Saturday, April 3, 2010

Welcome to Wondercon

Where Jake Gyllenhaal learns about the subculture of fan conventions, cosplay, steampunk, gamers and geeks.

Prior to the Disney panel in the main ballroom for the fans, Jake, Newell, Mechner and Bruckheimer gave a press conference.

Jake: "I keep the dagger of time and will use it if this press conference has any weird questions."

"If Jerry Bruckheimer, a genre unto himself, is going to give me 400 cavalry and 100 camels, am I going to say no?"

For more press conference pics, visit contentnow's photo stream.

Con pics courtesy of picfog.

I'm sure we'll be updating frequently so check back often.


FluorescentLamp said...

The Wondercon tweeters seem to be overtaken by the Gyllenfog. Many, many "he's sooo dreamy" and "Jake is swoonworthy" comments. Yes, it's true, Con-goers.

FluorescentLamp said...

jenyamato: Prince of Persia panel gives me what I want most: Jake Gyllenhaal flirting with audience members while we all watch on jumbotrons

contentnow: #wondercon Prince of Persia - Jake Gyllenhaal flirting w audience, great w fans, great w press but no flirting :)

He shoots. He SCORES! And that's how you do it, Mr. Gyllenhaal!

FluorescentLamp said...

In the press line after the panel.

Ginny said...

Loving all the tweets, haven't read a bad comment yet.

IGN has a write up about the parts that were shown.

Henry said...

What a fun event! I would love to be there!

®osadimaggio63 said...

Hello bloggers
Happy Easter !!!

UltraViolet said...

Thanks so much for the running updates, FL and everyone else. I love it that everyone lives Jake. Been on the road so I haven't been able to indulge. Now that I'm home I can drink it all in. Yay.

FluorescentLamp said...

Buona Pasqua, Rosa!

UV, yes, Jake seems to have won them over. So happy to read all the love in the room for him.

Ginny, thanks for the IGN article. Con-goers got to see 5 minutes that nobody else has seen yet. Sounds like fun! Iz jellus.

bobbyanna said...

Buona Pasqua, Rosa!

I just got in and I am SO delighted at the reception both Jake and the movie clips have received! The comment in the IGN piece about "he learned parkour and it shows" was music to my ears!
All his rigorous training paid off!

get real said...

Woohoo!!!! Thanks for all the fantastic updates, FL! So excited and happy that Jake and PoP are getting a great reception at Wondercon! :D

UltraViolet said...

have to go read the IGN reprt - it seems very spoilerish, but I guess if they saw only five minutes, I can handle it!

Love this tweet from Jordan Mechner:

Just did Prince of Persia WonderCon panel in front of 4,000 people. Finally sunk in on me: Jake is a movie star.

That hes is, Jordan! Indeed.

Get Real said...

From Jordan Mechner

Just did Prince of Persia WonderCon panel in front of 4,000 people. Finally sunk in on me: Jake is a movie star.

:D :D :D

Get Real said...

LOL, UV I just posted the same that tweet from Jordan!

UltraViolet said...

Great minds, get real :) I also loved the IGN parkour comment, Bobbyanna. And I love the pic-in-pic in the photo FL posted at 4:17.

Quote from Jake:

"(The experience is) a little louder, a little bigger, and a little more fun." -Jake Gyllenhaal on working with Bruckheimer

All the recording devices on the table in fromt of Jake, et al., are cracking me up.

Tweety said...

Jake's first Con jitters:

prebekita: Jake Gyllenhall is reallll dreamy...but oddly nervous, knee rubbing, vein popping on head, nervous giggle, luckly his smile makes up for it.
11 minutes ago from Tweetie

Chica said...

Thanks for all the updates from WonderCon!! He really is a hit there, off to read the IGN report!

Happy Easter to you too Rosa and everyone else here at GB!

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Wow, thanks for all the work updating Jake's appearence at WonderCon! What a reception, i'm so happy for Jake.

Love the tweet from Merchner :D :D

The IGN review is great!!!

Tweety said...

BruckheimerJB: Footage from both PRINCE OF PERSIA and SORCERER'S APPRENTICE got fantastic response here at WonderCon. Women screaming for Jake Gyllenhaal.
19 minutes ago from web

UltraViolet said...

