Well well well, another circle around the sun has gone by and we are about to embark on the super-duper pop culture iNsANiTy that is going to be San Diego Comic-Con 2019! After long days of panels and line-waiting and exclusive swag-gathering and autograph sessions you’ll naturally be ready to get your PARTY on, and we’ve compiled a few of the hottest parties in town for your planning pleasure. Have fun, and if we don’t see you in Line for Hall H, we’ll see you on the streets of The Gaslamp!
*List updated as new info comes in*
WEDNESDAY, July 17th:
Warner Bros. and New Line’s ScareDiego 2019, 7:30 p.m., Location TBA
New Line Cinema presents: Scare Diego. Comic-Con badge holders with a valid preview night, 4 Day or any single day badge are invited to join us for a special IT Chapter Two footage presentation and Q&A. New for 2019, Team Coco and Conan O’Brien will actually be hosting the event. RSVP to attend here.
Ready Party One powered by Crunchyroll, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Fluxx Nightclub
Gregarious Simulations Systems and it’s subsidiary Experience Level Entertainment cordially invite you to The Great And Powerful Og’s party in The Oasis (also known as Fluxx Nightclub)! Forget those industry jams you can never get into, The Oasis is for EVERYONE! We’ll have a great list with fun celebrity guests in the Rio Vista Universal VIP lounge ready to party with all of you, and a lineup of sick DJs and live entertainment featuring the official Back To The Future band The Flux Capacitors! Tickets Here. 21+
THURSDAY JULY 18
FANDOM PARTY Featuring R.U.N., the First Live Action Thriller by Cirque du Soleil
7pm, Float Rooftop bar, Hard Rock Hotel
Fandom’s annual rooftop bash will take place on Thursday, July 18th at Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, where guests will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of R.U.N – the first live-action thriller by Cirque du Soleil, followed by a special performance by Girl Talk.
The event is open by invitation only — but a limited amount of tickets have been made available to the public. Fans can follow @getfandom on Twitter for a chance to attend.
IGN’s Official SDCC Party featuring The Expanse: Belter Party – Time TBD, MLK and 1st
Dedicated to our fellow humans born on the Asteroid Belt, this party will feature cosmic cocktails and delicious eats that are out of this world. Attendees will dance the night away with select cast members of The Expanse.
THE UPSIDE DOWN! SDCC 2019 Thursday Night Party with NERDIST, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Fluxx Nightclub
Experience Level Entertainment invites you to a party in HAWKINS, along with our friends at NERDIST! Enjoy Starcourt Mall, The Palace Arcade, Castle Byers and more. But wait! The Mind Flayer is trying to break through and the Demogorgon is lurking about as the Upside Down is merging with our world. This party is filled with immersive Instagram/TikTok-ready experiences themed DJ sets, and live performances by the maestros of 80s nostalgia, The Flux Capacitors, its time to roll that 20 and get on the walkie talkie with your party and have them join you for an incredible night! Enter what was once Fluxx Nightclub for the second full immersion of Comic-Con at the party built for-the-fans and by-the-fans.
Open to the public — Tickets here. 21+
Rave of Thrones. Kristian “Hodor” Nairn spins from 9:30-11 p.m., Omnia, 454 6th Ave. Free, reserved tickets encouraged.
FRIDAY JULY 19
BuzzFeed Presents: A Batsh!t Crazy Bash, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Altitude Sky Lounge @ Gaslamp Marriott Hotel
BuzzFeed presents A Batsh!t Crazy Bash with the CW’s Batwoman to celebrate the hottest new series premiering this fall! The annual BuzzFeed & CW event will take place at the famed San Diego rooftop with live music, cocktails and bites to drive you mad!
Invite Only, 21+
Amazon Originals Presents The Boys: World Premiere Fan Screening and Party, 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m; MLK+1st
Cast & creators of The Boys will join fans for an exclusive 2-episode sneak preview ahead of the series premiere. Doors will open at 7PM, for a pre-party and a 9PM screening. RSVP’d guests will be able to enter on a first come/first served basis beginning at 7PM. RSVPS are now closed, but at 7:30PM, they will allow access to standby guests, until venue reaches capacity. 21+
WBTV media Mixer, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; located at Float rooftop bar, Hard Rock Hotel
VARIETY and YOUTUBE ORIGINALS Comic Con Celebration, TBA
YouTube Originals is bringing its Cobra Kai and Impulse series to the convention in the form of Thursday panels with creators and stars. They will also be co-hosting an invitation only “Comic Con Kick Off Party” with Variety on Friday.
Awesome Mixer Vol 2 powered by Crunchyroll, 8:00 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Fluxx Nightclub
The Grandmaster, En Dwi Gast, requests your presence on Sakaar at his PARTY OF CHAMPIONS! Feature musical performances Rock N Roll Hall-of-Famer and founding member of RunDMC- Darryl “DMC” McDaniels as well as Farscape’s Gigi Edgley, and Tony-award winning actor from Fantastic Beasts and The Walking Dead- Dan Fogler!!!
Open to the public — tickets here. 21+
SATURDAY July 20:
Carnival Row: Come As You Are Party, 7:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; MLK and 1st.
Come as you are! Whoever you choose to be, your individuality will be celebrated at this closing celebration of the 50th Annual San Diego Comic-Con. As you enjoy a drink, or a few, be on the lookout for characters from Carnival Row, enjoy a sneak peek of the upcoming series, and dance to a live DJ performance, hosted by Amazon Prime.
RSVP‘s are closed, but there may be standby line similar to The Boys. 21+
Star Wars: The Old Republic SDCC Cantina, 7:00-10:00 p.m.; The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Join the Star Wars™: The Old Republic community for complimentary drinks, giveaways and more. This is your chance to make new friends and get exclusive swag! The Cantina event is located in the San Diego Ballroom & Garden Terrace on the 4th floor of the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Space is limited and entry is first come, first served, so be sure to RSVP and come early! *Note RSVPs are now closed but Onsite walk-up registrations will be welcomed based on capacity. Availability will be first come, first serve and an RSVP does not guarantee admission.
National Geographic and Nerd Nite celebrate Brain Games. 8-11 p.m., Solamar Terrace and Pool, 435 6th Ave.
Entertainment Weekly’s Annual Bash. 9 p.m., Float at the Hard Rock, 207 5th Ave. Invitation Only / RSVP required, 21+