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Fans of The Hobbit had plenty to be thankful for at San Diego Comic-Con. Of course there was the Hall H panel that included the debut of four full scenes from the films, but fans also got a peek at some of the Hobbit-themed tourist attractions getting ready for the first film's debut later this year.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey doesn't hit theaters until December 14, but the Hobbiton Movie Set Tours are already gearing up for the influx of fans expected to visit Hobbiton this year. The site is just one of over 30 tourist experiences that showcase The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit locations across New Zealand.
Sunday marked the close of another Comic-Con and, more importantly, the end of the endless waiting.
We were there and here's what we've learned about queuing up at the Con:
If you're hoping to get into a panel in Ballroom 20, allow at least an hour and a half for the wait in line. We missed a panel on Saturday after arriving with only 45 minutes to spare. And for events taking place in Hall H, you might want to get there the night before to secure your spot in 6,000-seat venue.
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This week marked the beginning of the end for the Twilight cast as they officially began promoting the final movie in the series, Breaking Dawn Part 2.
The cast was in San Diego yesterday for their last Comic-Con panel and press conference. And since the films are winding down they were eager to reminiscence about the movies, and the fun they had making them.
Each year the folks at San Diego Comic-Com make a few tweaks to their system, some that benefit fans, and some that seem to make life at the Con even more difficult.
Here are a few changes (both good and bad) to be aware of before heading out to SDCC this week:
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This year, along with appearances by legends of the comic, anima and sci-fi worlds, there are also several Hollywood Panels scheduled including 21 Jump Street with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, Resident Evil; Retribution and The Amazing Spider-Man with Emma Stone.
And, for the first time, WonderCon, which is usually held in San Francisco, will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center. To celebrate the show's change of venue, some of the area's other local attractions are offering badgeholders special perks.
San Diego International Comic-Con is still months away, but if you want to volunteer at the world's largest comic convention, you better act soon.
Tickets to SDCC are notoriously hard to get, but there is another way to get into the San Diego Convention Centerand it's free. Online volunteer registration for Comic-Con officially opened this week, but space is limited so it's best to apply as soon as possible.
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Jaunted's contributing editor CMB recently attended the New York Comic Con in New York at the Jacob Javits Center. Here's the latest in the world of caped crusaders and masked avengers.
For comic, movie, video game and TV fans, comic cons are a chance to dress like their favorite characters, meet like-minded geeks, get free stuff and then wait in line. New York Comic Con, probably the most popular con behind the big show in San Diego, took place this past weekend and was quite the education for Comic Con virgins like me. I have to admit, this was the first time I attended an event where one of the frequently asked questions in the program guide was “Can I bring my sword?”
Waiting for autographs, panels and screenings is the name of the game at NYCC. It’s exhausting and often causes mass confusion. I was waiting in line to see Seth Green at the “Robot Chicken” Panel on Saturday with about 1500 other fans who had no idea where the line ended or how many of us would get in. An hour and a half later, the doors closed with about 500 of us still outside being shooed away. Other popular panels, like the Warner Bros.’s panel which featured a preview of ”Watchmen” and a Q & A with “Terminator Salvation” director McG filled up quickly, leaving latecomers out of luck.
I talked to a women (in a line of course) who waited more than three hours to get an autograph from Heroes’ Milo Ventimiglia, on hand promoting his own comic book, “Berserker”. Comic Book creator Bryan Lee O’Malley also had fans lining up for an autograph all day long on the convention floor. No one can say geeks aren’t dedicated.