As San Diego Comic-Con has continued to expanded over the last few years so have the offsite events. In the last couple years studios have had a big decision to make when it comes to their marketing efforts. Should we go all out at SDCC and provide fans with a sneak peek at our latest project and risk it leaking online? Or should we focus our efforts elsewhere.
Warner Brothers has once again decided to bring their big film to San Diego and they are going all out. This year is no exception. Suicide Squad will not only be in Hall H but they will also be taking over 6,000 square feet of the Hard Rock Hotel. They plan to transform it into the infamous Belle Reve penitentiary, home to the “worst of the worst”. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy a virtual reality experience to fight alongside Squad members, get your own Suicide Squad tattoo at Harley Quinn’s tattoo parlor. Similar to what we experienced at SXSW this year. You will also be able to take part in special photo-ops in a recreation of one of Belle Reve’s jail cells.
If that wasn’t cool enough the cast will also be signing posters at the DC booth and making a special appearance on Conan, Saturday July 23rd as he once again invades SDCC.
Last but certainly not least Warner Brothers will be holding a costume contest to give eleven lucky winners an all-expenses paid trip to San Diego Comic-Con 2016. So start planning your Suicide Squad cos-play costumes now!
Here’s an overview of what to expect from Suicide Squad at this year’s Comic-Con:
Fans are invited to enter DC All Access’s (DCAA) “Suicide Squad” online Cosplay Contest starting Thursday, June 9, with their best Squad-inspired look as Deadshot, the Joker, Harley Quinn, Colonel Rick Flag, Amanda Waller, Captain Boomerang, Diablo, Killer Croc, Enchantress, Slipknot or Katana.
Eleven winners, selected by visitors to the site, will then receive an all-expenses-paid trip for four days and three nights to San Diego and passes to the Con, where they will take part in a range of Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” activities throughout the weekend.
Every day of the Con, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., have an immersive “Suicide Squad” experience when we transform 6000 square feet of San Diego’s Hard Rock Hotel into the infamous Belle Reve penitentiary—the very place where the “worst of the worst” were incarcerated before forming the Suicide Squad.
Take part in a live-action virtual reality experience, fighting alongside Squad members in a scene from the film.
Get your own “Suicide Squad” skull “ink” at Harley Quinn’s tattoo parlor.
Take photo ops in a re-creation of one of Belle Reve’s jail cells.
GET UP CLOSE WITH THE “SUICIDE SQUAD”
Catch “Suicide Squad” talent as part of the big Warner Bros. Pictures’ exclusive presentation in Hall H, additional details of which are forthcoming, and connect with them directly at the DC booth, where stars of the film will meet fans and sign movie posters.
The cast will also make a special ensemble appearance on Saturday, July 23, to tape “CONAN,” which will air that evening at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.
Here’s more information about the Squad Up! Cosplay Contest: