This story is sort of one of those six degrees of separation type of things. rather than have me explain it, I think it’s best left in Seraphyn’s own words.
So, I’m helping out the Borders in Tallahasee with their Breaking Dawn pre-release events, one of which is a series of book discussions. Today we held the first one and had a great turnout! There was even a very vocal and wonderful Twilight guy! About halfway through the discussion, I was very surprised to see another guy join us. He picked up a copy of Twilight, pulled up a chair, and listened very attentively. We continued going through the book chapter by chapter and I eventually brought up the movie and the similarities and differences there were going to be between the two when the latecomer finally spoke up.
"My little brother is playing Laurent in that," he commented.
After a moment of stunned silence, there was a whole lot of screeching. 😀
This guy who just happened to be in the right store on the right day at the right time and just happened to overhear our discussion group was Edi Gathegi’s older brother. He was incredibly nice and very interested in the whole Twilight phenomenon. He wanted to know what we thought of the book and was fascinated by the groups obsession with the stories. He has yet to read any of the books, but he said he’s heard nothing but good things from Edi about both the series and the movie. He was also kind enough to let us take a picture with him! I don’t think the poor guy knew what he was getting into when he told us who he was!
Just goes to show that you never know what might happen! And, if anyone is interested in participating in next week’s New Moon discussion, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details! No promises of random famous people, though. 😉