Kerri talks Austenland, kids and Star Wars legos!
Here are some more Austenland trailers. We will have our movie review up on Monday night. We are also doing a Q & A with the acotrs, the director, and Stephenie Meyer on Monday.
Those of you who have gone to Stephenie Meyer Day over the years, know that each year they add something new. This year, Forever in Forks (the same people who brought you the amazing Breaking Dawn 2 party at least year’s premiere in Los Angeles) have some super guests lined up. Proceeds are going to charity. We personally know the organizer, Sharon, and we can attest to the quality of the events that she has done in the past. They sent over the following press release
In addition to vampires, werewolves, and TWILIGHT fans from all over the world, Stephenie Meyer Day 2013 will now be hosting an acoustic concert at the Forever in Forks party, featuring TWILIGHT soundtrack artists Cider Sky and Iko, as well as actress Tinsel Korey, who plays Emily Young in the saga. The 2013 Forever in Forks party will take place during Stephenie Meyer Day weekend, which runs Sept. 12-15.
“The music in the TWILIGHT films played an enormous part in bringing the saga to life, and we’re thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to hear Cider Sky and Iko perform their hits live,” said Sharon Lottes, founder and event planner of Forever in Forks. “And Tinsel Korey is a talented musician in addition to her wonderful portrayal of Emily Young – so we’re proud to offer fans a further look at her musical endeavors.”
The Forever in Forks party is being held at The Elks Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. – midnight. The party will also feature a buffet dinner catered by Self Catering of Forks; an open bar; free photo booths; and a silent auction and raffle of signed TWILIGHT merchandise. While Forever in Forks can’t confirm the attendance of additional celebrity guests at this time, the Olympic Coven, a group of TWILIGHT lookalikes, will be on hand for photo opportunities and to interact with guests.
“As an event, Stephenie Meyer Day grows in size and scope every year, and we love to be able to offer fans new and unique experiences,” said Staci Chastain, organizer of Stephenie Meyer Day 2013. “A party like the one Forever in Forks is offering has never been done before at our event – and it’s even better that it’s all benefiting a great cause.”
All proceeds from the Forever in Forks party will benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer, a charitable program established by media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders who have been affected by cancer. For $200, fans gain access to all of the Forever in Forks events during Stephenie Meyer Day weekend, which includes a catered welcome breakfast at Tillicum Park and picnic at First Beach on Friday; viewings of BREAKING DAWN: PART I and II on Saturday morning; entrance to the Forever in Forks party on Saturday evening; and a catered farewell breakfast at Tillicum Park on Sunday. For $125, fans can purchase a ticket solely to the Forever in Forks party. To purchase tickets or learn more about the packages and events, please visit http://www.foreverinforks.com/
ABOUT FOREVER IN FORKS
Forever in Forks is an annual gathering for TWILIGHT fans to come together in support of a good cause. Each year, a Forever party is held in a TWILIGHT-related city, with proceeds going toward a chosen charity. In 2012, Forever in Forks raised $2,500 in Los Angeles for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. To learn more about Forever in Forks, please visit http://www.foreverinforks.com/
You can find out about other Stephenie Meyer Day events on http://stepheniemeyerday.com/ When you hover over the image the navigation choices load. It took us a minute to figure it out.
Hypable is at it again with another round of battleships! Twilight fans have until noon tomorrow to vote for Edward and Bella to win this round against Alanna and George from Song of the Lioness Quartet. If Bella and Edward win, they will go up against Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. However, Bella and Edward are currently losing by a very wide margin. Vote now so they can continue in the battle!
Click here to vote for Bella and Edward!
