Australia To Host “True Blood” At Hub Convention

February 21, 2010 by  

Hub Productions announced its True Blood Convention, scheduled for Sept. 25, 2010, in Sydney and Sept. 26, 2010, in Melbourne.  Among the guests will be Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse book series on which Alan Ball‘s “True Blood” television series on HBO is based.  Also to be in attendance are “True Blood” cast members Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Kristen Bauer (vampire Pam) and John Billingsley (coroner Mike Spencer).  More guests are scheduled to be announced.

Attendees of the convention will have the opportunity to see the True Blood cast members on stage from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Along with Q&A sessions, a few stories and anecdotes will be shared with the audience and time will be allotted to meet the guests for photos and autographs.

Throughout the day there will be other activities such as auctions and raffle giveaways, with auction proceeds going to charity. Vendors will sell merchandise and rare collectibles.  Here is the schedule at a Hub Convention:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Registration and Welcome
  • 9:15 a.m.  – Professional Photos
  • 11:00 a.m.  – Question & Answer Session 1
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch (not provided)
  • 12:30 p.m. – Question & Answer Session 2
  • 1:30 p.m. – Event (such as an auction)
  • 1:45 p.m. – Question & Answer Session 3
  • 2:45 p.m. – Autographs
  • 5 p.m./6 p.m. – Close event

Seating for the convention is pre-assigned, based on the level of ticket purchased and the date of purchase.  Tokens may be purchased for the professional photo sessions, which means you get to pose with your favorite guest.  There will be an extra fee for autographed photos. Photos will be available the same day. Tokens may also be purchased for autographs.

The closing event is a farewell wrap-up, which may or may not include the guests.

“The Hub Productions is a small company out of Sydney, Australia, that strives to provide opportunities for fans to meet the actors, artists and behind-the-scenes stars who contribute to the TV shows, movies and comics that we all so love and adore.”

While the venues in Sydney and Melbourne are not yet disclosed, the pricing (in Australian dollars) is posted.  Add an additional $5.95 to all ticket prices for postage.

  • Day Ticket – $100
  • VIP Day Ticket*- $600
  • Platinum Day Ticket* – $950
  • Professional Photograph – $40
  • Autograph – $30

*VIP and Platinum tickets include evening functions with the guests, front row seating and other entitlements.

To read the convention etiquette page, purchase tickets, enter a chance to win a full set of the Sookie Stackhouse novels (signed by Charlaine Harris) and get the latest updates, visit http://www.thehubproductions.com/events/true-blood-2010/home.

Source:  hubproductions.com

(Photo credit:  hubproductions.com)

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  • i wish i was at the convention,sounds like a hoot.

    • lizzie1701

      It was a fangtastic Convention! Loved every moment! They were all so funny and full of info!

  • Noooo 🙁 im from adelaide nothing good happens here. so lame ><

  • I’m from Sydney and I have already booked my tickets!

  • cassie

    i think i just did a happy dance around the room still!!!!!!

    • So happy to hear how excited you are Cassie about the True Blood cast members coming to Australia! I know you are going to have an amazing time!

  • cassie

    OMG OMG im from sydney, australia and im a huge fan, i cant wait, im booking tickets this week, yay finally we get a convention in australia!!!

    • kirsty

      omfg i live in canberra so i am so excited, i will be there for sure 🙂