Gaslamp shops prepare for 2014 Comic-Con.

Horton Plaza has display cases welcoming Comic-Con.
Horton Plaza has display cases welcoming Comic-Con.

Two weeks to go until this year’s San Diego Comic-Con! During my walk downtown today I saw that a few shops, bars and restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter have begun to get ready. A couple signs are up and a few windows are painted. Horton Plaza shops have many wares ready to sell. I suspect in the coming week, major preparations will seriously get underway. I’m looking forward to see what surprises pop up!

Batman and Star Wars showcased for coming shoppers.
Batman and Star Wars showcased for coming shoppers.
Bookstore in Horton Plaza has cool stickers and posters in their window.
Bookstore in Horton Plaza has cool stickers and posters in their window.
Justice League appears ready to fly off a shirt!
Justice League appears ready to fly off a shirt!

I altered the above photo a bit to make the superheroes really jump out!

Superman in Gaslamp window with Doctor Who salt and pepper set.
Superman in Gaslamp window with Doctor Who salt and pepper set.
The Dark Knight watches from a historic Gaslamp building.
The Dark Knight silently watches from a historic Gaslamp building.
Gaslamp bar painted with Superman and POW word balloon.
Gaslamp bar window painted with Superman and POW word balloon.
The Chuck Jones Gallery really doesn't need more.
The Chuck Jones Gallery really doesn’t need anything more.
These San Diego Comic-Con signs will be everywhere!
These San Diego Comic-Con signs will soon be everywhere!

UPDATE!

Here come more pics taken in the days leading up to Comic-Con! You’ll notice the Chuck Jones Gallery finally got a funny sign up!

Boom Shop seems to be created for San Diego Comic-Con.
Boom Shop seems to be created for San Diego Comic-Con.
Even ACE Hardware is feeling heroic!
Even ACE Hardware is feeling heroic!
Wile E. Coyote holds Chuck Jones Gallery sign!
Wile E. Coyote holds Chuck Jones Gallery sign!
Batgirl costume on mannequin in local shop.
Batgirl costume on mannequin in a typical local shop.
Yogurt sign with Hulk, Supergirl, Spidey and Batman!
Yogurt sign with Hulk, Supergirl, Spidey and Batman!
Wolverine comic book on a t-shirt.
Wolverine comic book on a very cool t-shirt.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

5 thoughts on “Gaslamp shops prepare for 2014 Comic-Con.”

  1. Looks amazing, the San Diego comic-con is one of those events i really want to visit at some point..unfortunately it is a long way away from the UK. Look forward to seeing more of it on your blog in the near future, have a great day!

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    1. I last attended San Diego Comic-Con around 1980, believe it or not! I had a friend who was into comic book art, and we headed down to Golden Hall at the Civic Center where Comic-Con was held at the time. There were no TV or movie or video game booths, just comic books! It was great! The event has probably grown a hundred fold since then. Public events and street displays and people engaging in cosplay can be seen all over downtown and the Gaslamp in particular. Last year all the Batmobiles and Tumblers from the many Batman movies and old television show were out on public display between the Convention Center and the Hilton. This year should be bigger than ever! I hope others following my blog will excuse me if I post lots of Comic-Con stuff in the next couple weeks!

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  2. One of my favorite places to visit is Santa Fe. They have a Chuck Jones Gallery down there which I never miss out on visiting. I’ll have to see San Diego’s sometime.

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    1. It’s very cool! I love those old Warner Bros. cartoons and the wacky cast of characters, so I get a kick out of the place. I wander in every year or so to see what’s new. I’m sure they’ll be doing quite well during Comic-Con!

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