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Unlike so many other genre conventions, Creation Entertainment has a strict company policy not to "oversell" our conventions. In other words, every patron, no matter what bracket of ticket they purchase, will have a seat in the main auditorium where the major guests appear and events take place. Nothing upsets us more than hearing about other conventions that sell tickets to patrons and then those very same patrons have to wait on additional lines inside the facility to get into (or sometimes not!) the main theatre. An important Creation Entertainment difference we want you to know about!

The Creation difference extends to our 40 years experience in running fan conventions. In the last few years we've seen promoter after promoter fail taking hard earned ticket money down with them. Inexperienced promoters, often first-timers, use celebrity images and names to get ticket money which they use to hopefully pay their expenses. When that fails they've already gone through "your" ticket money and they collapse leaving no recourse for ticket holders. They say "buyer beware" but this has happened in other conventions and we really feel for those great fans who have lost their ticket money and upset travel plans.

**All Convention tickets have a $8.50 shipping/handling fee charged per ticket ordered. This applies to all online, phone, fax and mail orders. Note: Our ticketing office (Leticia) direct e-mail address has been changed to: creatickets@creationent.com

***Attention Attendees: Do not purchase Creation Tickets from scalpers or anyone trying to offer tickets as you arrive at our convention locations. Each ticket is checked for authenticity at the door with a scanner and we can not let you in if your ticket is counterfeit (which has happened recently). Each ticket once scanned makes any and all copies of that same one of a kind scan void and we can only let the first person in with it. Please only buy your tickets only from Creation in advance or at the door, we seen too many nice folks lose their hard earned money this way and be turned away. Thanks, we appreciate your support!

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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!

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.

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

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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!

PLEASE READ THIS PAGE COMPLETELY BEFORE ORDERING ANY TICKETS.

Please note that tickets are delivered to you via e-mail in PDF format which you should print out and bring with you to convention registration. Most customers receive their PDF tickets within 3-5 business days of having placed their order.

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

The Vampire Diaries & The Originals
Official Convention 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
August 10-12, 2018

TIMES OF EVENT: Please note that our times are dependent on guest flight itineraries and because we are dealing with actors who are often filming we do not know these itineraries until much closer to the convention date. As a generalization, but not a guarantee this early, we usually will have pre-registration on Thursday night for those coming all three days (not a necessity but a convenience) and Friday programming begins around noon and ends at about 6 pm with autographs and Karaoke into the evening. Saturday we usually start about 9am and run until about 7 pm with autographs and the Saturday Party running until late evening. Sunday we usually start early and autographs, depending on guests, can run into the evening. We always suggest that if you don’t want to miss any autographs on Sunday that you plan on staying late or staying over in the hotel Sunday night. Once again, these times are totally tentative as we do not yet know the flights of the guests.

Hyatt Regency SFO
1333 Bayshore Hwy
Burlingame, CA 94010

Updated: December 13, 2017

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The Vampire Diaries earned a place in all of our hearts with its deep characters, dramatic stories and captivating romance. The show moved so many people that it had the rare accomplishment of producing a wonderful spin-off series, The Originals. Join us as we celebrate both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals at The Vampire Diaries Official Convention San Francisco!

The stars of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, off the screen and in person for three days full of excitement, music and fun! Meet your favorite actors and interact with them in ways you never thought possible. 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. You're only concern is having the time of your life alongside them!

 

Click here to view the FAQ and learn everything you need to know to have the best experience!

 

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Guests Celebrities

WE HAVE A WONDERFUL LINE-UP OF CELEBRITIES FROM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS for the enjoyment of our attendees!
Paul Wesley

JOSEPH MORGAN

Klaus Mikaelson

Appearing Sunday.

Ian Somerhalder

IAN SOMERHALDER

Damon Salvatore

Appearing Saturday

Paul Wesley

PAUL WESLEY

Stefan Salvatore

Appearing Saturday.

