A fun, easy walk outside 2019 Comic-Con!

Come with me on an easy walk outside San Diego Comic-Con! It’s Thursday, and I’ve selected a bunch of fun photos.

So take a seat, get comfortable and come along!

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Batman takes over the Comic-Con Museum!

Today I checked out the Batman Experience at the Comic-Con Museum!

This fantastic exhibition is running during 2019 Comic-Con and is well worth the short trip from the San Diego Convention Center to Balboa Park. It’s free to the public–no badge required!

All three levels of the Comic-Con Museum have been taken over by Batman, as has a section of lawn outside the museum’s front entrance. That’s because Batman, celebrating his 80-year publishing history, is the very first inductee into the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame!

Walk through the looming gate of Arkham Asylum and feast your eyes on authentic, original items from the Warner Bros. Corporate Archive. You’ll see a couple of Batmobiles, iconic props from the major motion pictures, and costumes from the movies and the television series Gotham. There’s a Bat-Signal that projects Commissioner Gordon’s urgent call for assistance on the museum’s ceiling. In the lower level there’s a super cool Batcave Gaming Lounge, with current and old school video games featuring the Caped Crusader. You can also punch a villain. BAM! ARRGH! POW! Or play Batman pinball games. Or view the complete 100-piece series of collectible Batman Black and White statues.

After you do all this, you should step through a door and enjoy looking at the original Jim Lee artwork for the 2019 Comic-Con Souvenir Book. It’s on display in the museum’s ongoing exhibit Cover Story: The Art of Comic-Con 50.

Finally, if you’re feeling heroic, put on Batman’s cowl and try out the skydive simulator on the grass outside. The Dark Knight Dive allows brave crimefighters to simulate soaring over Gotham City!

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Starfleet Museum’s future Picard exhibit in San Diego!

One of many future Starfleet artifacts that can be seen in San Diego during 2019 Comic-Con.
One of many future Starfleet artifacts that can now be seen in San Diego during 2019 Comic-Con.

The Starfleet Museum has sent many interesting artifacts from the future back in time to be exhibited during 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.

This very special exhibition, titled Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty, traces the life and exploits of Admiral Jean-Luc Picard, whose exemplary service to Starfleet has made him a legend throughout the galaxy.

I took photographs of a few of these very rare museum pieces for the enjoyment of my readers. They will remain on loan from the future during the duration of San Diego Comic-Con. If you can, head down to the Gaslamp Quarter and enjoy a fascinating glimpse into future history!

