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Comic-Con officially kicks off this Thursday! Check out below for special deals and fun happening around the Gaslamp Quarter!

Featured Photo Credit: Rachel Kim

Fan Deals:

Westin Gaslamp Quarter

Power up your morning at Ingredients Grab n Go with Frappuccino® Blended Beverage specials that will include the Pokemon Go (Vanilla bean base with raspberry syrup and whole blueberries) and Cinna-Con (Vanilla bean base with cinnamon dolce). Recharge after a day at Comic Con in Pinzimini Bar with specialty SUPERfood cocktails boosted with fresh juice available for $10 each. Make a healthier happy hour choice with selections that include the Hulk featuring Dulce Vida Tequila, Green Tomato Juice, Fresh Pressed Zucchini Juice and Cilantro Jalapeno Simple Syrup, or cheers with friends with Pinzimini’s Blonde Ale available for just $5 on draft. For dining, nosh on Ninja Turtle-approved Pizza Specials also available at Pinzimini Bar.

When: Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 23

Where: 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Westin Gaslamp Quarter

THE US GRANT

Free Haikus

Enjoy a side of FREE Haikus with breakfast, lunch or cocktails! The Haiku Guys and Gals will create personalized haiku poems on the spot for all who inquire. Stop by and let the witty string of words tickle your mind. A commemorative type written print of your personalized haiku is also included.

Thursday, July 20 | Intermittent times throughout the day

Tohrren Square Cocktail Special

The Vieux Carre trolley will feature a limited time special edition cocktail exclusively created for Comic Con! Inspired by Game of Thrones, the “Tohrren Square” cocktail (Scotch, Sweet Vermouth, Cynar, Essence of Oak and Pastis) will be available for $19, crafted tableside in THE US GRANT Lobby.

Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 23 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: THE US GRANT

Horton Grand Hotel

A multi-lingual original music and dance artist, Lele Rose began her career at the young age of four when she sat down at the piano and started playing tunes by ear. Early on she was trained in classical piano, ballet, tap, jazz, and vocals. At a young age, greatly influenced by Michael Jackson and Madonna, Lele combined the classic with the new and moved into piano rock and hip-hop dance. She refined her hip-hop dance skills at the Broadway Dance Center, NYC.

The Horton Grand will also have the following food items available for purchase in a food cart:

  • cheeseburgers, hotdogs, churro bites, chips, soda cans, waters, tortilla chips w/ cheese sauce, breaded teriyaki chicken burgers, pineapple, corn and chicken rice balls

When: Thursday, July 20

Where: 311 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Horton Grand Hotel

Garage Kitchen + Bar

Where: 655 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Garage Kitchen + Bar

The Shout! House

Thursday 7/20 – Dueling Dizzney

What would Comic Con be without a little Disney magic?

Join us Thursday 7/20 for Dueling Dizzney!! Doors open at 7pm and pianos at 8:00. No cover before 8pm. No cover all night  with Comic con badge or costume

  • $3 Coors Light
  • $5 Red Bull Bomb Shots
  • $14 Miller High Life Buckets (5 beers)

Where: 655 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Shout! House

Le Parfait Paris

There’s nothing more refreshing than a Pokémon-inspired cocktail during an afternoon of Comic Con festivities! Stop by Le Parfait Paris in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter from July 19th to 23rd to sample their three featured sorbet mimosas: The Poké-Mango, Mew Berry, and Lemon Fennekin, each one made with Alain Milliat fruit juices and topped with a signature Le Parfait macaron. Meanwhile, look for house made chocolate superheroes popping up atop each of their other dessert selections throughout the weekend. Make your Comic Con experience extra sweet this year with Le Parfait!

When: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23

Where: 555 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Le Parfait Paris

Modern Times Beer Dinner at BIGA

This Comic Con, the devastatingly delicious beers of Modern Times Beer Co meets the thoroughly tantalizing cuisine of BIGA for a tremendously thoughtful 3-course meal showcasing the stunning bounty of our county.

This would not be stupendously special without something that ties us to Comic Con.  Shall we present the unlikely intersection of Geekdom, Beer & Intellect with our Inaugural Star Wars Spelling Bee?  Yes!

Unsurprisingly, we don’t stop there! We will also have a keg of Modern Times Monthly Release, more amazing than the dual suns of Tatooine.

Astoundingly, tickets are only $35 when you buy them online and $45 at the door.

When: Thursday, July 20 7PM

Where: 950 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Modern Times Beer Dinner at BIGA

The Cat Cafe

As in prior years, admissions to interact with the cats at The Cat Cafe will be available for purchase. We are holding the price at the same level as last year. So, for $15, you will get a food or drink item and half an hour with the cats.

