Carina MacKenzie has all kinds of interesting little tidbits from New York Comic Con this weekend. From the possibility of Matt and Stefan’s future friendship to Katherine coming face to face with some our our human favourites, Carina has a whole range of Vampire Diaries gossip. On top of that, she’s also got the latest from Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson on Damon. Is he worthy enough for Elena? Perhaps not yet, but he’s working towards it. And for those wondering about the long-term regarding stories on the show, Julie and Kevin have already thought about that:
“The Vampire Diaries” may lend itself to a “monster-of-the-week” structure.
Though this won’t be established until much further down the road, Plec says that the show may take a different approach at some point, similar to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” or “Supernatural.”
“Eventually, there’s going to be a formula that will grow out of the show and the storytelling that’ll be a little bit more amenable to the monster of the week, the demon of the week,” she says. “But until then we’re going to keep building one brick at a time.”
There are some juicy spoilers up on Popwrap that you’ll all probably be interested, ranging from Jeremy to possible returning characters and to Katherine. On the subject of Katherine, book fans will be delighted to learn that we’ll be meeting Katherine’s maker at some point. So waddya make of that, sport? ;)
There’s video from the press room featuring Kevin Williamson and Zach Roerig over on Nice Girls TV:
Vampire Support are holding a contest to design them a logo for use on their website and various pieces of the merchandise they produce for charity. The winner of the contest will receive a vampire support shirt of their choice. The contest closes in two weeks. You can head on over to the Vampire Support website to enter. From their contest page:
We would like the logo to simply say “Vampire Support”. Currently we are using the “Vampire Fans Support Gulf Aid” and we feel that is more of our mission, then the logo itself.
Colors- We would like to see, black, purple and blue. Red may be used if you decide to do blood splatter but we ask it not to be used in the logo itself. Optional color will be yellow.
Size- 3000×3000 so we can size it for graphics later on.
NYC’s PIX catches up with the Vampire Diaries cast and executive producers in the New York Comic Con press room and they talk about their characters (lots from Sara!), what’s coming in Mystic Falls, and Julie Plec even has a pretty wicked tease in relation to Damon and Katherine…
With HUGE thanks to the always fabulous Tasha over at I Heart Vampire Diaries for the heads up: A good chunk of today’s New York Comic Con Vampire Diaries panel – featuring Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Katerina Graham, Zach Roerig, Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson, and moderator Carina MacKenzie – up on YouTube. Thanks to PhillyFilmGirl for getting it up so quickly!
Also: Second video, 4:00 mark. We heart our showrunners. Seriously.
Today was Vampire Diaries day at New York Comic Con (we think there might have been other stuff going on, but it pales in comparison to the Vampire Diaries, right?), with Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Steven R. McQueen, Katerina Graham, Zach Roerig and Sara Canning in attendance. Moderated by the lovely Carina MacKenzie (@cadlymack on Twitter – give her a follow), the panel was – by all accounts – a blast, with all kinds of intriguing spoilers and factoids being revealed (which you can see further down under the spoiler warning). Carina was also able to confirm with Steven that he doesn’t have a Twitter account. Anyone claiming to be him is a fake. Accept no substitutes.
Carina kindly gave permission for us to share a few of her photos from the event:
More media from NYCC
- Teaser footage for episodes 6 & 7.
- Pics by Ariel and JessiVanessi over at I Heart Vampire Diaries.
- Panel videos one and two from Ariel.
We’ll be adding links to videos and more pics when they’re uploaded (unfortunately cell service at the panel was poor, so many people weren’t able to tweet comments and pictures at the time). While we wait for that, get a load of the spoilery goodness revealed during the panel and in the press room.
We’re totally late to the party in actually posting these, but it’s not like you haven’t seen them already, right? Courtesy of Nina Dobrev Network, a set of new Season 2 promo pics – one with the full cast and two with the trio. Click to see bigger versions in the Gallery.
