VH1 Classic To Present First-Ever Official Comic-Con Attendee Welcome Party “Dawn Of The Con”

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VH1 Classic To Present First-Ever Official Comic-Con Attendee Welcome Party “Dawn Of The Con”
Rob Zombie to Host Night Filled with Metal and More at San Diego’s Petco Park

Free and Open Exclusively to All Comic-Con Badge-Holding Attendees on Thursday, July 12, 5:30 – 11PM PT

NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — VH1 Classic will present the first-ever official Comic-Con Opening Night Attendee Welcome Party, “Dawn of the Con,” on Thursday, July 12, 5:30 – 11PM PT. VH1 Classic will take over San Diego’s Petco Park to ring in Comic-Con in true rocker fashion. The night’s festivities will be hosted by hard-rock icon and celebrated filmmaker Rob Zombie, and live music will be spun by DJ Will from VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show.

“Dawn of the Con” promises to be a night full of fantasy, science fiction, monsters and heavy metal. The night will be jam-packed with activities including: a digital photo area where you can pose next to the drag racer from Rob Zombie’s video “Dragula,” hourly limited-edition giveaways of one-of-a-kind illustrated collectible posters, and a T-shirt bar where attendees can choose from different limited-edition custom shirt designs and have them pressed on the spot. Additionally, partygoers will get numerous sneak peeks from Zombie, including a preview of his new music project, to be released August 7th featuring unique remixes of Rob Zombie’s classic hits by today’s top DJ talent.

“VH1 Classic is thrilled to be hosting the first-ever official Comic-Con welcome party for the fans and attendees of Comic-Con,” said Nigel Cox-Hagan, Executive Vice President, Creative and Consumer Marketing at VH1. “‘Dawn of the Con’ is the coming together of two cultural curators – VH1 Classic and Comic-Con – two brands that embrace, honor and are passionate about classic pop culture. This party will set the stage for a great convention.”

“We’re very excited that VH1 Classic has created this event exclusively for the Comic-Con attendees,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for the non-profit event. “We know it will be a fantastic kick off to our best convention yet!”

For more information on the “Dawn of the Con” party, Comic-Con and VH1 Classic, visit VH1Classic.com.


  • Here’s a question… how is this going on at Petco park on Thursday when the Walking Dead Escape is ALSO going on at Petco park on Thursday? *ponders* I know WDE is on the outside part of the park near the convention center, so maybe this is actually inside the park? Hmmmm.

  • The Walking Dead escape is taking place in the tunnels on the outside of the park in the tunnels that take you between levels. The ‘concert’ will be inside the arena. At least that is what I have gathered from the released images. Can’t wait to experience both!

  • Dawn of the Con will actually be in a grassy park area directly behind PETCO park. Badges can be for any day.

  • The grassy park area…. not the small grassy knoll Right in front of the Center I hope. That area is pretty small. Where they had the Sprint Booth and DJ last year?!

  • A – So do I have to show them my confirmation for my Friday badge to get in? Since I don’t have a Thursday badge and I can’t get my Friday badge until Friday morning…

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