Spots will be available starting at 8:00 AM, and go for 30 minutes. We will then give the cats 15 minutes to relax without people being in the playpen, and we’ll begin the cycle again. The last spot will begin at 3:30 and end at 4:00.

Last year, most of these time slots filled up and we had to turn people away. So please make sure you avoid disappointment and book your spot early to get the one you want.

When: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23

Where: 472 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Cat Cafe

Cafe Sevilla

Superhero Spanish Cubano Sandwich –  Roasted pork, manchego cheese, caramelized onions and dijon on toasted baguette served with your choice of drink for $15!

Spanish Tapas, Sangria and Live Music Every night!

Where: 353 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Cafe Sevilla

Ciro’s Pizzeria & Beerhouse

Comic-Con Lunch special:
2 Slices & Craft Beer for $12
or 2 Slices & Fountain Drink for $9

Comic-Con Happy Hour:
$2 Slices & $2 Off Craft Beers from 3p-6p

When: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23

Where: 536 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Ciro’s Pizzeria & Beerhouse

Hard Rock Cafe

Calling all super heroes! We’re hosting the 4th Annual True Hero Comic Book Drive for the United States Marine Corps from Monday, July 17, 2017 – Sunday, July 23, 2017. The first 300 people who donate a comic book will receive a free limited-edition True Hero VIP lanyard that includes a San Diego Cityscape image. The San Diego Cityscape image is the perfect accessory to accompany the Superhero Girl Pin Set available for purchase on July 17th, 2017 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shop

When: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23

Where: 801 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Hard Rock Cafe

The Nolen

In celebration of Comic-Con, The Nolen will be offering three unique cocktails inspired by the spirit of the convention. The Nolen’s location in the heart of the Gaslamp (and 14 floor above), makes it the perfect respite from the craziness below. They will be offering the following cocktails.

  • Bruce Banner — Pepperoncini vodka, cucumber, pineapple, lime, celery bitters
  • The Dark Knight — Gin, honey, cucumber, lemon, charcoal
  • Wonder Woman — Mezcal, tequila, lemon, blackberry shrub, pineapple

When: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23

Where: 453 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Nolen

Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway

The “Dusty Rabbit” is a signature cocktail contest wherein merchants will honor the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed “Rabbitville” into the thriving dining and entertainment district it is today! We’re challenging mixologists, bars, and restaurants from around the Gaslamp Quarter to create a cocktail named the Dusty Rabbit. Each location’s recipe is open to interpretation and may include any kind of spirit or alcohol uniquely reflective of the establishment.

Local mixologists are competing to develop our signature anniversary cocktail and we need your help to pick a winner! The Top 5 locations with the most engagement on Instagram and email will be served at our 150th Anniversary Birthday Party (Date TBD) and ticket holders to that event will then vote for their favorite Dusty Rabbit! By supporting your favorite Dusty Rabbit, you will also be entered for a chance to win a special Gaslamp Quarter 150th Anniversary Package! Just post a picture on Instagram and tag your location and #DustyRabbit or email to info@gaslamp.org to enter!

Where: 24 Locations throughout the Gaslamp Quarter

For more information, please visit: Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway

Art Exhibitions:

Rabbitville – A Hop-Up Gallery

The Gaslamp Quarter Association is proud to announce a limited exhibition of the “Rabbitville” public art project during the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International. This four-day long “hop-up gallery” will feature many of the rabbit sculptures which celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Gaslamp Quarter. Located at 453 Fifth Avenue, the gallery will be open to the public from Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd from 10:00AM-8:00PM and Sunday 11:00AM-5:00PM. Photos of Gaslamp’s history, limited edition t-shirts, and photo opportunities with the iconic rabbits will be available.

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 10AM – 8PM
  • Sunday, July 23 11AM – 5PM

Where: 453 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 9210

For more information, please visit: Rabbitville – A Hop-Up Gallery

Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts

Star Trek: Discovery Gallery Experience

CBS is creating a fully immersive STAR TREK: DISCOVERY experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego); Comic-Con badges are not mandatory for entry. The exhibit, running Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23, will feature the debut of – and a photo opportunity with – the U.S.S. Discovery Captain’s Chair and will show case additional props, costumes, sketches and more from STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary, limited edition STAR TREK: DISCOVERY posters and the location will also house an official Star Trek Shop with items exclusive to Comic-Con.

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 11:00AM – 9:00PM
  • Sunday, July 23 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Where: 363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Star Trek: Discovery Gallery Experience

Chuck Jones Gallery

Celebrating a Legend // The Artwork of Chuck Jones – 7PM – 10PM

Meet Chuck Jones’s grandson, Craig Kausen, and play along as we celebrate our 40th anniversary bringing the best art of American POP Culture to you! Games! Prizes! Fun for the whole family!

