Come to ‘Twilight’ convention with The Issaquah Press this weekend

January 12, 2010

By Staff

Join us — and fellow Twihards — when the ‘Twilight’ convention comes to Seattle.

Vampires, werewolves and “Twilight” fans — otherwise known as Twihards — will descend on Seattle in the next few days. Although Issaquah is no Forks — the Olympic Peninsula city where the epic series is set — The Issaquah Press will have a front-row seat for the supernatural gathering.

Come along: Follow The Issaquah Press on Twitter @twilight_press to the Official Twilight Fan Convention in Seattle, Jan. 15-17. Expect exclusive photos and updates from convention activities. Find the convention-only Twitter feed here.

If you feel like meeting a creature up close, events will be held at The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth St. The convention, presented by Summit Entertainment and Creation Entertainment, will offer attendees a chance to immerse themselves in the “Twilight” saga.

The gathering will feature onstage appearances by “Twilight” celebrities, exclusive footage screenings, panel discussions, vampire-themed parties, musical performances, costume and trivia competitions, auctions, autographing, merchandising and photo opportunities, “Twilight” merchandise — and more.

Learn more about the convention here. Buy general admission tickets at the convention Web site. Tickets will be $20 at the door for Jan. 15 and $25 for Jan. 16-17. The convention will run from 1-7 p.m. Jan. 15, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Jan. 16 and noon – 7 p.m. Jan. 17.

The event will feature onstage appearances by “Twilight” stars including Peter Facinelli a.k.a. Dr. Carlisle Cullen on Jan. 15; Daniel Cubmore, Felix in “New Moon” and “Eclipse,” and Charlie Bewley, Volturi tracker Demetri, on Jan. 16; Chaske Spencer (Sam Uley in “New Moon”), Kiowa Gordon (wolf pack, Embry Call), Bronson Pelletier (wolf pack, Jared) and Alex Meraz, who portrays Paul in “New Moon,” on Jan. 17.

Facinelli will host a concert in the evening Jan. 16. A vampire ball where attendees can dress in their finest vampire attire and dance the night away will be held Jan. 17. A separate ticket is required for both events. Tickets for the concert cost $20; general admission tickets to the ball are $89.

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