Twilight author Stephenie Meyer invites four fan sites to attend press junket
By Kim Palacios
“I want to do something different with publicity for this movie release,” opened Stephenie Meyer in the self-penned posting on her web site today, contrasting the approach she took promoting “Twilight” (a normal press junket) and “New Moon” (an exclusive Oprah show interview). “For Eclipse I want to focus on the more specific questions of the readers. To accomplish that, I’m hosting my own mini-junket with a few fan sites.”
To achieve this, Meyer (literally) picked the names of four fan sites out of a hat. Indeed, her official site shows pictures of a paisley-lined fedora full of candidates as well as a close-up of the four she picked. The lucky winners are Twilight Series Theories (www.twilightseriestheories.com), Twilight Source (www.twilightsource.com), Twifans (www.twifans.com), and Letters To Twilight (letterstotwilight.wordpress.com). In her posting, Meyer invited each site to reach out to her and arrange logistics with her assistant; two members of each site’s staff are welcome to attend the event.
The “mini-junket”, as Meyer is calling it, will be held on Friday June 18th, a week before the red carpet premiere of the film. Unsurprisingly, Meyer’s posting opens the door for fans to ask about her post-Twilight series novella, “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner”, which is available for pre-order and is scheduled for release on June 5th.
So, if there’s something you’re dying to know that the traditional press would never ask, reach out to one of the four chosen sites. This fan-centric event may be your one-and-only shot to get your question answered.
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