Hellebration 2008, Part 1

Hi everyone-

I’m blogging from beee-autiful Hollywood, California, site of the 2008 Hellboy 2 Fan Premiere. I got here yesterday at around noon and the weather is gorgeous. Universal Studios has set me up with a nice room in the Renaissance Hotel on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland. All the great Hollywood landmarks are here – I can see the big “HOLLYWOOD” sign from the Hotel, we are right next to the famous Chinese Theater, and the Walk of Fame goes up and down Hollywood Boulevard.

The first day was spent meeting friends from DelToroFilms, the Hellboy Message Boards, and other fans. Hooked up with Spyda, Andrew, Tim, Erin, Kirk, Katie, Seth, and Kim (I hope I included everyone) the first night for dinner at the Roosevelt Hotel. Had a great cheeseburger as we talked about movies, comics, and basically got to know each other. It was a great time!

This morning I got up and had a coffee as I sat out and stared at the HOLLYWOOD sign. Another beautiful morning. My wife and I met up with everyone again this afternoon – with a lot of new faces – Kate, Laurence, Stephanie…just to name a few…we met at Mel’s Diner for lunch and we filled up two tables!! A great fan gathering and the big event hasn’t even started yet. Everyone is really excited and the few who have seen the movie say it is really amazing. I can’t wait.

Now I’m resting in my hotel room and getting ready for the big night. A shuttle leaves here at around 5:15pm for a pre-party, where we will meet Guillermo and chat a bit before the big screening. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with GDT, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Luke Goss and Anna Walton.

I’ll try to check in again tomorrow with the full report on tonight’s festivities!

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