Friendly smiles greeted a curious visitor to Star Trek's cool Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty exhibit.
Friendly smiles greeted a curious visitor to Star Trek’s cool Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty exhibit.
The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth...
The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth…
USS Stargazer NCC-2893, Constellation-class Starship. Picard served as Stargazer's captain for 22 years.
USS Stargazer NCC-2893, Constellation-class starship. Picard served as Stargazer’s captain for 22 years.
Cadet Jean-Luc Picard, 2326.
Cadet Jean-Luc Picard, 2326.
Ensign Jean-Luc Picard, 2330.
Ensign Jean-Luc Picard, 2330.
Starfleet Officer's Service Uniform, 2364.
Starfleet Officer’s Service Uniform, 2364.
Starfleet Communicator Badges.
Starfleet Communicator Badges.
A painting by Lieutenant Commander Data.
A painting by Lieutenant Commander Data.
A painting by Lieutenant Commander Data.
A painting by Lieutenant Commander Data.
Dixon Hill Novels. Picard enjoyed reading Shakespeare and these Dixon Hill detective novels from author Tracy Tormé.
Dixon Hill Novels. Picard enjoyed reading Shakespeare and these Dixon Hill detective novels from author Tracy Tormé.
SHADOWS OF KATAAN. An Evening of Music and Discourse with Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
SHADOWS OF KATAAN. An Evening of Music and Discourse with Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Ressikan Flute.
Ressikan Flute.
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, Galaxy-class starship. Picard commanded the Enterprise-D from 2364 to 2371.
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, Galaxy-class starship. Picard commanded the Enterprise-D from 2364 to 2371.
Third Dynasty Kurlan Naiskos, a revered artifact of the ancient, extinct civilization of the planet Kurl.
Third Dynasty Kurlan Naiskos, a revered artifact of the ancient, extinct civilization of the planet Kurl.
Tamarian Knife, a gift to Picard in 2368, by Tamarian ship captain Dathon.
Tamarian Knife, a gift to Picard in 2368, by Tamarian ship captain Dathon.
Tea cups, one option when ordering hot beverages from the Enterprise's replicator system.
Tea cups, one option when ordering hot beverages from the Enterprise’s replicator system.
A wall with many plaques and trophies awarded to Admiral Picard during his long and illustrious career in Starfleet.
A wall with many plaques and trophies awarded to Admiral Picard during his long and illustrious career in Starfleet.
Admiral Picard Family Album.
Admiral Picard Family Album.
Photos of older brother Robert Picard and mother Yvette Gassard-Picard.
Photos of older brother Robert Picard and mother Yvette Gassard-Picard.
Borg Queen Skull. After her defeat, the Queen's cybernetic skull and other remaining components were retained by Starfleet for further study.
Borg Queen Skull. After her defeat, the Queen’s cybernetic skull and other remaining components were retained by Starfleet for further study.
Artifacts from the marriage of Commander William Riker and Commander Deanna Troi in 2379.
Artifacts from the marriage of Commander William Riker and Commander Deanna Troi in 2379.
Chateau Picard Wine. The Picard family vineyards near La Barre, France produce one of Earth's premiere red wines.
Chateau Picard Wine. The Picard family vineyards near La Barre, France produce one of Earth’s premiere red wines.
Jean-Luc Picard Civilian Attire, 2399.
Jean-Luc Picard Civilian Attire, 2399.
The special exhibition, Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty is on loan from the Starfleet Museum. It is on display in San Diego during 2019 Comic-Con.
The special exhibition, Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty, is on loan from the Starfleet Museum. It is on display in San Diego during 2019 Comic-Con.

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Cosplay and fun stuff early Thursday morning!

Pennywise cosplay at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
Pennywise cosplay at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.

Around seven o’clock this morning, people were trickling in for the first day of 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. Lines were forming at the convention center and at various offsite activations, most of which open around ten o’clock.

Walking about I observed the early morning activity, and I encountered many fun examples of cosplay!

Raven cosplay.
Raven cosplay.
The Fairly OddParents cosplay.
The Fairly OddParents cosplay.
Early Thursday morning, guys are wading in the Childrens Park fountain putting up some cool Animation Domination balloons.
Early Thursday morning, guys are wading in the Childrens Park fountain putting up some cool Animation Domination balloons.
WATCH OUT FOR FREAKS
WATCH OUT FOR FREAKS
The Handmaid's Tale cosplay.
The Handmaid’s Tale cosplay.
This guy informed me his cosplay is a cross between The Comedian and Negan.
This guy informed me his cosplay is a cross between The Comedian and Negan.
Spider-Man cosplay.
Spider-Man cosplay.
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park wasn't open yet. I'll check it out today or tomorrow!
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park wasn’t open yet. I’ll check it out today or tomorrow!
Fans are already waiting in line for NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine activation.
Fans are already waiting in line for NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine activation.
Rey is a popular cosplay this year.
Rey is a popular cosplay this year.
Star Trek cosplay with a Vulcan salute. Live long and prosper!
Star Trek cosplay with a Vulcan salute. Live long and prosper!
Setting up for the Stan Lee's Alliances offsite in the Gaslamp.
Setting up for the Stan Lee’s Alliances offsite in the Gaslamp.
Wolverine cosplay.
Wolverine cosplay.

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Let the 2019 Comic-Con fun begin!

Superman and Martian Manhunter are battling it out on a passing bus!
Superman and Martian Manhunter are battling it out on a passing bus!

Preview Night is upon us!

2019 Comic-Con is just about ready to get underway! I walked all around downtown San Diego this afternoon taking it all in.

Are you ready?

Yes?

Then let the fun begin!

