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Ready Party One: 8 Bit Legacy, SDCC Kick Off Party!

THE premiere San Diego Comic Con after party, as seen in Rolling Stone “25 Best Things We Saw at Comic Con,” Vice, E! News, SyFy Wire, etc..

By Experience Level Entertainment (XLE)

When and where

Date and time

July 19 · 8pm - July 20 · 2am PDT


Parq Nightclub 615 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 6 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Get ready to dive back into the OASIS for Ready Party One, the signature San Diego Comic-Con kick-off party and Night 1 of Party HQ Comic Con at Parq Nightclub. This year, we travel to the Mushroom Kingdom planet, where the 8-bit legacy adventures of Zelda, Mega Man, Metroid, and more run rampant - but of course the star of the show is everybody's favorite mushroom-smashing plumber.

Journey with Parzival into this world celebrating video game legacy and all things Mario - from his humble beginnings as Jumpman in Donkey Kong to his evolution through the 8-bit years of the N.E.S, his 16-bit Super Nintendo years, to his jump to 3D in Mario 64.

The immersive decor will make you feel like you're visiting a ba-bomb battlefield, and themed drinks will keep the party going all night long. Check out the gaming lounge to get all your favorite 8-bit moves in, accompanied by a live DJ. Can you beat Parzival’s score?

Travel through the warp tunnel to the main dance floor, avoiding those banana peels, and get treated to an incredible 80’s set from world-famous flashback band The Flux Capacitors, as well as killer DJ sets by DJ Elliot and DJ Atomic Blonde. Keep an eye out for special guest performances that'll take you on a journey through the best of Mario's adventures. Watch out for a special performance by Violet on the Rocks as everyone’s favorite fruity princess.

Ready Party One has everything else that makes it the favorite party at Comic-Con since 2018, including immersive cosplay, gaming experiences, and much more. Don't miss out on this epic celebration!

GA tickets include access to the party, all live entertainment, and IG-worthy photo ops.

VIP perks: exclusive entry point, swag bags from PopMinded, special viewing area of the main stage, AND…

Access to our incredible Malibu Dream VIP Lounge Experience, a completely separate lounge exclusive for our VIP guests during our nightlife events. Join our favorite plastic doll for a night you’ll never forget.

VIP Table reservations available to flaunt that Leaderboard status and give your friends a time they'll never forget. Purchasing a table gets you the rights to the table from us but you must also hit a minimum spend at the table w/ the venue's service people which is an additional charge upon arrival. For the 6 Highline tables in the rear of the club it is a $500 minimum spend (this is roughly one bottle plus some additional drinks). For the 8 dance floor tables, it is a $750 minimum spend (roughly 2 bottles). These table purchases comes with 1 VIP ticket. Pro-tip: don't let your friends order from the bar, order from service people to hit your minimum faster.

DRESS CODE: There is no formal dress code, but we challenge you to embrace your OASIS avatar look - especially one inspired by the world of 8-bit video games. Let your inner creativity out and become part of the fun!

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Filming, photography, and other recording will take place at PARQ NIGHTCLUB, SAN DIEGO in San Diego, California, during the event you will be attending. By entering the premises, you irrevocably consent to and authorize XLE Productions, its affiliates, successors, and assigns (collectively “XLE”), to photograph you, make sound recordings of you, and use such photographs and recordings throughout the world, for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity, including, but not limited to, television broadcasts and home entertainment products, including, but not limited to, home video and DVD. All such photographs and sound recordings will be the sole property of XLE Productions.

*XLE Is not affiliated with Universal, Nintendo, or any other official studio or corporation. This is for fans, by fans.

*This event is 21+


About the organizer

Experience Level Entertainment is a Los Angeles based event production company that specializes in creating immersive pop culture experiences. Founded by entertainment insiders and media experts with deep roots in pop culture fandom, Experience Level Entertainment has set out to revolutionize the industry recognizing that fans crave elevated experiences. Blending their expertise in conceptualizing and executing large-scale conventions, concerts, parties, pop-ups, screenings, and immersive experiences, the team takes production dreams from concept to completion.