CW 14 Star caught up with Zach Roerig and Matt Davis at the recent TVD convention in Chicago. Watch out for spoilers, though, especially in Matt Davis’s interview.
Zach Roerig talks a little bit about Matt Donovan’s evolution as a character during season three, and notes that he’s pretty happy to be finally in on the supernatural stuff.
Matt Davis talks about getting his start on Vampire Diaries, explaining how he got the role of Alaric. It turns out he signed on without knowing much of anything about the character. Talk about a leap of faith, but we’re so glad he took it!
Well, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that it looks like Ian Somerhalder will not be able to attend Creation Entertainment’s April event in Chicago as planned. The good news is that Creation has already announced three additional guests who will be appearing on Sunday.
Unfortunately we have been notified that due to professional commitments Ian Somerhalder is unable to attend this convention. While disappointed we are happy to say that we have three new guests booked for Sunday to replace Ian’s time with us: David Anders (John Gilbert), Kat Graham (Bonnie), and Malese Jow (Anna). Those with SEPARATE Ian autograph tickets or Ian photo ops or the duo Superstar Sandwich photo op please bring these printed out PDF tickets from your computer to registration and you will be issued with a voucher good for other tickets, autographs or photo ops or if you wish a refund for the amount(s) paid please send the VOUCHER (not the tickets) after the convention to Creation, 217 South Kenwood, Glendale, CA 91205 Attention: Ed for a refund to your credit card.
This brings the total attendee numbers to nine: Paul Wesley, Matt Davis, Daniel Gillies, Michael Trevino, Zach Roerig, Torrey DeVitto, David Anders, Kat Graham, and Malese Jow. For more information about which day each guest is scheduled to appear, visit Creation Entertainment’s website.
Creation Entertainment has added Matt Davis and Torrey DeVitto as guests for their Vampire Diaries convention on April 14-15, 2012 in Chicago, IL.
Matt will be appearing on Saturday, along with Michael Trevino and Daniel Gillies. Torrey will be appearing on Sunday, along with Zach Roerig, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder. Get your tickets now!
Bad news, everybody. It looks like Joseph Morgan will not be able to attend #TVDChicago as planned. We’re
completely heartbroken wailing like banshees very disappointed over this turn of events, but we know Creation Entertainment will do their best to get another great guest for the convention. There’s information on the Creation page for anyone who already purchased specific photo op or autograph tickets, so make sure to check it out if you need to make any adjustments to your plans.
Tyler Lockwood may be in the doghouse with Team Caroline, but we love Michael Trevino! Creation Entertainment has added the actor to the guest lists of both the San Francisco and the Parsippany, N.J. conventions, and he’ll also be appearing at the Chicago event in April. Here’s how the guest lists are shaping up so far for each event.
- When: April 14-15, 2012
- Where:Westin O’Hare
- Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Michael Trevino, Zach Roerig
- Visit the website.
- Vampire-Diaries.net will be there, too!
Note: Creation Entertainment has announced that they are almost sold out of Gold ticket packages for this event. If you want one of these ticket packages, you must purchase it by Wednesday, January 18th, 5pm PST.
- When: July 28-29, 2012
- Where: Hyatt SFO
- Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino
- Visit the website.
- When: August 18-19, 2012
- Where: Hilton Parsippany
- Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Steven R. McQueen, Michael Trevino
- 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.
Heads up, West Coast! Feeling left out of all the convention activity farther East? No need for any more of that, because Creation Entertainment has just announced that it’s adding a San Francisco stop on its Vampire Diaries convention tour. No guests have been announced yet, but here’s the basic information so you can save the dates. That San Francisco fog just got a whole lot more menacing, you guys.
When: July 28-29, 2012
Where: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Who: To Be Announced
In case you missed it, they’ve also announced a convention for Parsipanny, NJ, which will take place August 18th and 19th, 2012 at the Hilton Parisppanny, and of course TVD Chicago on April 14th and 14th, 2012, in Chicago, IL. As soon as we hear the word on guests for these new stops, we’ll let you know who’s going.
Have you bought your tickets for TVD Chicago, yet? If not, you may want to hurry, because tickets are going fast! Gold passes are already 2/3rds sold out, so if you’re planning to buy one, it would be a good idea to do it soon. The convention will take place April 14th-15th, 2012 at the Westin O’Hare in Chicago, IL. Scheduled guests include Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino, Zach Roerig, Daniel Gillies and Joseph Morgan.
Guess what? We’re going, too! Vampire-Diaries.net will not only be attending the convention, we’re taking the stage to present a couple panels of our own. We’ll be doing a different panel each day, and we’ve also teamed up with Creation Entertainment to offer a no-public-speaking-required trivia option for anyone who wants to test their knowledge without the pressure of a timed game. Check it out:
Mackin’ On The Monsters: The Changing Look Of Vampires & Werewolves In Film
Join us for a look at some of film and television’s most famous vampires & Werewolves, and how their looks and appeal have changed over the years. From scary to sexy, we’ll show you how our favorite monsters have gone from devils to dates, upgrading their style and trading coffins for Camaros. We’ll also talk about some of the popular myths, show you which ones made the cut for The Vampire Diaries and give you a look at some of the characters that the Vampire Diaries‘ cast have named as their favorite Hollywood bloodsuckers.
Scare Me, Stake Me, You Can’t Break Me: The Women Of TVD
The Vampire Diaries has some fantastic female characters, many of whom have undergone major changes from their first appearance to the present day. From April 1 – April 7th, we’ll be asking fans to vote on their favorite bad-ass, loyal and all around awesome moments by the female characters on the show. Join us at the convention to see the results and celebrate some of your favorite TVD ladies. We’ll talk about how they’ve changed throughout the course of the show, what unique qualities each character brings to the table and what makes The Vampire Diaries one of the best shows on TV when it comes to portraying strong women and girls.
Mr. Saltzman’s History Test
Don’t like being put on the spot? This test has no time limit and nobody watching you. We’re supplying the questions for a test of your Vampire Diaries historical knowledge, keep an eye out for it near the registration area when you check in. Just fill it out and drop it off, an Alaric stand-in will grade it (bourbon-free grading, we promise!) and all A students will receive a prize.
This convention is going to be epic. Come on out to support the actors and show some love for the show (and make sure we’re not talking to an empty room, pretty please?), we hope to see you there! Tickets are on sale now at Creation Entertainment’s website, and you can follow @TVDCon for more information and updates as they happen.
Thanks to @lara1070 for the heads up: Creation Entertainment has added Zach Roerig as a guest for their Vampire Diaries convention on April 14-15, 2012 in Chicago, IL.
Zach will be appearing Sunday, April 15, alongside Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder. Michael Trevino, Joseph Morgan, and Daniel Gillies will be appearing on Saturday, April 14. VISIT THE CREATION CHICAGO SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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