Naibe's TwiCon Wrap-Up with Jackson Rathbone
08.03.09 by REELZ
Naibe Reynoso is a correspondent for ReelzChannel TV's Movie News, and occasionally shares stories from the field.
It's been four days of all Twilight, all the time in Dallas at TwiCon, but I finally have my feet in mortal territory again — Los Angeles, where no vampires could ever live because of our year-round Sunny weather. As someone who had a press pass at the convention, my experience was truly out of this world. Not everyone was as lucky, as some attendees didn't get a chance to get autographs from their favorite cast members because the lines got pretty long and they were shut out.
The highlight for me at TwiCon was meeting some of the dedicated bloggers that have made it their passion to write about the series. The women from TwilightMoms.com where so delightful I wanted to have coffee with them even after our "official" interview was over. It was also nice to meet Yvette Caballero from RobPattz News, who told me about her adventures taking candid photographs of Robert Pattinson while he filmed New Moon in Vancouver.
Another treat was being at the sound check for Jackson Rathbone’s band "100 Monkeys." I got a chance to chat with him after he had his "coffee with the fans" event on Sunday morning, the last day of TwiCon. Rathbone, is the polar opposite of his Twilight character Jasper, whose cold demeanor could ward off anyone. He talked about his intense martial arts training for his next movie, The Last Airbender, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Hmmm, maybe he should be included in our next Twilight "ab-off. In his charming Texan accent (he was raised in Midland, Texas), Rathbone spoke of how much of a pleasure it had been for him to meet the fans face to face.
So I hope to do this again next year. I must say, I am feeling some vampire withdrawal. In 2010 TwiCon is being held in, appropriately enough, Las Vegas, "the City that Never Sleeps", right around the time The Twilight Sage: Eclipse will hit theatres.