Article: Event Schedule for Dallas’ TwiCon 2009 Announced

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Alex Meraz of Twilight Saga:  New Moon 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, 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
(214) 922-8000

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

· 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


10am-11am-Session 1:

·         Kellan Lutz, Cityview 1

·         Ashley Greene, Cityview 2

·         Mike Welch, Cityview 3


11am-12pm-Session 2:

·         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.


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One response to “Article: Event Schedule for Dallas’ TwiCon 2009 Announced”

  1. Becky says :

    Man, I wish I could see the Mitch Hansen Band tonight. No such luck though. Anyone that’s going, let us know how they are live!

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