Today has been a most anticipated day Truebies! ATX Television Festival 2012 has just released their initial schedule of events and screenings and with it a couple of True Blood connections! The festival is set to take place June 1-3 in Austin, TX.
A few weeks ago we announced that the True Blood season 4 finale, “And When I Die” is set to be screened. But now I’m happy to announce that Marshall Allman (Tommy Mickens) has been confirmed as an attendee!
In addition, ATX will also be screening an episode of Once Upon a Time called The Thing You Love the Most featuring none other than Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pamela Sywnford de Beaufort) as Maleficent. She will also be reprising the role in OUAT’s season finale. The screening will be attended by famed writer Jane Espenson, who is also behind the web series Husbands, which will also be at the festival.
Other screenings to be featured at the festival include shows like Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, and the Vampire Diaries which will be attended by their creators and/or executive producers, writers, and cast.
Panels of note so far include Bill Lawrence, the creator of Cougar Town, Spin City, and Scrubs who will host a panel about TV with some as of yet undisclosed special guests.
There’s also the huge Friday Night Lights event planned with the cast, executive producers, and music supervisors.
And last but not least, ATX Television Festival has partnered up with USA Networks for its opening night Red Carpet screening which will feature Royal Pains and/or Suits as well as a look at their brand new seasons!
As you can see, this is going to be a very full festival Truebies! And True Blood Fan Source will be there to cover it all live from Austin, TX! So if you are a TV fan and haven’t yet bought a badge, here’s more information.
More information will be released as we receive it!
Image Credits: ATX Television Festival and Michael Buckner, Getty Images