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True Blood, Ballroom 20, 4:30-5:15
« on: June 30, 2012, 10:19:58 am »
True Blood Panel and Q&A sessio— Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated True Blood kicked off its 12-episode fifth season June 10 on HBO. The series follows the exploits of waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts; vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer); and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Oscar and Emmy Award winner Alan Ball created and serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series and this panel also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam Swynford De Beaufort, Joe Manganiello as Alcide Herveaux and Chris Meloni as Roman Zimojic. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Ballroom 20


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Re: True Blood, Ballroom 20, 4:30-5:15
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 04:49:34 pm »
For those going to this for the first time, be prepared to be trampled by the vampire moms. Had this lady sit behind me screaming at every little thing the guys in the panel did. They are nuts!!
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Re: True Blood, Ballroom 20, 4:30-5:15
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 09:17:15 am »
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For those going to this for the first time, be prepared to be trampled by the vampire moms. Had this lady sit behind me screaming at every little thing the guys in the panel did. They are nuts!!

You speaketh the truth. And they WILL camp out all day. And they will bring their very young children, and make me question their parenting skills.

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Re: True Blood, Ballroom 20, 4:30-5:15
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 12:29:14 am »
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You speaketh the truth. And they WILL camp out all day. And they will bring their very young children, and make me question their parenting skills.

Oh gods no. My BFF is forcing me to go with her to this panel (it was bad enough she blackmailed me into watching 3 seasons of this!) I expect to be cringing throughout and wishing for a True Death. I apologise in advance to nearby attendees because while we are both single and childless she will definitely be contributing to those screams kvthai mentioned. :-p

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Re: True Blood, Ballroom 20, 4:30-5:15
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 07:32:20 am »
The panel itself is pretty fun as it's a very engaging cast and HBO typically gives out pretty good swag.  It's less annoying sitting towards the back because you don't have people breathing on you trying to inch as close as possible to the cast and sitting at the edge of their seat.  Once the panel is over, stay in your seat for a couple of minutes or else you'll likely get bumped around by the mad rush to the stage.
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Re: True Blood, Ballroom 20, 4:30-5:15
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012, 05:32:46 pm »
How early should one line up for this?  It is definitely my "must go to" !

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Re: True Blood, Ballroom 20, 4:30-5:15
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 10:23:37 pm »
People will be in the room all day just for this panel. When I went to this, people were in line at 6am and sat thru every panel and just moved up a few rows after each one to get close for this at the end of the day.  Hard to say how early you should get in line - just be prepared to go early and stay the entire time...
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Re: True Blood, Ballroom 20, 4:30-5:15
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2012, 07:48:58 am »
I hope not too many people will line up for it. I want to see Futurama/Simpsons/Family Guy/American Dad panels

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Re: True Blood, Ballroom 20, 4:30-5:15
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2012, 09:32:10 am »
If it is anything like today, lines were behind the building at 8am.

Would recommend showing up early if you want in.
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Re: True Blood, Ballroom 20, 4:30-5:15
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 09:38:05 pm »
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If it is anything like today, lines were behind the building at 8am.

Would recommend showing up early if you want in.
I'm planning about 7:30ish AM. People were already in line super early.

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Re: True Blood, Ballroom 20, 4:30-5:15
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2012, 12:15:49 am »
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I'm planning about 7:30ish AM. People were already in line super early.

My recommendation if you can is to try and be there 645ish. The people come in waves around 6am, then 7am and then 8am is that last big wave. If you can beat the wave even by just a few minutes, you'll better your odds of getting in. (the thinking is that whatever time you're planning on going, lots of others will be thinking that too so you want to be just ahead of the game)
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Re: True Blood, Ballroom 20, 4:30-5:15
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2012, 05:44:03 am »
Thanks. I will hopefully be there a bit before 7, I will drop off my friend in front of the convention center and then i'll look for parking