Reminders that San Diego Comic-Con is coming!

Window near entrance to a Gaslamp retailer contains DC Comics characters and Star Wars helmets. Comic-Con is a few months away!
Window near entrance to a Gaslamp retailer contains DC Comics characters and Star Wars helmets. Comic-Con is a few months away!

Walk around downtown and you’ll be reminded that San Diego is home to an international phenomenon of colossal proportions: San Diego Comic-Con!

Here are some fun photos that I took today.  Are you energized? About three months to go!

I’ll be taking a whole week off–before and during San Diego Comic-Con–and blogging like crazy!

Deco Bike rental station still contains graphic from last year's San Diego Comic-Con. The television show Colony, a science fiction series on USA Network, was being heavily promoted.
Deco Bike rental station still contains graphic from last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The television show Colony, a science fiction series on USA Network, was being heavily promoted.
Godzilla rises at the nexus for all things pop culture. The Gaslamp is a popular playground for those attending San Diego Comic-Con.
Godzilla rises at the nexus for all things pop culture. The Gaslamp is a popular playground for those attending San Diego Comic-Con.
The Tin Fish near the San Diego Convention Center still features an Emerald City canopy, nine months after last year's Comic-Con.
The Tin Fish near the San Diego Convention Center still features an Emerald City canopy, nine months after last year’s Comic-Con.
Star Trek graphic on a wall in downtown San Diego's Domino's Pizza store. A Starfleet insignia. Going boldly where no one has gone before . . .
Star Trek graphic on a wall in downtown San Diego’s Domino’s Pizza store. A Starfleet insignia. Going boldly where no one has gone before . . .
San Diego's Domino's Pizza has a fun wall with lots of pop culture imagery, including an alien, Bat signal, Mario, and the downtown skyline.
San Diego’s Domino’s Pizza has a fun wall with lots of pop culture imagery, including an alien, Bat signal, Mario, and the downtown skyline.
Of all the cool space helmets in the known universe, Darth Vader tops them all!
Of all the cool space helmets in the known universe, Darth Vader tops them all!
Walk around downtown and you might be reminded our fair city is home to San Diego Comic-Con!
Walk around downtown and you might be reminded our fair city is home to San Diego Comic-Con!

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Day of the Dead characters from Justice League!

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) art rendition of Justice League heroes, including Superman and Batman.
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) art rendition of Justice League heroes, including Superman and Batman.

A good number of pop culture fans follow Cool San Diego Sights, because every year I cover San Diego Comic-Con and post tons of cosplay photos. So here’s something I saw today during my walk through Old Town that DC Comics readers might really enjoy!

In the window of a shop called Cielito Lindo were all sorts of Day of the Dead ornaments and gifts. And among all the colorful artwork were Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and his super-dog Krypto!

Day of the Dead is a beloved Mexican holiday that is very popular here in San Diego. In Spanish it’s called Día de los Muertos. Skulls and skeletons, which abound during the Day of the Dead, traditionally represent deceased loved ones.

As you can see, Day of the Dead inspires all sort of creative, unexpected art! No subject matter escapes its decorative influence! Even the mighty Justice League!

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) art depicts DC Comics super-heroine Wonder Woman.
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) art depicts popular DC Comics super-heroine Wonder Woman.
Fun skeleton artwork celebrating Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). The figures are Superman, his dog Krypto, and Batman!
Fun skeleton artwork celebrating Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). The figures are Superman, his dog Krypto, and Batman!

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Japanese video game characters in fun street art!

Blanka of Capcom's Street Fighter video games. Fun street art in National City.
Blanka of Capcom’s Street Fighter video games. Fun street art in National City.

A bunch of fun, colorful Japanese video game characters have been painted on several utility boxes near the center of National City. I spotted them while walking near the intersection of National City Boulevard and East 8th Street.

A whole universe of video game characters created over the years in Japan have contributed in a very big way to our popular culture. From Sonic the Hedgehog to Mario to the magical creatures of Pokémon, they populate video games, television shows, movies, comic books, toys . . and, as you can see, even some really fun street art!