The Pixar Way – 7PM – 10PM

“Chuck Jones is alive and well at Pixar everyday,” said John Lasseter. Pixar has long credited Chuck Jones as an important influence in their work. Join us this evening as we present an exhibition of work from such Pixar artists as Pete Doctor, Bob Pauley, Tia Kratter, Randy Barrett, and Ralph Eggleston, plus others!

When: Thursday, July 20

Where: 232 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Chuck Jones Gallery

Sparks Gallery

Over the last decade, 3A has commemorated benchmark achievements with the incredibly diverse Venture art showcases across the globe. With every Venture, fans are invited to a massive gathering of 3A’s art, toys, sculptures, and unique blend of DIY culture along with a selection of like-minded artists – all curated by Ashley Wood.

The summer of 2017 brings with it the first ever Venture in the United States, and will bookend this era of 3A with US Venture Epilogue in San Diego to celebrate the culmination of all that has come before and to welcome the next exhilarating chapters to come!

Ashley Wood is thrilled to be joined by returning Venture artists Siuyin, William Wray, Seattle artist Syd Bee, as well as renowned comic book artists and designers Paul Pope and Geof Darrow!

When:

  • THURSDAY JULY 20TH 10AM – 6PM. OPEN TO PUBLIC
  • FRIDAY JULY 21ST 10AM – 6PM. OPEN TO PUBLIC
  • SATURDAY JULY 22ND 10AM – 6PM. OPEN TO PUBLIC
  • SUNDAY JULY 23RD 10AM – 4PM. OPEN TO PUBLIC

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sparks Gallery

Comic-Con Art Show at Manchester Grand Hyatt

Comic-Con Art Show moves to the Manchester Grand Hyatt in Grand Ballroom C on the lobby level of the hotel!

The Art Show is open to the public. You do not need a Comic-Con badge to attend or purchase art!

Whether you’re looking for drawings, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, or even something more unusual, you’ll find an eclectic and beautiful selection of items in Comic-Con’s Art Show.

The Art Show contains original works for sale by both amateurs and professionals. It also displays the nominated books and comics for this year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and houses a special exhibit devoted to members of the Will Eisner Hall of Fame.

Many of the original pieces displayed by artists are for sale by silent or voice auction. Some pieces are marked for quick sale. Bidder numbers and Art Show information can be obtained from the administration table inside the Art Show. You must be 18 or older and have legal identification to purchase artwork, and payments may be made with cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard.

There will be a catered Opening Night Mixer on Thursday from 7pm – 9pm to welcome the public! Again, no SDCC badge needed!

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 11AM – 9PM
  • Sunday, July 23 12PM – 7PM

Where: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: Comic-Con Art Show at Manchester Grand Hyatt

Entertainment:

6th Annual Cosplay Contest at Henry’s Pub

Its that time again… Comic Con Week.. Get those creative juices flowing and rock your best home made costume for our.

6th Annual COSPLAY COSTUME CONTEST
Thursday July 20th
***** $1000 First Prize Winner*****
Brought to you by – HENRYS PUB & GLOBAL BPM

Entertainment by
Kyle Flesch
YODAH
Antonio Aguilera

Check in time is 9pm- 10:30pm | Contest @ 11:30 pm
– All costumes must be home-made
– Top 15 will be judged on stage

DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT LONG | LATE NIGHT KITCHEN TILL 12AM

21 + UP | $10 / DOOR | 9PM START
Table Reservation and Bottle Service Available.

When: Thursday, July 20 9:00PM

Where: 618 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: 6th Annual Cosplay Contest at Henry’s Pub

 

A Meet-Up of Our Own: Ten Years of the OTW at Analog

Ten years ago, fans from around the world came together to create the Organization for Transformative Works and start to build An Archive of Our Own – a permanent home for all our creativity! Whatever your fandom, join OTW staffers, supporters, AO3 users, and others to swap stories/recs/links, flail and squee about your fandom and celebrate being a fan over drinks (cash bar) and nibblies (courtesy of the OTW and the Re:Create Coalition).
Promotional Sponsorship from the Superwiki, MuggleNet, The Baker Street Babes, FictionAlley and the Re:Create Copyright Coalition.
Fandom is our fandom; let’s celebrate it!

When: Thursday, July 20 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Where: 801 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: A Meet-Up of Our Own: Ten Years of the OTW at Analog

 

Kristian Nairn at Omnia

Kristian Nairn, also known as Hodor from Game of Thrones, brings his epic Rave of Thrones to Comic-Con week, at the Omnia Nightclub on Thursday, July 20 at 9PM.

