As another Vampire Diaries season ends, and The Originals wraps up its inaugural season, it’s with a mixed sense of sadness and gratitude that we announce this has been our final season as an active website.
Since starting Vampire-Diaries.net over five years ago, we have been so fortunate to share our excitement, inside jokes, and crackpot mythology theories with a humbling number of readers, commenters, and followers – many of whom have become friends. We have been allowed unforgettable opportunities and experienced overwhelming support and love. (Remember when you guys won us a Logo Superfan Site NewNowNext award?) We have watched this fandom grow into the unstoppable force it has become with a sense of awe and pride. You are a beautiful, passionate, entertaining family, and you have made this an amazing ride.
But five years is a long time and the timing felt right to say goodbye. When you’ve immersed yourself in something as all-consuming as this has been, there comes a point where you want the time and freedom to pursue other projects that are important to you. And that’s what we will all be doing as we close this chapter and begin a new one. So while we are sad to say goodbye, we are also excited to plunge whole-heartedly into these new endeavors, and we hope you’ll be happy for us, too.
So what does this mean? The site will not be going anywhere for the time being, as we discuss possibilities for the future, but we will not be updating. We wanted to announce this now so that commenters would have an opportunity to exchange off-site contact information and ensure you can keep in touch with the friends you’ve made here. Comments on the blog will be left open, though we will no longer be moderating them, so please: Be excellent to each other.
Thank you to the fellow fansites and TV journalists and recappers who always made us feel welcome, to everyone who volunteered as mods on the V-D.net forum or contributed a guest post to the blog, to anyone who ever reached out with a kind word via here or Twitter and, most of all, thank you to Julie and Kevin and the casts, writers, crews and production teams of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. We look forward to kicking back and appreciating your work every week as plain ‘ole fans as we move into Vampire Diaries Season 6 and The Originals Season 2.
And thank YOU. (Yes, YOU.)
Have you heard about the #PickMeTVD contest the CW is running in honor of the one hundredth episode of The Vampire Diaries? Just make a quick Vampire Diaries reenactment video on Vine or Instagram and tweet it with the hashtag #PickMeTVD for a chance to be in a special rehash video. Watch the video below for details:
The People’s Choice Awards has launched their nominations round and The Vampire Diaries and cast are up in several categories. We want to see the show and its actors in those final nominations, so it’s time to get voting, fandom. See the categories below and then head over to the People’s Choice website to start voting your hearts out. Clicking each category listed will take you straight to that particular category on the PCA website. You can vote for up to FIVE nominees in each one, so spread the love!
Also, did you know that YOU, THE FANS, are nominated this year? That’s right, People’s Choice has listed the TVD Family in their nominations for Favorite TV Fan Following, so be sure to vote for yourselves, too!
- Favorite SciFi/Fantasy TV Show: The Vampire Diaries
- Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley
- Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: Nina Dobrev
- Favorite TV Fan Following: TVD Family
TV Guide has launched its third annual Fan Favorites Cover Poll and, once again, The Vampire Diaries makes the list of 10 favorites, listed along with Fringe, Doctor Who, Grimm, Parks & Recreation, Happy Endings, Pretty Little Liars, Scandal, Spartacus, and The Walking Dead. (Previous winners are Supernatural and Community.) Will this be TVD’s year? Let’s try and make this happen, folks! You have until Sunday, October 28th, midnight PT to 1) “Like” the TV Guide page on Facebook, and 2) VOTE. Fans can vote as often as they’d like and the winner of the whole shebang will be featured on the cover of TV Guide’s December 10th issue.
To celebrate the release of Love You To Death – Season 3: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries by Vampire-Diaries.net contributor Crissy Calhoun, we’re having a contest to name Elena’s teddy bear! Crissy has confirmed with executive producer Julie Plec that the bear is currently nameless, and we’re calling on all you TVD fans out there to help give little teddy a name. (Please note that this is a contest purely for fun, not a promise that the actual teddy bear will end up with the winning name.)
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO EVERYONE – yes, that means you too, international fans!
