Updated: February 21, 2018

Creation Entertainment's

RIVERDALE OFFICIAL CONVENTION

 
Saturday and Sunday
April 28-29, 2018
IMPORTANT SCHEDULE INFORMATION***


Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018

#RiverdaleCon

The Official Riverdale Con • Chicago, IL April 28-29, 2018

Riverdale has been a massive hit, combining the classic characters from Archie Comics' nearly 80-year run with a deep, affecting murder mystery. The show weaves together friendships, struggle, and intrigue so well, that from the first episode we were hooked. If only we could grab a burger at Pop's while we binged the show! We all know Jughead would approve.

We couldn't be more excited to bring you the Official Riverdale Convention in Chicago to celebrate a show that has captivated us, and the people who make it what it is. Join some of the stars of Riverdale, off the screen and in person for two days full of excitement, music and fun!

This convention is different from any you've ever been to before. We guarantee you a seat to see all the stars, so there's no camping out or hoping to just catch a glimpse. Your only concern is having the time of your life alongside them!

For updates on guests and tickets join our RIVERDALE OFFICIAL CONVENTION email list.

 

Be sure of which day a guest is doing photo ops/autographs before purchasing your admission tickets.

Jughead Jones

Appearing Saturday & Sunday.

Appearing Saturday & Sunday.

Fred Andrews

Appearing Saturday and Sunday.

Appearing Saturday and Sunday.

Cheryl Blossom

Appearing Saturday.

Appearing Saturday.

Kevin Keller

Appearing Sunday.

Appearing Sunday.

Reggie Mantle

Appearing Saturday & Sunday as our Host and MC.

Appearing Saturday & Sunday as our Host and MC.

Josie McCoy

Appearing Saturday.

Appearing Saturday.

Hal Cooper

Appearing Saturday and Sunday.

Appearing Saturday and Sunday.

Check back for more guest information!

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Unlike other genre conventions, Creation Entertainment has a strict policy to not "oversell" tickets. Every attendee, no matter what ticket they purchase, will have a seat in the main auditorium to see the major guests and join the main events! We believe in a more personal convention for fans, by fans, that leaves you with memories that last a lifetime!

 



THESE CONVENTIONS ARE INTENDED FOR ADULTS. ON STAGE APPEARANCES BY OUR GUESTS MAY INCLUDE OFF-COLOR OR INAPPROPRIATE HUMOR AND PROFANITY. CHILDREN ARE WELCOME IF ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT WHO IS AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL CONTENT.

The views and opinions expressed by any talent or participant at, or during the convention are those of the authors and/or the persons appearing on stage, and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Creation Entertainment, LLC or any of their affiliated parties.


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Master Of Ceremonies for The Official Riverdale Convention: Charles Melton!

The charming and talented Charles Melton, known for playing Reggie Mantle on Riverdale, will be your Host for the weekend's events and the free Karaoke Party on Saturday night! He'll be introducing the guests, panels and events all weekend, and helping to make the show even more exciting.

On top of his role as Reggie, Charles has appeared on American Horror Story and Glee, and we know that we'll be seeing more of him in the future as his career continues to flourish!



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costume contest


THE COSTUME CONTEST

Show your creative talents, and impeccable taste in characters, by entering our famous Costume Contest! Held on SATURDAY, come dressed as any Riverdale character (or create your own) and compete for the audience's applause to win great prizes! Who wouldn't want the First Prize of a $250 Gift Certificate good for Creation merchandise and the adoration of the audience?

Note: Gift certificate are good for one year towards Creation Merchandise Only, excludes convention, autograph and photo-op tickets.


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Karaoke Party


Charles Melton hosts a karaoke party like you've never seen! We get the jukebox going so you can sing your favorite songs with some of the stars of Riverdale as YOUR backup singers and dancers! Admission is FREE!

Please note that this is a GENERAL ADMISSION EVENT, so you do not keep your same seats you had during the day. For those who want, or need, seating at the Karaoke Party, there will be seats available in the rear of the theater.