Tickets are now on sale, and range from $20 for a general admission ticket to $50 for a VIP Bar Card Package, which includes a $50 gift card to the bar.

When: Thursday, July 20 9PM – 11:30PM

Where: 454 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Kristian Nairn at Omnia

 

Destination: Funimation at Whiskey Girl

No badge? No problem! Special guests, photo booth, airbrush tattoos, signings, giveaways and more — we’ve got you covered!

If you’re in San Diego during Comic Con, stop by Destination : Funimation @ Whiskey Girl 702 5th Ave.
FREE
 ENTRY for all! Doors open at 2pm. Happy Hour 7pm-11pm with themed drink specials!

PLUS, free drink ticket for every attendee!
+1 additional drink ticket for FunimationNow subscribers. (As well as priority access. Skip the line!)
+1 additional drink ticket when you sign up for Funimation emails.

First come, first served at the door. RSVP does not guarantee entry. Admission subject to capacity.

We will have special guests throughout the day for signings and more!

When: Thursday, July 20 2PM

Where: 702 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Destination: Funimation at Whiskey Girl

 

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Happy Hour at Hard Rock Hotel

20th Century Fox is kicking off this year’s San Diego Comic-Con with their Kingsman: The Golden Circle presentation this Thursday, July 20th at 11am PT in Hall H. In celebration of that, the studio is inviting SDCC goers age 21 and over to celebrate by attending the Kingsman Happy Hour from 4-7pm PT this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Perhaps you’re in the mood for a yummy Poppy Burger? Or maybe a fine Statesman cocktail? Then Poppy — the ’50s nostalgia-loving villain played by Oscar winner Julianne Moore — has got you covered!

When: Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 4PM – 7PM

Where: 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Kingsman: The Golden Circle Happy Hour at Hard Rock Hotel

 

2017 9th Annual Comic-Con Beer Bust at Quad Alehouse

Women in Animation proudly presents

The 2017 9th Annual Comic-Con Beer Bust San Diego

Join Women in Animation with our amazing co-host Nickelodeon, Starburns Industries, ASIFA-Hollywood, Technicolor, and Summit Talent & Literacy Agency for a thrilling evening of connecting with the most creative and innovative in the worldwide animation industries.

When: Thursday, July 20 6PM – 9PM

Where: 868 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: 2017 9th Annual Comic-Con Beer Bust at Quad Alehouse

 

w00tstock 9.0 at Balboa Theatre

A Thursday-before-SDCC tradition, w00tstock is an evening of comedy, music, and general nerdery. Hosts Adam Savage (Mythbusters) and comedy musicians Paul and Storm gather a fabulous array of celebs, nerds and nerd celebs for a full night of hilarious and surprising entertainment.

When: Thursday, July 20 7PM

Where: 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: w00tstock 9.0 at Balboa Theatre

 

Bangarang Heroes and Rebels at Bassmnt

Are you ready to party at one of San Diego’s top nightclubs… COMIC CON STYLE?! Join actor Dante Basco (Rufio in HOOK, Prince Zuko in AVATAR: The Last Airbender) as he throws down some sick beats at the best COMIC CON after-party on Thursday night of con! At 9pm opening we debut his short film BANGARANG (Rufio origins), for 12min at the beginning of the night with a brief QA by the actors and director and then at 9:30 the party kicks off, including RUFIO HIMSELF ON DJ!

When: Thursday, July 20 9PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bangarang Heroes and Rebels at Bassmnt

 

Sevilla Nightclub

$100 off any bottle priced at $250 or more! Free entry with card during Comic Con

Spanish Tapas, Sangria and Live Music Every night!

Where: 353 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sevilla Nightclub

DJ Uncle Blazer at Bang Bang

Workaholics star Blake Anderson has begun spinning under his new moniker “DJ Uncle Blazer” and brings his set to Bang Bang during Comic-Con!

When: Thursday, July 20 10PM

Where: 526 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: DJ Uncle Blazer at Bang Bang

 

House of Blues – Sal Vulcano w/ Special Guests: Roy Wood Jr & Theo Von

Staten Island native Sal Vulcano has been doing comedy for years, best known for starring in truTV’s “Impractical Jokers.” In addition to performing as part of The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe to sold-out crowds, he’s been featured on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening,” and hosts a podcast with Brian Quinn entitled “What Say You?”