FOUR WINNERS (CHOSEN AT RANDOM) WILL RECEIVE: A signed copy of Love You To Death 3!
But what about the GRAND PRIZE, you ask? Crissy will choose her favorite name for Elena’s teddy bear from all of the entries and that GRAND PRIZE WINNER will not only receive a signed copy of Love You To Death 3, but also a Vampire Diaries prize pack that includes some snazzy official TVD merchandise (t-shirts, jewelry, etc). (Ever seen a wild Vee go crazy over a convention merch table? Yeeeeeah.)
RULES & HOW TO ENTER:
- Once again, YES, this giveaway is open to ALL, including international fans.
- You may enter via Twitter or the comments in this post, but not both! Comment entries are for those who don’t have a Twitter account. If you have Twitter, use Twitter!
- How to enter via Twitter: First, make sure you’re following @crissycalhoun and @tvdnews (because we will need to DM if you’re a winner). All tweets must include the name you’ve chosen for Elena’s teddy bear and these two hashtags – #LYTD3 and #TVDTeddy. [Example: Elena’s teddy bear is obviously named MR. CUDDLES! #LYTD3 #TVDTeddy] You DO NOT need to @reply to us or Crissy in your entries; the hashtags are how we will log the entries. ONLY ONE TEDDY BEAR NAME PER TWEET. Also, if your tweet does not include BOTH hashtags, your entry will not count. Do not tweet the same name multiple times. Each of your entries must be unique. You may enter more than once, HOWEVER if you spam the entries, we reserve the right to ask you to stop. If you continue to spam after we’ve asked you to ease up, we will disqualify you. Let’s be reasonable!
- How to enter if you DO NOT have Twitter: Leave a comment on this post, but make sure you do so with an email address. (As in filling in space where it asks for your email address under username; we won’t publish your email!) We need a way to contact you if you win! You may leave multiple entries, but as mentioned above, please be reasonable and don’t spam the comments. Only one teddy bear name per entry!
- Your entry may not be STELENA, DELENA, STEFAN OR DAMON. Sorry to be fun-killers but this is a simple way to avoid too many duplicate entries. Remember: Crissy will be picking a favorite grand prize winner, so you need to be creative, funny, unique.
- Deadline for entries is THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 11:59 PM EASTERN. Winners will be notified next week.
Contest starts now! GOOD LUCK!
Friday Night Bites is a weekly round-up for various tidbits of show and cast/crew news not quite big enough to warrant a blog post, not strictly Vampire Diaries-related, or that somehow just fell through the cracks. Please insert theme song by Explosions in the Sky here and enjoy.
- Claire Holt tweeted this picture (above) of herself, Nina Dobrev and Candice Accola. Gorgeous!
- Wolf Lake, the werewolf TV series that starred Paul Wesley, is finally coming to DVD!
- Daniel Gillies’ film Broken Kingdom will be available for download/streaming on October 2, 2012, DRM-free.
- MTV’s Hollywood Crush interviewed Daniel about releasing Broken Kingdom in this unusual format. (VIDEO)
- Teen.com highlights Nina Dobrev’s character Candace in the upcoming film The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
- Candice Accola compares Caroline Forbes to Chloe Cunningham, her character in Dating Rules From My Future Self.
- Don’t miss the hilarious bloopers from Dating Rules! (VIDEO)
- Kat Graham wonders why Paul Wesley doesn’t have his own snazzy chair on set.
- Ocean Drive posts their interview with Nina Dobrev on their website.
- Have A Drink With Kat Graham.
Whew! Lots of stuff coming out of Comic-Con 2012, we’ve got spoilers, interviews, pictures, video…goodies galore! We’ll keep updating this post as new stuff comes in so keep checking in for the latest.
