Thanks to the CW’s @HeyJude012 for tweeting out yet another peek at The Vampire Diaries Season 3 premiere, The Birthday. Caroline and Tyler seems to be having an intense exchange, no? Vampire Diaries returns September 15th!
MegaCon – “The Southeast’s premier Comic Book, Anime, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and multimedia event” – has announced Vampire Diaries’ own Joseph Morgan, David Anders, and Lauren Cohan as Media Guests for their 2012 event. The convention will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, February 17-19, 2012.
As always, please keep in mind that all convention guest appearances are subject to change. Thanks to @JosephMorganFans for the heads up!
In case you haven’t heard (but you have, right?), The Vampire Diaries will have a new 9 p.m. partner this fall on the CW: The Secret Circle, based on L.J. Smith’s trilogy of the same name, adapted for the screen by Kevin Williamson (executive producer, The Vampire Diaries) and Andrew Miller (creator, Imaginary Bitches web series). Yep, an Alloy Entertainment/L.J. Smith/Kevin Williamson block on Thursday nights, which has us long-time fans of both series pinching ourselves and wondering what year it is. (The Secret Circle was originally published in 1992.)
The series stars Britt Robertson as Cassie (center) and (left to right) Thomas Dekker as Adam, Jessica Parker Kennedy as new (i.e.: non-book) character Melissa, Louis Hunter as Nick, Shelley Hennig as Diana, and Phoebe Tonkin as Faye.
The short version: We really, really liked The Secret Circle pilot.
NOTE: Yes, there are major changes from the books, but we think most fans are braced for that and we won’t dwell on the details here. (Tierney Bricker has an excellent breakdown if you’re curious about books vs. pilot. Please be aware that there have been changes to the pilot since the posting of the article.)
E!Online has the exclusive first look at the very first Vampire Diaries Season 3 promo shot of Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley.
For a show that thrives on showcasing the dark sides of their characters (Klaus be crazy), seeing the three stars looking so angelic is a bit of a change for us.
UPDATE: Added full photo.
Congrats to our own Crissy Calhoun on the release of Love You To Death 2: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries! As regular readers of this blog know, Crissy wrote our episode recaps / commentaries this past season (and will be returning for Season 3!), and we’re sure you’ll agree she always has amazing insight into the goings-on in Mystic Falls. While the official release date is September 1st, this must-have guide to Season 2 of The Vampire Diaries is already available in some bookstores and on Amazon, so we’re celebrating now!
We are giving away FIVE COPIES of Love You To Death 2, courtesy of Crissy and ECW Press. There are TWO ways to enter! Please read the below carefully so your entries count. (There will be no exceptions!)
- Deadline for entries is Monday, August 22nd at 11:59pm PST.
- You may enter once via Twitter and once via the blog.
- Vampire-Diaries.net blog staff and Crissy Calhoun will each choose their favorite answers, five answers total.
- Winners will be notified that week.
ENTER VIA TWITTER:
- You must be following both @tvdnews and @crissycalhoun.
- Reply to @tvdnews with what gift YOU would give Elena for her 18th birthday. Be creative, be funny, be clever! Make sure you include a link to THIS POST in your reply or it won’t count! Example: “@tvdnews I would give Elena a stuffed bunny for her 18th birthday! [link to this post]“
ENTER HERE ON THE BLOG:
- Reply to this post with what gift YOU would give Elena for her 18th birthday.
- Make sure you use a legitimate email address when registering to comment so we have a way to contact you if you’re picked as a winner! No worries if you’ve linked your Facebook or Twitter account, as we can contact you that way, too. Email addresses are not posted publicly.
We look forward to reading your entries! Good luck!
Rolling Stone has posted photos and a behind the scenes video from their upcoming feature with Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder.
The shoot, which involves the actors leaping off of a platform on to a mattress, may have left Somerhalder “a little bruised,” but Dobrev is into it. “There’s something sort of deadpan and expressionless about it,” she says. “And at the same time, we all feel like rock stars.”
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Check it out, Vampire Diaries fans: a brand new Season 3 promo trailer, courtesy of the CW. Thanks to @ksitetv for the heads up! Is it September 15th yet?
The last Vampire Diaries cast hold-out has finally succumbed to social media’s siren call – everyone welcome Steven R. McQueen to Twitter: @McQueenInChains. The account has been confirmed by both Kat Graham and Matt Davis, so that is the real deal. This means you have ZERO excuse for falling for all those fake McQueen accounts now, you hear? Give him a follow and welcome him to the crazy town of Twitter.
And in other Twitter news, Joseph Morgan’s Twitter account has changed to: @JosephMorgan. (No more underscore!) The name change doesn’t affect his followers, so no need to re-follow him.
The CW has spliced together a promo congratulating The Vampire Diaries on its Teen Choice Awards wins – and guess what? We have a brief look at Season 3 footage! (Thanks to everyone who just let us know!)
The Vampire Diaries returns on Thursday, September 15th!
Zap2It has the first official episode still of the Season 3 premiere, which they also reveal is entitled: The Birthday (EP301). The still features Alaric, Elena, and Damon outside of the Salvatore mansion – see the full image over at Zap2It.
UPDATE: Added full-size still.