When: Thursday, July 20 6:30PM

Where: 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: House of Blues – Sal Vulcano w/ Special Guests: Roy Wood Jr & Theo Von

 

Stargate 20th Anniversary Fandom Party hosted by Legion M at Side Bar

Stargate fans are some of the most passionate and dedicated in all of the TV universe! 20 years after Stargate SG-1 premiered, fans are still active and engaged with the franchise through social/digital channels, fanart, fanfic, conventions, and meetups. We are bringing to San Diego Comic-Con new and exciting opportunities for the fans to get involved! Join us as we celebrate the past 20 years of fandom with a Stargate Fandom Party – just for you! The party is hosted by LEGION M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, and will feature a Stargate Cosplay Contest, Classic Stargate Trivia Challenge, Exclusive video and Giveaways for fans!

When: Thursday, July 20 7:30PM – 10:00PM

Where: 536 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Stargate 20th Anniversary Fandom Party hosted by Legion M at Side Bar

 

Comic-Con Kickoff Party at Oxford Social Club

Comic-Con Kickoff Party at Oxford Social Club with music by Decon and support by Fishfonics!

When: Thursday, July 20

Where: 435 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Comic-Con Kickoff Party at Oxford Social Club

 

American Comedy Co.

Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me” and Comedy Central’s “The High Court”) hosts a podcast where he talks to his hilarious special surprise guests about his first love…movies! To have a chance at winning some prizes, bring a movie themed name tag!

When: Thursday, July 20 8:00 PM

Where: 818 B 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: American Comedy Co.

Conan at Spreckels Theater

Conan O’Brien returns to San Diego Comic-Con and The Spreckels Theater with an all-star lineup of guests this year for his Wednesday – Saturday tapings.

Where: 121 Broadway, Suite 600, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Conan at Spreckels Theater

 

Her Universe Fashion Show at Manchester Grand Hyatt

4th Annual Her Universe Fashion Show Presented by Her Universe and Hot Topic

Designers will compete to win the opportunity to design a fashion collection with Her Universe for Hot Topic. Hosted by actress, entrepreneur and founder of Her Universe Ashley Eckstein, the competition will feature a panel of celebrity judges and industry insiders.

When: Thursday, July 20 6PM

Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt The Harbor Ballroom 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Her Universe Fashion Show at Manchester Grand Hyatt

 

Activations:

Snoopy & Belle In Fashion at Bubbles Boutique

Peanuts Worldwide is bringing their Snoopy & Belle in Fashion exhibit to San Diego Comic-Con this year. The exhibit, which features more than 40 pairs of dolls of Snoopy and his sister Belle decked out in iconic fashions from the ages, will be hosting a special Peanuts pop-up store at 226 Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp beginning on Thursday, July 20 (11AM-9PM daily).

They’ll also be debuting a brand new set of dolls at the convention – from tokidoki.

Simone Legno, tokidoki’s co-founder and CCO, told THR that it’s a chance to update the characters in an unexpected way, and that he’ll be adding “an internet-inspired, global feel to the Peanuts history.”

The two brands have also collaborated on a Comic-Con exclusive tote bag.

When: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23 11AM – 9PM

Where: 226 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: Snoopy & Belle In Fashion at Bubbles Boutique

NBC’s Midnight, Texas at Tin Fish 

NBC’s annual takeover of the Tin Fish Gaslamp restaurant continues this year, with the restaurant and surrounding area set to be overtaken by Midnight, Texas.

The restaurant itself will be transformed into “Home Cooking”, the restaurant from the series. Fans will find not only a good (but busy) lunch spot inside, but also live tarot card readings.

Outside the restaurant, you’ll be able to transport yourself to Midnight, Texas as you pass through some of the town’s iconic locations including the Pawn Shop, Fiji’s house, Tattoo Parlor, Olivia’s Armory, and a pet cemetery. Each part of town will immerse fans deeper into the world as you continue your journey inside lead character Manfred’s house. Once inside, Manfred will expose guests to a thrilling 4D experience (that of course also includes a shareable GIF, because what doesn’t these days?).

You can also interact with hidden Snapcodes that unlock exclusive custom videos, content pieces and games and more. NBC will also have four Snapchat filters that are timed out throughout Saturday and Sunday as fans visit the outdoor activation.

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Friday, July 21 11AM – 7PM
  • Saturday, July 22 – Sunday, July 23 10AM – 6PM

Where: 170 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: NBC’s Midnight, Texas at Tin Fish 

Your Opinion Sucks: Rotten Tomatoes Fans, Critics & Filmmakers Face Off at Omnia

Think you know more than the critics? Join Rotten Tomatoes in San Diego for a face-off against some of your favorite critics, and surprise celebrity guests. Live at the Omnia Nightclub, voice your opinion about a film or TV show you love, hate, or love to hate, then debate your point with the panel.

