"Twilight" hits the road with fan convention tour

Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:53pm EDT
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By Gregg Kilday

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tween vampire lovers could soon be descending on a city near you.

Summit Entertainment, producer of the "Twilight" movies, has partnered with Creation Entertainment to produce a series of "Twilight" fan conventions, which will take place at various North American locations over the next three years.

Beginning August 28 at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, N.J., weekend conventions will be held in such cities as Chicago; Miami; Seattle; Nashville; San Francisco; Atlanta; Los Angeles; Charlotte, N.C.; Minneapolis; Phoenix; Boston; Toronto; and Portland, Ore.

The conventions will feature onstage appearances by "Twilight" celebrities, screenings of exclusive footage, panel discussions, parties, musical performances, costume and trivia competitions, auctions, autographing, merchandising and photo opportunities. "Twilight" fan sites, including www.twilightlexicon.com and www.twilightmoms.com, will take part with special presentations at stops on the convention tour.

"The Twilight Saga: New Moon," the second movie in the franchise adapted from Stephenie Meyer's best-selling books, opens theatrically in North America on November 20.

Detailed information about the conventions is available at www.twilightconvention.com.

(Editing by SheriLinden at Reuters)

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<p>"Twilight" film stars (L-R) Kellan Lutz, Robert Pattinson and Jackson Rathbone arrive at the Teen Choice 2009 Awards taping in Los Angeles, August 9, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>