Officially, the the celebration takes place on April 26 in celebration of the entire Alien franchise. This date is a direct nod to planet LV-426 from the movies. On this day, there will be nationwide screenings of the movies, the release of brand-new products, and the Alien: Ultimate Trivia Challenge on Twitter.
President of Twentieth Century Fox Jeffrey Godsik says, “We noticed that fans of the Alien films were starting to rally around the calendar date of April 26th — given the connection to the planet LV-426. Quite simply, it gave us the idea to do something special on this day; to officially mark the occasion alongside fans and to build excitement online, in stores and once again, in theaters.”
Some of this new merchandise includes the release of the Alien Stompers worn by Sigourney Weaver in Aliens. Additionally, you can find new character figures, exclusive covers for the ongoing Aliens comic book series, a re-print of the original comic series from 1986, and a brand-new audio drama called Alien: Out of the Shadows.
As far as the Twitter contest, this will take place on the AlienAnthology account. All day, they will post questions. Answer these questions for the chance to win prizes. You’ll need to register your name here in order to participate.
How will you be celebrating Alien Day?