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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Photo memories of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!

Time to go into Comic-Con mode!

I can’t believe how quickly the years pass by. It feels 2017 San Diego Comic-Con happened only yesterday!

Just for fun, I’ve been reviewing my blog posts from last year. It was amazing. So much fantastic stuff going on. Running like a crazy person around downtown taking hundreds of photos almost wore me out, but what an incredible, unforgettable experience!

Would you like to revisit some of the cool cosplay and fun activities outside Comic-Con in 2017?

Click the following links to see lots and lots of photos!

Photos of Steven Universe music video with Estelle!

Photos of uniforms, weapons, props of Star Trek: Discovery!

Comic-Con! Huge crowds! Cool cosplay! Crazy fun!

Comic-Con insanity! More cosplay and a TV star!

A look inside the Futurism and Tech Pavilion at Comic-Con.

Vikings actors greet crowd! A longship burns!

More craziness and cosplay at 2017 Comic-Con!

Broad City fans paint big coloring book at Comic-Con!

Celebrities! Cool cosplay! A rare Alien Queen!

More fun and cool cosplay at SDCC 2017!

Rabbitville gallery celebrates Gaslamp during Comic-Con.

The Walking Dead eat fans at 2017 Comic-Con!

Cosplay photos and other 2017 Comic-Con stuff!

Fun stuff outside Comic-Con on Preview Night!

Ron English’s POPaganda art exhibit at Comic-Con.

Hall H line begins, and photos of other stuff.

Cartoon Network character balloons take flight!

More photos of preparations for 2017 Comic-Con!

Super fan is first in line for Conan at Comic-Con!

Photos of how to get Wrecked at Comic-Con!

A look inside the Laika Experience at Comic-Con!

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Kids create Minecraft-style Mona Lisa mural!

Washington Elementary students create abstract Mona Lisa chalk art during 2014 Festa in Little Italy. It would later become the basis for some cool public art!
Washington Elementary students create abstract Mona Lisa chalk art during 2014 Festa in Little Italy. As you will see, it would later become the basis for a very cool public mural!

Students at Washington Elementary STEAM Magnet School in Little Italy have helped to produce a very cool public art mural! As motorists depart Little Italy, turning onto southbound Interstate 5 from Grape Street, they are greeted by a colorful Minecraft-style Mona Lisa along with the big word CIAO!

The abstract 20′ x 20′ Mona Lisa mural is based on chalk art that Washington Elementary School kids created for 2014 Festa, an annual Italian-themed festival in their very own Little Italy neighborhood.

I happened to blog about Festa that year, and took the above photo of the kids working on the original Mona Lisa chalk art. With the help of local artist Jayne Barnett, their completed work would eventually become a very large, very creative mural that thousands of delighted drivers pass every day!

Mine-A-Lisa's Salutation. The Little Italy mural is a much larger recreation of chalk art created by students at 2014 Festa. The Italian art-themed piece was rendered using "bricks" of color in the Minecraft style.
Mine-A-Lisa’s Salutation. The Little Italy mural is a much larger recreation of chalk art created by students at 2014 Festa. The Italian art-themed piece was rendered using “bricks” of color in the Minecraft style.
An abstract Mona Lisa mural greets cars with a large CIAO as drivers head onto southbound I-5 from Grape Street!
Mona Lisa says goodbye to everyone with a large CIAO as drivers head onto southbound I-5 from Grape Street!

If you’d like to see more chalk art created during 2014 Festa, including many amazing pieces produced by students from schools all around San Diego, click here!

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A look inside the Futurism and Tech Pavilion at Comic-Con.

The Futurism and Tech Pavilion at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con occupies a large area of one floor inside the Omni Hotel.
The Futurism and Tech Pavilion at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con occupies a large area of one floor inside the Omni Hotel.

There’s a super cool, free attraction during 2017 Comic-Con that relatively few people seem to know about. It’s the Futurism and Tech Pavilion, located up that long glass-enclosed escalator in the Omni Hotel.

