Alex Meraz of Twilight Saga: New Moon
TwiCon 2009 starts today in Dallas. Many fans will be looking forward to a special panel Friday with Kallie and Kassie from Twilight Series Theories, Kaleb Nation from The Twilight Guy, Lisa Hansen from Twilight Moms, Michelle Pan from BellandEdwards.com, and Kimmy from HisGoldenEyes. If you have questions you’d like to ask during this panel, click here and post them to the blog post from Saturday, July 25, entitled “TwiCon: Webmaster’s Panel.”
(Pictured: Alex Meraz from New Moon.)
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 North Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Getting to TwiCon 2009:
Public transportation is available via the city’s public rail system, DART. The nearest DART rail station is to the Sheraton Dallas Hotel is the Pearl Street location at Bryan and Pearl Streets across from the hotel. TwiCon attendees can take red and blue lines into downtown Dallas and should exit at Pearl. Click here for a DART rail map.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, July 30
11am-12pm: Volunteer Registration, Seminar Amphitheater: Sign in and report for orientation.
1pm-2:30pm: General Volunteer Orientation, Seminar Amphitheater- volunteers will be briefed on their responsibilities at the conference.
3pm-8pm: Registration open, The Grand Hall
3pm-8pm: Vendor Hall open, The Grand Hall
5pm-10pm: General Programming, Various locations
5pm-6:45pm: Welcome Ceremony, Dallas Ballroom. Heavy hors d’ oeuvres and planned program.
6pm-6:45pm: Evil Iguana Productions will premiere their new “Twilight” spoof
7pm-10pm: VIP After Party with Fandom Celebrities and Christian Serratos, Chaparral Lounge (Ticketed event with cash bar)
10pm: Close of Convention Day
Friday, July 31
8am-8pm: Registration open, Press Club
9am-6pm: Vendor Hall Open, The Grand Hall
10 am to 11:30 am: Formal Programming Main Session: Music Panel, Dallas Ballroom
10am-5pm: Formal and Informal Programming Break-Out sessions
10am-1:30pm: 100 Monkeys Autograph and Photograph Session, Lone Star Ballroom Preconvene: Band will be stationed at table for autographs, photographs and merchandise sales.
12:30 pm to 2 pm: Formal Programming Highlight Event: Webmasters’ Panel, Dallas Ballroom
1pm-5pm: Concerts, Lone Star Ballroom featuring the Bella Cullen Project, the Twilight Music Girls, and the Mitch Hansen Band
· 1 to 2 pm – Bella Cullen Project
· 2:10 to 3:10 pm – Twilight Music Girls
· 3:30 to 5 pm – Mitch Hansen Band
2 pm-3:30 pm: Twilight Legends Panel, featuring K. Anita Wheeler, Native Quilute Storyteller, Dallas Ballroom
3:30-5 pm: Film Adaptation Panel, Dallas Ballroom
9:30pm-12am: 100 Monkeys Concert, Lone Star Ballroom
12am: Close of Convention Day
Saturday, August 1
9am-8pm: Vendor Hall Open, The Grand Hall
10 am to 12 pm: Twilight Movie Screening
10am-12pm: Limited breakout sessions available
· Twilight20somethings Meet-Up Room – Pearl 2 – 10 am to 12 pm
· Bellaandedward.net Meet-Up Room – Pearl 4 – 10 am to 12 pm
· American Red Cross Blood Drive – Majestic 3 – all day
· Creative Writing Workshop – Majestic 4 & 5 – 10 am to 11:30 am
10am-12pm: Photography Sessions
· Kellan Lutz, Cityview 1
· Ashley Greene, Cityview 2
· Mike Welch, Cityview 3
· Peter Facinelli, Cityview 1
· Jackson Rathbone, Cityview2
· Billy Burke, Cityview 3
· Christian Serratos, Cityview 4
12:30 pm: Q and A seating opens
1:30pm-2:30pm: Cast Q&A Panel, Dallas Ballroom
2:45pm-5:30pm: Cast Autograph Session, Dallas Ballroom Preconvene
6pm-7pm: Meet and Greet Event, Chaparral Lounge: Ticketed event with cash bar
8pm-1am: Volturi Masque Ball, Lone Star Ballroom: Heavy hors d’ oeuvres served as ticketed event
1am: Close of Convention Day
Sunday, August 2nd
8am-12pm: Networking/Farewells, Lone Star Ballroom Preconvene: Standing room networking.
10am-12pm: Brunch, Location Lone Star Ballroom Section 1 & 2: Light buffet style breakfast is served.
10-12pm: Coffee with Jackson Rathbone, Lone Star Ballroom Section 3: Light pastries and coffee served.