Free Passes & Promotions
ChicagoVampire.com has been given a set of Admit Two passes to a special advanced screening of PRIEST 3D, which will take place this Thursday night (May 12th). To win one of these passes (each good for admission for 2 people), simply email PriestChicago@gmail.com with the Subject Line ChicagoVampire.com.
Winners will be notified by/receive their tickets via email – you’ll have to print them out yourself. First-come, first-served – good luck!
PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic action thriller, is set in an alternate world — one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.
City of Eternals, the web’s first free vampire game world, is offering ChicagoVampire.com’s users a special sneak preview and advance on game currency. Be one of the first 100 users to sign up at http://www.cityofeternals.com/promo-forms/chicagovampire/ and you’ll receive a special invitation to take part in the earliest stages of this massively multiplayer online world (it’s still in alpha); you’ll also receive 100 “ohais”, the virtual game currency that will eventually translate to real dollar value once the game officially launches.
ChicagoVampire.com has 2 copies each of 2 new vampire novels to give away to 2 lucky winners!
JANE BITES BACK by Michael Thomas Ford "Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen is still surrounded by the literature she loves—but now it’s because she’s the owner of Flyleaf Books in a sleepy college town in Upstate New York. Every day she watches her novels fly off the shelves—along with dozens of unauthorized sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations. Jane may be undead, but her books have taken on a life of their own."
FOREVER DAVID’S by Shannon Bailey (Signed by the author) "His name was David Blackwell. He wasn’t a Count or a Prince, but a ‘noble’ being nonetheless. He was considered the "Vampire Saint" among a small, relatively new and unknown order of Vampires, called the Unwilling. This is their Story. . . "
To win one of these sets of books, add a comment to this post (at ChicagoVampire.com if you’re reading it on Facebook or elsewhere) and tell us about your favorite vampire book(s). Winners will be chosen after January 31 from commenters, who will be contacted for shipping information.
We’ll start with VAMPIRES ON ICE at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park starting at 7:30 pm: Come out and meet Kitty Zombie dressed as your favorite vampire (or type of vampire) and get great DAYBREAKERS shwag, photos with Kitty and other Chicago vampire fans and enjoy the general merriment that ensues when the Undead Take Over the Ice!
Then head north to Club Neo for DAYBREAKERS NIGHT from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am. There’ll be vampire-centric music, vampire drink specials, Daybreakers giveaways and passes handed out for a SPECIAL SCREENING of DAYBREAKERS on Monday, January 4.
Vampires on Ice is ALL AGES. Daybreakers Night is 21+.
DAYBREAKERS This January, Lionsgate takes vampires in a new direction with the futuristic sci-fi thriller, DAYBREAKERS.
The year is 2019. A mysterious plague has swept over the earth, transforming the majority of the world’s population into vampires. Humans are now an endangered, second-class species – forced into hiding as they are hunted and farmed for vampire consumption to the brink of extinction.
It’s all up to Edward Dalton, a vampire researcher who refuses to feed on human blood, to perfect a blood substitute that might sustain vampires and spare the few remaining humans. But time and hope are running out – until Ed meets Audrey, a human survivor who leads him to a startling medical breakthrough. Armed with knowledge that both humans and vampires will kill for, Ed must battle his own kind in a deadly struggle that will decide the fate of the human race.
Stylish, provocative and action-packed, DAYBREAKERS stars two-time Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Supporting Actor, TRAINING DAY, 2001; Adapted Screenplay, BEFORE SUNSET, 2004), two-time Academy Award® nominee Willem Dafoe (Supporting Actor, PLATOON, 1988; Supporting Actor, SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE, 2000) and Sam Neill. Make-up Effects were created by WETA Workshop. DAYBREAKERS is written and directed by the Spierig Brothers.
True Blood Tastings & VIP Party
Join RCN in Chicago on Labor Day Weekend for some tasty treats and a VIP Party, featuring Nelsan Ellis (“Lafayette”) from True Blood!
True Blood Tastings
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)
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
To win a pass to see a special screening of this highly-anticipated foreign vampire film, follow http://twitter.com/DarkChicago and post the following:
Hey @DarkChicago – I’m thirsty! Gimme passes to see Park Chan-wook’s THIRST!
The first 20 people who do this will get the passes (via email – you’ll print them yourself).
A priest becomes a vampire.another man’s wife is coveted.a deadly seduction triggers murder. Thirst is the new film from director Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). Already a boxoffice smash in Korea, Thirst was honored with the Prix du Jury [Jury Prize] at the 2009 Cannes InternationalFilm Festival.
Continuing his explorations of human existence in extreme circumstances, the director spins a tale that he conceived and then developed over several years with co-screenwriter Chung Seo-kyung.
Sang-hyun (played by top Korean star Song Kang-ho, of The Host) is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives – but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun’s faith is further strained when a childhood friend’s wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.