The annual pop culture convention has exploded from its humble comics roots into a party-filled long weekend packing downtown San Diego with fans, media, insiders, and industry folk. Hollywood studios and brands will be angling for exposure with the overstimulated geek chic crowd for 4 days of hosted events. Here’s a list of goings on in and around Comic-Con from today through Sunday:

 

TUESDAY, July 16th
Course of the Force 2013 Closing Ceremony & Concert, 6 PM-9 PM, Hard Rock Hotel

WEDNESDAY, July 17th

HITFIX Comic-Con Kick Off – CBS Films’ The To Do List, 8pm-12 AM, Hotel Solamar

THURSDAY, July 18th

Machinima Party, FLUXX, 500 4th Ave

UCP Cocktail Party, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM, Stingaree, 454 6th Ave

Game of Thrones Beer Tasting, 6 PM-7 PM, Wired Lounge at the OmniHotel

Bacchus
1 year
Last year's e1/Haven party was raging!
Barry
1 year
The Arcana party is gonna be Sick! Stoked on that.

DreamWorks Animation Cocktails, 6 PM-8 PM, Southpaw Social Club, 815 J St

MTV2 Party in the Park, 7 PM-11 PM, Petco Park

IGN/Focus Features’ The World’s End Party, 7 PM-11 PM, Hard Rock Hotel, Float

eOne’s Haven Party, 8 PM-10 PM, Sidebar

Principato Young Cocktail Reception, 8 PM-10 PM, Rama Thai, 327 4th Ave

Mashable/Digitaria Party, 8 AM-4 AM, DiamondView Tower

The Kings of Con, 9 PM-2 AM, 432 F Street

Fandango/Lionsgate/Summit, 8:30 PM-12:30 AM, Hard Rock Hotel, 207 5th Ave

Insidious Chapter 2 Installation, 9 PM-2 AM

FRIDAY, July 19th

Gotham Group Annual Comic Con Lunch, 1 PM-4 PM, Rama, 327 Fourth Ave

WB TV Cocktail Party (PRIVATE), 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Hard Rock Hotel, FLOAT Rooftop Bar

Radical Studios/Ploom Party, 7 PM-10 PM, The Keating Hotel

Break Media Comedy Show (PRIVATE), 8:00 PM, Dick’s Last Resort, 345 4th

DC Ent/Warner Bros: 75 Years Of Superman (PRIVATE), 8:30 PM-12 AM, Hard Rock Hotel, Float

Con Of Darkness, 8 PM-11 PM, Voyeur, 755 5th Ave

Hyundai/The Walking Dead Event, 9 PM-1 AM, Island Ave. & 2nd Ave.

Aspen Comics 10th Anniversay Party, 8:30-11:30 PM, Mission Brewery, 1441 L St

Shifty Look, 8 PM-Late, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp

Maxim/FX Party, 9 PM-2 AM, Andaz Rooftop, 600 F St

Universal/Kick-Ass 2 Party, 9 PM-1 AM, Island and 8th Ave

SATURDAY, July 20th

Weinstein Co/Annapurna Cocktails with Wong Kar Wai, 6 PM-8 PM, Katsuya

NBC Digital Network Party, 7 PM-9 PM, Hard Rock Hotel

20th Century Fox TV Cocktail Party, 7 PM-9 PM, Bankers Hill

Arcana Comics/Ploom Arcade, 7-10 PM, Keating Hotel, 820 5th Ave

HBO & IMDB’s True Blood Party, 8 PM-midnight, Side Bar

Evil Dead Blu-ray Party, 8:00 PM-12:00 AM, The Commons

Entertainment Weekly, 9 PM, FLOAT at Hard Rock Hotel

Geek & Sundry Cosplay Prom 2013, 9 PM, Jolt ‘N Joes

A&E’s Bates Motel Party, 9 PM-1 AM, 345 6th Ave