Comic-Con 2013: 'Ender's Game' Local Fan Experience Photo Recap
by Alex Billington
July 18, 2013
Time to take a trip to Battle School and train with the International Fleet. At Comic-Con this year, Summit arranged and presented the "Ender's Game Fan Experience", a massive walk-through exhibit featuring real sets, real props and real costumes from the movie. Similar to the Godzilla Encounter, everything about this place is themed to the Ender's Game science fiction movie (give or take the dopey HGTV sponsorship) including jump suit-clad guides and futuristic set pieces galore. It's cool to see in person, especially if you're a big fan of the book like I am, but I wish they had more footage to show or a presentation at the beginning.
The way the "experience" is arranged, fans get to walk through the story, starting with his home on Earth, then the shuttle to the Battle School (the roller coaster-lookin' seats), then entrance to Battle School and the Zero G room, and so on. One of my favorite parts was turning the corner after going through the giant "Gate B" doors and seeing a full-size "star" from the battle room. I love seeing these kind of props and set pieces in real life, and that's the most exciting part about this experience. Here's my Instagram video walk-through:
Here are the rest of my photos from the Ender's Game Fan Experience Comic-Con exhibit, with some shots of anything I found interesting or cool along the way (the rest you have to go see for yourself!). Enjoy:
At this point, I can't wait to watch more footage and I hope it lives up to the attention to detail they put into this. Almost everything about this adaptation is looking solid, it seems they've put care and concern into the story and characters and the world and it shows. (Dragon Army, ho!) I'm glad they're showing all this off in a big way. We'll keep everyone updated with anything more on Ender's Game revealed at Comic-Con 2013.
70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. Ender's Game, based on Orson Scott Card's beloved 1985 novel of the same name, is written & directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Rendition, X-Men Origins) produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci of K/O Paper Products. Asa Butterfield stars as Ender Wiggin, with Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff, plus Nonso Anozie, Moises Arias, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis. Summit/Lionsgate will be releasing Ender's Game in theaters November 1st later this year.