After a long day inside the exhibit hall and sitting in panels, what’s the next thing to do? Go back to the hotel and sleep? Get back in line? No way! Let’s go out and party! While certain fan parties have already filled up and are no longer available — looking at you FANDOM Party, League of Darkness Party, and Nerd Nite — there are still a bunch of parties available to keep you entertained throughout the night. Check them out below!
Game of Bloggers
House of Blues, 1055 5th Avenue
Wednesday, July 19 9:00pm-12:00am
Featuring an impressive list of bloggers from across the nerdy internet scape (including us!) the annual Game of Bloggers party will find a new home this year, but still, have the same amount of fun. The last two years have been amazing as hundreds of websites have come together to connect with each other and enjoy drinks, food, music, and selfies. This event is open to the public!
Whiskey Girl, 720 5th Avenue
Thursday, July 20 Doors at 2:00pm, Happy Hour 21+ 7:00pm-11:00pm
If you’re in San Diego during Comic Con, stop by Destination: Funimation, this event is free entry for all with themed drink specials at Happy Hour, plus free drink ticket for every attendee. No badge? No problem! Special guests, photo booth, airbrush tattoos, signings, giveaways and more — they’ve got you covered! Destination: Funimation also will feature special deals on their FunimationNow subscriptions, freebies, photo booth, and special industry guests.
Stargate 20th Anniversary Fandom Party hosted by Legion M
Side Bar, 536 Market Street
Thursday, July 20 7:30pm-10:00pm
Legion M is showing their Stargate fans some love with a 20th anniversary party. Complete with a Stargate cosplay contest, trivia challenge, videos, and giveaways, the party is for all those Stargate fans who are still active and engaged with the franchise after two decades. While the ticketed portion of the party is sold out, it looks like they’ll still be letting fans sign up after the ticket holders have entered.
Syfy/The Nerd Machine Fan Parties
The New Children’s Museum, 200 W Island Avenue
Thursday, July 20 9:00pm-2:00am, Saturday, July 22 9:00pm-2:00am
Co-hosted by Zachary Levi, get ready for themed dance parties, photo booths, live music performances, and more! This event is 21+ and first come, first serve.
Boom! Studios Drink Up
Hilton Bayfront Odysea Lounge, 1 Park Boulevard
Thursday, July 20 9:00pm-11:59pm
The annual Boom! Studios drink up is back at the Odysea Lounge and celebrating Boom! studio history. While originally, to get the invite you had to visit the booths, you now can show up at the Lounge for a drink ticket! First 1,250 people get a drink on Boom! and Fox.
MTV Fandom Fest
Petco Park, 100 Park Boulevard
Friday, July 21 7:00pm-11:00pm
Okay, badge holders, let’s get ready for ziplines, jousts, giveaways, and more as we return to Petco Park for a fan favorite party. Hosted by Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Poesy, it looks to be a night of fun and the venue is close to the convention center so you can head over right after the floor closes.
Atomic Blonde Screening
Horton Plaza UA/Regal Cinemas, 475 Horton Plaza
Saturday, July 22 8:00pm-10:00pm
It’s first come, first serve at this screening for Charlize Theron’s new movie, Atomic Blonde. The action star is being honored by Entertainment Weekly as part of their Women Who Kick Ass panel’s first ever “Icon.” The event is open to badge holders 21+, so it looks like you’re in for a show and potentially some drinks? Even without drinks, we’re sure this is a screening that can’t be missed!
Red Wedding Comic-Con After Party
House of Blues, 1055 5th Avenue
Wednesday, July 19 9:30pm-12:00am
If you couldn’t make Wednesday night’s Game of Bloggers party, you’ve got a second chance with The Red Wedding After Party, hosted at the House of Blues. Those who got a badge at Game of Bloggers can get VIP admission into the after party. Open to all badge holders this is another opportunity to go out with friends and have a little fun!
If we missed any parties that you think should go on the list, tell us down below! Sadly, a few of the big festivities have been sold out or at capacity, so make sure you arrive early to these events!