SDCC 2019: Fun Things to See Without a Badge During Comic-Con

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July 11, 2019

Comic Con International aka San Diego Comic Con aka SDCC is one of the biggest events in the WORLD and right here every July in San Diego.  While we have a large Convention Center the growth of geek and pop culture has exploded the last 10 years and even the Gaslamp Quarter itself cannot contain all the fun off site activations surrounding SDCC.  Check out this list of events that don't require a badge for this year's SDCC when it arrives next week.


NBC is returning to San Diego Comic Con this year and bringing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place and more with fun pop up experiences.  

The Batman Experience at Comic-Con Museum (Balboa Park)

What:  Pop-up exhibit at the new Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park featuring immersive exhibits surrounding the cultural icon and celebrating 80 years of Batman
Location:  Comic-Con Museum

Step Into "The Twilight Zone" Experience

What:  Immersive Twilight Zone experience that is not only out of sight, but of mind
Location:  Interactive Zone at Petco Park


Borderlands Museum of Mayhem, presented by Nerdist!

What:  Exhibits of Mayhem: Museum guests will be treated to an inside look at character, weapon, and level design through concept art created by the artists at Gearbox Software. Wonder if we tried fitting a third finger gun into the box art? Wonder no more! These concepts will blow your mind all over your face!
Location:  Sparks Gallery 530 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Time:  Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20: 12PM-8PM PDT  Sunday, July 21: 12PM-5PM PDT

Amazon Prime Video Experience

What:  In July, the company will rent 60,000 square feet outside San Diego Comic-Con to promote three of its shows: "The Expanse," "Carnival Row" and "The Boys." On top of "participatory theater, stage performance and tech" exhibits during the day, the space will also host screenings and parties.
​​​​​​​Location:  MLK and 1st
Time:  Thursday - Sunday

Adult Swim on the Green

What:  Meet & Greets, Fan events, activities and more with Adult Swim shows and personalities like Rick & Morty
​​​​​​​Location:  "On the Green" behind the Convention Center between Convention Center and Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
Time:  Thursday July 18 - Saturday July 21

Impractical Jokers: Jokers Island

What:  Free tropical party with games, food, an autograph signing and more!  Join TruTV and the Impractical Jokers for Jokers Island
​​​​​​​Location:  Petco Park
Time:  Saturday July 20 12pm

Fox's Animation Domination Fan Fair (New Children's Museum)

What:  Fox is bringing their Animation Domination Fan Fair to the New Children's Museum (326 W Harbor) with amusement park rides and games for series The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, and Bless the Harts! plus more photo ops, limited editing swag and more
​​​​​​​Location:  New Children's Musuem
Time:  Thursday July 18 12pm - 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am - 8pm, and Sunday July 21 10am - 1pm

Ripley's Believe It Or Not Car Lot

What:  Inflatable tube men, human car washes, and a pinball arcade—we're joining SDCC with the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Car Lot!
​​​​​​​Location:  Interactive Zone at Petco Park 
Time:  Thursday - Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm

Chicano-Con (Border X Brewing)

What:  Border X Brewing presents Chicano-Con! A comics and music event that spotlights the work of Latino artists while bringing a little Comic-Con to the Barrio.
​​​​​​​Location:  Border X Brewing 2181 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
Time:  July 19 6pm

San Diego Blood Bank - Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive

What:  San Diego Blood Bank returns to San Diego Comic Con
​​​​​​​Location:  Out front of Manchester Hyatt
Time:  Appointments can be made all weekend Wednesday July 17 - Sunday July 21

Zombie Walk (Final year!)

What:  Break out your best cosplay and makeup and shamble down to the Zombie Walk.  13th and supposedly final year!
​​​​​​​Location:  Pre-Register Required
Time:  Saturday July 20, 7pm

Hello Kitty Cafe

What:  The Hello Kitty Cafe Food Truck returns to the Interactive Zone at Petco Park for this year's SDCC with delicious goodies, merch exclusives and more
​​​​​​​Location:  Interactive Zone at Petco Park
Time:  Thursday July 18 - Saturday July 20 10am - 7pm, and Sunday July 21 10am - 5pm

Interactive Zone at Petco Park (Lexus Premier Lot)

What:  FREE Event featuring many off site activations and experiences
​​​​​​​Location:  Lexus Premier Lot at Petco Park
Time:  Thursday July 18 - Sunday July 21

Comedy Central

  • - South Park Mini Golf
    What:  Comedy Central celebrates the 20th Anniversary of South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut with mini golf
    ​​​​​​​Location:  San Diego Wine & Culinary Center (200 Harbor Dr. #120)
    Time: Thursday July 18 - Sunday July 21
  • - Crank Yankers
    What:  Possible photo op and immersive experience with puppets from Crank Yankers
    ​​​​​​​Location:  San Diego Wine & Culinary Center (200 Harbor Dr. #120)
    Time:  Thursday July 18 - Sunday July 21

Vikings - Battle Axe Training

What:  Battle Axe Training with the show Vikings featuring special guest stars of the show Alexander Ludwig and Kathryn Winnick
​​​​​​​Location:  Throw It San Diego (339 Seventh Ave)
Time:  Saturday, July 20th 11am - 9pm

Scarediego with IT Sequel

What:  We all float down here.  New Line cinema and Warner Bros team up once again with ScareDiego, this year featuring It: Chapter Two.  Conan O'Brien and Team Coco will be hosting this year's event
​​​​​​​Location:  TBD
Time:  Wednesday, July 17 7pm

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HBO's Watchmen

What:  HBO takes you into the world of Watchmen with a unique augmented reality experience
​​​​​​​Location: Petco Park Home Plate Gate (at Gwynn Drive & Hoffman Way, adjacent to the shuttle bus drop-off and close proximity to the footbridge) or at the parking lot on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Island Avenue 
Time:  Thursday July 18 - Saturday July 20 10am - 8pm, Sunday July 21 10am - 6pm


What:  No longer Batman's Butler/Man Servant, Pennyworth is the new series exploring the origins of Alfred Pennyworth.  Visitors will be able to check out a high-society lounge straight out of 1960's London
​​​​​​​Location:  Oxford Social Club at Pendry Hotel (435 Fifth Ave) 
Time:  Thursday July 18 11am - 5pm and Friday and Saturday 10am - 7pm