Like most of you, yesterday, I was shocked and really sad about what happen to Gisela at Comic Con, in San Diego...
I know it won't change anything, but my thoughts and prayers are for you Gisela, and to your family and friends, and to all her Twi-friends who were there, waiting for the CC to start...
Summit's official statement:
"Lionsgate, Summit and the entire Twilight community are saddened by the death of a Comic-Con fan today due to a traffic accident during the hours leading up to this year's convention in San Diego. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim's family and friends. She will be respectfully remembered this Thursday in Hall H."from San Diego Union-Tribune:
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.
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, of 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.”
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
you can donate to her memorial HERE ...
@Fandom4TwifanG has set up a site where fanfic authors can contribute stories here.