More cool stuff rises for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con!

This is one of the Batmobiles used in the filming of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It's on display across Harbor Drive from the convention center at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
This is one of the Batmobiles used in the filming of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s on display across Harbor Drive from the convention center at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.

Here comes yet another batch of cool photos!

2016 San Diego Comic-Con begins tomorrow, and I walked today–Wednesday–all over downtown to see what is rising outside for San Diego’s internationally famous pop culture event!

The answer: tons of cool stuff is popping up!

You might notice in some photos that many fans have arrived in San Diego already. Tonight is Preview Night inside the convention center. And tonight is also the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond, outside beside the water behind the convention center!

(To any of my blog’s readers who aren’t really into Comic-Con, hang on for a few more days! After Sunday, it’s on to other cool sights around San Diego! And as usual, I mostly don’t know what those sights will be! Walking randomly about results in many unexpected adventures!)

Conan O'Brien's talk show is in San Diego for Comic-Con again. It starts tonight!
Conan O’Brien’s talk show is in San Diego for Comic-Con again. It starts tonight!
Hundreds of people were in line early Wednesday morning to watch Conan perform at the Spreckels Theater.
Hundreds of people were in line early Wednesday morning to watch Conan perform at the Spreckels Theater.
Most downtown businesses are now ready for Comic-Con fans. Here's a window painting of Harley Quinn I spotted at Lolita's near Petco Park.
Most downtown businesses are now ready for Comic-Con fans. Here’s a window painting of Harley Quinn I spotted at Lolita’s near Petco Park.
Various double-decker buses are going around decorated with big flashy wraps. This one promotes Impractical Jokers on the truTV channel.
Various double-decker buses are going around decorated with big flashy wraps. This one promotes Impractical Jokers on the truTV channel.
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park was still a work in progress on Wednesday--one day before the start of 2016 Comic-Con.
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park was still a work in progress on Wednesday–one day before the official start of 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
These rustic buildings in the Interactive Zone promote Ash vs Evil Dead on STARZ. I was impressed at how detailed and elaborate this appears.
These rustic buildings in the Interactive Zone promote Ash vs Evil Dead on STARZ. I was impressed at how detailed and elaborate they appear!
Another photo of the Ash vs Evil Dead setting in the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Interactive Zone at Petco Park.
Another photo of the Ash vs Evil Dead setting in the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Interactive Zone at Petco Park.
These crane operators were putting up a gruesome banner next to the Suicide Squad venue, which remains unseen behind a wall at the Hard Rock Hotel.
These crane operators were putting up a gruesome banner next to the Suicide Squad movie venue, which remains unseen behind a wall at the Hard Rock Hotel.
In the Gaslamp Quarter, Rock The Vote is encouraging people to register. Who would you prefer for president--Snoopy or Charlie Brown?
In the Gaslamp Quarter, Rock The Vote is encouraging people to register. Who would you prefer for president–Snoopy or Charlie Brown?
A guy presses Wonder Woman's legs to the window of a yogurt shop.
A guy presses Wonder Woman’s feet to the window of a yogurt shop.
Perhaps real superheroes will eat this week at Kansas City Barbeque, where scenes from the movie Top Gun were filmed.
Perhaps real superheroes will eat this week at Kansas City Barbeque, where scenes from the movie Top Gun were filmed.
The Chuck Jones Gallery in the Gaslamp scored some big guests! Stan Lee and William Shatner!
The Chuck Jones Gallery in the Gaslamp scored some big guests! Stan Lee and William Shatner!
Two of the Powerpuff Girls were hovering mid-afternoon above the water at Children's Park.
Two of the Powerpuff Girls were hovering mid-afternoon above the water at Children’s Park.
Looks like a school bus pulled into San Diego from South Park, Colorado. I think I recognize some faces.
Looks like a school bus pulled into San Diego from South Park, Colorado. I think I recognize some faces.
These smiling ladies were out on the MLK Promenade promoting Hello Kitty!
These smiling ladies were out on the MLK Promenade promoting Hello Kitty!
The video screen near the Tin Fish and the center of Comic-Con outdoor action is now operating.
The video screen near the Tin Fish and the center of Comic-Con outdoor action is now operating.
Here's another look at the Batmobile on display near the Omni Hotel. It's one of several that were used in the filming of Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice.
Here’s another look at the Batmobile on display near the Omni Hotel. It’s one of several that were used in the filming of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Okay, I headed over the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge and now I'm near the Bayfront Hilton.
Okay, I headed over the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge and now I’m near the Bayfront Hilton.
A number of promotional signs are arranged along the walkway where thousands of Comic-Con fans will pass in the next four days.
A number of promotional signs are arranged along the walkway where thousands of Comic-Con fans will pass in the next four days.
FX is present again in 2016 with their show Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll. This is as close as I could approach the big red electric guitar.
FX is present again in 2016 with their show Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll. This is as close as I could approach the big red electric guitar.
A huge stage is being built in the park behind the San Diego Convention Center, right in front of the Bayfront Hilton.
A huge stage is being built in the park behind the San Diego Convention Center, right in front of the Bayfront Hilton.
Looks like IMDb is hosting a Comic-Con party on this big mega yacht behind the convention center!
Looks like IMDb is hosting a Comic-Con party on this big mega yacht behind the convention center!
Not much cosplay spotted today, but I did catch a guy with Captain America's shield waiting in line for some soft serve ice cream!
Not much cosplay spotted today, but I did catch a guy with Captain America’s shield waiting in line for some soft serve ice cream!
The huge event today, Wednesday, is the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond. It's taking place tonight right here in San Diego at Embarcadero Marina Park South.
The huge event today, Wednesday, is the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond. It’s taking place tonight right here in San Diego at Embarcadero Marina Park South.
Looks like the red carpet was almost ready this afternoon for the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond!
Looks like the red carpet was almost ready this afternoon for the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond!
I assume this is just some boat owner having fun. I took this photo walking along the Marriott Marina.
I assume this is just some boat owner having fun. I took this photo walking along the Marriott Marina.
Entertainment Weekly will debut their unique Con-X tomorrow at Embarcadero Marina Park North. It's billed as a place for Comic-Con goers just to chill and relax.
Entertainment Weekly will debut their unique Con-X tomorrow at Embarcadero Marina Park North. It’s billed as a place for Comic-Con goers to just chill and relax.
Looks like Con-X has some huge comic book artist and animation guests. I see Jim Lee and Paul Dini!
Looks like Con-X has some huge comic book artist and animation guests. I see Jim Lee and Paul Dini!  (Click to enlarge.)
This blue guy made of Legos is sitting on a bench inside Con-X. I also spotted the back of a huge Jabba the Hutt sculpture. Wish I could've entered the event area. Looks cool!
This blue guy made of Legos is sitting on a bench inside Con-X. I also spotted the back of a huge Jabba the Hutt sculpture. Wish I could’ve entered the event area. Looks cool!
Is it Fire Lad of the Legion of Substitute Superheroes? No. It's Murrugan the Mystic performing at Seaport Village. That flame is coming from his mouth! You might remember him on AMC's Freakshow. He's working to keep the carnival sideshow--a part of Americana-alive.
Is it Fire Lad of the Legion of Substitute Superheroes? No. It’s Murrugan the Mystic performing at Seaport Village. That flame is coming from his mouth! You might remember him on AMC’s Freakshow. He’s working to keep the carnival sideshow–an important part of Americana–alive.

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