Which Off-Site Comic-Con Events Are Worth Attending?

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11:  San Diego prepares for 2012 Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2012 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Which Comic-Con off-site events are worth attending? (Getty)

In addition to the regular Comic-Con panels, many places are hosting off-site events also. Which ones are worth attending? We have all the information below.

Here’s what you need to know.

The consensus among some attendees on Reddit is that the Game of Thrones Hall of Faces is, unfortunately, not worth attending this year. In fact, one Redditor referred to it as “hot garbage.” An entire thread was dedicated to how bad it was and how it’s basically identical to previous years. Apparently the best year for Game of Thrones was two years ago, when they had photo ops with dragons, four shirts, and an Oculus Rift VR experience of the Wall. As for the Hall of Faces part, one person’s sterling recommendation was: “You get your photo taken and they put it in the hall of faces along side the actors. It’s so lame.”

The Mr. Robot attraction is probably one of the best. It’s a “pop-up shop” that includes a virtual reality experience and props. You also get a nice, free shirt. The line can be long, however, taking an hour or more. But it’s worth the wait.

Suicide Squad‘s off-site event at the Hard Rock Hotel is definitely worth attending. According to Redditors who have attended, you can get a free shirt, shot glass, lollipops, movie makeup, drink, snack, and fake tattoo. It’s taking up 6,000 square feet and transforming the area into the Belle Reve Penitentiary.

Fear the Walking Dead is behind the Convention Center at Abigail Yacht. It’s recommended by San Diego Magazine and recreates life on the Abigail. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Saturday and will have cast autographs Saturday from noon to 1 p.m.

Nintendo’s Gaming Lounge is at the Marriott’s Marquis & Marina. It’s recommended by San Diego Magazine and will feature some of Nintendo’s most popular games, along with tournaments.

Petco’s Interactive Zone is in the parking lot adjacent to Petco Park and will feature games, rides, autographs, and freebies. It’s recommended by San Diego Magazine and also includes food from a variety of vendors. Petco Park also has Camp Conival fearing Nerdist Laser Tag, an archery course, and board games. The area has panels and interviews with famous actors and directors, including Robert Kirkman, Josh Holloway, and Ian McShane.

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