Monday, July 27, 2009

Day One - Comic Con

We got to San Diego early Thursday AM to join the already long line for the H Hall. Thankfully I was able to get a couple hours of sleep thanks to an eye mask and ear plugs. What is crazy is we had to wait in two lines the first one (the one we slept in) was for the H Hall thankfully there was enough of us to split up and keep our place in line. The second was to get your ID badges that grants you access to the events. Here is the line to get our ID badges...can you see the line? I was hoping the sign that says The End Is Nigh was meaning the end of the line but sadly no.
I had wanted to take more pictures of people dressed up but I was never quick enough with my camera. Here is Zelda.
We were getting ready to enter the H hall when I spotted a guy dressed up as Edward, but when I got a better look I realized it was the kids who did one the Twilight spoofs I actually liked. You can see the spoof here. It was funny because I was moving in line so I only had a second I called Hilly (thankfully Mimi remembered her name) they turned saw the camera and posed in about 30 seconds it was great I didn't have to slow down the line.

The first panel of the day was...

Disney: 3D Panel— Patton Oswalt moderated the event (who was hilarious by the way, you may know him from King of Queens or the voice of Remy from Ratatouille) as the filmmakers presented their movies... A Christmas Carol, Alice In Wonderland and Tron. Special guests include Robert Zemeckis, Tim Burton, Sean Bailey, & Steve Lisberger.

First up was A Christmas Carol

The director Robert Zemeckis (Back To The Future, Polor Express) showed us a clip of his new 3-D movie starting Jim Carrey who plays eight roles, Ebenezer Scrooge and all three Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Highlight: When Patton Oswalt asked the director if they have been sued for their characters looking like Flammer from Fantastic Four, I can't remember the other one but the last one was Amy Winehouse.

Alice In Wonderland with Tim Burton

This has a lot of the footage we were shown but the footage we saw was of course 3-D and was to the song Time To Pretend by MGMT...we actually got to watch it three times!
Highlights: After we watched it the first time Patton Oswalt said to Tim Burton, “Thanks, Tim. You know, I’ve always wanted to try PCP.”


Last was Tron

Which I was not excited about. Last year they showed a clip as a surprise, it did nothing for me. I am not sure if I ever saw the original Tron maybe when I was 5 or something. They did show another clip which looked better and we saw the same clip in 3-D which made it cooler.
Highlight: Cute boy to look at for the girls and a pretty girl for the boys to look at.

Next up we had another 3-D showcase with: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, The Hole, The Final Destination.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is an animated 3-D film...Highlight Andy Samberg who is one of the voices came out to say hi.

Director Joe Dante (Gremlins) makes his return to the genre he knows best with the 3D thriller The Hole.

Highlight: During the clip it had a little boy around 10 years old in a basement he hears something and begins to look around and you see this old creepy looking doll, everyone gasped (thinking no no not the doll) then it pans over to a even scary clown doll everyone even gasped louder (no no not the scary clown doll)

Then it was Summit Entertainment— which had sneak peeks of Astro boy—an all-new CG-animated feature film with cast memebers Freddie Highmore (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory & Finding Neverland) and Kristen Bell)

Highlight: When Freddie started to talk and everyone started screaming because of his accent. That is what happens when you get a room full of Twilight fans.

Sorority Row—Think I know what you did last summer set in a sorority. was fast the girls didn't even sit down.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon—

Taylor talking about transforming into the bigger Jacob Black. In case you don't remember here is a picture of Taylor just last year at Comic Con.

And here he is now...
I would just like to take this moment to say to all the fans who hated Jacob in the books... You are in for a surprise, it is going to be much harder to dismiss him on film than it was in the books. I said it months ago and I just want to say it for the record.

In case you are wondering about Kristen she is in the middle of filming The Runaways and is playing Joan Jett.
Kristen was asked if it was more difficult to prepare for New Moon than Twilight.

Rob talking about how little he had to do for this movie...I love when he says "that's the way I like it"

I would like to interrupt this blog to answer a question I have been asked several times..."Do I really think this guy Robert Pattinson is good looking?" The answer is yes I really do think he is good looking. Not that I have a huge crush on him, in fact I feel pretty sorry for the poor boy. But see look at that cute grin...

And sometimes he does this pouty thing with his lips... He is also very good at doing the whole smoldering eyes thing...
So yeah I think he is good looking...Ok back to Comic Con.

Besides the panel we were shown two clips one where Jacob was showing Bella how to drive the dirt bike and we got to see the phantom Edward, Jacob take off his shirt & Bella tell Jacob he is sort of beautiful. The other clip started off with Bella & Alice driving through the streets in Italy (it kind of looked a little like a soap opera, I am confident that it will look better in the movie) then Bella running through the square to save Edward.

Highlights: Rob gave this analogy about his life since Twilight. It went something about him walking along stepping on a rock it going flying and then him trying not to drown. I loved watching the clip of Bella running through the plaza and when she got to the fountain everyone screamed or clapped because it was from the book. Oh and when asked what they were looking forward to filming and Taylor said the sleeping bag scene.

Last Panel of the day for us Avatar
20th Century Fox and James Cameron present Avatar— In this first public screening of footage in 3D from his much-anticipated action/adventure/fantasy. James Cameron has been working on this film for years and were able to see over a half an hour of footage. The world he created was breath taking. This technology is going to be able to bring so many sci-fi novels to life. It was obvious that the actors themselves were proud and excited for the movie.
I knew about the movie before Comic Con because my new boyfriend is in it sadly he could not make it since he is busy filming but they did play an interview of him on location.

For more details on the Avatar panel go here

After we were all very tired so we made our way to our hotel in Los Angeles. Mimi was driving Shelby's truck (since Shelby was not comfortable driving in California) she got off the freeway so we could get dinner. Now Mimi was tired and I guess that is why she did not see the curb and drove over it. Then proceeded to park and cut off a mini cooper in the process. Britt & Amber where in the car with me and since we were behind Mimi we saw this all happen. All three of us were laughing and shacking our heads when we noticed the guy in the mini cooper looking at us. He was also laughing and shacking his head along with us. The guy also happened to be very cute which only made us girls laugh harder. When we got out we explained to Mimi why we were still laughing so hard we to call him Cooper, I then turned and yelled come back coup come back.


  1. This looks like it was so much fun! Thanks for sharing it with those of us that were not fortunate enough to go this year:)

    Oh, and I'm totally with you on the Jacob thing. He has already managed to make me warm up to him. I always liked him, but for the first time, I actually see Bella's dilemna. Before, I was like, "Duh! Pick Edward!" Now, not so much.

  2. The funny thing is, I don't think Mimi didn't see that curb or Cooper because she was tired... it's just Mimi. We've always joked about how she is always in her own mind even when driving, but somehow she's never in accidents. Oh Mimi.

  3. All I know is I can't wait for Alice in Wonderland. Tim Burton & Johnny Depp might be weirdos, but that's what makes them so freakin' talented!

  4. for the record i did see the mini cooper, not the curb. I had plenty of room to get by him he was just being excessive when he backed up. but i was just more worried about the fact that i entered in an exit only driveway... also for the record, i am pretty sure he was my husband. i didnt see him really, but if he can laugh at my driving, he's perfect for me.