True Blood Items on Display at Depot Liquor

October 23, 2014

Check Out Sookie’s Clothes and Tara’s Fangs:

Depot Liquor True Blood displayIf you are in the Brownwood area of Texas leading up to Halloween, why not check out some authentic props and costumes from the set of HBO’s True Blood? Depot Liquor has the following items on display:

  • Sookie’s Season 3 werewolf bar outfit. This ensemble includes a white lace shirt, blue jean skirt, wedge shoes and earrings as worn by Sookie actress Anna Paquin.
  • Items belonging to Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley). Included is a slightly bloodied Vamp Camp suit and Rutina’s set of prosthetic fangs.
  • A pair of bloody sunglasses that Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) wore in Season 5.
  • A full glass of wine from Eric Northman’s (Alexander Skarsgard) Fangtasia bar.
  • One empty Tru Blood bottle.

This display has only just opened up for the general public and are items were purchased through the True Blood props and costumes auction held back in August 2014. You can also participate in a True Blood themed taste testing at Depot Liquor. All the details are below:

The Depot Liquor gang [located at 1001 Vine Street in Brownwood], being huge fans of the show, is hosting a True Blood themed taste testing from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25th.  The public, ages 21 and over, are invited to come in costume and to enjoy the tasting.  So plan to dress up and visit Depot Liquor to see a part of Hollywood come to Brownwood and enjoy a little Halloween fun on Saturday.

Let us know if you visit by commenting below!

Source: Brownwood News – True Blood Wardrobe Pieces and Props on Display at Depot Liquor

(Photo Credit: Brownwood News)


True Blood: Club Fangtasia Goes Back to It’s Origins!

August 3, 2014

Australia’s Premiere True Blood Halloween Event Updates:

Club Fangtasia 2012Recently we announced that Club Fangtasia would open it’s doors for one final Halloween event at Melbourne’s Seamus O’Toole’s.

Well, we have some new details to report. Firstly, we have a date: Sunday 2nd of November 2014. So make sure you mark that date off in your calender now.

You can check out the new updates below:

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Looks like it’s time to start getting True Blood costume ideas ready!

Let us know if you will be attending this event and I will meet you there!

Source: Club Fangtasia – Facebook page

(Photo Credit: Club Fangtasia/HBO Inc.)


Club Fangtasia: Want to Ask True Blood’s Ginger & Lilith a Question?

October 30, 2013

TrueBloodNet is Giving Truebie Fans the Chance to Ask Questions:

Enjoy Halloween in Australia with the True Blood inspired Club FangtasiaThere are only days until the biggest annual True Blood event in Australia: Club Fangtasia. TrueBloodNet has once again been given exclusive interview rights on the night. Last year we interviewed Marshall Allman (who played Sam Merlotte’s brother, Tommy Mickens) and Ginger the screamer (played by Tara Buck).

So as a trubie, what do you want to find out about this year’s attendees Ginger (who loved the event so much she’s returning again this year) and Lilith (Jessica Clark)? Want to know more about what it’s like on the True Blood set? Or what it’s like to play their character? Perhaps you want to find out more about the actors themselves and their roles outside True Blood? Maybe you want to find out more about their upcoming projects? Well, here’s your chance!

If you have a question for either of these True Blood actors, then let us know in the comments below. Alternatively, you can use the following social medias to contact either myself or TrueBloodNet:





TrueBloodNet Fan Page

Rachel Tsoumbakos

Club Fangtasia


Rachel Tsoumbakos

Lilith (Jessica Clark) and Ginger (Tara Buck) will attend Club Fangtasia 2013

So don’t delay, get busy sending us your questions and we will ask Tara and Jessica as many as we can manage!

You can view last year’s Club Fangtasia interview here.

If you live in Australia and haven’t purchased a ticket yet, there are still a few tickets available, but you had better hurry as once the tickets are sold there is no way of rocking out your Halloween in True Blood style.

If you can’t attend, have you got your True Blood Halloween costume sorted yet? If not, try out Top 10 Season 6 costume list. Can you guess who I’m going as?

(Photo Credits: Inc.)


