Stephenie Meyer Day is a celebration of all things Twilight and a way to say ‘thank you’ to Stephenie Meyer for her amazing contribution to literature! Her stories introduced us to a world we never knew existed. Hidden away in the beautiful Olympic Peninsula is the small town of Forks, Washington, shrouded in an almost constant cover of clouds. It is here that we will gather from September 12-15to celebrate our love of Twilight, the fandom we’ve grown to love, and the friends we’ve met along the way.
Stephenie Meyer Day and the Olympic Coven would like to ask you to join us in saying ‘thank you’ to the incomparable Stephenie Meyer. Write a letter, draw a picture, print out your pictures from Twilight events, etc. to show your appreciation. Submissions must be on a standard sheet of paper (8 ½ by 11) and no more than three pages long. If your submission is any longer or on any other size paper, we cannot guarantee it will be included. Submissions must be received by August 31, 2013. Please submit your “thanks” to:
Stephenie Meyer Day
PO Box 1268
We will compile all the submissions into a scrapbook (or two) and add a little love from Forks over Stephenie Meyer Day Weekend. We will then send our books to Stephenie Meyer herself! You do not have to be attending to participate; you just have to love Twilight! We look forward to seeing your submissions, Twihards, and thank you from all of us!
In November 2012, Forever in Forks raised $2,500 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand at their annual Forever Party with the help of TWILIGHT talent like Gil Birmingham, Tracey Heggins, Ayanna Berkshire and more. Now, Stephenie Meyer Day and Forever in Forks are coming together to raise $5,000 in support of Stand Up 2 Cancer. The 2013 Forever Party will be taking place during Stephenie Meyer Day weekend, which runs Sept. 12-15, and will feature the event’s official TWILIGHT lookalikes, the Olympic Coven.
“Partnering with Forever in Forks is a natural fit for Stephenie Meyer Day and the Olympic Coven,” said Staci Chastain, organizer of Stephenie Meyer Day 2013. “Like us, they’re committed to providing the best fan experience possible, and we’re thrilled that 100 per cent of the party’s proceeds will be benefiting Stand Up 2 Cancer.”
The Forever in Forks party is being held at The Round House on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. – midnight. The party will feature a buffet dinner catered by Self Catering of Forks; an open bar; free photo booths; a silent auction and raffle of signed TWILIGHT merchandise; and a special surprise that’s guaranteed to top last year’s party in Los Angeles. While Forever in Forks can’t confirm the attendance of celebrity guests at this time, the Olympic Coven will be on hand for photo opportunities and to interact with guests.
“Having the Olympic Coven attend our party this year will provide a whole new level of fun and interaction for our party-goers,” said Sharon Lottes, founder and event planner of Forever in Forks. “They’ll get to hang out and take photos with their favorite TWILIGHT characters come to life – what could be better than that?”
There are two ticket packages available for purchase. 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 Tilicum 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 Tilicum Park on Sunday. For $125, fans can purchase a ticket to the Forever in Forks party. To purchase tickets or learn more about the packages and events, please visit http://www.foreverinforks.com/
In celebration of all things Twilight and Stephenie Meyer, the city of Forks is getting ready for the fifth annual Stephenie Meyer day. This year we’ve learned that the Hannah and Hilly of the Hillywood show will be on hand and that there will also be a charity fund raiser to help fight lung cancer.
“Stephenie Meyer Day has grown as an event every year, and with the addition of The Hillywood Show®, this year will be the best yet,” said Staci Chastain, organizer of Stephenie Meyer Day 2011. “The weekend isn’t just a celebration of Stephenie Meyer – it’s a celebration of all TWILIGHT fans.”
The Hillywood Show® will talk with TWILIGHT fans about parody, scriptwriting and filming during a literary symposium. They will also join designer John Henson, owner of The Twilight Costume Collection, for photo opportunities and discussions about costuming. In addition to their other work, the Hindi sisters will screen their immensely popular TWILIGHT, NEW MOON and ECLIPSE parodies.
“We are honored to be included in Stephenie Meyer Day. Without Stephenie Meyer and Twilight, The Hillywood Show® wouldn’t be where it is today,” said Hilly Hindi, co-creator of The Hillywood Show®. “Forks is truly a magical place, and The Hillywood Show® will never pass on an opportunity to visit it over and over again!”
