Nelsan Ellis to Attend Vampire Baseball in New Orleans

January 31, 2010

Nelsan Ellis who portrays the flamboyant short-order cook, Lafayette Reynolds, on Alan Ball hit HBO TV series True Blood will be joining other celebrities including cast members from Twilight in the “Twilight FanTrips’ Vampire Baseball Cajun-Style game at the Zephyr Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, March 20 , 2010.

The event will feature:

  • Vampire Baseball™ Exhibition Game with Stars
  • Autographs and Photos with Stars
  • Meet and greet opportunity with Stars
  • After-party and concert
  • The basic ticket will allow you to attend the celebrity vampire baseball game where you will be able to watch the stars in the game and take pictures of the actors as they play.  Additional opportunities can be added to your ticket including exclusive photographs, autographs and meet and greets with the actors that can be purchased for additional fees.  These include:

  • Personal Photo Op Tickets: Take your picture with your favorite celebrity in a Vampire Baseball™ photo-op background
  • Personal Autograph Tickets: Bring your own personal item (such as the official event program or merchandise) and have it signed by a celebrity
  • Exclusive Cozy Coffee Meet and Greets: A maximum of 30 fans have the exclusive opportunity to spend 30 minutes with a celebrity in a luxury suite
  • For detailed information regarding seating and ticket prices click here.

    During the vampire baseball game there will be a sponsored blood drive on Saturday, March 20th from 11:00am to 5:00pm at the Zephyr Stadium in a bloodmobile.

    Proceeds from the celebrity vampire baseball event will be used to support various charitable organizations.  Some of the organizations that will benefit from the event include the following:

  • 25% of proceeds will be sent to organizations such as the American Red Cross and Hope for Haiti Now to support their ongoing efforts to rebuild lives destroyed by this disaster in Haiti.
  • The New Orleans non-profit organizations such as The Blood Center and the 9th Ward Field of Dreams
  • The “From The Heart Club” where blood donors send children with cancer and chronic hematologic disorders to a summer camp known as ‘Camp Challenge.’ For every 250 donors that designate their blood donation to ‘From the Heart’ Club, one child goes to Camp for one week at no cost to the child.
  • To read all the details about the various charitable organizations supported by this event click here.

    If you are in the New Orleans area here is your chance to see Nelsan Ellis in person and enjoy a fantastic day of baseball while supporting some worthy causes.

    SOURCE:  fantrips.travel/twilightfantrips

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    Could Vampires on True Blood Have a Human Baby?

    January 31, 2010

    First, let me start off by saying that this is just my opinion about a topic I have been thinking about and something I would like to see happen in future seasons of True Blood because of the opportunities it could create for new plotlines.

    Alan Ball has been asked before about the possibility of a half-human/half-vampire baby in True Blood, and he said no to that quite emphatically. What no one has asked and no one has shot down is the possibility that vampires, especially male ones, could have the ability to get a human woman pregnant.

    Of course, I do understand that vampires are essentially dead, and sperm and eggs in vampires are dead as well. However, that also somewhat denies the science and technology available in the True Blood world. After all, in the world Alan has created, science has created blood in a lab, which not only allowed vampires to come “out of the coffin” but also has probably ended the blood shortage hospitals and medical centers around the world suffer in real life.

    That’s some pretty amazing technology that we don’t really have yet, and such a scientific advancement also could mean that science in the True Blood world could have found a way to bring dead sperm and eggs in vampires back to life.

    Take Vampire Jessica for example. Now that she’s dead, she is no longer ovulating, and whatever eggs she has left are still in her body. If the technology was there for those eggs to come back to life, they could be used by Jessica to create a child. Of course, she would probably need a surrogate for the pregnancy, but it could be done, and Jessica would have the choice to someday be a mother if she wanted to, as would other female vampires.

    When it comes to male vampires with human women, though, it’s a slightly different story. We can assume that male vampires still experience orgasms, but their sperm is dead on arrival. IF the sperm could be brought back to life, then a male vampire and a human woman could arguably conceive a human baby.

    For vampire/human couples, this could lead to a strengthening of their relationship, just like it can for real life couples, and give a vampire (who can’t or won’t turn their lover) family to continue to be around as time continues in their endless journey.

    Of course, if this were available in the world of True Blood, there would also be a very large catch. Back in season 1 of True Blood, there was a throwaway line about how babies have the sweetest blood. This would attract vampires, and could possibly become an issue with vampires who don’t have any morals.

    In the long run, though, I feel that if the show were to allow humans and vampires to have children together, it could lead to some memorable moments sure to live on in our collective hearts and minds.

    Once again, I remind you all that this is just my opinion about the subject, and in no way reflects the views of Alan Ball, the True Blood writing team, or any future storylines on True Blood.

    Do you think that there could be future children for the vampires on True Blood, and would it be a good thing or a bad thing if it were to happen?

