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Badgeless at Comic-Con does not Mean Eventless

Every summer, thousands of  science fiction fans, comic-enthusiasts, and costume lovers band together in Downtown San Diego to experience the Mecca of all science fiction. Badges for entry typically sell out a year in advance, but we’ve got you covered! Comic-Con veteran, James Hay, has listed alternative ways to enjoy this festive event without missing out on all the fun.

Saturday, July 11

Orphan Black #Cloneclub Fan Meetup (Jul 11, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
House of Blues, 1056 6th Ave., San Diego CA 92101
Free; First come, first served
All Ages

Star Wars The Old Republic Cantina Tour (Jul 11, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm)
The Westin Hotel, 910 Broadway Cir., San Diego, CA 92101
Free, but register: http://www.swtor.com/community-events/register

Chicano Con, Week 2 (Jul 11, 12:00 pm- 11:00 pm)
Border X Brewing Logan Tasting Room,
2181 Logan Avenue, San Diego, 92113
Free

Colony Premiere Screening (Jul 11, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm)
Horton Grand Theater, 444 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Free

Harleypalooza 2015 ! (Jul 11, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm) Cosplay Get Together and Photo Shoot
San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101
Free
All Ages

Geeky Guys for God Comic Con Outreach Event (Jul 11, 12:30 pm)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1649442855286539/
Out front of the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: World’s Largest Video Game Cosplay Gathering (Jul 11, 1 – 2 pm)
San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101
Free
All Ages

Welcome to Night Vale Tumblr Meetup (Jul 11, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Basic Pizza, 410 10th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Free, Register at RSVP now at site above
Space is limited.
All Ages

Comic-Con Street Photography Photowalk ( Jul 11, 1 :00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Gaslamp Quarter Trolley Station, 105 Sixth Avenue, San Diego CA 92101
Get some pro tips and tricks for street photography, then hit the streets to capture the heroes, villains, characters, and creatures.
$39

Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Singles Tournament (Jul 11, 1:30 pm) Video Games
Gamestop Horton Plaza – 566 Horton Plaza, San Diego CA 92101
Free

Southern California DC Cosplayers Photoshoot (Jul 11, 2 :00 pm – 3:00 pm)
San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101
Free
All Ages

Doctor Who Fan Meetup (Jul 11, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
House of Blues, 1056 6th Ave., San Diego CA 92101
Free; First come, first served
All Ages

Heroes Brew Craft Fair (Jul 11, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Sample from 40 local craft brews to support Warrior Foundation Freedom Station
The Loma Club , 2960 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
Tickets: $34, $49 VIP, $20 designated driver

SDCC 2015 Patrol (Jul 11, 3:00 – 5:00 pm) Judge Dredd Cosplay
San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101
Free
All Ages

Game of Thrones Photoshoot (Jul 11, 3:00 pm)
San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101
Free
All Ages

405th Pacific Regiment SDCC Gathering and Photoshoot (Jul 11, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm) Halo Cosplay
San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101
Free
All Ages

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Horror Gathering (Jul 11, 5:00 pm) Cosplay
Children’s Museum Park, 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
All Horror Cosplay/Costuming welcome
Free
All Ages

“MARVEL vs DC” Art Exhibition Reception (Jul 11, 5:00 pm)
La Bodega Gallery & Studios 2196 Logan Ave. 92113
Free
All Ages

Super-Heroes, Graphic Novels and Pop Culture Opening Reception (Jul 11, 6:00 pm) Art
ArtHatch, 317 E. Grand Ave., Escondido CA
Free
All Ages

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess (Jul 11, 7:00 pm)
Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets $35 -150 (plus online fees)
All Ages

Digital LA Comic Con Party (Jul 11, 7:00 – 9:00 pm)
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-la-comic-con-party-tick
Secret Location
to be sent to those who register.
Free, but need to RSVP at above site

Chris Hardwick, The Nerdist Podcast Live! (Jul 11, 7:30 pm) Sir Ben Kingsley, Peter Capaldi
Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets: $35 ($45.40 with fees)

Steve Agee (Jul 11, 7:30 pm) http://www.americancomedyco.com/steve-agee.html
American Comedy Store, 818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
$16

Star Trek Into Darkness, Live (Jul 11, 8 :00 pm – 10:00 pm) Symphonic Concert
Embarcadero Marine Park South, 1 Marina Pkwy., San Diego CA 92101
Tickets go on sale April 13th
All Ages

Film Screening: “Treasure Trapped” (Jul 11, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Central Library / Auditorium 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
Three unlikely heroes journey into the world of LARP to explore what happens when you take pretending to a whole new level.
Discussion with film makers follows.
Free
Ages teen and up

Steve Agee (Jul 11, 9:30 pm)
http://www.americancomedyco.com/steve-agee.html
American Comedy Store, 818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
$16