Supergirl is ready to fly to the rescue a few hours before 2019 Comic-Con Preview Night begins!
Supergirl is ready to fly to the rescue a few hours before 2019 Comic-Con Preview Night begins!
Onyx Nightclub has a cool banner.
Onyx Nightclub has a cool banner.
It was media day at the Amazon offsite. Crowds will surge through here tomorrow!
It was media day at the Amazon offsite. Crowds will surge through here tomorrow!
Cleaning the fountain at Childrens Park. A nice clean FOX Fan Fair will be enjoyed by one and all.
Cleaning the fountain at Childrens Park. A nice clean FOX Fan Fair will be enjoyed by one and all.
Madness is rampant.
Madness is already rampant and we haven’t even started.
William, a cool San Diego artist, spray paints a character from South Park.
William, a cool San Diego artist, spray paints a character from South Park.
Some blood has already been spattered at DeadQuarters.
Some blood has already been spattered at DeadQuarters.
When that door opens, diners might encounter an unexpected surprise.
When that door opens, diners might encounter an unexpected surprise.
Interdimensional Hole of Pancakes.
Interdimensional Hole of Pancakes.
Snoopy rides through space at the Peanuts Pop-Up Shop.
Snoopy rides through space at the Peanuts Pop-Up Shop.
Entertainment Weekly teams were handing out their Comic-Con edition.
Entertainment Weekly teams were handing out their San Diego Comic-Con edition.
David Glanzer of Comic-Con International gives an interview.
David Glanzer of Comic-Con International gives an interview.
There's a lot of police line taped over video screens at Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
There’s a lot of yellow police line blocking video screens at Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
This arcade game lets you Test your Seinfeld knowledge and WIN!
This arcade game lets you Test your Seinfeld knowledge and WIN!
Pikachu pic.
A perfect Pikachu pic.
Hey kid! Over here! It's me, Shazam!
Hey kid! Over here! It’s me, Shazam!
A cool Star Wars speeder at Ripley's Believe It or Not's unusual Car Lot.
A cool Star Wars speeder at Ripley’s Believe It or Not’s unusual Car Lot.
A fantastic Carnival Row wrap on a bus.
A fantastic Carnival Row wrap on a bus.
An activation being prepared at the Interactive Zone at Petco Park.
An activation being prepared at the last minute in the Interactive Zone at Petco Park.
Sharkzilla is back for Shark Week! I expects some pallets and surfboards might be for lunch.
Sharkzilla is back for Shark Week! I expect some wooden pallets and surfboards might get chomped.
Ride this mustardy hot dog at Adult Swim on the Green!
Ride this mustardy hot dog at Adult Swim on the Green!
Princess Pennywise cosplay!
Princess Pennywise cosplay!
A boat in the Marriott Marina has a Batman banner flying in the wind.
A boat in the Marriott Marina has a Batman banner flying in the wind.
Posing for a cool pic in the Dragon Ball Z line.
Posing for a cool pic in the Dragon Ball Z line.
Here comes another Entertainment Weekly team.
Here comes another Entertainment Weekly team passing out magazines to those in the line.
Dragonball Z cosplay.
Dragonball Z cosplay. I thought the one on the right might be Rick and everyone laughed at my absolute ignorance!
Rey demonstrated her powerful Force Punch.
Rey demonstrated her powerful Force Punch.
A line has formed for Comic-Con pre-ordered merchandise.
A line has formed for Comic-Con pre-ordered merchandise.
Cool Dragon Ball Z graphics greet those entering the lobby of the Marriott Marina.
Cool Dragon Ball Z graphics greet those entering the main lobby of the Marriott Marquis hotel.
A couple of Team Coco swag bags.
A couple of Team Coco swag bags.
ABC will have their Comic-Con live desk inside the window of the Chuck Jones Gallery.
ABC will have their Comic-Con live desk inside the window of the Chuck Jones Gallery.
SoCal Pro Wrestling will have a cool Comic-Con event!
SoCal Pro Wrestling will have a cool Comic-Con event tonight!
Iron Man is nicely dressed in this Gaslamp shop.
Iron Man is nicely dressed in this Gaslamp shop.
The Watchmen offsite is being built on Wednesday afternoon, just in time for Comic-Con.
HBO’s Watchmen offsite is being built on Wednesday afternoon, just in time for Comic-Con.
There's a functioning Stargate inside the Theatre Box!
There’s a functioning Stargate now inside the Theatre Box lobby!
Even more cool Dragon Ball Z cosplay!
Even more cool Dragon Ball Z cosplay!

