Comic Con 'Twilight' fan plays pinball with a car bumper, and lost.

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  1. Daveindiego

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    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jul/10/woman-hit-car-downtown-san-diego-dies/


    Twilight fan hit by car and killed at Comic-Con






    SAN DIEGO — A 53-year-old Comic-Con fan who had been camping in front of the San Diego Convention Center to secure a place at the popular “Twilight†panel was struck by a car and killed Tuesday.

    The woman was in a crosswalk and had a red light when she tried to run across Harbor Drive toward the convention center about 9:20 a.m., said police Sgt. Ron Glass.

    The driver of one car saw her and slowed down, but the driver of a Subaru Outback didn’t see her in time, Glass said. The pedestrian tried to stop her own momentum when she saw the oncoming Subaru but tripped and hit the side of the car, Glass said.

    He said the woman was crossing the street alone, and there were apparently no other pedestrians nearby who witnessed the accident.
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    An ambulance took the unconscious woman, who was bleeding profusely from her head, to a hospital where she died.

    Friends on social media networks have identified her as Gisela Gagliardi, an accountant visiting from Kingston, N.Y.

    The 67-year-old driver, a San Diego man, stopped and was interviewed by officers. His wife was a passenger, Glass said.

    Police closed westbound Harbor Drive from Fifth to Eighth avenues for more than two hours while they investigated the crash, said police Lt. Andra Brown. The road has since reopened.

    Comic-Con fans said Gagliardi, who was with a group, had been in line since Sunday for the panel for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,†set for Thursday afternoon in Hall H. The highly anticipated panel will include cast appearances and exclusive footage from the movie.

    Fans said the convention center staff was about to switch the line, so the beginning became the end, and that she was running to keeping her place in line.

    “It’s such a sad loss for our community,†said 23-year-old Melissa Sandate of Tucson, who is a fellow fan of the teen vampire saga.

    She said Gagliardi was not wearing a costume at the time.

    Gagliardi’s passion for “Twilight†is well-documented on her Facebook page. In 2010, she posted a photo of her and a friend posing with the movie’s star, Robert Pattinson, in Los Angeles. She also mentions standing in line at Comic-Con last year.

    “It is with tremendous sadness that we offer our heartfelt condolences,†said Comic-Con spokesman David Glanzer. “Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved in this tragic incident.â€

    Shortly after the crash, fans took to Twitter under the hashtag #RIPTwiFanG to express condolences. They said they were working to organize a moment of silence. A memorial fund has been set up for her family.

    The convention opens to some fans Wednesday for preview night.
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    I'm sure that everyone here would like to be a part of the moment of silence. I'll update with date and time.

    Or should we just choose our own time? :bigthink:
     
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    It's sad, but part of me thinks "hey it's one less Twilight fan".
     
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    Now the city goes all creepy nerdo faggit for the weekend.

    DarkFriday has got to be pissing his pants by now. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm 43 years old and I ain't running for shit. Unless my ass is literally on fire, I am not running.

    This 53 year old lady is running around like a maniac trying to save her place in line for a weekend panel.


    I think this is Darwin Awards type shit.
     
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    hidden dragon the princess of darkness Staff Member

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    There is no way in hell I would run for any stupid shit like that. Only if my ass was on fire as well.

    And the fact that is was for Twilight shit makes what happened even stupider..
     
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    No he isn't.

    TY and fuck off old man.

    Yes, yes I'm older but you're already dead inside so I win. :gtfo:
     
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    You ever been Dave or thought about going? They do get some non-nerd big names to show up for it. Ridley Scott was there last year.
     
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    Hey Dark Friday, I'm trying to remember, were you the guy who used to use this emoticon over on SFN- you're a pilot right? :pilot:
     
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    Dad was, I'm nothing from nowhere :ugnite:
     
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    Yeah, I been a bunch of times. This is the 42 year. I remember going when I was a kid in elementary school a couple of times. I used to collect Mad magazines, so I'd find some there. Then I went a few times after it blew the fuck up and turned big time. It was way different. It's been about 5 or 6 years since I last went.
     
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    Yoinks! It's DarkFriday.

    What happened? Couldn't get tickets? Or are you home for a few moments before you go back?
     
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    Was your dad a pilot in Vietnam? Is that right? I asked Schmoopy who used to use that over on SFN and he told me to fuck off- Schmoopy's an asshole. :D Anyway, good to see you again. :hat:
     
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    I don't go to the con but ty anyway :fishin:
     
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    :howdy:

    3 tours in Vietnam. Smoopy is fiesty :drummin:
     
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    53 yrs old and waiting for Twight. Killed by a Subaru Outback....What's more embarrassing?
     
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    This. :coffee:


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    Just diving under the bed :usa:
     
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    Really? Really, bro? I think that was back in 2009 or 2010.

    I did NOT dive under the bed. :facepalm:

    Dave's Triangle of Safety clearly illustrates that I was not UNDER the bed.