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Monday, July 30, 2012

Comic-Con 2012: My Fairy Godmother Gave Me Exactly What I Wanted... Robert Pattinson!

In case you're one of the few people left on this planet who I haven’t forced to hear my story yet, last year at Comic-Con, a woman I didn’t know (aka My Fairy Godmother) gifted me with a wristband to a limited meet & greet with Rob Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Bill Condon. It was awesome - I had a giddy conversation with Rob, he gave me a smoldering look, I made him laugh, and tricked him into looking at my chest (you can read about the whole thing HERE). Honestly, one of the best days ever!

Anyway… this year at Comic-Con, Summit once again raffled off chances to fans in line to win one of 50 wristbands to meet Rob, Kristen, Taylor and Mackenzie Foy (the most adorable kid ever) and… I won!! I know, I probably should have graciously given the wristband to someone else since I’ve already met Rob a few times now, but come on…. ROBERT PATTINSON!!!!!

Resistance is futile

Once the initial feelings of shock and elation passed, I started panicking about what I should say to him. I wanted to think of something interesting and unique that would make him affectionately remember me always as the most delightful fan ever (or at least not completely embarrass myself). So, I turned to my Twilight mentors for guidance… the girls at Twitarded: Jenny Jerkface, Snarkier Than You, and Latchkey Wife.

Odds were I probably wouldn’t have the guts to ask whatever they suggested (plus I have the memory of a goldfish), but it was still great fun to get their advice. My favorite question for Rob was from Latchkey Wife, “What's the dirtiest thing a fan has ever said to you?” Oh. My. God. In case anyone has any doubt, let me say that LKW is a genius. I’ve never heard anyone ask him that before, plus can you imagine having him look right into your eyes and give you the answer?? Sorry to disappoint, but I chickened out. I truly didn’t want to become an infamous cougar story for him to tell on the talk show circuit.

Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take pictures during the meet & greet (in fact, they said that if they even saw a glimpse of a camera or phone that they would take away our Comic-Con badges and send us home), but luckily there were some members of the press there to capture the memory (photo sources are unknown).


We were taken into the room in groups of eight and given a poster to have autographed. Rob and Kristen sat at the first table and Taylor and Mackenzie shared the second table. I was able to stand and watch (ie: stare and drool at Rob) while they talked to the first four people.

When it was my turn, Rob looked over to me, smiled, and said hi while I walked over. Let me just say, he looked absolutely incredible and I swear I would run away and follow him around forever if he only gave me the slightest bit of encouragement.

Me: (world's biggest smile) Hi! I'm Sue and.... (BLANK!!)

Rob: Hello! (and just kept smiling and staring straight into my eyes)

Me: (embarrassed laughing) Sorry, I… um… blanked there for a second... it's just so cool to talk to you and I'm so sleep deprived from camping outside the convention center the past few days.

Then he laughed and asked me about camping out and I can't remember what I said, but apparently it made sense. He took the poster from me to sign and even personalized it!!


Let’s just pretend that he’s looking at me in this picture
 
 
Me: (trying to think of something… anything… interesting to say) I've enjoyed all of your movies and just want to wish you all the best as you go through the next phase of your career. I read Cosmopolis and I know you are going to be so incredible in that role.

Rob: Thank you! You read Cosmopolis?! What did you think?

Me: It was.... interesting.

Rob: (laughs) That's certainly true.
 
 
(I now must confess to you, my understanding friends, that I looked Robert Pattinson straight in the eye and flat out lied. I never read Cosmopolis. I tried. Really, I tried, but I just couldn’t get past the first chapter… I promise to make this up to him by watching the movie 17,000 times)
 
 
Me: And my daughter made me promise to ask if you like Dr. Who because she thinks all British people are required to watch it.
 
 
Rob: (looked at my Dr. Who shirt and smiled) I grew up watching Dr. Who and I love it! Everybody loves it.

Then Kristen was finished with the person in front of her and joined in the conversation.

Kristen: (in a British accent) I watched Dr. Who when I was in London. Great show!



The three of us talked about something else that I can't remember. I thanked Rob for doing the autograph signing and told him to take care and that I would see him later (whatever that means. I guess that's like the standard stalker warning) and then he smiled again and said bye.
 
 
Kristen signed my poster, also personalizing it. I was still in sort of a daze, so I vaguely remember telling her how much I enjoyed watching the Breaking Dawn 2 clips that they showed during the panel. I think I said something like I could tell she’s going to be a really “kick-ass Bella” and couldn’t wait to see the rest of the movie. She was very nice and gracious, and thanked me for my lame comments.


Then I heard Taylor call out “Sue!! How’re you doing?!” Let me just say, if I were a young teenaged girl, I would totally be Team Jacob. He just so likeable and handsome.

Let’s pretend this is Taylor looking at me


Me: (dope that I am) Hi! How do you know my name?! Never mind… duh. (looking down at my name on the poster).

Taylor: It’s because we’re old friends and we just have this connection, ya know? (motioning back and forth several times between us and smiling).

We chatted a bit about Comic-Con in general and I asked him if he’s ever been able to go around on the convention floor to look around through all the madness. He said no, but that he really wanted to, so I told him about how we always hear afterwards about which celebrities wore costumes and walked the floor completely incognito. He thought it was pretty funny that Johnny Depp was a giant squirrel one year and Justin Timberlake was Ernie from Sesame Street. He laughed and told me, “Next year…”


Mackenzie Foy was insanely cute and I didn’t want to distract her while she painstakingly signed my poster. I think I just said hi and that I was looking forward to seeing her in the movie. She’s so young, but handles herself with such grace while still being refreshingly kidlike.



