Twilight stars head to Comic-Con
About 6,000 Twilight fans have been treated to a surprise look at the first seven minutes of the final instalment of the saga, Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which hits cinemas in November.
Many slept overnight for a chance to attend the panel presentation at Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego, which featured appearances by the stars of the vampire-romance series, including Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
A Twilight fan who had camped out since Sunday for a chance to attend the panel was killed on Tuesday when she was hit by a car while crossing a street near the convention centre. Comic-Con's head of marketing addressed the fans gathered in the convention hall to say he was shocked at the woman's death and added: "Our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to her family."
But the sadness was quickly replaced by frenzied screams as Stewart, Pattinson, Lautner and fellow cast members Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz and series author Stephenie Meyer took the stage.
Director Bill Condon appeared via video link from London, where he is recording the score for the film. He said: "Everyone knows the phenomenon of Twilight really exploded here (at Comic-Con), and we're all aware, too, this is the last time."
The opening moments of Breaking Dawn - Part 2 show Bella Swan (Stewart) adjusting to her new life as a vampire. It was fun for Stewart, too.
"It felt so good to break her in, to see how fast the car goes," she said from the stage after the footage was shown. "I love her. I think she's the coolest one, so I had fun doing it."
Stewart said appearing with her Twilight cast mates for their final Comic-Con panel, "is kind of sad, man".
Peter Jackson, Sir Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis will also be at the four-day pop-culture celebration to talk about the Lord Of The Rings prequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
While the cast of zombie TV series The Walking Dead will return to Comic-Con with a sneak peek at the upcoming third season, and stars from other TV shows like Game Of Thrones, Dexter, Fringe, Glee, The Big Bang Theory, True Blood and Community are also expected.