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

In our series of which Twitter and Instagram accounts to follow we bring you the lists below to help you in staying up-to-date with outside events and parties, celebrity sightings, and other things to do during SDCC.

Plus don’t forget about the giveaways… and the crochet!

News, Updates, Offsites & Events

Adult Swim (Twitter, Instagram) – Adult Swim will be back on the green with fun nighttime shows, meet & greets, and a Pop-Tarts dining experience.

Dragon Ball  (Twitter, Instagram) – Bandai will once again take over the area behind the Marriott Marquis. Follow along to see all the fun things they will have in store.

Comic-Con Museum (Twitter, Instagram) – The official museum will have exhibits from Crunchyroll and a Stan Lee tribute as well as many other things.

Fandom (Twitter, Instagram) – They host one of the hottest parties at Comic-Con located at the Hard Rock.

Her Universe (Twitter, Instagram) – Her Universe will be back again with the Her Universe Fashion Show at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Harbor Ballroom at 6:00PM on Thursday.

Hulu (Twitter, Instagram) – Step into Hulu Animayhem where all your favorite animated shows come to play.

Mooby’s (Twitter, Instagram) – The official pop up for the Mooby’s restaurant from Kevin Smith movies.

Now or Never Comics (Twitter, Instagram) – Cool comic book shop just a quick walk from the convention center.

Paramount+ (Twitter, Instagram) – Bringing The Lodge to SDCC. Catch some of your favorite shows for photo ops and drinks.

Peanuts (Instagram) – Step into the world on Peanuts with merch, bird spotting, send cookies, and learn how to read a Peanuts themed compass.

San Diego Blood Bank (Twitter, Instagram) – Give blood during SDCC!

Universal (Twitter, Instagram)  – Step into the world of Jurassic Park with fun photo ops, food, and merch.

Voodoo Ranger (Twitter, Instagram) – Voodoo Ranger will be bringing their delicious IPAs to a “pirate ship” behind the convention center this year.

Whatnot Hero House (Instagram) – Hero House will be the location for autograph signings like Kevin Eastman, merch, live streams, and food/beverages.

*Section above will be updated as information becomes available.

Free Giveaways

Jennifer (dsgnjenn) (Instagram) – Dropping cool crochets will also have work at the SDCC art show.

Franny G (Twitter, Instagram) – Sticker and Crochet drop everyday.

The Geeky Hooker (Twitter, Instagram) – The OG crocheter, she’ll once again be dropping nerdy crochet throughout the Gaslamp if you can find it.

Gomigomigomiday (Twitter) – Dropping a Baby Yoda crochet and Sunflower Pins.

Lennonchild (Twitter) – Dropping 8Bit’s during the con.

Lexi (Twitter) – Book Drops

Mini Critter Drop (Twitter) – Critter drops during the con.

Morgan (Twitter) – Critter drops during the con.

Nifty Neuron (Twitter, Instagram) – Crochet buddies drops

SDCC Unofficial Blog Prize Mule (Twitter) – Adventures of Prize Mule returns this year!

*Section above will be updated as information becomes available.


Ace Parking (Twitter, Instagram) – Official parking vendor for San Diego Comic-Con, follow for any important parking updates.

Gaslamp Quarter (Twitter, Instagram) – A resource for all things in & around the convention area.

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

San Diego Convention Center (Twitter, Instagram) – Official account of the home of SDCC and those amazing candy bars!

Visit San Diego (Twitter, Instagram) – The account for the San Diego Tourism Authority, with information on everything to do in and around San Diego.


Altitude Sky Lounge (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – One of the best views in downtown located in the Marriott Gaslamp.

The Blind Burro (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Mexican restaurant and bar located downtown.

Broken Yolk (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Famous breakfast location in SD.

Bub’s San Diego (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Fun spot for drinks or dinner, located near Petco Park.

Cafe 22 (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Another spot to stop for breakfast.

Cat Cafe (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Unwind from a long convention day with some furry friends and get something to eat!

Garage Kitchen + Bar (Twitter, Instagram, Address ) – Location of this years SDCC Unofficial Blog party.

Gaslamp Breakfast Company (Instagram, Address) – New breakfast location since the last SDCC.

Ghiradelli (Instagram, Address) – Stop by get some ice cream and chocolate, you might even get a treat just for stopping by.

Lolita’s Mexican Food (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Mexican restaurant right by Petco Park.

Lucky’s Lunch Counter (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Erin’s favorite restaurant, she recommends the BBQ Chicken Salad.

The Butcher’s Cut (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – They have a three course meal for $50 per person during SDCC July 20th-23rd.

The Melt (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – New place that opened this year known for their grilled cheese, burgers, and mac & cheese.

Mission Brewery (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Downtown brewery and tasting room located at 14th & L Streets.

Nobu (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Sushi restaurant connected to the Hard Rock. Could be reservation only during SDCC so check before you go.

The Old Spaghetti Factory (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Popular Italian eatery in the Gaslamp.

Prince Street Pizza (Instagram, Address) – Pizza place in the Gaslamp.

Puesto (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar.

Richard Walker’s Pancake House (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – World-famous pancake house with an always long line (for a reason).

Rockin Baja Lobster (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Seafood-centric Mexican eats.

SD Food Trucks (Twitter, Website) – These will likely be out and about in downtown.

Spill The Beans (Instagram, Address, Address) – Check out their Mario inspired cream cheese spreads.

Sweet Things (Twitter, Instagram, Address) – Need a cool down and want to pretend your at Disney for a moment stop by and get a dole whip or any of their tasty treats.

Follow your Hotel

Andaz San Diego (Twitter, Instagram)

Carte Hotel (Instagram)

Embassy Suites San Diego Bay (Instagram)

Hard Rock (Twitter, Instagram)

Hilton Bayfront (Twitter, Instagram) – Home of the Indigo Ballroom which holds several official panels and the Eisner Awards.

Hilton Gaslamp (Twitter, Instagram)

Hotel Indigo (Twitter, Instagram)

Hotel Republic (Twitter, Instagram)

InterContinental (Instagram)

Kimpton Alma (Instagram)

Manchester Grand Hyatt (Twitter, Instagram) – Location of the fulfillment room and the official art show.

Marriott Gaslamp (Twitter, Instagram)

Marriott Marina (Twitter, Instagram) – Where you pick of the official merch.

Omni (Instagram)

Residence Inn Gaslamp Quarter (Instagram)

Solamar (Instagram)

The US Grant (Twitter, Instagram)

The Westgate (Twitter, Instagram)

Westin Gaslamp (Twitter, Instagram)

The UBlog Team

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

San Diego Comic-Con (Twitter, Instagram)

Andy (Twitter)

Beth (Twitter, Instagram)

Erin (Twitter, Instagram)

Evic (Twitter)

James (Twitter)

Johnny (Twitter)

Kara (Twitter, Instagram)

Keisha (Twitter)

Kerry (Twitter)

Kim (Twitter)

Lisa (Twitter)

Sarah (Twitter, Instagram)

Shawn (Twitter, Instagram)

Want to follow all of these accounts? We’ve made a helpful Twitter List that you can find here!

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