DANIEL GILLIES

DANIEL GILLIES

Elijah Mikaelson

Appearing Sunday

Matthew Davis

CLAIRE HOLT

Rebekah Mikaelson

Appearing Sunday.

Matthew Davis
MATTHEW DAVIS
Alaric Saltzman
Appearing Saturday.

MICHAEL MALARKEY
MICHAEL MALARKEY
Enzo of The Vampire Diaries
Appearing Saturday.

Nathaniel Buzolic
NATHANIEL BUZOLIC
Kol Mikaelson
Saturday and Sunday
Micah Parker
MICAH PARKER
Adrian of the Vampire Diaries
Micah will be hosting all 3 days, with a main appearance on Friday. Micah will also be taking photos and signing autographs all 3 days.

DAVID ALPAY
DAVID ALPAY
Atticus Shane of The Vampire Diaries
Appearing Friday and Saturday, David will also participate in The Karaoke Party and The Saturday Celebration Concert.

Chase Coleman
CHASE COLEMAN
Oliver of The Originals
Co-hosting Friday to Sunday, singing with our house band all weekend, plus at Karaoke and Concert.

Nathan Parsons
NATHAN PARSONS
Jackson Kenner
Nathan Parsons will be appearing on stage, signing autographs and taking photo ops with fans on FRIDAY.

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NO ALCOHOL RULE:
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 the Saturday night concert. 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. 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.

All guests are announced when contracted, and all convention contracts include clauses allowing actors to cancel if they get film and/or television work. In the rare case of a guest cancellation we always try to do our best to replace performers. We cannot, however, refund tickets for a convention admission based on a guest cancellation, beyond of course specific autograph and/or photo op tickets which are not included in packages.

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. More recently both Jensen and Jared's autographs have occurred starting around 6:30pm Sunday though there is no guarantee of that for this particular show.

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.

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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!

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.

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The Vampire Diaries Highlights Part 1

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Founder's Day Ball

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES/THE ORIGINALS CAST CELEBRATION CONCERT PARTY

Our Saturday night cast celebration concerts have proven to be a giant hit with audiences as they let us all see our guests LIVE and IN PERSON entertaining! The concert is complimentary for GOLD, SILVER and COPPER WEEKEND PATRONS and for all others, tickets are only $35.

The Saturday night celebration concert party at this event features our house band led by CHASE COLEMAN, plus celebrity guests including MICHAEL MALARKEY, DAVID ALPAY, and MICAH PARKER. All guest participants are totally tentative until show time.

Note: As mentioned in this description, this event is complimentary for Gold, Silver and Copper Weekend Patrons but as it is a concert the first rows will be removed for standing so held seats during the day do 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.

THE "SATURDAY NIGHT CELEBRATION CONCERT PARTY" TICKET IS NOT A DAYTIME CONVENTION TICKET. IT IS A TICKET TO THE "SATURDAY NIGHT CELEBRATION CONCERT PARTY" ONLY. You do not need a daytime convention ticket in order to attend the nighttime show. Just this nighttime show ticket.

 

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Gold Panel

SATURDAY WITH:
Paul Wesley Paul Wesley


SUNDAY WITH:
JOSEPH MORGAN Claire Holt Claire Holt

 

On Saturday join Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley for a special half hour panel only for Gold Weekend Patrons! Then on Sunday we have a second exclusive panel with Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, and Daniel Gillies just for our special Gold package holders. These panels are extra, more intimate events where the stars are able to connect, chat and take questions from their most dedicated fans.

 

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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 as well as appearing in a number of other series and films.

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OUR HOUSE BAND ON TOUR WITH US IN 2018 AT THE VAMPIRE DIARIES/THE ORIGINALS OFFICIAL CONVENTIONS: WITH FRONT MAN CHASE COLEMAN of THE ORIGINALS: APPEARING ALL THREE DAYS!

