ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S EW.COM TO STREAM STEPHENIE MEYER’S “BREAKING DAWN” CONCERT SERIES ON AUGUST 1 AND 7 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH iCLIPS.NET
Special Event to Include Author Q&A, Autograph Session and A Musical Performance by Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October
Fans Will Have the Opportunity to Text in Questions for Meyer’s Q&A Sessions
NEW YORK (July 30, 2008) — Stephenie Meyer fans who are unable to attend the beloved author’s sold-out four-city Breaking Dawn Concert Series tour will be able to enjoy the events from the comfort of their own home via Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com. EW.com will host two live webcasts of the special concert series being held in celebration of the release of Meyer’s highly anticipated novel, Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final installment of the internationally bestselling Twilight Saga. The Breaking Dawn Concert Series will include a Q&A and autograph session as well as a special musical performance by one of Meyer’s inspirations, Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October. This special concert series will kick off at the Nokia Theatre on August 1 in New York City and continue onto Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. EW.com will live stream the August 1 New York event at 7:00 p.m EDT and the August 7 Los Angeles event at Royce Hall at 8:00pm PDT. iClips.net is providing the content, and producing the live video for these events via the iClips.net live streaming video platform.
"I am thrilled that my fans from all over the world will be able to be part of the Breaking Dawn Concert Series" says Stephenie Meyer. "Having these events broadcast online lets everybody experience these special events."
"EW.com users are obsessed with Stephenie Meyer, and we’re happy to feed the addiction," says Cyndi Stivers, managing editor of EW.com. "We’re delighted that Stephenie is allowing us to provide the front-row seat for these concerts."
"iClips.net could not be any more excited about producing the live video for these events and streaming them live to the world with such a great partner like EW.com." Said Nate Parienti, Co-Founder of iClips. "We strive for a diversity of content in what we offer through the iClips Network and we are certainly ecstatic about being a part of the Stephenie Meyer/Twilight phenomenon!”
As part of the Breaking Dawn Concert Series, fans will be able to text in their questions for Meyer courtesy of Waterfall Mobile, a select few of which Meyer will answer during the live broadcast of her Los Angeles event. Text BDAWN to 67463 for more details. The event will also feature special musical guest Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October, who will perform several songs during the concert, including those that have appeared on Meyer’s playlists: Sound of Pulling Heaven Down and Hate Me from New Moon, and Overweight from Eclipse. Meyer has said that Furstenfeld’s music has played a major role in her writing and has even inspired scenes in the Twilight Saga.
In less than three years, Meyer has become a publishing phenomenon with more than 10 million copies of the Twilight Saga in-print in the U.S. Fan anticipation is reaching a feverish high with the film adaptation of Meyer’s first book in the series, Twilight, scheduled to be released in December 2008. The stars of Twilight, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, were recently featured in character on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Meyer’s fourth and final installment in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, will be released at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2008.