Steyoyoke Records Showcase Featuring: Dahu & Soul Button (Jul 11, 10 pm – 4:00 am)
Location: TBA
Tickets: $15 – 20
Ages 21+

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Tournament and Nintendo Cosplay Contest (Jul 11, 8:00 pm)
Mission Brewery, 1441 L. St., San Diego CA 92101
Free

SDCC Saturday (Part 2) – VIP Event – The Art of William Shatner’s “Man O’ War” (Jul 11, 8:00 -10:00 pm) Special Guest: William Shatner!
Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101
Restricted to those who have purchased Man O War art previously

Burger Records Comic Con Party (Jul 11; 8:00 – 10:00 pm)
The Observatory, 2891 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
Tickets: $20
All Ages

X-Men: Days of Future Past, Rogue Cut (Jul 11, 8:00 pm)
Reading Cinemas Gaslamp, 701 5th Ave., San Diego, CA
4 simultaneous screenings
VIP passes available by purchasing the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut Blu-ray at CC or the Nerd HQ lounge
Remaining seats first come/first served.

The Anthropocene Extinction Record ReleaseParty for the band “Cattle Decapitation” (Jul 11, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)
Brick By Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
Partyhttps://www.facebook.com/events/425905094201200/
with Cattle Decapitation, Author & Punisher, Noctuary, and Mortuus Terror
Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at door
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/859743/tfly?utm_medium=914405

Sexy Saviors and Villinous Vixens (Jul 11, 8 pm) Party
Featuring: Lonstermash
McFadden’s, 731 5th Ave., San Diego CA 92101
Ages 21+

Ward’s Warrior’s SDCC Meetup (Jul 11, 8:30 pm) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fandom
East Village Tavern and Bowl, 930 Market Street, San Diego CA 92101
Free (buy your own food, drink and bowling) but RSVP by June 26th
Ages 18+

Escape the Ordinary presents Comic Con (Jul 11, 9:00 pm – 3:00 am) – Party
Onyx Room Nightclub, 852 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
$10 – 20,
Ages 21+

A Simpler Time (Jul 11, 9:00 pm – 2:00 am) Dance Party
Featuring: Kombat, Synthetic Phred, Psylovybe, Gage
Kava Lounge, 2812 Kettner Blvd., San Diego CA
$5 before 10 pm.

1st Annual Black Girl Nerds of Color Meetup (Jul 11, 9:00 pm – 12:00 am)
Grand Lobby Bar, Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl, San Diego, California 92101

Vacation Screening (Jul 11, 10:00 pm)
Reading Gaslamp 15, 701 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Free. Get passes by registering

Lovelife Presents Episode XII (Part 2): Into the Dark Side (Jul 11, 10:00 pm – late) – Party
Spin Nightclub, 2028 Hancock St., San Diego, CA
$10  15 in advance, $20 at door.
Ages 21+

Chris Hardwick, The Nerdist Podcast Live! (Jul 11, 10:30 pm)
Maisie Williams, Guillermo del Toro, Tom Hiddleston
Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets: $35 ($45.40 with fees)

Hollywood Babble-On with Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman (Jul 11, 11:30 pm – 1:00 am)
House of Blues, 1055 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA
Tickets: $41

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Sunday, July 12

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Playtest Roadshow
Submit an entry (see web site) and get a chance to playtest the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game.
Free but MUST SUBMIT ENTRY
Ages 17+

Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender & The Comic Book Medium Panel (Jul 12, 12:30 – 1:45 pm)
Logan Heights Branch Library, 567 S 28th St, San Diego, California 92113
Tickets: Free, but must register

Wesley Chu, Carrie Patel and Scott Sigler sign in San Diego (Jul 12, 2:00 pm)
Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117
Free

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Naruto Gathering (July 12, 4:30 pm)
South end of the Convention center OUTSIDE.
San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101
Free
All Ages

Sailor Moon Cosplay Meet-Up (Jul 12, 6:00 pm)
Planters outside of Hall H, San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101
Free
All Ages

SDCC 1015 Friends of Comic Con International Gathering (July 12, 6:00 pm)
Post Con Dinner and swag swap
The Harbor House, 831 West Harbor Drive., San Diego CA 92101
Free, but buy own own dinner. Contact the FoCCI so they will have a head count.
All Ages

SoCal Bronies Dead Dog Dinner (Jul 12, 7 pm)
Location: TBA
Free (buy your own food and drink).

Anjelah Johnson presents Bon Qui Qui Live in Concert (July 12, 7:00 pm) – Comedy
House of Blues, 1055 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA
Tickets: $35.50 ($47 with online fees)

Harmontown- Live Podcast (July 12, 7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Tin Roof 401 G St, San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets: $10
Ages 18+

S.H.I.E.L.D. TV / Agent Carter News Meet-Up (July 12, 7:00 pm)
Henry’s Pub, 618 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
All Ages until 9 pm
Tickets: $25 RSVP
PARTY LIMITED TO 200 GUESTS.

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