Painted utility boxes near the corner of National CIty Boulevard and East 8th Street feature a variety of colorful Japanese video game characters.
Painted utility and transformer boxes near the corner of National CIty Boulevard and East 8th Street feature a variety of colorful Japanese video game characters.
Sonic the Hedgehog of Sega Games has been painted on a utility box in National City.
Sonic the Hedgehog of Sega Games has been painted on a utility box in National City.
Bub and Bob originally from the 1980s Taito video game Bubble Bobble.
Bub and Bob originally from the 1980s Taito video game Bubble Bobble.
Street art depicts Link of The Legend of Zelda video game series.
Street art depicts Link of The Legend of Zelda video game series.
A cute street art rendition of Princess Peach from the Mario video games.
A cute street art rendition of Princess Peach from the Mario video games.
Pikachu sits atop a Pokémon Poké Ball. Fun street art in National City.
Pikachu sits atop a Pokémon Poké Ball. Fun street art in National City.
Okay, the character beneath the Poké Ball looks somehow familiar, but I can't figure this one out. If you know who that is, please leave a comment!
The character beneath the Poké Ball looks somehow familiar, but I can’t figure this one out… Okay, a coworker identified him!  It’s Finn the Human from the animated television show Adventure Time.  Not of Japanese origin, apparently, but he has appeared in video games!
Chocobo from the Final Fantasy video games. Happy street art painted on a utility box.
Chocobo from the Final Fantasy video games. Happy street art painted on a utility box.
Luna from the popular Japanese manga series Sailor Moon. I'm not sure if Luna appeared in any video games.
Luna from the popular Japanese manga series Sailor Moon. I’m not sure if Luna appeared in any video games.
Nintendo's pop culture icon Mario fights Gooper Blooper in this fun, nostalgic street art.
Nintendo’s pop culture icon Mario fights Gooper Blooper in this fun, nostalgic street art.
A green Super Mario Koopa Paratroopa flies over a castle while our leaping hero steps on a Goomba!
A green Super Mario Koopa Paratroopa flies over a castle while our leaping hero steps on a Goomba!
A villainous Rocky Wrench pops out of a hole to attack Mario in this video game street art!
A villainous Rocky Wrench pops out of a hole to attack Mario in this video game street art!
I believe these are various images of enemies from the Mario video game franchise on top of the transformer.
I believe these are various images of enemies from the Mario video game franchise on top of the transformer.
Super Mario Galaxy has our hero capturing Power Stars in Outer Space! More street art in National City!
Super Mario Galaxy has our hero capturing Power Stars in Outer Space! More street art in National City!

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Wonder Woman mural being painted during Comic-Con!

An amazing Wonder Woman mural is being painted for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, at (Paradise) Island Avenue and Sixth Avenue
An amazing Wonder Woman mural is being painted for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, at (Paradise) Island Avenue and Sixth Avenue

An awesome, multi-paneled outdoor mural depicting Wonder Woman is being painted during 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. Should you head a few blocks north of the convention center and find the intersection of Island and Sixth Avenue, your eyes will be astonished at what they discover!

Three Southern California artists are painting larger-than-life interpretations of Wonder Woman, DC Comic’s legendary super-heroine. The three colorful panels together compose a large bold mural, and Comic-Con fans can line up to have their picture taken with the artwork as a backdrop.  The reason?  It’s Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary!

How cool is this?

A small lot in downtown San Diego, several blocks from the convention center, has been converted into a celebration of DC Comic's legendary character Wonder Woman and her 75th Anniversary!
A small lot in downtown San Diego, several blocks from the convention center, has been converted into a celebration of DC Comic’s legendary character Wonder Woman and her 75th Anniversary!
The left panel, depicting an abstract face of Wonder Woman, is being painted by San Diego artist Katherine Brannock.
The left panel, depicting an abstract face of Wonder Woman, was painted by San Diego artist Katherine Brannock.
2016 San Diego Comic-Con fans can have their photo taken with this very cool Wonder Woman mural as a backdrop.
2016 San Diego Comic-Con fans can have their photo taken with this very cool Wonder Woman mural as a backdrop.
The center panel honoring Wonder Woman is being painted by another talented San Diego artist, Celeste Byers.
The center panel honoring Wonder Woman is being painted by another talented San Diego artist, Celeste Byers.
And the right panel, the strong face of comic book heroine Wonder Woman, is being painted by Los Angeles artist Christina Angelina.
And the right panel, the strong face of comic book heroine Wonder Woman, is being painted by Los Angeles artist Christina Angelina.

I anticipate having a few more Comic-Con adventures! Will you join me?

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Photographs of cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con!

Post-Apocalyptic Super Mario Brothers cosplay at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
Post-Apocalyptic Super Mario Brothers cosplay at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.

