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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More cool stuff appears for 2019 Comic-Con!

Interesting buildings are popping up as Amazon's offsite is built a couple weeks before 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
Interesting buildings are popping up as Amazon’s offsite begins construction a couple weeks before 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.

Twelve days until 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!

I walked around the Gaslamp Quarter, East Village and other parts of downtown both this morning and this afternoon. I noticed that more cool stuff is beginning to appear for SDCC 2019!

The most notable thing I spotted is construction of Amazon’s huge offsite, which is located in the same place where the Jack Ryan Experience was last year. This year Amazon will be promoting their shows The Expanse, Carnival Row and The Boys. I’ll keep walking past this offsite construction in the days ahead, plus I’ll continue looking for other new Comic-Con developments!

A banner is up near the Seaport Village trolley station promoting Stan Lee's Alliances on Audible.
A banner is up near the Seaport Village trolley station promoting Stan Lee’s Alliances on Audible.
The Power to Change Changes Everything.
The Power to Change Changes Everything.
An advertisement slapped on a downtown wall for Marvel Hip-Hop Variants on Vinyl.
An advertisement slapped on a downtown wall for Marvel Hip-Hop Variants on Vinyl.
The American Comedy Co. in the Gaslamp has their 2019 Comic-Con lineup on display near the entrance.
The American Comedy Co. in the Gaslamp has their 2019 Comic-Con lineup on display near their entrance.
The window of the Super7 pop-up location is packed full of cool figurines.
The window of the Super7 pop-up location is packed full of cool toy figurines.
BOODEGA - CORNER MONSTORE - KILLER DEALS - WE ACCEPT MONSTERCARD - EYE SCREAM -CHILLING DRINKS - GROSSERIES - DEAD MEATS
“Revenge of the Boodega” is the theme of the Super7 pop-up shop during 2019 Comic-Con. Their funny Corner Monstore will feature Universal Monster merchandise.
Canopy for Prime Video Blue Room appears during Amazon's offsite construction before 2019 Comic-Con.
Canopy for the Prime Video Blue Room appears during Amazon’s offsite construction a couple weeks before 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
Another photo of early construction at Amazon's huge Comic-Con offsite.
Another photo of early construction at Amazon’s huge Comic-Con offsite.
A large edifice is being built at the Amazon offsite construction site!
A large, mysterious edifice is being built at the Amazon offsite! (Kind of reminds me of that Erector Set I played with as a kid.)

UPDATE!

Check out the next photo, taken on Monday, July 8!

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UPDATE!

Here’s a photo taken on Tuesday, July 9 at Amazon’s big Comic-Con offsite. Looks like a science fiction setting–perhaps for The Expanse…

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UPDATE!

I took the following photo on Friday, July 12, only five day to go until Comic-Con. It appears they were working to complete the top level of the tower, which I’m assuming from its colorful appearance will promote Carnival Row.

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Very strange creatures lurk downtown!

Alligators have been sighted in downtown San Diego!
Alligators have been sighted in downtown San Diego!

This morning I spotted several very strange creatures lurking downtown.

Some appear dangerous.

Chili Dog blast off!
Chili Dog blast off!
For this frog's sake, I hope they don't turn the heat up slowly.
For this frog’s sake, I hope they don’t turn the heat up slowly.
This might be Kingpin. Or perhaps Skull and Crosspins.
This might be Kingpin. Or perhaps Skull and Crosspins.
This peculiar creature responds very strangely to caffeine.
This peculiar creature responds very strangely to caffeine.
Godzilla and his pals from Monster Island haven't arrived in San Diego yet, but they're on the way!
These caffeinated creatures haven’t arrived in San Diego yet, but they’re on the way!

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Huge helicopter, banners appear for 2018 Comic-Con!

A huge helicopter now stands high above the street on a steel structure for the Jack Ryan Experience at 2018 San Diego Comic-Con!
A huge helicopter now stands high above the street on a steel structure for the Jack Ryan Experience at 2018 San Diego Comic-Con!

