COMIC-CON 2018


IT'S HERE!! Comic-Con is back. I've already got a dozen updates to add to this list, but for the time being...

Official Comic-Con Site
Official Comic-Con Blog: Toucan Tips

My Survival Guide

Hollywood Reporter Party Guide

Unofficial Comic-Con Blog

Outside Comic Con

Comic-Con Guide

Speed-Force Con Tips

Gizmodo Comic-Con News

Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con


Oldies But Goodies:
My Comic-Con Survival Guide (from 2010)
Gaslamp.org General Maps, Restaurants & Bars

Tracking Board Complete Party Grid 2017



Nerd HQ
MTV
Adult Swim
Wired
SyFy
Nerdist
Entertainment Weekly




Multi-Day Popups, Exhibits, and Activations:
  • WIRED Cafe @ Omni Hotel, Palm Terrace (Th/Sat 11am-6pm, Fri 12pm-6pm)
  • The Experience @ Lexus Premiere Lot (58 11th Ave, Free, Open To All, Th-F 10am-9pm, F 10am-10pm, Sa 10am-5pm)
  • Adult Swim On The Green @ Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier (7/20-23, 1-6pm, Free, 18+) 
  • FutureTechLive with Immersive Tech from Star Wars, Deadpool 2, Ready Player One, Blizzad's Overwatch | AI & Robotics Innovation Fair | Space Zone | Coinfest/Blockchain @ The Omni Hotel Ballrooms (Wed- Media Only 3-6pm, Th-Sat 9:30am-7pm, Sun 9:30am-5pm)
  • STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Mirror Universe experience @ Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue. Thur-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-5pm
  • Nerdist Industries HQ @ Sparks Gallery (530 Sixth Avenue. Free, No Badge Required. Open all days of Comic-con)
  • Dead Quarters (the official fan zone of “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” @ Martin Luther King Promenade, In Front of Hilton Gaslamp. Thur-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 11am-4pm
  • Project Blue Book HQ @ Petco Parking Lot (Th-Sun, 10am–7pm, Sun 10am-5pm)
  • Tomb Raider Square Enix Community Events (Th-Sun, 1pm-10pm) @ The Deck at Moonshine Flats (335 Sixth Avenue)
  • “Fast Forward to the Future”: Fire TV @ Th-Sat 9am–6pm, Sun 9am-5pm)
  • Ozobot Robotics, Superhero Skins @ Omni Hotel Pavilion (Thur 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-7pm)
  • The Good Place Activation @ Tin Fish/ in front of Hard Rock Hotel & Omni 
  • Ready Player One Experience @ The Gallery at The Omni Hotel (July 18, 5pm-7pm | July 19-21, 10am-7pm | July 22, 10am-5pm)
  • 4th Annual Chicano Con @ Border X Brewing, Barrio Logan (July 19-21, 1-8pm)
  • Mr Mercedes Immersive Experience @ 643 G St (Th-Sat, 10am-6pm, Register)
  • Jack Ryan Training Field @ First & MLK Promenade (Th-Sat, 9am-7pm, Sun 9am-5pm)
  • Nintendo Switch Demos @ San Diego Ballroom, San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
  • The Purge City Store @ 215 Tony Gwynn Dr (Th-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-4pm, Free, Open to the Public)
  • Super7 Universal Monsters Boodega @ 701 8th Ave. (Fri-Sun)
  • DC Universe activation @ Hilton Gaslamp (Th-Sat 9:30am-7pm, Sun 9:30am-5pm. Register Here)
  • Your Opinion Sucks! Rotten Tomatoes Critics v Fans @ Club 207, Hard Rock Hotel (Th/F/Sat 5pm)
  • Castle Rock B&B & Hulu Campsite @ Front & Island (Th-Sun)
  • FXhibition feat. Legion, American Horror Story, Mayans M.C., and Archer @ Hilton Bayfront Lawn (Free, Open to the Public, Th 12-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-2pm)
  • Square Enix Community Events & Game Demos @ The Deck at Moonshine Flats (Th- Sun,  1pm - 10pm)
  • Cloak and Dagger The Experience @ Petco Park (Open at 10am daily)
  • South Park Activation @ San Diego Wine Center (200 Harbor Drive #12, Free, Open to all, Th-Sat 9:30am-7pm, Sun 9:30am-5pm)
  • Talking Comics with America’s Educators: The Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians @ Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common (FREE, Registration Required, July 18-22)
  • FYE Comic-Con Pop-Up Shop (Merch, Signings, Etc.) @ 170 Horton Plaza Space #133
Tuesday, July 17:
  • Movie Nights: Clerks and Benchmark Tap Takeover @ Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens (7:30pm)
  • Bend the Knee: a Game of Thrones fan art show @ Bar Basic
Wednesday, July 18:
  • 2 Blog 2 Furious, the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog's Annual Party @ McFadden's (731 Fifth Ave. Free, Open to All, 6-9pm) 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Press Mixer @ Bar 207, Hard Rock Hotel (207 Fifth Ave, Invite Only, 6-9pm)
  • Kevin Workman Foundation Kick-off Party @ Kava Lounge
  • An Evening with Mythbusters @ Fleet Science Center
Thursday, July 19: 
  • FireTV Rock the Block VIP Party @ 517 7th Ave (Ace Parking Lot)
