San Diego Comic Con, Day 1: Careers and Cocktails
Yesterday was the first day of the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, and as far as The Hunger Games franchise goes, it started with a bang. Here’s a little bit of what went down over at the Con, along with some pictures!
More than anything, Comic Con is a celebration of fandom, and cosplay is one of the more outstanding ways fans show their love for a TV show, book or movie. Our fandom, of course, was not absent from the cosplay scene– for example, check out this excellent take on Caesar Flickerman:
Another thing fans love about Comic Con is that exhibitors give out a lot of freebies. Lionsgate was not an exception, and yesterday they were giving away the new Catching Fire mockingjay pins we told you about last week. The fans flooded to the booth to get their own– to the point where the booth was shut down for a while by Fire Marshals because of the insane amount of people lining up to get pins!
Picture via CatchingUpdates
Our Mockingjay.net staffers got there bright and early and promptly to form the required queues for the day.
The Catching Fire presence was strong in the convention, and there was something for people who follow every aspect of the franchise– from the books, to the movies, and even to the games. Here’s a picture of Casey Dickinson, who’s part of the team working on the Hunger Games Adventures game.
The biggest Hunger Games-related event of the day was without a doubt the autograph signing held at the Lionsgate booth at 3 pm. The members of the cast who were present were Bruno Gunn (Brutus), Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere) and Meta Golding (Enobaria). The three of them interacted with the fans while they signed Catching Fire posters given out right there at the booth. Check out some pics below!
The Convention Center was packed, and the Lionsgate booth itself looked amazing. Here are some more pics of the locale and especially the set up for the signing:
Several of our staffers managed to get autographs. Here’s Erin’s, accompanied by the infamous mockingjay pin:
Later on at around 6 pm, Lionsgate hosted a Cocktail party at the Hotel Indigo Level 9 and several fansites were lucky enough to be invited, including our staffers! Here you can see Kimmy and Crystal having a good time at the reception.
And that’s it for the highlights of day 1! Don’t worry, we’ll have a full first-person account of everything Comic Con straight from our staffers over there once come back from San Diego. I hear one member of the team has a super amazing camera, so expect more photos for sure!
We’ll be back tomorrow with the highlights of day 2. Throughout the day we’re always posting all of these highlights directly to our social media sites, so if you’d like to get on-the-spot Comic Con updates, be sure to follow us there as well!
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- 2013 San Diego Comic Con
- Bruno Gunn
- Meta Golding
- Stephanie Leigh Schlund
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire