Here is the official press release from Forks, WA:
STEPHENIE MEYER DAY 2013 LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE Organizers seek $5,000 in fan donations to help fund annual celebration of all things TWILIGHT
FORKS, WA -- For some, the release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART II was the end of their journey with TWILIGHT. But for others -- including the residents of the famed Forks, Wash. -- the desire to keep the sparkle alive will always be there. Now in its seventh year, Stephenie Meyer Day (SMD) is seeking $5,000 in fan donations to help fund its annual celebration of all things TWILIGHT from Sept. 12-15, 2013.
"Stephenie Meyer Day has grown as an event every year, and unfortunately, our current budget doesn't meet the fan demand for events and activities," said Staci Chastain, organizer of Stephenie Meyer Day 2013. "In most cases, fans are traveling thousands of miles to attend Stephenie Meyer Day, and we want to be able to offer them a weekend they'll never forget. For most people, this may be their last opportunity to attend."
Fan donations will be used to supplement the weekend's current budget of $3,000. Donations will go toward event sponsorship, such as signage, venue rental, and catering; posters and merchandise; and accommodation and airfare of special guests, including the Stephenie Meyer Day cast of impersonators. The cast consists of professional impersonators acting in the roles of the Cullen family, Jacob Black, James, and Victoria, who help to fully immerse fans into the TWILIGHT world.
"Stephenie Meyer Day weekend is like Disneyland for TWILIGHT fans," said Chastain. "Every experience, every event, is designed to bring the world of TWILIGHT to life. We want you to see what Bella saw, feel what she felt, and most of importantly, experience the beauty and charm of Forks."
Fans can make contributions in $5, $25, $50, $75, and $100 increments. Everyone who donates is eligible to receive recognition based on his or her level of contribution. Fans can have their name listed on the Stephenie Meyer Day website as an official sponsor of SMD 2013; a signed poster of the Stephenie Meyer Day cast; a Stephenie Meyer Day prize pack; and a vlog shoutout from the Stephenie Meyer Day cast, among others.
ABOUT STEPHENIE MEYER DAY Stephenie Meyer Day is an annual celebration of the world-renowned author of THE TWILIGHT SAGA, held in the series setting of Forks, Wash. Designed to coincide with the September 13 birthday of Bella Swan, the series heroine, Stephenie Meyer Day has grown to include an entire weekend of festivities. An estimated 100,000 TWILIGHT fans have visited Forks per year since the surge in popularity of THE TWILIGHT SAGA.
EVENT GUIDELINES - Customers must have a copy of The Host to enter the line. Bring in your copy of The Host OR purchase the book at Chapters Metrotown on the night of the event to receive a FREE mini movie poster*! - Stephenie Meyer will personalize ONE (1) copy of The Host and will autograph ONE (1) other book of the reader's choice. - Personalized signatures will address the first name only. No additional comments or messages will be permitted. - No promotional items or memorabilia permitted, this is a book signing only. - No posed photography permitted. Candid photos only. - Line-up is first-come, first-served. Due to the author's overwhelming popularity there is a possibility that we will not be able to accommodate everyone in line. Visit indigo.ca/events daily for potential updates to these event guidelines. - Follow @indigogreenroom for up-to-the-minute updates before and during the event. *While quantities last.
We are super excited to welcome back Stephenie Meyer, this time to celebrate her movie-related edition of The Host. She visits with actors Max Irons and Jake Abel, who appear in the film version of her book. The author will sign a max of two books per customer. Fans who purchase her new book from Anderson's receive a mini movie poster, which our guests will autograph. Tickets are limited, so please come in or call to reserve your spot in line.
Stephanie Meyers will join us Tuesday 3/12/2013 from 3-5. She will be joined by two actors from THE HOST, Max Irons and Jake Abel. Guidelines for Stephenie Meyer event - Please present a Barnes & Noble receipt for The Host to receive a ticket to save a place in line. Tickets distributed beginning at 9:00 am, March 12th. Purchase not necessary, but priority place in line will go to those with a Barnes & Noble receipt. - Stephenie will ONLY sign up to two books -- No memorablilia. - Stephenie will personalize THE HOST only, other titles will get a signature only. Fans who purchase any Stephenie Meyer title at the store will receive a free mini movie poster.
Author Event Join us for an incredible signing when Stephenie Meyer and actors Max Irons and Jake Abel visit in celebration of the upcoming film release of The Host. (This event is wristbanded and wristband distribution will begin after 9:00 am on March 15.)
Friday March 15, 2013 2:00 PM
The Grove at Farmers Market 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-525-0270
Special Instructions Note: This event is wristbanded.