Photos of San Diego Comic-Con preparation: 4 days to go!

Distinctive San Diego Comic-Con International sign is hung on convention center for the 2015 pop culture mega-event.
Distinctive San Diego Comic-Con International logo is hung on convention center for the 2015 pop culture mega-event.

Wow! This morning I saw that preparation for Comic-Con has pushed into high gear! 2015 San Diego Comic-Con comes very shortly after the Fourth of July, so as soon as the fireworks ended, workers have come out in droves to erect outdoor venues and complete a large number of impressive building wraps. There still isn’t much to see in the Gaslamp, where restaurants, bars and shops have been concentrating on drawing Independence Day crowds. I guess in the next day or two that will rapidly change!

Everywhere around the San Diego Convention Center there's activity. Tents are being sent up to shelter Comic-Con attendees who will wait in long lines.
Everywhere around the San Diego Convention Center there’s activity. Tents are being set up to shelter Comic-Con attendees who will wait in long lines.
Party rental workers hustle to get everything ready for 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, shortly after the Fourth of July.
Party rental workers hustle to get everything ready for 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, shortly after the Fourth of July.
The Last Ship building wrap on the Marriott hotel is finally finished several days before Comic-Con opens.
The Last Ship building wrap on the Marriott hotel is finally finished several days before Comic-Con opens.
Ubisoft is returning this year with the popular Assassin's Creed obstacle course. It's under construction at the same spot as last year.
Ubisoft is returning this year with the popular Assassin’s Creed obstacle course. It’s under construction at the same spot as last year.
Conan O'Brien building wrap is visible beyond crane erecting framework of Assassin's Creed obstacle course.
Conan O’Brien building wrap is visible beyond crane erecting framework of Assassin’s Creed obstacle course.
According to what I read, Gaslamp Square in front of the Tin Fish restaurant will be the scene of NBC's Heroes Reborn, where visitors will discover their own pyro-kinetic ability.
According to what I read, Gaslamp Square in front of the Tin Fish restaurant will be the scene of NBC’s Heroes Reborn, where visitors will discover their own pyro-kinetic ability!
Guys build steel structure near entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter, the hub of Comic-Con activity.
Guys build steel structure near entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter, the hub of Comic-Con activity.
NBC's Heroes Reborn cool venue for Comic-Con fans is rapidly under construction.
NBC’s Heroes Reborn elaborate venue for Comic-Con fans is under construction on July 5.
The Strain building wrap on the Hilton Bayfront is making great progress since I posted a photo two days ago.
The huge The Strain building wrap on the Hilton Bayfront is making great progress since I posted a photo two days ago.
FX Fearless Arena is being built in the Hilton Bayfront Park. Attractions will include The Strain, American Horror Story Hotel, The Simpsons, Fargo, and The Bastard Executioner.
FX Fearless Arena is being built in the Hilton Bayfront Park. Attractions will include The Strain, American Horror Story: Hotel, The Simpsons, Fargo, and The Bastard Executioner.
There's going to be more cool stuff than ever at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con!
There’s going to be more cool stuff than ever at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con!
Another section of the FX Fearless Arena under construction, with a big Minority Report banner in the background.
Another section of the FX Fearless Arena under construction, with a big Minority Report banner in the background.
Close up photo of Minority Report image on the Hilton parking garage.
Close up photo of Minority Report image on the Hilton parking garage.
Once Upon a Time returns this year. A huge wrap is being applied on a high section of Petco Park even now as I type!
Once Upon a Time returns this year. A huge wrap is being applied on a high section of Petco Park even now as I type!
It appears Petco Park will be the site of Galactic Army Boot Camp!
It appears Petco Park will be the site of Galactic Army Boot Camp!
Who will be in booth 437. Answer that, and we'll know what this wrap is on the west side of Petco Park, beside Tony Gwynn Drive.
Who will be in booth 437? Answer that, and we’ll know what this wrap is advertising on the west wall of Petco Park, beside Tony Gwynn Drive.
And, finally, I love this huge wrap on Petco Park, facing the convention center. It's The Muppets! Yeah!
And, finally, I love this huge wrap on Petco Park, facing the convention center. It’s The Muppets! Yeah!

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Don’t Believe the Hype painted on Horton Plaza!

A shopper standing on the asphalt braces against a Horton Plaza parking lot wall. Others have climbed up onto her shoulders.
A shopper standing on the asphalt braces against a Horton Plaza parking lot wall. Others have climbed up onto her shoulders.
People mount higher and higher like circus performers, trying to get a glimpse over the wall. Something wonderful must await on the other side!
People mount higher and higher like circus performers, trying to get a glimpse over the wall. Something wonderful must await on the other side!
This stack of humanity is beginning to resemble the Tower of Babel. I hope they don't fall!
This stack of humanity is beginning to resemble the Tower of Babel. I hope they don’t fall!
Don't believe the hype! That's some mighty tall street art!
Don’t believe the hype! That’s some mighty tall street art!

This impressive street art is visible on the south side of the Horton Plaza shopping mall, on G Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. It was painted in 2010 by Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos, which is Portuguese for The Twins. The artists, who were breakdancers before they started painting graffiti almost 30 years ago, have become quite a sensation! The project was sponsored and promoted by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. But should we believe the hype?

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Cool fish wears red sunglasses!

cool fish wears red sunglasses

This is probably the coolest fish you’ll ever see. He’s so “ice” cool he’s gotta wear shades!

I glimpsed this funny image by the San Diego Marriott Marina, and thought everyone would enjoy it. Boaters going to and from the marina office are sure to take notice!