Laura’s on going feature at Movies.com went up today featuring, yep, you guessed it, the events of Comic Con. Unlike other journalists covering SDCC, Laura actually camped out with the rest of the fans. So her perspective is a little different from other reports going out today.
To get the full Comic Con experience when it comes to The Twilight Saga you need to get in the trenches. With that in mind, I camped along with my fellow fans starting Tuesday afternoon for the 11:15 am, Thursday, July 21st panel. I found myself roughly fan number 155 in line. After two nights on lumpy ground, with freight trains going by at 3:00 am, I can honestly say it was worth it to see what Summit Entertainment and director Bill Condon were able to deliver.
By my estimate, there were around 1,000 fans lined up by 5:30 am.The line swelled to near capacity, 6,500 fans, by 10:00 am. The fun started at around 6:30 am, no doubt timed for the literal breaking of dawn. Summit Entertainment staffers came down the line and treated fans to Breaking Dawn coffee tumblers and posters. Next, carts of muffins, fruit, water and juice came down the line to feed hungry and thirsty fans. The best part, or so fans thought, was when cast members Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Booboo Stewart, and Julia Jones came through autographing for fans and posing for pictures with them. Just when actors went off to do their morning press conference, there was one more surprise. Staffers again came down the line with a bag that had tickets in it. If you drew out a marked ticket, you would be able to get autographs with the entire cast after that panel in Hall H. This would include that actors who were outside and Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner.
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