5 Halloween/spooky book recommendation

I love Halloween and fall it’s always been my favorite time of the year so I thought I would put together a small list of  Halloween/spooky/fall/horror books.

 

1. The madman’s daughter trilogy

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When people ask me what my favorite YA horror book is I always answer with the madman’s daughter trilogy the way Megan shepherd has weaved three classic horror novels together (the island of Dr. Moreau, the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein) is amazing and flows seamlessly together to make a dark gothic horror trilogy . if you have never read this trilogy you definitely should.

 
2. 3:59 or really any book by Gretchen Mcneil

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Gretchen is always one of my go to for horror books there not just scary (and filled with murder) but there funny and witty to. 3:59 is my favorite book from Gretchen but you can’t go wrong picking up any of her other ones.

 
3. The Monstrumologist

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Okay so I haven’t read this book series in forever (and I actually plan on doing a reread of in this year.) but it’s still one of my favorite YA horror books if you want monsters and monster hunters, blood and a gothic Victorian setting you should pick this one up.

 

4. The dreadful tale of prosper redding

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I loved this book so much it was such a fun read and reminded me of my favorite Halloween Disney movies (Halloweentown and hocus pocus) it’s a middle grade but I definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun and not to scary Halloween read.

 

5. Classic horror novels

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I love classic horror novels and I try to reread one once a year in October so I had to add them to my list.

 

 

 

Do you guys have any suggestions for spooky Halloween books? if you do leave them in the comments below.

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I do not trust you blog tour

I’m super excited to be able to do my first blog tour! I have a expert of i do not trust you for you guys but first here’s a little about about the book.

 

I do not trust you by Laura j.burns & Melinda Metz

 

Synopsis

Memphis “M” Engle is stubborn to a fault, graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures, and a heck of an opponent in a fight. In short: she’s awesome.

Ashwin Sood is a little too posh for her tastes, a member of an ancient cult (which she’s pretty sure counts for more than one strike against him), and has just informed Memphis that her father who she thought was dead isn’t and needs her help.

From the catacombs of Paris to lost temples in the sacred forests, together they crisscross the globe, searching for the pieces of the one thing that might save her father. But the closer they come to saving him—and the more they fall for one another—the closer they get to destroying the world.

 

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My review

3 1/2 out of 5 stars

I have some mixed feelings about this book. I really loved the Indiana Jones-like feel and both characters, but there were a few things that I wished would have happened that didn’t happen, and at times I was a little bored.

It took me a while to figure out how to write this review, but I finally decided to split it between what I loved and what I didn’t love.

What I loved:

I loved both Memphis and Ash and their character development.

Memphis is clever and strong and a force to be reckoned with. She has spent most of her life traveling the world with her archaeologist father and has learned several languages and martial arts because of that, as well as a vast knowledge of the ancient cultures.

Ash is just as clever (though maybe he doesn’t know as many languages as Memphis does or have her vast knowledge of the world, yet they can match each other’s wits which I loved). He might be a little bit broken because of his past, but he doesn’t show it or talk about it too much. He is also completely dedicated to the cult of Horus, a cult opposite of Set’s cult.

I also really loved all of the travel in this book and all the mythology.

What I didn’t love:

This might just be me, but I really wished that the characters had kissed. There are some really sweet moments between them as they start to learn how to trust and rely on each other and by the end, you can tell that they had both developed feelings for each other. I’m a little frustrated that it didn’t happen.

The magic system and world building around the cults: as someone who really loves magic systems, it kind of felt thrown together and the world building around the cults wasn’t really explained at all. I have a lot of questions about both of these things.

This book also has a very sudden ending and I really wish that there had been more to the ending then there was. I finished it and I kept swiping at my Kindle hoping there would be more, but there wasn’t. It does have an open ending, which makes me hope that there might be another book with these two in it.

Overall, it was a really fun book to read and I did enjoy it a lot. If there’s a sequel (which I kind of hope there is), I will be picking it up because I want to know what happens to these two characters.

 

Now on to the expert!

 

“You should’ve seen Miss Memphis here get into it with Nick last period,” Brianna said, squeezing in between M and Inez at their usual spot in the cafeteria. “She shut him down with her crazy ancient cultures voodoo.”

“He’s an ass. He’s lucky he’s hot,” their friend Ayana commented, waving her spork in Nick’s direction.

M shrugged. “I wouldn’t try to debate him in Physics. I just know more about Rome than he does.”

“What about AP Chem? Would you debate him in that?” Inez asked in a fake-serious voice. “Would you debate him in German class?”

“She’d debate him in German, in German,” Brianna joked. “And if he tried to fight back, she’d switch to Greek.”

M threw a French fry at her. “I can’t help it. I grew up speaking different languages.”

“And learning about pharaohs. And becoming well versed in the history of the Etruscan people,” Ayana said, putting on a fake accent that was probably supposed to be British. “Oh, and setting broken bones in the bush.

“That only happened once,” M muttered. Her friends laughed.

“Anyway, it was epic. Thanks,” Brianna said. “I can’t stand fighting with people, and Nick always goes after me.”

“He knows you hate it,” M pointed out. “That’s why he does it.”

“An ass, like I said.” Ayana shrugged.

“You think he’s coming to the party tonight?” Brianna asked.

“Probably. Everyone else is,” Inez replied. “Even Memphis.” M made a face. “Anything to get out of the house. Bob and Liza would expect me to play board games with them otherwise.” Her friends exchanged a glance. M winced. “No

offense.”

“Oh, were you offending someone?” Nick piped up from behind her. “Good girl.”

Immediately Bri looked down, while Ayana rolled her eyes. Inez just smirked, glancing back and forth between M and Nick.

“I was not offending anyone. I only meant I don’t like parties,” M said. She didn’t bother to turn toward him. It didn’t matter; he inserted himself onto the bench next to her anyway. A little tingle ran up her spine as the scent of his co- logne hit her nostrils, spicy and warm.

“Mmm, they’re boring. Everyone talking about the prom or the senior trip or whatever. I’m over it,” Nick said.

Me too, thought M, wishing she didn’t agree with him. She loved her friends, but even they were all about high school. M just didn’t care. High school was nothing more than what she had to get through before she could leave. After the crash, after the shock of Bob and Liza becoming her guardians, she’d asked if she could go off to college early, either Boston University or the University of Sheffield in England. Both had the kind of archeology program she wanted and would’ve let her in with no questions. They knew her father. They knew high school was a waste of time for someone like her.

But her guardians said no. They said she needed stabil- ity and normalcy after losing her dad. Never mind that traveling the world and taking care of herself was normal for her. While she and Dad technically lived in Boston, she’d never spent more than a few months there during the school year. They traveled. Half the year spent on digs. She missed it.

“What’s with this thing, anyway? Is it to fight off bad guys?” Nick teased, finding an excuse to touch her. He reached for M’s collapsible bo staff, tucked in the inside pocket of her jacket like always. But before he touched it, be- fore his flirty smile registered in her mind, M had already grabbed his hand, twisted it back to the breaking point, and used the pain to push him off the cafeteria bench and onto the floor. With her other hand, she whipped out the stick and shoved it up against his throat.

M froze. He’s just hitting on you. Her friends were aghast, and everyone nearby watched, openmouthed. Nick’s eyes were wide with panic.

“Sorry.” M stood up, leaving Nick on the floor. “I’m really sorry.”

“Freak,” he muttered, climbing to his feet. He glanced around, noticing the barely concealed laughter from onlook- ers. “Jeez, I just wanted a fry,” he joked, as if he hadn’t been humiliated, then hurried out of the cafeteria.

“What. The. Hell?” Inez asked. “He was flirting with you and you beat him up!”

“I know.” M groaned, shoving her staff back into her pocket. “I didn’t mean to. It was just reflex.”

