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 ( ) … Check it out and start RSVPing to some comic con parties!!
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.
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)
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
NatGeo presents Nerd Nite at Hotel Solamar, 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Free (SOLD OUT)
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
Wired Cafe, 11 am – 7 pm Invite Only
Nerdist, Geek & Sundry and Lionsgate present Power Rangers party. 10pm 2 am, Invite Only
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)
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.
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.
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
Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Party, 9pm Invite Only
Nerd HQ Dance the Night Away Party. 10pm RSVP
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.
HEAT Comic-Con Pool Party 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free Water Guns $20
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!