More fun (and funny) stuff for 2019 Comic-Con!

You don't really eat these pancakes, it's more like they eat you. A funny The Good Place quote at the door of Maryjane's restaurant during 2019 Comic-Con.
You don’t really eat these pancakes, it’s more like they eat you. A funny The Good Place quote at the door of Maryjane’s restaurant during 2019 Comic-Con.

I spotted even more fun (and funny) stuff outside 2019 Comic-Con during my walk this morning!

There are some building wraps I hadn’t previously seen, and I found a couple new ones that are now being applied. I saw that the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel is being converted into the Superstore. I also noted the Warner Brothers offsite on the grass south of the Omni hotel, which will feature Detective Pikachu and Shazam, is starting to take shape…

Two days until the start of Comic-Con!

Wraps are being placed on the Hard Rock Hotel promoting NBC's The Good Place and Superstore for Comic-Con.
Wraps are being placed on the Hard Rock Hotel promoting NBC’s The Good Place and Superstore for Comic-Con.
A wrap on the building's south side shows characters from Superstore.
A wrap on the building’s south side shows characters from NBC’s Superstore. Comedy Starts Here.
Putting on the fun building wrap, with two days until the start of Comic-Con.
Putting on the fun building wrap, with two days until the start of Comic-Con.
Superstore graphics now decorate the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.
Superstore graphics now decorate the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.
Across Fifth Avenue, the Amazon wraps are done. This one promotes The Boys. That's one hero I'd prefer to avoid.
Across Fifth Avenue, the Amazon wraps are done. This one promotes The Boys. That’s one smiling superhero I’d prefer to avoid.
Other stuff is springing up around downtown, like this big banner on a building advertising Tik Tok.
Other stuff is springing up around downtown, like this somewhat goofy-looking banner on a building advertising Tik Tok.
Businesses in the Gaslamp are jumping on the bandwagon.
Businesses in the Gaslamp Quarter are jumping on the Comic-Con bandwagon. Game of Thrones and Stan Lee inspired cocktails?
Syfy has moved to Seventh and J Street for 2019 Comic-Con. I believe you can catch their karaoke bus and trivia trolleys here.
Syfy has moved to Seventh and J Street for 2019 Comic-Con. I believe you can catch their fun karaoke bus and trivia trolleys here.
A cool wrap is being applied to the north side of the Omni Hotel. I'm afraid I don't recognize this show. If you do, leave a comment!
A cool Star Trek: Discovery wrap is being applied to the north side of the Omni Hotel.
The Warner Brothers offsite has erected an archway that says Chilladelphia Winter Carnival. You might remember the scene in Shazam.
The Warner Brothers offsite has erected an archway that says Chilladelphia Winter Carnival. You might remember the big, climactic scene in Shazam!
Freddy Freeman and his pal Shazam are perched atop another arch!
Freddy Freeman and his pal Shazam are perched atop another arch!

Stay tuned for more photos of Comic-Con preparation when I walk about this afternoon. I’ll post an update here!

UPDATE!

I did indeed walk about in the afternoon, and I found more fun stuff!

Batwoman banners now adorn the fences along the trolley tracks.
Batwoman banners now adorn the fences along the trolley tracks.
I'm Mad. You're Mad.
I’m Mad. You’re Mad.
The Stranger Things trolley station is returning for 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!
The Stranger Things trolley station is returning for 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!
Comedy Central's South Park offsite features mini golf this year.
Comedy Central’s South Park offsite features mini golf this year.
Play golf with South Park characters!
Play golf with South Park characters!
Amazon Prime Video was setting up displays along MLK Promenade.
Amazon Prime Video was setting up displays along MLK Promenade.
Flags at one end of Childrens Park, where the FOX Fan Fair will be.
Flags at one end of Childrens Park, where the FOX Fan Fair will be.
Another small glimpse of the FOX Fun Fair from the sidewalk.
Another small glimpse of the FOX Fun Fair from the sidewalk.
Check out the characters on the Ferris wheel!
Check out the characters on the Ferris wheel!
Bandai is staging their Dragon Ball Z offsite in the Marriott's Marina Terrace this year again.
Bandai is staging their Dragon Ball Z offsite in the Marriott’s Marina Terrace this year again.
Check out this The Boys wrap on the Marriott Marquis!
Check out this The Boys wrap on the Marriott Marquis!
Today exhibitors were moving their stuff into the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con.
Today exhibitors were moving their stuff into the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con.
The cool FX Devs wrap on the Hilton is looking good.
The cool FX Devs wrap on the Hilton is looking good.
Adult Swim is getting their offsite ready behind the San Diego Convention Center.
Adult Swim is getting their offsite ready behind the San Diego Convention Center.
Rick's balloon head isn't inflated yet.
Rick’s balloon head isn’t inflated yet.
FX has colorful graphics on the fence around part of their Fearless Forum.
FX has colorful graphics on the fence around part of their Fearless Forum.
A super cool FX event space is being prepared!
A super cool FX event space is being prepared!
More Comic-Con street art on windows of Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt.
More Comic-Con street art on windows of Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt.
A wrap is being applied to a corner of Petco Park. I'm clueless.
A wrap is being applied to a corner of Petco Park. I’m clueless.
The first activation is being built at the Interactive Zone at Petco Park. Not sure what it is, either.
The first activation is being built at the Interactive Zone at Petco Park. Not sure what it is, either.
Another new wrap appearing on a corner of Petco Park. Resembles the Stumptown trolley wrap.
Another new wrap appearing on a corner of Petco Park. Resembles the Stumptown trolley wrap.
History has a wrap on Petco Park promoting Project Blue Book, like last year.
History has a wrap on Petco Park promoting Project Blue Book, like last year.
The Tin Fish is getting decorated with NBC Comedy graphics.
The Tin Fish is getting decorated with NBC Comedy graphics.
Hot Damn!
Hot Damn!
Sweeping the back steps of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Sweeping the back steps of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The Statue of Liberty has found a new home in San Diego!
The Statue of Liberty has found a new home in San Diego!
I detect Detective Pikachu at the Warner Brothers offsite!
I detect Detective Pikachu at the Warner Brothers offsite!

