SDCC Pro Tip: Prepping Your Offsite Schedule

Our Offsite Event calendar has been going strong for years. We’ve captured hundreds of events and each year we see more and more organizers setting up events outside of the Convention Center, capitalizing on the built-in audience traveling to San Diego for Comic-Con.

Each year, it seems there’s more people than ever visiting San Diego who will have at least one day where they won’t be attending SDCC, and instead will be looking to fill that time with the many happenings in the surrounding areas.

So here’s a tip that will help many of you as you start prepping your SDCC week.

Did you know you can export our Offsite Event calendar and import into Outlook, Google, Yahoo or any other calendar that supports iCalendar? More importantly, you can export all the events for a particular day, at a specific venue, an individual event or  – what the heck – every single event during Comic-Con. Here’s how:

1. Choose the view you would like to export. You can chose by month, week, day and more. You can even click the venue name in any event page to see all the events booked at that particular venue.

Select the "View As" dropdown and choose from a number of different views.

Select the “View As” dropdown and choose from a number of different views.

2. At the bottom of each page, you’ll see a button to export that particular view as an iCalendar file.

Select the iCal button to export a file for that calendar view.

Select the iCal button to export a file for that calendar view.

3. Then just follow the instructions for your particular calendar application to import that iCalendar file into your personal calendar.

There are multiple benefits to exporting a view from our Offsite Events calendar:

  • By having these imported into your own calendar, you’ll be able to set up alerts for your favorites, have backup events handy just in case, and have all of them available online or offline, for those instances when connecting to the internet becomes a challenge.
  • And you can elect to import only specific events based on your view. So for example, if you don’t have a SDCC badge for Saturday, you can import all of Saturday’s offsite events into your calendar to make the most of your trip. Or you can import only certain events for which you’ve already purchased tickets.
  • Lastly, iCalendar feeds get updated automatically, so any changes to our calendar get pushed directly to yours, without you having to do a thing.

So what are you waiting for? Take a look at our Offsite Events calendar and start planning your SDCC weekend today.

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  • Mel Shaw

    The calendar isn’t importing so well into Google. It processes 53 events but only imports 39 events. Also, once you click on that button there are no instructions, it just downloads the .ics file, which you then have to save somewhere and import into your calendar of choice.

  • Mel Shaw

    OK, figured it out. For some reason it wasn’t catching everything when I downloaded the file as a month. When I downloaded it for just the week they all imported correctly. Pretty cool!

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  • Ang

    FYI-The Raiders Fan Convention was moved to a different weekend. “DATE
    AND TIME CHANGE! Due to the Comic Con Convention (and lack of rooms
    available) we moved the RFC San Diego to SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH
    10:30-4pm!!!” LOL-“the Comic Con Convention”. I wonder why the hotel didn’t alert them ahead of time.