  • "Better Call Saul" Season 4 Premiere Party & Red Carpet @ UA Horton Plaza (Closed Event, 6:30-8:30pm)
  • After-Con 2018 with Kristian Nairn @ Omnia (9pm, Must RSVP)
  • 21st Annual Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza @ Room 6A  (8pm-10:30pm)
  • Alpha Book Club Happy Hour @ Nerdist HQ, Sparks Gallery  (7pm to 8pm)
  • The Her Universe Fashion Show @ Manchester Grand Hyatt (6pm)
  • A Live Exploration of Sound in Space @ Room: 24ABC, Convention Center (6:30pm-7:30pm)
  • Nuclear Blast Comic-Con International After Party feat. Testament @ House of Blues San Diego
  • Nerdist Alpha After Dark Party with Kraken Rum @ FLUXX (Invite Only, 9pm-1am)
  • Hop-Con: The Hootstout Festival @ Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens (7-11pm)
  • Den of Geek Happy Hour @ Horton Grand Hotel Courtyard (Invite Only, 311 Island Ave, 6-8pm) 
  • Fox's The Gifted Fandom Party feat DJ Mark Ronson @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel (207 Fifth Ave. Invite Only, 7-11pm)
  • Scholastic Graphix Comic Con-Party @ Hotel Palomar (7-10pm, 1047 5th Ave.)
  • Penguin Random House Comic Con Party @ San Diego Central Library (7-11pm)
  • LINE Webtoon’s Green Room Party @ San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter’s Altitude Sky Lounge (660 K Street, 8:30pm)
  • Turning Tydes Theatre Company presents "Wicked Wizards" @ The Lyceum
Friday, July 20: 
  • National Geographic Nerd Nite Party Celebrating Mars Season 2 Premiere @ Solamar Terrace & Pool at Hotel Solamar (435 Sixth Ave, 8-11pm)
  • The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel Live! @ Observatory
  • Syfy Fan Party: Fan Creators/It's a Fan (Made) Thing @ The New Children's Museum (200 W. Island Ave., Free & Open to All, RSVP required, 9pm-1am) 
  • Robo Rhythm: An Intergalactic Dance Party hosted by Nerdist & Legendary Television @ Oxford Social Club (Invite-only)
  • BuzzFeed & The CW present Spells and Spirits @ Altitude Sky Lounge (660 K St. Invite Only, RSVP required, 5-8pm)
  • Warner Bros TV Media Mixer @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel (207 Fifth Ave, Invite-only, RSVP required, 7-9pm)
  • IMDboat/Atom Tickets Party @ Fifth Avenue Landing (Behind the Convention Center, 7:30-10:30pm, Invite-only. RSVP required)
  • IGN party. Sponsored by Amazon Studios' Jack Ryan @ Andaz Rooftop (600 F St. Invite-only, RSVP required, 8pm)
  • Aspen Comics 15th Anniv Party @ Mission Brewery Cellar and Loft (1441 L St, Invite-only, RSVP required, 8-11pm)
  • Turning Tydes Theatre Company presents "Wicked Wizards" @ The Lyceum
  • The Rickmobile: Don't Even Trip Roadtrip @ Green Flash Brewing (6-9pm)
Saturday, July 21: 
  • The Broken Lizard Comedy Team Brings SUPER TROOPERS 2 @ Horton Grand Theatre, (1:30pm) 
  • The Deadpool 2 Super Duper $@%!#& Cut World Premiere @ Horton Grand Theatre (9:30pm)
  • The 200th Episode of Bizarre States Party, hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser @ Nerdist HQ (Sparks Gallery, Saturday, 7/21 from 8pm to midnight)
  • TruTV Impractical Jokers Block Party @ Petco Park at the Park (Free, Open to the Public, First Come First served, 1-9pm)
  • Talk Talk Show * Live * Comic-Con 2018 @ Luce Loft 
  • The Aquabats, Froggy Fresh  @ House of Blues (NOON!!)
  • 20th Century Fox TV, FX & Fox Cocktail Reception @ Craft + Commerce, (675 Beech St, Invite-only, RSVP required, 7pm)
  • Entertainment Weekly Closing Night VIP Celebration @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel (Invite-only, RSVP required, 9pm)
  • Syfy fan party: Harry Potter/Wizarding Weekend @ The New Children's Museum (200 W. Island Ave, Free, Open to all, RSVP required, 9pm-1am) 
  • Bill Prady's League of Extraordinary Nerds @ Pool Club, Hilton Bayfront (RSVP required, 3-7pm)
  • NBC Party @ Gaslamp Square (Invite-only, Time undisclosed)
  • Comics Online After Party with Stan Bush, Random Gibberish, Wither, The Midas Touch @ Brick By Brick 
  • Digital LA Comic-Con Party @ Origin Code Academy (Free with RSVP, 6pm)
  • Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip Fan Party @ Werewolf
  • Hero-Within Second Annual Comic-Con After Party @ Volcano Rabbit (First come, First Serve, 9:30pm-1am)
  • Steampunk Comic-Con After Party @ San Diego Automotive Museum (First come, First Serve, 9:30pm-1am)
  • Turning Tydes Theatre Company presents "Wicked Wizards" @ The Lyceum
  • The Rickmobile: Don't Even Trip Roadtrip @ Yesteryear Comics (5-8pm)
Sunday, July 22:
    • Turning Tydes Theatre Company presents "Wicked Wizards" @ The Lyceum
    • The Rickmobile: Don't Even Trip Roadtrip @ The Quartyard (5-8pm)
    • The Rickmobile: Don't Even Trip Roadtrip @ Comickaze Liberty Station (2-5pm)
    From Comic-Con Organizers:

