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Comic-Con 2010

What: The Hollywood Reporter and Yowie.com: Rock Star Suite Media Lounge
When: Thursday-Saturday, various times
Where: Hard Rock Hotel, 12th Floor Rockstar Platinum Suite and Float Rooftop Poolside Bar
The Hollywood Reporter and online video streaming site Yowie.com are hosting three days of afternoon and evening events, including: a Daytime Lounge, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 22-24; a Rock Star Suite Lounge Party, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., July 22 ; and a Friday night rooftop poolside cocktail party at Float, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., July 23. Anticipated guests include Shia Labeouf,  Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Robert Zemeckis, Seth Green and more.

What: IGN.com and Lionsgate: Sylvester Stallone and "The Expendables"
When: Thursday, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Hard Rock Hotel, Gaslamp Quarter
This private event will feature an award ceremony honoring Stallone as the inaugural inductee into IGN.com's new Action Hero Hall of Fame. Other cast members from "The Expendables" will also be on hand.
Comic-Con 2010  

What: G4 and Lucasfilm, Gphoria Strikes Back
When: Thursday 9 p.m.-midnight
Where: Hard Rock Hotel, Gaslamp Quarter
This invitation-only event celebrates the 30th anniversary of "The Empire Strikes Back." Guests will mingle with costumed characters to the music of DJ Homicide in rooms decorated like scenes from the film.

What: WOWIO's Comic-Con Cruise
When: Friday 7 p.m.-midnight
Where: Fifth Avenue landing dock
Private invitees will celebrate the launch of WOWIO TV and the e-book retailer's first-ever presence at Comic-Con with a live musical performance by the Knights of Monte Carlo and mingling in rooftop cabanas.

What: Disney and MySpace "Tron: Legacy" Party
When: Friday, 9 p.m.-close
Where: Flynn's Arcade, 383 Seventh Ave.
Jeff Bridges, Michael Sheen, Bruce Boxleitner, director Joe Kosinski and "Tron" creator Steven Lisberger will be on hand to fete the December release of "Tron: Legacy."

What: The 36th annual Comic-Con Masquerade
When: Saturday 7:45 pm
Where: Convention Center, Ballroom 20
More than 4,200 guests are expected at this annual costume gala, which dictates that costumes not be store-bought. Masters of ceremonies Phil and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio will judge and award for best re-creation, best original design and best workmanship, among others.

What: Syfy and Entertainment Weekly
When: Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Hotel Solamar
Invitation only, this annual fete will feature actors from such Syfy series as "Warehouse 13," "Eureka," "Caprica" and "Stargate Universe"

What: Ninth annual X-Sanguin 9
When: Saturday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 197 Horton Plaza
The largest fan-sponsored party at Comic-Con, this year's event invites attendees the to "survive a zombie apocalypse."
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