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Offsite Events Around Comic-Con 2013

 

So, you didn’t get that membership to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.  That’s no reason not to come down to San Diego the weekend of Jul 17 – 21.    There will be a huge number of 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.)

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Multi-day events:

 

Fanboy.com Video Gaming Tournaments (Jun 1 – Sep 19; Fridays and Saturdays, 5 – 9 pm)

Microsoft Store, Fashion Valley Mall,7007 Friars Road, San Diego, 92108

Free

 

Toy Cars (Jun 7 – Sep 28, 10 am – 5 pm) – Exhibition

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

Admission: $8.50 at door, $4 for youths (6 – 15), Under 6 free

 

Wonder Women:  On Paper and Off (Jun 8 – Sep 1) - An exhibition exploring women's roles in the comic industry.

Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, San Diego, CA 92106

Admission: $5

 

Approximately Infinite Universe (Jul 8 – Sep 1, 11 am – 5 pm daily. Closed Wednesday) – Art Exhibition

Work inspired by science fiction, the exploration of other worlds and the distinctions between human and alien.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla CA 92037

Admission: $10

 

Art Illustrated: Celebrating Comic Art, (Jun 20 - July 28; Thu-Sat: 10 am – 4 pm,  Sun 1 pm – 4 pm) – Art Exhibition

An exhibition featuring over 250 pieces of art from many of the most popular comic artists of the last 80 years.

California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Blvd. Escondido, CA 92025

Admission: $8

 

FLUXX Arcade (Friday and Saturday nights through Jul)

One of San Diego’s most prestigious clubs has been transformed into an arcade party.  (No actual arcade.)

FLUXX, 500 4th Ave., San Diego CA 92101

  • Jul 5 – DJ Scooter
  • Jul 6 – DJ Karma
  • Jul 12 – DJ Brett Bodley
  • Jul 13 – DJ Sid Vicious
  • Jul 19 – DJ Reflex
  • Jul 20 – DJ Cobra
  • Jul 26 – DJs Brett Bodley and Ricky Rocks
  • Jul 27 – DJs Sid Vicous and Rico DeLargo

 

Course of the Force Marathon (Jul 9 – 16) – Charity Relay

Beginning at Skywalker Ranch and Ending at Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA

Registration: $150

  Tuesday, July 9, 2013 – Skywalker Ranch (Private Event – Invite Only)

  Wednesday, July 10, 2013 – San Francisco (Conival)

  Friday, July 12, 2013 – Malibu to Santa Monica (Conival)

  Saturday, July 13, 2013 – Santa Monica to Huntington Beach (Conival)

  Sunday, July 14, 2013 – Huntington Beach to Oceanside (Conival)

  Monday, July 15, 2013 – Oceanside to Pacific Beach

  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – Pacific Beach to San Diego

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Tr!ckst3r (Jul 17, 5 pm – 2 am; Jul 18– Jul 20, 10 am – 2 am; Jul 21, 10 am – 2 pm) – Art show, sale and symposia

Tavern Bowl, 930 Market Street, San Diego CA

Comic book art event: Symposia, animation and live-action short film screenings, signings, drawing events, rooftop terrace with full restaurant menu, DJs, and live music.
Free, but there is a $40 fee for individual symposia ($2.69 service fee online)

Jul 19 10 am – 12 pm: Personal Experience: Putting YOU into your project

Jul 18 10 am – 12 pm: Art in the 3rd Dimension: Design, Manufacture, and Distribution of Your Creator-Owned Toy

Jul 19 10 am – 12 pm: World Building

Jul 20 10 am – 12 pm: Endurance: Staying the Course to Project Completion

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Legendary Pictures GODZILLA Encounter (Jul 17 – 21, 5 – 9 pm)

A walkthrough exhibit of the legacy and return of Godzilla. Try to unlock exclusive content and have a thrilling encounter with the creature itself.

704 J. Street, San Diego CA 92101

Free

All Ages

 

Petco Park Interactive  Zone  (Jul 17 – 21, Times TBA)

DC Experience, plus The Smurfs, Fear.net and Walking Dead Escape booths and food trucks.  The DC Experience will have 7 Kia Sorentos to painted by Jim Lee to represent different Justice League characters.  Jul 17, 2 pm Jim Lee will complete the JUSTICE LEAGUE KIA – to be auctioned off to benefit the WE CAN BE HEROES giving campaign to help fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Petco Park Parking Lot, Park Blvd. and Tony Gwynn Dr., Bottom of pedestrian bridge over Harbor Dr.

Free

All Ages

 

Sega Arcade (Jul 17, 7 – 10 pm; Jul 18 – 20, 12 – 9 pm; Jul 21, 11 am – 7 pm) – Video Gaming

200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

All Ages

 

TruTV at The Broken Yolk Cafe (Jul 18 – 21, 6? am – 3? pm)
Broken Yolk Café, 355 6th Ave., San Diego CA 92101
TruTV’s Impractical Jokers will take over the Broken Yolk and have giveaways, appearances, and no-fee ATMs and charging stations.  Meet the cast in person on Saturday.

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Donate Blood (Jul 18 – 20, 9 am – 6 pm; Jul 21, 10 am – 4 pm)

Comic-Con’s Annual Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive takes place outside the con itself, so non-members can donate too.

Omni Hotel Gallery, 628 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland Interactive Experience and Pop-Up Shop

(Jul 18 – 20, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm; Jul 21, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm)

Hello Kitty’s band of Lolitas will cheerfully greet and guide fans  through a colorful, anime-rich experience that will include fun activities, limited edition products, and special appearances by Hello Kitty.

Petco Park, 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA

Free (Excepting price of merchandise purchased).

 

Team Shifty and Pac-Man Project Gaming Event (Jul 18 – 19, 9:30 am – 11:00 pm or later; Jul 20, 9:30 am – 12 am or later; Jul 21, 9:30 am – 5 pm)

Freeplay arcade, live-streaming stage, cartoon and gaming demos.

Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 401 K Street, San Diego, California, 92101

Free

 

Regular Show Regular Zone (Jul 18 – 20, 10 am – 6 pm; Jul 21, 10 am – 2 pm)

New Children’s Museum, 200 West Island Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

An immersive experience, including Regular Show inspired video games and groovy neon lighting.

Free

All Ages

 

Geek & Sundry Event (Jul 18 – 21, 10 am - ?)

