Comic-Con first signs: Timeless, Conan, Thunderbirds, more!

A cool new Conan O'Brien building wrap is going up on the Marriott Marquis for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, even as the MLB All-Star Game wrap hasn't been completely removed!
A cool Conan O’Brien building wrap is going up on the Marriott Marquis for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, even as the MLB All-Star Game wrap hasn’t been completely removed!

Preparation in downtown San Diego for 2016 Comic-Con has finally begun in earnest today, now that the MLB All-Star Game has concluded. Late this morning I walked all over the place–through the Gaslamp, behind the convention center, down the MLK Promenade, around Petco Park–just to see what might have popped up so far.

Talking to some people, I learned a little bit about what we’ll see outside 2016 San Diego Comic-Con! I learned that Timeless and Thunderbirds Are Go will be a center of attention. So will virtual reality, sponsored by Amazon. And I could see the huge presence of Conan O’Brien with my own eyes!

Of course, the massive undertaking required to prepare for San Diego Comic-Con has barely gotten started. Many more wraps and outdoor activities should begin popping up in the days ahead. I’ll keep a sharp lookout!

Read the photo captions, where I describe what I learned about a couple of venues being built outside Comic-Con…

By the Tin Fish, across from the convention center, an attraction is being built for San Diego Comic-Con. This will promote the upcoming NBC television series Timeless. It appears to be a time machine!
Next to the Tin Fish, directly across from the convention center, an attraction is being built for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. This will promote the upcoming NBC television series Timeless. It appears to be a huge time machine!
It appears to me Comic-Con fans will be able to take a wild spin in a time machine in this Timeless amusement ride.
It appears to me Comic-Con fans will be able to take a wild spin in a time machine in this Timeless amusement ride.
Beyond the construction, I spotted the big new Funko Pop! Conan O'Brien building wrap.
Beyond the construction, I spotted this year’s big new Funko Pop! Conan O’Brien building wrap.
Several banners along the trolley tracks promote the newest season of Game of Thrones.
Several banners along the trolley tracks promote the newest season of Game of Thrones.
Banners along Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade promote Outcast on Cinemax and Vice Principals on HBO.
Banners along Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade promote Outcast on Cinemax and Vice Principals on HBO.
I learned this venue along Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade will have something to do with Amazon's digital exclusive reboot of an old favorite, Thunderbirds Are Go.
I learned this venue along Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade will have something to do with Amazon’s digital exclusive reboot of an old favorite, Thunderbirds Are Go!
Workers get the Thunderbirds Are Go stage ready across Harbor Drive from the San Diego Convention Center.
Workers get the Thunderbirds Are Go stage ready across Harbor Drive from the San Diego Convention Center.
I was told this Amazon pavilion will be the scene of a virtual reality activity. I'm guessing lots of Comic-Con fan will be bumping around inside wearing VR headsets.
I was told this Amazon pavilion will be the scene of a virtual reality activity. I’m guessing lots of Comic-Con fans will be bumping around inside wearing VR headsets.
Like last year, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront will feature a huge The Strain building wrap. This one already looks spooky, even through it's far from completed.
Like last year, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront will feature a huge The Strain building wrap. This one already looks spooky, even through it’s far from completed.
Preparations for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con have finally begun in earnest, now that the MLB All-Star Game has wrapped up!
Preparations for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con have finally begun in earnest, now that the MLB All-Star Game has wrapped up!

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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.

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