Summit announces Denali coven casting for Breaking Dawn

Summit has officially announced casting for the Denali coven in Breaking Dawn:

Christian Camargo (THE HURT LOCKER, Dexter) as Eleazar

Casey LaBow (Moonlight) as Kate

Mia Maestro (Alias, POSEIDON) as Carmen

MyAnna Buring (DOOMSDAY) as Tanya

Maggie Grace (Lost, TAKEN) as Irina

What do you think? Tell us in the comments!


Come see us this weekend at Twi Tour in Portland!

As we’ve been mentioning lately, we’ll be at The Official Twilight Convention in Portland, Oregon this weekend — Oct. 1-3 — and we’d love to see you there! The organizers at Creation Entertainment have released a detailed schedule for the weekend, so check it out & be sure to come say hi if you see us around! (It’ll be Sara at the convention in Portland!)And be sure to catch our panel on Sunday!


1:40 pm Hillywood Show Welcome and Open! Meet your hosts and check out their amazing NEW MOON Parody (exclusively shown in its extended version)

2:05 pm Bronson Pelletier (Jared of The Wolf Pack)

3:10 pm The TWILIGHT SAGA Yes/No Trivia Game sponsored by Scene-It! Win $1750 in gift certificates by showing off all you know about all things Twilight! Be the last person standing and you’ll win big time, including a special Twilight celebrity surprise and inclusion in The Vampire Court for Saturday Night’s big party!

3:15 pm Photo Ops with Bronson Pelletier, tickets available at registration for $40

3:40 pm Twilight ECLIPSE Convention Clips: Here’s some exclusive footage from the amazing sold out event in Los Angeles that featured the entire cast!

4:10 pm Meet The Cast of THE HILLYWOOD SHOW: here’s the chance to get up close and personal with our hosts as they discuss how they do their parodies and what the future holds.

4:35 pm TWILIGHT LEXICON PANEL, quoted by Stephenie Meyer as “the brightest star in the Twilight online universe,” is one of the original and most visited Twilight fansites. They will be hosting panels throughout the weekend to share with the fans some of the great experiences and behind-the-scenes insights they’ve gained from their work in the fandom. Representing the website this weekend will be Lori (Alphie) and Shelley (SomethingBlue). Today’s presentation is: The Real Forks: A video driving tour through Forks and La Push and a Q&A about the town.

5:05 pm Kiowa Gordon (Embry Call of The Wolf Pack)

5:50 pm Intermission

5:55 pm Photo Ops with Kiowa Gordon, tickets at registration for $50.

6:10 pm SPECIAL WOLF PACK DUO PHOTO OP: Our two youngest wolves, Bronson & Kiowa and YOU! $59

6:30 pm In the Theatre: Autographs with Kiowa Gordon and Bronson Pelletier complimentary for Gold Weekend Patrons (we will call row by row), followed by those with autograph tickets (available at registration for $30 each).

IN THE MAIN THEATRE: Join the celebration! This event is complimentary for Gold Weekend patrons, for others it is $10 general admission. SPECIAL TENTATIVE GUESTS: Bronson Pelletier and Kiowa Gordon. SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER: Candace Charee’s haunting and clear vocal inflections send chills down the spine of the listener as if they were in a room experiencing the paranormal. Her unique vocal delivery triggers the senses, vividly painting a picture inspired by love, heartache, and the eagerness to connect. Charee’ has connected with her musical muse, successfully capturing thousands of loyal fans while generating over one million hits on her music.


9:30 am to 2:30 pm Location Bus Tour with Catherine Hardwicke (director of Twilight). Buses leave from main lobby, please be on time. We will have a list of pre-paid ticket holders for this event. Please have photo id with you. ADDITIONAL SEATS on one of the two buses on the tour are still available at registration on Friday for $199. Thanks!

