As you all know Kristie and I are Twilight junkies! We are going to another Twilight Convention this August, and we have invested some serious money into our convention in Toronto. This is a once a year (for us) event so we are ok with going all out and bankrupting ourselves.
BUT some people may not want to spend that amount of money. Twilight Lexicon, who are very often panelist at The Official Twilight Conventions around the US have posted a great article on doing a convention on a budget. Here's a snippet:
"So figuring that a trip to the movies costs roughly $10.00 for the ticket and another $5.00 or so for your popcorn and soda combo. There is actually a way to get a day’s entertainment for about $10.00 more than your standard trip to the movies.
If you go to the convention on a Saturday or Sunday, you usually end up seeing three stars minimum do a Q & A, you get a Lexicon panel (sorry shameless self promotion), a Hillywood panel, chance to win trivia/costume contest prizes, and the ability to take as many pictures as you want of the celebrities onstage with your own camera, and you have access to the vendor room where you can drop more cash if you so choose. All of this will run you $25.00, roughly $10.00 more than a trip to the movies.
Now let’s say you’re still on a budget but you want to upgrade a little. You can get an autograph with one of the actors in say your already purchased Twilight/New Moon Companion book so add $25. That brings you to $50.00 total."
They have some other really great tips in there as well, read the whole thing here.
And just because I adore this picture so much, here is Kristie and I with the Wolfpack during last summers Twilight Convention in NJ.
SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR NJ & NYC FRIENDS!