DonateMyDress.org is a campaign designed to encourage girls around the USA to donate their prom and special occasion dresses to those who cannot afford them for prom, sweet 16, quinceañera or formals. In order to fund dress drives around the country, they have auctions for people to buy dresses donated by celebrities. Vampire Diaries stars Sara Canning and Kayla Ewell have both donated dresses to the cause, along with other celebrities such as Twilight’s Ashley Greene, and singer Leona Lewis (whose cover of Snow Patrol’s “Run” was featured in the most recent episode of the Vampire Diaries, “Fool Me Once”). You can go directly to the auctions for Sara and Kayla‘s dresses, or check out the other dresses in the catalogue. Auctions end when the Vampire Diaries returns on March 25th.
Rogue Events’ Insurgence: Bloodlines – the fan convention originally scheduled for this month in Birmingham and now rescheduled for September 10-12 in London – has just announced Paul Wesley as a Guest of Honor. Please keep in mind (as we learned from Nina Dobrev’s cancelled appearance) that con guests are subject to change. For information on tickets and hotel, check out the official Insurgence: Bloodlines page.
And Indonesia’s DaMan Magazine (which featured Zach Roerig in December) just tweeted to say Paul will be featured in their April 2010 issue. DaMan says they interviewed Paul last night (“Super nice guy, btw!”) and we can get a sneak peek at photos on April 1st. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: DaMan also says Paul will be on the cover!
On the heels of episode 18′s title being released, we now have a title/synopsis for episode 17 – and, speaking personally, it’s a brilliant shout-out to an equally brilliant vampire book/film: Let the Right One In. (If you haven’t read or seen the Swedish vampire tale Let the Right One In, get on yer Kindle/NetFlix and remedy that immediately.) And here’s the synopsis (highlight to read or head over to the Episode Index):
STEFAN IS FORCED TO MAKE A FRIGHTENING DECISION – When Stefan and Damon make a dangerous new enemy, Stefan suddenly finds himself in a perilous situation. Damon and Elena try to convince Alaric to work with them to help Stefan. Matt is hopeful that his mom, Kelly, may be back to stay. After her car breaks down in a storm, Caroline makes a horrific discovery that shocks everyone in town.
The episode is written by Julie Plec off a story by Brian Young, and directed by Dennis Smith. Thanks to SpoilerTV for the heads up.
As a side note, how bizarre is it that there are now only three Vampire Diaries episode titles left to discover? This season has flown!
Thanks to the CW, we now have a title for episode 18 (which will mark the introduction of Jonathan Gilbert, played by David Anders): Under Control.
MTV’s Hollywood Crush posted another video from their conversation with Katerina Graham, this time discussing her relationship with the fans:
And thanks to @CW_VampDiaries for pointing out Atlanta Magazine’s super-brief chat with Steven R. McQueen.
Thanks to @IHeartTVD for the heads up that Kayla Ewell will be a guest at EyeCon’s BloodLust Vampire Festival in Orlando, May 7-9. She’s part of a roster that includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer alums Nicholas Brendon, James Leary, Camden Toy, and Lost Boys’ Brooke McCarter. Visit the official BloodLust website for more information.
And speaking of Vampire Diaries cast on the con circuit, you can say hi to Rob Pralgo at ConCarolinas 2010/DeepSouthCon 48 in Charlotte, June 4-6. He’ll be screening one of his films, Exhibit A-7, and chatting about his role as Mayor Charles Lockwood on The Vampire Diaries. Visit the ConCarolinas site for more info. And be sure to check out Rob’s own website.
Break out the hot beverage, blanket, and tissues – Vampire Diaries’ 14th episode, Fool Me Once, returns for an encore tonight at 8/7c on the CW. There’s a lot of danger and distress in this ep, but here’s the bright side: Vampire Diaries returns with new episodes next Thursday, March 25th. New! The long, month and a half nightmare will be over and the universe will have righted itself. We’ll continue posting polls with ridiculous little graphics, the Episode Discussion forum will be rockin’, and we won’t be assaulted with mournful “When is the show coming back?” tweets/emails every day. (We say that with love, with love.)
Celebrate the week’s countdown to A Few Good Men by checking out Fool Me Once‘s songlist again, chatting in the forum about how this episode left you crushed/excited, and if you missed the poll the first time around? It’s not too late to cast your vote.
REMINDER: Don’t forget to vote for Vampire Diaries as Favorite Book in Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, which airs Saturday, March 27th!
Catch up on this past week’s posts!
- A Few Good Men (extended promo)
- TV Guide Magazine previews A Few Good Men
- TwiCon cancelled
- Other Vampire Diaries book contests
- Relate Mag talks to Sara Canning + Vampire Diaries’ costume designer drops big hints
- Better late than never: You’re Undead to Me episode stills
- Starry Mag interview David Anders: “I play bad guys, that’s what I do.”
- Episode stills from There Goes the Neighborhood
- Five reasons why A Few Good Men is worth the wait (& a few thoughts on PaleyFest)
- CW Source Paley interview with Paul Wesley (video) + L.J. Smith’s Shadow Souls contest
- Zach Roerig on KTLA Morning News (video)
- Katerina Graham in April 2010 Ebony Magazine
- Make a cool Vampire Diaries trailer, win an internship at the CW
- FearNet talks to Paul Wesley (video)
- Various interviews with Nina, Paul, Candice and Zach
- New A Few Good Men still featuring Melinda Clarke
- Vampire Diaries on E!’s Watch with Kristin (TV edition)
- Seventeen Magazine coverage: Win a chance to visit the set | Cast answers fan questions (video) | Special effects and make-up (video)
- FearNet talks to Vampire Diaries fans (video)
The new issue of TV Guide Magazine highlights Vampire Diaries’ mid-season return; thanks to Denise (as always!) for the scan. WARNING: William Keck drops a MAJOR spoiler from A Few Good Men, which we’ve spoiler-blocked in the scan. We’ve posted the un-blocked version in the Gallery (because it’s out there in print) but if you want something to be a surprise..?
Okay, they might be several months late, but finally – finally – we have some episode stills from “You’re Undead to Me”. We have no clue why the CW never released any at the time, and it will remain a baffling fandom mystery for years to come (okay, maybe not). Not having a gallery for this episode has really bugged us for months now, so we’re pleased to post these in order to lay that mild irritation to rest. And also because we know you guys love stills of Stefan and Damon. Plus, you get a bonus tragic Zach Salvatore still thrown into the mix, too. Sweet!
For those of you looking forward to TwiCon, which was set to be the first North American convention celebrating True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Diaries, we have some bad news.
TwiCon’s Twitter, @OfficialTwiCon, was deleted with no apparent statement on the cancellation, but according to a March 13th posting on their website:
After much thought, deliberation and best intentions to survive, TwiCon Partners LLC has made the difficult decision to cease operations. Competitive pressures, coupled with the persistent nature of the economic downturn, have necessitated this action. Both of the scheduled 2010 TwiCon events have been cancelled as a result of today’s decision.
They also state that ticketholders will receive information on refunds shortly.
Seventeen go behind the scenes with the special effects makeup artist for the Vampire Diaries, Connor McCullagh, who reveals secrets about fangs, bite wounds and blood.
Curious about the process? We’ve got some pictures of Ian Somerhalder being transformed into a vampire in our behind the scenes gallery.