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ALL GUESTS are contracted to appear and all convention contracts specify that appearances are tentative and subject to change as film and television work demands take precedence as can a personal conflict. Our events will take place whether a specific guest cancels or not (we always try to book replacements) and therefore we can not issue admission ticket or ticket package refunds if a particular guest does not fulfill their appearance contract. Of course we will always refund separately purchased photo ops and autograph tickets for a guest if they cancel.

PHOTO TAKING POLICY AT THIS CONVENTION
We know that taking photos makes the convention even more fun and we thought it would be a good idea to share our photo taking policies for you before you arrive at the convention so you can prepare. In the auditorium, photo taking is encouraged, but only from your seat. It is unfair to run up to the stage and block the view of others who have paid for reserved seats in front of you. Even if there are empty seats, patrons must sit in the seats they paid for to be fair to everyone. Due to fire marshal regulations everyone must be seated during performances. Please also be courteous to your neighbors when taking pictures. Photo taking is not allowed during autographing sessions nor during the photo ops. Only those people who have autograph tickets may come up to get autographs. At the Gold Exclusive Parties: photo taking is encouraged when the guests arrive (but only from your seats). After a sufficient time for all to get their photos we ask that your cameras be placed down so the celebrities can enjoy their time at the two food functions. Thank you for understanding the need to have these few rules so everyone is safe and has fun.

The vast majority of our guest celebrities take questions from the audience during their on-stage time. Therefore it is incumbent upon those that ask questions to make them ones that allow our mutual shared time with the celebrities to be enjoyable, interesting and entertaining for all (including the guest). Asking for hugs, telling stars we love them (we all do, that's why we're here), giving gifts, getting into long personal stories, or worse, is not acceptable for this format and, in fact, is quite self-centered when you are in essence "representing" all of fandom to a celebrity. Join us in trying to make this convention the best entertainment for everyone!

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Creation celebrates our many years of Convention Memories

Issac Asimov
Here's a pic of the legendary sci-fi author/genius Isaac Asimov, a frequent visitor to our early conventions and quite a character as well! It is amazing that we got to work with him after reading so many of his books.

Young Hercules Ryan Gosling
From the "you never know" category, here in the middle is "Young Hercules" at our Official Hercules/Xena Convention (pictured with his co-stars from that short lived series). He's better known by his real name today: Ryan Gosling, an incredible actor doing wonderful work in feature films.

Karl Urban, Kevin Smith and Danielle Cormack
Back in the heyday of Xena popularity we had the pleasure of meeting some of New Zealand's top talents as they often guested on the series which was filmed in that beautiful country. Left to right: Karl Urban who went onto major stardom as Star Trek's new Dr. McCoy, Kevin Smith, one of our all-time favorite guests, on the verge of international fame when he was killed in a tragic accident, and Danielle Cormack who continues to perform in New Zealand.

Robert Englund
For over two decades we had the pleasure of presenting the country's leading horror fan conventions, Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors with the popular magazine and illustrious editor Tony Timpone. These shows were a breeding ground for up and coming genre talent and that makes us proud. Here, one of the icons of the field, Robert Englund, on stage.

Bruce Lee Action Figure
During one crazy phase we started manufacturing action figures and selling them in Toys R Us amongst other national retailers. Bruce Lee was probably are most realistic looking figure, but we also had success with Saturday Night Live figures and Drew and Mimi from The Drew Carey Show.

Farscape Convention
It had one of the most loyal and passionate fan movements behind it and a gloriously talented cast of performers working with amazing and intelligent scripts. We were delighted to be associated with this incredible and still missed series and it was always a special pleasure to work with star Ben Browder.

Early Creation Convention
We were ahead of the times back in the 80's with conventions mixing all sorts of fan favorites together. Usually all the different fandoms got along and it is nice to see that Dr. Who is more popular than ever. We were licensees back in the day and worked with many of the earlier Doctors, including, of course, the larger than life Tom Baker.

Official Star Trek Convention San Francisco
Here is a scene from a recent Official Star Trek Convention in San Francisco with Brent Spiner on stage speaking to a sold out crowd.

DeForest Kelly
There was never any guest nicer than the amazing DeForest Kelley who graced our stages many, many times always putting on a warm and entertaining presentation for his legions of dedicated fans. He was just as cool as you would want him to be!

Nimoy and Quinto
The only time this ever happened: Three Mr. Spocks on stage, a really special moment

Spock Bust
It all started with a Mr. Spock head: our entry into the world of Star Trek merchandising began full time when we purchased 1,000 of these 35 years ago or so. We still have a few left!

Star Trek 45th Anniversary
Every five year anniversary marks a special time to remember for Star Trek fans and our conventions take on an air of a family reunion of long-time fans and the stars we all admire. Sadly we also mark the loss of some of those talents who appeared with us regularly at our events. They are missed.

TV Land Store
One of our most fun to run conventions was The Official TV LAND Convention. Here is the convention store we set up offering goodies to fellow TV fanatics!

Larry Hagman
This is pretty cool: Sam Rubin interviewed legendary Larry Hagman at our TV Land Convention, sadly a one-time only gathering, but did we ever enjoy meeting so many of our all-time favorite TV stars!

Tim Conway
Another wonderful moment from the TV Land Convention: here's the hilarious Tim Conway regaling the audience with anecdotes about his career that has spanned decades.

TV Land
Dick Martin, George Schlatter and Alan Sues at the TV Land Convention

Creation's Amazing Panel
Here's an amazing panel we did in LA at the famed Biltmore Hotel: Forry Ackerman, Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen and John Landis!

Jack King Kirby
Comic book and entertainment fans owe much to the legendary JACK KIRBY, the revered talent who co-created the Marvel mythology and made many early appearances with us, among his most devoted followers. Although his passing never allowed Jack to see the amazing success of his characters in film we do know that his appearances at conventions always brought down the house!

John Noble
It is always great when we can personally thank a performer for an absolutely beautifully done job and that was just the treat when John Noble appeared in Feb of 2013 wrapping up his epic FRINGE series, one of our all-time favorite shows!

Alfre Woodard
The beautiful and talented Alfre Woodard graced her stages to reminisce about her appearance in Star Trek as Lily in the movie Star Trek: First Contact, but of course she is best known for being an Academy Award and Grammy nominated actress as well as having an incredible 17 Emmy nominations (winning four).

William Shatner, Sir Patrick Stewart and Leonard Nimoy
Our Vegas Star Trek Convention is ALWAYS full of surprises! Sir Patrick Stewart joins William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in this once in a lifetime moment! We're glad we were there!

Wally Schirra and Alan Bean
In 2006, space pioneers, astronauts Wally Schirra and Alan Bean, guested at Grand Slam: it was an honor!
Photo Credit: David Livingston

Kirsten, Robert and Taylor
Three of the most popular actors on the planet graced our stages along with their The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director: Bill Condon, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner helped us make history at an official fan gathering done in conjunction with the press junket and in association with Summit Entertainment.

Creation 1971
Our first convention program in 1971, ticket prices were $1.50 a day and our special guest was legendary comic artist superstar Jim Steranko!

