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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

Role Playing Rules of Engagement: Interviews with Twitter True Blood Players

True Blood on Twitter

WHEN I SIGNED Truly, Madly, Deadly with ECW Press, I was a newbie neither to True Blood nor to Twitter. But in the tradition of great things going great together — peanut butter and chocolate, gin and tonic, Hoyt and Jessica — I shouldn’t have been surprised to not only find role players on Twitter but also a thriving community of True Blood role players. I immediately replied to many that I would love the opportunity to interview them IC (in character) for the book. Hallelujah, they said yes. I’ll roll out the interviews next week, and you can look forward to some OOC (out of character) interviews with a number of the players when the book is available in June 2010. (So exciting!)

The interview process was an interesting exercise. I went in to the interviews as the omniscient viewer. I seen everything, from every character’s perspective. And, because I’m a fan, my first line of questions asked the players to hypothesize about more about the wishes and fears of their characters, rather than their realities. I learned quickly that what they’re doing is far different from a Dungeons and Dragons set up where you are the creator of your role. To maintain character for these players is to maintain the integrity of the characters as we know them, and as they are presented on the series.

As a remedy, the players generously proposed that I take a turn at the plate. Enter Becca Wilcott, investigative journalist! (Becca Wilcott, investigative journalist, who bears an almost exact resemblance to Becca Wilcott, author.) And, that, too, came with its challenges. How do you interview a group of people who, largely, don’t remember most of what happened to them? How do you justify possessing any “top secret” information that no one else knows about? And, as a mortal, how could I even be within ten metres of Bon Temps and not be taken over by Maryann’s powers? Worst of all, how do you appear to be even remotely interesting enough to merit Eric’s time? (O.K, Worst, is how the heck do you talk to Godric???) To that end, you, dear reader, will be asked to suspend your disbelief just a bit, and trust that I had a great time, and that I’m truly grateful to the players for their time, patience, and participation.

You can find a full list of them here: http://www.truebloodtwitter.net/

Click the link below to read the rest of the entry. It’s really very good.

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At Merlotte’s: A True Blood Sitcom

Oh, what a laugh track can do.

Something I love about True Blood is how the writers insert humour into the darkest places — figuratively and literally — without reducing each scene to something crass and empty. The meaning and integrity of each character remains. We get to feel smart, and the narrative rolls on with nary a twitch. Save for you, Terry Bellefleur.

That said, this video is an incredible study in pacing. The laugh track is laid in to absolute perfection, canned laughter judiciously selected to fit each “punchline.” *cue laughter*

City Bites

So pervasive is vampire chic, that City Magazine‘s summer cover, showcasing a  fangtastic model shot, is simply titled “A New Bite,” with no further explanation. Catching it on the stands, I can honestly say that my immediate reaction wasn’t “Right, I get it. Vampires. Cute.” Truly, I encountered it the way a human would in True Blood, a vamp mag alongside non-vamp mags.

Put a fork in me, I’m done! Full assimilation complete!

Have You Heard?.

“HBO bites into fashion with True Blood jewelry”

HBO has partnered with jewelry designer Udi Behr to create a line of rings, necklaces, and earrings, all inspired by True Blood.

The pieces, which incorporate sterling silver, stainless chain, leather, and rubies, target fans of the show and its gothic aesthetic. Several items include fang-like clasp closures, and prices ranges from $59 to $1,295.

If they come up with a Merlotte’s Burger Bauble, this girl’s in! (Never blog before lunch.)

HBO bites into fashion with ‘True Blood’ jewelry.