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Video: The Ultimate True Blood Fan Experience

Video: The Ultimate True Blood Fan Experience

Many lucky Truebies in the theatres across the States saw the Season 2 finale on the big screen and watched the live Q&A by satellite moderated by Michael Ausiello. Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Deborah Ann Woll, Alexander Skarsgård, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell and Ryan Kwanten sat on the lawn of Sookie’s house and chatted about our favorite show.

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Written by Shadaliza

Shadaliza loves the Internet, film and TV shows, writing, running websites and charity fundraising; she has found the perfect combo in the fansites to express her creativity and passion. Shadaliza is Dutch, but has lived in Italy for many years and works as Marketing Executive for an Internet hosting company.

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    June 02, 2010

    Thank you for posting these so quickly :)

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    June 02, 2010

    Thank you so much for posting this!!! I was so sad I couldn’t make it last night.

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    June 02, 2010

    THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!

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    June 02, 2010

    Really fast … mistress of the night! Thoroughly enjoyable. Once again, the cast is entertaning and intelligent, and a pleasure to see. That expanded promo was a real ride.

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    June 02, 2010

    You are fast getting these up. Well done, Shad. I watched the live feed as it unfolded last night. It was great seeing all my favorite True Blood actors and the show’s creator, Alan Ball, answer questions and chat about TB.

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    June 02, 2010

    Thanks Shad for the chance to revisit this Q&A. Deborah is adorable and so beautiful. Sorry Nelsan was ill and couldn’t make it. I wish Kristin had been there. They all love Pam. hehe

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    June 02, 2010

    I also want to say thanks I was not able to catch the feed last night.
    Also The new Promo rocked. Grrrr.. another 11 days to go, I need my fix now. Between the BP spill and other stuff going on TRUE BLOOD IS MY ESCAPE..and I need a break about now.

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    June 02, 2010

    Shad , I know how hard you worked on these and the effort that went into them… thank you very much Shad for getting them up so quickly !

    It was a wonderful interview and Michael did a heckuva job on this. Everyone looked like they were in their TB costume last night , I wonder if we caught them starting to film or wrapping up the night ?

    Deborah looked adorable last night! I like when Steve & Alex kid with her a bit ! Ryan is too funny .. what a cutie! Sam looked exceptionally handsome last night !

    Nice shout out to the Billsbabes, even tho Deborah or Steve didn’t actually mention the name – for our fund raising efforts. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet !

    Michael

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    June 02, 2010

    Thank you for getting this up so quick for I missed part of it. Everyone was wonderful to see and hear and I and just waiting for that certain Sunday to come.

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    June 02, 2010

    thank you for posting this wonderful fan experience. who knew Ryan was such a prankster?! I love hearing the cast’s thoughts on this extremely amazing show!

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    June 02, 2010

    Thanks for getting these up so quickly, Shad!

    Mr. Moyer you are dashing! I love how close the cast is too!

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    June 02, 2010

    Thanks for this Shad! As you know I had tickets for the TB Experience and there was trouble with the live feed so all we got to see in Louisville was the season 2, epi 12 DVD. The movie theater apologized and gave us a free movie pass, a TB swag bag and a TB season 3 poster.

    It was great to see the video of what everyone else saw. I really appreciate it! xoxo

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    June 02, 2010

    Thank you so much for those vids!! They are all so great! But I thought Anna looked different… I don’t know. Maybe it’s because she dyed her eyebrows like in season 1?

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    June 02, 2010

    Oh! And I also love at the end of the thrid video, when Ausiello asks them about fangs malfunctions, how Stephen and Anna share a looonng look! :)

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    June 02, 2010

    I am new to the trubie club and loved seeing the Q & A!! I wanted to see if anyone else noticed the body language b/w Steve and Anna… they are still together right b/c Steve’s sits in a very closed off postion from her chair… he was leaning much closer to “Jessica” :) Just curious!!

    PS I ♥ Eric!!

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      June 02, 2010

      I really don’t understand why people are trying to read something somewhere all the time. If you think for a minute you’ll understand that Stephen is sitting the way he does, because it’s the only way he can see Michael Ausiello.

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        June 02, 2010

        Actually, you can see how “together” they are with the recent pics of them, swimming in the sea, and kissing passionately. But yeah, I don’t think those chairs are that confortable, cause they all wiggled a bit.

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      June 02, 2010

      Yes Libby Lou, Anna and Stephen are together. I think a NORMAL answer was the right thing, no need to be rude.

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        June 02, 2010

        After reading the same thing about their body language for the 257th time, I decided to speak my mind in a very normal way. I see nothing rude in my answer. Written language is so easy to misunderstand, that’s why there are always so many fights on messageboards.

