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Hot Topic Twilight Tours: NEWS!

Ok, so many of you may (or may not) have heard that the Twilight Hot Topic Tour Stop in Chicago was pre-sold out. I know this made a lot of you angry, but their logic was right! We can’t risk another riot. Here’s what a Hot Topic CEO told the Twilight Lexicon:

 

To all of the supporters of Hot Topic and fans of TWILIGHT:

 Although no explanation will correct the situation that occurred in Chicago today at the Orland Square Mall, I wanted to attempt to explain what happened from our point of view.

 We do many signings all over the country with large crowds so we have processes and systems in place to ensure a smooth experience for our customers. The mall developer was a partner in the planning; however, as of two days ago, they told us they would not allow any fans to line up prior to 6AM. They required them to be off the premises.

 On Monday at 6AM at the San Francisco event, the fans became disorderly and stormed the mall entrance. Mall security, numerous police, fire officials and our team from HT stepped in to calm the crowd and create a safe environment for the fans. The event was revised and went forward with the exception of the planned Q&A. 

Monday’s event caused all of us to re-group and review the process. Allowing a “mob” to develop was dangerous and frankly, not an option. The mall developer (GGP) consented to allowing an orderly line to form prior to 6AM outside of the remainder of the malls on the tour. When our crew arrived yesterday at midnight, approximately 500 people were already lined up to purchase tickets. By 1AM, there were 700 people in line. It was about 30 degrees and raining. We had to make a call. We knew the first 500 would get wristbands and felt it was the right call to allow those waiting beyond 500 to go home and avoid the cold, wet weather for the remainder of the morning. Given the demand, anyone arriving after midnight would have been too late to obtain a wristband.

 We understand your frustration and anger, but from our standpoint, we had no choice but to change the rules after Monday’s event. We knew some would feel it unfair as they were told one thing and when arriving on the scene, something else was reality. But given the choice of risking a disorderly crowd, a dangerous situation and canceling of the event, we made a decision that we felt was the right thing to do. I support our team and the mall for making safety and, given the weather, health the priorities.

 There are two remaining locations for “Edward” appearances, King of Prussia in Philadelphia and Square One in Saugus, MA.  Both malls have consented to allowing an orderly line form early, first come, first serve.  Exact line-up locations are posted on the hottopic.com website. 

We sincerely apologize and hope that the facts help you to better understand the situation.

Betsy McLaughlin
CEO, Hot Topic

See? Perfect logic. These people would have waited all night, and the others that would have come would not have gotten the tickets anyway, they would have been too far back. If you really want to meet the cast, you still have many chances – not only with the Twilight Tours. But, keep in mind, that if you want tickets, you might want to get there super early. :]

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Twilight Tuesday: Kristen Stewart Interview

Happy Twilight Tuesday , everyone! This Twilight Tuesday (November 11,2008) we got an amazing interview with Kristen Stewart. Also, Larry is on screen! HI LARRY!! We get to find out Kristen’s favorite part about being Bella. I personally love this interview with Kristen! Some people say she’s not very good at interviews, but this one is just amazing!

Hahaha. Kristen, you are the perfect Bella! I can’t wait to see this movie on the big screen! And, on a sad note, THIS IS OUR 2nd TO LAST TWILIGHT TUESDAY! Only one more to go… But, that means next week is the movie!!! EEP!! To read the article/interview, click HERE.

Here is another small little interview they included in Twilight Tuesday. Warning, at the end there is a little Movie Spoiler of the cafeteria scene. Be warned:

Guys! Only 10 days until Twilight!!! If you don’t already have your ticket, make sure to get them!! THEY ARE SELLING OUT QUICKLY!!! Luckily, I still got you covered! Click the banner to the left and you can preorder your tickets (plus get a free download of a remix song that wasn’t included on the CD!). *Make sure you click on the preorder one, not the Sweepstakes one, for the tickets! But go ahead and enter the Twilight Sweepstakes while your at it! Not many have entered yet, so you have a good chance of winning. xD



Twilight Vanity Fair on E!News

Twilight was recently featured on E!News where they talk about the hype of the movie – now only 2 WEEKS AWAY! – and how they are taking over magazines everywhere.

Guys!!! Only 2 weeks left!!! AHHH!!! Do you have your ticket yet?! Make sure to buy your tickets before it gets sold out! Click on the banner to the left!! If you can’t see it, that would suck! So make sure to buy your tickets now! I DID ALREADY!!!! And if you buy your tickets from me, you can get a free download of a Twilight Remix song!



NEW TWILIGHT SPOT ON YAHOO

There is a new AMAZING Twilight Spot on Yahoo. It’s sooo great. A bit familiar, but trust me – WAY DIFFERENT! There is now a clip from the baseball scene! And it does not look cheesy how they sped up the running. It looks amazing. Pure perfection! :]

Can’t wait guys! Can’t wait!! ONLY 13 DAYS LEFT GUYS!!!! AHHHHH!!! *Jumps with excitement*
*Falls out of chair* (ouch)
 Make sure to buy your tickets before it gets sold out! Click on the banner to the left!!



Twilight TV Spotlight #7

The 7th TV spotlight is out! And it’s aweeesssoomme!!! Charlie is so perfect! He is great for Bella’s dad! Now, the begining looks a little familiar, but it’s different. Trust me!

AHH! Hahaha, “Alright, *click of gun* bring him in”
Great. Excellent. Superb.

Seeing all of these just makes me like a bajillion times more excited for the movie. ONLY 16 DAYS LEFT GUYS!!!! AHHHHH!!! *Jumps with excitement* Make sure to buy your tickets before it gets sold out! Click on the banner to the left!!



UK TwiFans get free Tickets

You fans across the pond in the UK, get ready for some news! Little, Brown Book Group (the UK Division) and WHSmiths (a major book seller in the UK)  are offering you fans the chance to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to see Twilight in cinemas!!! The winners will be picked on December 19th. Check out the details here.



HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Happy Halloween everyone!

So, the awesome Jesika and Morgan and Abi made a completely awesome Twilight-Halloween movie. Let’s just say it rocked my socks off!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Vamptastic =]