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Fangs for the memories: True Blood‘s upcoming seventh season will indeed be the show’s last, HBO confirmed Tuesday. :(

“True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,”  said HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo in a statement. “Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. Alan passed the baton to Brian Buckner, who led our fantastic writers and crew in crafting a spectacular sixth season, and he will lead us through the seventh and final season of this amazing show. Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show.”

Buckner, meanwhile, thanked “the most passionate fans in television” and promised to “do our very best to bring Sookie’s story to a close with heart, imagination and, of course, fun.”

True Blood‘s polarizing Season 6 finale on Sunday drew 4.1 million viewers, down from both its season opener (which drew 4.5 mil) and its Season 5 finale (5 mil).

True Blood‘s 10-episode farewell season will premiere in summer 2014.

Thoughts? Disappointed? Relieved? Care you share your wish list of things that must happen before the show fades to black? Hit the comments!
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SEPTEMBER 2013 SPOTLIGHTS:

:spotlight-left: AFFILIATE OF THE MONTH:
:iconanna-paquin: Anna-Paquin
:spotlight-left: ARTIST OF THE MONTH:
:iconstb-artwork:  Stb-artwork
Bill Compton (trueblood) by Stb-artworkLafayette (true blood) by Stb-artworkEric Northman (trueblood) by Stb-artwork

(:iconpowlam:as chosen this month by co-founder PowlaM)
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:eye:Featured Pick by Riogirl9909stock:eye:
SEPTEMBER 1-15, 2013:
Sunlight on your skin by AnimaEterna True Blood's Steve and Sarah Newlin by spankingfemfatale
Alcied by russraff Blah Blah Vampire Emergency Blah by natalievonraven

(as chosen by co-founder PowlaM)

:eye:Featured Pick by Riogirl9909stock:eye:
SEPTEMBER 16-30, 2013:
(as chosen by founder Riogirl9909)
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:bulletred:Season 7 TRUE BLOOD Dates to Know: :bulletred:

1. Production on True Blood season 7 will begin in January 2014.
2. True Blood season 6 will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and iTunes in May 2014.
3. True Blood season 7 will premiere in June 2014 on HBO.
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On our pinterest page you will find True Blood FAN ART, stills and promo pics. This is all due to the dedication and kindness of our co-founder PowlaM who graciously gives up her time to make this group the best it can be.
Find TRUE BLOOD FAN ART COLLECTIVE ON PINTEREST HERE ------> pinterest.com/ilovetbfanart/
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If you don't know yet, we have a facebook page where you can join for updates, comment, participate in polls, as well as be able to post your artwork on. We also feature a different member artist's True Blood Fan Art almost everyday!
The I-LOVE-TRUE-BLOOD Fan Art Collective on facebook can be found @ www.facebook.com/pages/I-Love-…
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:eye:Iltb Contests by Riogirl9909stock:eye:
WINNERS OF THE SEASON 6 TRUE BLOOD PROMO CONTEST:
:trophy:1st place: The Beginning of the End - Promo by AnimaEterna by :iconanimaeterna:
:trophy:2nd place: Billith True Blood Season 6 by Miss-deviantE by :iconmiss-deviante:
:trophy::3rd place: True Blood Poster contest by HayleyGuinevere by :iconhayleyguinevere:
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Please send us a note with any suggestions, comments or questions you may have...we would love to hear from you. :)
:star: WE NEED YOUR HELP AND DONATIONS to make I-LOVE-TRUE-BLOOD a super group here on DA. :star:

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:star:Please donate any number of points from 20 to 2,000. We understand times are tough for most of the artists here on DA but if every member of this group just donated 20 points we could easily meet the 4,796 pts. needed to become a super group!!!!

:star: Since October 2010 our founder Riogirl9909 has funded all of I-LOVE-TRUE-BLOOD's contests herself, completely out of her own pocket and does not have the extra money to make this amazing group a "SUPER" group here on DA. Please help us make I-LOVE-TRUE-BLOOD into the super group it deserves to be!

:bulletred: HELP US MEET OUR GOAL OF BECOMING A 'SUPER' GROUP!!!!

