Day 1: Thursday, July 9 – Comic-Con 2015 Events
Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno Party [@ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm]
Where: Fogo de Chao Cost: RSVP Invite Only
Eli Roth and BH Tilt offer a party with the foods and spirits of the Amazon Rainforest at an immersive exhibit. Original art by Taz, special announcement, exclusive content and party with the cast and filmmaker.
YouTube and Google’s Comic-Con Welcome Party [@ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm]
Where: Altitude Sky Lounge at the San Diego Marriott Cost: RSVP Invite Only
Creators, brands, media and entertainment partners expected to attend.
Her Universe 2nd Annual Fashion Show [@ 6:00 pm]
Where: Grand Manchester Hyatt Cost: Free w/ SDCC badge (capacity limited)
The Her Universe Fashion Show, hosted by actress and Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein, returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2015 with an all new group of aspiring designers. This year, 25 finalists will present their original “geek couture” designs in the runway show to compete for the opportunity to design a limited edition fandom collection with Her Universe for leading specialty retailer Hot Topic.
The Aquabats w/ The Interrupters [@ 6:00 pm]
Where: House of Blues Cost: $22 +convenience charges
All ages welcome. All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or by a responsible adult 25 years of age or older who has written authorization from a parent or guardian.
SHELLSHOCKED: a TMNT art show [@ 7:00 pm – 12:00 pm]
Where: Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar Cost: Free (21+ event)
Founded in 2009, Thumbprint Gallery curates monthly exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on urban art and pop surrealism. The gallery seeks to provide an engaging atmosphere to view art by bringing people together in appreciation and support of local, national, and international artists.
IGN Party [@ 7:00 pm]
Where: Float at the Hard Rock Hotel Cost: RSVP Invite Only
Annual IGN Comic-Con party
w00tstock 7.0: A Night Of Geeks and Music [@ 7:00 pm]
Where: Balboa Theater Cost: $51.30 (after fees)
For decades, geeks were ostracized, picked on, laughed at and punished by the sun’s harmful UV rays. But there is only so long a people can be kept down before they rise up against their oppressors; and indeed, the dawn of the 21st century has seen the ascendancy of geeks and geek culture. TV host & special effects artist Adam Savage (Mythbusters), actor/author/blogger Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: the Next Generation, Stand By Me), and musiccomedy duo Paul and Storm (The Internet, Da Vinci’s Notebook) present a high-energy night of musical acts, readings, comedy, demonstrations, short films, special guests & other clever widgets born from & dedicated to the enthusiasms, obsessions, trials, and joys of geek pride.
MTV Fandom Fest and Awards [@ 7:00 pm – 10:45 pm]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: TBA
Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf”) and Bella Thorne (“Scream”) will host the second annual MTV Fandom Awards, which honors diehard fans whose excitement has pushed movies, TV shows, books and comics from subculture to mainstream worldwide success in the past year. All Comic-Con badge holders are welcome to join the MTV Fandom Fest party at Petco Park, featuring food, drinks, games and giveaways. It will premiere Sunday, July 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Fans can vote at FandomAwards.MTV.com through July 8 at 6 p.m. ET. [UPDATE: The pop punk band All Time Low will be performing.]
Supernatural Fan Party- Wayward Cocktails [@ 7:30 pm]
Where: Analog Bar Cost: $40-250
The SupernaturalWiki, along with Wattpad, FYeahCopyright and you, are celebrating all things Supernatural at Analog Bar on the Thursday night of San Diego Comic Con – and all profits from ticket sales go to support the great work of Random Acts; we’re going to have a raffle, too, and proceeds from that will go to various charities supported by the cast of Supernatural.
The Great Royal Marshmallow [@ 8:00 pm – 2:00 am]
Where: Somewhere Loud Cost: $22 pre-sale; $30 at the door
Following the opening night of the World’s Biggest Pop Culture Spectacle at the San Diego Convention Center, you are invited to the biggest, baddest, must-go after party in all of San Diego The Great Royal Marshmallow presented by Silk Road Productions and Sean Dietrich/IndustriacideDiscussion. Join Dorothy back into the land of Oz at this Wizard of Oz themed after party!
CBLDF SDCC Welcome Party: Black Phoenix Alchemy [@ 8:00 pm]
Where: Westgate Hotel Cost: Free for CBLDF members; $10-20 Donations
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a nonprofit organization protecting the freedom to read comics. Their work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. Last year, the first 200 attendees received a free gift bag with exclusive items.
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolution [@ 8:00 pm]
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South Cost: $28-90
Brought to life by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra accompanied by exciting visuals on giant screens, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will take audiences of all ages on a powerful musical retrospective through the popular video game franchise’s most memorable melodies.
Fandango Party [@ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm]
Where: OMNIA Rooftop Cost: RSVP Invite Only
Featuring music performance by Best Coast plus celebrity guests and an artist showcase.
Nerd HQ Fan Party [@ 9:00 pm]
Where: New Children’s Museum Cost: FREE
Party with other Nerd Machine fans
Outcast Bash [@ 9:00 pm]
Where: Andaz Rooftop 600 Cost: RSVP Invite Only
With special guests from The Walking Dead. Sponsored by Fox International Studios.
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque [@ 11:00 pm]
Where: House of Blues Cost: $25-85
SuicideGirls have returned to blow minds with their creative, sexy, and all-around fun show that has been revamped, renewed and re-imagined for the Comic-Con 2015 audience. This geek fantasy spectacular will amaze, as the girls perform the sexiest of striptease numbers filled with the hottest pop-culture references. In celebration of the popular burlesque show’s return, SuicideGirls has launched “The Ultimate San Diego Comic-Con Experience Auction” on Ebay.com. Fans will have the chance to bid on the massive VIP package that will include a pair of 4-day Comic-Con badges, 4 nights hotel accommodations, dinner with the SuicideGirls, a pair of VIP tickets to the SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque show, and a huge SuicideGirls prize pack.