Big Adventure: A Fun Music Festival/Comic Con Mash Up

by Gary Catig

Imagine an event that combined the musical acts of Coachella, the geekiness of San Diego Comic Con with some of the top stand up comedic acts thrown in. That would be some experience. Well, the people behind Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure are trying to put on such a show. They describe it as a place where comics, sci-fi, fantasy and gaming collide with music and comedy.

During the day, the area will serve as a comic con with an artist alley, panels, signings, and exhibitors. They’ve attracted top tier talent with such creators as Dennis Hopeless (WWE), Nick Dragotta (East of West) and Ramon Villalobos (Border Town). In addition, publishers like Skybound, Boom! Studios and Top Cow will be present. The official panel schedule is not up yet, but they do hope to bring in favorite cast members and guests from TV, Film and gaming.

In the evening, fans can immerse themselves in the festival experience with three different stages of entertainment.  On their live stage will be alternative acts like Empire of the Sun, Modest Mouse and Cold War Kids. A second stage is dedicated to stand up comedy with such headliners like Patton Oswalt and Jim Jeffries. Finally, if you just want to get your groove on, hit up the dance stage with performers like What So Not and Rusko. Check out the entire performance line up below:

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

Big Adventure will take place on November 3 – 4, at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. They have single day tickets or full weekend passes for sale with different price points from general admission to Ultimate VIP. Learn more from their website found here. If you’ll be in the southern California or are willing to make the trek out, this seems like a fun show that can’t be missed.

Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.

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