Comic-Con 2011: Twilight

Hey all you TwiHearts, I had the pleasure of covering the Breaking Dawn Part 1 panel in Hall H at Comic Con on Thursday morning!  People had been in line since Sunday, talk about dedication.  I decided I better secure a place too, so I settled in about 7 pm the night before.  There were already hundreds of people ahead of me, Moms, Dads, people of all ages.  The Twilight series has touched the hearts of so many people, not just teenage girls.  The dedication and devotion of these fans is just so over whelming. 


I had the chance to talk to Nickie from Chula Vista, CA, and ask her a few questions.

Why did you decide to sleep out?

I like Stephanie Meyers and the Twilight series, and I was really hoping to meet the cast. Also I wanted to make sure I get into Hall H, I really want to see the movie clips!

What is your favorite Book/Movie in the series and why?

Breaking Dawn is my favorite book. Bella’s transformation into the vampire world and how her relationship with Edward finally comes together.

Well I have to ask are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?

I love them both! And also Bella! I have my tickets for next year’s Comic Con already!

It was a long cold night but the reward was beyond what I could have imagined. We where treated to breakfast. They passed out water, orange juice, bananas’, and assorted muffins. They also passed out Breaking Dawn mugs and posters.

This was my first year at Comic Con, I really didn’t expect this, it was really cool. In my eyes it shows that Summit and the cast of Breaking Dawn care for their fans as much as the fans do for them! And if that wasn’t enough, Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen), Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale), Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen), Booboo Stewart (Seth Clearwater), Julia Jones (Leah Clearwater) came out into the crowds and started signing autographs, taking pictures, talking to fans. They where actually going up and down the lines. It was amazing that they would just jump right into the lines, and it’s not like they signed a few autographs and left, they stayed for an hour or so. And if I may say, the ladies of Twilight are so gorgeous, what makes them even more beautiful was the kindness that they showed their fans. They took time with them and gave a lot of people some very special memories!

Finally around 10:45 we made our way into Hall H. Once inside of Hall H, with a crowd of over 6,000 fans the cast took the stage! The panel included: Bill Condon (Director), Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen), Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black), Elizabeth Reaser (Esme) , Nikki Reed (Rosalie), and Ashley Greene (Alice).

The first clip they showed was about Jacob: It begins with Jacob talking to Esme and Carlisle. “Carlisle you’re the enemy now” Jacob warns. “Sam won’t hesitate, you will be slaughtered.”  Jacob also admits that the Cullen’s clan is indeed a family. “This is a family as strong as the one I was born into.” I know what I have to do.”


Taylor about his character: “Jacob at the beginning is the Jacob you know, then his heart is crushed.”  “He is forced to grow up, and become a different person.”


Another clip they showed The honeymoon at Isle Esme. Everyone went crazy!!

Bella and Edward walk into the bedroom, “You tired?”  he asked.  She shakes her head no. He invites her to swim. “I could use a few human minutes,” she says. He kisses her forehead, and then opens a sliding door leading to a private beach, and undresses as he walks towards the water. Hall H went wild. Let me just add Rob has been working out for this movie. So HOT! Bella is in the bathroom, giving herself a little pep talk as she looks in the mirror. She brushes her teeth, brushes her hair, and shaves her legs, and pick through some lingerie. It’s too much for her, she holds her head on the floor.

She walks out onto the beach in just a towel, she drops the towel, naked in the moonlight she strolls into the water where Edward waits, already swimming in the water, naked.

The place goes crazy again!!!!

The fans got to ask questions, but my favorite was from a little girl. She asked Rob, “Do you like having a baby with Bella?”

His answer: “I like babies. It was fun, especially in this series. You’re playing the statuesque guy, but as soon as you have a baby no one can contain their emotions, which is what Edward has been doing this whole time.”


Check out some of my photos below. Hope you like them, I had a blast!

Also check out the pic to see if Brian White is Team Edward or Team Jacob!











6 Responses to “Comic-Con 2011: Twilight”

  1. Gerard Iribe

    Great work Mary! Man, I don’t know about y’all, but I am smitten by the mom, yo! Rocking the WSB wristband, too? Have mercy!


  2. Mary Welms

    Thanks Gerard! Not only is she beautiful she was really sweet! Lets hope she visits the WSB site!

  3. Sean Ferguson

    Nice job Mary! Not only did you get some good pictures but you also got them with the wristband too! I always suspected Brian was Team Edward. Edward speaks to his dark tortured soul.

  4. Patrick

    Mary this is great! It sucks that I could not be there I would have def. stood in line over night with you. And Sean I agree Edward does speak to Brian’s tortured soul. Hopefully I can make the journey next year.

  5. Tina

    That must have been an awesome experience for you Mary! I’m not a Twilight fan but these pics are great.
    I’m glad Brian was able to show his feminine side and confess he is Team Edward.

  6. Brian White

    Ha ha…That last shot is a classic!

    Great recap Mary!