"Twilight" movie stars Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene to Attend TwiCon 2009 Fan Convention in Dallas

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Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene, who will portray siblings Emmett and Alice Cullen in the much-anticipated "Twilight" movie due in theatres next month, have agreed to meet fans and appear at TwiCon - expected to be the largest of the fan conventions dedicated to the Stephenie Meyer books. More than 2,500 devotees of the Twilight series are expected to descend on Dallas July 30-Aug. 2, 2009, to celebrate their devotion to the vampire romance series.

Fans of the fictional Cullen family of the Twilight series of books will have a chance to meet two of their movie equivalents at the TwiCon 2009 fan convention.

Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene, who will portray siblings Emmett and Alice Cullen in the much-anticipated "Twilight" movie due in theatres next month, have agreed to meet fans and appear at TwiCon - expected to be the largest of the fan conventions dedicated to the Stephenie Meyer books. The news was announced during a BlogTV broadcast by Twilight Vlog and YouTube personality Bailey (NoMoreMarbles) this evening from the Sheraton Dallas Hotel and Convention Center, the host site of TwiCon 2009.

More than 2,500 devotees of the Twilight series are expected to descend on Dallas July 30-Aug. 2, 2009, to celebrate their devotion to the vampire romance series. Organizers of TwiCon 2009 previously announced that Mike Welch (starring as Mike Newton in the Summit Entertainment film); series expert Bailey (NoMoreMarbles); band Bella Cullen Project; Kaleb the Twilight Guy; and parody group The Evil Igaunas will appear as special guests at the fan fest.

"Adding Kellan and Ashley to the bill further solidifies TwiCon 2009's position as THE fan event to attend next year," said Becky Scoggins, managing partner of the TwiCon event. "We are excited about the opportunity to bring the books and movie to life for fans and expect to announce more special guests in the coming weeks."

TwiCon 2009 is the premiere unofficial conference celebrating Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight saga. The event is expected to feature a Twilight movie screening, live Twilight inspired band performances, a Volturi Masque Ball, opportunities to meet Twilight cast, dozens of breakout sessions, panels, workshops and more, as well as a Vendor Hall where dozens of vendors will offer items and collectibles inspired by the Twilight books and movie. The event also will feature an Artists' Alley fan exhibition of handmade art and goods.

TwiCon organizers will actively be promoting the summer conference during the "Twilight" premiere weekend Nov. 15-18. Vlogger Bailey and others will share the red carpet with the cast and crew at the Hollywood premiere; and will be panelists at a special Twilight Live podcast -- hosted by TwiCon partner Becka and featuring a live audience and a slew of special guests, including Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Mike Welch, Kaleb and MTV personality Larry Carroll -- at the Borders bookstore in Westwood.

All-inclusive tickets for the convention are $255 and available at http://www.TwiCon.org. Tickets have been selling briskly and organizers expect all 2,500 tickets to be snapped up quickly, Scoggins said.

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