Offsite Events 2013

*Updated on 6/20/13

PRE-CON EVENTS - - - - -

Course of the Force 
Tuesday, July 9th – Tuesday, July 16th

Lucasfilm Ltd.,  Nerdist Industries and Octagon have teamed up to present Course of the Force, an Olympic torch style relay run with lightsabers, where participants will make a journey from Santa Monica to San Diego while benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Course of the Force will be returning this year, and EXTENDING their route to start in San Francisco!

Register here for $150 which includes a customized Hasbro lightsaber, exclusive Course of the Force swag bag and the experience of a lifetime.

SDCC Blog Meet up
Wednesday, July 17th - 8pm - midnight
Hilton Bayfront Odysea Bar
1 Park Boulevard,San Diego, CA, 92101

HopCon: The w00tstout Launch Festival
Wednesday July 17, 2013 - 5pm, $49, 21+ only
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station
2816 Historic Decatur Road #116
San Diego CA 92106

In one of Stone's geekiest accomplishments, CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch reached out to Wil Wheaton of Star Trek and Stand By Me fame to brew a beer with us, along with Drew Curtis, creator of Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is a delicious amalgamation of wheat, rye, pecans, and dark-roasted malts.

$49 which includes: (8) 4oz beer samples, (1) rare comic-strip bottle to take home, complimentary hors d'oeuvres,  a live performance by Wil Wheaton and Paul & Storm

Comedy Bang! Bang! Live - Starring Scott Aukerman and Special Guests
Wednesday, July 17th- 8-10pm, $20-$25
House of Blues: 1055 5th Avenue,San Diego, CA, 92101

2nd Annual Nerdioke
Wednesday, July 17th
9pm-12am , 21+ ONLY
McFadden's San Diego
731 5th Ave (between F St and G St) San Diego, CA 92101

Adam Ant Concert
Wednesday, July 17th
Balboa Theater
868 Fourth Avenue
Adam Ant  is kicking off his North American tour July 17th at the Balboa Theater.
Yes it's Comic-Con related, kinda, since he had his own comic for a while...

Wednesday, July 17th, 3pm -1am
Thursday, July 18st, 11am-1am (Symposia starts one hour earlier)
Friday, July 19nd. 11am-1am (Symposia starts one hour earlier)
Saturday, July 20rd. 11am-1am (Symposia starts one hour earlier)
Sunday, July 17th, a.m Symposia starts at 10am. The shop is closed for product pick-up and break down.

Tavern Bowl
930 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101


A retail space specializing in creator-owned wares including small run and limited edition books, fine art prints, toys, clothing, and more. 
- A fine art gallery space featuring the creator-owned work of some of today’s most influential artists and designers. 
- A series of Symposia-- focused, creator-driven demonstrations and discussions of method, process, and theory concerning the act of creating new, uniquely-voiced works of art.

Doug Benson (Comedian)
Wednesday, July 17th, $20
The American Comedy Co.
818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, 92101
21 or older with valid ID.

A valid ID, according to California Liquor Code is defined as a current state-issued driver's license or ID, a military ID, or a passport. No other forms of identification will be accepted.

THURSDAY - - - - -

Gam3r Con
Wednesday, July 17 (preview night) and all weekend - July 18th - July 21st
$34 for all days, $12 for one day
10th Avenue Theatre
930 10th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101

Gam3rCon is the premier gaming convention in San Diego, bringing gamers and pop culture fans together to celebrate all things gaming. Taking place during San Diego Comic-Con International, Gam3rCon features four floors of gaming entertainment, including a Video Game Arena, Tabletop Gaming Lounge, gaming industry panels, live theatre, gaming-themed artwork, and rooftop parties. Pop Up Shop
Thursday, July 18th - Sunday, July 21st
Hilton San Diego
401 K Street
Hours: To be announced

The Elder Scrolls Online Food Truck Tour
Thursday, July 18th
The Elder Scrolls Online food truck embarks on an adventure across the US. If you happen to be in the states, meet us at one of 11 stops for free food, giveaways, and more.

San Diego Comic Con Fan Meetup & Party - With the cast of The Walking Dead!
Thursday, July 18th - 5pm - 7pm, $45
The Corner Bar
369 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Walking Dead Fan Party will take place with The Walking Dead ‘Cast & The Walker Stalkers will host a Walking Dead fan meetup and party, along with special guests from The Walking Dead.

The price of admission ($45) includes appetizer style foods and beverages (alcohol not included but can be purchased). Also included is a joint, live podcast between The Walking Dead ‘Cast and The Walker Stalkers. Joining them during the podcast will be guests from The Walking Dead (subject to appearance, schedule, etc.) to take fan questions and interact with the party guests. There will be Walking Dead themed games, contests, giveaways and prizes for the evening.

