Comic-Con 2015 party guide

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.

NIGHTLIFE 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.

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 to secure your spot.

9 p.m. Free 1065 4th Ave., downtown.

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.


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.


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.

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.

VIP/Invite-Only Parties

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.

Source: DiscoverSD