Additionally, a young Twilight fan named Abby Wilson, who recently traveled to Forks as a wish, is attempting to raise money for her lung cancer organization, Free to Breathe. At only 13 years of age, she has terminal lung cancer and recently began began chemotherapy. Forks Coven Alice met Abby during her trip to Forks and will be donating 20% of whatever she makes at Stephenie Meyer Day 2011 to Abby’s cause. To learn more about Abby and her organization, please visit AbbysDream.org, which also has a donation link that Twilight fans are encouraged to donate through.
Other guests for the weekend include York Baur, director of TWILIGHT IN FORKS; Dr. Natalie Wilson, author of SEDUCED BY TWILIGHT; Veronica Blake, author of historical romance novels; and Natalia Cherjovsky, PhD, who wrote her doctoral dissertation from Oxford on TWILIGHT.
Additional events include scene recreation photo opportunities with the official Stephenie Meyer Day cast of TWILIGHT lookalikes; a bridal shower for Bella Swan; a St. Marcus Day Festival party; and a TWILIGHT scavenger hunt. Vendors of TWILIGHT-themed goods will be selling creative and one-of-a-kind merchandise, and those who wish to sell their goods during the weekend are encouraged to contact the Stephenie Meyer Day organizational committee. For more information surrounding events schedules, vending opportunities and updates, please visit www.stepheniemeyerday.com.
Each year Forks puts on a Stephenie Meyer themed celebration to coincide with the weekend closest to Bella’s September 13th birthday. This year they have their own website http://stepheniemeyerday.com/ Where they are rapidly filling in the details of the weekend.
The town of Forks has also made some rather necessary and practical changes to handle the influx of visitors. According to the Forks, Washington blog “The members of West End Business & Professional Association and Forks Chamber of Commerce have gone in together on two Sanicans placed downtown for the summer tourists. Merchants in the area of the stoplight had been complaining about Twilight visitors using their restrooms which are usually back in store rooms and not meant for public use. [Read more...]
All sorts of things are going on in Forks this weekend. The post office has even gotten into the act and created a special stamp! According to the Forks Forum (the local newspaper):
“The Forks Post Office and the LaPush Office are issuing two new Twilight-themed stamped envelopes just in time for this weekend’s Bella’s Birthday celebration at Tillicum Park.
The LaPush Post Office is selling special pictoral postmark of Team Jacob and Forks Post Office is offering a special pictoral Team Edward postmark. Each envelope also has a special Forks cancellation and a birthday cake stamp. Both envelopes sell for $4 each.
Last year the Twilight special issue sold several thousand copies. The special stamped envelopes were only available for a short time and are now collector’s items.
A Forks Post Office van will also again be set up at Tillicum Park to sell the Twilight envelopes, plus offer mailing services for Twilight fans who purchase souvenir gift items from Twilight vendors.
For more information on the envelopes send an email to the Forks Post Office.”
Each year Forks Washington celebrates Stephenie Meyer Day on September 13th, Bella’s birthday. This year they are holding the festivities on the weekend since the 13th falls in the middle of the week.
Dazzled By Twilight sent us this press release highlighting some of the events. From past experience, if you are thinking of going GET A HOTEL ROOM NOW! THEY GO QUICKLY!
Dazzled by Twilight and the City of Forks Celebrate Bella’s Birthday by Hosting 4th Annual Stephenie Meyer Day September 10th-12th 2010
Who , What, When, Where
The citizens of Forks are gearing up for another fun and festive event weekend by hosting the fourth annual Stephenie Meyer Day! During this weekend in Forks, citizens and guests will experience a plethora of activities dedicated to the Twilight series and the author who penned them, all in the very place where the wildly successful series is set. Dazzled by Twilight, the town’s most exclusive Twilight-inspired store, will hold a number of fun events that you’ll be sure not to miss.
In addition to Dazzled by Twilight’s Stephenie Meyer Day events, they will be launching two new programs including their free news text program (text DAZZLED to 313131 to sign up now!)* as well as fun letters from Edward, Bella or any Twilight character called Letters From Forks. Join us for a weekend you’ll never forget!
