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Meet Zendaya Coleman 11/26/11 in Houston at Autorama Car Show

Fans can meet Zendaya Coleman who plays Rocky on Disney Channel’s Shake it up at the Autorama Car Show in Houston Texas, Saturday, November 26, 2011

http://www.autorama.com/shows/attend/houston-2011

Tix are $18 for adults and $4.99 for kids 6-12 kids under 5 are free.

She will be meeting fans from 12-3 and then from 6-8.

Hope this helps some of meet Rocky from Shake it Up !

Check out her music on ITunes too
Swag it Out
Dig Down Deeper
And Watch Me with Bella Thorne

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Dream Magazine Winter Party

Dreamagazine, an online and print magazine promoting young celebrities, will host a winter party on December 5, 2011. The party will start at 6pm and be in North Hollywood.
Many of today’s coolest, young stars have been invited and confirmations are coming in everyday.

So far confirmed celebs are:
Kenton Duty
Caroline Sunshine
Tiffany Espensen
Rowan Blanchard
Noah Cyrus
Frankie Jonas
Booboo Stewart
Olivia Holt

Past Dream parties have had excellent music, free food and drinks from sponsors and awesome raffle prizes! I’m sure this one will have the same!

Profits from this party are being donated to Beyond Shelter, a organization that helps provide shelter, food and other resources to families in need.

Tickets are limited and available at

http://www.dreamwinterevent.eventbrite.com/

Gen Ad $25

VIP $40 Includes gift bag worth up to $200

Bring your camera, cash for raffle tickets and a new toy, CD or DVD to donate to families in need!

If you see me there say “hi”

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Meet Davis Cleveland this Saturday 11/26/11

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Davis Cleveland who is best known for playing Flynn on Disney Channel’s Shake it Up is meeting fans Saturday at Katy Mills Mall near Houston, Texas from 1-3 pm
The address is 5000 Katy Mills Circle

Davis is from nearby Sugarland, Texas and is home for the holidays!

Stop by for a picture and get an autograph from this talented, sweet 9 year old! You’ll be seeing a lot of this guy in the coming years!

Also Follow Davis on Twitter @DavisCleveland and help him help out his followers with cystic Fibrosis. Davis has a big heart and wants to help find a cure for this disease. He’s made friends with Maci Drewry who has CF and also from Texas. He has raised money for CF charities and gone on walks to help raise money and awareness.

What a great guy! Go meet him if you can tomorrow.

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102.7 KIISFM Wango Tango 2011

Joe JonasJoe Jonas posing for photos!!Bella Thorne arriving at Wango TangoKei$ha atWango TangoMax AdlerMark Ballas
Sammi HanrattyWe found the VIP partyAdam HicksHarry ShumRomeo MillerAdam Hicks
Lucy Hale102.7 KIISFMSharni Vinson and Elizabeth MathisSasha Jackson Elizabeth Mathis and Sharni VinsonNew BoyzAdam Hicks
Samantha BoscarinoChase JordanWango Tango dog tag!!Wango Tango 2011

102.7 KIISFM Wango Tango 2011, a set on Flickr.

On May 14th 102.7 KIISFM had their annual event called Wango Tango! The line up was pretty awesome: JLO w/ Pitbull, Cody Simpson, Selena Gomez, New Boyz Far East Movement, Matt Morrison, New Boyz lots of others!!
They had a Village that opened at 12 with booths, food, performances, and autograph signing. We found the VIP entrance and hung out with friends
We met :
Max Adler
Harry Shum
Sammi Hanratty
Romeo
Mark Ballas
Adam Hicks
Samantha Boscarino
Sharni Vinson
Elizabeth Mathis
Sasha Jackson
Chase Jordan
I saw:
Blake Michael
David and Lorenzo Henrie
Ryan Newman
Bridget Mendler
Bella Thorne

The performances were amazing!!
I had a LOT of fun seeing my Twitter friends and making new ones!!

I posted pics and videos so you can see how cool some celebs are Romeo, Lucy Hale, Joe Jonas, Harry Shum and Max Adler were very kind to pose for pics with many fans!
We will definitely be back next year!