:wow: Anyone who donates 200 points will receive a feature at the bottom of this blog and a feature on our facebook page of their icon/name and 2 artworks!

:bulletred: Donate here: riogirl9909.deviantart.com

:star: We thank and appreciate all of the amazing artists of I-LOVE-TRUE-BLOOD
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:love::heart: I-LOVE-TRUE-BLOOD
   SUPER GROUP BENEFACTORS
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(MEMBERS DONATING 200 POINTS OR MORE...)
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1. :iconanimaeterna:Deborah Ann Woll by AnimaEterna Sookie is mine by AnimaEterna
2. :iconmoonekyuubi:Value Eraser 4 by moonEKyuubi Spring by moonEKyuubi
3. :icontasha507:true blood, Pam by Tasha507 true blood, 4 by Tasha507
:star: THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED  AND VOTED IN I-LOVE-TRUE-BLOOD'S SEASON 6 PROMO CONTEST! We had 74 extremely creative and professional looking submissions this year and it was a very difficult decision for everyone who voted to pick their top three favorites. Congratulations to everyone who entered on their outstanding effort.

:spotlight-left:AND THE WINNERS ARE...:spotlight-right:

:trophy:1st place: The Beginning of the End - Promo by AnimaEterna by :iconanimaeterna:

:trophy:2nd place: Billith True Blood Season 6 by Miss-deviantE by :iconmiss-deviante:

:trophy::3rd place: True Blood Poster contest by HayleyGuinevere by :iconhayleyguinevere:

:spotlight-left:HONORORABLE MENTONS::spotlight-right:
Trueblood: Alcide Herveaux by DesiraeSalazarBill i love true blood contest by angelus2hot
True Blood || Beginning Of The End by 1jabberjayTrue Blood Season 6 Poster by Caiteexx
Fangs Are Teeth Too by MishhellaTrue blood. poster 6 season by Tasha507

:bow:and a HUGE THANK YOU once again to all entrants and voters!
:spotlight-left:It's voting time!TRUE BLOOD SEASON 6 PROMO CONTEST:spotlight-right:

:star:RULES/HOW TO CAST YOUR VOTES:

:bulletred:1. Voting begins JUNE 26th, 2013 and ends JULY 10th, 2013. Votes after JULY 10th will not be counted.
:bulletred:2. Each member/contributor/admin gets 3 votes (to vote for their top three favorite submissions). NO NON-MEMBERS CAN VOTE.
:bulletred:3. You can submit your votes in 2 ways. (a) send us (I-LOVE-TRUE-BLOOD) a note with your 3 favorite pieces listed. or (b) Enter your vote into the comment section underneath this blog. Just click on the word "comments" in blue lettering directly underneath the last paragraph on our homepage VOTING blog.
:bulletred:4. Voting within the comment section of the blog will bring you to a new screen by clicking on the the title of this widget (read more) you should see your name and icon where you can type in your votes for your top three favorites. Finish casting your votes by pressing the blue button "add comment".
:bulletred:5. The votes do not need to be in any specific order...the easiest way to do this is to COPY AND PASTE THE NUMBERS THAT ARE BESIDES YOUR 3 FAVORITE ENTRIES into the comment section next to your name and icon.
EXAMPLE: 59, 72, 45
:bulletred:6. You can NOT vote for yourself...because let's face it - that's just lame.
:bulletred:7. In the event of a tie the founder and co-founders will make the final decision.
:bulletred:8. :trophy:1st place:  700 :devart: points &
:iconmandipope: A custom illustrated Deviant Art ID by MandiPope &
:iconpowlam: A custom made Facebook header by PowlaM
will be awarded to the fan art with the most votes.
:trophy:2nd place:  500 :devart: points &
:iconmandipope: A custom illustrated Deviant Art ID by MandiPope &
:iconriogirl9909: A custom made Facebook header by Riogirl9909
:trophy::3rd place:\300 :devart: points &
:iconmandipope: A custom illustrated Deviant Art ID by MandiPope
:bulletred:9. In the event of not enough votes being cast (less than 30), the voting time will be extended until we do have enough.
1.Trueblood: Alcide Herveaux by DesiraeSalazar 2.Trueblood Poster by ctribeiro
3.True Blood Poster Contest Season 6 by TrueArtist89 4.Vampire Bill by Cyrux-gfx
5.True Blood Season 6 Promo by stfuandplzdie 6.True Blood by Cyrux-gfx
7.Billith True Blood Season 6 by Miss-deviantE 8.True Blood Poster Contest by NinetailsFoxChan
9.blood will spill by Mishhella 10.Sam's Office by ctribeiro
11.time to bite back by Mishhella 12.Merlotte's time clock by ctribeiro
13.no one lives forever by Mishhella 14.Season 6 True blood by Eithen
15.No One Lives Forever by SaberStaff100 16.Fangs Are Teeth Too by Mishhella
17.The Beginning of the End - Promo by AnimaEterna 18.True Blood Season-6-poster-contest by syfyfan2
19.True Blood Poster contest by HayleyGuinevere 20.TRUE BLOOD SEASON 6 CONTEST by TheBabyDoll
21.Season 6 keep calm by Eithen 22.Vampires Are Immor(t)al by marekmaurizio
23.Trueblood by x-Vinny-x 24.Bill i love true blood contest by angelus2hot
25.True Blood Contest by Theladypwnage 26.Check Point by ctribeiro
27.True Blood: SEASON 6 FEELS FEST by AmyNinkai 28.A Lovely Night for a Tru Blood Contest Entry by MarkItZeroNET
29.True blood. poster 6 season by Tasha507 30.True Blood Season 6 Poster by Lost-in-Arts
31.BLOOD WILL SPILL - True Blood Season 6 by krissygirl99 32.True Blood Season 6 Poster by Caiteexx
33.Delivering True Blood 6 season by truemouse 34.:thumb362434273:
35.True Blood Sixth Season by Childoftheflower 36.True Blood 6 Poster by AH4GFX
37.TB background by Gatergirl79 38.TRUE BLOOD SEASON 6 CONTEST by Zithirax35
39.True Blood Season 6 Supe-Ladies of True Blood by fbforbill 40.TRUE BLOOD SEASON 6 POSTER by HexeMistelzweig
41.True Blood season 6 promo poster by elvisfan24 42.Season 6 2 by Eithen
43.True Blood Season 6 Banner by elvisfan24 44.TrueBLOOD by CelestiasRevenge
45.True Blood Season 6: Wolves and War are Comin' by fbforbill 46.True Blood || Beginning Of The End by 1jabberjay
47.six season by Eithen 48.Bill With A Bite by justjimedits
49.Vampire01cont by devilishgirlx 50.True Blood Season 6 Poster by Vampiric-Time-Lord
51.True Blood Season 6, June:Running to her Hero by fbforbill 52.Poster True Blood season 6 by teotone92
53.True blood, poster 6 season by Tasha507 54.True blood, 6 season by Tasha507
55.True Blood Season 6 Wolf Love by fbforbill 56.TrueBlood season 6 by yifrodit
57.Praise Billith i love true blood by angelus2hot 58.:thumb363812683:
59.True Blood Season 6 Turning to her People by fbforbill 60.:thumb363430193:
61.True Blood (2) by DJCJ-07 62.Wolfpack master by Eithen
63.True Blood Season 6 Poster by fbforbill 64.:thumb363440487:
65.True Blood Season 6  Fairy Business by fbforbill 66.Season 6-True Blood Poster by DarwinsMishap
67.True blood,  season 6 by Tasha507 68.:thumb347559887:
69.True Blood Season 6, The Viking or The god? by fbforbill 70.True Blood Season 6 Poster by Aiofa
71.:thumb356821798: 72.:thumb347537255:
73.Season 6 True Blood : Eric and Nora by fbforbill 74.
:star: DON'T FORGET YOU GET THREE (3) VOTES!  Please click on the images above for a larger view. Good luck to all who entered!:star:
:iconi-love-true-blood: appreciates and thanks you for your vote!

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