San Diego Comic Con Offsite Events 2018

 

Every year there is a larger and larger number of events occurring during the Comic Con International: San Diego that are related to the convention, but WHICH PEOPLE CAN ATTEND WITHOUT A BADGE.

 

So, you did not get that membership to the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. That is no reason not to come down to San Diego in July. There are numerous events for those interested in comics, SF&F and related popular arts: art exhibitions, parties, concerts, meetups, zombies and more. Some are free and some charge admission, but all the events listed below can be visited without a Comic-Con membership. (Several events extend beyond the weekend as well.)

 

If you are hosting an event outside of SDCC (that DOES NOT require a convention membership), we want to know about it! Add your event to our Facebook event page, or Contact the site administrator with all the pertinent information and your event can be added to this list!

 

DIRECTORY

 

Multiday Events

Exhibitions

Single Day Events

- Saturday, July 14

- Sunday, July 15

- Monday, July 16

- Tuesday, July 17

- Wednesday, July 18

- Thursday, July 19

- Friday, July 20

- Saturday, July 21

- Sunday, July 22

 

(Mainly) for San Diego Locals, there are even more events at San Diego Fandom Index

 

Last (Massive) Update: 07-21- 2018

 

Check back! New events will be announced frequently.

 

Single Day Events

Multiday Events

 

Summer Art Class - Black Panther Canvas Painting (Jul 13, 10 am - 12:30 pm)

Missus Potts, 4225 Oceanside Blvd Ste D, Oceanside, California 92056

Tickets: $30.73

 

Summer Art Class - Black Panther Canvas Painting (Jul 13, 3 - 5 pm)

Missus Potts, 4225 Oceanside Blvd Ste D, Oceanside, California 92056

Tickets: $30.73

 

Saturday, July 14

 

SoCal Comics Signing Saturdays IV (Jul 14, 10 am - 5 pm)

Featuring over 20 comic creators

Southern California Comics, 8280 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, #124, San Diego, California 92111

 

Comic Con Prep LAN (Jul 14, noon - 11 pm) - Video Games

San Diego LAN Headquarters, 4319 Corral Canyon Rd., Bonita CA

 

Harry Potter Fan Picnic (Jul 14, 2 - 5 pm)

Tidelands Park, 2020 Mullinix Dr, Coronado, California 92118

 

Liberty Station Outdoor Movie: Wonder Woman (Jul 14, 8 - 10:30 pm)

Arts District Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, California 92106

 

Sunday, July 15

 

PAWmicon! (Jul 15, 10 am - noon)

Dog friendly superhero celebration

Hazard Center, 7610 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

Facebook

 

Rod Roddenberry Dive (Jul 15, 10:30 - 11 am)

A pre-Comic-Con tradition

Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla CA 92037

Tickets: Paid Aquarium Admission

Facebook

 

StreetPass San Diego Open (Jul 15, 1 - 5:30 pm) - Video Games

San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, California 92101

 

Harry Potter Trivia (Jul 15, 6 - 8 pm)

Goodbar, 1872 Rosecrans St., San Diego, California 92106

 

Monday, July 16

 

No special events. Go see one of the Exhibitions or early Multiday Events

 

Tuesday, July 17

 

Staying Fly: A Quidditch Tutorial (Jul 17, 4 - 5 pm)

Central Library Courtyard, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Lindley Lecture on Law & Comics 2018 (Jul 17, 4 - 5 pm)

Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Planet El Cortez # 49 Old Town SDCC CCI  (Jul 17, 5 - 10 pm) - SDCC memories event

Barra Barra Saloon, 4016 Wallace Street, San Diego, California 92110

 

Family Movie Night: Peter Pan (Jul 17, 5:30 - 8:30 pm)

Waypoint Public., 3794 30th Street, San Diego, California 92104

 

Illustration Harry Potter with Jim Kay (Jul 17, 6 - 7 pm)

Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Public Library, 330 Park Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Book Signing: Clarion Presents Kij Johnson (Jul 17, 7 pm)

The River Bank

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, California 92111

Facebook

 

Bend the Knee: a Game of Thrones fan art show (Jul 17, 7 pm - midnight)

Basic Bar/Pizza, 410 10th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Harry Potter Trivia (Jul 17, 7 - 9 pm)

32 North Brewing Co., 8655 Production Avenue #ste a, San Diego, California 92121

Tickets: $16

 

Signing: Sherrilyn Kenyon (Jul 17, 7 - 9 pm)

Barnes & Noble, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego, California 92126

 

Movie Nights - Clerks & Benchmark Tap Takeover (Jul 17, 7:30 pm)

Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Facebook

 

Rooftop Cinema Club: Black Panther (Jul 17, 8 pm)

Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $17

 

Tim Pyles presents Silence The Prince - Graveshadow - Monarch (Jul 17, 9 pm - 2 am)

The Merrow, 1271 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

Tickets: $5

 

Nerioke (Jul 17, 9 pm - closing)

McFaddens, 731 5th Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Wednesday, July 18

 

Keep Comic-Con in San Diego Rally! (Jul 18, 4 - 7 pm)

326 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Comic-Con @ The Library: Teaching with Comics Workshop for Educators (Jul 18, 4 - 5 pm)

Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Free but those without SDCC badges must register by July 17

Facebook

 

Family Con (Jul 18, 4 - 7 pm)

Liberty Public Market, 2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, California 92106

Free

All Ages

 

Christina Lauren San Diego Reader Meetup (Jul 18, 5:30 - 8 pm)

The Blind Burro, 639 J St., San Diego CA 92101

Resister

 

An Evening With The Mythbusters (Jul 18, 6 - 8 pm)

Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara

Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego 92101

Tickets: $25 - 30

 

KWF at KAVA - Con Kickoff Party (Jul 18, 6 pm - 2 am)

Kevin Workman Foundation "Preview Night" Fun(d) Raiser

Kava Lounge, 2812 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $15

 

ComicCon Glass Painting Art Class (Jul 18, 7 - 9 pm)

ReVision, 2050 Hancock street Suite C, San Diego, California 92110

Tickets: $25

 

2 Blog 2 Furious: Gaslamp Drift (Jul 18, 7 - 10 pm) - Party

McFaddens, 731 5th Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Free

 

Beer Choir (Jul 18, 7 - 8:30 pm)

