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San Diego Comic-Con Festivities

“Ecto-Cooler” cocktail at Bottega Americano

San Diego’s most beloved convention returns downtown to the echoing cheers of costumed fans from around the globe.  San Diego offers a proper welcome with everything from cookies and cocktails to musical performances and themed-parties.

Bake Sale Bakery
July 8-12. Satisfy a sweet tooth comic-style with the creations from Bake Sale Bakery. Only available from July 8-12, the colorful cookies are inspired by classic action words from old-school comics and are available in a variety of sayings like “Bam” “Pow” “Zap” and “Bang” for $3.95 each or $39 for a dozen. 815 F St., downtown, 619.515.2224.

The Art of Comic-Con International: San Diego
Through Aug. 30. The San Diego Public Library is partnering with Comic-Con International in the presentation of The Art of Comic-Con. Providing unprecedented access to original art by over 60 comic artists, the exhibition traces the history of Comic-Con through art. San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., downtown,

Summer Pops- Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions
July 9. Brought to life by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and accompanied by exciting visuals on giant screens, Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions will take audiences on a musical journey through the popular video game franchise’s most memorable melodies. Embarcadero Park Sorth, 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego Marina, 619.235.0804.

Summer Pops- Star Trek into Darkness
July 11. Experience the music of Stark Trek into Darkness as the San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs Michael Giacchino’s heart-rending film score live at the Summer Pops series. Embarcadero Park Sorth, 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego Marina, 619.235.0804.

Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival
July 11. Celebrating its 3rd anniversary, the festival invites crowds dressed to the nines in their favorite costumes to join at the Loma Club. The afternoon features more than 40 breweries, food trucks, a costume contest and a live performance by DJ G-Roy. 3-6 p.m. 2960 Truxtun Rd.,

Geek & Sundry’s Heading to SDCC
July 9-12. Fun for everyone is to be had at Petco Park as Geek & Sundry brings festivities for fans and family alike. Activities include The Joust, a TableTop gaming nook, trivia challenges, photo opportunities with a fire-breathing dragon and musical and comedic entertainment. 100 Park Blvd., East Village.

Bottega Americano
Bottega Americano offers two Comic-Con themed libations in celebration of the event including the “Ecto-Cooler” with pressed tangerine, 44 North Nectarine Vodka and white rum as well as the “Girl on Fire” with Campari, dry vermouth, process and soda top. 1195 Island Ave., East Village, 619.255.7800.

RoofTop600 at Andaz San Diego
Visitors can catch a bird’s eye view of the costumes and festivities at the iconic rooftop bar of Andaz San Diego, while enjoying craft cocktails with a nod to Comic-Con. The “James Tea Kirk” boasts sweet tea, vodka and lemonade while the “C3PO” offers Cointreau triple sec, tequila and orange juice. The “Iron Manhattan”is a comic take on a traditional Manhattan. 600 F St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.849.1234.

Bleu Boheme
Just in time for Comic-Con, the French Restaurant Bleu Boheme has launched the Le Peregrine Punch with bourbon, bitters, absinth rinse, pomegranate juice, a sugar cube and orange peel. 4090 Adams Ave., Kensington, 619.255.4167.

Flagship Cruises & Events
July 10-11. Flagship’s Spirits at Sunset Cruise transforms for two days into a costume party as attendees are encouraged to put on their masks, tights and capes and enjoy an evening of Comic-Con spirit in true San Diego fashion. The cruise includes local craft beer, wine and cocktails available for purchase, complimentary boarding champagne and light hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and two hour, 25 mile cruise along San Diego’s scenic bay. $40/pp. 990 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego Marina, 800.422.7847.




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