Jolt'N Joe's, 379 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Table Top and Video Games every day

Jul 18

Meet Felicia Day, Jason Mewes and other actors from the film “Rock Jocks” to get your questions answered!

10 am: Felicia Day autographs G&S poster

Jul 19

10 am – 3 pm: Star Trek Settlers of Catan Tournament

2pm: Meet and play games with the ladies from Vaginal Fantasy

8 pm:  Community Party with Magic: The Gathering

Jul 20

Meet the Vloggers

2 pm: Felicia Day book signing

3 pm: Magic the Gathering Livestream

5 pm:  “Rock Jocks” screening

9pm: Cosplay Prom Party!

 

Food Trucks (Jul 18 – 21, 10 am – 9 pm)

Super Q (BBQ) and STUFFED (burgers, mac and cheese and tots)

Interactive Zone, Petco Park Parking Lot, Park Blvd. and Tony Gwynn Dr., Bottom of pedestrian bridge over Harbor Dr.

 

Cosmos:  A Spacetime Odyssey Samsung Super-Charging Lounge (Jul 18 – 21, 10 am – 8 pm)

Charge up your devices, plus enjoy Cosmos content and pick up a free T-shirt or hat (while supplies last).

Petco Interactive Zone, Petco Park Parking Lot, Park Blvd. and Tony Gwynn Dr., Bottom of pedestrian bridge over Harbor Dr.

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Machinima at Fluxx Nightclub – Gaming and Zombie Zone

(Jul 18, 11 am – 6 pm; Jul 19, 10 am – 6 pm; Jul 20, 10 am – 5 pm)

Ubisoft Splinter Cell: Blacklist gaming lounge

the Zombie Zone presented by Totino's Bold with professional zombie face painting, a Machinima talent meetup and more!

Fan Meetups –

     Jul 18, 11 am: Hutch, SeaNanners
     Jul 19, 4 pm: JahovasWitniss, NobodyEpic
     Jul 10, 3 pm: JahovasWitniss, Reckless Tortuga

FLUXX, 500 4th Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Free

 

FOX Broadcasting Area (Jul 18 – 20, 12 – 8 pm)

450 2nd Ave, San Diego CA 92101

FOX will be installing a mini-golf course, 3-D printing stations, and a movie/TV screening area holding 250 chairs. A local pizza truck will also provide food.

Free

All Ages

 

Fandango Theatre (Jul 18, 12 – 6 pm; Jul 19 – 20, 10 am – 6 pm, Jul 21, 10 am – 5 pm)

 Fandango is turning a store into a 30s-style movie theater lobby.  There will be a concession stand with prize giveaways, and photo and video booths where you can re-enact your favorite movie scenes. 

226 5th Ave , San Diego CA 92101

Free

All Ages

Gam3rcon (Jul 18 – 21, 2 pm – 2 am) – Gaming convention

10th Avenue Theatre, 930 10th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Video game, tabletop games, retro arcade, geek theater, roof-top parties

Tickets: $34 to 6/5, then $47; Day pass $12 to 6/5, then $17

 

Nerd Machine HQ (Jul 18 – 21)
Celebrity panels, videos, Video gaming, Vizio tech demos, DJs, Dancing
General Admission: Free; $22 for each “Conversations for a Cause” panel (money to benefit Operation Smile)
Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Conversations Schedule:

THURSDAY

Psych: 9AM

The Maze Runner: 4PM

Sherlock: 5PM

FRIDAY

I, Frankenstein: 12:15PM

Orphan Black: 3PM

300: Rise of an Empire: 4:15PM

Joe Manganiello: 5:30PM

Haven: 6:30PM

SATURDAY

Joss Whedon: 10AM

Thrilling Adventure Hour: 11:30AM

Dr. Who: 2PM

 

Chuck Jones Extravaganza (Jul 18 – 21) – Art Exhibition

Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Jul 18, 7 – 10 pm – Meet Craig Kausen, Chuck Jones’ grandson

Jul 19, 7 – 10 pm – Meet Artist James C. Mulligan

Jul 20, 7 – 10 pm – Meet Mike Kungl

Free

 

WeLoveFine.com Pop Up Shop (Jul 18 – 21) – T-shirt shop

Meet designers and talent and get autographs and photos.

Hilton San Diego Gaslamp, 401 K Street, San Diego CA 92101

Free

 

Gamespot Base Station (with C|Net) (Jul 18 – 20, 11 am – 5 pm) – Video Gaming

Lou & Mickey’s Restaurant, 224 5th Avenue, San Diego CA 92101

Free, Register

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History’s “Vikings” Interactive Waterway (July 18 – 20, 11 am – 8 pm)

Race miniature Viking ships on actual water.  Photo Op area.

Parking Lot, 450 Second Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Free

 

Animation Domination High-Def: The Experience (Jul 18 – 20, 12 – 8 pm)

Play nine-hole HIGH SCHOOL USA! miniature golf course; creating cutting edge animated GIFs via the Face-GIFer app to share with their friends; and collect four exclusive figurines printed daily by 3-D printers. 

Island Avenue between First and Second Avenues

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Animation Domination High-Def Pizza Truck  

(Jul 18 – 20, 12 – 4 pm & 8 pm – 12 am; Jul 21, 12 – 4 pm)

Island Avenue between First and Second Avenues

Free

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Adult Swim Fun House (Jul  18 – 20, 5 – 10 pm)

“Bubbles, Cephalopods, Spasm Chasm, Public Births”

Petco Park Parking Lot, Park Blvd. and Tony Gwynn Dr., Bottom of pedestrian bridge over Harbor Dr.

Free, but tickets required.  Tickets available on site starting at 4 pm

Adults 18 and over only. 

 

Disney Interactive (Jul 18 (D23 members only!), Jul 19 – 20, 6 – 10 pm)

To promote Disney INFINITY, the store will have private and public events demonstrating the game, and Disney music and decor.

343 4th Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Free

All Ages

 

Sleepy Hollow: Keep calm and don’t lose your Head-less Horseman

http://www.fox.com/comiccon2013

(Jul 18 – 21, Hours: TBA)

Photograph the Headless Horseman on his wanderings through Comic-Con and the Gaslamp District and Instead share your photos on Instagram with #DONTLOSEYOURHEAD. Find out where Headless will be throughout the weekend at www.fox.com/comiccon2013.

