Comic Con 2012 and Breaking Dawn Premiere Questions Answered

We’ve been getting hit on a daily basis with tons of  emails from fans who want to know details about Comic Con 2012 and the Breaking Dawn premiere in November. We thought we’d just do a brief “this is what we know so far” to get the info out. A lot of it is going to be wait and see, but this is the best we can do at the moment.

When do Comic Con 2012 tickets go on sale?

No official date has been announced yet. Rumor has it that they may go on sale in January. Best to follow the Comic Con website and Twitter to stay on top of the sale date. In the last few years, tickets have sold out within 24-48 hours. Tickets are person specific to avoid scalping. You must have the exact names of the person attending at the time that you buy tickets and they will need photo ID to pick up their badges. Tickets are not transferable.

When can I start camping out for Comic Con?

The San Diego convention center is private property. Comic Con Twilight panel has traditionally started on a Thursday and this year people started camping on Monday. The staff at the convention center was not happy about that at all. They really didn’t want people out there until their tents had been put up late Tuesday. In previous years people did not camp until the day before. The Hall seats 6500 people. There really isn’t a need to get there any earlier than Wednesday in order to get a seat.

What day will Breaking Dawn Part 2 be at Comic Con 2012?

We won’t know that until next spring. In fact they may not choose to be there at all. They have not officially announced and they usually don’t announce until after tickets are on sale. So it’s a proverbial crap shoot each time. Probably a safe bet for tickets on Thursday, but safer to get a four-day pass.

Where should I get a hotel?

Get one near the convention center. Rooms sell out quickly! Book early!

What is camping at Comic Con like?

You get to have a chair or sleeping bag and a backpack/cooler. People have been fairly friendly. You have to walk for food or bathrooms. Freight trains go by several times in the middle of the night. It’s not horrible, but it’s definitely not easy either. I stood on line for an hour from 2:00am to 3:00am to get to the one unlocked bathroom. The bushes were starting to look good…nuff said.

Can I get tickets to the Breaking Dawn premiere?

Probably not unless you are a highly connected industry person. They don’t put them on sale. Last year some people got tickets via the LA Film Festival. Breaking Dawn is not part of that event this year.

When is the premiere?

Summit hasn’t announced when and where it is going to be yet.  In the past for fall release dates it has been the Monday before the movie opens. However there is no guarantee that they will repeat that pattern.

Where is the premiere?

For Twilight and New Moon the premiere was in Westwood. For Eclipse it was in downtown LA at the Nokia. There has been no announcement as to the venue yet. In the past the premiere has been in Los Angeles. Various cast members have then visited different cities around the world for either additional premieres or fan events. There is no current information on foreign appearance locations or dates.

What can I bring to camp out for the Breaking Dawn premiere and when can I show up?

In Westwood you could bring just about anything. In the Nokia there were very specific limitations that were distributed on a spec sheet by Summit Entertainment. It’s going to come down to what the location is. If it’s on public property on the streets there aren’t set rules so much as common sense. Though obeying directives of local law enforcement is key! If it’s on private property, they will give very specific rules. People have generally started camping out 5 days before.

What do I do with my stuff when the red carpet starts?

They security teams have given specific instructions of when to pack out. They usually have a wristband or similar situation to deter line jumping. As with anything, it’s not fool proof.

So that is what we know. if there are other questions put them in the comments and we’ll try to do the best we can to be helpful.

Comments

  1. Hi!!
    Thanks for all the great info! I was wondering for all of us on the east coast, New York – what are chances of a premiere in NYC??? Help!

    • Twilight_News says:

      Granted that anything is possible, but I don’t think an NYC premiere is likely. Especially the November weather being a factor. My gut instinct is that Summit likes the PR that happens via a prolonged campout and there is no way to archive that in NYC.

  2. Hi Laura…I’m glad you are addressing all of this after the Comic Con camp out. I think my body didn’t fair very well through the trains, snores, hard ground and general excitement. I have learned quite a bit though. I am already planning the camp out for BD premier and since it will be my first time we will need as much info as possible. Thank you for everything.

  3. twilightforevax says:

    what about BD part 1 premiere in the UK. i know it is lestire square but there is much contraversay over the date.

  4. Quick note: When the time came for the 2011 panel, the room was not filled. so there really is not need to camp out for days.

  5. i have never gone to sdcc and would like to i hear they might go on sale online in the fall (a date is to be announced ) can i still purchase them online without this badge i hear so much of. Any input would be nice i am a big vampire fan i would love to get autographs from the cast.

  6. hi FANS AND WORKERS FOR TWILIGHT THIS SITE OR ECT SO TWILIGHT BREAKING DAWN CAST WON’T ATTEND AT SAN DIE AGO COMIC CON 2012 THIS YEAR THEY WON’T PLEASE MESSAGE ME ON FACEBOOK

  7. Heather Summer Balsam says:

    hi FANS AND WORKERS FOR TWILIGHT THIS SITE OR ECT SO TWILIGHT BREAKING DAWN CAST WON’T ATTEND AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2012 THIS YEAR THEY WON’T PLEASE TELL ME ON FACEBOOK

  8. Thanks for the information it is much appreciated and being that I’ve also haven’t been able to go to a Twilight Premiere, this information is very helpful. I have a questions though, I don’t think I’ll be able to do the camping out thing for more than a few days because of funds. Do you think I’ll still be able to get a spot close to the wall to get autographs and photos if I come just the day before the premiere? And if I get a hotel to freshen up a bit I would be scared to leave my spot or do they give you bands when you start to camp out? Or do you don‘t think I need a hotel if I‘m going to be camping out?;-)

  9. hi
    i know u guys have no idea if they are going to go to comic con but when u do find out can u email me and how much are tickets for comic con
    judging by the camping does that mean that u can pick your seats or is that for the red carpet is there specific seat for your tickets?

  10. Hey! Thanks for the info. So, are Robert, Kristen, and Taylor actually going to be attending any of these events? Will there be another one in L.A.? It would be cool if some of them could come near S.C! :)

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