Nerdist Brings Parties and Panels to SDCC 2018!

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Want to hang out with Nerdist at SDCC 2018? They’ve got a great set up of parties, panels and more set up! Check it out! 

Nerdist will toast the start of SDCC 2018 on Thursday, July 19th with the Alpha Book Club Happy Hour where avid readers and book club fans can chat and hang with hosts Maude Garrett, Hector Navarro, and Rachel Heine. Later in the evening party partner The Kraken®Black Spiced Rum joins forces with Nerdist to kick off San Diego Comic-Con with a special, members-only party for Alpha, the premium streaming entertainment service from Legendary Digital Networks. In addition to meeting the talent from their favorite Alpha shows, members will receive specialty crafted Kraken Rum cocktails, created for Comic-Con.

The Alpha After Dark Party with The Kraken Rum will also feature famed graphic artists Tom Hodges and Tony Parker, who will offer attendees the opportunity to receive personalized Kraken-inspired portraits. Guests will enjoy a variety of specialty cocktails created specifically for the event, including the Ahoy! Alpha, the San Diego Storm, and Kraken Kon-Tiki. The Kraken¹s exclusive membership program, The League of Darkness, will be available onsite for fans to show their commitment to the heinous sea beast.

On Friday, July 20thRobo Rhythm, hosted by Legendary Television, in partnership with Nerdist, will offer invite-only guests an evening that¹s out of this world at Nerdist¹s annual Comic-Con Industry Party.

 

Nerdist will close Comic-Con with the Bizarre States 200th Episode Party hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser on Saturday night, July 21st. Celebrate the mysterious and spooky with music curated by IHEARTCOMIX and Nerdist House DJ Franki Chan, food, beverages, and more surprises thematically inspired by the paranormal show. With three nights of non-stop fun, fans will have their pick of parties with the Nerdist Team at SDCC!

The complete schedule of Nerdist parties at SDCC 2018 is:

Thursday, July 19, 2018

7 PM –                      Alpha Book Club Happy Hour

8 PM                         Location: Sparks Gallery

Address:  530 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Description:  Join Maude Garrett, Hector Navarro, and Rachel Heine for a glass of wine with the ABC gang! Alpha Book Club Happy Hour is free and open to the public. Alpha members will receive exclusive Fast Pass and Priority Access wristbands.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

9  PM –                     Alpha After Dark Party with The Kraken Rum  

1 AM                         Location: Fluxx

Address500 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Description:  Alpha & The Kraken Rum return to San Diego Comic Con for their exclusive Alpha After Dark Party. Alpha members will enjoy a curated evening of music by DJ Franki Chan of IHEARTCOMIX, the opportunity to receive personalized Kraken-inspired portraits by famed graphic artists Tom Hodges and Tony Parker, and custom signature Kraken Rum cocktails! Invites are limited to Alpha members; non-members can sign up for Alpha at www.projectalpha.comFans will want to attend the party to see what The Kraken unleashes at SDCC this year!

Friday, July 20, 2018

10  PM –                  Robo Rhythm: An Intergalactic Dance Party hosted by Legendary Television

1 AM                         LocationOxford Social Club

Address435 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Description: In partnership with Nerdist, Legendary Television is hosting ³Robo Rhythm,² an intergalactic dance party celebrating LOST IN SPACE at the Oxford Social Club. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails at the open bar featuring Don West smuggled booze, while dancing to a one-night-only special guest DJ set by the LOST IN SPACE ³Robot.² Private invite-only party.

 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

8 PM –                      Bizarre States 200th Episode Party hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser

12 AM                      Location:  Sparks Gallery

Address:  530 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Description: Party with Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser! Celebrate the 200th episode of Bizarre States with music from our Nerdist House DJ, food, beverages, and more surprises thematically inspired by the show. Bizarre States 200th Episode Partywill be open to Alpha members and invite-only industry and talent.

The complete Nerdist and Geek & Sundry panel descriptions at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 are below:

 

Friday, July 20:

 

11:30 am – 12:30 pmNerdist News Live –  It’s Nerdist News, live! Join Jessica Chobot (Nerdist NewsBizarre States), Dan Casey (The Dan CaveNerdist News), Rachel Heine (Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Editor-in-Chief), Kyle Hill (Because ScienceMythBusters: The Search), and other Nerdist stars as they discuss the biggest pop culture stories of the day like only Nerdist can. Go behind the scenes of Nerdist News and other Nerdist shows, and bring your questions for the cast and crew. Use only as directed. 9 out of 10 doctors recommend attending the panel right before this one just to get a seat. Side effects may include uncontrollable deep cuts, hilarious Star Wars theories, and hot takes lasting over 30 seconds.  Room: 5AB

 

2pm – 3pm Geek & Sundry Live – Geek & Sundry has been delivering quality comedic and gaming content for six years now: that’s almost half a decade! Can you believe it!? Come join Marisha Ray (Critical Role), Anjali Bhimani (We’re Alive: Frontier), Amy Dallen (Shield of Tomorrow), Erika Ishii (Game Engine), Jeremy Walker (Sagas of Sundry: Madness)T.J. Rotell (G&S Head of Production) and moderator Sean Becker (G&S Senior Creative Director) to hear them talk about the future of the network, what new shows are coming out, what old shows are returning and ask them all your burning questions!  Room 25ABC

 

Saturday, July 21:

 

6:30 pm – 7:30pm Talks Machina with Critical Role –  Join Brian W. Foster (Talks Machina) as he hosts a special Critical Role community Q&A with Matthew MercerMarisha RayLiam O’BrienSam Riegel, and Taliesin Jaffe. The cast will answer your questions about Vox Machina, the Mighty Nein, and anything and everything Critical RoleRoom: 6BCF

 

Sunday, July 22:

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Geek & Sundry: Welcome to the Wednesday Club – Geek & Sundry’s weekly comic book show, The Wednesday Club, is bringing their live panel to SDCC for the first time ever! Join Taliesin Jaffe (Critical Role), Amy Dallen (Sagas of Sundry) and Matt Key (Key Question) as they offer their 2018 SDCC review. They’ll talk about their favorite con purchases (and where you can get it), which Eisner Awards made them most excited and what comic book announcements made them giddy (and why). This is your comic book club on the internet, so come with your comic book questions and they’ll offer their comic book answers! Room: 7AB

2:00 pm – 3:00 pmBizarre States – Host Jessica Chobot (Nerdist NewsBizarre States), Andrew Bowser (Bizarre States), and a special guest as they take their popular podcast Bizarre States on the road! They explore the mysteries of the weird, supernatural and occult, dragging into the light current and historical paranormal activities and personal experiences. Room: 7AB

In addition to panels and parties during SDCC, fans can attend Nerdist House from Thursday, July 19th through Sunday, July 22nd. All four days of Comic-Con, Nerdist will take over the Sparks Gallery on 530 Sixth Avenue for all-day entertainment and refreshments, special social hours and fan parties, live Nerdist shows, in-depth interviews and conversations, meet & greets, exclusive merchandise, photo opportunities, a VR experience, and much more. Nerdist House will be open to the public and free of charge. Comic-Con attendees are welcome, but a badge is not required. For up-to-the-minute updates on Nerdist House, follow @Nerdist and #NerdistHouse on Twitter.

Alpha members will receive exclusive Fast Pass and Priority Access wristbands for Alpha Book Club Happy Hour, Alpha After Dark Party with The Kraken Rum, and Bizarre States 200th Episode Party. Not a member yet? Sign up at www.projectalpha.com and join the fun.

 

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