We love having having a hot live band on stage throughout the weekend to intro our guests and play interstitial music between events and judging by your emails you do too! Luckily we have, direct from The Originals, an awesome musician/lead singer Chase Coleman fronting his own house band MERCY MODE and also using members of our previous band popular SAMURAI FISH, ready to tour with us and joining us and also being the anchor of our Saturday Night Celebration! We think you are gonna love this, as music adds so much to the show and we have the best of both worlds with two great bands repped, and you never know who is gonna jump in front of the mike to join the band!

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Karaoke Party

A karaoke party like you've never seen! Have a bewitching moment on stage and sing your favorite songs with some of the stars of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals as YOUR backup singers! Admission is FREE! Hosted by Micah Parker.

Please note that this is a GENERAL ADMISSION EVENT, so you do not keep your same seats you had during the day.

Click here to view the FAQ and learn everything you need to know to have the best experience!

 

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Costume Parade

THE CREATION COSTUME PARADE

cosplay at creation eventsShow your creative talents, and impeccable taste in characters, by entering our famous Costume Contest! Held on SATURDAY, come dressed as any The Vampire Diaries or The Originals character and compete for the audience's applause to win great prizes! Who wouldn't want 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.

Click here to view the FAQ and learn everything you need to know to have the best experience!

 

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Merchandise Area

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES/THE ORIGINALS MERCHANDISE AREA

Our vendor area is overflowing with official Vampire Diaries and The Originals products to offer attendees! You can expect to find official photographs from the studio, t-shirts & apparel, jewelry, mugs & glassware, banners & posters, books & magazines, autographed items, and a lot more! Welcome to Vampire Diaries Collector Heaven!

Our vendor area is small compared to a massive “comic con” that covers many properties, and that's how we like it. 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 would like to be a vendor at the convention just follow the rules at: www.creationent.com/dealers.htm.

 

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Music Video Contest

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES & THE ORIGINALS FAN MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST

Are you a talented video editor? A walking encyclopedia of all the exciting moments from The Vampire Diaries 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 TVD/The Originals Official Convention 2018 shows!

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 Vampire Diaries and The Originals Conventions! 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:

• One The Vampire Diaries / The Originals 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.

• 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 The Vampire Diaries.

• 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
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES/THE ORIGINALS Music Video Contest/San Francisco 2018
217 South Kenwood St.
Glendale, CA 91205

Click here to view the FAQ and learn everything you need to know to have the best experience!

 

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Merchandise Area

TRIVIA CONTEST

On Friday, put your encyclopedic Vampire Diaries & The Originals knowledge to work in our famous Yes/No Trivia Competition!

Be the last fan standing on stage and you could win up to $1400! Start your re-watch now and be ready to win big!

Click here to view the FAQ and learn everything you need to know to have the best experience!

 

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Tickets

 

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Below you'll find all the ways to attend The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Official Convention in SAN FRANCISCO. 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!

 

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The Vampire Diaries Highlights Part 2

 

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Auctions

 

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THE VAMPIRE DIARIES SAN FRANCISCO

 

 

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 auctions site! Between 10 and 20 lucky fans get exclusive backstage access and a celebrity meet & greet. Imagine hanging out with the stars of the Vampire Diaries and The Originals!

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

WE ALSO HAVE LIVE NO MINIMUM BID AUCTIONS set for Saturday and Sunday at the convention: the chance to pick up some cool collectibles at great bargain prices!

 

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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.

 

 

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Gold Weekend Package

 

The GOLD WEEKEND PACKAGE is the ultimate way to attend the entire convention and see everything we offer! Here's what the Gold Weekend Package includes:

1) Reserved Seats:
Reserved seats of your choosing in the main theatre where all of the major guests appear and events happen! These seats are yours exclusively all three days, no fighting for a good seat or having to defend your domain!

