Bleeding Cool's Giant San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Party List

Thanks to the SDCC Unofficial Blog, The Hollywood Reporter, my bulging inbox, and a little Google …. what to do after in San Diego Comic-Con when the clock ticks past 7 p.m. If you want to add any more, contact

And for nostalgia, why not check out the San Diego Comic-Con Party Lists lists for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017?

Wednesday, July 18th

Game Of Bloggers, House Of Blues, 7pm-late. By application. Crazy 4 Comic Con team and the blogger, YouTubers, social media influencers, photographers, and the Comic-Con community.

The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog Meet Up, McFadden's from 6pm-9pm. All ages until 9pm. No badge required.

Rotten Tomatoes Press Mixer. 7-10 pm, Bar 207 at the Hard Rock Hotel. Invite only.

Christina Lauren Reader Meet Up. The Blind Burro 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Kevin Workman Foundation Underground Kick-Off Party, KAVA Lounge, 6pm-late. Includes a silent auction featuring collectable artwork from Kevin Workman Foundation sponsored artist alumni, a photo booth, raffle, and more. Tickets $15

Ready Party One, Fluxx Nightclub, 8pm to late. From Nerds Like Us, Damn Good Shindig, Nerdbot, and The Flux Capacitors, themed to Ready Player One's Oasis. DJ,s live entertainment, celebs,  Farscape's Gigi Edgley will perform with her band Wanderland. Tickets $25, VIP $50.

Gabe Eltaeb's Comic Kickoff V, Basic, 9pm till 1am. Annual fundraiser for Hero Initiative. Pizza, drinks and music. Bid on live sketches from comic artists, and enter to win items from Dark Horse, Funko and Blizzard.

Thursday, July 19th

Lion Forge Talent Reception. 8pm to late. The Bootlegger. Invite Only.

Fire TV Presents: Rock The Block VIP Party Sponsored by Dolby Atmos 9pm-late. 517 Seventh Ave. Step inside Fire TV's reimagined world, where all your favorite shows and live TV live together in one place. Escape into beloved fan-favourite shows, including immersive lounges from HBO's Game of Thrones, NBC's The Good Place, and Prime Video's Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Sip on the weekend's best cocktails and dance the night away to all of the summer's greatest hits.  Invite Only.

LINE Webtoons Party. 8.30pm – late. Altitude Sky Lounge. Invite Only.

Variety x Youtube Comic-Con Kick Off. Omnia Terrance 8pm-late.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by comiXology and Boom Studios (so no Hilton Party this year), with a gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. 8pm-late,  Westgate Hotel, exclusives on sale. FREE for CBLDF Members. Non-members: Suggested $10 – $20 donation.

Alpha Book Club Happy Hour 7pm to 8pm. Join Maude Garrett, Hector Navarro, and Rachel Heine for a glass of wine with the ABC gang!

Neopets Comic-Con After Party Horton Grande Hotel's Salt & Whiskey

Chocolate: SDCC 2018 Black Panther/Wakanda Themed Party, Blonde, 6pm-late

Gunther's Cosplay Wig Party: SDCC Edition, PECS BAR 9pm-1am

#GDG Girls Drawin' Girls, The Bell Marker, 8pm – 11pm. Open to all. An artist meet & greet and have a pint of #GigisGoldenAle created by our Pres @melodysev.

KRISTIAN NAIRN – OMNIA. Doors open at 9pm. 21+ with valid photo ID. $20.

Her Universe Fashion Show, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego,  6pm – 8pm,

Fandom Party, Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, 7pm to late, Invite Only

Alpha After Dark Party with The Kraken Rum, Fluxx, 9pm-late. Alpha members only.

Superhero Summer Fest – Music, comics, TV stars to benefit Music Saves Lives at Buster's Beach House 6pm-9pm

Wayward Cocktails, 6pm – 9pm, Analog Bar $50 – $70. SupernaturalWiki party with Supernatural themed cocktails, exclusive swag, friends, fun

MONDO, False Idol, and Plantation Rum Con-Tiki Mug Party, False Idol  6:30 pm – 10pm $25 – $75 An evening of tiki mugs, cocktails, and raffle prizes.

