One Tree Hill Eyecon ‘RTTH’ 2018 Convention: 14 Most Amazing Photos
April, 2018 might mark six years since One Tree Hill came to an end after an incredible nine-season run but fans are still as passionate as ever. Without a doubt, One Tree Hill has one of the most loyal fanbases of any TV show past or present, so every year much of the cast reunites for fan conventions with one of the biggest being in Wilmington, North Carolina where the series was filmed. From March 16-18, 2018, fans and cast members descended upon Wilmington for Eyecon’s Return to the Hill “RTTH” convention and over the course of the weekend, much of the stars shared some great photos from the event and behind the scenes. Here are 14 of the most amazing photos from the convention that were shared by the cast:
14. Skills and Alexander and Xavier
When it comes to the One Tree Hill reunions and conventions, fans never know just who is going to show up and from big stars to some surprising one, this year’s RTTH had it all! Antwon Tanner who is beloved for his role as Skills on the hit series has always been the star to turn to for the best behind-the-scenes pictures from the events, and he shared two with some surprising former One Tree Hill stars! Tanner shared a photo of him with two of Tree Hill’s most notorious supporting actors: Mitch Ryan aka fashion designer Alexander Coyne, and Devin McGee who played Brooke’s attacker Xavier. It seems even Tanner had a hard time remembering who Mitch Ryan played because he originally had him tagged as “Psycho Derek.” Tanner tagged the photos, #rtth we are back and it was a success my man. Lol my bad #alexander lol” and “Me and my boy @devinmcgee chilling at #rtth.”
13. Celebrating the Fans
James Lafferty has only attended a few of the One Tree Hill conventions and reunions, and fans were happy to see him at this one! The actor and director, who has been working on a new show with his One Tree Hill co-star and real-life best friend Stephen Colletti, took time out of his busy schedule to attend. While Lafferty didn’t share a lot of photos from the weekend, he did share one showcasing the incredible fans who attended. In the photo, Lafferty is standing alongside who looks to be Colletti, who played Chase Adams, and Robert Buckley, who played Clay Evans. The actor captioned the photo, “Feelin’ the love. Thank you for the wonderful weekend #othfamily.”
12. Skills and Whitey
One Tree Hill fan got a very special appearance at this year’s North Carolina RTTH when none other than the beloved Barry Corbin attended the event. The 77-year-old who played Coach Brian “Whitey” Durham from 2003-2009 on the hit series posed for a picture alongside Tanner who then shared the great photo. Tanner captioned the picture, “I have so much love for this man right here. He’s more than just a wonderful actor but a great friend and mentor. @thebarrycorbin #rtth.”
11. Taylor, Skills, Dan and Whitey
Lindsey McKeon may have only been a supporting character as Taylor James, but the actress has become a frequent attendee of the conventions. McKeon shared a few amazing pictures with some of the stars over the weekend including on that features Antwon Tanner (Skills), herself (Taylor James), Paul Johansson (Dan Scott) and Barry Corbin (Whitey). She captioned the photo, “HAPPY ST PATTY’s DAY FROM OUR CREW TO YOURS!! @ptothejohan @[email protected] #onetreehill #reunion#stpatricksday #saturdaynight#saturdayshenanigans #saturdayvibes.”
10. Skills and Mouth
One of the best things about One Tree Hill aside from how loyal and passionate the fans have remained is how close the stars have remained. While many played the best of friends on-screen it became that way off-screen and their friendships have continued long after the show ended. Antwon Tanner and Lee Norris may have portrayed best friends as Skills and Mouth, but they didn’t have to act much. Tanner shared a photo of himself with Norris, writing, “This dude right here has been my bro from the first day of filming #onetreehill. And has went on to do amazing things after. Keep grinding bro. I’ll be supporting u in everything u do #leenorris.”
