Have you ever imagined what it might look like if you mixed today’s favorite bands with some of the world’s funniest comedians and then added in elements of cosplay, gaming, sci-fi, and fantasy, basically creating one epic comic con festival? Well, your dreams are about to come true.
Alt 98.7 is bringing you the first ever Big Adventure: a music, comedy and comic con festival, coming this fall. It debuts in Orange County on Nov. 3-4 and will feature a wide variety of entertainment in a one-of-a-kind pop culture and fandom celebration.
“I’ve waited in my fair share of comic con lines over the years, sometimes even overnight. I love the tangible, face-to-face fan experience and the freedom to be yourself that the cons offer. Our goal is to combine that great sense of wonder and community with the excitement and energy of an outdoor festival to create an authentic entertainment event that is truly unique and out-of-this-world,” Big Adventure co-producer Rob Tweedie said in a press release.
Produced by Synergy Global Entertainment, Alt 98.7’s Big Adventure will kick off the day inviting guests to take part in TV, film, gaming, and comic book panels. There will be demos and gaming experiences as well as an artist alley where attendees can catch some of the comic book industry’s top artists and creators sharing their expertise, selling artwork, while also mingling and signing autographs for fans.
After the sun sets, the stars will come out both literally and figuratively. That’s when the festival atmosphere will shift to music and live performances. Scheduled to appear are groups including Empire Of The Sun, Modest Mouse, Phantogram and Cold War Kids as well as comedians such as Patton Oswalt, Jim Jefferies, and Kristen Schaal. You can check out the lineup below.
A limited number of Alt 98.7 pre-sale tickets will be available on Thursday, July 12 at 10 a.m. PT. Click here for details. General tickets go on sale Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. PT on the Big Adventure Fest website. Single day tickets, weekend tickets, and VIP packages are all available for purchase.
ALT 98.7’s Big Adventure is set for Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4. The two-day event will be held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Orange County, California.
The performance lineup for Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure is as follows (subject to change):
Live Stage: Empire Of The Sun, Modest Mouse, Phantogram, Cold War Kids, Echos, Nvdes, Allie X, and Party Nails
Comedy Stage: Patton Oswalt, Jim Jefferies, Baron Vaughn, Emo Philips, Hari Kondabolu, Kristen Schaal, Maria Bamford, Natasha Leggero, Rhys Darby, and Ron Funches, hosted by April Richardson and Marcella Arguello
Dance Stage: What So Not, Rusko, Bro Safari, Feed Me, Bonnie X Clyde, Luca Lush, Party Thieves, Ducky, Nitti Gritti, and Chime
A preliminary list of participating comic companies includes: Skybound, Kodansha Comics, Boom! Studios, and Top Cow Productions. Comic artists will include Andrew Robinson, Andy Belanger, Chris Burnham, Ivan Brandon, Matt Hawkins, Nick Dragotta, Andy Kuhn, Robert Wilson IV, Ande Parks, Brent Schoonover, Farel Dalrymple, Jai Nitz, Justin Greenwood, Matt Horak, Matt Wilson, Matthew Southworth, Morgan Breem, Ramon Villalobos, Brian Level, Tess Stone, Tim Doyle, and more to be announced.