True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten recalls his experiences at Comic-Con of splintering off from his cast and exploring the convention floor before a search party had to be sent out to find him. This year Ryan will be representing more than True Blood. He will be representing True Blood and The Knights of Badassdom at Comic-Con: True Blood, Friday, July 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Ballroom 20; The Knights of Badassdom, Saturday, July 23, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Hall H.
THR: What do you remember about your first Comic-Con?
Kwanten: It was before True Blood premiered and came at the end of filming Season 1 and we had yet to showcase the first episode. We heard that because of Charlaine Harris’ books that there were a fair amount of fans there. We were in Hall H and we packed it without any coverage at all. There were large expectations on us and we were pleasantly received. Thank God because they tend to be a good gauge of what’s cool and what’s not.
THR: What’s your favorite Comic-Con memory?
Kwanten: I was supposed to be tailing security with the True Blood cast and I don’t know how, but I lost track of him and I wandered out onto the convention floor by myself. I had more fun wandering around and seeing all the things I could possibly buy than being upstairs in the green room waiting to go out. They had to send out a search party to find me because I wasn’t exactly willing to go back on my own; I was having too much fun out there. It was really a visceral out-of-body experience.
THR: If you were to dress up for Comic-Con, what would your costume be?
Kwanten: I’ve definitely entertained that thought. I could do it for Griff, which is one of the films I’ve got down there. But it’d have to be something that involved a lot of effort.
THR: What panel would you stand in line all day to see?
Kwanten: Anything with Steven Spielberg, Jim Henson, John Carpenter, Wes Craven.
THR: Who would be on your dream panel?
Kwanten: Jon Favreau, Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and Alan Ball.
THR: What questions would you recommend fans not ask during panels?
Kwanten: Spoilers: The more people try the more I sound like a politician.
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