Thursday, July 18th - 6pm, $15-30

San Diego Comic Con is the biggest party of the year, so what better place is there to have the biggest Sherlock bash of the year? Join The Baker Street Babes, Being Geek Chic, The Nerdy Girlie, SherlockDC, and Cara McGee for a night of sleuthing, tea, games, prizes, and general debauchery.

Mingle downstairs with your fellow Sherlockians and gush over the pair at 221B. Have a cup of Cara's famous Sherlock tea blends, goof around in our 221B photo booth, try your hand at outsmarting Moriarty at our various game stations, and prepare yourself for the best Sherlock night of your life (barring Series 3 airing, it's a little hard to top that).

You don't need a SDCC badge to come either! And under 21s are allowed. VIP ticket holders will get a truly awesome swag bag and we'll be holding a raffle to win a signed copy of "A Scandal In Belgravia" signed by Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, & Andrew Scott amongst other things!

Hosted by Adam Savage, Wil Wheaton, and comedy duo Paul and Storm
Thursday, July 18th - 7pm
The Balboa Theater
868 4th Avenue, San Diego 92101

Tickets on sale 3/22/13 at 10am Pacific time here

"Not Quite Teen" Teen Wolf Fan Meetup 
Thursday, July 18th - 7pm
Yard House
1023 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Community Cantina Tour
Thursday, July 18th, 2013, 7-10PM
The Commons Bar
901 4th Avenue – San Diego, CA 92101

Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds Concert
Thursday, July 18th - 8pm
Embarcadero Marina Park South
Tickets on sale on March 4

Final Fantasy descends on the Summer Pops!
Fresh off the 25th anniversary Final Fantasy celebration, music from one of the most popular video game of all time arrives just in time for Comic-Con. The San Diego Symphony performs the live soundtrack to this stunning video presentation conducted by Arnie Roth. Plus, legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu will be in attendance.

Eric Andre Comedy Show
From ABC's "Don't Trust the B* in Apt 23" and of "The Eric Andre Show" on Adult Swim
Thursday, July 18th - 8pm & 10pm (2 shows), $18
The American Comedy Co.
818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, 92101
21 or older with valid ID.

A valid ID, according to California Liquor Code is defined as a current state-issued driver's license or ID, a military ID, or a passport. No other forms of identification will be accepted.

Steam Worlds Fair Presented by Gaslight Gathering
Thursday, July 18th - 8pm - 12am
Artlab Studios
3536 Adam Ave, San Diego, California 92116

Gaslight Gathering invites one and all to our 1st Annual Steam Worlds Fair! Enjoy a fine evening of entertainment, a wide variety of vendors, a steamy photo booth, and so much more!

The 2nd Annual SDCC: Badgeholder's Meetup
Thursday, July 18th - 7pm
Cafe Sevilla on Fifth Ave
Cafe Sevilla is located just inside the Gaslamp, on the 2nd block from the archway, located directly across from Dick's Last Resort.

Con closes at 7pm, so the doors are going to open to us at 7pm for the meetup, everyone can come directly from the convention center. As of yet, Jimmy David is waiting for the final details that he will have next week. Once he has them he will announce the time for the raffle.

Also, after the meetup is over, the space we will be in will become a night club that is open to the public. So, people who might be looking for somewhere to go after, might not have to venture that far.

Contact Jimmy David for more info

FRIDAY & SATURDAY - - - - - 

3nd Annual Star Wars Fan Breakfast
Friday, July 19th - 7:30 am
Edgewater Grill
861 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

The event has no cost, just pay for what you order off the menu. Edgewater has agreed to do separate checks for each party but we do need to tell Edgewater how may people to expect, so please RSVP the number of people who will be attending to before July 10th.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour at San Diego Comic-Con!
Friday, July 19th - 7pm, 930pm (2 shows)
Saturday, July 20th - 7pm, 930pm (2 shows)
The Horton Grand Theatre
444 4th Ave San Diego, CA 92101

Join your favorite WorkJuice Players, including Paul F. Tompkins (all of the podcasts), Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), Marc Evan Jackson (Kings of Summer) Autumn Reeser (The OC), John DiMaggio (Futurama), Mark Gagliardi, Craig Cackowski (Veep), Annie Savage, and Hal Lublin, plus as many SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS as we can wrangle for everyone's favorite new time podcast in the style of old-time radio

(Not all WJ Players and guest stars will be at all shows; but we guarantee that all shows will be equally awesome!).

Veronica Mars Fan Event
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 7:30 PM
Doors will open at 7, and admission will be first-come, first-served.
"An intimate theatrical venue in the Gaslamp District" near the Convention Center.

Rob Thomas will be there, along with as many of our cast members as he can bringalong, and they'll be doing an exclusive Q & A session. And yes, since you're wondering: they will be debuting some exclusive footage from the movie, and you will be the first to see it. (Except for Rob Thomas and the editors, obviously.)

