A crazy, amazing Saturday at Comic-Con!

Walking on a Saturday near the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con is something you’ll never forget. It is one of the zaniest, most colorful, most fantastic experiences imaginable.

If you dislike crowds, you might disagree. If you’re delighted by a flood of human activity and creativity, you won’t mind an occasional bump or pause. Your eyes will be so preoccupied you probably won’t notice.

Cosplay is everywhere. Fifth Avenue near the Gaslamp Quarter arch is where you’ll likely see the most costumes.

Everywhere you turn there are a million things to see.

Enjoy a bunch of photos. Come walk with me…

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More photos of fun outside Comic-Con!

Is it possible to have too much fun?

When it comes to Comic-Con, the answer is NO!

Here come photographs from my Friday wanderings outside Comic-Con…

Captain Kirk has beamed down to the Starfleet Outpost.

A street performer flies through the air. No cape required!

They’re not vampires, I learned. They are dark wizards. I got my copy of Forgotten Runes.

Better watch your back.

Hello nice FX person! Over an hour wait? I’ll try again later.

The Rookie has his eyes on the Friday Comic-Con crowd.

Does one play Dodgeball with a mini beach ball? Well, it is San Diego!

Uh, there’s a Tyrannosaurus rex running loose out here.

Cool lucha libre guy. When’s the next match?

Crunchyroll graphics at the Rady Shell box office.

I hear electronic dance music. What’s going on over here?

A rehearsal for the Crunchyroll dance party appeared to be underway.

A Deadpool food truck!

A cool guy demonstrates a droid that he made, in the lobby of the Manchester Grand Hyatt!

Awesome Demon Slayer car wrap!

This karate kid is the winner!

You can’t possibly have too much fun at Comic-Con!

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Thursday morning cosplay and fun outside Comic-Con!

It’s Thursday morning outside Comic-Con! The fun is ramping up!

I spotted more and more cosplay as fans streamed through the Gaslamp toward the San Diego Convention Center. Lines were already forming at the offsite activations, most of which open at ten o’clock. And a huge mass of humanity was crossing Harbor Drive, heading into their first day of Comic-Con!

I got a free NFT from those two guys above! They’re promoting a brand new game on Gamisodes called Inspector Gadget. (Which explains the very first photo of this blog post.)

Grab a redeemable card if you walk down MLK Promenade and happen to see a bunch of Inspector Gadgets!

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Comic-Con inspired donuts at the Pendry!

Got a sweet tooth? Going to Comic-Con this year?

You might want to swing by the Pendry San Diego hotel to sink your teeth into some Comic-Con inspired donuts!

When I went this morning, I saw a bunch of freshly made superhero donuts and Star Wars donuts. All were created by the folks at the world-famous Donut Bar, so you know they’re tasty good!

Look for the following sign on Fifth Avenue at J Street, and head into the hotel!

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The art of Optimus Volts during Comic-Con!

Local artist Optimus Volts can be found during Comic-Con at the Chuck Jones Pop Up Gallery.

I wandered into the pop up gallery yesterday afternoon, where I met Optimus Volts at a table displaying his work.

In addition to creating several really cool sculptures, he’d painted comic book covers and baseball cards, reimagining them using his own unique vision. Many of the superheroes and baseball players were given sugar skulls and surrounded with imagery associated with Mexico’s Day of the Dead!

Check it out!

Yes, that’s a baseball card of San Diego Padres hero Tony Gwynn!

Optimus Volts and other artists will be meeting the public and selling pieces of their work inside the Chuck Jones Comic-Con Pop Up Gallery through Sunday! The pop up gallery is located at 530 Sixth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter.

If you’d like to view my coverage of Comic-Con so far, which includes hundreds of cool photographs, click here!

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Comic-Con 2022: the fun BEGINS!

It’s finally Preview Night at Comic-Con 2022. And the fun has already begun!

Crowds are gathering and offsite activations are nearly ready, or actually open in some cases, such as The Gray Man Training Program by NETFLIX.

A bit of cosplay is appearing here and there.

Lots of fans, many with swag bags slung over shoulders, are getting a peek inside the convention center, before Comic-Con “officially” begins tomorrow!

I walked around outside in the late afternoon with my camera to capture a little bit of the fun!

The crowd is growing in the afternoon of Comic-Con Preview Night. A photo past the Gaslamp Quarter arch toward the San Diego Convention Center.

The Hard Rock Hotel is now Lumon Industries of the Apple TV+ show Severance.

It’s Rocketeer! He’s on the cover of this year’s Comic-Con Souvenir Book. (Flying over the El Cortez Hotel, where Comic-Con got started years ago.)

Medieval figures mingle in front of the castle that promotes HBO’s upcoming House of the Dragon.

This would make for one very cool farmer’s market!

Miles Morales Spider-Man poses with a big smile! I think Spidey just defeated Mysterio.

A crowd oohs and ahhs at one of the Audible sand sculptures.

Folks were already lined up for The Gray Man offsite. I think these might have been media folk. I’m a mere blogger.

Run for it!

Looks at all the humanity near the San Diego Convention Center.

Watch out! It’s Saturnino with a head!

You might want to watch out for Chucky, too.

Herman Munster and pals are on the scene promoting COZI TV.

A hugemungous Sesame Street Mecha Builders inflatable Cookie Monster! Watch out for falling crumbs!

Someone said that’s Ozzy Osbourne. A super creepy version, I guess!

The Bob’s Burgers Movie activation on the grass near the Omni will be handing out free hamburgers starting Thursday! I’ll be there!

