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San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Lounge Act


Need to get away from the droves of Deadpools and thousands of women sporting white-blonde hair and baby dragons? Try out one of the many sponsored lounges available for you at the Con so you can recharge, both in body, spirit and electronics.

The Wired Cafe

The King of the Comic-Con Daytime Chill Shindigs, the Wired Cafe returns for a ninth year to the Omni for a single day to give SDCC heavy hitters a chance to catch their breath.

The favorite escape for press, talent and VIPs is the perfect place for worker bees to conduct interviews, meet up with talent before and after panels, and meet with colleagues to discuss the highs and lows of the Con/political conventions/Taylor Swift.


This year, HBO’s Silicon Valley has partnered with the Wired Cafe (as well as Don Julio, Fusion and Geek Squad) for themed goodies. Past HBO sponsors have included “True Blood” (decked with a Merlotte’s bar) and “Game of Thrones” (featuring a Oculus Rift climb of The Wall).

New this year: Wired Cafe Insider pass available for purchase to get you into the super-duper VIP section of yummy eats, treats and celeb greets.

The Heroes Haven Lounge Happy Hour

The lounge is set to celebrate Mario Simone and his latest release, “Heroes Haven” with open offerings of parties and cosplay contests.

Meet Simone on Saturday and learn about his paperback opus. Open parties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday after 7, hosted by Nerds Like Us and the Geek Gatsby

Located At: The Cat Eye Club, 270 7th Ave, San Diego, CA

Get Info here

Thursday July 21, 2016
12pm to 4:30pm – Cosplay Contest (email: [email protected] to enter)
7pm to 1am – Open party!

Friday July 22, 2016
12pm to 4:30pm – open to all – Come learn about the Heroes Haven world and pick up a book
7pm to 1am – Open party!

Saturday July 23,2016
12pm to 4:30pm – Open To All – Come learn about the Heroes Haven world and pick up a book
7pm to 1am – Open party! Hosted by Nerds Like Us and the Geek Gatsby


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Zachary Levi and David Coleman’s The Nerd Machine return to the Con by setting up an outpost at the New Children’s Museum. Teaming with AMD and Xbox, the haven away from Hall H offers gaming, charging stations, panels and prizing for those who want to enjoy free air conditioning.

Also, this lounge gives you the chance to give back by teaming with Operation Smile, which has fans helping others and leveling up their karma points.

At night, the day lounge offers open parties with a fan party on Thursday and the Dance the Night Away bash on Saturday night to close the Con.

Location: 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Entertainment Weekly’s Con-X


Open to the public, ET is handing out t-shirts and offering recharging stations to Con weary folks looking for swag and at least half a charge on their iPhone. And of course, celebrities.

There will also be games galore and tons and tons and tons of freebies.

At night, there will be a dance party for those who are not bogged down by the largest Gotham bag ever created and weary from hours of walking in the hot sun.

Thursday through Saturday July 21-23, 2016 from 10AM-10:30PM
Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 10AM-3PM
Located at Embarcadero Marina Park North, San Diego, CA

11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
Trivia & Prizes with EW Editors
5 p.m. – Jason Latour (Southern Bastards)
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. DJ Tendaji Lathan

6:00 p.m. The Adventures of Superman “Superman on Earth”
6:30 p.m. The Adventures of Superman “The Perils of Superman”
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Bootie Mashup Dance Party with A plus D

Trivia & prizes throughout the day

11:00 a.m. Paul Dini (Dark Night: A True Batman Story)
11:40 a.m. Carlton Cuse (The Strain, Colony)
12:00 p.m. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Jon Goldwater (Riverdale)
12:45 p.m. Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese)
2:00 p.m. Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, Tim Hedrick (Voltron: Legendary Defender)
2:30 p.m. Julie & Shawna Benson, Tom King, Scott Snyder (Batman Family titles)
3:00 p.m. Sana Amanat (Ms.Marvel)
3:30 p.m. Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl)
4:00 p.m. Lucy Lawless (Ash vs Evil Dead)
4:30 p.m. Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe), Nathan Sawaya (LEGO artist), Andrew MacLaine (fashion designer)
5:00 p.m. Signing with Ashley Eckstein & Nathan Sawaya

1:00 p.m. Cast of Teen Wolf
6:00 p.m. Guest DJ Blake Anderson & Anders Holm of Workaholics
7:00 p.m. Electronic Music of Goldfish
8:00 p.m. The Adventures of Superman “Panic in the Sky”
8:30 p.m. Beats Antique

Trivia & prizes throughout the day

11:00 a.m. Jim Lee & Rob Williams (Suicide Squad)
12:00 p.m. Gerard Way (DC’s Young Animal)
12:30 p.m. Nick Spencer (Captain American: Steve Rogers)
1:00 p.m. Ed Brubaker (Kill or Be Killed)
2:00 p.m. Harley Quinn Costume Contest with Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner
3:00 p.m. Rick Remender (Seven to Eternity)
3:30 p.m. Al Jean (The Simpsons)

4:00 p.m. Nathan Fillion & Alan Tudyk (Con Man)
5:00 p.m. Cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
7:00 p.m. Trivia & Prizes with EW Editors
7:20 p.m. Adam Nimoy (For the Love of Spock)
7:45 p.m. Star Trek Season 1, Ep. 1 “The Man Trap”
8:30 p.m. Batman ‘The Purr-Fect Crime” Part 1
9:00 p.m. Star Trek Season 1, Ep. 4 “The Naked Time”
10:00 p.m. Batman
“Better Luck Next Time” Part 2

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