SDCC 2012 – Map
Downtown San Diego
|7/18 San Diego Symphony: Music from Final Fantasy|
7/18, 8PM: Distant Worlds, Music From Final Fantasy, San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Concert, Tickets Required ($25-$89): Link
|ComiXology Tweetup - Jul 12|
ComiXology Tweetup at Hilton Bayfront Odysea Bar. Thurs, Jul 12, 4-6pm. Visit their Facebook event page.
|CBLDF Annual Party - Jul 12|
Kick off Comic-Con with a celebration 20 Years of Image Comics and the power of free expression at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party! Thurs, July 12, 8pm-11:30pm at the Westgate Hotel. More Info.
|Wikia and LA Times Hero Complex Party - Jul 12|
Wikia and LA Times Hero Complex host a party Thurs 7/12 at the Hard Rock Cafe. Must RSVP here.
|Comic-Con Blood Drive|
The San Diego Blood Bank will draw donors at the Comic-Con’s 36th Annual Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive from Thursday, July 12, through Saturday, July 14, from 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, July 15, from 10 am to 3 pm. The drive will be held in the Omni San Diego Hotel’s Gallery. True Blood shirts will be given away to participants.
Hobby game company Cryptozoic is taking over a store in the Gaslamp. Visit their site for more details and schedule of events.
|DesignbyHumans 'Dark Knight' Party - Jul 13|
DesignbyHumans and Stingaree will host a “Dark Knight” party to celebrate the official Dark Knight Rises winning T-shirt design. Events will include a fashion show, photo booth, and giveaways. Friday, July 13th from 9pm-2am. You can request entrance on the Stingaree web site.
|Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup - Jul 14|
The Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup will be from 2:00-4:00pm, Saturday July 14, at BASIC. More info on their Tumblr.
|IMAX Remix Event - Jul 12|
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park will host a unique experience featuring iconic IMAX movie scenes remixed to an electronic music interpretation, imagined and performed live by world-renowned DJ and Producer Glenn Morrison. Will be followed by an exclusive sneak peek of a highly-anticipated upcoming IMAX movie. Lite Bites and Open Bar. Email to request an invitation.
|YouTube Fan Lounge|
The YouTube Fan Lounge (315 7th St). Some of Geek & Sundry's events will be held here, and there is also a Basement Party here on 7/14. RSVP at Zagat.
|Geek & Sundry|
Geek & Sundry will be taking over Belo for Thursday and Friday of Comic-Con. See their events schedule for more info!
|NBC's Grimm & Revolution Experience|
NBC's "Grimm" & "Revolution" Experience
NBC takes over the Tin Fish restaurant (170 Sixth Ave) & neighboring Gaslamp Square Park for an immersive experience for their current show, Grimm, and their upcoming series, Revolution. There will be props to see, things to do, and of course giveaways. More info in their press release.
|Comedy Central 'Workaholics' Happy Hour - Jul 13|
Comedy Central will be hosting a "Workaholics" Happy Hour at the Hard Rock Hotel's rooftop bar, FLOAT, from 2:00-5:00 P.M. on Friday, July 13. Entrance is open to everyone but will be on a first come, first served basis.
|Warner Bros.' Extra at Comic-Con, Outdoor Festival|
Batmobiles! Star appearances! A Warner Bros. extravaganza! Runs Jul 12 - 14. See more info at their web site.
|CNET Base Station|
The CNET Base Station returns to Lou & Mickey's, directly across from the convention center on 5th. Last year this place has some great giveaways, trivia games, free drinks, and was a perfect place to relax and recharge (yourself AND your gadgets). You will need to RSVP on their EventBrite site to gain entrance. Open Thurs - Sat.
|The Hub Headquarters|
The Hub Network will be taking over the Broken Yolk cafe from July 12 -July 15. They will have special menu items, giveaways, costume characters, photo ops, and live appearances from The Hub talent.
|Con-of-the-Dead Party - Jul 13|
The Zombie Walk after party at Voyeur Nightclub. See their site for more details.