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A warm tribute to Stan Lee at Comic-Con.

As I walked around the San Diego Convention Center late this morning, I came upon an artist painting the windows of the Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt shop in preparation for Comic-Con, which is now only four days away.

The smiling artist had painted a warm tribute to Stan Lee on one window, plus some popular Marvel characters who appeared in Avengers: Endgame.

The artist’s name is Shirish Villasenor. Her Instagram page is @arteatolondrada.

I have loads of 2019 Comic-Con photos coming up!

Stay tuned!

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Avengers video game banners appear for Comic-Con!

Three huge banners promoting the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers video game were hung today on the Hilton San Diego Bayfront’s parking structure for 2019 Comic-Con!

Check it out!

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PAWmicon takes over the Comic-Con Museum!

PAWmicon keeps on growing!

A couple years ago I attended this unique pet cosplay event at Hazard Center, but PAWmicon has grown in popularity so much, this year it was held in Balboa Park at the future home of the Comic-Con Museum!

Every year PAWmicon, organized by the Helen Woodward Animal Center, is enjoyed a week or two before San Diego Comic-Con. Pet owners dress up their pooches like superheroes (or supervillains) and compete in a fun cosplay (paws-play) competition. Some of the dog owners put on costumes, too!

This year I noticed members of the Science Fiction Coalition were in attendance, cosplaying as DC Comics characters. Not surprisingly, I saw that scheming villain Penguin hanging out very suspiciously near a SeaWorld penguin!

Funds raised from this very cool annual event benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center, a world-renowned organization that rescues homeless dogs and other animals. They also provide education and therapeutic programs for us humans.

Please visit the Helen Woodward Animal Center website here!

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Kids create original Comic-Con book covers!

Today I entered the future Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park to check out PAWmicon! As I walked around, I poked my nose into the gallery where the Cover Story: The Art of Comic-Con 50 exhibit is located, and in one corner I discovered walls full of original art created by kids!

The colorful artwork, often featuring superheroes and pop culture characters, is drawn to resemble the covers of Comic-Con souvenir program books! Some of the designs are super inventive!

These covers that I photographed are just a small fraction of those on display.

Creativity rocks at the Comic-Con Museum!

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Chuck Jones Gallery readies for Comic-Con!

As I walked down Fifth Avenue through the Gaslamp today, I noticed the Chuck Jones Gallery is now ready for 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!

There’s tons of Marvel artwork right near the entrance, including some awesome pieces by Alex Ross. They’ve got framed prints of classic comic book covers and some stretched canvas, too, which I’m sure will be super popular with fans. Like last year, there’s also cool Star Wars artwork, and lots of fun Looney Tunes stuff, of course!

Here’s the Chuck Jones Gallery’s event page. Creators you can meet at the gallery during 2019 Comic-Con include Simpsons storyboard artist Stephen Reis; Star Wars artists Rodel Gonzalez and Rob Kaz; and Willie Ito, who worked with Golden Age of Animation greats Chuck Jones, Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera!

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Avengers: Endgame banners appear in Gaslamp!

2019 Comic-Con is about a month away and cool banners celebrating the 50th Anniversary of San Diego Comic-Con have suddenly appeared in the Gaslamp Quarter!

The streetlamp banners feature popular Marvel characters from the recent blockbuster movie Avengers: Endgame!

This morning I spotted Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow and Iron Man!

UPDATE!

After work I had more time to walk around downtown and the Gaslamp Quarter. And I found more Marvel Avengers banners!

One banner depicts Thor. The other is a twist on what might be the most powerful words in Avengers: Endgame. WE LOVE YOU 3000.

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