You can take your Miyazaki and your Peter Jackson and your Green Lantern. There is nothing bigger at Comic-Con than Twilight. It’s the queen of the castle — because when male nerds like something, it’s one thing, but it takes teenaged girls to really take it on beyond to the next level, with hypersonic shrieking.
Thus, there was some perturbation among old school nerds when it was announced that the AVATAR panel with James Cameron would precede the Twilight panel in Hall H. Or as /film put it: Will Twilight Ruin This Year’s Comic-Con?. Because the Twilighters are so eager to get a glimpse of Robert Pattinson’s pale white English ass, they will probably camp out for as long as the law will allow, and RUIN the Avatar presentation!
Hall H fits 6,000-6,500 people, yet many people were shut out of the opening 20th Century Fox panel, and when the Summit panel began you couldn’t even hear yourself think as four or five thousand Twilight fans screamed in unison. It was a bit sad seeing a 50-year-old Twilight Mom asking a 22-year old Robert Pattinson if he wears boxers or briefs, but Im not writing today to talk about that. When the Summit panel ended, Hall H rapidly emptied, as more than 80% of the people exited the building. The rest of the day/weekend became a lot less stressful. But a lot of the people that wanted to attend the early morning panel missed out.
It does unfair that Avatar watchers will be squeezed out by little girls who don’t give a crap about 3D (although they might have their eyes opened a bit by Cameron’s strong track record for truly empowered and kickass heroines, a tradition that Sigourney Weaver and Zoe Saldana seemed poised to carry on). But the Con gods have listened!
In an act of pure genius, the con has moved around some of there thursday schedule to help us avatar fans. Summit just confirmed to the website Cinematical that their panel has been moved up to 1:45-2:45. Also, the Avatar panel has been moved after the Summit panel to 3pm. This simple switch means that the new moon fanatics can clear out of hall h and not disrupt the avatar panel.