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Comic-Con 2015 events: Plan your weekend with our party guide

Julie Sprankles is a freelance writer living in the storied city of Charleston, SC. When she isn't slinging sass for SheKnows, she enjoys watching campy SyFy creature features (Pirahnaconda, anyone?), trolling the internet for dance work...

20 Comic-Con 2015 parties and celebrations you have to hit up this weekend in San Diego

Despite many of the big movie studios (think Marvel, Sony and Paramount) opting out this year, Comic-Con isn't skipping a beat — thanks in large part to TV stepping in to pick up the slack. Not to mention the popular Comic-Con party scene! Here are the hottest events to mix and mingle at this weekend.

Friday, July 10

1. Get your weekend started early at Gotham Group/Principal Entertainment's annual Comic-Con lunch

When: starting at 1 p.m.

Where: Held at Rama, 327 Fourth Ave.

What: Don't forget to RSVP, though — it's required.

2. Mingle with the superhero talent from Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash and Vixen at BuzzFeed and The CW's Super Power Hour

20 Comic-Con 2015 parties and celebrations you have to hit up this weekend in San Diego

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When: 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Altitude Sky Lounge at the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, 600 K Street.

What: BuzzFeed will be rocking its standard rooftop beer pong, and there will also be a GIF booth, superhero-themed bars and DJ. Invitation only.

More: The Flash's Grant Gustin: "I might never play a cooler character," and here's why

3. Universal Cable Productions will be hosting a cocktail reception

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Omnia, 454 Sixth Ave.

What: RSVP required.

4. Entertainment Tonight, Tumblr and AMC are teaming up to present their Fear the Walking Dead party

20 Comic-Con 2015 parties and celebrations you have to hit up this weekend in San Diego

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When: 7 p.m.

Where: Held at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 at 701 Fifth Ave.

What: Catch up with cast and producers from the upcoming spinoff series from everyone's favorite zombie drama, The Walking Dead, followed immediately after by a party at the starlight terrace, Hilton Gaslamp, 401 K St. Note: By invitation only.

5. Feel good about fraternizing at the Geeks for Peace fundraiser, hosted by Morgan Spurlock, Kevin Smith and Gotham Chopra, to benefit Kids for Peace

20 Comic-Con 2015 parties and celebrations you have to hit up this weekend in San Diego

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When: 7 p.m

Where: Held at Moniker Warehouse, 705 16th St.

What: Band from TV — aka Adrian Pasdar, Eddie Matos, Efren Ramirez, Greg Grunberg and Scott Esposito — will perform, and other special guests include Giancarlo Esposito and Frances Fisher.

6. Warner Brothers will host its annual media mixer

When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Float Rooftop Bar at the Hard Rock, 207 Fifth Ave.

What: RSVP required.

7. Exciting times for Mashable, who'll be enjoying their debut San Diego Comic-Con party on Friday night

When: Dubbed the "Mash Bash," the festivities are scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m.

Where: Luce Loft, 1037 J St.

What: RSVP required.

8. CraveOnline's Crave Escape

20 Comic-Con 2015 parties and celebrations you have to hit up this weekend in San Diego

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When: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Aboard the USS Midway, 910 N. Harbor Dr.

What: Special performances include Cold War Kids, Bad Suns and Cathedrals, plus there will be a Best of Cosplay fashion show.

More: 44 Comic-Con photos that'll make you want to cosplay so hard next year

9. Join Fox/FX/20th Century Fox TV for a Comic-Con party featuring talent from FX Programming, the network and the studio

When: starting at 9 p.m.

Where: Andaz, 600 F St.

What: RSVP required.

10. Syfy will be celebrating its upcoming franchise hit with a Sharknado 3 party

20 Comic-Con 2015 parties and celebrations you have to hit up this weekend in San Diego

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When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Held at Hotel Solamar, fourth floor rooftop, 435 Sixth Ave.

What: Stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, David Hasselhoff and more will be on hand for the festivities.

What: RSVP required.

11. Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment party

20 Comic-Con 2015 parties and celebrations you have to hit up this weekend in San Diego

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When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Held at the Western Metal Rooftop in Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd. RSVP required at the Western Metal Rooftop.

What: Expect to see some pretty spectacular guests at this fifth anniversary party, like The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan and Melissa McBride, Fear the Walking Dead's Cliff Curtis, Sandrine Holt and Kim Dickens and The Talking Dead's Chris Hardwick.

12. Tested.com's Cinephile for the Love of Film with Adam Savage

20 Comic-Con 2015 parties and celebrations you have to hit up this weekend in San Diego

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When: 9 p.m.

Where: Fluxx at 500 Fourth Ave.

What: At this annual party, guests get to peruse Savage's collection of props and memorabilia and enjoy food, drink and surprises. Free and open to the 21-and-up public.

13. Playboy and Gramercy Pictures' Self/Less party will be in good company

20 Comic-Con 2015 parties and celebrations you have to hit up this weekend in San Diego

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When: 10 p.m.

Where: Held at Parq, 615 Broadway.

What: RSVP required. Ben McKenzie, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley are anticipated to attend.

14. Presented by Nerdist and Geek & Sundry, Felicia Day and Chris Hardwick will be hosting Conival

20 Comic-Con 2015 parties and celebrations you have to hit up this weekend in San Diego

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When: a party full of dance and revelry held from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Where: Petco Park.

What: RSVP required.

15. For the late-nighters, Nerd HQ will be holding it down with its annual star-studded bash

When: Starting at 10 p.m. DJ Nerd will spin as revelers dance until the morning light.

Where: Held at the New Children's Museum, 200 W. Island Ave.

What: RSVP required.

Saturday, July 11

16. The annual Cocktails at Comic-Con meet-up hosted by Bill Prady (The Big Bang TheoryThe Muppets)

When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Held at the Siren's Call pool bar at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd.

What: RSVP required.

17. NBC Digital Network — featuring talent from Blindspot, Grimm, Hannibal, Heroes Reborn and more

20 Comic-Con 2015 parties and celebrations you have to hit up this weekend in San Diego

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When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Held at Rooftop600 at the Andaz, 600 F St.

What: Invitation only.

18. A staple of Comic-Cons past, Entertainment Weekly's annual closing night celebration

When: starting at 9 p.m.

Where: Held at Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave.

What: Always delivers beaucoup celebrity guests. Invitation only.

More: Why we're not fans of the new Wonder Woman

19. Nerd HQ will be picking up where they left off Friday night with the Nerd HQ Dance Party

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Held at the New Children's Museum, 200 West Inland Ave.

What: The celebration is free to the 18-and-over public.

20. GeekNation's closing night party

20 Comic-Con 2015 parties and celebrations you have to hit up this weekend in San Diego

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When: 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Held at the Andaz Hotel rooftop, 600 F St. RSVP required.

What: The party is expected to draw talent from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.American Horror StoryGame of ThronesSharknado, The Vampire Diaries and much more.

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