You’ll discover the very latest entertainment technology (some of which will blow your mind) and no badge is required! If you are interested in virtual reality, this place is absolutely a must see.

Check out my photos and read the captions to get an idea of what you will find…

This cool, free Comic-Con venue allows organizations and businesses to showcase their latest efforts in technology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.
This cool, free Comic-Con venue allows organizations and businesses to showcase their latest efforts in technology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.
The AI Innovation Fair includes artificial intelligence, robotics and other related technology.
The AI Innovation Fair area includes artificial intelligence, robotics and other related technology.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and RE'FLEKT demonstrated a futuristic transportation concept with virtual reality.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and RE’FLEKT demonstrate a futuristic transportation concept with virtual reality.
This guy representing Brain2Bot demonstrated simple AI in a robot that mimics a dog. Eating magnetic pellets makes it happy!
This guy representing Brain2Bot demonstrated simple AI in a robot that mimics a dog. Eating magnetic pellets that it gathers with a tongue makes it happy!
These interactive Professor Einstein robots challenge people with brain games.
These interactive Professor Einstein robots challenge people with brain games.
Inside a second room, many entertainment companies demonstrated their latest technology, including VR, holograms, video controllers, and more.
Inside a second room, many entertainment companies demonstrated their latest technology, including VR, holograms, video game controllers, and more.
The Sonic the Hedgehog booth had people jump for a ring in front of a green screen for prizes. They could see themselves in a video game.
The Sonic the Hedgehog booth had people jump for a ring in front of a green screen for prizes. They could see themselves in a video game.
Project Cars 2 had these super cool driving simulators.
Project Cars 2 had these super cool driving simulators.
Artist Rob Prior had a booth with some of his cool pop art. I learned he includes a chicken head hidden in every piece.
Artist Rob Prior had a booth with some of his cool pop art. I learned he includes a chicken head hidden in every piece.
Bruce Lee and Joker.
Bruce Lee and Joker.
Kirk and Spock.
Kirk and Spock.
The Mira Prism uses your iPhone to produce holograms in your field of view!
The Mira Prism uses your iPhone to produce holograms in your field of view!

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Celebrities! Cool cosplay! A rare Alien Queen!

FOX San Diego Morning News reporters dressed as Princess Leia and Darth Vader interview Sam J. Jones, lead actor in the 1980 film Flash Gordon.
FOX San Diego Morning News reporters dressed as Princess Leia and Darth Vader interview Sam J. Jones, lead actor in the 1980 film Flash Gordon.

Here are some photos from my walk outside 2017 Comic-Con this morning. I spotted some celebrities, more very cool cosplay, and a rare Alien Queen!

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A great Tweedledum and Tweedledee cosplay at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!
A great Tweedledum and Tweedledee cosplay at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!
Warlock cosplay from video game Destiny.
Warlock cosplay from the video game Destiny.
Greg Cipes who voices Beast Boy in the Teen Titans animated series and Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is interviewed during Comic-Con.
Greg Cipes who voices Beast Boy in the Teen Titans animated series and Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is interviewed during Comic-Con.
Celebrity sightings are possible throughout San Diego Comic-Con!
Celebrity sightings are possible throughout San Diego Comic-Con! “Flash Gordon” embraces two popular characters he helped to inspire.
These cool cosplay enthusiasts were part of the FOX television Comic-Con broadcast. Star Wars and steampunk!
These cool cosplay enthusiasts were part of the FOX television Comic-Con broadcast. Star Wars side-by-side with steampunk!
A group shot with cosplayers and celebrities.
A group shot with cosplayers and celebrities.
Cosplay of Jay Garrick, the old school Flash.
Cosplay of Jay Garrick, the old school Flash.
Two super popular characters together--Spidey and Harley!
Two super popular characters together: it’s Spidey and Harley!
An old school Wonder Woman is getting ready to defeat a WW1 German general. He might be Erich Ludendorff, a character in the recent hit movie.
An old school Wonder Woman with aviator goggles is getting ready to defeat a WWI German general! He might be Erich Ludendorff, a villain in the recent hit movie.
A super awesome one quarter scale model of the Queen Alien was being shown by Matrix Studio.
A super awesome one quarter scale model of the Alien Queen was being shown by Matrix Studio along MLK Promenade.
A very detailed Alien egg and limbs.
A very detailed Alien egg and limbs.
Another look at the limited collector piece Alien Queen, one of 300 produced by Matrix Studio.
Another look at the limited collector piece Alien Queen, one of only 300 produced by Matrix Studio.

