When the sun sets over Comic-Con 2015, it’s time for the freaks and geeks to come out and play. Here’s your guide to the best Comic-Con parties in San Diego open to the public, July 9-11.
Scroll to the bottom for a list of invite-only parties.
Tested.com Presents Cinephile at FLUXX - July 10
Adam Savage once again brings his love of film to downtown San Diego for a night of movie-obsessed mingling and plenty of dancing.
10 p.m. Free. 500 4th Ave., downtown. fluxxsd.com
Comic-Con Costume Party at The Local - July 11
Dress up as your favorite comic hero for a chance to win themed prizes. Celebrate all night at The Local downtown with drink specials and DJs providing the perfect soundtrack. To make getting into the Gaslamp a synch, party buses will leave from The Local Pacific Beach at 9 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot.
9 p.m. Free 1065 4th Ave., downtown. thelocalsandiego.com
Lovelife Presents Episode XII: A New Boat - July 11
This third-annual Star Wars-themed boat party presented by Lovelife boards a Hornblower yacht with beats by Stimming and Henry Saiz. Don your best Star Wars costume, whether it’s a Jedi master or Princess Leia, and get moving on the dance floor.
6 p.m. $65-$100. 1800 N Harbor Dr. venno.com
MTV Fandom Fest at Petco Park - July 9
All Time Low and Flo Rida will be headlining the annual MTV Fandom Fest, a free party at Petco Park open to all Comic-Con badge holders. Food, drinks, games and giveaways will also abound, and super-fans can keep their eyes peeled for other celebrity appearances like Tyga, Bella Thorne and Tyler Posey.
7 p.m. Free to Comic-Con badge holders. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd. mtv.com
Hop-Con 3.0: The w00tstout Festival at Liberty Station - July 8
Back for its third year, Hop-Con celebrates craft beer with ten samples per attendee, plus a commemorative Hop-Con 3.0 glass, gourmet food stations and quality party time with Greg Koch, Wil Wheaton and more from the Stone Brewing Co. team.
8 p.m. $75+. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station. 2816 Historic Decatur Road. brownpapertickets.com
Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival - July 11
This superhero-themed craft brew fest will save the day with local beer, a costume contest and live jams. Taste unlimited beers from over 40 of San Diego’s best breweries while supporting the Warrior Foundation.
2 p.m. VIP, 3 p.m. general admission. $49+. Loma Club Golf Couse, 2960 Truxtun Rd., Point Loma. heroesbrewfest.com
YouTube and Google Comic-Con Welcome Party - July 9
5 to 8 p.m. Altitude Sky Lounge at the San Diego Marriott, 660 K St. RSVP required.
Fandango Party ft. live performance by Best Coast - July 9
8:30 to 11:30 p.m. OMNIA Rooftop, 454 Sixth Ave. RSVP required.
Playboy and Gramercy present Self/Less party at Parq - July 10
Playboy and Gramercy Pictures celebrate the new science fiction thriller Self/less at Parq Restaurant & Nightclub. Playboy Playmates will attend, plus celebrities like Blake Anderson, Josh Dallas and Anders Holm.
10 p.m. Parq Restaurant & Nightclub, 615 Broadway, downtown. RSVP required.
BuzzFeed and The CW’s Super Power Hour - July 10
5 to 8 p.m., Altitude Sky Lounge at the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, 660 K St. Invitation only.
Warner Bros. Television Annual Mixer - July 10
7 to 9 p.m., Float Rooftop Bar at the Hard Rock, 207 Fifth Ave. RSVP required.
Mashable’s Mash Bash - July 10
8 to 11 p.m., Luce Loft, 1037 J St. RSVP required.
Entertainment Tonight, Tumblr and AMC present Fear The Walking Dead Party - July 10
Screening at 7 p.m. at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15, 701 Fifth Ave. Party at Hilton Gaslamp, 401 K St. Invitation only.
CraveOnline’s Crave Escape aboard the USS Midway ft. Cold War Kids, Bad Suns and Cathedrals - July 10
7 to 11 p.m., 910 N. Harbor Dr.
Fox/FX/20th Century Fox TV/Fox International Channels Comic-Con Party - July 10
9 p.m., Andaz, 600 F St. RSVP required.
Syfy’s Sharknado 3 party ft. Ian Ziering, Tara Reid , Cassie Scerbo, David Hasselhoff - July 10
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Hotel Solamar, fourth floor rooftop, 435 Sixth Ave. RSVP only.
Nerd HQ Annual Bash - July 10
10 p.m. New Children’s Museum, 200 W. Island Ave. RSVP only.
NBC Digital Network Party ft. talent from Grimm, Heroes Reborn, Blindspot, Hannibal and more - July 11
7 to 9 p.m. Rooftop of the Andaz Hotel, 600 F. St. Invitation only.
Entertainment Weekly’s Annual Comic-Con Closing Night Celebration - July 11
9 p.m. Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave. Invitation only.