For the past 2 months, Sundays at 9pm ET has been an hour of celebration. The next airing of a new episode of HBO’s Award wining series True Blood, for many fans, has become a time of agonizing anticipation each week. This week, True Blood Fans have another reason to celebrate, the 33th birthday of one of the series most beloved cast members. Alexander Skarsgard who, to the delight of many fans plays 1000 year old viking vampire, Eric Northman.
Alexander, a star for many years in his native Sweden, showed us his zany side in the 2001 comedy Zoolander. Recently he stared in the critically acclaimed HBO “Generation Kill”. Skarsgard has many projects on the horizon. He is currently filming the remake of the 1971 classic “Straw Dogs“, all of which bring more and more fans to this charismatic actor.
A Group of True Blood and Alexander Skarsgard fans have found a unique way to celebrate their idol.
Tuesday August 25, 9:00pm ET. Fans are invited to a Virtual Birthday Party.
Fans organizing the party tell us there is no fee to attend. There will be no commercials or spam associated with the event. The Party is fully funded by a small group of dedicated fans. “It is just a way for us to join in the celebration of Alex’s Birthday. It makes us feel closer to him,” says L. Clisto. During the event, fans will share pictures and video clips of Alex’s career along with some fan generated videos. Party guests are encouraged to send in and share all Skarsgard related information. “We couldn’t find many celebrations for Alex’s birthday, so we decided to have our own,” organizers say.
What is a “Virtual Party? Organizers say they more or less made up the term, It is away of mutual fans to come together and sing happy birthday. The group will be connecting through a “webinar” where computer screens and audio will be connected.
The equipment needed is a computer, with internet connection and a microphone. If a guest does not have a microphone, they will be able to connect their audio via telephone service. There will be Trivia Contests, Prizes, and lots of fun. Fans have begun to send in their ideas, virtual gifts (money is no object and the sky is the limit) and birthday wishes. Guests should be prepared to sing Happy Birthday in English and Skarsgard’s native Swedish.
Read more about this “event” here.
Like I could love Alex any more? I would love to donate some money to a worthy cause in celebration of his big day! Maybe I could just show up wherever he is in my birthday suit and give him a more personal gift though? 😉
Will you participate in this event?
What would you give to Alexander for his birthday?