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SDCC 2017 prepares to conquer downtown San Diego

Comic-Con International is about to begin and downtown San Diego is transforming into a paradise of pop culture to kick off preview night.

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The Convention Center

The CNET team is on the ground in downtown San Diego to bring you the latest news from one of the biggest celebrations of pop culture.

As we toured the city, we got to see some of the exhibits starting to take form as we get closer to the start of preview night. Check out the pictures and don't forget to read our overview of SDCC 2017 of the show so you'll be more than ready for Comic-Con!

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FXhibition

From "The Strain" to "Archer," the FX exhibit outside the Convention Center entertains attendees.

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Celebrating pop culture

You can see the SDCC banners invading the streets of downtown San Diego.

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'Midnight, Texas'

It looks like the "Midnight, Texas" exhibition is almost ready for the show.

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What a poster!

The Hilton tends to be a very busy venue during SDCC and this time around it dressed up with a massive "Legion" poster for the occasion.

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Vikings

Friday night will be exciting for "Vikings" fans because we will witness a Viking funeral.

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Petco Park

The Petco Park stadium is all dressed up for Comic-Con 2017.

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The Defenders

We are hoping to see some surprises from the Netflix-Marvel show "The Defenders."

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A chapel?

Yes, stay tuned for pictures and video of a fantastically colorful wedding or two.

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Inside the Convention Center

Attendees will go up and down these stairs a lot, but picture a ton more people and cosplay! This is the quiet before the storm.

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'Wrecked'

"Wrecked" has a boat! 

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'Adult Swim'?

It looks like the "Adult Swim" exhibit is on its way!

Remember to check our full San Diego Comic-Con 2017 coverage here.

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