Saturday Comic-Con Excitement in the Gaslamp Quater

The Gaslamp Quarter Full of Awesome Geekery

It’s the third day of San Diego Comic-Con and there is still a ton to do! Take a break from the Convention Center crowds and head out into the Gaslamp Quarter for one of these great Comic-Con related events: (best part: they don’t require a coveted Comic-Con badge!)

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Sony Hosts Phase 1 of the GT Academy National Finals
Where: Jolt’n Joe’s, 379 4th Avenue
Compete for a chance at snagging one of 32 exclusive spots in Phase 1 of the GT Academy National Finals. Register to compete at the Hard Rock Hotel (207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101) on Thursday, July 12th from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and compete for top lap time in Gran Turismo 5. The top competitor will walk away with one-of-a-kind GT Academy swag.
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Power Rangers 3D Progressive Mural
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Where: Corner of 5th Ave. and Island Ave. Gaslamp Quarter
Time: 12:00 pm
Reveal of the Power Rangers 3D Progressive Mural. Join the cast of the number one kids’ action series, Power Rangers Super Samurai, to unveil POWERful new information and surprises surrounding the 20th Anniversary season next year, Power Rangers Megaforce.
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Superhero Pub Crawl San Diego
Check-In: Taste & Thirst on Fourth, 715 4th Avenue
Time: 12:00 to 9:00 pm
Don your favorite superhero costume and join your fellow heroes for this pubcrawl of some of San Diego’s best bars, hosted by PubCrawls.com. Prices starting at $10 for one day, $15 for both. Group discounts available. Must be 21+ to attend.
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Chuck Jones Centennial – Meet the Artist, Tennessee Loveless
Where: The Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Avenue
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Celebrate 100 years of Chuck Jones with an artist meet-and-greet with Tennessee Loveless. The artist will be signing and dedicating artwork purchased at this event.
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The Aquabats Super Comic-Con Show
Where: House of Blues San Diego, 1055 5th Avenue
Time: 6:30 pm
The Hub Network’s popular show/band The Aquabats returns to the House of Blues San Diego for live music event that is sure to please both kids and adults alike. All ages welcome, though persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult 25+ with written authorization from a parent/guardian. Tickets are $27.50 per person.
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The Haunted Hotel
Where: 424 Market Street
Time: 7:00 to 11:00 pm
What: Each year, the Gaslamp Quarter’s scariest lodgings opens its doors exclusively for Comic-Con International. Get a sneak peek of the scares to come later in the year during Halloween Time in the Gaslamp. Wind your way through the terrifying corridors and try not to lose your sanity along the way. Tickets are available at the door for $16.99 per person, cash only. Not recommended for children under 10.
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Hollywood Babble-on: Kevin Smith with Ralph Garman
Where: House of Blues San Diego, 1055 5th Avenue
Time: 11:00 pm to 1:00am
What: Kevin Smith’s tradition of hosting off-site comedy shows continues at the House of Blues San Diego this year, with host of “The Joe Schmo Show,” Ralph Garman accompanying him for boundless shenanigans. Must be 21+with valid photo ID to attend. Tickets range from $46.50 to $67.50.
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Know of another great event in the Gaslamp Quarter? Let us know in the comments below.

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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