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 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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Photos of 2019 Comic-Con preparation!

A wrap on the Marriott Marquis' meeting space windows promotes Gundam 40th "Beyond" for 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
A building wrap on the Marriott Marquis’ meeting space windows promotes Gundam 40th “Beyond” for 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.

Late this morning I took photos all around the Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego Convention Center of cool stuff being readied for 2019 Comic-Con!

A bunch of Comic-Con offsites and building wraps are now appearing!

The big international pop culture event gets started in just four days!

The right part of the cool Gundam wrap is being applied four days before Comic-Con.
The right part of the cool Gundam wrap is being applied four days before Comic-Con.
Another building wrap is just starting to appear. This one is on the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. I guess it will promote a show on FX.
Another building wrap is just starting to appear. This one is on the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. I guess that, like in past years, it will promote a show on FX.
The grassy area behind the San Diego Convention Center is now buzzing with Comic-Con offsite construction.
The grassy area behind the San Diego Convention Center is now buzzing with Comic-Con offsite construction.
Adult Swim on the Green will return in 2019 for Comic-Con.
Adult Swim on the Green will return in 2019 for Comic-Con.
The FX Fearless Forum appears quite a bit different from their offsite last year.
The FX Fearless Forum appears quite a bit different from their offsite here last year.
Workers start to set up the FX Fearless Forum in front of the Hilton.
Workers start to set up the FX Fearless Forum in front of the Hilton.
Looking across Harbor Drive, one can see the Animation Domination wrap, which is being applied on the Omni.
Looking across Harbor Drive, one can see the Animation Domination wrap, which is being applied on the Omni.
As I walked past the Hilton parking structure, I aimed my camera up at one of the big Marvel's Avengers video game banners.
As I walked past the Hilton parking structure, I aimed my camera up at one of the big Marvel’s Avengers video game banners.
Harbor Drive and the convention center viewed from the pedestrian bridge, with four day to go until 2019 Comic-Con! Looks pretty quiet right now.
Harbor Drive and the convention center viewed from the pedestrian bridge, with four day to go until 2019 Comic-Con! Looks pretty quiet right now.
This offsite will feature two recent movies from Warner Bros. Pictures. People will walk through a large tent and see cool stuff concerning Detective Pikachu and Shazam!
This offsite will feature two recent movies from Warner Bros. Pictures. People will walk through a large tent and see cool stuff concerning Detective Pikachu and Shazam!
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine offsite is also under construction in Gaslamp Square.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine offsite is also under construction in Gaslamp Square. NBC has their offsite in this prime location every year, it seems.
Part of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine activation for 2019 Comic-Con.
Part of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine activation for 2019 Comic-Con.
A cool Statue of Liberty will appear about here!
A cool Statue of Liberty will appear about here!
I turned my camera in time to get a photo of a FOX Animation Domination trolley wrap at the Gaslamp station.
I turned my camera in time to get a photo of a FOX Animation Domination trolley wrap at the Gaslamp station.
A mysterious wrap was going up late this morning near the Gaslamp Quarter landmark sign.
A mysterious wrap was going up around noontime near the Gaslamp Quarter landmark sign.
I spotted a free FRED electric vehicle promoting WEBTOON.
I spotted a free ride FRED electric vehicle promoting WEBTOON.
No parking signs are up in areas of the Gaslamp for Comic-Con week.
No parking signs are up in areas of the Gaslamp for Comic-Con week.
This wrap on the Hilton Gaslamp is indeed for Star Trek: Picard, as I surmised in a past blog post. It features Patrick Stewart.
This wrap on the Hilton Gaslamp is indeed for Star Trek: Picard, as I surmised in a past blog post. It features Patrick Stewart.
AMC's popular DeadQuarters fan zone is returning for 2019 Comic-Con, and they just started building their offsite this morning.
AMC’s popular DeadQuarters fan zone is returning for 2019 Comic-Con, and they just started building their offsite this morning.
Preparing for an invasion of zombies.
Preparing for an invasion of zombies.
Another part of DeadQuarters.
Another part of DeadQuarters.
Videoboards have been installed high above Amazon's big offsite. Explore the shows...
Videoboards have been installed high above Amazon’s big, colorful offsite. Explore the shows…
Carnival Row.
Carnival Row.
The Boys.
The Boys.
The Expanse.
The Expanse.
The fun Ferris wheel appears ready to go at the FOX Fan Fair!
The Ferris wheel appears ready to go at the FOX Fan Fair. A ride on this should provide a good view of Comic-Con action along MLK Promenade!
A shot of the FOX Fan Fair preparations in Childrens Park.
A shot of FOX Fan Fair preparations in Childrens Park.
The familiar old Welcome to Comic-Con International banner is now on the San Diego Convention Center.
The familiar old Welcome to Comic-Con International banner is now on the San Diego Convention Center.
The big TBS Snowpiercer building wrap on the Marriott Marquis should soon be completed.
The big TBS Snowpiercer building wrap on the Marriott Marquis should soon be completed.

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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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Working on the trolley tracks along C Street.

Forgive me for posting the following photos. I have a boyish love for trains.

This morning and afternoon I walked along C Street to and from the City College trolley station. I simply had to pause to watch as workers tore up a section of old asphalt and rails running down the center of the street, then later as the workers carefully dumped and leveled new track ballast. I asked one friendly guy who seemed to be supervising if the rails were old and he replied that was the case!

According to some signs, work on this section of trolley tracks will be completed this weekend.

As you can see in the final photo, I wasn’t the only one intrigued by all the activity!

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Jessop’s Street Clock removed from Horton Plaza.

The historic 1907 Jessop’s Street Clock, San Diego’s biggest tourist attraction over a century ago, has been removed from Horton Plaza. I made the discovery after work today as I walked through downtown’s once popular but now almost vacant shopping mall.

Horton Plaza is to undergo redevelopment. The one-of-a-kind, gold-plated, precious gem-filled, award-winning Jessop’s Clock has been moved to a warehouse for refurbishment. According to a posted notice of application, the amazing street clock will be reinstalled at a new location.

To learn more about the history of the Jessop’s Street Clock, and see many more photographs, you can check out an old blog post of mine here.

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Messages written on the city sidewalks.

As I wander around San Diego, I observe messages written on the sidewalks.

Many of the messages are essential. Some recall history. A few are mysterious. Some are fading.

On these common sidewalks, the forward paths of our lives intersect.

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