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      June 02, 2010

      Thanks for the responses… I was only curious bc I just watch the entire 1st and 2nd season this past weekend so I am playing catch up to what you original fans already know. I am sorry if some were offended but I think they are a cute couple (which I only discovered 2 days ago) and was hoping to see that in the interview! I can see now that the placement of the chairs are not the best! Thanks for your help and please be more considerate to new fans.

      Thanks Sari for your nice answer!! Still love Eric :)

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        June 02, 2010

        O.K., sorry I “read” into the body language as well. I just love the two of them together and I truly didn’t understand the Stephen leaning into Debra as well…. so I placed almost the exact same posting at the end of all of this and I thank all of you for helping ALL of us understand the reasoning. I wasn’t really trying to “read” anything into it I was just in love with them being happy and in love and never wanted that to end. TG

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        June 02, 2010

        No need to.
        Stephen and Anna are extremely professional when it comes to TB and respect their cast members.
        Anna is the main character so she always sits next to AB. Stephen is generally next in line and at that angle he had to lean over towards Deb to see AB and Ausiello. I wouldn’t read into it at all. Just Monday we got some lovely PDA pics of our favorite couple. :D
        If you want to dissect body language then watch Anna’s when the Eric/Sookie thing is brought up.

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        June 02, 2010

        Oh! I noticed that as well! Anna & Stephen (and heck, even Alex!) seem unconfortable when Ausiello asks them who should be with Sookie. It must be weird, as a couple in real life, and as the main couple in the show, that Eric is slowly coming in the picture. Though they’re both great professionals, and both said that happy couples are boring on tv & that those “love scenes” with someone else were just a job!
        But it must be a little weird I think.

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        June 02, 2010

        Well I think Alex is very respectful of the relationship so much to the point I actually think he would wear a sock. imo.
        Anna is also totally team Bill. LOL
        She has read all the books……:P

        I also think they (AB, Stephen and Anna and Alex) are sick of the Bill/Sookie vs Eric/Sookie question….and its only because of the books. I’m sure it gets old. But they always seem to answer it with charm and grace and some laughs.

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        June 03, 2010

        I agree with all your comments. The fact that Steve and Alex have become friends (have you heard their audio commentary together on the Season 2 DVD? Hilarious!), I would think that Alex would be especially respectful of the AP/SM relationship.
        I think the people who have the most trouble with the Bill/Eric/Sookie triangle are those who want the show to follow the books to the letter…which may or may not happen.

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        June 03, 2010

        Welcome Libby Lue. You’ve stumbled upon the best TB site on the net. All are welcome here. We may get into scraps, at times, but that’s ok. That happens everywhere. But, I’ve been around the TB world for some time now and this, honestly, is the best site. I can’t wait to read your posts. Maybe I can even swing you to the dark side (Bill) laughing.

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    June 02, 2010

    Great videos…….Thank you Shad for your hard work! The cast looks ready to go for I know the fans are! Thanks again.

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    June 02, 2010

    Thankyou so much for putting these up so quickly. I wasn’t able to attend in my city but stayed glued to Twitter the entire night and participated as much as I could. Now I get to see the Q & A and watched the new trailer earlier. NICE!

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    June 02, 2010

    Thank you so much for putting these up! It was wonderful to see how tight a group they seem to be, so relexed and having lots of fun together. I really liked part 4 where they are talking about their favourite scenes. And Ryan the practical joker, I love it!

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    June 02, 2010

    I absolutely loved the clips and thank you so much for sharing them with all of the fans.

    I do, however, have one tiny question. Did anyone else notice the body language between Stephen & Anna? Anna very rarely looking or smiling at Stephen. Stephen sitting in his chair leaning more towards Debra and not really interacting with Anna as they typically have done in the past. I was also trying to see if the engagement ring was on Anna’s finger but could not make a clear observation. Their chairs were actually set almost further away from each other then any of actors.

    I don’t know…. maybe it was just me reading way too much into it all. But in other cast interviews there seemed to be more electricity between Anna & Stephen.

    Please feel free to comment back and correct me or give me advice.

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      June 02, 2010

      Aaaaa, yep. Shad is right/correct as always! Hadn’t seen the lovely photos of Stephen & Anna in the ocean kissing and hugging just yesterday….. just call me dummy and a sucker for love and romance. I just love Steve and Anna so much…. enough said and thanks so much Shad for everything! You are the best… as always! VG

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      June 02, 2010

      Well seems like they were shooting that night, so I don’t think AP would wear her engagement ring while shooting the show.

      Also, regarding Anna and Stephen, maybe he was just more comfortable sitting that way. They’re together all the time so they don’t have to be all over each other. A bit more professional if they’re not during such an interview.

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        June 02, 2010

        exactly.

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        June 02, 2010

        Couldn’t agree with you more, TEAMPAM.

        They are complete professionals and this interview was about True Blood.

