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Comic-Con 2012: ‘Community’ news, Pattinson trips and more quality tweets

If, like me, you can’t be at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con — the nation’s current epicenter for pop culture geeks and women bursting out of Catwoman costumes — the best way to keep up with all the action is by following the flurry of #SDCC updates on Twitter.

View Photo Gallery: Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego.

Seriously, reading Comic-Con tweets is almost like being there, minus the lovely San Diego weather, the potential to see Stan Lee around every corner and the hours spent waiting in line for Hall H.

We’re only about midway through day two at this point, but I’ve pulled together my 10 favorite posts (so far) from Comic-Con, starting with an exciting reveal that pertains to the next season of “Community.”

Via io9, here’s an important announcement about a future “Community” episode that also serves as a textbook example about how to play to the Comic-Con base.

Crowd goes nuts at Community panel when producer David Guarascio says next season will include “an Inspector Spacetime convention.” #SDCC

— io9 (@io9) July 13, 2012

The Hulk apparently has strong feelings about Neil Gaiman’s announcement that he is planning a prequel to “Sandman.”


— HULK (@Real_Hulk) July 13, 2012

Felicia Day of “The Guild” has some advice for zombies who decide to eat breakfast in a public setting.

Saw a dude with the most disgusting zombie makeup ever (jaw torn off) eating an omelet. I think that’s a room service situation. #SDCC

— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) July 13, 2012

Speaking of zombies, the good people at ThinkGeek, based right here in the Washington area, are big fans of the “Walking Dead” booth on the Comic-Con convention floor.

Walking Dead booth wins best staged photo op: They don’t cut your arms off first, though. #sdcc

— thinkgeek (@thinkgeek) July 12, 2012

As one fan noted, the people at Showtime have figured out a clever way to promote “Homeland” on Comic-Con shuttle buses.

LOVE this @SHO_Homeland! #SDCC…

— Marisa Roffman (@marisaroffman) July 12, 2012

Not to be outdone by Claire Danes, My Little Pony has staged a n aggressive yet adorable takeover of San Diego’s trolleys.

#SDCC trolley commuters are riding a real life version of the @MyLittlePony Friendship Express train!! #hubatcomiccon

— The Hub (@HubTVNetwork) July 12, 2012

Most of the conversation about Thursday’s “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Vol. 2” panel focused on the fact that the first seven minutes of the film were shown to fans who, naturally, were beside themselves with Bella glee. But my favorite “Twilight”-related tweet was this one. Man, such a relief.

Robert Pattinson tripped on the #ComicCon red carpet just as he came up. But don’t worry #Twihards, he’s okay!!!…

— ET Canada (@ETCanada) July 12, 2012

Props to “MythBuster” Adam Savage for his brilliant incognito Comic-Con costume. Clearly taking a page from Justin Timberlake’s approach last year.

Here’s my costume, making my way towards the Convention floor.#SDCC #adamincognito…

— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) July 12, 2012

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” loyalists will be happy to know that Seth Green (aka Oz) bumped into “Buffy” writer Marti Noxon totally spontaneously.

Buffy reunion at #SDCC as @MartiNoxon & I bump into each other on the floor! She always made Oz extra romantic & cool=)

— Seth Green (@SethGreen) July 13, 2012

And lastly, just to end this with a Joss Whedon two-fer, apparently the “Firefly” reunion panel that is currently underway is causing multiple people — audience members and participants — to cry. As great as Twitter updates are, when it comes to Comic-Con, sometimes you really do have to be there.

No amount of live-tweeting can properly capture the humor, sincerity, love & genuine passion exploding out of this #Firefly reunion #SDCC

— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) July 13, 2012

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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