From superheroes to The Godfather or even 80’s cult classics, no theme is off limits. The audience gets to join in by voting “fresh” or “rotten” with their own Tomatometer signs and share their thoughts live on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #rtyos.

Surprise guests will drop in and prizes will given away through the event.

When: Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 12PM

Where: 454 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: Your Opinion Sucks: Rotten Tomatoes Fans, Critics & Filmmakers Face Off at Omnia

The Netflix Experience at the Hilton Gaslamp

The Netflix Experience is coming to the Hilton Gaslamp. Stop by on Thursday-Saturday from 11AM-8PM daily, or Sunday between 11AM-3PM, for sneak peeks of upcoming originals, exclusive giveaways, and more. You’ll also be able to visit the virtual [reality] Upside Down with Stranger Things, get immersed into the world of Bright, and dive into the streets of New York with Marvel’s The Defenders.

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 11AM – 8PM
  • Sunday, July 23 11AM – 3PM

Where: 401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: The Netflix Experience at the Hilton Gaslamp

AMC DeadQuarters

AMC is bringing DeadQuarters, the official fan zone headquarters for all things The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead at Comic-Con this year.

The offsite will be located directly across from the Convention Center (just off 4th Ave). Stop by and test your swing at the Negan Batting Cages, score a chance to meet cast members, and so much more.

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 11AM – 6PM
  • Sunday, July 23 11AM – 4PM

Where: MLK Promenade 401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: AMC DeadQuarters

Amazon’s Tick Takeover

Fans will have the opportunity to immerse themselves into the world of The Tick at Amazon Prime Video’s Tick Takeover, a movie set level design experience positioned directly across from the San Diego Convention Center on MLK Promenade (on the corner of 1st and J street). With fully built out buildings from “The City,” a twenty-foot tall animatronic Tick head and “Easter eggs” harkening back to the show, The Tick Takeover is poised to give fans the journey of a lifetime.  Each “Citizen” will leave this enveloping SDCC highlight feeling more connected to the Amazon Original Series than ever before.

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 9AM – 6PM
  • Sunday, July 23 9AM – 5PM

Where: MLK Promenade 401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: Amazon’s Tick Takeover

The Blade Runner 2049 Experience at MLK Promenade

Fans who are eagerly anticipating the long-awaited “Blade Runner” sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step into the unique world of Alcon Entertainment’s new film, months before its October 6th theatrical release. Located in the heart of San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter, the Blade Runner 2049 Experience will replicate the movie’s setting, complete with the unique sights, sounds and atmosphere of Los Angeles, circa 2049. Presented by Alcon Entertainment and Johnnie Walker, the activation will be open to the public over Comic-Con weekend—Thursday, July 20th, to Sunday, July 23rd. Everyone is welcome; you do not need a Comic-Con badge to enter.

Setting the tone, the experience begins as guests enter through a gallery of art from “Blade Runner 2049.” An Oculus VR experience will immerse visitors in the world of the film. But that is just the start: as the VR presentation ends, guests will walk into a neon-lit Los Angeles street scene, where they should be prepared to experience what our potential future holds, including impromptu tests to determine if they are humans…or replicants.

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Friday, July 21 10AM – 7PM
  • Saturday, July 22 9AM – 7PM
  • Sunday, July 23 10AM – 6PM

Where: MLK Promenade 401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: The Blade Runner 2049 Experience at MLK Promenade

Adult Swim on the Green

We’re back on the Green! Did you miss us? We missed you! Come spend a leisurely afternoon on the back of a ferocious beast gallivanting through It’s A Fish Hole, or get a six-minute mind massage from the upgraded Meatwad Dome 4D Experience – now with motion seats. We’ve got all new games, friends, prizes, fun, streams (of the live variety), motorized animals, a tarot card reader, dart throwing, a claw machine and shade. Play for glory and be rewarded accordingly! It’s going to be like a choose-your-own-adventure game in real life.

FREE | 18 YRS+ | Comic-Con badge not required

When: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23 1PM – 6PM

Where: Convention Way & Fifth Avenue Pier, Behind the Convention Center

For more information and tickets, please visit: Adult Swim on the Green

Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot will still be represented at San Diego Comic-Con this year with an offsite experience, even though the series won’t be getting a panel. On Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 from 11AM-7PM, or Sunday, July 23 from 11AM-4PM, fans can stop by E Corp’s Bank of E (327 4th Avenue between J Street and Island Avenue) to receive their own E Corp card, loaded with E Coin cryptocurrency.

