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TWILIGHT Chicago 2009 Convention
Schedule of Events

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Into the Twilight - Forks High Prom Night

FRIDAY, FEB 6, 8:00 PM Get your best formal wear together, dazzle your date or fly solo to the Forks High Prom for an evening of class and  excitement in our Monte Carlo-themed setting. Come as your favorite Twilight characters for more bite!  All ages are welcome to dance the night away and to rock the prom in your own style with our exclusive karaoke DJ! Be sure to hang around for prizes and much, much more that you won't want to miss.  Cash bar for 21+ over with valid ID.

Dance of the Undead - An Evening in Volterra

SATURDAY, FEB 7, 7:30 PM The Volturi have graciously invited vampires of all mythologies, archetypes and styles to join them for an evening of pure vampire revelry.   Be proud and wear your fangs or simply opt for a more subtle look.  Wear any vampire style or vampire costume you love or simply come in casual vampire elegance.  This is an evening all about vampires from any era, movie or book, be it the world of Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice or Bram Stoker.  Put your finest touches on your costumes and enter our costume contest to be judged by a panel of vampire experts.  Dance like the undead to vampiric music selections by DJ Brianne of Chicago's very own underground club scene.  Cash bar for 21+ with valid ID.


Sabretooth will be making fangs at the Twilight Chicago Convention.

If you are in the Chicago area and would like to set up an appointment to have a set of movie-quality custom fangs made, Sebastiaan T. van Houten will be on-hand in the Dealers Room.

At this time, Sebastiaan is taking appointments for Classic Style Fangs at $99/pair.

To make an appointment with Sebastiaan to have fangs created, please visit http://www.sabretooth.com/index.php.

Those who make an appointment with Sebastiaan do NOT have to pay entry into the event itself, and will receive special passes to get to and from the Sabretooth booth at the convention. To attend any of the convention events, however, Sabretooth customers will have to purchase regular convention passes.

SABRETOOTH was founded in August of 1995 by Sebastiaan T. van Houten as a small fangsmithing business at the New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo.  After moving to NYC in 1996 and hosting Long Black Veil and the Vampyre Ball for many years, in such legendary clubs as THE LIMELIGHT, Slimelight London, MOTHER and the BANK, SABRETOOTH evolved into a world renowned production company.  Today SABRETOOTH is continuing to bring you the original quality, soul and passion of dark elegance with a new vigor and vision. 


Make-up artist Andrea O’Donnell of Fantasy Faces will be on hand in the venders area with her professional make-up staff. Their expertise is costume/stage/fantasy makeup application.  Just one quick stop in their make-up chair will give you that beautiful, ethereal looking, white skinned sparkley vampire look for a nominal fee.

Visit their website at http://www.fantasyfacesbyandrea.com/ to see some of their incredible work!

Vampires: The Creatures of the Night

A slide presentation for all ages by Martin V. Riccardo

This slide lecture presentation explores the mysteries of the vampire in legend, fantasy, and fact.  Many aspects of the undead are covered, including the origin and history of vampire beliefs, ancient lore of blood and the restless dead, and the attraction of the vampire in literature, movies, and popular culture.  The tremendous impact of the novel Dracula is examined, along with the historical figure of Dracula (Vlad Tepes) in Romania.  The presentation also examines the real vampire bats of Latin America, and strange reports of unearthly figures, such as the vampire of Highgate Cemetery in England, and Dracula's ghost in Romania.

Martin V. Riccardo has been lecturing on the subject of vampires for numerous libraries, bookstores, and organizations since 1977.  In the late 1970s he published the Journal of Vampirism for two years.  In the 1980s, he had two books published, The Lure of the Vampire (a collection of essays) and Vampires Unearthed (a bibliography and filmography).  His latest book is Liquid Dreams of Vampires (published by Llewellyn), a study of the vampire image in dreams and fantasies. Mr. Riccardo is director of Vampire Studies, an information clearinghouse, and he has hosted several Vampire Fan Forums in the Chicagoland area.

Friday February 6, 2009

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM       Registration Booth Open

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM       Dealer room open

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM       Celebrity Photo-ops – Separate ticket required. 
                                        Line-up 15 minutes prior to photo shoot

                                        Ashley Greene

                                        Justin Chon

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM     Forks Prom Party - Bella’s Ring raffle
                                        (courtesy of Twilight Teez and special Thanks to Twilight Lexicon)

Saturday February 7, 2009

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM       Registration booth open                                      

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM       Dealer’s Room open

9:30 AM -11:00 AM      Celebrity Photo-op sessions (ticket required)
                                        Line-up 15 minutes prior to photo shoot

                                        Peter Facinelli

                                        Peter Facinilli & Ashley Greene together

                                        Ashley Greene

                                        Justin Chon


CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS - Autograph ticket required – North Grand Ballroom

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM     Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Justin Chon

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM       Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Justin Chon


Panel Discussions & Celebrity Q & A’s – South Grand Ballroom

12:00PM - 12:30PM     NEW MOON Movie News hosted by Twilight Lexicon’s Alphie & Pel
                                        The latest updates on one of the most anticipated films of 2009.

12:30 PM – 1:00PM     Modern Vampirism in Practice & Culture
                                        Presented by Sebastiaan T. van Houten

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM       TWILIGHT Comic Con Presentation hosted by Steve “Capone” Prokopy
                                        Steve (“Capone” of “Ain’t It Cool News” covered the legendary Comic-Con                                         TWILIGHT presentation.


TWILIGHT Celebrity Q & A’s

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM        Q & A - Ashley Greene

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM        Q & A - Justin Chon

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM        Q & A - Peter Facinelli

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM        Vampires: The Creatures of the Night
                                         A slide lectures and Q & A by Martin V. Riccardo –
                                         the Director of Vampire Studies

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM        Taming TWILIGHT - Did the Movie get it right? Hosted by Alphie & Pel
                                         Discussion of the book to movie adaptation and challenges facing moviemakers.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM        Team Edward vs. Team Jacob Hosted by Twilight Lexicon
                                         We know who Bella ended up with, but who should it have been?

7:30 PM - ?:??               DANCE OF THE UNDEAD – An Evening in Volterra
                                        (A Vampire Costume Ball)
                                        Costume party and music by Brianne. Dance and costume contest
                                        (Bella’s Bracelet grand prize courtesy of Twilight Teez and special thanks to
                                        Twilight Lexicon).

Sunday February 9, 2009

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM     Registration Booth Open

11:00 AM - 3:30 PM     Dealer room Open -

10:30AM – 11:30AM   Celebrity Photo-ops – Justin Chon and Ashley Greene
                                        Line-up 15 minutes prior to photo shoot

                                        Ashley Greene

                                        Justin Chon

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Afternoon Celebrity Autograph Session – Ashley Greene, Justin Chon

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM       Q & A Ashley Greene

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM       Q & A Justin Chon

1:30PM – 2:00PM    Necessary Evil – The Volturi hosted by Twilight Lexicon – Alphie & Pel
                                    General Twilight Discussion hosted by Twilight Lexicon


Schedule subject to change

This is an unofficial event and not associated with Stephanie Meyer, Hachette Book Group, or Summit Entertainment.