Comic-Con for the badgeless masses

Posted at 10:41 PM, Jul 07, 2015
and last updated 2016-07-22 18:45:34-04

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SAN DIEGO - If you don't have a badge for this year's Comic-Con, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun. Here's a list of some events happening around San Diego during Comic-Con.

Gam3rCon 2016

Gam3erCon returns as a simultaneous convention during SDCC, with art, retro displays, a table top lounge and of course, gaming. It takes place July 20-24 at the New School of Architecture & Media Design (1249 F St., San Diego). Times: July 22 & 23 (12 p.m.-12 a.m.); July 24 (12 p.m.-6 p.m.)

Interactive Zone at Petco Park

The Petco Park Interactive Zone has interactive attractions for: Ash vs. Evil Dead, The Walking Dead, Mr. Robot, Cartoon Network and more. Local food trucks will also be on hand, including the Hello Kitty Food Truck. Times: July 22 & 23 (9 a.m.-9 a.m.); July 24 (9 a.m.-7 p.m.).

Neil deGrasse Tyson Presents Space Odyssey

The famed astrophysicist visits San Diego for an exhibit at the Hilton Gaslamp (401 K St.) focusing on virtual reality. Times: July 22 (9 a.m.-8 p.m.); July 23 (9 a.m.-8 p.m.); July 24 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Batman V. Superman Fan Experience

Located behind the Omni Hotel, near the Gaslamp Quarter Station off Harbor Dr., visitors can see (or take a picture next to) the Batmobile or take part in a daily scavenger hunt. Times: July 22 & 23 (9 a.m.-7 p.m.); July 24 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Wonder Woman Invisible Jet

A life-size version of the DC female superheroine's jet is on display at the corner of 6th and Island avenues. Times: July 22 & 23 (all day until 5 p.m.); July 24 (all day until 4 p.m.).

South Park 20 Interactive Fan Experience

At the MLK Promenade Park (324 Harbor Dr.), visitors can celebrate 20 seasons of the Comedy Central animated hit. The interactive exhibit features some of the more memorable moments in South Park history. Times: July 22 & 23 (9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.); July 24 (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.).

"Abigail" Yacht from Fear the Walking Dead

The yacht from the AMC series is docked behind the Convention Center at the Fifth Avenue Pier (600 Convention Way). Free to those age 13 and over. Times: July 22 & 23 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.); July 23 (cast autograph session from 12 p.m.-1 p.m.).

Suicide Squad at the Hard Rock

The bad guys from the much-anticipated movie Suicide Squad take over the Hard Rock Hotel (209 5th Ave.). A large section of the hotel has been converted into the infamous Belle Reve penitentiary. In addition to numerous photo opportunities, visitors can get tattoos or experience a virtual reality simulation. Times: July 22-24 (10 a.m.-7 p.m.).

Star Trek 50 Artists, 50 Years art exhibit

Fans can view various art pieces from around the world that commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. The exhibit is located at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts (363 5th Ave.). Times: July 22-24 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.).


The FX network showcases its shows, such as The Strain, Archer and American Horror Story, at the Hilton Bayfront Park (1 Park Blvd.) with an interactive experience for fans. Times: July 22 & 23 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.); July 24 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.).


The fourth annual PAWmicon (hosted by the Helen Woodward Animal Center) takes place well away from busy downtown San Diego at Hazard Center (7510-7610 Hazard Center Dr.). The July 23 event (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) features a costume contest for dogs, as well as games and prizes.

Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival

Love beer? Choose from over 80 craft beers at the Heroes Brew Fest on July 23 (3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.). The event is located at the Waterfront Park (1600 Pacific Hwy.). For ticket information, click here.

Rise of the Zombiewalk

Walk the streets of downtown San Diego on July 23, starting at the Children's Park (MLK Promenade) at 5 p.m. More information available at

Super Video Game Land 3

Located at the Mission Brewery (1441 L St.), artist Anthony Bulcao shows off some artwork that shows his love for retro video games. Time: July 23 (6 p.m.-11:55 p.m.).

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