10 Barrel Brewing Company, 1501 E St., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $12 (includes first beer)

 

The Movie Music of John Williams (Jul 18, 7:30 pm)

Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

Facebook

 

Ricarlo Flanagan from Last Comic Standing, Shameless, and more! (Jul 18, 7:30 pm

Mad House Comedy Club, 502 Horton Plaza, San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

 

Gayzer Tag ~ SDCC edition: Heroes vs. Villains (Jul 19, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

Ultrazone, 3146 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego CA

Facebook

 

Destination Funamation After Party (Jul 18, 8 pm - midnight)

Whiskey Girl, 702 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Ready PARTY One SDCC Preview Night After Party (Jul 18, 8 pm - midnight) - SOLD OUT

Fluxx Nightclub, 500 4th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $15 - 40

 

Doug Loves Movies: Comic Con Edition (Jul 18, 8 pm - midnight) - SOLD OUT

American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $18

Ages 21+

Facebook

 

Forbidden Panel Annual Comic Con Dinner (Jul 18, 8:30 pm)

Gaslamp Strip Club, 340 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Gabe Eltaebs Fifth Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser (Jul 18, 9 pm - midnight)

Benefiting the Hero Initiative

Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar, 410 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Game of Bloggers Season 4: Marvel Vs DC (Jul 18, 9 pm - midnight) - Nerd Networking

House of Blues, 1055 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA

Free, but Nerd content creators can RSVP for priority access

Facebook

 

Alpha After Dark Party with Kraken Rum (Jul 18, 9 pm - 1 am)

Fluxx Nightclub, 500 4th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Entry free to Alpha Members.  Join here.

 

T is 4 Techno The Matrix Party (Jul 18, 9 pm)

Blonde, 1808 W. Washington St., San Diego CA 92103

 

Thursday, July 19

 

Magnum P. I. Takeover (Jul 19, 9 am - 7 pm)

Branded Ferrari 488 will cruise area distributing sunglasses and leis

 

Comic-Con @ The Library: Library Panels (Jul 19, 10 am - 5 pm)

Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Free but those without SDCC badges must register

Facebook

 

SDCC Cosplay Kickoff Brunch (Jul 19, 10:30 am - 5 pm)

Harbor House Restaurant, 831 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101

 

Kevin Smith Cosplay Contest (Jul 19, noon - 12:30 pm)

The general public can view Kevin Smith interviewing celebrities from huge LED screen on back of boat

5th Avenue Pier, behind convention center

 

Closet SMASH! presented by Skybound & Geeks OUT (Jul 19, 1:30 - 4:30 pm)

Harbor House Restaurant, 831 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101

Free

 

Tasting for James T. Kirk Signature Bourbon Whiskey (Jul 19, 2 - 6 pm)

Rustic Root, 535 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Rocket League Third Birthday Party! (Jul 19, 3 - 9 pm)

Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, California 92101

 

Stargate Fan Screening with Legion M (Jul 19, 4:30  - 6:30 pm) - SOLD OUT

Harbor House Restaurant, 831 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

 

The ART of Cartooning (Jul 19, 5 pm - 2 am)

Carmel Mountain Ranch Library, 12095 World Trade Dr, San Diego, California 92128

 

Magical GEDs Pub Crawl (Jul 19, 5 pm - 2 am)

Gaslamp Quarter, 4th Avenue to 6th Avenue, Broadway to Harbor Dr., In Downtown San Diego

Starting location Vin de Syrah, 901 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Free

 

Limited Edition Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Signing (Jul 19, 5:30 - 7 pm)

BAIT, 920 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Rickmobile (Jul 19, 6 - 9 pm)

Green Flash Brewing Co., 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, California 92121

 

Superhero Summer Fest SDCC After Party (Jul 19, 6 - 9 pm)

Benefit for Music Saves Lives

Busters Beach House, 807 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $60 - 80

 

Fatman and The Little Boy (Jul 19, 6 pm)

American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $20

Ages 21+

Facebook

 

Mondo, False Idol and Plantation Rum Present: Con-Tiki Mug Party (Jul 19, 6 - 10 pm) - SOLD OUT

False Idol, 675 W. Beech St., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $25 - 75

 

Women in Animation Tenth Annual Comic-Con Beer Bust (Jul 19, 6 - 9 pm)

Cafe Sevilla, 353 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Register in advance

 

Vertically Inclined: Solo Art Exhibition by Vince Alvendia (Jul 19, 6 - 9 pm)

Iron Fist Brewing San Diego, 1985 National Ave, # 1132, San Diego, California 92113

 

Barona Pit Party: Heroes and Villains (Jul 19, 6 - 9 pm)

Barona Resort & Casino, 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd., Lakeside CA 92040

 

Comic-Con Yacht Party Booze Cruise (Jul 19, 7 - 9 pm)

1450 Harbor Drive, San Diego CA 92101

$189)

 

Fullscreen Live presents: Jack and Andre's Best (And Only) Survival Guide To Comic-Con (Jul 19, 7 pm) - General Admission SOLD OUT

Saville Theatre, 14th & C St., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $20 - 100

 

Hop-Con 6.0 (Jul 19, 7 - 11 pm)

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, California 92106

Tickets: $20 - 75

 

The Art of Star Wars (Jul 19, 7 - 10 pm)

Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Nuclear Blast Comic Con After Party (Jul 19, 7 pm - midnight)

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $35 and up

 

Dueling Dizzney (Jul 19, 7 pm - 1 am) - party

The Shout! House San Diego, 655 4th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Ages 21+

 

Signing: Shariar Fouladi with Live concert (Jul 19, 7 pm - midnight)

The Scooter Chronicles:A Mod Odyssey)

Vespa Motorsport, 3955 Pacific Hwy., San Diego CA 92110

Admission price is buying a copy of the book.  It will be available at the door.

