YouTube Live chat all about Alice!

Last Thursday we had our YouTube live chat all about Alice Cullen with some Jasper Hale chat on the side.  We were joined by Vee as Alice from the Olymipc Coven! If you missed our chat, you can watch it in playback.  

 

OhMyCarlisle Featured in Seattle Times!

AMy Taylor – one of the fandom’s most well known names – was featured in the Seattle Times this week.  If you follow OhMyCarlisle on Instagram, then you’ve heard the story behind it. And now you can read the full story!

“It came at a time in my life where I needed it,” she said. “The travel I’ve gotten to do, and the people I’ve met through all of this, I don’t think I’d have without ‘Twilight,’ and it’s made my life so much fuller.”

Most fans will probably agree with Amy that the series isn’t just about vampires and werewolves.  It’s about the connection we make.  

“It’s been really phenomenal to have built these relationships,” Taylor said. “It started with a book, but it’s grown to be something so much bigger.”

The article also features Forever twilight in Forks, the Unofficial Cullen House in Forks, and the Twilight Film display in Forks.  

You Voted! Now help us decide who to discuss first!

In our last poll, you all voted that you’d like the Thursday Night discussion on YouTube live to center around one character at a time.  We are going to give this a go once or twice and see how it works! We will talk about everything we can about the character from the books, films, Guide, and things Stephenie has said.

But who would you like us to talk about first?  Since we JUST did an all Edward chat on Midnight Sun, we are skipping Edward for now.  We will come back to him later.  And it’s difficult to talk about Edward or Bella without discussing the other one. 

So we’d like to focus on other characters first.  We feel it’s difficult to talk about a character if they have a partner or a direct connection to someone, Like Carlisle and Esme… or Jane and Alec.  So we’ve paired them up somewhat. Vote below for who you’d like us to devote an entire evening discussion to!  You may vote for TWO characters or combos.  The character or combo with the most votes by Sept. 27 will be our first discussion topic.  

Midnight Sun – All Cullen Discussion

We had a great time tonight chatting about the Cullens and all the things we learned about them from reading Midnight Sun. You can watch the play back on YouTube!

Tour the Swan Home in Portland!

The house that was used in Twilight for Charlie and Bella’s home is going to be featured on the Weird Homes Tour. For $25 you can buy a ticket to take a virtual tour of the home that has been restored to look like it did in the Twilight film! The tour will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26. It also seems that Bella from the Olympic Coven just might pop in during the tour!

       

Additionally, fans can rent the house and spend their vacation there! For $300-$400 a night, you and your friends can book a two night night stay in the five bedroom house. Be aware, there is only one bathroom, just as Bella says in the film! The house is located in Portland near the historic river front and is close to several Twilight filming locations that any fan would love seeing. Visit TwilightSwanHouse.com for more information.

Midnight Sun Thursday – what should we discuss next?

We will host Midnight Sun Thursday again this Thursday night at 8 pm EST on YouTube live on our YouTube Channel.  We will be discussing the new information that we have learned about the Cullen family from Midnight Sun. We will be joined by several familiar faces including Kara from twilight Moms, Amy from OhMyCarlisle, Mel from the Ladies of Isle Esme, Kallie from Twilight Series theories, and Savy from all those conventions! 

But the question is… what should we talk about next? We have thought of several possible topics and want your feedback. You can vote for three topics you’d most like for us to cover.  Please share the post with your Twilight friends so we know exactly what you want to hear! 

Thanks for being such a great fandom!

Virtual Fan Event hosted by the Ladies of Isle Esme

The Ladies of Isle Esme are hosting a series of virtual fan events from Sept 10 – 14 in honor of Bella’s birthday.  Here is the schedule.  You can find more information on their Facebook   Page

 

 

 

Midnight Sun Chat – Edward Specific Version!

Last night the fandom friends got together to chat all things Edward Cullen and Midnight Sun! You can watch the replay below.  

We are taking next week off for the Isle Esme Virtual event.  Look for details about that in another post.  September 17th we will be focusing on all things Cullen Family related to Midnight Sun.  If you have questions or scenes you’d like us to discuss, let us know! 