First up – The Vampire Diaries cast and Julie Plec dropped by Entertainment Weekly’s live stream lounge to chat about all things con and TVD. (Click here to check out this year’s EW Comic-Con portrait!):
Interviews, Articles & Spoilers
- ‘The Vampire Diaries’ panel at Comic-Con: We live blogged it! via Entertainment Weekly
- Comic-Con: Elena’s Transformation and More Scoop From The Vampire Diaries’ Season 4 via TV Guide
- Matt Davis ‘thrilled by’ his return ‘The Vampire Diaries’ via Zap2it
- Vampire Diaries @ Comic-Con: Elena’s Transition, the Original Original Witch and More for Season 4 via TV Line
- ‘The Vampire Diaries’ At Comic-Con: Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder And More Talk Season 4 via The Huffington Post
- Comic-Con 2012: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Cast Tease Season 4, Talk Elena’s Transformation via The Hollywood Reporter
- The Vampire Diaries Comic-Con Panel: New Vampires, Witches & Season 4 Tensions! via TV Fanatic
- BuzzSugar: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES AT COMIC-CON: IAN SOMERHALDER SAYS ELENA IS A “BADASS VAMPIRE GIRL!”
- ShockYa.com: SDCC 2012 Interview: The Vampire Diaries’ Zach Roerig And Michael Trevino
- Synergistic: Nina Dobrev – The Vampire Diaries – Comic-Con 2012
- Synergistic: Ian Somerhalder – The Vampire Diaries – Comic-Con 2012
- Just Jared: Nina Dobrev & ‘Vampire Diaries’ Cast: Comic-Con Panel!
- Maxim, FX, And Fox Home Entertainment Comic-Con Party: Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev (and Seth McFarlane)
- Maxim, FX, And Fox Home Entertainment Comic-Con Party: Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto
- Maxim, FX, And Fox Home Entertainment Comic-Con Party: Nina Dobrev
- Maxim, FX, And Fox Home Entertainment Comic-Con Party:Paul Wesley
- Ian Somerhalder at the Hard Rock Cafe
And check out photos from the panel itself in the Gallery!
As we mentioned last week, Kat Graham was a presenter at Logo’s NewNowNext Awards on Thursday night, and Logo aired the big show tonight. (You’re up soon, West coast!) Oh, and remember that NNN award Vampire-Diaries.net was nominated for, the Superfan Site Award? In rather surprising and super-humbling news, we won! You crazy people voted your hearts out for us and we actually won! How cool is that? We really can’t thank you enough, here or on Twitter.
You can watch the entire awards show on LOGO’s website. Kat accepts the Superfan Site Award on our behalf at about 1 hour and 30 seconds into the show.
The NewNowNext Awards are tonight, and there’s a live red carpet show! Vampire-Diaries.Net is up for the Superfan Site Award, and we’re thrilled to be included in this exciting event.
The actual awards show won’t air until Monday, but they’re being filmed tonight and Kat Graham will be there, and the red carpet show will be streaming live tonight, with cool interactive features.
Want a chance to ask Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham a question? See what she is wearing? You can watch live or you have the chance to participate in the chat via Watchitoo by going to www.NewNowNex.com tonight at 8:30/7:30c. Just plug in your webcam to ask questions and dish with your favorite celebs while they are walking the red carpet.
The 2012 NewNowNext Awards, hosted by Kelly Osbourne, premiere Monday, April 9 at 10/9c only on Logo but we’ll be streaming the red carpet live TONIGHT!
The show starts at 8:30pm EST tonight, watch it live at NewNowNext.com, and be sure to tune in for the awards show itself on Monday, April 9 at 10/9c!
TVD Chicago is only a month away, but don’t panic if you can’t make it. Creation Entertainment has two more Vampire Diaries on the schedule, and tickets are on sale now for both of these events. We’ve put all the relevant information in one place for you, complete with updated actor guest lists.
- When: July 28-29, 2012
- Where: Hyatt SFO
- Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, Torrey DeVitto, Steven R. McQueen, Matt Davis
- Visit the website.
- When: August 18-19, 2012
- Where: Hilton Parsippany
- Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Steven R. McQueen, Michael Trevino, Daniel Gillies, Torrey DeVitto
- Visit the website.
We’ll be updating you as more guests are added or if there are any schedule changes. Looking for more information before you decide? Read our review of Creation’s Nashville event.