I was going through withdrawls this year. Each year the True Blood season premiere event marks the beginning of summer. This year I just couldn’t justify taking a full day off and dealing with the madness. And trust me. It’s madness…
However, getting texts from Billy Beer, Scotty, Ace, The Other Mike and more… It made me sad not to be there… Doh! I admit it… I was feeling left out. Ah well… There will be other events.
Ace had himself a fine time and braved the high tension, rapid fans and even a few werewolves! Check out his recap from the True Blood season 6 premiere!
What’s up autograph fanatics! Ace here with a recap of season 6 premiere of TRUE BLOOD!
I know all of you have been waiting for this recap! Aren’t you just as excited, as I am, for this new season coming out! Cross your fingers! This season WILL turn heads! Mark my words!
The day of the premiere was extreme MADNESS! MADNESS I TELL YOU! HA HA HA! (Evil Laughs don’t work through text). I did extremely well throughout the day… I will say that the day did not start off great… I just went through so much silly stuff in the morning; I could not take a single idiot today… I was hoping for the strength to not fight with people… I will tell you guys: I am a lover, not a fighter, but this hobby comes with both the good and bad… The premiere was just one of those days where they all come out…
Regardless, on to the recap! I get a call from Moz around 7 A.M. to get my behind down there… I call Mr. C urgently, give him a wake up call, and tell him we got to rush down to the event. Apparently, it was already getting crazy at seven in the morning. Well, I get there around 8:35 A.M. and of course, it was crazy already…
We quickly rushed in line and the sun was beaming down without mercy… We set up the chairs, get comfortable, and kick the can with a couple buddies… I saw Scotty within a short period of time… Almost as short as his articles… Quickly got acquainted and asked for a count of people while someone started to get on the defense of their territory… Regardless, I try to shake it off… Confrontation and irrational people don’t mix well with me…
Of course, the Mike the Fanboy family is already talking crap about my sweater…
(Editor’s Note: Justified crap! M-)
Throughout the day, we go back and forth joking around… especially about the meaning of words I had no clue existed… I am so glad some of the Mike the Fanboy family is educated about their fluffy professions. The Other Mike, DVD Dave, and Jack join in on the fun. I see other notable graphers like OTG John. I try to mingle with everyone.
We have so much time to kill when doing these events guys… It’s not even funny… In the nine hours, you can only do so much in one spot. Went to Walgreens, Amoeba, Jack in the Box, Newsstand… That only took up two hours tops…
SEM (security) got there really late… We were freaking worried for a decent amount of time… The barricades were not set up until four or five, therefore it looked like it was going to be a free for all… Within time, the barricades were set up and the mass of people lined up in order to fill the designated fan pit.
The carpet boomed with people within hours… It was only a thirty-minute time frame before we saw people get on the carpet to the fan pit to sign autographs!
Alan Ball was the first one to sign some graphs… He was pretty awesome… The publicist kept trying to keep everyone to one and he didn’t care… Totally awesome… He got the ball rolling!
(Editor’s Note: Pun intended? M-)
Lucy Griffiths was very disappointing… She seemed depressed and really didn’t have pride in what she was signing… Seemed slightly pompous and picky about what she signed… Oh well… At least she did it!
Dale Dickey was darling! She engaged with everyone, signed what you wanted… just wish that I brought my Super 8! Just made me like her even more!
Chris Bauer was BAD ASS! He was cheering the crowd… Signed whatever you put in his face… Went down the line along with the others and took their time… We had been trying to get him off the carpet for some time, so it was awesome that he was so fan friendly… Nothing better than a celebrity acknowledging fans while on the carpet!
Chloe Noelle was a sweet heart! Such a little girl but went down and tried signing for everyone… Even the security guards helping her out were cool!
Todd Lowe signed and signed away… Really nice and cool!
Lauren Bowles signed and signed away…
Anna Camp signed her life away!
Tara Buck came next!
Rutger Hauer… the one who got away… he claimed he would come to our section but never did… I will give him credit… HE SIGNED A LOT… kept going inside and coming back to sign. He said he would get to us, and after a while, it might have seemed like it to him… He signed his life away for the same three sections… I wanted him SO bad on Blade Runner… Oh well… Still amazing to his fans!
Carrie Preston signed and signed… really nice!
Rutina Wesley was strict with the one per person but she was nice.
Kristin Bauer is amazing! Just a gorgeous signature! She is one that takes pride in her signature… She did everything and anything you wanted… Just darling!
Michael McMillian was cool!
Deborah Ann Woll is gorgeous… Just saying… I am glad she came to our section first!
Alexander Skarsgard signed his life away… Took pictures… and made sure everyone got one only… I had never gotten him before so it was awesome!
Joe Manganiello… the second one who got away… Never came to our section… He felt bad I think when he screamed that at him… but who knows…
Ryan Kwanten… the one who never appeared…Where the hell was he? Never saw him…
Sam Trammell was really cool… I don’t think he liked that we put all our posters out… Seemed sort of out of it… He signed…but it seemed like he wasn’t totally feeling well or paying attention… I don’t know how to describe it… but it was like there was an element of carelessness
Janina Gavankar signed away! Signed in our section when some of the main skipped us!
Stephen Moyer skipped our whole section… It was heartbreaking! But, its part of the game!
Anna Paquin was awesome… While everyone got multiples, I am very happy with my one! She is so great in the show… I knew she was going to be the toughest one, so it was awesome to actually get her! I know last year she didn’t sign, so it was definitely an accomplishment.
Overall, it was AMAZING! The majority of the cast signed for everyone! I got a few of the major names. Majority of them did from one end to the other… Whenever you have a cast do Autograph Manifest Destiny, it just makes for a great day… Probably among the top ten premieres this year so far… I left right after arrivals to head to another premiere, which will debut on Mike the Fanboy later!
That is it for today! Hope you guys enjoyed!
Now, remember, there is always a graphing opportunity out there… You just have to find it. I wish you all the best!
Until Next time,
Ace, the Autograph Addict
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