'True Blood' cast and crew talk sex at Comic-Con

By DERRIK J. LANG | July 23, 2011 | 10:59 AM EDT

Actress Anna Paquin signs autographs for fans after a panel for the television show "True Blood" at the Comic-Con International 2011 convention held in San Diego Friday, July 22, 2011. The annual comic book and popular arts convention attracts over 100,000 people and runs through Sunday July 24. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Comic-Con isn't a very sexy place, but that wasn't evident at a panel for "True Blood," the sudsy supernatural HBO series about vampires, werewolves and other things that go bump in the night in a rural Louisiana town.

Anna Paquin, who plays telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse, kicked off the Friday panel by declaring her character is half innocent and "then there's the part of her that has really dirty vampire sex."

Alan Ball, the show's executive producer, teased what's to come in the fifth season, including how Alexander Skarsgard's Eric turned Kristin Bauer's Pam into a vampire, the debut of other supernatural creatures and "a business venture that involves people of both sexes taking their clothes off for some kind of supernatural purpose."