The 2017 SDCC Party List – Parties, events, concerts and more

It’s SDCC party time! We haven’t posted an events guide for SDCC yet (maybe ever?) but that doesn’t mean that we won’t start that tradition too!

Whether you’re in town for comic books, movies, video games, cosplay, or whatever else, SDCC has an awesome after-event nightlife you should be checking out. We’re here to help you find it!

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  • As usual, the FACEBOOK GROUP is our partner in good time, so make sure you head there for coordinating with friends and meeting new peeps!
  • And again, MASSIVE thanks to Becky, Jacqui, and Andie!

If you have a party to share, post it in the comments below, use our Contact Form or shoot me a tweet @DaliDimovski! :)

Sit back, enjoy the list, plan your partying and we’ll see you there! Keep coming back daily, as we’ll be updating this list FURIOUSLY and OFTEN!



Wednesday, July 19


2 Blog 2 Furious – 7-11PM @ McFadden’s San Diego, 731 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101Tix: FREE!Info: Hang with The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog and their readers!


HopCon 5.0 – 7-11PM @ Stone Brewing World Bistro, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106Tix: $40-$75Info: Fifteen beer samples! Commemorative glass, food and more!


Thursday, July 20


Skydance Interactive Gamer’s Lounge – 9AM-10PM @ MaryJane’s at the Hard Rock, 207 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101RSVP: Free! – Info: All day gaming demos, showcasing Archangel and PWND


Adult Swim on the Green – 1-6PM @ Located at Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier (behind the convention center) – Info: FREE 18 & up! We’ve got all new games, friends, prizes, fun, streams (of the live variety), motorized animals, a tarot card reader, dart throwing, a claw machine and shade.


Heroes Brew Fest – 2-8PM @ Waterfront Park,1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101Tix: $25-$99Info: Beer, art, tech and music! Featuring Rave of Thrones with DJ Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones’ Hodor)!


Destination: Funimation – 2-11PM @ Whiskey Girl, 702 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101RSVP: FREEInfo: No badge? No problem! Special guests, photo booth, airbrush tattoos, signings, giveaways and more — we’ve got you covered! Plus free drink ticket for all attendees!


A Meet-Up Of Our Own: Ten Years of the OTW – 6:30-8:30PM @ Analog Bar, 801 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101Tix: FREEInfo: Ten year anniversary event


W00tstock 9.0 – 7PM @ Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101Tix: $40 TicketmasterInfo: Hosts Adam Savage (Mythbusters) and comedy musicians Paul and Storm gather a fabulous array of celebs, nerds and nerd celebs for a full night of hilarious and surprising entertainment.


Sharknado 5 Party – 7-9PM @ Sycuan Casino’s GameDay Sports Bar, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA 92019RSVP: MUST WIN PASSESInfo: Featuring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Hamby


Stargate 20th Anniversary Fandom Party hosted by Legion M – 7:30-10pM @ Side Bar, 536 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101RSVP: FREEInfo: While we are sold out of the ticketed portion, we will be opening the event to fans in line after all ticketed fans have entered.


CBLDF Welcome Party – 8-11PM @ Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101Tix: $20-$100Info: Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology, with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab!


IGN and Sony Present The Dixie Pig – 8PM-2AM @ The Tipsy Crow, 770 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101RSVP: EventbriteInfo: You’re invited to join IGN, Sony Pictures and MRC Studios in celebrating the highly anticipated release of The Dark Tower in theaters August 4th.


The Legend of Zeldorado – 8:30PM-2AM @ El Dorado Cocktail Lounge, 1030 Broadway, San Diego, California 92101Entry: No cover before 10PM, $5 after – Info: FACEBOOK


BOOM! Studios Drink Up – 9PM @ Odysea Lounge, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101Info: Visit BOOM! booth for tickets, first 1000 fans get free drinks!


BANGARANG! Heroes & Rebels – 9PM-1AM @ Bassmnt, 919 4th Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, California 92101 – Tix: $15 EventbriteInfo: Join actor Dante Basco (Rufio in HOOK, Prince Zuko in AVATAR: The Last Airbender) as he throws down some sick beats at the best COMIC CON after-party on Thursday night of con!


League of Darkness Party from Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, & Kraken Rum – 9PM-2AM @ Fluxx, 500 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101RSVP: EventbriteInfo: Featuring a hosted bar and the ability to “Wrestle the Kraken”


Rave of the Dead: Costume Party honoring George Romero – 9PM-2AM @ 2100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101RSVP: $20 EventbriteInfo: 21 & over, live music all night


LED Presents DJ Uncle Blazer – 10PM @ Bang Bang, 526 Market St, San Diego, CATix: $15-$20Info: Workaholics’ Blake Anderson spins during this Comic Con afterparty!