The tradition of cosplay–costume play– during San Diego Comic-Con is alive and well! As proof, I offer these cool photos that I took today!

I was completely blown away by the lengths fans will go to create the fantastic likeness of a favorite fictional character. How many of these characters do you recognize?

Many pop culture fans attending San Diego Comic-Con engage in cosplay--wearing costumes depicting characters from comic books, movies, television shows and video games.
I see Iron Fist coming up the stairs!  Many pop culture fans attending San Diego Comic-Con engage in cosplay–wearing costumes depicting characters from comic books, movies, television shows and video games.
A fantastic cosplay of Elemental HERO Avian of Yu-Gi-Oh!
A fantastic cosplay of Elemental HERO Avian of Yu-Gi-Oh!
Cosplay of an armored player in the popular video game Halo.
Cosplay of an armored player in the popular video game Halo.
Ghostbusters cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con.
Ghostbusters cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con.
Cosplay of a sinister character from the Star Wars universe, Darth Revan.
Cosplay of a sinister character from the Star Wars universe, Darth Revan.
Cosplay enthusiasts stand by during a local television interview outside San Diego Comic-Con.
Cosplay enthusiasts stand by during a local television interview outside 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
As I sauntered down a Gaslamp sidewalk, Bane refused to let me pass! Just some of the fun at 2016 Comic-Con.
As I sauntered down a Gaslamp sidewalk, Bane refused to let me pass! Just some of the fun at 2016 Comic-Con.
Hulk must be hungry, because now he'll smash for food!
Hulk must be hungry, because now he’ll smash for food!
Cosplay of Bombshell Batwoman, from a line of new comic books published by DC Comics. The stories take place during World War II.
Cosplay of Bombshell Batwoman, from a line of new comic books published by DC Comics. The stories take place during World War II.
An elaborate cosplay of Loki, a favorite Marvel supervillain.
An elaborate cosplay of Loki, a favorite Marvel supervillain.
While I can't identify many of the characters that walk by during Comic-Con, I definitely enjoy the creativity.
While I can’t identify many of the characters that walk by during Comic-Con, I definitely enjoy the creativity.
This guy informed me his cosplay is the Borderlands character Krieg the Psycho.
This guy informed me his cosplay is the Borderlands character Krieg the Psycho.
Krypto, Superman's faithful super dog, has made a new friend at San Diego Comic-Con!
Krypto, Superman’s faithful super dog, has made a new friend at San Diego Comic-Con!
People engaged in cosplay pose for a photo. They are characters from the game Moba Legends.
People engaged in fun cosplay pose for a photo. They are characters from the game Moba Legends.
This guy just decided to invent a cool character with creepy steampunk elements for Comic-Con.
This guy just decided to invent a unique character with creepy steampunk elements for Comic-Con.
Cosplay outside 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, depicting characters from the blockbuster television show Game of Thrones.
Cosplay outside 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, depicting characters from the blockbuster television show Game of Thrones.
Cosplay of Storm, a fan favorite member of the X-Men.
Cosplay of Storm, a fan favorite member of the X-Men.
Cosplay of Green Arrow, DC hero and member of the Justice League.
Cosplay of Green Arrow, DC superhero and member of the Justice League.
An awesome, very elaborate cosplay of Super Shredder, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
An awesome, very elaborate cosplay of Super Shredder, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
I learned these elegant ladies are the Clowns of the Galaxy, with their red-haired Robot. Never heard of them! Looks to me like they were simply having a great time at Comic-Con!
I learned these elegant ladies are the Clowns of the Galaxy, with their red-haired Robot. Never heard of them! Looks to me like they were simply having a great time at Comic-Con!
A big smile. Cosplay of Gamora, of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
A big smile. Cosplay of Gamora, of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Cool cosplay and crazy fun outside Comic-Con!

Madoka Magica cosplay at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
Madoka Magica cosplay at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.

Here comes a huge load of fun photos! It’s Thursday, and 2016 San Diego Comic-Con is as cool, wonderful and crazy as ever. Check out some of what I saw outside the convention center. Lots of cool cosplay and simply insane…well…you have to see for yourself.

