SDCC 2017 photographs of everyone getting ready!

Colorful graphics are up at the Midnight, Texas 4D Experience for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. Everyone is getting ready!
Colorful graphics are now up at the Midnight, Texas 4D Experience for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.

Downtown San Diego is a beehive of activity this morning! Everybody is getting ready for 2017 Comic-Con!

Check out these photos and experience a bit of the growing excitement!

A wrap is going up on Petco Park promoting History channel's new series Knightfall, concerning the Knights Templar.
A wrap is going up on Petco Park promoting History’s new series Knightfall, concerning the Knights Templar.
Local businesses in the Gaslamp are also getting ready for Comic-Con, which officially begins in three days!
Local businesses in the Gaslamp are also getting ready for Comic-Con, which officially begins in less than three days!
It looks like a cool Archangel wrap is now going up on the Hard Rock Hotel. Skydance Interactive's first virtual reality offering should be popular at Comic-Con.
It looks like a cool Archangel wrap is now going up on the Hard Rock Hotel. Skydance Interactive’s first virtual reality offering should be popular at Comic-Con.
Parking will be difficult downtown during Comic-Con. Take the trolley!
Parking will be very difficult in downtown San Diego during Comic-Con. Take the trolley!
Nearby businesses are looking forward to the crowds!
Nearby businesses are looking forward to the crowds!
This will be AMC's Deadquarters. I expect there will be zombies.
This will be AMC’s Deadquarters. I expect there will be zombies.
Some stuff in a pile that will probably be used as props at Deadquarters.
Some stuff in a pile that will probably be used as props at Deadquarters.
At The Tick Takeover, the superhero and Arthur are accompanied by a worker in this hole. I'm told smoke will come out once completed!
At The Tick Takeover, the superhero and Arthur are accompanied by a worker. I’m told smoke will come out of this blasted hole once everything is completed!
These huge tick antennae will move about!
Two huge Tick antennae will also move about!
Arthur seems to be in a bad situation at The Tick Takeover site at Comic-Con.
Arthur seems to be in a bad situation at The Tick Takeover site at Comic-Con.
A cool convergence near Harbor Drive.
A cool convergence near Harbor Drive. Dozens of trolley cars are now wrapped and ready.
The People of Earth wrap on the Marriott Marquis is approaching completion.
The People of Earth wrap on the Marriott Marquis is approaching completion.
The front of the Blade Runner 2049 Experience hasn't changed much. I'm sure lots of cool stuff is inside the pavilion.
The front of the Blade Runner 2049 Experience hasn’t changed much in the past couple days. I’m sure lots of cool stuff is jammed inside the gigantic pavilion.
Workers carry stuff into the Hilton Gaslamp, where Netflix is headquartered.
Workers carry stuff into the Hilton Gaslamp, where Netflix is headquartered.
Everybody is getting ready, including the police. Homeless are removed from the area before Comic-Con.
Everybody is getting ready, including the police. Homeless are removed from the area before Comic-Con. A tragic, extremely sad truth that many visitors won’t see.
The Midnight, Texas site promoting the new NBC show is starting to look really cool.
The Midnight, Texas site promoting the new NBC show is starting to look interesting.
The area near the Tin Fish has a Midnight, Texas theme this year.
The area near the Tin Fish has a Midnight, Texas theme this year.
Banners now hang along the Tin Fish.
Banners now hang along the Tin Fish.
There seems to be a room with video walls inside the Midnight, Texas 4D Experience.
There seems to be a room with video walls inside the Midnight, Texas 4D Experience.
Lots of equipment to move and work to be done!
Lots of equipment to move, and work to be done!
Some more graphics are up for Kong Skull Island near the Omni.
Some more graphics are up for Kong: Skull Island near the Omni Hotel.
A closeup photo of one Skull Island graphic.
A closeup photo of one Skull Island graphic.
Guys are putting up these long banners promoting HBO's Game of Thrones.
Guys are putting up these long banners promoting HBO’s Game of Thrones.
No wraps up yet on this corner of Petco Park.
No wraps up yet on this corner of Petco Park.
Construction has just commenced in the Petco Interactive Zone, now that the Padres have left for a road trip.
Construction has just commenced in the Petco Interactive Zone, now that the Padres have left for a road trip.
Shady canopies are up at the San Diego Convention Center. Looks to me like 2017 Comic-Con is almost here!
Lots of canopies for long lines are up at the San Diego Convention Center. Looks to me like 2017 Comic-Con is almost here!
The FXhibition outdoor site near the Hilton Bayfront is still under construction.
The FXhibition outdoor site near the Hilton Bayfront is still under construction.
I see there will be an X-Gene Screening Station in Fox Television's outdoor area.
I see there will be an X-Gene Screening Station in Fox Television’s outdoor area.
A reminder that Syfy will provide live coverage of Comic-Con.
A reminder that Syfy will provide live coverage of Comic-Con.
Exhibitors are unloading behind the convention center. I bet there's a mad scramble inside as booths are prepared. Check out all the comic book boxes!
Exhibitors large and small are unloading behind the convention center. I bet there’s a mad scramble inside as booths are prepared. (Check out all the comic book boxes! That’s a lot of reading material!)
A cool-looking Legion wrap is going up on the Hilton for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!
A cool Legion wrap is going up on the Hilton for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!