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A morning walk before Comic-Con Preview Night!

Here come loads of photos from my morning walk around 2019 San Diego Comic-Con before Preview Night. It’s Wednesday, and everyone is working furiously to get wraps and offsites ready!

I walked everywhere: through East Village, the Gaslamp Quarter, around the San Diego Convention Center and Marriott Marquis, and down MLK Promenade.

Among other things I observed . . . the Nerdist offsite has received Museum of Mayhem window wraps. The Watchmen offsite had barely even begun their construction. The Syfy wrap is finished. The entrance of the Star Trek: Picard offsite appears ready, with the words Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty and Starfleet Museum. DeadQuarters is a radioactive zone, and that airplane appears to have crash landed. The South Park miniature golf is about ready. The Marriott appears ready to host the Esports Lounge. One or two people walking about are already engaging in cosplay. The Dragon Ball Z activation looks really cool now. The IMDb yacht appears about ready. The Adult Swim and FX offsites are both looking pretty awesome, with some mysterious objects that make me wonder what they are. The Petco Park wraps are done, including one for ABC’s Emergence. A gigantic The Twilight Zone wrap is on the brand new Park 12 high-rise near Petco Park. The Interactive Zone at Petco Park is still setting up, and will include a Ripley’s Believe It or Not “Car Lot” with various unusual vehicles. The Chilladelphia activation has carnival games including a Shazam ring toss. I’m starting to see people hauling swag bags about. The Star Trek: Discovery wrap on the Omni is done. So are all the wraps on the Hard Rock Hotel, where IGN will be filming live on a balcony.

And if you’re tired after all this, have a seat on the Seinfeld couch!

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Stay tuned for lots more 2019 Comic-Con photos!

More fun (and funny) stuff for 2019 Comic-Con!

You don't really eat these pancakes, it's more like they eat you. A funny The Good Place quote at the door of Maryjane's restaurant during 2019 Comic-Con.
You don’t really eat these pancakes, it’s more like they eat you. A funny The Good Place quote at the door of Maryjane’s restaurant during 2019 Comic-Con.

I spotted even more fun (and funny) stuff outside 2019 Comic-Con during my walk this morning!

There are some building wraps I hadn’t previously seen, and I found a couple new ones that are now being applied. I saw that the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel is being converted into the Superstore. I also noted the Warner Brothers offsite on the grass south of the Omni hotel, which will feature Detective Pikachu and Shazam, is starting to take shape…

Two days until the start of Comic-Con!

Wraps are being placed on the Hard Rock Hotel promoting NBC's The Good Place and Superstore for Comic-Con.
Wraps are being placed on the Hard Rock Hotel promoting NBC’s The Good Place and Superstore for Comic-Con.
A wrap on the building's south side shows characters from Superstore.
A wrap on the building’s south side shows characters from NBC’s Superstore. Comedy Starts Here.
Putting on the fun building wrap, with two days until the start of Comic-Con.
Putting on the fun building wrap, with two days until the start of Comic-Con.
Superstore graphics now decorate the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.
Superstore graphics now decorate the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.
Across Fifth Avenue, the Amazon wraps are done. This one promotes The Boys. That's one hero I'd prefer to avoid.
Across Fifth Avenue, the Amazon wraps are done. This one promotes The Boys. That’s one smiling superhero I’d prefer to avoid.
Other stuff is springing up around downtown, like this big banner on a building advertising Tik Tok.
Other stuff is springing up around downtown, like this somewhat goofy-looking banner on a building advertising Tik Tok.
Businesses in the Gaslamp are jumping on the bandwagon.
Businesses in the Gaslamp Quarter are jumping on the Comic-Con bandwagon. Game of Thrones and Stan Lee inspired cocktails?
Syfy has moved to Seventh and J Street for 2019 Comic-Con. I believe you can catch their karaoke bus and trivia trolleys here.
Syfy has moved to Seventh and J Street for 2019 Comic-Con. I believe you can catch their fun karaoke bus and trivia trolleys here.
A cool wrap is being applied to the north side of the Omni Hotel. I'm afraid I don't recognize this show. If you do, leave a comment!
A cool Star Trek: Discovery wrap is being applied to the north side of the Omni Hotel.
The Warner Brothers offsite has erected an archway that says Chilladelphia Winter Carnival. You might remember the scene in Shazam.
The Warner Brothers offsite has erected an archway that says Chilladelphia Winter Carnival. You might remember the big, climactic scene in Shazam!
Freddy Freeman and his pal Shazam are perched atop another arch!
Freddy Freeman and his pal Shazam are perched atop another arch!

