This year is a huge year for San Diego Comic-Con, as 2019 marks the 50 year anniversary for the convention and as you can imagine they are certainly celebrating in a big way. Once all the days’ panels and activations have come to a close, it is time to get the nightlife started and there will be plenty of activities to keep the party going all night long as you make your way around San Diego’s famed Gaslamp District.
We have compiled a list of some amazing parties and events taking place during San Diego Comic-Con that are definitely worth checking out if you can! Keep in mind, some parties and events are invite-only or require an RSVP, so please read carefully and follow the appropriate steps to be sure your evening will run smoothly.
Wednesday, July 17th (Preview Night)
Batman’s Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame Induction
5:30 p.m.-12 a.m.; located at 2131 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park
The event happens during The Gathering, the first annual fundraiser for the Comic-Con Museum, and will be held at the museum’s future site.
It’s open to the public, and you can buy tickets here.
Pop Insider SDCC Kickoff
7-10 p.m., Coin-Op Game Room, 789 6th Ave. Tickets ($25) required. For more information, click here!
Ready Party One. Hosted by Nerdbot,
9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Fluxx Nightclub, 500 4th Ave. Tickets ($35-$225) required. For more information, click here!
New Line Cinema Presents: ScareDiego
Featuring footage from “IT: Chapter 2” and will be hosted by Team Coco and Conan O’Brien, starts at 7:30pm. You can sign up for tickets, which we believe will be a lottery system by clicking here!
Thursday, July 18th
IGN’s Amazon-sponsored The Expanse party
Located within the Amazon activation at the corner of MLK and 1st Ave. Time TBD, must be 21+.
Her Universe/Hot Topic Fashion Show
6-8 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place. Free.
Nerdist presents the Upside Down
8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Fluxx Nightclub, 500 4th Ave. $35 admission. For more information, click here!
Rave of Thrones
Kristian “Hodor” Nairn spins from 9:30-11 p.m., Omnia, 454 6th Ave. Free but reserved tickets encouraged. For more information, click here!
Fandom Party Featuring R.U.N., the First Live Action Thriller by Cirque du Soleil
Time TBA; located at Float rooftop bar, Hard Rock Hotel. Fandom’s fourth annual rooftop Comic-Con party brings a touch of Vegas glitz to San Diego with an exclusive sneak peek of “R.U.N.”, Cirque du Soleil’s upcoming new show. Party attendees will get to see an act inspired by “R.U.N.” and created by “R.U.N.” Show Director Michael Schwandt and Creation Director Stefan Miljevic. It sounds bonkers too: Featuring narration by Robert Rodriguez, who wrote “R.U.N.,” the performance will include pyrotechnics, “an epic rooftop battle,” motorcycle trick-riding, and stunts. And when its over, attendees will dance to a soundtrack courtesy of a live performance by Girl Talk.
Invitation-only, but a limited number of tickets are available to the public. Follow @getFANDOM on Twitter for a chance to win tickets.
Friday, July 19th
The Gotham Group annual lunch
1-4 p.m., Revel Revel, 868 5th Ave., RSVP required.
Bill Prady’s annual mixer
3-7 p.m. at the Hilton Bayfront Pool Club. Invitation only, RSVP required.
BuzzFeed and The CW Present ‘A Batsh!t Crazy Bash’
BuzzFeed presents A Batsh!t Crazy Bash with the CW’s Batwoman to celebrate the hottest new series premiering this fall! The annual BuzzFeed & CW event will take place at the famed San Diego rooftop with live music, cocktails and bites to drive you mad!
5-8 p.m., Altitude Sky Lounge at the Gaslamp Marriott, 660 K St. Invitation only, RSVP required.
The Boys world premiere fan screening and party, sponsored by Amazon
The first two episodes will be screened ahead of its streaming debut. 7-11:30 p.m., located inside the Amazon Experience at MLK and 1st Ave. Must be 21+. For more information, click here!
Warner Bros. TV Media Mixer
7-9 p.m., Float Rooftop Bar at the Hard Rock, 207 5th Ave. RSVP required. Invitation only!
Awesome Mixer Vol. 2
9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Fluxx Nightclub, 500 4th Ave. Tickets ($35) required. Musical talent to include Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. For more information, click here!
600 Convention Way, 7:30-11:30pm. Invitation Only.
Saturday, July 20th
Amazon’s Carnival Row party
7-11:30 p.m., located within the Amazon Experience at MLK and 1st Ave. Must be 21+. For more information, click here!
Entertainment Weekly’s annual bash
9 p.m., Float at the Hard Rock, 207 5th Ave. RSVP required. Invitation only.
National Geographic and Nerd Nite celebrate Brain Games
8-11 p.m., Soamar Terrace and Pool, 435 6th Ave.
Sunday, July 21st
SDCC Unofficial Blog After Party
6-9 p.m., the Dubliner, 554 4th Ave. Free.
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