 

Neopets Comic-Con After Party (Jul 19, 7 - 9 pm) - SOLD OUT

Salt & Whiskey, 311 Island Ave., San Diego CA 92101)

Tickets: $15

Ages 21+

 

Alpha Book Club Happy Hour (Jul 19, 7 - 8 pm)

The Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Girls Drawing Girls Comic-Con Extravaganza (Jul 19, 7 pm - midnight)

The Bell Maker, 602 Broadway, San Diego CA 92101

Private VIP GDG Looney Toons Art Show 7 - 9 pm, Tickets: $30)

 

Stargate Fan Screening with Legion M (Jul 19, 7  - 10 pm) - SOLD OUT

USS Midway, 910 North Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101

 

Fandom Party (Jul 19, 7 - 11 pm) - SOLD OUT

Float at Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Dan Foglers 4D Experience Podcast Live (Jul 19, 7:00 - 8:30 pm) - SOLD OUT
Bassmnt, 919 Fourth Ave suite 100, San Diego, CA 92101
The "Fantastic Beasts" and "Fanboys" actor will be doing a live version of hos podcast. 200 fans who RSVP can attend.

 

Comedian Brian Posehn (Jul 19, 7:30 pm)

The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $25

 

SDCC r/comiccon Meetup! (Jul 19, 7:30 pm)

The Typsy Crow, 770 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

Free but RSVP

 

Wayward Cocktails (Jul 19, 8 pm) - Supernatural Event

Analog Bar, 801 5th Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $13 - $333

 

The Writers of the Conan O'Brien Show (Jul 19, 8 pm)

The Mad House Comedy Club, 502 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $15 - 30

Ages 18+

 

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Welcome Party (Jul 19, 8 - 11 pm)

The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Free for CBLDF members, otherwise $20 suggested donation.

 

Brian Posehn (Jul 19, 8 pm)

The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA
Tickets: $25

Ages 21+

 

Fatman on Batman (Jul 19, 8 pm) - SOLD OUT

American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $30

Ages 21+

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Diamond Dogs Present: Cosplay (Jul 19, 8 pm - 1 am) - Gay event

The Merrow, 1271 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

 

Drink & Draw (Jul 19, 8 pm - midnight) - Gay bar

PECS BAR, 2046 University Ave, San Diego, California 92104

 

Thrust Comic-Con Night (Jul 19, 8:30 pm - 2 am) - Fetish party

Stage 163 3966 Kearny Mesa Rd. San Diego, CA 92111

 

Gunther's Wig Party: SDCC Edition (Jul 19, 9 pm - 1 am) - Gay bar

PECS BAR, 2046 University Ave, San Diego, California 92104

 

Throwback + Dance - A SDCC 2018 Party (Jul 19, 9 pm - 1 am)

Bassmnt, 919 4th Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: Early Bird: $20 and $60 VIP

 

Unofficial Comic-Con Opening Day Celebration and After Party (Jul 19, 9 pm - 2 am)

Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth St., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $10 - 25

 

Chocolate: Black Panther/Wakanda Themed Party (Jul 19, 9 pm)

Blonde, 1808 W. Washington St., San Diego CA 92103

Free to 10 pm, then $5

 

19th Annual Munky King Party (Jul 19, 9 pm - midnight)

Basic Bar/Pizza, 410 10th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Kristian Nairn at OMNIA San Diego (Jul 19, 9:30 pm - 2 am)

OMNIA San Diego, 454 6th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $20 and up

 

Techniche: It Came From The Void (Jul 19, 10 pm - 2 am) - Gay Nightclub

Richs, 1051 University Ave., San Diego CA 92103

Ages 21+

 

Jay & Silent Bob Get Old (Jul 19, 10 pm) - SOLD OUT

American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $30

Ages 21+

Facebook

 

Friday, July 20

 

Star Trek, The Orville and Sci Fi meetup (Jul 20, 8 am) - Cosplay event

San Diego Comic Convention, 625 Broadway Ste 400, San Diego, California 92101

Exact location TBA

 

Harry Potter Cosplay (Jul 20, 10 am - noon)

Childrens Pool across from the Marriott Marquis, 326 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Comic-Con @ The Library: Publisher Panels (Jul 20, 10 am - 6 pm)

Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Free but those without SDCC badges must register

Facebook

 

The Samuel Project: Meet Disney Actor Ryan Ochoa (Jul 20, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm)

Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Daron and Adam 2nd Annual Super Awesome Boba Meetup 2018 (Jul 20, 11 am - noon)

Location: TBA by email to those who sign up

Tickets: $3

 

Assassin's Creed Invades SDCC 2018 (Jul 25, 10 am - noon)

Childrens Park, 326 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

 

SDCC Meat Up (Jul 20, 2 pm) - Bobs Burgers Fan Event

Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Telltales’ The Walking Dead Signing with Melissa Hutchison (Jul 20, 2 pm)

Harbor House Restaurant, 831 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101

 

SDCC Geek Fashion Meetup with Elhoffer Design (Jul 202:30 - 3:30 pm)

Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 L Street, San Diego, California 92101

Meet in the lobby outside Cafe Zambido

 

Waluigi Army Gathering (Jul 20, 3 - 5 pm) - Cosplay

Children’s Park, 326 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Marvel Comics Art with James C. Mulligan (Jul 20, 3 - 6 pm)

Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Rickmobile (Jul 19, 5 - 8 pm)

Yesteryear Comics, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste D2, San Diego, California 92123

 

The Passionately Usual Corellian Trap Cantina (Jul 20, 5 - 11 pm)

Mission Brewery, 1441 L St., San Diego CA 92101)

 

Sound the Groove Bash (Jul 20, 5:45 - 11 pm)

House of Blues, 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $15

Facebook

 

501st Legion Tiki Party (Jul 20, 6:45 - 11:30 pm) - SOLD OUT

San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $70

 

Nerds of Color x Women in Comics: SDCC 2018 Mixer (Jul 20, 7 - 10 pm)

Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, California 92101

 

Kickxy’s Comic-Con Cosplay Battle Extravaganza (Jul 20, 7 pm)

MO's Bar and Grill, 308 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

 

School For Dragons (Jul 20, 7 - 9 pm)

Salt and Whiskey, 311 Island Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $15

Ages 21+

 

Fabio Napoleoni (Jul 20, 7 - 10 pm)

Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Rick and Morty Meetup (Jul 21, 7 pm)

Chainsaw wood carvers, food, archery, canoe races, video streaming, nighttime special events

Convention Way and Fifth Ave. Pier, San Diego CA 92101

 

Dine with Joe Jusko (Jul 20, 7 - 10:30 pm)

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, 668 Sixth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $500

 

The Band From TV Free Concert (Jul 20, 7:30 - 9 pm)

Band members include Hugh Laurie, Terry Hatcher, Adrain Pasdar and many other familiar faces.

