Beside Comic Con

Over 130 offsite events happening during San Diego Comic Con are listed at the ConDor website. Here’s a sampling —

Multi-day events:

Wonder Women:  On Paper and Off (Jun 8 – Sep 1) – An exhibition exploring women’s roles in the comic industry. Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, San Diego, CA 92106. Admission: $5

Approximately Infinite Universe (Jul 8 – Sep 1, 11 am – 5 pm daily. Closed Wednesday) – Art Exhibition. Work inspired by science fiction, the exploration of other worlds and the distinctions between human and alien. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla CA 92037. Admission: $10

Art Illustrated: Celebrating Comic Art, (Jun 20 – July 28; Thu-Sat: 10 am – 4 pm,  Sun 1 pm – 4 pm) – Art Exhibition. An exhibition featuring over 250 pieces of art from many of the most popular comic artists of the last 80 years. California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Blvd. Escondido, CA 92025 Admission: $8

History’s “Vikings” Interactive Waterway (July 18 – 20, 11 am – 8 pm). Race miniature Viking ships on actual water.  Photo Op area. Parking Lot, 450 Second Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101. Free

Hats off to Dr. Suess (Jul 19 – Aug 4, Hours) – National Traveling Art Exhibition. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Dr. Seuss’s never-before-seen hat collection and  Dr. Seuss’s little-known Secret Art Collection.  Legends Gallery of La Jolla, 1205 Prospect Street, STE B, La Jolla, CA 92037. Free

Single Day Events

Lindley Lecture on Law & Comics 2013 (July 16, 12:00 – 1:00 pm). Censorship: From 1950s Superheroes to Today’s Manga. Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. San Diego Law Library, 1105 Front St.,San Diego, CA 92101. Tickets: $10

Comic-Con Dive and Cleanup (July 18, 6:30 – 9:30 am) – SCUBA diving. With Roddenberry Dive Team, and aquarists and scientists from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. La Jolla Shores. Free. but RSVP required

Birch Aquarium Comic-Con Kelp Dive and Show (July 18, 12:30 – 1 pm). Rod Roddenberry is special guest diver. Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla CA 92037. Free WITH AQUARIUM ADMISSION.  Space is limited.

W00tstock 5.0 (Jul 18, 7 pm) – Geek Vaudeville. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego CA. Tickets: $37.50. Guests:  Adam Savage, Will Wheaton, Paul and Storm.

Wonder Women: On and Off Paper – Panel Discussion  (Jul 18, 7:30 – 9:00 pm). Trina Robbins, Ramona Fradon, Mary Fleener and Carol Lay, pioneering women in their field, will share their experiences of working in the comic industry.  Learn about the obstacles these women faced in the comic world as well as the amazing art work they have brought to life. Trina will talk about her new book to be released in the fall. Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd #104, San Diego, CA. 5. All Ages

Allison Lonsdale and Eben Brooks in Concert (Jul 20, 6 – 8 pm) – Music. Original songs about sex, science and God, full of metaphors from math, physics, biology, the supernatural, comic books, Tibetan Buddhism, and role-playing games. Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Ave., San Diego CA. Free

[Via James Hay.]

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