The Lexicon Turns Four!!

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The date was March 6, 2006.  Very few people had heard of Twilight at the time.  In fact, fanfiction.net  only had about 35 stories posted under the Twilight heading.  When you looked up the name Stephenie Meyer it was probably spelled with an “a” and if you said the name to someone they most likely replied, “Who?”  The number of Twilight related websites on the Internet could be counted on two hands.  There was no Twitter.  There was no Facebook.  There was just the hope of someone finding your web address.  And so it was with little expectation that the Twilight Lexicon went live.

When we opened the site we honestly thought that maybe 100 people would ever visit us.  We celebrated and cheered when the hit counter reached 500.  We were amazed when people actually recognized us at book signings.  And we never ever thought that we’d end up on a convention stage telling our stories or going on set visits or even on the red carpet.  We have always been a couple of fans of a really fun series who feel so fortunate that we have been able to ride this wild ride.

In honor of our birthday, we – Pel and Alphie (Laura and Lori) – have gone and done something that we haven’t done since before Eclipse was published: we have recorded a podcast!  If you were around “back in the day” you might remember that we called them Forkscasts.  We stopped doing them because, frankly, other people were doing it better than us!  But we figured we’d record one for this occasion and fill it full of stories of things we’ve done over the last few years.  Hopefully you will all be entertained and laugh along with us as we prove just how silly we can be.

Now, a birthday wouldn’t be a birthday without gifts!  As a thank you to our readers who have kept us on-line and come back every day for their daily Twilight fix, we will be giving away special prizes every Wednesday for the rest of this month.  We promise you that these are prizes that you will want!  All you have to do to win the prizes is answer the trivia questions that we will post on the next few Wednesdays.  All the trivia questions will come from the stories we tell in the birthday podcast, so even if you haven’t been around since the beginning, you can still have a chance to win.  Keep checking back for more info on how to enter.  And watch our facebook and twitter pages because we might give away a few things over there, too!

But for now, leave a post to this entry about how you found the Lexicon or your first memory of visiting the site.  And if you know what we mean when we say “red leaves” then let us know!  No prize this time, but we’re just curious if anyone remembers them.  They were sorta pretty!

Again, many thanks to all of you for visiting us!  Here’s to another great year!

Comments

  1. The Lexicon is the only place I come for Twilight news I have been coming here since August 2008 and couldn’t be happier

  2. Happy 4th Birthday!! I finished reading Twilight in November 2005 and for months there was no other twilight site other than Stephenie Meyer’s site that was really reliable. Then one day I was on her site to see if there was any news about the second book when I came across the link for your site. I visited weekly until eclipse was anounced and then daily when the movie was starting to get cast and now I visit about twice a day. I recommend it to all my friends even the ones who haven’t read the books just so they can learn more about the twilight universe.

  3. Happy Birthday–thanks for all you do. I originally bought the first book for my husband because it was about vampires. It wasn’t long though before I read and took over the books. I found you on Stephenie’s website and have checked at least once a day ever since. I look at other sites occasionally, but you’re the one I count on. Thanks!! I hope we are still celebrating in 4 more years :)

  4. such a tween says:

    Happy Birthday! I found you by visiting Stephenie’s website, where I clicked on the link for Twilight Moms. Over there I read a blog that mentioned that your site had a fantastic timeline for the series. It was awesome! (and just what I was looking for) Then I got into reading the chapter summaries and personal correspondence from Stephenie. Back then there wasn’t much news, so I didn’t even know you were supposed to be a news blog. I was just there for the info, appropriately provided by a website calling itself the Lexicon. I’ve been loyal ever since. I have noticed a decline over on ramblingsandthoughts.com, though. Sigh!

  5. The wayback machine’s archive of the Twilight Lexicon site on Apr 22, 2006 (purple):

    http://web.archive.org/web/20060422000722/http://www.twilightlexicon.com/

  6. Lorraine says:

    Haapy 4th b’day, Lexicon!!! I love this site!! I just wish I could remember when and where I first discovered it. I have been checking you guys out since I first read twilight. I visit here daily. Thanks so much for keeping us all informed so well :)
    Oh, and what are the pretty red leaves?

  7. ihearttwilightlexicon says:

    i adore you!!!

  8. Aunt Judy says:

    Lori and Laura,
    We have just finished listening to the podcast and enjoyed it. We wish you a happy birthday and hope you will get to celebrate many more with the lexicon.
    Love,
    Aunt Judy and Uncle Darrel :)

  9. JenLily4 says:

    Happy birthday! I got hooked on twilight just after the first DVD came out, and I wish I had found it much sooner! from then on I was obssessed, and the Lexicon helps me keep up to date with the fandom when i’m busy. Like many others, I found you through stephenie’s website, and now I wouldn’t dare use another site :) thank you!

  10. Victoria says:

    Aww I missed the birthday! Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWILIGHT LEXICON!! I remember finding this site almost 2 years ago. When I became really obsessed with Twilight, I began looking for fansites to read and be a part of. And then I found this wonderful site. You girls had the latest news and always had the most latest info, so I started following. I loved that you talked to Stephenie and asked her questions about the books. I enjoyed that and everything else on this site!

  11. switzy4ever14 says:

    First of all, a very happy birthday to you guys.

    Ok so how I started coming here:

    I read about the site in Stephenie’s acknowledgements and on her website. I visited her website every day but I craved something more up-to-the minute so I started checking some stuff out. I came here several times but was always going to the wrong things, and I thought it was one of those exclusive, you have to be a member to be here kind of thing. Finally on some obscure website I saw a TLex interview with Taylor Lautner from the filming of Twilight (does anyone remember that?) and I got interested again. I reached the home page and was immediately hooked. For me, it will be a year in May for visiting the Lex. I love this site so much that I often go to page 8, 9, 10 etc to read what I have missed because I have an incredibly busy life. I was a reader of the series before the hype, and here I find a family of people who love the series, don’t want to stalk the actors, and know what they’re talking about. Thank you for giving me such a gift. I love you guys.

    <3 SWITZY LOVE <3

  12. I’m not going to fill your inbox with begs and pleas to do more podcasts, BUT I will say that I LOVE this podcast. I felt like I was on a phone call with you guys. I think I might have even joined in the convo a few times, only to realize that I was talking to myself. Not unusual. I loved Lori’s rant about Aro! I adore Aro (as well as the rest of the Volturi). When I saw what Chris Weitz had done with the Volturi in NM, while I was watching the movie for the first time, I squeeled (like school girl *squeel*) with delight. I had this huge smile that I could not wipe off of my face. It was like all of the scenes from my imaginations had been transfered to the big screen. Love you guys! Happy Birthday!

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