Petco Park Parking lot, 58 Eleventh St., San Diego CA 92101

 

Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz (Jul 20, 7:30 pm)

Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth St., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $23 and up

 

The Writers of the Conan O'Brien Show (Jul 20, 7:30 pm)

The Mad House Comedy Club, 502 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $15 - 30

Ages 18+

 

The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel Live! (Jul 20, 7:30 pm)

The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave, San Diego, California 92104

Tickets: $45

All Ages

 

Movie: Kuleana (Jul 20, 7:30 - 9:30 pm)

United Artists Horton Plaza 8, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $13

Facebook

 

The Unsung - San Diego Test Screening (Jul 20, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

Tenth Avenue Arts Center, 930 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

 

Third Thursday: Comic Con (Jul 20, 7:30 - 10:30 pm) - Improv Comedy

Finest City Improv, 4250 Louisiana St, San Diego, California 92104

 

Pirate Con (Jul 20, 8 pm - midnight)

Star of India, 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: TBA

Ages 21+

 

National Geographic and Nerd Nite MARS party (Jul 20, 8 pm - 11 pm) - RSVPs closed

Solamar Terrace and Pool, Hotel Solamar, 435 Sixth Ave., San Diego CA 92101)

RSVP here

 

The Great Escape II (Jul 20, 8 pm - 2 pm) - Costume Party

Kava Lounge, 2812 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Brandon Wardell (Jul 20, 8 - 9:30 pm)

American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $18 (Goldstar has comp passes)

Ages 21+

 

Galactic Empire with Special Guests (Jul 20, 8:30 pm)

Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

Tickets: $20

Ages 21+

Facebook

 

Funko Fridays (Jul 20, 8:30 pm) - SOLD OUT (wait list here)

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Dennis Quaid & The Sharks w/ Blitz Brothers (Jul 20, 9 pm - midnight)

Belly Up, 143 S Cedros Ave Ste T, Solana Beach, California 92075

Tickets: $33.50

Ages 21+

 

SYFY Fan Party (Jul 20, 9 pm - midnight)

The New Childrens Museum, 200 West Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Unofficial Comic-Con Costume Party (Jul 20, 9 pm - 2 am)

868 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Tron-Themed Dance Party (Jul 20, 9 pm)

Blonde, 1808 W. Washington St., San Diego CA 92103

$10

 

Trick: Cozplayed Out (Jul 20, 9 pm - 2 am)

The Merrow, 1271 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

Tickets: $10 - 15

 

SuicideGirls - Blackheart Burlesque  (Jul 20, 9:30 pm)

The Music Box, 1337 India St., San Diego, Ca 92101

Tickets: $30 - 75

Ages 21+

 

Gryffin (DJ Set) - Comic Con Weekend (Jul 20, 9:30 pm)

OMNIA San Diego, 454 6th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $20.78 and up

 

The Writers of the Conan O'Brien Show (Jul 20, 9:45 pm)

The Mad House Comedy Club, 502 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $15 - 30

Ages 18+

 

Mark Ellis with Special Guests (Jul 20, 10 pm)

American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $16

Ages 21+

 

Otaku: The Anime Party (Jul 20, 10 pm - 2 am) - Gay Nightclub

Richs, 1051 University Ave., San Diego CA 92103

Ages 21+

 

Last Podcast on the Left Live (Jul 20, 10:30 pm)

Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth St., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $37.50 and up

Facebook

 

Saturday, July 21

 

Signing: Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson and V.E. Schwab (Jul 21, 10 am - 6 pm)

Kill the Farm Boy

Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffee House, 835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92101

 

Comic-Con @ The Library: Educator Panels (Jul 21, 10 am - 6 pm)

Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Free but those without SDCC badges must register

Facebook

 

Boarded! A New Pirate Adventure (Jul 21, 10:30 am - noon)

Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: Adults: $30, Children: $20

Facebook

 

Interdimensional Crossrip!!! (Jul 21, 11 am - 2 am) - Ghostbusters Event

Werewolf, 627 4th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

The Aquabats with Foggy Fresh (Jul 21, 11 am) 

House of Blues, 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $23 - $45

Facebook

 

Neil Gaiman and Travis Knight Facebook Live and signing at LAIKA Live (Jul 21, 11 am)

Sets, puppets, props and tech.  Photo ops. Merchandise. Special events Jul 21

350 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101)

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vampire Hunt (Jul 21, noon - 5 pm)

Around Downtown San Diego, some locations in Convention Center (sorry)

Locate vampire nests to collect prizes.

Facebook

 

We Are Negan (Jul 21, noon - 3 pm) - Cosplay event

Harbor House Restaurant, 831 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92101

 

8th Annual Harleypalooza (Jul 21, noon - 12:45 pm)

San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92101

 

Wolves, The Interpreter and Friends Bar Crawl (Jul 21, noon pm) - Wasteland Weekenders

San Diego - Heart of Gaslamp District, 1330 Market St, San Diego, California 92101

 

Boarded! A New Pirate Adventure (Jul 21, 12:45 - 2:15 pm)

Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: Adults: $30, Children: $20

Facebook

 

Impractical Jokers Block Party  (Jul 21, 1 - 9 pm)

Petco Park, 840 K St., San Diego CA 92101

 

Rally For Rose (Jul 21, 2 - 4 pm)

1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Calling on every Rose Tico supporter at Comic-Con

 

Comic Con SD Anime Gathering (Jul 21, 2 - 8 pm)

Mariott Marquis San Diego Marina, 333 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101

 

Cynthia's 4th Annual SDCC Seek & Swag! (Jul 21, 2 - 6 pm)

Downtown San Diego, 1455 Frazee Rd Ste 500, San Diego, California 92108

 

Cabana-Con (Jul 21, 3 - 6 pm)

Food, Drink and Art from Ben Bishop, Jeremy Haun, Andy Kuhn,and more.

