By EW Staff
July 08, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

Here’s some good news for fans getting ready to make the trek to San Diego for the city’s annual Comic-Con convention later this month: EW is excited to host Con-X, a four-day getaway in Embarcadero Marina Park North in downtown San Diego.

The fan-first event, which takes place from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, is located next to all the action at the convention center. Free and open to the public, visitors can relax and enjoy picnic areas, food trucks, phone-charging and hydration stations — or get groomed at the Schick Hydro Super Shave Shop, treat themselves at the SweeTARTS “Follow Your Tart” custom candy lab, and take photos in the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network red carpet photo booth. Throughout the convention, the Entertainment Weekly Spotlight Stage will host favorites from movies, TV, and comics.

Among the special guests expected to attend Con-X are members of the casts of Teen Wolf and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus, on Wednesday, July 20, Troye Sivan will perform a kick-off concert presented by SweeTARTS beginning at 7:30 p.m. local time at Horton Plaza Park in the center of the Gaslamp Quarter (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets are available now.

Con-X will be open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. local time, and then Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time.

For more programming and what to expect from Con-X, visit