A big thank you to I Heart Vampire Diaries for the heads up on this video interview with Ian Somerhalder at UK site The Mirror. He talks about the fans, his relationship with Paul Wesley, and how long he thinks Vampire Diaries should stick around. No embed (yet) so watch the video over at Mirror.co.uk.
Vampire Diaries had a bang-up showing in Entertainment Weekly’s TV Series Finale Awards readers’ poll, placing in the Best Death, Best Kiss, Best Non-Romantic Cliffhanger, Single Most Clever Twist, Spookiest Image, and Most Rewound Moment categories. You can check out which moments placed where (spoilers!) over at EW.com. Thanks to @gretchi!
Viewers who were watching the Vampire Diaries tonight on ITV2 will have seen that there’s a rather nifty competition for UK fans to enter. The lucky winner (plus a friend) will have flights paid to and from Atlanta, spend three nights at a top hotel and be given £1,000 for spending money. They’ll also visit the Mystic Falls set where the show’s makeup artists will be making the winner up to look like they’ve been attacked by a vampire.
You can enter the competition over on the ITV2 website. The closing date is August 6th, 2010, and entrants must be over 18 and have a valid passport. Be sure to read the full terms and conditions before you enter.
For those of you who missed the question, here it is:
What is the name of the town restaurant where the vampires hang out?
A) The Mystic Diner
B) The Mystic Pub
C) The Mystic Grill
Thanks to the folks at HMV for this video of the TVD Trio’s recent signing at the Oxford St. store. Watch as Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder get their signing, kissing, and hugging on, and a squillion Vampire Diaries fans get their screaming on.
To kick up anticipation for their big Vampire Diaries event on July 3rd and 4th, Hub Productions is holding a special fan competition – and it’s open to everyone in the world, not just Australians! We’ll let Hub fill you in:
As many of you know we use a short video to introduce each of our guests when they come out on stage. This time, we are handing over creative responsibility to you guys! Your mission is to create a vid, no longer than 2 and a half minutes in length, that introduces either Nina Dobrev, Paul Welsey, Ian Somerhalder or our fourth guest once they are announced.
Now, there’s a hefty list of guidelines/rules for the competition, and you need to read them thoroughly before going in, video editing programs blazin’. Done that? Good. Let’s get to the good stuff.
Again, the competition is open to everyone in the world, regardless of whether you’re attending the Sydney and Melbourne fan events. Anyone and everyone can enter. The contest deadline is JUNE 26th!
Second, five videos for each guest (that’s 20 fanvids total, natch) will be played throughout both days of the event. One video for each guest will be chosen as the ultimate winners by the Hub staff. Those four winners will not only have their video play as an introduction for their very special guest’s Q&A session, but that guest will receive a copy of their respective winner’s video on disc. That’s kind of amazing, right?
If you’re a winner and you’re actually at the event, you will also receive an autograph from a Vampire Diaries guest. If you’re not at the event, don’t worry – Vampire-Diaries.net will hook you up a special prize pack (winners attending will get this too, in addition to their autograph):
- Vampire Diaries “Love Sucks” (22″ x 34″) poster
- Mad Langer’s 2009 self-titled album featuring “Beauty of the Dark” (as played on Vampire Diaries), courtesy of Mads Langer and Copenhagen Records
- KRMA Rocky Fang t-shirt, courtesy of native Australian Nicholas Bowes and KRMA Clothing (Nina wears KRMA’s leather jackets/clothing on the show and in real life, and is collaborating with Bowes.)
- Love You to Death: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries by Crissy Calhoun (out September 2010), courtesy of ECW Press
- A Visitors Guide to Mystic Falls: Your Favorite Authors on The Vampire Diaries, edited by Red & Vee of Vampire-Diaries.net (out October 2010), courtesy of Smart Pop Books
We’re working on some additional goodies for the packs, so keep an eye on V-D.net and Hub’s website to see what else you can win by whipping up a fantastic fanvid for the object of your TVD affections. In the meantime, check out all of the entries so far at Hub. Have a blast and good luck!
Hey, Australia: Your time has come. Hub Productions’ Vampire Diaries fan event lands Saturday, July 3rd in Sydney and Sunday, July 4th in Melbourne and members of your cast – Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, and a fourth guest (to be announced) – will appear before the wonderful TVD fans of Oz for the first time.
For important ticket and venue information, be sure to visit the official Hub Vampire Diaries event website. The big event is just over three weeks away. Stay tuned for more info on Hub’s uber-cool competition for Vampire Diaries fans and be sure to follow Hub on Twitter: @theHUBBUB.
Hub’s Vampire Diaries event teaser:
These features are a few weeks old but we just got our hands on the issues to scan today: Paul Wesley is featured in the June/July issue of Seventeen (Ashley Greene on the cover) as part of the magazine’s “Hot Guy Mag” insert, and Katerina Graham has a nice profile (and rather adorable photo) in the June issue of Shape (Kim Kardashian on the cover). Click the images to see bigger versions in our Gallery.
Here’s a Premiere Magazine video from the 50th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco this weekend, featuring Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, and Nina Dobrev on the red carpet, Ian reassuring the fans and/or paps, and a brief chat with Nina. Thanks to @stefanholzapfel for the heads up!
UPDATE: Added a second video with the TVD Trio, with thanks to @Mus1c_. Jump to 3:05 for a brief chat with Paul and more footage.
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder made the jump from London to Monaco to walk the red carpet at the 2010 Monte Carlo Television Festival‘s opening night. See a sampling of Getty photos below (click to see larger versions) and check out the rest in our Gallery.
We’ve got some lovely photos of Ian, Nina and Paul from HMV by photographer Sonia Levesque. Head on over to our gallery to see them all. Also, I am proud of my country for not letting us down on the screaming front. Apparently people at the event had never heard such loud screaming before. ;)
There are some fun, cute pictures of the trio leaning out of windows over at Accidental Sexiness. Click on the images below to see the rest of the pics on their site in better quality.
It wasn’t just the Brits who headed to London for the event. French Vampire Diaries fans were also present, and Lubie has documented her friend Kiwi’s experience in a blog post complete with photos. If your French is as appalling as mine, then plug the URL into Google Translate. ;) And if you still want more pics, head on over to check out Justin Ng’s images from the event on Flickr.
TVShowsonDVD.com received the Warner Bros. press release last night and there is now an official release date for The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season on DVD and Blu-Ray: AUGUST 31st.
In addition to 22 episodes of awesomeness on five discs, the set includes creator/director Pilot commentary, unaired scenes, a gag reel, a downloadable audio book of The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L.J. Smith (very cool!) and – shall we get to the good part? – documentary features including:
- Into Mystic Falls: Bringing Vampire Lore and the High School Experience from Page to Screen
- When Vampires Don’t Suck!: The Popularity of Vampires and the Fans Who Love Them
- The Vampire Diaries: A New Breed of Vampires – Casting the Series
- The Vampire Diaries: Vampires 101 – The Rules of the Vampire
- The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth webisodes
Get the rest of the details over at TVShowsonDVD. (Yes, there’s more!)