Friday, July 21


Ghostbusters Mass Hysteria – 8AM-2AM (All Day) @ Werewolf, 627 4th Ave, San Diego, California 92101RSVP: FacebookInfo: Celebrating the past, the present, and future of Ghostbusters.


Skydance Interactive Gamer’s Lounge – 9AM-10PM @ MaryJane’s at the Hard Rock, 207 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101RSVP: Free! – Info: All day gaming demos, showcasing Archangel and PWND


Adult Swim on the Green – 1-6PM @ Located at Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier (behind the convention center) – Info: FREE 18 & up! We’ve got all new games, friends, prizes, fun, streams (of the live variety), motorized animals, a tarot card reader, dart throwing, a claw machine and shade.


The Game Of Thrones Charity Pub Crawl 2017 – 6-11PM @ Gaslamp Quarter, San DiegoRegister: $4Info: A pub crawl & scavenger hunt for prizes


The Hashtag Show’s Mission Comic Con Strikes Back – 6PM-12AM @ Mission Brewery, 1441 L St., San Diego, 92101Tix: $10 Eventbrite – Info: Twitter


Black Girl Nerds of Color Meetup with Racialicious – 7-10PM @ Pool Club at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101RSVP: Invitation Only via FacebookInfo: Facebook


The SDCC 2017 Official Dragon Ball Fan Bash – 7PM @ McFadden’s San Diego, 731 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101Tix: $15-$25Info: Do you love DBZ? So do we! GeekChic Promotions is hosting the Official Dragon Ball Fan Bash at San Diego Comic Con with tunes provided by DJ Nick at Nite!


Pop Culture Party: Yokai Omatsuri – 7:30-11:30PM @ Japanese Friendship Garden, 2215 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, California 92101Tickets: $25 & up – InfoFacebook | The evening will be accompanied by food and activity booths run by yokai, a live DJ and performances, and a super natural costume contest!


Pirate Con @ SDCC – 8PM @ Star of India Pirate Ship, 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 – Tix: $40 – Info: 21+, Each guest will receive a Funko Pop Barbossa collectible, one drink ticket, and appetizers. Live band and costume contest with prizes also.


The Legend Of Zelda Symphony Of The Goddesses – 8PM @ San Diego Civic Theater, 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101Tix: $60-$100 TicketmasterInfo: The Zelda-themed concert series makes a ComicCon pit stop


Emo Night Brooklyn: San Diego – 8:30PM @ House of Blues, 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 – Tix: LivenationInfo: Emo Night Brooklyn is returning to San Diego, and we’re bringing our BFF Ryan Key of Yellowcard for some acoustic jams and an extra sweaty DJ set


Das Bunker SDCC Party – 9PM @ Spin Night Club, 2028 Hancock St, San Diego, CATix: $10-$25


Mega Ran’s 10 Year Anniversary Concert &  Comic Con Party – 9PM-1AM @ The Merrow, 1271 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103Tix: $10 TicketwebInfo: Facebook | performances by Mega Ran, Kirby’s Dream Band, Digital Lizards Of Doom, DJ Dizzy Doom & DJ DN3, and tons of Video Games to play


Party with Flash Gordon – 9PM-2AM @ Waterfront Bar & Grill, 2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, California 92101RSVP: FREE – Info: Sam Jones (aka Flash Gordon) will be guest bartending


After-Con presented by Nylon & NVE Experience – 9:30PM-2AM @ OMNIA San Diego, 454 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101Info: Held at San Diego’s OMNIA Nightclub located in the legendary Gaslamp Quarter, this year’s highly anticipated event will feature a special performance from legendary hip-hop artists, Warren G and Mase and DJ sets by Brody Jenner and Jamie Iovine.


Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque – 9:30PM @ The Music Box, 1337 India St., San Diego, Ca 92101Tix: $26 & upInfo: The unique burlesque performance featuring alternative models from all over, these girls give a sultry show centered around comic book and movie characters.


The Adventure Zone LIVE – 10PM @ Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101Tix: Ticketmaster


Saturday, July 22


2nd Annual Impractical Jokers Block Party – Daytime @ Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101RSVP: Free!


