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Welcome, Comic-Con men and women, girls and boys

There will be beer and live riffing

Join Jonah and ’bot buds Crow and Tom Servo for a chucklefest and secret feature at Balboa Theatre on July 21 and 22.
Join Jonah and ’bot buds Crow and Tom Servo for a chucklefest and secret feature at Balboa Theatre on July 21 and 22.
Past Event

Comic-Con Kickoff Concert

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Brass Rail, 3796 Fifth Avenue, San Diego
  • 21+ / $5

The convention center isn’t the only place to find Comic-Con themed events over the next few days. Local publisher IDW (Kiss comics, Jem & the Holograms) presents “Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet” at the Fleet Science Center on July 18, with a look at comic-book art as it pertains to science and technology. Comic creators and local scientists will moderate open discussions, with the admission price earning you two beers and a freebie from IDW.

Past Event

w00tstock

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego
  • $68 - $97

The Comic-Con Kickoff Concert at the Brass Rail (July 19) previews music from a new EDM theatrical stage production, Remix, described as “the story of a DJ by the name Miss Dixie, who seeks vengeance after her gay brother is murdered in a hate crime and becomes a superhero named Justice.”

Past Event

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live

  • Friday, July 21, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego

This year’s three-hour edition of w00tstock at the Balboa Theatre (July 20) features Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage and musical comedy from Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo (aka Paul & Storm). The duo’s geek cred is top shelf, having contributed “Another Irish Drinking Song” to the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, as well as providing several tunes for the revived Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Past Event

Comic-Con Party: Digital Lizards of Doom, more

  • Friday, July 21, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Merrow, 1271 University Avenue, San Diego
  • 21+ / $10 - $15

Speaking of MST3K, the Balboa Theatre (July 21 and 22) is one of the host venues where Joel, Jonah, the Bonehead band, and the ’bots will be riffing live to a pristine print of the 1962 chucklefest Eegah, as well as tackling another feature on Saturday, said to be “a fun, sci-fi thriller never before featured on MST3K.”

Past Event

Heroes Brew Fest 2017

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego
  • 21+ / $24 - $54

The Comic-Con Afterparty at the Merrow (July 21) also serves as the band Mega Ran’s tenth anniversary celebration, for a bill that includes the comic and pop culture-inspired Digital Lizards of Doom, as well as Kirby’s Dream Band and DJs Dizzy Doom and DN3.

Past Event

Raiders, Rebels and Supermen: The Music of John Williams

The Heroes Brew Festival at Waterfront Park (July 22) includes DJ FishFonics, DJ Mancat, and celebrity DJ Kristian Nairn, aka Hodor from Game of Thrones.

The San Diego Symphony will stage “Raiders, Rebels and Supermen: The Music of John Williams” at Jacobs Music Center (July 22), featuring selections from Jurassic Park, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and the Star Wars films. A pre-concert Star Wars Cantina party will include space-themed cocktails as well as a costume contest where Greedo may finally have a fair chance when Han tries to shoot him first.

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Join Jonah and ’bot buds Crow and Tom Servo for a chucklefest and secret feature at Balboa Theatre on July 21 and 22.
Join Jonah and ’bot buds Crow and Tom Servo for a chucklefest and secret feature at Balboa Theatre on July 21 and 22.
Past Event

Comic-Con Kickoff Concert

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Brass Rail, 3796 Fifth Avenue, San Diego
  • 21+ / $5

The convention center isn’t the only place to find Comic-Con themed events over the next few days. Local publisher IDW (Kiss comics, Jem & the Holograms) presents “Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet” at the Fleet Science Center on July 18, with a look at comic-book art as it pertains to science and technology. Comic creators and local scientists will moderate open discussions, with the admission price earning you two beers and a freebie from IDW.

Past Event

w00tstock

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego
  • $68 - $97

The Comic-Con Kickoff Concert at the Brass Rail (July 19) previews music from a new EDM theatrical stage production, Remix, described as “the story of a DJ by the name Miss Dixie, who seeks vengeance after her gay brother is murdered in a hate crime and becomes a superhero named Justice.”

Past Event

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live

  • Friday, July 21, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego

This year’s three-hour edition of w00tstock at the Balboa Theatre (July 20) features Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage and musical comedy from Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo (aka Paul & Storm). The duo’s geek cred is top shelf, having contributed “Another Irish Drinking Song” to the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, as well as providing several tunes for the revived Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Past Event

Comic-Con Party: Digital Lizards of Doom, more

  • Friday, July 21, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Merrow, 1271 University Avenue, San Diego
  • 21+ / $10 - $15

Speaking of MST3K, the Balboa Theatre (July 21 and 22) is one of the host venues where Joel, Jonah, the Bonehead band, and the ’bots will be riffing live to a pristine print of the 1962 chucklefest Eegah, as well as tackling another feature on Saturday, said to be “a fun, sci-fi thriller never before featured on MST3K.”

Past Event

Heroes Brew Fest 2017

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego
  • 21+ / $24 - $54

The Comic-Con Afterparty at the Merrow (July 21) also serves as the band Mega Ran’s tenth anniversary celebration, for a bill that includes the comic and pop culture-inspired Digital Lizards of Doom, as well as Kirby’s Dream Band and DJs Dizzy Doom and DN3.

Past Event

Raiders, Rebels and Supermen: The Music of John Williams

The Heroes Brew Festival at Waterfront Park (July 22) includes DJ FishFonics, DJ Mancat, and celebrity DJ Kristian Nairn, aka Hodor from Game of Thrones.

The San Diego Symphony will stage “Raiders, Rebels and Supermen: The Music of John Williams” at Jacobs Music Center (July 22), featuring selections from Jurassic Park, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and the Star Wars films. A pre-concert Star Wars Cantina party will include space-themed cocktails as well as a costume contest where Greedo may finally have a fair chance when Han tries to shoot him first.

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