9. Skills and Chuck
One of the traditions of the RTTH reunions is for Antwon Tanner to host a karaoke night on the first night of the event and this year was no different. Many stars make an appearance and this year, former One Tree Hill actor and aspiring musician Michael May was featured. Fans watched May grow up as Chuck on the hit series, and now he is taller than Skills, and the two are still good friends. “Watching this young man grow up has been a [email protected] is such a good singer and good young man period. Keep doing your thing Lil bro. Go follow him and check his music out,” Tanner wrote alongside a photo of the two together.
8. Gang’s All Here
Lindsey McKeon shared a great group shot of some One Tree Hill favorites! The photo features Colin Fickes (Jimmy Edwards), Vaughn Wilson (Fergie), Cullen Moss (Junk), Michael May (Chuck), Devin McGee (Xavier), Graham Barham, Mitch Ryan (Alexander Coyne), Lindsey McKeon (Taylor James), and Drew Seeley (Johnny “Vegas” Norris).
7. Skills and Clay
Robert Buckley, who is busy on his series iZombie also took time out of his busy schedule to attend North Carolina’s RTTH convention and Tanner shared a great photo of the two together. “Can’t forget about my bro @robertearlbuckley #izombie Keep doing your thing fam. It’s always a pleasure when we link,” he captioned the photo.
6. Skills and Julian
Austin Nichols has attended quite a few One Tree Hill conventions since his days as Julian Baker on the hit series, and it isn’t just fans who are thrilled to see him! Tanner shared a photo with Nichols, who went on to appear in The Walking Dead and captioned the photo, “From one tree hill to #walkingdead my man. @austinnichols is still one cool ass dude.”
5. Skills and Dan
During the early seasons of the show, Paul Johansson was not very popular because of how convincing of a villain he was as Dan Scott, but over the years it became hard not to like Dan Scott. Now, fans are thrilled when Johansson attends the conventions, even when it seems he is injured. Tanner shared a photo with Paul Johansson and it seems the actor had a cast on his right hand. “Me and big bro @ptothejohan #rtth,” Tanner captioned the photo.
4. Nathan, Clay and Chase
On-screen, Nathan Scott, Clay Evans and Chase Adams were quite the trio, and in real-life, the three actors are close friends. Eyecon3000 shared a photo of the three looking as good as ever from day two of the event!
3. Skills and Nathan
A lot of stars came and went over nine seasons of One Tree Hill but two that were there to the end were Antwon Tanner and James Lafferty. The two were good friends as Skills and Nathan and their friendship has remained strong as Tanner had some nice things to say when he shared a photo of the two together. “My other brother from another mother. Been knowing this kid for almost 20 years. And if i say so myself he has grown into a good man, Great director and actor. @jameslafferty your time is coming bro I can feel it. Hollywood better get ready.”
2. Lucas Scott’s Home
Although he didn’t appear in many of the photos from others, Chad Michael Murray did attend this year’s RTTH convention and even stopped by somewhere special. The actor who played Lucas Scott for six seasons stopped the Scott home where he shared a photo and reminded fans that while it is a One Tree Hill landmark, they have to be respectful. “I spent many days on this porch pondering life’s great enigmas… Once a Scott, always a Scott. #[email protected] Side note- Friends, PLEASE refrain from writing on this kind persons home. They are wonderful people & let’s show them the respect we have for OTH by always respecting the property.#OnceAScottAlwaysAScott.”
1. Cast Photo
For every convention and reunion, they try to gather as many of the stars as possible for a group shot and the one from 2018’s RTTH is one of the best yet! Lindsey McKeon shared the absolutely hilarious photos which is also one of the few to include Craig Sheffer (Keith Scott). The photo has Robert Buckley (Clay Evans), Lindsey McKeon (Taylor James), Austin Nichols (Julian Baker), Craig Sheffer (Keith Scott), Keith’s dog Ms. Piggy, James Lafferty (Nathan Scott), Lee Norris (Mouth McFadden), Michael May (Chuck), Antwon Tanner (Skills), Paul Johansson (Dan Scott), Barry Corbin (Whitey), and Stephen Colletti (Chase Adams).