If you’ve been following me then you know I co-host Talk Blood after True Blood on Blog Talk Radio with Loving True Blood in Dallas‘ @TrueBloodDallas. It’s been part of my Sunday night routine since Season 2 which pretty much consists of livetweeting the East Coast airing, then settling in for Talk Blood at 9:30pm CT.
Talk Blood after True Blood isn’t your ordinary fan show. It’s the only live radio show that goes live right after a new episode airs. And, in my humble opinion, we’ve got the best damn panel of experts that come on every week to give us their thoughts and insights on the night’s show. Each of the Talk Blood experts are active bloggers and diehard True Blood fans. But more importantly, they bring to the Talk Blood table a professional point of view that’s rooted in everything from pop culture to music to theater.
Let’s meet the Talk Blood after True Blood experts:
1. Campblood.org‘s Brian Juergens and Andy Swist: Brian Juergens is an entertainment writer, filmmaker and film critic, the former blog editor of AfterElton.com and creator of campblood.org, the first and most comprehensive website devoted to celebrating and studying horror movies from a gay perspective.
Andy Swist is an illustrator and graphic designer. He is the guiding visual force behind campblood.org. You can view his extensive portfolio at andyswist.com. True Blood fans the world over know Andy for his True Blood paperdolls!
Every week, Brian and Andy produce Blood Work, their hilarious weekly vlog that brings to highlights from each epi in a way that only Brian and Andy can. See for yourself:
2. Next on our list is Mark Blankenship, pop culture critic for The Huffington Post. He’s written for publications like The New York Times, Variety, and the Village Voice. Mark runs the blog on pop culture criticism, The Critical Condition. Recently, he became the content editor for Theatre Development Fund, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the performing arts. Mark’s weekly column, True Blood “Sucker Punch” gives us his take on the one (and yes, he only chooses one) moment in the latest epi that socks you right between the eyes.
3. Meredith Woerner is the Senior Reporter at io9.com and the author of the book Vampire Taxonomy: Identifying and Interacting with the Modern-Day Bloodsucker. Her weekly True Blood recap on io9 lists the pros and cons of each episode.
4. Joining us this year is Becca Wilcott. The Toronto based publishing professional is the author of Truly, Madly, Deeply: The Unofficial True Blood Companion. can be found at www.rebeccawilcott.com and www.twitter.com/beccawilcott. Likes include: popular culture, apps, books, readers, ideas, single file, coffee, wine, good hair days, a cat who shall remain unnamed (really, it has no name), dry humour. You can find her at www.rebeccawilcott.com and @BeccaWilcott on Twitter.
5. Last, but certainly not least, we’re joined this year by Jef with one F. Jef is a music blogger for The Houston Press. You can certainly feel music’s influence in his weekly True Blood columns which have titles like “Beck is Thicker than Water” and “Beautifully Broken with Shelby Lynne.” Jef is also the author of new book, The Bible Spelled Backwards Does Not Change the Fact that You Cannot Kill David Arquette and Other Things I learned in the Black Math Experiment.
Hope you’ll join us every Sunday at 10:30pm ET / 9:30pm CT for Talk Blood after True Blood. Listen to us live and call in with your thoughts on the show! If you’ve missed out, you can catch the Talk Blood podcast here.