Twilight Night Event

This Grown-Up Fangirl is currently sitting in Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta, enjoying the atmostphere at Summit’s “Twilight Night” Event. The official activities just began, with free popcorn and snacks, free face-painting and temporary tattoos, free makeovers by the “Luna Twilight” make-up team, and gift bags to the first 200 fans. The gift bags included an Eclipse tee, keychain, mini-poster and a New Moon ink pen.

There’s a stage set up for a live band, and the inflatable projector just went up for the screening of New Moon. Atlanta’s Q-100 radio station is also broadcasting live from the event. They are also giving away 2 tickets to an advanced Monday night screening of Eclipse.

Photos are available at my Photobucket, which you can find at

Cast announcements made for “Twilight Night” events

The cast appearances for Saturday night’s “Twilight Night” celebrations have been announced, and they are as follows:

Daniel Cudmore (Felix)
Atlantic Station
171 17th St NW
Atlanta, GA

Jodelle Ferland (Bree) and Tyson Houseman (Quil)
AT&T Plaza at the American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave
Dallas, TX

Booboo Stewart (Seth) and Tinsel Korey (Emily)
Sloan’s Lake Park
17th Ave and Sheridan
Denver, CO

Michael Welch (Mike)
Gusman Center Performing Arts
174 East Flagler Street
Miami, FL

Jackson Rathbone (Jasper) and Bronson Pelletier (Jared)
The Piazza
North Second Street and Germantown Avenue, Below Girard
Philadelphia, PA

Justin Chon (Eric)
Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 North Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ

Cameron Bright (Alec)
Colonel Summers City Park
Portland, OR

Charlie Bewley (Demetri) and Julia Jones (Leah)
Salt Lake City
Movie in the Park
Fairmont Park located
2361 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Jack Huston (Royce)
St. Louis
St. Louis Union Station
1820 Market Street
St. Louis, MO

Peter Facinelli (Carlisle) and Edi Gathegi (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON’s Laurent)
San Diego
Park at the Park (Downtown)
10th & K
San Diego, CA

Nikki Reed (Rosalie) and Liz Reaser (Esme)
Fremont Outdoor Movies
3501 Phinney Ave N.
Seattle, WA

Alex Meraz (Paul)
Washington DC
National Harbor Plaza
163 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD

*Events and Appearances are subject to change

Complete details can be found at

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Lunar Event to Feature Stars

In honor of the lunar eclipse that will take place on Saturday night, Summit Entertainment and Moviefone are hosting special screenings of The Twilight Saga: New Moon in select cities. The events will begin at 6:00pm and are open to fans on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests will be treated to a red carpet and photo booth experience courtesy of Moviefone, and cast members from the films will make special guest appearances.

Complete details can be found at the following link:

For those who are unable to attend the events, there will be a live stream available on Moviefone beginning at 10pm. Go to f or more details.

Seeing as Atlanta is one of the cities listed, guess where I’ll be on Saturday?

AMC Theaters offer “The Twilight Experience” for Moviegoers

AMC Theaters is offering the ultimate viewing experience for Twi-hards, with “The Twilight Experience” on June 29. Beginning at 6:30pm, ticket holders can see all 3 of the Twilight films in succession; the $30 ticket price includes the following:

  • Admission to all three Twilight films
  • A $10 AMC Gift Card
  • A commemorative event-style lanyard, (while supplies last)

If you’ve already purchased a ticket for Eclipse but want to get the AMC deal, just go to your local participating theater to upgrade your ticket – just be prepared to pay the price difference. The list of participating theaters can be found at AMC’s website at this link.

Twilight stars the big winners at the MTV Movie Awards; Tom Felton wins for Harry Potter

The MTV Movie Awards are over, and The Twilight Saga: New Moon was the big winner tonight, winning the following categories:

  • Best Female Performance – Kristen Stewart
  • Best Kiss – Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
  • Best Male Performance – Robert Pattinson
  • Global Superstar – Robert Pattinson
  • Best Movie – The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Twilight‘s Anna Kendrick also won an award, for Best Breakthrough Performance for her role in Up in the Air.

And in Harry Potter news, Tom Felton won the award for Best Villain for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.


MTV Movie Awards

Potterheads and Twi-Hards, have you done your voting yet? NO?? Well what are you waiting for?

Voting for the MTV Movie Awards ends tomorrow, June 5.  Harry Potter and Twilight fans have several categories to choose from:

Harry Potter nominees:

(Let me insert my Rupert/Ron two-cents in here to say that I am appalled that Rupert was not nominated in the “Best Male Performance” category, because he certainly had one of the best performances in the film!) Off my soapbox now and moving on to my Twilight folks…

Twilight Nominees:

Tune in to MTV this Sunday, June 6 at 9pm EST to find out the winners, and to also view exclusive clips from both upcoming movies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (due November 19) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (due June 30).

Atlanta New Moon DVD release party: pics, video and details!!

Tonight, my daughters and I attended the DVD release party for The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and we were not disappointed. The event was hosted by STAR 94 radio, and DJ Spoon was our Master of Ceremonies. The evening consisted of fun Twilight and STAR 94 trivia, and included several giveaways: stand up posters of Edward, Bella, Jacob and the trio; a Twilight Scene-It game, mini calendars, and STAR 94 gift items. At 11:30, Chaske Spencer and Tyson Houseman (who play Sam Uley and Quil Ateara, respectively) were ushered onstage for a Q&A session that was fun to witness.

