VH1’s Carrie Keagan was introduced as the moderator for the Beautiful Creatures panel. I was unaware that the movie was based on a best-selling book by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia (or that it even existed until yesterday). That book has had a few sequel books, also successful apparently. Keaganintroduced a brief making-of featurette. Once that was finished, she introduced writer/director Richard LaGravenese, cast members Thomas Mann, Emmy Rossum, Zoey Deutch, and Alden Ehrenreich, authors Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, and producer Broderick Johnson. After LaGravenese described the film, they showed the film’s trailer. The panel was opened up to a Q&A after the
trailer. Rossum revealed that she researched her part about being a witch and was familiar with the books. She also said that he favorite part was all the different foods she got to eat (because of her character). She jokingly referred to this as expanding her “oral fixation.” The cast members said that they were happy to work with each other. Author Stohl praised LaGravenese for not using special effects to drive the film (producer Johnson also agreed). Stohl and
Garcia revealed that they were relieved when they first realized that LaGravenese was on the same wavelength as them. Rossum was asked a question regarding music. She said that she performed a few songs in the film since her character is a syren, and that she also has another album coming out soon. The panel then thanked us for attending.
During the break after the panel, I found out that some Beautiful Creatures swag was being given away. I went to check it out, and I ended up with a Beautiful Creatures bag, a mini-poster, a freeview booklet of excerpts from the first novel and the new manga version, a temporary tattoo (I think), and a NY Comic Con 2012 exclusive T-shirt.