COOOOOOONNNNNNNNNN!!!

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Don't be alarmed at the loud title above. This is just a primer to get you in the mood for all the festivities, mayhem and otherwise cool stuff that will be happening at the Comic-Con in San Diego next week. If you don't already know, the San Diego Comic-Con is one of those events with humble roots that is now one of the premier happenings of the year, at least on this coast. However, it's not just comics and manga and people dressed in weird costumes (although there will be people dressed in weird costumes, no doubt). No, its about much more than comic books these days.

All of the major film and television studios will be there showcasing their latest movies and television product. Upcoming movies like "Snakes on a Plane" and Star Samuel L. Jackson will be there. Also scheduled to appear are Nicholas Cage, talking about his new film "Ghost Rider" (besed on the comic book, naturally), Director Kevin Smith showcasing his latest film "Clerks 2". The cast of one of our favorite shows "Veronica Mars" will be there as well as the cast from another cool show "The 4400" and "Battlestar Galactica". Can you say Grace Park? We can.

As if that wasn't enough, also scheduled to appear are Producing legend Roger Corman, "Star Trek"s Walter Koenig, from "Angel" and now "Bones" David Boreanaz, writer J. Michael Straczynski, creator of "Babalon 5" and now head writer of the "Spider Man" comics and last but not least Sci-Fi legend Ray Bradbury (perhaps there to discuss a San Diego Monorail?) All of this and more during a feature-packed four days of fun. Plus, San Diego is a really clean city so that's nice too.

We know how much LA citizens hate leaving LA. Everywhere else just seems so much smaller somehow. Hell, we even hate having to go over the hill to the West Side or get on the 405 at any time of day or night. However, we'll make an exception this time and head on down south to join the fun. Plus, you can take the 5 so the 405 won't even be a problem. So, see you there!

The San Diego Comic Con runs from Thursday July 20th to Sunday July 24th at the San Diego Convention Center.