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Cosplay photos and other 2017 Comic-Con stuff!

Samurai Jack cosplay at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!
Samurai Jack cosplay at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!

Here comes a whole bunch of cosplay pics and other cool stuff I saw while walking around 2017 San Diego Comic-Con early this Thursday morning!

Check it out!

I spotted Wolverine spinning a parking sign near Horton Plaza.
I spotted Wolverine spinning a parking sign near Horton Plaza.
Thursday morning at 2017 Comic-Con and people are heading through the Gaslamp toward the convention center.
Thursday morning at 2017 Comic-Con and people are heading through the Gaslamp toward the convention center.
Obi-Wan Kenobi cosplay. Observe his fingers. He's ready to play a Jedi mind trick on me!
Obi-Wan Kenobi cosplay. Observe his fingers. He’s ready to play a Jedi mind trick on me!
A really good Assassin's Creed cosplay at Comic-Con.
A really good Assassin’s Creed cosplay at Comic-Con.
A friendly artist has lots of cool art for sale along MLK Promenade near Harbor Drive and First Avenue.
A friendly artist has lots of cool art for sale along MLK Promenade near Harbor Drive and First Avenue. These are painted on plastic.
More of his cool artwork. I see Storm and Catwoman.
More of his cool artwork. I see Storm and Catwoman.
A young Sheldon Cooper is coming to CBS! That should be really good!
A young Sheldon Cooper is coming to CBS! That should be really funny!
A friendly Pikachu cosplay.
A friendly Pikachu cosplay.
These guys represent characters from Outlander.
These guys represent characters from Outlander.
I was told these are characters from Steven Universe.
I was told these are characters from Steven Universe.
A long line waiting to enter the convention center on Thursday morning included lots of people enjoying every kind of cosplay imaginable.
A long line waiting to enter the convention center on Thursday morning included lots of people enjoying every kind of cosplay imaginable.
An elaborate, very cool cosplay of Gurren Lagann.
An elaborate, very cool cosplay of Gurren Lagann.
One of several Ghostbuster cosplays that I noticed.
One of several Ghostbusters cosplays that I noticed.
The huge line to enter the San Diego Convention Center boggled my mind.
The long line to enter the San Diego Convention Center boggled my mind.
I was told this is a cosplay of Rick the Alien.
I was told this is a cosplay of Rick the Alien.
Cosplay of Madder Red of comic book series Bedlam.
Cosplay of Madder Red of comic book series Bedlam.
Cosplay of characters from Z Nation.
Cosplay of characters from Z Nation.
Game of Thrones cosplay. I think he said this is Tyrion Lannister.
Game of Thrones cosplay. I think he said this is Tyrion Lannister. I might be wrong.
Cosplay from the webcomic Homestuck.
Cosplay from the webcomic Homestuck.
I saw this Tron cosplay last year!
I saw this Tron cosplay last year!

You can see exactly how this cool Tron costume was made here!

