The Quileuete Wolfpack Meets Gil Birmingham, Chaske Spencer, and Tyson Houseman’s Dad

This is one of those stories where you just have to read it to believe it. What started out as a simple day to attend  the North American Indigenous Image Awards (NAIA) with press passes where Gil Birmingham and Chaske Spencer were both nominated, ended up with the Quileuete Wolfpack team bonding with a major casting director, chauffeuring Chaske Spencer around town to buy clothes, and then ended with them meeting Tyson Houseman’s dad, who by the way happens to be a fairly famous comedian…who knew?

Check it out on the Quileuete Wolfpack.

Vancouver Sun Features Local Twilight Actors

The Vancouver Sun has several pieces out featuring Twilight actors who hail from Canada. Jodelle Ferland who played Bree has her own article.

“”Twilight has had a huge impact on my career,” Ferland says over the phone from San Francisco, where she’s completing voice-over work for her latest project, The Haunting Hour, a television series that recently filmed in Vancouver.

“I’ve been doing all sorts of publicity for Twilight and conventions, and I get to interact with the fans a lot, which is so much fun. Before Twilight, I didn’t have a lot of teen fans, and now I definitely do. Most Twilight fans are teenagers, which is pretty cool, because I get recognized a lot more now by teens rather than people who like to watch horror films.”

See more on Jodelle

They also have another article up profiling Tyson Houseman, Cameron Bright, and Leah Gibson who have all been in one or more of the movies. Unfortunately they didn’t cover Dan Cudmore, Charlie Bewley, and Noel Fisher who all also have Vancouver roots.

Finally, they cover where the outdoor sets are located.  You can often see these by standing on public property (AKA the sidewalk not someone’s lawn) on non-filming days.

Win 2 Gold Passes to Creation Entertainment’s Official Twilight Tour San Fransisco 2011

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve pretty much had it with the cold and the snow. I(Laura)bet you some of you are even wondering what exactly made you think having kids was fun after spending a week’s worth of snow days home with them! I can’t wait to go to the Official Twilight Convention in San Fransisco in February and the in Los Angeles in March and Lori is dying to go to the one in Nashville in March. In fact, just checked on Expedia and the rental car rates are fantastic so I may even go early and explore!

Well if you are dying for a Twilight getaway like me, well, now is your chance. We are giving away 2 Gold Passes to Creation Entertainment’s Official Twilight Tour that is in San Fransisco next weekend. Here is what you get if your name is the lucky one chosen:

EDITED 1/28/11 to reflect guest change due to shooting schedule change HERE’S WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU GO GOLD at Creation Entertainment’s Official Twilight Convention…

1) You get the VERY BEST reserved seating for daytime convention MAIN AUDITORIUM events, all three days. See all our celebrities up close, great for photographers too! The MAIN AUDITORIUM is where we have star appearances, Q&A, contests, videos, special events, & more.

2) FREE in-person autographs from TWILIGHT celebrities in attendance: TINSEL KOREY, BRONSON PELLETIER, TYSON HOUSEMAN, KIOWA GORDON, BOOBOO STEWART,GIL BIRMINGHAM and JODELLE FERLAND. You get ONE autograph per celebrity, and have the option to purchase more if offered for individual sale. Note: GOLD PACKAGES do not include PHOTO OPS, those must be purchased separately.

3) FREE ADMISSION to The VAMPIRE BALL Saturday Night… Celebrities, music, costumes, dancing, a DJ, surprises, centerpieces, a cash bar and non-stop partying! Prizes for the best dressed and best dancer as well as to the person who brings the very best Twilight Themed Centerpiece. Always a super-cool highlight of the weekend: come dressed to kill!

4) YOU ARE FIRST to get autographs for all our signings that are done row by row in the MAIN AUDITORIUM. We go row by row, you are in the first rows: you get the idea!

5) FREE ADMISSION to the FRIDAY EVENING KARAOKE NIGHT starring Tinsel Korey and Kiowa Gordon… where the house is traditionally rocked! Come to sing, come to enjoy, come to hang out and party! Always a lot of fun for all!

6) GOLD PRE-REGISTRATION: you get to register FIRST during a special pre-registration block of time. While not a necessity, just a benefit, you can get your credentials early and you are set!

7) SPECIAL CODED WRISTBANDS: once you get your GOLD coded wristband this allows you immediate entrance for the entire three days so you don’t have to wait again.

So if you would like a shot at these tickets (note it’s just the tickets as described above, you’re responsible for your transit, lodging, etc.) just tell us in the comments who you most want to meet in the cast and we’ll pick a random winner on on January 31 at 11:59 pm.

If you don’t win, keep in mind that you can come down on Saturday and for $25 hear the Q&A’s of 6 of the actors, see the Hillywood and Lexicon panels, and check out the vendor area! For not that much more than the price of a movie ticket that’s a really good deal!

Dragon Con 2010: Chaske Spencer, Dan Cudmore, Tyson Houseman Panel

Some of the questions covered in video 1 are:
“Who would win in a fight? Felix or Jane?”
“Could you talk about working with different directors?”
“If your 10yr old selves chose your movie roles for you, what would they be?”
“Did you have any artistic input in the Quileute tattoos and did anyone go get one for real?

Video 2 covers working with Dakota Fanning.

Blast: The Eclipse Cast Hit Twilight Nights

Around the country the Eclipse cast appeared at various Twilight night events sponsored by Summit and Moviefone. Usually in outdoor settings, you could watch Twilight and New Moon back-to-back for free. Here is some of that coverage.

