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Vampire Fans Support Gulf Aid. Bid on a signed copy of Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unoffical #TrueBlood Companion

Vampire fans from all over this great globe are gathering to raise funds in support of Gulf Aid.

Starting today, August 12, you can bid to win a signed copy of my book Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion. By me.

There are a lot of other great items up for bid, including books, T-shirts, posters, and a The Vampire Diaries script signed by the cast. So check ’em out . . . right . . . HERE. You can also go direct to eBay to bid on my signed book . . . right . . . HERE.

And watch this super video for what you can do with a little help from your friends.

From Vampire Supports site:

Vampire Support’s Mission:

Raise awareness about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by selling vampire oriented shirts, as well as putting together miscellaneous projects to encourage the ‘in-between’ generation to donate and help out. All proceeds will go towards helping with the relief efforts. The vampire phenomenon has many fandoms and we believe every one of them can come together in a collaborative effort to help out with the Gulf crisis.

Thank you for your support!

Contact Info: vampiresupport@live.com

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Becca Talks True Blood on Talk Blood Radio with Loving True Blood in Dallas

I’ve had the pleasure of appearing a few times on Loving True Blood in Dallas‘s Talk Blood Radio show, the fan radio show for True Blood, hosted by the lovely Dallas. Her energy knows no bounds!

Listen in as I talk with Dallas about the season three premiere episode, “Bad Blood,” and episode 7, “Hitting the Ground.” More to come!


VIDEO: Comic-Con 2010: True Blood Panel (c/o @ProgGrrl)

Kudos to @ProgGrrl for getting such great video of the Comic-Con True Blood panel (and others)! Such a treat for those of us who can’t be there. (Boo-urns!)

Below is part one of five. See all five parts at ProgGrrl’s YouTube channel.

Visit The Femme Bot for crazy good pop culture coverage and writing.

If you’re in Toronto this August, look for me at Fan Expo.

Truly, Madly, Deadly: the Unofficial True Blood Companion by Becca Wilcott (Cover)

Cover design by Keith Berry

Beyond excited. So rad. Me likey!

Vamp Chic: Posterous Pics and Vids

Posterous is where I scrapbook any pics or vids I come across that are inspired by, or representative of, the pervasive vampire chic that surrounds us.

Enjoy! There’s some doozies in there, including yours truly as Bill Compton for Hallowe’en!

http://rebeccawilcott.posterous.com/

One Vamp: Ah, ah, ah!

Vamp: 70s edition

Vamp-like: The Walrus

Interview (excerpt) with Kristin Bauer — Pam Ravenscroft on True Blood (HBO)

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kristin Bauer who portrays the sultry, sarcastic vamp Pam Ravenscroft on HBO’s True Blood. Read the full interview in my book Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion when it’s released in June 2010 with ECW Press.

Alan Ball has released the official tease that Pam’s character may fly her freak flag a little higher with the possible introduction of some Sapphic lovin’, and it’s none too soon! Last week, I asked Kristin about this development. You can read her answer below.

But, first, a heads up about Kristin’s upcoming appearance on behalf of a cause close to her heart. If you’re in Santa Monica this weekend, be sure to drop by LUSH Cosmetics store on Saturday, November 7 in support of the IFAW Tails for Whales campaign. Kristin will be in attendance to voice her support and to meet others who want to get involved!

Kristin Bauer (photo credit: Larry DiMarzio)

photo credit: Larry DiMarzio

Event details:

Saturday, November 7, 2009
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LUSH Cosmetics
Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

RSVP to tailsforwhales@lush.com

If you can’t make it, get involved by uploading your photo and learning more at www.ifaw.org/tailsforwhales.

Enjoy this excerpt from my interview with Kristin Bauer!

Becca: In True Blood, there are a number of metaphorical ties to minority rights, particularly gay rights, something that Alan Ball has confirmed will be explored more in Season 3, possibly with your character. Does knowing that your role has social impact affect how you play it?

Kristin: For me, the best part of acting is the doing of it on the set, on the day. Then, it is over for me. I create it, like a painting, and then it leaves my control and goes to live on with someone else. I try to forget about it. So, any future Pam ideas excite me and also make me nervous as a performer because my mind jumps to wanting to do the writing justice.

As far as social impact, that is not something I can control, what the reaction is whether good or bad, helpful or offensive. I appreciate immensely being part of a show that is more than meets the eye, that has many layers and deals with timeless concepts of acceptance and ultimately, tolerance and kindness as we all must share on this floating ball called Earth. It is a big concern of mine in my life, how we can do that better.

But as far as playing Pam, I just want to do a good job and I hope that comes across. The larger concepts, the writing that comes before and the reactions that come after I do my part are not my really province. My job as an actor is a tiny part in the middle, and that is plenty!

Thanks again, Kristin!

Interview with @BillsBelles: a tribute to Bill Compton, @VampireBill, and Stephen Moyer

When I was a child, I sent fan mail to TV Guide (@TVGuide). This was long before the days of websites and blogging, let alone TiVo. I waited for “The Guide” to arrive in the mailbox with the same anticipation I now reserve for The New Yorker (@NewYorker), because, back in the day, you really didn’t know what was going to be on television until “The Guide” told you.

And, they had a mailing address. So, I figured, in my infinite and youthful wisdom, that if “The Guide” ran all of television, it should be easy enough for them to pass along my carefully crafted, albeit thinly veiled, attempts to reach the celebrity of my dreams.

Flash forward, let’s blast past blogs, forums, chat rooms, and comment threads straight to social media. Twitter, to be specific. What I would have given to interact with @insertfavouritecharacterhere, the very person I was trying to reach.

Shannon from Bill's BellesShannon (@smeykunz) took similar matters into her own hands, when she created the Twitter Bill’s Belles (@BillsBelles), which soon evolved into Billsbelles’s Blog where you can meet a number of the Belles, and catch up with news related to Bill Compton and Stephen Moyer.

I interviewed Shannon about the project, what she finds so hotsy totsy about our boy Bill, and her hopes for his character in Season 3 of True Blood.

Rebecca Wilcott: Tell me how Bill’s Belles came about, and how you all find one another?

Shannon: First, I’d like to clarify that I represent the Twitter Bill’s Belles, not to be confused with any other groups calling themselves Belles. We are made up of a group of women who travelled over from HBO’s True Blood Fan Wiki. Some of us still post on both sites. Along the way, we’ve gathered up ladies that love Bill as much as we do.

Our version of the Belles is slightly different as we concentrate a lot of our time on our good Twitter friend @VampireBill. At first, we chatted to him as the group of us. One day, I thought maybe we should make a Twitter page to post pictures and videos related to Bill and Stephen Moyer. It spiralled into the blog and our other sites.

RW: Which of Bill’s traits do the Belles find most attractive?

(Click “Read More” below to read the rest of this interview, and to watch a clip from Season 1 of True Blood.)

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