And like every year during Comic-Con, food can be found all over the place.
And like every year during Comic-Con, food can be found all over the place.
Some cool Venture Brothers cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con!
Some cool Venture Brothers cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con!
Here comes Princess Leia with her entrourage.
Here comes Princess Leia with her entourage.
looks like Wonder Woman is in pursuit of Dr. Who.
Looks like Wonder Woman is in pursuit of Dr. Who.
Check out that huge sword! It's a great cosplay of Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy!
Check out that huge sword! It’s a great cosplay of Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy!
A cosplay of Sans from Undertale.
A cosplay of Sans from Undertale.
Thursday morning and the Interactive Zone at Petco has just opened for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
Thursday morning a bit after nine o’clock and the Interactive Zone at Petco has just opened for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
I'm hungry for a Wookie Cookie.
I’m already hungry for a Wookiee Cookie.
A line has already formed at Blizzard's Lich King's Ice Cream Citadel.
A line has formed at Blizzard’s Lich King’s Ice Cream Citadel.
Hello Futuristic Ladies of the Galaxy!
Hello Futuristic Ladies of the Galaxy!
People in line to check out an attraction promoting New Line's production of Stephen King's It.
People in line to check out an attraction promoting New Line’s production of Stephen King’s It.
Jack in the Box's Crave Van smashed through a wall of comic books in the Interactive Zone! Too much fun!
Jack in the Box’s Crave Van smashed through a wall of comic books in the Interactive Zone! Too much fun!
A super cool full size replica of a Star Wars T-47 snowspeeder created by hobbyists who belong to Real Movie Toys.
A super cool full size replica of a Star Wars T-47 Snowspeeder created by hobbyists who belong to Real Movie Toys.
A guy from Sphero shows off their new Spiderman robotic toy that interacts like Alexa with voice recognition.
A guy from Sphero shows off their new Spiderman robotic toy that interacts. Kind of like Alexa with voice recognition.
People in the Interactive Zone could sit in a Luke Cage set and have their picture taken! There was also a Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black set!
People in the Interactive Zone could sit in a Luke Cage set and have their picture taken! There was also a Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black set!
People get ready to enter Sprout's Kody Kapow attraction.
People get ready to enter Sprout’s Kody Kapow attraction.
This guy is cosplaying Bibleman!
This guy is cosplaying Bibleman!
Boom Howdy has posted Missing signs around San Diego.
Boom Howdy has posted Missing signs around San Diego.
Near Petco Park I saw this cosplay of Goku from Dragonball Z.
Near Petco Park I saw this cosplay of Goku from Dragonball Z.
Wonder Woman on a window in San Diego.
Wonder Woman on a window in San Diego.
I spied this cool truck in a parking lot. Black Eyed Peas present Masters of the Sun.
I spied this cool truck in a parking lot. Black Eyed Peas present Masters of the Sun.
A parking lot downtown has been converted into a Viceland promotional area.
A parking lot downtown has been converted into a Viceland promotional area.
Have no fear! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming down the sidewalk!
Have no fear! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming down the sidewalk! Hide the pizza!
I learned these guys are performing in Game of Thrones the Musical at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center isn San Diego during Comic-Con.
I learned these actors are performing in Game of Thrones the Musical at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center in San Diego during Comic-Con.
Adventure Time cosplay!
Adventure Time cosplay!

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A collection of past Comic-Con cosplay photos!

I’m starting to get excited about upcoming 2017 San Diego Comic-Con! It begins in less than two weeks!

Now that I’m beginning to think again about Comic-Con, I’ve been remembering some of the cool cosplay photos I’ve taken the past few years. Just for fun I’ve collected links to old blog posts that contain lots of cosplay photos!

Click the links to see everything!

 

From 2016 San Diego Comic-Con:

Photographs of cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con!

More photos of super creative cosplay at Comic-Con!

Cool cosplay and crazy fun outside Comic-Con!

 

From 2015 San Diego Comic-Con:

Super cool awesome cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con!

More super awesome Comic-Con cosplay photos!

Cool cosplay and fun outside San Diego Comic-Con.

Insane Comic-Con: crowds, hype, fun and firemen!

 

From 2014 San Diego Comic-Con:

Cosplay and Comic-Con craziness in the Gaslamp!

Comic-Con morning near the convention center.

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