Top 10 True Blood Season 6 Halloween Costume Ideas

October 29, 2013

Want a Last Minute Costume Idea? Try These:

Lilith (Jessica Clark) and Billith (Stephen Moyer) star in HBO's True Blood1. Lilith and Her Bloody Hench Women (You’re a Guy? No Probs – Go as Bloody Billith!)

While Lilith (Jessica Clark) wore a lot more in Season 6 than in Season 5 of HBO’s True Blood, there were still a few moments when she stripped off, got bloody and bared her fangs. While we are not suggesting you go completely nude for this costume, why not try dying a white or flesh coloured cat suit or tank top and leggings? A great group costume as well considering Lilith’s minions also arrived to collect Bill (Stephen Moyer) in this outfit.

2. Sarah Newlin in Her Bloody White Suit

Anna Camp stars as Sarah Newlin in HBO's True Blood Season 7Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) in general had some fantastic outfits in Season 6. Her red dress and big hair when she reunited with Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) and her scarf print dress were two that stood out as Halloween costume worthy. But, by far, her most memorable outfit was that white pant suit she wore when she killed Ms. Suzuki (Tamlyn Tomita) with the Tru Blood spokeswoman’s own shoe!

3. Niall Brigant

Rutger Hauer stars as Niall Brigant in Season 6 of HBO's True BloodNiall (Rutger Hauer) was absent for a great deal of Season 6 since Warlow/Ben (Robert Kazinsky) sent him to another dimension. However, his very first appearance was certainly noteworthy costume-wise.

4. Be a Vamp Camp Vamper

Why not be a Vamp Camp vampire from HBO's True Blood Season 6 for Halloween this year?This is probably the quickest costume to pull out at the last minute. Don some scrubs, iron on a number, stick in some fangs and voila! you’re a vampire who’s been sent to Vamp Camp. There is a little scope to enhance this costume however. Daring True Blood fans could go as the bra flashing sun walking vampers. Or, if you have a blue magic marker lying around and an excess of fake blood, why not go as a vampire who’s consumed some tainted Tru Blood?

5. Willa in Her Bloody Nightdress

Amelia Rose Blair stars as Willa Burrell in HBO's True BloodThis is Option #1 for what to do with your gran’s old night dress. Willa (Amelia Rose Blair) spends a great deal of time in this outfit since Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) kidnaps her to use as a blackmailing pawn against her father Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard). If you want to keep gran’s nightie pristine, you can wear it by itself and try to track down a tall Viking to kidnap you on the evening, or you can splatter it with blood and add some fangs for the baby vampire look.

6. Nora as She’s Dying

Lucy Griffiths stars as Nora in HBO's True BloodThis is Option #2 for your gran’s old nightdress. You need to be a little more creative with this costume though as Nora was force fed tainted Tru Blood. Pull out your make up kit and use blue eye liner to draw wicked blue veins up your arms to complete the dying Nora look.

7. Eric Northman as a Conservationist

Alexander Skarsgard stars as Eric Northman in HBO's True BloodRaid your dad’s wardrobe for the dorkiest suit you can find. Slick your hair forward, find a pair of steel rimmed glasses and an edition of ‘Family Activities‘. Then learn everything you can about the whooping crane.

8. Lafayette (in Anything, Because He is Completely Gorgeous!)

Nelsan Ellis stars as Lafayette Reynolds in HBO's True BloodThis Halloween costume is for your more adventurous male. Anything Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) wears is simply fabulous, so there is a lot of scope with this costume. Think neon, leopard print and plenty of eye make up. The suit he wore for Terry Bellefleur’s (Todd Lowe) funeral is probably his most conservative look, but add some eye liner and fake eyelashes and you are really to roll girlfriend!

9 Like The Walking Dead and True Blood, But Can’t Decide Between the Two? Why Not Go as a Rabid, V Infected Vampire?

Halloween HBO's True Blood vs AMC's The Walking DeadWe touched on this idea back at #4. However, if you watch the True Blood Season 6 finale, there is one scene at the very end where a horde of Tru Blood affected vampires turn up at Bellefleur’s (previously Merlotte’s). Find some jeans or anything that you don’t mind messing up. Add a whole lot of fake blood, especially around your mouth and down the front of your chest. Add some blue veins and pretend to be crazy.