Some funny tweets:

During the Prince of Persia press conference the female reporters were all over Jake Gyllenhaal It was quite amusing.

'm pretty sure Jake Gyllenhaal literally broke my phone with his smile.

Best part of wondercon Jake Gyllenhaal "If i could go back in time i'd go to my birth".

After PoP Gyllenhaal wishes he was British and always carries a sword.

From Jerry B - no idea if it's a verified account:

Footage from both PRINCE OF PERSIA and SORCERER'S APPRENTICE got fantastic response here at WonderCon. Women screaming for Jake Gyllenhaal.

Finally, this is non-Jake related (I hope!) but really made me laugh:

I really wish WonderCon would host a mandatory panel on hygiene.

bobbyanna...being all gushy fangurl said...

I love the descriptions of Jake "flirting" with the audience, and women screaming! LOL!! I bet he had a ball! I'm just SO happy to see all this enthusiasm for the movie and for Jake! I hope it keeps growing as we get closer to premiere.

What a year! Then LAOD! It's all good.:)

Sheba baby said...

Love all the tweets and the reactions, especially the swooning parts!!

I was a bit nervous about how this would play out today at WonderCon. The fanboys/girls/geeks are a tough crowd. Glad to hear that not only did Jake win them over but they liked the Pop preview. The IGN report is spoilerish but I didn't mind, i'm really excited right now!

Happy Easter to all that celebrate.

suvee said...

I'm pretty sure Jake Gyllenhaal literally broke my phone with his smile.

Love that!

Anyone who doubts that he is a Master Flirt needs to watch Diane Sawyer being reduced to a 15 year old fangirl during her interivew with Jake on GMA a few years ago. Clearly, judging from the accounts of sceaming women at Wondercon, he was in fine form today. I'm thrilled that he and PoP got such a positive reception!

Thanks to FL for getting this post up so fast, and to everyone that passed along all the tweets, etc. from today.

Extra said...

More pics of smokin hot Jake at WonderCon:

Love all the tweets from Wondercon, thanks FL and everyone else for updating so quickly!

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for the link, Extra. Stephanie has those and a bunch of fan photos, many of which were posted here. Just added a few to the end of the post.

I like this one, of Jake on screen onstage.

A few more fun tweets from throughout the day:

Just sat down for a cup of coffee with Jake Gyllenhall. There may have been some swooning.

Just saw Jake Gyllenhall. He's tall.

In Prince of Persia panel (clips rocked) at #wondercon

Me and Jake Gylenhall just had a love connection and everyone in the room felt it. Steamy.

I am like feet away from jakey g right now and he sure is purdy.

These are all photo captions from here:

wondercon audience is crazy for Gyllenhaal, 3/4 set is real, rest is CG

Persia - Disney said no to 3D, Gyllenhaal on free running answering 10y boy's q, gave college kid an autograph

Hope it's not annoying to retweet these here, but I know it's hard to slog through all of them.

UltraViolet said...

Bobbyanna, it's hard not to go all fangurl. Apparently it was hard for the audience, as well!

Sheba baby, you're right that the geek crowd is a different animal for Jake. Sounds like he worked his usual magic.

Suvee, that Diane Sawyer interview is classic! She was totally captured by the GyllenCharm.

UltraViolet said...

More fun tweets:


I think jake just won me over, who knew?

The Jake effect in action :)

Jake G did tremendous # of stunts; including some really dangerous ones. Ax near the face. Wanted audience right in middle of action

Jake G received high praise from Prince director for his dedication.

Wow! Just saw a exclusive clip of Prince of Persia @Wondercon this movie will be epic! Loving the panel!

the sneak peak of Prince of Persia was good

All these are from the same person:

Prince of Persia looks fun. Strange to see Jake G. in an action role.

Jake Gyllenhaal is here, btw. Hotter in person.

Haha! Some girl told Jake G. that he is pretty.

And from Jordan Mechner:

Doing #wondercon w/Jake Gyllenhaal and Jerry Bruckheimer is a different experience. All I've seen today is back corridors.

He says he's doing interviews in a hotel suite. One assumes Jake is there, too, doing the same routine.

I can't imagine keeping up with all this PoP stuff when it really starts rolling.

Speaking of which, they apparently played the ad again during the Final Four first game. I wonder if it's the same as the Super Bowl ad.

