Courtyard brings its hallmark guest service to another dimension onsite at Petco Park during San Diego Comic-Con. Throughout the convention the hotel chain is allowing attendees to undergo make-up treatments from Hollywood Special FX-up artists. Both touch-ups and makeup transformations are offered, as guests can choose from existing designs or create their own customized original.

Courtyard will also host a Cosplay Contest on July 26th. Elite Cosplayers will be judged by Norman Reedus, as the “Walking Dead” actor handpicks winners from a group of finalists selected by Courtyard’s roving judges scouring the scene for innovative looks from attendees.

Greg Nicotero will offer fans and finalists tips on their cosplay creations with a live make-up demo and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin will meet the winners of the Cosplay contest in an official King and Queen crowning ceremony on Sunday July 27th.


Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”)
Saturday, 7/26; 12-2pm


Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”)

Saturday, 7/26; 6-7pm


George R.R. Martin (“Game of Thrones” series)
Sunday, 7/27; 2-4pm