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9 Free Things to Do at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Without a Badge

NBC'sย The Good Place activation from San Diego Comic-Con 2018 | Photo Credits: NBC/Getty Images

Are you headed to San Diego Comic-Con but don't actually have a badge for San Diego Comic-Con? Are you tired of waiting in lines that snake around the harbor? You're not alone in that boat! There are plenty of people who flock to San Diego every summer for Comic-Con and don't actually step foot in the San Diego Convention Center because there are so many other things to do outside the big, concrete building. There are plenty of things to see, do, and experience that don't require queuing up ahead of time or a badge, and they are also free. Yes, free! Not everything at SDCC costs an arm and a leg, and we've rounded up some of the best things to do outside of the convention, especially when you don't have a badge.

Times and capacity are subject to the discretion of the activation/event.

1. Fox Fan Fair

Where: Children's Museum Park & Children's Park, 200 W. Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
When: Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21
What it is: Fox is highlighting its new block of Animation Domination featuring "fun twists on popular amusement rides and games all themed to fan-favorite animated series," including The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, and others. Expect a 70-foot Ferris wheel along with AR experiences and FREE swag for all your favorite shows.

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2. Brooklyn Nine-Nine Experience

Where: Tin Fish (The Gaslamp Quarter)
When: Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21
What it is: You'll have to complete a variety of different tasks to prove you're good enough to join the Nine-Nine squad, and it's going to be toit toit toit. Also in the NBC family, nearby Superstore is taking over the Hard Rock Hotel lobby, and you can also visit The Good Place's IHOP (Interdimensional Hole of Pancakes) just outside the convention. You can register for a wristband that will supposedly shorten your wait time right here.

3. HerUniverse Fashion Show

Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
When: Thursday, July 18, 6 p.m.
What it is: The annual event features up-and-coming designers strutting their geeky fashions on the runway. A group of winners will be selected and they'll go onto collaborate with HerUniverse founder Ashley Eckstein on brand new designs for the coming year.

4. The Batman Experience

Where: (The future home of the) Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park
When: Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21
What is it: Not only are we celebrating Batman's 80th anniversary, but also the fact that the Caped Crusader is being inducted into the Comic-Con Character Hall of Fame. So, why not create a sprawling, massive Batman pop-up museum showcasing DC props, vehicles, games, costumes, and archives? There will also be "a one-of-a-kind VR skydiving experience into the Gotham City," if that's your jam.

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5. Crunchyroll

Where: FLUXX Nightclub, 500 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21
What it is: The world's most popular anime brand is opening up its doors for Comic-Con this year, and fans can stop by its HQ and play games, participate in photo ops, and also jump in the Bananya Pool pool.

6. WB's Detective Pikachu and Shazam! Experiences

Where: Outside the Omni hotel
When: Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21
What it is: You can snap a pic with Detective Pikachu and his friends as well as take a stroll through his world. Also, carnival games, thanks to Shazam!

7. American Horror Story: 1984 Face the Darkness

Where: Hilton Bayfront Park
When: Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21
What it is: Just like the new season of American Horror Story, little information has been revealed about the activation. But you can register for it here.

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8. Amazon Prime Video Experience

Where: MLK Promenade and 1st Drive
When: Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21
What it is: Literally step into the world of The Boys, Carnival Row, and The Expanse in this 60-thousand square feet activation experience. Also, and this important: SNACKS. Amazon will have on-hand relaxation zones, beverages, and food provided by Carl's Jr.

9. Impractical Jokers: Jokers Island

Where: Park at the Park (Petco Park)
When: Saturday, July 20, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m
What it is: Hosted by *NSYNC's Joey Fatone, this day-long event will feature a live DJ, Tru-TV show screenings, autograph signings, photo experiences, and free food, along with gifts and gags.



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Follow the Love Island Cast on Instagram

Kyra Green, Love Island | Photo Credits: Colin Young-Wolff, CBS

Love Island USA is introducing a whole new crop of Instagram influencers to your feed. What you see on screen is only one part of reality TV in 2019, and a lot of the fun happens on social media. To help you follow along at home, we've compiled the Love Island USA cast's Instagram accounts. They're only going to be semi-active while the contestants are on the show, but once they get home, they're gonna get real messy. (We're only including Instagram because it's the only social media platform that matters for people who look like this.)

The list is sorted in reverse order of appearance and will be updated as new cast members join the show. Happy following!

