WB’s ‘Friends’ Pop-Up, NBC’s ‘The Good Place’ & More Interactive Experiences at San Diego Comic-Con 2019
For TV fanatics heading to San Diego Comic-Con 2019 this July, there are plenty of exciting ways to actually get involved.
Not sure what’s out there? Well, we have you covered. Scroll down for a look at the growing list of fun activations and immersive experiences in store.
The Amazon Prime Video Experience
Celebrating Amazon Original series The Boys and Carnival Row as well as the upcoming fourth season of The Expanse, the Amazon Prime Video Experience will be open from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 with a special press preview day on Wednesday, July 17.
The 60,000 square-foot immersive activation will be located across from the San Diego Convention Center located on the corner of MLK and 1st. Drawing audiences and convention-goers in, the activation will include a 40-foot tower covered in LED screens playing scenes and clips from The Boys, Carnival Row and The Expanse. Attendees will also be treated to performances taking place on the “multi-level tower” in relation to those shows.
When attendees enter the activation they’ll be given collectible gold and silver coins which they can use to explore. Participants begin their day by covering up a crime scene of a superhero kidnapping at the Audio Visual shop where The Boys‘ Hughie works. Meanwhile, at the opposite end of the activation, a Rocinante spaceship lays in wait for adventure-seekers looking to participate in a United Nations peacekeeping mission to a newly colonized planet from The Expanse.
Then, explore the universe of Carnival Row in which humans and creatures coexist by entering The Forbidden Lounge, a neo-Victorian decorated hideaway space for a special performance. Escape the summer heat under tented awnings with cold drinks and savory bites from Carl’s Jr. for The Boys. And for cospayers looking to show off their looks, check out the Cosplay Photography Corner where a professional photographer can capture your ensemble.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine Experience
From Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 head to Gaslamp Square (between the Convention Center and Hard Rock Hotel in front of the Tin Fish Restaurant) to celebrate the Nine-Nine. Fans can immerse themselves as potential 99th precinct recruits by completing hilarious tasks to make the squad. The experience puts convention-goers inside the show’s most iconic setting while enjoying exclusive content, giveaways and photo and video opportunities.
Superstore Cloud 9 Pop-Up
Beat the heat and step into the Hard Rock Hotel main lobby to be immersed into a Cloud 9 Department Store where fans can participate in a custom photo opportunity, access exclusive content, and visit a “customer service” desk that’s hosting exclusive NBC comedy-branded giveaways while supplies last. The pop-up will be open Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 and fans can follow @NBCSuperstore for more information as Comic-Con approaches.
The Good Place Diner – The Interdimensional Hole of Pancakes
NBC is taking over Hard Rock Hotel’s Maryjane’s Diner to transform it into The Good Place‘s Interdimensional Hole of Pancakes where fans can enjoy a themed meal, experience a Time-Knife and feel what it’s like for Michael to be truly powerless. Stop by for a bite between Thursday, July 18 and Sunday, July 21 and check in with @nbcthegoodplace on social media for updates.
Jokers Island — Petco Park at the Park
The Impractical Jokers are coming to Comic-Con again this year and they’re taking over Petco Park with a full schedule of fun on Saturday, July 20. Kicking things off at 12 p.m., doors open for a welcome from Joey Fatone at 1 p.m. followed by music from DJ G Money at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m. fans can enjoy a sneak peek at the Jokers’ upcoming series The Misery Index as well as Impractical Jokers contests. From 4-6 p.m. there will be an Impractical Jokers autograph signing while at 7:15 p.m. the Impractically Speaking Live Web Show hosted by Fatone will take place. Rounding out the night, participants can catch a screening of a brand-new episode of Impractical Jokers at 8 p.m. Also, keep an eye out for the Impractical Jokers Museum on Wheels, giveaways, merch, the Staten Island Ferry Photo Experience, Jokers Live Sand Sculpture and much more.
Vikings Battle Axe Training Activation
History’s Vikings is coming to San Diego Comic-Con for a special activation experience on Saturday, July 20. Located at Throw It (339 7th Ave), fans can test their skill with a special lesson in axe throwing with help from series stars Alexander Ludwig and Katheryn Winnick. Running from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., talent will appear at the activation between 2 and 5 p.m. with Ludwig participating from 2-3:30 p.m. and Winnick on location from 3:30-5 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the upcoming sixth and final season of Vikings with this special activation.
Fox’s “Animation Domination” Fan Fair 2019
Located at the Children’s Museum Park & Children’s Park (200 W. Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101, cross streets at Front St. and West Island Ave.), Fox’s “Animation Domination” Fan Fair 2019 will be open Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 (12-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a..m-1 p.m. Sunday) for plenty of good times.
Totaling over 24,000 square-feet the activation features Fox’s Sunday night block from “Animation Domination” by means of amusement rides and games based on The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers and new additon Bless the Harts. The free festivities include a Ferris wheel, games, as well as Augmented Reality (AR) experiences and soft-serve ice cream.
Also take home some free loot including gifts, lanyards, sunstache glasses, collectible button series, bandanas and more. Follow @FOXTV to find out when talent from the fan favorite programs will appear at the Fan Fair.
Central Perk and Pop’s Diner Pop-Ups
WB is bringing the memorable locations from Friends and Riverdale to Comic-Con for some great photo ops. In honor of its 25th anniversary, Friends fans can take a picture on the famous couch from the Central Perk. Meanwhile, for those who aren’t as into coffee and prefer milkshakes, check out Pop’s diner where elements from the set of The CW’s hit series have been set up for another great Instagram-worthy pic ahead of Riverdale‘s fourth season. Both pop-ups are part of the DC Warner Bros. booth.
Harley Quinn Arkham Activation
DC Universe is giving fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Harley Quinn ahead of their highly anticipated adult-animated comedy series. The upcoming Harley Quinn will premiere late this year featuring The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco as the voice of the titular character.
Stay tuned for more experiences as they’re announced!