Twilight lovers take Stonestown
November 10, 2009 3:13 PM
Hundreds of Twilight saga fans came for a promotional "New Moon" cast signing, which was hosted by Hot Topic at Stonestown Galleria Monday evening.
Actors Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene, who play Emmett and Alice Cullen respectively in the new film "New Moon," were the main stars of the event.
The film comes out Nov. 20.
Fans were required to have a special wrist bracelet to meet the actors and receive an autographed poster.
Hot Topic employees, Aminta Vasquez and Kaela Perlee, were both excited about the event.
Vasquez explains that extra precautions were being taken in order to maintain a safe environment for the public.
"We are expecting 3,000 people total to come out for the signing, and Q&A session," Vasquez said before the event started.
Stonestown mall security officers were also aiding in to making sure the event ran smoothly.
"I hope that we actually get a chance to meet them before everyone else, it will just be fun to do the event though," Perlee said before the two stars arrived.
For fans who were not able to obtain a wristband, there was the option of going to a public question and answer forum behind the mall's large parking lot. Fans from all ages came out for the event, some there as early as 7:30 a.m.
The Twilight film series phenomenon has blossomed off based on the bestselling book series from Stephanie Meyer.
Many of the fans who came out for the event admitted to have reading each of the four books in the series multiple times.
"We talk about how we wish it was real, " said Autumn Mayberry of her and her fellow Twilight loving friends.
Mayberry admits that she was unable to obtain a wristband for the signing, but is eager to at least see Lutz and Greene during the question and answer forum.
The event lasted nearly two and half-hours. Both Lutz and Greene answered questions submitted from the audience and they also took time to shake hands and physically greet many of the fans.
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