Vampire-Diaries.net has been nominated for a NewNowNext Award! LOGO has added a fansite category to the annual awards, and we’re beyond thrilled to have been given a nod. Here’s a little bit about the awards, for anyone unfamiliar:
The NewNowNext Awards are turning five this year and once again will be shining a light on the trends that are about to be hot and the stars that are starting to burn bright. From awards for “Next Must See Movie” and “Next Mega Star” to the much coveted “Cause You’re Hot” honor, see what everyone will soon be buzzing about at the NewNowNext Awards.
This site is nominated in the ‘superfan site’ category, described below:
Remember when you were a member of your favorite star’s fan club? Ever write away for an official photo or an autograph? That is so 2001. Thanks to Tumblr, Blogger and the power of The Internets, you don’t need a fan club membership anymore. You’re running your own outfit now. The World Wide Web is at your fingertips, and these superb fan Web sites are so creative, so connected, so buzzworthy and so influential, even the stars they worship actively take notice.
You guys, we are so, SO excited! We’re going to need some help, though, so we hope the TVD fans will come out to support us. As far as we can tell, you can vote as often as you like, so spread the word and feel free to go absolutely nuts on our behalf! The awards show will air on April 9th, 2012, on the LOGO network.
Huge thanks to NiceGirlsTV for this, the last of their interview videos from the Vampire Diaries press room at New York Comic Con, featuring Sara Canning and Katerina Graham. (Check out the videos for Zach & Kev and Julie & Steven.) Sara and Kat talks about everything from fashion and Comic Con to the individual journeys of Jenna and Bonnie this coming season.
And Blood Falls has an important update on their Ian Somerhalder Birthday Project. If you are participating or were planning to, you’ll wanna head over there and get the details. Click the banner below for more information on the project.
Starry Constellation Magazine recently spoke with Katerina Graham about her new single, “Sassy,” and upcoming film Honey 2. And then at the very end of the interview, Kat offers up a Bonnie tidbit that’s going to raise a few Vampire Diaries fan eyebrows.
Q. With shooting season two of “Vampire Diaries,” what can you tease us about what’s going to happen with Bonnie?
A. I can’t talk about the other characters because I don’t want to piss anyone off but Bonnie is definitely pretty fearless in the new one. If there was a promise to anyone in the last episode, she keeps it. Let’s just say that. She is not one to F with right now, if I didn’t know her, I’d steer clear.
We will select the sweet 16 questions submitted. This is your chance as a fan to ask Kat anything about her career, including and focusing on her music/fashion interests. Please include your twitter name if you have one or name you want included as we will make sure your name is posted. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And in case you’re keeping track, we now have (public) confirmation that the cast resumes production in Atlanta this coming Tuesday, July 13th - thanks to Carina MacKenzie at Zap2It. (That also happens to be Steven R. McQueen’s birthday, so we hope the cake holds up in the heat.) If you’re on Twitter, you know the crew’s been in prep for a while and the cast has been filtering back for the past week, so be on the look out for some tweets/photos from the set.
Speaking of Ms. Carina – she’s going to be hanging out on the Vampire Diaries set next week and will likely be tweeting up a storm. Don’t miss out on her coverage – follow her at @cadlymack. Also, she’s funny and shares our undying love for Neko Case, in case you need additional motivation.
Here’s another cast interview reminder for tomorrow: Candice Accola will be on Artists On Demand Radio, January 18th at 9/8c. She’ll be discussing her role as Caroline on The Vampire Diaries, as well as her upcoming films, Kingshighway and The Truth About Angels.
The AOD chat room will be open during the interview and Candice will also be answering fan questions, so jot down this number – (347) 884-9941 – and tune in tomorrow night!
South Africa’s VUZU channel has a series of amusing online promos for the February debut of The Vampire Diaries: “And you thought your boyfriend was weird.” Thanks to Thomas for letting us know.
We’ve also had word from a few readers that The Vampire Diaries is set to begin in Belgium.
We’re not sure of a start date yet, but thanks to @charlieke001, we do know that TVD will be on Saturdays at 6 p.m. on VT4. Update: The show starts on January 23.
And finally, VD Latin America has a new home! Latin American readers can find the latest Vampire Diaries news at VampireDiariesLatinoAmerica.com.
TV Guide Network is highlighting TV’s Best 2009 during a special tonight (Monday) at 8/7c and they’ve released a sneak peek at their top three picks for TV’s sexiest vampires – Damon Salvatore comes in at #2 (sandwiched between True Blood‘s Bill and Eric).
May we have a Stefan one too, please?
Ian, Nina, and Paul attended the Grey Goose Vodka Characters & Cocktails Winter Fundraiser in London this weekend, which benefits Elton John’s AIDS Foundation. Here’s a few shots of them on the red carpet (click to see bigger versions in the Gallery):
Speaking of the U.K. – we’ve yet to catch one of the new ITV2 promos online yet, but we have a few screencaps (courtesy of ITV2) of the campaign’s look:
And a heads up to update your bookmarks: Nina Dobrev Fan has a new URL = http://www.ninadobrevfan.net. If you’re a Nina fan, this is your site – with thanks to the lovely miz Jen.
We’re going to bombard you with a few links here, as we want to give a shout out to our affiliates, and direct you to some fansites you might be interested in. First up, our affiliates:
- Sucker for Vampires (Portuguese)
- Twilight Tales
- Vampire-Diaries.de (German)
If you have a Vampire Diaries, L.J. Smith or similarly themed website and you’d like to affiliate, please contact us.
Next up, we have the fansites and fanlistings that are related to the Vampire Diaries:
- Blame – A Stefan Salvatore fanlisting
- Carne, Morte, Diavolo – A Klaus fansite and fanlisting
- Chilvalry is not Dead – A Matt Honeycutt fansite and fanlisting
- Droo-id Priestess – A Bonnie McCullough fanlisting
- Elusive Truth – A Meredith Sulez fansite and fanlisting
- Ice Cool – An Elena Gilbert fanlisting
- Opulence – A Damon Salvatore fansite
- Scorpio Boy – A Damon Salvatore fansite and fanlisting
- The Locker Room – A Matt Honeycutt & Stefan Salvatore fansite
- Wickery Bridge – A Vampire Diaries book series fanlisting
Finally, a reminder that you can chat with other Vampire Diaries fans in our forums, which are getting pretty active now (thanks everyone!). If you’re looking for general L.J. Smith discussion, be sure to visit the Devil’s Playground forums.