Twitter Tips: Who To Follow ‘Outside’ Comic-Con

"Super Twitter", by angelascanio at deviantART

“Super Twitter”, by angelascanio at deviantART

In our series of which Twitter accounts to follow (see also Inside Comic-Con) we bring you the lists below to help you in staying up-to-date with outside events and parties, virals, celebrity sightings, and other things to do during SDCC.

News, Updates & Events

Geek & Sundry @GeekandSundry – The creators of awesome web series and hosts of an outside event during SDCC.

The Nerd Machine @thenerdmachine – While Nerd HQ won’t be at the convention officially this year, Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine will still be hosting Syfy’s Live From Comic-Con and putting on the best dance parties at the con.

Nerdist @nerdist – They hold an annual offsite along with Geek & Sundry, that’s moving to the Marriott Marquis this year.

San Diego Blood Bank @sdbloodbank – Give blood during SDCC!

SyFy @syfy  – With Syfy taking over the Marriott for a week of live shows that fans can attend — this is one you’ll want to make sure you’re following.


San Diego Airport @SanDiegoAirport – You will likely fly in and out of here, or pick up friends, so follow their feed for airport updates.

Gaslamp Quarter @GaslampQuarter – A resource for all things in & around the convention area.

Visit San Diego @visitsandiego – The account for the San Diego Tourism Authority, with information on everything to do in and around San Diego.

Ace Parking @AceParking – Official parking vendor for San Diego Comic-Con, follow for any important parking updates.


Altitude Sky Lounge ‏@AltitudeSky – One of the best views in downtown.

BarleyMash @barleymashsd – A large restaurant and bar located right up the main Gaslamp street, 5th Avenue.

Basic @barbasic – Bar with fantastic pizza and salads, and open until 2am. It has been home to several outside events during SDCC.

Bubs SanDiego @BubsBallpark – Another fun spot for drinks or dinner, located near Petco Park.

The Field ‏ @FieldIrishPub – An Irish pub and restaurant located up 5th Ave.

Gaslamp Strip Club ‏ @gaslampsteaks – Slightly fancier dining where you cook your own steak.

Henry’s Pub @HenrysPubSD – A great spot in the Gaslamp for food and drink.

Nobu San Diego ‏ @NobuSanDiego – Swanky sushi restaurant located in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Mission Brewery @MissionBrewery – Downtown brewery and tasting room located at 14th & L Streets.

SDFoodTrucks ‏ @SDFoodTrucks These will likely be out and about in downtown.

To make it easy to follow everyone, we’ve created a Twitter list with all of the accounts mentioned above. It’s called “SDCCBlog Outside SDCC”, and you can follow it with one click.

Follow your Hotel!

Hilton Bayfront ‏ @HiltonBayfront – Home of the Indigo Ballroom and host of several official San Diego Comic-Con panels.

The UBlog Team

Last but not least, follow our SDCCBlog team for the latest SDCC news & info!

The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog @SD_Comic_Con
Andy @SDCCWackyWags
Ben @HelloBK
Beth @TrekkieBeth
Evic @evico
James @danregal
Kara @Kara_SDCC
Kerry @kerrydixon
Kim ‏@OutsideComicCon
Lisa @sdccgotgirl
Sarah ‏@rufusbear
Shawn ‏@ParksandCons

As many great accounts as we have listed here, we’re sure there are more that you’ve found helpful. Let us know in the comments and we’ll update the list above, and the “SDCCBlog Outside SDCC” Twitter list.

About Kim Twombly

Contributor to the SDCC Unofficial Blog. Kim also runs and its accompanying Twitter feed @OutsideComicCon, specializing in outside events during SDCC.