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    Ask Alan Ball a Question in Charlaine Harris’ Book

    January 31, 2010

    One of the projects that author Charlaine Harris is currently working on is The Sookie Companion, which is set to come out later this year. It will be a supplement to her bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series. As of May, the series will consist of 10 books telling the highly imaginative and addictive story of the telepathic waitress named Sookie and her relationships with both human and supernatural friends. Fans who can’t seem to get enough Sookie will be fascinated to see all sorts of extras about the world of Bon Temps included in the Companion. Charlaine just announced on her official website that one part of the book will feature fan questions for Alan Ball, creator and executive producer of True Blood, the HBO series based on her novels.

    You have two weeks to submit your questions about the show for Alan, that is until February 12, 2010. The place to send them is askalanb@yahoo.com. Charlaine’s assistant and editor will go through them to remove redundant questions before sending them along to Alan. So, Truebies, this is your chance to get answers to your burning questions from Alan Ball–ask away!

    SOURCE: charlaineharris.com

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    True Blood Season 3 Casting News: Meet Alcide’s Sister Janice Herveaux

    January 30, 2010

    New True Blood Season 3 casting news coming out today regarding Dawn Olivieri (Heroes) who has been cast in the role of Janice Herveaux, Alcide‘s sister.  We here at TrueBloodNet.com knew that she got the role which was leaked out early in the week on Twitter and Facebook but it was not officially confirmed until today.

    According to casting calls Janice‘s character is described as a 32-yr-old fit, tough as nails woman in biker gear, into horoscopes and psychics who also happens to be Alcide’s protective older sister.

    Congratulations to Dawn and we are all excited to see her in season 3!

    SOURCE: Dawn Olivieri Facebook Page

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    PHOTOS: True Blood Cast at the Out 4 Blood Concert

    January 30, 2010

    Many thanks to @LafayetteTB on Twitter for giving us permission to share his photos from the OUT 4 BLOOD concert that was held on Friday, January 29, 2010 at the Echoplex.  Featured artists from HBO’s True Blood including C.C. Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis, John Doe, Jace Everett, and others provided the musical entertainment as Gary Calamar provided the DJing and some of the cast members of True Blood were in attendance.

    The Grammy-nominated “True Blood” soundtrack came alive last night at the Echoplex with music from HBO’s acclaimed series. The haunting song selections from the soundtrack were performed which reflects on the present-day Southern Gothic atmosphere portrayed on the show. As Gary Calamar had said previously,

    “I am thrilled that we are able to pull together some of the amazing artists who are on the ‘True Blood’ soundtrack for this very special show. And….we are trying to secure some surprise guests as well. It’s going to be badass !”

    The special guests turned out to be some of the cast members of True BloodStephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Todd Lowe, Michelle Forbes, Kristen Bauer and Chris Bauer attended the event and as you can see from the pictures they seemed to have a great time at this fantastic concert.

    The Out 4 Blood concert was made possible in part with generous support from Louisiana Entertainment and proudly recognizes Louisiana’s Year of the Song, celebrating the historic contribution of the state’s songs and songwriters.

    Once again many thanks to @LafayetteTB on Twitter for the photos and we encourage you to follow @LafayetteTB for some interesting tweets.

    Stephen Moyer

    Jace Everett

    Jace Everett

    Todd Lowe

    Todd Lowe

    Jace Everett Performing

    Todd Lowe

    CC Adcock Performing

    Chris Bauer and Michelle Forbes

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    VIDEO: Ryan Kwanten Attends the 1st Annual Data Awards

    January 30, 2010

    True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten has been busy this past week as he attended another event.  This time Ryan attended the 1st Annual Data Awards which recognizes the world’s best dance djs and producers that was held at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California on January 28, 2010. Here Ryan is interview by RadarOnline.com and is asked the question who would he do a musical collaboration with and why.

    To watch the video click the link here.

    SOURCE:  RadarOnline.com

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    PHOTOS: Ryan Kwanten Attends the Calvin Klein Collection and LAND Celebration

    January 30, 2010

    True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten arrived at the Calvin Klein Collection & Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) 1st Annual Celebration For L.A. Arts Monthly and Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) on January 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Ryan looked fantastic in his gray suit so enjoy the photos!

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    Joe Manganiello Attends the 1st Annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary

    January 29, 2010

    True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello arrives at the opening night gala of the 1st Annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary held at the Pacific Design Center on January 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  Here is our first look at Joe since he got the part of werewolf Alcide Herveaux on True Blood and as we can see he is definitely growing into the role.


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    PHOTOS: Sam Trammell at the 1st Annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary

    January 29, 2010

    True Blood‘s Sam Trammell attended the opening night gala of the 1st Annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary held at the Pacific Design Center on January 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.


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    VIDEO: Ryan Kwanten on the Red Carpet at the PGA Awards

    January 29, 2010

    Eyebite.TV recently posted a video showing some of the celebrities walking the red carpet at the 21st Annual Producer’s Guild of America Awards. Amongst these hot celebrities was True Blood’s very handsome, Ryan Kwanten. Ryan was a presenter at this years award ceremony. Here is a glimpse of the star walking the red carpet at the PGA’s. Enjoy!

    SOURCE:  Eyebite.tv

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