More cool activity before 2019 Comic-Con!

A building wrap near the Gaslamp Quarter sign promotes Amazon Prime's original series and their nearby offsite during 2019 Comic-Con.
A building wrap on the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter facing Fifth Avenue. The cool graphic promotes Amazon Prime’s original series and their nearby offsite during 2019 Comic-Con.

Lots of new developments today, three days before 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!

One benefit of living downtown is I can watch the world’s most stupendous pop culture convention slowly taking shape! The event seems to grow bigger and bigger every year, with more offsite activities and huge building wraps everywhere you turn!

Today is Sunday, and Comic-Con preparations are now in high gear. Here are photos of new things I saw as I walked about the Gaslamp Quarter, MLK Promenade, and around the back of the San Diego Convention Center…

The word REVOLT appears in the Snowpiercer wrap on the Marriott Marquis.
The word REVOLT appears in the Snowpiercer wrap on the Marriott Marquis.
Workers apply large format printed wrap material to the side of one tower.
Workers apply large format printed wrap material to the side of one tower.
At Deadquarters, a helicopter has appeared. Can rampaging zombies be far away now?
At DeadQuarters, a helicopter has appeared. Can rampaging zombies be far away now?
A platform is being built at Deadquarters, perhaps for a Walking Dead fan activity.
A platform is being built at DeadQuarters, perhaps for a Walking Dead fan activity.
The Star Trek: Picard wrap is nearing completion.
The Star Trek: Picard building wrap facing MLK Promenade is nearing completion.
At the Amazon offsite, a spooky old building is being prepared. Perhaps for their upcoming show The Boys.
At the Amazon offsite, a spooky old building is being prepared. Perhaps for their upcoming show The Boys.
Another photo of the Amazon offsite being readied, three days before 2019 Comic-Con.
Another photo of the Amazon offsite being readied, three days before 2019 Comic-Con.
At the Brooklyn Nine-Nine offsite, fans of the show can take a selfie in a lineup with various characters.
At the Brooklyn Nine-Nine offsite, fans of the show can take a selfie in a lineup with various characters.
The big Animation Domination wrap on the Omni is almost half done.
The big Animation Domination wrap on the Omni is almost half done.
At the Warner Bros. Pictures offsite, it appears Billy Batson and Shazam have been captured by a villain with some plastic.
At the Warner Bros. Pictures offsite, it appears Freddy Freeman and his pal Shazam have been captured by a diabolical villain in some plastic.
As I walked over the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge, I noticed another new building wrap on the Hilton.
As I walked over the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge, I noticed another new building wrap on the Hilton.
Carnival Row is replacing a banner from ESRI, which just finished their big convention.
Carnival Row is replacing a wrap from ESRI, which just finished their big annual convention.
A photo from the bridge toward the San Diego Convention Center.
A photo from the bridge toward the San Diego Convention Center. (I added a little bit of contrast to bring out the Snowpiercer graphic.)
Coming down the steps from the pedestrian bridge, I saw a huge FX.
Coming down the steps from the pedestrian bridge, I saw a huge FX.
The FX Fearless Forum is being readied as I type this.
The FX Fearless Forum is being readied behind the San Diego Convention Center as I type this.
The big Hilton wrap promotes upcoming science fiction/technology show Devs on FX.
The big Hilton wrap promotes upcoming science fiction/technology show Devs on FX.
Looks like Adult Swim on the Green will have a huge stage.
Looks like Adult Swim on the Green will have a huge stage. No wacky canoe races this year, I believe.
Getting ready for 2019 Comic-Con!
Getting ready for 2019 Comic-Con!

Stand by for updates!

UPDATE!

I walked around in the late afternoon and saw more stuff.

I noticed Conan’s production people are ready to move their equipment into the Spreckels Theatre. I noticed that super cool Gundam wrap is now completed. I saw a tall wrap being applied to a narrow side of the Marriott promoting Amazon’s show The Boys. I saw many more booths being set up in Childrens Park for the FOX Fan Fair. I noticed that there’s a knotted rope dangling from that raised platform at DeadQuarters–presumably fans will climb down (or up) it. Finally, the Amazon wraps on Fifth Avenue across from the Hard Rock Hotel continue to be applied.

It’s obvious this year Amazon Prime is promoting its new shows Carnival Row, The Boys and The Expanse in a very big way!

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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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