Thousands of Comic-Con attendees lined up Friday night – many with chairs and overnight blankets – for a shot to get in to the notoriously packed Hall H inside the San Diego Convention Center, but it was clear that not all were happy campers.
Many of those waiting for hours upon hours took to Twitter to express their distress. Many worried about getting a coveted Hall H wristband, while others complained of people cutting in line and a lack of organization in the waiting area.
Others celebrated when they scored a wristband, while some made the most of their camping adventure.
— Jose G. (@SteelBrigade13) July 26, 2014
— Leslie @ ArtInsights (@artinsights) July 26, 2014
@HallHLine - how are people cutting? If they haven't been with you the last 2-5 hours, don't let them in people.
— Scott Pittman (@scpittman) July 26, 2014
— Rory Young (@bluexy) July 26, 2014
— HiddlesSmiles (@HiddlesSmiles) July 26, 2014
— htnguyen (@htnguyen) July 26, 2014
@HallHLine Hey I'm just a worried nerd! What do you think are the probabilities of me getting in if I get there around midnight?
— Andrew D. Villatoro (@yokis101) July 26, 2014
Any cutters in @HallHLine be prepared for the wrath of thousands of hostile, hungry, and tired Hobbit/Marvel enthusiasts. I'm watching.
— Katie Sutton (@501daysofkatie) July 26, 2014
Hall H – the convention’s largest 6,500 seat hall – is jam-packed with programming on Saturday, Comic-Con’s biggest day. If you don’t line up early and devote some serious time to waiting, you likely won’t get in, simple as that.
Friday night's scene out there was much different than the shorter lines on Thursday.
Saturday’s Hall H schedule includes morning presentations from Warner Bros. Pictures including a look at three upcoming movies, “Jupiter Ascending,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”
Of course this means the stars of the movies might make appearances, a major draw for fans. This could include Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis for “Jupiter Ascending” and Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron for “Mad Max.” For “The Hobbit,” Ian McKellen, Evangeline Lilly and Benedict Cumberbatch could show up.
Hall H programming continues all day with these panels: Legendary Pictures; “The Boxtrolls”; Frank Millers: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For; Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass; Marvel Studios; and Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment featuring “The Flash,” “Constantine,” “Arrow” and “Gotham.”
By the way, the infamous line at Hall H has it's own Twitter handle , @HallHLine. Follow that for all of the ups and downs from fans waiting, wishing and bonding over pop culture.