The Q&A went by very quickly - Stephenie didn't give a speech, but began taking questions immediately. What I was struck with, listening to this audio again after so many years, was how specific the questions asked were. There were so many aspects of these books that everyone had throughly thought about and sometimes it felt like people were asking about real people. And that was probably aided by the answers Stephenie gave which were so specific as well. It was interesting to hear her talk about these characters in that way. For instance there was a question on what was Jacob's relationship with Bella now that she had chosen Edward. Which led to Stephenie remarking that she heard some boos when Jacob's name was mentioned and she felt for him because Edward can take care of himself, but Jacob is still a kid.
One fun and oddly specific question was 'are vampires ticklish' which Stephenie said she had never been asked before. Her answer was she didn't know but she was sure Emmett would try.
At the very beginning of the Q&A Stephenie thanks the audience for making her feel like a rock star, and it's funny to hear people cheer so much in the audio - she does seem like a rock star. So now here's a clip! The audio recorder I used to make this 7 years ago was not as good as my iPhone so the sound is tinny unfortunately. I thought this particular clip was interesting because the first question asked is about the status of the movie. There's also questions about what does The Host being an 'adult' book mean, on the distinct personalities of her characters, who should play Edward and who she likes more Edward or Jacob. (Such a diplomatic answer on that last one)