Visting Breaking Dawn Fan Camp Friday

I didn’t get down there to the Breaking Dawn fan camp until almost 5:00 because my hotel room wasn’t ready, but once I did I had a lot of fun checking out the set up. This year they are largely keeping the plaza free of tents so people can congregate there for activities like movie watching and morning exercise. They have a DJ set up under the jumbotron who does a bunch of events during the day. I left just before the air guitar contest started. They also have the plaza blacked off with screens, so it really feels like a private event. It also takes the heckling from passing Lakers fans down to a minimum.

At the top of the plaza is a thank you card that fans can sign for Stephenie Meyer. I put my own name in you can see it below. I was torn between writing what I did and the alternative of “My vampires sparkle, want to make something of it?”

The tents this year go down the adjacent street and to the tops of two nearby parking decks. It’s colder and winder than this time last year, so I saw a lot of folks scrambling for mittens and blankets. One perk for the group 6 guys who were the waitlist people who cleared in, their tents are next to an air shaft that was blowing hot air.

Lots of creativity was around as usual with decorated tents on themes, and all sorts of art up. This is probably the aspect I’ll miss the most in all of this, the fan cameradrie and creativity. It’s awesome, and if you’ve ever experienced the bonding at a Twilight event you know what I mean.

I’ll bee visiting the camp today for some musical performers coverage” Christina Perri, Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald, and a few others. Hey you never know when people drop by there may be more.

Early Camper Safety Statement from Summit

This in from Summit.

“For the safety of the fans, L.A. Live security will be removing all people that are attempting to camp early. A full security staff will not be on site to oversee the fan camp site and their belongings until Thursday, November 10 at 6am PT. Fans will be welcome to set up at that time.”

Folks we received (as did various other bloggers and no doubt Summit) info on people attempting to camp early. In case you missed them, here are the revised rules.

LA Live is not public property. It is private property and their security team (note not Summit’s) will treat people arriving early as trespassers. Please let’s not give the media or the LA Live staff an excuse to give Twilight fans a reputation of being uncooperative. The last thing we need is someone being lead off in cuffs wearing a Team Headboard tee shirt :) . Let’s keep the image that we have had as cooperative. You don’t have to like them, but let’s stick to the rules folks! We want to be able to camp next year for the final film, so let’s give everyone the best impression possible!

Good Luck Campers! See You On the Red Carpet!

With lots of folks heading into LA this week for the Breaking Dawn Premiere we just thought we’d repost the revised camping rules put out by summit Entertainment so that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.

TWILIGHT Fans are allowed to begin lining up for camping in Tent City at NOKIA PLAZA L.A. LIVE at 6:00am PT on Thursday, November 10, 2011. No fans are allowed to line-up prior to that time.  The location and start of the official fan camp line will be set by Summit Event Security and all other non-official lines will not be recognized. Loitering before 6am PT is not permitted. If you are asked to move multiple times, you will not be permitted to camp. If you stampede the line or the camp site at any time, you will be removed from the camping grounds by event security.

Overnight camping is allowed in designated areas only, starting in the Nokia Plaza. Please follow all directions advised by L.A. LIVE and Summit security. Please note, that special wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and each fan must be present to receive a wristband. Each wristband will be numbered and reserves a space in the Fan Viewing areas for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Red Carpet arrivals in sequential order. Every individual who is granted access into Tent City will be entered into a database that matches them with their unique wristband number. The wristbands DO NOT enable access to the Movie Premiere.

Fans will be asked to change location as Premiere set up begins in the Nokia Plaza on Sunday morning November 13 at 6:00am PT. This will be the only relocation during the camping event.

PARTIAL LIST OF RULES AND CODES OF CONDUCT:
·        ONLY Standard Sized Pop Tents will be allowed (8’x8′ [64 sq. ft.] or less. No oversized tents, staked tents, etc., due to limited space)
·        ABSOLUTELY No Drugs or Alcohol allowed on premises
·        No Cooking On-Site or open flame
·        No horseplay. If anyone dumps food or beverages on another camper, they will be subject for removal
·        No amplified music. All music devices must be used with headset or earphone
·        Smoking in Designated Areas Only outside of the NOKIA Plaza boundaries
·        Fans are responsible for their own property. LA Live, AEG, nor Summit is responsible for any lost or stolen items
·        Everyone must please pick up after themselves. A fine will be enforced for anyone who litters on Nokia or LA City property
·        Please only use the restrooms designated for fans and respect the other area businesses
·        Guests must follow the rules and directions of L.A. LIVE Management/Summit Security at all times

THANK YOU for your cooperation and adherence to the above to help ensure a safe and entertaining experience for everyone!