Her friends were silent. She’d freaked them out. Should she explain the years of self-defense and martial arts training? That she and Dad ended up in some rough places? Her friends lived in a city, they understood danger. Sort of. In a nice, upscale Boston kind of way.

M sighed. There was no point in trying to explain. No- body understood her life.

“You kinda push all the guys away,” Brianna pointed out quietly. “Maybe not like that, but still . . .”

“I don’t do romance,” M replied. She was done with love, period. She’d loved her parents, and they were both gone. Love hurt too much. It was better to steer clear of it.

They all ate in silence for a minute.

“I mean, he is an ass,” Ayana said finally. And everybody laughed.

M: You up?

MIKE: It’s a 12 hr time difference. Of course I’m up.

M: Like you never sleep in on weekends.

MIKE: Fine, your text woke me.

M: I don’t think that glyph is a lotus. It’s bending the wrong way.

MIKE: It has to be a lotus. If it’s not, the whole phrase is wrong.

M: The rest of the phrase never sat well with Nefertum anyway.

MIKE: Your dad said it was a lotus.

 

I wanted to say a huge thank you to St.martin’s for gifting me an eARC of this book and inviting me on the blog tour!

Sadie Q&A and excerpt

Today is the day Sadie is out! My review for it is in my last post if you want to read it. I’m still not sure how good it is and I might go back and fix it a little.

I really loved this book even as it ripped my heart apart and made me really think about how dark the world can really be, I loved how strong and clever Sadie is and how all the characters felt like real people. if you have a chance to pick this book up I hope you do.

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I’v never done this before but this morning st.martan’s press sent me a email (I know I’m a little late in posting this but Iv been in doctors offices all day and am now finally able to sit down and post something) with a Q&A with Courtney summers and excerpt for Sadie attached in it so I could post them.

Side note since Iv never done this before I hope I’m doing it right and if not I’m sorry, other then that I hope you enjoy.

 

Q&A

1. Did you experience more difficulty writing one or the other, or did you like writing in one form more? How much of the novel did you write in chronological order, and how much did you jump around?

I enjoyed both of them. Writing Sadie’s perspective was very familiar to me because all of my books feature an intensely close first person, female point-of-view. Writing West’s perspective, the podcast format, proved a little more challenging. Not so much because of the way it was written (scripts) but because each episode had to propel Sadie’s narrative forward and give us a different way of looking at the things she went through.

So far, I’ve only ever been able to write in chronological order!

2. Was this how you always envisioned the book or did it change as you wrote it?

Regina Spektor said something really interesting about writing songs that I’ve always loved and related to as an author. She said, “[A]s soon as you try and take a song from your mind into piano and voice and into the real world, something gets lost and it’s like a moment where, in that moment you forget how it was and it’s this new way. And then when you make a record, even those ideas that you had, then those get all turned and changed. So in the end, I think, it just becomes its own thing and really I think a song could be recorded a million different ways and so what my records are, it just happened like that, but it’s not like, this is how I planned it from the very beginning because I have no idea, I can’t remember.”

I feel something similar when writing—the heart of my idea remains intact, but the way it takes its ultimate form is always a little different (or even a lot different) than I might have been expecting, which makes it difficult to recall the starting point. But that’s okay as long as the heart is still there and you’re satisfied with and believe in what you’ve created.

3. What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your characters? Which of your characters do you most identify with, and why?

When I first started Sadie, I was extremely skeptical of West—he had to prove himself to readers over the course of his narrative and given the nature of his job, I was curious to see where writing him would take me. I really loved the way his arc unfolded. I wasn’t necessarily surprised by it, but more gratified by it than I realized I would be.

I identify with little pieces of all of my characters, but I like to keep those to myself because I don’t want risk readers thinking about me while they read. I like my role as an author to be invisible.

4. What gave you the idea for SADIE?

One of the things that inspired Sadie was the way we consume violence against women and girls as a form of entertainment. When we do that, we reduce its victims to objects, which suggests a level of disposability—that a girl’s pain is only valuable to us if we’re being entertained by it. But it’s not her responsibility to entertain us. What is our responsibility to us? I really wanted to explore that and the way we dismiss missing girls and what the cost of that ultimately is.

5. Do you have a favorite scene, quote, or moment from Sadie?

My favorite moment is a spoiler, but my favorite quote is this: “I wish this was a love story.”

6. If you could tell your younger writing self-anything, what would it be?

I used to have an answer for this kind of question but the older I get, that’s changed. I wouldn’t tell her anything. Her experience as a writer unfolded the way it was supposed to and I like how it’s turning out.

 

Excerpt

 

THE GIRLS

EPISODE 1

[THE GIRLS THEME]

 

WEST McCRAY:

Welcome to Cold Creek, Colorado. Population: eight hun- dred.

Do a Google Image search and you’ll see its main street, the barely beating heart of that tiny world, and find every other building vacant or boarded up. Cold Creek’s luckiest—the gainfully employed—work at the local grocery store, the gas station and a few other staple businesses along the strip. The rest have to look a town or two over for opportunity for them- selves and for their children; the closest schools are in Park- dale, forty minutes away. They take in students from three other towns.

Beyond its main street, Cold Creek arteries out into worn and chipped Monopoly houses that no longer have a place upon the board. From there lies a rural sort of wilderness. The highway out is interrupted by veins of dirt roads leading to nowhere as often as they lead to pockets of dilapidated houses or trailer parks in even worse shape. In the summer- time, a food bus comes with free lunches for the kids until the school year resumes, guaranteeing at least two subsidized meals a day.

There’s a quiet to it that’s startling if you’ve lived your whole life in the city, like I have. Cold Creek is surrounded by a beau- tiful, uninterrupted expanse of land and sky that seem to go on forever. Its sunsets are spectacular; electric golds and oranges, pinks and purples, natural beauty unspoiled by the insult of skyscrapers. The sheer amount of space is humbling, almost divine. It’s hard to imagine feeling trapped here.

But most people here do.

 

COLD CREEK RESIDENT [FEMALE]:

You live in Cold Creek because you were born here and if you’re born here, you’re probably never getting out.

 

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That’s not entirely true. There have been some success sto- ries, college graduates who moved on and found well-paying jobs in distant cities, but they tend to be the exception and not the rule. Cold Creek is home to a quality of life we’re raised to aspire beyond, if we’re born privileged enough to have the choice.

Here, everyone’s working so hard to care for their families and keep their heads above water that, if they wasted time on the petty dramas, scandals and personal grudges that seem to define small towns in our nation’s imagination, they would not survive. That’s not to say there’s no drama, scandal, or grudge—just that those things are usually more than residents of Cold Creek can afford to care about.

Until it happened.

The husk of an abandoned, turn-of-the-century one-room schoolhouse sits three miles outside of town, taken by fire. The roof is caved in and what’s left of the walls are charred. It sits next to an apple orchard that’s slowly being reclaimed by the nature that surrounds it: young overgrowth, new trees, wild- flowers.

There’s almost something romantic about it, something that feels like respite from the rest of the world. It’s the perfect place to be alone with your thoughts. At least it was, before.

May Beth Foster—who you’ll come to know as this series goes on—took me there herself. I asked to see it. She’s a plump, white, sixty-eight-year-old woman with salt-and-pepper hair. She has a grandmotherly way about her, right down to a voice that’s so invitingly familiar it warms you from the inside out. May Beth is manager of Sparkling River Estates trailer park, a lifelong resident of Cold Creek, and when she talks, people listen. More often than not, they accept whatever she says as the truth.

 

MAY BETH FOSTER:

Just about . . . here.

This is where they found the body.

 

911 DISPATCHER [PHONE]:

911 dispatch. What’s your emergency?

 

 

I wanted to say a huge thank you to wednesday press and st.martan’s press for the ARC and all the swag that came with it.

Sadie by Courtney Summers

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Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

 

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my review

5 stars

 

 

I went into this book knowing only three thing about it 1. that it was coming out in September 2.that it was a thriller and 3. that part of the book was told in the form of a podcast.

