FOX, Fandango, and Disney — Oh my!

FOX, Fandango, and Disney — Oh my!

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...

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Chuck Jones Gallery Events

The Chuck Jones Gallery announced its line-up of special events and artist receptions during Comic-Con. As the end point for Course of the Force, the gallery will be home to all the COTF activities every day of the convention — including a Star Wars costume display — with art-related events in the evenings.  See the full gallery schedule, below. The Chuck Jones Gallery is located at 232 Fifth Avenue (Map Link). Course of the Force: Everyday, 11 AM – 6 PM Thursday, July 18, 7 PM – 9 PM: Chuck Jones Extravaganza Chuck’s grandson, Craig Kausen as the special guest. There will be raffles, games, prizes, and new art from the legendary animation pioneer Chuck Jones. Come test your knowledge of Chuck Jones trivia against Craig, during the...

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Weekly Update – June 12

Weekly Update – June 12

Each Wednesday from now until Comic-Con, we will post a weekly wrap up of any new outside events. Here’s what we currently know…   Shows: The Thrilling Adventure Hour announced they will be doing four live shows at Comic-Con. The old-timey, radio-style performance group will have 2 shows on Friday, and 2 on Saturday, at the Horton Grand Theatre (444 4th Ave). Various ticket levels range from $25 to $45, with the late-night performances having access to a VIP party. TAH’s past live performances in LA have included such special guests as Nathan Fillion, Clancy Brown, Karen Gillan, Alan Tudyk, and many other familiar names — so you never know who may show up! For more information and to purchase tickets visit their Event Page. Patton...

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Course of the Force Extends to NorCal!

Course of the Force Extends to NorCal!

Hot off the presses!  As we previously tweeted about, it appeared as though the Course of the Force would be extending to a San Francisco starting point. Coinciding with a Late Night with Jimmy Fallon appearance by Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) tonight, the Course of the Force web site made the official announcement that the race will indeed be starting at the famed Skywalker Ranch in Marin on July 9th! The first leg of the relay race will head to San Francisco, with several more stops throughout California, ending in San Diego a day before Comic-Con.  Also new from last year: mini-conventions at each stop, plus events at the Chuck Jones Gallery in downtown San Diego during SDCC. Read the press release after the jump: SAN FRANCISCO (MARCH 27, 2013) – On the heels of...

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Warner Bros. “Extra at Comic-Con” Outdoor Festival

Warner Bros. “Extra at Comic-Con” Outdoor Festival

Update: See the WB’s Events Lineup For the first time ever, Warner Bros. will present Extra at Comic-Con, a free outdoor entertainment festival happening in San Diego’s Bayfront Park July 12–14.  The park is located between the San Diego Convention Center and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel. The centerpiece of this 60,000-square-foot outdoor entertainment event is the Extra stage. Featuring Q&As, live performances, screenings and talent interviews presented by the long-running hit TV entertainment magazine Extra, the stage will be a constant — and free — place for fans to go beyond the Con. On display in “The Batcave”: all six Batmobiles from television and film! For the first time ever, Comic-Con fans will have the opportunity to see all of...

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CNET Base Station

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, 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. Will be open Thursday at 11am through Saturday.

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