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Don’t have a Comic-Con badge? No worries! There’s still lots of events, specials and activations happening throughout the Gaslamp Quarter open to everyone! Don’t miss out on all the action and get ready to immerse yourself in all the greatness of Comic-Con!

Fan Deals:


The Defenders of Downtown have arrived at barleymash! Join us for exclusive comic-con themed food and drinks items this weekend starting on Thursday, July 19th! Locals and visitors to San Diego can stop in to barleymash to rest their feet and sip on cocktails like the Pop Tart Party with Skyy Vanilla Vodka, fresh strawberry and a pop tart rim, the Capri Sun Cooler, Toucan Sam, Cuckoo for Coco and Cinnamon Toast Crunch shots!

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

El Chingon

Join us at El Chingon for $13 “Avengers” themed cocktails featuring cocktails such as “The Infinity War” with Deleon platinum, Anco Reyes, lemon, ginger, honey, St. Germaine and lime, “Captain America’s revolution” with Espolon blanco tequila, fresh pineapple, fresh lime, cream of coconut and dry curacao, and so many more!

Full menu will be available all day!

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 560 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Get ready for a SUPER Comic Con menu invading the Gaslamp Quarter! Step into the world of Nintendo at Florent Restaurant & Lounge from 7/19 to 7/22 for food + drink specials!

Bringing you special food items like Yoshi’s Hummus, Koopa Troopa Watermelon Salad and Bowsers Fiery Burger, your hunger needs will be taken care of at Florent. Pair your meal with our craft cocktails, including D.K. Jungle Juice and Princess Peachy Paradise our menu is made for all Nintendo lovers!

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 11AM

Where: 672 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

Introducing the Incredible #Sundae at the Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop! This limited-time tropical sundae features layers of strawberry and pineapple between vanilla ice cream topped with handmade hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry. Try one this weekend and receive a hero’s mask!

When: now – Friday, July 27 or until supplies last

Where: 643 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Havana 1920

Join us at Havana 1920 for $13 “Avengers” themed cocktails like the “Dr. Stranger Daiquiri” with Havana Club anejo rum, fresh lime juice, fresh sugarcane syrup (Original, Guava, Banana, Mango, Coconut, Passion Fruit) Raspado o agitado or the “Loki’s Tsseract” mad with Don Q blanco rum, lime, served with Mexican Coke Drax, and many others!

We will also be serving a grab n go menu at the cafe/patio 8AM-11AM:

  • Breakfast burrito
  • Egg, cheese, potato – $10
  • Egg, cheese, potato, bacon – $12

Ham/cheese empanada

  • 11am – 5pm: $13/$16
  • Cubano or California burrito
  • Combo available
  • Restaurant: Buffet for lunch; Buffet to include the 4 entrees and some cold items
  • 5pm regular dinner service

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 548 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Henry’s Pub

Jurassic Pub at Henry’s means… themed cocktails, $500 costume contest on Fri nite, Dino jokes, extended hours (Open at 11am Weds-Sat) and epic people watching from our perfectly placed patio! See you on Fifth Comic-Con Fans!

When: Wednesday, July 18 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 618 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Meze Greek Fusion

Join us for Comic-Con with $13 “Avengers” themed cocktails such as “Thanos Juice” with Green apple-infused vodka, fresh lime, R&D cherry apple bitters, or the “Spide Man Mule” with Nolet’s gin or Ketel One Vodka, fresh lime, rosemary, ginger beer and bitters, and many more! We will also be serving a buffet and limited lunch menu during lunch and a limited menu with full service during dinner.

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 345 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Monkey King

Join us for Comic-Con with $13 “Mortal Kombat” themed cocktails such as the “Liu Kang’s Shaolin Fury” made with Ketel One, Thai Basil, Lemongrass and Lime, or the “Tremor’s Earth Shaker” made with Azunia Blanco Tequila, Lime, Benedictine, Pineapple, Cherry, R&D House Bitters, and more! Fans will also get to play Mortal Kombat video game while they dine! We will be serving a daytime buffet and full service after 5PM.

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 467 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


Join us at Prohibition for $14 “Star Wars” themed cocktails such as the “Never Tell Me the Odds” made with Redemption Rye, demerara, Averna, R&D house bitters or the “NO, I Am Your Father!” made with Henebery rye, lemon, preach and Ancho Reyes!

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 548 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

The Shout! House

Join us at the Shout! House for awesome Comic-Con fun!
NO COVER with Badge or Costume!

Thursday 7/19

Saturday 7/21

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 655 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

The Tipsy Crow

Make the Tipsy Crow your go-to destination for all eats, drinks, games + entertainment this Comic Con weekend in the Gaslamp Quarter!

Food: Our menu is available from 12pm to midnight everyday!

