A new Conan O’Brien trolley wrap for 2017 SDCC!

Conan O'Brien is returning to San Diego Comic-Con in 2017. Trolleys are wrapped with images of Conan as four different Funko Pop! toys.
Conan O’Brien is returning to San Diego Comic-Con in 2017. Some trolleys are wrapped with images of Conan as four different Funko Pop! toys.

Here are some photos of the new Conan O’Brien trolley wrap for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con! I spied two trolley cars with this wrap on my way home from work aboard the Green Line.

This is the third year in a row Conan will be hosting his funny TBS talk show at the Spreckels Theatre during Comic-Con. And, as before, the trolley wraps feature him transformed into four different Funko Pop! characters.

This year Conan appears as Justice League member the Flash, as a Game of Thrones White Walker, as Marvel’s ever-popular superhero Spiderman, and finally as a Star Wars Jedi holding a lightsaber.

Enjoy these photos! I’ll keep watching for new SDCC trolley wraps in the days ahead!

For the third year in a row, TBS television talk show host Conan O'Brien is transformed by Funko into famous pop culture characters.
For the third year in a row, TBS television talk show host Conan O’Brien has been transformed by Funko into four famous pop culture characters.
Conan O'Brien has become the fastest man alive--The Flash!
Conan O’Brien has become the fastest man alive–The Flash!
This trolley wrap image has Conan turned into a White Walker from Game of Thrones.
This trolley wrap image has Conan turned into a White Walker from Game of Thrones.
Conan is hanging upside down from the roof of the trolley. He is your friendly neighborhood Spiderman!
Conan is hanging upside down from the roof of the trolley. He is your friendly neighborhood Spiderman!
Or perhaps Conan is actually a Star Wars Jedi!
Or perhaps Conan is actually a Star Wars Jedi. Is he a Gray Jedi?
San Diego Comic-Con is on the way, and lots of trolleys are appearing with a variety of cool wraps!
San Diego Comic-Con is on the way, and lots of trolleys are appearing with a variety of cool wraps!

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Reminders that San Diego Comic-Con is coming!

Window near entrance to a Gaslamp retailer contains DC Comics characters and Star Wars helmets. Comic-Con is a few months away!
Window near entrance to a Gaslamp retailer contains DC Comics characters and Star Wars helmets. Comic-Con is a few months away!

Walk around downtown and you’ll be reminded that San Diego is home to an international phenomenon of colossal proportions: San Diego Comic-Con!

Here are some fun photos that I took today.  Are you energized? About three months to go!

I’ll be taking a whole week off–before and during San Diego Comic-Con–and blogging like crazy!

Deco Bike rental station still contains graphic from last year's San Diego Comic-Con. The television show Colony, a science fiction series on USA Network, was being heavily promoted.
Deco Bike rental station still contains graphic from last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The television show Colony, a science fiction series on USA Network, was being heavily promoted.
Godzilla rises at the nexus for all things pop culture. The Gaslamp is a popular playground for those attending San Diego Comic-Con.
Godzilla rises at the nexus for all things pop culture. The Gaslamp is a popular playground for those attending San Diego Comic-Con.
The Tin Fish near the San Diego Convention Center still features an Emerald City canopy, nine months after last year's Comic-Con.
The Tin Fish near the San Diego Convention Center still features an Emerald City canopy, nine months after last year’s Comic-Con.
Star Trek graphic on a wall in downtown San Diego's Domino's Pizza store. A Starfleet insignia. Going boldly where no one has gone before . . .
Star Trek graphic on a wall in downtown San Diego’s Domino’s Pizza store. A Starfleet insignia. Going boldly where no one has gone before . . .
San Diego's Domino's Pizza has a fun wall with lots of pop culture imagery, including an alien, Bat signal, Mario, and the downtown skyline.
San Diego’s Domino’s Pizza has a fun wall with lots of pop culture imagery, including an alien, Bat signal, Mario, and the downtown skyline.
Of all the cool space helmets in the known universe, Darth Vader tops them all!
Of all the cool space helmets in the known universe, Darth Vader tops them all!
Walk around downtown and you might be reminded our fair city is home to San Diego Comic-Con!
Walk around downtown and you might be reminded our fair city is home to San Diego Comic-Con!

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Cool–and funny–Star Wars street art!

Join me, says Darth Vader. Never, replies Luke Skywalker. An epic lightsaber battle commences.
Join me, says Darth Vader. Never, replies Luke Skywalker. An epic lightsaber battle commences.

Here’s more super cool street art!  A classic battle between the dark and the light, and iconic movie characters recognized around the world are painted on two utility boxes in National City!  You can spot them near the intersection of 8th Street and National City Boulevard.