What We’ve Learned from Stephenie Meyer’s Book Events Q&A

Stephenie Meyer has participated in a few virtual book tour events and has answered a few questions that fans will be very interested in! Here are a few of the details we have learned along the way. 

Will there be more Twilight Saga Books?

YES! But we don’t know when.  Stephenie said she has two more books planned. The first book would take place about 4 years after Breaking Dawn. And Freaky Fred from Bree Tanner would be important to the second book.  She also wouldn’t answer a particular question about the Volturi and even said that would lead to spoilers. She did say that the Volturi would have to be dealt with.  However, it’s going to be a while!  She has a whole chapter of the first book done, but she wants to work on something else before she writes more Twilight Saga.  

Will there be more books from Edward’s perspective?

ABSOLUTELY NOT! She was very clear about this.  Midnight Sun took too long to write and was too dark that she will not write from Edward’s PoV again.  

Will Midnight Sun be a movie?

She said there is always a film possibility. But she said the problem is that sound editing would be hard to fill in all the sounds Edward hears in his mind. Also she said that no human comes close to looking like the vampires in her mind. She suggested that animation would be a great way to do it!

How did they come up with the cover of Midnight Sun?

The cover went through several changes. Originally she wanted a hand squishing the pomegranate. This would echo the hands holding the apple on the cover of Twilight. But the photographer came back with an altered version that looked like a heart and that’s the one they eventually went with.  

What was she most proud of from Midnight Sun?

Without spoiling for anyone who hasn’t read… Stephenie was very proud of the moment that comes just after Edward watches James’ video near the end of the book.  

What was the most fun to write in Midnight Sun?

She said every moment that wasn’t in Twilight was fun.  All the parts where she had to stick to a script and make it fit was hard. Of those moments that were fun, the car chase was the most fun!

TheHostPBWill there be more Host books?

She has the books all planned and outlined and but she’s over planned and uncertain of when she will write it.  

What book will she write next?

Stephenie said she has about 23 different novels started on her computer.  Some are just basic outlines.  Some have full pinterest boards.  Some are more developed than others.  So she doesn’t know what’s coming next.  

Will there be any more films based on your books?

Stephenie finished a screenplay for the Chemist and said it’s ready to be filmed.  But she would really like to see Life and Death as a film because she loved the characters of Edythe and Archie so much.  

She also said that if the Twilight Saga books are ever filmed again they will be an extended episodic TV show, like the Colin Firth Pride and Prejudice.

What’s her favorite scene from the book that wasn’t in the film?

Blood typing! Which tends to be everyone’s favorite missing moment.  

Special trivia Info…

Bella’s shield comes from Charlie’s muted quietness and Renee’s powerful volume. So Bella’s quietness is super strong.  

The Volturi were not originally in New Moon. They were added in at the end from a suggestion Stephenie’s mom made to add danger to the end. 

Bella went to Horizon High School in Arizona. 

Carlisle bought Esme an island because she is beautiful and he wanted to see her in the sun. 

Forever Dawn (the original sequel to twilight where Edward didn’t leave Bella) is copyrighted, so it’s at the Library of Congress should you want to read it. 

Special thanks to OhMyCarlisle and Rosmelie for some of the questions from the film event. 

 

Midnight Sun Giveaways – There are THREE ways to win!!

Midnight Sun CoverWe have several give aways that we are sponsoring and multiple ways for you to enter to win some great products and signatures from Stephenie Meyer thanks to Fickle Fish Films and TheNovl

First – Leave a comment here on the Lexicon about what moment you are most looking forward to reading about in Midnight Sun.  We will pick one winner from the comments posted to receive a copy of Midnight Sun along with a signed book plate. This contest is open to all countries and international followers.  

Second – We will have a twitter contest for a second give away of the book along with a signed book plate.  Again, this is an international contest open to anyone. Check  our Twitter feed for details.  

Third – We are hosting a give away on Instagram for TheNovl Midnight Sun Box. This box includes a copy of Midnight Sun and a signed bookplate along with a whole host of other goodies!  We will choose one winner from our Instagram followers. Because of the content of this box, this give away is open to only the US.  

All winners will be chosen on Sunday Aug. 9, 2020.