If you are eligible, vote for Twilight at the annual Teen Choice Awards
Austenland, the first film from Stephenie Meyer’s production company, debuts in August in New York and Los Angeles. However there are some early screenings elsewhere. In Salt lake City there is a fundraiser for the Salt Lake City Film Society ( a group that is dedicated to preserving films by transferring them to digital format) on August 6th that includes a screening of the film along with a rather swanky, high tea. Tickets for the tea are $100 and $200. For information and tickets, seewww.eventbee.com/event?eid=133006875
Additionally, there is a screening that is women only on August 6th that is not tied to the tea and is free on a first come first serve basis. According to the SLFS website
Come see the Sundance hit film, Austenland, directed by Jerusha Hess and based on the novel by Shannon Hale, before it hits theaters anywhere else! Jane Austen fans and cinephiles alike will be treated to a lush red carpet event at the Broadway Centre Cinemas followed by a free screening of the film, Q&A and book signing with Shannon Hale. Fans are also encouraged to pick up a copy of the novel that will be for sale at the Broadway before the event, provided by our local sponsor and Salt Lake staple Weller Book Works, although we do ask out of respect for our sponsor that patrons do not bring previously purchased novels to be signed. This screening is for women only and is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so make sure to get there early and reserve your place! – See more at: http://saltlakefilmsociety.org/category/austenland-events-hq/#sthash.Uffq0fEP.dpuf
Also Shannon Hale, for those of you in the Salt Lake area, is doing a bit of an Austenland treasure hunt via her blog. Here are the rules
July 29-August 2, we’ll hide one item per day in various locations throughout the Salt Lake Valley. I’ll post photographic clues to these items’ whereabouts every midnight here on my blog, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as on the movie’s official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Use these clues to find the treasures.
Hunt during business hours–once you figure out the location, the first one there to ask for the treasure will win it. Make sure to post a picture of you with the item once you find it, and give us a link in the comments or tag it #AustenlandMovie on twitter. Good luck and tallyho!
Today’s item is an Austenland looking garden bench. Which going on the clues would seem to be near a Starbucks.
We knew it HAD to be coming, right? Every big franchise eventually releases a huge box set containing all the films and some special behind the scenes footage. Producer Wyck Godfrey talked about the potential box set with Collider while he was at Comic Con last week. Godfrey said that the release date isn’t set yet, but assured fans that there is plenty of unreleased footage to add to an ultimate box set.
Watch the full interview below or read the write up at Collider. The start of the interview pertains to The Maze Runner and The Fault in Our Stars. The questions about Twilight begin around 7:29.
Leave us a comment and tell us what you would most like to see on an ultimate box set!
The Austenland website is now open. If you click on the enter site link you get a whole series of oprions about the film. Other areas still seem to be under construction,
The Hollywood Reporter did a recent article that Austenland is only being marketed to women, but guys are welcome to see the film. Early reviews had women loving the movie and guys hating it.
Stephenie Meyer stated
This film is very uniquely female,” she explains. “There can’t be many movies in the marketplace that are based on a novel by a woman, scripted by women, produced by women, directed by a woman and starring a woman. There are beginning to be more female-centric, female-created movies in the marketplace, but they’re still vastly the minority.”
Bill Condon’s first movie post Breaking Dawn that deals with the Wikileaks scandal just debuted its trailer. The movie is called The Fifth Estate and it stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Stanley Tucci, Dan Stevens, Laura Linney, David Thewlis among others.
Bill Condon said to EW
The movie presents him neither as hero or villain. We just try to present who he is and let you make up your mind,” Condon says. “I think, in fact, he’s neither.”
Condon also said his film never got any government pressure or interference – a surprise given how much effort from the CIA and Pentagon put into understanding what kind of story Zero Dark Thirty planned to tell about the takedown of Osama Bin Laden.
“If you look at movies where that might have happened, they are movies that need something from the government, and that isn’t anything we did,” Condon says. “We had a few sources that worked in the State Department, but we weren’t asking for any special access, so there was no reason to engage them.”
Check out the trailer on EW.
Twilight isn’t at Comic Con this year, but Laura is covering other fandoms for Hypable.com. Today she actually found some campers, no idea what fandom though.
— Laura ByrneCristiano (@LauraByrneCrist) July 17, 2013