Creation 1971
We even had time to publish 6 issues of a popular comic art fanzine called Infinity when we were teenagers. Back in the days before the internet, printed fanzines and conventions helped keep fandom connected.

celebrating star trek 40th anniversary
When we ran The Official STAR WARS Convention we brought in Gene Roddenberry as a surprise and this moment in time was a true highlight. Gene was a great mentor of ours and he is always in our thoughts, especially when we gather for our Official STAR TREK Conventions.

celebrating star trek 40th anniversary
LOST was one of the great TV series of all-time and we were proud to be an official licensee for the show. Here three of the stars, Ian Somerhalder, Evangeline Lilly and Naveen Andrews, grace our stages in a Creation Convention appearance.

celebrating star trek 40th anniversary
Two of our most popular celebrity guests from the Stargate franchise making their only Creation appearance together on stage: Michael Shanks and Amanda Tapping! We love following their careers post Stargate and look forward to enjoying their work for years to come!

celebrating star trek 40th anniversary
How's this for cool? Arnold as THE Terminator at our Official T-2 Convention, an awesome occasion!

celebrating star trek 40th anniversary
A VERY special moment in Creation History

BILL SHATNER & LEONARD NIMOY toasting the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek on the exact day, 4 decades later, that the original series began its TV run! Taken in Chicago at Creation's Salute to Star Trek's 40th! Thanks, Bill and Leonard for being such a big part of Creation Entertainment! Who would have thought that as kids that watched classic Trek, that one day we'd be working with these show biz legends!


History is made again at Creation when LEONARD NIMOY passes the ceremonial "#1 Vulcan" tee-shirt to the new Mr. Spock ZACHARY QUINTO. It all happened in front of the audience at Grand Slam XVI. Creation Conventions: it is ALL about making wonderful memories like this!

Jack Nicholson
Superstar Legend Jack Nicholson made the "Creation" scene, a definite ultra-cool moment in our 40 plus year history!

Patrick Macnee
Growing up watching THE AVENGERS was a particular joy so when Patrick Macnee joined the Creation line-up of stars it was a joyous occasion for us and his many fans!

Star Trek Captains
It was another of our proudest moments: having four STAR TREK Captains share the stage. Let's hope we can pull it off again some day and add a few more!

Star Trek Captains
Long-time Creation friend (and early fan attendee turned superstar producer) DEAN DEVLIN brought along friends Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer to one of our shows. Dean is currently behind one of TV's greatest shows LEVERAGE!

Star Trek Captains
The impeccable Ricardo Montalban created Star Trek's most popular villian as Khan but in person he truly was one of a kind and his two appearances for us were definitely amongst the most memorable! He is sorely missed by all Trekkers and was indeed a Hollywood classic himself!

Star Trek Captains
Gracious and supportive to us as ever William Shatner made sure first time Creation guest star Joan Collins (in her only convention appearance) was comfortable on stage, reunited decades after their ultra-popular classic Trek appearance together!

Star Trek Captains
As promised, a seat for all! Here's a scene of the amazing theatre we used for years for our Las Vegas Star Trek Convention. At Creation shows: no waiting and worrying about seeing the stars!

Star Trek Captains
Pretty Cool we'd say to have welcomed the ultra talented Elijah Wood as Creation promoted several Official LORD OF THE RINGS events.

Kierin and Elijah
Amazing photo of Kierin Ferris and Elijah Wood from our Lord of the Rings events

Here's some shots of Leonard Nimoy's last convention appearance (courtesy of Paul Harvath), taken at our Chicago 2011 Official STAR TREK Convention. Thank You Leonard for your three decade association with Creation: we've loved every minute of presenting you to your adoring fans (of which we number ourselves!):
Nimoy Farewell
Nimoy Farewell
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Nimoy Farewell

Leonard Nimoy's emotional farewell to Star Trek Conventions: 2011 Chicago

Nimoy Farewell

Nimoy Farewell
These guys are HILARIOUS on stage together and we love having them at our events: true superstars of the genre: Jonathan Frakes (now busy directing) and Brent Spiner!

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The Vampire Diaries
Official Convention 2015

CHICAGO, IL
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
April 17-19, 2015

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6100 NORTH RIVER ROAD
ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS

Updated: April 15, 2015

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT CHICAGO AND CONVENTION GOING? THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Official Convention in Chicago is always fantastic as are all our genre conventions in this wonderful city. We love visiting and it seems so do fellow fans from around the globe!

And, unlike virtually EVERY other fan convention we never sell ONE ticket more than we have seats in the theatre, so EVERYONE, no matter their type of ticket, is guaranteed a seat to see the stars and events they want, without worry, extra waiting, or hassles: JUST FUN! We want your vacation to be the absolute best which is why we generally limit attendance to about 1,000 or so and are able to offer a lot of star/fan interaction. Make your plans NOW to be with us in CHICAGO and we promise a fabulous time for all!

For those traveling to conventions please note that sometimes guests appear later in the day Sunday and events can continue until the late afternoon or early evening with autographing sometimes running later than that. Generally Saturday and Sunday hours begin at approximately 9 am and run until approximately 7 pm with autographs to follow. Please note that this is a generalization and accurate times are posted closer to the convention. Thanks and enjoy your stay with us!

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Guests Celebrities

SUPER SPECIAL GUESTS:
IAN SOMERHALDER and PAUL WESLEY The talented actors who are Damon and Stefan Salvatore, plus a great line-up of other THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS stars, LIVE AND IN PERSON in CHICAGO: DON'T MISS IT!

Ian Somerhalder

IAN SOMERHALDER

Damon Salvatore

Appearing Sunday

Paul Wesley

PAUL WESLEY

Stefan Salvatore

Appearing Sunday

Daniel Gillies

DANIEL GILLIES

Elijah Mikaelson

Appearing Sunday

Arielle Kebbel
MATTHEW DAVIS
Alaric Saltzman
Appearing Saturday

Michael Trevino
MICHAEL TREVINO
Tyler Lockwood
Appearing Saturday tentatively

Zach Roerig
ZACH ROERIG
Matt Donovan
Appearing Saturday tentatively

Micah Parker
MICAH PARKER
Adrian on three episodes of The Vampire Diaries Graduation, O Come, All Ye Faithful and We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street
Hosting all three days, along with hosting our
Karaoke Party Friday Night
Mike Malarkey
MICHAEL MALARKEY
Enzo of The Vampire Diaries
Appearing Saturday
Sebastian Roche
SEBASTIAN ROCHE
Mikael on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, Sebastian also plays Balthazar on Supernatural, and of course his incredible career has included 315 episodes of General Hospital and recurring roles on Criminal Minds as Clyde Easter, Fringe as Thomas Jerome Newton, and Kurt Mendel on Odyssey 5, and Longinus on Roar
Appearing Saturday, Sebastian will also do autographs and photo ops Saturday.
Chase Coleman
CHASE COLEMAN
Oliver of The Originals
Appearing Friday on stage and will also be performing as the lead singer of our house band throughout the three days.
Chris Wood
CHRIS WOOD
Malakai “Kai” Parker of The Vampire Diaries
Before becoming the main antagonist on this season’s Vampire Diaries, Chris guest starred as Adam Weaver in “The Carrie Diaries” and Paul in “Girls”.

Chris will be appearing both Friday and Saturday and will be doing autographs and photo ops each day.
David Alpay
DAVID ALPAY
Atticus Shane
Appearing Sunday
Chris Brochu
CHRIS BROCHU
Luke Parker of The Vampire Diaries
Chris will be appearing on stage and doing autographs and photo ops both Friday and Saturday and performing his original music in the Saturday Night Concert!