*Standard messaging rates apply.*
Friday, September 10th 2010
6pm-7:45pm- Private Media/Fan site Tour of Forks! Join Dazzled by Twilight on a private, exclusive tour of Forks and the highlighted Twilight stops along the way. Visit Charlie and Bella’s house, the treaty line and the beautiful Rialto Beach among others. Ask questions about Forks, Dazzled by Twilight and any of the weekend’s upcoming events during the tour for any articles or coverage! It’s the perfect way to get oriented. Space is limited, so please RSVP to email@example.com. Fan sites and accredited media only.
6pm-8pm- Author signing. Join us at the Dazzled by Twilight store for a free Twilight-inspired author signing. Meet the author and get your book(s) autographed personally! Author TBD.
8pm-10pm- Dazzled by Twilight Preview Night! Come to the Dazzled by Twilight store and enjoy 10% off your entire purchase. Check out new merchandise, exclusive sales and tons more during these two special hours! It’s a shopping party! Spend $100 or more in the store and receive a free commemorative Bella’s Birthday tee shirt!
9pm-1am- Bella’s Ball at the Twilight Lounge! Join Dazzled by Twilight and the Forks Chamber of Commerce for a fun night of music and dancing. Enjoy fabulous food and drink specials, including the Twilight Lounge’s very own mixed drink sensation, the Vampire Bite! This event is free and open to the public. All ages until 10pm.
Saturday, September 11th 2010
8am-8pm- Be sure to take one of Dazzled by Twilight’s exclusive tours of Forks, including all of the great Twilight hot spots in addition to a visit to Rialto Beach, where you can see a dazzling view of La Push’s James Island.
8am-8pm- Exclusive Dazzled by Twilight Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza! This scavenger hunt will lead you all over Forks, stopping at Twilight hot spots and Forks businesses. The fun hunt will coincide with the Forks tours led by Dazzled by Twilight, but anyone in Forks can participate! Simply text DAZZLED to 313131 and you will receive text clues that take you to each destination. A trivia question will be revealed at that location, where you’ll have to text the right answer in order to receive the next clue. Those who get all answers correct and present a code at the Dazzled by Twilight store will receive a fantastic prize! *Standard messaging rates apply.*
10am-6pm- Letters From Forks! Dazzled by Twilight is pleased to now offer letters written to friends and family from Twilight characters, mailed right from Forks! Be sure to visit the kiosk set up outside the Dazzled by Twilight store (weather permitting) and send a customized letter from any Twilight character, in his/her own style, to a friend or family member. Any occasion will do; birthdays, anniversaries, or just because! This service is only available through Dazzled by Twilight!
7pm-9pm- Forks’ Twilight Fashion Show. Have a wardrobe of Twilight gear in your closet and nowhere to show it off? Now’s your chance! Come to the Twilight Lounge for a free, fun fashion show that celebrates the crazy fashion of Twilighters! Any Twilight-inspired apparel will do (family friendly). Don’t forget to accessorize with shoes, jewelry, wild and crazy makeup and funky hairdos! The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Dazzled by Twilight’s huge merchandise store.
9pm-11pm- Mitch Hansen Concert! Join Dazzled by Twilight in welcoming back to the Twilight Lounge the Mitch Hansen Band! These fandom favorites will serenade Forks citizens and visitors with Twilight-inspired music in a free concert.
Sunday, September 12th 2010
8am-12pm- Bella’s Birthday Breakfast. As the weekend festivities come to a close, recap your weekend with friends new and old at The Lodge in Forks, the Dazzled by Twilight’s very own restaurant! Enjoy specials on their breakfast menu in celebration of Bella’s birthday.
For a complete listing of all Forks Chamber of Commerce Stephenie Meyer Day events, please visit their informative web site at:
Media is invited to participate in any and all events!
