Twilight Source Latest Podcast and Hypable


Our friends over at Twilight Source have the latest edition of their Imprint Podcast up. They cover the recent photo leaks and they give a good rundown of the Twilight Guide pro and cons. Check out their podcast here.

They have also started a new site called Hypable. Here’s the description:

“We know you’re a fan of Twilight, but surely you’re a fan of other fandoms too?

Enter Hypable, a new entertainment site I’ve created with a few friends. Hypable is for fans, by fans and hopes to become your one-stop resource for your fandom news.

“The problem with most entertainment sites today is that they don’t cover every story in every fandom. What’s more, they usually post stories a day or two after the story breaks.

We at Hypable know that immediacy and thoroughness is important to you, and that’s why we promise that we’ll never miss a story for the fandoms we cover.

The best part is that Hypable will continue to evolve its covered fandoms as time goes on. We’ll always be there to bring you the fandom news you’re looking for!”

They are covering several fandoms from Hunger Games, to Glee, to Dr. Who. Check it out.

Imprint Podcast Touring the USA

summertourthumbThe folks who run the site Twilight Source and it’s companion the Imprint Podcast, are touring the USA this summer doing live podcasts in a variety of Borders locations.

Andrew Sims, Matt Britton, and Elysa Montfort have done the first two stops in Seattle and San Francisco. Laura Thompson may be joining them in Florida. Tonight they are in San Diego before heading cross-country where they will be in Dallas. The group had Kimmy from His Golden Eyes as a guest on their San Francisco show, and Kallie and Kassie of Twilight Series Theories will be guests on their Dallas show.

By the time the crew heads to the East Coast we will be joining them on two of their stops.
Jen (Be My Escape) will catch up with the crew in Boston (RSVP Facebook)
Laura (Pel) will be there in New York City (RSVP Facebook)

Twilight Source (along with Twilight Series Theories, TwiFans and Letters to Twilight) was a the recent fansite luncheon hosted by Stephenie Meyer.

Imprint is one of our favorite podcasts! Check the guys out if you haven’t before, and hopefully we will see you at one of their stops.

Twilight Source: What Stephenie Meyer is Working on Now

Skip ahead to the 7 minute mark to get the Stephenie Meyer coverage. There are cool vignettes with fans and other actors before that time stamp.

The Stephenie Meyer Fansite Interview: The Midnight Sun Answer

You can hear or read this part of the fansite discussion that took place last weekend in Los Angeles. Twilight Series Theories, Twilight Source, Twifans, and Letters to Twilight were all there for a four hour discussion.

Much of that discussion can’t be made public until after Eclipse comes out so as not to spoil the movie; however, the sites were given permission to broadcast/write-up the first thing Stephenie talked to the group about which was the status of Midnight Sun.

You can listen here and hear Stephenie herself in her own words:

For those of you who prefer to read rather than listen, we understand that Kallie of Twilight Series Theories is transcribing.

EDITED: Written transcription here:

Stephenie Meyer Discussion Points From Imprint Podcast

Here is what came up with the lunch that the fansites had with Stephenie Meyer. They will have full transcripts later of the 4-hour interview. Much of it will be released after Eclipse comes out as to not spoil movie for anyone, but this is a listing of some main talking points:

