A new convention has been scheduled in Nashville Tennessee on November 6-8, 2009. This isn’t a normal Twilight convention though. Read the description from their main page-
As you’ll soon see, our events are more like festivals than conventions. With that said, this is an event created to inspire creativity and awareness of the arts in all forms. Come with an open mind and bring your imagination!
Everyone is part of our community and we want all of you to feel welcomed. Our goal is for everyone to have a good time and not worry about whether or not you can bring your camera or if you’re allowed to say hi to a cast member. Of course you can!
We gear our daily events around things that are fun for the guests and the cast, which include art and poetry contests as well as musical acts. Winners from these contests get a private meet & greet with attending cast and band members. In addition, the winning poet will also have their work read LIVE at Saturday’s ball by an attending cast member.
Jackson Rathbone’s band, 100 Monkeys, will soon be tweeting about their ‘design your own t-shirt’ contest. The winning shirt will actually get printed as a limited edition item and sold on their website. All of the money from the sale of the winning t-shirt will be donated to the Spencer Bell Legacy project. Which brings up a good point. A portion of ALL of proceeds from the NewCon Festival will be donated to the Spencer Bell Legacy Project.
If you don’t know about Spencer Bell yet, you should click on the Spencer Bell button on our site or visit www.SpencerBellMemorial.com. Spencer’s artwork, poetry and lyrics will be featured throughout the festival..
The band will also be having an open JAM session for any musicians that want to participate. If that’s you, bring your bongos and let’s make it happen. Jackson and the band will also be bringing in other celebrities just for fun. It’s going to be a great weekend. 100 Monkeys will also be hosting a concert Saturday night after the ball.
We’ll have the webmasters from all of the top Twilight-inspired websites on-hand and in panel discussions talking to fans about starting and keeping up with their own websites.
There will be LIVE open forums on acting & modeling and how to break into the business. We will also have Q & A sessions with cast and crew members about anything and everything. If you’ve ever had a burning question that you just had to ask, here’s your chance.
Tickets to the NewCon Festival are limited, so get yours today and we’ll see you in Nashville!
Get all the details and buy your tickets here.