- Posted July 10, 2012 by
San Diego, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
San Diego Comic-Con 2012
HURRY UP & GET IN LINE TO WAIT FOR COMIC-CON!
Yes, it has already started! It would not be Comic-Con, if not for the lines. Twilight fans may be responsible for the early mania, but if you have the time, best to hurry up and get in line to wait and wait.
NBC News San Diego is reporting that even though Comic-Con 2012 "doesn’t open until Wednesday 6 p.m. for Preview Night, that hasn’t stopped San Diego native Roberta Curry from getting in line."
The Comic-Con fan began camping out Sunday morning at 8 a.m. for the “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2” panel that is scheduled to take place at 12:45 p.m. Thursday in Hall H.
“We wanted to get a really good seat and we wanted to see the actors rather than looking up at a screen to see the actors,” she said.
And it looks like the whole Twilight gang is coming to town. Last week Summit announced that Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene and Mackenzie Foy will be panelists.
Most auspiciously, with the Breaking Dawn – Part 2 panel at Thursday's Comic-Con San Diego being the very last one in the series, most are expecting sheer pandemonium.
More Twihard fans showed up Sunday evening around 5:30 p.m. and joined the line. Security wasn’t pleased to have these diehards there already, but have been keeping an eye out for the (mostly) fangirls.
There are no tents or inflatables allowed so Roberta Curry has to spend her nights with a sleeping bag and a blanket on the ground. At least the weather has been nice.
The budding fan frenzy so early in the week did not set well with Comic-Con organizers who tweeted out a request asking for no lines to begin this early:
" Comic_Con @Comic_Con
Please do not line up for Hall H, set-up is not complete. Read the complete line-up guidelines: bit.ly/Na5LFZ #SDCC #twilight
9 Jul 12"
Comic-Con’s guidelines do state that fans are not allowed to line up until set up in the courtyard area outside of Hall H is complete. An estimated time for completion was not given.
However, the examiner,.com went on-and-on about how these eager teens are wrong to sleep on the street for Edward and Bella. "It is in the best interest of everyone involved if people would be patient and wait until all work outside of the H Hall is complete. It won't take that much longer, everyone is working as fast as possible to accommodate the thousands of people expected to flock to convention center on Thursday morning attempting to get into the Twilight panel.
It's more likely that everything will be finished by Preview Night on Wednesday, so fans will most likely be allowed to stay over night once they pick up their badges at the appropriate locations. Until then, it's best and safest to just head home and wait a couple more nights! Have fun and be safe this week, how can that be done? By following the rules provided by security at the convention center!" Blah, blah, blah. Obviously, the examiner writer has never been a breathless, frenzied fan incapable of waiting.
But all you people out there gunning for a seat at the Twilight panel better hurry it up and get going. As the minutes tick by, I am sure this Twilight line is growing exponentially.Join the line, if you can do the time.
photo credit: examiner.com