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World of Geek Stuff’s San Diego Comic Con 2016 Events & Parties List

Badge or no badge, you can still have a blast at SDCC.


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In only a matter of days, San Diego will once again be home one of the largest geek conventions to date—Comic-Con. Besides camping out for that coveted exclusive or Hall H, there’s several events and parties that are happening outside of the Convention Center. So now the question to ask is, “Where can I find them?”  Look no further! I’ve gone ahead and put a list together. Do try to check them out if your schedule allows. Some are invite only, some are sold out and some have free food and drink ( yesdrink) … Check it out and start RSVPing to some comic con parties!!

 

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Events & Parties Throughout SDCC – dates specified

Conan at Comic Con at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, Wed July 20 – Say July 23, 2:30pm – Tickets have sold out, but you can try your luck via standby.

Syfy Presents Live from Comic-Con at Marriott Marquis SD Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, Thurs July 21 – Sat July 23, 2:30pm – Tickets via wait list only. SDCC badge required.

Nerd HQ at The New Children’s Museum, 200 W. Island Ave., Thurs July 21 – Sun July 24, schedule varies – Free to attend with registration via their site.

Nintendo Gaming Lounge at Marriott Marquis & Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, Thurs July 21 – Sat July 23 10:00am – 7:00pm, Sun July 24 10:00am – 5:00pm – Free

#TombRaider20 at the Square Enix Experience, corner of 7th Ave. and Market Street, Thurs July 21 – Sat July 23, schedule varies. Free

Star Trek 50 Artists 50 Years Art Exhibition at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts, Thurs July 21 – Sun July 23, schedule varies. Free

Entertainment Weekly presents Con-X at Embarcadero Marina Park North, Thurs July 21 – Sat July 23, schedule varies. Free

FX presents FXHIBITION at the Hilton Bayfront Park, Thurs July 21 – Sun July 24, schedule TBD. Free

Adult Swim on the Green at Convention Way and 5th Ave. Pier, Thurs July 21 – Sun July 24, schedule varies. Free with RSVP to select events.  yesdrink

Nerdist and Geek & Sundry present Camp Conival at Petco Park 2nd floor concourse, Thurs July 21 – Sun July 24, schedule varies. Free

SDCC Events & Parties for Wednesday July 20

Game of Bloggers at Dragon’s Den, 9:00pm – 12:00am. Free

Hop-Con 4.0: The w00tstout Festival at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens – Liberty Station, 8:00pm. Tickets start at $40, 21+ only.

Enchantment Under the SDCC at Analog Bar, 7:00pm. $45 (SOLD OUT)  yesdrink

30th Anniversary of ALIENS w/ screening at Balboa Theatre, 7:00pm. $12

Burger King + MTV Fandom Awards Pre Party at FLUXX Nightclub, 8:00pm. Free

Con-X & SweeTARTS Preview Night Concert featuring Troye Sivan at Horton Plaza Park, 7:30pm. Free w/ RSVP via Gofobo.

Super7 Presents M.O.T.U.: The Curse of the Three Terrors screening, corner of 8th Avenue and G Street, 10:00pm. Free

SDCC Events & Parties for Thursday July 21

MTV Fandom Awards at Petco Park, 6:30pm. Free. SDCC badge required

Fleet Night of Science Comic-Con After Party at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 6:30pm. $25

NatGeo presents Nerd Nite at Hotel Solamar, 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Free (SOLD OUT)  yesdrink

ScreenJunkies Central Party, 9pm-late RSVP

Diamond Select Toys Alien Lounge at Taste & Thirst, 11:00pm. Free

Wikia presents Fandom Comic-Con Party at Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Free w/ individual RSVP (SOLD OUT)

Mad Catz & Tritton Audio presents: Drink Beer, Win Prizes, & Play Games at Henry’s Pub, 6:00pm. Free w/ RSVP  yesdrink

 Wired Cafe, 11 am – 7 pm Invite Onlyyesdrink

Nerdist, Geek & Sundry and Lionsgate present Power Rangers party. 10pm 2 am, Invite Only yesdrink

NYLON and NVE The Experience Agency  presents The Women of Wonder with Kristian Nairn (Hodor from GOT Dj’ing), 9:00pm – 2am $20

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SDCC Events & Parties for Friday July 22

Ghostbusters 3rd Annual Mass-Hysteria at Werewolf Bar, 8:00am – close. Free

San Diego Brews Cruise: Comic-Con Edition aboard the Hornblower Adventure yacht, 6:30pm. $55 (SOLD OUT)  yesdrink

Mission: Comic-Con at Mission Brewery, 7:00pm, RSVP via Eventbrite is sold out, but they will also take in guests on a first come, first serve basis.

AT&T x MTV Fandom Awards Virtual Reality Lounge at Blush Ice Bar, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Free w/ RSVP via email, 18+ only.

Chris Hardwick Idi0t Tour at Balboa Theatre, 7:00pm. $37

Comic-Con Friday at Crazy Goose, 10:00pm. Free with cheap drink specials. 21+ only

IMDb Yacht Party, 7:30-10pm Invite only IMDb street teams will be selecting lucky fans on Thursday to get in. yesdrink

Syfy’s The Magicians cocktail party, 9pm Invite Only

SDCC Events & Parties for Saturday July 23

Digital LA Comic Con Party, location and time TBD. Free w/ RSVP

Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival at Waterfront Park, 2:30pm for VIP, 3:30pm for general. Prices start at $20

Heroes vs. Villains Art Exhibition at La Bodega Gallery, 5:00pm. Free

The Aquabats with Nerf Herder at House of Blues, 11:00am. $22

Super Video Game Land 3 at Mission Brewery, 6:00pm. Free

Nuke the Fridge.com w/ Party Favor at Bassmnt, 9:00pm. $15, 18+ only.

Underground Light Sabers Battle at the Balboa Park Fountain, 8:00pm. Free

Batman Telltale Series Crowd Play Event, location and time TBD. Free with RSVP via email.

Rise of the Zombie Walk at Gaslamp Quarter, 6:00pm. Free

Funny or Die Comic-Con Prom Party, 6:00pm – late Invite Only yesdrink

Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Party, 9pm Invite Only  yesdrink

Nerd HQ Dance the Night Away Party. 10pm RSVP

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SDCC Events & Parties for Sunday July 24

Club Works 003 at Kava Lounge, 8:00pm. $5, 21+ only

Big Soiree in Little China (A Comic-Con After Party) at the SD Chinese Historical Museum, 5:00pm. Free, for 21+ only.

Deep House Brunch at Crazy Goose Bar & Lounge 10:00am – 3:00pm. Free cover, $10 bottomless mimosas.yesdrink

HEAT Comic-Con Pool Party 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free Water Guns  $20 yesdrink

Find an event or party outside of this list that you plan on attending? Feel free to contact us via the contact form and we’ll add it!

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