Tequila Bar and Poolside Grill, Marriott Marquis and Marina, 333 W Harbor D., San Diego, CA 92101

 

Skybound Presents: Kinda Funny, an SDCC meetup (Jul 21, 3:30 - 5 pm) - SOLD OUT)

Harbor House Restaurant, 831 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101

 

TAZ Cosplay Meetup (Jul 21, 4 - 6 pm)

Children’s Park, 326 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

 

The Good Place Cosplay Meetup  (Jul 21, 4 pm)

170 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Stonecutters SD: Super SDCC Spectacular (Pt. 1) (Jul 21, 4 - 7 pm) - Simpsons Fandom) 

Til-Two Club, 4746 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego CA 92115

 

Nerd Boss Meetup (Jul 21, 4 - 7 pm)

Mariott Marquis San Diego Marina, 333 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101

Facebook

 

D23 Member Mixer (Jul 21, 4 - 6 pm)

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets

 

Graffiti and Looney Tunes (Jul 21, 4 - 7 pm)

Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Roswell New Mexico Offsite Panel (Jul 21, 4 - 7 pm) - SOLD OUT

Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

 

SD Comic-Con Costumed Walk About with Historical Dance Community (Jul 21, 4:30 - 5:30 pm)

Starting location: TBA

 

Doug Loves Movies: Comic Con Edition (Jul 21, 4:30 - 6 pm)

American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $18

Ages 21+

 

Marvelous Art Exhibition (Jul 21, 5 - 10 pm)

La Bodega Gallery, 2196 Logan Ave, San Diego, California 92113

 

San Diego Horror Writers of America Happy Hour (Jul 21, 5 - 7 pm)

Odysea Lounge, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, California 92101

 

Lonsdale & Brooks with Clark Chimp (Jul 21, 5 - 7 pm) - Geeky Music

Lestats West Music Venue, 3343 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: San Diego Comic Con Potions Class (Jul 21, 5 - 10 pm)

The Tipsy Crow, 770 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Facebook

 

Rickmobile (Jul 21, 5 - 8 pm)

Quartyard, 1301 Market St., San Diego CA 92101

 

Mercs and Anti-Heroes A Group Art Exhibit (Jul 21, 6 - 9 pm)

Subterranean Coffee Hillcrest, 412 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

 

Thirty Seconds To Mars (Jul 21, 6 pm)

Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Cir, Chula Vista, California 91911

Tickets: $30 - $69.50

 

Star Trek, The Orville and Sci Fi meetup (Jul 21, 6 pm)

Marriott Marquis & Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101

 

Digital LA - Comic Cocktails (Jul 21, 6 - 8 pm)

Location will be sent to those who register

Free but Register

 

Comic-Con Pub Crawl (Jul 21, 6 - 11 pm)

Taste and Thirst, 715 Fourth Ave., San Diego CA

Tickets: $20 - $25

 

Super Saturday (Jul 20, 6 pm - 1 am) - party

The Shout! House San Diego, 655 4th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Ages 21+

 

San Diego GT - Retro Summer Bash (Jul 21, 6 - 9 pm)

80s themed high end car show, costume contest

San Diego GranTurismo, 11455 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, California 92121

 

Downtown Movies in the Park - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Jul 20, 6 - 10 pm)

Fault Line Park, 1433 Island Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Walking Through an Undead Wonderland (Jul 21, 7 - 8 pm) - Zombie Walk

Gaslamp Quarter, 4th Avenue to 6th Avenue, Broadway to Harbor Dr., In Downtown San Diego

Tickets: Free but register if you want to be a zombie participant

 

Steampunks At The Museum - Official SDCC After-party (Jul 21, 7 - 9 pm)

San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plz, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $20

Facebook

 

The Art of Chuck Jones (Jul 21, 7 - 10 pm)

Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

The Loyal Subjects SDCC Fan Jam 2018 (Jul 21, 7 - 10 pm)

Tender Greens restaurant, 110 West Broadway, San Diego CA 92101

 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live starring Rachel Bloom (Jul 21, 7:30 pm)

Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth St., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $35 and up

Facebook

 

Comic Con Bar Crawl (Jul 21, 7:30 pm - 2 am)

Starts at: Tin Roof, 401 G Street, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $10 - $20

 

Comics Online After Party: Stan Bush with Special Guests (Jul 21, 7:30 pm)

Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

Facebook

 

5th Annual Women in Comics SDCC Comics & Cocktails Party (Jul 21, 7:45 - 10:45 pm)

Monello, 750 West Fir St., San Diego CA 92101

Donation

 

Comic Con Lightsaber Battle - "The ULF Strikes Back" (Jul 21, 8 - 11 pm)

Bea Evenson Fountain, Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Earper Meetup (Jul 21, 8 pm)

Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Ian Abramson (Jul 21, 8 pm)

American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $18

Ages 21+

 

CBLDF Comic-Con Art Auction, Presented by IDW & San Diego Comic Art Gallery (Jul 21, 8 - 10 pm

Sapphire AB, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd., San Diego CA 92101

 

SDCC After Party for Furry Feline Family (Jul 21, 8 - 10 pm)

Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Nerdist House: 200th Episode of Bizarre States Party (Jul 21, 8 pm - midnight) 

The Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Critter Dinner at SDCC (Jul 21, 8:15 pm)

Pushkin Russian Restaurant & Bar, 750 6th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Juliette & The Licks (Jul 21, 8:30 pm)

The Music Box, 1337 India St., San Diego, Ca 92101

Tickets: $25 - 45

Ages 21+

Facebook

 

Ron & The Reapers (Jul 21, 9 pm - 1 am)

The Field Irish Pub. , 544 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Ages 21+

 

SYFY Fan Party (Jul 21, 9 pm - midnight)

The New Childrens Museum, 200 West Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

DILF San Diego "Hero Daddy" Comic Con Weekend Party by Joe Whitaker  (Jul 21, 9 pm - 2 am) - Gay Bar

Brass Rail, 3756 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92103

 

Cosplay X Sabbat (Jul 21, 9 pm - 2 pm) - Industrial Goth Party

The Merrow, 1271 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

 

Agents of P.I.G.S: A Cosplay Fetish Party! (Jul 21, 9 pm)

San Diego Eagle, 3040 N Park Way, San Diego, California 92104

 

Rocky Horror Bump Disco Party (Jul 19, 9 pm)

Blonde, 1808 W. Washington St., San Diego CA 92103

 

Zach Miller's Punchline Posse Taping (Jul 21, 9:30 - 11:30 pm)

The Comedy Palace, 8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, California 92123

 

Kevin McDonald and Friends (Jul 21, 9 - 10 pm)