10. Merlotte’s Waitress

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler-Bellefleur in HBO's True BloodGrab a Merlotte’s T shirt from the HBO store, don a pair of little black shorts and you are ready to roll as a Merlotte’s waitress!



What are you planning to wear for Halloween this year? Did I miss any classic True Blood Season 6 costume ideas? Let me know in the comments below!

Also, can you guess which costume I will be wearing to interview Ginger (Tara Buck) and Lilith (Jessica Clark) at this weekend’s Club Fangtasia event at Seamus O’Toole’s in Knox, Australia?

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)


EXCLUSIVE: Club Fangtasia Announces it’s True Blood Line Up for 2013!

August 27, 2013

Tara Buck and Jessica Clark Confirmed as Attending Club Fangtasia This Year:

Lilith (Jessica Clark) and Ginger (Tara Buck) will attend Club Fangtasia 2013

With the announcement of another Club Fangtasia event in Australia this year, fans have been anxious to find out prices along with which True Blood stars will be attending the event on November the 4th.

So when the following announcement was made on the Club Fangtasia Facebook page today, fans frantically began hitting refresh in their inbox, in anticipation of news: 

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Well, that email has FINALLY arrived and TrueBloodNet can confirm that the following True Blood stars will be attending Club Fangtasia at Seamus O’Toole’s this year:

  • Ginger (Tara Buck) – yes, she had so much fun partying down under last year that she is glad to return to Club Fangtasia!
  • Lilith (Jessica Clark) – here’s your chance to mingle with an actual goddess!
  • A little birdy has told me that there just might be another True Blood star or two attending, so make sure you check back here regularly to find out more…

So What are the Ticket Prices?

General Admission

G.A Tickets

This year only 400 General Admission tickets are on sale to the general public.
The price of a G.A ticket this year is

A G.A ticket gives you the following:

#Access into Club Fangtasia.
#Access to Club Fangtasia’s photo booth.
#Access to purchase personalised signed posters from the actors.
#Entry into door prizes competition
#Best dressed competition for $200 cash
#Stage interaction with the actors.

V.I.P Tickets

This year only 60 VIP tickets are on sale to the general public.
The price of a VIP ticket this year is

A VIP ticket gives you the following:

#Priority Access into Club Fangtasia and entry into the VIP room.
#Access to mingle with the True Blood actors throughout the evening.
#A choice of 2 Free cocktails from World Champion Cocktail Barman Jamie Chesher
who will only be serving from the upstairs VIP bar
# A personalised signed photo of each actor present.
# A pesonalised photo taken with the actors available for free download from the Club Fangtasia Facebook Page
# A vast array of home-made canapes available throughout the evening.

Tickets are strictly limited, so make sure you get in early to purchase your one and only chance to meet True Blood cast members in Australia in 2013!

Source: Club Fangtasia – Mailing List

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./



Australia’s Premium True Blood Event – Club Fangtasia – Tickets Go on Sale Shortly!

August 27, 2013

This year’s True Blood Halloween Event at Seamus O’Toole’s is Set to Rock!

Seamus O'Toole's Club Fangtasia 2013 promo pictureAustralian True Blood fans will be able to rub shoulders again with True Blood celebrities at this year’s Club Fangtasia Halloween event.

So far two True Blood stars have been confirmed as attending, but if you stick around long enough, you just never know who else may rock up from Bon Temps and Shreveport.

Seamus O’Toole’s is hosting this very special event and it will be your only chance to rub shoulders with your favorite True Blood actors this year since there are no other events or conventions organized for 2013.

Fans who have joined the Club Fangtasia mailing list will be able to order their tickets early, with pre-sale tickets being offered from 9pm AEST on the27th August – yes, that’s today! So you’re not on the mailing list yet? Then head on over to the Club Fangtasia website and join up now! Otherwise you will have to wait until 9am AEST on Thursday 29th August to purchase tickets – and by then they could all be gone!

Tickets are strictly limited this year so you need to get in as early as possible to avoid missing out on this awesome opportunity. You have the choice of VIP or General Admission tickets.

So what does a VIP ticket get you?