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Christen McAllister
Age: 24
Hometown: Louisville, KY/Los Angeles, CA
Instagram: @christenmcallister

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channeling my inner Brandi Chastain โœŒ๐Ÿผโšฝ๏ธ #thehostsgroup #sponsoredbyadidas

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Katrina Dimaranan
Age: 26
Hometown: Manila, Phillippines/San Francisco, CA
Instagram: @katrina_dimaranan

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Dylan Curry
Age: 25
Hometown: Long Island, NY/San Diego, CA
Instagram: @dylancurry

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70 and sunny while midwest is -51, ill take it #nocomplaints #sandiego #cliffs #patriotssitwhentheypee

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Cormac Murphy
Age: 26
Hometown: New York, NY via Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Instagram: @iamcormacmurphy

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The cat is out the bag! Our boy has entered the villa! Get ready for some of that famous Irish Charm ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘Šโค๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ– #irishcharmer #loveislandusa #loveisland2019 #loveislandmemes

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Kyra Green
Age: 22
Hometown: New York, NY
Instagram: @kyra212green

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Michael Yi
Age: 29
Hometown: Miami, FL
Instagram: @realmichaelyi

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See ya in Fiji ๐Ÿ๏ธ #loveislandusa #loveisland

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Weston Richey
Age: 25
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Instagram: @westonrichey

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Costa Rica ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿป โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #costarica #costarica๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท #sanjose #travel #traveling #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelgram #tattoosleeve #tattoos #tattooideas #arms #gym #fit #fitness #fitnessmodel #fitnessfreaks #adventure #adventuretime #travelholic #happy #gymshark #photoshoot #photographer #drone #drone360 #dji

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Zac Mirabelli
Age: 22
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Instagram: @zacmirabelli

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Putting my faith 100% in you๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ #staypraying

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Yamen Sanders
Age: 24
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Instagram: @yamensanders

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LIVE LIFE ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒดโ˜€๏ธ

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Cashel Barnett
Age: 27
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Instagram: @cashelb

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From a little shoot I did commemorating my truck, Grandpa. That's his name. So many good memories, tunes, trips to the dumps....ah love that truck. This is about the truck y'allโ˜๐Ÿผ Show some love if you've ridden in this bad boy ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป thanks Dad for hookin it up and thanks @christinaskilbred for hookin up the pic ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ

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Elizabeth Weber
Age: 24
Hometown: New York, NY
Instagram: @ewebzz

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Seriously complicated directions ๐Ÿ”ง@jaredthomaskocka โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

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Alana Morrison
Age: 21
Hometown: New Haven, CT
Instagram: @simplyy_alana

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aaaaand the day is HERE!! We'll keep it short: TONIGHT. 8 PM. ALANA. LOVE ISLAND USA. CBS TV. Come for Alana and stay for the dramaaaaa. Show your support tonight by hastagging #TeamAlana if/when you post! Tune in ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ’•#LoveIsland #LoveIslandUSA

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Mallory Santic
Age: 25
Hometown: Vancouver, WA
Instagram: @mallorysantic

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26. I have a feeling this is going to be the best year yet ๐Ÿฅณ #JuneBaby

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Alexandra Stewart
Age: 25
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Instagram: @alexstewart11

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there's literally no bigger red flag than when a girl posts a picture of herself on Easter ๐Ÿšฎ

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Caro Viehweg
Age: 21
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Instagram: @caroviee

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Forever that girl that gets really excited when the sky is in pretty colors. โ€ข Bikini from @loungeswim ๐Ÿงก

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Arielle Vandenberg
Host
Instagram: @arielle

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Becomes the host of Love Island once. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ

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Love Island airs weeknights at 8/7c through Aug. 7 on CBS. It's available to stream on CBS All Access.

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Oliver Jackson-Cohen Joins Haunting of Hill House Co-Star for Bly Manor

Oliver Jackson-Cohen, The Haunting of Hill House | Photo Credits: Steve Dietl/Netflix

It's almost a complete Crane reunion over at Bly Manner. Oliver Jackson-Cohen has just announced that he'll also be joining the second installment of Netflix's new Haunting anthology series, The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Jackson-Cohen, who played the troubled adult Luke Crane in The Haunting of Hill House, is taking a different approach to his new character, Peter. According to The Wrap, which first reported the news, Peter will be "a charming fellow," which hopefully means that Jackson-Cohen gets the chance to use his native British accent, something that was missing for the American Hill House. He lives at Bly Manor and he makes "life very difficult" for everyone there.

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While Bly Manor is not a sequel to Hill House, another Season 1 cast member is also returning for the series, ร  la American Horror Story. Victoria Pedretti, who played the doomed Nell, has signed on to play a governess named Dani "who takes care of two very unusual children." Time will only tell if the other first season cast members, including Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Elizabeth Reaser, will also join the cast.

Taking to Twitter, Jackson-Cohen excitedly shared the news himself, teasing, "Victoria, I'm coming to find you."

The Haunting of Bly Manor is expected to land on Netflix in 2020.



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