Saturday, April 18, 2009
The LAist does an excellent over view of the TB Paley event.
At 5 p.m. last Tuesday, the line for the True Blood panel at PaleyFest snaked around the Cinerama Dome toward the Arclight entrance. Many of the predominantly female fans of the HBO series had been camped out since early afternoon, traveling from as far as Texas and New York.
When the program began at 7 p.m. there were only a few empty seats toward the back of the balcony. The lights dimmed and, courtesy of The Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio), a 1967 excerpt from Dark Shadows - the cheesy low-production-values vampire soap opera - ran on the screen. The audience shrieked, although not half as much as they did when the highlights reel from Season One of True Blood followed, winding up with a two-scene preview from Season Two featuring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse in peril, her vampire boyfriend, Civil War vet Bill Compton being dunderheaded as usual, and, best of all, a scary new supernatural creature!
Toni has gifted Charlaine with Sookie inspired backgrounds-they are linked from CH webpage.
FREE 'Sookie Stackhouse - True Blood Widescreen' SCREENSAVER
Twelve Widescreen 3D images inspired by the HBO series "True Blood", originally derived from the "Sookie Stackhouse Novels", written by Charlaine Harris (This link was approved by Charlaine Harris, and you can buy her the books from this link). The nine books are even more exciting than the TV series and worth reading over and over!http://www.screensavers-tlc.com/sookiestackhouse..html
We haven't looked at these numbers in a while:
New York Times Best Sellers List for April 17, 2009:
Mass-Market Paperback ~ Fiction
Currently on amazon:
Mystery & Thrillers
SSBS #5 ( this is boxed set)
I'm using @SookieBonTemps tweets as a narrative for my Paley event photos, videos etc.
I will also add my own comments but Sook did the tweeting and I did video and photographs (because I ended up on the second row) It was so great getting to know @SookieBonTemps in person as we have been online friends since with both started doing our True Blood/ Sookie fan stuff.
We both choose to stay incognito and we are the most unlikely of all teams but I think we did a good job of covering the event together.
*Part One I HERE / Part Two 2 HERE Part 3 HERE
* It will be a 4 part series.
(*Dallas comments in parenthesis)
Skarsgard's talking about the character of Eric. Just called him a sweetheart? Kwanten is talking about throwing out the actor's handbook.
Rutina is talking about the big heart behind the big mouth. Ball is saying Michelle Forbes' character has evolved
Whole cast on stage. http://twitpic.com/3ak28
Skarsgard's talking pink leggings...said he'd look forward to it. If Ball writes it. Ball's promising big surprises. Book and nonbook.
Cambodian disco dancing and Tuvan throat singing! Moyer is a riot!
Ball believes the show has many years. Season 3 not Confirmed
Ball just described the series of a big bowl of possibilities. Someone just asked a question about nudity on show. Kwanten's not bothered
The sack of destiny = the cock sock. Skarsgard just said he's disappointed to not be naked all the time. 'Cause he's Swedish
Tara love! Ball's saying Sookie needed a pal, not just a parade of hot guys
Anna just said that where the dirt went during the graveyard sex scene wasn't a concern. Moyer's talking about bursting through the ground.
In a big black condom. LOL
Bill's Babes just got props from Ball. Asking Moyer who he'd want to play if not Bill. Said he'd love to channel is inner Lafayette.
Ball's talking about casting. Characters first, actors later. Can the actors bring the material to life?
Question about Gran. Ball says he feels blessed having to work with him.
Michael Raymond James wept during the shooting of the flashback
Ball's asking for a shameless plug: buy the DVD
Whole cast is 'fessin up to who read the books. And it's Over
Folks rushin' the stage for autographs
Pray that the pics on my camera are good! Going to dinner with @trueblooddallas, @objectdesire, @robiart and some friends.
At Kitchen24 with everyone post-Paley. http://twitpic.com/3ambz
Not sure if this pic posted! And no, I sure as heck wasn't gonna fight the horde of women rushin' the stage. http://twitpic.com/3ao1e
Folks, it's been an eventful night. Thanks for tuning in.
Posted by " Dallas " at 2:11 PM
Looking for something to read ?
How about Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian ?
Saffron on Livejournal does a nice review HERE
From Publishers Weekly:
Starred Review. Considering the recent rush of door-stopping historical novels, first-timer Kostova is getting a big launch—fortunately, a lot here lives up to the hype. In 1972, a 16-year-old American living in Amsterdam finds a mysterious book in her diplomat father's library. The book is ancient, blank except for a sinister woodcut of a dragon and the word "Drakulya," but it's the letters tucked inside, dated 1930 and addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," that really pique her curiosity. Her widowed father, Paul, reluctantly provides pieces of a chilling story; it seems this ominous little book has a way of forcing itself on its owners, with terrifying results. Paul's former adviser at Oxford, Professor Rossi, became obsessed with researching Dracula and was convinced that he remained alive. When Rossi disappeared, Paul continued his quest with the help of another scholar, Helen, who had her own reasons for seeking the truth. As Paul relates these stories to his daughter, she secretly begins her own research. Kostova builds suspense by revealing the threads of her story as the narrator discovers them: what she's told, what she reads in old letters and, of course, what she discovers directly when the legendary threat of Dracula looms. Along with all the fascinating historical information, there's also a mounting casualty count, and the big showdown amps up the drama by pulling at the heartstrings at the same time it revels in the gruesome. Exotic locales, tantalizing history, a family legacy and a love of the bloodthirsty: it's hard to imagine that readers won't be bitten, too.
Remember earlier this week when I posted about the Loomstate clothing line launch event that Anna and Stephen went too ?
Dana, who runs this great blog broke down the items Anna had on and you can do the look yourself for $94.88, check it out here:
This is why you gotta love the internet from Mighty Optical Illusion blog ..Ha! (Biggest Optical Illusions Community Blog. Dedicated to visual phenomena and real life illusions)
For all you fans of True Blood out there, I have a little teaser for you for the upcoming second season of the HBO hit vampire show. The teaser comes in the form of a new poster for the new season which of course features a blood spill pattern, the show’s trademark image. Pay special attention though, as the poster is much more than that. At first glance, you may just see the blood but if you focus, you’ll see the silhouette of a vampire about to feed from some poor lady’s neck. This concept is based off the famous Rubin’s Face, a famous optical illusion that allows for two completely separate interpretations of the same image. When you enter the article, you'll see another example in the form of redesigned movie poster for Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. Which one did you like better?
They look at other optical illusions used in movie posters and in the past ..how great is that ?
True Blood PaleyFest’09: Exclusive 2nd Row Photos - Photos of the cast of Alan Ball's hit HBO TV series True Blood taken from the 2nd row at the PaleyFest09.
If you'd like a copy of any photo w/o watermark let me kow and I'll be happy to share !
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