    Harbor Drive Closure
    To improve on safety, security, and convenience, the San Diego Convention Center, the City of San Diego and the Port of San Diego will close Harbor Drive to vehicle traffic between First Avenue and Park Boulevard. This will include traffic from cars, bikes, scooters, and motorcycles, with the exception of shuttle buses and emergency vehicles. This includes rideshares!

    In addition to vehicle restrictions during the event, only badged members (attendees of Comic-Con 2018) will have access to the front drive, stairs, and surrounding sidewalks of the San Diego Convention Center. So if you are planning to meet your friend in front of Hall C, make sure they have a badge or badge confirmation!

    And, although we love San Diego’s adoption of dockless share bikes and electric scooters, there will be no bicycle, scooter, hoverboard, unicycle or TARDIS parking anywhere within the Convention Center’s secure perimeter.

    For more information about the closure, maps of the affected areas, and shuttle transport, please visit here.

    Badge Privacy Updates
    We have updated our privacy policy to encompass exhibitors scanning your badge. Your event badge is encoded with a number that allows exhibitors to obtain your full name, company name, address, phone/fax, and email address. If you do not want exhibitors to have your contact information, do not allow your badge to be scanned and do not give your badge to anyone else.

    Comic-Con does not rent, sell, lend or give its mailing list to anyone other than parties that need the information to assist in producing our events (e.g., the registration and housing companies).

    Click here for more information about the badge terms and conditions.

    Prohibited Items
    Alcohol or alcoholic beverages are not allowed inside the San Diego Convention Center or at any of our official offsite events. Bag checks may be performed at various entry locations. Wanding and metal detectors may be used at some locations as well. Make sure to leave your drones, helium balloons, helium-filled products, fireworks, handcarts, trolleys, rolling luggage, and pets (excluding service animals) at home. Absolutely no functioning props or weapons are allowed. Only active on-duty police officers may carry firearms within the Convention Center. All other persons are strictly prohibited regardless of license or status.

    Have Fun
    Finally – and most important of all – have a great (and safe) time at Comic-Con 2018! We work hard to put on the kind of convention we would like to attend, but there’s an extra special element to our success … you! If you see a piece of trash, pick it up. If you see someone lost, help them find where they need to go. If you stop for a picture, step aside and don't block the aisle way. If you see something suspicious, find the nearest staff member or security guard and alert them to the situation. In summary, be excellent to each other!

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