I'm sure you're already well aware that this Friday at midnight The Twilight Saga: New Moon will finally arrive on DVD, packed with all sorts of vampire and werewolf angst, as well as more than a few young actors with no shirts on. But the question still remains: What will you be doing come midnight? Will you flake out and head to your local DVD shop at some point Saturday afternoon once the crowds have parted, or will you brave the midnight hysteria and get your Twilight on in style?
Good news for those night owls who want to celebrate the New Moon DVD release by partying it up into the wee hours is that several major retail chains will be hosting DVD release parties, complete with contests, games and Twilight-related munchies. Select Borders stores will be kicking off their DVD release parties at 10pm by hosting activities that include charades, a movie quote contest and movie debates. Fans can also vote in the Borders Movie Awards, which touts categories like Best Shirtless Moment, Best Fight, Best Scene, Best Song and Most Reckless Bella Moment. You can download your ballot right here. Depending on which Borders you visit, some may be selling Twilight-inspired drinks in their café, like The Blood Clot (Italian soda) or The Blood Slide (a strawberry milkshake).
In addition to parties at Borders and some Blockbuster video stories, a whole ton of Wal-Marts will also be hosting release parties beginning at around 9pm, with food, drinks, trivia games and giveaways. Keep in mind that it's at Wal-Mart where you can buy that special edition DVD that boasts the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Eclipse.
MTV's Hollywood Crush also has a list of cities where Twilight stars will be making the rounds to visit with fans at select DVD release parties. Unfortunately, there will be no Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson or Taylor Lautner, but others – like Peter Facinelli (New York), Elizabeth Reaser (Phoenix), Chris Weitz and Nikki Reed (Los Angeles) and Melissa Rosenberg (Seattle) – will be on hand. We don't know where they'll be stopping by, but you may be able to figure it out if you search around. Check out the full list of actors and cities over at MTV.
Head on over to the official New Moon website to enter in your zip code and find out where a DVD release party is being thrown in your neck of the woods.
Will you be attending a New Moon DVD release party? Know of any really cool ones in your hometown? Definitely share the info. in our comments section, and have fun!