The Morning Before The Night Before San Diego Comic Con

The rules were very strict this year. No photography in the San Diego Convention Center before the doors open on Wednesday. So sorry folks, no From One Side Of The Show To The Other video this year.

However, I was allowed to sketch. Not very well, but still….

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The Image booth has new Walking Dead imagery in line with the new flash-forward continuity, and bearded Rick Grimes making a bid for the steampunk crowd.

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The Marvel booth is very Guardians Of The Galaxy, including a pod space craft of sorts.

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The DC booth, under the strangely shaped blocks, has a Batman statue, all purpley and lit up, with Batman appearing to punch himself in the balls, The purple balls.

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There is a glorious eight foot Rocket Raccoon and Groot Lego statue, which also appeared to have Groot droppings…

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There's an X-Men Days Of Future Past booth, with a Prof X chair and a half Cerebro, possibly to display things, that looks hella cool.

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The Smaug massive dragon head from WETA will have everyone taking its photo. When they are allowed to. Emerging from the Mountain castle of the dwarves, it was the first of many castles. Indeed, this may be the Castle Comic Con. ABC had a castle . Legendary had a castle for Crimson Peak. Adult Swim's castle joins onto that. Outlander has a castle. And AMC have Terminus, which resembles a castle, certain a stronghold.

There was a lot more sky furniture being assembled, as Dark Horse lifted more and more banners, and IDW found their own halo obscured by Red Giant Entertainment's massive banners. Next year they are going to have to have to break through the celiling.

Outside the show…

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Putting up the Xbox banner…

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And a set up, possibly for Vikings again, the "On The Set" activation event…

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HBO have a new show…

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Walking into the Gaslamp, the transformation from last night continues….

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And at grocery store and the kitchen for the show, Ralphs are already planning their workwear for Wednesday. And don't get run over, here comes Gotham…

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More as we get it… and as set up continues to roll out.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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