Hop-Con 6.0  7pm – 11pm Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station. $35 – $75 Booze, coffee, geek.

 TBT: Throwback & Dance,  BASSMNT Nightclub. 9pm-1am. Evening of 90's music, with DJ Rpm and Hook Rufio actor Dante Basco. 21+. $20 – $75

Reddit r/comiccon Meetup, The Tipsy Crow, upstairs Lounge floor, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Signup here. SDCC badge for 15% off tab. Now with a quiz master for the night, who will host rounds of trivia games for a chance to win Space Snoo branded items and collectibles.

Nuclear Blast USA After Party Featuring Testament, House Of Blues, 8-10pm House Of Blues, $35. With Sideshow Collectibles' Court of the Dead, Testament and Carnifex.

Friday, July 20th

The Eisner Awards. 8pm, Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom. The comic book awards ceremony, followed by mixer. Free to attend.

IMDboat Party, fifth Avenue landing, 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Sponsored by Atom Tickets. Hosted by Kevin Smith. Expect IMDb, Amazon, Amazon Studios, Atom Tickets and SModCo executives and more. Invite Only.

Warner Bros. TV cocktail media mixer. 7-9 pm, Float Rooftop Bar at the Hard Rock. Invite only.

IGN Jack Ryan Party. 8pm – late. Andaz Rooftop. Sponsored by Amazon Studios. Invite only.

BuzzFeed and The CW present Spells and Spirits. 5-8 pm, Altitude Sky Lounge, Invite only.

National Geographic's Nerd Night celebrating the season two premiere of Mars. 8-11 pm, Hotel Solamar, Invite only.

Aspen Comics' 15th anniversary party. 8-11 pm, Mission Brewery Cellar and Loft, Invite only.

Tron Dance Party, Blonde, 8pm to late $10, Half price with SDCC badge. Move to the best of indie x electro x blog haus x pop and more.. Everything from Daft Punk to Michael Jackson and everything in between. DJs Aaron Wallace x Mike Delgado x Lil Sus

SYFY Fan Dance Party 9pm-1AM Children's Museum. RSVP.

Nerdist and Legendary Television's Lost in Space dance party. Guest DJ set by the Lost in Space "Robot," Oxford Social Club, Invite only.

Marvel Comics Party, TBA, Invite Only.

Nerds of Color/Women in Color Mixer, Hilton Bayfront, 7pm-10pm

Dine With Joe Jusko 7-10.30pm. IDW arranged event, each guest will also receive a rare Captain America variant cover edition of Joe Jusko's Marvel Masterpieces, signed with an exclusive embossed gold foil stamp created especially for the dinner event, and an 11" x 14" piece of original artwork featuring the character of their choice. $500

 TBT: Throwback & Dance,  BASSMNT Nightclub. 9pm-1am. Evening of 90's music, with DJ Rpm and Hook Rufio actor Dante Basco. 21+. $20 – $75

SNBRN Endless Summer 10pm-2am  Bang Bang $20. Kevin Chapman's SNBRN project, house, indie dance, and nu disco for your listening pleasure. $25 + $4.06 fee 

Comic-Con Club Crawl, Analog Bar 9:30 pm to pick up your ticket. Free welcome shot at check-in, then Omnia, Fluxx and Bassmnt.

501st Legion Tiki Party 6:45 pm – 11:30 pm San Diego Public Library Outdoor Atrium. Full course buffet meal, open bar, door prizes, and a special memento. $70 per person. 21+

Afrofuturism Lounge 7pm-11pm, Broker's Building Gallery. , culture, drinks, and music – and the chance to meet the artists featured in the best-selling Black Comix Returns. Free, no badge required. Food, drinks, collectibles.

Galactic Empire, Brick by Brick, 8-10pm. Heavy metal Star Wars cover band. $20. 21+.

