Midnight Sun Monday Chat on Conventions

The gang was back together for another Midnight Sun Monday night chat on conventions!  You can watch the replay on our YouTube channel!

Peter Facinelli: Cruising Segway Style

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.

Volturi Ball Close Up

ReelzChannel has a close up of the amazing Volturi Ball that happened at TwiCon. You have to hand it to Twilight fans. When you give them a theme and tell them to dress to the nines, they know how to deliver!

Videos from TwiCon Actor Panel

Day 2 TwiCon: Blogger Maggie Checks In

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.

Maggie writes:

“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.!”

Check out the rest on her blog.

Reelz Channel 360 Footage Online

Here’s TwiCon Via ReelzChannel 360.

New Moon

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.

TwiCon Day 1

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 Starts 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.

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