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Offline Danielww2000

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #195 on: July 26, 2017, 03:38:56 PM »
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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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While we got there at 7, it's my understanding as long as you were on the list you had access at anytime.


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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #196 on: July 26, 2017, 04:30:39 PM »
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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...


I've been to the Solamar for other parties when it was at capacity and closed for new attendees and this never felt it was.
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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #197 on: July 26, 2017, 04:33:04 PM »
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I've been to the Solamar for other parties when it was at capacity and closed for new attendees this never felt it was.
Good to know, thanks   if im lucky enough to get in again next year, I'll definitely attend

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #198 on: July 26, 2017, 04:43:44 PM »
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While we got there at 7, it's my understanding as long as you were on the list you had access at anytime.
Awesome, thanks😊

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #199 on: August 18, 2017, 01:31:24 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.

How did you grt into the aisha tyler party?

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #200 on: August 18, 2017, 08:20:56 PM »
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How did you grt into the aisha tyler party?

she tweeted out her email and basically first come first serve RSVP.

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #201 on: August 25, 2017, 07:21:46 AM »
I went to the Fifth Element Party at The Lafayette, well it wasnt much of a party more like a very small art show with a couple fifth element inspired paintings, it was very disappointing. It was pretty embarrassing to going to the front desk to ask where the party was at and they had no idea of any party i had to look up the post about it from SDCC blog to show them but they hadnt heard anything about it. What a waste of time. Any tips on how to avoid fake parties? Hopefully this doesnt happen very often.

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #202 on: August 28, 2017, 01:01:09 PM »
Fandom Party at Hard Rock Thursday night was possibly the highlight of this year.  For starters, I didn't have tickets, but someone on here forwarded me his information as he had actually got his name on the list twice.  So now how to get my group of 5 in with only one name on the list...Here is the trickery we pulled, there was 3 guys and 2 girls in our group and the name on the list we had was a guy.  We walk up and there is 3 people checking in...so my goal was to have each guy walk up to seperate check in person and quietly say the name and get check ed in on each separate ipad.  Which worked for me and one guy, then I realize my 3rd buddy didn't understand and just stood behind me so I had to improvise.  I was like oh my name is on the list twice so he is my plus one...and that worked.  So 3 of 5 were braceleted and ready to go.  Now it was the ladies turn, the 3 of us guys walked up the stairs and stood by the red carpet, my wife walks up with her friend to check in and doesnt say a name and just sticks out her hand for a bracelet.  They were confused, she pointed to us and said she was with us. Repeated the same check in name a few times and finally the workers were confused enough they just gave them bracelets and we were all in!

Open bar.  Open Buffet.  Great set by 1/2 Outkast.  Only celeb I spotted was Orlando Jones, but still a great time.

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Re: SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories
« Reply #203 on: August 30, 2017, 10:18:56 AM »
Yes! That is quality blagging. Well played.

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« Reply #204 on: April 30, 2018, 07:11:31 PM »
How do we find about parties during the con? Where do they pass out tickets?
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Re: SDCC Parties
« Reply #205 on: April 30, 2018, 07:29:16 PM »
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How do we find about parties during the con? Where do they pass out tickets?

Watch the #SDCC hashtag on Twitter for party announcements as the con gets closer.


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Re: SDCC Parties
« Reply #206 on: April 30, 2018, 07:32:09 PM »
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Watch the #SDCC hashtag on Twitter for party announcements as the con gets closer.


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Thanks! :)
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« Reply #207 on: April 30, 2018, 07:37:00 PM »
Follow SDCCblog.com if you don’t already. They post a lot of the party announcements with RSVP link if available.


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Re: SDCC Parties
« Reply #208 on: April 30, 2018, 07:40:25 PM »
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Follow SDCCblog.com if you don’t already. They post a lot of the party announcements with RSVP link if available.


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Thanks! Just followed them on twitter.
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Re: SDCC Parties
« Reply #209 on: May 02, 2018, 10:31:17 AM »
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How do we find about parties during the con? Where do they pass out tickets?

I merged this topic with the existing thread "SDCC Parties: Tips, Tricks, & Fun Stories" as this is where past discussion of this topic has occurred. There is lots of good info here. :)