Drinks: We have ALL day happy hour on Thursdays (7/19) and $5 mimosas, bloody marys + blueritas on Sundays (7/22).
Everyday we have the famous Drink Exchange! Buy low, drink plenty during the day at the Tipsy Crow!

Live Music: Enjoy live music throughout the weekend! Lineup:
– 7/19 = Gary Flick Duo (7-9pm)
– 7/20 = John Hull (7-9pm)
– 7/21 = J-Mann (3-6pm)
– 7/22 = BJ Jezbera (2-5pm)

Nightlife: Our Underground club will be open all Comic Con weekend long. Experience all three levels of the Tipsy Crow at night!
– Brando Beatz will be taking over the Underground Disco on Sunday, July 22nd!

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 770 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Union Kitchen & Tap

You don’t need a Room of Requirement to take a break from the Comic-Con madness. Just walk across the tracks and you’ll be ready to tackle the next thing on your Comic-Con International to-do list in no time!

Our kitchen will be open from 8AM to Midnight every day for Comic-Con!

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 333 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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Cafe 21

Comic-Con is coming to San Diego! To celebrate, our very own Owner and Chef Leyla Javadov created Wakanda’s Potion just for Comic-Con! This cocktail is made with Broker’s London Dry Gin, activated charcoal and egg white. Paying homage to Black Panther, it will be available from July 19th to July 22nd, only at the Gaslamp location. Be sure to make us a part of your Comic-Con itinerary!

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 802 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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The Cat Cafe

Want to get away from the long lines and crowds of Comic-Con to enjoy award winning, locally roasted coffee in the company of friendly felines?

Come visit The Cat Cafe and enjoy our Comic-Con special!

For $20, you’ll get a drink or food item, and a chance to spend 45 minutes with friendly cats from The Rescue House.

Because we know you’ll be tired of crowds, we are limiting the number of people who will be admitted into the cat playpen for each 45 minute session to 12.

During every Comic-Con, we’re forced to turn away people because we don’t have any space left. Avoid disappointment.

Click here to book your spot now to ensure you get in!

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 472 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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Ristorante de’Medici

The Gaslamp Quarter and all of San Diego is getting ready for Comic-Con International! And so is de’Medici!
Join us starting this Thursday July 19th, and enjoy our special 3 course menu that all superheroes can enjoy for only $30++!!

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 815 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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Garage Kitchen + Bar

Join us during Comic Con
BLUNCH 11am-3pm Mon-Fri
HAPPY HOUR 4-7pm Every Night (Except Fri 7/20)
Closed for private event after 3pm on Fri 7/20
BRUNCH Sat & Sun 9am-3pm

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 655 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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Hotel Indigo

Join Indigo Man at Hotel Indigo for $9 Comic-Con inspired drink specials! We will also be having a 9th Avenue Market Grab & Go where you can quickly fuel up with easy to go coffee, juice & pastries, wraps and sandwiches!

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 509 Ninth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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Le Parfait Paris

Le Parfait Paris is having special Marvel chocolate on each of their cakes starting Friday morning until the end of Comic-Con! Join us for breakfast, brunch, lunch and desserts every day!

When: Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 555 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

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Join us at McFadden’s for nightly costume contests and select drink specials!


  • Thursday, July 19 – $1 beer night
  • Friday, July 20 – Villain Night
  • Saturday, July 21 – Cartoon Costumes

Where: 731 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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The most action-packed celebration in downtown San Diego has finally arrived!

Fuel your downtown adventure with Gaslamp’s favorite Brunch Menu, offered Thursday through Sunday of Comic-Con week. Kick it off with $18 Bottomless Mimosas like Black Widow, then go full Hulk mode with beer broth mussels, get into the spirit of Captain America with the Royale with Cheese, or be a Daredevil with Chilaquiles!

And during Comic-Con week, it’s never too early for that spirited antidote. Superheroes and villains have invaded our cocktail menu, with something to suite everyone’s adventure. Dare to taste the wasp, featuring el silencio mezcal, peach, lime and tarragon. In a more playful mood? Go for gamora, with cucumber gin, bruised mint, lime and soda.

Comic-Con Hours (Thurs – Sun):
Brunch: 10am-230pm
Happy Hour: 230-5pm
Dinner 5-11pm

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 611 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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Toscana Cafe & Wine Bar

Come enjoy a quick breakfast during Comic-Con at Toscana! We’ll be serving fresh pastries every morning!

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 238 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Art Exhibitions:

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Chuck Jones Gallery 

Thursday, July 19 7PM – 10PM: The Art of Star Wars

Meet artists James Coleman, Rodel Gonzalez, and Rob Kaz as they unveil their latest work commemorating the Saga that is “Star Wars”! The artists will dedicate artwork purchased for this event.

Friday, July 20 11:30AM – 2:30PM: The Samuel Project

Meet Disney actor and star of the upcoming feature film, “The Samuel Project”, Randy Ochoa. “The Samuel Project” was filmed entirely on location in San Diego and at the Chuck Jones Gallery.