Thursday outside San Diego Comic-Con. Crowds of pop culture fans can be seen all around the convention center and Gaslamp Quarter.
Thursday outside San Diego Comic-Con. Crowds of pop culture fans can be seen all around the convention center and Gaslamp Quarter.
Fun and often unusual cosplay can be seen everywhere during San Diego Comic-Con. This insanely popular, internationally famous event is quite a spectacle!
Fun and often unusual cosplay can be seen everywhere during San Diego Comic-Con. This insanely popular, internationally famous event is quite a spectacle!
Cool cosplay of Kenan Kong, the new Chinese Superman!
Cool cosplay of Kenan Kong, the new Chinese Superman!
These tough-looking pirates are promoting Sea of Thieves, an upcoming video game for the Xbox.
These tough-looking pirates are promoting Sea of Thieves, an upcoming video game for the Xbox.
I spotted Flash and Supergirl ambling slowly along during San Diego Comic-Con. It appears Supergirl is getting an urgent communication from the Justice League Watchtower.
I spotted Flash and Supergirl ambling slowly along during San Diego Comic-Con. It appears Supergirl is getting an urgent communication from the Justice League Watchtower.
And here I see Captain America is receiving an urgent summons from Avengers Mansion. Hopefully there are enough superheroes assembled in San Diego to save the world.
And here I see Captain America is receiving an urgent summons from Avengers Mansion. Hopefully there are enough superheroes assembled in San Diego to save the cosmos.
Some futuristic cosmetics were being tested by stylish Comic-Con fans at this Star Trek venue at Children's Park.
Some futuristic cosmetics were being tested by stylish Comic-Con fans at this Star Trek venue at Children’s Park.
Unfortunately, the transporter seemed to be out of order. Where is Scotty when you need him? I didn't want to have my molecules scrambled and misplaced today, so I hurriedly moved on.
Unfortunately, the transporter seemed to be out of order. Where is Scotty when you need him? I didn’t want to have my molecules scrambled and misplaced today, so I hurriedly moved on.
Rick and his pals from Adult Swim were spotted in San Diego near the entrance to Nerd HQ.
Rick and his pals from Adult Swim were spotted in San Diego near the entrance to Nerd HQ.
Wario, Waluigi and Batman have teamed up for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. At least they did for a moment or two while people snapped photos.
Wario, Waluigi and Batman have teamed up for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. At least they did for a moment or two while people snapped photos.
Not sure about this cool cosplay. Maybe someone reading this blog can provide an illuminating comment.
Not sure about this cool cosplay. Maybe someone reading this blog can provide an illuminating comment.
KFC had very unusual Colonel Sanders artwork outside Comic-Con like last year. The funny sculptures also serve as Wi-Fi hotspots.
KFC had very unusual Colonel Sanders artwork outside Comic-Con like last year. The funny sculptures also serve as Wi-Fi hotspots.
When you're a Star Wars Stormtrooper, you need a really, really big baseball cap!
When you’re a Star Wars Stormtrooper, you need a really, really big baseball cap!
Have you seen Larten Crepsley? He seems to be running loose at San Diego Comic-Con.
Have you seen Larten Crepsley? He seems to be running loose at San Diego Comic-Con.
Now we're in for it. A serious super villain. Seems Joker just escaped from Arkham Asylum. I wonder if he got all those new tattoos in there.
Now we’re in for it. A serious super villain. Seems Joker just escaped from Arkham Asylum. I wonder if he got all those new tattoos in there.
No worries! Batman is nearby! So are a couple of Robins. And so is Glenn the Frog from the old video game Chrono Trigger.
No worries! Batman is nearby! So are a couple of Robins. And so is Glenn the Frog from the old video game Chrono Trigger.
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park was ready to rock on Thursday and packed with Comic-Con fans!
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park was ready to rock on Thursday and packed with Comic-Con fans!
A lovely Ghostbuster was posing by ECTO-4 for a SONY promotion of Ghostbusters. I feel safer already.
A lovely Ghostbuster was posing by ECTO-4 for a SONY promotion of Ghostbusters. I feel safer already.
Lots of people were being videoed while playing Pie Face, which is a Hasbro game. Most every face ended up with whipped cream.
Lots of people were being videoed while playing Pie Face, which is a Hasbro game. Most every face ended up with whipped cream.
Ever wonder where Jack in the Box tacos come from? This might be the explanation. That undead employee at the drive-through window proved hard to kill. (Okay, Jack--just kidding. I might be one of your biggest customers at Hazard Center!)
Ever wonder where Jack in the Box tacos come from? This might be the explanation. That undead employee at the drive-through window proved hard to kill. (Okay, Jack–just kidding. I might be one of your biggest customers at Hazard Center!)
The undead had also taken over a ship behind the convention center! I guess they walked aboard when no one was looking.