Check it out! More cool stuff is appearing around downtown for 2018 Comic-Con!

The Jack Ryan Experience has been under construction for a few days now, and that helicopter I spied in the parking lot is now way up in the air on a huge steel structure. It appears the zip line will descend from the helicopter across a backdrop depicting a rugged Middle Eastern landscape!

I also spotted three gigantic banners hung from the parking structure of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. They advertise two upcoming video games: Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Kingdom Hearts III.

Ten days to go until Comic-Con officially opens!

The graphic backdrop appears complete. Lots of crates in the parking lot indicate there's much more set to up before this large offsite is ready.
The Jack Ryan Experience graphic backdrop appears complete. Lots of crates in the parking lot indicate there’s much more set to up before this Comic-Con offsite is ready.
A look at the gigantic Jack Ryan helicopter from across the street. A zip line will run from it down along a Middle Eastern aerial landscape.
A look at the gigantic Jack Ryan helicopter from across the street. A zip line will run from it along a Middle Eastern aerial landscape.
The Hilton Bayfront parking structure has three huge banners hung as of today for 2018 San Diego Comic-Con.
The Hilton Bayfront parking structure has three huge banners hung as of today for 2018 San Diego Comic-Con.
A prominent banner facing downtown promotes the upcoming video game Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
A prominent banner facing Petco Park and downtown promotes the upcoming video game Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Another banner on the Harbor Drive side of the parking structure also advertises the new Tomb Raider game.
Another banner on the Harbor Drive side of the parking structure also advertises the new Tomb Raider game.
A huge banner facing the San Diego Convention Center features Disney characters and promotes Kingdom Hearts III which debuts early next year.
A huge banner facing the San Diego Convention Center features Disney characters and promotes Kingdom Hearts III which debuts early next year.

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More signs that 2018 Comic-Con is coming!

According to a sign in a window, the retail space at 635 Fifth Avenue is available as a temporary space for San Diego Comic-Con.
According to a sign in a window, the retail space at 635 Fifth Avenue is available as a temporary space for San Diego Comic-Con.

Two weeks to go and counting!

I’ve spotted a few more signs that San Diego Comic-Con is on the way!

I suspect most of the building wraps, banners, and offsite venue construction will begin materializing sometime next week.

I’ll keep watching for new stuff!

Pacific San Diego Magazine's latest issue has hit the streets. It includes an article about Aquaman appearing at 2018 Comic-Con
Pacific San Diego Magazine’s latest issue has hit the streets. It includes an article about Aquaman appearing at 2018 Comic-Con
Omnia nightclub has its lineup ready for Comic-Con weekend.
Omnia nightclub has its lineup ready for Comic-Con weekend.
An advertisement for the upcoming movie Skyscraper has been conveniently slapped on a construction site near the center of the Gaslamp Quarter.
An advertisement for the upcoming movie Skyscraper has been conveniently slapped on a construction site near the center of the Gaslamp Quarter.
Chef Santiago of the Donut Bar has his cool Deadpool Ferrari parked on B Street.
Chef Santiago of the Donut Bar has his cool Deadpool Ferrari parked on B Street.
A couple posters promoting Castle Rock have appeared in the Gaslamp, including a spot near the Tin Fish.
A couple of posters promoting Castle Rock have appeared in the Gaslamp, including a coveted spot near the Tin Fish.
The City of San Diego has placed signage out indicating street closures during Comic-Con!
The City of San Diego has placed signage out indicating street closures for a very special event: 2018 Comic-Con!

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Cool sights on a walk to catch the trolley.

As I headed off to work early this morning, I felt compelled to walk down Seventh Avenue past the El Cortez.
As I headed off to work early this morning, I felt compelled to walk down Seventh Avenue past the El Cortez.

This morning I walked down from Cortez Hill to catch a trolley for work. I had no set plan. I had ample time. Any downtown trolley station would be just fine.

My feet followed my wandering eyes.