Finest City Improv, 4250 Louisiana St , San Diego, CA 92104

$15

Ages 18+

 

Comic-Con Club Crawl San Diego (Jul 21, 9:30 pm - 2 am)

Nasstive Entertainment - Club Crawl San Diego, 801 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Hollywood Babble-On (Jul 21, 10 pm) - SOLD OUT

American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $30

Ages 21+

Facebook

 

Heroes Vs Villains Party (Jul 21, 10 pm - 2 am) - Gay Nightclub

Richs, 1051 University Ave., San Diego CA 92103

Ages 21+

 

Comic-Con Costume Party (Jul 21, 10 pm - midnight)

Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp, 333 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Comic-Con Yacht After-Party Cruise (Jul 21, 10 pm - midnight)

Chere Amie Yacht, 1901 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $89.95.  $899.95 VIP

Ages 21+

 

Sal Vulcano and Friends (Jul 21, 10:30 pm)

Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth St., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $39.50 and up (Goldstar has discount tickets)

Facebook

 

Bronies Meetup (Jul 21, 11:30 pm - 1:15 am)

Knotty Barrel, 844 Market St., San Diego CA 92101

 

Sunday, July 22

 

Comic-Con @ The Library: Geek-ed Panels (Jul 22, 11 am - 3 pm)

Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Free but those without SDCC badges must register

Facebook

 

Sunday LOUD - Comic Con Brunch Edition  (Jul 22, 11 am - 4 pm)

Tin Roof, 401 G Str., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets

 

H2O: Heroes & Villains ft. Christian Martin & Nick Monaco (Jul 22, 2 - 5 pm)

WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $18.50 (second tier), $22.50 (third tier)

 

Sailor Moon Meetup (Jul 22, 2 - 4 pm)

San Diego Comic-Con International, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California 92101

 

Rickmobile (Jul 22, 2 - 5 pm)

Comickaze - Liberty Station - Barracks 15, 2750 Historic Decatur Rd, Ste 101, San Diego CA

 

Sons of an Illustrious Father's R E V E N G E ! (Jul 22, 3 - 6 pm)

Band including Ezra Miller

Brick, 2863 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

$5

Attendees must be 20 and under. Anyone over 21 must be accompanied by a minor.

 

Stonecutters SD: Super SDCC Spectacular (Pt. 2) Animation Domination (Jul 22, 3 - 6 pm) - Simpsons Fandom

Atomic Gaslamp, 762 Fifth St., San Diego CA 92101

 

California Associate of Pop-culture Enthusiasts: Comic-Con Recovery (Jul 22, 3:30 - 6 pm)

Location visible to members.

 

Marvel VS DC Cosplay (hosted by Batman & Joker)! (Jul 29, 2018; 6 pm - midnight)

Full Circle Brewing Co., 620 F St, Fresno, California 93706

Tickets: $10

 

 

LAIKA Live Experience (Jul 13 - 22; check link for hours)

Sets, puppets, props and tech. Photo ops. Merchandise. Special events Jul 21

350 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101)

 

Fireworks (Jul 13 - 19; check link for hours) - Anime movie

Digital Gym, 2921 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego CA 92104

 

Comic-Con Week Movie Night (Jul 15 - 21, 7 - 9:30 pm)

A different Marvel Cinematic Universe movie each night

HIVE, 4428 Convoy St Suite 100, San Diego, California 92111

 

It's Not Stan Lee's Comikaze - Artists Alley Outside SDCC (Jul 17 - 20, 11 am - 6 pm)

ComicKaze Comic Books and More, 2750 Historic Decatur Rd. #101, San Diego CA 92106

Free (Tickets are for vendors)

 

The Upside Down (Jul 18 -22)

Uncertain of exact nature but the SD MTS is doing something with Stranger Things at the Convention Center ghostTrolley Station

301 First Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Dragon Ball North American Tour (Jul 18 -22)

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, 326 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Comic-Con Hackathon 2018 (Jul 18 - 19)

Omni Hotel, 675 L St., San Diego CA 92101

Free by you must register by Jul 15th.

 

HyperX and Esports Arena Mobile Arena (Jul 18, noon - 9 pm; Jul 19, 9 am - 9 pm)

Wiffle Ball Field, The Park at Petco Park, 840 K St., San Diego CA 92101

Free

 

Nerdvania Pop-Up Shop (Jul 18, 2 pm - midnight; Jul 19 - 20, noon - 2 am; Jul 21, 2 pm - 2 am; Jul 22, 2 - 8 pm)

Atomic, 762 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Facebook

 

Conan O'Brien (Jul 18 - 20, 3:30 pm; Jul 21, 7 pm)

Spreckles Theatre, 121 Broadway, Suite 600, San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: Free

 

Team Coco House (Jul 18, 5 pm - midnight, Jul 19 - 21, 3 pm - midnight)

327 Fourth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

The Great Room Escape (Jul 18, 5 - 10 pm; Jul 19 - 20, 1:30 - 10 pm; Jul 21 - 22, 2:30 - 10 pm)

424 Market St, San Diego, California 92101

 

The Great SherlockeDCC Savenger Hunt (Jul 18, 6 pm - Jul 22, 5 pm)

Hunt runs throughout Gaslamp Quarter and Convention Center. (Badgeless players will not be able to find/solve all clues.) Successfully solve a clue and get swag.

Tickets: $5 - $25.