Meeting Stars at Meet and Greets and CD/Book Signings

 

 

Meet and Greets and CD/Book/DVD signings are another way to meet stars. Many stars want to promote their careers, books, DVD’s or CDs and work with their publicist, managers, and the companies that are involved with the products work together to plan an event. We’ve attended many and they vary greatly. Some are very organized with ruled posted and requirements spelled  out clearly.

Typically, there are 3 types of meet and greets: The first is when a new DVD, CD or book is out and the artist is signing and promoting it! The second is when a star is just meeting fans as part of something like a radio, mall, grand opening event. The third is a meet and greet before of after a concert.

CD, DVD, Book Signing

Sometimes, as with Justin Bieber’s first CD, My World and his recently written book a purchase is required days before from the  same store sponsoring the event, a wristband is issued and then people return days later for the actual event. Most times however, you just show up and wait. Often the waits can be very long! We’ve waited 6-7 hours to meet Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. An important note is that pictures are not guaranteed at a signing. Even if you ask ahead and you are told yuo can take pictures, this can change at any time. All that is really guaranteed is the autograph! The artist is pressured by his/her management to see as many people as possible in order to promote the product. Sadly, fans have waited hours sometimes even camped out and then are only able to spend mere seconds with the star.

My tips for CD, DVD and Book Signings:

1. Get there early. Call the venue, book store, mall, etc ad ask how early you’ll be allowed to line up. Then get there earlier!

2. Plan ahead.

a. Bring cards games, magazines, activities we make a poster while we wait.

b.Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on,

c. Bring water and snacks, etc.

3. Be prepared!

a. have fresh or fully charged batteries

b. if you have a gift, have it ready to go

c. decide ( if pics are allowed) if you will take individual pics or a group ne.

d. If there is something you always wanted to say, Keep it in your mind
I have seen so many people get “starstruck” and forget the one rthing they waited hours to say!

*If they say no pics have a Designated Picture Taker who finds a spot to take the pic NOT AT THE TABLE  You’ll be told to put your camera away as you approach the table. That’s how the above pic with Demi was taken.

Basic Meet and Greets


The second type of meet and Greet is often sponsored by a mall, a store , or a radio station. In LA, Radio Disney has sponsored quite a few. The Disney Store has has grand openings and M&G’s were included. There are a bit less stressful. Many of the above tips apply. Most times fans can take pics and get autographs. Plan ahead and have one thing you really want autographed as there is often a one autograph per person limit!


Meet and Greets at Concerts


Often when a celebrity has a concert one option is to pay extra for a meet and greet. The Jonas Brothers charged $250 per person at their last concert! Bands like Allstar Weekend has them for free often and Honor Society has them as a bonus for a merchandise purchase. Again the tips above apply. When you are paying for them, the stars often spend a bit more time with each guest. Management and the celebs make sure that fans like their picture and have autographs. Sometimes, as with Selena Gomez’ last concert at the Roxy, pics are taken by a professional and the are available on line the next day!

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Meet Stars at Charity Events

Another great way to meet celebrities is at charity events! Many stars support certain charities and are even ambassadors for them. Selena Gomez represents Unicef. Doug Brochu works with Habitat for Humanity. Many celebrities support different charities.

There are different types of events you can attend:

1. A carnival/festival.

We recently attended Kids Helping Children. The event took place at the Anaheim Hilton and had activities like face painting and bounce houses. Many stars were on hand to meet, take pics with fans and sign autographs! We met Malese Jow, Chelsea Staub, Joey King, Caroline Sunshine, Shane Harper, Brandon T. Russell, Savvy and Mandy and others.

2. A run 5k 10k etc.

For these events, you need to sign up in advance, pay a fee, and raise money. You can sign up the same day but expect crowds and long lines. We met Jane Lynch and Dakota Fanning at 5ks.

3 Project Based

Sometimes a charity event isn’t raising money but asking for you to come and volunteer. We recently attended a Habitat for Humanity event where we walked to a site, planted plants and put up a few pre-made walls. When we walked back to the original place, food was served and performers entertained us! We met Bristol Palin, Mark Ballis, Doug Brochu, and Joey King at the Habitat for Humanity event. We also packed food for poor people in Haiti. We were in charge of green beans and helped put the boxes together on an assembly line. This was the first time we met Sasha Pieterse, Erin Sanders and Ryan Newman.

