Twihards Glisten in Dallas

Instead of forking over another $10 to see Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 for the ninth time, (we get it, you're dedicated) why not share your obsession with others? It's time to break out your Team Jacob or Team Edward shirt in honor of the Twilight Convention. For those living under a rock, here's a brief rundown of the Twilight books and movies: the story focuses on Bella Swan (normal teenage girl), the love of her life Edward Cullen (vampire), her best friend Jacob Black (werewolf who hates vampires) and the challenges the trio faces in the name of love. The two-day convention features dozens of activities for you to sink your teeth into, ranging from exclusive movie footage to costume competitions to the Saturday Night Vampire Ball. The biggest treats are the celebrity appearances featuring Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale), Tyson Houseman (Quil of the Wolf Pack), and Charlie Bewley (Demetri of the Voltari). Twilighters will unite at 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday at Westin Park Central Hotel, 12720 Merit Drive. General admission is $22. For more information, visit
Sat., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.; Sun., Dec. 4, 11 a.m., 2011
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Christina Mlynski