Nerdist House Invites San Diego Comic-Con to Join Them for Offsite, Live Shows, Meet & Greets, Exclusives, Parties, More

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Nerdist returns to San Diego Comic-Con this year, but they’re taking their very popular offsite and transforming it – into Nerdist House.

Nerdist will take over the Sparks Gallery (530 Sixth Avenue) Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22, for four days of entertainment (the conversations are back!), meet & greets, exclusive merchandise, photo opportunities, a VR experience, and more. Best of all, the event is free, and no badge is required.

Fans who stop by will be treated to an in-depth look at the shows of Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Alpha, including live editions of Talkin’ Toons Live with host Rob Paulsen and special guests Maurice LaMarche and Randy Rogel. You’ll also be treated to live editions of Nerdist News Talks Back, Alpha Comic Book Club with DC ComicsNatural Selection with Kyle Hill and Dan CaseyBecause Science LiveGeek & Sundry, and Geek & Sundry Horror.

[UPDATE July 10] Daily from 10AM-6PM, Legendary Television will present “Robo Romance,” a free-to-fans interactive photo installation with ROBOT from Lost in Space —who, following season one, found itself at the center of a collective internet crush by series viewers. Participants can customize the setting of their photo meet up with “Robot,” including a special romantic background for enamored fans. There will also be free Lost in Space giveaways daily.

[PREVIOUS] Want more live entertainment? They’ll also host conversations with beloved creators, filmmakers, celebrities, and more – including Orbital Redux with Yuri Lowenthal, Half Hour Happy Hour with Alison Haislip and Alex Albrecht, and Bootleg Universe with Adi Shankar.

To get up close and personal with your favorite stars of Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Alpha shows – as well as other celebrities – Nerdist House will also be hosting exclusive Meet & Greet’s with:

  • Bootleg Universe’s Adi Shankar
  • Half Hour Happy Hour with Alison Haislip and Alex Albrecht
  • Natural Selection with Kyle Hill and Dan Casey
  • American fantasy author VE Schwab in partnership with TOR
  • Best-selling 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
  • Best-selling author R.A. Salvatore in partnership with TOR
  • Science fiction author Cory Doctorow in partnership with TOR
  • The Maltins
  • Yuri Lowenthal (Orbital Redux)
  • Team Nerdist

The schedules will be posted daily, so be sure you’re following Nerdist on Twitter.

They’re also bringing back the fan parties, with two events to choose from this year. For a more casual hang, stop by on Thursday, July 19 from 7PM-8PM for the Alpha Book Club Happy Hour, where you can join Maude Garrett, Hector Navarro, and Rachel Heine for a glass of wine – or, if you want the full party experience, there will be a 200th Episode of Bizarre States Party on Saturday, July 21 from 8PM-12AM with Bizarre Streets inspired food, beverages, and surprises, and IHEARTCOMIX DJ Franki Chan.

Finally, Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Alpha merchandise will be available at the event, including exclusive live-printing t-shirts for Because Science.

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, Alphamembers will enjoy Nerdist House exclusives all throughout Comic-Con! Not a member yet? Sign up atwww.projectalpha.com and join the fun.

Here’s the full schedule:

THURSDAY, JULY 19

10:15AM – 10:45AM: Nerdist News Talks Back
Want to see the news broken down, frame by frame, and explained by a group of pop culture experts? Jessica Chobot and the Nerdist News team keep you up to speed on all the lates Comic-Con news!

12:00PM – 12:30PM: Dragon Ball Super: Broly
Nerdist’s resident anime expert Dan Casey in discussion with legendary Dragon Ball voice actors Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel.

1:15PM – 2:15PM: Alpha Comic Book Club with DC Comics
Hosts Hector Navarro, Ashley Esqueda, and Damion Poitier in discussion with DC Comics creators Zoe Quinn, Robbi Rodriguez, Tom King, and Mitch Gerads.

2:15PM – 2:45pm: Meet and greet Alpha Comic Book Club 

2:30PM – 3:00PM: SONA
Join Ashley Clements (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) and Brendan Bradley, the team behind the new series SONA, for a look inside the inspiration and creation of a home made sci-fi show. (No, really, they built a spaceship in an apartment.)

