After a dizzying spell of hype over Comic-Con 2012, aren't you ready for a drink? Fanboys and famous people sure are, so here's a breakdown of the velvet rope happenings in San Diego this weekend.
Friday: Actors Edi Gathegi and Christian Serratos (of the "Twilight" saga) join other invited celebs on the Patrón Express Railcar, leaving Los Angeles' Union Station before noon and traveling in style to downtown San Diego. Riders enjoy a restored train car with a gourmet kitchen, a home theater, an observation area and plenty of tequila en route.
Once there, folks sail to Wired magazine's annual daytime cafe, offering booze at a bar inspired by HBO's"Game of Thrones"and nerdy perks such as an XP and 3-D glasses demo. The shop stays open through Sunday for VIPs.
Saturday: After A-list panels for the likes of "Iron Man 3" (please, Gwyneth Paltrow, come to Comic-Con and be photographed with a storm trooper), Entertainment Weekly puts on its exclusive fete at Float nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel. Young things such as TV's latest hard-bodied hero Stephen Amell of "Arrow" will mingle with expected celebs such as Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, Lake Bell, Norman Reedus, Nathan Fillion, "The Hunger Games" star Alexander Ludwig and Henry Winkler.