Summit Entertainment’s Statement Regarding Accident at Comic Con

July 10, 2012

Official Statement from Summit Entertainment: Lionsgate, Summit and the entire Twilight community are saddened by the death of a Comic-Con fan today due to a traffic accident during the hours leading up to this year’s convention in San Diego.  Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends.  She will be respectfully remembered this Thursday in Hall H.

Amy is a lifelong fangirl, who gets most excited over The Twilight Saga, Harry Potter, Disney, Star Trek, superhero movies, and Broadway musicals. She’s Twilight fan fiction writer, Esme Mom Cullen, and her work is (mostly) focused on her favorite ship – Carlisle and Esme. She has the sarcasm and wit of a born and raised Jersey Girl, even though she now makes her home in Southern California. She currently works in the areas of communications and corporate social responsibility.

  • Amy

    I deleted the “anonymous” comment regarding Summit Entertainment staff at Comic Con as I felt your accusation was out of line. The accident has no relation to Summit or the management of the Summit booth on the exhibit hall floor.
    Most booths, including Summit’s, are staffed by vendors hired for the event, not company employees. The problems with crowd control and waiting are not exclusive to Summit Entertainment’s booth. I was pushed and shoved at many booths throughout the exhibit hall and saw many strollers and wheelchairs have issues trying to make it through the exhibit hall. It is an unfortunate part of the Comic Con experience, but it is part of the experience with crowds that are so vast. Breaking Dawn swag was popular and people did clamor to get it, but I almost was knocked over at Marvel trying to get an Iron Man 3 poster and a friend required medical attention after she got hit as a bystander when a fight broke out at another booth. People were going crazy for those Breaking Dawn bags and for quite a few people just handing them one would not have been a solution. They kept going back for more. The biggest problem with the Summit booth is that it was too small for the volume of people who were interested in getting swag combined with the activities they had going on there (tee shirt making and cast signings).