This bold street art is an homage to the original Star Wars trilogy.  The final four images might make you laugh!

The right side of this utility box is painted with two more panels of cool Star Wars street art. I see good old R2-D2 and the white helmet of a Stormtrooper.
Like a comic book or graphic novel, the right side of this utility box is painted with two more panels of Star Wars street art. I see good old R2-D2 and the white helmet of an Imperial Stormtrooper.
Bounty hunter Boba Fett, a popular Star Wars character, makes for some very cool street art! I photographed this on the left side of the utility box.
Bounty hunter Boba Fett, a popular Star Wars character, makes for some super cool street art! I photographed this image on the left side of the same utility box.
Pop culture icon C-3PO from Star Wars movies, television and other media has been painted on the left side of a National City utility box.
Pop culture icon C-3PO from Star Wars movies, television and other media has also been painted on the side of this utility box.
Wannabe Stormtrooper on a second utility box seems to idolize Darth Vader and his mastery of the Dark Force.
Wannabe Stormtrooper on a second National City utility box seems to idolize Darth Vader and his mastery of the Dark Force.
Live Set Stormtrooper likes listening to tunes while battling the Rebel Alliance. Perhaps that's why those lasers never seem to hit anything.
Live Set Stormtrooper likes listening to tunes while battling the Rebel Alliance. Perhaps that’s why those lasers never seem to hit anything.
Poker Face Stormtrooper has beer hoses entering his helmet and a hand of cards.
Poker Face Stormtrooper has beer hoses entering his helmet and a hand of cards.
Selfie Stormtrooper thinks he looks good. Funny street art in National City!
Selfie Stormtrooper thinks he looks good. Some funny Star Wars street art in National City!

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A cool Star Wars character created by local artist!

Vernell Jones III, also known as Machinecore, creates a very cool, completely new Star Wars character in Balboa Park.
Vernell Jones III, also known as Machinecore, creates a very cool, completely new Star Wars character in Balboa Park.

I was walking through Balboa Park’s lively Plaza de Balboa, not far from the Bea Evenson Fountain, when my eyes suddenly fell upon a truly fantastic work of art.

I learned from the artist, Vernell Jones III, also known as Machinecore, that the unusual Star Wars character he’d created was some sort of futuristic Stormtrooper. My first thought was that the helmet kind of resembled General Grievous. My second thought was that this great artwork should be on the cover of a graphic novel. It’s that good.

Check it out! Then check out Vernell’s Facebook page!

Check out this Star Wars-inspired artwork. Looks pretty amazing to me!
Check out this Star Wars-inspired artwork. Looks pretty amazing to me!
More colorful, fantastic works of art by Vernell Jones III.
More colorful, fantastic works of art by Vernell Jones III.

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San Diego artist spray paints cool Star Wars images!

Finn, heroic character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, holds a lightsaber. Cool spray paint art by William J. Dorsett.
Finn, heroic character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, holds a lightsaber. Cool spray paint art by William J. Dorsett.

Check out these super cool Star Wars images! They were created by a talented guy named William J. Dorsett. He’s a great spray paint artist and busker who is frequently seen on San Diego’s Embarcadero, in front of Anthony’s Fish Grotto.

William also happens to be a really nice guy. I’ve seen him working his magic for years during my walks. Not only does he create very unique spray paint artwork, but he also fashions amazing small works of sculpture using corn husks.

And, as you can plainly see, he’s a huge fan of Star Wars!

William loves to demonstrate his unbounded creativity, and did so recently at a local school for excited students. Check out his website to learn more!

William J. Dorsett is a talented busker who often displays his cool artwork on San Diego's Embarcadero. In this photo he's handing a corn husk rose to a passerby!
William J. Dorsett is a talented busker who often displays his cool artwork on San Diego’s Embarcadero. In this photo he’s handing a corn husk rose to a passerby!
Small, colorful spray paint images include a Darth Vader helmet, an Imperial Stormtrooper, R2-D2 and Yoda.
Small, colorful spray paint images include a Darth Vader helmet, an Imperial Stormtrooper, R2-D2 and Yoda.
It's Chewbacca with his Bowcaster blaster under a distant galaxy's stars and a colorful planet.
It’s Chewbacca with his Bowcaster blaster under a distant galaxy’s stars and a colorful planet.
More cosmic, bold spray paint artwork depicts popular Star Wars characters.
More cosmic, bold spray paint artwork depicts popular Star Wars characters.
C-3PO and Han Solo in classic Star Wars poses! Awesome!
C-3PO and Han Solo in classic Star Wars poses! Awesome!

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Some cool photos from Comic-Con Preview Night.