Friday, July 20 3PM – 6PM: Marvel Comics Art with James C. Mulligan

Meet artist, actor, and singer, James C. Mulligan as he unveils his latest work for Marvel Comics. The artist will be dedicating artwork purchased for this event.

Friday, July 20 7PM – 10PM: Fabio Napoleoni

Meet American Art Star, Fabio Napoleoni, as he unveils his most recent work. View and acquire our exclusive edition, “Nap Time” starring Fabio’s Marcenivo and Chuck Jones’s Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot. Plus much, much more!

Saturday, July 21 10AM – 12PM: Craig Kausen at Furry Feline Creatives Comic Con!

Meet Craig Kausen, grandson of Chuck Jones, and president of the Chuck Jones Companies, who will be the special guest of Furry Feline Creatives at Comic Con International San Diego booth 5149 on Saturday, July 21 at 10 AM.

The creative force behind Furry Feline Creatives are Cheri and Alvin Ong. Huge fans of Chuck Jones, they’ll be premiering the “Chuck Jones Fan Club” t-shirt at their booth. Plus much, much more!

Join Craig and the Ongs later that day as they celebrate all things Chuck Jones at the Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, just one-half block north of the convention center and directly across from the Hard Rock Hotel from 7 to 10 PM.

Saturday, July 21 4PM – 7PM: Graffiti and Looney Tunes

Meet acclaimed local graffiti artists Brisk One, Krown One, and Sake as they paint live in the gallery interpreting the Looney Tunes characters made famous by Chuck Jones.

Saturday, July 21 7PM – 10PM: The Art of Chuck Jones

Meet Chuck Jones grandson and president of the Chuck Jones Galleries, Craig Kausen, as he unveils artwork from the archive. Fun, games, prizes, cartoons!

Where: 232 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


The Great Room Escape

The Great Room Escape is a fully interactive and immersive experience. Working as a team, you have one hour to find clues and solve riddles in order to make your escape before time is up! This is a fantastic challenge for corporate groups, teams, family and friends. Not only is it a fun and interactive game, it challenges the group’s ability to work together and communicate. Something completely new!

Book in advance and save $10 with promocode: ESCAPECC

(valid only for games during comic con 7/18-7/22)

When: Wednesday, July 18 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 424 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Your Opinion Sucks San Diego

Rotten Tomatoes will be hosting an extra large, extra juicy edition of Your Opinion Sucks in San Diego, with three live events at the Hard Rock Hotel, featuring our beloved critics, a lineup of special guests, and — most importantly — you, the fan. It will be open to everyone — no badges or registration required! Come join us from July 19 to 21 at 5pm, and let the world know how much your opinion sucks!

Your Opinion Sucks co-hosted by Grae Drake and Mark Ellis

*An RSVP to this event does not guarantee entry to Your Opinion Sucks. Guests will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis.

When: Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 4:30PM

Where: 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

American Comedy Co. Comic-Con Weekend

Thursday, July 19 6PM: Fatman and Little Boy

Straight outta’ employment, erstwhile veterans of AMC’s ‘Comic Book Men’ Ming Chen (I sell Comics, The Mike and Ming Show podcasts) and  Bryan Johnson (Tell ‘Em Steve Dave podcast) take to the stage for an evening  of story telling, question answering, aimless pontificating, and bitter dishing on their feckless Hollywood betters.

Friday, July 20 8PM: Brandon Wardell

(@BRANDONWARDELL) is a verified standup comedian who’s also young and cool extremely good at Twitter dot com. He hosts the popular “Hot Takes with Brandon Wardell” for Comedy Central and has appeared on @midnight, Adam Devine’s House Party, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. He’s also been on CNN, Viceland, and MTV. Rolling Stone recently featured Brandon as their “Hot Comedian” of 2016.

Friday, July 20 10PM: Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis is a comedian, actor and host you’ve probably seen on tv, heard on the radio or at least clicked on the internet.

A stand-up that has played to sold-out shows all over the world and on television, Mark also has a monstrous online following as the co-host of Schmoes Know, his movie show that has 300K subscribers and over 100 million views on YouTube.

Saturday, July 21 4:20PM: Doug Loves Movies: Comic Con Edition

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!

Saturday, July 21 8PM: Ian Abramson

Ian Abramson is from Moreno Valley, California, where he learned to walk, read, and drive, but not in that order. He studied theater at California State University Channel Islands, which isn’t on an island, but has been converted from an old mental hospital, so it’s isolated in its own way. While at school he took as many performance and writing classes as he could and after trying stand-up at a couple of campus open mics, he decided to start writing comedy. When he finished school, he briefly lived in Orange County, doing stand-up, and preparing to move to Chicago, where he felt he’d get the best training to begin his career.