This book was a emotional rollercoaster I really don’t know how I’m going to write a review but I’m going to try to.

“And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl.”

Sadie is told in two different perspective west McCray’s a podcast host who is contacted by Sadie’s adopted grandmother after she goes missing asking for his help in finding her and Sadie’s as she hunts down the man who kill her little sister Mattie.

I just finished this book last night and.. This book is heartbreaking and haunting and so real Courtney summers has written a world filled with darkness and monsters and it makes you realize that the monsters you make up are nowhere near as scary as the monsters that may walk among us.

Sadie is 19 and has been dealt a hard hand in life her mother is a drug addict with a revolving door of boyfriends some who don’t want to pay attention at all to the girl and one who paid too much attention to them. When their mother leaves Sadie drops out of high school at the age of 16 in order to take care of her sister and when Mattie is found dead it not just breaks Sadie it shatters her.

Though out the book we follow Sadie as she travels from one place to another in search for Mattie’s killer and the closer she get the more darkness seeps into her already dark broken world. this book deals with some really heavy subjects child abuse, sexual assault, drug addiction, addiction-shaming, PTSD, violence, child abduction, child death and Courtney summers doesn’t shy away from any of it making it a really hard read.

I really felt for Sadie she strong and clever and broken and she will stop at nothing to get what she wants even if that’s killing a man, the more I read her story the more I was worried about her and how her story was going to end and even though I knew it wasn’t going to end well I still hoped it would. There were pieces of Sadie that I recognized in myself which made this book a even harder read for me (seeing how raw and broken she was and how protective she was of her little sister. I’m the oldest in my family so I really understood how she felt towards Mattie).

I really loved how Courtney switched between the podcast and Sadie because we got to see her from two different sides though the eyes of the people who met her and her adopted grandmother and though Sadie’s.

This book is one of those books that seeps into your soul and makes you think about the world and how it is and all the hidden places we don’t see. It’s a book I feel will stay with me for a long time.

I’m not sure how this review turned out so I might have to come back later and rewrite it when I’m not so emotional. seriously guys it’s been forever since iv had a book fill me with so much emotion I don’t know what to do with myself or read next, I just want to lay on the floor and stay there for awhile thinking about everything that happened In this book and at the same time I really don’t want to dwell on the darkness in this book.

I got a ARC from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for a honest review. Quote is from the ARC and may change.

interview with author Annie Sullivan

Today is the release day for a touch of gold! this is a book that i’v been looking forward to reading since April it sounds so good also I love retellings there always one of my favorite types of books to read. last week I asked Annie if I could do a mini interview with her and she agreed so here it is.

first about the book.

 

A touch of gold by Annie Sullivan

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King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.

Kora spends her days locked in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, trying to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers. It isn’t until a charming young duke arrives that Kora realizes there may be someone out there who doesn’t fear her or her curse. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals precious items from the kingdom, leaving the treasury depleted and King Midas vulnerable. Thanks to her unique ability to sense gold, Kora is the only one who can track the thief down. As she sails off on her quest, Kora learns that not everything is what it seems—not thieves, not pirates, and not even curses. She quickly discovers that gold—and the power it brings—is more dangerous than she’d ever believed.

Midas learned his lesson at a price. What will Kora’s journey cost?

 

now for the mini interview!

 

1. out of all the myths and fairy tales what inspired you to pick king Midas?

 

I started thinking about writing about King Midas after watching the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. That movie got me thinking about cursed gold and what you could do with it, which led to me thinking about King Midas. However, I really like to write about strong female characters, so I focuses on his daughter because she’s nothing more than a means to an end in the original versions of the myth. I wanted to discover her story—her curse!

 

2.what is your writing habit like? are you a pantser or planner?

 

When I’m working on a novel, I try to write a minimum of 500 words a day—but I take the weekends off. Sometimes I write 3,000, but my goal is always that 500.

I am a pantser. I like to see where the story takes me and not be tied down by something I thought needed to happen back before I really knew the characters and world well enough to decide what should actually happen.

 

3.without spoilers what was your favorite scene to write?

 

There’s a scene where Kora, the cursed daughter of King Midas, has to fight some mythological creatures, and it’s a moment where she really has to stand up and save everyone. She’s not the Princess that needs saving. She’s the one out there doing what needs to be done. I really love that moment because she also sort of realizes that she’s the only one who can do this and that what she once thought was a flaw about herself might actually be her greatest strength.

 
4. describe a touch of gold in 5 words?

 

Curses. Pirates. Adventure. Betrayal. Gold.

 

thank you so much again Annie for doing the mini interview with me!

 

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comic con 2018

Comic con 2018

Even though I wasn’t able to go into the con this year (I was supposed to go in on Sunday but the friend who was going to give me my ticket ended up being sick so we couldn’t meet up on Sunday morning like we planned to) I still had a ton of fun hanging around downtown all week. This is what I did.

Wednesday

Instead of going to the chuck jones gallery like I always do on preview night I had tickets to see the John Williams concert. I got to the symphony hall an hour early and sat inside reading until they let us take our seats at 6 around 6:30 they had a costume contest which was fun to watch and at 7 the concert started.

the camra on my ipod wasn’t working to well so the picture didn’t turnout the best.

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It was amazing Iv only been the the symphony to see the Harry Potter movies in concert but I will definitely be doing something like this again. I had a lot of fun listening to the music and watching the symphony perform it.

Thursday
I headed to downtown around 7 so I could look at some of the off-sites I ended up deciding on looking at the DC universe first so I waited in line for that they opened at 9:30 and around 11 I was finally able to get in.

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I stood in line for the court of owls next which was a walk though.

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Then I got into line for the dick Greyson’s loft this one had to be my favorite of all of them you went into a Room and had to find clues and at the end they showed a trailer of the new titans show (the teen titans had also always been my all time favorite from the DC universe).

Next I got into line for the harily queen smash room (I didn’t know if I could do this one or not because of my MS but I wanted to try). the line for this was the longest line. I made some line buddies who I talked to and helped pass the time. When I finally got into the room before suiting up ( you had to wear a white jump suite, gloves and helmet and gargles for safety) I let the guy running the room know about my MS and that I didn’t know if I could do it for the whole time I think it was about 10 minutes he was very understanding and told me to do it for as long as I can and to knock on the door when I was done. I was right and wasn’t able to last very long.

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here’s a few more pictures from the DC universe.

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I left around 2 so I could head over to the line for the Her universe fashion show, I got into line at 2:30 and they opened the doors to seat everyone at 5 during the three hour wait the staff kept coming out to do trivia with us, if you answered the questions right then you won prize which was fun and something they didn’t do last year.

The show started at 6 and it was amazing.

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About 15 minutes in they brought out there first guest matt lanter and bradley baker and announced that the clone wars was coming back!

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A half hour into the show Ashley Eckstein said that they had forgotten one of the models in the back and they were going to let her come out and walk the stage before they continued with the show. she told the DJ to play doctor who music and the model came out with the hood up wearing the new doctors coat when she got to the end she flipped the hood off and everyone including myself freaked out it was Jodi whittaker! she took a mic and started talking to us.

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I adore doctor who so this was a amazing surprise.

After Jodie left they continued on with the show.

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here are some more pictures from after the show.

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after the show I headed to sea port village to eat dinner before heading home.

Friday
I headed to downtown around 6 (I forgot to mention I took the trolley down there the whole weekend and it takes a hour to get down there for me) and made my way to were Nerdist the was I didn’t know were it was this year or how busy it was in the past Iv had to line up pretty early to be able to get in. Victoria Schwab was singing there at 10 and I didn’t want to miss her. I found it and stood in line I meet some awesome new friends while in line.