Just wait ’til you see the massive crowds starting tomorrow.

Fear not! Moon Knight and Doctor Strange are here to save the day!

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Last minute frenzy as Comic-Con is almost here!

Less than a day to go until Comic-Con officially opens for 2022! As you might imagine, lots of people are bustling around trying to get their stuff ready!

Workers at many activations are in a hurry to complete the downtown “offsite” attractions that will welcome huge crowds beginning tomorrow.

I took one final long walk through the Gaslamp Quarter and around the San Diego Convention Center this afternoon to see what I might see..

Barriers are being set up on Fifth Avenue just north of the convention center. This section of street will be cosplay central beginning tomorrow!

Someone attached a memory from last year to the Tin Fish restaurant sign. This is where the SDCC Shrine was located during the two years Comic-Con was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An offsite by the Omni hotel is setting up. Looks pretty crazy at the moment.

And just down the walkway, Bob’s Burgers was setting up their Comic-Con activation.

Getting the Sanctum Sanctorum ready! A small offsite promotes the recent movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

The hotel shuttle buses this year all have Amazon Prime Video wraps on them. This one promotes Invincible.

A helpful smile and an answer awaits!

A little detail work to ready the big FX offsite.

All sorts of graphics are now up at ABC’s Abbott Elementary offsite.

Oh, look! That is this year’s Adult Swim on the Green.

I’ll keep it a mystery.

Workers were putting up big graphics on the IMDboat.

Yikes!

Getting the Voodoo Ranger IPA “pirate ship” ready!

The Gray Man offsite is ready, just waiting for the big crowds tomorrow. I was told the race/obstacle course itself is relatively short. But once inside it’s definitely cool looking!

The Audible sand artists are running out of time!

A big smiling Franklin Armstrong has appeared on the windows of the Peanuts offsite.

A long banner has been added to the MLK Promenade side of the House of the Dragon.

And the front of the castle is beyond awesome. Look at those doors!

Getting the Dungeons & Dragons tavern ready. They better hurry up!

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Cosplay before Comic-Con Preview Night!

Cosplayers converged in the Gaslamp this morning, the day of Comic-Con Preview Night, to take part in an MTS press conference.

2022 Comic-Con is right around the corner, and downtown San Diego is abuzz. My camera is now in high gear.

Check out these cosplaying members of the Science Fiction Coalition!

Dude Vader has become a San Diego and Comic-Con fixture over the years. Christopher Canole is a super nice guy, too!

It’s Ms. Marvel and Alvin, here to save the day!

Arwen Evenstar is joined by an elf friend from Middle Earth.

Spider-Man and Moon Knight join forces for a photograph!

Supervillains in San Diego better make your escape now.
Here comes Ms. Marvel again with a steampunky character.

A classic Spidey pose!

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The Chuck Jones Comic-Con Pop Up Gallery!

If you’re walking up Fifth Avenue during Comic-Con, and you’re wondering what happened to the Chuck Jones Gallery, fear not!

Even though the gallery itself moved some time ago to San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, a pop-up Chuck Jones activation can be found in the Gaslamp Quarter at 530 Sixth Avenue! (A few steps north of the Dungeons & Dragons offsite, inside the Sparks Gallery.)

I previewed The Chuck Jones Comic-Con Pop Up Gallery this afternoon as pieces by popular artists were being arranged for public display and sale. There’s something for everyone, including Star Wars, Marvel, and DC Comics art by well known artists, like Alex Ross.

For 2022 Comic-Con, the Chuck Jones pop up will also present several artists and animators that the public can meet. You can see the lineup at their website here.

The Chuck Jones Gallery Pop Up opens up tomorrow, Wednesday, July 20 during Comic-Con Preview Night!

If you’d like to view my coverage of Comic-Con so far, which includes hundreds of cool photographs, click here!

I live in downtown San Diego and love to walk around with my camera! You can follow Cool San Diego Sights via Facebook or Twitter!

Bugs Bunny came out of his hole this morning…

Bugs Bunny came out of his hole this morning, emerging on a sidewalk in San Diego. Walking around, chomping on a carrot, what did he see?

He saw that preparations for 2022 Comic-Con continue downtown at breakneck speed!

Among other things…

A big silver Vulcan salute will greet visitors to Star Trek’s cool Starfleet Outpost. Most Comic-Con offsites open to the public on Thursday. (I believe I saw this big hand at the Comic-Con Museum during their Gene Roddenberry exhibit.)

The second Severance building wrap on the Hard Rock Hotel is done. Looks like some coworkers I’ve known.

More photo op panels have appeared at the NBCU Corner.

Boxes full of Good Guys. The clerk needs to check the shelves. One isn’t completely unwrapped.

The Rookie wraps are completed, decorating Petco Park.

Many box trucks in line. It’s the Comic-Con move in at the San Diego Convention Center. Here come the big exhibitors!

The Bandai offsite behind the Marriott Marquis is taking form.

A wall provides the history of Dragon Ball films.

Very cool!

The Krapopolis super slide now has Greek graphics. Where are the oars?

The Gray Man offsite now has rubble.

The Audible sand sculptures, still being created, are like works of art.

Another amazing sand sculpture.

The Peanuts offsite activation on MLK Promenade will feature The Armstrong Project.

The House of the Dragon castle’s appearance just keeps getting more awesome. This might end up being one of the coolest ever Comic-Con offsites…

A very sedate, tranquil Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter, on a quiet Tuesday morning. That will change drastically in two days!

If you’d like to view my coverage of Comic-Con so far, which includes hundreds of cool photographs, click here!

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