Free

All Ages

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Hats off to Dr. Suess (Jul 19 – Aug 4, Hours) – National Traveling Art Exhibition

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss's second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Dr. Seuss's never-before-seen hat collection and  Dr. Seuss's little-known Secret Art Collection.

 Legends Gallery of La Jolla, 1205 Prospect Street, STE B, La Jolla, CA 92037

Free

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Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Jackdaw Ship (Jul 19 – 20; 10 am – 7 pm)

Three decks of new single-player demos and the multiplayer and Game Lab

Todd McFarlane signings July 19 4 pm to 7 pm and July 20 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

5th Avenue Landing, 600 Convention Way, San Diego, CA, 92101

Free

The Walking Dead Escape (Jul 19 – 20, 4:30 – 10:30 pm) – Zombie Run

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

Tickets: Survivor, Zombie - $75, Spectator - $20, Hero – Sold Out

 

The Haunted Hotel: Zombie Invasion (Jul 19 – 20, 7 – 11 pm) – Haunted Attraction

424 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets:  $16.99 on site

(Zombie Apocalypse Store open Jul 18, 10 am – 10 pm; Jul 19 – 20, 10 am – 11 pm; Jul 21, 10 am – 5 pm)

 

Where Eagles Dare Art Exhibition (Jul 20 - 21, 11 am - 7 pm)

mrkt. , 740 Market Street, San Diego, CA, 92101 

Amanda Vissel’s Where Eagles Dare, featuring original paintings, a wall of wood idols, toy prototypes on display, a pop up shop, and new tee and print.

Free

All Ages

 

 

“Enders’s Game” Exclusive Fan Experience  (Days and Times: TBA)

8 rooms representing environments of Ender's world, original film props and set pieces. See exclusive film footage, interact with digital content, and register to win a home make over.

Hilton Gaslamp, 401 K Street, San Diego, California, 92101

Free

 

Nintendo Gaming Lounge (Days and Hours TBA)
San Diego Marriott Marquis, 333 W Harbor Dr., San Diego 92101

Free

All Ages

 

Single Day Events:

 

Superhero Events Costume Party Run and Party (Jul 7, 6:30 am – 11 pm) – Half Marathon and 5K run

Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego CA

Tickets: Half Marathon - $110 to 6/10/13, $115 to 7/6; 5K - $50 to 7/6

 

Marked Men V (Jul 13, 8 pm – 1:30 am) – Pirate Party

Pirate Ship 1450 Harbor Island Drive, Gate (H), San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $75 (limited $50 set, more for VIP tickets)

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Lindley Lecture on Law & Comics 2013 (July 16, 12:00 – 1:00 pm)

Censorship: From 1950s Superheroes to Today's Manga

Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

San Diego Law Library, 1105 Front St.,San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $10

 

The Heroes and Zachary Quinto Fans Meetup (Jul 16, 7:30 pm - ?)

La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, 628 Fifth Ave, San Diego CA

Free, but food and drink at own cost

All ages

 

Wikipedia Meetup (July 17, 3 pm)

Downtown Johnny Brown's, 1220 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Hop-Con: The w00tstout Launch Festival  (Jul 17, 5 - 10 pm)

Launch party for new beer brewed by Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch and actor Will Wheaton (both will attend)

Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116  San Diego, CA 92106

Tickets: $49

Adults 21+ Only

 

Forbidden Panel annual SDCC Dinner (Jul 17, 7:30 pm) - Meetup

Dinner for staff and fans (and friends of fans) of Forbidden Panel  Blog

Gaslight Strip Club, 340 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA

(Note:  It’s just a pun.  This is a steakhouse, not a strip joint.)

Free (Except you pay for your own dinner.)

 

Adam Ant in Concert (Jul 17, 7:30 - 11 pm)                              

Balboa Theater, 868 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA

Tickets: $20 – 90

 

Comedy Bang! Bang! Live (Jul 17, 8 – 10 pm) – Comedy Show

Comedy Podcast with Scott Ackerman and Friends

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $20 general admission (standing), $25 reserved Floor

 

The Doug Loves the Movies Podcast – Live! (Jul 17, 8 – 10 pm)

The American Comedy Co., 818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $24

 

OTW’s A Meet-Up Of Our Own at Comic Con (Jul 17, 8 – 9:30 pm)

Meeting of the Archive Of Our Own archive for transformative works of fandom project of the Organization of Transformative Works

Tequila Bar, Marriot Marquis and Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: RSVPs Sold Out

 

Hammer Improv at SDCC 2013 (Jul 17, 8 – 10 pm) – Improvisational Comedy

Horton Grand Theater, 444 4th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $23.76; $28.94 for VIP tickets (includes service fees); $30 at door

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The Nerdy Girls Blog 2nd Annual #Nerdioke (Jul 17 - 18, 9 pm – 12 am)
McFadden’s, 731 5th Ave., San Diego CA
Free (Buy your own drinks and food)

21 and older

 

Sidebar Superhero Party (Jul 17, 9 pm – 2 am)

Sidebar, 536 Market St  San Diego, CA 92101

Free Cover

Adults Only

 

Psych The Musical Screening (July 17, Doors open 10 pm, screening starts 12 am)

Giveaways, complimentary concessions, cast appearances, and “plenty of pineapple-infused fun”.

Reading Cinema’s Gaslamp, 701 5th Ave, San Diego, CA, United States

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Comic-Con Dive and Cleanup (July 18, 6:30 – 9:30 am) – SCUBA diving

With Roddenberry Dive Team, and aquarists and scientists from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

La Jolla Shores

Free. but RSVP required

 

The Elder Scrolls Online Food Truck (Jul 18, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm)

Part of a national tour promoting the online game, the truck will distribute FREE food (Pressed Eidarmelt sandwiches with a choice of dipping sauces accompanied with Tangy Ninroot, Corkbulb Crisps and Alocasia Fruit Juice and frozen yogurt).

Park Boulevard and Imperial Ave., San Diego

Did I mention it was FREE? (First come, first serve.)

 

 

Birch Aquarium Comic-Con Kelp Dive and Show (July 18, 12:30 – 1 pm)

Rod Roddenberry is special guest diver

Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla CA 92037

Free WITH AQUARIUM ADMISSION.  Space is limited.

 

The World’s End Fan Crawl (Jul 18, 1 – 4 pm)

Free food and drink

Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz Trivia for prizes including tickets for “The World’s End” sneek peek on Friday.