The E Corp card, which can also be opened online at e-coin.com, can be used throughout San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter for food, drinks and other surprises at participating retailers (TBA). Best of all? You can also visit the show’s infamous Red Wheelbarrow BBQ, located next door to the Bank of E, and present your E Corp card for a BBQ meal.

There will be more chances to uncover clues, hints, and surprises throughout the show – so keep your eyes and ears peeled.

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 11AM – 7PM
  • Sunday, July 23 11AM – 4PM

Where: 327 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: Mr. Robot

Game of Thrones “Winter is Here” Experience at L Street Fine Art Gallery

HBO returns to their usual site at 628 L Street (across from the Omni Hotel) for the Winter Is Here experience. Fans who stop by will be welcomed to an immersive experience where fans can find individual, shareable touchpoints based on the world of Game of Thrones.

Upon entering the “winterized” entrance, fans will be registered with their own Dragonglass RFID wristband that will capture each touch point of a fan’s journey throughout the activation, producing individual links with ready-to-be-shared pieces of content. The journey will take fans through Winterfell, Dragonstone, King’s Landing and North of the Wall. Every guest that goes through the experience will be given a custom SDCC Night King Funko Pop! Figure, a t-shirt featuring the Night King key art, and an exclusive Robert Ball Episode 701 mini-post

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 11AM – 5PM
  • Friday, July 21 11AM – 5PM
  • Saturday, July 22 10AM – 5PM
  • Sunday, July 23 9AM – 1PM

Where: 628 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: Game of Thrones “Winter is Here” Experience at L Street Fine Art Gallery

Kody Kapow: Kapower Up Training Camp at Petco Park

NBCU’s Sprout/Universal Kid is kicking off the launch of their new original series, Kody Kapow, with a special event in Petco Park called Kody Kapow: Kapower Up Training Camp

Sprout invites kids and families to use their muscles and minds on a transformative journey filled with high energy martial arts and immersive experiences in the Kody Kapow: Kapower Up Training Camp, designed to allow each child discover his or her inner superhero.

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 9AM – 6PM
  • Sunday, July 23 9AM – 5PM

Where: 100 park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: Kody Kapow: Kapower Up Training Camp at Petco Park

FANDOM FEST at Petco Interactive Zone

Celebrate San Diego Comic-Con this year at home and in San Diego with the first-ever FANDOM Fest, located at the nearby Petco Interactive Zone and streamed for fans to watch across the world. FANDOM and Pepsi have teamed up to bring you news reactions, exclusive fan panels, celebrity guests, quiz shows, and more every day of SDCC.

And those of you lucky enough to be attending SDCC in person can also experience the FANDOM Fantasy Food Truck, serving up free food inspired by your favorite movies and shows — and paired with an ice-cold Pepsi.

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 10AM – 6PM
  • Sunday, July 23 10AM – 3PM

Where: Petco Interactive Zone 100 park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: FANDOM FEST at Petco Interactive Zone

Kong: Skull Island Activation

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Legendary invite you to experience firsthand the primordial wonders of Kong: Skull Island. The MonsterVerse comes to life at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 as fans get to visit a Monarch Containment Zone which houses the gigantic bones of Kong’s ancestors, enter the Iwi temple to uncover the ancient secrets of Skull Island, and navigate the beast-infested jungles of the island for a close encounter with the mighty Kong himself.

When: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23 8:30AM – 7PM

Where: Lawn Behind Omni Hotel, 675 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: Kong: Skull Island Activation

Movie Pilot’s Super News Live channel at Berkeley Pizza

The Super News Live Lounge will bring fans in San Diego and around the world live coverage of . Live shows will feature interviews with top talent, special FX makeup transformations on our hit show Becoming, and video gameplay. Fans visiting San Diego can watch it all go down and be part of our live audience Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21. If you’re heading to San Diego Comic-Con, we’d love for you to swing by and say hi!

When: Thursday, July 20 – Friday, July 21

Where: 539 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: Movie Pilot’s Super News Live channel at Berkeley Pizza

Nerdvania Pop-Up Shop at Atomic

Nerdvania.net will be at Atomic in Downtown San Diego during Comic Con. Just a 10 minute walk from the San Diego Convention Center and located in the heart of the historic San Diego Gaslamp.
Shop for Funko Pop, vinyl toys, comic books, Pokemon, Marvel, DC Universe, and more!
The pop up shop is open to everyone. That means SDCC badge holders and non badge holders.
Thursday night we will be open late to party and will be giving Funko Pop! Chases along with chances to win freebies all weekend!
All ages are welcome until 9pm.
This is a free event and does not require a ticket.
Come in and shop at the Nerdvania pop up shop (located on the 2rd floor in the Tiki Room) then enjoy a nice cold drink with some tasty tacos at Michos (located on the 1st floor).
Feel like staying out late? Michos is open til 9pm Mon-Fri. Atomic is open till last call 7 days a week and has an assortment of great beers and cocktails.

