Paley Center Celebrates Vampire Weekend

November 1, 2009 by  

promo-vampire-weekend-siIn an event entitled “Dark Shadows at Twilight,” the Paley Center for Media seeks to explore the reasons behind the current popularity of vampires. Held in New York City from November 13-15, the schedule features a panel moderated by EW‘s Ken Tucker and screenings of past PaleyFest vampire events.

The event will include the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion from 2008 in which the cast and creator Joss Whedon looked back on their cult wonder; the classic silent film Nosferatu; the Angel discussion panel from 2001 with David Boreanaz, Joss Whedon, and the other actors and writers; the Dark Shadows reunion in 2001; and Guy Maddin’s Dracula ballet. There will also be a screening of the True Blood panel from April of this year. Creator Alan Ball and series stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Carrie Preston, and Alexander Skarsgard, were all in attendance, sharing stories about their first year working on the show. True Blood fans in the New York area would surely enjoy seeing this, and tickets are only $10, or free to Paley Center members.

On Saturday, Ken Tucker will guide four other entertainment journalists through a conversation with the audience about the merits of different vampires. Fans will be able to argue in favor of their favorite bloodsuckers from television, film, or any other medium. This will be another fun opportunity for True Blood lovers to take part and defend their fanged champion, whether it be Viking sheriff Eric Northman or Southern gentleman Bill Compton. This event is also $10 for general admission, or free to members. Visit the Paley website for full details on the schedule for the weekend.


(Photo credit: HBO Inc., UPN)

  • This is just a screening right the actors are not going to be there, or am I just reading it wrong.

    • Janie Logan

      Yes, Ashley, it’s just a screening of the event that occurred in April 2009 at PaleyFest.