3:00pm – 3:45pm: Meet and greet Ashley Clements

3:30PM – 4:00PM: Nerdist News Talks Back, Live from Comic-Con!
Want to see the news broken down, frame by frame, and explained by a group of pop culture experts? Jessica Chobot and the Nerdist News team keep you up to speed on all the lates Comic-Con news!

4:15 – 5:15PM: SuperheroIRL! A Real-Life Justice League AKA: Don’t Be a Douche
Captain America knocked out Hitler, and @SuperheroIRL is knocking out bullying, racism, misogyny, LGBTQ-bullying and cyberbullying! Join celebrities TBA for empowerment & strategies to end injustice — from those bad JR high experiences through relationships, workplace bullying, social justice issues & more.

5:00PM – 5:30PM: Meet and greet with Lost in Space‘s Ignacio Serricchio 

5:30PM – 6:00PM: Meet and greet with Nerdist’s Dan Casey and Kyle Hill

6:00PM – 6:30PM: Natural Selection Live
It’s science vs. fiction in this hilarious debate show where YOU help choose the winner! Pop culture expert Dan Casey (The Dan Cave) and science educator Kyle Hill (Because Science) put their knowledge and wits to the test in random – but IMPORTANT – match-ups like Spider-Man vs. Spiders or Dragons vs. Dinosaurs. Our illustrious Natural Selection host Dani Fernandez (Nerdificent Podcast) will be joined by guest judge Jessica Chobot, and they are not pulling punches this time around. Arrive early to secure a seat and meet the hosts.

7:00PM – 8:00PM: Alpha Book Club Wine Mixer
Join Alpha Book Club hosts Maude Garrett, Hector Navarro, and Rachel Heine for a glass of wine and chat about what books you’re reading!

FRIDAY, JULY 20

10:15AM – 11:15AM: Stargate
Best-selling author Sam Maggs in conversation with the cast of Stargate featuring Chris Judge (God of War), Tony Amendola (Once Upon a Time), Kieran Dickson (Stargate Command), and Darren Sumner (GateWorld).

10:00AM – 10:45AM: Meet and Greet with Tor author VE Schwab.

11:45AM – 12:15PM: Deadpool creator Rob Liefield
A conversation with Deadpool creator Rob Liefield (The New MutantsX-Force).

12:00PM – 12:30PM: Meet and greet with Tor author Susan Dennard.

12:30PM – 12:45PM: Avengers: Infinity War
Come see Markeia McCarty from Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and so much more, in conversation with Paul Bettany (Vision) and Pom Klementeiff (Mantis) from Avengers: Infinity War.

1:00PM – 2:00PM: Talking Toons Live with Maurice LaMarche and Randy Rogel
Rob Paulsen, one of the most accomplished and well-known voice actors of our time (AnimaniacsTMNTRick and Morty, and many more), is joined by Maurice LaMarche (Pinky and the BrainFuturama) and Randy Rogel (songwriter and composer for Animaniacs) to talk about the world of Animaniacs, sing classic hits, and premiere new music. Stick around after for a meet and greet with Rob, Maurice, and Randy.

1:30PM – 2:00PM: Meet and greet with Onyx the Fortuitous

2:00PM – 3:00PM Meet and greet with Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, and Randy Rogel

2:15PM – 2:45PM: Nerdist News Talks Back
Want to see the news broken down, frame by frame, and explained by a group of pop culture experts? Jessica Chobot and the Nerdist News team keep you up to speed on all the lates Comic-Con news!

3:30PM – 4:00PM: Because Science Live
Nerdist Science Editor and host of Because Science Kyle Hill takes your nerdy science questions and answers them live! Have a curious conundrum from pop culture that you’ve always wanted solved? A mystery you’ve always wanted explained? Get all the answers at the Nerdist House.

