LA Times The Hero Complex selected a few Actors and Writers to document their experience at this years hugely successful San Diego Comic Con, and our Veronica Roth was on that list! Divergent made it’s debut at Comic Con and needless to say her experience was one to remember! See some highlights below and read her whole diary entry HERE!
Two years ago, a few months after I sold “Divergent” movie rights to Summit Entertainment, I went to Comic-Con for the first time. I was mostly just an observer — I had a short press conference in which I explained my book, I people-watched Harry Potter cosplayers to my heart’s content, and that was about it. This year, however, with the “Divergent” movie being released on March 21, 2014, I embarked on a day packed with interviews, a press conference, a panel and a party in the midst of this fantastic nerd wonderland known as San Diego Comic-Con.
9:45 a.m. I meet Neil Burger, Shailene Woodley and Theo James for a photo shoot and interview with Entertainment Weekly. During the interview, Theo jokes about his next project being art-house porn. He comes up with an entire plot on the spot, and I can’t stop laughing, which is an effective antidote to my nerves.
10:15-11 a.m. I don’t have the right words for listening to really talented people talk about my book in such a thoughtful way. Surreal? Flattering? Amazing? Spoiler alert: I will say the word “amazing” at least 100 times today.
3:50 p.m. The panel is about to start. I stand backstage waiting for my name to be called, bouncing up and down like I’m at a boxing match.
3:51 p.m. There are so many people in here.
3:52 p.m. No, really. There are SO MANY PEOPLE IN HERE.
3:54 p.m. I get to announce that “Allegiant” (Oct. 22) is written in two points of view to the Comic-Con crowd. As I get closer and closer to the book’s release, I am shedding all my secrets one by one. Just a few left!