When:

  • Wednesday, July 19 12pm-6pm
  • Thursday, July 20 12pm – Late
  • Friday, July 21 12pm-8pm
  • Saturday, July 22 2pm-8pm
  • Sunday, July 23 2pm-8pm

Where: 762 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information and tickets, please visit: Nerdvania Pop-Up Shop at Atomic

Pinup Pop Up at Horton Plaza Park

The Oblong Box Shop, Spiffing, Misfit Menagerie and Match Accessories are proud to present our first-ever Comic Con Pop Up Boutique!
Open Daily from 10am-9pm, featuring:
-Original novelty print designs from The Oblong Box Shop
-Geeky & Cheeky jewelry, prints, and apparel from Spiffing
-Fanciful faux taxidermy, headbands, and plushies from Misfit Menagerie
-Vintage style brooches and jewelry from Match Accessories

-Daily raffles…
-Comic Con Exclusives
-Swag bags for the first 10 shoppers daily!
-Custom-made nerdy jewelry and art prints on-site

When: Wednesday, July 19 – Sunday, July 23

  • Opening reception 4-9pm on Wednesday! 
  • Friday 7/21: Misfit Menagerie Art Opening featuring Bless Your Heart Burlesque RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2u1f1J1

Where: 900 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Pinup Pop Up at Horton Plaza Park

LAIKA

For a limited time, take a tour through LAIKA’s award-winning animation process, featuring extraordinary hand-made production puppets, sets, costumes and props. See special guests and buy rare merch.  Costume characters will roam the streets in and around the LAIKA Experience.

And while you’re there, don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a pair of limited edition Nike shoes* created by famed designer Tinker Hatfield: The Coraline Nike Dunk, The Nike Air Foamposite One ParaNorman and the Kubo XV.  See official rules below.

When:

  • ThursdayJuly 20: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
  • FridayJuly 21: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
  • SaturdayJuly 22: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
  • SundayJuly 23: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Where: 520 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit:  LAIKA

 

The Futurism & Tech Pavilion at The Omni Hotel

The Futurism & Tech Pavilion is excited to show off the latest in tech and innovation at this year’s Comic-Con. Augmented Reality takes center stage with the exclusive launch of Mira Lab’s new headset, accompanied by some exciting new content. We have a wide range of Virtual Reality with incredible companies providing it: Survios’ Raw Data, VR Werx’ Paranormal Activity, Steel Wool’s Mars Odyssey, Project Cars from Bandai, Star VR’s John Wick, The Power Rangers presented by Qualcomm, Arcslinger from Big Red Button, something cool from Framestore (The Avengers and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), VR cubes courtesy of Exit VR, Augmented Reality, as well as mixed reality and 360 domes courtesy of FulldomePro (a relaxing way to enjoy fully immersive entertainment). Sega is presenting an AR Sonic experience and a special concert with the awesome Shota Nakama on Thursday evening, and dome takeover on Friday! We welcome the “A.I. Innovation Fair “with its focus on artificial intelligence, sustainable tech and advanced robotics; Hanson Robotics will be sharing Einstein and their remarkable ground-breaking robots. With more than 9,000 square feet of futurism and cutting edge innovation and immersive entertainment, the Futurism & Tech Pavilion hosted by VRCon is a must-see event at Comic-Con 2017!

When:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 9:30AM – 7:00PM
  • Sunday, July 23 9:30 AM – 5:00PM

Where: 675 L Street, 6th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit:  The Futurism & Tech Pavilion at The Omni Hotel

 

Le Parfait Paris

The Cat Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe

Cafe Sevilla

Ciro's Pizzeria & Beerhouse

Chuck Jones Gallery

Sparks Gallery

McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon

House of Blues

American Comedy Co

Spreckels Theater

Atomic

Horton Plaza Park

LAIKA

Omni Hotel

Westin Gaslamp Quarter

THE US GRANT

Horton Grand Hotel

Garage Kitchen + Bar

The Shout! House

BIGA

The Nolen

Rabbitville - A Hop-Up Gallery

Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts

Manchester Grand Hyatt

Henry's Pub

Analog

Omnia

Whiskey Girl

Hard Rock Hotel

Quad Alehouse

Balboa Theatre

Bassmnt

Sevilla Nightclub

Bang Bang

Side Bar

Oxford Social Club

Bubbles Boutique

Tin Fish

Hilton Gaslamp

MLK Promenade

Petco Park