Eee, it was amazing! The place was absolutely jammed, of course, and I won't be able to hear properly for days. :)
They canceled the Eclipse reading, even though it was advertised as a reading & signing, because of time. Which I completely get, as there were well over 1200 tickets given out for the signing. But when Stephenie walked out, everyone just screamed
. There was some very intense, irking Team Edward/Team Jacob taunts - but there was a Team Switzerland, which I rather liked. I love you, Edward, but I felt awful for my poor Jacob.
We sang happy birthday to Bella when Stephenie walked in, and how cool was it that I got to meet her on Bella's birthday?? There were even party hats!
She started with Q&A. There were a few morons who immediately asked what happens in Breaking Dawn
RIGHT after she said not to. But she discussed the covers - she liked the temptation apple, didn't really care about the bloody rose because she had no input on that one, but got to have a say in the ribbon and said it symbolized Bella's break from her human life and how it isn't easy at all. Her favorite authors are Jane Austin, Orson Scott Card, and Shannon Hale.
But my favorite part of the Q&A was when she started talking about The Host
and Midnight Sun
. Apparently, we will get to see what happens to the men who threatened Bella in Twilight
. I cannot wait, because Edward tearing things apart definitely makes me melt a little inside. (Although the girl who asked about them asked if they were WEREWOLVES, WTF? I was so annoyed!)
Stephenie didn't answer my question - she actually pointed at me near the end and specified my red shirt - and the girl next to me in a black shirt started talking. I was beyond pissed. And then they told her she was out of time for questions. Sigh. If I had been picked, it would have been: Edward talks about souls and redemption quite a bit in
Eclipse. Were any of the Cullens especially religious as human, and if so, which religions?
Because although I myself am not especially interested in religion, I thought it would be an interesting answer from someone whose religion plays a very big part in her life & her writing. book_rapport
, if you're still looking for questions for your interview Saturday...? Hee, shameless self-promotion, couldn't resist. :)
Ahhh, I'm still all trembly and grinning stupidly (although to be fair, I had quite a lot of coffee tonight)! The line was insanely long - I tried so hard to get my signature ticket this morning, but it just wouldn't work out, so I was #834. I told myself it wasn't that bad because it went up to 1200 or something. The girl who got ticket #1 was apparently there at 5:30am, and they were up to #500 by 10:00am (they started actually handing the tickets out at 9:00am).
AND when I got up there, she smiled at me (yes, am dork, shut up!) and joked about how long I'd been waiting and laughed because my new version of New Moon
has no dustcover because it's the poster and is obviously hanging on my wall. She was so personable and friendly even through all the rush, and I'm pretty much worshiping her right now.
told me that her friend anythingbutgrey
was there tonight, too! It's crazy how fandom connects people, isn't it? It would have been my very first RL-fandom experience if I'd gotten the comment before I left for Borders.
I need to go, because it's nearly 1 and I still have tons of work to do before I can sleep and I need to get up way too early tomorrow. But it was, of course, worth it. *bounces*(EEE, Sara, you finished Eclipse!! I'm still fighting with AIM, but I can't wait to squee with you!! ♥)