Where: 818 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

After-Con w/ Kristian Nairn at Omnia

Our favorite door holder, Kristian Nairn (also known as Hodor from Game of Thrones), returns to Omnia Nightclub during Comic-Con, on Thursday, July 19 for an evening of DJing. Doors open at 9PM. 21+.

Tickets are now available, and are $20 for pre-sale general admission, or $50 for a VIP package, which includes a $50 gift card to the bar.

When: Thursday, July 19 9PM

Where: 454 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Wayward Cocktails at Analog

The Supernatural Wiki is again bringing ”Carry On My Wayward Cocktails” — a celebration of all things Supernatural including our fandom and Wayward Sisters — to San Diego Comic-Con 2018.

Join us on from Thursday July 19 at our secret Bunker aka the Analog Bar in the Gaslamp for an Apocalypse World Banquet including a selection of hot food for all the hungry hunters, angels and demons and of course – pie! There will be Supernatural themed cocktails and mocktails such as the Single Man Tear, Angel Grace and the WaywardAF, as well as exclusive Hunter’s swag and nougat for everyone!

It’s also Jared’s birthday so we will be celebrating with a giant cake!

Admission starts at 6 PM for Team Free Will ticketholders and Sponsors, and at 6:30 for all Hunter ticketholders.

When: Thursday, July 19 6PM

Where: 801 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Throwback & Dance at Bassmnt

Thursday July 19th, get ready for the ultimate TBT: “THROWBACK & DANCE”! At San Diego Gaslamp’s exclusive BASSMNT Nightclub the producers of last year’s wildly successful BANGARANG party are back and bigger than ever! Pastel up your cosplay and throw on those slap-braclets to join SUPER NEWS, THE MACHINE, FAN GURU and THE GEEK GATSBY as they take you back to the 90s for a night of totally rad dancing featuring revved up funky DJ sets by RPM and RUFIO himself, Dante Basco! What better way to cap a day at Comic Con than partying with celebrities, influencers, and cosplayers!

When: Thursday, July 19 9PM – 1AM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

School of Dragons Comic Con VIP Party

Greetings Vikings!

Take a break from the school grounds and join the School of Dragons team on July 20th for an evening of fine ale, free swag, and an inside look into our latest update at Salt & Whiskey!

The event is FREE up until July 8th, after this tickets will be $15. All attendees must be 21 years old to enter.

We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Friday, July 20 7PM-9PM

Where: 311 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Middleditch & Schwartz at Balboa Theatre

Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies) perform two person long form improv.

Ben Schwartz is an Emmy Award-winning writer, actor, and comedian. He’s starred in the television shows House of Lies and Parks and Recreation as well as the upcoming films Netflix’s Happy Anniversary and Outside In which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.

Thomas Middleditch stars as the lead of the hit HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley” created by Mike Judge & Altschuler & Krinsky. Recent feature credits include JOSHIE directed by Jeff Baena, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  He recently wrapped THE UNT. DETECTIVE PROJECT opposite Bruce Willis and John Goodman for Voltage.

When: Friday, July 20 7:30PM

Where: 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

AfroFuturism Lounge

ENJOY an ALL NEW type of comic-con show during the week of San Diego Comic-con! The Afrofuturism Lounge is a first of it’s kind; Part After Party, Part Black Artists Showcase. Complete with Drinks & Music! If you can’t get into the SDCC, or are looking for something fun to do in the Gaslamp District after the doors of SDCC close, THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU! And it’s FREE ADMISSION! Come experience Black Comic Book Creators and Artists all in one spot, July 20-21! 7pm-11pm both nights.

When: Friday, July 20 – Saturday, July 21 7PM-11PM

Where: 402 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Comic-Con Club Crawl San Diego

Join us for two very special events, “Comic-Con Club Crawl San Diego” on Friday (7/20) & Saturday (7/21)!

One of San Diego’s biggest events of the year: Comic-Con! For the weekend we will be celebrating with the rest of the Gaslamp and having our Comic-Con Club Crawls on BOTH Friday & Saturday, July 20th & 21st. Dress to impress for a night out or costumes welcomed! Party with 50-100+ other locals and tourists for one of the largest groups of the year!

Please meet at 9:30 pm inside Analog Bar – 801 5th Ave – to pick up your ticket and join Club Crawl San Diego.

When: Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21 9:30PM – 2AM

Where: 801 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

The Crossrip Ghostbusters party at Werewolf

It’s that time of year again…..the Ghostbusters of Las Vegas in cooperation with the Southland Ghostbusters and Arizona Ghostbusters (were calling it the southwest Ghostbusters coalition…..sounds fancy, right?)will be throwing the biggest Ghostbusters themed party that San Diego Comic-Con has ever seen. We’re strapping on our packs, emptying our traps and firing up the Ecto to host you and your friends! There will be giveaways! There will be drink specials! There will be a costume contest! Just like that night at The Rose, we’re gonna stick around all night to dance the night away with the beautiful ladies (and dudes) that witnessed the disturbance!


