TheWrap’s guide to drinking up and geeking out while you’re in San Diego
As goes the official description, “Gregarious Simulations Systems cordially invites you to party in the Oasis, a place for everyone.” This is a fan event and not affiliated with Ready Player One, nor the studio that produced it. But it’s open to the public, and you can get tickets here. BTW, it’s 21 and over, ID required.
THURSDAY JULY 18
On the second night of San Diego Comic-Con, get wrecked in outer space, or party like it’s Indiana in 1985.
IGN’s Official SDCC Party featuring ‘The Expanse’: Belter Party
Time TBA; located at MLK and 1st in San Diego
If you fainted with relief a year ago when “The Expanse” was saved from cancellation, get ready to party with the beltalowda (even if you’re an inner) at a rager “dedicated to our fellow humans born on the Asteroid Belt” and featuring “cosmic cocktails and delicious eats that are out of this world.” Plus, attendees get to hang out with members of the cast.
This one’s invitation-only, and strictly 21 and over.
“The Upside Down from our friends at Nerdist”
8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; located at Fluxx Nightclub
Per the official description, “The Mind Flayer is trying to break through and the Demogorgon is lurking about as the Upside Down is merging with our world. Join host Satine Phoenix as we party Hawkins style.” This is a fan event and not affiliated with Netflix and its properties.
This one’s open to the public — get tickets here. 21 and over, ID required.
FRIDAY JULY 19
The Boys: World Premiere Fan Screening and Party
7 p.m.-11:30 p.m; located at MLK and 1st in San Diego
At Amazon’s second Comic-Con 2019 party, fans will get the chance to hang with the cast & creators of The Boys for an exclusive 2-episode sneak preview of the upcoming series. This one’s open to the public (first come, first served of course) — RSVP for a spot here. But remember, it’s strictly 21 and over, ID required.
WBTV media Mixer
7:00-9:00 p.m.; located at Float rooftop bar, Hard Rock Hotel
Enjoy fancy cocktails and a spectacular view as you mingle with execs and creatives. This one’s invitation-only, and obviously 21 and over.
Awesome Mixer Vol 2 powered by Crunchyroll
8:00 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; located at Fluxx Nightclub
Per the official description, “The Grandmaster requests your presence on Sakaar. Surrounded by cosmic gateways, this state-of-the-art trash planet exists on the edge of the known and unknown – at the cross section of the Cosmic Multiverse of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure!” In other words, party like it’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” This is a fan event and not affiliated with Marvel Studios, its films, parent company or subsidiaries.
Open to the public — get tickets here. 21 and over, ID required.
SATURDAY JULY 20
Not much has been announced for the final night of Comic-Con 2019, but that’s definitely going to change during the next two weeks. We definitely expect the return of EW’s annual celeb-packed SDCC after party. For now though, mark your calendars for a party celebrating another upcoming Amazon show.
Carnival Row: Come As You Are Party
7:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; Located at MLK and 1st in San Diego.
“Whoever you choose to be, your individuality will be celebrated at this closing celebration of the 50th Annual San Diego Comic-Con,” promises the official description. This party in honor of “Carnival Row” promises a sneak peak at Amazon’s upcoming fantasy series, appearances by its characters, and dancing with a live DJ performance.
This one’s open to the public, and you can RSVP here. But as always, it’s 21 and over only.
And of course, TheWrap will be in San Diego for all of Comic-Con 2019. See our list of all of SDCC must-see panels, events and screenings here.
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