True Blood Fans Most Devoted!

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Vulture has posted their list of the 25 Most Devoted Fan Bases, and Truebies made number 16! Not only that, but guess who was named as the most popular internet hangout? None other than yours truly!

POPULARITY: Charlaine Harris’s best-selling Southern Vampire Mysteries now twelve novels long; HBO’s adaptation network’s most popular series since The Sopranos.


FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS: 10.7 million (show); 191,000 (Harris)


TWITTER FOLLOWERS: 500,000 (show).


FAN NICKNAME: Truebies. (Though some might prefer the term Fang Bangers.)


MAIN HANGOUTS: Fan-fiction enclaves like, and in 2010, perhaps they went aboard the “fangs and fur” cruise. Over the years, there have been a few different True Blood fan conventions: Bitten, in the U.K., Tru Blood, in Australia, plus two cons right here in the U.S.


AVERAGE DEMOGRAPHIC: Truebies aren’t the squealing Twilight fans you’re picturing. They’re older, for starters — the average age of a True Blood viewer is 39 — and less dominantly female: 48 percent of True Blood‘s audience is male.


I don’t quite know where they got the “fan fiction” thing from but it’s nice to be thought of in a positive light! Pat yourselves on the back, Truebies! Your dedication pays off in more ways than a 6th season.



Over-night fan (almost literally) of the Sookie Stackhouse series since early 2008. Co-owner of Anxiously anticipating season 6.


  1. Dee

    October 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm


    Cool mention eventhough they’re wrong about the fan fiction.


  2. Helen

    October 16, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Woohoo! Great to see the site getting some publicity. Shame the writer didn’t check out the site properly first, though! lol

    Awwww, even Bitten got a mention!! *sob*