Updates on the Halloween weekend vampire festivities!July 23rd, 2009 by Gabrielle Faust received No Comments »
Below is a note from the fantabulous Krewe organizing this year’s TRU BLOOD AND GOLD BALL in New Orleans! This year they have combined the traditional Vampire Chronicles theme with True Blood! For more information visit the Vampire Lestat Fan Club or the Les Temps des Vampires MySpace page.
It is that time of year when things really begin picking up and plans for Halloween weekend kick into high gear. Costumes are being made, lenses and fangs are on order, rooms are being reserved, and flights are being arranged. We are quickly approaching the time of our gathering! We are truly excited this year to be bringing you a party that blends two very different vampire worlds in an amazing and beautiful venue such as Republic New Orleans! The president and staff of Les Temps des Vampires/ARVLFC have worked night and day over these last few months to make this Halloween weekend one of great fun, high spirits, and unexpected thrills; we know that you will love your time with us!
The weekend begins with a book signing at Boutique du Vampyre with Gabrielle S. Faust, author of Eternal Vigilance from 3 to 7pm on Thursday, October 29th. Afterwards, there will be a Wine Tasting event, which this year includes a sampling of Absinthe. The Wine Tasting has for years been the introduction to the weekend and is a great way to meet up with friends in a relaxed setting before all of the activities get underway. Special guest Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, will be joining us that evening for fun and beverages. Tickets for the Wine Tasting are sold separately from the Les Temps des Vampires Ball and we will post information for their easy purchase as soon as they are made available.
On Friday, October 30th Les Temps des Vampires and the ARVLFC present the TRU BLOOD AND GOLD BALL at Republic New Orleans! Charlaine Harris will join us again that night as a special guest as will Gabrielle Faust, author ofEternal Vigilance. The theme for this year’s Ball is a blending of the world of the Vampire Chronicles as well as that of Sookie Stackhouse. The options for costumes and characters are now truly endless and we expect you all to show your creativity! Have fun with it! The night’s entertainment includes music from Marc Gunn, the Kinky Tuscaderos, and Saints of Ruin. There will be more fun activities announced for the evening as we get closer to the party. Tickets are not yet on sale but when they do go on sale next month ARVLFC members in good standing will have first dibs at purchasing them at the member discount. Tickets left over after member sales will then be made available to the public at full price. For membership information please visit www.vampirelestatfanclub.com and click on the membership icon. The events page is under development at this time, do not attempt to purchase tickets yet.
An after-party for the Ball is currently planned at The Dragon’s Den by our friends from Endless Night. Details are coming soon!
On Saturday afternoon Charlaine will have a book signing at the Garden District Bookstore and we encourage all of you to get out there and show your support and appreciation!
On Saturday, Halloween Night, Endless Night XII: An Evening in Versailles will be happening at the House of Blues and the party will start at midnight! Mingle with friends and party til dawn!
More events and activities are in the works so check back with us often to keep in the know!
Photo: 2008 Anne Rice Vampire Ball in NOLA
Can you tell how blissfully happy I am? This is my idea of paradise.
Tags: Anne Rice, book signing, book store, Boutique du Vampyre, Charlaine Harris, costumes, Endless Night, festival, Garden Street District, Halloween, Horror, House of Blues, New Orleans, TRU BLOOD AND GOLD BALL, True Blood, vampires, wine tastingPosted under: A Word From Gabrielle Faust, Books, Conventions & Conferences, Eternal Vigilance Events, Eternal Vigilance Fandom, Horror, New Orleans, Vampires & Vampirology