Hundreds of cool Star Wars collectibles are on display and for sale during San Diego Comic-Con.
Many cool Star Wars collectibles are on display and for sale during San Diego Comic-Con.

I’ve got a glut of cool photos from 2015 San Diego Comic-Con Preview Night. But it’s getting late and I’m getting sleepy. So here’s just the first batch for now…

Star Trek Ugly Dolls graphics at Preview Night in the San Diego Convention Center.
Star Trek Ugly Dolls graphics at Preview Night in the San Diego Convention Center.
An extraterrestrial and Medusa. There are many fantastic, detailed models exhibited at Comic-Con on the convention floor.
An extraterrestrial and Medusa. There are hundreds of fantastic, detailed models at Comic-Con on the convention floor.
Imaginative t-shirts featuring Edgar Allan Poe and Nikola Tesla.
Imaginative t-shirts featuring Edgar Allan Poe and Nikola Tesla.
A super cool Batman towers above the crowd in the Funko area.
A super cool Batman towers above the crowd near the Funko sign.
Scooby and the gang are in San Diego with the Mystery Machine!
Scooby and the gang are in San Diego with their Mystery Machine!
This zombie was getting a little too close for comfort.
This zombie was getting a little too close for comfort.
It seems the walking dead at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con were having problems with these revolving doors.
It seems the walking dead at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con are having problems with these revolving doors.
This is getting pretty darn frightening.
This is becoming pretty darn frightening.
I forgot this guy's clever name. Something like Screw Head.
I forgot this guy’s clever name. Something like Screw Head.
This monstrous orc with a hammer is from the awesome Warcraft exhibit.
This monstrous orc with a hammer is from the awesome Warcraft exhibit.
Adult Swim had fun and games, and prizes slid out of the cat's mouth.
Adult Swim has fun and games, and prizes slide out of the cat’s mouth.
Kuato from Total Recall was making the rounds at Comic-Con, unconcerned about staying hidden, it seems.
Kuato from Total Recall was making the rounds at Comic-Con, unconcerned about staying hidden, it seems.
R2-D2 looks kind of lonely.
R2-D2 looks kind of lonely.
Jabba the Hutt figurine on display at San Diego Comic-Con.
Jabba the Hutt figurine on display at San Diego Comic-Con.
I saw several angry Hulks on the verge of smashing something.
I saw several angry Hulks on the verge of smashing something.
Spiderman has his own awesome Hot Wheels car!
Spiderman has his own awesome Hot Wheels car!
This proud Batman just has to suck it up, surrounded by lesser figures.
This proud Batman just has to suck it up, surrounded by lesser figures.
In addition to full-size Batman and Superman costumes for sale, these cool creations can be yours to wear as you please.
In addition to full-size Batman and Superman costumes for sale, these fantastic creations can be yours to wear as you please.
Looks like Predator ripped the skull and spine right outa somebody.
Looks like Predator ripped the skull and spine right outa somebody.
Yeah, Iron Man is always pretty popular.
Yeah, Iron Man is always pretty popular.
Penguin figurine on display at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.
Penguin figurine on display at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.
Pop culture fan with camera records all sorts of cool sights in one display case.
Pop culture fan with camera records all sorts of cool sights in one display case.
The large Star Wars area has film clips playing overhead from the classic movies.
The large Star Wars area has film clips playing overhead from the classic movies.
This speeder is used by the character Rey in the upcoming Star Wars film.
This speeder is used by the character Rey in the upcoming Star Wars film.
R2-D2, C-3PO, a stormtrooper, Boba Fett and the Millennium Falcon are busting through a wall.
R2-D2, C-3PO, a stormtrooper, Boba Fett and the Millennium Falcon are busting through a wall.
Fresh from the pages of Shonen Jump, a super popular manga.
Fresh from the pages of Shonen Jump, a super popular manga.
The extensive LEGO area at Comic-Con contains lots of cool LEGO models.
The extensive LEGO area at Comic-Con contains lots of cool LEGO models.
Perhaps the coolest LEGO model is of the epic battle in Avengers II between Hulk and Iron Man in his Hulkbuster armor.
Perhaps the coolest LEGO model is of the epic battle in Avengers II between Hulk and Iron Man in his Hulkbuster armor.

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Photos of San Diego Comic-Con preparation: 2 days to go!

Stunning white face stares from Petco Park across Harbor Drive. Nobody attending 2015 San Diego Comic-Con could possibly miss this!
Stunning white face stares from Petco Park across Harbor Drive. Nobody attending 2015 San Diego Comic-Con could possibly miss this advertisement!

Now just a bit over two days to go until 2015 San Diego Comic-Con officially opens!

I walked early and late yesterday around the convention center and Gaslamp. Workers were busy all over the place getting stuff ready.

