The Ultimate Party Guide to San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Comic-Con 2013 Party Recap and Photo Gallery

Thursday, July 24

MTV Fan Fest at PETCO  Park – 5:00 pm (FREE for SDCC badge holders only)

  • Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park will headline the first ever mtvU Fandom Awards and MTV Fan Fest, both of which will be held on Thursday, July 24, at Petco Park during San Diego’s Comic-Con. Then on Sunday, July 27, at 8 p.m., on the final day of Comic-Con, MTV and mtvU will air the 60-minute mtvU Fandom Awards special, showcasing the musical performances from the Linkin Park-headlined show, and honoring all of the fans whose passion have swept across the globe, stemming out of Comic-Con.

DJ Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood) at Bang Bang – 9:30 pm (Open to the public with tickets for $10-15)

  • THE Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings; Wilfred; Grand Piano) will be spinning the night away under his DJ name Wooden Wisdom, alongside Zach Cowie. One beat to rule them all.

Nerd HQ Fan Party at PETCO Park – 9:00 PM (Open to the public)

  • Nerd it up with Zachary Levi and friends as they celebrate the 4th Annual Nerd HQ.

Munky King’s 7th Annual SDCC Party – 9:00 pm to 1:00 am (FREE to the public)

  • Announcing the sequel to last year’s successful Art Battle...VERSUS II! Held once again at BASIC urban kitchen + bar. Pairs of artists will face off against each other armed with black paint markers on white boards, battling for honor, beer, and the coveted Versus Title Belt. Music by resident DJs R Rated and Colbi.1.

Villains of the Night at The Commons Bar – 7:00 pm (Open to the public with tickers $60-100)

  • An epic cosplay contest with $1,200 in prizes will be given away to the top three costumes. There will also be a comic trivia game, interactive game stations (Marvel vs. Capcom), performances, and more.

Her Universe Fashion Show & Afterparty at Manchester Grand Hyatt – 6:00 pm (Open to SDCC Badge Holders Only)

  • Her Universe, Hot Topic, and Nerdist Industries bring this full-scale “Geek Couture” fashion show and design competition to Comic-Con. Attendees to the fashion show – featuring 36 designers preparing geeky female fashion designs – will also be treated to the Hot Topic after party with performance by pop punk band All Time Low.

Geek & Sundry Part at Jolt’n Joes – 10:00 pm (Open to the public with RSVP)

  • Geek & Sundry community party presented by Logitech G, with special geeky cocktails themed around Blackmagic Design, Logitech G, Morganville Vampires, Dragon Age, and The Witcher. (ages 21 & over only)

Hero Complex 2014 Spectacular at Jsix (Hotel Solamar) – 7:00 pm (Open to the public SOLD OUT)

  • Hero Complex, IMAX and the Hero Initiative invite you to kick off your Comic-Con weekend with a rooftop party in the heart of the Gaslamp! Hang out poolside with your fellow Superfans for convention-exclusive giveaways, music, free drinks, and more! NOTE: This event is sold out, but there will be a stand-by line.


  • Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL Party at US Grant Hotel
  • Warner Brothers’ Batman Cape Cowl Create at Hard Rock Hotel
  • 4th Annual Kings of Con at Coyote Ugly
  • Girls Drawin’ Girls and 6 Point Harness Party at Chuck Jones Gallery
  • IGN and Sin City 2 Party at FLOAT at the Hard Rock Hotel

Continue Reading for Friday’s Parties at SDCC

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