April 3, 2015: We’ve have been advised that due to filming of the series Steven R. McQueen is required on set both Saturday and Sunday and will be unable to attend the convention, unfortunately. We have booked David Alpay as a new guest. Those that had Steven R. McQueen autograph or photo op tickets please bring those to registration where we will exchange them for a voucher good for the purchase of any other admission, autograph or photo op tickets, or any Creaiton produced TVD or The Originals merchandise. If you would prefer a refund please send YOUR VOUCHER within one month of the close of the convention to Creation, 217 S. Kenwood, Glendale, CA 91205 Attention: Ed.

 

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YOUR HOST/MC FOR THE CONVENTION

We’re happy to welcome talented Micah Parker as the convention host/MC for the entire convention including Friday Night’s Karaoke Party. His enthusiastic on-stage demeanor and his friendship with our other guest stars are sure to make the convention even more fun! Micah, of course, has played the character of Adrian on three episodes of The Vampire Diaries.

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Chase Coleman and his Band

OUR NEW HOUSE BAND ON TOUR: WITH FRONT MAN CHASE COLEMAN of THE ORIGINALS: APPEARING ALL THREE DAYS!

We’re out to replicate the tremendous response we’ve had at our Supernatural Conventions by having a hot live band on stage throughout the weekend. Luckily we have, direct from The Originals, an awesome musician Chase Coleman and his band, ready to tour with us and joining us! We think you are gonna love this as music adds so much to the show and you never know who is gonna jump in front of the mike to join the band!

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HERE ARE SOME FANTASTIC PHOTOS FROM A RECENT CONVENTION!

Here are some amazing photos of "the guys" at work entertaining our sold out crowds of fans of The Vampire Diaries! Make your plans now to see Ian and Paul and the rest of the roster of outstanding in-person guest celebrities!

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Founder's Day Ball

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES/THE ORIGINALS CAST CELEBRATION CONCERT PARTY
(Formerly the "MYSTIC FALLS FOUNDER'S DAY MASQUERADE BALL")

Due to the overwhelming response from their first show in Atlanta and the second time in Houston, Saturday Night Concerts will be taking the place of the Founder’s Day Masquerade Ball. The concerts are still free to GOLD and for all others, tickets are $30.

We still we will be doing the BEST THEMED CENTERPIECE CONTEST and THE BEST DRESSED AWARDS AT THE CONCERT (where each win a $250 gift certificate) and we’ve found that both the audience and the celebrities LOVE the concert so much more than the party, as we also found with our Official SUPERNATURAL Conventions.

The Saturday Night Concert features our house band, Samurai Fish, plus celebrity guests including tentatively including co-host Chase Coleman, Sebastian Roche, Micah Parker, Matthew Davis, Michael Trevino, Michael Malarkey, Zach Roerig, Chris Wood, David Alpay and Chris Brochu. All guest participants are totally tentative.

If you chose to drink at this convention (if you are of age) please do so responsibly as hotel security is on duty.

For those that paid $79 for the party your cards are being refunded the extra $49 within the next ten days of this writing (April 2)

Note: this event is complimentary for Gold Weekend Patrons but as it is a concert the first rows will be removed for standing so held seats during the day to not apply to this event. There will be room to sit however for those that prefer to, in the back and the show is still quite visible and enjoyable.

SATURDAY NIGHT CELEBRATION CONCERT TICKETS (general seating) will be on sale at THE CONVENTION at registration or at the actual CONCERT itself for $30 each.

 

Samurai Fish

 

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Gold Panel

A VERY special half-hour event is planned exclusively for our Gold Weekend Patrons! Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley join forces for what is sure to be a memorable time and it ONLY happens for our amazing Gold Weekend Patrons! Another reason to "Go Gold" for this incredible weekend of fun! Of course both of these stars will be on stage for their regular convention appearance on Sunday, this EXTRA event is just something added as a bonus for our Gold Patrons.

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Costume Contest

THE CREATION COSTUME PARADE

cosplay at creation eventsYou know you wanna! The famous Creation Entertainment Costume Parade Competition is always a highlight of the convention. Set for Saturday here is your chance to show off your creative abilities by dressing as any The Vampire Diaries character or The Originals or making up your own.The winner goes home with a $250 gift certificate but we have prizes for everyone who enters!

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Karaoke Party

FREE TO ALL: THE KARAOKE PARTY HOSTED BY MICAH PARKER with special surprise guests!

Micah ParkerCome to sing, come to relax, come to party as Micah is living large as the new host of our The Vampire Diaries Official Convention Karaoke Parties, set for Friday Evening sometime after our autographing is concluded.

THE EVENT IS FREE TO ALL, courtesy of Creation Entertainment and generally features (along with host Micah) the guests that appear on the first day of the convention, but not always. Please note that generally the first rows are removed so this is a non-reserved seat function, there are seats in the back however for those that just want to sit back and enjoy!

Times will be announced in the schedules. If you want to sing with our celebrities we suggest signing up with our DJ who is available with a song book one hour before the close of the vendors room in said room. While this is not a guarantee you will be called up it will help to pre-sign up.

Please note the appropriate drinking age in the convention city you are attending. The hotel bartenders card for proper age. Please drink responsibly, if you choose to drink, at the parties.

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Merchandise Area

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES MERCHANDISE AREA

Here you will find a great selection of official merchandise, licensed by Warner Bros. Television, including a wide range of color photos struck from studio source, beautiful t-shirts, mugs, glassware, posters, apparel, standees, board games, novelties, and more! Please note that the vendors area is small, we just don't want anyone coming expecting a super-huge dealers room. Vendors are invited to participate in the convention, click on over to www.creationent.com/dealers.htm for more information but please note that any The Vampire Diaries merchandise must be licensed by the studio to be considered.

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THE VAMPIRE DIARIES FAN MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST

One of the coolest highlights of the convention is the running of fan produced Music Videos honoring THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, its themes and characters. If you are a talented video editor now is your chance to show off your creativity and vie for prizes at The Vampire Diaries: The Official Convention Tour 2015.

Rules: one music video about THE VAMPIRE DIARIES may be submitted on DVD only (please no computer-based media like CD accepted). PLEASE USE ONLY NTSC FORMAT FOR YOUR DVD. Entries are judged on the following criteria: video quality, audio quality, editing quality, inventiveness, song selection, and originality. Humorous submissions are encouraged. Entries can not be returned, and person submitting entry is granting Creation the right to play this entry in perpetuity at Creation events worldwide and/or online at the Creation website(s). Creation does not sell music videos so your entry will never be sold as a commercial product, just presented at our events/online.

Winners will receive a $100 gift certificate good for Creation Merchandise (Creation merchandise only, excludes convention, autograph and photo-op tickets). Winners will be announced and certificates awarded on site. Send your video using order confirmation or signature required in order to know if it arrived. We do not announce winners until the event. All entries are due at Creation offices 40 days prior to the convention with no exceptions. Thanks and good luck!

Note: Due to the high volume of entries for our Music Video Contests, we are forced to limit entries to those people actually attending the specific show they are entering for. You do not have to be present for the actual showing of your video, but you must claim your award on site before the end of the weekend or your award will be forfeited. Also please note that we are looking for intro videos that involve our supporting actors, so please keep that in mind too! Please note that fans should not use footage from other than the shows we are honoring even if it features the stars of the current show the convention is about.

