Let me begin this post by saying that I am one lucky girl.
About a week ago I won VIP tickets for the True Blood Ultimate Fan Experience in Burbank. With True Blood’s season 3 premier just days away, HBO has been promoting the show with minisodes, teaser trailers and events like this one. There’s even a twitter hashtag (#WaitingSucks) being used by “trubies” all over the world who have been waiting impatiently for the new season to start.
The night of the event we only waited in line for a few minutes before my bestie and I were scurrying into the theater. We checked-in to get our VIP wrist bands, then received complimentary soda & popcorn – now that’s what I call service. We were led to a red carpet area where HBO was photographing guests before entering the screening room. Once we took our seats, we were treated to a bunch of exclusive interviews, clips and sneak peeks of new characters. We also got to watch the season 2 finalé.
The Q&A panel at the end of the night was a real treat. Creator, Allan Ball, and the rest of the cast answered questions and tweets from trubies across all 50 states, LIVE! Here’s a short video clip of one of my favorite Q&A moments from last night. The host was asking about the nature of Sookie’s attraction to Vampire Eric. Excuse the amazingly bad video quality:
As we left the screening room, there was another surprise waiting for us; goodie bags loaded with bottles of TruBlood, the TB soundtrack, the original books by Charlaine Harris, posters and lots of great print material. SCORE.
HBO really took care of us and I can’t thank them enough for putting on such a great event. Oh, and click here to watch the Season 3 extended trailer, which was revealed at the event. Season 3 promises to be full of screams, surprises, sex and scandal – just the way we like it.
Planning a True Blood season premier party of your own? Aside from stocking-up on bottles of TruBlood for your guests, you can print-out this FREE pdf containing special “Hello my name is” badges for the fangbanger, vamp or shapeshifter at your party.
Season 3 begins on Sunday, June 13th!