Vampire drinks, a Great Ape, and more Comic-Con fun!

The amount of cool stuff popping up for 2022 Comic-Con is mind-blowing! A walk around downtown San Diego this Monday afternoon yielded more fun photos!

Among the burgeoning pop culture sights are vampire drinks, a large, rampaging Great Ape, a Starfleet Outpost, amazing sand sculptures, and some large, creepy dolls. And loads of the other stuff that I’ve already covered during previous walks!

I suppose what I really like about this time of year is how thousands of creative ideas suddenly come together and flower simultaneously in one place. It’s like some sort of human miracle.

Of course, the dreamers, creators, planners, builders, deciders all contribute innumerable hours of combined effort. But look what can suddenly arise if many minds and hands come together!

Why does so much of the popular culture center upon fantasy, science fiction, absurdity and horror? Because, I suppose, our brains are wired for survival. They become excited and active when faced by unknowns…

Crates that were marked Picard have been unloaded into the Starfleet Outpost, a Comic-Con offsite by Paramount+. The public can swing by starting Thursday. It’s located at Happy Does on Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Lots of colorful building wraps cover the Hilton Gaslamp. All four sides, in fact!

Yikes. I knew Butt-Head would eventually show up.

The three Audible sand sculptures on MLK Promenade are becoming more incredible as the sand artists do their thing.

The modest Krapopolis offsite by FOX is a bit hidden, across from The New Childrens Museum. Hopefully people can find it. Look for the Super Slide sign above some trees.

The big The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power wrap is coming along on one of the Marriott Marquis towers.

It’s Great Ape Vegeta rampaging through the Bandai offsite behind the Marriott! I don’t think it can do much damage without its hands, however.

Spotted in the distance between two crates.

Looking at big The Rings of Power wrap from the San Diego Bay side.

Forklifts lined up behind the San Diego Convention Center, with the American Horror Stories dolls wrap on the Hilton looking ever more creepy.

Here come The Incredible Hulk! Thank goodness he’s in a good mood.

Flying a kite where the Adult Swim on the Green has been in past years. I thought Abbott Elementary was going to set up somewhere back here, but I don’t see them yet.

As I crossed the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge, I saw several large The Rookie wraps going up on Petco Park. Those workers on super duper cherry pickers work fast.

Well, whoever is going to build the Petco Park Interactive Zone here better get busy. They have two days to do it!

The Rookie: Feds is being promoted by ABC at 2022 Comic-Con in a big way!

And the big Krapopolis wrap on the Omni, promoting an upcoming animated FOX show, is almost done.

Someone checks their phone beneath the IGN balcony outside the Hard Rock Hotel. Keep your eyes on this balcony for celebrities during Comic-Con.

NBCUniversal is getting their NBCU Corner ready now. I see a bunch of Good Guys graphics. Those might be going into the Tin Fish.

Quantum Leap is back on NBC this Fall.

And here is Reginald the Vampire, coming to Syfy. No, I’m not thirsty. Thank you.

If you’d like to view my coverage of Comic-Con so far, which includes hundreds of cool photographs, click here!

I live in downtown San Diego and love to walk around with my camera! You can follow Cool San Diego Sights via Facebook or Twitter!

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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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