Please only submit a specific music video entry for one event, do not repeat the same submission at multiple events because it will not be considered after its first convention showing.

SEND ENTRIES TO:
Creation Entertainment
VAMPIRE DIARIES Music Video Contest/Chicago
217 South Kenwood St.
Glendale, CA 91205

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MEET & GREETS
2703 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CHICAGO MICAH PARKER/CHASE COLEMAN MEET & GREET

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Please make sure to bring ALL your printed out tickets to the convention as we can not replace any tickets forgotten or lost. This holds true for all ticket-buyers domestic and outside of The United States as we no longer have a will-call or hold ticket desk. Our convention sites generally have a business office where you can print out your tickets if you have left them home by mistake. Once you present your ticket(s) at registration, photo op areas, or autograph sessions they will be scanned for legitimacy and one-time use only. Thanks!

Please do not purchase tickets second hand.

There have been too many people who unfortunately are copying their scannable tickets and reselling them to unsuspecting patrons. We turn away any ticket that comes up SCANNED ALREADY and will let ONLY the first person in.

The only way to avoid this issue is NOT to buy tickets from anywhere but Creation’s website or at the convention itself at registration.

Please note: if you have autographs in a package you have purchased you are free to “gift” these to other people as long as they have some sort of admission ticket to the convention. Special exclusive events like Ian and Paul’s private Gold Session and free admission to the Saturday Evening Ball for certain packages should not be resold as the lanyard card and wristband must match for complimentary entrance to these events.

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NOTE: You may buy Photo Op and Autograph tickets before buying an Admission ticket, but you need an Admission Ticket in order to use the Photo Op and Autograph tickets. Please buy an Admission ticket as soon as you can as we can never guarantee Admission tickets won't sell out before the show. Join our Free Email list to get updates on ticket availability.

 

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Copper Weekend Package

COPPER WEEKEND ADMISSION PACKAGE

This new ticket option gives you the same reserved seat ALL three days of the convention. You get access to pre-registration (not a necessity, just a convenience), plus you get a great reserved seat that is yours, come and go, all weekend for the daytime events in the theatre where all the guests and main attractions occur and admission to the vendors room as well as, of course, admission to the free KARAOKE PARTY. This package does not include autographs or photo ops, those need to be purchased separately.

$150

Available tickets will be on sale at the convention.

 

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WEEKEND GENERAL ADMISSION

This is the most economical way to attend all three days of the convention with a guaranteed seat in the theatre. This option does not include autographs or photo ops (they can be bought separately if available), but does include a non-reserved seat in the main theatre and admission to the vendors room as well as of course admission to the free KARAOKE PARTY.

WEEKEND GENERAL ADMISSION: $120 -SOLD OUT

Available tickets will be on sale at the convention.

 

SINGLE DAY PREFERRED ADMISSION

This is the best way to attend any single day(s) of the convention. This option does not include autographs, but does include a reserved seat in the main theatre and admission to the vendors room.

FRIDAY PREFERRED ADMISSION $30
SATURDAY PREFERRED ADMISSION $50
SUNDAY PREFERRED ADMISSION $70 -SOLD OUT

Available tickets will be on sale at the convention.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION SINGLE DAY TICKETS

This is the most economical way to come to the convention and any one or two day(s). You see all the stars appearing the theater that are scheduled on the day you attend, plus you can also purchase any available autograph and photo op tickets that day. You get a guaranteed seat in the rear or off to the sides of the theatre, noting this seat is not reserved but there will be enough seats for all ticket holders! NOTE: this not include any evening shows other than of course our free Karaoke for all party Friday night. Enjoy!

FRIDAY GENERAL ADMISSION $20
SATURDAY GENERAL ADMISSION $35
SUNDAY GENERAL ADMISSION $70 -SOLD OUT

Available tickets will be on sale at the convention.

 

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ADMISSION TICKET PACKAGES DO NOT INCLUDE PHOTO OPS and these must be purchased separately below or at the convention (if not sold out). Thanks!

NOTE: You may buy Photo Op and Autograph tickets before buying an Admission ticket, but you need an Admission Ticket in order to use the Photo Op and Autograph tickets. Please buy an Admission ticket as soon as you can as we can never guarantee Admission tickets won't sell out before the show. Join our Free Email list to get updates on ticket availability.

Autographs

AUTOGRAPH TICKETS

Autograph and Photo Op Tickets do not include admission to the convention. You must have an admission ticket for the convention in order to redeem autograph and photo op tickets. Photography is not allowed during the autograph sessions.

Here's the rare chance to get an in-person hand-signed autograph by your favorite celebrity. We do autographing row by row for those that have them included in their packages followed by additional autograph tickets called by number. If autographs are part of your ticket package you can get any additional signatures you've purchased the first time you come up. You must bring an item for the celebrity to sign: you can bring something from home or purchase an officially licensed photograph or souvenir at the convention. The autograph tickets are available in limited supply, please order soon. THANKS!

** Please note that we can not accept "on cell phone" tickets for autograph and photo op sessions so you must print them out at home and bring them to the convention on paper, not your phone. Thank you! We can accept "on cell phone" tickets for admission however.

IAN SOMERHALDER $75 -SOLD OUT (Sunday) Please note that Ian’s autograph is complimentary for Gold and Silver Patrons, others may purchase it directly, but as you can see it is now sold out. On occasion a few more become available at the convention depending on Ian’s flight itineraries which we don’t know until the last minute.

PAUL WESLEY $60 -SOLD OUT (Sunday) Please note that Paul’s autograph is complimentary for Gold and Silver Patrons, others may purchase it separately.

DANIEL GILLIES $35 (Sunday) Please note that Daniel’s autograph is not part of any ticket package and must be ordered separately.

MATTHEW DAVIS $30 (Saturday) Please note that Matthew’s autograph is complimentary for both Gold and Silver Patrons, all others must purchase his ticket separately.

ZACH ROERIG $30 (Tentatively Saturday) Please note that Zach's autograph is part of Gold Weekend Packages and Silver Patrons, others may purchase his autograph if desired.

MICHAEL TREVINO $30 (Tentatively Saturday) Please note that Michael's autograph is part of Gold Weekend Packages and Silver Patrons, others may purchase his autograph if desired.

MICAH PARKER $20 (Friday and Sunday) Please note that Micah is signing on a complimentary basis for Gold Patrons. Others will need to purchase his autograph if desired.

MICHAEL MALARKEY $30 (Saturday) Please note that Michael is signing on a complimentary basis for Gold Patrons. Others will need to purchase his autograph if desired.

SEBASTIAN ROCHE $30 (Saturday) Please note that Sebastian’s autograph is not part of any package and must be ordered separately if desired.

CHASE COLEMAN $20 (Friday) Chase’s autograph is not part of any ticket packages and must be ordered separately.

CHRIS WOOD $30 (Friday and Saturday) Please note that Chris’ autograph is not part of any package and must be ordered separately. Your autograph ticket will be good for one autograph either on Friday OR Saturday.

DAVID ALPAY $30 (Sunday)

NEW! CHRIS BROCHU $20 (Friday and Saturday) Please note that Chris’ autograph is not part of any package and must be purchased separately.

