If you don’t have a badge this year for Comic-Con, no big deal, we have you covered. Here are our picks of exciting events happening outside the Con that don’t require a badge.
“How to Train Your Dragon 2” at Stone Brewing
Grab a blanket and a beer and enjoy Stone Brewing’s summer movie series featuring the hit “How to Train your Dragon 2.” 8:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens at Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Road #116, Point Loma. Free. stonelibertystation.com
Help raise awareness for orphan pets at the 3rd Annual PAWmicon Convention. The event features beer specials and a costume contests for people and pets. There will also be animals from the Helen Woodward Animal Center available to adopt. 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Stone Company Store Little Italy, 1202 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy. Free. animalcenter.org
Sip great beer and eat delicious grub provided by a local food truck while checking out art from over 40 local artists at this family- and dog-friendly event. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Free. Mike Hess Brewing Co., 3812 Grim Ave., North Park. mikehessbrewing.com
Expect a “Conversations for a Cause” panel series, fan-focused interactions and hands-on game play with this year’s biggest titles. Thursday through Sunday. The New Children’s Museum, 200 W. Island Ave., downtown San Diego. Free. thenerdmachine.com
Super Video Game Land
Grab a beer and celebrate video games of the past, displayed through the paintings of San Diego artist Anthony Bulcao. Noon to midnight Thursday through Sunday. Mission Brewery, 1441 L St., downtown San Diego. Free. supervideogameland.com
The Walking Dead Escape
Dodge bloodthirsty zombies and characters from the hit AMC show “The Walking Dead” in this interactive obstacle course. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., downtown San Diego. $40-$100. thewalkingdeadescape.com
Mashable House is coming to San Diego for the first time along with the biggest heroes and villains from pop culture, digital media and the Internet. Friday and Saturday. Luce Loft, 1037 J St., downtown San Diego. Free. mashable.com
Meet and greet other horror fans dressed up in their best horror costume at Children’s Park. 5 p.m. Saturday. Children’s Museum Park, Front Street & Harbor Drive, downtown San Diego. Free. facebook.com/ SDHorrorScifiZombies
Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival
Dress up as your favorite superheroes and experience more than 40 breweries, delicious food and live music. 3-6 p.m. Saturday. The Loma Club, 2960 Truxtun Road, Point Loma. $49. heroesbrewfest.com Or more details here.
Marvel vs. DC Art Exhibition
Dress as your favorite Marvel or DC character while enjoying art, live body painting and air brushing at the Marvel vs. DC art exhibition. 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday. La Bodega Gallery & Studios, 2196 Logan Ave., Barrio Logan. Free. facebook.com/Bodega619
Let us know what events outside of Comic-Con you will be attending!