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The Her Universe Fashion Show 2018 Owned the Runway – And Our Hearts – at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

In Features, Offsites by James RileyLeave a Comment

If you manage to go to San Diego Comic-Con a few times, or any major event/convention, you tend to gather traditions. The restaurant you have to go to at least once. The hotel with just the right mix of location and… location. The booth you visit every year. Starting in 2014 and coming back for the fifth year, the Her … Read More

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Nat Geo and Nerd Nite Throw An Intergalactic Party at San Diego Comic-Con

In Features, Offsites by Erin TapkenLeave a Comment

Since 2014, Nerd Nite and National Geographic have been sponsoring one of the keenest San Diego Comic-Con parties in the Gaslamp. 2018 was once again up on the pool terrace of the Hotel Solamar, for three hours of free food, drink, and lively presentations from a slew of galactic superstars. National Geographic was promoting season two of their series MARS (returning November … Read More

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Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ Experience Brings on the Creepy for San Diego Comic-Con Attendees

In Features, Offsites by Kim TwomblyLeave a Comment

In the week leading up to San Diego Comic-Con, we saw some strange items being loaded into the two blocks at Front and Island in downtown San Diego: From a box of mannequins, to razor wire, to a toppled over car. What ended up emerging was Hulu’s Castle Rock experience, to promote the new series on the streaming giant based on … Read More

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Purge City at San Diego Comic-Con Provided Killer Fun

In Features, Offsites by Kerry DixonLeave a Comment

The best offsites at San Diego Comic-Con are interactive, fun, give you cool swag, and most importantly, immerse you in their world. In those regards, Purge City offered San Diego Comic-Con attendees a killer good time. For those not familiar with The Purge films, the concept is pretty simple: Each year, for one night only, a national civic tradition called “The Purge” … Read More

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Taco Bell Celebrated 25 Years of ‘Demolition Man’ by Taking San Diego Comic-Con Attendees Into the Future

In Offsites by Kerry DixonLeave a Comment

When people ask me how San Diego Comic-Con was this year, I keep finding myself telling them about one offsite in particular: the Taco Bell pop-up celebrating 25 years of Demolition Man. It’s the kind of thing that could really only happen at San Diego Comic-Con, and that’s a lot of the magic. Earlier this year, Taco Bell called Warner Bros. to pitch … Read More

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NBC Took San Diego Comic-Con Attendees to “The Good Place”

In Features, Offsites by Kerry DixonLeave a Comment

Welcome! Everything is fine. Or is it? San Diego Comic-Con attendees were welcomed into The Good Place, for what was hands down NBC’s best takeover of the Tin Fish area in the Gaslamp yet. While NBC typically re-brands the area and offers something cool to promote one of their newest offerings during San Diego Comic-Con, we’ve never seen lines as long … Read More

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Signs of San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Are Appearing in the Gaslamp

In Features, Offsites by Kerry DixonLeave a Comment

Everything’s coming up Comic-Con, as the pop culture juggernaut kicks off next week. Our own Parks and Cons is on the ground to catch it. [UPDATE July 17 – #15] I’m not crying at all of The Good Place branding – you’re crying. [UPDATE July 17 – #14] Welcome to the jungle. The Shadow of the Tomb Raider offsite is overtaking … Read More

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The Experience Offsite Coming Together for San Diego Comic-Con 2018

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The Experience – formerly known as the Petco Interactive Zone – is set to house some of the coolest activations at San Diego Comic-Con this week (giant inflatable shark and Stay Puft, anyone?). As it’s being set up, Parks and Cons is on the scene to cover the progress. [UPDATE July 17] Let’s head back over to The Experience for … Read More

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Hilton Bayfront Lawn Comes Together for San Diego Comic-Con 2018 with FX, FOX, Adult Swim, More

In Offsites by Kerry DixonLeave a Comment

The Hilton Bayfront Lawn and the area directly behind the convention center always house some of our favorite offsites – like Adult Swim, FX, and FOX Fanfare. Parks and Cons gets a look as it all comes together. [UPDATE July 17 #2] More details emerge as the lawn outside the Bayfront takes shape with Adult Swim and FX, as well … Read More

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‘Robin Hood’ Is Bringing Cryptocurrency to the People of San Diego Comic-Con

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Collider reported that Lionsgate is bringing their Robin Hood movie to San Diego Comic-Con afterall – in the form of a scavenger hunt called “Crypto Power To the Power.” Attendeed will use the investing app Robinhood to search for coins redeemable for $50, $500, $1,000, or $5,000 – which they can use to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum between … Read More