When: Saturday, July 21

Where: 627 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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Comic-Con Saturday Night Party at The Rooftop STK at Andaz Hotel

Is your name not on a VIP list for a Comic Con Party? It’s on ours! Come check out Rooftop Saturdays at the Andaz San Diego this Comic Con Saturday! FREE COVER! DJ GIGI is back again and spinning the best Old School Hip Hop and R&B, See you at Andaz San Diego!

When: Saturday, July 21 8PM

Where: 600 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Comic-Con Costume Party at Union Kitchen & Tap

Ever wonder who would win in a dance-off between Darth Vader and Wolverine? Need somewhere to go after showing off your cosplay at the Masquerade? Join us at Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp for a Costume Party you WON’T want to miss!

Enjoy a live set by DJ HEVROCK and prizes for the best cosplay! Winners will be announced at MIDNIGHT

When: Saturday, July 21 10PM-12AM

Where: 333 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday LOUD – Comic Con Brunch Edition at Tin Roof

Levinson Group Presents……. Sunday LOUD Comic Con Edition!!!

Come join us for a great time with amazing freinds. We will have our Event from 11am to 4pm at Tin Roof. Make sure to wear your favorite cosplay, costume, or charater

We reinvented Brunch!!!!!

House/Techno/Soul/Tropical + Brunch = Sunday LOUD

Amazing Brunch Selections til 2pm and then lunch menu
15$ Bottomless Mimosas 

When: Sunday, July 22 11AM-4PM

Where: 401 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Pop-Up Shops:

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Peanuts Pop-Up Shop at Bubbles Boutique

In coordination with the Peanuts Global Artist Collective that launched this spring with public murals around the world, this year’s pop-up shop on 226 5th Ave. in the Gaslamp district will be packed with limited-run items featuring the Peanuts gang as interpreted by 7 world-renowned artists.

Available from July 19-22, the stock will include Pintrill brand hats, pins, and totes sporting designs by Nina Chanel Abney, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Rob Pruitt, André Saraiva x Mr. A, AVAF, Kenny Scharf and FriendsWithYou.

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 11AM-9PM

Where: 226 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Nerdvania Pop-Up Shop at Atomic

Nerdvania will be holding a pop-up shop located at Atomic in downtown San Diego on the 2nd floor in the Tiki Room.  At the pop-up you can expect items from Funko, vinyl toys, Star Wars, autographed comic books, and more. The first 13 customers Wed-Sat will receive a free tote bag with nerdy goodies in them! (free with purchase). There is also a chance to win a 24k Gold Batman (a $300 value).

The pop-up is open for any age even those without a badge.


  • Wednesday, July 18 2PM-close
  • Thursday, July 19 12PM-close
  • Friday, July 20 12PM-8PM
  • Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22 2PM-8PM

Where: 762 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

FYE Comes to San Diego!

Back by popular demand!

Stop by our pop-up shop in Westfield Horton Plaza (Space # 133!) from July 7th – July 22nd and shop all our convention exclusives and other exclusives.

Thursday, July 19:
Jason Freeny: 6pm – 7pm
Ron English: 7pm – 8pm

Friday, July 20:
Allison Cimino (RockLove Jewelry): All Day
Jason Freeny: 6pm – 7pm

Saturday, July 21:
Andrew Bell: 5pm – 6pm
Jason Freeny: 6pm – 7pm

Sunday, July 22:
Jason Freeny: 6pm – 7pm

When: now – Sunday, July 22

Where: Westfield Horton Plaza #133, 170 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

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Pin & Patch Pop-Up at Coin-Op

Join the very first Pin Pop-Up, open 11AM – 4PM Thursday and Friday of Comic-Con weekend at Coin-Op Gaslamp. The pop-up will have a rotating lineup of 14 different artists each day — a mini artist’s alley — plus there will be an exclusive pin each day free to the first 200 attendees. Pin & Patch will also host giveaways throughout the day and other fun things for everyone to enjoy.

When: Thursday, July 19 – Friday, July 20 11AM-4PM

Where: 789 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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The Purge’s Purge City Store

Will you survive The Purge?

USA Network is here to make sure you do.San Diego Comic-Con attendees will be immersed in the world of the new TV series The Purge, based on the Blumhouse franchise.

The immersive “store” will transport shoppers into a “tongue-in-cheek, one-stop shop for the perfect Purge Night”. Visitors will be able to get help from “Purge City” staffers to stock up on emergency candles, masks, and energy drinks. There will also be product demonstrations, photo opportunities, and a glimpse at the upcoming TV series.