Skydance Interactive Gamer’s Lounge – 9AM-10PM @ MaryJane’s at the Hard Rock, 207 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101RSVP: Free! – Info: All day gaming demos, showcasing Archangel and PWND 


Adult Swim on the Green – 1-6PM @ Located at Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier (behind the convention center) – Info: FREE 18 & up! We’ve got all new games, friends, prizes, fun, streams (of the live variety), motorized animals, a tarot card reader, dart throwing, a claw machine and shade.


ESA Comiccon GovGames + Video Game Expo – 3:30-7PM @ WeWork B Street, 600 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101RSVP: EventbriteInfo: The Entertainment Software Association (http://theesa.com) is hosting an ESA SDCC Expo of San Diego area video game companies


Digital LA – San Diego Comic Cocktails – 5-7PM @ Location TBD – RSVP: Eventbrite (Free)Info: Join us for our ninth annual party during San Diego Comic-Con. Catch up with friends you didn’t see on the Comic-Con show floor and make new ones as you trade notes on best panels, booths, and parties.


Doctor Who Cosplay Show – 7-10:30PM @ Omnia Bar Rooftop, 454 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101RSVP: In celebration of BBC America’s Doctor Who, we’ll be taking over the rooftop bar of the OMNIA in downtown San Diego for a cosplay show in honor of the Doctor and an epic after party to follow!


Screen Junkies Central 2017 – 7PM-? @ House of Blues, 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101Tix: $15, 21 & over/FREE for partyInfo: Come for the live taping, stay for the afterparty! Doors open at 6PM, Party Doors open at 10PM


Marked Men 7: Game of Thrones ComicCon Party – 8PM-1AM @ Star of India Pirate Ship, 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101Tix: $50-$150Info: Featuring sword fighting, fire dancing, cosplay contests and more!


Nuke the Fridge’s Comic Con 2017 After Party! – 8PM-2AM @ Bassmnt, 919 4th Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, California 92101RSVP: Facebook


My Brother, My Brother and Me LIVE – 10PM @ Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101Tix: Ticketmaster


Sunday, July 23


Skydance Interactive Gamer’s Lounge – 9AM-10PM @ MaryJane’s at the Hard Rock, 207 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101RSVP: Free! – Info: All day gaming demos, showcasing Archangel and PWND


Super Hero Pool Party – 12-5PM @ The Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104Tix: $12-$20Info: 18+, Come Dressed in your bathing suit Cosplay, or just come dressed for the SUN!


Adult Swim on the Green – 1-6PM @ Located at Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier (behind the convention center) – Info: FREE 18 & up! We’ve got all new games, friends, prizes, fun, streams (of the live variety), motorized animals, a tarot card reader, dart throwing, a claw machine and shade.

Author: Dalibor Dimovski

Dali is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of SideQuesting, as well as the co-Founder of CarDesignFetish and the founder of MakLink. Dali is also a car designer, deejay, and introductory beer-brewer.

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  • Random aka Mega Ran

    Mega Ran’s 10 Year Anniversary Concert @ The Merrow, 1271 University Ave, Friday July 21 9PM-1AM with performances by
    Mega Ran
    Kirby’s Dream Band
    Digital Lizards Of Doom

    DJ Dizzy Doom & DJ DN3

    Video Games

    Drink Specials all night long.

    tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7535825&pl=arsenal&dispatch=loadSelectionData

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1223183011119622/

  • Dalibor

    Thanks bud! Will add momentarily. Feel free to email me directly as needed for any events you have… dali @ sidequesting .com :)

  • Courtney Jensen

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    Nerdvania.net will be at Atomic in Downtown San Diego during Comic Con. Just a 10 minute walk from the San Diego Convention Center and located in the heart of the historic San Diego Gaslamp.

    Shop for Funko Pop, vinyl toys, comic books, Pokemon, Marvel, DC Universe, and more!

    The pop up shop is open to everyone.

    That means SDCC badge holders and non badge holders.

    This event is Free and tickets are not required.

    All ages are welcome until 9pm.

    Come in and shop at the Nerdvania pop up shop (located on the 2rd floor in the Tiki Room) then enjoy a nice cold drink with some tasty tacos at Michos (located on the 1st floor).

    Feel like staying out late? Michos is open til 9pm Mon-Fri. Atomic is open till last call 7 days a week and has an assortment of great beers and cocktails.

    Wednesday July 19th – Sunday July 23rd
    762 5th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101
    2nd Floor in the Tiki Room

    Nerdvania Hours :
    Wed. 12pm-6pm
    Thur. 12pm – Late
    Fri. 12pm-8pm
    Sat. 2pm-8pm
    Sun. 2pm-8pm
    If able we may stay open later.

    In partnership with Bobbie Bee Designs.

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