Everyone who purchased the DVD at midnight got their copy signed by Chaske and Tyson; both of my daughters were also fortunate enough to have a copy of the books signed as well. Somehow, the store managers were allowing people who had purchased the videos to come back through the line for another autograph, and they ended up giving my oldest daughter another signed DVD. For free. Those two girls sure do come in handy sometimes. 🙂 Chaske and Tyson were also very gracious enough to let my daughter snap a photo of them, even though the managers said that no photos were allowed at the signing desk (luckily, he didn’t say this until after she had snapped the photo.

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Video from the Q&A session and photos will be posted on the blog; you can also find them at my YouTube page. Photos can be found here.

And a reminder: Chaske Spencer will be back in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend, attending his first DragonCon.

Side Note: Chaske Spencer is FINE. AS. HELL. And he’s my age, so I don’t feel as bad saying that as I do when I say the same thing about Taylor Lautner, who is half my age. I’m just sayin…

New Moon DVD Release Party Locations

On the Summit Entertainment twitter page, there is a listing of all of the release parties that Blockbuster is hosting, along with some of the stars from the movie. Atlanta residents will have a party, sponsored by STAR 94 radio, at the Brookhaven Blockbuster. Chaske Spencer (Sam Uley) and Tyson Houseman (Quil Ateara) are scheduled to appear.  Party begins at 10pm.

Credit to

Tyson Houseman is Quil Ateara in The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Eclipse

Chaske Spencer is Sam Uley in The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Eclipse

Volturi, Wolf Pack members of “New Moon” and “Eclipse” confirmed for Dragon*Con!

The Grown-Up Fangirl is squealing with delight today, for it has just been announced that several members of The Twilight Saga: New Moon are confirmed for Dragon*Con!

Daniel Cudmore, who played Volturi member Felix (and is also known as the X-Men Trilogy’s Colossus) has been confirmed, along with Wolf Pack members Alex Meraz (Paul) and Chaske Spencer (Sam Uley). They will join fellow castmates Kellan Lutz (Emmett) and Ashley Greene (Alice), who were confirmed late last year.

Dragon*Con takes place every Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, GA. Details – including guests and prices – can be found on the Dragon*Con website at .

Alex Meraz, credit goes to

Daniel Cudmore, credit goes to

Chaske Spencer, credit goes to

Thursday night squee!! (Spoilers are included)

I don’t usually write reviews, because I can get tad bit long-winded when I begin discussing anything in fandom, but last night was a bit too awesome for me to skip over.

November 19 was a great day for me as a fangirl: Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and New Moon, all in the same night. I laughed, I cried, I lusted. 🙂 Here’s a quick run-down, and SPOILERS are included so read at your own risk!!!

The Vampire Diaries – Overall, this was a great episode, for a lot of reasons. First off, I have a question: what is it about the Gilbert women that make them so desirable? The return of Logan this week puts a slight monkey-wrench in Jenna’s life, as she is clearly trying her best to move on. Luckily, Alaric is around to be her knight in shining armor. Still don’t know how I feel about his character; it’s clear that he has an ulterior motive for being in Mystic Falls; unfortunately we will have to wait until January (freaking January!) to find out what it is.

As much as I love Elena’s character (better in the show than in the book series), I must say that I’m getting a bit tired of the yo-yo act she’s pulling with Stefan. First, she finds out that Steffan is a vamp and says she can’t She “doesn’t” want to be with him, yet continues to call him. Then, she decides – when he tries to leave her – that she loves him and can’t be without him. They kiss and make up (and make love off camera), but upon finding a picture of Katherine (whom he told her in the first episode, that she greatly resembles), she leaves upset and in tears. I really need her to pick an emotion and stick with it, because it’s becoming a bit tiresome watching her go through her conflicting emotions.

Damon, Damon, Damon. As much as I want to hate this character, I simply can’t. I really feel like there’s more to Damon than just revenge and hate; his heartbreak last week over not freeing Katherine proves it. I’m just really interested in seeing where his story goes.

And Logan got what he deserved…

Supernatural – Oh my goodness…I can’t remember the last time an episode made me cry so much. While I am glad that the storyline has delved back into the impending Apocolypse, I am absolutely heartbroken that it had to come as the price of the deaths of Ellen and Jo Harvelle. The fact that Jo ended up dying because she tried to save Dean is not lost on me, either; as nonchalant as she tried to be around him (her rebuff at his attempt to sleep with her was fun to watch), her actions showed her true feelings. And Jensen Ackles very convincingly made me feel that his heartbreak over Jo’s impending death was just as deep as Sam’s had been for either Jessica or Madison. That first/last kiss…I bawled my eyes out. And that’s not even talking about Ellen’s heartbreak over having to watch her only child die. But she did what I expected her to do; she stuck by her child through the very end and used her last moments on Earth to help the boys get closer to defeating Lucifer. The impromptu funeral held in the silence of Bobby’s living room broke my heart, and now makes me feel that with the numbers dwindling down, the end seems very imminent not only for the boys, but for the series as well.

New Moon – OMFG Taylor Lautner!!! Okay, now that that’s out of the way…LOL…let me just say that overall, I loved the movie. Was it the best thing I’ve ever seen? No, but it was pretty good…better than Twilight. I’m going to take my kids to see it tomorrow, so I think I’ll wait until then to do a review. I always watch the first time with rose-colored glasses, so I want to see if my thoughts on it will change between now and then. But for now, it was awesome. 🙂