Cool Events Happening Outside of Comic-Con
Written By: Abel Pinedo
July 7th, 2014
Once again it's time
for Comic Con! Just because the Con ends nightly at 7pm doesn't mean the fun ends. There are plenty of events going on outside
the convention, some of them you don't even need a ticket to. Let's take a look at a few highlights:
We start with
the return of The Walking Dead Escape where you can choose be to a zombie, a survivor or simply an observer to the chaos.
Kudos to you if you can survive, not to mention bragging rights. Friends have told me, it is NOT as easy as it appears. (LINK)
On Friday night,
the 25th, Broken Heart Tattoo will be hosting “Superhero Sideshow – A Comic Con Inspired Art Show” featuring
the talents of 45 local tattoo artists taking their spin on all things pop culture related. This event is FREE! (LINK)
favorite, Elijah Wood will be spinning the turntables with his partner Zach Cowe under the duet name Wooden Wisdom. Catch
them at Bang Bang on Thursday night. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased HERE.
If you are a fan of great video
game music then you won't want to miss Video Games LIVE. The San Diego Symphony Orchestra will be performing
music from some of your favorite games. Industry legend Tommy Tallarico leads the orchestra presenting
music from The Legend of Zelda, Halo, Sonic the Hedgehog, Bioshock and more! Tickets are available HERE.
on Thursday night the Aquabats 20th Anniversary Tour will be at the House of Blues, right across the street from the convention.
Please note that fans under the age of 18 must to be accompanied by
an adult of 25 years or more. (LINK)
is the 8th annual San Diego Zombie Walk. The Zombie Walk is free, as long as you dress the part! Immediately following
the Zombie Walk, is the prom like event, A Night On Zombie Island. Tickets are required for the dance with full details available
on their site. (LINK)
TheOneRing.net is celebrating the final year
of The Hobbit films with a luau at the Kona Kai Restaurant. This promises
to be an interactive evening for all of you who want to celebrate the conclusion of the Hobbit film trilogy. (LINK)
brings the Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival. Featuring a costume contest, food, live music and over 40 participating breweries,
this is a 21 and over event only. Tickets are required and they strongly suggest you purchase them in advance to avoid the
possibility of a sellout. (LINK)
Friday night is the fifth annual Marked Men Pirate Party
aboard a real pirate ship! The event will feature a live pirate
band, sword fighting, a stunt show, a costume contest and plenty of food and drinks. Space is limited so get your tickets
And finally, Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman return to Comic Con for another fantastic edition of Hollywood
Babble-On. This particular show is a special comic-con related event. There will also be a special dinner before the show.
Be sure to get your tickets early as they are certain to sell out fast. (HERE)