It’s that time of year: The Vampire Diaries and The Originals are heading to Comic-Con International 2013 in San Diego and TV Guide Magazine is featuring both shows on their now-annual run of special Comic-Con issues, available in stores and at the con itself. Check out more at TV Guide and make sure to pick up both! Click the images to see bigger versions in the Gallery, courtesy of TV Guide Magazine and Warner Bros.
It’s that time again! Nominations are out for the 2013 TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorite Awards. The Vampire Diaries is up in three categories: Best Science Fiction, Best Couple (Damon and Elena) and Best Villain (Klaus). There is some seriously tough competition this year, so every vote counts!
The good news is that you can vote multiple times, and it looks like there may be new categories opening for voting over the next few days.
Voting ends on March 11th, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST. Winners will be announced in the April 22nd issue of TV Guide Magazine.
Voting is open, so head on over to Facebook and vote, vote vote!
Ready for O Come, All Ye Faithful (EP409) tonight? Everyone has opinions on the latest turn of events in the Damon and Elena relationship and TV Guide Magazine caught up with Ian Somerhalder to discuss what the sire bond means to the couple’s fledgling romance and the steps they’ll each take to ensure what Elena is experiencing is the real deal:
TV Guide Magazine: Will it be good for the show if Elena and Damon stay together for a while?
Somerhalder: I think it’s good for the story: If Elena is with Damon, this sire bond is always an issue; plus, his brother’s really angry. So until both of them know if it’s true love, they’ve decided they’re not going to sleep together again. There will be more romance and less sex. Damon wants to do the right thing, but losing Elena is not an option. It’s a tough predicament for him.
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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.
Everyone getting ready for Comic-Con? Once again, TV Guide Magazine will be featuring The Vampire Diaries along with other Warner Bros. shows on the covers of its special Comic-Con collectible issue. This year, the magazine has “flip” covers, so there are pictures on both front and back. Want one? Here’s where they’ll be:
The Warner Bros. TV Guide Magazine special issues will be distributed at the Warner Bros. booth — #4545 on the convention floor — throughout Comic-Con, beginning on preview night, Wednesday, July 11, and continuing through Sunday, July 15.
For those unable to attend Comic-Con in person, all four sets of collectible “flip” covers will be on sale from July 17 at newsstands wherever TV Guide Magazine is sold. And for the first time, the special issue will also be available for purchase on the NOOK by Barnes and Noble.
TV Guide Magazine caught up with Joseph Morgan to chat about his job (you know, that one) and what job he might have if he wasn’t an actor, playing the bad guy, some behind-the-scenes insight into filming vampire speed, and what he would tell his 13-year old self. Oh, and enjoy some outtakes from JoMo’s photo booth session!
Who can resist a photo booth? Not the Vampire Diaries cast members who went to PaleyFest, from the looks of it! Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Matt Davis, Candice Accola and Kat Graham all posed for pictures during PaleyFest. Kat Graham is sitting pretty in hers, but some of her castmates (*cough*IanPaulCandice*cough*) get pretty silly for their pictures in the TV Guide Magazine Photo Booth.
Don’t forget, the PaleyFest Vampire Diaries panel will be streaming live TONIGHT at 11:05 p.m. Eastern! You can use this livestream page to watch the panel as it unfolds. The panel guests will be Julie Plec, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola, Matt Davis, and Kat Graham. TV Guide Magazine Editor-in-Chief Debra Birnbaum will be moderating the panel.
UPDATE According to the Paley Center Twitter, the panel is actually starting at 11:05pm EST. We think there may be an episode screening in advance of the panel, which accounts for the conflicting times. Sorry about any confusion! If you’re looking for twitter coverage, our friends at @IHeartTVD will be tweeting live from the event.
UPDATE 2: If you missed the live panel, it will be available on HuluPlus on March 15th.
We know you’re getting restless for the return of The Vampire Diaries, but TV Guide Magazine comes to the rescue with a brief preview of what we can expect starting Thursday, January 5th with The New Deal (EP310). Here’s a taster from the article (which also mentions Torrey DeVitto‘s upcoming arc and The Vampire Diaries coming in at #4 in the magazine’s Fan Favorites poll) via Julie Plec (out of respect for the UK viewers getting Homecoming next Tuesday, we’ll put it behind a spoiler block):
[spoiler]”Mystic Falls is in the hands of Klaus. Stefan and Klaus want to destroy each other, but they’re unwilling to face the consequences if things go wrong. It is a Mexican standoff.”[/spoiler]
The piece also touches on what to expect with Elena, Tyler and Caroline, Alaric, and Bonnie and features a new episode still of Damon and Elena. Pick up the December 8-15 issue (Fan Favorite winner Community on the over) at your local newsstand. Thanks to Denise for the article!
If you’re keeping track, these are post-hiatus episode titles we know so far: The New Deal (EP310), Our Town (EP311), and thanks to director Jeffrey Hunt, we know he’s handling Bringing Out The Dead (EP313). (Speaking of, he’s tweeting from the TVD set, so follow him on Twitter: @HuntVision.)
UPDATE: And we can now confirm that EP312 is titled The Ties That Bind.
Make sure to pick up TV Guide Magazine‘s Hot List 2011 issue this week! Our favorite Hot Hybrid, Klaus, has made the list and Joseph Morgan gives his thoughts on the “hotness” of Klaus and even reveals his personal pick for “coolest Klaus moment” onscreen. Thanks to Denise for the scan. You can read it below or in the Gallery.