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Posted at 7:55 PM ET, 07/21/2010

Comic-Con: Live Tweets from Preview Night

By Jen Chaney

While the pop culture onslaught that is San Diego Comic-Con begins officially Thursday, tonight is the event's annual preview night. Think of it as Comic-Con Eve, an opportunity for press and lucky preview night passholders to get an early look at the toys, gadgets and studio ploys for attention clogging up the Exhibit Hall Floor.

Jen Chaney is on the scene and will be live-Tweeting all the excitement from, but you can follow her Tweets right here starting at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST.

Update: The following is an archive of Jen's Tweet's from Comic-Con night one, in reverse chronological order. Scroll to the bottom to start from the beginning. -- 12:27 a.m. EST, Thursday, July 22

We shall continue this conversation tomorrow, hopefully over morning coffee and a Megamind panel?

Call me easily impressed by gimmicks, but The Walking Dead booth made me more excited for the TV show. #SDCC

And now that I have spotted the requisite bikini'd Princess Leias, it's back to the hotel. #SDCC

Just saw a couple walk out with six heaping Mattel bags. You would not know our economy is troubled based on scene here. #SDCC

On second thought, one more spin around the floor then back to the hotel to write. #SDCC

Now that I have seen my first guy dressed as Batman I may go check out the preview of the WB show Nikita. #SDCC

Very long line for Hallmark. No joke. They are selling exclusive Simpsons and Star Wars ornaments. Even greeting cards have gone geek. #SDCC

Have seen a kid dressed as Kick-Ass. So that's one so far... #SDCC

Long lines at Hasbro and Entertainment Earth, where kids and (more) adults are waiting to buy toys.

Walking Dead booth is turning self-portraits into zombie self-portraits. Just in time for Xmas! #SDCC

Overheard: "I am really tired of having to bob and weave like a freak." #SDCC

The Tron display car looks very cool, so cool I can't get close enough for a photo #SDCC

Just saw Morgan Spurlock running across Comic-Con floor, hard at work on his Con documentary. #SDCC

There is a line at the WB booth for ... Free vampire mints. Wouldn't that give you blood-breath? #SDCC

Melee over free Fox posters

I am on exhibit hall floor, picked up my first piece of useless literature: Agent DVD magazine at Fox table.

Why men really come to Comic-Con

A woman next to me says she already bought her 2011 Comic-Con tickets ... this 1 hasn't even started! #SDCC

Another overheard assessment of the press line, which has grown massively since I left it: "This is bleeping insane. They're so incompetent."

Staff has askd riff raff to go mill out side until floor opens @ 6 PT. But ... But ... I see Superman in there. #SDCC

Lots of milling around, waiting for Exhibit Hall floor to open. Only seen handful of costumes so far. #SDCC

False alarm; thought I was going to worm in but only exhibitors at the moment. #SDCC

It has begun, heading to exhibit hall momentarily #SDCC

Babies on board at the Con. #SDCC

My press badge has been acquired in less than 1/2 hour. Bonus points for efficiency, C-Con. #SDCC

By Jen Chaney  | July 21, 2010; 7:55 PM ET
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i know i'm generally the grump around here...

but if you get a chance to hit the Wetanz booth and check out the Pomson 6000. Does it have more stopping power than the Ray Blunderbuss?

(oh, and if you buy one... dont try to bring it on the plane... i dont think TSA would find it amusing)

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | July 22, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

As Nosy would say, Marydu just go away. Shoo now. Shoo! Shoo!

Posted by: agog1 | July 22, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

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