Tuesday, April 21, 2009

True Blood designer t- shirts: "Alabama Chanin for HBO" Collection - NYC Store

April 13th - 26th, Take 30% off these one of a kind t-shirts at the NYC Store at 42nd & 6th.

The HBO Shop celebrated the launch of the new "Alabama Chanin for HBO" limited-edition t-shirt collection, designed by Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of clothing label Alabama Channin (www.AlabamaChanin.com). The HBO Shop commissioned Natalie to design a special collection of "Alabama Chanin for HBO" limited-edition, embellished t-shirts. Each design is one-of-a-kind, hand-made and recycled from previous HBO collections featuring logos and key themes from hit programs like Entourage(sm), True Blood(sm), Flight of the Conchords(sm), Sex & the City® and The Sopranos®. The collection includes men's and women's t-shirts with Natalie's signature hand-stitching, embroidery and applique details. The "Alabama Chanin for HBO" collection is now available at the HBO Shop in New York (1100 6th Ave. at 42nd St.). The t-shirts retails between $65 and $85, with a select few retailing for $150.


Zombie Austen author moves on to Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter

Looks like Seth Grahame-Smith is sitting pretty these days! With his (surprising) bestselling book Pride and Predjudice and Zombies, flying off of bookshelves everywhere, Grahame-Smith is already preparing for his next mashup–Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. According to reports, the now A-list author was offered a sizeable, six-figure advance to write a book mixing historical/iconic figures with the supernatural. No word yet on when this book will be released but Grahame-Smith’s popularity is increasing rapidly. His editor Ben Greenberg said “Zombies” is popular because “it appeals to Austen fans as well as people who can’t stand her writing and would enjoy seeing Mr Darcy have his brain eaten”.

Article Guardian UK

Charlaine reads and recommends "PPZTCRRNWUZM" on her blog today !

And now to my surprise read. PPZTCRRNWUZM! as I shall call it, is really, really a lot of fun. I am a diehard fan of the original novel, so for weeks I tried to ignore the presence of PPZTCRRNWUZM! on various bestseller lists. But finally curiosity got the better of me, and I clicked on it on Amazon. I’ve got to say, in all honesty . . . I loved it. And it’s basically just what the title says; a retelling of our favorite story, but with zombies. The addition of zombies works amazingly well. I really can’t describe it any further. I laughed out loud.


Touch of Dead: New Sookie Stackhouse short story collection cover released !

Check this out another brilliant piece of artwork from Lisa Desimini !

Release date October 2009 !

this book will contain all the Sookie Stackhouse short stories more info here

Team Dallas True Blood Paleyfest Travelogue: Part one by ObjectDesire

Los Angeles Paleyfest Travelogue: Part one by ObjectDesire

A story in which we meet many friends from around the country and discover that Dallas has fairy blood.

Travelers in our party include LovingTrueBloodinDallas (Dallas), ObjectDesire (OD), and Nocturnalinnc (Noct)

Day 1 Agenda: Pink's, Griffith Observatory, Galanga Thai Restaurant, and NoHo Theatre for Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (TB Dallas Fan Meet-up #1)

We all arrive at separate times but arrange to meet at airport

Dallas surprises us by wheeling in to scoop us up in a bright, shiny blue convertible.

Pink's: We put the top down and head straight to Pink's hot dogs on LaBrea Blvd for a world famous hotdog. We are fortunate to find a parking spot just one block away. We discover we have only 4 quarters between us, but to our shock this gives us only 1 hour. Dallas searches her purse and finds a handful of dimes which gives us...1 hour 56 minutes. Off we march to stand on line for our hotdogs. The line snakes around the building but we enjoy the camaraderie of our fellow patrons and people watching. One man shows up to stand near the line with a large gray parrot. After about an hour we reach the front of the line. Dallas orders a spicy Chicago Dog, Noct orders a chili cheese dog, and OD orders a bacon chili cheese dog. We all have an Orange Crush with our meal. It is a beautiful day and we score a table on the patio. Beside us, in the parking lot, a man plays his trumpet as entertainment. Noct and OD begin to fret about the time and our belongings left in the car. Dallas says wait and leaves us guarding her food. She returns with the car and pulls into a space that magically appears in the parking lot (those of you who have visited Pink's know how miraculous this really is). First the empty patio table, then a parking spot! Noct and OD begin to get suspicious that Dallas knows magic spells.

Griffith Observatory: The drive up the mountain is spectacular. Beautiful views of Los Angeles are afforded at every curve. Unfortunately, the Observatory itself is closed for a special event (we never learn which event specifically).

By now, we are getting a bit short on time, and head to check into our hotel. Hotel Le Petit, (more here )turns out to be small, lovely European style boutique hotel. OD still wonders what candles were burning in the lobby--they smelled wonderfully exotic. Our suite has a sunken living room with a fireplace and a small "eat-in" kitchen, in addition to the bedroom area. We have 2 flat screen televisions (which we never turn on!). The towels are soft, thick bath sheets (I can just see Dallas rolling her eyes now--she doesn't care about the towels). But Dallas's hotel picking magic holds and this one is a winner.

