Friday, July 04, 2003

I'm going to San Diego in less than two weeks! This is the third consecutive year that Comic-Con International has drawn me there. It's such a cool city with wonderful weather (year-round, I'm told). If I had the sort of finances at my disposal that it would require, I'd buy a condo there.

This year, I'm going to try to see more of what San Diego has to offer than just the convention. With Misty to help steer us elsewhere, we're going to make sure we visit the beaches and the famous San Diego Zoo this time. Disneyland is also a mere hour and a half drive north of the city, so we're going to try to fit that in, too. Misty has warned me that she will shift into her "Disney Nazi" mode very soon to plan exactly what attractions we'd see in what order. Though she runs a strict regime, her tactics will undoubtedly prove helpful in making the most of our vacation.

The main source of anticipation for me is still Comic-Con, though. I've been checking their Web site frequently to see what sort of stuff they have lined up for this year. And as if Ultimate Josh and Damon weren't envious enough already, here's the latest bit of pants-wetting excitement:

"[Friday] ends with two big movie events: Miramax's Kill Bill panel ... featuring Director Quentin Tarentino, and cast members David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen and Michael Jai White. Plus get the first news on a new film by Comic-Con special guests Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, coming from The Jim Henson Company, MirrorMask. Plus we have 2 brand new animated premieres on Friday: Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, and Jill Thompson's Scary Godmother Animated Special."

Oh, and Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith, Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Sam Raimi, Robert Englund, Rob Zombie, Matt Groening, Edward James Olmos, Hugh Jackman, and Kate Beckinsale are now popping up on the guest list, too. Weep, ye mortals.

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