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TV Junkie: 'True Blood' Comic Books Available (+ HBO is Giving Away Costumes From the Set)

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The best Halloween costume ever? HBO will be giving away eight costumes from the set of "True Blood." You can enter at (you have to enter by Friday, 9 a.m. Pacific). They'll be giving away Bill's t-shirt and jacket, Sookie's bloody Merlotte's t-shirt, Sookie's bloody white trench coat, Maryann's bloody wedding gown, Eric's t-shirt and leather jacket, and more. Check the gallery for pics of some of the costumes, as well as "True Blood" figurines, beach towels and other collectibles that you can get at the HBO store in NYC or online. Also at the event we attended on October 7 was a "True Blood" comics autograph session with the illustrator and writers of the comics.

We had the chance to interview writers David Tischman and Mariah Huehner about their work on the first volume of 6 comics (see video interview below). The event was part of New York Comicon 2010 which seems to be a much more mellow and accessible affair than the San Diego madness. HBO kindly served Fangbanger cocktails (2 oz vodka + 8 oz True Blood) along with some Cajun-inspired finger-food and handed out schwag bags to people who had been standing in line early.

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