The San Diego Symphony has a brand new banner on the west side of Symphony Towers. Find Your Music.
The San Diego Symphony has a brand new banner on the west side of Symphony Towers. Find Your Music.
Almost to B Street. Some cool reflections produced by the early sunlight.
Almost to B Street. Some cool reflections produced by the early sunlight.
This reflection of a tree on glass windows seems unreal.
This reflection of a tree on windows seems dreamlike, unreal.
The old Centre City Building might have peeling paint, but it still rises handsomely into the San Diego sky. One edge is touched by the morning sun.
The old Centre City Building might have peeling paint, but it still rises handsomely into the San Diego sky. One edge is touched by the morning sun.
The Caliente ad remains on the rear of the abandoned California Theatre building. I don't know if it will be preserved when the historic building makes way for a new 40-story The Overture high-rise.
The cool old Caliente ad remains on the rear of the abandoned California Theatre building. I don’t know if it will be preserved when the historic building makes way for a new 40-story The Overture high-rise.
Shall I catch a trolley at the Civic Center station? Nah. I still have plenty of time.
Shall I catch a trolley at the Civic Center station? Nah. I still have plenty of time.
Workers were cleaning awnings over the ground floor windows of the U.S. Grant Hotel.
Workers were cleaning awnings over the ground floor windows of the U.S. Grant Hotel.
As I walked along Broadway through some construction, it looks like I frightened a couple of people!
As I walked along Broadway past some construction, it looks like I frightened a couple of people!
The brand new San Diego Central Courthouse always provides interesting photographic opportunities.
The brand new San Diego Central Courthouse behind the Hall of Justice provides an interesting photographic opportunity.
Almost to Santa Fe Depot. Just missed a trolley. I'll wait for the next one.
Almost to Santa Fe Depot. Just missed a Green Line trolley. I’ll wait for the next one.

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More photos of preparations for 2017 Comic-Con!

Artwork at The Tick Takeover site at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. Get out there and be super, hero. Stay the best!
Artwork at The Tick Takeover site for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. Get out there and be super, hero. Stay the best!

It’s now Tuesday evening. I walked around taking more photos today of preparations underway for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con! Lots of new stuff has popped up since I blogged a bunch of photos yesterday.

Here are shots from all over downtown and around the convention center! Looks like most of the building wraps and outdoor venues are just about ready! And I spotted some other stuff, too!

