Walker Stalker Fan Fest (Jul 10 – 11) – Con for Walking Dead fans
Petco Park,

Tickets: $55 ($30/day), more for VIP packages

The Walking Dead Escape (Jul 10 – 11; 6 pm – 10 pm) – Zombie Run
Petco Park

Tickets: Survivor $60; Walker $100; Combo $100

                                Multi-day events

Ingenious!: The World of Dr. Suess (Nov 22, 2014 – Dec 31, 2015; 10 am – 5 pm) – Art show

Museum Admission: $10

Westercon 68 / Conjecture 13 / Conchord 27 (July 2-5)

Town & Country Hotel

Membership - $75 (not including room reservation)

Gam3rCon 2015 (July 8 - 12, noon to midnight)

membership - $60.00

For current San Diego Geeky events, try the 

So, you didn’t get that membership to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. That’s no reason not to come down to San Diego the weekend of Jul 8 - 12. Simultaneous with this year's Comic Con International: San Diego, there will be a huge number of events, that you can ATTEND WITH NO COMIC-CON BADGE . This page is for announcements of such events.  There are numerous events for those interested in comics, SF&F and related popular arts: art exhibitions, parties, concerts, meetups, zombies and more. Some are free and some charge admission, but all the events listed here can be visited without a Comic-Con membership. (Several events extend beyond the weekend as well.)


If you are hosting an event outside of SDCC (that DOES NOT require a convention membership), we want to know about it! Contact the site administrator with all the pertinent information and your event can be added to this list! Also, you can visit our event page on Facebook:

The Art of Comic Con (Jun 20 - Aug 30)
All Ages

Many Mansions (July 9-11, 8:00 pm, July 11 & 12 , 2:00 PM)

Snark Ascending Productions is bringing Many Mansions, a two-act play by cartoonist Brooke McEldowney

Tickets: $15 - $18.50

Ages 18+

Zombie Attack San Diego Comic Con Season  (July 10-11, 4:00 pm-11:00 pm)

COME BATTLE ZOMBIES  AT THE #TCPwarehouse! Line up no later than 10:00 pm

Tickets: $40.00 (includes paintball gun and paintball bullets, eye protection

Ages: 6 years and up

Mashable House at San Diego Comic Con Save the Internet! Jul 10 - 11

More information as it becomes available. Follow their Twitter feed for updates:

Nerd HQ (July 9 - July 12)

Free (except for "Conversations for a Cause", $22 a seat)

All Ages

BAMF - Big Awesome Music Festival (July 10 - 12)
Fri - Sat 10 am - 10:30 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm

Bands, celebrity guests and quidditch!
$30 for CC badge holders, $50 for non badge holders

All Ages

The Art of Kevin Eastman (June 5 – Dec 31, 2015)


All Ages

True Hero Comic Book Drive for the USMC (Jul 6 - 12, all day starting at 10:00 am)

Free (buy your own food and drink)

All Ages

Donate comic books for US Marines serving overseas. First 400 donates receive special lanyard with art by Tim Cantor which gets a 20% discount on all retail, food and non-alcoholic drink purchases at the Hard Rock Cafe during the period of the drive.

Conan O'Brien live taping during Comic Con (July 8,9,10, & 11)


Ages 16+

Tickets are all distributed but you can get on the waiting list at teamcoco.com/tickets. Also follow @TeamCoco on Twitter for any surprises.
 \All reserved tickets were issued as e-tickets through 1iota.com. You must bring your e-ticket and photo ID matching the name on your e-ticket the morning of the show to the address listed and the time specified on your e-ticket to claim your physical tickets. All members of your party must be present to claim your tickets. Tickets are non-transferable. 

The Cat Cafe Coffee and Kitties Comic-Con Special (July 9,10,11 &12, 8:00 am-3:00 pm)

Tickets: $20

All Ages

For $20, you'll get a souvenir from The Cat Cafe, a drink or food item, and a chance to spend 30 minutes with friendly cats from San Diego Humane Society. The cafe is limiting the number of people who will be admitted into the cat playpen for each half hour session to 15. Spots will go quickly. Make sure you book early to get yours!

ETERNALLY BAD (musical adaptation of Trina Robbins' "Eternally Bad: Goddesses With Attitude") - Jul 10 - Aug 2, 2015

Get together with the baddest goddesses of all time as they get wise, get laid and get even! The wild and outrageously fun, ETERNALLY BAD, returns to MOXIE as a dynamic fully-staged musical about the most powerful goddesses in ancient mythology from cultures around the world

Tickets: $20 (general admission)

Ages 18+

Hello Kitty Cafe truck (July 8 -12)

At the Lexus Lot adjacent to the convention.The truck will be open to the public. No tickets for the convention needed.

Event Hours-
WED July 8th = 6pm - 9pm
THURS July 9th = 9:30am - 7pm...
FRI July 10th = 9:30am - 7pm
SAT July 11th = 9:30am - 7pm
SUN July 12th = 9:30am - 5pm

Belle’s Boutique, Peanuts Pop-Up Shop (July 9 - 12)

12pm - 8:00 pm Thursday through Sunday

Each day the first 250 customers will receive a free EOS Strawberry Sorbet lip balms with their purchase. A pair of Belle opera glasses will be given free to everyone who visits the shop.

WebToons Free Comics / Free Drinks  (July 10, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, July 11, 10am-9pm)

Download the Webtoons App and get a free drink at Lou & Mickey's

Join LINE Webtoon for our U.S. launch at Comic-Con! We’ll be at Lou & Mickey’s on Friday and Saturday with giveaways all weekend long. Get a comic inspired makeover at our Comic Yourself station, make your friends at home jealous by sending them custom gifs from our Gif Booth, play with our interactive stations and read hundreds of comics, and recharge your phone and your body! All entrants get a drink ticket, and it’s all FREE!

Friday: 10:00 AM-3:30 PM and Saturday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Lou & Mickey's, 224 5th Ave, San Diego, CA


Legendary Presents The Nerdist Presents Conival at SDCC (July 9 - 12)

11am - 5:00 pm Thursday through Sunday

Presented by Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Smart Girls

Featuring: The Infamous Laser Tag, Geek & Sundry Fantasy Land, Games, Prizes, Podcasts, Jousting, Board Games, and Panels

Full Lineup and schedule at the link below:




Disney Infinity Pop-Up Shop (July 8-12, 3pm-10pm)

Disney Infinity Toy Box, Scavenger Hunts, Demos, and Art exhibit daily

Diamond Select Toys Lounge

(July 9, 10:00pm-2:00am, July 10-July 12, all day until 2am


Enjoy food and drinks while surrounded by images from the world of Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse, including a life-size backdrop of the Quick Stop from Clerks!





Nintendo Lounge (July 9-12) Thurs-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 10am-5pm

Tournaments, Games, Activities, More


FX Fearless Arena (July 9-12)

Thursday: 12pm-6pm

Friday/Saturday: 10am-6pm

Sunday: 11am-5pm


Register in advance:


SquidCon - Art Commissions by Ben Templesmith (July 9-12)

11am-5pm daily

Hilton Bar Area, 401 K Street, San Diego, CA

Templesmith on Twitter For Info

Petco Park Fun Zone Food Trucks (July 9-12)

Hours Vary

Stuffed SD, #StuffedSD, http://stuffedsd.com/calendar/

The Currywurst Truck of San Diego

The Grilled Cheese Truck

Super Q

Totino's Food Truck