Monday, November 9, 2009

True Blood, the Musical: More great Season 3 hints from Alan Ball at Virginia Film Festival:

Thanks to Alainanoel-Wow, great stuff.

OK, here's a quick rundown of some things Alan Ball mentioned while reviewing ep. 4, Shake and Fingerpop.The cellphone that Jessica glamours from the limo driver is going to figure in season 3. Alan said to remember it. The cool travel coffins that Bill and Jessica traveled in are really for snowboards.

Ball is a big fan of the B'52's..he chose the song for the title of this ep. because the lead singer for the B'52's likes Junior Walker. He had nothing but praise for all the cast involved in this ep. Lots of admiration on Alan's part for them all.

Sookies house along with Lafayette's are located in Calabasas..I know the area well. Now this is cool..the song that plays at the closing credits and at Tara's birthday party is called "Dig" It was written and performed by none other than Alan Ball! He said they saved a lot of money by him doing it. His voice is synthesized. One of the extras at the party, (the heavy lady with the big boobs) is a porn actress and that the tatoo on her arm is of herself! Funny! Alan said that while we fans may have Team Bill and Team Eric things going, he's a Team Sam fan!

Now, possible season 3 spoilers which you may or may not have heard:
We will meet Alcide, the Weres and also Andys mother and sister should be appearing too. Jessica and Hoyt will have competing love interests..according to Alan it doesn't look good for them to be together. The new dancer in Fangtasia is human and will not only catch Eric's eye but maybe Pam's too! Somebody will die and not a guest appearing on the show. (I'm guessing Lorena but who knows!) Of course we know about Russell Edgington.Alan said that although Russell is a younger person in the books he just loves the actor who's going to portray him and doesn't care about the age thing. Lafayette may be getting a boyfriend and Sam is looking for his birth family, will find them and will make some very intersting discoveries about them.

Also, the story arc for season 3 is going to play out differently in that certain things will be solved before the end of the season. Alan did mention that the fans thought the Maryann story took too long to culminate and that they will be approaching the third season a little differently. Good news for us!

Of course Alan tried to fool us with some outrageous season 3 spoilers which had us all laughing. Season 3 will begin filming in early December. It takes about 13 days to shoot an episode..unheard of in television according to Alan. That's why we have such a great show! The thought and creativity that goes into this show is obvious and appreciated by us fans. It was a great session and I'm so glad I went!

The Hook blog also reviews the Virginia Film Festival and says of Alan Ball's presentation:

Sneak preview of True Blood’s next season– only some details are lies: Werewolves, somebody will die, Bill and Eric will sleep together, a musical episode, and one in which a tornado comes through and destroys the town are some of the tantalizing clues dropped by Ball.


List all the Vampire books you've read?

ParentTrap blog list the vampire books she's read - did she forget your favorite ?