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Vendors Area


Our vendor area is filled with Riverdale products, and great non-Riverdale merchandise that we know you'll like!

Our conventions provide a more personal experience, and that extends into the vendor area, to give the fans (and celebrities) a more rewarding show. You won't have to wade through seas of merch you aren't interested in just to find the gold because we bring only the best to our vendor area.


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Put your encyclopedic Riverdale knowledge to work in our famous Yes/No Trivia Competition! Be the last fan standing on stage and you could win up to $1000. The game has three rounds, so nearly 100 audience members are able to participate! Start that re-watch now to get ready!

This event is held on the Saturday of the convention.


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THE RIVERDALE FAN MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST

Are you a talented video editor? A walking encyclopedia of all the exciting moments from Riverdale who thinks, "These would be awesome set to music?" Here is your chance to flex your creative muscles, and fan knowledge, to compete for prizes at Riverdale Official Convention 2018 shows!

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Entries are judged on the following criteria:
• Video, Audio & Editing quality
• Inventiveness
• Song selection & originality
• Humorous submissions are encouraged!

Winners will receive a $100 gift certificate good for Creation merchandise (excludes convention, autograph and photo op tickets), and will be played on screens at the Official Riverdale! Winners will be announced and awarded at the specific show.

Below you'll find the rules, submission guidelines and anything else you might need to know:(Click for more info)

• One Riverdale music video may be submitted, and only one.
• All submissions must be on DVD and in a sleeve or jewel case to be accepted. ONLY NTSC FORMATED DVDs WILL BE ACCEPTED.
• If submitting a flash drive, please make sure all files are compatible with Quicktime.
• In your submission you must list the specific convention the music video is for.
• Entries are limited to people attending the specific event. This is due to an overwhelming number of submissions.
• Please keep the submissions under five minutes.
• Winners are announced at the event.
• You do not have to be present for the actual showing of your video, but you must claim your award at the show before the end of the weekend or your award will be forfeited.
• The competition closes 40 days prior to the convention. We will NOT make any exceptions to this.
• Don't forget about the great supporting cast members of the show!
• We ask that you do not use footage from shows other than Riverdale.
• Entries cannot 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.
• Do not submit the same video for multiple events. It will not be considered after its first submission. This also goes for videos that have been recycled with only minor changes.

Good luck!

SEND ENTRIES TO:
Creation Entertainment
RIVERDALE Music Video Contest/CHICAGO 2018
217 South Kenwood St.
Glendale, CA 91205

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ADDITIONAL EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED!
For updates on events, guests and tickets join our
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Below you'll find all the ways to attend the Official Riverdale Convention. We have multiple levels of packages and ticket options to fit any desire and every budget!

We begin selling tickets with our Gold Package and then open up more ticket options the closer we get to the convention. Each level is limited so act fast, and don't let a once in a lifetime opportunity slip through your fingers!



Gold Weekend is our most comprehensive and coveted admission ticket package! Click the items below for more information and find out what you get when you "Go Gold":

1. Reserved Seats

Reserve your seat in our main theater for the entire event! Gold Package Holders choose their seats before anyone else, ensuring the best views in the house. This seat is yours for the whole weekend!

2. Select Autographs

You get great in-person autographs from Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Casey Cott, Ashleigh Murray, and Charles Melton. This list is tentative and subject to change.

3. Priority Lines

You are in the front rows for all autograph signings included in this package! Now you'll spend less time in line, and more time enjoying the show. We call autographs included in this package by seat row, so Gold does have it’s benefits!

4. Priority Preregistration

Gold gives you priority registration before any other guests! Get first dibs on exclusive merchandise and any remaining autograph or photo op tickets! Preregistration generally takes place the night before the convention starts and isn't a necessity, but a convenience that can help make your weekend be as smooth as possible.

5. Collectible Credentials

Gold Patrons receive a special collectible badge and wristband only for Gold package holders! These keepsakes will make sure you never forget your amazing weekend.

