Madoka Magica cosplay at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
Here comes a huge load of fun photos! It’s Thursday, and 2016 San Diego Comic-Con is as cool, wonderful and crazy as ever. Check out some of what I saw outside the convention center. Lots of cool cosplay and simply insane…well…you have to see for yourself.
Thursday outside San Diego Comic-Con. Crowds of pop culture fans can be seen all around the convention center and Gaslamp Quarter.
Fun and often unusual cosplay can be seen everywhere during San Diego Comic-Con. This insanely popular, internationally famous event is quite a spectacle!
Cool cosplay of Kenan Kong, the new Chinese Superman!
These tough-looking pirates are promoting Sea of Thieves, an upcoming video game for the Xbox.
I spotted Flash and Supergirl ambling slowly along during San Diego Comic-Con. It appears Supergirl is getting an urgent communication from the Justice League Watchtower.
And here I see Captain America is receiving an urgent summons from Avengers Mansion. Hopefully there are enough superheroes assembled in San Diego to save the cosmos.
Some futuristic cosmetics were being tested by stylish Comic-Con fans at this Star Trek venue at Children’s Park.
Unfortunately, the transporter seemed to be out of order. Where is Scotty when you need him? I didn’t want to have my molecules scrambled and misplaced today, so I hurriedly moved on.
Rick and his pals from Adult Swim were spotted in San Diego near the entrance to Nerd HQ.
Wario, Waluigi and Batman have teamed up for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. At least they did for a moment or two while people snapped photos.
Not sure about this cool cosplay. Maybe someone reading this blog can provide an illuminating comment.
KFC had very unusual Colonel Sanders artwork outside Comic-Con like last year. The funny sculptures also serve as Wi-Fi hotspots.
When you’re a Star Wars Stormtrooper, you need a really, really big baseball cap!
Have you seen Larten Crepsley? He seems to be running loose at San Diego Comic-Con.
Now we’re in for it. A serious super villain. Seems Joker just escaped from Arkham Asylum. I wonder if he got all those new tattoos in there.
No worries! Batman is nearby! So are a couple of Robins. And so is Glenn the Frog from the old video game Chrono Trigger.
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park was ready to rock on Thursday and packed with Comic-Con fans!
A lovely Ghostbuster was posing by ECTO-4 for a SONY promotion of Ghostbusters. I feel safer already.
Lots of people were being videoed while playing Pie Face, which is a Hasbro game. Most every face ended up with whipped cream.
Ever wonder where Jack in the Box tacos come from? This might be the explanation. That undead employee at the drive-through window proved hard to kill. (Okay, Jack–just kidding. I might be one of your biggest customers at Hazard Center!)
The undead had also taken over a ship behind the convention center! I guess they walked aboard the Abigail when no one was looking.
Hopefully zombies can’t swim. Because a couple somehow found themselves in this small boat in San Diego Bay.
At Entertainment Weekly’s Con-X, the upcoming fantasy action adventure movie Kubo and the Two Strings was being promoted by some super friendly people. Looks pretty cool!
Check it out! An awesomely cool Jabba the Hutt sculpture at Con-X. It was created by Gentle Giant Studios.
It’s lunch time for Jabba the Hutt. Looks to me like he needs to go on a diet.
Schick is at Con-X giving free shaves. Now that is some close attention!
I found a silent, thoughtful man built of red Legos just sitting on a bench at Con-X. The Art of the Brick is coming soon to San Diego’s Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Cool!
Alice and the Mad Hatter invited me for tea, but it was pretty warm outside Comic-Con, so I declined.
Little Mermaid cosplay. She’s accompanied by Flounder. Did she arise from San Diego Bay? I’m walking back along the water toward the Hilton.
For a few minutes I checked out Comic-Con HQ, which provides streaming video of all the Comic-Con goodness.
A collectible figurine of Heavy, from Team Fortress 2, on display at Comic-Con HQ.
These guys walking through the Comic-Con HQ area were in steampunk costumes–no particular character.
I haven’t a clue who these big fuzzy critters are. Do you know?
An excellent cosplay of Madame Vastra from Dr. Who.
Back beside the Hard Rock Hotel, hordes of fans were waiting in line to check out the Suicide Squad.
A unicorn outside San Diego Comic-Con holds some signs that promote KPBS programming.
Oh, noooo! It’s Sharknado, AGAIN! Syfy’s promotional mayhem in the Gaslamp is as crazy as ever.
Last year it was Uncle Sams on stilts. In 2016, it’s a bunch of Elvises. Or is that Elvi? Those sharks seem unstoppable.
Hey Elvis! Why are you pointing at me? You seem to be the one with the gnawing problem.
A cosplay Aquaman and Mera have paused to talk to a knight who is accompanied by a green-skinned damsel. Perhaps you can identify the latter two characters.
I learned this cosplay is from The Witcher, a popular video game. Awesome!
I don’t fear you! Not you, Scarecrow! Because I know numerous Batmans are nearby.
Doc Brown of Back to the Future is looking for Marty. He’s either lost in the crowd or somewhere in time.
Another KFC hotspot. Would you like this deep fried?
More zany goodness was parading around the Gaslamp. Syfy’s PaTrolli Street Team had some of the most fun, weirdly awesome costumes.
Some of that weirdly awesome cosplay approaches, coming up Fifth Avenue.
