True Blood’s Kristin Bauer, Sam Trammell At Chicago’s C2E2

March 23, 2011 by  

True Blood Panel Highlight of Convention:

True Blood's Kristin Bauer van StratenThe Chicago Sun-Times listed a few highlights from the pop culture/comic convention C2E2, which took place last weekend (March 18 – 20) in Chicago.

The True Blood Q&A Panel featured Brit Morgan (Debbie Pelt), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam), and Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), answering questions and signing autographs.  The price for an autograph from Kristin was between $30-$60.

Kristin has been to conventions in Boston, New York, Atlanta, and the granddaddy of them all, Comic-Con International in San Diego.  She finds them refreshing and fun, as working long days on set can be “slow and decidedly unglamorous”.  She explains:

“You go to the convention, and all of a sudden you’re a rock star and you get accolades for the whole production.  What’s so interesting about it is that you get a real survey of what you shot six months ago that apparently worked.”

By now, she knows what to expect.  Fans offer up anything from gifts to favorite quotes from the show.  Some are a bit more shy:

“Some people are very quiet.  I want to talk — ‘Hi, how ya doing? Where you from?’  And some will kind of giggle and look at the ground and try to get away from me.  Then there’s that 2 percent where you’re not really sure what they’re saying.”

It’s awesome that she and the rest of the cast are so generous with their time, and friendly to the fans.  It makes us love True Blood even more, don’t you think, Truebies?

Sources: Chicago Sun-Times – C2E2 Highlights Include Chris Hemsworth, Kristin Bauer

Chicago Sun-Times – C2E2 Swings into Chicago

(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.)