The Music of Star Wars
Friday, July 19th at Dizzy's at 8PM (All Ages)
Saturday, July 20th at 98 Bottles at 8PM (21+ only)

Jazz trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos & his Quintet welcome ComicCon with a special presentation featuring straight ahead jazz arrangements of The Music of Star Wars.

Featuring: Gilbert Castellanos - Trumpet / Flugelhorn Brian Levy - Tenor Sax Jamie Shadowlight - Violin Joshua White - Piano Hamilton Price - Bass Dan Schnelle - Drums + Special surprise guest musicians!

For more, check out Dizzy's Jazz, 98 Bottles, and Gilbert Castellanos.

The Haunted Hotel
Friday, July 19th - 7-11pm
Saturday, July 20th - 7-11pm
$16.99 (Cash only at ticket booth)

Comic-Con Nerd-a-thon
Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th
$20 for 1 day, $30 for both days

Walking Dead Escape
Friday, July 19 - 5PM-10PM
Saturday, July 20 - 5PM-10PM
Petco Park (right across the street from the ConventionCenter)

Brian Posehn Comedy Show
Brian Posehn (comedian, voice actor, musician, Deadpool writer)
July 19th -  7:30 & 9:30 (2 shows), $20
July 20th - 7:30 & 9:30 (2 shows), $20
The American Comedy Co.
818 B 6th Ave, San Diego,92101

21 or older with valid ID. A valid ID, according to California Liquor Code is defined as a current state-issued driver's license or ID, a military ID, or a passport. No other forms of identification will be accepted.

2013 San Diego Comic-Con FUNKO Fun Days!!
Come join Funko for a FANTASTIC evening of fun!
Friday, July 19th, 2013 - 8pm, $60
Holiday Inn at the Bay San Diego (now called The Wyndham San Diego) Bayside

You know the drill...prizes, prizes, and MORE, drinks, desserts, and awards... A great time for ALL if you are at San Diego Comic Con 2013. You do not want to miss out on the FUNKO event of the year!

Please paypal at or call Anne at Funko!

Amy Schumer
Friday, July 19th - 10pm
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Avenue @ E Street

Hollywood Babble-On w/ Kevin Smith & Ralph Garman
Friday, July 19th - 11:00 PM
House of Blues
1055 5th Avenue San Diego
Tickets go on sale on Friday May 24th at 10am Pacific

More info here.

Deathsquad Midnight show
Friday, July 19th - 12am, $15
Saturday, July 20th - 12am, $15
The American Comedy Co.
818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, 92101

Brian Redban is the creator of the DEATHSQUAD Podcast Network and the producer and co-host of The Joe Rogan Experience. Redban hosts live stand-up comedy shows at The Ice House in Pasadena each week, featuring the cast of The Ice House Chronicles. He records, produces and appears on every podcast on his network.

21 or older with valid ID. A valid ID, according to California Liquor Code is defined as a current state-issued driver's license or ID, a military ID, or a passport. No other forms of identification will be accepted.

Heroes Brew 2013
Saturday, July 20th
12pm - 5pm VIP / 1pm - 5pm general admission
Embarcadero Park North - San Diego, CA
$40 general admission / $20 designated driver

San Diego’s first Superheroes themed craft beer festival encourages cape crusaders and citizens to unite on San Diego Bay to fight for the element that supports our power, our lives and most importantly our craft beer: WATER!

Video Games Live at San-Diego Comic-Con
Saturday, July 20th - 8pm
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

Going to San Diego Comic-Con? Join us Saturday, July 20 for Video Games Live, brought to you for free by Amazon and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the San Diego Civic Theatre, complete with prizes, surprises, and—of course—the best in live video game music. Click the link above to sign up for email updates as SDCC gets closer.

More details here.

San Diego's 7th Annual SDCC Zombie Walk and Afterparty
Saturday, July 20th - late afternoon/evening - Time & Details TBA

The zombiewalk is all-ages and free of charge. The afterparty details are pending and MAY be all-ages this year. Details for both will be released in May. They also have an offshoot affiliated group called SD Zombie Squad who cosplay as a themed group of zombies, during the walk. This year's theme is Marvel vs. Capcom.

More info here and here.

Nerdist Podcast Live
Saturday, July 20th - 930pm
Balboa Theater, $37.25

Hosted by Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira and Jonah Ray, Nerdist is a live version of the podcast where they have various nerdy celebrities.

Tickets here.

The Eric Andre Show Live! + Hot Package Live
Presented by Adult Swim + iHEARTCOMIX
Saturday, July 20th - 9pm
$12.50 - Gen Admin Standing, 18+
House of Blues San Diego

NerdHQ 2013
Thursday, July 18th thru Sunday, July 21st
Petco Park (right across from the Convention Center)
Nathon Fillion is a confirmed guest (more details to come)

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