Celebs make the rounds at confab
Winning the prize for the most exposure at Comic-Con this year was the cast of MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” with the thesps making the rounds of the confab’s party circuit all week in San Diego when they weren’t signing autographs, speaking on panels or seen on giant billboards all over town.
Show’s Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin and company were unavoidable over the weekend, along with the cast of “The Vampire Diaries,” which typically dominate at the show after “Twilight” wraps up its panels earlier in the week.
FX, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Maxim took over the rooftop of the Andaz Hotel for its soiree, which was one of the hotter tickets, on Thursday. Ian Somerhalder was seen kissing the hand of Seth MacFarlane at one point during the evening, attended by Charlie Day, Steven R. McQueen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Aisha Tyler, Jason Lewis, Elijah Wood, RZA and former WWE star Dave Bautista, now in “The Man With the Iron Fists.”
“Glee’s” Ian Brennan decided to jump into the pool at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Float lounge at Entertainment Weekly’s annual bash, also on Thursday. Peter Jackson and “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin made appearances, along with “The Apparition” helmer Todd Lincoln, Darren Criss, Kevin Williamson, DC Comics icon Jim Lee and “Arrow” star Stephen Amell, who wore a Justice League T-shirt. Ironically, “True Blood” stars Alexander Skarsgard and Stephen Moyer spent more time at the EW event than the “True Blood” party the same night, which replicated the show’s Louisiana town of Bon Temps in a 4,000 sq.-ft. parking lot. Guests also included Sam Trammell, Emilia Clarke, Rose Leslie, Alfie Allen and Andy Serkis.
Variety sponsored the Gotham Group and Dark Horse Entertainment’s annual Comic-Con luncheon at Rama restaurant on Thursday, with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Mike Richardson and Variety publisher Brian Gott in attendance. Later that day, FearNet’s Con of the Dead party, also sponsored by ShockTillYouDrop, “Resident Evil 6” and Dark Sky Films, packed 1,100 industryites into the gothic Voyeur Nightclub, which had dead bodies hanging from the rafters.
And VH1 Classic partnered with Comic-Con to offer the confab’s first welcoming party, Dawn of the Con, at Petco Park that was open to all badge holders and hosted by Rob Zombie. Event produced a spectacle with fire breathers, stilt walkers and other assorted creepy crawlers that surrounded the main stage, with Jason Biggs, Mae Whitman and Sean Astin joining the party.