Those completing crawl have chance to win tickets to Invite Only “The World’s End” party Thursday Evening.
Start at
The Commons, 901 4th Ave,  and proceed to Hotel Solamar and Hard Rock Hotel

Free

Ages 21+

 

Walter Robotics Expo (Jul 18, 3:00 – 9:30 pm) – Steampunk event and concert

Steampowered Giraffe, Professor Elemental, League of Steam, L.O.S.E.R.S., Vendors

Four Points by Sheraton, 8110 Aero Drive • San Diego, CA 92123

Tickets:  $26.87 in advance, then more?

 

Walking Dead Fan Meetup (Jul 18, 5 – 7:30 pm)

The Walker Stalkers and Walking Dead Cast

The Corner, 369 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA

Guests: Nick Gomez, Vincent Ward, and Theodus Crane

Tickets: $45

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ComiXology’s ‘The Blank Page Project’ Charity Event (Jul 18, 5 – 7 pm)

The Hero Initiative partners with comiXology for this fully catered event where all fans are invited to watch creators fill “The Blank Page” – a 12 foot by 8 foot gigantic comic page that will auctioned off at a later date with proceeds going towards The Hero Initiative – a charity that helps creators in need.

Vela Restaurant, Hilton Bayfront , 1 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92101

Free

 

Thursday Food Truck Event (Jul 18, 5:30 – 9 pm)

New York on Rye (deli), God Save the Cuisine (British influenced, Slider House Burger Co, Pierogi Truck (Eastern European), Crepes Bonaparte, White Rabbit Truck (Filipino Fusion)

3rd Ave & J St, San Diego, CA 92101

 

SherlockeDCC (Jul 18, 6 - 10 pm) – Sherlock Fandom Party

A night of sleuthing, tea, games, prizes, and general debauchery

Brick + Mortar, 820 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $15 General Admission, $30 Sherlock Brigade

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Retro Gaming/McFadden’s School for Inebriated Youngsters (Jul 18, 6 – 11 pm) – Gaming/Party

McFadden’s is proud to announce their partnership with GamerLabz as they host a retro video game free play tournament!  With over $500 in cash and prizes to be won, come kick back and enjoy all the classics; Donkey Kong, Mario Kart and more from 6p-9p.  Immediately following, McFadden’s will open up their school for Inebriated Youngsters.  We’re calling all traditional super heroes for a night of old-school drinking, including a $20 open bar from 9p-11p and a $100 costume contest.

McFadden’s, 731 5th Ave., San Diego CA

21 and older

 

iFanboy SDCC 2013 Happy Hour Cocktail Party (July 18, 6 – 9 pm)

After you hit the con on Thursday, before you head to the million other parties, stop by the beautiful roofdeck at the Andaz Hotel for a drink, a bite to eat and a chance to see some of the staff from iFanboy led by Conor Kilpatrick, as well as other members of the iFanbase.

Andaz Hotel, 600 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

No RSVP required – Open to Everyone!

 

 

Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina Tour (Jul 18, 7 – 10 pm) - Meetup

The Commons Bar, 901 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

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Stranded Screening (July 18, 7 pm)

Premiere showing of upcoming space horror movie.
Theater TBA
Win entry via
NerdistNews, DreadCentralBloody-Disgusting and ShocktilYouDrop

 

SuperMEMES hosted by Mashable & Digitaria (Jul 18, 8 – 12 pm)
Uniting leaders in digital and entertainment for an evening of celebration, networking, dancing and memes.

The Ultimate Skybox, Diamond View Tower, 350 10th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Must request an invite, events@mashable.com

 

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Welcome Party (Jul 18, 8 – 11 pm)

http://cbldf2013party-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1

Special gallery displays fromTFAW.com and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Meet comic creators including John Layman, David Lloyd, Nick Pitarra, Paul Pope, Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare, and Nick Spencer.  First 300 attendees receive goodie bag with exclusive releases.
Westgate Hotel1055 2nd Ave., San Diego CA 92101
$10-20 Suggested Donation

All Ages

 

Defective Geeks and the Geek Girl’s Project’s SDCC Thurs Night Mixer (Jul 18, 8 pm)

The Pool Club, Hilton Bayfront1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Free.

All Ages

 

“Not Quite Teen” Teen Wolf Fan Meetup (Jul 18, 7 pm)

Yard House, 1023 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Register at site above by Jul 10 and receive a goody bag and custom badge.

Cost:  Free, but everyone will pay for their own food and drinks. Please bring cash to facilitate the splitting of the bill.

RSVPs are Closed!

 

W00tstock 5.0 (Jul 18, 7 pm) – Geek Vaudeville

Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego CA

Tickets: $37.50

Guests:  Adam Savage, Will Wheaton, Paul and Storm

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Thrilling Adventure Hour at San Diego Comic Con! (Jul 18, 7 – 9 pm; VIP party to 2 am) – Radio Theater Style Podcast

Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Marc Evan Jackson, Autumn Reeser, John DiMaggio, Mark Gagliardi, Craig Cackowski, Annie Savage, and Hal Lublin and special surprise guests.

Horton Grand Theater, 444 4th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $25 Show, $35 Show and Signing, $45 Show and VIP after party

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Hot Sexy Cosplay Live (Jul 18, 7 – 10 pm) – Erotic Costume Ball

Tickets: $18.90, VIP membership $29.18 (including fees)

Adults 21+ only.

Email: joe@gofreakmedia.com

 

Blistered Earth/Ulitimate Sin (Jul 18, 7 pm) – Concert

Metallica Tribute Band

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

Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 day of show

Adults 21+ only.

 

 

Wonder Women: On and Off Paper – Panel Discussion  (Jul 18, 7:30 – 9:00 pm)

Trina Robbins, Ramona Fradon, Mary Fleener and Carol Lay, pioneering women in their field, will share their experiences of working in the comic industry.  Learn about the obstacles these women faced in the comic world as well as the amazing art work they have brought to life.

Trina will talk about her new book to be released in the fall.

Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd #104, San Diego, CA

$5.

All Ages

 

“Beauty and the Beast” Fan Meetup (Jul 18 – 7:40 – 9:40 pm)

Hard Rock Café, 801 4th Avenue , San Diego, CA

For more information contact Ruth Cassiday at call 619-922-0804 or @ruthjccassidy on Twitter

Free (except food)

All Ages

 

Enchantment Under the SDCC (Jul 18, 8 – 10 pm)
Meet the San Diego-Comic-Con Unofficial Blog team and fellow readers to discuss tips, tricks and have a great time on the eve of the convention.

Prizes and giveaways.  Drink specials.
Henry’s Pub, 618 5th Ave, San Diego CA 92101
Free (but buy your own food and drink)

RSVP on their Facebook page

Ages 21+

 

Eric Andre Live (Jul 18, 8 – 10 pm) - Comedy

The American Comedy Co., 818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $22

 

The Aquabats! Live! (Jul 18, 8 – 10 pm) - Kid’s Show

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $18, $20 at door.

 

Battleship Pretension: Dial M for Meetup (Jul 18, 8 – 10 pm) – Film Discussion Podcast Meetup

Dublin Square Irish Pub, 554 4th Ave., San Diego

Free.  Free Drinks.

 

San Diego Symphony – Distant Worlds:  Music of Final Fantasy (Jul 18, 8 – 10 pm)

Embarcadero Marina Park South, 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets:  $25 – 99

 

30 Minute Musicals: JURASSIC PARK in 4D AT SDCC ’13 (Jul 18, 8 – 10 pm)

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/416549

Horton Grand Theater, 444 4th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $21.69 w/service fee ($25 at door)

All Ages (Some mild language and lots of dinosaur carnage.)

                    

Mad Catz Unveiled Comic-Con (Jul 18, 8 pm – 2 am)

Mad Catz presents playable previews of upcoming game releases with pro players to teach and challenge you.  Live gaming exhibitions in IMAX , plus a 12' x 6' LED wall streaming all of the action from inside the dome and display for playing games.

Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater, 1875 El Prado , San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets:  $50 (Online tickets must be bought before Jul 15th)

 

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Welcome Party (Jul 18, 8 – 11 pm)

Special gallery displays fromTFAW.com and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Meet comic creators including John Layman, David Lloyd, Nick Pitarra, Paul Pope, Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare, and Nick Spencer.  First 300 attendees receive goodie bag with exclusive releases.
Westgate Hotel1055 2nd Ave., San Diego CA 92101
$10-20 Suggested Donation

All Ages

 

Black Sails Screening (Jul 18, 8:30 pm) – Preview of new Starz TV series

Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15, 701 5th Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Free (RSVP)

 

Munky King Party (Jul 18, 8:30 pm – 1 am)

Live art, toys on display, DJs.
Basic Bar & Pizza, 410 10th Ave., San Diego CA
Free

 

Chris Gore’s Celebrities Poop album release (Jul 19, 8:30 – 11:00 pm)

Chris Gore’s first comedy album. Nerdular.com offers a free goodie bag including a free copy of the new album.

Sandiego Rawartists, 525 5th Ave., San Diego, CA, 92101

Free

 

The Dark Side, an “official non-official” Comic-Con party (Jul 18, 9 pm – 2 am)

Featuring The Howls, Black Lodge, Neighbors to the North, Flaggs and Night Ritual

El Dorado, 1030 Broadway, San Diego CA 92101
Cover is $5.

Adults 21+ only.

 

Boom! Studios Annual Drink-Up (Jul 18, 9 – 11 pm)

Party with Boom! Studios talent and editors

Odysea Lounge and Bar, Hilton Bayfront1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Free to all; buy your own drinks.

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Insidious 2 Fan Event (July 18th, 9 pm – 1 am)

Interactive installation

Location: TBA

Tickets:  Only 300 tickets will be given away.  Visit the Insidious Facebook Page or Twitter Feed

 

Machinima Mayhem at Fluxx Nightclub (July 18, 9 pm – 2 am)

Featuring Virtuix Omni, the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in your favorite game, cosplay, DJ and drinks!

FLUXX, 500 4th Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Tickets are available at Fluxx, Thursday, 11 am – 6 pm.

 

Thrilling Adventure Hour at San Diego Comic Con! (Jul 18, 9:30 – 11:30 pm; VIP party to 2 am) – Radio Theater Style Podcast

Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Marc Evan Jackson, Autumn Reeser, John DiMaggio, Mark Gagliardi, Craig Cackowski, Annie Savage, and Hal Lublin and special surprise guests.

Horton Grand Theater, 444 4th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $25 Show, $35 Show and Signing, $45 Show and VIP after party

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Eric Andre Live (Jul 18, 10 pm - 12 am) - Comedy

The American Comedy Co., 818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $22

 

Star Wars Fan Breakfast (Jul 19, 7:30 am)

3rd Annual fan breakfast hosted by Star Wars Action News
Edgewater Grill, Seaport Village, 861 W Harbor Dr., San Diego CA
Free Except for Cost of Food,

Must RSVP

 

G.I. Joe and Cobra Photo Shoot (Jul 19, 7:30 – 10 am)

Staged by The Finest, a G.I.Joe and Cobra Cosplay Group

San Diego Maritime Museum, 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets (to Museum.  Event is free.)

 

Comedy Central Comedy-Con Party (Jul 19, 1 – 4 pm)

Special guests include with Blake, Adam, Ders and Kyle from “Workaholics,” Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele from “Key & Peele,” David Herman, Tom Kenny, Natasha Leggero, and Jerry Minor from “Brickleberry,” comedian Chris Hardwick, among others.
FloatHard Rock Hotel, 207 5th Ave  San Diego, CA 92101

Free

Adults 21+

 

Petco’s Star Wars Pet Fans “Yappy” Hour (Jul 19, 4 – 7 pm)

Petco celebrates their new collection of Star Wars dog toys and apparel. There will be a Star Wars Photo Experience for people and pets, movie caricatures drawn of both of you, and complimentary treats and giveaways. Dogs are welcome!

Hotel Indigo, 509 9th Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Free

 

The Andy Paley Orchestra presents: Paley-Fest! (Jul 19, 4:30 pm)

Join songwriter/bandleader Andy Paley, cast members of the Thrilling Adventure Hour and very special guests for a musical show.

Horton Grand Theater, 444 4th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets $15 ($16.52 w/ service charge)

 

57 Degree’s 3rd Friday Food Truck Extravaganza (Jul 19, 5 – 9 pm)

57 Degrees, 1735 Hancock Street, San Diego, CA 92101

$2 for access to trucks and 57 degrees wine bar.  Kids 10 and under free.

 

Steampunk Worlds Fair (Jul 19, 6 pm – 11 am)

Steamy Entertainment, Vendors, Steampunk Photo Booth and more.

