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Following George Clayton Johnson around San Diego Comic Fest

George Clayton Johnson walks around San Diego's Town and Country Resort surrounded by a mini-entourage of old friends, admirers and family. He's sporting a poofy vest similar in style to the "life preserver" Marty McFly wore in "Back to the Future." The 83-year-old Johnson says he never worked a 9-to-5 job. Instead, he co-authored "Logan's Run" and penned the first episode of "Star Trek," among countless other artistic pursuits...

Precious Cosplay shares cosplay tips at Anime Conji 2013

Crystal Graziano, AKA "Precious Cosplay," has been cosplaying for eight years. The 23-year-old designs, makes and models her own costumes. At San Diego's Anime Conji 2013, a Japanese animation-centric convention, Graziano spoke at a few how-to cosplay panels. She gave tips on how to make costumes look less "costumey" by picking thick fabrics and wearing wigs, instead of purchasing thin materials that look like Halloween costumes.

Golden plates: Car buffs laud plan to bring back iconic colors

Classic car owners generally have a few things in common. Aside from a love of an era of cars when baby boomers were still babies, enthusiasts typically have money to spend and time to restore their classic models to a “T.” But there’s one thing they don’t have in common. Not all classic car owners can buy the original license plates. The look, for some, isn’t complete without a nod to the black on yellow, yellow on black or yellow on blue plates. Not anymore if Gov. Jerry Brown signs AB 1658,