NERDIST Is Creating One of the Coolest Offsites at Comic-Con — The Nerdist House!

We love NERDIST. And in recent weeks, they’ve had to deal with a lot of negative press related to their founder Chris Hardwick (fingers crossed that everything there works itself out!). But the team at NERDIST isn’t letting it get them down — heck no! They’re bringing the whole NERDIST team and setting up shop in the Nerdist House for San Diego Comic-Con, located at Sparks Gallery (530 Sixth Ave) – Nerdist House will be open for all four days of Comic-Con, and includes special social hours and fan parties, live Nerdist shows, in-depth interviews and conversations, meet & greets, exclusive merchandise, photo opportunities, a VR experience, and much more! Plus, this event is FREE and open to the public with NO BADGE required to attend!


“Fans and attendees who stop by the Nerdist House will be treated with an in-depth looks at shows such as Geek & Sundry, and Alpha. As well as up close and personal conversations with honored guests, all live from the Nerdist stage. Fans will see their favorite shows come to life in Downtown San Diego, including live editions of Nerdist News Talks Back, Talkin’ Toons, Because Science, and more. Nerdist House attendees will have access to conversations with groundbreaking producer and YouTube personality, Adi Shankar of Bootleg Universe, as well as a special presentation of the Maltin On Movies podcast with hosts Leonard Maltin and Jessie Maltin alongside their guests from Cut Throat City, RZA, Shameik Moore, Kat Graham, and Terrence Howard.

 In addition to live shows and conversations with creators, Nerdist House attendees will be able to test their space survival skills with a VR experience based on the sci-fi seriesSONA, created by Ashley Clements (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries). On Saturday night, Nerdist will also celebrate the 200th episode of the Bizarre States podcast with a party for fans, hosted by the show’s stars, Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser. Each day will feature a new slate of entertainment and activities. Fans will not want to miss the action and fun at Nerdist House!”


Live Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Alpha Shows

  • Nerdist News Talks Back
  • Alpha Comic Book Club with DC Comics
  • Natural Selection with Kyle Hill, Dan Casey, and Dani Fernandez
  • Talkin’ Toons Live with host Rob Paulsen with special guests Maurice LaMarche & Randy Rogel
  • Because Science Live
  • Geek & Sundry
  • Geek & Sundry Horror
  • A final SDCC roundup of Nerdist News Talks Back

In-depth Conversations and Special Performances

  • Bootleg Universe with Adi Shankar
  • Half Hour Happy Hour with Alison Haislip and Alex Albrecht
  • Talkin’ Toons Live with host Rob Paulsen with special guests Maurice LaMarche & Randy Rogel
  • Orbital Redux with Yuri Lowenthal

Exclusive Meet & Greets

  • Bootleg Universe’s Adi Shankar
  • Half Hour Happy Hour with Alison Haislip and Alex Albrecht
  • Natural Selection with Kyle Hill and Dan Casey
  • Bestselling author of The Shades of Magic series VE Schwab in partnership with TOR
  • Bestselling author Susan Dennard in partnership with TOR
  • Talkin’ Toons host Rob Paulsen with special guests Maurice LaMarche & Randy Rogel
  • Because Science and Nerdist Science editor Kyle Hill
  • Team Geek & Sundry
  • Bestselling Forgotten Realms author R.A. Salvatore in partnership with TOR
  • Science fiction author and activist Cory Doctorow in partnership with TOR
  • Leonard and Jesse Maltin
  • Yuri Lowenthal (Orbital Redux)
  • Team Nerdist

Special Happy Hours and Fan Parties

  • Alpha Book Club Happy Hour (Thursday, 7/19 from 7pm to 8pm)
    • Join Maude Garrett, Hector Navarro, and Rachel Heine for a glass of wine with the ABC gang!
  • The 200th Episode of Bizarre States Party, hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser (Saturday, 7/21 from 8pm to midnight)
    • The celebration will feature Bizarre States inspired food, beverages, and surprises
    • Music by IHEARTCOMIX DJ Franki Chan

Alpha members will receive exclusive Fast Pass and Priority Access wristbands at Nerdist House events and partiesNerdist House space is limited, so fans will want to arrive early to guarantee entry. As a special bonus, Alpha members will enjoy Nerdist House exclusives all throughout Comic-Con! Not a member yet? Sign up at and join the fun.

Follow @nerdist on Twitter using #NerdistHouse for up-to-date daily schedules during the convention. We look forward to seeing you there!

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