  • Midnight Sun: Is not off the table. It won’t be her next project, but she has not cancelled it. She needs it to be the thing she is the most excited about to  write it effectively or it won’t be good.
  • It was a 4.5 hour interview very laid back atmosphere, they discussed everything.
  • Bree Tanner:
    • Freaky Fred: In his human life was that he was very introverted nerdy human science type very intelligent who observed everyone who kept his distance from people by always avoiding eye contact. That translated into his vampire repulsion technique no one wants to watch or see him. He still retains his intelligence and inquisitiveness.
    • Don’t watch: the line was to both Bree and to Bella in equal measure.
    • Riley: Stephenie’s attitude/view of Riley had changed.  People lost sympathy for Riley and she did too when writing it.
    • Diego made Riley assist in the actual killing of Diego.
    • Victoria enjoyed making Riley do it.
    • Riley did try to save Diego but Victoria wouldn’t show mercy.
    • The fact that Riley cared for Diego made Victoria want to hurt Diego more and after Riley helps in his death he totally lost every good part of himself. embraced the dark side in a sense.
    • Stephenie hated killing Bree.
    • Bree and Diego as humans were strong minded as humans that prevents them from being totally animalistic as vampires
    • She always knew the Volturi had visited Victoria. The fact that Victoria is now forced into a decision is why Alice can suddenly see what is happening.
    • Jane acts without Aro’s direct knowledge. Aro sends her and the team to North America with Aro’s blessing to act as Jane sees fit. Jane would actually have liked to kill Alice too because she knows that Alice would be Aro’s bigger prize than her if Aro ever got her in Italy permanently. She would be higher ranked than Jane and Jane actually hates Alice more than Bella. However Jane realized that Aro would kill Jane if Alice died at her hands or inaction, so Jane has no choice in the end.
    • Edward didn’t tell anyone that he read Bree’s thoughts because any info Edward got was not going to change anything. It wouldn’t make anything better at that point. Bella was also still human and he didn’t want to risk a human Bella by saying anything.
  • Breaking Down: The parody version of Breaking Down that Stephenie wrote in her head as a release from stress.
    • Stephenie just decided to write in her head a story where Charlie ends up as a meth addict, Bella accidentally kills Alice, Edward runs off in depression can’t stand Bella anymore, Bella settles down in the arms of Mike Newton who then leaves her and runs off with Eric Yorkie. Bella can’t take it anymore walks to the infamous cliff goes to commit suicide then decides she can’t do it turns back from the cliff trips over her own two feet, trips, hits her head on a rock and dies.
  • Other novellas:
    • Nothing immediately in the works, but didn’t discount idea totally
    • If she were to continue she would write series from Rensemee’s and Leah’s points of view
  • Downside of fame:
    • No chance in interviews anymore to really in depth character questions because bigger media glosses over the little stuff all the fans want to know. In other words the interview that all focus on the dream, etc.
  • Themes:
    • Stephenie doesn’t feel that Twilight is out there to have a message or theme and that everyone should choose as the characters do. It’s the choice that they made in their circumstances. She didn’t write it to have a specific theme or message, but if she had to pick something there is an over arching theme of choice and what the pros and cons of any given choice are. But that’s not to say the books are an allegory on choice.

Imprint Podcast Live! The Stephenie Meyer Lunch, TONIGHT!

imprintlogoYou do not want to miss this episode of the Imprint podcast. This is the podcast run by the Twilight Source website! They just had a 4-hour lunch with Stephenie Meyer yesterday and they are talking about their experience tonight LIVE. See the details below.

“We apologize for the last-minute announcement, but we will host a live episode of Imprint on Ustream tomorrow, June 19th starting at 8 PM ET!

We’ll be talking about the 4 and 1/2 hours Matt and Elysa spent with Stephenie Meyer. She revealed LOTS of information that we’ll be sharing on the show!

This episode will also be all in-studio, meaning Matt, Elysa and I will all be on camera. It’ll be a really fun show!

So again, join us at this link on Saturday, June 19th starting at 8 PM ET!”

The episode will be on their UStream channel

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Fansites Have Lunch With Stephenie Meyer

stephenieMeyerHeadshot2The websites Twilight Source, Twilight Series Theories, TwiFans, and Letters to Twilight spent a 4 hour lunch with Stephenie Meyer yesterday. They have tons and tons of information, some of which they can’t share until after the movie comes out so it doesn’t spoil the movie,but they can release some tidbits starting next week.

We talked to Kallie, from Twilight Series Theories, after the meeting. Kallie and her sister, Kassie, run Twilight Series Theories and are two of the coolest Texan ladies you ever want to meet! Kallie has been our broadcast buddy at the New Moon red carpet and she will be our broadcast buddy again for Eclipse.

Kallie said, “It was wonderful, fantastic, it was the chance of a lifetime. Stephenie is so down to earth. All the fans will love the information. We can’t wait to share.”

Kallie and Kassie have plans to put some of the material into their podcast as well as have transcripts.

Matt Britton from Twilight Source said via Twitter. “NEWS: Imprint LIVE: Saturday, June 19th at 8 PM ET to talk about our meeting with Stephenie!

