The Stephenie Meyer produced Austenland (based on the novel of the same name by Shannon Hale) just posted its trailer. The film opens in NY and Los Angeles in limited release on August 16 and the rest of teh country to follow. The film is the first produced by Stephenie Meyer’s production company Fickle Fish Films and was shot in the UK in July 2011.
Check out this video from USA Today that describes the high-tech look of the Seekers’ vehicles: cars, motorcycles, and helicopters
USA TODAY Video (sorry, we couldn’t embed it here.)
The Host is on DVD later this week!
The book with a new movie cover is currently up over on Amazon.com
Stephenie Meyer’s company has also optioned the sequel Midnight in Austenland.
The official website is up, but is still under construction with a number of cool features in the works.
From day one, Mike Welch has been one of the most supportive and gracious actors associated with the Twilight Saga movies. Please help him out if you can.
Anyone who has ever met Mike at a convention or at the red carpet can attest to his sincerity and generosity with fans.
I just launched a new campaign with Thirst Project for the month of July and I would love your help.
For those of you who don’t know, Thirst Project (thirstproject.org) is a non-profit that builds clean water wells in developing countries. I’ve been working with them for about 4 years. They’ve reached nearly half a million high school and college students around the US on their annual school tour, raised millions of dollars, and have gotten clean water to hundreds of thousands of people in 11 different countries in Asia, Africa, and South America. They are the world’s largest youth-oriented clean water charity.
For the month of July, I’m trying to raise the funds to build a well in Swaziland, a small nation just north of South Africa. This well will cost $12,000 and get clean water to 500 people in desperate need. All I’m asking people to give is 10 bucks. That’s it. I would’ve made it 5 but the website I’m working through has a minimum of 10. Feel free to give whatever you like, but I’m trying to prove that small actions, cumulatively, can make the world a better place. 10 bucks is all we need and we got this in the bag!
The Host releases on DVD on July 9, 2013. You can win a free DVD over at the HDR room. Also check out these a bonus clip and 3 scenes that we were just sent over.
Now that the Twilight Saga has pretty much come to an end, the fandom is left with one big questions: what do we do now?
Over the next few weeks we will take a look at what you in the fandom are doing with your life after Twilight. We will take polls on various topics and are always open to your comments and suggestions. Our first poll had to do with how often the fans still read the books. We found that fans are still reading the book frequently. Now we want to check out the films. How often are fans watching the various films in the saga. Take our poll and leave a comment below about which film you watch most frequently and why.
We’ve had some questions come in about the difference between Stephenie Meyer Day and Forever in Forks and figured we should just post it here in the open to avoid further questions. Stephenie Meyer Day as well as Forever in Forks will be held in Forks, WA Sept. 12 – 15, 2013. The two events are separate and each have their own schedule of things to do while in Forks. They are working together on some aspects, such as a fund raising event for Stand Up To Cancer. They have different events going on each day including a prom, a birthday celebration for Bella, a costume contest, movie showings, and a scavenger hunt. Forever In Forks is offering two ticket packages right now for their events, but space is limited. Stephenie Meyer Day requires tickets to certain events but not for everything. Each guest is responsible for their own travel and lodging. Hotels are sometimes hard to come by at these events, so if you want to go, start looking now! Forever in Forks does have a “find a rommie” option if you are hoping to cut down on your cost.
Visit Forever in Forks for all of their details or…
Visit StephenieMeyerDay.com for all of their details.
We were given the heads up that BuzzFeed has a current tongue in cheek post about dating vampires. (Warning, there is some bad language on the BuzzFeed post) They say that dating just about any other supernatural creature would be better than dating a vampire, and they give a list of reasons. Such as:
Swamp thing absorbs sunlight rather than catching on fire and dying immediately.
Or doing this.
So do you agree? Lets hear it! Why would a vampire make a good boyfriend/girlfriend? Or why WOULDN’T a vampire make a good boyfriend/girlfriend? Which supernatural creature would be better to date and why?
Over the next few weeks we will take a look at what you in the fandom are doing with your life after Twilight. We will take polls on various topics and are always open to your comments and suggestions. We will cover the films, the actors, and the fans in general. This week we will focus on the books. We want to know how often , if ever, you still pick up your books and read them. Take our poll and then leave us a comment on why you selected your answer.