  • Priority Access into Club Fangtasia and entry into the VIP room
  • Access to mingle with the True Blood actors throughout the evening
  • A choice of 2 Free cocktails from World Champion Cocktail Barman Jamie Chesher who will only be serving from the upstairs VIP bar
  • A personalised signed photo of each actor present
  • A pesonalised photo taken with the actors available for free download from the Club Fangtasia Facebook Page
  • A vast array of home-made canapes available throughout the evening

But don’t despair if you miss out on this golden opportunity, General Admission will get a chance to see the stars in the flesh also, as they will be making brief appearances on stage downstairs throughout the night.

General Admission Gets you:

  • Access into Club Fangtasia
  • Access to Club Fangtasia’s photo booth
  • Access to purchase personalised signed posters from the actors
  • Entry into door prizes competition
  • Best dressed competition for $200 cash
  • Stage interaction with the actors

Make sure you check back here regularly as we will shortly be announcing which True Blood stars will be attending this year’s Club Fangtasia Halloween event at Seamus O’Toole’s.

In the meantime, why not check out last year’s event by viewing our exclusive TrueBloodNet interview with Marshall Allman (Tommy Mickens) and Tara Buck (Ginger the screamer) by clicking here. Also, you can check out my recap of the 2012 Club Fangtasia event by clicking here.

Source: Club Fangtasia – Facebook page/Press Release

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc./



Vamp It Up With the Club Fangtasia Halloween Party!

July 16, 2013

Ticket Sales to be Announced Shortly:

Australia will be rocking it out True Blood-style again this year with their annual Club Fangtasia Halloween party announced. While the tickets are yet to go on sale, we have a date set in stone and the hint of more True Blood celebrities this year with the following announcements being made via the Club Fangtasia Facebook page this week:

True Blood's Allan Marshall (Tommy Mickens) and Tara Buck (Ginger) at Club Fangtasia 2012

Credit: Club Fangtasia Facebook page (13th July 2013)

 New web site has gone live tonight.. Within the next few day all info regarding who from Sheveport and Bon Temp will be joining us…

Source: Club Fangtasia Facebook page (15th July 2012)

Both General Admission and the exclusive (and very elusive) V.I.P tickets will be available again, but you need to get in fast as numbers will be strictly limited this year – there will be only 60 V.I.P available to the public! So what does the V.I.P ticket get you?

  • Exclusive access to the upstairs section of Club Fangtasia (the place where fans got to hang with Marshall Allman (Tommy Mickens) and Tara Buck (Ginger) last year)
  • One free True Blood fangtail of your choice
  • Drinks being made and served by world champion bar man Jamie Chesher
  • Fancy Food: Delicate canapes and traditional finger foods will be served throughout the night.

But don’t fret if you only manage to score a general admission ticket, your night will still be bloody fangtastic! There will be the Fangtasia dancers to keep you entertained, plenty of dance space and some amazing draws to enter into. And the True Blood prize pool is bigger and better than last year!

The revamped Club Fangtasia website is now up an running so you can check out all the fun had at the event last year by viewing the photos here.

Make sure you keep checking back here at for all the latest updates for this event! And let us know which celebrities you would like to see attend Club Fangtasia this year by commenting below.

Sources: Club Fangtasia – Facebook page

Club Fangtasia – Website

(Photo Credit: Club Fangtasia)


Australia WILL Host Another True Blood Spectacular!

June 24, 2013

Seamus O’Toole’s Opens the Doors to Club Fangasia Again:

True Blood Club Fangtasia halloween Party Promo Poster 1There were rumors last year that the True Blood-inspired Halloween party held at Club Fangtasia (AKA Seamus O’Toole’s) would be the last True Blood event for the establishment.

This disheartened so many Australian True Blood fans, I can tell you!

2012 was the third year Seamus O’Toole’s had hosted the popular vampire-inspired Halloween party – and boy did they excel all expectations! Not only was there plenty of Tru Blood on tap, prizes on offer and dress ups on guests, but they also managed to lure some of the True Blood cast to turn up!