Are you a Vampire Diaries fan attending New York Comic Con in (where else?) New York City, October 8-10? Well, we have some excellent news for you. Katerina Graham, Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig, Sara Canning, Kevin Williamson, and Julie Plec will take part in a Vampire Diaries panel on Sunday, October 10th, at 11:30am. (Please note that attendees are subject to change!) A signing will follow. All the details are below!
UPDATE: Nice to finally have public confirmation that Zap2It’s Carina MacKenzie will be moderating the Vampire Diaries panel. That’s right, someone who watches and loves the show will be moderating! Pretty awesome, right? She invites fans to send her possible questions at: carina.mackenzie [at] tribune [dot] com.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Select Cast/Producer Q&A — The Vampire Diaries sinks its teeth into the Big Apple today — a New York Comic Con first! Join series stars Steven R. McQueen (character name: Jeremy), Sara Canning (Jenna), Katerina Graham (Bonnie) and Zach Roerig (Matt), and executive producers Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec for a discussion of all things Mystic Falls! NOTE: Attendees are subject to change. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thevampirediaries and follow the show on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CW_VampDiaries. IGN Theater/Special Events Hall
2:00–3:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries Signing in Room 1C05
Tickets are still available for NY Comic Con! Head on over to their official site for ticket and registration information.
The CW has been showcasing these cool cast interview videos on cwtv.com for a few weeks now, in which each actor analyzes their character and speculates what might be in store for them in the second season of Vampire Diaries. (We were waiting to blog ‘em ’til they showed up on YouTube, but that obviously isn’t going to happen any time soon.) The interviews happened during the filming of Founder’s Day, which makes them a treat considering we’re not sure the actors knew what was coming.
Still no Truth Behind Alaric video or (dare we hope?) one for Katherine, but U.S. viewers can check those posted so far over at the CW.
Here’s a direct link to each “The Truth Behind…” video on CWtv.com:
- The Truth Behind Elena: Nina Dobrev interview
- The Truth Behind Stefan: Paul Wesley interview
- The Truth Behind Damon: Ian Somerhalder interview
- The Truth Behind Tyler: Michael Trevino interview
- The Truth Behind Jeremy: Steven R. McQueen interview
- The Truth Behind Bonnie: Katerina Graham interview
- The Truth Behind Caroline: Candice Accola interview
- The Truth Behind Matt: Zach Roerig interview
- The Truth Behind Jenna: Sara Canning interview
Feast your eyes on promo of your entire cast, Vampire Diaries fans. Everyone gets the portrait treatment in this new series of wonderfully moody, autumnal Season 2 photos. You can check them all out below or click each to see bigger versions in the Gallery. Thanks to KrypstonSite for the heads up and the always wonderful Vampire Diaries Web for the HQ images!
Season 2 starts Thursday, September 9th! Be there.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE PORTRAITS
At the end of May, Vampire Diaries co-stars Sara Canning and Zach Roerig participated in the Do Something Awards nominees event, but their involvement with the organization doesn’t stop there! Thanks to Jennifer at Charity Buzz for the heads up that Sara and Zach have put themselves up for auction. Okay, not literally (don’t get that excited) – but you can bid on a lunch with the pair as part of the the Second Annual Do Something Online Auction.
One lucky bidder will win:
Includes: lunch with Zach Roerig and Sara Canning from The Vampire Diaries. Valid for up to 4 people in Atlanta, GA. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Winner is responsible for the payment of lunch. Based on a mutually agreeable time.
Bidding starts at $500 and the auction ends on August 18th. All proceeds benefit Do Something, an organization whose goal is “to inspire, support and celebrate a generation of doers: people who see the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.”
Also, we have to wonder – which of Atlanta’s restaurants will be hosting the get-together? We all know that the city is a foodie haven.
Chicago’s Mash.com caught up with Zach Roerig and Sara Canning and they talk about everything from the moment they found out they’d won their respective roles of Matt Donovan and Jenna Sommers on Vampire Diaries to the “vampire trend” and their prom nights.