If you've ever done a bar crawl around the Gaslamp, you probably wound up at McFadden's at some point. Usually the charm of places like this is being swallowed up by a dark and malty non-Comic-Con world for a few hours. But apparently even they have the SDCC spirit and will be throwing various Con-themed activities.
Doors will open at 11 am each day with an exclusive SDCC menu highlighting "Irish fare" for $6 or less. I've eaten their late night bar food and it was tasty in the way that all hot junk food is at midnight. So put this on your list of cheap eats.
- Wednesday night is Nerdioke 2014. $3 Miller/Coors and $3 Three Olives Vodka drinks to make the karaoke sound better.
- Thursday night is 90's night with a SLIMED competition and moonshoes and a special performance from "an infamous boy band." I don't know any of these references so hopefully you do.
- Friday night is the bar's 1st Annual "ComicCossies" Cosplay Awards. Cash prizes will be award in categories including: best comic, best cartoon. best TV show, best anime and best superhero. The grand winner gets an all-expense paid trip to Vegas. That is a WAY better prize than any of these other cosplay contests are giving out. Suddenly McFadden's looks like the destination of choice for cosplayers.
- Saturday has a Birds of Play performance as Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. You're also invited to dress up in your best and sexiest villain cosplay - then the zombies will come out in the Zombie Apocalypse Beer after Beer party. (I'd be remiss if I didn't note this is the same night as Zombie Walk and Zombie Prom - so you could have quite the night with one costume.)