Quite a few Veronica Mars news tidbits have been released over the past few days, including the first follow-up novel’s title, a handful of international showings, and more.

Like our last Veronica Mars movie news post, we decided that it would be best to include all of the most recent news in a round up.

The first ‘Veronica Mars’ novel title has been revealed

Last week, in an online preview of their Veronica Mars cover story, Entertainment Weekly revealed the title of the first Veronica Mars novel. The book, set to be released on March 25 (just a week and a half after the movie’s premiere), will be titled The Thousand Dollar Tan Line.

While we don’t know any specifics about the plot, we do know that the novel series will take place right after the events of the movie and involve a lot of fan-favorite characters (whose names we won’t list here in case you don’t want to be spoiled on the movie). If we had to wager a guess, we would bet that the superficial tone of the title hints to the novel taking place in Neptune.

You can pre-order the novel now from quite a few places, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. (Note: Don’t be alarmed if the image for the pre-order doesn’t reflect the newly released title.)

Entertainment Weekly discusses reshoots and box office goals

The most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly (where Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring are on the cover) reveals that, after a test screening in October, Warner Brothers requested a Kristen Bell-narrated prologue. Their hopes are that the prologue will more easily introduce the Veronica Mars universe to newcomers in a simple and clear manner.

Entertainment Weekly also reports that Warner Brothers provided Rob Thomas with enough money to shoot a few extra scenes involving Veronica and Keith in response to the test audience wanting to see more of their interaction. These additional scenes are also reported to help clarify a few of the plot points. Their funding of additional scenes is really interesting considering that they wouldn’t originally do more than help promote the film. This further involvement may demonstrate their renewed faith in the series.

Entertainment Weekly’s story also discusses Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell will be gauging the success of the film and the odds of a follow-up film. “I know what number we’d have to hit to do it again,” says Kristen Bell, but she wouldn’t give the specific number because she’s optimistic that the film will be able to hit it. However, the article says that Veronica Mars will live on no matter how the film does. In addition to the novels, Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell state that they’re interested in low-budget Veronica Mars movies or even a Netflix series.

You can read the rest of the fantastic piece on Veronica Mars (including an exciting preview of a scene that will be in the movie) in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, which is on sale now.

Note: If you’re having trouble tracking down a copy for yourself, you can order one from the Entertainment Weekly website or count on Barnes and Noble to have them in stock (trust us, we know from experience).



Rob Thomas announces Canadian showings

This past Friday, Rob Thomas announced the first of what fans hope will be many international Veronica Mars screenings. The movie will be playing in Cineplex theaters in 21 cities across Canada and tickets for those shows are now on sale. 13 of those cities will be getting the Veronica Mars movie the same day as U.S. theaters, while the other locations will have their first screenings on March 20.

Canadian marshmallows can find more details on the Cineplex website, here’s a list of the Canadian cities that will be screening Veronica Mars:

  • Calgary (March 14)
  • Edmonton (March 14)
  • Halifax/Darmouth (March 14)
  • Hamiton (March 14)
  • Kitchener/Waterloo (March 14)
  • London (March 14)
  • Montreal (March 14)
  • Ottawa (March 14)
  • St. John’s Newfoundland (March 14)
  • Toronto (March 14)
  • Vancouver (March 14)
  • Victoria (March 14)
  • Winnipeg (March 14)
  • Barrie (March 20)
  • Fredericton (March 20)
  • Lethbridge (March 20)
  • Nanaimo (March 20)
  • Red Deer (March 20)
  • Regina (March 20)
  • Saskatoon (March 20)
  • St. John • Windsor (March 20)

In the same update in which he announced the Canada screenings, Rob Thomas stated that they’re still working hard on more international screenings and are hoping to have an update for fans some time this week.

For those of you who may have had trouble purchasing tickets for the Layton Hills, UT showings, we tried it Sunday night and it seems to be working now. If you (or any other Marshmallows from other states) have any more trouble with tickets, contact the theater for assistance or information.

‘Veronica Mars’ ‘Race to the Box Office’ website launches

Last week, Warner Brothers launched their Veronica Mars “Race to the Box Office” website. In addition to their more traditional Veronica Mars movie website, “The Race to the Box Office” is all about fan participation. Fans who “join the race” can work together to unlock special rewards (like exclusive behind-the-scene clips) by promoting the movie in the ways listed on the site. Plus, the page releases small goodies for fans every day (like character profiles), so be sure to check back daily.

Which of these pieces of ‘Veronica Mars’ news excites you most?

With Donald Trump’s presidency looking less and less like a joke, these high-profile authors and writers believe the time for silence is over.

Over 400 authors have signed a petition to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.

The petition, titled “An open letter to the American people,” was written by Andrew Altschul and Mark Slouka. It unequivocally states that Trump must not become President of the United States, and explains why writers in particular are worried about the power of his empty words and fear-mongering rhetoric.

