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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #180 on: July 25, 2017, 09:31:07 PM »
So I gave to ask as I have have never been to a comic con party.  Are these parties like any other party with drinking and music or are they different?

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #181 on: July 25, 2017, 09:47:02 PM »
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So I gave to ask as I have have never been to a comic con party.  Are these parties like any other party with drinking and music or are they different?

They're all basically like normal parties with drinking and music, but it varies by theme and venue. For instance the Nerd Nite party always has presentations from scientists and astronauts for part of the night, and the music is never overwhelming and there's not really a dance floor.
But the Kraken Alpha party was in a club, so it was wall-to-wall people and LOUD music.

In general you can get a feel for what the party will be like from the event page as well as what type of venue it's held at. Some are more cocktail receptions where you wander around and talk to people, and some are full-on club bangers. But pretty much all of them have drinking and music. :)

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #182 on: July 25, 2017, 09:52:01 PM »
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Thanks for the info, Angelogy :)

So I went to the Doctor Who Fan Cosplay party on Sat night, as a +1 to a kind stranger on this forum.
It was at the rooftop of the OmniA night club, and was swanky. There was a bathroom attendant. It was fun, not crowded, open bar. I did keep hoping the cast would come and they didn't :( But it was fun to hang out with whovians!
My boyfriend and I headed to the Doctor Who party late. We had to wait a whike for the elevators at Hard Rock because 2 out of 3 were for celebs who were heading to the EW party at Float. Next thing I know, the elevator doors open and out walk Capaldi, Michele Gomez, and Pearl Mackie! I was like, wellp, guess they're not going to the DW party :-(

The party itself, from what we experienced was fun. We missed the cosplay show, but the open bar was nice. Someone suggested the TARDIS drink and it was good. The Dalek was neat. The guy who built it did it in like, 3 weeks,  which is amazing! The cosplay that we did get to see were good too. After DW Party closed, we went to the main floor while we finished our drinks before grabbing pizza and heading back.

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #183 on: July 25, 2017, 10:23:06 PM »
The Gifted party took place at The Andaz, where I was staying.
I was going to blag my way in as it's easy to get to the rooftop if you stay there.
However, it turned out that none of the cast went to the party. They got there early, had a drinks reception in a media room and then left.

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #184 on: July 25, 2017, 11:10:57 PM »
Yeah I was pretty bummed that the doctor who cast didn't show. But I guess it's Capaldi's and Moffet's last season and they just look done.

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #185 on: July 26, 2017, 06:54:19 AM »
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There was a giant lite brite at Fandom??! How did i not know this?? Damn those free drinks!!  And what celebs were there? I basically just hung out by the pool. I shouldve been keeping an eye out for celebs. OH!! Also forgot to mention that there was face painting at Fandom as well

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I missed the face painting! We saw Isaac Singleton and we missed him, but I saw on soc med that Tyler Posey was there too. We made MARIO at the lite bright.

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #186 on: July 26, 2017, 08:42:14 AM »
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I missed the face painting! We saw Isaac Singleton and we missed him, but I saw on soc med that Tyler Posey was there too. We made MARIO at the lite bright.


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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #187 on: July 26, 2017, 08:51:22 AM »
Thanks for everyone so far who has provided feedback about the parties.  It really helps prioritize what to seek out next year.

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #188 on: July 26, 2017, 12:41:11 PM »
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I missed the face painting! We saw Isaac Singleton and we missed him, but I saw on soc med that Tyler Posey was there too. We made MARIO at the lite bright.



Awesome! My wife and I were there and saw the Mario. We were very impressed. Great job.

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #189 on: July 26, 2017, 01:21:19 PM »
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Yeah I was pretty bummed that the doctor who cast didn't show. But I guess it's Capaldi's and Moffet's last season and they just look done.
FYI- Capaldi had an eye injury. When he did the press room he wore dark sunglasses and was kind enough to explain to use his injury - he showed it to us as well. He did forge ahead with the panel without the sunglasses.
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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #190 on: July 26, 2017, 01:27:21 PM »
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FYI- Capaldi had an eye injury. When he did the press room he wore dark sunglasses and was kind enough to explain to use his injury - he showed it to us as well. He did forge ahead with the panel without the sunglasses.

Sorry to hear that.

I was actually more excited about seeing Jodie Whittaker! Someone saw her at the Syfy party. But I guess she's keeping a low profile.

