“Teen Wolf” fans howled all weekend! BiteCon, the first fan-operated convention for the show, wrapped Sunday night after three days of panels, photo ops, and autograph opportunities with the cast. Even though many of us are still mourning the loss of Allison Argent, we’ve highlighted the top five most inspiring moments of BiteCon, which will surely help you cope with your grief until the Season 4 premiere on June 23rd.
+ Dedication of ‘Teen Wolf’ Fans
Photo: A fan getting a (temporary) “Teen Wolf” tattoo (Josanta Gray).
Tyler Posey told us directly that the most inspiring part of this whole convention is the fact “the fans made this happen!” The con was held in Los Angeles, but die-hard “Teen Wolf” fans saw this as no obstacle. Many traveled from as far as Australia for a chance to mix and mingle with the cast, crew and other fans. “At the time of our conception, no one had done this,” said Vanessa Issa, one of the producers of the convention. “We’re looking to do this on an annual basis because we love it when fans with like-minded interests come together.”
Throughout the weekend, fans displayed their personal artwork, danced the night away at the Howl at the Moon Prom and flexed their ‘Teen Wolf’ trivia muscles. One fan managed to stump Tyler by asking him which SAT word is written in Scott’s room! “I”m really impressed by how much the fans know. They are so detailed, and they really care about what we do,” Arden Cho said.
+ Jeff Davis & the Writing Team Are Beacons for Change
Jeff Davis and the writing team are trying to break a few rules in Hollywood! They admitted they think about how media affects culture all the time, therefore they make it their mission to not look at race or gender when developing characters. “We’re always looking to diversify the staff. We’re always looking to do better,” Jeff Davis said. “[Danny] was modeled after the gay characters I haven’t seen.” It’s safe to say fans will see more characters and relationships develop in Beacon Hills High that aren’t normally seen in Hollywood.
+ Frankie the Wolf
After casually being asked, “who wants to see a wolf?” We expected Tyler Posey to appear from behind the curtain in full make-up during the Wolves vs. Werewolves panel. However to our surprise, Frankie, a 110-pound wolf, ran on stage! Frankie was accompanied by David Mizejewski, a naturalist from the National Wildlife Federation, and was at BiteCon to spread the word about wildlife conservation. “Wolves are an important species to have on this planet that we need to protect,” Mizejewski said. “We demonize wolves because they’re predators. There is a long history of wiping out wolves which is absurd. The animal has nothing to do with what we associate with it.” So join the cause guys! Save Frankie and the other wolves on the endangered species list!
+ Personal Philanthropy of the Cast
We especially loved learning about the personal philanthropy of some of the cast members. Sinqua Walls tries to give back to his community by volunteering at homeless shelters and working with kids. Max and Charlie Carver have raised awareness for cystic fibrosis. Lastly, Arden Cho is a huge advocate for the anti-bullying campaign. She believes “bullying is a topic people brush off. Whether it’s cyber or real life, be confident and know your worth. Don’t let what people think of you define you.”
+ ‘Teen Wolf’ Fans for LLS
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Lauren Kayes presented Tyler Posey with a surprise fundraising page for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Last year, Tyler revealed that the fight against cancer really hit home for him because his aunt passed away from the disease, and his mother is a cancer survivor. “My dad passed away from leukemia about four or five years ago,” Kayes said. “When I first heard Tyler was raising awareness, it made me respect him more and want to raise money for him. When we hit $1,000 in under 24 hours, I just sat in my room and cried.”
And there you have it! It was a great weekend to be a “Teen Wolf” fan.
Whether you can donate or volunteer, find out ways to help out Tyler Posey's main cause, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.