UPDATE!

Here are more photos taken in the mid-afternoon…

The Knightfall wrap is now complete at Petco.
The Knightfall wrap is now complete at Petco.
More graphics have appeared at Kong: Skull Island.
More graphics have appeared at Kong: Skull Island.
And so has a skull!
And so has a skull!
And more huge bones!
And more huge bones!
One of various Midnight, Texas posters up now at the Gaslamp trolley station.
One of various Midnight, Texas posters up now at the Gaslamp trolley station.
A wrap is going up on this section of Petco Park. I believe this will promote Once Upon a Time.
A wrap is going up on this section of Petco Park. I believe this will promote Once Upon a Time.
I now see Archer graphics in the FX area near the Hilton.
I now see Archer graphics in the FX area near the Hilton.
And more X-Gene Screening Station stuff in the FOX area.
And more X-Gene Screening Station stuff in the FOX area.
I see Adult Swim will give away free shirts again this year.
I see Adult Swim will give away free shirts again this year.
The big Legion wrap is making progress as you can see beyond the Adult Swim site.
The big Legion wrap is making progress as you can see beyond the Adult Swim site.
The Legion wrap on the Hilton, as seen from Embarcadero Marina Park South.
The Legion wrap not quite complete on the Hilton, as seen from Embarcadero Marina Park South.

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Photos of The Tick taking over San Diego!

A corner of San Diego is being taken over. Amazon Original The Tick streams on Prime starting August 25.
A corner of San Diego is being taken over by The Tick. The Amazon original series streams on Prime starting August 25.

Here are some photos of The Tick Takeover being built today for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. I realize it might be difficult for a good-natured but rather dimwitted superhero to take over an entire city, but it seems The Tick will at least watch over a stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade, near the corner of Harbor Drive and First Avenue!

Graphic on rear of The Tick Takeover building shows Arthur Everest and The Tick.
Graphic on rear of The Tick Takeover building shows Arthur Everest and The Tick.
Superian says: Not everything that glows gives you superpowers!
Superian says: Not everything that glows gives you superpowers!
The Tick Takeover is under construction at the corner of First Avenue and Harbor Drive. This is the first of three sections.
The Tick Takeover is under construction at the corner of First Avenue and Harbor Drive. This is the first of three sections.
No graffiti, but lots of plastered advertisements.
No graffiti, but lots of plastered advertisements.
The inside of the building appears to be a small store.
The inside of the building appears to be a small store.
An upside down car and some rubble beside the building.
An upside down car and some rubble beside the building.
Another look.
Another look.
The second section, I learned, is where the 20 foot animatronic Tick will be located. That blue thing is part of his huge empty head.
The second section, I learned, is where the 20 foot animatronic Tick will be located. That blue thing is part of his huge (empty) head.
Workers are getting The Tick Takeover ready for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
Workers are getting The Tick Takeover ready for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
Two halves of The Tick's head lie on the ground.
Two halves of The Tick’s animatronic head lie on the ground.
Some of The Tick's characters depicted on one wall include Ramses IV, Superian and Overkill.
Some of The Tick’s characters depicted on one wall include Ramses IV, Superian and Overkill.

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2017 Comic-Con wraps, construction underway!

Lots of activity on the grass behind the San Diego Convention Center. It's the Saturday before 2017 Comic-Con! A wrap is being applied to the Bayfront Hilton!
Lots of activity on the grass behind the San Diego Convention Center. It’s the Saturday before 2017 Comic-Con! A big wrap is being applied to the Bayfront Hilton!

