Archives for 2008

Twilight Fans Helping Twilight Fans

One of the very best parts of being involved in the Twilight fandom is the willingness of fans to help other fans out. So, below are fans that need your help. Give them a shout out!

First, YouTube is being evil and not letting me embed a video, but a student documentary film maker need help from fans.

See her initial plea here, and a follow up here.


Next is a fan who will be making a presentation at Twicon and she needs your help in her research on Team Edward, Team Jacob, and Team Switzerland.

Chicago Flashback Weekend Con Adds Peter Facinelli

Tickets now on sale !!

TWILIGHT Chicago Convention

NEW DATES — February 6-7-8, 2009

6810 N. Mannheim Road 
Rosemont, Illinois  60018

TWILIGHT Celebrity guests will include…

Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen)

Kellan Lutz (Emmet Cullen)

Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen) 

And additional TWILIGHT guests to be announced… 

Weekend events will include TWILIGHT celebrity guest autograph and meet & greet sessions, Photo-op sessions (pose for photos with TWILIGHT  celebrity guests), Celebrity guest Q & A’s, panel discussions, a Friday evening Forks Prom Party, a Saturday evening Vampire Costume Ball and Costume Contest, a TWILIGHT merchandise dealers room, and more! 

Visit our website for updates.

Convention Weekend Packages on sale now!

You may purchase tickets starting then on-line using our Paypal shopping located at our website under “TICKETS” at the top of the page.

You may also purchase your ticket package by phone by calling (847) 478-0119 from 9:00am-9:00pm central time. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Our weekend package/autograph signing packages will be limited to a total of 800. So be sure to order your tickets as soon as possible!

Please feel free to e-mail or call us with any questions. 

TWILIGHT Chicago Convention

(847) 478-0119 

This is an unofficial event and not associated with Stephenie Meyer, Hachette Book Group, or Summit Entertainment.

Twilight Movie News

Unless the James Bond film Quantum of Solace makes a sudden comeback in the next 48 hours, the Twilight movie just edged it out for the number 8 slot in the top finishing movies this year. Not that we’re gloating or anything, but what a large number of media pundits dismissed as a "just chick flick that wouldn’t make anything" just beat the testosterone ridden James Bond.

E! Now if you want to take into account money spent vs. money earned, Twilight beat out every film this year.

BoxOffice Mojo According to Box Office Mojo, here are the top grossing films of 2008:

1 The Dark Knight WB $530,896,852
2 Iron Man Par. $318,313,199
3 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Par. $317,023,851
4 Hancock Sony $227,946,274
5 WALL-E BV $223,783,432
6 Kung Fu Panda P/DW $215,434,591
7 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa P/DW $174,862,381
8 Twilight Sum. $167,325,198
9 Quantum of Solace Sony $164,302,659
10 Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! Fox $154,529,439

The Twilight Saga in the News

Reuters talks about how 2008 was The Year of the Vampire, and the Twilight Saga’s Role. Reuters also covers’s Best of 2008 list.  Breaking Dawn was the best selling book of 2008, Twilight was the most sold gift book, and Twilight was the most positively reviewed Kindle book.

Christmas was so good over at that according to the New York Times, "Amazon’s press release has all sorts of entertaining factoids…it sold enough “Breaking Dawn” books that, if stacked end to end, they would reach the summit of Mount Everest eight times…"

The Ottowa Citizen looks at what makes books award winners and if that should change.



Cast News

Jackson Rathbone gave an interview on the set of his upcoming horror flick Dread.

Christian Serratos, Angela in the Twilight movie, was noted for her great hair.


It looks like Nikki Reed is trend setting with her Level 99 jeans.


People Magazine has added five fun facts about Robert Pattinson. TY to Anna



Forks Twilight Convention Special



Just a reminder to everyone that our December Registration Special will be ending at 11:59pm December 31st.  Don’t miss out!!
This applies to paid registrations.
Registrations must be accompanied by paypal payment, including luncheon fees, if applicable.
Registrations submitted without payment will be deleted after 24 hours.  Places are not "held" without payment.
For more information, please visit our website at 
We look forward to seeing you in Forks!
Happy New Year!
The Officers of L.I.F.E., Inc .

Happy Birthday Pel!!!


December 29th is a special day here at the Lexicon. It is Pel’s birthday!!!  First off it is necessary for everyone to understand how much time and energy Pel puts into the Lexicon.  She is the tech guru, the morning, noon and night news anchor, she empties out the inbox numerous times a day (that is no small feat), and she is not afraid to wield the scepter of doom when necessary.  Did we mention that this is meant to be a hobby and not actually her full time job?  So on this great day we ask that all of you join us in wishing Pel a very happy birthday.  The Lexicon wouldn’t be possible without all her incredible efforts.  

We have created a thread for you all to wish Pel a Happy Birthday and to share some of your favorite Pel moments! 

And to all the rest of you out there with a birthday on December 29th Happy Birthday!!!

EDITED:  I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the birthday posts. I didn’t have access to the Internet until this afternoon to see exactly what was up. My first clue that Alphie did a video was text messages asking me if I had seen the video on the Lex, and my first thought was "Lori made a video? How did that happen?" (If you’ve ever seen Lori dealing with technical things, you understand.) So TY to Be My Escape and Alphie for doing this without me knowing and thanks again all for the birthday wishes. I’m now off to sort out the news. 🙂


Stephenie Meyer in the News

Stephenie makes the list of Literature in Review.

Stephenie vs. David Archuletta for Mormon of the Year?

Sales Totals Round-up

NY Times

5.  The Host (hardback fiction category)
1.     The Twilight Saga (children’s series category)
1.     The Twilight Illustrated Movie Companion (paperback advice)

USA Today

1.   Twilight
2.   New Moon
3.   Eclipse
5.   Breaking Dawn
21. The Host

Wall Street Journal

2.  Eclipse
3.  Breaking Dawn
7.  Twilight
8.  New Moon
10. The Host

Publishers Weekly (does not rank YA books)

5. The Host

Cast in the News

Justin Chon, Eric Yorkie in the Twilight movie, is in Asiance Magazine. TY to Krystina.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were listed in MTV’s Rookies and Breakouts list.

Catch a preview of Cam Gigandet’s new feature, The Unborn, here.

Rob’s haircut made the top trend setting news for men’s style in Trendhunter.  The Borders movie calendar also made the top vampire calendars on the same site.

Rob and Cam made Much Music’s Countdown of 2008’s sexiest stars. They are tied with each other at number 15. TY to Kealey.

Movie News

NP The National Post makes a comparison that we’ve never seen before: Twilight vs. Beverly Hills 90201. Somehow the writer of the article hasn’t noticed that Kellan Lutz is in both casts.

 The New York Times covers how the definition of "Blockbuster" varies by year.

New Moon made Film Jabber’s 30 Hottest Movies to See in 2009 list.

Entertainment and Showbiz Twilight made the list for most movie mistakes of the year, but so did the Dark Knight, Momma Mia, Iron Man and other top selling movies. There are probably other movies with tons of mistakes, but not that many people saw them to report them.