19 photos of San Diego taken over by Comic-Con

Sharknado sdcc 2015Kirsten Acuna/Business InsiderThe sharks have descended on Comic-Con!

It’s Preview Day at San Diego Comic Con, a chance for the 130,000 self-proclaimed geeks in attendance to snag their badges and check out the interactive experiences set up outside the convention center.

With panels set to kick off at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, we’re pretty surprised at the amount of set up that’s still underway for the annual convention.

Still, after spending just an hour here, it’s clear that the Con has taken over downtown San Diego.

Scroll below to see the attractions.

This is the San Diego Convention Center, located in the heart of the Gaslamp District. It's hosted San Diego Comic-Con since 1991.

Across the street is a maze of restaurants, shops, and hotels decked out for the five-day fandom extravaganza.

The trolleys bear advertisements for 'Scream Queens,' an upcoming horror-comedy anthology from the co-creators of 'Glee' and 'American Horror Story.' The show will make its world premiere at the Con.

Some tourists ride in style in these USA Network 'Colony'-branded bicycles.

A gang of superheroes handed out bonus issues of Entertainment Weekly.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool appears on the cover. The 'Merc with a Mouth' has already announced he'll be at the Con.

SyFy has brought out a troop of sharks shouting 'Oh, hell no!' for its upcoming 'Sharknado 3.'

The promenade is lined with interactive experiences inspired by television, movies, and video games, though many are still under construction with less than a day to go! NBC is transforming this footpath into a virtual reality installation that gives guests a sneak peak at its upcoming reboot series, 'Heroes Reborn.'

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Experience the Realm returns this year where visitors can train with Arya Stark's wooden sword, be made into a White Walker, and pose for a picture on the Iron Throne.

Comedy Central is setting up a nine-hole mini-golf course featuring installations inspired by some of its shows, including 'Broad City,' 'Key & Peele,' and 'Inside Amy Schumer.'

Fans of History Channel's 'Viking' can enjoy free rides on a customised 'long ship' that shuttles throughout the area.

Nearby restaurants received floor-to-ceiling makeovers. The Tin Fish Gaslamp, known for its mouthwatering fish tacos, was covered in marketing for NBC's upcoming 'Blindspot.' Temporary tattoo sleeves will be handed out so guests can match the show's star, Jane Doe.

Maryjane's, a sleek diner in the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, gets a new life as the setting of Syfy's 'The Expanse.' Early-bird customers receive a Google Cardboard virtual reality headset, so they can explore one of the spaceships featured in the sci-fi drama.

LEGO Bart Simpson and Wonder Woman greet guests at the entrance of the hotel.

Inside, fans can be among the first to try out LEGO Dimensions, an upcoming video game that brings together your favourite characters from Batman and Gandalf to Doctor Who and Doc Brown all in big adventure.

Down the street, a 'Walking Dead'-themed obstacle course challenges fans to climb, crawl, hide, and slide away from hordes of bloodthirsty zombies to promote AMC's companion series 'Fear the Walking Dead.'

If you've got the stomach for it, follow the Walking Dead Escape with the Assassin's Creed Experience, a massive parkour course that immerses guests in the game's Victorian-era London.

Got more in you? Tempt fate in an escape room attraction that mimics the zombie mode in developer Treyarch's forthcoming 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.'

Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes coverage once these attractions open!

Now see what we're excited to check out at Comic-Con!

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