Information on the Petco Park Interactive Zone!

This post originally appeared on the SDCC Unofficial Blog. Petco Park Events was kind enough to provide us with a map and hours for the annual Petco Park Interactive Zone, held just across the street from the San Diego Convention Center. This year the Interactive Zone brings us booths from upcoming movies like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sin City 2, TV series including the Sleepy Hollow Headless-Horseman bridge, and a number of other activations, including the return of the Adult Swim Fun House. And — good news for foodies — the local food trucks will be on hand to help curve those convention-going appetites as well. Here’s the tentative layout and descriptions, below:  Zone Hours: Wednesday, July 23: 5:00pm (Preview Night) Thursday, July...

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All the Chuck Jones Gallery Events

The below events have limited space and require a phone RSVP at: (888) 294-9880 Tell them Outside Comic-Con sent you!  Wednesday, July 23 Dreamwork’s How to Train Your Dragon 2: 7pm-10pm Kick off San Diego Comic-Con the right way by swooping in to see Hiccup, Toothless, and his friends from How to Train Your Dragon 2. Exclusive, exhibition artwork from the Dreamworks film will be on display and available for purchase. Special guest artists from the film will also be on site to discuss their work and sign dedications for artwork acquired. This Facebook Event Page has additional details. Thursday, July 24th “Whats Up Doc?”: 7pm – 10pm The Chuck Jones Smithsonian preview event with limited edition artwork by Academy Award Winning Animator and Director, Chuck...

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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

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!

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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