Shoppers can also enjoy Purge photo opportunities and browse an area dedicated to the political rise of the New Founding Fathers of America, from the first Purge experiment on Staten Island to subsequent annual Purge Nights.


  • Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 11AM-7PM
  • Sunday, July 22 11AM-4PM

Where: 215 Tony Gwynn Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


DC Universe Experience at Hilton Gaslamp Quarter

DC Universe – DC’s upcoming digital streaming service – is indeed heading to San Diego Comic-Con, with an immersive, interactive offsite (put on by Giant Spoon, the creative agency behind the amazing Westworldactivation at SXSW 2018).

On Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22, fans will get to step into the world of DC Universe for the first time and “literally walk through the originals, classics and comics soon to be available through the digital service.”


  • Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 9:30AM-7PM (line closes at 6PM)
  • Sunday, July 22 9:30AM-5PM (line closes at 4PM)

Where: 401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

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Nerdist House at Sparks Gallery

We’re celebrating all things NerdistGeek & Sundry, and Alpha with live editions of shows such as Nerdist NewsBecause Science, and Talkin’ Toons. And you never know who you’ll see at Nerdist House, because all kinds of special guests are stopping by. We’ll have meet and greets with our incredible talent, authors V.E. Schwab, R.A. Salvatore, and Cory Doctorow, Talkin’ Toons host Rob Paulsen with special guests Maurice LaMarche and Randy Rogel, among others.

Plus, if you’re an Alpha member, you’ll receive Fast Pass and Priority Access wristbands for events and parties. Not at Comic-Con this year? Don’t worry: we’ll be streaming all of our conversations on Alpha as well. Use the code SDCC2018 to get 90 days of Alpha FREE at

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 10AM

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe Gallery Takeover

CBS will be creating a Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe Gallery Takeover on Thursday – Sunday of the con, at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue). The exhibit will feature a photo opportunity with Emperor Georgiou’s Throne, props and costumes from the series, and official Star-Trek shop with SDCC exclusives.

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

Where: 363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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Taco Bell Demolition Man Futuristic Pop-Up at Greystone

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Warner Bros. film Demolition Man, and to celebrate, San Diego Comic-Con attendees are in for a tasty treat.

The 1993 film (starring Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes) is set in the year 2032, and predicted a dystopian future in which Taco Bell was the only restaurant to survive the “franchise wars”, so all restaurants became Taco Bell. Also in this future, Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries (seasoned fries served with nacho dipping sauce, the stuff of legends) never left the menu.

Taco Bell will be bringing their Nacho Fries back to menus nationwide on July 12, but later in the month during San Diego Comic-Con, on Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21. They will offer a Demolition Man pop-up and a futuristic and upscale Taco Bell dining experience near the convention center, where you’ll presumably be able to pick up some Nacho Fries while you wait. You can stop by 658 Fifth Ave in San Diego from 6PM-12AM nightly for free food, and no badge is required. There will also be exclusive Taco Bell and Demolition Man merchandise available for purchase.

When: Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 6PM-12AM

Where: 658 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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The Good Place

NBC will be transforming downtown San Diego into The Good Place, complete with a replica for the neighborhood from the show where cans can find all the perfect photo and video opportunities, as well as giveaways. Here’s a look at the rendering of the installation, which will be set up in the Gaslamp Square in front of the Hard Rock and Omni hotels.

Tin Fish will become “Good Plates”, with special menus and decor. And, 50% of sales off the special menu will actually go to No Kid Hungry, a charity aimed towards ending childhood hunger in America. You can pre-register for the experience starting Wednesday, July 11 by visiting, and you will receive a customized profile and wristband to get the most out of your visit. On-site, there will be two lines – a day-of registration line, and a Pre-Registration Line. Pre-registering will allow you to skip the Day-Of Registration Line and go directly into the Pre-Registration Line.


  • Thursday, July 19 10AM-6PM
  • Friday, July 20 10AM-6PM
  • Saturday, July 21 9AM-2PM
  • Sunday, July 22 9AM-5PM

Where: 536 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101

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Square Enix Tomb Raider Experience

Square Enix is creating the ultimate Tomb Raider experience where players can become lost in an immersive world. Play the hands-on demo of the highly anticipated Shadow of the Tomb Raider, enjoy exotic survival food, shareable photo opportunities and much more. Lara Croft’s defining moment is coming, but don’t miss your chance to get a sneak preview!

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 1PM-10PM

Where: 344 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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LAIKA, the studio that’s brought you such films as CoralineParaNormanThe Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings, is bringing a new offsite this year to 350 5th Ave in the Gaslamp on Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 22.