WRIST BAND DETAILS AND EVENT DAY LINE UP TIMES

Twilight fans will be given wristbands starting at 6:00am PT on Thursday, November 10 2011. Wristbands MUST be worn until the premiere is over. Any wristband that has been tampered with or removed will NOT be considered valid. Any fan arriving without wearing the original wristband they were provided will not be allowed into the viewing area. There will be periodic spot checks through November 14, the day of the event.

Revised Breaking Dawn Part 1 Premiere Camping Rules

Summit Entertainment sent the following over:

 

TWILIGHT Fans are allowed to begin lining up for camping in Tent City at NOKIA PLAZA L.A. LIVE at 6:00am PT on Thursday, November 10, 2011. No fans are allowed to line-up prior to that time.  The location and start of the official fan camp line will be set by Summit Event Security and all other non-official lines will not be recognized. Loitering before 6am PT is not permitted. If you are asked to move multiple times, you will not be permitted to camp. If you stampede the line or the camp site at any time, you will be removed from the camping grounds by event security.

Overnight camping is allowed in designated areas only, starting in the Nokia Plaza. Please follow all directions advised by L.A. LIVE and Summit security. Please note, that special wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and each fan must be present to receive a wristband. Each wristband will be numbered and reserves a space in the Fan Viewing areas for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Red Carpet arrivals in sequential order. Every individual who is granted access into Tent City will be entered into a database that matches them with their unique wristband number. The wristbands DO NOT enable access to the Movie Premiere.

Fans will be asked to change location as Premiere set up begins in the Nokia Plaza on Sunday morning November 13 at 6:00am PT. This will be the only relocation during the camping event.

PARTIAL LIST OF RULES AND CODES OF CONDUCT:
·        ONLY Standard Sized Pop Tents will be allowed (8’x8′ [64 sq. ft.] or less. No oversized tents, staked tents, etc., due to limited space)
·        ABSOLUTELY No Drugs or Alcohol allowed on premises
·        No Cooking On-Site or open flame
·        No horseplay. If anyone dumps food or beverages on another camper, they will be subject for removal
·        No amplified music. All music devices must be used with headset or earphone
·        Smoking in Designated Areas Only outside of the NOKIA Plaza boundaries
·        Fans are responsible for their own property. LA Live, AEG, nor Summit is responsible for any lost or stolen items
·        Everyone must please pick up after themselves. A fine will be enforced for anyone who litters on Nokia or LA City property
·        Please only use the restrooms designated for fans and respect the other area businesses
·        Guests must follow the rules and directions of L.A. LIVE Management/Summit Security at all times

THANK YOU for your cooperation and adherence to the above to help ensure a safe and entertaining experience for everyone!

WRIST BAND DETAILS AND EVENT DAY LINE UP TIMES

Twilight fans will be given wristbands starting at 6:00am PT on Thursday, November 10 2011. Wristbands MUST be worn until the premiere is over. Any wristband that has been tampered with or removed will NOT be considered valid. Any fan arriving without wearing the original wristband they were provided will not be allowed into the viewing area. There will be periodic spot checks through November 14, the day of the event.

Camping Out For the Twilight Premiere: A Look Back at the Previous Camp Outs

Everyone who is a Twilight fan knows that we camp out for events. If there is one thing that we are used to, it’s standing on long lines…overnight.  This week in Laura’s Movies.com column she looks back at the premiere camping experience from its early days in Westwood with Twilight and New Moon, to the move downtown to LA Live with Eclipse and now Breaking Dawn.

Camping out for events has become practically synonymous with The Twilight Saga. This is especially true if the event involves limited seating/viewing and “The Big Trio”, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner. Camping has become so pervasive that Summit Entertainment has issued camping guidelines for the second year in a row, just to keep it all going smoothly and to ensure fan safety.  So, let’s take a look back at the whole premiere camping experience.

