With all the panel cancellations, the writers and actor strikes, and so much more, this year’s Con is going to feel a bit different. But one thing is still happening—big parties and off-sites. Here’s the HOT LIST of parties and off-sites at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con 2023!



Sonic the Hedgehog Restaurant Pop-Up

Comic-Con Museum – Multiple Events

The Cat Café (online bookings full; must call (619) 786-2289.

“Cluckin’ Bell” pop-up restaurant in the Gaslamp

Malibu Dream Experience, presented by XLE Productions (Wed-Fri only)

Superhero Tea at Westgate Hotel (1-3:30 p.m.)

Whatnot Hero House

Dragon Ball at the Marriott Marquis

Paramount+ Lodge (tickets sold out, standby line)

Super7 “Cobra Global Operations Center Pop-Up Shop” at their Gaslamp location (701 8th Ave)

Hero Within will be hosting Energize Lounge across from Convention Center

Adult Swim Festival on the Green (Thur-Sat)

Camp Snoopy and “Beagle Scouts” pop-up. 200 J. Street, Suite 105

Voodoo Ranger Pirate Ship

The Petco Interactive Zone, featuring Dazed and Confused 30th Anniversary

FX at Comic-Con, #FXSDCC

Casa Mexico is returning to the Seaport Village

AMC’s “The Street of Immortality”, based on Interview with the Vampire (tickets gone; standby only)

The VAULT: A Hasbro Pulse Store at the Sparks Gallery (530 Sixth Ave)

Hulu Animayhem

Jay and Silent Bob in full costume VIP Photo Op. $200.

Kevin Smith VIP Photo Op

Mooby’s Pop-Up Restaurant

IMDboat at SDCC

EXHIBIT: Welcome to the Ito-Verse: Junji Ito. Marriott Marquis, Torrey Pines Rooms 1-2.

TUESDAY, July 18

PlayGG Event by Solana Foundation (starts at 9:30 a.m.)

Patrick Ballesteros pop-up event at James Coffee Co. (3:30 – 6 p.m.)

Cartoon Network Trivia at the Liberty Public Market Main Patio (6-8pm)

Top Gun: Maverick on the Manchester Grand Hyatt’s 4th floor rooftop


PlayGG Event by Solana Foundation  (starts at 9:30 a.m.)

MacabreDaily will be hosting a “Brew Ha Ha” at Whiskey Girl (2:30-5:30 p.m.)

Artist Annex at Bar Basic, 410 Tenth Ave, (6-9 p.m.)

Ready Party One, XLE’s annual Preview Night kickoff party. 8pm PT.

SPICE PUNK x Den Of Geek, Horton Grand Hotel Couryard, 311 Island Ave, 7-10p

Comic-Con Pre Party – Flicker @ Flicks, 1017 University Ave, 9pm-2am, Free



False Idol is hosting Geeki Tikis and pouring a specialty drink

Her Universe fashion show

Haunted Mansion Early Screening by D23, Disney Fan Club

The Magic of Middle Earth, hosted by and Weta workshop

Fandom Party (closed), FLOAT at the Hard Rock

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Party sponsored by Oni Press, Westgate Hotel’s Terrace Under the Stars, from 8pm-12pm

Nostalgia Nightclub at Parq Nightclub… 90s night! XLE Productions. Party with the Power Rangers!

Lanford Lunchbox pop-up. 30th Anniversary of Rosanne.

#SavedDaredevil Fandom Without Fear Meetup – SDCC 2023, Basic Bar/Pizza 410 10th Ave, 6-8pm. $10

False Idol x Geeki Tiki x Canerock Rum Event, False Idol 675 West Beech Street

FRIDAY, July 21

Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary

Comic-Con Pub Crawl in downtown San Diego

Devotion Screening on the USS Midway Museum (sold out)

Lanford Lunchbox pop-up. 30th Anniversary of Rosanne.

Digital LA for their annual Comic Cocktails, 7-10 p.m.

Neopets Era Party. General admission tickets can be picked up at Booth #1129.

X-Reads Podcast for a Geek Out! Gathering on Friday, July 21. 8 p.m. at Coin-Op Gaslamp.

Bad Idea is once again hosting their Tiki Party at Bali Hai



Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary

Comic-Con Pub Crawl in downtown San Diego

Jimmy Eat World and Manchester Orchestra at Petco Park

SDxHarajuku X Comic Con Harajuku Fashion Walk, 1-4 p.m.

Paranormal romance author Cynthia Diamond’s  2023 SDCC Seek and Swag

BLAH BLAH BLAH with Katee Sackhoff. 4 p.m.

Star Wars 501st Annual Party “Mandalore Vice.” San Diego Central Library, 7-11pm, $65, open bar for vodka, beer, wine, and cider. Paypaling (Friends & Family) to

Comic-Con Yacht Party. 10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.


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