True Blood’s favorite Kristin Bauer van Straten will be attending the fanexpovancouver.com this weekend, as we previously reported. She sat down for a Q&A with the Vancouver Sun and below is a portion of that discussion:
VANCOUVER — It’s one thing to earn millions of views, but the success of HBO’s True Blood is better measured by the lively, semi-religious devotion of its fans.
Not satisfied with watching the vampire drama alone, true “fangbangers” orchestrate screening parties, make webisodes of their favourite characters, write fan fiction or dissect series creator Alan Ball’s “anti-brunette agenda” online.
“I’m surprised often,” replies actress Kristin Bauer, who plays the acid-tongued vampire Pam de Beaufort. “That’s the interesting thing about this show — how much people want to participate and give back.”
Bauer will celebrate precisely this type of viewer dedication during Vancouver’s first Fan Expo this weekend. One of several celebrities appearing at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Bauer will sign autographs and field questions about her costumes and co-stars.
“All the women want to know what Alex Skarsgård is like, and if he’s as cute in person,” she says. “I always say he’s much cuter.”
Having toured conventions across North America, Bauer is familiar with the comic nerd scene. Growing up, Bauer says she even had a couple fangirl tendencies of her own.
“I loved anything supernatural or sci-fi,” she recalls of her youthful obsession with Anne Rice. “I loved science fiction books. Anything done well.” Coincidentally, prolific sci-fi novelist Spider Robinson will be signing autographs alongside Bauer Saturday afternoon.
Read the entire Q&A with Kristin by going to: vancouversun.com