Brought to you by OBS reviewer Autumn.
Comic Con 2012.
We were so excited to attend our first Comic Con this year! We have to say it was everything good and bad that we had imagined that it would be. The people, the movies and the cast members were beyond incredible. So were the lines we waited in to see them.
On Wednesday, we landed in San Diego and immediately checked into our hotel. Then we were off to Mission Valley to pick up our official badges. We had heard horror stories of languishing in long lines there but thankfully, we walked right in. With badges in hand, we were off to rest and power up for the epic days ahead.
Thursday was the first official day of the convention and it started bright and early at four in the morning with us waiting in line (eight hours!) for Hall H. We met some of the most fabulous people in line for the Breaking Dawn Part 2 panel. Twilight fans are legendary for being devoted and kind. You didn’t disappoint and we were lucky to have met you all!
The BD 2 panel opened with a clip that featured the first seven minutes of the new movie. We can tell you that this installment looks like it will be the best one yet! The second shorter clip shown was of Bella preparing for the first visit from her father, Charlie after her change and it’s really quite comical. The whole cast took the stage and answered questions from the audience and spoke about their experience making the legendary movies. The fact that this was the final Twilight panel at Comic Con was not lost on anyone and made it all the more special.
After the Breaking Dawn panel concluded, we then were chosen to attend the signing for author E.L. James. She was signing her wildly successful trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey” that has recently been optioned for a movie. She was both beautiful and gracious to meet in person. We were even honored with a hug from her!
On Friday, we attended the Paranormal Love Potion panel that featured such writers as Sylvia Day, Kelley Armstrong, Tessa Gratton, Aprillynne Pike and Marjorie M. Liu. It was moderated by Stephanie Perkins who wrote the fabulous “Anna and the French Kiss” and “Lola and the Boy Next Door.” The authors discussed how they approached paranormal love scenes and what they attributed the amazing success of the paranormal romance genre to.
After the panel, the authors participated in a signing for the crowd. While in line, we were lucky enough to be standing right next to author Lisa Kessler, who published her first novel “Night Walker” with Entangled Publishing! You never know what’s going to happen while waiting in line. That’s one of the brilliant things about Comic Con…
We were thrilled to be able to talk to Sylvia Day about her success with the Crossfire series and “Bared to You.” She let us know that the sequel “Reflected in You” will come out in early October and the entire series should be published by the end of this year.
Saturday and Sunday turned out to be travel days for us but we were able to get through our first Comic Con in one piece with valuable advice from some very sweet friends. You know who you are. Thank you! We wouldn’t have traded the experience for anything and even though we were exhausted and the trip was short, the memories will last a lifetime…
Wow! I would have definitely had an amazing time with Autumn and her Comic-con adventure. Not only would I have seen the Twilight panel but also met one of my favorite authors Marjorie M. Liu! Have you guys read her Hunter kiss series? It’s amazing, go check it out. I still have to go to a Comic-con and I hope I have the same luck as Autumn 😉 Did you go to this year’s Comic-con? What was your favorite part?