Signed by the likes of Stephen King, Junot Diaz, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Cheryl Strayed, Colm Tóibín and Jennifer Egan, the open letter lays out reasons for openly opposing Trump’s candidacy, which they believe “appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society.”

The letter states:

“Because, as writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power;

Because we believe that any democracy worthy of the name rests on pluralism, welcomes principled disagreement, and achieves consensus through reasoned debate;

Because American history, despite periods of nativism and bigotry, has from the first been a grand experiment in bringing people of different backgrounds together, not pitting them against one another;

Because the history of dictatorship is the history of manipulation and division, demagoguery and lies;

Because the search for justice is predicated on a respect for the truth;

Because we believe that knowledge, experience, flexibility, and historical awareness are indispensable in a leader;

Because neither wealth nor celebrity qualifies anyone to speak for the United States, to lead its military, to maintain its alliances, or to represent its people;

Because the rise of a political candidate who deliberately appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society, who encourages aggression among his followers, shouts down opponents, intimidates dissenters, and denigrates women and minorities, demands, from each of us, an immediate and forceful response;

For all these reasons, we, the undersigned, as a matter of conscience, oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the Presidency of the United States.”

While there are plenty of arguments for why Trump should not receive as much media coverage as he gets, we have to acknowledge the seriousness of the situation when some of the country’s most respected artists take such a powerful stance as this.

The petition has been signed by over 7,000 people so far, and you can add your name to the list right here.

You can find out more about the group of writers who oppose Trump on Twitter, at @WritersOnTrump.

Official pictures from the Gilmore Girls revival hint that Stars Hollow’s pride and joy went on to become a teacher. Tanc Sade’s Instagram suggests otherwise.

Rory Gilmore — high school English teacher or staff writer on The Stars Hollow Gazette? When the first official photos of the Gilmore Girls revival were released by TV Line, Rory Gilmore was shown standing at the front of a classroom with some chalkboard notes that seemed to indicate she was teaching high school English. And she wasn’t just any high school teacher, but a Chilton high school teacher.

Source: TV Line

However, while promoting an upcoming charity fundraiser, Tanc Sade, everyone’s favorite Life and Death Brigade member, Finn, gave away that Rory Gilmore is an above the fold writer of the Stars Hollow Gazette. Sure it’s a long cry from covering the parking lot pavement of Chilton, but it does not strike us as the type of hard-hitting journalism that would satisfy a girl who hit the road to cover the Obama campaign at the close of the series. This issue, dated July 19, 2016, will appear sometime in the “Summer” installment of the four-part series.

Whose to say that Rory Gilmore can’t juggle two careers at once? She was, after all, the Editor in Chief of The Yale Daily News and a star student who graduated on time after taking a semester off to have a breakdown. Maybe her staff writing position is just a hobby.

This is not the first inside look into the Gilmore Girls reunion that Sade has provided. One quick browse through his Instagram and you will be treated to tons of behind the scenes goodies! Here are some of our favorites.

A Gilmore and her LDB boys


They’ve come a long way from moving Rory out

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life arrives on Netflix soon.

Twitter announces slew of changes to give you more room to tweet, get noticed

You'll also be allowed to retweet yourself. Umm...

11:15 am EDT, May 24, 2016

Twitter has confirmed that they’ll be making a few changes to let you fit more in a single tweet. Changes to retweeting and chatting with a user are also in the pipeline.

Earlier this month we told you Twitter would stop counting photos and links as part of the 140 character limit, but it looks like the social network is taking things a step further. Not only will URLs and photos no longer be a part of the character count, but they will also stop counting usernames.

Here’s Twitter’s full breakdown of the upcoming changes:

– Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count. This will make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward, no more penny-pinching your words to ensure they reach the whole group.

– Media attachments: When you add attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet. More room for words!

– Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: We’ll be enabling the Retweet button on your own Tweets, so you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself when you want to share a new reflection or feel like a really good one went unnoticed.

– Goodbye, .@: These changes will help simplify the rules around Tweets that start with a username. New Tweets that begin with a username will reach all your followers. (That means you’ll no longer have to use the ”.@” convention, which people currently use to broadcast Tweets broadly.) If you want a reply to be seen by all your followers, you will be able to Retweet it to signal that you intend for it to be viewed more broadly.

One or two of these additions may be controversial. For example, giving people the option to retweet themselves if “a really good one went unnoticed” sounds like a cheap solution to fix the issue of tweets not getting noticed. Why should it be upon the user to do something to get the tweet noticed? It’ll look obnoxious if we’re retweeting ourselves — it’s the equivalent of asking aloud, “Hey, did anyone just hear my excellent thought?” even when everyone heard it but purposely ignored it.

Twitter isn’t ready to launch these changes today because they want to give developers time to prepare. This way, third party apps like Tweetbot (It’s great — there are no ads in it!) will be ready to support Twitter’s new rules right at the start of the official launch. Expect to see these features in a few months.

Sadly, we’re still waiting for Twitter to launch an “edit” button. It sucks to be unable to fx a mistake.