For your enjoyment, I present another batch of photos showing all sorts of cool sights!

Once Upon a Time building wrap on Petco Park. Evil isn't born. It's made.
Once Upon a Time building wrap on Petco Park. Evil isn’t born. It’s made.
A local television news reporter stands near entrance to the Gaslamp, previewing 2015 Comic-Con on camera.
A local television reporter stands near entrance to the Gaslamp, previewing 2015 Comic-Con on camera for the evening news.
Is that legendary cartoonist and animator Chuck Jones? No. But it's his namesake gallery on Fifth Avenue, open and ready for fans of classic pop culture and cool art.
Is that legendary cartoonist and animator Chuck Jones? No. But it’s his namesake gallery on Fifth Avenue, open and ready for fans of classic pop culture and cool art.
Analog in the Gaslamp Quarter has a 20 percent discount on food for Comic-Con attendees with badge.
Analog in the Gaslamp Quarter has a 20 percent discount on food for Comic-Con attendees with badge.
More Analog fun . . . Cosplay Super Karaoke! I didn't know Han, Luke and Leia had formed a musical trio.
More Analog fun . . . Cosplay Super Karaoke! I didn’t know Han, Luke and Leia had formed a musical trio.
Half of a large wrap applied to Hard Rock Hotel building. Resembles the Ascension graphics from last year.
Half of a large wrap applied to Hard Rock Hotel building. Resembles the Ascension graphics from last year.
Other half of the cosmic, purple wrap. I see an asteroid field and spaceship.
Other half of the cosmic, purple wrap. I see an asteroid field and spaceship.
I see Lego Dimensions characters Superman, Batman and Gandalf in this graphic on the Hard Rock Hotel.
I see Lego Dimensions characters Superman, Batman and Gandalf in this graphic on the Hard Rock Hotel.
More Lego Dimensions images on the south side of the Hard Rock Hotel. You're gonna need a bigger imagination.
More Lego Dimensions images on the south side of the Hard Rock Hotel. You’re gonna need a bigger imagination.
The wrap on the west wall of Petco Park is finished. Vikings on the History Channel. May the Norse be with you!
The wrap on the west wall of Petco Park is finished. It promotes Vikings on the History Channel. May the Norse be with you!
The Ubisoft Assassin's Creed obstacle course is half-completed. It appears slightly different from last year.
The Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed obstacle course is half-completed. The configuration appears slightly different from last year.
Looks real. Or it is real, and those workers have super strength.
Looks realistic. Or is it real, and those workers have super strength?
Hannibal. Savor the Hunt. Creepy banners hung at the Gaslamp trolley station.
Hannibal. Savor the Hunt. Creepy banners hung at the Gaslamp trolley station.
The complex and interesting Heroes Reborn venue was being erected throughout the day Monday.
The complex and interesting Heroes Reborn venue was being erected throughout the day Monday.
As evening approached, guys were attaching some kind of black canopy to the steel structure.
As evening approached, guys were attaching some kind of black canopy to the steel structure.
Banners at Gaslamp trolley station promote Heroes Reborn, on NBC.
Banners at Gaslamp trolley station promote Heroes Reborn, on NBC.
The Tin Fish restaurant is decked out with NBC Blindspot graphics.
For 2015 the Tin Fish restaurant is decked out with NBC Blindspot graphics.
Behind the San Diego Convention Center, workers prepare a scary looking building, part of the FX Fearless Arena Experience.
Behind the San Diego Convention Center, workers prepare a scary looking building, part of the FX Fearless Arena Experience.
A second, larger building is also rising, across the grass of Hilton Bayfront Park.
A second, larger building is also rising, across the grass at Hilton Bayfront Park.
The Strain building wrap on the Hilton is nearing completion, two days before Comic-Con begins.
The Strain building wrap on the Hilton is nearing completion, a couple days before Comic-Con begins.
Another long structure is being set up nearby, and it appears there are many prop trees that go with it.
Another long structure is being set up nearby, and it appears there are many prop trees that go with it.
These smiling folks were heading along the bay walkway with a sign containing Comic-Con shuttle information.
These smiling folks were heading along the bay walkway with a sign containing Comic-Con shuttle information.
Lastly, Adult Swim is hosting a huge play area behind the convention center.
Lastly, Adult Swim is hosting a huge play area behind the convention center.
Here's a bunch of colorful stuff that must be unpacked and set up before 2015 San Diego Comic-Con begins on Thursday.
Here’s a bunch of colorful stuff that must be unpacked and set up before 2015 San Diego Comic-Con begins on Thursday.
Looks like a life-size version of Rick and Morty's flying saucer!
Looks like a life-size version of Rick and Morty’s flying saucer!

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