Then I took one last fleeting and wistful glance at Rob (while security glared a warning at me) and left the room.

And here they are saying goodbye to me (yes, I live in my own fantasy world)


Is this fabulous or what?!

And I have one more bit of super exciting news: Lee MacDougall is going to sing at a small party I'm hosting this fall! (He keeps referring to it as a "private event", which makes me want to snicker inappropriately). He also agreed to do a TwiBite interview (so we'll have to come up with some interesting questions!) and I'll be sure to record some video to post for you. If you don't know who Lee MacDougall is, please refer back to my post "I Just Can't Resist a Cute, Witty Brit with a Fabulous Voice and Killer Smirk" or check him out on youtube. I promise, he's awesome. 

TwiloveSue XOXO

P.S. Don’t forget to go Walking with Mrs. P today!

17 comments:

Mrs. P said...

...and then I fainted.

I just...can't wrap my head around this whole thing!!

Amazing post, too much.

Mrs. P said...

P.S....thank you for the link to Walk With Mrs.P. Of course, Murphy's law took over because I just posted a very depressing snooze-fest of a history lesson. Lol!!!

TwiloveSue said...

Mrs P - Thank you, my dear! I can't wrap my head around it either :) And, for the record, I refuse to believe that you could ever write a column that is remotely a snooze-fest!

LuvsMeSumEdward said...

Sue......gaaaaaaah, you are one lucky woman! And I've got to hand it to you, I don't even know that I would be able to carry on a conversation with Rob! Such an awesome story! Comic Con was a blast this year, thanks again so much for everything!

And this "private event" sounds fabulous!

TwiKiwi said...

Fantastic!

Glad you had fun. I can't wait until November, just to be in the same vicinity (hell, the same country) as them will be amazing.

I really enjoyed meeting Jackson last year but goodness knows what I said apart from "Hi I'm Amy and I'm from New Zealand!" so gosh, if I met Rob... I'll definitely need a pre-printed t-shirt!

Can't wait to meet you Sue. xxx

SidewalkCandy said...

Great job bringing us all into the bubble with you. Sounds fantastic!

Twifixx

TwiloveSue said...

LuvsMeSumEdward - LOL, you seem very cool under pressure and I'm sure you would be totally coherent talking to Rob! Only one way to find out...!

TwiKiwi - I'm looking forward to meeting you soon and I think your idea of writing a message to Rob on your t-shirt is a winner!

TwiFixx - The bubble was lonely without you that week :(

Latchkey Wife said...

Oh so jealous! And if you actually did ask him my question, I would've flown to Cali and given you one of my special lap dances!! Love your recap!

miss tejota said...

So friggin' exciting. I'm so happy for you. Lucky lady.

TwiloveSue said...

LKW - Damn, now you tell me. That would have changed everything. Next time? ;)

Miss Tejota - Thank you, my dear. It was so wonderful seeing you again and it went by much too fast!

Z Any Mouse said...

Great post, and I'm so glad I was able to enjoy Comic-Con with you! You don't give yourself enough credit, for you are actually an expert at on-the-spot banter. Next time though, ask him LKW's question.

Dangrdafne said...

Bypasses all Rob info... Taylor was toooo adorable to you!! I love that he used your name from the poster and then acted like you were old friends - that is sooooo sweet!!

I love your stories and my favorite part... I can hear your voice when I read these now because I have been lucky enough to see you so many times lately :)

@ TwiKiwi - You HAVE to make a shirt with the conversation that you want to have with Rob on it. That would be epic and I think he would love it! You would be remembered :)

I wanna see Lee again!!!

TwiloveSue said...

ZAnyMouse - Ha, next time YOU ask him LKW's question! I'll remind you at the BD2 premiere just in case you forget.

DD - I agree. Taylor is a huge sweetheart!

TwiKiwi - See, Sharon agrees. Make the shirt! I can just see it now: "Dear Rob..." Make sure the writing is really tiny so he stops and stares at your chest for awhile. I'll stand by and take lots of pictures :)

TwiloveSue said...

DD - And I think you're a sweetheart too <3

Honolulu Girl-Suz said...

I'm such a huge fan of Rob, I'm just snickering at the thought of you telling a white lie about reading Cosmopolis. That is hilarious! But, great convo starter! :)

BTW, can you tell Lee to come play Hawaii? Tell him Sam did, now it's his turn!

Great post!!

Snarkier Than You said...

I know I heard this account of events already but I was STILL hanging on every word! I live vicariously through your adventures, Sue! (and I think I may have passed out - I get so freaked out by things like this even though I know it's silly. I almost had an aneurism that first year when PFach & KLutz showed up in our NM movie theater! but it might have been the Red Bull...)

also my veriword is 17 escsun - 17 woo!

TwiloveSue said...

Suz - I still can't believe that lie just popped out of my mouth while I was talking to him, but I was sorta starting to panic. I guess I should be glad I didn't tell him something really crazy! I'm sure Lee would love seeing you in Hawaii :)

STY - I think what you need is to enter a Twilight actor immersion program where you're around them continuously until they don't freak you out anymore. I volunteer to supervise.