August 1, 2008


By Karen Cotton

When: Tonight, the eve of the new moon, from 8 p.m. to MidnightWhere: Barnes & Noble of Cheyenne, 1851 Dell Range Blvd. More info: A celebration for the release of "Breaking Dawn," the last book in the celebrated bestselling Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.There will be a costume contest, refreshments, trivia games and more. At the stroke of midnight, revelers can be among the first to purchase their copy of "Breaking Dawn."

"twilight" Fans can attend a special prom to celebrate the release of stephenie Meyer's latest book about a young woman who falls in love with a vampire.

By Karen Cotton

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Stephenie Meyer, author of the "Twilight" series, has been called the next J.K. Rowling.

"The kids are looking for something to replace 'Harry Potter,'" said Linda Herget of Cheyenne's Barnes and Noble Booksellers. "They've grown up with him, and they're looking for something out of the ordinary that's magical from the middle to the end. These are all like that, and they're a teen romance with a twist."

The series' twist involves a young woman falling in love with a vampire boy.

At 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 2 Barnes and Noble Booksellers of Cheyenne will start selling copies of "Breaking Dawn" - Meyer's last book in her "Twilight" series.

But beginning at 8 p.m. on Aug. 1, local "Twilight" fans can come celebrate the release at the Vampire Prom Night.

"It's a costume release party for the fourth book in the 'Twilight' saga," Herget said. "The party will be like the 'Harry Potter' party."

Young people are invited to wear prom or vampire attire - anything that has to do with the series.

"The party is for teens and adults because the book is a teen book," Herget said. "But we won't turn kids away."

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