4:00PM – 4:30PM Meet and greet with Kyle Hill

4:30PM – 5:30PM: Geek & Sundry Live
You love Nerdist! We all do! But did you know you ALSO love Geek & Sundry!? Well, now you do! — and you should come see our presentation when we take over the Nerdist House at SDCC! Join Eric Campbell, Erika Ishii, B. Dave Walters, Becca Scott, Jake Bennett, & Daryl Crittenden as they discuss Geek & Sundry’s past, present, and future — all in a panel moderated by Sax Carr.

5:30PM – 8:00PM: Meet and greet with Geek & Sundry

5:45PM – 7:15PM: Geek & Sundry Horror
Geek & Sundry has revolutionized the horror genre by mixing it with tabletop game play and exceptionally high production value to create shows such as We’re Alive: FrontierSagas of Sundry: Dread, and Sagas of Sundry: Madness. But how exactly do they transfer the story from the table to the screen? Well now you can find out! Live! In person at the Nerdist House! Follow Gamemaster Ivan Van Norman as he leads a game of Dread to transform your choice of a happy, innocent children’s fairy tale into a twisted, terrifying not-so-innocent tale of horror with players Xander Jeanneret, Amy Dallen, Josh Petersdorf, Anjali Bhimani, and Denise Pantoja.

SATURDAY, JULY 21

11:15AM – 12:15PM: Maltin on Movies Live 
Leonard and Jesse Maltin, hosts of Maltin on Movies, are joined by RZA, Shameik Moore, Kat Graham, and Terrence Howard for a special live episode of their podcast.

12:45PM – 1:15PM: Nerdist News Talks Back, Live from Comic-Con!
Want to see the news broken down, frame by frame, and explained by a group of pop culture experts? Jessica Chobot and the Nerdist News team keep you up to speed on all the lates Comic-Con news!

1:30PM – 2:00PM: Orbital Redux with Yuri Lowenthal
Join us for a very meta introduction to the world of ORBITAL REDUX as actor Yuri Lowenthal (star of Spider-Man, PS4), gets in character as ex-NASA Astronaut Max Levodolinsky to recruit YOU for the future in a very special XED CHAT! Enjoy a taste of what goes on behind the scenes in a completely live-action, live-streamed science fiction production as Max covers the history of space travel before and after the global disasters of the 2030s, and why the most dangerous job off the planet might be perfect for you… ORBITAL REDUX, a new science fiction adventure series, is airing soon on Alpha, the premium streaming entertainment service from Legendary Digital Networks.

2:15PM – 2:45PM: Lost in Space
A conversation with the writers of Legendary TV and Netflix’s Lost in Space.

3:00PM – 3:40PM: Half Hour Happy Hour
Each week Alison Haislip and Alex Albrecht (& Tom) sit down for a Half Hour Happy Hour. Drinks and conversation covering stories around the world, as well as close to home. Sit and knock back a glass of your favorite adult beverage and welcome to the garage.

3:45PM – 4:45PM: Because Science: Nerd and Tell
Join Kyle Hill and his geekiest friends –Kari Byron, Dianna Cowern, and Allen Pan –as they share stories about the most mind-blowing things they’ve learned, discovered, or nerded out over that they simply can’t keep to themselves.

5:15PM – 5:45PM: Veruca Salt Live!
Live acoustic set with Nina Gordon & Louise Post of Veruca Salt.

8:00PM – 12:00AM: Bizarre States 200th Episode Party!
Celebrate the 200th episode of Bizarre States with hosts Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser for a night of spooktacular thrills, haunting food, bubbling drinks, and music by IHEARTCOMIX DJ Franki Chan.

SUNDAY, JULY 22

10:30AM – 11:00AM: Nerdist News Talks Back, Live from Comic-Con!
Want to see the news broken down, frame by frame, and explained by a group of pop culture experts? Jessica Chobot and the Nerdist News team keep you up to speed on all the lates Comic-Con news!

11:00AM – 12:00PM: Meet and greet with Team Nerdist (Dan Casey, Kyle Hill, Jessica Chobot)

*All times and conversations subject to change. Stay up to date with the latest schedule by following @Nerdist on Twitter!