SDCC 2017 No Badge Fun!

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Alright Fan Boys and Girls it’s that time of the year again, it’s San Diego Comic-Con 2017!

Whose ready to let their nerd flag fly and take on Comic-Con! Not me as I do not have a badge, but that’s ok because there is more to the event than the Halls and Convention Center. There is so many things to do and see without a badge. I think this is what makes the event so great, the fact that you can still have an amazing Comic-Con experience even if you are not holding a coveted badge. So here are some no badge events to check out this year!

Explore Downtown

One of the most cost effective and easiest ways to enjoy SDCC is just by walking around Downtown and by the Convention Center. You are sure to see many Cosplayers heading in and out of the Convention Center. They are usually happy to take photographs but please be sure to ask first. There is also lots of signage and displays promoting the event all over, so there is a feel of being apart of the event just by walking around the area.

Play Nintendo Challenge

This has to be my kids favorite place to visit during SDCC. The ballroom of the Marriott Marquis & Marina next to convention center is home to the Play Nintendo Challenge. This is a FREE event open to everyone to come in a play upcoming Nintendo Switch games and complete the challenge for some awesome prizes. There is also photo op areas and plenty of games to play.

Pre-Con at the Library

Stop by the San Diego Public Library this Tuesday July 18th for some pre Comic-Con fun. There will be discussion panels and a chance to watch a Quidditch match! The Quidditch demonstration is from 2pm – 4pm. The FREE event at the library is from 2pm to 8pm. And don’t forget to get a special edition SDCC library card and come back to the library all year!

The Laika Experience

Now this is going to be a can’t miss experience and will surely have some lines for it. The Laika Experience will be in San Diego along with props, sets and puppets from films such as Paranorman and Coraline for a very unique experience. You can visit this experience at 520 Fifth Ave from Thursday through Sunday.


Visit the Hilton Hotel in Gaslamp for a very strange experience with Netflix. Open Thursday through Saturday 11am to 8pm and on Sunday 11am to 3pm. Enter the Upside Down with Stranger Things or stroll down the streets with Marvel’s The Defenders. There will also be giveaways, sneak peeks of upcoming originals and more.

There are so many great things happening downtown be sure to stop by and check it out! It really is amazing how much there is to see and do without a badge!

Cruzin Mama

FREE Comic Book Day 2015

FREE Comic Book Day 2015

Be sure to stop by your local Comic Book shop this Saturday May 2nd because it is FREE Comic Book Day! This is a very awesome event that happens every year on the first Saturday of May. Some shops go all out with giveaways, raffles, and discounts. Best of all you get some FREE exclusive comic books. My local library even joins in and will be giving out some comics for FREE that day. This is just an all out fun day. Last year my family and I truly made the best of this day and went to a few different shops and our local library. The kids had a blast and were so happy to pick up their first comic books.

One of the best Comic Book Shops around is Ryan’s Comics located in Murrieta, who does some unbelievable giveaways and is just amazing to their customers. Ryan’s Comics will be doing a special giveaway to their first 30 Comic Book Day attendees and will also be letting you take home one of each of the FREE Comic Book Day comics, that is up to 50 FREE comics!!! The event will be starting at 10am at Ryan’s Comics but be sure to verify with your local shop of their details and times.

This is a freebie day you don’t want to miss out on. To find a participating comic book shop by you or to learn more about FREE Comic Book Day visit

Have a great Comic Book Day!

Cruzin Mama