This afternoon I walked all around the San Diego Convention Center and the Gaslamp Quarter. The application of building wraps and the construction of most outdoor venues is well underway with five days to go until Comic-Con! I didn’t walk around Petco Park. The Giants are in town through Sunday. I’ll probably head that way in the next couple days to see what, if anything, is going on!

These guys are starting to set up the Adult Swim site.
These guys are starting to set up the Adult Swim site.
A guy said Fox will have their site in the middle area of the grass, like last year.
A guy said Fox will have their site in the middle area of the grass, like last year.
Looks like a lot of work is still to be done! They've got five days!
Looks like a lot of work is still to be done! They’ve got five days!
I see a wrap being applied to the Marriott Marquis!
I see a wrap being applied to the Marriott Marquis!
The outdoor site for FX this year, like past years, will be on the grass right in front of the Hilton.
The outdoor site for FX this year, like past years, will be on the grass right in front of the Hilton.
A closer look at the developing Marriott wrap. It will promote the TBS comedy television series People of Earth.
A closer look at the developing Marriott wrap. It will promote the TBS comedy television series People of Earth.
Working on the Midnight, Texas attraction near the Tin Fish.
Working on the Midnight, Texas attraction near the Tin Fish.
More Netflix wraps are going up on the Hilton Gaslamp.
More Netflix wraps are going up on the Hilton Gaslamp.
Will Smith peers brightly from between palm trees.
Will Smith peers brightly from between palm trees.
Looks like another strange thing is being attached to a building in downtown San Diego. Five days until the start of 2017 Comic-Con!
Looks like another strange thing is being attached to a building in downtown San Diego. Five days until the start of 2017 Comic-Con!

I also noticed that work continues at The Tick Takeover site! I haven’t seen a 20-foot-tall animatronic Tick yet! You’ll see it shortly after I see it!

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Update: The Tick…Midnight, Texas…Blade Runner 2049!

The positively huge Blade Runner 2049 Experience is under construction on First Avenue for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!
The positively huge Blade Runner 2049 Experience is under construction on First Avenue for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!

I was wrong! In a previous post, I thought the huge structure being built on First Avenue just north of Harbor Drive was for a private party. Wrong! It’s going to house the Blade Runner 2049 Experience. And it’s positively enormous! I also learned it will be free to the public–no Comic-Con badge required. You can bet I’ll be checking that out!

Today I also saw that progress has been made at Amazon’s The Tick Takeover site at the corner of First Avenue and Harbor Drive, and at the Midnight, Texas site near the Tin Fish. Here are some photos. Six days to go until Comic-Con!

A cool 4D experience being built near the Tin Fish promotes the upcoming NBC show Midnight, Texas.
A cool 4D experience being built near the Tin Fish promotes the upcoming NBC show Midnight, Texas.
It appears to me this old motorhome will be part of the spooky Midnight, Texas attraction at Comic-Con.
It appears to me this old motorhome will be part of a spooky Midnight, Texas attraction at Comic-Con.
A building with broken windows and a big gaping hole has appeared along MLK Promenade for Amazon's The Tick Takeover.
A building with broken windows and a big gaping hole has appeared along MLK Promenade for Amazon’s The Tick Takeover.
Every hero must face their destiny. Are you ready to face yours? The Tick.
And attached to the building is this. Every hero must face their destiny. Are you ready to face yours? The Tick.

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Comic-Con: Netflix wraps in the Gaslamp and more!

A cool wrap promoting The Defenders on Netflix has been applied to a Gaslamp building for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
A cool wrap promoting The Defenders on Netflix has been applied to a Gaslamp building for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.

This morning there’s some Comic-Con preparation going on in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Three Netflix wraps are already up and construction has just begun on the Midnight Texas outdoor experience by the Tin Fish!

I got some photos!

A large Comic-Con wrap in the Gaslamp promotes Stranger Things 2, the second season for the series about the supernatural on Netflix.
A Comic-Con wrap in the Gaslamp promotes the second season of Stranger Things. The supernatural series thrills audiences on Netflix.
Construction has begun on the Midnight Texas outdoor experience near the Tin Fish, across from the San Diego Convention Center. The show is coming to NBC.
Construction has begun on the Midnight, Texas 4D experience near the Tin Fish, across from the San Diego Convention Center. The show is coming to NBC.
A third Netflix wrap on a Gaslamp building for Comic-Con. This one promotes upcoming fantasy film Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton.
A third Netflix wrap on a Gaslamp building for Comic-Con. This one promotes upcoming fantasy film Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton.

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Syfy trolley wrap, and more new stuff for Comic-Con!

