nectar and white grape juice.

As well as cocktails inspired by Game of Thrones like The White Walker:

This includes “The White Walker,” a nod to the otherworldly humanoid creature from the HBO series, “Game of Thrones.” The $10 drink features white rum mixed with coconut rum, shaken with pineapple juice, Tuaca and blue Curacao

At Puesto at the Headquarters they have  “The Villain Taco” ($6), and the El Heroe Taco.

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