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Monday, March 23, 2009

Patheti-con

As you may or may not know, the dvd of Twilight was released on Saturday and some Borders stores were having midnight release parties. Being the good citizen that I am, I alerted my closest friends about release party at our local Borders. Surprisingly, many of my friends "already had plans" but my good friend Kelly was available and up for a night of fangirl nerd-dom.

Having been to a Harry Potter midnight release party, my expectations were a little high. I was expecting fans to be dressed as characters and all kinds of free giveways from the store. Unfortunately, there were no costumes. One teenybopper was wearing glitter, but that was it. The attire was mainly a variety of I 'heart' Edward or Mrs. Cullen shirts. I'm pretty sure that Hot Topic is completely sold out of it's entire Twilight stock of t-shirts. Here's the best one I saw. The woman said she got it on Zazzle, but I wasn't able to find it. My apologies for the fuzzy quality - the photo is from my phone.

The "party" consisted of a game of Vampire Baseball, which was just a never-ending book/movie trivia game. Our team was Midnight Sun and the other team was Team Edward. The teenyboppers knew all the answers right away. The only prize giveaway was a set of sparkly postcards with cast photos on them. The whole thing was put on by Summit Entertainment, and their budget must have been pretty low. They didn't give away a single DVD. Not even a measly bookmark.

It all got too boring and I couldn't stop yawning, so we decided to call it a night somewhere around 11pm. I didn't buy the movie, but I did buy these little gems.

6 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I was at Blockbuster, earlier in the night, getting another movie, and one of the employees was going around, telling everyone about the Twilight release and asked me if I wanted to go. When I told him I wasn't remotely interested, I think I crushed his tiny little heart.

NIKOL said...

I think those candies are forbidden because they taste like crap. There was this episode of Futurama where the gang went to a Conversation Heart factory, and it's revealed that the recipe is bone meal and earwig honey. I have never been able to get that out of my head...so I stay far, far away from conversation hearts.

Patheti-Con sounds awesome! I can't wait for the Twilight party at your place!

Kris said...

Dude, I just admitted to going to Harry Potter AND Twilight midnight release parties. I am such a nerd. Guess I shouldn't mention the Harry Potter book club that I attended at the University library. Oops, too late.

Man, I would LOVE to crash a Twilight book club and just rant to my heart's content. They'd probably chase me away with pitchforks.

Kris said...

Oh, and conversation hearts taste like death and are completely inedible. But these ones say things like "bite me" and "dazzle" and they actually SPARKLE!

So, should I just send you the box now, or should I make a little collage/message board with them and give it to you on Friday? Cuz I totally bought them for you, Nikol. I knew you just had to have them.

rychelle said...

sorry it was a let down. but, that shirt is pretty hillarious, so at least you got to see that, right?!?

The Boob Nazi said...

But Jacob doesn't sparkle! I'm confused.