|Marked Men IV Pirate Party - Jul 13|
This annual party is a pirate extravaganza, taking place ON BOARD the tall ship HMS Providence at the SD Maritime Museum. Only $100 VIP tickets are left at this point. See the Marked Men website for full details.
|Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism|
A collection of art highlighting the good and evil in the comic world and the real world. Featuring DC Comics’ Justice League characters and original photography. Visit the exhibit web site for more information.
|Aquabats Super Show - Jul 14|
At the House of Blues. Tickets $28 at Livenation.
|Marian Call Concert @ Space Travelers Emporium - Jul 14|
The San Diego Space Society presents An Evening with Marian Call at their store in South Park to kick off their Space Art Show. A free event but a donation or purchase is suggested. Visit their Website for more info.
|Comic-Concert, SDCC After Party - Jul 15|
An unofficial SDCC after party, to be held at Whisky Girl. See their Facebook page for more.
|Patton Oswalt Stand-Up|
The comedian brings his stand-up show to downtown San Diego during SDCC. Tickets $40-47, at Ticketmaster.
Last year this area was host to several media and promotional areas, like the Reel Steel trailer, the Shark Night 3D party, and a giant smurf. More details on this year's happenings soon.
|Stan Lee's Comikaze Celebrity Industry Party - Jul 12|
Stan Lee's Comikaze hosts a "totally geektastic" 80s dance party at Spin Night Club. Tickets $15. More info on the Spin website.
|Adventure Time Experience - Jul 12-15|
The New Chidren's Museum will play host to an Adventure Time experience called "Adventure Time: Keyper Seeker" as well as having a fan art exhibit.
|Dawn of the Con Party - Jul 12|
5:30pm-11pm - Free and open to all Comic-Con attendees with a badge, sponsored by VH1 with events hosted by Rob Zombie. See our blog post for more details.
|White Collar Fan Party - Jul 13|
8pm at The Lime. See our Post for details.
|Trek Nation Screening - Jul 12|
Special screening of the Star Trek documentary, Trek Nation, with Rod Roddenberry. At the Birch Theater in North Park (a few miles away from downtown), 7PM on Jul 12. Limited seating so advance RSVP is needed: www.treknationmovie.com/specialscreening
|w00tstock - Jul 12|
A night of Geeks & Music featuring Wil Wheaton, Adam Savage, Paul and Storm. Jul 12, 7PM at the Balboa Theater. Details: www.w00tstock.net/shows/
|Legend of Zelda Symphony - Jul 12|
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses showcases the enduring work of Nintendo composer Koji Kondo. Thurs Jul 12, 8PM @ Embarcadero Marina Park venue. Tickets $20-$76. More details & tickets here.
|Nerdist Podcast - Jul 13|
Live show hosted by Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira with TBD special guests. Last year's guests were Doctor Who's Matt Smith and Karen Gillian. Fri Jul 13, 7PM, Balboa Theater. Buy tickets here.
|SD Zombie Walk - Jul 13|
The annual event returns with a horde walk through the Gaslamp district from 5pm - 9pm. All zombies are welcome. Visit the group's Facebook page for more info.
The huge hit from last year returns, this time with a location change to a larger venue. Programming for Nerd HQ is still to be announced, but it will certainly be awesome.
|Course of the Force - Jul 11|
The final leg of the Course of the Force relay ends at Balboa Theater on Wed, July 11, 12:30pm, with a show featuring The Dan Band. Buy show tickets here. Race details: courseoftheforce.com
Taking over Wine Steals next to Petco Park, Tr!ckster is an environment for creative types to relax, browse works for sale, meet with their creators, and have a drink. One-on-one sessions will be available for purchase. Details: trickstertrickster.com
The SyFy will again make Maryjane's Cafe in the Hard Rock Hotel their home base. This year it wont be the Eureka-themed "Cafe Diem" but will likely be branded based on their upcoming series, Defiance.
|History Channel Ultimate Smoker|
The semi-truck grill rolls into town and will be parked and serving daily throughout Comic-Con.