If you dislike large, fantastically dressed crowds, or are a supervillain wishing to avoid any run-ins with the superhero community, you would be wise to stay away from downtown San Diego this weekend! Comic-Con 2009 has long been sold out — not to keep rubbing it in — but the Gaslamp Quarter is still the place to be this weekend, if only to get in some of the best people watching of the year. Sitting out on the patio of any restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter gives you ringside seats to a true San Diego spectacle as our most colorful conventioneers fill the streets.
Yes, I did. I went and got my undead on at last night’s Comic-Con Zombie Walk through the Gaslamp Quarter. You can see me lurch by at about 1:07. A few choice snaps after the jump…
The biggest pop culture extravaganza in the nation is upon us once again. Last year, I had tickets. So, in addition to walking the floor, some incredible celeb-sightings and crazy people-watching, I took in a panel honoring Ralph Bakshi, genius writer/director of the revolutionary Fritz the Cat, and a spirited session on all things steampunk. (Best. Costumes. Ever.) […]
That’s what Julie Newmar’s Catwoman said to Burgess Meredith’s Penguin in the uber-kitschy film version of the caped crusader – 1966’s Batman. And, to paraphrase the sidekick of all sidekicks, “Holy Pen & Ink, Batman. It’s Comic-Con.” In celebration of this week’s pop culture extravaganza and because I’ve always thought submarines were the craziest super-villain rides around, I’ve […]
It’s prime time for pride time because the 34th Annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade and Festival takes place this weekend. On Saturday at 11 a.m. the pride parade sweeps the streets from Hillcrest to Balboa Park with over 180 celebrating floats. Then on Saturday and Sunday, the party continues with the pride festival in […]
*UPDATE: 7/20 – Really sad news, MCA’s cancer diagnosis . Hope he recovers completely and soon. Naturally, this health crisis has forced the cancellation of the Beastie Boys’ Street Scene appearance as well as the rest of their tour and new album.* Namely the Beastie Boys, MIA, Conor Oberst, Of Montreal, Band of Horses, Girl Talk, Chromeo, […]
One of San Diego’s most classic restaurants has moved to a new location and you’re invited to the grand opening party! Corvette Diner, now located in Liberty Station in Point Loma celebrates its grand opening this Saturday and Sunday with more than 100 Corvettes on display, family-friendly activities and live music from a number of […]
The new memorial at Tuna Harbor Park, “A National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military,” is the crowning piece in the Port of San Diego Public Art program’s Greatest Generation Collection, which is a series of art pieces and memorials honoring people, events and military heritage from World War II to present day. Bob Hope’s presence in the collection is fitting since that is just about the same span of time that he entertained U.S. troops overseas.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the number one movie in America and San Diego has a cameo in the big screen action. The Port of San Diego has a great run-down of all the filming that took place on San Diego Bay, Coronado and at other waterfront locations. While you won’t see stunts like that everyday, […]
Did you ever want to be a sailor? Well, beginning July 15, you’ll get your chance because Wednesdays are Sailor Days this summer at the Maritime Museum on San Diego Bay. Every Wednesday through August 26, the historic Star of India and all the other ships in the museum’s collection will offer hands-on activities designed to […]