Ten years of Team Edward vs. Team Jacob: New ‘Twilight’ edition to have bonus …

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‘Twilight’ author to speak at New York Comic Con.

At a fan conference over the weekend in the real town made famous by the fantasy novels and movie series, author Stephenie Meyer announced a 10th anniversary edition of the book will be released in October. “It’s amazing to me that ten years have passed since ‘Twilight’ was first published,” Meyer said in a statement. “For me, this anniversary is a celebration of the fans, with all of their incredible passion and dedication. NEW YORK— Ten years after the debut of her million-selling “Twilight” novels, Stephenie Meyer is planning to talk about them at next month’s New York Comic Con.Twilight fans will find it hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Stephenie Meyer introduced the world to Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, but Little, Brown Books will celebrate the milestone with a special edition, to be released next month.Hate it or love it, there’s no denying that Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga is a cultural touchstone for young adult literature and pop culture as a whole. I’m excited to get to spend time with them again.” “Twilight,” with its heady high school love triangle between Bella, Jacob and Edward, became the biggest teen book sensation since Harry Potter.

But the series promised its super devoted fanbase “Forever,” and it looks like forever is what we’re getting because, yes, even more “Twilight” is on the way. All told the bestselling series — “Twilight,” “New Moon,” “Eclipse,” “Breaking Dawn,” plus “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella” and “The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide” — have sold close to 155 million copies worldwide. The supernatural younger grownup novel will probably be re-released for its 10th anniversary, and followers should buy a particular version of the e-book to rejoice the milestone. They came from as far away as Australia to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the Twilight Saga, said Forks Chamber of Commerce executive director Lissy Andros.

Prepare for the #TeamJacob versus #TeamEdward rivalry to rear its head again in honor of this milestone. (#TeamMikeNewton, keep the good fight alive) Meyer announced the Twilight anniversary edition during an appearance at the Forever Twilight fan festival in Forks, Washington — the small town that her series threw a spotlight on as the Edward and Bella’s hometown. In a press release issued via the writer, Meyer thanked her followers’ “unimaginable ardour and dedication.” The “Twilight” collection, which additionally consists of “New Moon,” ”Eclipse” and “Breaking Daybreak,” turned a worldwide phenomenon and was tailored right into a collection of blockbuster films starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. But, Meyer hasn’t been seen a lot because the movie franchise concluded in 2012. “I get additional away day-after-day,” she advised of the franchise in 2013. “I’m so over it. The series has seen its share of controversy, often centered around accusing Bella Swan of being an anti-feminist stereotype and of her relationship with sparkly vampire Edward being abusive and controlling.

Followers can catch the 41-year-old writer at New York Comedian Con on Oct. eight for an autographing session, in addition to MTV’s “After Hours” later that night time. Twilight was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller, it made the list of NPR’s Best Ever Teen Novels, and was one of Time magazine’s Best 100 Young Adult Books of All Time. The brand new version of “Twilight” will include bonus content material, however writer Little, Brown has but to disclose precisely what which may embrace. Followers will get to seek out out when the ebook, out there in hardcover, E-book and enormous print codecs, hits cabinets on Oct. 6, simply at some point after the 10-year anniversary.

The tourism boom has waned some since, but remains at a level at least 50 percent higher than before Twilight. “Quite a few people were asking about ‘Twilight stuff,’” Leppell said. “I had better figure out what ‘Twilight’ meant. The novelist conjured the werewolves by re-imagining a legend about how the Quileute people could transform from animals. “It’s a touchy subject,” Penn-Charles said. “Our elders don’t really appreciate the story and without permission changing our creators and our culture.” Megan Wright stood in line with her family and a suitcase of books to meet Meyer. Megan flew in from Orlando to join her mother and brother who came all the way from Hawaii. “I think Twilight has definitely brought me and my mom together. We’ve become like best friends because of it,” Wright said suddenly choking up with emotion. “It’s brought us really close together.” The Wrights and other Twilight fans said they fully expect to return to Forks in future years.

This year, it was renamed to “Forever Twilight in Forks.” Also making appearances at the Forks festival were actors Booboo Stewart, who played Quileute werewolf Seth Clearwater in the film versions of “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn,” and Erik Odom, who played the Southern nomad vampire Peter in “Breaking Dawn.” Though set in Forks, none of the Twilight movies were actually filmed there.

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