 

Diamond Select Toy Lounge (Jul 18, 8 pm - 2 am, Jul 19 - 22, 9 am - 2 am)
Taste and Thirst, 715 Fourth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Hordak's Lair (Jul 18, 9 pm - midnight; Jul 19, 11 am - 9 pm) - Masters Of The Universe Pop-Up Store

701 Eighth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

CBS Comedy Cars (Jul 19 - 22)

Branded electric cars will give complementary rides inside Gaslamp District

 

Donut Bar Pop-Up at Pendry (Jul 19 - 22, 7 - 10:30 am, 6 - 11 pm)

Pendry San Diego, 550 J St, San Diego, California 92101

 

Star Trek Discovery Free Pedicabs (Jul 19 - 22)

Downtown San Diego CA

 

The Orville Pedi-pods Fleet (Jul 19 - 22)

Downtown San Diego CA

 

Rampage Movie George Installation (Jul 19 - 22)

Giant Silverback Gorilla from the movie Rampage

Lawn Behind Omni Hotel, 675 L St, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Kitties and Coffee (Jul 19 - 22; 8 am - 3 pm)

The Cat Cafe, 472 Third AAve., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $20 for 45 min

 

Adult Swim State Park (Jul 19 - 22; 8 am - midnight)

Chainsaw wood carvers, food, archery, canoe races, video streaming, nighttime special events

Convention Way and Fifth Ave. Pier, San Diego CA 92101

 

Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive (Jul 19 - 21, 9 am - 6 pm, Jul 22, 10 am - 3 pm)

Grand Hall D, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl., San Diego CA 92101

Click here to schedule an appointment on Thursday, July 19
Click here to schedule an appointment on Friday, July 20
Click here to schedule an appointment on Saturday, July 21
Click here to schedule an appointment on Sunday, July 22

 

Amazon Fire TVs Fast Forward to the Future (Jul 19 - 21, 9 am - 6 pm; Jul 22, 9 am - 5 pm)

517 Seventh Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Free

 

DC Universe Experience (Jul 19 - 21; 9 am - 7 pm; Jul 22, 9 am - 5 pm)

Step into the worlds of your favorite DC characters.

Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 401 K St., San Diego CA 92101

You can register in advance

 

Future Tech Live! (Jul 19 - 22, 9:30 am - 7 pm; Jul 22, 9 am - 5 pm)

Omni Hotel, 675 L St., San Diego CA 92101

Free

 

South Park Escape Room (Jul 19 - 22, 9:30 am - 7 pm; Jul 22, 9:30 am - 5 pm)
San Diego Wine Center, 200 Harbor Dr. #12, San Diego CA 92101

 

SYFY at the New Childrens Museum (Jul 19 - 21, 10 am - 7 pm)

The New Childrens Museum, 200 West Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

FYE Pop-Up Store (Jul 19 - 22, 9 am - 9 pm)

Westfield Horton Plaza in San Diego, at Space #133

Collectables. Artist Signing Schedule

 

The Experience at Comic Con (Jul 19 - 22; 9 am - midnight)

Petco Park Parking lot, 58 Eleventh St., San Diego CA 92101

 

Includes:

 

--   Project Blue Book Headquarters (Jul 19 - 21; 10 am - 7 pm; Jul 22, 10 am - 5 pm)

Bringing real UFO cases studies life with immersive experiences, including a chance to send a message  billions of miles into space in an attempt to answer the timeless question: is there life beyond earth.

 

--   Cloak and Dagger Activation (Jul 19 - 22; 10 am - ?)

Recreated moment between characters Tyr one and Tandy using bungee to propel fans backwards. Slow motion recording captures moment)

 

--   Sacred Lies Escape Room and VR Experience (Jul 19 - 22)

In the escape room, get sucked into the Kevinian cult, solve puzzles to become a member

 

 --   Hello Kitty Cafe Truck West (Jul 19 - 21; 10 am - 7 pm; Jul 22, 10 am - 5 pm)

supercute treats and merch

 

--   Superhero Ice Cream Experience (Jul 19 - 22)

Giving away ice cream flavors inspired by on Superman, Wonderwoman and Batman)

 

--   Ghostbusters World (Jul 19 - 22)

Augmented reality game for phone.  Try on ghostbuster costumes, pose with original Ecto-1,

 

--   Sharkzilla (Jul 19 - 22)

Celebrating upcoming Shark Week 40-foot inflatable shark will comp on everyday items.  Also swag

 

--   Samsung Gaming Truck (Jul 19 - 22)

Win prizes while competing for fastest time in Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One X

 

--   PlayerUnknown Battleground Moble (Jul 19 - 22)

Roaming charging stations, IGN live and Gamespot Comic-Con Twitter moments, giveaways.

 

Nerdist House (Jul 19 - 22, 10 am - 5 pm)

Live Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Alpha Shows, Conversations and Special Performances, Exclusive Meet & Greets, Special Happy Hours and Fan Parties.

The Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Legion M Fan Lounge (Jul 19 - 20, 10 am - 7 pm; Jul 21, 10 am - 5 pm)

Harbor House Restaurant, 831 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Free but you must register as space is limited.

 

Nintendo Lounge (Jul 19 - 21, 10 am - 7 pm; Jul 22, 10 am - 5 pm)
San Diego Ballroom, Marriott Marquis and Marina, 333 W Harbor Dr., San Diego 92071
Free

 

Pinball Lounge (Jul 19 - 21, 10 am - 7 pm; Jul 22, 10 am - 2 pm)

Pacific Ballroom, Marriott Marquis and Marina, 333 W Harbor Dr., San Diego 92071
Free

 

BudTrader Nerd HQ (Jul 19 - 21, 10 am - 6 pm; Jul 22, 10 am - noon)

252 G St., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets

 

IMDboat (Jul 19 - 21, 10 am - 5 pm)

The general public can view Kevin Smith interviewing celebrities from huge LED screen on back of boat

5th Avenue Pier, behind convention center

 

The Ready Player One Experience (Jul 19 - 21, 10 am - 7 pm; Jul 22, 10 am - 5 pm)

6th floor, Omni Hotel, 675 L St., San Diego CA 92101

 

The Good Place (Jul 19 - 21. 10 am - 6 pm; Jul 22, 10 am - 5 pm))

Square transformed into the afterlife from the show.

Includes the Tin Fish transformed into The Good Plates

170 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Wired Cafe (Jul 19 - 21, 11 am - 6 pm)

Omni Hotel, 675 L St., San Diego CA 92101

Industry and party lounge

Free

 

Lyft Lounge (Jul 19 - 21, 11 am - 6 pm; Jul 22, 11 am - 3 pm)

spaces for sitting and unwinding, free water, phone charging stations, food trucks, games and more

Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Star Trek Discovery Mirror Universe Takeover (Jul 19 - 21, 11 am - 9 pm; Jul 22, 11 am - 5 pm)

Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery, 363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego CA 92101

Free

 

Peanuts Pop-Up Shop (Jul 19 - 22, 10 am - 7 pm)

226 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101)

 

Alienware x Skybound Streaming Opp (Jul 19 - 21, 11 am - 4 pm) - Video Games

Harbor House Restaurant, 831 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: Free but Register: Thursday Friday Saturday

 

Pin & Patch Pop Up (Jul 19 - 20, 11 am - 4 pm)

Coin-Op Gaslamp, 789 Sixth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Mini Artists Alley for 14 dif artists each day, exclusive pin giveaway for first 200 attendees, other giveaways.