The Nerdist opened the doors around 10 I wandered around until I found were the signing was a got in line. the staff and the Nerdist was impressive with my stack of books ( I had only brought four with me which isn’t that much) I told them I had more books at home but I got those signed last time I saw her.

When it was finally my turn to get my books signed I went up to the table I told Victoria I was happy that she was doing a outside signing for those who didn’t have comic con badge and she said she wanted to make sure all her fans had a opportunity to see her since she wasn’t coming to San Diego in the fall. She noticed that I had a ARC of city of ghost and I told her I got it at yallwest and that it was the last one they handed out and told her that I loved it we chatted for a few more minutes before I left.

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After I got my books signed I wandered around the nerdist looking for a spot to sit so I could waited until Susan dennard’s signing at 12 I already had all her books signed from when she came to the mysterious galaxy but I wanted to say hi.

At 12 I got into line for Susan and when It was finally my turn she asked me if I wanted a copy of truthwitch since I told her I had all her books already I said yes because I would do a giveaway with it. we chatted for a bit before saying goodbye.

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After the signing I made my way to were the small stage was set up so I could get a close spot to it I wanted to see the 15 minute talk the nerdist was doing for the avengers they were supposed to have both Pom Klementieff and Paul Bettany But only Paul Bethany showed up.

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I hung around for a little bit longer to talk to some of the new friends that I made before heading out.

awesome cosplay i  found at the nerdist

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My brother told me to try the SYFY bingo bus so I headed that way so I could do that I haven’t played bingo is forever so I thought it sounded fun. I got into line and about a half hour later they asked if there was anyone in a group of one or two the guy in front of me was by himself and so was I so they pulled us both out to the front of the line. The bingo bus was a lot of fun.

Afterwards I headed to the Laika live experience I had missed it last year and it was on my list of must sees for this year. I got into line and waited it was a long wait to get in and I made another awesome line friend. We finally got in (I don’t remember what time we got in but it was pretty late in the afternoon)

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At the end of the tour I asked about the Neil gaiman signing that was going to happen the next day before heading to eat dinner.

Saturday

I headed to downtown around 5 because I wanted to get in line as early as I could so I could make sure I got to see Neil gaiman since it was first come first serves unless you brought the box of art prints they were selling for $200 . I got into line around 6 and was one of the first 20 people then the wait begin luckily I found a awesome group of people while in line and that made the 5 hour wait go faster. they were a ton of fun to hang out with. the signing started at 12:30 and I was so excited to meet Neil for the first time (Iv seen him before when he came to the civic theater but Iv never actually meet him) I also got to meet Travis Knight which was also awesome since Laika has made some of my favorite movies.

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After getting my stuff signed i said goodbye to the group and I went to go find somewhere cold to sit because I was starting to notice my MS was acting up and also my feet really hurt I tried the nerdist at first since I knew they had air conditioning and chairs but there was no where to sit there so I headed to sea port village instead I found a table in the shade and sat there to rest.

As soon as I sat my I felt the exhaustion from the MS I couldn’t stand up and my muscle had stopped wanting to work (this has happened to me before but always at home Iv never had it happen in public which was scary) that lasted for a few hours when I was finally able to move I eat food and headed home.

Sunday

My friend who I was supposed to meet up with and go to the con with messaged me saying she was sick and couldn’t make it which I told her was fine she apologizes for not being able to make it because she knew I was looking forward to going into the con and hanging out with her.

I still decided to go to downtown because I hadn’t gotten a chance to look at the castle rock offsite yet. I got to downtown around 8 and waited about a hour before Hulu told us that they were opening early which was nice because it was already getting hot and my MS was already makeing me feel exhausted they let us in at 9:30.

The offsite was a lot of fun I love spooky thing and haunted houses and this was both.

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Afterwards I went to look at the purge offsite but by the time I got to it I decided I was to tired to stand in another line so instead I wandered around downtown and took pictures. By the time it was 12 it was way to hot for me and I described that I would see a movie so I could cool down before heading home.

More pictures of the con

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some cosplay

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I’m really hoping that I’m able to get tickets for next year comic con is one of those events that I look forward to all year and I’m always sad when I’m not able to go in so I’m crossing my fingers.

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I wanted to say a huge thank you for everyone I talked to in line during the con and all the new friends I made even though I wasn’t able to go in you guys made my con this year.

some of these pictures are taken by me and some are taken by my brother.

Comic con giveaway!

A signed copy of truthwitch
A bloodwitch poster
And a marvel clock and dagger pin

To win follow my blog and tell me in the comments who your favorite villain and hero is and why. US only (I wish I could do international but I don’t have a ton of money and shipping in the US is expensive enough).

giveaway ends august 15th.

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book signings, ARC drops and swag giveaway comic con 2018

i put together a list of all the book events, schedules and signing i could find. i hope this help.

scholastic comic con schedule

http://oomscholasticblog.com/post/scholastic-san-diego-comic-con-2018

penguin teen comic con schedule

http://www.penguinteen.com/catch-penguin-teen-at-san-diego-comic-con-2018/

tor comic con schedule

https://www.tor.com/2018/07/16/tor-books-tor-dot-com-schedule-san-diego-comic-con-2018/

fierce reads schedule

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‘Mysterious Galaxy and Penguin Random House are partnering at San Diego Comic-Con International!

The below titles are all available for preorder! Some preorders of these books will come with an exclusive item you can redeem at the Penguin Random House booth (Booth 1515) during Comic-Con International,  July 18-22.  (Must bring proof of purchase to Booth 1515)

Details and how to preorder:
Just add the book you’d like to your cart and purchase online! Exclusives will be noted in the book description. Please note not all titles will come with an exclusive item. Proof of purchase is requried to receive your item from the Penguin Random House Booth. Exclusive items will not be available at Mysterious Galaxy and must be redeemed at Comic-Con. Books can be picked up on release date at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego or will be shipped to you to arrive on release date or shortly after. Shipping charges may apply. ‘

https://www.mystgalaxy.com/SDCCI-PRH

https://www.mystgalaxy.com/

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you can pick up a exclusive edition of the steel prince at titan’s booth #5537

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if i see anything else i will update.

comic con 2018 offsites

Wednesday- Sunday events

 

This is a list of offsite events that I have collected from different websites around the internet so I could put them in one place for those attending comic con this year, since there are so many events I’m sure I missed a few. I don’t know if I need to put a disclaimer since I just copy and pasted all the information so it would be in one place but just to be safe I’ll add one. Disclaimer all information in this post is not mine and has been copy and pasted from different websites. I hope this list helps.

 

laika live

 

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San Diego’s Gaslamp District
350 Fifth Avenue (between J & K Streets)
San Diego, CA 92101

Hours of Operation:
Friday, 7/13:  2-10pm
Saturday, 7/14: 2-10pm
Sunday, 7/15:  11am-5pm
Monday, 7/16:  12-5pm
Tuesday, 7/17: 12-5pm
Wednesday, 7/18: 12-5pm
Thursday, 7/19:  10am-10pm
Friday, 7/20:  10am-11pm
Saturday, 7/21: LAIKA store opens at 10am; exhibit: 2:00pm-11pm
Sunday, 7/22: 10am-6pm

https://www.laika.com/news/laika-live

 

 

good place NBC

 

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Comic Con attendees will be able to pre-register at www.thegoodplacesdcc.com to participate in “The Good Place Experience” beginning July 11th. Per NBC, “each attendee will receive a customized profile and wristband to enhance their visit. Utilizing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, attendees will have maximum integration and fun inside this full-sensory activation.”

