Comic-Con's First Ever Hackathon #AppsBuiltForFansByFans

A Hackathon Where Fans Build Apps For Fans 

AR+VR+MR  (MR),  Ai,  Blockchain , eSportsm Social VR, and WebVR Meets Comic-Con!

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WHAT:  Comic-Con’s first-ever Hackathon! 

WHEN: July 18-19th, 2018

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 15, 2018

WHERE: Omni Hotel in Downtown San Diego – as part of FutureTechLive! @ Comic-Con

WHY: Do you have an idea for an app that will disrupt the way we experience, consume or create entertainment content?

Be part of history by partaking in the first Comic-Con Hackathon. This hackathon is designed to get you to think outside the box to innovate fan engagement and make the fan experience better!

The FutureTechLive!@Comic-Con Hackathon brings together teams of passionate fans collaborating with coders, hackers, artists, designers and tech specialists to make entertaining fan engagement experiences for mobile devices using VR/AR/MR (XR), Ai, and Blockchain technologies.

During this 1-day hack (and prep session the day before, where you also get a sneak peek and playtime with the coolest tech experiences at FutureTechLive!@Comic-Con), you will brainstorm and work to develop solutions to the identified problems and use XR, Ai and Blockchain move mobile fan experience forward. It's also your chance to create a valuable network of mentors and meet likeminded peers.

The themes: VR/AR/MR (XR), Ai, and Blockchain meets Mobile Fan Engagement and the Fan Experience!

Goals: Working towards working demos/prototypes at the end of the 1-day hack, to bring these ideas beyond presentations. 

We are inviting creative, technical and non-technical Comic-Con fans to learn XR and Blockchain tools and use these new skills to develop and create!

Participants will divided into teams no larger than 4.

Given the tight timeframe, these are expected to be rough prototypes to simply demonstrate the possibilities.

  •       FACILITATORS : FanHacks & FutureTechLive
  •       COACHES : Consensys, Cellarius, Ultra
  •       JUDGES: Consensys, Cellarius, Ultra


  •       You must be at least 18 years old.
  •       You must register here in advance to participate in the hackathon. 
  •       First slots shall go to those who are already registered for Comic-Con San Diego, July 19-22, 2018


1.Your Laptop and charger

  1. Your Imagination! 




WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018

06:00 PM - 09:00 pm

  •       HACKATHON CHECK-IN REGISTRATION – 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Participants (18+) will check in,networking, team formations, be introduced to the challenges, and get demos of the tools they can use to help hack. 
  • Teams will reconvene at 8:00 am on Thursday for breakfast and Hackathon launch.


THURSDAY, July 19, 2018

08:00 AM Check-in/Breakfast

09:00 AM Opening Ceremony. Welcome, Q&As, Rules, Keynotes, Demos!

10:15 AM Team Formation Pitch (30-60 second pitches)

10:45 AM Team Formations

11:00 AM Team Registration closes, Teams begin working

12:00 PM Lunch

01:00 PM Technical Workshops and Mentor Office Hours

02:00 PM Workshops and Mentor Office Hours

04:30: PM Coding Stops

04:45 PM Pitch to Judges

  •       Teams present their works to judges
  •       3-minute presentation (Pitch)
  •       2-minutes of questions (Q&A)
  •       5 minutes total per team

07:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Move to Roof Top: Reception/Dinner

Announce Winners & Award Prizes

Audience Pick and Raffles

Keynote and Speakers

10:00 PM Comic-Con SD 2018 Hackathon Ends

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  • Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age);
  • Teams up to 4 person


All attendees must be already registered to attend Comic-Con San Diego 2018, July 19-22, 2018

Bring your laptop.

Looking for working demos/prototypes at the end of the 1 day hack, to bring ideas beyond presentations. Appreciate these will be rough prototypes to simply demonstrate the possiblity.

We're looking for a range of outputs across platforms or devices, whether this is mobile solutions (games, apps), smart skill apps, connected objects etc.


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Edward Moalem

Judging Criteria

  • Creative
    Looking for solutions that show us creative use of VR, AR, XR and Blockchain technology that would generate excitement/talk-ability, or more ubiquitous mobile apps for widespread fan use.