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Comic-Con After Dark 2018
-Your Essential Guide to After Hours Fun!

Written By: Abel S. Pinedo

July 10th, 2018


You saw that great panel, you picked up that awesome exclusive and you got your comics signed. Time to head back to the hotel and take it easy right? Wrong! There's still so much going on in the Gaslamp after sunset. Let's check out some of the highlights, in no particular order:

Wednesday, Preview Night, kicks things off with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Comic-Con Welcome Party. The party starts at 8pm at the Westgate Hotel  (1055 Second Ave.) and is free for CBLDF members. Non members, a donation minimum of $10 is suggested. Come meet some creators, view some artwork and pick up some exclusive merchandise.

Comedian Brian Posehn returns to Comic Con for a night of comedy on Thursday at The Casbah. [Link]

Galactic Empire will be performing at Brick by Brick (1130 Buenos Ave.) on Friday. If you've ever wanted to see a heavy metal/Star Wars mashup band, here's your chance: [Link]

Hop-Con 6.0 returns for another year of brews, food and fun on Thursday. Tickets and details on what you all you get can be found here: [Link]

The Turning Tydes Theatre Company has performed musical mashups the last few years and this year is no exception. This year's theme is a mashup of Wicked and Harry Potter, 'Wicked Wizards'. Performances are nightly, Thursday through Sunday. [Link]

Fans of Wynonna Earp won't want to miss this years meetup, being held Saturday night at Embarcadero Marina Park South at 8pm. Find out info via the official Twitter account @EarperMeetUp.

Kristian Nairn, (a.k.a. Hodor from Game of Thrones) will be Djing at the Omnia Nightclub (454 Sixth Ave.) on Thursday night. [Link]

Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz are performing a two person night of improv on Friday at 7pm at the Balboa Theatre. [Link]

The Comic Con Pub Crawl returns Saturday night for a night of laughter and alcohol throughout the Gaslamp. While costumes are not required, they are encouraged. Who wouldn't want to see Captain America sharing beers with Superman while Rick Grimes and Doctor Who commiserate? [Link]

The San Diego Symphony will be performing The Movie Music of John Williams at Copley Symphony Hall on Wednesday. Please note that John Williams himself will not be in attendance. Tickets can be purchased here: [Link]

The Mad House Comedy Club will feature comedians who write for the Conan O'Brien Show. There will be one show Thursday night and two on Friday night. Tickets available here: [Link]

The ZombieWalk returns to Comic Con Saturday night. While all volunteer and participant spots have been filled, you can follow their Facebook page for information on where you can see them shambling about. [Link]

The United League of Fighters will host a Lightsaber Battle in Balboa Park on Saturday night. Kids and adults can participate. Get more details here: [Link]

If you're a fan of the movie Demolition Man (and if not, why?) then I'm sure you recall the presence of Taco Bell in that film. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie, Taco Bell is hosting a pop-up dining experience nightly at 658 Fifth Ave.. Food and exclusive merchandise will be available Thursday through Saturday from 6pm to midnight.

Digital LA will be hosting their annual party at a secret location on Saturday night at 6pm. You must RSVP to find out where! [Link]

About the Author: Abel S. a.k.a. "Honest Abe" has written reviews for Dark Horizons, JoBlo and MusicTap.  He has worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade. He can usually be found at his keyboard ranting and rambling about the human condition or watching Beavis & Butthead.