Was first a number one Bestseller novel series and now a major motion picture, “Twilight” has become a worldwide phenomena in the publishing and film industry. And this upcoming weekend, Arizonans are invited to take their blood-sucking obsession to the next level and attend the three-day Twi-Tour Convention in our very own Wigwam Resort Red Door Spa.
Guests will be able to meet some of the cast, along with amazing programming, panels and events, themed parties, autographs and photo ops, live musical performances and more. Check out the lineup:
Friday, August 14
Meet Jackson Rathbone who plays Jasper Hale in “Twilight”. There will also be a musical concert featuring Michael Welch, Goodnight Juliet, Candace Charee, and Twilight Music Girls starting at 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 15
Meet Michael Welch (Mike Newton), Kellan Lutz (Emmet Cullen) and Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen). At 9:30 p.m. guest are invited to attend the Saturday Night Vampire Ball with a presentation of Vampire Court and Centerpiece Contest for $250 prize.
Also, three lucky ladies will be selected on Saturday morning (the last three standing winners of our trivia contest which is open to our general audience) to be members of the Vampire Court. These members will be presented at The Vampire Ball on Saturday Night and will receive a luxury make-up and hair make-over by a professional team.
Sunday, August 16
Meet Michael Welch (Mike Newton), Kellan Lutz (Emmet Cullen) and Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen). There will also be a Breakfast and Charity Auction (for Make A Wish Foundation) and a Twilight costume contest for a $250 prize.
Twilight Trivia! Here’s where you get to show off your knowledge of all things “Twilight”: novels and film! There’s the YES/NO game where contestants are brought up from the audience to vie for hundreds of dollars in prizes. There will also be the famous “Stump The Experts” game where audience members can try to stump the “Twilight” geniuses and win.
The entire convention takes place in The Wigwam Resort. Creation Entertainment has presented over 2,000 conventions for the fans since 1971. For those that wish to party all night long the hotel offers special lower than normal room rates.
For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.creationent.com/cal/twilight_az.htm.
About “Twilight”: “Twilight” is a story about a young girl who falls in love with a vampire. The novel series was written by Stephenie Meyer and was first published in 2005. Within a month of its release, it already topped the charts at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list. It later made #1. The novel was the largest selling book in 2008 and has sold 17 million copies worldwide.
“Twilight” the film, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, was released in theaters on November 21, 2008, and grossed $35.7 million on its opening day. Bella Swan was played by Kristin Stewart and Edward Cullen was played by Robert Pattinson, according to Wikipedia.
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