What It's Like Taking a Movie to Comic-Con for the First Time

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'Annabelle: Creation' star Talitha Bateman's photo diary chronicles her whirlwind trip to San Diego to give fans a look at the horror sequel.

This isn't Talitha Bateman's first time at San Diego Comic-Con, but it's her first time braving the crowds as a star of one of the convention's buzzed-about movies.

The 15-year-old Annabelle: Creation star came to San Diego last year as a fan with her brother. This time, it's a whole new world navigating a whirlwind press tour as a film lead.

Annabelle: Creation is already a hit with critics (it currently holds 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 11 reviews), and on Wednesday night, Bateman and her co-stars (along with the stars of New Line's It and The Nun) were honored at a reception, followed by a screening of the Annabelle sequel.

In the film, Bateman plays Janice, one of several orphans who are welcomed into the home of a couple … who have a doll that turns out to be quite sinister.

Bateman chronicled some of the key moments from the first few days of her Comic-Con experience for Heat Vision:

Annabelle: Creation opens Aug. 11.