Sam Trammell To Attend TwiCon

December 3, 2009 by  

PREMIERE “VAMP” CONVENTION TO TAKE A

BITE OUT OF VEGAS, TORONTO IN ’10

Stars of “Twilight,” ”True Blood,” “Vampire Diaries” and more to greet thousands of fans of the vampire culture phenomenon next summer

TwiCon, the premiere destination conference celebrating the vampire culture phenomenon, will thrill fans of the genre in two cities next summer.

On the heels of yet another blockbuster smash in the “Twilight” movie series, TwiCon will host a pair of conferences in year two, visiting visiting Toronto June 24-27, 2010, and then taking on Las Vegas July 28-Aug. 1, 2010.

Fans attending the twin TwiCons – originally conceived to celebrate the “Twilight” series of books and movies — will find the offerings expanded to include other segments of the vamp pop culture, including TV shows “True Blood” and “Vampire Diaries” and other popular book series such as the “Black Dagger Brotherhood.” They’ll also be able to rub elbows in Las Vegas with Daniel Cudmore, who plays Felix in the “Twilight” movie; and at both events with Sam Trammell, who stars as Sam in HBO’s “True Blood.” The cast additions to the event were announced today, with more boldface VIPs to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Few would argue that the Twilight saga is now a cultural phenomenon that has spawned popularity in several other series, movies and franchises related to the culture,” says Becky Scoggins, managing partner of the TwiCon event.

Last year, more than 3,000 fans descended on Dallas, TX, to celebrate the phenomenon, enjoying visits from special guests from the “Twilight” movie including Jackson Rathbone, Billy Burke, Kellan Lutz, Christian Serratos, Peter Facinelli and Alex Meraz; and dozens of fandom celebrities including The Hillywood Show, The Mitch Hansen Band and 100 Monkeys. The event captured worldwide media acclaim with representatives from MTV, Reelz Channel and Seventeen Magazine chronicling the event.

Programming in 2010 – to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino – will include mixers based on True Blood’s Fangtasia night club, Twilight’s Monte Carlo prom theme, cast Q&As from True Blood, Twilight and Vampire Diaries, with appearances by vampire romance’s most popular authors.

Breakout sessions, concerts by fandom favorites and more round out the convention to make it North America’s most inclusive convention to date.

“I’m excited to expand our offerings to encompass a broader audience,” said Scoggins. “Our attendees will meet thousands of other fans who enjoy the same entertainment, and the opportunities to see the cast, attend concerts and hang out at so many parties is a vacation no vampire lover would want to miss.”

Registration for both conferences is now open through www.TwiCon.org, with special early bird rates and incentives for those who register by Dec. 15, 2009. This year, due to fan requests, an all-inclusive “Platinum Package” has been added which includes all add-on activities and special VIP perks. A hotel room block at Planet Hollywood and at The Strathcona Hotel, the official hotel of the Canadian TwiCon event, has been reserved for fans.

Tickets begin at just $179 and are available at www.TwiCon.org. Tickets have been selling briskly and organizers expect all 3,000 tickets for Las Vegas and 1,800 for Toronto to be snapped up quickly, Scoggins said.

Sam Trammell

The True Blood Session will be held Friday, June 25, 2009 and will include the following:

  • Cast Q & A with the True Blood cast who will answer moderated, pre-selected questions about their roles on the show. This event is open to all attendees, however, Platinum members will enjoy priority seating and line exemption.
  • Photograph Session with a limited number of photographs with the True Blood cast members that will be available for purchase. Platinum members receive 2 photographs of their choice at TwiCon and will have priority selection.
  • Autograph Session that is open to those who have reserved or paid for an autograph with the True Blood cast and will take place after the True Blood cast Q&A session. Platinum members will receive one autograph from every attending celebrity. General attendees receive one free autograph at TwiCon.
  • American Vampire League/Fellowship of the Sun Event where attendees and showcase their scriptwriting, acting and production skills by re-enacting or re-creating their favorite True Blood plots or scenes. All attendees are welcome to attend as the audience in order to enjoy performances by our own fellow fans. Sign ups, applications, guest judges and rules to be announced soon.
  • Cast Meet and Greet is a paid event is open to 20 attendees. The celebrity guests will attend the meet and greet for one hour, spending 30 minutes with 10 attendees at a time and alternating between groups. That means you’ll always have a True Blood cast member sitting and conversing with you for the entire hour! Sign up policies, freebies, live entertainment and pricing to be announced soon.
  • Cast Cocktail Party with 100 True Blood fans in a cocktail setting where the True Blood cast will spend a few minutes chatting with your table! This event is similar to the meet and greet but with more attendees. Platinum members will enjoy one free cocktail party in their package. Sign up policies, freebies, live entertainment and pricing to be announced soon.
  • VIP Dinner with Cast for 10 lucky fans who will get the opportunity to purchase a seat at a private, intimate dinner with a True Blood cast member! The openings will be filled via an advance auction. A spectacular dinner at 360 Restaurant, atop the world’s tallest building, the CN Tower, is included in this 2 hour event (one hour with cast member). This event is open to 10 winning attendees PER ACTOR. Details on the auction coming soon.
  • Fangtasia Club Night where attendees are encouraged to show off their creative side by dressing in your best self-made costume or outfit that shows you are a true Fangbanger or vamp wannabe.  Costume winners will receive prizes and memorabilia, and there will be a variety of categories. This event is open to all attendees, and will take place offsite at one of Toronto’s hottest night clubs. Platinum members will be ushered to the elevated VIP area close to the action. More details to come regarding freebies and the musical guests.
  • Breakouts is open to all and will include fewer, but larger, breakouts such as book talks, craft rooms, self defense and dance, as well as other themed breakouts will be the norm! More specific breakouts will be announced shortly.
  • Vendor Hall will be open from 9am-8pm allowing to shop for anything that your heart desires!

To register for the convention click here.

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SOURCE: TwiCon.org

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