A very blonde Justin Chon in Phoenix

San Diego featured Peter Facinelli and Christian Serratos with hosts Jenna Bush, Quddus, and Myriam from MSN Superfan.

Boston had Booboo Stewat and Tinsel Korey who braved flight cancellations to get there!

The Lexicon’s own Nena Cullen was in Salt Lake City to see Charlie Bewley and Julia Jones. Nena writes, “So this was an impromptu- spur of the moment decision, to go down to the park hauling my 2 month old with me. When I got there I realized my camera didn’t have a lot of charge, so I had to take  pictures with no flash to at least last me for a few pictures. As you well know, both Julia and Charley were awesome. They hugged and signed almost everybody there…only about 200-300 people showed up. It was at this huge park…they seemed to be having a great time.Summit gave some keychains, buttons, pens and make up, posters and some other stuff for free. Moviephone had a picture booth, popcorn stand, face painting stand and a twimom/Alex’s lemonade stand. Movies started around 8pm.

Reelz Channel Features Tyson Houseman

Eclipse Movie | Summer Movies 2010

Tyson routinely gets referred to by his fellow packmates as the “brainy jokester”. What do you think.

Meet the Eclipse Stars at Nordstrom

This just in from Nordstrom:

On June 26, 27 and 28, Nordstrom and Summit Entertainment invite Twilight fans to take advantage of a special opportunity to meet select cast members of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at select Nordstrom stores.  The cast appearances are being held to celebrate the highly-anticipated June 30 release of the third movie in Summit’s Twilight film saga.  Nordstrom launched an exclusive clothing and cosmetics collection inspired by the film in early June.
Beginning Saturday, June 19, at 8:00 a.m., customers can acquire VIP access to be one of 200 customers to take photographs with cast members (visit for specific details).

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse cast members will visit the following Nordstrom stores:
– Sat., Jun. 26: Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen) and Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale) at Nordstrom Downtown Seattle
– Sat., Jun. 26: Cameron Bright (Alec) at Nordstrom Downtown Portland (Ore.)
– Sat., Jun. 26: Jodelle Ferland (Bree) at Nordstrom NorthPark Center (Dallas)
– Sun., Jun. 27: Alex Meraz (Paul) at Nordstrom Montgomery Mall (Bethesda, Md.)
– Sun., Jun. 27: Justin Chon (Eric) at Nordstrom Stoneridge (Pleasanton, Calif.)
– Sun., Jun. 27: Tyson Houseman (Quil Ateara) at Nordstrom Fashion Valley (San Diego)
– Mon., Jun. 28: BooBoo Stewart (Seth) at Nordstrom Oakbrook Center (Oakbrook, Ill.)

The BP. department at select Nordstrom stores is offering customers advance movie screening passes as gifts with purchase (see for participating stores and details), and all stores will host Twilight styling parties on June 19 and 20.  Customers can visit to learn what events are taking place and sign-up for email alerts.

The fashion collection, created by Awake, Inc., reflects the style of two of the film’s main characters, Bella and Alice, by combining pieces that include screened tees and hoodies, fashion tops, mini skirts, dresses, skinny jeans and cardigans.  Prices range from $30 T-shirts to $52 dresses to $58 for a pair of jeans.  Nordstrom is also selling exclusive life-size cutouts of characters, Edward, Bella, Jacob, and Alice.  In addition, Nordstrom offers customers Luna Twilight, a full cosmetics collection, including Twilight Lip Venom, which reflects the mood and spirit of the film.

Chicago Sun Times interview young cast members

The Chicago Sun Times interviewed Jodelle Ferland, Boo Boo Stewart, and Tyson Houseman recently about being added to the cast for Eclipse.  (Even though Tyson was seen in New Moon, he didn’t really get to be a part of the action until Eclipse.)  The Sun Times got target audience members to actually supply the questions.

Q. Have you read the whole Twilight series?

JODELLE: I’ve read all four of the books, and I absolutely love them. I really, really like Stephenie’s writing.

TYSON: I read them all after I got the part.

BOOBOO: I thought I might get an audition for the film, so I started reading the books. … I wanted to go in extremely prepared, you know?

Read the whole interview here.

Fansite Friday’s Presents: Tyson Houseman

Fansite Fridays are back! The Fansites were allowed to interview several stars from the upcoming  Twilight Saga: Eclipse. To kick things off we have a great interview with Tyson Houseman who plays Quil Atera.  Make sure to check back every Friday to see who else we interviewed!

Q: So even though your character was introduced in New Moon, you really didn’t get to jump into the action until Eclipse. Did you kind of feel a little bit like Quil – that you were left out of the fun? And was it worth the wait getting to participate more in Eclipse?

Tyson: Yeah, there were actually a lot of similarities between me and the character. In New Moon, like you said, I only had like one day of shooting on set, and so every time I would see the other wolf guys they would always talk about all the fun times they were having on set, and stuff like that. And I kinda felt like I was missing out on that. And so I was really excited for Eclipse when we started that one. I was a wolf and a member of the wolf pack. So I got to hang out with the guys again and do all the stuff with them and that was really similar to what the character Quil was doing, too.

Click below to read the rest of the interview and to see a new image of Quil from Eclipse!

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Alex Meraz: When Football on Set Goes Wrong

We heard Alex tell this story at a recent Creation Entertainment convention. Here, Tyson Houseman also chimes in with his perspective. The video is a little blurry, but the audio is clear.