Available tickets will be on sale at the convention.

 

April 3, 2015: We’ve have been advised that due to filming of the series Steven R. McQueen is required on set both Saturday and Sunday and will be unable to attend the convention, unfortunately. We have booked David Alpay as a new guest. Those that had Steven R. McQueen autograph or photo op tickets please bring those to registration where we will exchange them for a voucher good for the purchase of any other admission, autograph or photo op tickets, or any Creaiton produced TVD or The Originals merchandise. If you would prefer a refund please send YOUR VOUCHER within one month of the close of the convention to Creation, 217 S. Kenwood, Glendale, CA 91205 Attention: Ed.

Note: Patrons must bring an item for celebrities to sign. You can bring something from home or purchase a photo or other collectible in the vendors room. Please feel free to purchase as many autograph tickets of a particular celebrity as you'd like.

 

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PHOTO OP TICKETS

Photo Op Tickets do not include admission to the convention. You must have an admission ticket for the convention to enter into the photo op areas. Personal Photography is not allowed. Due to security considerations and guest concerns we cannot facilitate the giving of gifts to guests at the photo op sessions. LIMIT OF TWO FANS PER PHOTO-OP, NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE! TWO FANS CAN BE IN THE PHOTO OP FOR THE PRICE OF ONE PHOTO OP TICKET.

Your photo will be taken by Creation's all knowing and super-powerful official staff photographers. They take the best pictures, make the stars comfortable and willing to pose more freely with fans, and generally are beloved by all. JUST CLICK TO OUR E-MAIL FEEDBACK SECTION TO READ ABOUT HOW GREAT CREATION PHOTO OPS ARE! Please read: PHOTO OP F.A.Q.

** Please note that we can not accept "on cell phone" tickets for autograph and photo op sessions so you must print them out at home and bring them to the convention on paper, not your phone. Thank you! We can accept "on cell phone" tickets for admission however.

Photo ops may be used for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Photo ops may not be used in whole or part, disseminated or distributed for profit or otherwise in any way.

 

IAN SOMERHALDER $129 -SOLD OUT (Sunday)

PAUL WESLEY $99 (Sunday)

DANIEL GILLIES $55 (Sunday)

MATTHEW DAVIS $50 (Saturday)

ZACH ROERIG $50 (Tentatively Saturday)

MICHAEL TREVINO $50 (Tentatively Saturday)

MICAH PARKER $40 (Friday and Sunday)

MICHAEL MALARKEY $50 (Saturday)

SEBASTIAN ROCHE $50 (Saturday)

CHASE COLEMAN $40 (Friday)

CHRIS WOOD $50 (Friday and Saturday) Your photo op ticket will be good for one photo op either on Friday OR Saturday.

NEW! DAVID ALPAY $50 (Sunday)

NEW! CHRIS BROCHU $45 (Friday and Saturday)

 

GROUP PHOTO-OPS:

Our famous "Sandwich Photo" YOU with Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley $199 (Sunday)

"Best Friends Duo" MICHAEL TREVINO & ZACH ROERIG and YOU! $85 (Saturday)

Available tickets will be on sale at the convention.

 

April 3, 2015: We’ve have been advised that due to filming of the series Steven R. McQueen is required on set both Saturday and Sunday and will be unable to attend the convention, unfortunately. We have booked David Alpay as a new guest. Those that had Steven R. McQueen autograph or photo op tickets please bring those to registration where we will exchange them for a voucher good for the purchase of any other admission, autograph or photo op tickets, or any Creaiton produced TVD or The Originals merchandise. If you would prefer a refund please send YOUR VOUCHER within one month of the close of the convention to Creation, 217 S. Kenwood, Glendale, CA 91205 Attention: Ed.

 

Joint Photographers Expert Group

 

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Hotel

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The WESTIN O'HARE
6100 NORTH RIVER ROAD
ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS

Make your visit to the convention into a full-scale holiday by staying at the beautifully renovated hotel which offers special lower than normal room rates to those with the convention of $119 a night.

SET YOURSELF UP FOR ROOMS ON LINE: Reservation Link: Vampire Diaries April 2015
Reservation Phone Number: (888) 627-8517
Reservation Code: Vampire Diaries 2015

$15.00 Self Parking Overnight
Cut-off Date: 04/02/2015. After this time if our room block is not sold out the hotel will have the right not to offer rooms at this special rate.

Westin Chicago

 

Creation Entertainment holds a "block" of rooms for our attendees. These blocks of rooms have a lower rate than standard rates at the hotel, but they also have a "cut-off" point after which hotels may choose to revert back to their own higher rates for our customers. Usually this cut-off date is one month prior to the event, but this does vary. Therefore it is always wise to book your rooms for our conventions as early as possible.

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DEALERS:

Dealers and Vendors

If you wish to sell at this convention, please write to asponsor@creationent.com for more details. If you carry The Vampire Diaries merchandise please note that ONLY LICENSED MERCHANDISE will be allowed for sale.

 

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Schedule

The Official Vampire Diaries Convention
in CHICAGO, IL
APRIL 17-19, 2015

Where’s What?
THEATRE: Grand Ballroom, Lobby Level
VENDORS: Grand Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level
PHOTO OPS: Director’s A, Lower Level
KARAOKE: Grand Ballroom, Lobby Level
SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT: Grand Ballroom, Lobby Level
PRIVATE MEET & GREETS: Michigan Room, Lobby Level and Director’s B Room, Lower Level

 

WELCOME EVERYONE!

Thanks for being with us! We really appreciate your visit and want to make sure you have the absolute best time! With that in mind, a few rules to keep everyone safe:

