Sunday, July 25, 2010

Last chance to get the Fringe bag

Or I'll stab someone with a pen.

1 Arrested in Scuffle at Comic Con in San Diego

SAN DIEGO-- A man is under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon after getting in a fight with a friend at Comic-Con, according to police.

Around 4:00 p.m., two adult males attending the convention got into a scuffle shortly after a panel in Hall H of the convention center.

The two men got into an argument about one sitting too close to the other, Stafford said, "Two friends had an argument and one guy ended up going to the hospital with a scratch near his eye.''

Rumors circulating the internet of a fan stabbing another attendee in the eye over coveted seats, and of a victim clad in a " Harry Potter T-shirt soaked in blood," are inaccurate, according to authorities.

(Probably b/c the harry potter costume wearers waited since 0500 only to learn that no one from the movie cast showed up.)

COMIC-CON 2010: 'Harry Potter' fans 'disappointed' by Warner Bros. panel

On Saturday, the boy who lived became the boy who did not show up.

While Warner Bros. did not commit to appearances by cast members for its Hall H presentation of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the studio teased fans in its description of the event, which promised “a program created just for Comic-Con fans... Don’t miss it!”

That was enough to draw thousands of Potter enthusiasts, some of whom camped out overnight or arrived before dawn to secure their places in line. Some were even hoping for a glimpse of Daniel Radcliffe, who, of course, plays the title character.

The program started well enough with footage from the double-feature conclusion of the series, the first installment to be released in November, the second next in July.

After the brief trailer, actor Tom Felton walked onstage to thunderous applause. Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy throughout the eight-movie series, said the experience of starring in the franchise was “better than any sentence I can conjure up. It’s bizarre to think I started when I was 12.”

When the 10-minute interview was over -- and no other cast members turned up -- the audience that had packed the 6,500-seat hall appeared to collectively deflate.

“Overall, it was disappointing,” said Demi Boyd, an 18-year-old from Oceanside, Calif., who had been waiting since 5 a.m., dressed as Professor Trelawney, a character played by Emma Thompson in the films.

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