Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Charlaine Harris Author Tour: Tickets On Sale Now New Zealand

Fans of HBO series True Blood and lovers of the Sookie Stackhouse novels the show is based on are in for a treat come October.
Charlaine Harris, author of the bestselling series of books which spawned the critically-acclaimed TV show, will be touring New Zealand for the first time from October 4 – 6.
Charlaine will speak at two public events – one in Auckland and one in Wellington –  and tickets, which have just gone on sale, are already in hot demand.

As well as the two speaking events, Charlaine will also appear at one in-store signing session, which takes place at Whitcoulls Botany Downs on Tuesday October 5 from 1pm – 1.20pm.
Details of Charlaine’s public appearances are available on the Author Tours section of or in full below.
 Monday October 4, 6.30pm
Dominion Post Write Stuff Event in conjunction with Borders Lambton Quay
Location: The Ballroom, Duxton Wellington
Tickets: $20, phone 0800 50 50 90 or visit  The Dominion Post, 40 Boulcott St, Wellington

Tuesday October 5, 1pm – 1.20pm
Book Signing, Whitcoulls Botany Downs
Location: Whitcoulls Botany Downs, phone: 09 984 5408
If you can’t make the session, please phone the store to find out about pre-ordering a copy

Wednesday October 6, 7pm
The North Shore Libraries Foundation presents Charlaine Harris in conjunction with Paper Plus Takapuna
Location: Westlake Boys High School Auditorium
Tickets: $15, on sale at Event Finder (click here) or Auckland Paper Plus stores.

Scream Awards Spike TV on Tuesday, October 19 (9:00–11:00 PM, ET/PT).

I enjoyed this so much last year !

Voting is open today only At
The 5th Annual Global Event Honoring The Year’s Best In The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror And Comic Book Genres Tapes Saturday, October 16 At The Greek Theater In Los Angeles.
“SCREAM 2010” Nominees Chosen By Advisory Board Of Hollywood And Genre Leaders Including Tim Burton, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Neil Gaiman, Damon Lindelof, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Joss Whedon, and many more.
Summer science fiction blockbuster “Inception” leads the way with nominations in 14 categories for Spike TV’s fifth annual “SCREAM.” Taping on Saturday, October 16 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, “SCREAM” is the first and only global event of its kind to honor the luminaries in the sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book genres, and the actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry over the past year.
This year’s show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2011. The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 19 (9:00–11:00 PM, ET/PT). Presenters and musical performers will be announced shortly.
“SCREAM nominees comprise the top four grossing films of 2010, totaling a US box office of over 1 billion dollars among them, and that doesn’t even include 2009’s Avatar, the most successful film in history,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer of “SCREAM 2010” and senior vice president of event production, talent development and studio relations for Spike TV. “This October, the fans, whose reverence for these genres makes them the commercial successes that they are, will once again have their night on Spike dedicated to honoring their heroes.”
Directed by Christopher Nolan, “Inception” nabbed 15 nominations in 14 categories, one for every year the critically hailed project was in development, including nods for “The Ultimate Scream,” “Best Ensemble,” and “Fight Scene of the Year.” “Kick-Ass” was nominated in 13 categories for a total of 17 nominations, while Tony Stark’s adventures in “Iron Man 2” garnered 13 nominations. HBO’s “True Blood” had the most nominations of any television series.


  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island
  • Michael C. hall, Dexter
  • Wood Harrelson, Zombieland
  • Stephen Moyer, True Blood
  • Timothy Olyphant, The Crazies
  • Alexander Skarsgård, True Blood
  • Damon Macready shoots little daughter Mindy in chest, Kick-Ass
  • The destruction of Los Angeles, 2012
  • Dren Mates with Clive, Splice
  • Freight Train drives through city street, Inception
  • Head twisted 180 degrees during sex, True Blood
  • Paris street folds over onto itself, Inception
others include
All films, television shows and comic books were deemed eligible for inclusion if they were released between July 16, 2009 and July 16, 2010 and were representative of the genres listed. Winners will be determined by online voting at
From now until Friday, October 15 fans can vote for their favorites, as well as view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of the event, by visiting

'True Blood' scoop: Pam's ready for a witch hunt-video

Making a rare appearance in daylight at the Emmys, True Blood-sucker Kristin Bauer told me that she’s more than ready for what I’ve already dubbed “the season of the witch.” In fact, though her iceberg-lettuce-cool character spent much of this season being tortured and crying type-O-neg tears, she promises that before the finale, we’ll get to see Pam… Well, she describes it better than I could. Or at least less profanely. See for yourself in the video after the jump.

Stalkers 'True Blood' Star Joe Manganiello Learns the Downside of Fame

I think this crap is the reason I don't post the paparazzi ( Anna grocery shopping , Stephen and Anna at airport) photos because so many bad things have happened from that kind of media attention. I just don't care what the actors do in their private lives ..

The werewolf Alcide Herveaux of the hit U.S. vampire series admits that he has experienced the bad side of his fame as fans have started to stalk him.

 "True Blood" rising star Joe Manganiello is quickly learning the downside of fame - he's stepped up his security measures after experiencing his first "stalker" scare. The actor has catapulted to fame opposite Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer on the hit U.S. vampire series, playing werewolf Alcide Herveaux.

But now he's extra cautious when he's out and about - because fans have started to follow him around. He tells Us Magazine, "I've had to have my car checked for a tracking device - for a stalker. It's been a little interesting. You have to take the good with the bad."

And the actor is trying his best to focus on the good, saying "It has definitely been an overwhelming amount of support. I just can't believe how much people love my character on the show. And that has just helped me feel great!"

“True Blood” Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 11

Team Talk Blood member , Mark Blankenship wonderful column on Ep11

Compared to Russell’s de-spining of a television news anchor, every other moment in this season of True Blood may seem tame by comparison. Perhaps they know that—or perhaps they know that we need to take a breath before the blow-out of the season finale—because writer Nancy Oliver and director Daniel Minahan make “Fresh Blood” a relatively quiet episode. Instead of focusing on the gory or the baroque, they deliver scenes that thrive on what isn’t said, or what’s said in a quiet voice.

Take the lovely scene where Bill and Sookie drive back from Fangtasia, after Sookie gets sprung from the wheel of misfortune. They play a game of imagining what their “normal” relationship would be like, and their dreams are heartbreakingly simple. Bill wants to be a third-grade teacher who loves his job, and he wants to go fishing with Jason. Sookie wants a big flower garden, a  real-estate license, and an occasional double date with Terry and Arlene.
That’s just so… sweet. And sad. Because even though they allow themselves a moment of fantasy, Bill and Sookie clearly know that they will never have these things: Not just because they’re together, but because Bill is a vampire and Sookie is half-fairy. The paradox is that they are human enough to appreciate what they’re missing by not being fully human. Hearing them voice that—and watching Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin convey that—drives home another rich emotion that runs through this series: Ache.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: I Gave You All

True Blood: I Gave You All