The Comic-Con Museum (CCM) recently announced it will hold its first annual fundraising event which will coincide with SDCC’s Preview Night. The event, named The Gathering, will be held on Wednesday July 17th, 2019 from 5:00pm to Midnight at the Museum’s home in San Diego’s Balboa Park – 2131 Pan American Plaza.
This will be the first of which is planned to be a yearly fundraising event to brings fans together in celebration of their favorite pop culture characters and to preview what is to come at the Comic-Con Museum (CCM). The event will also help to raise critical funds for the construction of Comic-Con Museum which is scheduled to open in 2021. The 68,000 square foot Museum is planned as an experiential pop-culture wonderland featuring rotating immersive exhibits, theaters of varying sizes and extensive educational programming. Open both day and night time, the Museum will cater to the interests and passions of fans of all ages. A common thread connecting those passions are the timeless characters who have shaped popular culture; CCM will pay tribute to them in a key exhibit, the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame.
Since this is the 80th Anniversary of Batman this inaugural event will serve as a tribute to the character and it will feature the character’s induction in to The Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame (CCM-CHF).
Here are a few highlights of what is planned for the evening:
- The event kicks off at 5:00pm with a “Black Carpet Reception” which will allow guests to visit Gotham City inside CCM, complete with displays of authentic Batman props, memorabilia and interactive experiences.
- Starting at 7:00pm, guests will experience “The Main Event”, the highlight which will be the Dark Knight’s induction to the CCM-CHF and special guest appearances.
- To close out the night, at 9:00pm party-goers can dance the night away at the “After Party” featuring immersive entertainment.
Tickets and sponsorship packages to the historic event are available now, including an affordable ‘after party’ option for fans and industry professionals that are attending Preview Night, via the museum website Comic-ConMuseum.org/events Proceeds from ticket sales, silent and live auctions, and sponsorships, will directly benefit the Museum’s $35.6 million capital fundraising campaign.