Thursday, November 8, 2012

Breaking Dawn part 2 Movie Premiere Master Post

Hello everyone! I'm about ready to jump into my car and head down to LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles for Tent City and for the premiere that is on Monday. I'll be updating this post as the weekend goes on with updates and photos.

You can follow my adventures on Twitter! Follow me @SharonMacross and @SoCalTFMU! Have a great weekend, I know I will!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Spiderman Premiere

Ok, so this was a looong time ago and this may seem like old news but whatever. I have pictures and a few video clip that I took while I was there and I either need to delete them or post them and delete them so...

Friday, July 20, 2012

Breaking Dawn part 2 at Comic Con

So, I'm not dead. This blog is still alive-ish. I just haven't been up to much... well ok that's a lie, I just haven't found the time to blog about it. Bon fires, Twilight in the park, Spiderman premiere, etc. I have the job of keeping up and running so I'm spending time on that instead of this...

Anyway, for what you came for. This is going to be my master post on my San Deigo Comic Con 2012 weekend. I'll fill in the info bits as I upload pics and such. I'm sure there are a lot of other blog sites with all this info on it already, I'm just documenting it for my and Google searches purposes. :P

Important Note: On Tuesday, July 10, my friend was killed in a tragic traffic incident just outside Hall H of the San Deigo convention center. I actually met her in Vegas for TFMU and again that previous Saturday (July 7) for a "Twilight in the Park" event. I had just met her and when I found out Tuesday, I was a complete wreck. But this fandom has really outdone itself by showing their support and how true the statement "Fandom is Family" really is. We set up a memorial fund for her family and raised nearly $9,000. Contributions in her name can still be made to the Alzheimer's Association for a Twilight fan fiction compilation and raffled prizes. For more information on this, please visit Fandom 4 TwiFan G.


8:00 pm After checking into the hotel and getting my SDCC badge, I head to the end of the line to start camping out for the Breaking Dawn panel that is scheduled for the next day.

9:00 pm There were rumors going around that the cast would show up and guess what, it was completely true. After their party/event, the entire cast and Stephenie Meyer came to the camp out line. They handed out blinkie necklaces and mini SDCC Breaking Dawn part 2 posters. We lined up all along the ropes and the cast went down signing our posters. I think every single new vampire was there because there were a lot of unfamiliar faces. Stephenie stayed until really late signing and taking pictures with appreciative fans. The one person that I desperately wanted to see was not there, Lee Pace *swoon*. Hopefully he'll be at the premiere again and I can slip him my number.


All too soon we're up, showered and dressed. The humidity all weekend is 80% +. We're moved/scrunched up into lines by 9:30 am.

We're inside and we take our seats. I'm surrounded by fans and more importantly fan fiction readers and authors. I meet TKgel and GreenPuma and already my day has pitched from "good" to "AWESOME".

The room is also running late by the time they start the first panel of the day: "Trailer Park". They're basically showing a bunch of trailers from upcoming movies, all of which are in 3D.

Finally it ends and we're all excited for the Breaking Dawn panel to start. They place the name cards on the table and everyone whips out their cameras to zoom in to see where everyone is being seated.

[Insert panel here]

I took video of the entire panel but I'm sure by now there are a plethora of them out there on YouTube already. It was also being streamed online so by now, I think we've all seen it. Still, I'm taking my videos and making a DVD out of them to re-live the experience. Because of what happened earlier in the week, it was hard to be "super" excited. But I had a good time. I really like the 7 minutes of The Host that Stephenie Meyer showed us at the end of the Breaking Dawn panel. That was great! I'm really looking forward to that movie.

Here are a few of my pictures that I took during the panel.

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Later on in the day, Peter, Kellan, Ashley & Jackson had a Q&A with fans at Zach Levi's Nerd HQ that I went to. You can see the whole thing online but here are some picture highlights.

As you can tell, there really wasn't a bad seat in the house. It was a fairly small area and everyone was close. I took lots of pictures of the guys.

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That's all there was to my Breaking Dawn part 2 at Comic Con experience. I tried going to the Summit booth for freebies but it was too crowded and they were only doing the free stuff now and then and going upstairs to wait for a ticket to get a shirt or totes screen printed just wasn't worth the effort this time around. I feel like a bad fan but SDCC is exhausting and I still needed to eat.

