If you’re a fan of great television, there’s no better place to be at the end of July than the San Diego Comic-Con.  The annual gathering features stars and creators from a variety of different shows, and they always arrive with enticing teases about upcoming plotlines.  The 2008 convention, which takes place July 24-27, is going to be an especially great year for fans of two of the CW’s most popular shows: Smallville and Supernatural.  Details on the Smallville panel are still unconfirmed, but Supernatural fans can look forward to getting up close and personal with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki.  If you can’t make it to Comic-Con you can continue to check BuddyTV for updates, as we’ll be in San Diego to bring you all the biggest news as it happens.

The folks behind Comic-Con still haven’t released an official event schedule, but Kryptonsite.com is reporting that the Smallville panel will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 10am – 11am.  Last year, stars such as Laura Vandervoort, Erica Durance and Justin Hartley all attended, as did creators Al Gough and Miles Millar.  Now that the creators are no longer involved with the series, it’s likely new showrunners Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson will appear to drop hints about season 8.  I also wouldn’t be surprised to see new cast members Sam Witwer (Doomsday) and Cassidy Freeman (Tess), but their involvement remains unconfirmed.

The Supernatural panel will kick off shortly after Smallville wraps up, taking place on July 27 from 11:15am – 12:15pm.  Jensen, Jared, creator Eric Kripke, writers Sera Gamble and Ben Edlund, and co-executive producer Peter Johnson will all be there.  According to SFUniverse.com, Jensen and Jared will also be doing an autograph signing on Saturday, July 26 from 5pm – 6pm at the Warner Brothers booth on the main convention floor.  The producers from Supernatural will have a signing at the WB booth on Sunday, July 27 from 12:30pm – 1:15pm.

If that’s still not enough Supernatural goodness for you, ShockTillYouDrop.com is reporting that Jared will be part of the Friday the 13th panel, which takes place July 27 at 1pm.  Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are expected to appear, as will the man who plays the maniacal Jason Voorhees, Derek Mears.  A teaser trailer for the film is expected to be revealed.  Jensen may keep busy as part of a panel for his upcoming horror flick My Bloody Valentine 3-D, but that’s still unconfirmed.

It’s going to be a very busy Sunday for Smallville and Supernatural fans.  You can still purchase tickets for that day of the convention by heading to Comic-Con.org, but if you can’t make it remember to check BuddyTV for all the latest updates.

– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: Kryptonsite.com, ShockTillYouDrop.com, SFUniverse.com
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