HOUSE RULES

1) Please take photos from your seats only, do not rush the stage when guests appear. Also, please limit flash photography, which does not make your photos better unless you are in the first few rows. Those with sensitivity to flash please be aware that it does occur in the theatre.
2) PHOTO OPS are done on a first come/first taken basis with any exceptions noted within this schedule, including Backstage VIPs who can go first. PLEASE be on time as they move very quickly and once the photo op session is over, we cannot repeat. “Special poses” are at the discretion of the actors and their decision could be based on flights or other scheduling issues. PHOTO OPS may be picked up in the photo op room when available, but not during a photo op session so we don’t interrupt the photographer. Full information on when photos will be ready for pick up is on a hand-out available in the photo op room. Personal photo-taking is not allowed in the photo op room at any time.
*We try our best to catch light glare on glasses, but it is extremely difficult to detect during the session. Please be advised that we cannot be responsible for glare if you choose to leave your glasses on in your photo.
3) Please have your items for signature out and ready during autograph sessions. Personalizations are at the discretion of the celebrities signing and/or may be affected by guest flights or other scheduling issues. You must bring something to have signed, either from home or an item purchased on site. Photo-taking of the celebrity guests during autograph sessions is not allowed.
4) Our volunteers are here to help you and we thank them for doing so. However, if you have an issue with ANYONE or ANYTHING please let Adam or Stephanie know during the convention so we can solve the problem. We can’t help if you don’t tell us and we’re easy to find. Just ask!
5) Please sit ONLY in the seat you paid for.
6) At the request of our guests, ABSOLUTELY no video or audio capturing PLEASE!
7) Please turn cell phones off and kindly refrain from talking when theatre is active.
8) ONLY ONE QUESTION MAY BE ASKED TO A CELEBRITY BY A FAN. PLEASE NO PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT YOURSELF, ASKING FOR HUGS, OR TELLING THEM WHY YOU LOVE THEM (that’s why we’re all here!). And please, no BIRTHDAY requests! As you are representing all of us, kindly make your question a good well-thought-out one and perhaps something the guests have not been asked before. Please, if you are on the question line, stand all the way to the side against the wall as to not block the view of others who are seated.
9) During autographs, if you have trouble standing let us know, if you are in a wheelchair or scooter please go with your row or by your number.
10) Q&A sessions start at the listed time and end at the listed time of the next stage activity.
11) Please purchase autographs, photo ops and photos during Registration and Vendors Room hours! Tickets & merchandise will not be available once Registration and Vendors room close.
12) If you plan on having alcoholic beverages during our party please note that the hotel bartenders will be carding and PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY. Don’t ruin your convention by overdoing it!
13) We do not recommend buying tickets from anywhere but the Creation website or registration. All scannable tickets are checked and we can only allow the first one that goes through in. After that, copies will come up as previously scanned. As of late, there have been more nice fans being taken advantage of when they buy secondhand tickets: so please be careful as there is nothing we can do to help you if you have a secondhand ticket.
14) As with any ticketed event, we are not responsible for lost or misplaced tickets. We cannot replace autograph or photo op tickets that are purchased at the convention, so PLEASE make sure your tickets are kept in a safe and secure place. THANKS!
15) Please note that all expenditures at the convention for tickets, merchandise, photo ops, etc. will be done in American dollars and will be converted as such on your credit cards. Depending on the rate of exchange at the time your credit card processes, if you are not from America, the price(s) may vary.
16) Creation is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age or religion. We firmly believe in the ideals of one of our mentors, Star Trek’s late and beloved creator, Gene Roddenberry. We do not tolerate harassment of any kind from anyone. Patrons violating these rules may be expelled from the convention (without a refund) at Creation’s discretion and hotel security may be called in to facilitate this response. If you have any issues with anyone, please ask to speak to Adam or Stephanie immediately. One or more of them is available at each of our conventions and they can be reached through registration or by the convention MC/Host. Issues of this importance should not be handled by our volunteers, as great as they are.

OKAY, THAT’S IT: HAVE FUN! We LOVE to hear feedback: write to asponsor@creationent.com or
adam@creationent.com.

Stay in touch at www.creationent.com

BACKSTAGE VIPS: Pick up your credentials at registration and then head backstage for the fun anytime during daytime convention hours. For all your personal meetings with the stars, head to the VIP LOUNGE (Dearborn Room, Lobby Level). Check the VIP schedule for times!

NOTE: THOSE WITH IAN SOLO AND/OR IAN/PAUL DUO PHOTO OPS: PLEASE EXCHANGE YOUR PDF TICKETS FOR HARD TICKETS AT REGISTRATION WHEN YOU FIRST ARRIVE. FOR ALL OTHER PHOTO OPS, PLEASE BRING YOUR PDF TO THE ACTUAL PHOTO OP LINE.

CREATION HOSTS:
Adam Malin and Stephanie Dizon

MASTER of CEREMONIES:
Micah Parker

 

pdf download
Download Our Quicklook Autograph and Photo-Op Pocket Schedule


You can also pick-up a FULL SCHEDULE at the convention.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015

NOTE: Pre-registration is not a necessity, just a convenience! You will get your credentials, wristband, and program so you won’t have to wait again during convention days. VENDORS ROOM WILL BE OPEN TOO! PRE-REGISTRATION IS ONLY FOR FULL CONVENTION ATTENDEES WITH EITHER GOLD, SILVER, COPPER OR GENERAL ADMISSION WEEKEND PACKAGES.

VENDOR HOURS:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Vendors Room Set-Up/Vendors only
9:00 pm to 11:15 pm Vendors Room open

REGISTRATION HOURS:
9:00 pm to 9:50 pm Gold Weekend
9:50 pm to 10:20 pm Silver Weekend
10:20 pm to 10:45 pm Copper Weekend
10:45 pm to 11:15 pm General Weekend
and Gold, Silver, Copper or General Admission Weekend who missed the earlier times.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015

VENDORS HOURS:
10:30 am to 10:45 am Vendors Room Set-Up/Vendors only
11:00 am to 7:00 pm Vendors Room

REGISTRATION HOURS:
11:00 am to 11:45 am Gold Weekend
11:45 am to 12:15 pm Silver Weekend
12:15 pm to 12:45 pm Copper Weekend
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm General Weekend
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Registration open

SHOW & EVENT PROGRAMMING
***** 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm PRIVATE MEET & GREET with Micah Parker & Chase Coleman! SOLD OUT! MICHIGAN ROOM, Lobby Lvl.

2:30 pm Theatre open

2:50 pm Music Video open

2:55 pm Convention welcome and Q&A with Micah Parker & Chase Coleman!

***** 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm PRIVATE MEET & GREET with Chris Brochu and Chris Wood. SOLD OUT! MICHIGAN ROOM, Lobby Lvl.

3:50 pm Music Video

3:55 pm YES/NO TRIVIA GAME - PART 1!
Put that Vampire Diaries and Originals watching to profitable use as 90 players get a chance to win 100’s of dollars in gift certificates! Just be in the audience for a chance to play!

----- 3:55 pm Photo op with Micah Parker, tickets at registration for $40.

----- 4:05 pm Photo ops with Chase Coleman, tickets at registration for $40.

4:30 pm Chris Brochu (Luke of Vampire Diaries)

5:10 pm Music Video

5:15 pm Chris Wood (Kai of Vampire Diaries)

+++++KARAOKE SIGN-UPS ARE IN THE VENDORS AREA ON FRIDAY FROM 6:00 PM TO 7:00 PM. YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE IF YOU WANT A POSSIBILITY TO SING, ALTHOUGH SIGNING UP IS NOT A GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE CALLED. PLEASE CHOOSE ONE SONG PER PERSON/GROUP. HIGH-ENERGY SONGS ARE ENCOURAGED! THERE WILL BE NO SIGN-UPS DURING THE PARTY.

6:00 pm AUTOGRAPHS with Micah Parker:
On one side of the Theatre, Micah is signing on a complimentary basis for Gold Patrons, called row by row, followed by those with his autograph ticket, called in numerical order with pre-convention purchased tickets called first, followed by autograph tickets purchased at the convention. Autograph tickets are at registration for $20.

----- 6:05 pm Photo ops with Chris Brochu, tickets at registration for $45. NOTE: Chris is also doing photo ops on Saturday. Please get your photo op done first, then come to the Theatre for autographs.

----- 6:20 pm Photo ops with Chris Wood, tickets at registration for $50. NOTE: Chris is also doing photo ops on Saturday. Please get your photo op done first, then come to the Theatre for autographs.

6:45 pm AUTOGRAPHS with Chris Brochu, Chase Coleman and Chris Wood:
On the other side of the Theatre, Chris Brochu, Chase and Chris Wood are signing for those with their autograph tickets, called in numerical order with pre-convention purchased tickets called first, followed by autograph tickets purchased at the convention. Autograph tickets are available at registration for $20 each for Chase and Chris Brochu and $30 for Chris Wood.

