Peter Facinelli is being very environmentally conscious and has ordered himself a Tesla. In the meantime since Peter has to wait a over a year for his new wheels, he was seen at TwiCon exploring alternate means of transportation.
Maggie, one of our favorite bloggers who worked on the first Twilight movie, is back with her summary of TwiCon Day 2. Maggie was the person along with her committee who got all the speakers today from the fanfic writers to the music industry people.
Maggie is pictured far right along with Dano from the Lexicon, and Kassie & Kallie from Twilight Series Theories.
“TwiCon Day Two: Oh girl… so this was my big day. For some reason, the organizers of TwiCon decided to put ALL of the academic programing and panels on the same day. There was simply too much going on. Granted I approved what I set forward, but of course I didn’t realize there’d be a massive line for Christian Serratos’s autograph and tickets for the 100 Monkeys concert, plus insanely popular informal programming sessions like Alice’s Makeover Room, and Jasper’s Relaxation Room, so it was manic.!”
Here’s TwiCon Via ReelzChannel 360.
If you’re at TwiCon give a shout out and tell us in the comments what the best part is so far. From Twitter it sounds like Sam Bradley is a big hit and that people are looking forward to a 100 Monkeys Concert tonight. Mitch Hanson and The Bella Cullen Project also played today. Plus there was a podcast by Twilight Series Theories and a webmasters panel that included Kaleb Nation.
We’ve been following some of the various Tweets and posts around the Internet on TwiCon:
Blogger Maggie, who is the person who obtained the informal programming panels just filed her report on Day 1.
“Well, day one is in full swing at TwiCon 2009. There were a bunch of glitches planning, lots of little hurdles to overcome as we worked through the details, and tempers and patiences were getting tight… but honestly, now that the fans are all here, it’s been pretty rockin’. It’s hard not to get excited about what you’ve done when 2,500 people are all smiles, wearing home-made Twilight shirts, and are screaming at anything Twilight related…. and there’s a whole lotta Twilight related things around here at the morning, so there’s a lotta screaming!”
You can get her whole report on her blog.
So far, according to Maggie and from what we’ve picked up on various Twitters, high points seem to be Evil Iguana’s spoof, The Hillywood players, and the soloist musicians Sage Dill, Marcus Foster, Bobby Long, and Sam Bradley. Downside seems to be some long lines and that dues to illness Mike Welch had to back out.
Stand by for Day 2. We understand there was a lot of media present and they’ll probably start filing their reports today.
TwiCon, the first fan run convention featuring both the actors and fan panels, starts today in Dallas, Texas and runs through Sunday. Look for upcoming reports from various media outlets from ReelzChannel to MTV on the event.
The convention was featured in The Dallas Morning News:
“TwiCon 2009 has sold out, even at $255 a ticket. That buys attendees four days of access to serious-minded academic panel discussions (one is called “Your mood swings are kinda giving me whiplash: Twilight Fans and the Negotiation of Gender and Feminism”), Bella-themed self-defense classes, a TwilightMOMs meeting room, a fan fiction contest and (natch) a Red Cross blood drive.”
According to Becky Scoggins, one of the four main organizers of the event:
“Our biggest goal for this year is to make sure that Stephenie knows we appreciate her. We’re not trying to make money off of her, we just want her to know that 3,000 fans got together to talk about her books. To even think that people are getting together to talk about books feels really good.”
See the whole article here and look for more stories coming in from TwiCon.
This press release just in from Twicon:
Exclusive TwiCon Event With Jackson Rathbone!
For the first time at any conference anywhere, Jackson Rathbone will be offering an intimate and personal chat session at TwiCon 2009! On Sunday, August 2nd from 10am-12pm, Jackson will join 500 fans for coffee, questions and answers, and possibly even an acoustic song or two. It’s all about getting to know Jackson better, so he’ll be taking questions directly from fans, as well as giving 25 lucky attendees some face time by personalizing memorabilia (to be provided by the attendee) on stage in front of the audience! Here’s how the event will work:
Fans will be seated banquet-style after grabbing a cup of coffee (provided). During this time, screened questions will be gathered from the audience by TwiCon staff. Each table with an approved question will receive a numbered card, which indicates the order of the questions to be asked. The attendee designated by that table will stand and ask their approved question when it is their turn. Jackson will be casually seated on stage and has graciously welcomed the opportunity to give the fans a closer peek into his life, so we ask in advance that the screaming be kept to a minimum during the Q&A as a respectful gesture to Jackson. We will allow attendees 2-3 minutes for flash photography upon his entrance, but photography without flash will be allowed at any time. All attendees must be seated unless standing for a question or if they are chosen as a winner for face time with Jackson (there will be no information given on how to win until the event begins!). Fans may ask questions of a somewhat personal nature, but remember that these questions will be screened and any inappropriate questions (boxers or briefs is not appropriate!) asked that were not approved will constitute immediate ejection from the event. So be sure the question we screen is the question you ask! After the Q&A, Jackson may or may not perform a song or two alone on stage. When winners are selected to greet Jackson on stage, they will be asked to bring the item they would like signed on stage with them, give a brief introduction and Jackson will then sign and personalize the memorabilia for them. The winner will then leave the stage and the next winner will go up.
Tickets for Jackson’s exclusive coffee chat are $25 each. There are only 500 tickets available. Tickets will be available for purchase through your TwiCon registration account on Friday, May 15th at 11:59pm EST. Each registrant is limited to one ticket. If you are registered in a group, you may purchase one ticket for each group attendee. As with all of our events, you must be fully registered and paid in full to be eligible for this event, and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. A waitlist will be created after tickets have sold out; an announcement will be made on our site at that time. Start thinking about what you’d like to know about the one and only Jackson Rathbone!