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Russ Says: My Time At Comic-Con Was The ‘Twilight’ Of My Life — Here’s Why!

Mon, July 25, 2011 9:15pm EDT by 1 Comment
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Days with vampires, werewolves and the occasional Star Wars character would be potentially horrifying in your hometown, but in San Diego this past weekend, its just called Comic-Con — and let’s just say it was the most fun I have had in quite awhile!

Over the course of the weekend, I admit I found a new respect for Twilight fans (better known as Twi-hards) and dare I say, have become one myself! Upon arriving in San Diego at 9 p.m. July 20, I immediately took myself to Hall H to see the Twilight line that had formed. Hundreds of tweens and their moms were scattered in makeshift tents with their blankets and cell phones handy to pass the time while waiting for their chance to have a glimpse of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the Twilight gang.

Although the Breaking Dawn panel didn’t start the following day until 11:15 AM, people were ready for anything and everything to happen. There was a certain buzz in the air.

Oddly enough, I knew I had to be where the action was, so I dropped my bags off at the hotel and got back in line and decided to stay awake all night. After all, sleep is not an option during Comic-Con…at all.

When the morning came and Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Boo Boo Stewart came out to pass out breakfast and sign autographs, I was one of the near 7,000 people eager to get a photo and a signature. As wild as it was, it was equally civil showing that Twilight fans can also be well-behaved.

But Twilight was just the start of my weekend: there was still going to parties, seeing the fantastic costumes, being with the True Blood cast and rocking the IGN and Summit Entertainment parties — all sorts of things that made my time absolutely epic.

So HollywoodLifers, I am counting down ‘til next year and I recommend you get your tickets ASAP! Never has no sleep and no food been so much fun.

Russ Weakland

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