I was at SDCC for Friday as well and got to be in the room for the 10th anniversary Firefly panel (the panel to end all panels). It was amazing. I kept crying :'D

Saturday I went down to San Diego for the TFMU meet up. I love meeting people that you only see online in real life. I met some really awesome ladies there. Chicago TFMU 2013 is in the works already so I'll probably flounce on SDCC next year to go to it instead.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Hunger Games Movie Premiere

The following is an account of my two days spent in LA Live for the World Premiere of The Hunger Games. It's very long (~3,100 words) and detailed. A slide show of my pictures and my video clips are at the very bottom. The entire post is picture heavy so I put the whole thing after the jump. 

I had a lot of fun and I highly recommend seeing the movie if you're a fan of the book. I think they did it justice. 

Happy Hunger Games!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Hunger Games Mall Tour - Los Angeles

Dear readers,
You might be interested in this and I'd thought I'd do a quick post. I'm a fan of The Hunger Games series and I'm really excited for the first movie to come out. If your only interested in video clips and pictures, they'll be after the jump.

Lionsgate is taking the stars of the movie out on tour to promote the movie. Today was the kick off of the mall tour that plans to also appear in various cities across the US. Today, Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne) took to the stage to answer a few questions. Gary Ross, the director, was also in attendance but he didn't join the others on stage.

It seems that with all major fandom events where celebrities are present, people will disregard rules and get there as early as they want. Being part of the Twilight fandom, I've seen this first hand and now that The Hunger Games seems to be "the next big thing". So,  I wasn't surprised to hear that people were showing up and  "unofficially" lining up at midnight and 1am for an 8am start time. And of course, this caused a lot of angry comments on the Westfield Mall's facebook wall.

What they were doing was handing out wristbands to the first 100 people in line for a meet and greet with the cast. I believe by 5am, a lot more than 100 people were "lined" up. They area that we were corralled in was a fairly big area on the north east corner of the outdoor mall. Barricades were set up to pen us in. In the beginning to late afternoon, the only way to go out was to take a "hall pass" and return within 30 minutes. The "hall pass" was a nice plastic HG movie poster on a lanyard. I wish they were handing them out for us to keep. It would have been a sweet freebie. This was kind of lame and wasn't really enforced a whole lot. My friends and I arrived around noon, checked the area out then left for a few hours to eat and sit down.

During the whole afternoon, they were handing out half size movie poster, bookmarks, t-shirts and having a dance off for meet-and-greet wristbands. KIIS FM had a booth and were spinning remixed music. I was laughing from time to time when they would put on a old song. Songs that were released when most of the kids there were being born. It was funny and sad, The Hunger Games fan base is a lot younger than the Twilight fan base. If there happened to be a fire, I'd be inclined to say that it was a Girl Scouts jamboree.

What I thought was really nice of the organizers was that every so often, they'd give away more meet-and-greet wristbands. They must have given out an additional 50 wristbands to people with the best home made posters, best dancer, or best grovelers. My friends and I hung back. I'd feel bad about taking a wristband away from a crying 12 year old with "PEEEEETTTTAAAA!!" written with puffy paint on her shirt.

Before the celebrities came out, they showed the trailer for the movie. There was lot of screaming and lots of echoing the dialogue, word for word. I got to hand it to them, they're really passionate!

Here are some pictures and video clips I took. I thank my lucky stars at times like these that I was born with monkey long arms. :D


See more pictures here.

I took around 80-100 pictures total but I'm only uploading the clear and un-blurry ones. There are a few mediocre ones and if you all really really really want them, I'll post them up :)


Thanks for visiting! I love comments :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sleeping at Last in concert

Last November and this last Thursday, I went to a Sleeping at Last concert. Ryan, the man behind the band, wrote and performed "Turning Page" that was featured on the Breaking Dawn part 1 soundtrack. 

Cover art for a 2011 EP
More after the break!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Breaking Dawn part 1 premiere

Breaking Dawn part 1 Premiere - Master Post
last updated 12/12/11

Check out what happened before and during the premiere for Breaking Dawn part 1 at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, California.

Here you'll find:
- A breakdown of every key moment from the morning of getting the wristbands to just after the end of the Premiere.
- Photos throughout the camp out and during the premiere.
- Videos of celebrities visiting Tent City, walking the black carpet, and the bands that performed during the concert.
- Audio of the entire sets of each band that played the Breaking Dawn soundtrack concert on Saturday (11/12/11)

And a bunch of other stuff after the jump!