Updated: May 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday
October 6-7, 2018
One Hilton Court
Parsippany, NJ 07054
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 Parsippany, NJ 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!
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.
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.
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.
If you are interested in being a vendor please link over to:
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 $600. 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.
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!
Entries are judged on the following criteria:
• Video, Audio & Editing quality
• 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.
• 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.
SEND ENTRIES TO:
RIVERDALE Music Video Contest/NEW JERSEY 2018
217 South Kenwood St.
Glendale, CA 91205
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.
Click here to view the FAQ and learn everything you need to know to have the best experience!
Book your stay at our beautiful partner hotel, the Hilton Parsippany, and turn your convention trip into a full-fledged holiday. The hotel offers exclusive low rates for anyone attending the Riverdale Official Convention.
One Hilton Court
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Flat rate: $139 a night for Single/Double, Double/Double
Call 1-800-445-8667 or use the link below:
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All guests and scheduling are tentative and subject to change.
ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-EXCHANGEABLE.
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.
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!
Creation Entertainment has the right to refuse service to anyone who interferes with the safety and well-being of other patrons, staff, actors, Creation Entertainment and the establishment itself. This includes, but is not limited to, harassment of any kind both in advance and/or at a particular event, illegal activity, unreasonable rowdiness, patrons lacking adequate hygiene and inconsideration to others. Refusal of service shall never be based on race or color, National origin or citizenship status, religion or creed, sex, age, disability, pregnancy or genetic information, Veteran or Military status, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, medical condition, political affiliations or activities, or status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking. 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.
Customer Support E-Mail: ANY problem you have please write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll look into it and get right back to you. Thanks!
Regarding the issue of alcoholic beverages at the convention: we do not allow alcohol to be present in our function rooms including the main theatre. This includes daily panel events and any night events. We kindly ask, for the evening event(s), you do not bring bags unless necessary. Water stations will be available in the room and, for those that have special medical needs, you can discreetly discuss those with security before entering and we will do bag checks. We regret that we've had to take this measure, but we must protect our audience and celebrities and we’ve been advised that this is a necessity. We retain the right not to allow entrance into any of the events to anyone who shows up appearing intoxicated.
ADA Rules on service animals: This event welcomes service animals as per The ADA rules. Service animals perform valuable work or tasks and are trained to provide help directly related to a person's disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and therefore are not permitted at our event.
For those attending our conventions and making travel plans: please know that the majority of guests that appear on stage do so usually in the later part of the day (although that is sometimes different for actors working on a current series). Sometimes autographing runs into the evening or later when guests appear late in the day. Because we have to wait for guests to give us their flight information we cannot tell you in advance when these autograph sessions will occur until the convention schedule is posted at this website a few days before the event. For those out of towners that want to guarantee autographs of stars appearing on Sunday we do suggest staying over or planning a later leaving time.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL! We do suggest buying tickets only from the original source: through this website. Because all tickets are scanned for use at the convention we can ONLY allow the first person in using each singular ticket. Autograph and photo op tickets are also scanned for one time use. WE’VE NOTICED A PICKUP IN BOGUS TICKETS and well-meaning fans being ripped off by those that have just resold copied tickets.
Flashes occur from phone and cameras often during stage presentations. If you are sensitive to such lighting please be advised to take the necessary precautions. For our attendees please keep flash photography to a minimum and try to learn how to get the best pictures in different lighting situations. Generally flash is not the best way to take photos at the convention. We will attempt to have a more detailed note page of getting the best pictures at conventions available soon.
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 marshall 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.
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!
In the event of convention cancellations or date changes Creation Entertainment is not responsible for patrons' costs involving travel or hotel accommodations or any other non convention ticket expenses.
Advance ticket sales are generally turned off early to mid-week of the week of the events. Tickets, if they are not sold out, are sold at the convention of course.
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.
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 hand full 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.