Bleeding Cool's Big San Diego Comic Con SDCC 2016 Party List (UPDATE)

Here's a list of as many of the get togethers at San Diego Comic Con 2016 we could find, from cosplayer meet ups to star-studded studio rooftop open bars with the great and the good – or at least the very famous. San Diego Comic Con is the ultimate place to blag your way in – but it can start with you approaching friends of friends of friends who work for some of these companies. Or just following Stan Lee, they let him into everything and he rotates around 20 parties a night! Good luck! And let me know how you do!

And go to the CBLDF Party if you can. And the Boom! Party if you can't…

Wednesday, July 20

Pre-SDCC/Star Trek Beyond Party 3 – 7pm Hilton Bayfront Fox Sports Bar & Grill,

Fandango press party. 4-6pm., Café Sevilla, RSVP.

Wynonna Earp Cast Signing/Meet-Up 6-8pm San Diego Comic Art Gallery

Cocktails, CosPlay & Con!  6 – 9pm Comickaze Comic Books & More, $30


Enchantment Under the SDCC 7pm – 11pm Analog Bar in the Gaslamp $45 – $65. Sponsored by Oni Press and Girl Gone Geek

Forbidden Panels Annual Comic-Con Dinner 7:30pm – 10pm Gaslamp Strip Club: A Steak Place. Free.

Hop-Con 4.0: The w00tstout Festival 8pm – 11pm  Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station, $75

Star Trek Beyond World Premiere Screening 8pm, Embarcadero Marina Park South, Invite

Burger King + mtv Fandom Awards Pre Party, 8-11pm, Fluxx Nightclub

J!NX, 9pm-late, BASIC club, Free

HitFix Comic-Con Kick-Off Party. 9pm, Hotel Solamar. RSVP

Game of Bloggers 9pm – 11:55 PM Dragon's Den. Free

Gabe Eltaueb's Third Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser 9pm – 11:55 PM,  Basic Pizza, Free With Donation

Thursday, July 21

Final Fantasy Gathering 2016 2:30pm- Cosplay Meetup, Back steps near Flame of Friendship statue,

Her Universe Fashion Show, 6pm (Doors open 5.15pm) Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Hasbro Studio's Cocktails at the Con. 6-8pm, Searsucker. Invitation.

Archer Live! 6.30-10.30pm. 5th Avenue Landing, 600 Convention Way, Private yacht, Free tickets.

Web Comic Meet-Up 6pm – 9pm Marriott Marina poolside bar

Fleet Night of Science: Comic-Con After Party 6:30pm – 9:30pm The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center $25

MTV Fandom Awards & MTV Fandom Fest 6:30pm – 10pm Petco Park. Free to badge holders.

Fandom Comic-Con Party (Powered by Wikia) 7pm-11pm , Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, Invitation

w00tstock 8.0 7pm – 11pm Balboa Theatre $42.50

Slayer play House of Blues 7pm – 9pm LiveNation $49 – $65

National Geographic Channel's Nerd Nite 7pm – 11pm Hotel Solamar,435 6th Avenue, Free


Supernatural Wiki: Carry On My Wayward Cocktail 7:30pm – late, Analog Bar, $25 – $49.50

IGN's Heroes Vs. Villains party. 8pm, FLUXX Lounge. Invitation.

Aftershock Party, 8pm, Saiko Sake & Sushi Bar, Invite

The CBLDF Welcome Party with Image Comics, ComiXology, 8pm-late, Westgate Hotel, RSVP Donatuon at the door. This party has a special Bleeding Cool seal of approval.

Europe Comics SDCC Debut Drinks,  8:30pm to 10:30pm. Level 9 Rooftop Bar. Invite only. A new publisher is in town!

Boom! Studios Drink Up, 9pm – late,  Hilton Bayfront Odysea Bar. For when you roll out of the CBLDF party.


NVE + NYLON party After-Con 9pm-late,  Omnia. Open bar, DJ performance by Kristian Nairn AKA Hodor.

