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A Comic-Con Preview For Locals

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Above: A gathering of "Doctor Who" cosplayers at a past Comic-Con, July 24, 2011.

A Comic-Con Preview For Locals


Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar

Michelle Dederko, editor, DiscoverSD


Comic-Con is quickly approaching and that means fans, celebrities and major traffic is headed our way.

Though the convention itself is completely sold out, there are still plenty of ways San Diegans can experience a little bit of comic book culture without a ticket.

Check out KPBS' list of Comic-Con events that don't require a badge.

Those looking for something as close to the Con as possible can head to off-site gatherings like Camp Conival or Nerd HQ where there are panels, games and plenty of celebrity appearances. Or try one of the many nightclubs nearby, which are themed for specific tastes like "Game of Thrones" and "Archer."

Special Feature KPBS/Arts Events Calendar

Find San Diego's best arts events on the KPBS/Arts events calendar.

Looking for a taste without getting too close? There are also events at the San Diego Symphony, Balboa Park, family movie screenings and even a costume contest for dogs.

KPBS/Arts calendar editor Nina Garin and Michelle Dederko, editor of DiscoverSD and entertainment reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune, go over the best ways locals can experience Comic-Con.

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