The Twilight Lexicon Takes a Look Back at the Early Days of TwilightJun 13th, 2011 | By Stefanie | Category: Fandom, Featured Articles
The Twilight Lexicon has a new feature called the “Fandom Flashback” where they go back and relive some of those early fandom moments. The first topic they’re covering is the days when Stephenie Meyer was doing promo tours for the series. Here’s an excerpt:
I was introduced to Twilight by a friend of mine from church in January of 2006. Like so many of you who fell in love with the story, I went on line to look for other people who liked the story that I could talk to. There wasn’t much to find at the time. What I did find was that Stephenie Meyer had her own website full of pictures of her trip to Forks with her sister, a few outtakes from the book, and some information on what had happened at a few of her book signings. The way she described it, before the actual signing she met with about 10 – 15 fans and just sat and chatted about Edward and the story in what she called an “I Love Edward Cullen” party. I was jealous. I wanted to go to one of those! Unfortunately, these were all held in October – December of 2005 just after the book released and were mostly out west in Utah and Arizona where Stephenie was from. Still, once I leaned there would be sequels to the series I was determined to someday be at a book signing and gush with Stephenie about how much I had fallen for the character of Edward Cullen.
Read the rest here. This is such a cool feature because, like a lot of you, I’m relatively new to the fandom (my first foray into the Twi-world was March of 2009) so I wasn’t around when Stephenie was still doing book signings and Q&As. It’s great to hear from people who’ve been a part of the fandom since the beginning!