Yeah, I admit it. You, dude, whatever-you-call-yourself, are weirdly awesome.
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Camera aims toward surfing action from the Oceanside Pier during 2015 Supergirl Pro World Surf League (WSL) competition.
Here’s my second blog post about yesterday’s huge Supergirl Pro event near the Oceanside Pier. If you haven’t already, check out these
super cool photos of the surfing action which I posted last night!
The 2015 Supergirl Pro was a three day event with a record 108 female surfing contestants. It’s the largest professional women’s surfing competition in the world. But it’s also a big fun festival celebrating women who participate in extreme sports. Amazing young women were skateboarding on a halfpipe, and visitors could learn about snowboarding. There was also a beauty contest, and the crowd along Oceanside Beach had plenty of cool sights, sounds, delicious food and fun.
Enjoy some photos…
Spectators filled the beach, boardwalk and Oceanside Pier as people enjoyed many cool things to see at Supergirl Pro.
The annual female sports festival included high flying girls skateboarding a big halfpipe.
Three day surf competition schedule on a sign near the pier. I viewed the Quarterfinals on Sunday.
People watch an athlete defy gravity on the halfpipe at 2015 Supergirl Pro!
Unlike surfers in the ocean, should a skateboarder fall off their board, there’s no soft landing!
Young girl watches female skating athlete complete a trick at Supergirl Pro. Perhaps what she sees will provide her with inspiration.
Just walking along the huge event venue, checking out interesting sponsors, vendors, food, and fun surf-related stuff.
The Surf Diva has a big pink canopy on the sand!
A couple of lifeguards watch the huge crowd from their tower on Oceanside’s always popular beach.
Some surf graphics on a banner hung beneath the Oceanside Pier.
Youth and a surfboard just north of the pier. It’s another perfect sunny weekend in Southern California.
Someone walks past the Supergirl Pro staging tent, where contestants assemble and get ready to compete.
Colorful umbrellas and waders in the water can be seen for miles south along the coast, all the way through Carlsbad.
Folks in the shade of beach umbrellas look toward the surf, where dueling Supergirls are performing astonishing feats during 25 minute heats.
And hundreds are watching from up on the pier, as well.
Amazing action like this took place for three straight days. The event is all about female strength and empowerment.
Walking farther out on Oceanside Pier to get closer to the powerful Pacific Ocean breakers.
Guys on the other side of the pier seem more interested in fishing.
Now this person had the best view of all. A paraglider soars quietly above!
Eyes are fixed on the water below.
This year’s 2015 Supergirl Pro winner, Tatiana Weston-Webb of Hawaii, rides a wave during the Quarterfinals.
When the competitors return to shore, a crowd forms around them for a post-heat interview, photos and autographs.
I see a pink Supergirl cape on one superheroic surfing celebrity! The event is in part sponsored by DC Comics, where the fictional character was born.
Just kicking back and taking in all the cool World Surf League action.
As I walk back down the pier, ready to go home, I hear something’s going on at the outdoor Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre.
It’s an announcement of this year’s winner of the beautiful woman contest. Supergirl Pro’s main sponsor is Paul Mitchell, maker of beauty products.
Blogging about an awesome surf event requires a photo of someone walking along with a surfboard on their head!
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Professional World Surf League (WSL) Supergirl Pro Women’s Qualifying Series surfer rides the foam in Oceanside, California.
Today I headed up the coast from San Diego to watch the 2015 Supergirl Pro surfing competition, which is held every year just south of the pier in Oceanside, California. Wow! The event is bigger than ever and simply incredible!
Supergirl Pro is the only World Surf League 6-Star Female Surfing Competition in the United States. It’s the largest women’s surfing event of its kind in the entire world. And this year there were a record 108 contestants! The ones I saw today, during the Quarterfinals, were almost superhuman. Surfing must be their superpower!
I got so many photos, I’ll break things up into two blog posts. This first post is my modest camera’s photos of the cool surfing action. I had to sharpen and alter the contrast on most images, but I’m surprised how decently many came out. I kept notes on the names of the surfers competing in each heat, but once I looked at my photos I wasn’t too sure who was who. So please excuse the fact that I don’t include the names of contestants in most captions.
Each pairing of surfers is given 25 minutes. Whoever achieves the highest score moves on in the competition, avoiding elimination.
Amazing athlete in Sunday’s competition at the 2015 Supergirl Pro, the largest female surfing event of its kind in the world.
Cool photo of superhuman surfing action at 2015 Supergirl Pro. This year a record 108 contestants entered the huge three day competitive event.
Riding a wave, hoping for glory. Supergirl Pro is the only WSL 6-Star Female Surfing Competition in the U.S.
Tatiana Weston-Webb, professional WSL surfer from the island of Kaua’i, competes at 2015 Supergirl Pro event in Oceanside, California. She eventually went on to win the final!
Tatiana plunges down the face of a Pacific Ocean breaker like Supergirl!
Cool photo of today’s surfing champion shredding the crest of a wave.
Tatiana has classic form on a relatively smooth curler in choppy conditions.
Two competitors duel, trying their best to advance in the 2015 Supergirl Pro in the surfing-friendly Southern California city of Oceanside.
Supergirl is flying on a surfboard! (The Silver Surfer doesn’t get to have all the fun!)
2015 Supergirl Pro is a super cool event where every competitor is an absolutely amazing world-class athlete.
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