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THE VAULT EXCLUSIVE: True Blood Panel at Comikaze 2014

THE VAULT EXCLUSIVE: True Blood Panel at Comikaze 2014


Yesterday in Los Angeles was the second day of Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2014 convention. I attended with Filmchick3 and we both had a really nice time. We have lots of photos in our Photo Gallery of Stephen Moyer, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Tara Buck who attended the True Blood panel.

We arrived early in the morning to get acclimated and immediately sought out Kristin and Tara who were in the Artist Alley signing autographs for the fans. We spent a time with Tara and Kristen and Kristin gave us each special guest passes to the afternoon event. We then, walked over to the mainstage area to see what that was like and to our surprise, there were no chairs for the attendees to sit on. While Comickaze is very like Comic Con as it relates to the exhibition hall, it is not like it in its panels.

The True Blood panel was to start at 2pm and right before that was the Game of Thrones panel at 1pm. Since we had time, we decided to go over to the WEEV booth to check in there. We stayed there for a while and learned more about the app and then went back to the autograph area. When we arrived, EJ Scott was there visiting with Kristin and Tara and we all hung out a bit longer.

At 1pm we went over to the Hot Topic main stage to see the Game of Thrones panel and try to get as close to the stage as we could before the 2pm True Blood panel. Attending the Game of Thrones panel was Alfie Allen, (Theon Greyjoy), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) and Esmé Bianco (Ros).


The True Blood panel was sponsored by Stephen Moyer’s app, WEEV and the questions asked of the panel didn’t come from the audience, as it did in other panels, but from those who had asked on Weev.

The panelists were Stephen Moyer, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Tara Buck. Before the WEEV questions started, the moderator asked what each were are doing now that True Blood has ended. Stephen discussed his recent trip to Morocco to film “Killing Jesus,” Kristin discussed her upcoming work and her return to “Once Upon A Time” as Maleficent and Tara revealed she has been filming in Vancouver. The questions then came from via WEEV and the first question asked how they feel now that True Blood has ended. Once again, a WEEVer asked if there would be a True Blood musical or movie and the final question was “what was your favorite season of True Blood?”


Check out the 100’s of photos we have in The Vault’s  Comikaze 2014 Photo Gallery.

 PLEASE NOTE: I filmed the panel, but the conditions for doing so were less than optimum. We got pretty close to the stage, but the audience had to stand, so keeping the video camera steady while holding up my arm over the heads in front of me while also standing, was pretty tough.  Also, the panel took place in a section of the Exhibition hall (not in a separate room), so the sound quality was also not so great. However, even with the shaky camera and poor sound quality, we figured you’d want to see the panel, so it’s presented below:

After the panel ended, Stephen, Kristin, Tara and the panel moderator posed for a selfie with the crowd in the background:



Photo credit: Stephen Moyer

Written by Lynnpd

Lynnpd has an avid interest in the entertainment industry from classic movies to all things True Blood. With a background in art, she enjoys creating in Photoshop, running web sites and finds the internet an exciting place to be. Lynn lives in the LA area and attends as many Hollywood related events as she can. She has covered events for the both websites in the LA area; read all about it at

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    November 02, 2014

    Thank you. Thoroughly enjoyed the video.  Great to see them together again.  Always a pleasure to listen to Stephen.


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    November 02, 2014

    What a lovely reunion.  Good to see Stephen, Tara and Kristin together again.  Wish the panel could have been longer.  Loved Stephen’s story about the multiple Jesuses and all the bearded disciples.  I’m sure they will feel very sad come January when there is no True Blood filming starting up.  I’ll feel sad when June rolls around and there will be no new season to watch.

    Great job, Lynn.  Thanks so much for doing this for us.  The video was so much fun.  I’ll be back to look at the photos.


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    November 02, 2014

    Adding … sorry there were no seats for you all.  Glad you and Filmchick got to hang out with Kristin and Tara.


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    November 02, 2014

    Thank you, Lynn and Filmchick! Appreciate all your efforts in bringing this to us.


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    November 02, 2014

    Just caught up with the photos.  Wonderful job, Filmchick.  What a treat!  Thanks so much.


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    November 02, 2014

    great video thanks for it !    I am watching once upon a time  for Kristin  I am a huge fan she is the best !
    true blood fans if u can check out a new vampire book from a new author  lisa bell  her book is called
    WHEN DARKNESS FALLS ON A ANGEL u can get it at tate publishing or on amzon  barnes an noble;s website or u can kindle it as well !  there is also a video for it on youtube  go to her website at LISABELLTATEAUTHOR.COM
                                                                 thanks all  so much


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    November 02, 2014

    Thank you Lynn and Filmchick for  sharing  the experience with us.. You both did a super job considering you were standing in a jostling crowd. 
    Lovely to see the ladies and Stephen together.


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    November 03, 2014

    Much thank you’s Lynn and Filmchick for braving Comikaze and bringing us a first hand report and crack video. Loved it all.


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