Comic-Con 2017: The Ultimate Party Guide

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Hollywood hits Hall H (again) at San Diego’s Comic-Con later this week, but soon after the day panels and star-filled announcements, the real celebrating will begin with bashes, yacht parties, and late-night gatherings. Opening the social slate of preview night is Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner 2049,” while NBC and Viceland are also set to host exclusive fêtes over the course of the convention.

Keep this list handy for the latest on this year’s Comic-Con. (This guide will be updated with more parties and events as they are announced.)

Wednesday, July 19

Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner 2049” Party  450 2nd Avenue, 7 p.m.

Game of Bloggers — House of Blues, 9 p.m.

The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog’s 2 Blog 2 Furious  McFadden’s San Diego, 7 p.m.

 

Thursday, July 20

Skydance Interactive’s Gamers Lounge — Maryjane’s Diner at the Hard Rock Hotel, 9 a.m. until 10p.m.

FANDOM Fest with Pepsi — Petco Interactive Zone, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Viceland Bus Party Corner of Island & 6th10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Adult Swim on the Green — Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier, 1 p.m.

FANDOM Party, featuring a Big Boi performance — Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, 7 p.m. (invite only)

“Sharknado 5: Global Swarming” Party — Sycuan Casino Sports Bar, 7 p.m.

The Dixie Pig presented by IGN and Sony Pictures — The Tipsy Crow, 8 p.m.

Fandango Kickoff Party, featuring a performance by Elle King — Omnia, 8 p.m. (invite only; invitees are requested to arrive early, as entry is not guaranteed)

 

Rave of Thrones, featuring a DJ set by “Game of Thrones” actor Kristian Nairn (Hodor) — Omnia, 9 p.m.

Syfy Party — New Children’s Museum, 9 p.m.

Wired Cafe — Omni Hotel Palm Terrace, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

“Wynonna Earp” Party — F6ix Nightclub, 9 p.m. 

 

Friday, July 21

Skydance Interactive’s Gamers Lounge — Maryjane’s Diner at the Hard Rock Hotel, 9 a.m. until 10p.m.

FANDOM Fest with Pepsi — Petco Interactive Zone, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Viceland Bus Party Corner of Island & 6th10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Wired Cafe Lounge — Omni Hotel Palm Terrace, noon until 6 p.m.

Adult Swim on the Green — Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier, 1 p.m.

Gotham Group Luncheon — Monkey King, 1 p.m.

Buzzfeed and The CW’s SRSLY the Best Damn Superhero Party —  Marriott Gaslamp Quarter’s Altitude Skyline Lounge, 5 p.m. (invite only)

Universal Cable Productions reception — Omnia Hotel, 6 p.m.

“Dragon Ball” Super Fan bash — McFadden’s Restaurant, 7 p.m.

Fox TV’s cocktail party — The Skybox, 7 p.m.

MTV Fandom Fest — Petco Park, 7 p.m.

Warner Bros. TV mixer — Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, 7 p.m. (invite only)

IMDboat Party, presented by XFINITY — Fifth Avenue Landing, 7:30 p.m. (invite only)

“Future Man” Party, presented by Hulu, Nerdist, and Geek & Sundry — Oxford Social Club, 9 p.m.

“The Gifted” Party, presented by IGN and Fox  — The Rooftop by STK, 9 p.m. (invite only)

The Nerd Party, presented by Syfy and Zachary Levi — New Children’s Museum, 9 p.m.

Viceland’s What Would Diplo Do? Party, hosted by James Van Der Beek — Fluxx Nightclub, 9 p.m. (invite only)

After-Con, presented by NVE/ Nylon Magazine — Omnia Rooftop, 9:30 p.m. 

 

Saturday, July 22

Skydance Interactive’s Gamers Lounge — Maryjane’s Diner at the Hard Rock Hotel, 9 a.m. until 10p.m.

FANDOM Fest with Pepsi — Petco Interactive Zone, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Viceland Bus Party — Corner of Island & 6th, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Wired Cafe Lounge — Omni Hotel Palm Terrace, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Adult Swim on the Green — Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier, 1 p.m.

Red Planet/Blue Planet, presented by Nat Geo and Nerd Nite — Solamar Terrace & Pool at Hotel Solamar, 7 p.m.

NBC Party — Oxford Social Club, 7 p.m.

TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” Block Party — Petco Stadium, TBD

Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Bash  Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, 9 p.m.

Syfy Party — New Children’s Museum, 9 p.m.

Red Wedding Afterparty — House of Blues, 9:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, July 23

FANDOM Fest with Pepsi — Petco Interactive Zone, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Skydance Interactive’s Gamers Lounge — Maryjane’s Diner at the Hard Rock Hotel, 9 a.m. until 10p.m.

Super Hero Pool Party — The Lafayette Hotel, noon

Adult Swim on the Green — Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier, 1 p.m.

Adam West Remembrance Gathering — Convention Center steps, 7 p.m.

(Pictured: Billie Lourd, John Stamos, Taylor Lautner and Abigail Breslin at the Universal Cable Productions Party during 2016 Comic-Con in San Diego)

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  1. Justin Ochoa says:

    Is there a way to submit an event for this article or future articles as Comic Con approaches?

    My company is hosting an anime and cosplay themed event at Florent Nightclub in the Gaslamp on Friday.

  2. There’s also the George Romero Remembrance Vigil on Saturday, July 22nd at 8PM

  3. Steef_Pip says:

    It’s sad how desperately John Stamos clings to youth and tries to be hip!

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