We haven't talked about FOOOOOOORRRRRKKS!!! in a while, so we figured it's time for an update...
Are we still going? Nope. We called it off.
Just kidding!! Wow that would have been an awesome April Fool's prank had we thought of it, but a little too mean even for us (despite what some people may say about us, we're actually pretty damn nice imho). "Hey you're now the proud owner of a useless non-refundable airline ticket! Congratulations! Wait! Come back! April Fools!!!"
Yes, of COURSE we are still going! And it's going to be AWESOME! But I get the feeling that we need to manage expectations a tiiiiny little bit. Here's the thing: I am afraid that more than a couple people are going to arrive in Forks expecting a carefully choreographed, well-planned, event-filled extravaganza. Um, or you may have thought about how we roll here at Twitarded and realized that this will never happen. Regardless, several people have asked me if anyone famous will be there. And while I realize that I need to up my game and take this beyond "Hey let's all go to Forks and get drunk together!" (not that this won't happen - oh believe me, it will! - but we'll have a tad more preparation done by September/October), the answer is no, there will not be any famous people/Twilight stars there. In fact, I'm pretty sure all their PR reps, girlfriends, boyfriends, hangers-on and family members are doing everything humanly possible to keep them as far from Forks as possible that weekend. They'll probably all leave the country. OK some of the wolf pack and a few Volturi dudes will be at the TwiTour in Portland that weekend (sorry - we had out date first!), but that's as close a brush to fame as you'll have that weekend unless someone pulls through and show up with RPatts [Latchkey, I'm lookin' at you].
But the fact of the matter is this is not a TwiTour convention or anything close to it. Back when people first started joking about "TwitardCon2010," I was laughing right along with you all. What a ludicrous idea!! But here we are, making it happen! Aaaand please know that this is not a professionally planned convention. We're not asking people to shell out hundred of dollars on tickets to events and there won't be anyone there for photo ops. You won't have to decide if you want to go for the still-pretty-expensive "Silver-Plated" package where they confiscate your camera and mobile devices and make you sit in the back of the room, or the "Diamond-Studded Platinum Package" where you get to sit in PFach and Kellan's lap, have a tickle-party with Jacksper, and then get present you with a personalized, autographed cast of Robward's junk (what - you never heard of that one? Sheesh - you really missed out...).
Nope, it's not going to be a Twilight "convention"... It's going to be better! It's going to be a Twitarded par-tay!! It won't cost you a million dollars and Jenny Jerkface might accidentally puke on you! Can you get that at a convention? No. No you cannot. Because this is gonna be special like that!
We'll be announcing some actual details soon (we're not TOTALLY clueless - we will have some stuff planned and you can participate of not - up to you!), and we'll have some additional resources in place for people to coordinate ride and room sharing and things like that...
If you need a refresher on the details - from "WTF are we REALLY doing this?!" to "Here's the specifics as we know them so far!", you can read the original posts -
I Can't Believe I'm Saying This, But I Want To Go To Forks.You can also go HERE to Facebook, where VitaminR70 has been slaving away trying to herd the pile of kittens that is the Twitarded road trip. Go to the FB discussions to find Forks-y information!
Holy Crap, Were Really Going To FOOORRRKKS!
Holy Crap, Were Really Going To FOOORRRKKS!
We're still trying to decide if this requires a separate blog... There are several schools of thought on the whole "Forks Blog" thing: "Hells no, that's too confusing and I don't want to follow another blog!" is one... Then there's "Please keep it separate because I'm not going and don't want to hear about it!" And on the flip-side of that we have "I can't go and I TOTALLY want to hear about it so keep it right here on Twitarded!"
Probably the single most important thing we need to know right now is how many of you are as nuts as we are and planning on converging on a small logging town in the Olympic Peninsula to hang out with a bunch of crazy broads you have never met??? Because a few of us have been crunching the numbers and we're guestimating that there are probably 50-60 Twitards out there so far who are are fully committed to coming along for this wild ride. WOW! This is going to be epic. EPIC!!!!
On that note: I'd love everyone to leave their thoughts on the Forks
We'll have more specifics on what we have planned (and what we'd like to plan) coming soon, or my name isn't Snarkier-Than-oh-my-gawd-I-can't-believe-we're-doing-this-You!
P.S. I know we need to update the "FORKS!" welcome sign that 17 Forever Lisa made for us - and a few other things around here! It's on the list...