Stay tuned for more photos of Comic-Con preparation when I walk about this afternoon. I’ll post an update here!

UPDATE!

I did indeed walk about in the afternoon, and I found more fun stuff!

Batwoman banners now adorn the fences along the trolley tracks.
Batwoman banners now adorn the fences along the trolley tracks.
I'm Mad. You're Mad.
I’m Mad. You’re Mad.
The Stranger Things trolley station is returning for 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!
The Stranger Things trolley station is returning for 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!
Comedy Central's South Park offsite features mini golf this year.
Comedy Central’s South Park offsite features mini golf this year.
Play golf with South Park characters!
Play golf with South Park characters!
Amazon Prime Video was setting up displays along MLK Promenade.
Amazon Prime Video was setting up displays along MLK Promenade.
Flags at one end of Childrens Park, where the FOX Fan Fair will be.
Flags at one end of Childrens Park, where the FOX Fan Fair will be.
Another small glimpse of the FOX Fun Fair from the sidewalk.
Another small glimpse of the FOX Fun Fair from the sidewalk.
Check out the characters on the Ferris wheel!
Check out the characters on the Ferris wheel!
Bandai is staging their Dragon Ball Z offsite in the Marriott's Marina Terrace this year again.
Bandai is staging their Dragon Ball Z offsite in the Marriott’s Marina Terrace this year again.
Check out this The Boys wrap on the Marriott Marquis!
Check out this The Boys wrap on the Marriott Marquis!
Today exhibitors were moving their stuff into the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con.
Today exhibitors were moving their stuff into the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con.
The cool FX Devs wrap on the Hilton is looking good.
The cool FX Devs wrap on the Hilton is looking good.
Adult Swim is getting their offsite ready behind the San Diego Convention Center.
Adult Swim is getting their offsite ready behind the San Diego Convention Center.
Rick's balloon head isn't inflated yet.
Rick’s balloon head isn’t inflated yet.
FX has colorful graphics on the fence around part of their Fearless Forum.
FX has colorful graphics on the fence around part of their Fearless Forum.
A super cool FX event space is being prepared!
A super cool FX event space is being prepared!
More Comic-Con street art on windows of Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt.
More Comic-Con street art on windows of Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt.
A wrap is being applied to a corner of Petco Park. I'm clueless.
A wrap is being applied to a corner of Petco Park. I’m clueless.
The first activation is being built at the Interactive Zone at Petco Park. Not sure what it is, either.
The first activation is being built at the Interactive Zone at Petco Park. Not sure what it is, either.
Another new wrap appearing on a corner of Petco Park. Resembles the Stumptown trolley wrap.
Another new wrap appearing on a corner of Petco Park. Resembles the Stumptown trolley wrap.
History has a wrap on Petco Park promoting Project Blue Book, like last year.
History has a wrap on Petco Park promoting Project Blue Book, like last year.
The Tin Fish is getting decorated with NBC Comedy graphics.
The Tin Fish is getting decorated with NBC Comedy graphics.
Hot Damn!
Hot Damn!
Sweeping the back steps of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Sweeping the back steps of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The Statue of Liberty has found a new home in San Diego!
The Statue of Liberty has found a new home in San Diego!
I detect Detective Pikachu at the Warner Brothers offsite!
I detect Detective Pikachu at the Warner Brothers offsite!

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