2:30 pm Welcome from The Hillywood Show, with a screening of NEW MOON Parody

2:50 pm Lana Veenker (Casting Director for Twilight) A special panel with the Casting director of TWILIGHT, Lana is a wonderful addition to our convention and she has been quite influential on-line warning fans about Twilight saga casting scams. Find out what the process for casting is like and how the cast of Twilight came to be. Lana also casts the fantastic TV series LEVERAGE as well as many other projects.

3:30 pm: Bronson Pelletier and Kiowa Gordon (Jared and Embry of The Wolf Pack) together on stage!

4:30 pm “THE YES/NO TWILIGHT GAME” PART TWO! sponsored by Scene-It. Just be in the audience to participate and have fun! Good luck to players!

4:35 pm Photo Ops with Kiowa Gordon, tickets at registration for $50

4:45 pm Photo Ops with Bronson Pelletier, tickets at registration for $50

4:45 pm Twilight Film Parody Short

4:50 pm One Hour PRIVATE MEET & GREET with ALEX MERAZ and CHASKE SPENCER limited to TEN lucky fans: we still have some left so see registration for availability for this once in a lifetime opportunity! Tickets are $200.

4:50 pm Intermission/Stage Reset

4:55 pm Photo Op: The “Hillywood Show Cast” and YOU! Here’s your chance to get a professionally shot 8 by 10 color photo of you with the super-popular parody cast and hosts of the convention tour. $30 (Saturday)

5:20 pmThe Twilight No Minimum Bid Auction: this fast paced event features tons of collectibles, including rare stuff, all up for bids at low, low prices! Including our famous stage banners and hand-signed photographs of the stars!

5:55 pm Alex Meraz and Chaske Spencer (The Wolf Pack’s Paul and Sam): Together on stage!

7:00 pm Twilight Lexicon Panel: Tales from the Black carpet: Yes, you read that right, the premiere carpet was black and not red. Ever wonder what goes on between all the screaming at a Hollywood premiere? Find out as the Twilight Lexicon describes what it’s like to be in the eye of the storm, now including exclusive new footage from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse black carpet.

7:05 pm PHOTO OPS: “THE WOLF PACK” AND YOU! (Saturday): ALEX MERAZ, CHASKE SPENCER, KIOWA GORDON, BRONSON PELLETIER and YOU! A howlingly spectacular photo opportunity: $89 (limited availability)

7:25 pm Photo Ops with Alex Meraz, tickets at registration for $50

7:35 pm Photo Ops with Chaske Spencer, tickets at registration for $50

7:35 pm Teaching Twilight Panel with Malicious Mandy: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels have changed the way teens approach reading and opened up new doors in education. Using Twilight to teach has livened up the classroom and inspired parents, teachers and students to read again. We will explore this issue and how parents and teachers can use Twilight to connect with their children and students.

8:05 pm Autographing with our celebrities as follows:

ON ONE SIDE OF THE THEATRE: Autographing with Alex Meraz and Chaske Spencer, both will sign on a complimentary basis for Gold and Preferred Weekend Patrons (we will call row by row) and then followed by those with autograph tickets (on sale at registration for $30 each) which we will call by number.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE THEATRE: Autographing with Kiowa Gordon and Bronson Pelletier, both of whom will sign for those with autograph tickets, available at registration for $30 (we will call by number)

9:30 pm PRIVATE MEET & GREET WITH BRONSON & KIOWA: spend an hour you’ll never forget with the young wolves! Limited to TEN fans, check at registration for availability at $200 per.

Also featuring: OUR HOSTS, The Hillywood Show, a hot DJ, dancing, a cash bar, celebrity appearances including tentatively Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Bronson Pelletier, with the Centerpiece contest with $250 prize, best dancer and best dressed awards too! Come dressed to “kill”! This event is complimentary for all Gold Weekend Patrons, we have a few additional tickets left for $99 at registration.