Funny sign on downtown San Diego sidewalk depicts Hulk squeezing Deadpool's head and the Infinity Gauntlet.
Funny sign on downtown San Diego sidewalk depicts Hulk squeezing Deadpool’s head and the Infinity Gauntlet.
Out of beer!
Out of beer!
Downtown Ace Hardware has Hardware in their window for Comic-Con!
Downtown Ace Hardware has Hardware in their window for Comic-Con!
Ready to move these into the Ron English Art exhibit in East Village, which opens Wednesday.
Ready to move these into the Ron English Art exhibit in East Village, which opens Wednesday.
Graphic in store window promotes ATT orginal series Mr. Mercedes.
Graphic in store window promotes AT&T original series Mr. Mercedes.
Getting the Ice Cream Citadel ready in the Petco Interactive Zone.
Getting the Ice Cream Citadel ready in the Petco Interactive Zone.
A cool Inhumans wrap is being applied to Petco Park!
A cool Inhumans wrap is being applied to Petco Park!
Artist paints Harry Potter characters in windows of the Hilton Bayfront Starbucks.
Artist paints Harry Potter characters in windows of the Hilton Bayfront Starbucks.
I see Ron, Harry, Hermione and Dumbledore in this photo!
I see Ron, Harry, Hermione and Dumbledore in this photo!
The awesome Legion wrap on the Hilton about finished!
The awesome Legion wrap on the Hilton about finished!
More stuff up at the FXhibition area.
More stuff up at the FXhibition area.
A building is being built to promote FOX's new television series Ghosted.
A building is being built to promote FOX’s new television series Ghosted.
In the FX area there's a place to get an American Horror Story sneak peek.
In the FX area there’s a place to get an American Horror Story sneak peek.
Looking back toward Petco Park, I see the Once Upon a Time wrap.
Looking back toward Petco Park, I see the Once Upon a Time wrap.
After crossing the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge, I got a pic of this cool Empire Strikes Back shirt!
After crossing the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge, I got a pic of this cool Empire Strikes Back shirt!
Another look at the very cool Marvel Inhumans wrap. I hope Black Bolt doesn't have too many speaking parts.
Another look at the very cool Marvel Inhumans wrap. I hope Black Bolt doesn’t have too many speaking parts.
The Once Upon a Time wrap for 2017 Comic-Con is really eye-catching.
The Once Upon a Time wrap for 2017 Comic-Con is really eye-catching.
A small castle has appeared! This History Channel site is called Guardians of the Gear. Knights Templar will guard your swag. You'll also find the Holy Grail here!
A small castle has appeared! This History Channel site is called Guardians of the Gear. Knights Templar will guard your swag. You’ll also find the Holy Grail here!
There's going to be a Lego Ninjago Movie site here.
There’s going to be a Lego Ninjago Movie site here.
There's now a tunnel of massive bones at Kong: Skull Island!
There’s now a tunnel of massive bones at Kong: Skull Island!
More work going on at the NBC Midnight, Texas outdoor site.
More work going on at the NBC Midnight, Texas 4D Experience site.
The cool Midnight, Texas building near the Tin Fish appears nearly complete.
The cool Midnight, Texas building near the Tin Fish appears nearly complete.
A poster advertises Destroy All Comedians!
A poster advertises Destroy All Comedians!
The cool Skydance Interactive wrap on the Hard Rock Hotel is done!
The cool Skydance Interactive wrap on the Hard Rock Hotel is almost done!
All the Netflix wraps on the Hilton Gaslamp also appear to be done.
All the Netflix wraps on the Hilton Gaslamp also appear to be done.
The entrance to AMC's Deadquarters is almost ready to accept new victims.
The entrance to AMC’s Deadquarters is almost ready to accept new victims.
A fence near the Deadquarters entrance lists victims of the undead.
A fence near the Deadquarters entrance lists victims of the undead.
They've got a zombie-proof bunker!
They’ve got a zombie-proof bunker!
Someone paints a graphic along MLK Promenade promoting Broad City on Comedy Central.
Someone paints a graphic along MLK Promenade promoting Broad City on Comedy Central.
The Tick Takeover includes an Amazon Prime member lounge.
The Tick Takeover includes an Amazon Prime member lounge.
Now to get The Tick's antennae to function!
Now to get The Tick’s antennae to function!
Graffiti and vandalism at the Tick Takeover. Goodness gracious.
Graffiti and vandalism at the Tick Takeover. Goodness gracious.
A villain spray painted a warning.
A villain spray painted a warning.
Another side of The Tick Takeover.
Another side of The Tick Takeover.
The Pyramid Gang! Yikes!
The Pyramid Gang! Yikes!
Guys were inflating character balloons that promote the Cartoon Network. I was told this year there will be 19 balloons. Wow!
Guys were inflating character balloons that promote the Cartoon Network. I was told this year there will be 17 balloons. Wow!
The New Children's Museum appears ready to host Syfy.
The New Children’s Museum appears ready to host Syfy.
Is Spock the Beast? Or the Anti-Beast?
Is Spock the Beast? Or the Anti-Beast?
Lots of pedicabs on Fifth Avenue promoting the Laika Experience are in front of that cool exhibit.
Lots of pedicabs on Fifth Avenue promoting the Laika Experience are in front of that cool exhibit.
San Diego Comic-Con exhibitors are getting ready in front of the convention center!
San Diego Comic-Con exhibitors are getting ready in front of the convention center!
I'm ready for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!
I’m ready for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!

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