 

Jack Ryan Training Field (Jul 19 - 21, 9 am - 7 pm; Jul 22, 9 am - 5 pm)

First St. and Martin Luther King Pomenade, San Diego CA 92101)

The 30-foot-tall facility uses Optitrack 4D and Oculus Rift tech to create experiences ranging from rappelling from a helicopter and ziplining.

 

Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience (Jul 19 - 21. 10 am - 6 pm)

643 G. St., San Diego CA 92101

VR escape room game Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape. Play Mr. Mercedes: Finders Keepers, the augmented reality adventure game to collect clues to unlock never-before-seen content and special prizes.

 Pre-registration details: att.com/MrMercedesSDCC.

 

Purge City Store (Jul 19 - 21, 11 am - 7 pm; Jul 22, 11 am - 4 pm)

215 Tony Gwynn Dr., San Diego CA 92101

Visitors stock up on emergency candles, masks and energy drinks. T

ake part in product demos, photo ops and get a glimpse of the TV series based on the film series.

 

The Walking Dead Dead Quarters (Jul 19 - 21, 11 am - 6 pm; Jul 21, 11 am - 4 pm)

Martin Luther King Promenade in front of Hilton Gaslamp at 4th and L St., San Diego CA

A curated walk through settings (the Sanctuary) on both the flagship drama and spinoff Fear the Walking Dead. Plus a 22-foot zombie slide, photos with Negan's "flaming Lucille" and other activities.)

 

Castle Rock Activation (Jul 19, 11 am - 6 pm,; Jul 20 - 21, 11 am - 7 pm; Jul 22, 11 am - 4 pm)

Front St. and Island Ave., San Diego CA)

Castle Rock bed & breakfast and its forest.  Hulu campsite lounge

 

FXhibition (Jul 19, noon - 6 pm; Jul 20 - 21, 10 am - 6 pm; Jul 22, 10 am - 2 pm)

Lawn of Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd., San Diego CA 92101

Legion Chamber and AHS"Eccentricities Gallery, Mayans deconstructed bike zone, Archer sound boxes and more

Register in advance at FXSDCC.com.

 

Fox Fanfare (Jul 19, noon - 6 pm; Jul 20 - 21, 10 am - 6 pm; Jul 22, 10 am - 1 pm)

Hilton Bayfront lawn, 1 Park Blvd., San Diego CA 92101

 

Includes:

 

---- The Gifted Activation Get tested for the X-Gene

 

---- Cosmos Dome Launch into space via a 33-foot visual effects viewing dome

 

---- Passage Project Noah Viral Cell Lab

 

---- The Simpsons Couch Gag Photo Op

 

---- Family Guy Peter Vs. The Giant Chicken Photo Op

 

Death Saves x Dungeons and Dragons x BAIT Launch (Jul 19 - 22, noon - 9 pm)
Launch of Death Saves clothing line by Joe Manganiello (who will be present on Jul 19th from 1 - 3 pm)
BAIT, 920 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Square Enix Tomb Raider Experience (Jul 19 - 21, 1 - 10 pm)

Play the hands-on demo of the highly anticipated Shadow of the Tomb Raider, enjoy exotic survival food, shareable photo opportunities and much more.

Moonshine Flats, 344 Seventh Ave., San Diego CA 92071

 

Rotten Tomatoes Your Opinion Sucks (Jul 19 - 21, 4:30 - 6 pm)

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Free

 

Manifest Lounge (Jul 19 - 22)

Oxygen Bar, charging stations and previews of the new series.

Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101)

 

Rotten Tomatoes Comic Con Casting movie lovers! (Jul 19 - 21, 4:30 - 6:30 pm)

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Taco Bell Demolition Man Futuristic Pop-Up (Jul 19 - 21, 6 pm - midnight)

Greystone, 658 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Free Food

 

4th Annual Chicano Con (Jul 19, 7 pm - closing; Jul 20, 5 pm to closing; Jul 21, 11:30 am - closing; Jul 22, 1 pm to closing)

Schedule

Border X Brewing, 2181 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

 

Comic-Con at the Shout House (Jul 19 - 22, 7 pm - 2 am

Thursday: Dueling Dizzney, Saturday: Superhero Saturday

The Shout! House San Diego, 655 4th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Wicked Wizards: A Potter Parody (Jul 19 - 22, 7:30 pm; Jul 22, 2:30 pm)

Lyceum Theatres, 79 Horton Plz, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $10

 

Mamba-Con (Jul 20 - 21, 9 am - 8 pm)

Fifth and Broadway, San Diego CA 92101

Mamba fruit chews introduces the retro game Adventures in Mamba World

Special badge, swag, Mambot and, of course, fruit chews

 

AfroFuturism Lounge (Jul 20 - 21; 7:00 - 11 pm)

Party and artist showcase. Black comic book creators and artists

The Brokers Building Gallery, 402 Market St, San Diego, California 92101

Free

 

Universal Studios Monsters Boodega Corner Monstore (Jul 20, 9 pm - midnight, Jul 21, 11 am - 9 pm; Jul 22, 11 am - 5 pm)

Super 7, 701 Eighth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

San Diego Parkour Comic Con Jam 2018 (Jul 21 - 22, 10 am - 6 pm)

MLK Jr. Promenade, 111 W Harbor drive San Diego, CA 92101

 

Exhibitions

 

Fleet Night of Science: Myth Busters: The Explosive Exhibition (Feb 22 - Sep 3)

Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego 92101

 

Steampunk: The Exhibit (Jul 8 - Sep 30)

San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collection (Jul 29 - ?)

Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

Tickets: Included with Aquarium Admission of $18.50

 

Shannon Wheeler: Sh*t My President Says (Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2018)

San Diego Comic Art Gallery, 2765 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

 

Comic Con Art Show (Jul 19 - 21, 11 am - 9 pm; Jul 22, noon - 7 pm)

Grand Hall C & D, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl., San Diego CA 92101

Sunday only for Art pickup

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