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Things to do Outside of Comic-Con 2018

No badge, no problem.

July 16, 2018

Sherry Knight

Brace yourselves, San Diego, Comic-Con 2018 is here! For those who don't have badges to enter the convention, but are still keen to get in on the action, there's plenty of badge-free fun to be had in the Gaslamp.

Here are some experiences and events you might want to check out. 

1)  Amazon's Jack Ryan Experience:  Thursday thru Sunday at 450 2nd Avenue Parking Lot.  You get to complete the Jack Ryan Training Field and there will be swag given away.

2)  Magnum P.I. Ferrari and Street Team:  Thursday only around the Convention Center passing out goodies.

3)  DC Universe Experience:  Thursday thru Sunday at the Hilton Gaslamp.  Preregister at dcuniverseexperience.com first.  

4)  Peanuts Pop Up Shop:  Thursday thru Sunday at Bubbles.

5)  Experience: Thursday thru Sunday at the Lexus Premier Lot: An interactive fun zone featuring some of your favorite movies and tv shows is moving into Petco Park's Lexus Premier Lot to the southeast of the San Diego Convention Center. Taking over what at past cons was called the Petco Park Interactive Zone, Grandesign promises an even bigger, more interactive fan experience. The lot will feature food trucks, giveaways, and music on top of high-quality interactive experiences from popular movie and television companies. Marvel’s "Cloak and Dagger" has already announced an activation at the Experience that will give guests a thrill using a bungee harness, and there is sure to be more to come. 

6) 'Mr. Mercedes' Immersive Experience: Thursday thru Saturday at 632 G Street.  Through this off-site activation, guests will choose either to play a virtual reality escape room game or an augmented reality adventure game, both which feature the AT&T Audience Network television series based on the Stephen King trilogy, "Mr. Mercedes." 

7)  Star Trek Discovery Gallery: Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to close, Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery
The Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue) in the Gaslamp will be transformed into an immersive Mirror Universe Experience during Comic-Con 2018. The exhibit will feature a photo opportunity with Emperor Georgiou’s throne and will showcase props and costumes from the series. There will also be “Star Trek” Comic-Con exclusives for sale. 

8)  FXhibition: Thursday through Sunday, Times Vary, Outside San Diego Hilton Bayfront. On the lawn outside the San Diego Hilton Bayfront, FC will present several interactive exhibits featuring some of their shows, including "Legion," "American Horror Story," "Mayans M.C." and "Archer." Guests can register in advance at FXSDCC.com. The FXHibition is open to the public from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

9)  Impractical Joker's Block Party:  Saturday 4:30pm to 6 at the Park at Petco Park.

10)  Amazon Fire TV's 'Fast Forward to the Future:  Thursday thru Sunday at the corner of Seventh Ave and Market Street.  An immersive journey that takes you through a graveyard and there will also be lounges inspired by "Tom Clancy's Jak Ryan," and HBO's "Game of Thrones" and NBC's "The Good Place."

11)  Purge City:  Thursday through Sunday at 215 Tony Gwynn Drive

12)  Taco Bell's 'Demolition Man' Experience:  Thursday through Sunday at 658 Fifth Avenue.