6. Exclusive Saturday Panel

Cole Sprouse will be doing an exclusive panel talk just for Gold ticket package holders! This is a chance for the audience to ask questions and interract with Cole in a more exclusive setting. This panel is in addition to his regularly scheduled appearances.

7. Like Your Seat? Keep it!

If applicable you can renew the same exact seat, or try for a better one, at the following year's convention in Chicago!

8. Access to our famous Karaoke Party Night!

A karaoke party like you've never seen, hosted by the incredible Charles Melton! Will you get to sing with your favorite celebrities as your backup singers and dancers? Find out how at the convention! The Karaoke party is complimentary!

9. Admission to the Vendors Room

Well, duh.

10) Join us in 2019*

The right to purchase the same or better seat in 2019 *if applicable.


$379
Early Bird Price, Price May Rise As We Get Closer.

 

FIRST ROW SEATING WILL HAVE A PREMIUM PRICE OF $750

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*Please note that if you have autographs as part of your ticket package benefits you will need to have something for the celebrities to sign. They will sign anything you bring from home and there is a wide assortment of photos and other collectibles on sale at the convention.

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


Here’s what you get when you go “Silver” for THE OFFICIAL RIVERDALE CONVENTION (this is one of greatest offers we’ve ever had).



1) The absolute best reserved seats after our GOLD SEATS in the main theatre where all our major guests appear, and daytime events occur! This seat is yours, so you can come and go freely and you can actually pick out your seat on our floor plan ticketing system! Great for photographers too!

2) Complimentary in-person autographs with great guests ASHLEIGH MURRAY, COLE SPROUSE, MADELAINE PETSCH, and CASEY COTT. The value of these autographs, if bought separately, is a very large amount of the cost of the SILVER Package, so you can see just one reason why this is such an awesome deal!

3) Gold/Silver Autograph session: We go row by row: you are in the rows that get you up there right after Gold! THAT'S RIGHT: you get to our guests earlier than our other attendees: after all, "going SILVER" does have its benefits!

4) Complimentary admission to our "SATURDAY NIGHT KARAOKE PARTY" starring our host CHARLES MELTON. Please note that seats are generally removed for this event so it is general admission. For those that would prefer to sit there are seats in the back so you can just relax. We’ll have other celebrities on stage to be your back-up singers, you’ll find out how to get your chance to sing at the convention. Definitely a highlight of the weekend!

5) Preregistration: A special registration time only for our Gold, Silver, Copper and GA Weekend Package holders! Preregistration usually occurs the night before the convention begins so you can get set with your wristband, collectible credential and first crack (after Gold) at the exclusive merchandise and any available autograph and photo op tickets before we open to the public! Preregistration is not a necessity, just a convenience so you can register anytime registration is open for your ticket category.

6) Wristband access: We have special color-coded wristbands and collectible lanyard credentials for SILVER Package Holders: once you get set you don't need to wait again!

7) Admission to the vendors area


for the absolutely ridiculous price of:
SILVER WEEKEND ADMISSION PACKAGE:
$179*


*Note that this is an early bird price and may rise, so please order as quickly as you can and as an added bonus you can actually pick your seat in the theatre. Ticket packages do not include photo ops or autographs not mentioned within the description of the package, those can be purchased separately either before or at the convention if still available. Of course Silver Packages do not include the special Gold Panel with Cole Sprouse, but he will appear for the entire audience as well during the day.


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*Please note that if you have autographs as part of your ticket package benefits you will need to have something for the celebrities to sign. They will sign anything you bring from home and there is a wide assortment of photos and other collectibles on sale at the convention.

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


COPPER WEEKEND PACKAGES consist of the following super-cool benefits:



1) Excellent guaranteed reserved seating in the theatre both ays where you will see all the guest stars on stage and enjoy all the other events, attractions, and contests.

2) You can choose your actual seat off of the seating chart and this will be yours for the entire convention (unless otherwise noted).

3) Complimentary admission to our "SATURDAY NIGHT KARAOKE PARTY" starring our host CHARLES MELTON. Please note that seats are generally removed for this event so it is general admission. For those that would prefer to sit there are seats in the back so you can just relax. We’ll have other celebrities on stage to be your back-up singers, you’ll find out how to get your chance to sing at the convention. Definitely a highlight of the weekend!

