The calm before the con – A lot of work goes into preparing for the annual San Diego Comic-Con, and construction workers were plentiful downtown Tuesday, July 10.
The calm before the con – Work continued near Comic-Con's Hall H, as fans waited to get into panels that wouldn't take place for two days.
The calm before the con – Lines grow longer to check into the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, adjacent to the convention center, site of many officially sanctioned Comic-Con activities.
The calm before the con – A store advertising one of many Comic-Con-themed events greeted early arrivals.
The calm before the con – "Firefly" may be celebrating its 10th anniversary at the Con, but the "Serenity Restaurant" was closed Tuesday during the construction (good news, it's back open).
The calm before the con – Street artists worked quickly to finish a "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" mural.
The calm before the con – This spa has cleverly worked in zombie, comic book and vampire themes, plus a reference to "Game of Thrones," during the convention.
The calm before the con – With the clock ticking, this ad for NBC's "Revolution" on the side of the Hilton Bayfront had to be ready by Wednesday night as Preview Night commenced.