9:30 pm FREE FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT! ROCKIN’ 80’s KARAOKE PARTY
in our Main Theatre! Hosted by Micah Parker and Chase Coleman with an appearance by Chris Brochu. Be there for the fun! There are no reserved seating as the front rows are removed.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015

NOTE: THOSE WITH IAN SOLO AND/OR IAN/PAUL DUO PHOTO OPS: PLEASE EXCHANGE YOUR PDF TICKETS FOR HARD TICKETS AT REGISTRATION WHEN YOU FIRST ARRIVE. FOR ALL OTHER PHOTO OPS, PLEASE BRING YOUR PDF TO THE ACTUAL PHOTO OP LINE.

VENDORS HOURS:
8:15 am to 8:30 am Vendors Room set-up/Vendors only
8:30 am to 6:30 pm Vendors Room open

REGISTRATION HOURS:
8:15 am to 8:45 am Gold Weekend
8:45 am to 9:00 am Silver Weekend
9:00 am to 9:20 am Copper Weekend
9:20 am to 9:40 am General Weekend
9:40 am to 6:30 pm Registration open

SHOW & EVENT PROGRAMMING

9:15 am Theatre open

9:45 am Welcome with Micah Parker & Chase Coleman!

10:00 am Sebastian Roche (Mikael Mikaelson of The Originals)

10:45 am Chris Wood (Kai of The Vampire Diaries) and Chris Brochu (Luke of The Vampire Diaries)

11:30 am Music Video

----- 11:35 am Photo op with Sebastian Roche, tickets at registration for $50. If you have a Private Meet & Greet with Matt Davis, please go to the front of this line and then go directly to the Meet & Greet room. If you are in the Costume Contest, you may go right after the Matt Davis Private Meet & Greet patrons.

11:35 am COSTUME CONTEST!
Come dressed as your favorite TVD/Originals character or make up your own! Be in the theatre 10 minutes prior to start time to participate to try and win a $250 gift certificate!

***** 11:45 am to 12:30 pm PRIVATE MEET & GREET with Matt Davis. SOLD OUT! MICHIGAN ROOM, Lobby Lvl. If you have a photo op with Sebastian, please go to the front of the photo ops line and then go directly to the Meet & Greet room.

----- 12:00 pm Photo ops with Chris Wood, tickets at registration for $50.

12:10 pm INTERMISSION/LUNCH BREAK

----- 12:30 pm Photo op with Chris Brochu, tickets at registration for $45.

12:30 pm AUTOGRAPHS with Sebastian Roche and Chris Wood:
In the Theatre, Chris and Sebastian are signing for those with their autograph ticket, called in numerical order with pre-convention purchased tickets called first, followed by autograph tickets purchased at the convention. Tickets are available at registration for $30 each for Chris and Sebastian.

12:45 pm AUTOGRAPHS with Chris Brochu:
In the Theatre, Chris Brochu is signing for those with his autograph ticket, called in numerical order with pre-convention purchased tickets called first, followed by autograph tickets purchased at the convention. Chris Brochu’s autograph tickets are available at registration for $20.

12:50 pm STUMP THE EXPERTS! Win prizes & gift certificates by putting all of that Vampire Diaries and Originals knowledge to use! Just be in the audience to participate.

1:25 pm Music Video

1:30 pm Matthew Davis (Alaric of The Vampire Diaries)

2:15 pm INTERMISSION/STAGE RESET

----- 2:20 pm Photo op with Matt Davis, tickets at registration for $50. If you have a Meet & Greet with Michael Malarkey or Michael Trevino & Zach Roerig, please go to the front of this line and then go immediately to your Private Meet & Greet.

***** 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm PRIVATE MEET & GREET with Zach Roerig & Michael Trevino. SOLD OUT! DIRECTOR’S B ROOM, Lower Lvl. If you have a photo op with Matt Davis, please go to the front of the photo ops line and then come immediately to this Meet & Greet room.

***** 2:35 pm to 3:20 pm PRIVATE MEET & GREET with Michael Malarkey. SOLD OUT! MICHIGAN ROOM, Lobby Lvl. If you have a photo op with Matt Davis, please go to the front of the photo ops line and then come directly to this Meet & Greet room.

3:00 pm NO MINIMUM BID AUCTION! Stake your claim to great goodies including our famous stage banners: all up for grabs!

----- 3:20 pm Photo op with Michael Trevino, tickets at registration for $50.

----- 3:40 pm Photo op with Zach Roerig, tickets at registration for $50.

4:00 pm Michael Malarkey (Enzo of The Vampire Diaries)

4:40 pm Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood of Vampire Diaries) and Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan of Vampire Diaries)

5:30 pm Music Video

----- 5:35 pm Photo op with “Best Friends” Michael Trevino and Zach Roerig, tickets at registration for $85.

----- 5:55 pm Photo op with Michael Malarkey, tickets at registration for $50. Please get this photo op done and then come back to autographs, if applicable.

6:00 pm AUTOGRAPHS with Matt Davis, Zach Roerig and Michael Trevino:
On one side of the Theatre, Matt, Michael and Zach are signing on a complimentary basis for Gold and Silver Patrons, called row by row, follwed by those with their autograph tickets, called in numerical order, with pre-convention purchased tickets called first, followed by autograph tickets purchased at the convention. Tickets are available at registration for $30 each.

6:20 pm AUTOGRAPHS with Michael Malarkey:
On the other side of the Theatre, Michael Malarkey is signing on a complimentary basis for Gold Patrons, called row by row, followed by those with his autograph ticket, called in numerical order with pre-convention purchased tickets called first, followed by autograph tickets purchased at the convention. Michael Malarkey’s autograph ticket is available at registration for $30.

***** 7:45 pm to 8:30 pm PRIVATE MEET & GREET with Sebastian Roche. SOLD OUT! MICHIGAN ROOM, Lobby Lvl. If you have autographs with Matt Davis, Michael Malarkey, Zach Roerig and/or Michael Trevino and you have not received your autographs by 7:15pm, please see the Autograph MC for assistance.

SATURDAY EVENING in THE THEATRE!
Creation Entertainment Presents: Saturday Night Concert with Samurai Fish
(guitarist Stewart Tuttle, bassist Eric Melnikoff, drummer Paul Dugas and lead vocals Stephanie Dizon) starring celebrity guests including Chase Coleman, Micah Parker, Sebastian Roche, David Alpay and Chris Brochu with appearances by Michael Trevino, Zach Roerig, Michael Malarkey and Matt Davis!
Plus Centerpiece Contest and Prize for Best Dressed!
Doors at 10:00 pm, Show at 10:15 pm
Complimentary for Gold (there are no reserved seats, as the first few rows are removed, however VIPs and Gold Row A can come in at 9:45pm and Gold will be let in first as soon as doors open)! For all others, general admission tickets are $30. If you have a centerpiece, please bring your creation to the Theatre at 9:45 pm.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015

NOTE: THOSE WITH IAN SOLO AND/OR IAN/PAUL DUO PHOTO OPS: PLEASE EXCHANGE YOUR PDF TICKETS FOR HARD TICKETS AT REGISTRATION WHEN YOU FIRST ARRIVE. ALL OTHER PHOTO OPS, PLEASE BRING YOUR PDF TO THE ACTUAL PHOTO OP LINE.

