Huge helicopter, banners appear for 2018 Comic-Con!

A huge helicopter now stands high above the street on a steel structure for the Jack Ryan Experience at 2018 San Diego Comic-Con!
A huge helicopter now stands high above the street on a steel structure for the Jack Ryan Experience at 2018 San Diego Comic-Con!

Check it out! More cool stuff is appearing around downtown for 2018 Comic-Con!

The Jack Ryan Experience has been under construction for a few days now, and that helicopter I spied in the parking lot is now way up in the air on a huge steel structure. It appears the zip line will descend from the helicopter across a backdrop depicting a rugged Middle Eastern landscape!

I also spotted three gigantic banners hung from the parking structure of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. They advertise two upcoming video games: Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Kingdom Hearts III.

Ten days to go until Comic-Con officially opens!

The graphic backdrop appears complete. Lots of crates in the parking lot indicate there's much more set to up before this large offsite is ready.
The Jack Ryan Experience graphic backdrop appears complete. Lots of crates in the parking lot indicate there’s much more set to up before this Comic-Con offsite is ready.
A look at the gigantic Jack Ryan helicopter from across the street. A zip line will run from it down along a Middle Eastern aerial landscape.
A look at the gigantic Jack Ryan helicopter from across the street. A zip line will run from it along a Middle Eastern aerial landscape.
The Hilton Bayfront parking structure has three huge banners hung as of today for 2018 San Diego Comic-Con.
The Hilton Bayfront parking structure has three huge banners hung as of today for 2018 San Diego Comic-Con.
A prominent banner facing downtown promotes the upcoming video game Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
A prominent banner facing Petco Park and downtown promotes the upcoming video game Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Another banner on the Harbor Drive side of the parking structure also advertises the new Tomb Raider game.
Another banner on the Harbor Drive side of the parking structure also advertises the new Tomb Raider game.
A huge banner facing the San Diego Convention Center features Disney characters and promotes Kingdom Hearts III which debuts early next year.
A huge banner facing the San Diego Convention Center features Disney characters and promotes Kingdom Hearts III which debuts early next year.

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Finding Nemo street art in Mission Beach!

Fun street art in Mission Beach, a short distance from Mission Bay. Characters from the movie Finding Nemo have been painted on a utility box!
Fun street art in Mission Beach, a short distance from Mission Bay. Characters from the beloved animated movie Finding Nemo have been painted on a utility box!

Look what I spotted during my weekend walk through Mission Beach! Some really fun Finding Nemo street art!

Squirt and Pearl.
Squirt and Pearl.
Blenny and Bubbles and Peach.
Blenny and Bubbles and Peach.
Sheldon and Jacques.
Sheldon and Jacques.
And, of course, Dory and Nemo! This happy street art was created by the Splatter Club!
And, of course, Dory and Nemo! This happy street art was painted by the Splatter Club!

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Hall H line begins, and photos of other stuff.

The line for Hall H had just gotten started Wednesday morning. Come tomorrow, it will be hundreds of feet long.
The line for Hall H had just gotten started Wednesday morning when I walked by. Come tomorrow, it will be hundreds of feet long.

Late this morning, behind the San Diego Convention Center, I was surprised to see that the line for Hall H wasn’t long at all. As I post this blog, I’ll bet that’s no longer the case! Hall H is where the blockbuster panels take place…starting tomorrow. It will be a nice warm night to enjoy camping on concrete!

One more day until Comic-Con officially begins. I saw some cool stuff as I walked about, so naturally I took photos…

Buses advertise the new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at the Disney California Adventure park.
Buses entering the Gaslamp advertise the new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at the Disney California Adventure park.
The very cool Marvel Inhumans wrap is finished on Petco Park. It's my favorite this year.
The very cool Marvel Inhumans wrap is finished on Petco Park. It’s my favorite this year.
Looks like The Strain will have a creepy exhibit in the FXhibition area behind the convention center.
Looks like The Strain will have a creepy exhibit in the FXhibition area behind the convention center.
The Orville Space Training Center is being built in the FOX area! Will there be bungee cords?
The Orville Space Training Center is being built in the FOX area! Will there be bungee cords?
Workers get The Orville Space Training Center ready for tomorrow's massive crowds.
Workers get The Orville Space Training Center ready for tomorrow’s massive crowds.
Some final adjustments to banners enclosing the Adult Swim on the Green.
Some final adjustments to banners enclosing the Adult Swim on the Green.
A big Rick head balloon, from Rick and Morty.
A big Rick head balloon, from Rick and Morty.
The IMDb superyacht is being prepared behind the convention center.
The IMDb superyacht is being prepared behind the convention center.
A few fans were arriving early, perhaps to get in the line for Hall H, where the blockbuster panels are during Comic-Con.
A few fans were arriving early, perhaps to get in the line for Hall H, where the blockbuster panels are during Comic-Con.
The Petco Interactive Zone is rapidly being completed. One more day!
The Petco Interactive Zone is rapidly being completed. One more day!
Lots of event attendees and exhibitors in lots of cool t-shirts. I even saw a few early swag bags.
Lots of event attendees and exhibitors in lots of cool t-shirts. I even saw a few early swag bags.
Tonight is Preview Night. Tomorrow is when 2017 San Diego Comic-Con begins in earnest!
Tonight is Preview Night. Tomorrow is when 2017 San Diego Comic-Con begins in earnest!

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