Every year there seems to be more and more evening events at Comic Con. Only 3-4 years ago I spent my evenings having long dinners at Seville, cabbing it to karaoke in Hillcrest or taking a night swim paired with a hot tub. When I was a kid, we even went to the Old Globe during Comic Con every year to take in a Shakespeare production! None of this is too possible any longer. Something about turning 21 just as Comic Con started becoming a full on pop culture event meant my evenings were suddenly dedicated to parties and only parties. Not that I'm complaining! But I would have liked to have seen Bear McCreary conduct the BSG score live or see District 9 with a Comic Con audience before anyone else got the chance. Last year I even ran into the problem of choosing between Kevin Smith and dinner. If you're wondering, I chose Kevin Smith.
I just discovered another event going on this year that I probably won't be able to go to, but as it's not an exclusive event, it means anyone can go!! And it sounds fantastic. Also happening Thursday night during E3, this event is called Video Games Live. Here's the breakdown for the one this week.
VIDEO GAMES LIVE: BONUS ROUND
On the heels of its ground-breaking, sold-out PBS special, Video Games Live brings an ALL-NEW spectacular to the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles!
The greatest video game music performed by a full symphony & choir combined with 3 massive synchronized video screens, special fx, state-of-the-art interactive lighting, stage show production and interactive elements with the crowd!
Including all your favorites and featuring new performances from: Shadow of the Colossus, Uncharted II, Silent Hill, Assassin's Creed II, Mega Man, Chrono Trigger/Cross, Zelda, Warcraft II, Halo, Final Fantasy, Mario and many more!
Special guests including Silent Hill designer and composer Akira Yamaoka, pre-show game competitions, and brand new on-stage production make this show a one-chance must see!
WANT. During Comic Con, you can catch Video Games Live on Saturday, July 24th at 8pm. On this map of the Comic Con surrounding area, it's the one marked "A". So really not that far and guaranteed to be badass. You can get tickets here, ranging from $20-$75. If you go, tell me everything!