The undead had also taken over a ship behind the convention center! I guess they walked aboard the Abigail when no one was looking.
Hopefully zombies can't swim. Because a couple somehow found themselves in this small boat in San Diego Bay.
Hopefully zombies can’t swim. Because a couple somehow found themselves in this small boat in San Diego Bay.
At Entertainment Weekly's Con-X, the upcoming fantasy action adventure movie Kubo and the Two Strings was being promoted by some super friendly people. Looks pretty cool!
At Entertainment Weekly’s Con-X, the upcoming fantasy action adventure movie Kubo and the Two Strings was being promoted by some super friendly people. Looks pretty cool!
Check it out! An awesomely cool Jabba the Hutt sculpture at Con-X. It was created by Gentle Giant Studios.
Check it out! An awesomely cool Jabba the Hutt sculpture at Con-X. It was created by Gentle Giant Studios.
It's lunch time for Jabba the Hutt. Looks to me like he needs to go on a diet.
It’s lunch time for Jabba the Hutt. Looks to me like he needs to go on a diet.
Schick is at Con-X giving free shaves. Now that is some close attention!
Schick is at Con-X giving free shaves. Now that is some close attention!
I found a silent, thoughtful man built of red Legos just sitting on a bench at Con-X. The Art of the Brick is coming soon to San Diego's Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Cool!
I found a silent, thoughtful man built of red Legos just sitting on a bench at Con-X. The Art of the Brick is coming soon to San Diego’s Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Cool!
Alice and the Mad Hatter invited me for tea, but it was pretty warm outside Comic-Con, so I declined.
Alice and the Mad Hatter invited me for tea, but it was pretty warm outside Comic-Con, so I declined.
Little Mermaid cosplay. She's accompanies by Flounder. Did she arise from San Diego Bay? I'm walking back along the water toward the Hilton.
Little Mermaid cosplay. She’s accompanied by Flounder. Did she arise from San Diego Bay? I’m walking back along the water toward the Hilton.
For a few minutes I checked out Comic-Con HQ, which provides streaming video of all the Comic-Con goodness.
For a few minutes I checked out Comic-Con HQ, which provides streaming video of all the Comic-Con goodness.
A collectible figurine of Heavy, from Team Fortress 2, on display at Comic-Con HQ.
A collectible figurine of Heavy, from Team Fortress 2, on display at Comic-Con HQ.
These guys walking through the Comic-Con HQ area were in steampunk costumes--no particular character.
These guys walking through the Comic-Con HQ area were in steampunk costumes–no particular character.
I haven't a clue who these big fuzzy critters are. Do you know?
I haven’t a clue who these big fuzzy critters are. Do you know?
An excellent cosplay of Madame Vastra from Dr. Who.
An excellent cosplay of Madame Vastra from Dr. Who.
Back beside the Hard Rock Hotel, hordes of fans were waiting in line to check out the Suicide Squad.
Back beside the Hard Rock Hotel, hordes of fans were waiting in line to check out the Suicide Squad.
A unicorn outside San Diego Comic-Con holds some signs that promote KPBS programming.
A unicorn outside San Diego Comic-Con holds some signs that promote KPBS programming.
Oh, noooo! It's Sharknado, AGAIN! Syfy's promotional mayhem in the Gaslamp is as crazy as ever.
Oh, noooo! It’s Sharknado, AGAIN! Syfy’s promotional mayhem in the Gaslamp is as crazy as ever.
Last year it was Uncle Sams on stilts. In 2016, it's a bunch of Elvises. Or is that Elvi? Those sharks seem unstoppable.
Last year it was Uncle Sams on stilts. In 2016, it’s a bunch of Elvises. Or is that Elvi? Those sharks seem unstoppable.
Hey Elvis! Why are you pointing at me? You seem to be the one with the gnawing problem.
Hey Elvis! Why are you pointing at me? You seem to be the one with the gnawing problem.
A cosplay Aquaman and Mera have paused to talk to a knight who is accompanied by a green-skinned damsel. Perhaps you can identify the latter two characters.
A cosplay Aquaman and Mera have paused to talk to a knight who is accompanied by a green-skinned damsel. Perhaps you can identify the latter two characters.
I learned this cosplay is from The Witcher, a popular video game. Awesome!
I learned this cosplay is from The Witcher, a popular video game. Awesome!
I don't fear you! Not you, Scarecrow! Because I know numerous Batmans are nearby.
I don’t fear you! Not you, Scarecrow! Because I know numerous Batmans are nearby.
Doc Brown of Back to the Future is looking for Marty. He's either lost in the crowd or somewhere in time.
Doc Brown of Back to the Future is looking for Marty. He’s either lost in the crowd or somewhere in time.
Another KFC hotspot. Would you like this deep fried?
Another KFC hotspot. Would you like this deep fried?
More zany goodness was parading around the Gaslamp. Syfy's PaTrolli Street Team had some of the most fun, weirdly awesome costumes.
More zany goodness was parading around the Gaslamp. Syfy’s PaTrolli Street Team had some of the most fun, weirdly awesome costumes.
Some of that weirdly awesome cosplay approaches, coming up Fifth Avenue.
Some of that weirdly awesome cosplay approaches, coming up Fifth Avenue.
Yeah, I admit it. You, dude, whatever-you-call-yourself, are weirdly awesome.
Yeah, I admit it. You, dude, whatever-you-call-yourself, are weirdly awesome.