This year’s space is three times the size of last year’s offsite, and for 2018, LAIKA is taking the concept of having you feel like you’re really in the films to a whole new level. Attendees will be able to step into an exhibit with a huge cache of props, puppets, and sets (including, we hear, Coraline‘s bedroom) from LAIKA’s film. There will also be fan art, technology demonstrations, drawings for a pair of coveted Coraline Dunks from Nike, social media activations, LAIKA merchandise offered for sale (including brand new items and limited edition Coraline items), multiple giveaways, and more. “Curators” will be on hand to explain the process of LAIKA’s filmmaking, as you get a glimpse behind the curtain.

There will also be an autograph signing with LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight and a “soon-to-be-announced special guest” on Saturday, July 21 at 12:30PM-2PM.

There will also be costumed characters, including Coraline and Other Mother from Coraline, as well as Norman and Zombie Judge from ParaNorman, Boxtrolls Fish and Sparky from The Boxtrolls, Kubo, Monkey, and Beetle from Kubo and The Two Strings – and also Mr. Link from LAIKA’s latest film, Missing Link, heading to theatres April 19, 2019.


  • Wednesday, July 18 12PM-5PM
  • Thursday, July 19 10AM-10PM
  • Friday, July 20 10AM-11PM
  • Saturday, July 21: LAIKA store opens at 10AM; exhibit 2PM-11PM
  • Sunday, July 22 10AM-6PM

Where: 350 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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HyperX Esports Arena Mobile Arena at Petco Park

HyperX and Esports Arena are teaming up for an 18-wheel, 35-ton semi-trailer that unfolds into a state-of-the-art mobile arena that features a competition stage. There will be a range of gaming activities on the mobile competition stage throughout the week, with HyperX outfitting players with Cloud Revolver S headsets, Alloy Elite RGB keyboards, Pulsefire Surge RGB mice, and mousepads. There will also be giveaways of swag items, raffle prizes for gamers, and a VIP lounge that gives fans an opportunity to go on stage and game like a pro.

You can find them at the Park at the Park Whiffle Ball Field on Wednesday, July 18 from 12PM-9PM, or on Thursday, July 19 from 9AM-9PM.


  • Wednesday, July 18 12PM-9PM
  • Thursday, July 19 9AM-9PM

Where: The Park at Petco Park, 840 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

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Dungeons and Dragons X Bait

BAIT will be launching Joe Manganiello’s new streetwear brand Death Saves with their first collaboration with Dungeons & Dragons at the BAIT San Diego retail store (920 5th Ave) on Thursday, July 19. Joe Manganiello will actually be working the register from 1PM-3PM on Thursday as well.

Thursday – Sunday of the convention, you can also find exclusive Dungeons & Dragons x BAIT merchandise at the retail location as well, plus special guests everyday during the show. They will also be live streaming the events with guests at

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 9AM-5PM

Where: 920 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Adult Swim State Park

Adult Swim on the Green is back again. We’re building our own State Park and exposing you to all the nature you came to Comic-Con to avoid. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching some chainsaw-wielding wood carvers and get your buns toasted on our mechanical hot dog roaster. Have some s’mores around our midday bonfire while enjoying our streams, and visit the camp store so you can stock up on the merch you’ve been begging for (yeah, store’s back)! You can pretend to be William Tell and even challenge your fellow humans to canoe races around our lazy river. It’s going to be just like the good old days we imagine happened, sometime.

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 4PM-LATE

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

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The Experience

Grandesign will be bringing “The Experience” to San Diego Comic-Con this year, a collection of immersive activations. “The Experience” will take center stage at the Lexus Premier Lot at Petco Park, in the area formerly known as the Petco Interactive Zone.

New this year, they’ll be transforming the three-acre blacktop into “a pop-culture playground, equipped with food trucks, VIP lounges, evening entertainment, and a myriad of activations”.

This year will include the previously-announced activations for Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “Ghostbusters World”, Samsung and their new QLAD TVs – and newly announced activations for Shark Week and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground Mobile.

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 9AM

Where: Lexus Lot at Petco Park, 58 11th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Cosmos Dome

We have liftoff! Fans of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s docu-series “Cosmos” will have the chance to launch into space via a 33-foot visual effects viewing dome located at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con.

The “Cosmos” dome will be constructed on the Hilton Bayfront Lawn, where it will remain open to Comic Con attendees Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The series, which has been renewed for a second season by Fox and National Geographic, follows its astrophysicist host as he travels through space and time to uncover the universe’s wonders.


  • Thursday, July 19 12PM-6PM
  • Friday, July 20 – Saturday, July 21 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday, July 22 10AM-1PM

Where: 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience

The AT&T original series Mr. Mercedes is heading to San Diego Comic-Con with an AR/VR experience, on Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22, from 10AM-6PM daily at 643 G Street (which appears to normally be McKenzie Rae Dresses).

The Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience will have several different components, including a VR escape room, “Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape,” on the HTC Vive Pro – the next generation of VR headsets. In the “Mr. Mercedes: Finders Keepers” augmented reality (AR) adventure game, they’ll collect clues to unlock never-before-seen content and special prizes. There will also be a customized lenticular photo op, 3-D projection mapping, official props from the series, and limited edition giveaways (including a special collector’s pin while supplies last).