 

Masons Lodge 3366 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA 92116
6pm. Counterpoint Culture
7pm. Gregory Page
8pm. Poplock Holmes
9pm. Nomads Danyavaad
10pm. Bella of Bella’s belly dancing and entertainment

A&E on the Ave 3538 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA 92116
7:30 pm. Shadow presents: Aerial Exotica
9pm. Shadow presents: Dance Ethnicity

ArtLab Studios 3536 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA 92116
6pm. Sara Groban
7pm. Roxy King
8pm. Rich McGee
9pm. Octagrape

Broke Girls Coffee Bar 3562 Adams Avenue, San Diego, California 92116
6pm. Shyla Day
7pm. Jim Grosby
8pm. Michael Jay Dwyer
9pm. Kenny Eng

Andrea Rushing Academy 3535 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
6pm. Mason James
7pm. Roni Lee
8pm. Tim Hedrick
9pm. Ivan Cheong

Visual Shop 3524 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA 92116
6pm. JD Boucharde 30 min
7pm. Wil Forbis and Alison Marie
8pm. Half Moon Portrait
9pm. Poor Pilgrin

Cairos 3533 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
6pm. Mix Thing with Patricia Maldonado
7pm. Tantric Ballroom dance
8pm. Zaria Dancers
9pm. DJ Lee Reynolds

Free

 

FilmCon (Jul 19, 6 – 10 pm) – Film Networking Event for San Diego Area Projects

Film Consortium San Diego moves downtown along with co-sponsors So Say We All + Space 4 Art

Vendors, local film screenings, special presentations, pitches, storyboards, raffles, competitions, spoken word performances, and more

Space 4 Art, 325 15th Street, San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door (Students:  $8 in advance, $10 at the door (with student ID).

Register to Pitch a Project
Submit your work to be considered for screening

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Steampunk Drinkup at SDCC  (Jul 19, 6 - 8pm or later)

The Hopping Pig, 748 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Meetup (Jul 19, 6 – 8:30 pm)

Basic Pizza,  (410 10th Ave.) – From Tumblr and Entertainment Weekly

Free, but get tickets at web site. (Currently sold out)

All Ages

 

He-Man.org Power Party (Jul 19, 7:00 pm – Close (late)) – He-Man fan group meetup

Hennessey's, 708 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Free (Participants must pay for own food and drink.)

 

Marian CallMolly Lewis, and the Doubleclicks (Jul 19, 7 pm) – Geek Concert

Rebecca’s Coffeehouse, 3015 Juniper St., San Diego 92104

$10 suggested donation.

Thrilling Adventure Hour at San Diego Comic Con! (Jul 19, 7 – 9 pm; VIP party to 2 am) – Radio Theater Style Podcast

Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Marc Evan Jackson, Autumn Reeser, John DiMaggio, Mark Gagliardi, Craig Cackowski, Annie Savage, and Hal Lublin and special surprise guests.

Horton Grand Theater, 444 4th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $25 Show, $35 Show and Signing, $45 Show and VIP after party

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Animation Under the Sea (Jul 19, 7 – 9 pm) – Animation Industry Mixer

Special Guests.  Free Beer and Ani-munchies.  Event supports charity Music Saves Lives

Joes Crab Shack At The Rowing Club, 525 E Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: Premium Admission (Guarantees Admission) - $31.74, RSVP required

 

FXX Presents The Totally Biased Standup Tour with W. Kamau Bell (Jul 19, 7 pm; show starts 8 pm) – Comedy

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $38.50

 

Engadget+gdgt Live in San Diego (July 19, 7 – 10 pm) – Tech show

Stingaree, 454 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Register

Free

Adults 21+ only

 

Radical Studio’s party (Jul 19, 7 – 10 pm)

The Keating Hotel, 432 F St., San Diego CA 92101
Radical Studios’swanky shindig showcasing of their last projects, including the film “Oblivion.”

INVITE ONLY, get on the guest list by emailing rsvp@ploom.com.

 

Chive On San Diego's Unofficial Comic Con Meet Up!/After Party (Jul 19,  7 pm - ?)
McFadden’s and Chive-On San Diego will be hosting a benefit for ChiveCharities.org.  100% of door proceeds and raffle ticket sales will be donated to Chive Charities.  Enter yourself to win a trip to the Bahamas courtesy of McFadden’s, enjoy live musical performances.  Afterwards, there will be a special appearance by cosplayers the XX Girls.

McFadden’s, 731 5th Ave., San Diego CA

21 and older

 

Where Eagles Dare Art Exhibition Opening Reception (Jul 19, 7 – 11 pm)

mrkt. , 740 Market Street, San Diego, CA, 92101 

Amanda Vissel’s Where Eagles Dare, featuring original paintings, a wall of wood idols, toy prototypes on display, a pop up shop, and new tee and print.

Free

All Ages

 

Comic-Con Party with Jedi Elvis & the Rockin’ Rebel Alliance (Jul 19, 7 pm)

Backed by his high octane rock and roll band, the Rockin' Rebel Alliance, Jedi Elvis performs Elvis songs, rewritten with Star Wars-themed parody lyrics.

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Brian Posehn in Concert (Jul 19, 7:30 pm) - Comedy

The American Comedy Co., 818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $24

 

Veronica Mars Fan Event (Jul 19, 7:30 pm) – Q&A session

Horton Plaza Regal Cinema, 324 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Guests:  Rob Thomas and Veronica Mars Cast Members

Free on First Come/First Served Basis (Reserved Seating Sold Out)

 

Bo Burnham in Concert (Jul 19, 7:30 pm) - Comedy

Balboa Theater, 868 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA

Tickets: $42.35

 

Costume Contest (Jul 19, 7:30 – 9:00 pm)

New Restaurant will award $150 for first place.

Spike Africa’s, 411 Broadway, San Diego CA 92101

 

Can you defeat Sheng Long?  Streetfighter, The Art Exhibition Ultra Turbo Ex Edition (July 19, 7:30 – 10 pm)

Cosplay strongly encouraged.

Space 4 Art, 325 15th Street, San Diego CA 92101

$12 in advance, $15 at the door (Students:  $8 in advance, $10 at the door (with student ID).

