I was lucky enough to get an invite to the Teen Wolf VIP Fan Party, an intimate event for fans to celebrate the release of Season 3, part 1 on DVD. The event started with a panel with show creator, Jeff Davis, and cast members including Holland Roden (Lydia), Charlie and Max Carver (The Alpha Twins), Melissa Ponzio (Melissa), Linden Ashby (Deputy Stilinski) and Haley Webb (Jennifer) and moderated by ET! Online’s Jarrett Weiselman. Afterwards, we dropped by the VIP party and took photos and interviewed Melissa — see below for the video!
There was a lot of laughter during the panel as the cast discussed a lot of what went on behind the scenes. It was great to see them interact so well with one another and with their fans throughout the night. There was a lot of teasing, especially when Davis was explaining to the audience how writing for the characters kind of had to flow with the actors’ schedules — he pointedly looked at Melissa and mentioned how cast members would sometimes leave for shows like The Walking Dead. It was very interesting to hear how a show like this is a little bit unique because of how the story will get affected by actors coming in or going out. They even talked about how they would some times change course and not kill of characters because they get attached to the actors. Davis says there has been discussions on how they can bring back characters they’ve already killed off without diminishing the importance of their deaths.
The cast members themselves some times acted like their fans, excited about the relationship prospects between their characters and what the future of the story holds for them.
Overall, it was great to see the cast appreciate and love on their fans so much!
This small group of Teen Wolf fans were so, so, so lucky to have this kind of event. I took along my friend, Ryan, who is a fan of Teen Wolf and we talked about how this must be a very special night for everyone who got to attend. I personally love it when I see a series pay so much attention to their audience and listen closely to their fans. It’s a great relationship and this is one of the coolest fan event I got to cover for the blog.
Check out our interview with Melissa!
More of our photos below.
Props and make-up prosthetic from the show was on display during the VIP party. The cast members all stuck around to mingle, talk and take photos with fans. Holland is as adorable in person too! Everyone was all smiles that night.
Don’t forget to pick up Season 3, party 1 of Teen Wolf on DVD on December 10th!
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