‘Breaking Dawn’ Proms, Bridal Showers, Grad. Parties, etc.

Last week, Comicon went nuts for a glimpse of the movie Twilight and its stars. All those screaming “Twihards” made the press a little nervous not to mention everyone involved in the film (“terrifying” was the most-used adjective).

More Twilight madness ensues this weekend, as the fourth title in the series, Breaking Dawn, becomes available on Saturday, August 2nd. Hundreds of midnight release parties will be held around the country (to get a sense of how many events are being held, check the Breaking Dawn Event Locator). The most sought-after event will undoubtedly be the one featuring the author herself, Stephenie Meyer at a sold-out concert in New York City on August 1st. It will be repeated around the country, in Chicago (Aug 5), L.A. (Aug 7) and Seattle (Aug. 12). The New York and L.A. concerts will be available live on the iClips Network.

Libraries are feeding the frenzy with a range of events;

The most common theme is a Twilight Prom, like this one in Roanoke County, VA

Fanwood, NJ has a different twist, with a Breaking Dawn bridal shower (Meyer recently revealed that Bella and Edward get married in Book Four)

Marshall County, KY, is holding a Twilight Carnival

Howard County, MD, enacts a Forks High Graduation party (the Twilight series is set in Forks, WA)

Rather than a midnight party, Ypsilanti, MI cleverly invites fans to “Roll out of bed and celebrate the release of Stephenie Meyer’s latest book in the Twilight series,” at a program that begins at 10 a.m.

What will fans do, once they’ve read book four the requisite six or seven times? There is the movie to look forward to (release date, Dec 12). Meyer recently told Entertainment Weekly that she is part-way through writing Midnight Sun, which retells the Twilight story from Edward’s perspective. She also says she will take a year off to write, but has not revealed what she has in mind. As she’s proved with The Host, which reached #1 on the NYT bestseller list and is now tied for #3 after 11 weeks, Meyer doesn’t necessairly need vampires to succeed.

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