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More cool stuff rises for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con!

This is one of the Batmobiles used in the filming of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It's on display across Harbor Drive from the convention center at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
This is one of the Batmobiles used in the filming of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s on display across Harbor Drive from the convention center at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.

Here comes yet another batch of cool photos!

2016 San Diego Comic-Con begins tomorrow, and I walked today–Wednesday–all over downtown to see what is rising outside for San Diego’s internationally famous pop culture event!

The answer: tons of cool stuff is popping up!

You might notice in some photos that many fans have arrived in San Diego already. Tonight is Preview Night inside the convention center. And tonight is also the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond, outside beside the water behind the convention center!

(To any of my blog’s readers who aren’t really into Comic-Con, hang on for a few more days! After Sunday, it’s on to other cool sights around San Diego! And as usual, I mostly don’t know what those sights will be! Walking randomly about results in many unexpected adventures!)

Conan O'Brien's talk show is in San Diego for Comic-Con again. It starts tonight!
Conan O’Brien’s talk show is in San Diego for Comic-Con again. It starts tonight!
Hundreds of people were in line early Wednesday morning to watch Conan perform at the Spreckels Theater.
Hundreds of people were in line early Wednesday morning to watch Conan perform at the Spreckels Theater.
Most downtown businesses are now ready for Comic-Con fans. Here's a window painting of Harley Quinn I spotted at Lolita's near Petco Park.
Most downtown businesses are now ready for Comic-Con fans. Here’s a window painting of Harley Quinn I spotted at Lolita’s near Petco Park.
Various double-decker buses are going around decorated with big flashy wraps. This one promotes Impractical Jokers on the truTV channel.
Various double-decker buses are going around decorated with big flashy wraps. This one promotes Impractical Jokers on the truTV channel.
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park was still a work in progress on Wednesday--one day before the start of 2016 Comic-Con.
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park was still a work in progress on Wednesday–one day before the official start of 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
These rustic buildings in the Interactive Zone promote Ash vs Evil Dead on STARZ. I was impressed at how detailed and elaborate this appears.
These rustic buildings in the Interactive Zone promote Ash vs Evil Dead on STARZ. I was impressed at how detailed and elaborate they appear!
Another photo of the Ash vs Evil Dead setting in the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Interactive Zone at Petco Park.
Another photo of the Ash vs Evil Dead setting in the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Interactive Zone at Petco Park.
These crane operators were putting up a gruesome banner next to the Suicide Squad venue, which remains unseen behind a wall at the Hard Rock Hotel.
These crane operators were putting up a gruesome banner next to the Suicide Squad movie venue, which remains unseen behind a wall at the Hard Rock Hotel.
In the Gaslamp Quarter, Rock The Vote is encouraging people to register. Who would you prefer for president--Snoopy or Charlie Brown?
In the Gaslamp Quarter, Rock The Vote is encouraging people to register. Who would you prefer for president–Snoopy or Charlie Brown?
A guy presses Wonder Woman's legs to the window of a yogurt shop.
A guy presses Wonder Woman’s feet to the window of a yogurt shop.
Perhaps real superheroes will eat this week at Kansas City Barbeque, where scenes from the movie Top Gun were filmed.
Perhaps real superheroes will eat this week at Kansas City Barbeque, where scenes from the movie Top Gun were filmed.
The Chuck Jones Gallery in the Gaslamp scored some big guests! Stan Lee and William Shatner!
The Chuck Jones Gallery in the Gaslamp scored some big guests! Stan Lee and William Shatner!
Two of the Powerpuff Girls were hovering mid-afternoon above the water at Children's Park.
Two of the Powerpuff Girls were hovering mid-afternoon above the water at Children’s Park.
Looks like a school bus pulled into San Diego from South Park, Colorado. I think I recognize some faces.