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #191 on: July 26, 2017, 02:19:32 PM »
My SDCC17 Party review. (excuse the grammar as I'm multitasking on a call)

FM 949 Sharknado 5 Party at Sycuan Casino Thursday
I must have entered this contest and was lucky enough to be chosen. It was offsite at Sycuan Casino which, during rush hour, took about 45 mins from North Park.  As the we had to be there at 6 I left the Con at 4:30, went home, then drove to Sycuan.  Once we got there they informed us the party started at 7 so we gambled, lost, then went back, showed our wristbands and went to the party.  The food was amazing.  Everything food item was carved in the shape of a shark and they served seafood, sushi etc.  Drinks weren't included but they were also shark themed.  Met and got a photo with Ian Zeiring and Tara Reid as well as the director Anthony Ferrante who also spent time talking to us, great guy. The cast and director signed a few things as well. The FM 949 people were also a blast.

Conan on Friday
Not really a party but a great time.

Dragonball Z party Friday
No food and one free drink. They gave out a cool t.

Whiskey tasting with Aisha Tyler on Saturday
Got a photo up with  Aisha Tyler and PLENTY of whiskey tasting. Ended up getting to know her publicist and Personal Assistant, great people, beautiful venue.   

Nerd Nite at the Solamar
Simply amazing.  The kind FOCC person who I traded to get Conan tickets needed an extra pass so I got him in as well.  Security was helpful and very organized.  While we didn't grab a swag bag I got to know the fantastic bar staff who created the Mars, frozen, and Earth drinks, so we had more than our fill there.  The never ending food was as fantastic as the event.  The party was supposed to go till 11pm then at 11 it was pushed till 11:45pm.  We were able to grab seats in front by the pool so right in front of us were the floating bubble gymnasts and to have a 1st row view of the talks by the  NASA scientists and astronauts, which were informative and entertaining.  They stopped for photos, gave us a tshirt and were really nice to talk to. The glowing wrist bands, either Mars or Earth were a cool touch. The best party of my SDCC17. 

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #192 on: July 26, 2017, 02:58:07 PM »
Thanks for the reviews.

I'm definitely going to Nerd Nite next year.

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #193 on: July 26, 2017, 03:12:53 PM »
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My SDCC17 Party review. (excuse the grammar as I'm multitasking on a call)

FM 949 Sharknado 5 Party at Sycuan Casino Thursday
I must have entered this contest and was lucky enough to be chosen. It was offsite at Sycuan Casino which, during rush hour, took about 45 mins from North Park.  As the we had to be there at 6 I left the Con at 4:30, went home, then drove to Sycuan.  Once we got there they informed us the party started at 7 so we gambled, lost, then went back, showed our wristbands and went to the party.  The food was amazing.  Everything food item was carved in the shape of a shark and they served seafood, sushi etc.  Drinks weren't included but they were also shark themed.  Met and got a photo with Ian Zeiring and Tara Reid as well as the director Anthony Ferrante who also spent time talking to us, great guy. The cast and director signed a few things as well. The FM 949 people were also a blast.

Conan on Friday
Not really a party but a great time.

Dragonball Z party Friday
No food and one free drink. They gave out a cool t.

Whiskey tasting with Aisha Tyler on Saturday
Got a photo up with  Aisha Tyler and PLENTY of whiskey tasting. Ended up getting to know her publicist and Personal Assistant, great people, beautiful venue.   

Nerd Nite at the Solamar
Simply amazing.  The kind FOCC person who I traded to get Conan tickets needed an extra pass so I got him in as well.  Security was helpful and very organized.  While we didn't grab a swag bag I got to know the fantastic bar staff who created the Mars, frozen, and Earth drinks, so we had more than our fill there.  The never ending food was as fantastic as the event.  The party was supposed to go till 11pm then at 11 it was pushed till 11:45pm.  We were able to grab seats in front by the pool so right in front of us were the floating bubble gymnasts and to have a 1st row view of the talks by the  NASA scientists and astronauts, which were informative and entertaining.  They stopped for photos, gave us a tshirt and were really nice to talk to. The glowing wrist bands, either Mars or Earth were a cool touch. The best party of my SDCC17.
Can i ask what time did you go to the nerdnite party? I wouldve gone, but i was at a panel that lasted til 7:30 and i figured that was too late to even try. What a missed opportunity...

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #194 on: July 26, 2017, 03:32:48 PM »
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They're all basically like normal parties with drinking and music, but it varies by theme and venue. For instance the Nerd Nite party always has presentations from scientists and astronauts for part of the night, and the music is never overwhelming and there's not really a dance floor.
But the Kraken Alpha party was in a club, so it was wall-to-wall people and LOUD music.

In general you can get a feel for what the party will be like from the event page as well as what type of venue it's held at. Some are more cocktail receptions where you wander around and talk to people, and some are full-on club bangers. But pretty much all of them have drinking and music. :)

Cool.  Thanks.  I'll probably never go to one, so I wanted to ask.