* The Anita Blake Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton
* The Anna Strong Chronicles by Jeanne C. Stein
* Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
* The Argeneau Series by Lynsay Sands
* The Ariella Montero Series by Susan Hubbard
* The Atta Olivia Clemens novels by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
* The Austra Family Series by Elaine Bergstrom
* The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
* The Blood Coven Series by Mari Mancusi
* Blood Ties by Jennifer Armintrout
* The Bloodline Series by Kate Cary
* The Brotherhood of Blood by Kathryn Smith
* Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
* The Calling by Caridad Pineiro-Scordato
* The Candace Steele, Vampire Killer Trilogy by Cameron Dean
* Casa Dracula Series by Marta Acosta
* The Cassandra Palmer Series by Karen Chance
* The Children of the Dragon Series by Theresa M. Moore
* Chronicles of Vladmir Tod by Heather Brewer
* Cin Craven Series by Jenna Maclaine
* The Companion Series by Susan Squires
* Dante Valentine Series by Lilith Saintcrow
* Dark Series (The Carpathians) by Christine Feehan
* The Dark Ones Series by Katie MacAlister
* Dark-Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
* The Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce
* The Darkwing Chronicles by Savannah Russe
* The Dead End Dating Series by Kimberly Raye
* The Diaries of the Family Dracul by Jeanne Kalogridis
* The Dorina Basarab Series by Karen Chance
* The Eternity Series by Jayme Evans
* The Evernight Series by Claudia Gray
* The Felix Gomez Series by Mario Acevedo
* Gabriele Caccini Series by Paigan Stone
* The Gardella Vampire Chronicles by Colleen Gleason
* The Guardians of Eternity Series by Alexandra Ivy (Deborah Raleigh)
* The Guardians of the Night Series by Jenna Black
* The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison
* The House of Night Series by P.C. and Kristin Cast
* The Immortality Bites Series by Michelle Rowen
* The Immortals After Dark Series by Kresley Cole
* The Immortal Rogues Series by Deborah Raleigh
* The Jaz Parks Series by Jennifer Rardin
* Jonathan Barrett, Gentleman Vampire Series by P.N. Elrod
* The Last Vampire Series by Christopher Pike
* Laws of the Blood Series by Susan Sizemore
* The Lawson Vampire Series by Jon F. Merz
* Legacy of the Dark Kind by Raven Dane
* Lee Nez Series by Aimee and David Thurlo
* Lord Richard, Vampire Series by Nigel Bennett and P.N. Elrod
* The Love at Stake Series by Kerrelyn Sparks
* The Mackenzie Vampire Series by Nina Bangs
* The Mercedes Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
* The Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian
* Midnight Romance Series by Nancy Gideon
* The Moral Vampire Series by Rosemarie E. Bishop
* The Morganville Vampires Series by Rachel Caine
* The Mortal Instruments Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
* The Necroscope Saga by Brian Lumley
* New Tales of the Vampires by Anne Rice
* The Night Series by Amanda Ashley
* The Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost
* The Nightwalkers Series by Jacqueline Franck
* Night World Series by L.J. Smith
* The Nikki and Michael Series by Keri Arthur
* The Noble Dead Saga by Barb and J.C. Hendee
* The Nosferatu Chronicles by Mick Farren
* The Power of the Blood series by Nancy Kilpatrick
* The Primes Series by Susan Sizemore
* Ravenloft Books by various authors
* Riley Jenson, Guardian by Keri Arthur
* Saberhagen’s Dracula by Fred Saberhagen
* The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan
* The Saint-Germain Cicle by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
* The Savannah Vampire Chronicles by Raven Hart
* The Shadow Saga by Christopher Golden
* Sisters of the Night by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
* The Smoke and Shadows Trilogy by Tanya Huff
* Sookie Stackhouse or The Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris
* The Tremayne Vampire Series by Linda Lael Miller
* The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
* The Undead Series by Mary Janice Davidson
* The Valorian Chronicles by Vikki Anna
* The Vampire by Michael Romkey
* Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
* The Vampire Babylon Series by Chris Marie Green
* The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
* The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
* The Vampire Files by P.N. Elrod
* Vampire Huntress Legends by L.A. Banks
* Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
* Vampire Legacy by Karen E. Taylor
* The Vampire Series by Shannon Drake
* The Vampyricon Trilogy by Douglas Clegg
* The Vegas Vampires Series by Errin McCarthy
* Victoria Nelson Series or The Blood Books by Tanya Huff
* Void City Series by J.F. Lewis
* Wings in the Night Series by Maggie Sha

Definitely Dead Review by Fyrefly

Review: Confused readers, take heart! You are not alone! The events of Definitely Dead take place *after* the events of the short story “One Word Answer”, which can be found in the anthology Bite, or in A Touch of Dead. I’ve been reading the Sookie Stackhouse books as a bit of fun when I’m tired, distracted, or otherwise having trouble concentrating.

So, when this book assumed that I knew that Hadley was dead, and started bringing up events I didn’t remember and characters I’d never heard of, after checking several times to be sure it really was the next one in the series, I assumed that I was just being thick . Not so! It wasn’t particularly hard to follow the story even without the background information, but it would have been nice to know up-front that the reason it felt like I was missing something is because I actually was.

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SNL pokes a little fun at Twilight

Dracula the Un-Dead Visa Platinum® Rewards Card

Not kidding ...
Dracula has thrived for thousands of years! He is the grand daddy of ALL Vampires! Using the card is like leaving droplets of blood wherever you go. And now, you can carry the Official Dracula tradition in your wallet when you sign up for the exclusive Dracula the Un-Dead Visa Card

Alan Ball at the Virginia Film Festival

The lovely AlainaNoel sends us this from the Virginia Film Festival ! Thanks !

I just got back from the Virginia Film Festival and had to let you know how the session with Alan Ball went. I did get to meet him and shake his hand. He was very nice about taking a picture with me. He was so very tall and very entertaining! He did a scene by scene presentation of episode 4 from Season 2. Very insightful and interesting,

Vampire Google today!

Yes, it's 'The Count" from Sesame Street who is helping us celebrate 40 year anniversary of SS!

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Snowfalls by Immortal Souls

Snowfalls by Immortal Souls

Thanks, saroufim93