True Blood: Australia Will get a Final Club Fangtasia Event!

June 26, 2014

True Blood Premiere Australian Event is Confirmed:

Seamus O'Toole's Club Fangtasia 2013 promo pictureAussie fans were told that last year’s Club Fangtasia event would be the last – and boy, oh boy, wasn’t there plenty of bloody tears shed over that announcement!

Well it seems management has been glamoured into opening its doors one final time in order to see out HBO’s True Blood Season 7. While there is no news yet if any True Blood cast will be attending this event, we at least have confirmation that the event will go ahead with the following details being published recently to Club Fangtasia’s Facebook page:

Club Fangtasia 2014 image 1

If previous years are anything to go by, this event will be held as a Halloween event and will probably occur in Melbourne over the Melbourne Cup long weekend.

So who’s excited? Got your costume ready yet or are you hoping to snag a new outfit idea from HBO’s True Blood Season 7 upcoming episodes?

Let us know who you would like to see attend from the True Blood cast by commenting below!

Source: Club Fangtasia – Facebook page

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc./Club Fangtasia)


True Blood Season 7: Australian Premiere Air Date Confirmed

June 13, 2014

Showcase is the Place to be in Australia for HBO’s True Blood Season 7:

True End True Blood Season 7 promo posterAussie fans will be able to view HBO’s True Blood Season 7 just hours after the US sees it with Showcase screening each Season 7 episode at 3.30PM AEST. But don’t worry if you’re at work at that time, there will also be a repeat screening at 8.30PM AEST.

But wait, there’s more!

If you want to catch up on True Blood Season 6, then Aussie fans need to tune in on June 20th at 7.30PM for Episode 1 (entitled Who Are You, Really?). All 10 episodes of Season 6 will then be played on June 21st-22nd 2014 – just in time to refresh your memory for the Season 7 premiere!

Source: Showcase – True Blood Season 6

Showcase – True Blood Season 7

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)


True Blood’s Joe Manganiello is a Werewolf in Deep Water

July 31, 2013

Astra Awards, sharks at Manly, his Rugby team, the Balmain Tigers:

Joe Manganiello stars as Alcide Herveaux in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 7, entitled 'In the Evening'

Best known for his role of werewolf Alcide Herveaux in HBO’s True Blood, Joe Manganiello has been visiting Australia’s shores promoting Season 6 of the hit series as he attended the Astra awards last week.

Not his first visit to Australia, he actually came out here in 2005 with the band Goldfinger, for whom he was a roadie. That 20 hour Australian stopover coincided with the Balmain Tigers winning the premiership that year and so the rugby passion began. Joe donned his beloved team’s, black, white and gold jersey at a match at Campbelltown on Monday night after meeting the team.

His girlfriend, model Bridget Peters, has been accompanying him on this trip and they dove for over an hour in the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary with a shiver of grey nurse sharks.

After Joe hit dry land again he declared it was,

“One of the most unbelievable experiences of my life.”

While appearing on Channel 10’s The Project, sexual insinuations and hose jokes aside, Joe was asked the tough questions. When asked if he’d had any interesting or crazy experiences with the fans, here’s what he had to say:

“I have really interesting fan encounters all the time…. [at Comic Con] My latest fan encounter where, we speak on a panel in front of about 5000 fans every year so, the roar is deafening when you walk out onto that stage….when the cheering kinda subsided, this one lone husky male voice, in the vein of Buffalo Bill from ‘Silence of the Lambs’ said ‘Joe, I love you” and I almost expected the follow up to be ‘put the lotion in the basket’… the deepest huskies male voice I’ve ever heard say I love you! ”

Talking about his time on Magic Mike he also shared the thing that was most requested was the fireman suit:

“I don’t understand it” he said.

Oh but Joe, we do…. It’s hot!

As a child he’d prayed to god to become a werewolf,  having been told by the nuns that if you prayed hard enough you got what you wanted. When he got the call for True Blood, it seemed that those prayers have been answered.

I know I speak for a lot of women here; ‘thank you’ to who ever answered those prayers!


The Herald Sun 30 July 2013 – True Blood star Joe Manganiello goes swimming with the sharks at Manly after cheering on Wests Tigers

The Project 25th July 2013

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)



Club Fangtasia in Australia

July 23, 2011

Have a Vampishly Good Time the Eve of All Hallow’s Eve:

Club Fangtasia logo (Seamus O’Toole’s Pub)Irish-Australian vampires?  Sure, why not? Truebies can celebrate Halloween in True Blood style in Melbourne when Seamus O’Toole’s Irish Pub becomes Club Fangtasia.  The proprietors are stepping things up this year, and to keep everyone in the loop, they’ve made a website:

The ticket info is up, along with what you can expect that evening.  Aside from a rocking good time, they promise “Lots of cool stuff from HBO”, and delicious drinks.  They’ve cleverly re-named the classics — Death on the Beach, anyone?

Let us know if you attend, we’d love to hear all about it!

Thanks for the scoop, Garth!

Contribution credit: Garth O’Hehir

Source: Club Fangtasia