Vampire Support Auction

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Lately my posts have included ways you can win my book for free — but tonight I’m going to ask you to pay as much money as you feel you can for a signed copy of Love You to Death, or for a number of seriously awesome items currently up for auction. Proceeds go to the National Wildlife Federation, which is working to help the wildlife endangered by the unbelievably massive and unprecedented BP oil spill. This auction is organized by the awesome Vampire Support, a charitable fandom project headed by Chloe (better known as TVD_Chloe) and Amber. You can read Vampire-Diaries.net’s post on the auction here.

Of all the auction items currently up on eBay, there are a few that I’m most familiar with. No, not the Charlie Bewley headshot…but the books published by ECW Press that relate to other genius vampire-related fandoms:

  • Bite Me: a guide to all seven glorious seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer by the esteemed Nikki Stafford
  • Truly Madly Deadly: an episode guide to the first two seasons of True Blood by the charming and talented Becca Wilcott, and
  • Love Bites: a full-colour extravaganza all about Twilight — the books, the films, the actors, the productions, and the woman who started it all, Stephenie Meyer.

Great books on great vamps for a great cause. Bid early, bid often! And big thanks to Chloe for having me as a part of this! Please vote for Vampire Support in the Pepsi Refresh Project.

Fan Expo Canada, Here I Come

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I’ve had the great pleasure of attending a few Fan Expos in the past, wandering the show floor, checking out panels, taking photos of awesome people in awesome costumes, and this year I am very pleased to report I’ll be attending in a different capacity: I’m going to be at the ECW Press table (location details TBA) hanging out and signing books all Fan Expo long.

And I’m going to be on a panel!

Sunday August 29 at 3 p.m.
FROM NOSFERATU TO TWILIGHT: VAMPIRES IN FILM & TV

Come and discuss the undead from your favourite movies and TV shows
with our panel of experts and professionals including: BECCA WILCOTT
(author, Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion),
CRISSY CALHOUN (author, Love You To Death: The Unofficial Companion
to the Vampire Diaries), GEMMA FILES (screenwriter, film critic, teacher,
author The Book of Tongues), with moderator NANCY KILPATRICK
(vampire expert and author of Nancy Kilpatrick’s Vampire Theatre).

Cannot wait to talk vamps with these clever clever women. Hope I’ll see some of you there too!