Below is an excerpt of a fan report from the Birmingham Eternal Twilight Convention:
Around 650 people headed for the Fifth Eternal Twilight Convention – paying up to £895 to spend time with their vampire idols.
The Stephenie Mayer books have been turned into three blockbuster Hollywood movies propelling the cast, including Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, into household names.
Yesterday some of the movie’s other stars met their dedicated fans at The Hilton Metropole, at Birmingham NEC.
They included Michael Welch, aka Mike Newton, Daniel Cudmore, who plays Vampire Felix and Jodelle Ferland – ‘newblood’ Bree Tanner.
And followers had come from far and wide to meet their heroes, who mingled with them on Friday night.
Twilight lover Erika Einhaus, 39, had travelled to the convention from Virginia, America. She said: “I’m addicted to Twilight, so when I found out they were here, I had to come. I love them all. Last night we were dancing with Michael Welch!’’