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.
- We very rarely post fan videos here on the site, but we’re making an exception for this one (above). Well done, Shannon!
- If there’s a list of TV Duos Who Should Do It (and there is!), you can bet that Damon and Elena are on it.
- We love this Katherine Halloween costume!
- Ian Somerhalder earns a nomination for the World’s Most Responsible Celebrity from the International Green Awards.
- Nice article on Ian from the October 16th issue of Mr. Porter.
- Daniel Gillies offered himself up for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit. If you didn’t love him already, you will.
- Kat Graham is number 22 on this list of 25 Crushable Girls Under 25.
- Daniel Gillies AND Candice Accola in Fault Magazine!
- What’s on Claire Holt’s Fall shopping list?
- Ian Somerhalder and Steven R. McQueen both remarked on this extremely subtle signage.
- Behind the scenes pic of the cast in action, tweeted by Jose Molina.
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.
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.
We promised to keep you updated in yesterday’s blog post, and we’ve got some more exciting news today! Creation Entertainment has now confirmed that Joseph Morgan will be joining Paul Wesley at their Nashville Vampire Diaries convention. Joseph Morgan is scheduled to appear on Saturday, while Paul Wesley is scheduled for Sunday. Thanks for sending me a tweet on this, @Dayna_Barter!
If you’re looking to keep up with this event via twitter, #TVDNashville seems to have been adopted as the hashtag of choice. You can also follow Creation Entertainment at @CreationEnt.
The convention will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN on September 17-18, 2011.
Another gem from The Hollywood Reporter. They’ve been talking with a lot of our TVD favorites lately, and today it’s Julie Plec’s turn to discuss Comic Con 2011. She shares some of her own experiences from past events, offers up a couple tips and has a few things to say about what might be in store at The Vampire Diaries panel this year.
THR: What are you planning for TVD panel?
Plec: We start shooting a week before Comic-Con but we have a wish that there might be a frame or two of footage that we might be able to show off. But we also have no idea what we’re shooting before then; it could be a complete and utter disaster. We could show up with nothing. But our plan is better than that. We’ll definitely have a nice little reel.
The Hollywood Reporter has yet another Vampire Diaries-related interview in anticipation of Comic Con in San Diego next week. This time Nina Dobrev steps up to the plate to talk about her experience at the event so far, including who she has been able to meet, what not to do at a panel, what she’d be willing to wait in line for, and talks a bit about the upcoming season of Vampire Diaries.
THR: How will the originals impact everyone next season on The Vampire Diaries?
Dobrev: The originals have come in and now that stuff has gone to the dark side. The whole chemistry of the show is shifting and it’s going be changing the relationships between people who previously bonded. Now that Jenna is gone and Alaric is single and that Elena and Jeremy don’t have parental figures, if you will, it will be interesting to see who rises to the occasion. Everything has shifted, and everything is off-balance, so everyone is going to have to compensate in different ways.
The Hollywood Reporter has a Comic Con-centric interview with Kevin Williamson, who will be representing two CW shows at this year’s convention: The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle. Kev talks about his first Comic Con experience, why he enjoys the event so much, why the interaction between a property and its fans is important, and drops a few Vampire Diaries tidbits. (For the record, we think he meant “Klaus” instead of “Elijah” at one point, given the context.)
THR: What have you learned from Diaries?
Williamson: As a storyteller, I always felt that this type of storytelling — I call it hybrid – is part high school, part drama, part family, part vampire, part horror. I felt like all these types of shows when you see them on TV go too slow. I felt like it needed to have an energy to it. After watching eight years of 24, you can see what an adrenaline show can be like. I wanted to bring that adrenaline to a melodramatic horror soap opera. I didn’t want it to be slow and gothic and boring. I wanted it to be alive, and pulsating every step of the way, whether it’s through action, great emotion or epic love. I wanted to tell a big, huge epic story and I feel like the fans who watch it religiously understand that. And I hope more people will watch it. It’s just that little show on the CW still.