We freshen up, change clothes, and are joined by the lovely Robiart, a local girl, who was so instrumental in helping Dallas find restaurants and meet-up spots for this trip.

Galanga Thai Restaurant: We learned of this delightful restaurant after TrueBlood actor, Patrick Gallagher ("Chow"), chooses this spot for an interview ( See his interview here). OD's daughter, Molly, and niece, Sara, meet us at the restaurant for dinner. Delicious food is consumed: Thai lettuce wraps, curry dishes, garlic shrimp (ordered by OD, of course). This restaurant should be added to everyone's "Must Visit" list.

NoHo Theatre: Traffic is surprisingly light (Dallas? Magic?). Our trip takes only 28 minutes and we have time to walk next door to Starbucks for coffee. At the theatre, we are joined by another local fan of Dallas' blog, the sweet and lovely IYOUWANT2. The play, Bram Stoker's Dracula, is excellent with creative staging (and we get to see Dracula's naked behind--a bit gratuitous, but gorgeous nonetheless :-)

Back at our hotel, we end the evening with Ms. Robiart, laughing and dissecting TrueBlood and Sookie Stackhouse books (Eric? Bill? Vampwich? What will happen in Book 9?). Make plans to meet Ms. Robiart on Saturday evening, then fall into bed and sleep soundly.( OD goes right to sleep Dallas and Noct stay up much later :))

True Blood goes to the movies: Anna Paquin stars in 'Trick R Treat'

Screenwriter Michael Dougherty’s feature directorial debut Trick R Treat has been sitting on the shelf for almost two years. The film earned great reviews and buzz from a handful of screenings, but Warner Bros has been reluctant to release the film in theaters.

A new trailer has surfaced on About.com , which ends with the words “Coming to Blu-ray & DVD This October”. It is unclear if the film will be released theatrically before then, but it is very likely that Warner Bros is sending the film direct-to-home video. It’s a shame because I know a lot of people who were interested in seeing this film on the big screen. Anna Paquin has gained a larger fan following thanks to the HBO show True Blood, and it seems like this film would be an easy sell to the audience.

Plot Synopsis: It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows Eve were devised to protect us from their evil mischief, and one small town is about to be taught a terrifying lesson that some traditions are best not forgotten. Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight; four women cross paths with a costumed stalker at a local festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local legend; and a cantankerous old hermit is visited by a strange trick-or-treater with a few bones to pick. Costumes and candy, ghouls and goblins, monsters and mayhem…the tricks and treats of Halloween turn deadly as strange creatures of every variety—human and otherwise—try to survive the scariest night of the year.

The movie stars Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, and Leslie Bibb.


Sookieverse would be a great subject for Xtranormal movie making

I bet creative folks could make some interesting and entertaining Sookieverse stories using this cool new technology! It's free in beta.


Let me kn0w if you make something ...

Clip of 'True Blood' Season 2

Screened at Paley Festival earlier this month, a clip taken from the second season of 'True Blood' shows an unknown creature attacking Sookie.

Eonline says ...
Lena in Boca Raton, Fla.: What else can you tell us about True Blood?
The general consensus of our Living Dead in Dallas-reading commenters who got a look at the True Blood sneak peek shown at Paley is that the giant Minotaur-lookin' creature show is Michelle Forbes' maenad in another guise. To which we say, "Wuh?" and "Wow." (And we're working on getting a legit version of that clip, so hang in there...)

Support Stacie Fanfic Auction Fanfic twitter performance Thursday

Mark your calenders! As promised, we're going to be acting out fanfic writer Terri Botta's story "When Life Imitates Television."

Just to give you some background, Terri was one of three writers participating in the Support Stacie Fanfic Auction . A bunch of us have gotten to know Terri (Izzy or @isilwath on Twitter), and we wanted to do something to support Stacie in our own special way.

So we agreed that we would act out the winning fanfic. And thankfully, one of our Twitter friends, @EricsTXGal won!

Here are the details for the show:

When: Thursday, April 23, 8:00 - 10:00pm CDT
Where: Twitter

Live feed here from Twitterfic : http://twitterfic.com/trueblood/

To watch the show, you'll need to follow the folks listed below:
  1. @EricNorthman
  2. @EricNorthman2
  3. @SookieBonTemps
  4. @SookieBonTemps2
  5. @VampireBill
  6. @JessicaHamby
  7. @SheiroQ
  8. @VictorMadden
Bill, Jessica, Kristina, and Victor are going to be playing the supporting characters. They'll be wearing different "faces" to help the storyline along.

As a courtesy, we're going to ask our friends not to tweet during the performance so that we can truly bring Izzy's wonderful story to life as promised.

Tune in Thursday night!

True Blood Music Video of the Day:Best I ever had by State of Shock

Best I ever had by State of Shock LYRICS

Thanks, selene14luv