Thursday, July 31, 2008

Borders and Web Site for Fans of Author Stephenie Meyer Team Up for Aug. 1 Podcast

Borders will host a special podcast in conjunction with Twilight Series Theories, an online community of fans devoted to Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" book series. The "Twilight Live Show" podcast will be held at the Borders store in New York City's Columbus Circle Aug. 1 at noon and streamed live on . An audience of Stephenie Meyer fans will gather at Borders to share their plot predictions and speculations about what may happen between characters Bella, Edward and Jacob in Meyer's hotly anticipated "Breaking Dawn," the fourth and final book in her "Twilight" series. The podcast will be led by Kallie Mathews, Kassie Rodgers and Becka Grapsy from Twilight Series Theories. They'll be joined by an all-star panel of "Twilight" experts from the hottest Stephenie Meyer fan clubs online including Jen Lamoureux from Twilight Lexicon; Lisa Hanson from TwilightMOMS; and Bailey Gauthier from His Golden Eyes.

Podcast participants at Borders and those who listen will enjoy a lively discussion surrounding the Twilight Series Theories' Question of the Week: "Do you think (the humans or) anybody else will find out about the vampires or werewolves?" Fans at Borders for the live event can enter to win an official "Twilight" movie poster from Summit Entertainment. The poster is autographed by Stephenie Meyer and members of the "Twilight" cast including Kristen Stewart (Bella), Rob Pattinson (Edward), Taylor Lautner (Jacob), Edi Gathegi (Laurent), Cam Gigandet (James), Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria), as well as director Catherine Hardwick. Fans will also have the opportunity to participate in a trivia contest where several lucky winners will be awarded prizes for their "Twilight" series acumen including t-shirts as well as autographed photos of the "Twilight" actors.

The podcast will last approximately two hours, giving fans who want to attend Borders' "Breaking Dawn" midnight release parties, taking place at more than 900 Borders and Waldenbooks stores nationwide later that night, plenty of time to get ready for the parties. The "From Twilight til Dawn: A Night with a Bite" themed parties begin at 9:30 p.m. and culminate at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 2 when the book officially goes on sale. During the parties, customers can enjoy an array of fun activities including costume contests, trivia contests and lively debates on themes from the book series. In addition, customers who attend the in-store book release parties at some Borders stores will be among the lucky ones to view clips and other footage from the upcoming feature film, "Twilight."

Those awaiting the release of "Breaking Dawn" can see Stephenie Meyer on video discussing the upcoming book as well as her bestsellers "Eclipse" and "Host." These programs can be seen online at , where fans will also find a live book countdown and more information about this exciting title.

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