Looks like a school bus pulled into San Diego from South Park, Colorado. I think I recognize some faces.
These smiling ladies were out on the MLK Promenade promoting Hello Kitty!
These smiling ladies were out on the MLK Promenade promoting Hello Kitty!
The video screen near the Tin Fish and the center of Comic-Con outdoor action is now operating.
The video screen near the Tin Fish and the center of Comic-Con outdoor action is now operating.
Here's another look at the Batmobile on display near the Omni Hotel. It's one of several that were used in the filming of Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice.
Here’s another look at the Batmobile on display near the Omni Hotel. It’s one of several that were used in the filming of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Okay, I headed over the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge and now I'm near the Bayfront Hilton.
Okay, I headed over the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge and now I’m near the Bayfront Hilton.
A number of promotional signs are arranged along the walkway where thousands of Comic-Con fans will pass in the next four days.
A number of promotional signs are arranged along the walkway where thousands of Comic-Con fans will pass in the next four days.
FX is present again in 2016 with their show Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll. This is as close as I could approach the big red electric guitar.
FX is present again in 2016 with their show Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll. This is as close as I could approach the big red electric guitar.
A huge stage is being built in the park behind the San Diego Convention Center, right in front of the Bayfront Hilton.
A huge stage is being built in the park behind the San Diego Convention Center, right in front of the Bayfront Hilton.
Looks like IMDb is hosting a Comic-Con party on this big mega yacht behind the convention center!
Looks like IMDb is hosting a Comic-Con party on this big mega yacht behind the convention center!
Not much cosplay spotted today, but I did catch a guy with Captain America's shield waiting in line for some soft serve ice cream!
Not much cosplay spotted today, but I did catch a guy with Captain America’s shield waiting in line for some soft serve ice cream!
The huge event today, Wednesday, is the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond. It's taking place tonight right here in San Diego at Embarcadero Marina Park South.
The huge event today, Wednesday, is the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond. It’s taking place tonight right here in San Diego at Embarcadero Marina Park South.
Looks like the red carpet was almost ready this afternoon for the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond!
Looks like the red carpet was almost ready this afternoon for the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond!
I assume this is just some boat owner having fun. I took this photo walking along the Marriott Marina.
I assume this is just some boat owner having fun. I took this photo walking along the Marriott Marina.
Entertainment Weekly will debut their unique Con-X tomorrow at Embarcadero Marina Park North. It's billed as a place for Comic-Con goers just to chill and relax.
Entertainment Weekly will debut their unique Con-X tomorrow at Embarcadero Marina Park North. It’s billed as a place for Comic-Con goers to just chill and relax.
Looks like Con-X has some huge comic book artist and animation guests. I see Jim Lee and Paul Dini!
Looks like Con-X has some huge comic book artist and animation guests. I see Jim Lee and Paul Dini!  (Click to enlarge.)
This blue guy made of Legos is sitting on a bench inside Con-X. I also spotted the back of a huge Jabba the Hutt sculpture. Wish I could've entered the event area. Looks cool!
This blue guy made of Legos is sitting on a bench inside Con-X. I also spotted the back of a huge Jabba the Hutt sculpture. Wish I could’ve entered the event area. Looks cool!
Is it Fire Lad of the Legion of Substitute Superheroes? No. It's Murrugan the Mystic performing at Seaport Village. That flame is coming from his mouth! You might remember him on AMC's Freakshow. He's working to keep the carnival sideshow--a part of Americana-alive.
Is it Fire Lad of the Legion of Substitute Superheroes? No. It’s Murrugan the Mystic performing at Seaport Village. That flame is coming from his mouth! You might remember him on AMC’s Freakshow. He’s working to keep the carnival sideshow–an important part of Americana–alive.

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