Earlier this week, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer decided to build her own press junket for fans to promote the upcoming adaptation of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse–literally drawing four fan sites out of a hat to pick the online stops for her DIY promotion on June 18th.
Here’s her explanation: “For Twilight, I did the normal press junket, for New Moon I got to go on Oprah. Both of these were fun, exciting experiences. However, they both had the same drawback–the interviews were designed for a very broad audience, and because of that, most of the questions were about things you guys have known the answers to for years. I feel like all of the basic questions have been answered, and for Eclipse I want to focus on the more specific questions of the readers. To accomplish that, I’m hosting my own mini-junket with a few fansites. It will be held on Friday, June 18th, the week before the L.A. premiere.”
The lucky sites chosen for the junket were: Twilight Series Theories, Twilight Source, Twifans, and Letters To Twilight. As an extra bonus, we’ve embedded above an outtake from the Twilight in Forks documentary–an interview with the director of the Forks Chamber of Commerce about Meyer’s first, before-she-was-famous reading in the town where Twilight is set.