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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

In Offsites by Kerry DixonLeave a Comment

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

In Offsites by Kerry DixonLeave a Comment

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

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FOX Returns to San Diego Comic-Con with Offsites, Giveaways, More

In Exclusives, Offsites by Kerry DixonLeave a Comment

FOX returns to their usual spot on the show floor at Booth #4229, where they’ll have exciting booth activities, giveaways, and more. Plus, step outside behind the convention center for some cool offsites. Stop by Booth #4229 daily to pick up your 2018 Fox Fanfare poster-tube, including collectible mini-posters for The Passage, Cosmos: Possible Worlds, The Orville, The Gifted, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and more. … Read More