All Ages

 

Comic-Con Nerd-A-Thon: Geek Rock and Comic Vixens (Jul 19, 8 pm) – Geek Rock and Comic Book Burlesque

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

Nerf Herder, Kirby Krackle, H2Awesome

Tickets: $21.69 (two night tickets seem to be sold out)

 

Funko Fun Days Event (Jul 19, 8:00 pm)

The Wyndham San Diego Bayside, 1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA

Prizes, food, dessert, drinks, awards

Tickets: $60

 

Heroes of Wrestling USA (Jul 19, 8:00 pm)

Spin Nightclub, 2028 Hancock Street, San Diego, CA 92110

Tickets: $21.59, $41.59 for Ringside

Smashing Beats Presents Freaks and Geeks (Jul 19, 8:00 pm – 2 am) – Dance Party

Playing electronic dance music from Electro, Dubstep, Trap, Tech House, and Trance. Plus the best Cosplay will win a prize!

Taste & Thirst, 715 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA

Free

 

Hotline Comic Con w/ Miami Horror (Jul 19, 8:30 pm – 2 am) – Party

Music by Miami Horror, Scattle, Colour Vision, Hustlehoff

1401 E. St., San Diego CA

$15

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Axe Cop and High School USA! Outdoor screening (Jul 19, 8:30 pm)

Free food, prizes, giveaways and some very special guests.

Register now for the screening at FOXrsvp@cegny.com or show up at the screening, but note space is limited and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis

Island Avenue between First and Second Avenues

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Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Pirate Ship Party (Jul 19 9 pm – 12 am)

Hang out with Aisha Tyler in the Players' Lounge

5th Avenue Landing, 600 Convention Way, San Diego, CA, 92101

Free

 

Brian Posehn in Concert (Jul 19, 9:30 pm) - Comedy

The American Comedy Co., 818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $24

 

Thrilling Adventure Hour at San Diego Comic Con! (Jul 18, 9:30 – 11:30 pm; VIP party to 2 am) – Radio Theater Style Podcast

Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Marc Evan Jackson, Autumn Reeser, John DiMaggio, Mark Gagliardi, Craig Cackowski, Annie Savage, and Hal Lublin and special surprise guests.

Horton Grand Theater, 444 4th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $25 Show, $35 Show and Signing, $45 Show and VIP after party

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Amy Schumer in Concert (Jul 19, 10 pm) - Comedy

Balboa Theater, 868 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA

Tickets: $37.25

 

Rich’s San Diego Comic Con Party (Jul 19, 10 pm – close) – Gay nightclub

DJ Marcel, DJ Will Z, Single release party for “Work” by Iggy Azalea

Rich’s San Diego, 1051 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

No cover before midnight.

Adults 21+ only.

 

The Angels Are Coming... "The Record Keeper" 2013 Trailer Release Party (Jul 19, 10 pm – 1 am)

Party/Red Carpet for the brand new Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Angel series, “The Record Keeper”! Come dressed in your best steampunk costume and choose your side as an angel of Darkness or Angel of Light.  Party with the cast.

Gaijin Noodle + Sake House, 627 4th St., San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets:  $20 ($2 online fee)

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Stud Night Comic Con Weekend Party (July 19, 10:30 pm – 12 am) – Gay Leather Bar

Come dress and your best Leather, Fetish and Super Hero Gear.

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

Adults 21+ only.

 

Hollywood Babble-On (Jul 19, 11 pm) – Comedy

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Kevin Smith, Ralph Garman

Tickets: $20 general admission (standing), $30 reserved seating

 

DC Cosplay Photoshoot (July 20, Time TBD)

Location: TBD

Free but must be dressed as DC character to get photos taken

 

Deathsquad Midnight Show (Jul 20, 12 – 3 am) - Comedy

The American Comedy Co., 818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $19

 

Actors with Action Figures Tumblr meetup (Jul 20, 11 am)

For Actors with Action Figures, a group which likes to get photos of people holding the action figures based on their characters.  (Guess there’s a group for everything.)

Meeting will be held outside the Convention Center near bottom central stairs

Free

All Ages

 

Heroes Brew Fest (Jul 20, 1 to 5 pm; 12 – 5 pm for VIPs)

Superhero-themed craft beer festival benefiting San Diego Coast Keeper and Surfrider Foundation.

150 craft beers, solar-powered live music, costumed crusader contest, food trucks, and more.

Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, 92101

Tickets: $40, $60 VIP, $20 Designated Driver

Adults 21+ only

 

Sleepy Hollow Official Tumblr Meetup (Jul 20, 1 – 4 pm)

A screening of the premiere episode, followed by a Q&A with executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, director/executive producer Len Wiseman and the cast. Fans can enjoy free pizza, pick up some cool swag and grab a photo with some surprise HEADLESS guests.

Basic Pizza Kitchen, 410 10th Ave San Diego, CA 92101

Free

All Ages

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Indiegogo and The Crowdfund Mafia: Drawing on the Crowd (Jul 20, 1 – 2:30 pm)

Panel Discussion: Raising funds for your Creative Project! 
Henry’s Pub,  (618 5th Ave.)
See 7pm event for after-party.
Free, Must RSVP (above)

 

 

Doctor Who Fan Meetup (Jul 20, 2 – 4 pm)

Sponsored by Doctor Who Tumblr.  Cosplay, class photos and more.

Block No. 16, 344 7th Ave., San Diego CA

First Come, First Served.  Line starts at noon.

Free

All Ages

 

Superego! Live at SDCC (Jul 20, 4 pm)
A live performance of the Superego podcast, introducing you to a variety of curious characters.
Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Ave., San Diego CA
Tickets: $15 ($16.52 with service fee)

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I Will be Chosen (Jul 20, 4 – 7 pm) – The Darkness Descending Fan Party

Meet the cast and see exclusive clips of upcoming Danny Trejo movie The Darkness Descending

Syrah Wine Parlor, 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets

 

Social TV and Scotch (Jul 20, 4:30 – 5:45 pm) - Party

Join Lost Remote, the Shorty Awards, and GetGlue for an informal hang out.

open common area, 2nd floor, Hilton Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92101

#sdccsocialtv and call or text Natan Edelsburg at 646-528-7202.

Tickets: Free but limited

 

Odd Ball 2013 (Jul 20, 5 pm – 1:30 am)

LOUNGEsix invites all oddballs.  Drink specials all night.  Costumes encouraged!

LOUNGEsix at Jsix, 616 J Street, San Diego, CA, 92101

No cover charge

Adults 21+ only.

