Nelsan Ellis, who portrays Lafayette on Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood, will be in Chicago attend the RCN True Blood Tasting & VIP Party during the Labor Day weekend.  So if you are in the Chicago area for the Labor weekend you do not want to miss you chance to do some True Blood taste testing and seeing Nelsan at the Fangtasia VIP Party.  Here are the details to having a bloody good time.

True Blood Tastings

When: Wed. Aug. 19th, Noon-3 p.m.

Where: Carmen’s Pizza

Address: 6568 N. Sheridan Rd. , Chicago, IL 60626

What: Come try True Blood!

When: Wed. Sept. 2nd, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where: Qdoba Mexican Grill

Address: 2427 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 (near The Biograph Theater)

What: Come try True Blood!

Fangtasia VIP Party

When: Fri. Sept. 11th – 9 p.m. to Midnight (or later)

Where: Hamilton’s

Address: 6341 N Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60626

What: Join us for an Exclusive VIP Fangtasia Party, with Special guest, Nelsan Ellis (”Lafayette”) from HBO’s True Blood

True Blood Drive

Just like some “friends” of theirs, the Red Cross is looking for all types – A, B or O, positive or negative. RCN is proud to sponsor the following Blood Drives:

When: Thu. Sept. 17, noon-4 p.m.

Where: DePaul University

Address: Check back later for details.


Woot, I love me some LaFayette. He is a hoot.

Do you plan on attending this event? I would if I could. The Fangtasia party sounds like the most fun.