The Toronto Star reported on this past weekend’s Official Twilight Convention run by Creation Entertainment.
“Sunday was bright and beautiful, but inside the twists and turns of the Westin Convention Centre, 500 girls and women hardly cared. When pursuing love with a vampire, sunlight is an easy sacrifice.
This weekend was the Toronto stop of the touring Twilight Convention, a gathering for fans of Stephenie Meyer’s rabidly popular tale.
Almost 100 million copies of the four-novel series have been sold, and three movies have been made about the teenager Bella Swan and her romances with the vampire Edward Cullen and werewolf Jacob Black. A fourth film is set to be released in 2011.
“I cannot wait for Breaking Dawn,” said Santyna Brar, 14, who attended the entire three-day convention with her cousin, Sonali Kumar, 15.
The two Mississauga teens spent $299 each to get front-row seats for Q&As with Twilight actors[Lexicon note: you can get general admission day passes for as little as $25], plus photos, autographs and tickets to a costumed Vampire Ball on Saturday night.
None of the three principal actors — Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner — were here, though the cast of The Hillywood Show’s Twilight satire did feature a mock Jacob who remained shirtless all day. Brar and Kumar had a great time.
“I never knew stars could be so normal,” said Kumar. At the ball, one of the younger actors, Boo Boo Stewart, sat down at the cousins’ table to chat.”
See more on the Toronto Star.
The convention is next coming to New Jersey, Minneapolis, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Sacramento and other locations.
We weren’t able to live Tweet the convention this weekend because we would have gone broke with the charges (*shakes fist at AT&T*), however we will have a full write up for you this afternoon. Coming tomorrow, we have a video of an EPIC and we do mean EPIC prank thought up by Booboo Stewart and his dad that was executed with a little help from Bronson Pelletier and Kiowa Gordon. We filmed the prank from behind the scenes planning stages to the actual prank. You’re not going to want to miss this.