9:00 am: SUNDAY CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: With Chaske Spencer, Charlie Bewley and Daniel Cudmore. Special silent auction to benefit “Make A Wish” Not part of any package, tickets may be purchased at registration on Friday or Saturday for $99.

10:15 am Open with The Hillywood Show, final screening of the extended version of NEW MOON PARODY

10:35 am Chaske Spencer (Sam of The Wolf Pack)

11:15 am THE OFFICIAL TWILIGHT FACEBOOK PAGE: The Official Twilight Facebook page is a Summit Entertainment approved fan-run website, which has quickly become one of the most visited sites in the ‘Twilight’ universe. Co-owned and run by Lauren Marie Suero and Heidi Bennett, the page boasts one of the largest member base in the Facebook community (at over 11 million and counting!) and is the go-to place for Twilight fans to receive their daily fix of everything ‘Twilight’. Representing The Official Twilight Facebook page at this convention with a panel on stage will be: Lauren Marie Suero

11:20 am Photo Ops with Chaske Spencer, tickets available at registration for $50

11:45 am The Costume Competition: Come dressed in your finest costume as any Twilight themed character or make up your own! A $250 gift certificate is awarded to the very best! Let your creative juices flow and come ready to “thrill!” Judges are the cast of The Hillywood Show

12:15 pm Twilight Lexicon Panel: The Lexicon was on set of Twilight the day that Catherine Hardwicke referred to as: “The day that made grown men cry”. Hear about that day of crazy weather on the beach and share her video interviews with Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. They were also on the set of New Moon and can speak about the vast difference between the two experiences.

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm One Hour PRIVATE MEET AND GREET with DANIEL CUDMORE for TEN lucky fans. We still have some seats available, check at registration for them at $200 each. Registration will give you the room name for this event as well.

12:45 pm Intermission

1:10 pm Twilight No Minimum Bid Auction: Grand bargains galore in rare stuff including banners and signed superstar collectibles: be here for the fast fun and great deals!

1:45 pm Daniel Cudmore (The Volturi’s Felix)

2:40 pm NOVEL NOVICE TWILIGHT: Novel Novice Twilight is the only major education-based fan site around for Twilight fans. Besides featuring regular news updates, original downloads and other cool features, Novel Novice Twilight also focuses on promoting education and furthering reading, all through a love of Twilight. For examples, just check out their Twilight lesson plan for teachers, their Twilight history lessons, and their regular writing contests. Some of Novel Novice Twilight’s work has been featured in national media outlets, including Reelz Channel, Better TV and the Movie Fanatic.

2:45 pm Photo Ops with Daniel Cudmore, tickets at registration for $50

3:10 pm Charlie Bewley (The Volturi’s Demetri)

4:10 pm “WHEN TWILIGHT CAME TO TOWN” – A Panel hosted by “Malicious Mandy”, popular blogger who often covers Twilight Fans experiences with filming. When New Moon and Eclipse filmed in Vancouver, Mandy was there. She will share her experiences through photos and stories of the filming process from a fans point of view. Hear stories about the set locations, meeting the cast and behind the scenes information of filming Twilight Saga New Moon and Eclipse – from a fans perspective

4:15 pm Photo Ops with Charlie Bewley, tickets at registration for $50

4:25 pm Photo Ops with The Volturi, Charlie Bewley, Daniel Cudmore and YOU! Tickets at registration for $69

4:45 pm AUTOGRAPHS WITH Daniel Cudmore, Chaske Spencer and Charlie Bewley as follows:

ON ONE SIDE OF THE THEATRE: Charlie Bewley will sign on a complimentary basis for Gold Weekend Patrons and Preferred Weekend Patrons (we will call row by row) followed by those with his autograph tickets (available at registration for $30).

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE THEATRE: Daniel will sign on a complimentary basis for Gold Weekend Patrons (we will call row by row). ALL others, including preferred weekend patrons will require a Daniel autograph ticket (available at registration for $30) and we will call you up by number and Chaske will sign for those with his autograph ticket, available at registration for $30, we will call by number.