2) In-person Autographs:
In-person autographs from amazing celebrity guests like JOSEPH MORGAN, IAN SOMERHALDER, PAUL WESLEY, DANIEL GILLIES, MICHAEL MALARKEY, MICAH PARKER, DAVID ALPAY and CHASE COLEMAN.Bought separately these in-person autographs would cost a very large percentage of the actual total price of the package so you can see why "Going Gold" is such an outstanding offer. Take advantage of this deal and grab and pick your actual seats today! AWESOME! Names of stars signing in this packages is tentative and subject to change.

3) First In Line For Autographs:
Be the first in line to get autographs from the stars included in the Gold package!

4) Preregistration:
Gold gives you priority preregistration before other guests so you can beat the rush, plus 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 can help make your weekend be as smooth as possible.

5) Collectible Badge Credentials & Special Wristband Access:
Special color-coded wristbands and collectible lanyard credentials only for Gold Package holders! The wristbands get you fast-tracked into the show without waiting at registration, and the badge credentials show off your Gold status to everyone else at the show. These keepsakes will make your friends jealous and remind you of your amazing time for the rest of your life.

6) Saturday Evening Celebrity Concert:
Your favorite celebrities in a night of performance like you've never seen before, and Gold gets you in! Tentatively participating are our house band Samurai Fish and celebrities including Michael Malarkey. Others will be announced soon.

7) Early Merchandise Area Access:
Our vendor area is overflowing with official Vampire Diaries and The Originals products to offer attendees! Plus, you get early access to the area during preregistration!

8) Two Gold Exclusive Panels:
Enjoy two Gold Exclusive half hour panels! Saturday's panel features Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, and on Sunday see Joseph, Claire, and Daniel on stage together for the first time ever on one of our tours! Both panels are more intimate events where the celebrities can interact more directly with you, the fans.

9) Karaoke Friday Night Party:
Hosted by a Micah Parker, sing and dance the night away with some of the stars of The Vampire Diaries & The Originals as your backup singers including Nathaniel Buzolic, Nathan Parsons and Chase Coleman! This is a General Admission event, so there won't be any seats to save, but the party is a blast!

10) Like your seats? Keep Them!:
Did you love your seats all weekend, or want to try and upgrade to even better seats for next year? You get early access to registering for the 2019 TVD show in San Francisco so you can do just that! (If applicable)

EARLY BIRD PRICING: GOLD WEEKEND TICKETS ARE PRICED AT: $549

FIRST ROW GOLD TICKETS ARE PRICED AT: $999

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Important information Additional ticket packages including:
     Silver Weekend Packages
     Copper Weekend Packages (where applicable)
     General Admission Weekend Packages
     Preferred Single-Day
     General Admission Single-Day

will be available as we get closer to the convention.

Please be on our FREE EMAIL LIST so you are advised of new ticket option launches! We will, to the best of our ability, send out an announcement each time a new ticket bracket becomes available. But checking the website frequently is recommended as well.

 

 

We know that many fans like to give gifts to our celebrity guests and we feel this is a lovely gesture. However, it's impossible to accommodate the large amounts of gifts and we do not have an adequate system to accept them at locations at so many different venues. Therefore, we are offering the following addresses for fans to send gifts to the celebrities:

Attn: Ian Somerhalder or Paul Wesley

c/o ICM Partners.
10250 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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.

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AUTOGRAPH TICKETS

Having the chance to get an in-person autograph from the stars of the Vampire Diaries & The Originals is incredibly rare, but 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 in order to redeem autograph tickets.

JOSEPH MORGAN  $100  (Sunday)  

IAN SOMERHALDER  $90  (Saturday)  

PAUL WESLEY $60 (Saturday) 

DANIEL GILLIES $60 (Saturday) 

MATT DAVIS $50 (Saturday)  

MICHAEL MALARKEY $50   (Saturday)  

CLAIRE HOLT $40 (Sunday)

NATHANIEL BUZOLIC $25 (Saturday AND Sunday)

MICAH PARKER $25 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) Micah will sign on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Friday he will sign on a complimentary basis for Gold Patrons as well as those with his autograph ticket. On Saturday and Sunday he will sign only for those with his autograph ticket.

