Creation Entertainment has added Michael Trevino as a guest for their Vampire Diaries convention on April 14-15, 2012 in Chicago, IL.
Michael will be appearing on Saturday, along with Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies. Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder will appear on Sunday. Get your tickets now!
Grab a pencil and mark your calendars! Members of the Vampire Diaries cast will be attending events in a number of different cities and countries next year, so whether these are close to home or you just like to travel, here’s the essential information and links to the sites. Please note that we’re only posting conventions that have already booked guests, we’ll be updating with more information as it becomes available.
Where:The Westin O’Hare, Chicago, IL
When: April 14 & 15, 2012
Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies
Bloody Night Con 2.
Where: Barcelona, Spain
When: May 5 & 6, 2012
Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley & Matt Davis.
Welcome To Mystic Falls 2
Where: Paris, France
When: May 26 & 27, 2012
Scheduled guests: Paul Wesley
When: June 2 & 3, 2012
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder & Daniel Gillies
Vampire Diaries 2: A Return To Mystic Falls
When: June 9 (Sydney) June 19 (Melbourne)
Scheduled guests: David Anders, Michael Trevino
When: June 22, 23, & 24, 2012
Where: Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, England
Scheduled guests: Daniel Gillies
Mystic Love Convention 2
Where: Nîmes, France
When: July 2 & 3
Scheduled guests: Daniel Gillies
Sorry for the delay, everyone! I wasn’t able to listen, live tweet and take photos all at the same time, but fortunately there were some great people in the crowd willing to share pictures with all of you. Many of them we retweeted during the show, but we’ve just gotten some really great ones in, thanks to lovely Anna from Australia. The wonderful Chealsea Howell also has pictures from the event in her facebook. Thanks, Anna & Chelsea!
I had my hands full this weekend putting together the event review, but for more detailed coverage, pics, and other goodies have a look over at Vampire Diaries Online and TV After Dark. Bringing you total package coverage of this convention was really a group effort in a lot of ways, let’s hear it for Team TVD!
Disclaimer: I do not work for Creation Entertainment. Vampire-Diaries.net has no prior experience or existing relationship with the company. I paid full retail price for every ticket and piece of merchandise I bought. I am not being paid or compensated in any way for anything written in this blog. This was my first TV show or movie convention and my first time meeting any of the cast.
Before we get started, understand that this is a review, not a recap. I went to TVD Nashville to review the convention itself – how it was organized, what the staff was like, whether or not the fans had fun, and why. If you’re looking for more general coverage, head over to Vampire Diaries Online, they’ve got great stuff from both days already up.
If you’re wondering whether or not to attend TVD Chicago (or any other Creation Convention, really), then this is the post for you.
For anyone in a hurry who needs a shorter version, here it is: Go buy your tickets for the Chicago event! I’m serious. Go buy them right now. Creation Entertainment puts on a great con. Some of you who saw me looking like roadkill on Sunday may have your doubts, but the fact that this event reduced me to staggering incoherence is nothing but a credit to them, the cast, and the lovely, fun people who attended. It was an awesome weekend. I had no bad experiences and there are only a few things I think could use improvement. Overall, I was very impressed with the company and the event.
What, now you want details? I’ve got them.
Hello from Nashville!
We’re going into the second day of the convention, but I wanted to give you all a couple notes and some information, so nobody gets blindsided today.
First, ten thousand apologies for the sudden deluge of tweets from @tvdnews, totally should have given more warning, especially with the pre-Nashville post coming on Season Premiere Thursday the way it did. Truly sorry if the rain of tweets startled anyone or spammed up your TL, I’ll try to be a little more restrained today.
A note about the live tweets – guys, I’m not a professional journalist. I’m doing my best to give you some highlights from the panels, but please remember that these are not personal interviews. The actors are sharing stories and speaking in a conversational format, so it’s very challenging to separate out tweetable bits. It’s a lovely experience and I hope you all get to do it some day, but please bear in mind that I’m tweeting from my Blackberry (no keyboard!) in a large dark room with our delightful cast up on stage being awesome. There are going to be typos and errors, the English language is probably crying in a corner somewhere from what I’ve been doing to it all weekend. Bear with me! :)
I will be continuing to live-tweet panels and tidbits from the con today, but I am only live-tweeting the actors when they’re officially up on stage. In any situation where they’re just visiting with fans, such as the party last night or the private meet & greet sessions, I’m keeping my phone in my purse out of respect for the setting, the actors, and the other fans.
LIVE TWEET SCHEDULE for Q&A Sessions
8:45am – Michael Trevino
12:00pm – Paul Wesley
3:10pm Zach Roerig
All times are USA Central Standard Time and may be shifted a little, things are mostly on time around here but convention times are rarely exact. I’ll be blogging a full review of the con early in the week, so keep an eye out for it! I’m looking forward to telling you all about this event.
Creation Entertainment’s very first Vampire Diaries convention starts on Saturday morning at The Gaylord Opryland Resort! Paul Wesley, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Michael Trevino, Zach Roerig and David Anders are all scheduled to appear during the weekend, and we know everyone is looking forward to seeing how the convention turns out. Abby is heading to Nashville tomorrow to cover the event, so keep an eye on @TVDNews throughout the weekend for her tweets from the con.
If you’re planning to attend the convention, we have some helpful information for you, including some information about the hotel, ground transportation and the answers to some common questions.
Creation has posted the official schedule of events, be sure to scroll aaaaalll the way down, it’s at the bottom of the page.
Have a great time, everybody! Don’t forget to check back here early next week for Abby’s review of the event.
In a few weeks I’ll be heading down to Nashville to
stalk some Originals cheer for Ripper Stefan attend Creation Entertainment’s Salute To the Vampire Diaries.
Since this is Creation’s first TVD convention, nobody knows for sure exactly what will happen or how the event will be run, but I do have some general advice, information and answers to common questions that you may find helpful if you’re going to the con.
Looks like we have some changes to the #TVDNashville convention line up. Zach Roerig will be appearing at the convention on Sunday, September 18th along with Paul Wesley. Looks like The Mystic Grill will just have to get along without Matt Donovan for a day or two!
Sadly, Creation has also announced that Ian Somerhalder will not be attending the Nashville event as scheduled. From their announcement:
August 22, 2011: We have been advised that Ian Somerhalder has been invited to present at The Emmy Awards in Los Angeles during our convention day. Therefore he is unable to attend our convention this year. We hope to welcome Ian at a future date and understand this cancellation.
With these two changes the updated guest list for the Nashville event is as follows: Paul Wesley, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Zach Roerig Michael Trevino and David Anders. For more information about the Nashville convention or to check which day a given actor will appear, you can visit Creation’s website HERE.
Creation Entertainment has added Michael Trevino as a guest for their Vampire Diaries convention on September 17-18, 2011 in Nashville, TN.
Whether everybody’s favorite werewolf will appear on Saturday or Sunday has yet to be determined, but he is confirmed to attend the convention. He’ll be joining cast members Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, David Anders, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder. Music City may never be the same!
Creation Entertainment has posted ticket prices for its Vampire Diaries conventions in Nashville (Sept 17-18, 2011) and Chicago (April 14-15, 2012)
There’s been some confusion about this, so for the sake of clarification: guests scheduled for both conventions include Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies.
To date, David Anders is scheduled to appear only at the Nashville event.
Prices for ticket packages (Gold, Works, Preferred), general admission and single-day admission have all been posted for both conventions. Check the individual event pages for prices and details.