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In a press release on Wednesday, HBO announced that Season 6 of True Blood would kick off far more spectacularly than usual, with a Social TV pre-show, as well as a big social media event for all Truebies. Honestly, I’ve been watching the series since the beginning and I had no idea we were supposed to call ourselves “Truebies;” regardless, those fans who are so into the series they already know what to call themselves should appreciate the big social media event.

First, the show is doing the usual “tweet the premiere” thing to find the greatest “Truebie” (that word again!). All fans need to do for that social media promotion is follow True Blood on Twitter. I would give you the handle, but if you don’t know how to type the words “true” and “blood” into the search box, you’re a hopeless case for Twitter, anyway.

The other two new social kick-off events are a little more novel. The first involves heading to True Blood’s profile on Facebook, Twitter (there’s the link, you’re welcome), Instagram, or Vine. Beginning at 9 a.m. ET on June 16, fans will get the chance to virtually head to Fangtasia to catch up with 13 cast members from the series and learn various “secrets from the set." If you stick with the Fantasia crew all day, at 8:45 p.m. ET on June 16, HBO will air an interactive pre-show called #TrueBlood: Live From The Set to get fans caught up on more juicy details concerning the series and Season 6. Cast members involved with the social media event include Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Joe Manganiello.

In the wake of Alan Ball leaving the show, True Blood seems to be doing just fine. However, we’ll have to wait and see what direction Season 6 goes in when True Blood premieres on Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET.

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