4) Collectible credential and lanyard signifying your Copper Status at the convention.

5) Preregistration A special registration time only for our Gold, Silver, Copper and GA Weekend Package holders! Preregistration usually occurs the night before the convention begins so you can get set with your wristband, collectible credential and first crack (after Gold and Silver) at the exclusive merchandise and any available autograph and photo op tickets before we open to the public! Preregistration is not a necessity, just a convenience so you can register anytime registration is open.

6) Admission to the vendors area.

Note that this is an early bird price and may rise, so please order as quickly as you can and as an added bonus you can actually pick your seat in the theatre. Ticket packages do not include photo ops or autographs not mentioned within the description of the package, those can be purchased separately either before or at the convention if still available. Of course Copper Packages do not include the special Gold Panel with Cole Sprouse, but he will appear for the entire audience as well.


COPPER WEEKEND ADMISSION PACKAGE: $119


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Please note that COPPER WEEKEND packages DO NOT INCLUDE any AUTOGRAPH or PHOTO OPS or the special GOLD PANEL.


This is the most economical way to attend both days of the convention. You get a guaranteed seat in the theatre to see all the guests and events during the daytime, except the special Gold Only panel (of course Cole will appear during the day for everyone too). You can purchase any autographs or photo ops that are available as well as, of course, gain access to the vendors area. You get to participate in our preregistration times, and that is your choice, not a necessity. There are a limited number of GENERAL ADMISSION WEEKEND PACKAGES AVAILABLE, so please order soon! Note that this is an early bird price and may rise.


GENERAL ADMISSION WEEKEND PACKAGE: $70

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Here is the best way to attend any single day(s) of the convention. You get a reserved seat, yours come and go all day, in the main theatre where you will see all the stars and events of the day (except the special Gold only panel on Saturday, of course Cole will appear for the entire audience as well). Of course, you also have access to the vendors room and the free Karaoke Party. You also get to choose your actual seat when you are ordering:


SATURDAY PREFERRED SEATING: $60
SUNDAY PREFERRED SEATING: $60

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Please note that preferred single day seating does not include autographs and/or photo ops and those must be ordered separately if desired.


Here's the most economical way to attend any single day(s) of the convention, and as these are early bird prices we do suggest ordering early (and also our conventions do sell out in advance on occasion). These tickets do guarantee a seat in the theatre and you will see all daytime celebrities and events and get free admission to the Saturday Night Karaoke Party. Of course, you also have access to the vendors room. These tickets do not include autographs or photo ops which can be purchased separately, or the Saturday gold panel (of course Cole will be appearing for the entire audience as well).


SATURDAY SINGLE DAY SEATING: $35
SUNDAY SINGLE DAY SEATING: $35


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RIVERDALE OFFICIAL CONVENTION AUCTIONS AT CREATION'S AUCTION SITE! 

OFFICIAL RIVERDALE CONVENTION CHICAGO, IL

As we get closer to the convention we auction off special VIP Experiences for a limited number of fans with our amazing guest stars through our online auction site! Ten lucky fans get exclusive backstage access and the chance to meet all of the celebrities at the show. Imagine hanging out with some of the stars of RIVERDALE!

Other exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences will also be auctioned off to amp up your visit to the convention into something you’ll never forget!

The find out when the bidding starts and get access to the auction join our mailing list here: www.creationent.com/email.htm


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Having the chance to to get an in-person autograph from some of the stars of Riverdale is an exciting experience, and we've worked hard to bring it to you! There will be tons of great photographs and other collectibles available at the convention that are perfect for signing, or bring something from home. Have more than one thing you want signed? Purchase multiple tickets and get all of your autographs at once!

Autograph tickets DO NOT include admission to the convention. You must have an admission ticket for the convention on the day of your autograph session in order to redeem autograph tickets.

