Podcast: SDCC 2016 – Comic-Con Go!

Welcome to the Nerd Fu pre-SDCC podcast!   If you’re looking for the latest & greatest in nerdy/geeky news, then this IS the podcast you’ve been looking for.

Normally, we bring you the latest in movies, TV, collectibles, gaming, comics & cons, but this week it’s all about #SDCC!.  That’s right, with just days to go before we head out to San Diego, the focus is on Comic-Con.  We’ve got tips for newbies and you veterans might even learn a thing or two.

Headphones in!
Volume up!
It’s on like Pokemon!


Here are links to SOME of the awesome sights and sounds we plan on covering and attending while at SDCC 2016!


  • Don’t forget to join our mailing list. We send it out (usually on Friday) to keep you up-to-date on the latest in nerd news. ** We wouldn’t want you missing out on any awesome contests, sales, offers or extra entries (hint, hint)!

Everything you see below is based on our four years of going to San Diego Comic-Con.  It may not all be 100% accurate, since things do change daily & often leading up to SDCC, so be sure to check the official sources, like the Comic-Con website or app.  We just wanted to share some knowledge and help out anyone who might be interested.


Packing: Suitcase – all the basics + a power strip for the room and be sure to leave room for swag you’ll bring home
Packing: Bag of Holding – camera, memory cards, backup batteries, sunscreen, hoodie, medicine, charging cables, water bottle, snacks & hygiene stuff (wipes, deodorant, gum, mints, hand sanitizer…..you know the drill)

** Remember there are several devices that are not allowed at SDCC:

  • NO selfie sticks, GoPro poles or similar devices
  • NO Hoverboards in or around the convention area
  • NO E-cigarettes or Vaping products/devices
  • NO drones, balloons or similar devices in or around the convention center

Digital – Get your phone in order before you hit the Con

  • Clean some space on your phone to store all those photos
  • Update your operating system and all of your existing apps
  • Make sure you have the apps you’ll need – The official Comic-Con app, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Uber, Nerd HQ

Research – Spend time mapping out your plan of attack and backup plans.  Find out what others are doing.  Just be prepared.  Don’t forget the wealth of information from some of our friends like Crazy4ComicCon, An Englishman in San Diego, and Gender Biased Reviews. These guys and gals have TONS of helpful information.


Print-Outs – You’ve got documentation for all sorts of stuff.  Be sure to have back-ups, just in case.  Print out your bar code for SDCC ticket pickup, offsite event tickets, emails of importance, overall schedule….SDCC Schedule Links to the official schedule are below, but before you jump in, be sure you read up on the return of the Wrist Band System for Hall H.

After/Outside the Con

SCHEDULED EVENTS (for the most part, this is where we will be)

ONGOING EVENTS (outside the con – no badge required)

  • Nerd HQ – This is the “other con” put on every year by Zachary Levi & it is always awesome!
    Thursday (9th) to Sunday (12th) at the New Children’s Museum
    Panel tickets are $22 each – proceeds go to Operation Smile (on sale July 2 at 6am PST)
  • Camp Conival by Nerdist + Geek & Sundry – free, no SDCC badge required, open to public, full schedule is up
  • Game of Thrones – Experience the Realm
  • Game of Thrones SDCC Scavenger Hunt

** There are MANY, MANY more outside events. Research, research, research!



There are hundreds, if not thousands, of exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con this year.  We certainly can’t run them all down here, so we recommend that you check out these resources:

Mega Dorbz - Captain America - Funko - SDCC 2016


We’ll also be answering any questions we can on Twitter, all the way up to and (as we can) throughout Comic Con!  Please feel free to reach out.  We’ll help in any way we can.  All we ask is that you tell your friends about Nerd Fu.  #NerdsUnite



About Steve

Co-founder of Nerd Fu, mild-mannered artist, gamer, movie aficionado, SDCC disciple.

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