Alison and Kim from Twifans summed things up here releasing the questions that they asked but not the answers:

“Here’s a little teaser of the questions (Alison & Kim) asked Stephenie Meyer during our 4 hour Q & A. Some questions are Bree Tanner spoilers so we’re not going to post those in this teaser:

1. What rule did Bree actually break according to the Volturi? (Fan question credit to – jencwu)

2. When will The Official Twilight Guide be released?

3. What do you think about Fan Fiction?

4. How do you feel about creating a fictional character all men are measured against?

5. Edward’s movie Volvo (hatch back & mom mobile) &is different then the book Volvo, what do you think about this?

6. Based on the clips, Hot Angry Edward seems to be a fan favorite. Why do u think the fans seem to be so excited about this?

7. In the book Eclipse Bella jumps between Edward & Jacob in the tent scene to stop them from fighting. If Bella hadn’t done that, our members want to know who would win – Edward or Jacob?

8. During the motorcycle scene in the parking lot Bella leaves Edward & rides off with Jacob. Our members don’t think book Bella would ever treat Edward like that, what’s your opinion?

9. What made you put your producer hat on for Breaking Dawn & what will you bring to the table?

10. Do you have a message for the fans?

These are just questions. Each of the 4 fansites ( Letters 2 Twilight, Twilight Source & Twilight Series Theories) asked their own great questions so there’s a lot more info coming your way. We’ll be posting a little more on Monday but can’t post anything Eclipse movie related until after the is released. Stay tuned! “

Letters to Twilight stated: “We have so much to share. SO.MUCH.TO.SHARE. We interviewed Stephenie Meyer yesterday. No, scratch that- we hung out with Stephenie Meyer yesterday for four hours. Yes. You heard that. FOUR HOURS. We have amazing photos (We’re pretty sure the photographer got some good ones of us stuffing strawberries in our faces & feeding each other grapes) and H-O-U-R-S of conversations to pour over.”

TwiSource Eclipse Reaction Video

Our friends over at Twilight Source/Imprint Podcast filmed a reaction video to the Eclipse clip shown on MTV last night. Twilight Source/Imprint is one of the lucky fansites that will be having lunch and an interview with Stephenie Meyer in the near future. Their team is also doing a cross-county podcast tour this summer that you don’t want to miss, details here. We will be joining them at the Boston, New York, and probably Atlanta stops.

Four Fansites to Interview Stephenie Meyer


Letters to Twilight


Twilight Series Theories

Twilight Source

They found out today that they are going to get to interview Stephenie Meyer. Here’s how the news was broken on Stephenie’s site:

“Hey guys,

I want to do something different with publicity for this movie release. For Twilight, I did the normal press junket, for New Moon I got to go on Oprah. Both of these were fun, exciting experiences. However, they both had the same drawback—the interviews were designed for a very broad audience, and because of that, most of the questions were about things you guys have known the answers to for years. I feel like all of the basic questions have been answered, and for Eclipse I want to focus on the more specific questions of the readers. To accomplish that, I’m hosting my own mini-junket with a few fansites. It will be held on Friday, June 18th, the week before the L.A. premiere.

Unfortunately, I can’t talk to every single site, and I want to keep this as low key and enjoyable as possible. So I put all the U.S. fansites in a hat (for logistical reasons, we had to keep this in the country) and drew out four names.

The names I drew were:

Each of these sites is invited to send two members of their staff (or one member and a guest) to our fan-centric mini-junket. You will be contacted shortly by my assistant, who will give you all the specific information. In the event that any of the sites is unable to send representatives, I’ve already drawn four back up sites, which I will post if it becomes necessary.

I’ll answer all of your questions (and your readers questions, if you want to poll them) about the Eclipse Movie, and the Bree story, as well, which will have been out for a few weeks by then. We’ll have lunch, hang out, and hopefully have a fantastic time. I hope you all can make it!”

The Borders Comic Con Podcast

We had a blast at the Borders podcast. Be My Escape acted as behind the scenes help doling out prizes while Pel sat on the panel.

Pel was able to do a trivia game with some hard questions apparently, and then she followed up on a panel discussing what’s in the upcoming movie.

Kallie and Kassie & Andrew and Matt are pros when it comes to podcasting.  They have it down and know how to make it an interesting show.  Make sure you check out both the Twilight Source/Imprint and Twilight Series Theories sites.

You can hear the podcast on ITunes or Mevio. The details are here on Twilight Series Theories.

A huge thank you to Borders media, mangement, and store manager, Carlos, and staff for making it happen.