Post Office celebrates San Diego Comic-Con!

Look what I discovered walking along the Embarcadero this morning! The United States Postal Service has set up a special booth between Seaport Village and the USS Midway Museum in celebration of 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!

Not only do they have a very cool R2-D2 mailbox on display, but there are all sorts of awesome souvenirs for sale. I saw Marvel Comics postcards and collectible DC Comics prints, plus tote bags, pins, commemorative stamps (of course) and stationery with an assortment of pop culture characters including Snoopy. They even have Spider-Man dolls for the kids!

Should you walk along the Embarcadero during Comic-Con, make sure to check it out!

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More super cool cosplay at Comic-Con!

Thanos with Infinity Gauntlet and Jean Grey as Phoenix cosplay.
Thanos with Infinity Gauntlet and Jean Grey as Phoenix cosplay.

Check out all these super cool cosplay photos that I took yesterday at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!

Negan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage cosplay.
Negan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage cosplay.
Shazam cosplay.
Shazam cosplay.
Ape Avengers cosplay!
Ape Avengers cosplay!
Spider-Man cosplay.
Spider-Man cosplay.
Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn cosplay.
Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn cosplay.
Joker cosplay.
Joker in mask from The Dark Knight cosplay.
Cool dystopian character cosplay.
Cool dystopian character cosplay.
Captain Hook, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell cosplay.
Captain Hook, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell cosplay.
Jedi cosplay.
Jedi cosplay.
Cover Girl (G.I. Joe) and Firefly (Cobra) cosplay.
Cover Girl (G.I. Joe) and Firefly (Cobra) cosplay.
It's Sunny, mascot of the San Diego Sockers! Not sure if this is considered cosplay, but whatever.
It’s Sunny, mascot of the San Diego Sockers! Not sure if this is considered cosplay, but whatever.
John Coffey of The Green Mile cosplay.
John Coffey of The Green Mile cosplay.
Maleficent cosplay.
Maleficent cosplay.
Cool versions of Thor (or perhaps Steel) and Superman at Comic-Con.
Cool versions of Thor (or perhaps Steel) and Superman at Comic-Con.
Marge Simpson cosplay times three!
Marge Simpson cosplay times three!
Fred Flintstone cosplay.
Fred Flintstone cosplay.
Catwoman cosplay.
Catwoman cosplay.
Thor cosplay.
Thor cosplay.
Captain America cosplay.
Captain America cosplay.
Drax the Destroyer and Gamora cosplay.
Drax the Destroyer and Gamora cosplay.
Deadpool cosplay.
Deadpool cosplay.
Obi-Wan Kenobi cosplay.
Obi-Wan Kenobi cosplay.
Riddler and Harley Quinn on motorcycles cosplay!
Riddler and Harley Quinn on motorcycles cosplay!
Lots of cool cosplay can be seen at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!
Lots of very cool cosplay can be seen at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!

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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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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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History of IDW at San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

The San Diego Comic Art Gallery at Liberty Station in Point Loma has a current exhibition that might interest those who are attending 2019 Comic-Con. The History of IDW Publishing is now on display in the museum-like gallery, which is located inside of IDW’s San Diego-based corporate headquarters.

The exhibit describes the evolution of IDW and their popular artwork, from the company’s 1999 local inception in Pacific Beach to its very successful present day.

Visitors to the San Diego Comic Art Gallery can enjoy artwork from many diverse IDW projects, including art books like that of Ashley Wood; comic books like 30 Days Of Night, CSI, The Transformers, Star Trek, Locke & Key and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; reprinted material from The Library of American Comics; art magazines like Swallow; and IDW Games.

In addition, one section of IDW’s art gallery contains some of the amazing work of Justin “J-Po” Ponsor, a comic book artist born and raised in San Diego. It’s a fine tribute to a talented colorist who worked on many major series including Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers and Star Wars. He passed away two months ago.

For more information about the San Diego Comic Art Gallery, visit their website here.

The following photos are from the gallery’s wall that pays tribute to Justin Ponsor.

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A warm tribute to Stan Lee at Comic-Con.

As I walked around the San Diego Convention Center late this morning, I came upon an artist painting the windows of the Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt shop in preparation for Comic-Con, which is now only four days away.

The smiling artist had painted a warm tribute to Stan Lee on one window, plus some popular Marvel characters who appeared in Avengers: Endgame.

The artist’s name is Shirish Villasenor. Her Instagram page is @arteatolondrada.

I have loads of 2019 Comic-Con photos coming up!

Stay tuned!

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