 

NBC San Diego Comic Con Special Events:

  • “The Good Place Experience”– Thursday, July 19-Sunday, July 22 at Gaslamp Square (between the Convention Center and Hard Rock Hotel)
    Comic-Con attendees will immerse themselves in the entertaining and philosophical world of The Good Place, where everyone is welcomed into the show’s inspired neighborhood tailored specifically for San Diego Comic-Con. Constructed to remind fans of the show’s hilarious and unforgettable moments, guests will become part of the scene. In addition to the main interactive experience, fans will enjoy a host of exclusive giveaways, a branded digital takeaway, and several custom opportunities to capture photos and videos with some of the most iconic elements from the series. The Good Place Comic-Con activation is produced by Oaken Anchor exclusively for NBC.
  • Head to Tin Fish Restaurant on the Gaslamp peninsula as it transforms into “The Good Plates.” Customers will immerse themselves into the recognizable restaurant from the series, complete with branded menus, tabletops and more. Additionally, NBC is partnering with No Kid Hungry to donate 50% of the sales of a designated Tin Fish Restaurant menu item during San Diego Comic-Con week to its efforts to end childhood hunger in America. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-poverty nonprofit Share Our Strength.
  • “Manifest” Lounge– Thursday, July 19-Sunday, July 22 at Hard Rock Hotel
    NBC’s new fall drama series Manifest will offer attendees a chance to relax, beat the heat and recharge their mobile devices with a Montego Airlines-branded lounge, located at the Hard Rock Hotel. The space will offer a custom oxygen bar, charging station and a chance to preview new content from the anticipated new fall show.

 

 

THE EXPERIENCE

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Thursday, July 19 – Friday, July 20 from 10AM-9PM; Friday, July 21 from 10AM-10PM, or Sunday, July 22 from 10AM-5PM. At the Lexus Premier Lot at Petco Park. ( this used to be the  Petco Interactive zone)

some of the activations:

  • Marvel’sCloak & Dagger on Freeform recreates the iconic moment Tyrone and Tandy’s powers interact by fabricating a physical experience where participants are harnessed to a bungee that propels them backwards from the force of their powers. A slow-motion recording captures the moment in an overlay effect that shows both the light and dark energy emitting from participants.
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “Ghostbusters World”— in collaboration with Ghost Corps, the game’s publisher FourThirtyThree Inc. (4:33) and developer NextAge —invites attendees to experience the new augmented reality game for smartphones at its first public demo. While attendees wait their turn in line for the first chance to battle and capture the ghosts populating The Experience, they can try on authentic Ghostbusters costumes, pose with the original Ecto-1 and awe at the towering Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
  • In celebration of SHARK WEEK’s 30th anniversary premiering July 22 at 8 p.m. on Discovery Channel, Sharkzilla will be taking over San Diego during Comic-Con. The 40-foot long inflatable shark will be outside the Convention Center ready for photos with fans. In addition, every hour Sharkzilla will bare its teeth and chomp everyday items – from lifeguard towers to beach chairs, and there will be plenty of jawsome SHARK WEEK swag for fans to enjoy.
  • Samsungbrings the ultimate 4K gaming experience via a tricked-out semi-truck outfitted with custom-built gaming pods and its newest line of QLED TVs. Fans are invited to compete for the fastest winning time in Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One X to win premium prizes from Samsung and Xbox – an unbeatable combination.
  • PlayerUnkown’s Battleground Mobile (PUBG MOBILE), is providing an immersive experience throughout the event, including a community gathering, a fully-branded entrance and exit, roaming charging stations for those in need, IGN live and GameSpot’s Comic-Con Twitter Moments, giveaways that include branded swags, postcards with exclusive in-game rewards and much more.

While the event is open to the public, San Diego Comic-Con badge holders will have “VIP status”.

evening entertainment schedule:

THURSDAY JULY 19
6:00PM – Jurassic Park Presented By NBC 7 / Telemundo 20 San Diego – Photo Opportunity with the original Jurassic Parkvehicle

8:15 PM – Freeform Presents Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger Episode 8

FRIDAY JULY 20
6:30 PM – Music by Saint Heart

7:30 PM – Grandesign Presents the Band From TV

SATURDAY JULY 21
5:00PM –  eSports:  Fortnite:  Pros vs Pros

8:00PM – Atom Tickets Presents Sony Pictures’  Spiderman Homecoming

 

THE JACK RYAN FAN EXPERIENCE

 

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Thursday- satuday 9 am to 7 pm and sundy 9 am to 5 pm the corner of First Street and Martin Luther King Promenade.

 

Prime Video’s upcoming series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” will offer a sneak peak at what the shows all about outside the convention center. The massive exhibition will showcase a blend of virtual reality and the physical world with a chance to repel from a helicopter, zip lines and car chases, an escape experience that recreates the show’s pilot episode, and the Bazaar, filled with missions to be completed at every turn. ’

 

NERDIST HOUSE

 

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Sparks Gallery (530 Sixth Avenue) Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 (open at 10AM daily)

Click here for there schedule https://nerdist.com/sdcc/

 

FXHIBITION

 

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The event will be open:

 

  • Thursday, July 19 12PM – 6PM
  • Friday, July 20 10AM – 6PM
  • Saturday, July 21 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday, July 22 10AM – 2PM

if you preregister you can receive a free FXhibition tote bag at registration, which you can customize with your favorite show quotes and art.

FX’s recent Los Angeles-based pop-up “The LEGION Chamber” art instillation will make its Comic-Con debut, allowing cosplayers the thrilling opportunity to immerse themselves in an audiovisual experience commissioned by the internationally-acclaimed Marco Brambilla Studio. Once inside, participants will find themselves disconnected from the outside world -literally- and fully entrenched in the hypnotic digital realm of David Haller.

Fans will also have the opportunity to step inside the “AMERICAN HORROR STORY Eccentricities Gallery,” featuring a collection of art and oddities inspired by AHS lore. The experience is aided by Augmented Reality (AR) technology, which reveals the secrets behind the objects and clues to the series’ upcoming eighth installment.

Other sharable video and photo opportunities at FXhibition 2018 will include:

  • MayansM.C. Deconstructed Bike Zone: The ultimate photo-op for biker fans. The deconstructed motorcycle is a bold display to introduce Mayans M.C., the highly-anticipated series from Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy. It will also feature a gallery of other acclaimed artists’ takes on the new series, including El Mac, David Floresand Oscar Magallanes.
  • ArcherSound Boxes: Fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get inside the heads of their favorite Archer characters with this whimsical installation by capturing a photo of themselves inside suspended sound boxes adorned with character art. Each sound box features classic sound bites from the show.
  • Sunnythe 13th Sunscreen and Water Stations: FX will bring Camp Paddy’s Irish Pub to FXhibition in celebration of the upcoming 13th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The space will feature playful camp-themed elements including a photo op, sunscreen and water stations.
  • FX 3D Me:Any fan can become an FX hero: Just by stepping into a state-of-the-art 360-degree scanner that captures your picture from all angles, you’ll be transported into a digital art piece from your favorite show. Participating fans will also have an opportunity to get a physical 3D figurine model of themselves.

https://fxsdcc.eventfarm.com/tokens/sessionAllocate?tr=VeC6oREWcymhLFqDs2dWyAUZrcCwYZwkEzRsRVOuTBb5H29zuMWtNh

 

THE TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK & HULU LOUNGE

 

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the intersection of Front St. and Island Ave

Here are the hours:

  • Thursday: 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

‘Welcome to Castle Rock! Hulu invites fans to step into the town of Castle Rock with this multi-room immersive, unique experience. Visitors will explore the unlucky town’s bed and breakfast and vast nearby forest – discovering secrets around every turn. Doubling as a homage to Stephen King and his iconic characters, you’ll want to sleep with the lights on after discovering the evil that lurks in Castle Rock. Located within will be Hulu’s Campsite Lounge – a place to get away from the chaos of San Diego Comic Con.’