 

 

We Put the Spring in Springfield: The Music of the Simpsons (Jul 20, 5:30 – 6:30 pm)

C3 Performing Arts Center , 4579 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA

Tickets: $26.87 with fees

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Allison Lonsdale and Eben Brooks in Concert (Jul 20, 6 – 8 pm) – Music

Original songs about sex, science and God, full of metaphors from math, physics, biology, the supernatural, comic books, Tibetan Buddhism, and role-playing games.

Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Ave., San Diego CA

Free

 

7th Annual Comic-Con Zombie Walk and Pub Crawl (Jul 20, 6:00 pm, arrive no later than 6:20, Walk starts 6:30)

Children’s Park, Martin Luther King Promenade, San Diego, CA 92101

Come as a zombie or come to watch

- The zombiewalk starts promptly at 6:30PM at Island & 1st Avenue, don't be late or you'll miss joining the walk.
- We'll end near The Haunted Hotel, so all the under-21 crowd and those not joining the pub crawl can go check out their ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE theme this year (too cool!) and visit our friends, Zombie Apocalypse Store Las Vegas, in their pop-up shop downstairs at The Haunted Hotel!
- Those joining us for the pub crawl will follow our walk leaders to the first spot on our list.
- We'll hang out there for a while and then head to the next spot... and so on and so forth.
- Goodies will be given out along the way.
- At some point, we'll end up at a venue very close to The Haunted Hotel. And you may want to beware of Captain Comic-Con... just saying ;)

Free

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Marvel Vs Capcom Zombies (Jul 20, 6:30 pm) – Marvel vs Capcom Cosplay event in coordination with Zombie Walk (above)

 

Kee and Peele in Concert (Jul 20, 7 pm) - Comedy

Balboa Theater, 868 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA

Tickets: $42.35

 

Brian Posehn in Concert (Jul 20, 7:30 pm) - Comedy

The American Comedy Co., 818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $24

 

Indiegogo and The Crowdfund Mafia: After Party (Jul 20, 7 pm – 12 am)

http://indiegogo-crowdfundmafia-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=10

Henry’s Pub, 618 5th Ave., San Diego CA 92101
See 1pm for panel discussion.
Free, Must RSVP (above) includes 2 drink tickets.

No Laughs Allowed: Internet Comedy is Serious Sh!t (Jul 20, 7 – 9 pm)

Comedy from the web’s most sucessful comedians, along with sneak-peek footage and prize giveaways.  Ticket also includes after-party festivities for 21+.
7-9pm, Reading Gaslamp Cinema, 701 5th Ave., San Diego CA 92101
Tickets $8

 

Comic Book Legal Defense Find Art Auction (Jul 20, 7:30-9:30 pm)

Author and activist Cory Doctorow kicks off this year's auction with a special introduction. Take home pieces by luminaries such as Jim Lee, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Adlard, Jock, Yoshitaka Amano, Jill Thompson, Jeffrey Brown, Alan Moore, Paul Pope, Cliff Chiang, Jonathan Case, Brandon Graham, James Stokoe, and dozens more!

Bidder and Non Bidder tickets available.

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

All Ages

 

Nightmare on Fifth Street (Jul 20, Hours TBA)

Zombie Apocalypse Party with an intriguing tribute to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

McFadden’s, 731 5th Ave., San Diego CA

21 and older

 

Comic-Con Nerd-A-Thon: Geek Rock and Comic Vixens (Jul 20, 8 pm) – Geek Rock and Comic Book Burlesque

The Ruby Room, 1271 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

MegaRan, DualCore, Wordburglar, Danimal Cannon

Tickets: $21.69 (two night tickets seem to be sold out)

 

Gilbert Castellanos Presents Jazz Meets Star Wars (Jul 20, 8 – 11 pm)

Creative Jazz Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos and his All-Star Ensemble showcase jazz arrangements of Star Wars music

98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd #110  San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $16.52 including service fee, $20 at door

 

Patton Oswalt Live (Jul 20, 8 – 10 pm) – Comedy

Spreckles Theater, 121 Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets:  $36.45

 

Video Games Live (Jul 20, 8 – 10 pm) – Immersive event of game music created by the game industry

San Diego Civic Theater, 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101

Free:  RSVP at the Facebook site

 

Gotham Girls Burlesque (July 20, 8 pm) – Comicbook Adult Review

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

Tickets: $12.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door

Adults Only

 

Captain Comic Con’s DrinkaPalooza Party (Jul 20, 9 pm - ?)

Wet Willies, 555 Market Street, San Diego CA

Free, but pay for own drinks

Adults 21+ only

 

Chris Hardwick and The Nerdist – Live! (Jul 20, 9:30 pm)

Guest:  Matt Smith

Balboa Theater, 868 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA

Tickets: $37.25

 

We Put the Spring in Springfield: The Music of the Simpsons (Jul 20, 9:30 – 10:30 pm)

C3 Performing Arts Center , 4579 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA

Tickets: $26.87 with fees

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Brian Posehn in Concert (Jul 20, 9:30 pm) - Comedy

The American Comedy Co., 818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $24

 

Superheroes vs Supevillains party (Jul 20, 10 pm – 4 am) – Gay nightclub

The Perry Twins, DJ Marcel Hetu.  Cosplay strongly encouraged.

Spin, 2028 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92110

Discounted cover for anyone who dresses up.

Adults 21+ only.

 

Patton Oswald Live (Jul 20, 10:30 pm – 12:30 am) – Comedy

Spreckles Theater, 121 Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets:  $36.45

 

Adult Swim + iHEARTCOMIX Present The Eric Andre Show Live! (Jul 20, 11 pm) – Comedy

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $12.50 general admission (standing)

 

Deathsquad Midnight Show (Jul 21, 12 – 3 am) - Comedy

The American Comedy Co., 818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Tickets: $19

                                                                   

‘Super You & Me’ at Intervention Sunday (Jul 21, 12 – 7 pm)

Comic-Con themed pool party with Luminox and Deorro and DJ Laidback Luke

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

Tickets: $30

Dress Code:  Superhero

 

Comic-Concert 2013, The Comic-Con After Party (Jul 21, 7 pm)

Whiskey Girl, 702 5th Ave., San Diego, California 92101

$5 donation requested at door.

Adults 21+ only

 

Superhero’s Night Out (Jul 27, 5 – 8 pm)

Superhero-themed activities, dinner, dancing, prize drawings and costume contests!

New Children’s Museum, 200 West Island Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: Adults $30 ($35 non museum members); children $25 ($30 non members)

All Ages

 

 
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