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Comic Con 2014 Day 1 Photo Recap

Jason Huggins

Alright, day one in the bag! This time, I wandered around the outside of the Con with my buddy Jordan from Product Etc. We made our way down to the ball park, over to the Hilton Bay Front Hotel and around the back of the convention center. We had limited daylight, so we kept it moving in order to capture the sun. It's pretty amazing to see how big the Con has grown outside the convention walls. 

This is the view just outside the ball park and the foot bridge to the Hilton. I want to say this area is even free to the public and no comic con badge is needed. 

This is the view just outside the ball park and the foot bridge to the Hilton. I want to say this area is even free to the public and no comic con badge is needed. 

San Diego really is a beautiful city to look at and live in.

San Diego really is a beautiful city to look at and live in.

Just outside the Hilton the guys from Fox were still trying to set up this Simpsons display. Its crazy to see how quickly these guys build all this stuff and take it down. 

Just outside the Hilton the guys from Fox were still trying to set up this Simpsons display. Its crazy to see how quickly these guys build all this stuff and take it down. 

Giant Homer sticking out of the grass just because. I want to have a budget like this one day. 

Giant Homer sticking out of the grass just because. I want to have a budget like this one day. 

"Oh babe, isn't comic con just the greatest?"

"Oh babe, isn't comic con just the greatest?"

Funny story, we've been playing a lot of soccer down by the water front and from time to time the security from the convention comes out and kicks us off the grass. They tell us that he convention people don't want us tearing up their grass with our cleats and stuff. So we can't run around on the grass, but Godzilla can have residence on it for a week? It's freaking Godzilla! You guys saw the movie and you know what he can do to buildings.. Later grass...

Funny story, we've been playing a lot of soccer down by the water front and from time to time the security from the convention comes out and kicks us off the grass. They tell us that he convention people don't want us tearing up their grass with our cleats and stuff. So we can't run around on the grass, but Godzilla can have residence on it for a week? It's freaking Godzilla! You guys saw the movie and you know what he can do to buildings.. Later grass...

This thing was right outside the Hyatt. I should have asked him if he felt like helping us kick Godzillla off the grass. 

This thing was right outside the Hyatt. I should have asked him if he felt like helping us kick Godzillla off the grass. 

Every year the SYFY channel does a big display in front of Mary Janes at the Hard Rock Hotel. Hey that reminds me, Sharknado 2 is going to premiere this Saturday night on SYFY. Set your DVRs people! 

Every year the SYFY channel does a big display in front of Mary Janes at the Hard Rock Hotel. Hey that reminds me, Sharknado 2 is going to premiere this Saturday night on SYFY. Set your DVRs people! 

These things were super bad ass and there were actually quit a few of them roaming around the downtown area. These are for the new show Gotham and they hooked them up as Uber cars. Pretty neat idea. 

These things were super bad ass and there were actually quit a few of them roaming around the downtown area. These are for the new show Gotham and they hooked them up as Uber cars. Pretty neat idea. 

Comic Con brings out the crazy. I can't even tell you whats going on here. 

Comic Con brings out the crazy. I can't even tell you whats going on here. 

Later on we made our way back towards the ball park to check out the MTV Fanfare. I'm to damn old to try and jump any fences, plus theres nothing in the world other than escaping death that would make me do so. Besides, Zach was on the inside getting pics. That's another blog though. 

Later on we made our way back towards the ball park to check out the MTV Fanfare. I'm to damn old to try and jump any fences, plus theres nothing in the world other than escaping death that would make me do so. Besides, Zach was on the inside getting pics. That's another blog though. 

More sketchy Carnival rides. You know I love these things.

More sketchy Carnival rides. You know I love these things.

So day one was pretty chill. More to come, stay tuned.

-Jay