 

 

THE DRAGON BALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina hotel’s terrace

It will be open:

  • Thursday, July 19 9AM-7PM
  • Friday, July 20 9AM-7PM
  • Saturday, July 21 9AM-7PM
  • Sunday, July 22 9AM-7PM

 

 

ADULT SWIM STATE PARK

 

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right behind the convention center at 5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way

Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22, from 4PM to 2AM

http://www.adultswim.com/presents/sdcc-18/

 

schedule

THURSDAY, JULY 19 (open 4PM – 2AM)
8:00 p.m. – “Things You’ve Never Seen” Screening: A night of specials and original pilots brought to fans by SNICKERS.
10:00 p.m. – Last Stream on the Left Live! A live broadcast of popular podcast
11:00 p.m. – Let’s Play Pool Panic Live! Join Adult Swim Games for a late-night of gameplay and friendly multiplayer competition.

FRIDAY, JULY 20 (open 4PM – 2AM)
8:00 p.m. – AS Cosplay Competition Hosted by Henry Zebrowski – We invite cosplayers to show off their inspired creations, don their best Adult Swim themed garb and strut their stuff! Awards will be passed out and bragging rights will last a lifetime.
8:30 p.m. – The Venture Bros. Fan Event – Fans will watch two episodes from the new season of The Venture Bros. Creators Doc Hammer and Jackson Public on hand to reveal secrets of the new season in a special Q&A session.
10:00 p.m. – Let’s Play Pool Panic Live! Join Adult Swim Games for a late-night of gameplay and friendly multiplayer competition.

SATURDAY, JULY 22 (open 4PM – 2AM)
7:15 p.m. – Toonami Pre-Flight to with TOM and SARA – Get behind-the-scenes info from show hosts Jason DeMarco and Gill Austin, Steve Blum (voice of TOM) and Dana Swanson (voice of SARA).
8:15 p.m. – The Pillows Live In Concert – A event not to be missed! Special live concert to celebrate the new seasons of FLCL.
10:00 p.m. – Rick and Morty Fan Event – The fan favorite show is back for a special event! Admission is extremely limited so fans should register at AdultSwimPresents.com for details on how to receive event wristbands.

 

 

DC UNIVERSE EXPERIENCE

 

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the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

 

The event will be open:

  • Thursday, July 19 9:30AM-7PM (line closes at 6PM)
  • Friday, July 20  9:30AM-7PM (line closes at 6PM)
  • Saturday, July 21 9:30AM-7PM (line closes at 6PM)
  • Sunday, July 22 9:30AM-5PM (line closes at 4PM)

 

Guests of the activation will interact with dozens of activities and installations including:

  • Explore Dick Grayson’s Titansloft and uncover clues to his whereabouts
  • Experience the mysterious creations of Dr. Niles Caulder in the Doom Patrol lab
  • Avoid succumbing to the deadly virus in the mystical swamps of Swamp Thing
  • Join earth’s newest superhero team in the Young Justice Watchtower
  • Create mayhem in the Harley Quinnchaos room
  • Step into the sewers with Batman and descend into madness in The Court of Owls
  • Enjoy the first public unveiling of rare artwork and memorabilia only previously seen in exclusive engagements
  • Discover hidden clues and get an exclusive first-look at the DC UNIVERSE digital subscription service
  • And so much more…

You can register here

https://dc-comic-con.eventfarm.com/tokens/sessionAllocate?tr=tieYvByPTsvypfILTx2dg5ewjFJYXk1R3FfYGddZ69YWO7784ALL5p

 

Mr.MERCEDES IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

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643 G Street (which appears to normally be McKenzie Rae Dresses in the Gaslamp).

Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22, from 10AM-6PM daily

Sign up here for which day you want

https://mrmercedesexperiencefastpass.splashthat.com/

 

DEAD QUARTERS

Martin Luther King Promenade, in front of the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel (4th Avenue and L Street, across from the convention center).

Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 from 11AM-6PM, and then from 11AM-4PM on Sunday, July 22

 

FOX FANFARE

the Hilton Bayfront lawn

These are the hours:

  • Thursday, July 19 – 12PM-6PM
  • Friday, July 20 – 10AM-6PM
  • Saturday, July 21 – 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday, July 22 – 10AM-TBD

‘discover the secretive Project NOAH from the all-new drama The Passage; see members of the Planetary Union crew from The Orville; unlock your Mutant vision with a special premium item from The Gifted; and celebrate milestones for all of FOX’s animated series.’

 

BUDTRADER NERD HEADQUARTERS

292 G Street near the Horton Plaza

The hours will be as follows:

Thursday, July 19 10AM – 6PM
Friday, July 20 10AM – 6PM
Saturday, July 21 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, July 22 10AM – 12PM

‘the BudTrader Nerd HQ is the premiere Comic-Con outdoor experience. Featuring celebrity appearances, unreleased video games, catered In N Out burger, movie previews, Wonder Woman, Complimentary CBD Water and CBD Coffee, Xena Warrior Princess, gangster rappers, prize giveaways, celebrity DJ, cell phone charging station, free WiFi and more ‘

 

 

CARTMAN’S ESCAPE ROOM

San Diego Wine Center (200 Harbor Dr. #12, across from the Convention Center).Thursday, July 19 through Saturday, July 21 from 9:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 22 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

AMAZON FIRE TV’S ” FAST FORWARD TO THE FUTURE

517 7th Avenue

Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 from 9AM – 6PM, or Sunday, July 22 from 9AM – 5PM.

‘Amazon Fire TV is coming to SDCC for the first time, ready to take guests on a journey through the evolution of television. Guests will take a walk through some of their favorite TV shows of past and lounge in immersive rooms from current TV hits, like NBC’s “The Good Place”  and HBO’s “Game of Thrones;” the latter will give guests a chance to take their rightful place on the Iron Throne, if only for the moment. This is also a great opportunity to recharge, as Amazon Fire TV’s activation will have mobile chargers and mocktails to sip on.’

 

SYFY AT THE NEW CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The New Children’s Museum

On Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 20 at 10 AM

‘Thursday through Saturday, the New Children’s Museum in East Village will be home to the Syfy Channel’s Fan Experience, where competitive games include a human claw machine, bingo trolleys, and an on-site karaoke bus. Related merchandise will be on sale, including a “Mystery Box” containing a random selection of unnamed trinkets, and evenings feature DJs and dancing.’

 

NINTENDO GAMING LOUNGE

the Lobby Level of the North Tower of the Marriott Marquis & Marina

Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

THE PURGE’S PURGE CITY STORE

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215 Tony Gwynn Drive

Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 from 11AM-7PM, or on Sunday, July 22 from 11AM-4PM.

‘On Thursday, July 19, USA will open the doors of America’s first “Purge City” store, an immersive experience in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp District, to the public. Transporting fans into the world of THE PURGE, “Purge City” is a tongue-in-cheek, one-stop shop for the perfect Purge Night, where friendly “Purge City” staff help visitors browse the aisles for items from emergency candles to masks to energy drinks – to help citizens stay safe and awake for the 12 hours of annual lawlessness.

Shoppers can also enjoy Purge photo opportunities and browse an area dedicated to the political rise of the New Founding Fathers of America, from the first Purge experiment on Staten Island to subsequent annual Purge Nights.’

 

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Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery, 363 Fifth Avenue

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday 11:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 11:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm

 

FYE POP UP SHOP

Horton Plaza

Thursday, July 19:
Jason Freeny: 6pm – 7pm
Ron English: 7pm – 8pm

Friday, July 20:
Allison Cimino (Rock Love Jewelry): All Day
Jason Freeny: 6pm – 7pm
LIGHTS: 8pm – TBD

Saturday, July 21:
Andrew Bell: 5pm – 6pm
Jason Freeny: 6pm – 7pm

Sunday, July 22: 
Jason Freeny: 6pm – 7pm

 

PEANUTS POP-UP SHOP

226 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp

Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22, 11AM-9PM.

 

HORDAK’S LAIR

 San Diego East Village, 701 8th Ave

Wednesday, July 18 (9PM – 12AM) – Thursday, July 19 (11AM – 9PM).