When the original Twilight came out in November 2008, fans started showing up in the Westwood area roughly two to three days before. At that time, the film had its premiere in the Mann Theatres that are paired across the street from each other. Reporters took note of the intensity of the red carpet, discovering that fans had slept out over two nights; something that never happens when it comes to independent films. There was definitely a passionate presence and a level of screaming on the red carpet that was new to many.  Veteran actors in the cast like Billy Burke quipped, “I’ve never f***ing seen anything like this.” At one point, when I was trying to communicate with the Twilight Lexicon staff reporter on site, I had to resort to text messaging because I couldn’t hear her over the non-stop screaming.

Well, if people thought Twilight was crowded, a year later New Moon produced a veritable swarm.

Check out the rest of the article here.

The photo is of who I like to think of as the reigning gold medalists of Twilight camping, Alison and company of TwiFans. As I’ve said before, they have raised event camping to an art form! They have some really fabulous advice here if you have never camped before.

Summit Entertainment Announces Breaking Dawn Premiere Camping Information

The following information is direct from Summit Entertainment. If there is a question, please post in the comments and we will do our best to get an answer for you.

 

 

TWILIGHT Fans are allowed to begin lining up for camping in Tent City at NOKIA PLAZA L.A. LIVE at 6:00am PT on Thursday, November 10, 2011. No fans are allowed to line-up prior to that time.  The location and start of the official fan camp line will be set by Summit Event Security and all other non-official lines will not be recognized.

Overnight camping is allowed in designated areas only, starting in the Nokia Plaza. Please follow all directions advised by L.A. LIVE and Summit security. Please note, that special wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and each fan must be present to receive a wristband. Each wristband will be numbered and reserves a space in the Fan Viewing areas for the BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 Red Carpet arrivals in sequential order. Every individual who is granted access into Tent City will be entered into a database that matches them with their unique wristband number. The wristbands DO NOT enable access to the Movie Premiere.

Fans will be asked to change location as Premiere set up begins in the Nokia Plaza on Monday morning November 14 at 6:00am PT. This will be the only relocation during the camping event.

PARTIAL LIST OF RULES AND CODES OF CONDUCT:

·        ONLY Standard Sized Pop Tents will be allowed (4’x4′ [16 sq. ft.] or less. No oversized tents, staked tents, etc., due to limited space)

·        ABSOLUTELY No Drugs or Alcohol allowed on premises

·        No Cooking On-Site or open flame

·        No horseplay. If anyone dumps food or beverages on another camper, they will be subject for removal

·        No amplified music. All music devices must be used with headset or earphone

·        Smoking in Designated Areas Only outside of the NOKIA Plaza boundaries

·        Fans are responsible for their own property. LA Live, AEG, nor Summit is responsible for any lost or stolen items

·        Everyone must please pick up after themselves. A fine will be enforced for anyone who litters on Nokia or LA City property

·        Please only use the restrooms designated for fans and respect the other area businesses

·        Guests must follow the rules and directions of L.A. LIVE Management/Summit Security at all times

THANK YOU for your cooperation and adherence to the above to help ensure a safe and entertaining experience for everyone!

WRIST BAND DETAILS AND EVENT DAY LINE UP TIMES

Twilight fans will be given wristbands starting at 6:00am PT on Thursday, November 10 2011. Wristbands MUST be worn until the premiere is over. Any wristband that has been tampered with or removed will NOT be considered valid. Any fan arriving without wearing the original wristband they were provided will not be allowed into the viewing area. There will be periodic spot checks through November 14, the day of the event.

Video: Comic Con Breaking Dawn Day 2, Wednesday Morning

Day two down here on line for the Breaking Dawn panel. Still plenty of nice folks, decent weather line has maybe an extra 100 people since midnight last night. Here are some interviews with the folks on line covering what they think of the new Breaking Dawn merchandise and the perils of sleeping outdoors.

Hi Def Video: Comic Con Line at 5:00 Tuesday July 19th

Important info for people looking to line up:

Chairs only! No tents allowed.
The lines have been moves under shaded party-type tents
Line is very peaceable and orderly.
Make sure you bring water, temp is good but easy to dehydrate out here.
Be nice to security and they will be nice to you.
Comic Con staff has been very nice and welcoming.

Video: Twilight Tent City Going Up at Comic Con

This is the first time I recall camping starting on the Tuesday. Usually it starts Wednesday.

Video via TwiFans and uber camper Alison