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Munky King SDCC Party 9pm – late, Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar

Rave of Thrones 9pm-late, Omnia. Live DJ Set from Hodor.

Zenescope Comics Party, Invite

ScreenJunkies Central Party, 9pm-late, Moonshine Flats, Free RSVP

Nerd HQ Fan Party. 9pm – late, New Children's Museum. Free, 18 and over admitted at the door.

Nerdist, Geek & Sundry and Lionsgate present Power Rangers party. 10pm 2 am, Petco Park, Invitation.

Diamond Select Toys Alien Lounge 11pm-midnight, Taste & Thirst, transformed into the Alien Lounge. Check through the rest of the weekend if you miss it.

Wedgewood Private Event, Invite

Scholastic Party, Invite

Friday, July 22

Homestuck Cosplay meetup. 4pm, Fountain area

BuzzFeed and The CW's SRSLY Super Power Hour. Stars from DC's TV shows. 5pm, Altitude Sky Lounge. Invitation only.

Stan Lee Introduces "God Woke" 5pm, Chuck Jones Gallery, RSVP

Universal Cable Productions cocktail reception. 6-9pm, Omnia. RSVP.

Starz's cocktail party for Ash vs. Evil Dead and American Gods. Featuring Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Lee Majors, Pablo Schreiber. 6-8pm, Rustic Root Rooftop, RSVP.

The Eisner Awards 2016, 7pm, Hilton Bayfront,  Free

Marvel Party, Invite

Sonic 25th Anniversary Party 6- 10pm, House of Blues, $30

Gotham Group, Invite.

Ghostbusters Mass Hysteria Fan Party, 6 – 10pm, Werewolf Bar, Free

Pure Fandom Party 6-10pm, Coin-Op Game Room, Free, 21+

Dark Horse Comics Party, Invite.

Brews Cruise – Comic Con Edition, 6:30pm – 10pm, the Hornblower Adventure Yacht, $45

Blink 182 Concert with A Day To Remember and The All-American Rejects, 7PM – 10PM, Viejas Arena, San Diego State University, $25 – $75

Simon & Schuster Party, Invite.

Warner Bros. Television annual media mixer. 7-9pm, Float Rooftop Bar at the Hard Rock, RSVP.

Cute, Cute Kawaii After Party! Balboa Park 7pm – 11pm, Japanese Friendship Garden,

501st Legion's Bash , 7pm – Late, Outdoor AtriumSan Diego Public Library, $55

San Diego DIVAS Comic Con Weekend 7 – 10pm, Rich's San Diego

2nd Annual Black Girl Nerds of Color Meet Up 7pm – 10pm, Hilton Bayfront's Pool Club

MISSION: COMICON Party, 7pm – 11:55 PM, Mission Brewery


SherlockeDCC 2016, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, San Diego Public Library,


Women in Comics Collective 1st Annual SDCC Cocktails & Comics Meet & Greet , 7:30pm – 10pm, Monello,

IMDb Yacht Party presented by TCL. Guests include Kevin Smith. 7:30-10pm, The IMDB Yacht at Fifth Avenue Landing, 600 Convention Way. Invite only. Look for IMDb street teams near the Convention Center on Thursday, July 21. The IMDb street teams will be selecting lucky fans to be among the 200 who will get to visit The IMDb Yacht.

Funko Fun Days, 8pm – 10pm, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, $120

Space Time with Marian Call and Friends, 8-11pm, 98 Bottles, $12

sideshow-2016-c9omic-con-party-ticket-silo-500453Sideshow Comic-Con Party, 8pm-11pm, TBA, $100. Wait for the call…

Fox Group Comic-Con Party 9pm at the Andaz. Invite.

Nickelodeon and The Splat present a night with Marc Summers and Double Dare. 9pm-12 am, Fluxx Nightclub,  RSVP

Syfy's The Magicians cocktail party withJason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy and Jade Tailor. 9pm, Hotel Solamar. Invitation.

World Premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke 9-11:30pm

Nerd HQ Annual Party. 10pm –  late. New Children's Museum. RSVP only.

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque Tour, 10pm – 11:55 PM, Brick By Brick, $25 – $85

Saturday, July 23

Marvel Cosplayer Shoot 10am, Comnvention Center somewhere

6th Annual Harleypalooza 11 am Cosplay Photo Shoot TBA

Pokemon Go! Meet Up, Noon-1pm. Balboa Park,

Cabana-Con, Noon-3pm Marriott Marquis and Marina Tequila Bar and Grille Poolside with Tim Seeley, Hebru Brantley, and Andy Kuhn. Invitation.

DC Cosplayer Photoshoot 2 – 3pm, Mezzanine Back Step

Game of Thrones Photo Shoot 3pm,  semi-circle steps on the back of the convention center

Mad Max Run 3pm, Ride through downtown. Post Apocalyptic Cars and Cosplay, starts at Kindred

Impractical Jokers Block Party  3 – 8:30pm, The Park at Petco Park


Cabana-Con 3-6pm Marriott Marquis and Marina Tequila Bar and Grille Poolside with Tim Seeley, Hebru Brantley, and Andy Kuhn. Open

Bill Prady's Annual Cocktails at Comic-Con meet-up. 3-7pm, The Pool Club at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Invitation.

Assassin's Creed Cosplay Gathering 3.15-4.15pm, Children's Park

Heroes Brew Craft Beer Fest, 3:30pm – 6:30pm, $29

Out of This World Afternoon With Neil deGrasse Tyson. 4-6pm, JSix Restaurant at Hotel Solamar. RSVP.

Reception for Heroes vs Villains Art Exhibition 5 – 11pm La Bodega Gallery,

Earper Fan Meet Up, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Embarcadero Marina Park South

Rise of the ZombieWalk!/Flex Your Rex 6pm, Gaslamp District

Funny or Die Comic-Con Prom Party presented by HBO's Vice Principals. With Danny McBride, Walton Goggins and Jody Hill. 6pm-late, Quartyard San Diego. Invitation.

Super Video Game Land Reception 6pm Mission Brewery

Assassin's Creed Cosplay Gathering 6:15 – 7:15pm, Children's Park

Once Upon a Time: The Rock Opera,7pm – Late, 10th Avenue Theater, $42.50 – $132.50

NBC Digital Network, actors from Blindspot, Emerald City, Grimm, Powerless and Timeless. 7-9pm, Rooftop of the Andaz Hotel. Invitation.

Dark Horse Event Invitation

Reception for Nancy Cartwright 7:30 – 9:30pm Chuck Jones Gallery RSVP

DC Comics Party

Impractical Jokers Block Party 8-8.30pm, Petco Park

Party Favor /Nuke the Fridge After Party , 9pm – LATE, Bassmnt Nightclub $10

Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Closing Night celebration. 9pm, Float at the Hard Rock Hotel. Invitation.

Nerd HQ Dance the Night Away Party. 10pm, New Children's Museum,. Free, 18 and over, door.

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque Tour, 10pm – LATE, Brick By Brick, $25 – $85

Hollywood Babble-On, 10pm – LATE, The American Comedy Co, $30

Sunday, July 24

San Diego Comic-Con J-Fashion Walk  3pm Meet under Sign for Hall H

HEAT Comic-Con Pool Party, The Lafayette, Noon-5pm – cosplay and free water guns for everyone. This will end will won't it? $25

Agents Of SHIELD Wrap Party, 5pm – 8pm, Henry's Pub, $25

Sailor Moon Cosplay Gathering, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, The Planters outside of Hall H.

Cool Blue Comic Con, 7:30pm – 10pm, Brick By Brick $10


CLUB WORKS 003 at the Kava Lounge 8pm-late, $10

Collated from THR, Unofficial SDCC Blog and our own information. Send any addiutional party events to


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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