 

NERDVANIA POP-UP SHOP

Atomic in downtown San Diego on the 2nd floor in the Tiki Room

Hours 

Wednesday, July 18 2PM-close
Thursday, July 19: 12PM-close
Friday, July 20: 12PM-8PM
Satirday, July 21: 2PM-8PM
Sunday, July 22: 2PM-8PM

 

LYFT LOUNGE

Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101 directly behind the San Diego Convention Center

Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 from 11AM-6PM, and Sunday, July 22 from 11AM-3PM

 

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327 fourth ave, san diego

Click here for full schedule

https://www.tbs.com/teamcocohouse

 

SQUARE ENIX TOMB RAIDER EXPERIENCE

Square Enix at the Deck at Moonshine Flats

from 1PM – 10PM, Thursday, July 19, through Sunday, July 22.

‘shadow of the tomb raider will be heavily featured with an ‘off-site experience featuring exotic food from the jungle. Photo moments and a playable demo’

 

TACO BELL DEMOLITION MAN FUTURISTIC POP-UP

 

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658 Fifth Ave in San Diego

6PM-12AM nightly for free food

‘taco Bell will be paying tribute to the 25th anniversary of Demolition Man with a limited time pop-up shop dubbed Taco Bell 2032: Demolition Man Experience, a recreation of the futuristic Taco Bell seen in the film!’

 

 

iT’S NOT STAN LEE’S COMIKAZE – ARTIST’S ALLEY OUTSIDE SDCC

Comickaze Comics Books and More

2750 Historic Decatur Road

#101

San Diego, CA 92106

open daily 11AM-6PM on Tuesday, July 17 – Sunday, July 22

 

 

ROTTEN TOMATOES YOUR OPINION SUCKS

the Hard Rock Hotel

Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21 at 5PM daily.

 

 

TURNING TYDES PRESENTS WICKED WIZARDS: A POTTER PARODY

turning Tydes Theatre Company

Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 nightly at 7:30PM

You can get tickets here http://www.sdrep.org/showinfo.php?showid=387

‘From the group that brought you The Phantom of the Empire and Into the Walker Woods comes the long awaited mash-up of the mega hit musical, WICKED, and the world’s most beloved book and movie series, HARRY POTTER! Featuring songs such as: “No One Names the Wizard”, “Azkaban Life”, and “A Wizard Am I”. Don’t miss your chance to see this two act musical event! We’re grabbing our chance to fly, and DEFYING VOLDEMORT one song at a time!’

 

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MONSTERS BOODEGA CORNER MONSTORE

San Diego East Village (701 8th Ave)

Friday, July 20 from 9PM-12AM, Saturday, July 21 from 11AM-9PM, or Sunday, July 22 from 11AM-5PM.

 

sherlockDCC scavenger hunt

SherlockeDCC Scavenger Hunt will kick off on Wednesday, July 18, and will run throughout the end of programming on Sunday, July 22.

http://sherlockedccparty.tumblr.com/

 

PROJECT BLUE BOOK HEADQUARTERS

July 18 Petco parking lot

Thursday jully 19- Saturday July 21 10:00AM- 7:00PM Sunday July 22 10:00AM-5:00PM

‘Project Blue Book Headquarters” is a fully immersive exploration of true Project Blue Book cases, where government officials invite skeptics and believers to examine UFO-related phenomena from the era. Guests are also encouraged to share their own encounters where a professional sketch artist will help bring their personal stories of the unknown to life’

 

Wednesday only events events

 

THE MOVIE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS

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the Copley Symphony Hall

The concert begins at 7:30pm, but doors will open at 6pm for a “Plan B” pre-concert gathering, featuring special Star Wars themed cocktails and a costume contest.

‘The San Diego Symphony is proud to present a concert of popular film music by master movie composer John Williams. This year’s edition, once again presented during the week of Comic-Con, will feature music from Harry PotterIndiana JonesJurassic Park and more, including several selections from the Star Wars movies!’

http://purchasing.sandiegosymphony.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=7028

 

AN EVENING WITH THE MYTHBUSTERS

Fleet Science Theatre

July 18 starting at 6PM

‘First, enter the Fleet’s Dome Theater for a conversation with Kari, Tory and Grant, led by the Fleet’s CEO, Dr. Steve Snyder. With a decade of mythbusting under their belts, Kari, Tory and Grant will share behind-the-scenes stories from the TV show, give updates on what they’re doing now and talk about why it’s so much fun to blow things up.

Then, head upstairs to MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibitionand indulge in the exhibition with Kari, Tory and Grant! Check out props and gadgets from the show. Test multiple myths, from Running in the Rain to the Killer Card Toss, and search for the truth.’

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-the-mythbusters-tickets-47935596660

 

ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB- BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

the Manchester Grand Hyatt 4th floor rooftop, under the stars.

Wednesday, July 18 at 8PM

They will be screening The Sandlot

https://rooftopcinemaclub.com/san-diego/manchester-grand-hyatt/film/breakfast-at-tiffanys-1961-3/

 

DESTINATION: FUNIMATION @ SDCC 2018 – WEDNESDAY AFTER PARTY

Whiskey Girl. 702 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

8PM-1AM

‘FREE ENTRY for all! Doors open at 8pm.

PLUS, free drink ticket for every attendee!
+1 additional drink ticket for FunimationNow subscribers. (As well as priority access. Skip the line! Must show proof of active subscription upon entering.)
+1 additional drink ticket when you sign up for Funimation emails.

First come, first served at the door. RSVP does not guarantee entry. Admission subject to capacity.

Register* to win one of 8 anime prize packs (valued over $300) to be given away every hour, on the hour. No badge required!!

We’re expecting a full house, so be sure to get there early. 21+ only. IDs will be checked at the door.

Become a FunimationNow subscriber to get priority access! Use promo code “SDCC2018” to get your first month free.

Use the hashtag #FUNSDCC2018 on Twitter and Instagram for additional chances to win anime swag through the evening.

Sponsored in part by Microsoft, Anime PLS, Quidd and SonicBoomBox.’

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/destination-funimation-sdcc-2018-wednesday-after-party-tickets-48078182137

 

CHRISTINA LAUREN SAN DIEGO READER MEET UP

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Thursday only events

 

BAIT LIMITED EDITION CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 SIGNING

the BAIT Store at 920 Fifth Ave

Thursday, July 19 from 5:30PM-7PM

 

HER UNIVERSE FASHION SHOW

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, CA, Harbor Ballroom

July 19, 2018 6:00 PM PST

https://blog.heruniverse.com/fashionshow/?j=35262&sfmc_sub=967791&l=15_HTML&u=16865104&mid=7275722&jb=862&cm_lm=967791&CM_MMC=EML-_-04142018+HC+INFINITY+WAR-_-Promotional-HC-_-1-20184-EML-SFM-6030-15

 

 

WAYWARD COCKTAILS

Analog Bar

6PM

‘Join us on from Thursday July 19 at our secret Bunker aka the Analog Bar in the Gaslamp for an Apocalypse World Banquet including a selection of hot food for all the hungry hunters, angels and demons and of course – pie! There will be Supernatural themed cocktails and mocktails such as the Single Man Tear, Angel Grace and the WaywardAF, as well as exclusive Hunter’s swag and nougat for everyone!

It’s also Jared’s birthday so we will be celebrating with a giant cake!’