Funko Fundays, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Food, drink, Funko prototype raffle, Box O' Fun for all. $140

Suicidegirls: Blackheart Burlesque Tour, The Music Box 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm. Pop culture burlesque striptease. $30 – $75, 21+.

Saturday, July 21st

Entertainment Weekly 2018 SDCC party, Hard Rock Hotel, Invite Only, 7pm-Late

Top Cow Comics Dinner & Drinks, Invite Only

NBC Party, Gaslamp Square, Invite Only

DC Comics Party, TBA, Invite Only

20th Century Fox TV, FX and Fox cocktail reception. 7 pm. Craft + Commerce, Invite Only

5th Annual WinC SDCC Comics & Cocktails Party, hosted by Women in Comics NYC Collective International at Monello, 7:45 pm – 10:45 pm 

Comic-Con Club Crawl, Analog Bar 9:30 pm to pick up your ticket. Free welcome shot at check-in, then Omnia, Fluxx and Bassmnt.

Afrofuturism Lounge 7pm-11pm, Broker's Building Gallery. Comics, culture, drinks, and music – and the chance to meet the artists featured in the best-selling Black Comix Returns. Free, no badge required. Food, drinks, collectibles.

SYFY Fan Dance Party 9pm-1AM Children's Museum. RSVP.

Hero Within Comic-Con After Party, Volcano Rabbit Tequila Ba  9:30pm-1AM. Free with badge.

Ron & The Reapers, The Field Irish Pub 9pm-1AM Cosplay encouraged. 21+.

SNBRN Endless Summer, 10pm-2am  Bang Bang $20. Kevin Chapman's SNBRN project, house, indie dance, and nu disco for your listening pleasure. $25 + $4.06 fee 

Harry Potter Meetup Tipsy Crow 5:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Thirty Seconds To Mars With Walk The Moon, Mattress Firm Amphitheater 6pm – 11pm. Walk the Moon and other special guests $29.50-$99.50

Comic-Con Pub Crawl, Taste & Thirst at 6pm, 6-11pm  $25  21+.

The Loyal Subjects Fan Jam 2018, Tender Greens restaurant 7pm-9.30pm. Dinner, beer, wine, and sodas — and also gifts, giveaways, surprises, entertainment, prizes $70

Digital LA Comic Cocktails Party, Location TBA,  6pm-8pm with artist Steve Sievers. Free tickets.


ZombieWalk – Walking Through an Undead Wonderland 5th Street, 7pm onwards. Free, but register.

Gaslight Steampunk Expo, San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park 7pm-9pm. No-host bar, appetizers, parking, no badge required. $20

ComicsOnline Comic-Con After Party w Brick by Brick 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm. With Stan Bush and special guests Random Gibberish, Wither, and The Midas Touch. $15 in cosplay, $20 on door.

Juliette & The Licks play The Music Box 9:30pm (doors open 8:30pm),  $25

The United Leave of Fighters Lightsaber Battle, 8-11pm Free, Balboa Park, main fountain

Comic-Con After Party Cruise, 9:30pm-Midnight. Chere Amie hosts, 90-foot luxury yacht, two decks, a dance floor, bar, lounge areas, free shot of tequila , DJs,special signature Game of Thrones and Marvel themed drinks, $29.95 to $699.95. 21+

Earper Far Meet-Up 8-11pm. Embarcadero Marina Park South. Wyonna Earp Fan Meet-Up.

200th Episode of Bizarre States Party, Nerdist House at the Sparks Gallery 8pm-late. Hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser (Saturday, 7/21 from 8pm to midnight). The celebration will feature Bizarre States inspired food, beverages, and surprises. Music will be provided by IHEARTCOMIX DJ Franki Chan.

Bronies Meet-Up 11:30pm at the Knotty Barrel.

Garage Kitchen & Bar. Live Music 8:30pm – NO COVER

Sunday, July 22nd

Dead Dog Party TBA

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