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 10AM-6PM

Where: 643 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Rocket League’s Third Birthday Party!

For Rocket League’s third birthday this July (and Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle-Cars’ 10th this October), we’re throwing an even bigger birthday bash than we did last year. And what better place to host it in our hometown HQ of San Diego, than on the field at Petco Park?!

On Thursday, July 19 from 3pm-9pm, join us and our friends to celebrate Rocket League all day long! The party is open to the public and every attendee will receive a FREE popcorn (while supplies last) to enjoy; the first 1,000 or so attendees will even receive a special third birthday poster!

We’ll be joined throughout the day by some very special guests, including the Kinda Funny crew alongside Greg Miller who is the host of our festivities, WWE Superstars Xavier Woods and Becky Lynch WWE, and some European and North American Pro Rocket League Players.

Oh, and have you ever wanted to check out some of the licensed cars in Rocket League in real life? Well, now you’ll be able to as you take photos with the Jurassic Jeep Wrangler and Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine!

Onsite, you’ll also be able to watch RLCS pro player Exhibition matches, attend Meet & Greets with all of our special guests, test your ‘Bubble Soccer’ skills, play Rocket League against many of the special guests, purchase limited edition “3rd Anniversary” merchandise and more! It all culminates with two hours of live music, including some tunes from the Rocket League soundtrack, so you won’t want to miss it!

Our birthday bash is open to the public, and let us know you’re coming to celebrate with us by RSVPing on Facebook.

When: Thursday, July 19 3PM-9PM

Where: 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

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Lyft Lounge

Lyft Lounge at Comic-Con Offers Fans an Opportunity to Rest, Rehydrate and Recharge.

With all the activity going on around the San Diego Convention Center during San Diego Comic-Con International, a place to rest, rehydrate and recharge is a welcome sight. At the Lyft Lounge, located at Comic-Con Village (Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101) directly behind the Convention Center, Comic-Con fans can do just that.

Lyft Lounge will include a variety of lawn games and a photo booth, along with a rotating array of local food trucks, including Perky Beans for coffee lovers; Dang Brother Pizza, housed in a former fire truck; O Truck for fresh, organic meals; and more.

Media sponsor KFMB will be on-site with The CW San Diego, aka “San Diego’s Superhero Station,” CBS 8/ News 8 and radio station 100.7 KFM-BFM, playing music, giving away prizes and offering other superhero surprises.

New users of Lyft can use code SDCC10 to get $5 off their first two rides to or from the festivities on any day of Comic-Con.


  • Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 11AM-6PM
  • Sunday, July 22 11AM-3PM

Where: 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101

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Dead Quarters

Fans of The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead can get excited about the return of Dead Quarters, AMC’s zombie fan zone located on Martin Luther King Promenade, in front of the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel (4th Avenue and L Street, across from the convention center). This year’s offsite will feature an immersive experience with a curated walk through the settings of both series, including The Sanctuary, and a “thrilling 22-foot Zombie slide” inspired by the one from Fear The Walking Dead. There will also be photo opportunities with the walker composter, and Negan’s flaming Lucille.


  • Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 11AM-6PM
  • Sunday, July 22 11AM-4PM

Where: 401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

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Amazon Fire TV’s “Fast Forward to the Future”

Fire TV welcomes you to the future of television.

Step inside the offsite location at 517 7th Avenue on Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 from 9AM – 6PM, or Sunday, July 22 from 9AM – 5PM. You’ll get to stroll through a reimagined world, where all your favorite TV shows and devices live in one friendly neighborhood.

Get lost in your streams with Fire TV’s latest devices, and experience true content control as you switch to live instantly and go hands-free with Alexa.

The focal point of the experience will be a larger-than-life Fire TV Cube. Inside, visitors can try Fire TV Cube for themselves, and use power their TV on and off, find and control content, change the volume, switch to cable, and more —all with just their voice.


  • Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 9AM-6PM
  • Sunday, July 22 9AM-5PM

Where: 517 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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Rampage’s George

Warner Bros. is bringing a special replica of the silverback albino gorilla to San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 with a unique installation adjacent to the Omni Hotel.

When: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22

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

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FX Networks has held one of the best San Diego Comic-Con offsites the last several years, with cool activations for their series – and this year is no different, with the network returning again to the Hilton Bayfront Park, where they’ll have activations and installations of fan-favorite shows Legion, American Horror Story, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, and Mayans M.C. This year’s exhibits are all about exploring your favorite FX brands through the lens of art and technology (including the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for the first time as part of innovative installations).


  • Thursday, July 19 12PM-6PM
  • Friday, July 20 – Saturday, July 21 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday, July 22 10AM-2PM

Where: 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101