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      June 02, 2010

      Everyone in the theater noticed it

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        June 02, 2010

        LOL, does people except them, just because they are engaged, to sit really really close to each other, look and smile at each other all the time?? Anna was looking at him when he talked, isn’t that enough??

        I’m with Shad, people are reading way too much into things

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        June 02, 2010

        So ridiculous. We hear these same comments every time there is a group interview. Other cast members all have commented on how professional Anna and Stephen are on the set. They aren’t teenagers with a need to constantly remind people they are a couple. I really think this stems from a certain faction that has difficulty separating fact from fiction.

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        June 02, 2010

        Did everyone say they noticed it?
        Sorry, before I saw any of these comments, I didn’t notice any of the body language of anyone. Maybe I’m just dense. I just wanted to listen to the answers of the questions asked of these talented actors. And I saw it all on the big screen.
        The only thing I noticed was that they were uncomfortable when Michael asked a question that tried to get them divulge things about the upcoming season.

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    June 02, 2010

    Thankyou very much for posting these Shadzilla – did contemplate watching live stream but as it was 6am here in the UK it was a bit too early . So am thrilled that Q&A has been posted .

    Loved AB and all the cast but not over impressed with Mr Auseillo- first time i have seen him !

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    June 02, 2010

    My god…. next time I sit on a chair in public I really have to think about they way I’m leaning beacuse that is really important….NOT. Stop seeing things that isn’t there folks!

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      June 02, 2010

      I didn’t take much notice of how anyone was sat – just what was being said !

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      June 03, 2010

      I have to agree. One thing I noticed is that their chairs are side-by-side. As to the leaning, these two have been together for more than two years, so I doubt they feel like they have to be draped all over each other while at work. ….If Stephen were leaning to get away from Anna, I doubt he’d be sitting by her at all. ….Maybe his back hurts, or his butt, maybe his chair is positioned slightly on a slope and he has to lean a little to be more comfortable, maybe PR said “try not to look like everything in your worlds is all about each other here, just be separate during this event”. Who knows. …The body language of each of them was relaxed, so they’re not fighting nor are they estranged. Latest rumor is that they’re getting married this very summer.

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    June 02, 2010

    Thank you so much for the vids! I totally missed the live feed last night, so it’s been so much fun to catch up.

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    June 02, 2010

    SHAD, thanks so much for your hard work, since I missed this live feed (past my bed time). Counting down the days — looks like an awesome season!

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    June 02, 2010

    I enjoyed the ultimate fan experience at the Sugarland location here in Texas. I was very surprised at the turn out. Everyone was really awesome and met some great people last night! They had it set up where you walked the red carpet and took pics next to a cardboard cut-out True Blood bottle with Bill’s image on it. There was also a really cool HBO background as well. Waiting on the pics to show up on their ultimate fan website. After the show and interview, they gave everyone bottles of True Blood, a season 2 cd, the latest Sookie Stackhouse book, and some other promo items. So much fun!

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      June 02, 2010

      wow!
      sound slike you had a great experience, that is awesome :D

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    June 02, 2010

    I was at the Cleveland event. Bravo to HBO for putting it on, as well as Michael and the cast and Alan doing the Q & A. I had a great time!

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    June 02, 2010

    What a fantastic cast!! Thank you so much for the post!!

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    June 02, 2010

    I watched it live from OZ and enjoyed every second of it! Thanks for the pics – love the one with AB with fangs!

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    June 02, 2010

    Shad, thank you for doing this!!!
    I know you put alot of work into it and we appreciate it. :)

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    June 02, 2010

    I enjoyed the interview and I thought it was great of HBO to put it on for us.

    Stephen rocked that black leather jacket!! He looked FANTASTIC as always!!

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    June 02, 2010

    Thank you for posting this. You can really tell that David Aussiello doesn’t like Bill.

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      June 03, 2010

      Really? Why do you think that?

      I like Michael Ausiello. He’s my favorite TV guy who writes about True Blood. He promotes it heavily all year around, even during the hiatus.

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    June 03, 2010

    Thanks Shad for posting these vids from last night. I really enjoyed seeing thw whole cast together. I wish Nelsan and Kristin could have been there as well. It was definitely worth staying up late to watch. The new trailer of season 3 was awesome! Let the ride begin!

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    June 03, 2010

    I really enjoyed watching this when they aired it live.

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    June 03, 2010

    Wow thanks so much for posting this on here, for those of us who couldn’t watch it live :)

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    June 03, 2010

    Shad, you did such a great job on this and also on all the goodies all year ’round. Thanks for providing the latest news and being the first to post most things. For over a year now I’ve visited The Vault every single day, even when on vacation. The Vault is the premier online source fpr all things True Blood.

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      June 03, 2010

      Thanks Shad for working so hard to give us the best TB site on the internet.

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    June 06, 2010

    fun to watch interview, everyone’s so relax… and Skargard’s that much taller than everyone else! Only his legs reaches the ground do you notice?!

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