EARLY BIRD PRICING: AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO OP TICKETS CAN BE RAISED AT ANY TIME, PLEASE ORDER EARLY. Thanks!


COLE SPROUSE Jughead Jones $50 (Saturday & Sunday) Limited Availability

LUKE PERRY Fred Andrews will have a table in the vendors area to meet fans and sign autographs. Prices and times will be set by him. (Saturday & Sunday)

MADELAINE PETSCH Cheryl Blossom $40 (Saturday)

ASHLEIGH MURRAY Josie McCoy $40 (Saturday)

CASEY COTT Kevin Keller $40 (Sunday)

CHARLES MELTON Reggie Mantle $40 (Saturday & Sunday)

NEW! LOCHLYN MUNRO Hal Cooper will be signing autographs at his table in the vendors room. You may buy Lochlyn’s autograph at registration for $30 (Saturday and Sunday)

 

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Autograph tickets DO NOT include admission to the convention. You must have an admission ticket for the convention on the day of your autograph session in order to redeem autograph tickets.

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. Items that are deemed inappropriate by Creation will not be allowed to be presented at the autograph tables.


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Make a memory you'll never forget!

Your photo will be taken by Creation's magical, talented staff photographers! They take incredible pictures, make the stars comfortable posing with the fans, and are generally beloved by all.

EARLY BIRD PRICING: AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO OP TICKETS CAN BE RAISED AT ANY TIME, PLEASE ORDER EARLY. Thanks!


COLE SPROUSE Jughead Jones $80 (Saturday & Sunday) Limited Availability

LUKE PERRY Fred Andrews $70 (Saturday & Sunday)

MADELAINE PETSCH Cheryl Blossom $60 (Saturday & Sunday)

ASHLEIGH MURRAY Josie McCoy $55 (Saturday)

CASEY COTT Kevin Keller $55 (Sunday)

CHARLES MELTON Reggie Mantle $55 (Saturday)

NEW! LOCHLYN MUNRO Hal Cooper $40 (Saturday and Sunday)


MORE SPECIAL PHOTO OPS TO BE ANNOUNCED

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If you'd like to see how much fans enjoy our our photo ops, click here!

If you have more questions about photo ops, click here for our Photo Op FAQ!

Photo Op tickets DO NOT include admission to the convention and are NEVER INCLUDED IN ANY TICKET PACKAGES. You must have an admission ticket for the convention to enter into the photo op areas.

YOUR ONE PHOTO OP TICKET CAN INCLUDE UP TO TWO FANS. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE UP TO FOUR FANS IN A PHOTO, TO DO THAT YOU MUST PURCHASE TWO TICKETS (Two Fans x Two Tickets = Four Fans In One Photo). We cannot accommodate over FOUR fans in any one photo op.


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EXCLUSIVE CONCIERGE SERVICE 

Ever dreamed of having an exclusive concierge assigned to you, and only you, at your favorite Creation Convention? Our Concierges know the rules inside and out, and use that knowledge to get you in line with the VIPs! Not only that, they also help you keep track of every event, signing and photo op, so you won’t miss a thing.

If you're interested in this premium service, write to: concierge@creationent.com for more info. Thank you.

Book your stay at our beautiful partner hotel, the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, and turn your convention trip into a full-fledged holiday. The hotel offers exclusive low rates for anyone attending the Riverdale Official Convention.

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018

Hotel Rooms:
$145 Single/King (one king bed), $160 Double/Double (two double beds)
Call 1-888-591-1234 or use the link below:

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The show schedule is finalized the week of the convention due to flight itineraries and filming schedules of our celebrities. Convention activities usually start around 10:00 a.m., but will often earlier to accommodate one of the stars. Stage programming ends around 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. and autograph sessions begin after stage programming is complete for the day. This can run until 10:00 p.m. so PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY! Signings start later on Sundays, so we recommend that you plan to stay late or stay overnight. The final schedule is always posted on the WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE CONVENTION.

Our best advice is to plan for these time variabilities and check the schedule as soon as it is available.

All guests and scheduling are tentative and subject to change.