Ommegang Releases New “Game of Thrones” Ale

Ommegang Releases New “Game of Thrones” Ale

It’s no fun waiting until July to cover outside events, so when I saw that HBO and Brewery Ommegang were hosting a party in San Diego to celebrate the release of their new Game of Thrones themed beer, I jumped at the chance to attend. Held at the Tap Room in Pacific Beach, the release of Ommegang’s “Fire and Blood Red Ale” sold out within a few days of being announced. The event drew in a large crowd of Game of Thrones fans, as well as beer aficionados. Concurrent events were held in several cities this week (as announced on Ommegang’s Facebook page) with many a beer celebration taking place around the country. Just, hopefully, none of the Red Wedding variety. Game of Thrones-themed food was available at the Tap Room. I paired my Red...

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The Nerd HQ Rally Call

The Nerd HQ Rally Call

The Nerd Army rally call has gone out. Tuesday morning, over on Twitter, Zachary Levi posted the following:   A challenge has been set before me to show the power of our voices, so I charge you with shouting this: #IWantMyNerdHQ Let’s tell the world. — Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) February 11, 2014 The call-to-arms was quickly picked up by the Twitterverse and the #IWantMyNerdHQ hashtag was soon trending in several cities. According to Hashtracking the tag generated 1,580,996 impressions. It certainly helped that other familiar HQ friends also joined in on the fun: Last Comic Con I partied at Nerd HQ and raised money for Project Smile. If you support nerds and smiles add this hash tag #IWantMyNerdHQ — alan tudyk (@alan_tudyk) February 11, 2014 My...

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San Diego Symphony Announces It’s Comic-Con Concerts

San Diego Symphony Announces It’s Comic-Con Concerts

Comic-Concerts?  Indeed! In the past few years the San Diego Symphony has held just one SDCC-related concert, usually on the Thursday night of Comic-Con. Last year it was “Distant Worlds: The Music from Final Fantasy” and in 2012 it was “The Legend of Zelda.”  This year, they’ve expanded their Summer Pops lineup during Comic-Con to three shows, including “Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton” and “Star Trek (2009) Film Screening with a Live Soundtrack Performed by the Symphony.” Also returning to the Pops is Video Games Live, which for the past two years has been a separate show. Single concert tickets are available on the San Diego Symphony web site. The Symphony’s  lineup during...

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Giveaway: 5,000ish Followers!

Giveaway: 5,000ish Followers!

[UPDATE: Congratulations to George T. for winning the swag pack! And thank you to everyone who entered!] I was planning on giving away a Black Sails swag lot when I hit 5,000 followers on Twitter. I may be a little shy of that number, but the series premieres tomorrow on Starz, so there’s no better time for a giveaway! [Read More] To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter using Twitter and Facebook : a Rafflecopter giveaway The giveaway runs now until Friday, January 31, at 12am (late Thursday). One winner will be selected from all eligible entries on Friday the 31st. (Conveniently, also my birthday!) The winner will receive a Black Sails logo T-shirt (size Large), a promo button, postcard, skeleton bandanna, and an awesome stainless steel flask...

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SDCC 2013 Photos

SDCC 2013 Photos

Browse images and add your own from SDCC to our Outside Comic-Con image library on Flickr.

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And away we go!

Comic-Con is upon us!  Please see the All Events page for a list of daily events, and follow me on Twitter for news and photos during the convention. If you are attending this year, remember to check in on Foursquare to “Outside Comic-Con” when you are near the convention center, and upload your own photos of offsite events. Most importantly, enjoy the next few days, and: Keep Calm and Comic-Con!

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Events List Updated

You’ll find the complete list of outside events in the menu on the left!  Or Click Here.  More events added daily as we lead up to Comic-Con.

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Win Entry: Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival

Win Entry: Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival

The Heroes Brew Fest is taking place Saturday, July 20 from 1PM – 4PM at the Embarcadero Marina Park North (near the Hyatt and Seaport Village). The event will have dozens of craft breweries, live music on a 100% solar-powered stage, a costume crusader contest with prizes, and power-packed food trucks.  The event also benefits the San Diego Coastkeeper. General admission tickets are $40 and include a 4oz tasting mug and 20 tasting tickets. VIP admission is $60 and includes unlimited special selection tasters from each brewer that are not available during the GA portion of the event. VIPs also get access to the VIP lounge area with unlimited tastings of VIP area sponsored craft beer.  There is also a $20 designated driver ticket for those who just want to...

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