Even with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and the advent of some major shuffling of True Blood cast members, they still managed to pull in Marshall Allman (Tommy Mickens) and everyone’s favorite screamer, Ginger (Tara Buck)! TrueBloodNet even managed to tie down an EXCLUSIVE interview with them.

Well, with the arrival of True Blood Season 6, it was recently confirmed that Seamus O”Toole’s WILL be hosting another True Blood event!

While information is still scant, make sure you check back here often for all the latest updates. Alternatively, you can sign up to Club Fangtasia’s newsletter by clicking here and supplying your email address.

Source: Club Fangtasia Facebook page – 18th June Post

(Photo Credit: Club Fangtasia/HBO Inc.)


True Blood Halloween Party at Club Fangtasia

October 26, 2012

It’s Time to Announce the Awesome Stuff!

True Blood Club Fangtasia halloween Party Promo Poster 1So, you’ve heard me mention it time and again here on TrueBloodNet. Club Fangtasia is being hosted once more by the fabulous crew at the Seamus O’Tooles Irish Pub in Melbourne, Australia.

While the first two events were truly spectacular, this year promises to top all current expectations! But you need to get in quick as the very last 20 VIP tickets and 20 General Admission tickets have been released. Go to the Club Fangtasia website here if you want to snap a few up!

So what’s new?

  • This year there are True Blood celebrities – yes you can meet some of the actors that make the show so darn HOT! 
  • Spectacular prizes are on offer. Want a piece of your fave True Blood star? Then this is the best bet you have of winning it for nothing more than the purchase of your ticket
  • An all day event has been organised by First Contact Conventions called Full Blood and will include a day of True Blood activities. (Check here to see if tickets are still available)
  • Personalised autographs (of the celebrities attending the Halloween party) can be purchased at Seamus O’Tooles from 2-4pm on Saturday the 3rd of November (the day before the event)
  • True Blood auctions – bid on personal True Blood items belonging to the stars of the show! All proceeds will go to the charities of the celebrities choice – a win-win situation for all involved
  • True Blood merchandise – buy bottles of Tru Blood and Merlotte’s T-shirts among other great items
  • Fangtails: Tru Blood cocktails – need I say more?!
  • Oh, and, I will be interviewing the celebrities!

True Blood Club Fangtasia Halloween promo poster 2

So, who are these celebrities that I will be chatting to for TrueBloodNet? Well, as per the recent email sent from Club Fangtasia headquarters, it was announced that Pam (Kristin Bauer) has been summoned by The Authority and can no longer attend. Holly (Lauren Bowles) has unfortunately been caught up in one of her very own wiccan spells and will not be released in time, which means she will no longer be attending either. But there is still a super line up to keep even the most avid True Blood fans happy!

Replacing Pam is the fabulous Tommy Mickens (Marshal Allman), which is sure a fantastical feat since he was killed in a previous season! Luna (Janina Gavankar) has also graciously decided to replace Holly and is shape-shifting into a bird as we speak in order to make it to Australia before the 4th of November. Jesus (Kevin Alejandro), Lafayette’s brujo boyfriend is also confirmed as attending – his whole body and not just his head! And, finally, Ginger, AKA the screamer, (Tara Buck) is confirmed as well. Let’s just hope we can hear the music over her blood-curdling wails!

Want me to ask the celebrities a question on your behalf? Then let me know in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do.

Make sure you check back here regularly in order to read the exclusive TrueBloodNet interviews with the stars of True Blood as well as my recap of the Club Fangtasia Halloween party!

Sources: Club Fantasia – Website & email newsletter

First Contact Conventions – Full Blood

Rachel Tsoumbakos – True Blood Halloween Blog

(Photo Credits: Garth O’Hehir/


Club Fangtasia – True Blood Halloween Party In Australia

May 31, 2012

Breaking News Bulletin!

For Australian fans of True Blood, besides the Hub Productions Tru Blood Convention, the only other awesome True Blood event is the Club Fangtasia Halloween party held every year in Melbourne.

The latest information can be found on this Breaking News Bulletin. Alternatively, you can check their website here for more details.

Tickets go on sale June 1st and V.I.P. tickets (as usual) are limited!

Sources: Vimeo – Shreveport News Bulletin

Website – Club Fangtasia

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