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

 

 

 

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. 

 

Hillywood Revisiting Twilight Parodies May 8, 2020

The Hillywood Show will be revisiting and discussing their Twilight Parodies this Friday May 8, 2020 on the Hillywood YouTube Channel  as part of their new series Beyond Hillywood. Hannah and Hilly will be joined by Drew Lorentz who played Jasper Hale in all of their parody films. Fans can also tune in on Spotify and iTunes.   

Sounds like a great time to go back and watch all the Hillywood Twilight Parodies!

 

Nancy Kirkpatrick-A Friend to Twilight-Moving On

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Over the years, there were various voices at Summit Entertainment who really “got Twilight” and “got the Fandom”. Most of their work was behind the scenes. Probably many, wouldn’t even know what they did. One of those who got Twilight out there as Twilight and not some weird story that was barely connected to the novels, and really embraced the PR that fandom could bring was Nancy Kirkpatrick. 

According to Variety, Nancy is now moving on.

 

Lionsgate and Summit have merged their marketing divisions into one entity, it was announced Thursday, forcing the ouster of longtime Summit marketing exec Nancy Kirkpatrick, who oversaw the “Twilight” and “Divergent” campaigns at the company.

As a result, Tim Palen, Lionsgate’s chief marketing officer, will have marketing oversight of the Lionsgate and Summit film labels as well as its Pantelion Films joint venture with Televisa and its urban Codeblack Films label.

Kirkpatrick, who has served as Summit Entertainment’s president of worldwide marketing for the past six years, will resign at the end of this month.

THR did a retrospective on what Nancy accomplished with Twilight back in 2012. The link also includes a story of what happened the first time we met Nancy.

Over the years, Nancy put her foot down on any number of things that were beneficial to the franchise. Much respect from this website for a woman who made it in the boy’s club that Hollywood can be. Nancy, our thanks, and we wish you well.

Original Twilight Novel $2.99 Today only on Amazon

If you are a kindle user, you can get the original Twilight novel for $2.99 today in honor of Valentine’s Day. Check it out here.

The Novel Twilight Reaches a UK Sales Record

According to the Book Seller Blog:

“Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, the first instalment in the US novelist’s hugely popular dark romance series of the same name, has become only the 13th novel to sell more than two million copies in the UK since the turn century.

Stephenie Meyer follows in the footsteps of J K Rowling, Dan Brown and Mark Haddon – the only other authors to have achieved the two-million-in-the-21st-century feat.

Last week, the book sold 16,672 copies in the UK, taking its total sales to date to 2,005,609. Just over £9.7m has been spent on the book since it was first published in the UK in 2006 – a year in which it sold just 1,684 copies, according to Nielsen BookScan data.”

For those of you who didn’t discover Twilight until more recently, Twilight struggled to find an audience in the UK if for no other reason the UK distributor saddled it with a now replaced terrible cover and then came up with an arguably even more dreadful cover for New Moon (seen above). At the time, it was our perception that they  seemed hell bent on marketing it as dark vampire lit. As the article states, the book took off once it gained fame in the US, was repackaged in the US format after Eclipse, and not marketed as a dark, gothic, tale.

Incidentally, if you have the book with one of those covers and it’s in good shape, it stand potential as a collectors item particularly if you can get a Stephenie Meyer signature in it.

See more on the Book Seller

Twilight Convention Takes San Francisco

KTVU.COM has an article about the Creation Entertainment Twilight Convention happening now in San Francisco.  The list of guests this weekend include Charlie Bewley, Daniel Cudmore, and the Wolf Pack.  Alphie and Pel will also be there presenting panels on Forks, sets visits and the Red Carpet.  If you can’t be there follow us on twitter for all the most up to date happenings.

Actors reaction to MTV Movie Awards and Taylor talks Action Hero status

MTV has some new articles and recap interviews up with the cast from last night’s event. Taylor talks about being “an inprovisational action hero” and some of the things we can expect from New Moon.

 

Larry Carroll has the actors reaction to Twilight winning Best Movie!

Gossip Girl Meets Twilight

Twilight got a mention on last night’s Gossip Girl episode. Look for it at the 3:05 mark or so. TY to multiple people who emailed in and TY to Leah for tracking down the footage.