About Dazzled by Twilight
Dazzled by Twilight is the premier company dedicated to all things Twilight. Based in Forks, Dazzled by Twilight offers a huge selection of Twilight-related merchandise in their beautifully designed store. Their bus tour company hosts exclusive tours that highlight the locations in Forks mentioned in the series, and features in-character tour guides, trivia and prizes. Dazzled by Twilight also owns and operates other Twilight-themed businesses in Forks, including a venue and night club called the Twilight Lounge, The Lodge in Forks Restaurant and The Dungeon, a Volturi-themed bar based on the vampire hierarchy in the books. You can learn more about Dazzled by Twilight at www.DazzledbyTwilight.com. To sign up for Dazzled by Twilight’s free news texts, simply text DAZZLED to 313131. *Standard messaging rates apply.*
If you are up in Forks this weekend, here is an update on the live performances from times to new performers!
Twilight Music Girls
What: The Twilight Music Girls at Bella’s Birthday Party in Forks!
When: September 12th, 2009 Gates at 9pm, concert at 10pm
Where: Round House on La Push Road
Why: Lots of fun activities:
- TMG concert
- Food and Drinks from local vendors
- Birthday Cake!
- Games with Prizes including a Cake Walk, Baseball Throw with Forks High School Baseball Team, Pin-the-sunglasses-on-Edward, and Twilight Trivia
- Book Signing with Chris Cook author of Twilight Territory and editor of local paper Forks Forum
- Locally crafted Twilight merchandise
To get tickets call Leppel’s Flowers (360) 374-6931 or visit the store in Forks where you can also get great locally crafted Twilight merchandise. The store is diagonally across the street from the Forks High School sign.
Tinsel Korey, who portrays the character Emily, in the Twilight Saga: New Moon film to be released Nov. 20 will perform a concert on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at the Vera Project in Seattle, WA. The concert is a benefit for the Quileute Tribal School grades K-12 located in LA Push, WA. This is an all ages concert.
September 13, coincidentally happens to also be Bella’s Birthday in the books.
Tinsel has worked on numerous films and television shows, from Steven Spielberg’s mini-series “Into the West”, Scott Frank’s feature thriller “The Lookout”, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and acting opposite Adam Beach in the CTV MOW “Luna: The Way Home”. Ending off 2008 with a lead role on an Insight Film entitled “Wyvern”, playing a neo-fem action character name Vinyl Hampton.
She began 2009 landing the role of Emily Young in the “Twilight Saga”; and is very excited to be working with such a talented cast and brilliant directors. She is also a talented singer and has performed at the Aboriginal music awards.
Tinsel is very interested in paving the way for other Native American artists and to that end she has invited Noah Hunt and his band mate Jay Daffe, who make up the duo, “The Definition Of” to be the opening act. Noah is from the “Lumbee” nation and currently resides in Kennewick, WA. The concert will be begin with an “Honor Song” by Arlie Neskahi of the “Navajo” nation.
The concert is being presented by JTalentgroup of Seattle, WA. www.jtalentgroup.com.
Jackie Jacobs is the owner of JTalentgroup based out of Queen Anne and serves as publicist for the Quileute Tribe. “I am so grateful to Tinsel for her generous spirit. This concert is an opportunity for the fans to see her and also support the Quileute Tribal School. The Vera Project is the perfect venue for this show and we are delighted to partner with such an important organization.”
The Vera Project is a music and arts center run by and for youth. Vera’s mission is to foster a participatory creative culture through popular music concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages, especially young people.
Tickets are available online at www.veraproject.org. For additional info, please call 206.956.8372.
VERA’s office & show/art space is located on the corner of Warren & Republican Ave N, next to the Key Arena in Seattle Center. (tucked back under the awning.)
Mitch Hansen Band
The annual Stephenie Meyer Day is fast approaching in Forks. Chris Cook, the editor of the Forks Forum wrote in to share some details.
“Dazzled by Twilight has opened their new store where Fern Gallery was, pretty amazing place for Forks. Scroll down at www.forksforum.com to see a photo of Annette and Rianalee inside the store. I’m working on a more complete story with one of the guys who built it.
The fans are still arriving in high numbers from all over the place. A “quiet” day today, only about 500 at the visitor center!”
Chris also wanted us to know about the town’s celbration plans which include tours of Forks HS and a concert by the Mitch Hanson Band and The Twilight Music Girls. Get all the Stephenie Meyer Day details here.
Also, if you are Forks bound, we highly recommend this booklet published by Chris detailing everything Twilight about Forks. It has all the details you want and at $9.89 it’s a steal!