FluorescentLamp said...

Speaking of which, they apparently played the ad again during the Final Four first game. I wonder if it's the same as the Super Bowl ad.

Oh! I saw it! and commented to my dining companions, "placement WELL DONE to Disney and Bruckheimer, well done!"

FluorescentLamp said...

I was so excited to comment that I had seen the PoP ad I forgot to answer the rest of UV's question. Mostly different ad, some scenes we've seen and I think a couple we haven't. But sometimes I forget what we've seen on film vs. what we've seen in photos. And an all new font for the ad.

suvee said...

Hope it's not annoying to retweet these here, but I know it's hard to slog through all of them.

No, not at all! People like me that don't have the patience to navigate through Twitterland genuinely appreciate all your work! :)

Smokin' hot, indeed...... he looks so good in that black sweater.

Monica said...

Thanks for all this informations and photos.
Happy to see that POP was well received at WonderCon. And it is so good to know that everyone is in love with Jake.

manmademoviesLavely young man ;) RT @EricVespe: Interview with Gyllenhaal went great. The dude's extremely passionate and spoke very well of @manmademoon
about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck

Happy Easter!

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for the info, FL. I taped the second game and will check the tape to see if they showed it again.

Glad you don't mind the onslaught of info, suvee :)

Love that tweet, Monica. Glad Duncan still thinks highly of Jake and vice versa.

Looks like Jake is at a Disney party tonight:

devincf: With Nic Cage and Jake Gyllenhaal. (@ Roe w/ 3 others)

Another tweeter:

Hard to say what's the bigger attraction at this Disney party: Jake Gyllenhaal or the iPad.

Maybe now El Guapo will give us some PoP reaction:

elguapo1 Hanging out with Jake Gyllenhaal. Cool dude.

bobbyanna said...

Can I just say. I love twitter! :)

UltraViolet said...

Hee. Me, too, Bobbyanna.

I've just embedded a video that I haven't actually watched yet. It's from Hitflix, and the intro is amusing:

The Jake Gyllenhaal who appeared at Saturday's WonderCon in San Francisco was in a markedly better mood than the Oscar nominated actor this journalist met on the set of "Prince of Persia." Visiting the London production in December of 2008, Gyllenhaal was incredibly serious and almost dazed when sitting down to discuss the movie adaptation of the popular video game with HitFix. On this afternoon, however, Gyllenhaal was the smiling, self-deprecating, friendly and genuine actor the press and industry is used to working with (basically the polar opposite of his sister Maggie).

Whether Gyllenhaal is feeling the pressure of his first broad action role is unclear, but his excitement regarding his next two projects, Ed Zwick's "Love and Other Drugs" and Duncan Jones "Source Code," was extremely evident. Gyllenhaal is shooting Jones' follow up to the critically acclaimed "Moon" and he was clearly chomping at the bit to reveal more details about the flick.

To enjoy Mr. Gyllenhaal's enthusiam, you can watch the exclusive interview embedded on this page or for a larger version, click here.

mary said...

thanks for all the news and tweets from wondercom sounds like everyone loved jake who can blame them

UltraViolet said...

Hi Mary. It's really fun to read about all the Jake love.

Some more tweets from tonight:

devincf Jake Gyllenhaal is pretty nice for a guy doing the usual 'working the room' nonsense at a press party. Funny, too.

That one is from Devin Faraci of CHUD, no fan of Jake's.

Some more:

Credit to disney for throwing an awesome wonder con party. Most of the stars of sor apprentice and prince of persia and dir and jerry bruck.

Disney really knows how to throw a snazzy shindig

And I talked to Jake Gylenhaal tonight too! He's a nice dude.

Wondercon highlights: 1) Prince of Persia with Jake Gyllenhaal (who was amazing in the clips) in an action movie.

brothers spy said...

Holy crap, just catching up with everything, it sounds like Jake really won everyone over there.

He seems pretty pumped up for Source Code too. If we're getting all this on the actual day of the event, i'm willing to bet we'll be getting tonnes of stuff over the next week.

UltraViolet said...

Yup, BS, there is a ton of stuff happening. It's exciting and probably exhausting for Jake.

FYI, folks, I took the Hitflix video out and put it in the new post that's up. Too much going on to keep adding to this one. Phew.