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…



Thrilling Adventure HourThe 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 Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) has two comedy shows on the Saturday of Comic Con, 8pm and 10pm. At least one of those shows will be a live taping for an upcoming album. All I can say, Mr. Oswalt, is there had better be Downton Abbey references. (Iron Man 3 totally stole your idea.)

The Balboa Theater (868 4th Ave) is jam-packed with shows during the convention: W00tstock 5.0 on Thursday, Amy Schumer and Bo Burnham on Friday, Chris Hardwick & the Nerdist Podcast Live and Key and Peele on Saturday. See the Balboa’s event calendar for ticket links.

Please be aware that a lot of these shows are 18 and up or sometimes 21 and up, so do read all the details before buying tickets.

Course of the Force:

COTF (courseoftheforce.starwars.com) has a mobile app coming soon which will track the relay’s progress and allow those of us not participating until San Diego to keep up with all their events. The end points in San Francisco, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach and Oceanside will feature a post-race “conival” fan event and celebration. Here’s the COTF schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2013 – Skywalker Ranch (Private Event – Invite Only)
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2013 – San Francisco (Conival)
  • Friday, July 12, 2013 – Malibu to Santa Monica (Conival)
  • Saturday, July 13, 2013 – Santa Monica to Huntington Beach (Conival)
  • Sunday, July 14, 2013 – Huntington Beach to Oceanside (Conival)
  • Monday, July 15, 2013 – Oceanside to Pacific Beach
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – Pacific Beach to San Diego
  • COTF will be hosting events throughout Comic Con at the Chuck Jones Gallery, which is a hop skip and a jump from the convention center.



CNET will once again be taking over Lou & Mickeys, and they are actually taking up more of it than they were last year, which was their Basestation theme. Just how much space and what thy are doing, we don’t know yet.

The Tin Fish, located between the convention center and the Hard Rock Hotel is being taken over completely, likely by NBC again. Last year, the Tin Fish was the site of the GRIMM walkthrough and the Revolution ferris wheel.

The WIREDCafe will be happening again, however rumor has it that it will be toned down some for this year. Hopefully they still have another Reader Day like last year!



The Battleship Pretension website will have a free meetup on Thursday, 7/18, at Dublin Square (554 4th Ave.).

Outside Comic-Con & SDCCBlog!
And don’t forget the amazing, awesome, spectacular meetup for this website, along with the SDCCBlog! We will be at the Hilton Bayfront, taking over the decks of their Odysea Bar (to the right of the main lobby) on Preview Night. Come find us and say Hi! We will have giveaways! Details are here: sdccblog.com/event/first-annual-sdccblog-fan-meet-up/


Remember to check out our Event List for a day-by-day list of outside events!