4. Concert/ Performance

Sometimes a charity will put together a whole concert or show and charge money for tickets. These events may not include a meet and greet so check before you pay. This is how we met Ariana Grande the first time! She and other performers from Broadway put on a show at the
Music Box in Hollywood!

There are other types of charity events as well. Ariana Grande and Joey King both worked as waitresses at Chili’s to raise money for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. We’ve gone to fashion shows as well.

Charity events are great way to meet stars! Some events are very expensive and sometimes meet and greets are only included in VIP packages. These can go as high as thousands of dollars! Other events such as the service project ones are free. Just remember nothing is guaranteed. Check out the websites ahead. They usually state policies. If you plan ahead you can email or use Twitter if you have questions about an event!

What’s nice about meeting celebs this way is you are also helping out people or animals who are less fortunate!

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Meet stars at Movie Premieres

Prior to most movies being released there is a Premiere. If you are luckey enough to live in a big city like Los Angeles, New York or London, you can show show up and watch the stars walk the red carpet in person.When you attend a premiere as a fan you aren’t going to be able to see the movie unless you have won a contest, have an invitation, or get very lucky! Also you aren’t likely to see the actual stars of the movie. They usually are driven straight the red carpet and are quite busy doing interviews and taking pictures for the press. You may however, see the invited guests of the movie company. For example, when Disney has a premiere they usually send invitations to the PR people of all Disney and ABC stars. Seeing stars this way has certain pros and cons however.

The pros are: The events are free, you will see more that one star, the events are very exciting with reporters, other fans and paparazzi! The cons are : Nothing is guaranteed (as with all free events), the major stars are very hard to meet, you don’t know who will be there ,unless they’ve Tweeted about it, and the events are very crowded!

Having gone to a few premieres in Hollywood, this is my advice:

1. Know the logistics of where the premiere is going to be. Most theaters establish a pattern for traffic, where the red carpet will be, where the reporters will be and where the viewing area will be. Once you know this, you’ll be able to maximize your chances of actually meeting people.

2. Arrive early. If stars do come to the fan viewing area, they are going to be able to interact with the fans that are right at the barricades.

3. Have a camera with fresh batteries and Sharpies and an autograph book. Use a durable bag/backpack and always have these things on hand!

4. If you see stars, call them by their real name..not their character’s name. Let them know how much you enjoy their work but keep it short and sweet.. so they can see other fans as well.. We often say. “Hi_____, we love you on _________ . Can we get a quick pic?” “You’re awesome!” or” “You’re so funny” and “Thanks so much for the ____”

5. Sometimes, we’ve hung around for the premiere to be over and catch the celebs on their way back to the cars.. Remember, the major stars will likely be picked up by cars and taken to an after party. You may get very lucky and the after party is walking distance from the theater. This happened to us 3 times. We were able to get nice pics after Secretariat You Again and Tangled! and It’s even more important to keep it quick and say, “Sorry to bother you but….could I get a quick pic” “Did you like the movie?” Thanks so much!!

*ETIQUETTE TIP 1: It is really bad etiquette to ask a celeb who is a parent with his/her  child/children for a picture or autograph if they are alone with their children. If it is clear that the other parent or a caregiver is attending to the children and the celeb is making eye contact and smiling with fans than by all means ask for a pic or autograph!

*ETIQUETTE TIP 2: If you see a celeb before or after the premiere and they are shopping or eating nearby or going back to their car, approach them quietly and resist the urge to shout their name and run towards them.. most celebs enjoy their quiet time when they aren’t “on duty” They love their fans and usually don’t mind a quick pic but if you bring a lot of attention to a celeb it can be uncomfortable and sometimes a security issue.. this happened to us with Ashley Greene at the Jonas Brothers concert and with Matthew Finley at the Road Dogs Game! Not that we shouted out their names, of course, but both needed security to escort them away when the crowds got rowdy!

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