Get more info & tickets here!

Mackenzie Foy cast as Renesmee in Breaking Dawn?

Yes, more big casting news for Breaking DawnRenesmee! From EW: has learned that little 9-year old Mackenzie Foy is inches away from signing on to play Renesmee, Edward and Bella’s vampire/human love child that’s a central role in the final installment of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

It’s not yet clear how the diminutive actress, who’s appeared in one episode each of television shows FlashForward and ‘Til Death, will portray the character who ages a full 17 years in only seven. Sources have suggested that director Bill Condon will employ similar digital effects to those used by David Fincher in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, where Foy’s face would be digitally transferred onto the face of a younger child. It’s also probable that the studio will hire a younger child in some capacity, too.

See more pics at Mackenzie’s website. This kid’s life is about to change forever.

We also just learned that Maggie Grace had been cast as Irina.

Maggie Grace cast as Irina in Breaking Dawn

Yes, you read that correctly. Breaking Dawn casting news! Deadline reports that Maggie Grace has been cast in the role of Irina, one of the Denali coven vampires:

EXCLUSIVE: Maggie Grace will play a new vampire threat to Kristin Stewart’s Bella in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.  Grace, who played Liam Neeson’s in-distress daughter in Taken, will play the role of Irina in the final installments of the Stephenie Meyer novel, which director Bill Condon is directing in two separate films.

(Via HisGoldenEyes)

Winner: Portland, OR Gold Weeked Twi Tour Passes

We are delighted to announce the winner of two Gold Weekend Passes to this weekend’s Official Twilight Convention in Portland, Oregon. The winner is …

Megan H.

Megan, check your email for complete information & details!

Thanks to everyone who entered — we’re sorry we can’t give you all passes. BUT, tickets for Portland start at only $25 and we’d love to see you at the convention this weekend.

We’ll be presenting our panel on Sunday, along with some other great fansites, actors and lots more. We hope you’ll stop by and say hello!

Get complete details online.

Back to School: Twilight Saga Prize Pack Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of our Back to School 2010 Contest — all of whom will receive a Twilight Saga Prize Pack, featuring a digital download of the Eclipse soundtrack and other assorted goodies. The winners are:

Sarah H.

Carmen R.

Whitney H.

Yunet C.

The winners will be notified by email. The prizes will be sent to the addresses provided in your entry form. Congrats & thanks to everyone who entered!

As a last-minute reminder for anyone living in the Portland, Oregon area — you have until midnight (PT) tonight to win Gold Weekend Passes to The Official Twilight Convention in Portland, OR Oct. 1-3.

If you like Twilight, check out Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

One of the things we’ve always loved doing here at Novel Novice Twilight is featuring other books that we think Twilight fans would enjoy. Heck, that’s a big part of the reason we launched our sister site Novel Novice back in January, so we could talk at length about more books that we love.

Well, sometimes we happen across a book that we think is worth mentioning over here as well — and right now, we’re a bit psyched to check out Halo by Alexandra Adornetto.

So why should Twilight fans check it out? Okay, well, sure, there are no vampires or werewolves. But there are angels and supernatural romance and did we mention romance??? Check out the book trailer & the official synopsis for yourself:

You can learn more about Alexandra & Halo on MacMillan’s website. Meanwhile, here is the official book synopsis:

Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone—especially herself—from the Dark Forces.

Is love a great enough power against evil?

Alexandra Adornetto was fourteen when she published her first book, The Shadow Thief, in Australia. The daughter of two English teachers, she admits to being a compulsive book buyer who has run out of shelf space, and now stacks her reading “in wobbly piles on my bedroom floor.” Alex lives in Melbourne, Australia; Halo marks her U.S. debut.

For the comments: Does Halo sound like a book you want to check out? Anybody read it already? Tell us your thoughts!