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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!
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.
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 experience the music performances.
Enter below to win VIP entry to the festivities, courtesy of Heroes Brew! VIP entry also allows you to get in an hour early, at 12PM. We have one pass to give away via the Rafflecopter giveaway, below, and we will also be giving out a VIP pass at the Enchanted Under the SDCC party on Wednesday (8pm, Harry’s Pub, 618 5th Ave).
Please note, you need to be over 21 to enter the event.
There is now an “Outside Comic-Con” listing on Foursquare. If you use the app, check in next week and upload photos of all the events and sights you come across during the con!
We Put The Spring In Springfield: The Music of The Simpsons is a musical revue of 69 songs from America’s favorite, non-prehistoric, animated family. In the 50 minute show, four performers will tackle the music from the most successful animated series of all time, playing all your favorites from Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z: “Monorail”, “Baby On Board”, “Oh Streetcar!”, “Dr. Zaius”, “Children Are Our Future”… and 64 more songs!
There will be two shows held Saturday of Comic-Con at the C3 Performing Arts Center in Mission Valley, just a 10-15 minute drive from downtown. You could even take one of the free Comic-Con hotel shuttles to Hotel Circle (red or purple shuttle line) and then it’s a quick cab ride to the performance venue.
Exclusive to Outside Comic-Con, we’ve got the details on several brand take-overs happening next week!
FOX Broadcasting is taking over a parking lot at 450 2nd Ave., next to where the History Channel will have its Vikings Interactive Waterway.
FOX will be installing a mini-golf course, 3-D printing stations, and a movie/TV screening area holding 250 chairs. Just what they will be showing there remains to be seen! A local pizza truck will also provide food and there will be tables set up. The FOX lot will be open Thursday through Saturday, 12-8pm.
[UPDATE] it is FOX Animation Domination with Axe Cop and High School USA per their Facebook Page.
Fandango is rebranding a store at 226 5th Ave and turning it to a 30s-style movie theater lobby. There will be a concession stand with prize giveaways, and photo and video booths where you can re-enact your favorite movie scenes. The Fandango Experience will be open Thursday, 12-6pm, Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm.
Disney Interactive is taking over a store (a salon, in fact) at 343 4th Ave. to promote Disney INFINITY, the video game to be released in August. The store will have private an public events demonstrating the game, and Disney music and decor. The Disney Interactive site will be open Wednesday-Thursday, 8am-11pm (private events) & Friday-Saturday, 6pm-10pm (open to all).
Already known, but we’ve gotten a better picture of the Petco Park Interactive Zone: The zone will feature the Hello Kitty Music Wonderland interactive experience and pop-up shop, the Adult Swim funhouse, The Smurfs (making a repeat appearance), Fear.Net and Walking Dead Escape booths, a 5-hour Energy drink display, and several food trucks, including the Elder Scrolls Online Truck (Thursday only). A large DC Comics exhibit will be there all weekend, and will also have Jim Lee creating the final Kia Sorento car art on Wednesday at 2PM, to complete the Justice League custom cars.
Last but not least, it has been confirmed that NBC will once again be taking over the Tin Fish, and SyFy will bring back their Defiance Cafe at the Hard Rock Hotel.