Borders Presents “New Moon Live”Nov 5th, 2009 | By Kallieross | Category: Fandom, Featured Articles, Site News
Borders® Presents “New Moon Live” – A Live, Global Webcast Featuring Top Twilight/New Moon Fansites on Sunday, November 15 From Los Angeles
Borders Westwood Store in Los Angeles to Host Event On Eve of New Moon Premiere; Fans Everywhere to Participate Via Facebook Live Stream Box
Ann Arbor, Mich., October 20, 2009—Borders will host and present a live video Webcast featuring the Web’s top Twilight and New Moon fansites from the Borders Westwood store in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 15 at 11 am ET, 2 pm PT.
The live Webcast event at Borders will take place on the afternoon before the exciting world premiere of The Twilight Saga: New Moon November 16 at The Village and Bruin Theatres in Los Angeles, just a few blocks from the Borders Westwood store.
Additional special guests are still to be announced, but at this time, confirmed participants in the live, global fan event include: Twilight Series Theories (www.twilightseriestheories.com), Twilight Lexicon (www.twilightlexicon.com), Twilight Source (www.twilightsource.com), Twilight Facebook (www.facebook.com/twilight), His Golden Eyes (www.hisgoldeneyes.com), Twilighters Anonymous (www.twilightersanonymous.com), and Twilight Moms (www.twilightmoms.com).
The live Webcast event, scheduled to run for approximately 90 minutes, will also provide viewers all around the world with an interactive way to participate using Facebook Live Stream Box. The feature enables Facebook users to connect, share, and post updates in real-time as they witness an event online. Viewers who are not Facebook users can still see all comments posted from other Facebook users during event. The event will also be available as a podcast at many of the participating sites.
“The websites participating in this joint event represent the most popular and influential in the Twilight community,” said Rich Fahle, Borders Vice President of Content and Entertainment. “This event takes place just 24 hours before The Twilight Saga: New Moon premiere, with excitement at a fever pitch. Now, the huge legion of fans around the world eagerly awaiting the movie release can share their excitement together, as part of this unprecedented New Moon Live web event.”
Borders has hosted a number of previous podcast events with these and other websites in the Twilight Saga community, most recently in July at Borders San Diego store as part of Comic-Con 2009.
About Borders Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., Borders Group, Inc. (NYSE: BGP) is a leading retailer of books, music and movies with approximately 25,000 employees. Through its subsidiaries, the company operates more than 1,000 stores primarily under the Borders® and Waldenbooks® brand names and offers online shopping through borders.com. For more information about the company, visit www.borders.com/media.