CHASE COLEMAN $25 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) Please note that Chase will be signing on a complimentary basis for those that have his autograph included in his package (and for those with his autograph ticket) on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday he will be signing for those with his autograph ticket only

DAVID ALPAY $30 (Friday and Saturday) On Friday he will sign on a complimentary basis for Gold Patrons as well as those with his autograph ticket. On Saturday he will sign only for those with his autograph ticket. 

NEW! NATHAN PARSONS $35 (Friday)

  

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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. Due to security considerations and guest concerns we cannot facilitate the giving of gifts to guests at the photo op sessions.

YOUR ONE PHOTO OP TICKET CAN INCLUDE UP TO TWO FANS, AND YOU ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE UP TO FOUR FANS IN A PHOTO, HOWEVER TO DO THAT YOU WOULD NEED TO PURCHASE TWO TICKETS (TWO FANS TIMES TWO TICKETS = FOUR FANS). Because of logistics and timing and at the request of our guests and photographers we can not accommodate over FOUR fans in any one photo op.

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.

PHOTO OP RULE: No projectile toys are allowed for the safety of our patrons.

 

JOSEPH MORGAN  $159  (Sunday)  

IAN SOMERHALDER  $159  (Saturday)  

PAUL WESLEY $89 (Saturday) 

DANIEL GILLIES $65 (Sunday) 

MATT DAVIS $50 (Saturday)  

MICHAEL MALARKEY $60   (Saturday)  

CLAIRE HOLT $60 (Sunday)

NATHANIEL BUZOLIC $40 (Saturday AND Sunday) 

MICAH PARKER $40 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

CHASE COLEMAN $40 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

DAVID ALPAY $45 (Friday and Saturday)

NEW! NATHAN PARSONS $50 (Friday)

 

GROUP PHOTO-OPS:
Here's a rare chance to get your photo with more than one star at a time. All photo ops are limited to up to TWO fans in each photo op, including these duos. ENJOY!

Our famous "Sandwich Photo" Be the meat in an Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley sandwich! $239 (Saturday)

THE QUAD: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Matthew Davis and Michael Malarkey and YOU $359 (Saturday)

THE ORIGINALS STAR DUO: JOSEPH MORGAN and DANIEL GILLIES: $249 (Sunday)

NEW! “Always and Forever” Photo Op with Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt and Nate Buzolic and YOU. $329 (Sunday) Limited Availability

NEW! Crescent Wolf Pack Duo photo ops with Nathan Parsons and Chase Coleman $90 (Friday)

 

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Hotel

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Hyatt Regency SFO
1333 Bayshore Hwy
Burlingame, CA 94010

Book your stay at our beautiful partner hotel, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, and turn your convention trip into a full-fledged holiday. The hotel offers exclusive low rates for anyone attending the Official Vampire Diaries Convention.

Click here to view the FAQ and learn everything you need to know to have the best experience!

Hotel Rooms:
Flat Rate: $149.00 Single/Double/Double Double
Call 1-800-233-1234 or use the online link.

 

BOOK ONLINE

 

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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

WE FINALIZE SCHEDULING as WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT. generally convention ACTIVITIES START AT 10:00 a.m. and end at 7:00 p.m., but SOMETIMES AUTOGRAPHING RUNS INTO THE evening, SO PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY! A few of the major signings always starts later on Sundays, so it is recommended that you plan to stay late or stay overnight. THE FINAL SCHEDULE IS ALWAYS POSTED on THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE CONVENTION. This is DUE TO THE FLIGHT ITINERARIES AND SHOOTING SCHEDULES OF OUR CELEBRITY GUESTS.

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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 tickets 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 separate autograph or photo op ticket.

 

 

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE ORIGINALS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.  

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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.