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wayward-cocktails-tickets-45837459074?utm_term=eventname_text

 

CHUCK JONES GALLERY STAR WARS TRIBUTE

chuck jones gallery 232 Fifth Ave San Diego

Thursday, July 21 from 7 to 10 PM

All events are free and open to the public. RSVP is suggested for artist appearances at 619-294-9880 or SanDiego@ChuckJones.com.

http://www.chuckjones.com/

 

IDW PUBLISHING SCOOTER CHRONICLES SIGNING AND MANUAL SCAN CONCERT

RSVP is suggested vespa motorsport 3955 pacific Hwy, san diego

Thursday at 7 PM – 10 PM

‘A very special book signing / live concert at a unique concert location, Vespa Motorsport! Celebrating the release of the book, The Scooter Chronicles: A Mod Odyssey by Shariar Fouladi with an appearance from 1980’s mod favorites Manual Scan. A unique concert location – Admission includes a free copy of the book and collectable button! Plus music from DJ, Stereotype !’

https://www.facebook.com/events/1888818271185134/?active_tab=about

 

Friday only events

 

CHUCK JONES GALLERY – MEET DISNEY ACTOR RYAN OCHOA

chuck jones gallery 232 Fifth Ave San Diego

July 20 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

All events are free and open to the public. RSVP is suggested for artist appearances at 619-294-9880 or SanDiego@ChuckJones.com.

http://www.chuckjones.com/

 

CHUCK JONES GALLERY – MARVEL COMICS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST JAMES C. MULLIGAN

chuck jones gallery 232 Fifth Ave San Diego

Friday, July 20 from 3 to 6 PM

All events are free and open to the public. RSVP is suggested for artist appearances at 619-294-9880 or SanDiego@ChuckJones.com.

http://www.chuckjones.com/

 

CHUCK JONES GALLERY WITH FABIO NAPOLEONI

chuck jones gallery 232 Fifth Ave San Diego

 Friday, July 20 from 7 to 10 PM

All events are free and open to the public. RSVP is suggested for artist appearances at 619-294-9880 or SanDiego@ChuckJones.com.

http://www.chuckjones.com/

 

 

ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB – PULP FICTION

Manchester Grand Hyatt,  4th floor rooftop, under the stars.

Friday, July 20 at 8PM. the roof and box office will open at 6:30PM every night prior to the movie.

https://rooftopcinemaclub.com/san-diego/manchester-grand-hyatt/film/pulp-fiction-1994-6/

 

GALACTIC EMPIRE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Brick by brick, 1130 Buenos Ave, San Diego

Friday, July 20 at 8PM

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1700296?utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent&utm_source=fbTfly

 

Saturday only events

 

GHOSTBUSTERS INTERDIMENSIONAL CROSSRIP FAN PARTY

Werewolf Bar in the Gaslamp

11AM on Saturday, July 21, and running until bar close at 2AM Sunday

https://www.facebook.com/events/227371517997033/

 

BOARDED! A NEW PIRATE ADVENTURE!

The Maritime Museum

On Saturday, July 21. There are two times to choose from: 10:30AM and 12:45PM

https://sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/boarded-a-new-pirate-adventure/

 

CHUCK JONES GALLERY – GRAFFITI AND STREET ARTISTS SAKE, KROWN ONE, AND BRISK ONE

chuck jones gallery 232 Fifth Ave San Diego

 July 21 from 4 to 7 PM

All events are free and open to the public. RSVP is suggested for artist appearances at 619-294-9880 or SanDiego@ChuckJones.com

 

MARVELOUS ART EXHIBITION AT LA BODEGA GALLERY

La Bodega Gallery. 2196 Logan Ave. San Diego,

Saturday, July 21 from 5PM-10PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/203672966911658/?active_tab=about

 

MERCS AND ANTI-HEROES: A GROUP ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION

subterranean Coffee Hillcrest

Saturday, July 21, from 6-9PM.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1931782446855728/

 

MOVIES IN THE PARK – STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Fault Line Park 1433 Island Avenue San Diego

Sat, July 21, 2018

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-movies-in-the-park-star-wars-the-last-jedi-tickets-47327343358?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND LIVE

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Balboa Theatre.

Saturday, July 21 at 7PM

https://www1.ticketmaster.com/crazy-exgirlfriend-live-starring-rachel-bloom-san-diego-california-07-21-2018/event/0A0054A3BF9C5084?artistid=1501157&tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search

 

STEAMPUNKS AT THE MUSEUM SDCC AFTER-PARTY

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San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park

Saturday, July 21 from 7PM-9PM

http://sdautomuseum.org/event/steampunk-comic-con-afterparty

 

CHUCK JONES GALLERY – MEET CHECK JONES’ GRANDSON, CRAIG KAUSEN

chuck jones gallery 232 Fifth Ave San Diego

 July 21 from 7 to 10 PM

All events are free and open to the public. RSVP is suggested for artist appearances at 619-294-9880 or SanDiego@ChuckJones.com

 

ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB – THE NOTEBOOK

Manchester Grand Hyatt, 4th floor rooftop, under the stars.

Saturday, July 21 at 8PM. The roof and box office will open at 6:30PM every night prior to the movie.

https://rooftopcinemaclub.com/san-diego/manchester-grand-hyatt/film/the-notebook-2004-5/

 

 

holly black signing

As soon as I heard that holly black was coming again I knew I couldn’t miss her signing. holly is one of my favorite writers, I adore her modern fairy tale series and curse worker trilogy as while as her two stand alone’s (i haven’t read the cruel prince yet). I got to the signing about 15 minutes before and bought a book so that way I Could meet her (I picked up poison eaters which is an anthology of short stories she has written) and sat down.

Around 7pm holly came out and started talking with us. I meant to record the talk so I could later transcribe it and post it on my blog but my recorder cut off half way though (hopefully next time it works better).

There was a lot of laughs and talk of fairies holly even read us the prologue of the wicked king! the whole singing was amazing and had me laughing despite the pain I’m still in from having my wisdom teeth pulled out a week and a half ago. I’m really hoping that she comes back for the wicked king.

I’ll leave you off with two of the fairy stories holly told us which was one of my favorite parts of the signing (luckily my recorder didn’t cut out before this part).also my camera wasn’t working very well for some reason so the pictures didn’t turn out to well.
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Holly: did I tell you guys my favorite fairy stories?

What to hear some fairy stories?

Alright.

One of them. so well there’s this guy right and he’s getting married and he wants to build a house on this stretch of land near water. it’s really perfect. super nice. he knows that there is a local expert in the occult everyone in town goes to and consults before they build on land to figure out if the land is a good idea or a bad idea to build on. this is really nice land, he’s getting married. super happy. So he builds the house he moves his wife in everything seems great until the first full moon and then there is a sound like a train going by and the walls are shaking and the pots and pans are rattling Around and she’s not happy with him and he has no idea what’s going on and there not sure anything will hold together. and things do hold together, morning comes and he belatedly goes to the local occultist for answers and says. ‘If someone not me but someone were to build a house on this strip of land what would you say?’.

She says ‘good news and bad news. the bad new is that you built your house on a fairy path they don’t like to go around things. The good news is you only built a corner of your house on a fairy path’

So he goes home and he cuts off a corner of his house.

So the story is from a book, a collection of stories of folk lore that was going around Scotland and in it is a picture of the house with the corner cut off.

I mean this is a true story you can see this house. So they lived there for the rest of there days untroubled except on full moon nights they would here a sound like a wind going past that would take the corner.

And to me that is like the perfect fairy story and it feels like a ghost story. it’s the moment when the mundane bumps up against the supernatural and they have a hopefully okay time or a really bad time and then you know they part ways.

There’s a creature called a Shellycoat.

I can keep doing this.

I’m going to stop after this somebody think of a question.

So there’s a creature called a Shellycoat which is basically a kind of hob and it is called Shellycoat because it likes to tie – it’s covered in fur and it likes to tie shells into its fur and it likes to sneak around and play pranks on people. and so what it will do is wait until people come to the beach and then it will be like – it makes a little rattling sound and then it will be like.

help.
Help.
I’m drowning.
help.

And the people will be like oh gosh we have to help and rush down and then it will go a little further.

Help.
Help.

And eventually it will lead people over this chase until eventually they’ll be like forget it and go home and it will be like hahahaha In all it’s glory and that’s how you know it’s a Shellycoat.

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