VENDOR HOURS
8:30 am to 8:45 am Vendors Room Set-Up/Vendors only
8:45 am to 6:00 pm Vendors Room open

REGISTRATION HOURS
8:30 am to 6:30 pm Registration open

SHOW & EVENT PROGRAMMING
9:00 am Theatre open for GOLD ONLY

9:30 am to 10:00 am Special 1/2 Hour PANEL with IAN SOMERHALDER and PAUL WESLEY for GOLD WEEKEND PATRONS ONLY. Please show both your Gold wristband and Lanyard. Thanks and enjoy!

10:15 am Theater open for ALL

10:20 am AUTOGRAPHS with Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley:
In the Theatre, Ian and Paul are signing on a complimentary basis for Gold and Silver Patrons, called row by row, followed by those with their autograph tickets, called in numerical order. SOLD OUT!

----- 12:00 pm Photo op with Paul Wesley, tickets at registration for $99.

***** 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm PRIVATE MEET & GREET with Paul Wesley. SOLD OUT! MICHIGAN ROOM, Lobby Lvl. If you have a photo op with Daniel Gillies, please go to the front of the photo ops line and then come directly to the Meet & Greet room.

***** 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm PRIVATE MEET & GREET with Ian Somerhalder. SOLD OUT! MICHIGAN ROOM, Lobby Lvl.

1:45 pm Welcome with Micah Parker & Chase Coleman!

2:00 pm David Alpay (Atticus Shane/Silas of Vampire Diaries)

2:45 pm Music Video

2:50 pm Ian Somerhalder (Damon) and Paul Wesley (Stefan)

3:50 pm INTERMISSION/STAGE RESET

----- 3:50 pm Photo op with David Alpay, tickets at registration for $50.

----- 4:00 pm Photo op with Daniel Gillies, tickets at registration for $55.

4:20 pm YES/NO TRIVIA GAME - PART 2!
Put that Vampire Diaries and Originals watching to profitable use as 90 players get a chance to win $100’s in gift certificates! Just be in the audience for a chance to play!

----- 4:30 pm Photo op with Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, tickets at registration for $199. PLEASE BE SEATED IN THE THEATRE AND WATCH THE SCREENS FOR YOUR NUMBER TO BE CALLED. TICKET NUMBERS #1-50 MAY GO DIRECTLY TO THE PHOTO OPS ROOM. IF YOU HAVE A PRIVATE MEET & GREET WITH DAVID OR DANIEL, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE PHOTO OPS ROOM AND GO TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE, THEN GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR MEET & GREET ROOM.

***** 4:40 pm to 5:25 pm PRIVATE MEET & GREET with David Alpay. Seats are available at registration for $125. DIRECTOR’S B ROOM, Lower Lvl. If you have a duo photo op with Ian and Paul, please go to the front of the Photo Ops line in the Photo Ops room and then come directly to this Meet & Greet room.

***** 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm PRIVATE MEET & GREET with Daniel Gillies. SOLD OUT! MICHIGAN ROOM, Lobby Lvl. If you have a duo photo op with Ian and Paul, please go to the front of the Photo Ops line in the Photo Ops room and then come to the Meet & Greet room.

5:00 pm STAGE RESET

5:25 pm NO-MINIMUM BID AUCTION!
Last chance to get great goodies including our famous stage banners: all up for grabs!

----- 5:30 pm Photo op with Ian Somerhalder, SOLD OUT! PLEASE BE SEATED IN THE THEATRE AND WATCH THE SCREENS FOR YOUR NUMBER TO BE CALLED.

6:10 pm Music Video

6:15 pm Daniel Gillies (Elijah Mikaelson of The Originals)

7:00 pm AUTOGRAPHS with Daniel Gillies and David Alpay:
In the Theatre, Daniel and David are signing for those with their autograph ticket, called in numerical order with pre-convention purchased tickets called first, followed by autograph tickets purchased at the convention. Autograph tickets are available at registration for $30 for David and $35 for Daniel.

7:00 pm Upgrades for 2016: Here is where the great fans who signed up for Vampire Diaries Chicago 2016 get a chance to try for an even better seat! It all happens April 22-24, 2016 here at the beautiful Westin O’Hare with Ian and Paul already confirmed!

 

All guests and scheduling are tentative and subject to change.

ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-EXCHANGEABLE.

In the unlikely event of a cancellation of the convention, or a date change, Creation is not responsible for refunding airfare or any other costs other than the payments made directly to Creation for ticketing. Also in the unlikely event, due to weather, transit issues or last-minute illness or other reason given by celebrity, an advertised guest does not make their appearance at the convention, Creation is not responsible for any refunds other than separate specific-to-the-guest autograph or photo op tickets. In the extremely rare chance that a guest does not finish his or her autographs or photo ops, Creation will only be responsible for the refund of the autograph or photo op ticket.

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We are not responsible for orders that are rejected during processing that may be due to customer errors (usually caused because the customer does not complete the entire ordering process to the very end), credit card failures (usually caused when there is not enough funds in an account or the credit card company rejects the charge for any number of reasons including out of state ordering or unfamiliar ordering to the customers’ general pattern), or system errors during transmission of the order.

Creation assumes no responsibility for typographical errors or inaccurate information provided by convention venues. All dates, venues and guests are considered tentative and subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.

NOTE: ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-EXCHANGEABLE. ABSOLUTELY NO AUDIO OR VIDEOTAPING ALLOWED AT ANY CONVENTION. Still photography is for personal use only - public dissemination and commercial use strictly prohibited.

HARASSMENT POLICY: Creation Entertainment is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of race, age, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, or physical appearance, We firmly believe in the ideals of one of our mentors, Star Trek’s late and beloved creator Gene Roddenberry.
We do not tolerate harassment of any kind from anyone. Patrons violating these rules may be expelled from the convention (without a refund) at Creation's discretion and hotel security may well be called in to facilitate this response. If you have any issues with anyone, please ask to speak to Adam, Gary or Stephanie immediately. One or more of them is available at each of our conventions and they can be reached through registration or by the convention MC/Host. Issues of this importance should not be handled by our volunteers, as great as they are.

By attending Creation events you agree to allow your image to be used on our website and in news documentaries or stories, either filmed by Creation Entertainment or other entities.

All ticket prices are subject to change, please order as early as possible.

In the unlikely event of a cancellation of the convention, or a date change, Creation Entertainment is not responsible for refunding airfare or any other costs other than the payments made directly to Creation Entertainment for ticketing. Also in the unlikely event, due to weather, transit issues or last minute illness or other reason given by celebrity, an advertised guest does not make their appearance at the convention, Creation Entertainment is not responsible for any refunds other than separate specific to the guest autograph tickets or photo op tickets. In the extremely rare chance that a guest does not finish his or her autographs or photo ops (which has only happened in a handful of cases over 40 plus years, always due to something out of our control) Creation Entertainment will only be responsible for the refund of the separate autograph or photo op ticket.

In the extremely rare case (which has never happened before) our computer systems may accept more tickets than we have allotted for. If that should occur we would refund ticket money to the last several people (in order) who did manage to get a confirmation or ticket. As we've said it has never happened but we want to have a fair scenario in place it if does occur.

Flashes occur from phone and cameras often during stage presentations. If you are sensitive to such lighting please be advised to take the necessary cautions.