The fifth trolley wrap for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con promotes the Syfy channel. Because you're a pro at cons. It's a fan thing.
The fifth trolley wrap for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con promotes the Syfy channel. Because you’re a pro at cons. Check in. Geek out. It’s a fan thing.

There’s a fifth trolley wrap debuting for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con! I don’t recall there being as many as five different wraps before!

I got lucky and got some pics this morning. This new wrap promotes the Syfy channel and appeals to real fans of science fiction and pop culture entertainment. The graphics don’t appear to be all that fancy, but the words flashing by might turn out to be effective.

I also saw a couple other new sights. Some Game of Thrones banners were hung today along the trolley tracks near the convention center. And a gigantic structure is being built north of The Tick Takeover. A guy watching Amazon’s smaller areas along MLK Promenade thought it was for NBC. During past Comic-Con’s that parking lot has been utilized for private studio parties, if I recall correctly. (Of course, if you know more than me, please leave a comment!)

Syfy appeals to diehard fans of science fiction and pop culture entertainment.
Syfy appeals to diehard fans of science fiction and highly imaginative entertainment.
Don't judge a book by its movie. Which came first: The dragon or the egg?
Don’t judge a book by its movie. Which came first: The dragon or the egg?
Along the trolley tracks near the San Diego Convention Center some Game of Thrones banners were hung today. Winter is here.
Along the trolley tracks near the San Diego Convention Center some Game of Thrones banners were hung today. Winter is here.
A huge structure being built just north of Amazon's The Tick venue, on First Avenue south of Island Avenue. I believe it's for a private party. A security guy thinks it's for NBC--but I'm not sure.
A huge structure being built just north of Amazon’s The Tick venue, on First Avenue, south of Island Avenue… UPDATE! I learned this will be the site of the Blade Runner 2049 Experience!
One more quick shot of the new Syfy trolley wrap. Only amateurs stand up when the credits roll. It's a fan thing.
One more quick shot of the new Syfy trolley wrap. Only amateurs stand up when the credits roll. It’s a fan thing.

Here are two more pics that I took later!

Don't call it a costume.
Don’t call it a costume.
Free swag equals social currency.
Free swag equals social currency.

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Early signs that 2017 Comic-Con is almost here!

A pad has been set up near the Convention Center trolley station on MLK Promenade. I'm pretty sure Amazon will set up their animatronic The Tick venue here.
A pad has been set up near the Convention Center Trolley Station on MLK Promenade. Amazon will set up their The Tick venue here.

While no building wraps are being applied quite yet, a few interesting things have popped up near the San Diego Convention Center that indicate 2017 Comic-Con will soon be here! I walked all over the place after work and this is what I saw. A week and a half to go! (I spoke to a guy at the Amazon site, and he said they’re getting started a bit early, before lots of other construction trucks arrive in the coming days.)

Another nearby pad that I also believe will be utilized by Amazon during 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
Another nearby pad that I also believe will be utilized by Amazon during 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
Have u seen this person? I noticed these flyers around the Gaslamp and also in Mission Valley today. It appears Nickelodeon is engaging in a guerrilla marketing campaign during 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
Have u seen this person? I noticed these flyers all around the Gaslamp Quarter and also along Friars Road in Mission Valley today. It appears Nickelodeon is engaging in a guerrilla marketing campaign during 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
The second of three types of flyers I spotted. It appears we're supposed to search for characters in the popular animated television series Hey Arnold!
The second of three types of flyers I spotted. It seems we’re supposed to search for characters in the popular animated television series Hey Arnold!
The Chuck Jones Gallery in the Gaslamp will be featuring DC and Marvel Comics fine art, and other great stuff.
The Chuck Jones Gallery in the Gaslamp will be featuring DC and Marvel Comics fine art, and other great pop culture stuff, as usual!
A poster promoting Shooter on USA Network near the Tin Fish.
A poster promoting Shooter on USA Network is already up near the Tin Fish and Hard Rock Hotel.
The Omnia Nightclub will have Rave of Thrones during Comic-Con weekend!
The Omnia Nightclub will have Rave of Thrones during Comic-Con weekend!
The San Diego Trading Company in the Gaslamp is stocked up on lots of Comic-Con gear!
The San Diego Trading Company in the Gaslamp is already stocked up with lots of Comic-Con gear!
I spotted Supergirl patrolling the Gaslamp, making sure no supervillains have appeared yet.
Finally, I spotted Supergirl patrolling the Gaslamp, making sure no supervillains have appeared yet!

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